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"Herrera is our producer coming up Bob Dole has died The World War II veteran former senator and presidential candidate was 98 years old By sequencing you get kind of detect the first wave D.C.'s forensic lab is looking for new coronavirus variants I'm Luke Luke Students share how to better the relationship between the community and law enforcement They need a care more I'm a Keisha James 1131 CBS News special report the death of a major U.S. political figure Former Kansas senator Republican Senate leader and Republican nominee for The White House Bob Dole In 1996 Bob Dole was chosen to try to beat incumbent president Bill Clinton I accept.
Republican Leaders Have Contempt for Their Own Voters
"We're like okay republican senators. We'll give you the republican senate go. Give us judges. That will defend our way of life against the metropolitan elite. That are going to try to crush us. And what you're seeing is places where we are right now in enid. Oklahoma north dakota jeez. I'm going there next week. Enid oklahoma where they don't like your way of life they want to destroy this. They wanna crush you. They call you the smelly walmart people and they do. You should hear the way your leaders talk about you. They have contempt for you on the federal level and on the state level. They want to try to turn oklahoma into nothing more than a producing colony for the rest of the country. And i want to be very clear. These people work for us. We put them there. And if they're not gonna follow these clear instructions than we have to start to resort to other means which is recalling these people primary in these people until you have republicans that you put in office actually defend the voters that put them there in the first
Impatient Democrats Prepare to Go-It-Alone on Infrastructure
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting impatient Democrats prepare to go it alone on infrastructure congressional Democrats are growing impatient with bipartisan Senate negotiations on president Joe Biden's massive infrastructure investment plans and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is moving ahead with preparations for a July vote that would sidestep any Republican filibuster in the Senate a senior democratic aide who spoke on condition of anonymity says Schumer will convene a meeting of the eleven democratic senators on the budget committee Wednesday at a closed door session Tuesday a top White House aides told house Democrats there will be a fresh assessment next week on where talks stand with Republicans but the bipartisan negotiators presented the emerging proposal to colleagues at closed door democratic and Republican Senate lunches Tuesday and were met with mixed reviews Mike Rossi at Washington
Biden Visits Philly to Celebrate Amtrak, Promote Infrastructure
"President Biden wasting no time after this week's address before a joint session of Congress traveling to Philadelphia today to try and sell his spending proposals to the American people from jobs, the infrastructure, education and child care, the president's proposals will cost trillions. I spoke with Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace about how the president will convince the public and Republican skeptics that it's all worth the hefty price tag. President the White House they've made a calculation. That because of all the money, and there were trillion dollar packages passed under President Trump in with the Republican Senate that that isn't a red line as much as it used to be in the past. And that there are would be greater acceptance for it. And, you know, look, you're talking about things that directly affect you're not bailing out Wall Street here. You're talking about money for community colleges money for four childcare. Having said that there's a lot of resistance from Republicans, especially to the tax increases and even some from more moderate. Democrats just that the enormous price tag So do I think they're going to pass something? Yes. Do I think they're going to pass the full $4? Trillion? No, probably not on those lines Criss. You had some high praise for the president's speech this week before a joint session of Congress, he said. It's going to be a popular speech with the American people. What did you think that and which people do you believe I could be happy with it? People who are getting something You know, I wasn't really saying that it would. The speech was good or bad. I just think as a political assessment, it's going to be popular, because basically what he's saying is, I'm going to give you a lot of stuff. $4 trillion with worth of stuff, whether, as I say it's child care or new bridges or You know, better airports or expanding broadband. And guess what? You're not gonna have to pay for it because big corporations and people making over $400,000 a year are are gonna have to
Arkansas Senate approves bill banning nearly all abortions
"Hi Mike Rossi you're reporting the Arkansas Senate approves a bill banning nearly all abortions the Arkansas Senate voted Monday to approve a bill banning nearly all abortions in the state the mostly party line vote was twenty seven seven with one Democrat joining the majority Republicans in voting for the measure and Republican Senate president Jim Hickey joining Democrats voting against it the measure now goes to the Republican majority house according to the pro abortion rights Guttmacher institute Arkansas is one of thirteen states were outright abortion bans have been proposed to this year last week south Carolina's governor signed a law banning most abortions but Planned Parenthood immediately sued challenging the measure hi Mike Rossio
McCarthy faces choices as GOP divides over Cheney, Greene
"The GOP is facing a reckoning over its post trump future as the top house Republican considers what to do with two members at opposite ends of the spectrum there's a Liz Cheney a traditional conservative who voted to impeach president trump and freshman Marjorie Taylor green a trump backer who also backs conspiracy theories AM suggested some school shootings maybe hoaxes hard right Republicans want Cheney ousted as the number three Republican Senate GOP chief Mitch McConnell praises Cheney but rips green as does senator Mitt Romney for us to separate ourselves from the the people that are in the the wacky weeds it leaves top house Republican Kevin McCarthy to essentially decide whether to prioritize the loyalty of trump backers over more establishment conservative values Democrats have told McCarthy if he doesn't strip green of committee assignments the house will vote to do so Sager mag ani Washington
GOP Sen. Rob Portman announces he will not run again in 2022
"Rob Portman, saying today he's not going to seek a third term in 2022. C Span's Capitol Hill producer Craig Kaplan Tweeting Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman today joins fellow GOP senators Richard Burr of North Carolina and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania. In announcing he won't seek reelection and 2020 to win. 20 Republican Senate seats are up for election, Senator Portman held a news
"republican senate" Discussed on KTRH
"Just healed today and protected today we would, but this is the way that the process occurs and we will move forward. The county has begun calling those who pre registered to schedule their appointments. New Pre pre registrations will then open for future shipments of the vaccine, the CDC reminding Americans to not get their coronavirus and flu shots at the same time on Twitter. The health agency noted that there isn't enough data to support getting both vaccines in the same sitting CDC recommends people wait at least two weeks before getting shots. As prices up again this week in Texas, not as big of a jump is we saw last week so we're 2 12 for a gallon of regular unleaded in taxi sets up two pennies from last week. Still painting West, though, from this time last year 11 cents It's Tripoli's Josh's uber, saying that the main factor behind the increases, of course, rising crude oil prices. Houston's average rose five cents this week to $2.11 per gallon. Ktrh news time now. 403. South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham believes Senate Republicans are fully against former President Trump's Senate impeachment trial. I've never felt better about the Republican Senate conference. Being united behind the idea that what the house did was wrong in terms of process, And I think we're gonna have a overwhelming Republican vote that this second impeachment of Donald Trump is unconstitutional. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is proposing the Senate began its impeachment trial of former President Trump in mid February. The House impeach the former president, accusing him of inciting insurrection. Weekend traffic.
McConnell rebuffs Democrats' call for speedy impeachment trial, but is undecided on convicting Trump
"MINUTE President Trump may face an impeachment trial just minutes after leaving office in less than a week now that the House has impeached him that goes onto a trial in the Senate, which is supposed to meet next just before Inauguration Day. The AP is Rita Foley reports. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has not decided yet how he would vote. Here's what the Republican strategist told us. Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell spoke to major GOP donors over the weekend to get an idea of how they feel about President Trump. They told him they think President Trump clearly crossed a line, according to the strategist. McConnell told them he's finished with
McConnell open to convicting Trump in impeachment trial
"An influential Republican lawmaker is breaking away from president trump Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell says he is the room with president trump and he told major donors that over the weekend that's according to a Republican strategist who talked to the AP Mitch McConnell believes president trump did commit impeachable offenses according to the strategist now moments after the house voted to impeach the president McConnell told colleagues that he has not yet made a final decision on whether to convict the president of inciting insurrection the single charge against him after his supporters attacked the US capitol building top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer says if the president is convicted the Senate will take a second vote on barring him from ever running for office again I'm Rita folate
Sheldon Adelson, casino mogul and GOP donor, dies at 87
"Adelson are pouring in from prominent Republicans. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called the casino mogul and GOP donor a remarkable American, former President George W. Bush called Adelson in American Patriot. Sheldon Adelson, the founder of casino company, Las Vegas. Sands has died. He was 87. Adelson recently took a leave of absence from his company to be treated for cancer. The company released a statement saying the cause of death was complications related to treatment for non Hodgkin's lymphoma. Adelson was raised in a poor section of Boston and rose from selling newspapers to be one of the world's most successful entrepreneurs. He was a well known supporter of the Republican Party and President Trump. Boxes.
'Fate of the nation': Georgia voters to decide control of Senate under shadow of President Trump's grievances
"Took took aim aim at Georgia's governor, Brian Kim for opposing his challenge to the 2020 election results. Even as he called on voters to turn out in record numbers to support Republican Senate candidates in today's critical runoff election you vote tomorrow will decide which Party controls the United States Senate. Radical Democrats are trying to capture Georgia's Senate seats so they can wield unchecked UN restrained absolute power over every aspect of your lives. President ripped camp and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Rapids Burger, both Republicans for their handling of his legal challenge in the state. He's ripping a lot of Republicans. Yeah, a lot of Republicans are saying, You know what? I've had enough of you, pal. You're finished. Go away.
Georgia Runoff Elections Today to Decide Control of the Senate
"As we mentioned at the top of the show. It's election day. In georgia control of the us senate hinges on the results of to runoff races there we wanna dissect things even further and find out what's motivating and conservative voters to do that. I'm joined now from georgia by our national politics reporter. Josh jamerson josh. Good morning the morning josh. Let's first talk about turnout. What our expectations. Early voting certainly wasn't option so already. We know that this is the largest turnout in any runoff election. In the state of georgia and republican secretary of state has confirmed that and early indicators. Are that more than three. Million georgians have participated in the selection election either by voting early in person or by voting by mail in that process voting early in person. Brats december fourteenth. And now. we're just waiting for election day in their two things. One is that democrats feel like they did really well in some republicans acknowledged that democrats did really well in getting at their base voters particularly black democrats to vote early. Black voters are making Up a larger share of the electorate as in the runoff races and they did in the november election which is a good sign for democrats but republicans say that they can use the election day. Turn out the same day turnout among their base. The kind of more rural conservative as that is propped up republicans in georgia free for years that the election day turnout could still overcome to be a very high democratic turnout in the early vote josh. I'm curious about how much of the conversation is now. Focusing on the trump phone. Call with georgia's secretary of state. Is this becoming a prevailing issue for voters. I can just tell you that people seem to have made up their minds about how they feel about. David perdue kelly off the to republicans in jon ossoff in raphael were not to democrats. It does seem like people's notions are pretty baked in at this point and so people i talked to one have already voted and you know have already made up their mind. Without knowing the context of the call in secondarily think that the call only reinforces whatever their belief was prior to the revelation that it existed and particularly among the democrats. I've talked to. There's some prevailing doubt. Even though there's profound disappointment in the contents of the call among democrats there is this kind of doubt or skepticism that it would lead waves of republican voters to reconsider their support for the two senators. David purdue and kelly author to take things a step further is this election about local issues and representation in washington or is this whole notion of the balance of power in congress. that's really motivating people to vote. What i'm finding mostly is that it is a turnout. Abass turnout election and the base. That is the most motivated to vote is going to be the one that decides this election. There's not lot of persuadable in the middle. That either cam feels is out there and the stakes that they're using to keep people. Motivated is a nationalized environment on the republican side. Where joe biden as president needs this check on power needs republican senate to stop either efforts to rollback police departments or efforts to pack the supreme court. A lot of this these topics that democrats are divided on but these are things. Republicans are talking about and on the converse. Democrats are talking about wanting to make sure that joe biden's presidency is successful you know. He's able to pass the corona virus packages. he wants or social justice practices. You want so. It's very much a base election where the side that's most motivated to come out is going to most likely prevail there aren't that many people persuadable in the motivating factor that both parties are trying to use is. How should joe biden's washington govern and in that's the basis for how people are campaigning. And finally josh. what's the feeling about. The fairness of the elections in georgia are people raising an eyebrow to the process and to the integrity of the system yet. We reported pretty consistently that there are many people. Supporters of president trump. Who feel that. The process was not fair and they mostly site the president's own words and that's always been a powerful part of the platform that president trump has is that he has a lot of people who feel like he speaks for them and and represents you know their best interests and so. I think you see a lot of that reflected in the republican sentiment here in georgia and the candidates are trying to reflect that As well on the democratic side. I think that they are saying. We're listening to the governor. Who's a republican. We're listening to. The secretary of state is a republican people who would be in democrats view inclined to want to believe that president trump won georgia. And they're saying that everything was fair and square. Democrats are taking that as a sign that they're years longs efforts to flip. Georgia blue were credible and feel like president. Trump is trying to undermine that
In Georgia, final warnings about high-stakes Senate runoffs
"With Senate control on the line in Georgia both parties headliners are making final appeals if either GOP incumbent wins in tomorrow's runoffs Republicans will keep the Senate majority but it both Kelly left Lorraine and David Perdue lose to Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock Democrats will control both congressional chambers this is not hyperbole you can change America it led to president elect Joe Biden telling Georgians they can chart a course for the next generation he spoke hours after vice president pence told a church audience the GOP must keep the Senate Republican Senate majority could be the last line of defense president trump was to speak later in Georgia a stencil plea to pitch the two Republicans but also to keep up his own fight for the state's electoral votes Sager mag ani Washington
Congress reaches deal on $900 billion Covid-19 relief package
"After months of debate, congressional leaders agreed yesterday in a pandemic relief package. Republicans Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called it the bipartisan breakthrough the country needs. We've agreed to a package of nearly $900 billion It is packed with targeted policies that help struggling Americans. I've already waited entirely too long. Democratic leader Chuck Schumer says. The bill doesn't do enough, but it's a start. Make no mistake about it. This agreement is far from perfect. But it will deliver emergency relief. To a nation in the throes of a genuine emergency. The bill would give a one time direct payment of $600 to individuals and includes billions for small businesses, food assistance and vaccine distribution. Both houses are expected prove it today
Next stimulus check set to be $600
"Agreed to a $900 billion over 19 relief package agreement was reached just hours before the midnight deadline. Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, speaking on the Senate floor to be another major rescue package for the American people. It's our citizens continue battling this coronavirus this holiday season, they will not be fighting alone. The bill will help small businesses Americans in need and will provide $600 stimulus checks to individuals. Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says that the legislation will be key in fighting coronavirus purpose has always been to crush the virus to put money in the pockets of the American people, which we do in this legislation package also grants assistance for small businesses and for runners who are threatened with evictions. Federal advisory panels
Vice President Elect making campaign stop in Atlanta
"To Georgia for campaign rally in support of Republican Senate candidates. January 4th the night before the twin run offs, the president tweeting the announcement. Republican senators Kelly Leffler and David Perdue face Democrats Raphael, Warnock and John also Off lots of campaign events here in Georgia on Monday tomorrow ahead of that Senate runoff election. Details from WSB is Robin Wolinsky. On Monday, Kamila Harris coming to town. Campaigning for the Democrats, Jonah Soften Raphael Warnock. She's scheduled to make two stops. One in Swanny, The other in Columbus of aka Trump will be here campaigning for the Republican Senators David Perdue and Kelly Leffler. Ivanka, scheduled to make three stops one and Milton, Swanee and Walton County. Nine. Brave
"republican senate" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Is a Republican Senate, they will make sure the investigation is thorough and that no one is above the law, not even the child of a president Well, Joe Biden will reportedly nominate former South Bend, Indiana. Mayor Pete Buddha, judge's secretary of Transportation Buddha judge was the first openly gay candidate when delegates in a major party's presidential race before eventually dropping out. He has no experience dealing with major transportation issues. 15 year old boys in critical condition following an accidental shooting Tuesday. Police responded shortly before noon at a trailer park on South Star Zamora Street near West and Lee Boulevard. The victims 15 year old cousin reportedly had been showing him a handgun when it went off, hitting the victim in the head. The wounded boys and university hospital. The two teens were at home with four other kids ages 16 11 7 and five Officers are trying to find out how the kid's got a hold of the gun. Well, flexibility lessons could mean long term remote work. Steve POTUS A. Bloomberg has his and focus report. In the early days of the pandemic, US. Companies quickly cobbled together work from home policies Now, even as Corona virus is still raging, companies have been learning and adjusting. What we've seen since then, is a very consistent improvement as companies learn how to manage the situation. Cora Williams, chief Well officer in HR and staffing firm Adecco Group, and one of the key concept that has actually been to make labor force is a little more flexible. That flexibility is one reason work from home could stick around post pandemic. But Williams says that is related to what kind of business we're talking about. He says many white collar jobs could remain flexible for the long term on the blue collar side, he says. It's different that employment is fixed in a particular place. It requires a particular set of equipment, making it less flexible when it comes Still working from home. But Williams says those types of employers have also learned how to cope, making them more flexible as well. I'm Steve POTUS Bloomberg business for News Radio 1200 Wook.
More Biden cabinet picks emerge as McConnell acknowledges victory
"Elected Joe Biden is expected to have former Environmental Protection Agency chief Gina McCarthy, the spearhead his ambitions for a massive coordinated domestic campaign to slow climate change by then also nominating his former rival, Pete Buddha judge as secretary of transportation, and he tends to choose former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm as energy secretary. Republican Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell. Finally, it now was President elect Biden as the winner of the White House. Many millions of us had hoped the presidential election would yield Different result. But our system of government has processes to determine who will be sworn in. On January, the 20th The Electoral college. Spoke, McConnell added. Biden has voted himself to public service for many years. He also congratulated Vice President elect Kamila Harris and said all Americans can be proud. Our nation has a female in that job for the very first time President elect Biden says he called McConnell to thank him for the remarks, and the two agreed to get together soon.
McConnell for the first time recognizes Biden as President-elect
"In the bitter 2020 presidential election more than five weeks after election Day of Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has called Joe Biden and Kamila Harris president elect and vice president elect Valley political experts stand, Barnes says it is time to move on. Official Washington has given in a seated to reality that Joe Biden won the election. McConnell joins a growing list of Republicans who've decided this week to win. Announced that Biden won the election.
Trump pressured Georgia governor in call to help overturn Biden's win in state
"Trump left the White House to head to Georgia for a rally he called on Governor Brian came to immediately asked for a special session of the Legislature. His continued efforts to overturn the election camp. A fellow Republican will not be at the rally for Republican Senate candidates. A statewide hand audit and a statewide machine recount confirmed Joe Biden, the winner of Georgia's presidential election.
"republican senate" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Me to do this. Essentially, you have to be responsible. His criticism, Mr President. You have not condemned these actions or this language, and he says, we need you to step up. If you could take a position of leadership show some for his fellow Republicans. All of you who have not said a damn word are complicit in this. Sherry Preston. ABC News secretary Steven Duchin says the president would side of coronavirus relief package proposed by Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will sign the McConnell proposal that he put four yesterday. Way look forward to making progress on that. My $908 billion bipartisan proposed package that came after weeks of both Democrats and Republicans going back and forth over what to include in the package. Lawmakers in New Hampshire Bundled up today they were spread out to for an outdoor session. Not all of them, though Some House Democrats give the session due to concerns about coronavirus, members of the House and Senate bed at the University of New Hampshire to get sworn in and choose leaders. Some Democratic lawmakers know stayed home after Republican leaders had revealed Tuesday at a number of GOP house members tested positive for the virus. After attending a caucus meeting on November 20th lost before the New Hampshire Supreme Court for a woman who had dozens of malnourished great Danes on her property. Attorneys for Kristina Fay had argued that her conviction on animal cruelty charges should be thrown out because she was The victim of an unreasonable search. But they were barking up the wrong legal tree. As far as the New Hampshire Supreme Court is concerned, the court has found that the wolf broke police department, accompanied by members of the Humane Society of New Hampshire had every right to search phase mansion and property where they discovered somewhere around 80. Great Danes in terrible condition, malnourished living in squalor. She was convicted of 17 counts of animal cruelty in order to pay more than a million bucks to pay for the care of all those dogs. Carl Stevens WBC Boston's news radio, new rules from the federal government for people flying with service animals. Washington has decided that when it comes to air travel on Lee Dogs can be service animals. Other animals used for emotional support won't count. Under new rules that take effect in 30 days, A service animal is a dog trained to help a person with a disability. People have boarded planes with cats, turtles, pigs, and in one case, a peacock airlines say some passengers were avoiding pet fees by claiming their pets are emotional support animals. Jim Krystle is CBS News is been a long road for the Boeing 7 37 Max jets. American Airlines, though, finally unveiled the new planes. With updated software that'll begin flying passengers later this month. Reporters were invited to fly in one of those jets today. I'm CBS News Transportation correspondent Chris Van Cleve in Tulsa. We have just gotten off the very 1st 7 37 Max that has carried passengers who don't work for an airline or the FAA. It was an American Airlines. Demo flight, mostly of media, some American Airlines and their union personnel on board as well. Flight left Dallas Fort Worth flew here to Tulsa. That's where American Airlines has a giant maintenance hub. Where all of the work to maintain and upgrade.
"republican senate" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"It's I think it's always a misnomer to think that there's two political parties involved here when, in fact, there's four coalitions. Coalitions are left to right Democratic progressive Democratic centrist Republican centrists and Republican conservatives. They assembled differently this time how the assemble is in the assembled differently in the Obama administration and the Trump administration. Now in the Biden administration. I think what you get is a situation where Biden has attacked in the center because if he doesn't he's not going to get in a cabin in the pointy. Republican Senate won't confirm anybody. That's ah sort of a left progressive, so to use a and easy example. You don't get Elizabeth Warren a treasure even if she wanted to, even if I wanted. You don't get that because Republican Senate would never confirm her. So that's goingto Republican Senate has revealed a say about how confiding conductors presidency But as we all know, Biden has another problem, which is A challenge from the left. There's already some progressives who are already starting to say, You know, it's time to start the opposing abiding presidency. You know it. Amazing how quickly these things move. But they want to start being frustrated with Biden for his inability to do everything that they want, even though Biden has a political ability in a practical sense to achieve any of those things where you don't want it. So what you've got is you've got a very splinter Democratic party. Pelosi will not be able to exercise any influence on her own coalition because she's effectively a lame duck. This being her last term. As speaker has already agreed to when she became speaker this time out, and so there won't be any ability for Mrs Pelosi to exercise any discipline on our own house members. President elect Biden now has to deal with a very fractured party of his own, as well as the Republican Senate. And Republican Party. Generally, that has absolutely no interest in helping him move anything else along other than the three basics that I already mentioned. But even before there's this issue of appeasing all these factions within the parties themselves, you have to think, Terry that The overwhelming focus of a Biden presidency. At least in the short term, maybe even in the medium term is going to be dealing with the Corona virus pandemic and AH Biden presidency is going to be addressing this a lot differently than the Trump administration has. I think they do to some extent, but the Bidens goingto have to proceed very carefully and very cautiously. I think you know the people have lived with this for the better part of a year now on their own opinions. I mean, I'm just talking about general citizens. What people in Washington are now calling nor Mi's right. Normal people and normal people are gonna have to deal with I have been dealing with this for quite a while. And you know they have their own opinions started baked in and you know if if Biden goes whole hog on, say, a mass mandate, for example, you know, there's a whole slew of Leading the practical issues about whether he could do that, But let's still say that that's where they want to start anyway. You know it's going to send a very bad signal to a lot of people in this country. You think that the that's overkill? Thank you for this, Terry. Great Having you with us. Once again. That's Terry Haynes. Founder of Panji, a policy and coming up next on this Bloomberg Daybreak. Special report. President Trump is vowing to fight the election result in court. Does he have a legal path?.
"republican senate" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Penn shares the home state of Indiana with the nominee. Though a few members of the vice president's staff of tested positive for the Corona virus in the last few days, there's been some concerns. Raised about that, though the vice president himself tested negative is recently as this morning. All that being, said the vice president, not in the Senate Chambers once thought he might be, and instead it will be the Senate Pro TEM. Of the Senate, the president pro TEM of the Senate, say Chuck Grassley, You heard McConnell there talk a little about what his counterpart, Senator, Schumer said. In his closing argument a few moments ago. We can listen to a little bit of that before we get to the vote today. Monday, October 26 2020 Will go down as one of the darkest days. In the 231 year history of the United States Senate. Let the record show Tonight. Republican Senate majority decided to thwart the will of the people. And confirm a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court in the middle of a presidential election. After more than 60 million Americans have voted You heard that response there A John Decker with us, Our White House correspondent, John, you know, you heard McConnell there as well talking about not just this confirmation that is happening this evening. A third Supreme Court justice being confirmed nominated by President Trump, but the number of judicial appointments that Trump has been able to get confirmed throughout the federal judiciary. That is, it's an astounding number. It's remarkable in terms of what the president has been able to do, thanks in large part to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, hey has paved the way for filling the federal Judiciary with Republican conservative judges that even if President Trump was not the president, let's just say, for instance, a different Republican. Had won the nomination and then been elected president like a Marco Rubio or a Ted Cruz. You're still looking at the same type of conservative judges that would have been chosen by them. For the federal bench. But President Trump has followed through with this pledge to name conservatives to the federal judiciary. And these are judges that have lifetime appointment. So this is a legacy item for the president, even if he doesn't win a second term. In the White House. He will have these judges that will far out last for generations. His presidency. A very good point that you made a couple of times. We've talked John, but hard to underestimate the impact that these judicial picks will have Ah, for President Trump for the Republican A party for decades do want to mention that the vice presidential nominee, California Senator Kamala Harris, has arrived at the US Capitol were told two votes on the barren confirmation, she told Reporters as she walked in, and she's here to do her job. She loves the United States Senate and my colleagues. It's good to be here. Harris, of course, is missed the procedural votes leading up to his confirmation vote as she continues to You know, travel the country running for office. But we will have John it would appear all 100 senators in attendance for this vote, A outcome to think is probably not in doubt. A CZ. Every Republicans say for Susan Collins of Maine, has indicated they will be a yes vote on Amy Cockney Barrett..
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"High Canada this morning in the Washington Post. My right. Voters who do not want to be ruled by unelected judges want President Trump to nominate and the Republican Senate to confirm the next Supreme Court justice. If Democrats deploy outrageous delaying tactics, such as conducting a sham impeachment, speaker Nancy Pelosi replied simply, We have our options when asked about that possibility by ABC, George Stephanopoulos on Sunday, a sham impeachment The Republican Senate majority should simply dispense with hearings and hold about History favors President's failing such lots when their party controls the Senate. The Democrats are upset. Trump gets to make another appointment with the court doesn't change history or amend the Constitution. Charge that Trump Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Lindsey Graham was chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee are acting with extreme ruthlessness and hypocrisy, given their decision not to consider a Democrat president's nominee in advance of the 2016 election. Is particularly amusing. Democrats know how to use power when they have it, too. Then majority leader Harry Raids simply change the Senate rules in 2013 when he wanted to jam President Barack Obama's nominees onto the DC circuit. Cries of fear over a rapidly spreading fire. Don't count for much when it's the arson it doing the screaming. On Saturday on MSNBC's politics nations former attorney general Eric Holder called on Democrats to add seats of the Supreme Court. Which has been fixed at nine since 18 69 if this one seat is filled by Trump in the Senate, GOP Court packing. That's what it's known, as would be a fundamental assault on the stability of the Republic, the sort of radical proposal that should make independent moderate voters step back shake their heads at what Trump Derangement syndrome has done to the Democratic Party. It is not the only radical proposal being pursued by many Democrats. The green New deal is an unhinged mess of slogans creating states from the District of Columbia in Puerto Rico to add senators would be extreme steps on their own, as is the push for a national popular vote Interstate compact to overturn the electoral college. Of course, Democrats would have to end the Senate's legislative filibuster to do these things, but that's on the radical agenda, too. None of these compare with packing. The Supreme Court, however, which has only been proposed by a president once thanked on Roosevelt in 1937, and his own party recoiled from it. No person is safe from the law when the law becomes elastic as a packed court. Raise the number of justices to say 15 by adding six liberals. When the GOP returns of power would add another gaggle, and eventually, the court would reach into the dozens. A seesaw rocking of the country's politics will only grow more violent yet Beltway Democrats are so hungry for power they're rushing to embrace this poison pill for the republic. So the re Alexe tree mists have d behind their names, and many of them held all these views before Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died. The attempt to apply the label of hypocrite and hide. The fact that Democrats are pushing an extremist agenda is abetted by blue Check Twitter addicts and mainstream media. Those suffering from TGS have rallied to their latest anti conservative cause of denying Trump his third justice. Nothing else matters, not stability, not the Constitution, not the rule of law, just beating Trump. The name's most often heard on Trump Short list. Our five Amy Cockney Barrett. Alison need Barbara logo it Joan Larsen and Alison Jones rushing All are superbly qualified politically. Larson does the most for Trump. Offering momentum in her home state of Michigan and not just for Trump but also for the Senate campaign of John James, the African American West Pointer and former officer Army officer who is battling incumbent Democrat Gary Peters. Larsen may also help a bit in Iowa, where she was born. Many favor. Lagoa as she would be the first Cuban American on the court is a daughter of exiles fleeing communism. Get out rally Florida to Trump column Like Larson, she would win any televised battle with the Judiciary Committee's left wing. But the point is all five are qualified. The Constitution gives the president the power to nominate. The Republicans have the Senate majority and the history favors that majority parties use of that power. The good news is that McConnell and Graham know perfectly well that Twitter, which is outraged, isn't the country. Expect fireworks, I conclude but also expect a confirmation. Please go over to the Washington post dot com and send my column everywhere. Please also go to Twitter. Follow me at hughhewitt H U G H T h E W i T T and send this column on Twitter into the blue bubble that Twitter mostly exists.
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"The Republican Senate took in 2016 when there were almost 10 months to go before the election by spoke with reporters after a campaign trip to Minnesota Friday. President. Trump also campaigned in Minnesota Friday after a rally. He told reporters that Ginsberg was an amazing woman. He did not indicate how he plans to move forward on a Supreme Court nomination. The U. S military says it has sent additional troops to northeastern Syria after several recent confrontations with Russian forces in the country. NPR's Greg my reports, the U. S. Has also sent in more armored vehicles and increase the number of air patrols in a statement announcing the move, the Pentagon did not say how many additional troops have been deployed. But the Associated Press, citing a U. S official put the figure of fewer than 100. US already had several 100 troops in northeast Syria. U. S forces were sent to Syria five years ago to battle the Islamic state, which has largely been defeated. But in recent weeks, Russian forces backing the Syrian government have taken a number of provocative actions against the Americans. Last month, a Russian vehicle rammed into a U. S military vehicle in four U. S. Troops suffered concussions. Greg Marie NPR NEWS Washington This is NPR news. Israel has gone back into a full lock down to deal with a spike in Corona virus infections. It began Friday. And it's the last three weeks many businesses are closed, and there are strict limits on public gatherings in New York City, Broadway has been shut down since mid March. But on Friday, a bit of political theater was stage in the middle of Times Square. A New York senator in members of the Broadway community gathered in support of legislation to help the arts Jeff London reports in front of the steps of the tickets booth, Theater producers, actors and members of Broadway's craft unions gathered. They were all wearing masks that said, Save our stages sewn by theatre costume shops. Senator Chuck Schumer explained what the bill would do. It provides $10 billion for grants for the next six months to our live venues to our stages. The bipartisan bill, which gives grants of up to $12 million would help not just Broadway. But theatre's music venues in comedy clubs across the country to pay their workers pay their rents and stay afloat. Schumer said the bill would be part of the Heroes Act for NPR News. I'm Jeff Lunden in New York, the U. S Forest Service reported Friday. A firefighter has died from injuries sustained in the fire in the San Bernardino National Forest east of Los Angeles. Place began two weeks ago at a gender reveal party. The death raises to at least 35 the number of deaths after dozens of fires ranging across the western US in recent weeks. I'm Nora Rahm NPR news. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, supporting those working towards a day when no one has to choose between paying rants, putting food on the table and protecting their health and the health of others are w J f dot or GE. This is Fara my Meena Kim, Following her acclaimed to debut novel Homegoing novelist has returned with transcendent kingdom in the book We Meet 50, a Stanford PhD student in neuroscience. After losing her brother to a heroin overdose and seeing her strong will yet vulnerable Mother struggled to get out of bed gift he is determined to find a scientific reason for suffering. But even as she embarks on her quest, she finds herself drawn again to her childhood faith. The character gift e like, Yeah, Jesse comes from a religious ghani, an immigrant family in Alabama. Jessie also went to Stanford. You and Jessi. Thanks so much for joining us on Forum. Thank you for having me then. Thanks for this wonderful book. I understand. The story was inspired by a close friend who studied neuroscience at Stanford. What kind ofwork did you do? And what about it grabbed you? Yeah, My dear friends from childhood from Alabama was getting her PhD in neuroscience. Stanford around the time that my first novel Homegoing came out on. Do you know I wanted t be as supportive for her as she was for me. And so when she had a major paper on the horizon to be published, I sat down and tried to read it and realized that I couldn't S O. I just asked if I could go shadow her in her lab on. She very kindly said yes. And that was when I really started to kind of understand better what she did with her time. So she studies something called the neural pathways of reward seeking, And she had always explained it to me is being about addiction and depression. Onda. As I watched her kind, go about her day, performing these surgeries on her mice and training them I the wheels in my own mind started turning. I knew that I wanted to write about it. Yes, And there's this wonderful passage. This description that you have when gift E is doing surgery on the brains of mice, and I mean gift E herself feels very much in her brain throughout the book. I mean, she chooses to major in molecular biology, she stops believing in God. She's not a feeler, or at least I mean, she basically tells us that, But then there are these moments when she lets you in, and I was wondering if you wouldn't mind reading. This passage where she reflects on her brother, Nana, who was given OxyContin for a basketball injury and then becomes addicted and ultimately dies of a heroin overdose. Which my meaning that passage from really in the book. Karen.
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"I'm rich Dennison Fox News negotiations continue over the latest covert 19 economic relief legislation between White House officials, Democrats and Republicans. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says this is not the time for lawmakers to drag their feet while we have started to generate some forward Momenta We need our partners in the White House to go much further on a number of issues, let alone the Republican Senate. 20 or so Republicans by the majority leader's admission don't want to do anything. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, accusing Democratic leaders of failing to negotiate in good faith to pass a legislative package. Former Vice President Joe Biden will not be traveling to Milwaukee for the Democratic National Convention later this month. Officials say the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and other speakers will not attend the convention over public health concerns linked to Corona virus. 19 concerns. Florida, marking another grim Corona virus Milestone. Florida's Department of Health says the state has now surpassed 1/2 a 1,000,000 cases of Corona virus since the pandemic began. The department says another 5400 positives were recorded in the past 24 hours. There are also another 225 deaths attributed to Corona virus disease identified in the past day. More than 7600 people with Copan, 19 are hospitalized. Fox's Evan Brown yesterday's explosion in Beirut blamed for more than 100 deaths and thousands of injuries. Rescue crews continue searching the area for more victims officials in Lebanon, saying three he's radio, 1055 e R C A new State of emergency for Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Matic says he'll sign it tonight or early tomorrow he's concerned about spreading Covad 19 With thousands of students returning to the campus, 20,000 citizens.
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"Chamber of the Republican Senate sounded like Thursday night shortly after eight o'clock as Senate Majority Leader Scott fitzgerald called and a German the governor special session on gun control governor Iverson in a statement later saying the Republicans just told eighty percent of the state and a majority of gun owners to go jump in a lake to fight over tightening of Wisconsin's gun laws will wait John despite the legislature brushing off the governor's calls for a special session to signal that this gives me is that the GOP are colored sever credit state representative Melissa sergeant says the fight isn't over governor eaters has heated at calling additional special sessions but sergeant hopes it doesn't have to come to that eighty percent of the people of the state of Wisconsin want us to make change when it comes to gun safety how do we make that point if we have two people that are acting petulant she's referring to assembly speaker robin Boston Senate Majority Leader Scott fitzgerald who were also the criticism of demonstrators at the capitol it makes me sick refusing to do what I want them to at the state capitol in Madison Tony bedrock W. T. M. J. news simply speaker robin buses he wasn't able to support the red flag law proposed because what he perceives as one major flaw what they want to have happen is that your prosecuted first and you have to prove yourself innocent that is just a basic idea that far too many of us cannot accept it sounds it did pass a bill in the assembly Thursday allowing pharmacists to prescribe for model contraceptive patches and birth control pills to anyone eighteen or older under the current bill only doctors can prescribe them anti abortion groups are opposed to the new measure Democrats questioning the intention of Republicans saying this is just an effort to make themselves more electable bill passed with bipartisan support eighty two thirteen and now moves on to the Senate president trump ordered to pay two million dollars to a number of charities punishment from is using his own charitable foundation for his personal and political gain a New York judge imposing the penalty after the president admitted to a series of abuses outlined in a lawsuit brought against him last year by the New York attorney general's office Columbia loss Jules John Coffey explains this judgment only has to do with money natural taxes not criminal prosecution isn't Charlie civil and his lawyers have signed off on this duration thus we distinguish this from other cases that are now pending we should testing how far the government can go and then at the New York state level in criminal investigating Mr trump and his tax return coming up remembering remembering victims of one of the deadliest fires in modern US history WTMJ news time coming up on seven thirty five when.
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"Hope the Republican Senate does is not give Nancy Pelosi ball control, the United States Senate, but we should come up with their own piece of legislation that basically states what our position is. We we Republicans in the Senate support building the wall we want to secure our border. We support president that if we don't like the fact that giving him this authority or any presents thirty under the national mercy. Let's change that act. Mike is going to have a Bill built. I'm co-sponsoring today. Does just that. So that's the more appropriate way of doing this is opposed to voting for Nancy Pelosi's resolution. The president has the authority because congress gave the I do not buy this argument that congress does not have the ability to give the president authority. If congress wants to cede its legislative prerogative, or if it wants to cede it's it's purview in some capacity to the president that that it specifies. I I don't I don't see where the mechanism is. That says there congress can't do that. And it's very clear, very plain English in this statue, the president can declare this emergency but ever gotten all caught up in this. And this is this is turned into unfortu- for Republicans. They've been split because some of them are all I love the constitution. And this is too much power to thirty. I think they're just flatly wrong. The ones who are telling the president that he doesn't have the right to do this. No. He very much does have the right to do this. And if it goes if it continues, or if he goes through the courts, I do believe that in the end he'll be found to have been correct all along but them at that point, you know, they'll have moved on. And they'll be they'll be investigating Barron. Trump they'll have a commission of Democrats that are just, you know, Barron Trump when did you start chewing bubble yeoman how much did you pay for it? You know, let little ten year old Barron on the stand the asking him crazy questions. Do you know anything about the Moscow tower deal? No, I mean, they're just going to go after a little baron and because they have no shame. They just have. No shame. I mean, I could see them finding any number of ways to you know, I there is at least some analysis now that says that the Democrats understand that they just are going after. Members of the president's family. They're going to they're going to have a real problem on their hands. I'm not saying that means the Democrats aren't so disgusting. They wouldn't do it ages would be counterproductive for them. I better not see some subpoena of Malania in front of congress or or then then the gloves really come off. And we're going to have to really think long and hard about whether whether there's there's room in this country for a political party. That's as crazy as the Democratic Party has become instead of trying to reform it, we may say, we need something new. We need to start from scratch here with the other party. Look, I agree with the president. And I think that the Republicans that are turning against him on this border security issue, are I think some of them are grant standards. I'll just say it. And I think that there are missing the point. Here's the president said play for I think that really is a very dangerous thing for people to be voting against border security for anybody, including Republicans. I really think that Republicans that vote against Florida security in the wall. I think I've been okay at predicting things I think they put themselves in great jeopardy. I agree. I think that they're going to have a very tough time explaining that to some of their constituencies, depending on who's up in twenty twenty and who's not. And it also does seem like this party everybody in the Republican party. I've noticed this. They want a piece of Trump's popularity all the Republican politicians and the Republican establishment. Now, they all want a piece of Trump's popularity, but they don't want a piece of his fights. They don't really want to back him up. You know, they want to cheer him on while he runs around smashing things and trying to crush his enemies. But they don't want to get into the fray themselves. You see this with the Republicans on healthcare on the border on on any number. The only thing we can count on from Republicans is tax cuts while we're twenty two trillion dollars in debt folks, I'm fine macaques cuts. But you know, what else we need spending.
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"This is one A. I'm Indira Lachman on of the Pulitzer center sitting in for Joshua Johnson. Well, we invited Representative Frank Pallone who's a democrat of New Jersey, and he's the chair of the house energy and commerce committee to join us. He had a scheduling conflict. But this is what he said when he was asked if he supported agreed new deal in a recent interview with WNYC's Brian Lehrer. We got to bring the Democrats and Republicans together, we didn't do anything. So there's an opportunity if we can do major infrastructure Bill to use that as a way of basically moving forward on, you know, either providing some kind of tax incentives, or or or, you know, subsidies or something of that nature to do more with renewables to actually, you know, crack down on these on leaky pipelines on on you know, to rebuild the electricity grid to actually move towards electric cars to do things that would actually make a difference. So, you know, I guess I don't want to just lay a groundwork for something that might happen in five or ten years and and. Just talk about it. I want to actually get things done and to reality is that you know, we still have climate deniers in the White House. We have climate deniers in the Senate Republicans in the house or climate deniers. So we kind of have to convince them to take some action on climate even though they made the night. And and those are the, you know, I think the infrastructure Bill is is something that may actually be concrete and lead to some initiatives that compares on a bipartisan basis and be signed by the president that would move in that direction Ryan Castello, you know, Representative Pallone is obviously concerned about climate change about the existence of Republicans in congress as well as in the White House who are climate deniers, but he also seems not to be a huge fan of the green new deal. He thinks other things are gonna get us there. What's your response to that? Well, I think a couple of things I he's correct about feeling that anything less than a bipartisan solution to this is not going to be something. That's durable. We do have a Republican Senate while the Democrats do control the house control of the house tends to shift back and forth every couple terms, and I think that focusing on something that is more center oriented is appropriate. Let me just mention this about the term green new deal. I do believe the term itself is still ill defined. I don't mean that to be a criticism. I do like the fact that we're focusing on climate change and the need to combat it through policy mechanisms that will drive down carbon dioxide pollution. All right. Well, I mean, I want to say that we did invite several other prominent members of CONGRESS Republicans and Democrats with differing views to join this conversation. They either declined or didn't respond, but those offers to join us in future still stands. So. In the meantime, Representative Khanna, you know, I need to point out that one of the disputes among Democrats is whether nuclear power, and we referred to it before hydropower should be included in the proposal and count towards the hundred percent renewable energy. What is your position? And why? Well, the intergovernmental panel on climate change says we need to do all of the above. But I think that the focus for us should be solar wind, and and policies that will really get us to a clean environment without that. But we shouldn't rule anything off the table. That said I think that the real debate here is between those who want a bold vision. And what Frank Pallone is talking about is incremental pragmatism. But there's no reason we can't do both. We we can be for a bold vision. What it's really going to require to deal with this crisis. And at the same time, we can say, okay. What can we get in this congress? I don't think one excludes the other Amy you wanted to jump in. Yeah. I find it to be such a fascinating observation of political firepower that the green new deal is getting so much attention absent most substantive details. The other side of this debate, which is getting far less. Attention is what's actually been introduced as actual bipartisan legislation and that is to place a tax on curbing emissions. And I know from congressman Castillo who's working on behalf of that advocacy campaign can talk about why he supports it..
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"We were in another state in the met with a guy who was a former state Representative in his state and had run for governor of his state in a very pro-life state in while I was talking to him ahead. A chance just privately off the record. I'd always run questioned. This. I always said, no, it can't be that the pro-life people in the pro-life organizations and the politicians they can't be the problem. And I had a hard time believing that how can it be? How can it be that the that these politicians are the problem and one of the things that was so frustrating is is is you watch. What what what are the Republicans say, oh, we need to cancel abortion? Well, we need a Republican always one more thing we need a Republican president. We need a Republican House of representatives. We need a Republican Senate. What do you do in two thousand sixteen there? The. The voters go to the polls and they deliver a Republican House. Republican Senate Republican president. What promises did the Republicans actually fulfill the didn't repeal ObamaCare? They didn't defunding Planned Parenthood at the very least let alone talking about abolishing abortion. They didn't defend plant parent. They don't do anything there either coward, or they're liars, the vast majority of them. I think it's a good direction is that to be the case the coward liars 'cause they don't do anything. Even now what was the vote today or yesterday, they won't withdraw the United States out of out of the Middle East. You've got to keep endless wars to keep all the money flowing right into the pockets of the people who owned the companies, the the big war companies. I mean, it's absurd. I had a sale that say don't worry about the politics of it. You can't change the politics, which can do you can reach out to your neighbor. You can go to those young woman. And if your husband has a chance next time, maybe say, listen, you don't have to kill your baby. You don't have to live your life with that. On your conscience. We'll help. Beyond that. I don't know. I guess there are many of the things that could be done. Obviously, I would encourage you to think about adopting some of the unwanted babies. I think one of the great shame that US Americans should feel in general, and specifically US Americans identify as Christian should feel is there are tens of thousands of children. Stock in orphanages stock in the foster care system without anybody ready to adopt them. And I think that should be to our shame with all the millions and millions of us who are. Identify as Christians who were supposed to love the unlovable. And yet orphanages not cleared out. I think that should be to our shame. We could not handle if abortion were abolished today and all of the babies currently aborted with chemical abortion with surgical abortion. If if abortion were abolished today, it wouldn't just be absolutely. There would be babies everywhere in the system, and that would be the worst thing that could happen. But that would be a huge problem. Remember, remember, go back in if you're not familiar with go back and study, the the history of the early Christians and understand where things happened from why his abortion been opposed throughout the western world. When child sacrifice was a central harm. Hallmark of the world. Previously child sacrifice. What erotic aided child sacrifice a lot of? It is Christianity. For a lot of it started with the Roman in the Roman empire..
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"He told his stories and the stories a fellow inmates on a podcast ear hustle on the next fresh air. We talk with woods who is now free after serving twenty one years in prison. His sentence was commuted by governor Jerry Brown, nearly two months ago. Well, also hear from his ear hustle co host and co producer Nigel poor who was not an inmate. Join us weekdays at two on ninety three point nine FM WNYC. This is morning edition from NPR news. I'm David Greene in Culver City, California. And I'm Steve Inskeep. In Washington DC, how to congress and the White House get out of this. The Senate will vote on two measures tomorrow to end the partial government shutdown and neither is favoured to pass. President Trump insists he will continue a shutdown that he said he was proud to own until he gets five point seven billion dollars for a border wall. Republicans have followed the president's direction while Democrats say he's holding the government hostage. We could have said all those same things on any day in the past month or so Mark short wants coordinated the president's relations with congress. He was the White House director of legislative affairs as back on the line. Mr. short, welcome back to the program. Good morning. Steve thanks for having me, your former boss pursuing a constructive strategy. I think that the president is committed to getting up were security, and he feels that he's frustrated with Congress's impasse. This is the only way forward. But but I asked him if this is a constructive strategy. You didn't say yes or no. Well, I think the reality is that there's very few options left them. I think that shutdowns are never really productive for either side. And you know, it was only one year ago today in January of twenty eighteen Democrats shut down the government because they said before reopen it they needed protections for Dhaka. So it is it is sort of ironic. The president's now put that on the table, and yet we're still, well, let's let's describe what the president has put on the table. The president has put forward this proposal that includes DACA protections, but it appears to be a three year window where people with the deferred action for childhood arrivals would be the so-called dreamers would be protected, but there's no pathway to citizenship. Which is something the president is discussed in the past. Why would Democrats see any point in signing onto that? Well, there's a couple of reasons number one is that right now, doc, it's still working its way through the courts is your audience or recall, President Obama said that he felt reluctant to actually create the person with. Congressional authority because he didn't know withstand legal scrutiny. He went ahead. Nonetheless, Embiid in created the parliamentary than there. I think that those who are DACA recipients standard great risk that that if the courts rule that it was unconstitutionally created, then they're great legal jeopardy. The presents put on the table. A proposal that actually protects them not just from from court system. But when you actually legislate it, it becomes the law the land. So it is providing a pathway forward for those who are care most about the doc. Okay. This way forward, but not a path for citizenship in this particular law. Let me just tell us ask you said, the president has very few options isn't one option reopening, the government and continuing to negotiate these really complicated issues. Yes. But you know, what people forget is. It does take two to Tango on that. And to date the president when everybody says the president shut down the government. Of course, they recall the moment he had in the Oval Office, which he said he would own it. But reality is that there's not one Bill. The president is veto. Not one Bill is reached his desk to shut down the government. It takes two. Sides here in congress is not is not completed its appropriations process to provide the house of representatives has passed a Bill the Senate last year passed a clean Bill to reopen. The government they both the Senate and Senate Republican Senate Republicans have declined to move anything. The president says he will veto said to say the president has not done a veto is a little disingenuous. Don't you think? Well that neither side neither Bill was the same. And so the reality is what we faces is it congress has to ask to do its job as well. And I do think this week having actual votes Mussa's past the point of during because it's easy for politicians to say what they won't vote for in a media interview with actually forced to come to the table and day here, they vote to reopen the government how are you going to vote? I think does change the dynamic Mr. short shorter wanna ask about the the the the job of trying to negotiate on behalf of the president of the United States, which is something that you had to do in the past Mike Pence, the vice president has attempted to take on that role in recent days and. One point as you may recall. He made an offer that suggested the White House might sign on for about half the money. The president is demanding Democrats said no in part because they didn't believe that Pence really spoke for the president. And it emerged in a meeting later that Pence didn't the president wanted all the money. Is it an impossible job to represent the president? Because he's so unpredictable and doesn't stick to one approach. Steve. I don't think it's possible. I think if you look back at the record in the last couple years of passing tax or passing the largest decrease in funding for military getting judges confirmed getting significant deregulatory legislation passed passing criminal Justice reform asking opiate legislation. There's a large record of legislative accomplishment. So it's clear that it's not impossible to represent the president. I think that this again, it's a situation which times can still come together. But ultimately, if they don't do think, the president still keep out the option of national emergency declaration, Mark short. Thanks so much for she it. Thank you. See he was President Trump's legislative director until last year is now at the university of Virginia NPR White House. Correspondent timbre Keith has been listening along with us. Good morning to him. Good morning. What did you hear there? Well, near the end there where Marc short was talking about all of the legislative accomplishments of the past two years. There have been a lot of legislative accomplishments of the past two years, but those were a Republican House and a Republican Senate, and I was talking to a Republican congressman last week who was telling me that he felt with all of those things the president was relatively agnostic on the details that he just wanted to win. He just wanted to congress to send him a Bill to sign on taxes and even on the healthcare Bill, which was not a win on opioids on veterans just send me a Bill to sign also on criminal Justice. So this is different. Now. This is the dynamic has completely shifted. You have a democratic house a Republican Senate and a president who does care about one detail in particular, building the wall. So Mark short also said he thought that the act of voting might move this process forward, even if these votes seem likely to fail is there a way forward here. Well, he's right that it not voting for the last thirty two. As hasn't really accomplished anything in the Senate. There have been no votes since the government shutdown the house, of course, has voted a lot at the act of going out there voting proving that things can't pass that actually does advance things somewhat NPR Sammarchi. Thanks so much. You're welcome. The judge Rotenburg educational center in Massachusetts is the only known school in the country. That uses electric shocks to control the behavior of its special needs students, the US food and Drug administration announced plans to ban the controversial device that administers the skin shocks by the end of this year. But Jenifer mckim from the New England center for investigative reporting says school officials won't give up the practice without a fight. And just to warn you the story does contain audio that some listeners could find disturbing. Hi, this is Luigi. The forty seven year old autistic man has lived for the past twenty years at the judge Rosenberg educational center. Based in suburban Boston. He wears a backpack equipped with a battery and wires that are attached to his body and give him a two second shock if he misbehaves his sister. Angela disisto says the center, and it's shock treatments have been a lifesaver for her brother who was once violent to himself and others. I see the results from twenty years ago to today. His behavior has changed calmed down. He's not even aggressive towards others or himself anymore. The Rosenberg center is a private tax payer funded school catering to adult and minor students from across the country many struggle with profound disorders causing severe aggressive and self injuries behavior like head banging and biting the so-called shock treatment has pitted family members. Who swear at has been the only way to control their loved ones against critics who call it torture. They will give you a. Shock to second shop somewhere on your body in a really really really hurt. It's not just like a little static shock that. You get when he cuts up. That's former resident Jennifer Massamba, the autistic woman declined to be interviewed for this story, but described in an online video has she was afraid while wearing the backpack Massawa filed a civil suit in twenty fourteen alleging mistreatment during her seven year stint at the center, I want everyone to know because I'm still suffering. And I know other people that were there that I'm in contact with that are still suffering Rosenberg officials deny wrongdoing they say instead her treatment was a success, but the pending civil suit adds to a mounting number of legal and political challenges facing the center when the FDA announced plans to finalize a proposed ban on the shock device by the end of the year. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the apparatus presents an unreasonable and substantial risk to public health. Potential risks federal records show include burns to the. Skin, anxiety, fear and pain. Sam crane is with the autistic, self advocacy network. She's hopeful that the ban will finally stop the shocks. There are also a lot of people in our community. Who know how long we've waited for this and are just trying to make sure it doesn't get delayed. Again, delays are possible for one thing. FDA employees have been furloughed since late December. Glenda crooks. The school's executive director says the center and its loyal supporters will defend their right to use. What she calls a life saving treatment. This is our larger workshop crooks gave me a tour of the facility over the summer past students wearing headgear to protect from banging and staff members wearing padding to stave off baiters, currently forty eight adults at the school are court approved to receive shocks. Crook swears by the treatment. I often say a two second shock to the surface of the skin versus a lifetime of restraint. Medication? It's not right in such a short time after being quarter proof for the use of the contingents can shock the change in their personalities. It's unreal. The Rosenberg center has prevailed against other efforts to stop it in two thousand thirteen the state of Massachusetts filed a legal action after a video was released during a court hearing of a teenager receiving dozens of electric shocks over a period of hours the sound from that video is hard to listen to. Real local judge ruled in the schools favor. Finding the practice is within an accepted. Standard of care. Now is are on the FDA Luigi sister. Angela desisto worries about what could happen. If regulators do strip her brother of the backpack that she says keeps them in check. Until then Luigi and others at the special needs school in Massachusetts are susceptible to jolts of electricity meant to inflict pain, some call treatment and others torture. For NPR news. I'm Jennifer mckim in Boston. And.
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"That was slamming. I wanna talk to had some comment on a canoe years and what he was saying. Because my watch these days is just time is just seems to be speeding up. I guess it has a lot to do with the news cycle, and we understood events happening in what would be, you know, if you if you were then I it's gets more. But I wanted to say in terms of the shutdown that is really tragic usually is a congress such in two thousand thirteen a Republican congress going against the Alabama cats and in ninety four ninety five it was a publican congress going against plant. And but now, I don't think it's ever happened. We have president actually shuts down his own government. So what people need to do a lot of people aren't aware that if you have. Republican Senate that they need to tell them that this is not acceptable. Neal was saying, yeah, he appreciates a working. But that in that's called involuntary servitude. Okay. We know New York is no that Trump didn't pay his contract is during the after the back Bank was he's and he's stiff the contractors rather than didn't pay to subcontractors. So for him to do this for the government by calling the Republican Senate days means that the Bill that was passed December eighteenth nineteen unanimously by the Senate that Trump agreed to and then changed his mind went Ed called the et. Al told him not to do with the way under that veto as it were and Nick McConnell eight could bring the. That same Bill that the house has already passed eight times over because they split up the different departments. Right. Because you could even segregate the homeland security while you know, and the Republican Senate this can have a vote on that if this veto by Trump, then they simply override should be an equal co equal branch of government the idea that we can have now a president. They can never be wrong or make a mistake or miscalculate is ludicrous. And that's my comment. I'd like to what you have to say. I think we can no matter where you are the political spectrum. I think we all agree this is gone onto long. And so whatever it was. And I I will tell you. I I think President Trump said it himself. He said I own this. Nobody else has to own this. But me. So I think in his own words, he really has owned it. And the fact that he keeps fascinating back and forth on that. I don't quite understand. So let's just say we gotta get it done. Whatever it takes to get it done. Let's get it done. So people can go back to work, and I really I resonate with that thing you said about involuntary servitude. I think there there is pressure to make people come in and report for a job, and they're not getting paid. And it's a kick quite magin how that's legal really or moral, anyway, certainly, not ethical, and I hope they work that out. All right. So Michael is in Jamestown North Carolina on coast to coast AM, Michael ohi in. How are you? Good coming up at the bottom of the hour. So let's do our best to get this in. Where do you wanna take us? What's it's open lines? Where do you want to do? Okay. Well with the time a lot. I just wanted to ask you about area fifty one because I haven't heard much about it in a very long time. And I really don't know much about it myself. So I just wanted to know if you know any have you heard anything recently about or what exactly? Where it is. Well, I where it is. It's in Nevada. But we're what's going on? I will tell you quick plug for tomorrow night. We will be talking about that. We will be talking about. Government files. How to get the who's gotten them? We'll be talking about the black vault. With John Greenwald, and that'll be coming up tomorrow night on coast to coast. You don't wanna miss that? That may be the update that you've been waiting for. But I didn't have a funny thing with a guy who was tweeting out a photo of a sign at area fifty one. And all it was was a photo of a sign assign. Unlike a a barbed wire fence, and he he tweeted it out, and I made a comment about it. And and then like a few minutes later, he told me Twitter killed it..
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"Simon be partial shutdown of the US government is not the longest in history. Twenty two days. President Trump still insists on five point seven billion dollars to build a wall across the US Mexico border. Democrats say no and the president says he won't declare a national emergency at the border yet. So fast because this is something congress, and we'll waiting for the Democrats to vote come back and vote Friday was paid for federal workers. But not for almost a million have been furloughed. We spoke with JoAnne. Good low a mother of three from Phoenix who worked for the bureau of land management there and says that prolonged shutdown is hard on her family. I just kinda dumb without paying certain bills because I have put money aside for the things that are more important utilities are more important than paying credit card Bill and my seventeen year old. I I I know he needs much money for school. But some days he doesn't get much money. Unfortunately. And I know that's not good because he has to eat. He's on a basketball team. I mean, I try to support him whatever sport that he he does. But I make the decisions not to go to the games. I'm not gonna waste gas money and follow him. And he just gotta. Pick and choose on what you can. And can't do. This must hurt you to not be able to afford lunch for one of your children. And he understands he understands and I know it's gonna get better is going to get better. But as you know, I you have to just make a decision on what you can. And can't do. You know, I pick up my six year off from school. And he's like mom can we stop and get a snack? Not today. We're not gonna do that today. Let's do that some other time we have to pick and choose now and the my six and four year old there too that I adopted and now I feel like I'm not giving them the life. They need because. Here. I am without a paycheck. And I brought them from the home where they weren't giving what they need it. And now I can't give them what they need. No, miss good low. You sound like a great mother to me. Right now. I don't feel like a great mother. I I gather you've had to. Turned to sourcing to try and make ends meet. Yes. And that was a last resort because I'm so independent that. It's something that I never would've ever done because I always felt that there's someone out there that needs it more than me. And when I set it up. I didn't even go live wasn't on anything. I was like I don't want to put it on Facebook. I don't wanna do anything with it. I'm like if someone sees it then. Okay. That's fine. Am I sat in my room that might and I think I had been up for like five hours. And I finally said I'm just gonna hit Twitter because nobody really knows me on Twitter. And it just happened that my son's high school the basketball account. They saw it. That's when it blew up and. And I just cried because I didn't think that it would be that much support. Because I I just I was afraid of what people would think, but this is reality that, you know, I I don't know how I wanna pay my mortgage, you know, without a paycheck. Car payment, my utilities, you know, I don't know. And I just feel so blessed that there's people that really care. Joanne. Good lows mother three in Phoenix. And she works for the bureau of land management when there's not a shutdown. Thank you for what you do for the American people could luck. Thank you. And let's move from personal effects that shut down to some of the political ones. Ron Elving NPR senior editor correspondent Ron thanks so much for being with us. Good to be with you, Scott. The president have an exit plan for the shutdown at this moment. No such plan is apparent the president says that if the Democrats don't give him his wall he can declare a national emergency. And then he says he can assert the power to build a wall using military construction. Funds already. Appropriated for other jobs, perhaps including disaster relief funds for rebuilding areas. That have been hit by hurricanes now on Friday. The president explicitly said he was not ready to do this yet. But he hasn't ruled it out it is. Of course, controversial conservatives have not liked this in the past a some of the people in the Senate who would certainly fit in that category. Supporters of the president have urged him not to do it. But some of his allies in the capital and back in the. Conservative media or saying the emergency looks like the only way out just a few weeks ago. And of course, this is all this is all on audio and video the president in the Oval Office told Senator Schumer, he'll take the blame for any shutdown Simpson. Of course, you tried to to shift it over to speaker Pelosi and Senator Schumer, but who will wind up owning this politically, I shutdown covers no one with glory, Scott. And Shirley, some Americans will accept the shift blame as you described it. But let's review the actual action from this past week. The democratic led house is passing bills that would reopen the government the departments that are not open. Now one at a time, and they've even had some help on those votes from some of the House Republicans just a handful, basically, but those bills are frozen in the Republican Senate because they're the party leaders refused to vote on them at all until they get a green light from the president. And so there we are. And if the president's changed his mind here, it could have something to do with the polls that show that. Only about twenty five percent of Americans think the wall is worth a shutdown. I I don't want that we could go by without asking about the president said about that that wall that he wants I'm going to quote here talking to White House White House reporter she said quote during the campaign. I would say Mexico is going to pay for it. Obviously. I never said this and never said they were going to write out a check. I don't know how to follow this shit, tactically or otherwise. But what do you think it says about the president's leadership? And and if I may as fitness for office, you don't have to watch a whole lot of cable news to see the replays of candidate Trump telling his rallies that Mexico would pay for the wall in no uncertain terms is own campaign. Documents this imprint discussed a five to ten billion dollar payment direct from the Mexican government as one of its goals. And of course, that was never going to happen. And now, the president says he was talking about a new trade deal that would be more favorable to the US, and that that would somehow pay for the wall, and that that had been what he had in mind all along and Scott, if you can believe that then maybe next week, he could tell you that he never promised to build a wall at all. Meanwhile, Robert Muller's work and the Russian vista Gatien goes on next week confirmation hearings. William Barnaby attorney general he'll be asked if he'll protect that investigation from interference won't he? Yes, he will. And the Muller investigation has gone forward. Because the Justice department has been led by people who believed it was legitimate and necessary Mr. bar has indicated he does not share all of their enthusiasm for the project to put it mildly. He is indicated he thinks parts of the report may need to be withheld from the public and this week the president has said much the same. So these hearings are going to be important not just because bar will be in the question of whether or not he gets Senate confirmation. But because he can be asked to pledge. He will protect the investigation and release its report to the nation in February Michael Cohen, the president's former lawyer and fixer customized in front of congress. Do we know what he has to tell some of it? Yes. With respect to the hush money paid. Stormy Daniels and others. But there is a great deal more that this committee will want to know about work that Michael Cohen did for Donald Trump over a number of years including contacts possible contact with Russians or their intermediaries NPR's, Ron Elving. Thanks so much. Thank you, Scott. President Trump says trade talks between the United States and China have been going very well. And added states put two hundred and fifty billion dollars worth of tariffs on Chinese goods last year to counter what it considers unfair trade, practices and theft of US technology. But there are no indications the United States the United Nations or any government is prepared to use any economic or diplomatic leverage to oppose China. Locking up between eight hundred thousand and two million Wiegert Cossacks another Chinese Muslims into internment camps in the western Xinjiang region camps in remote locations, close to the world and ringed with barbed wire. But they've been photographed by satellite. The Chinese government calls them reeducation centers phrase that carries a sinister history from the murderous purges of Malcolm's cultural revolution. The people in the camps were forced to denounce their faith in pledged loyalty to the communist party. According to multiple reports, a number of people in the camps have also been tortured. Sophie Richardson, director at Human Rights, Watch told the independent if any other government the world was lucky enough a million Muslims, I think we can reasonably expect to have seen demands for a debate at the UN Security Council or an international investigation. As generally unlikely to happen with China. There were calls in the US congress last fall for the Trump administration to consider sanctions against China for what secretary of state, Mike Pompeo denounced his awful abuses, but China is America's largest creditor it holds more than a trillion dollars in US treasury securities look down at whatever you're wearing carried writing in her working on right now American businesses, get rich relying on Chinese workers who earn low wages to produce our clothing mobile phones, building materials and dazzling new tech devices. The Trump administration imposed tariffs on China over unfair trade practices, but it is offered. No more than a few rhetorical flourishes over human rights. Crimes. Are there did the Obama administration or the European Union and Muslim countries, including Saudi Arabia and Iran have been similarly conspicuously silent China invest heavily and strategically in their nations to sometime. The price of human rights just cannot.
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"Comfort. Newsradio KLBJ. I'm Eric like scores of low water crossings across central Texas are closed now due to the rains Williamson county sheriff Robert Jodi says not all the dangerous spots at barricades yet. A lot of water on brush creek area from a great oak Solloway to Palmer lane. So even though the roads are open. There's a lot of water on top of the road that can cause hydroplane Ranchi be care. Jodi reminds drivers to be smart turnaround. Don't drown democrat Republican leaders from congress met with President Trump at the White House today to negotiate an end to the government shutdown. House minority leader Nancy Pelosi says when the Democrats take control the house on Thursday. They plan to introduce a Bill to do just that mile. We will bring to the floor legislation which will open up government. It will be based on actions. Taken by the Republican Senate policies expected to be elected the next speaker of the house, President Trump has said he will not reopen the government without funding for a border wall. Waco city leaders have an eight million dollar decision to make the city will consider a text request for eight million dollars on January seventeenth the money is to help rebuild and widen. I thirty five through Waco, the project currently is forty million dollars over budget and state. Officials are asking the Waco metropolitan planning organization to come up with another eight million the Waco Tribune reports. Local government leaders have already agreed to contribute eighty million dollars towards the first phase set for construction this year, Robert Wood, NewsRadio KLBJ KLBJ radar weather. Watch a flash flood watch in effect until nine for Travis. Williamson Hays, bastrop and Caldwell counties. We've got rain thirty six degrees in Georgetown now. Get Austin news on demand at NewsRadio KLBJ dot.