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"senator bob menendez" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

TIME's Top Stories

02:12 min | 3 weeks ago

"senator bob menendez" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

"But vandalism and invasion of public buildings are exceptions to the rule. He made no specific mention of the protesters actions in Brasília. He is evidently the intellectual mentor of what is happening. So he can not dissociate from it, said Mario Sergio Lima. Political analyst at medley advisers. These groups were created by him by the radicalism he imposed on politics. There is no way to undo that. It seems his group has already crossed the Rubicon. Unlike the 2021 attack in the U.S., few officials would have been working in the top government buildings on a Sunday, and videos showed limited presence of the capital's military police. That led many in Brazil to question whether the police had ignored abundant warnings, underestimated their abilities, or had been somehow complicit. One video showed a group of protesters pushing through a police barricade with limited struggle. And only a few officers deploying pepper spray. Another showed officers standing by as protesters stormed Congress, including one recording images on his phone. There was a gross error by the federal district's government. It was a tragedy foretold, said Thiago der egal, director of strategy at Brasília based political consultancy, arco advice. Everyone knew they, the protesters were coming to Brasília. The expectation was that the federal district's government was going to mount a response to protect the capitol. They didn't do any of that. Lula said it is news conference, there was incompetence or bad faith on the part of police, and he promised some would be punished. Federal district governor ibn ace Rocha confirmed on Twitter he had fired the capital city's head of public security, Anderson Torres, local media reported that Torres is in Orlando for vacation, and that he denied having met with Bolsonaro there. Two years since January 6th, Trump's legacy continues to poison our hemisphere. U.S. senator bob Menendez, who chairs the Senate's foreign relations committee, tweeted, adding that he blamed Bolsonaro for inciting the acts. Protecting democracy and holding malign actors to account is essential.

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"senator bob menendez" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:15 min | 4 months ago

"senator bob menendez" Discussed on WTOP

"Have seen with disturbing clarity, Putin has demonstrated his willingness to inflict violence and undermine the global order for his own benefit. Now, this defense authorization bill includes hundreds of amendments. It actually won't get a Senate vote until after the midterms when it's expected to be approved and then it will have to be reconciled with a slightly smaller house version that was passed earlier this year. So is there still strong bipartisan support for more military assistance for Ukraine? John, overall, there is, especially here in the Senate, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell has been bullish on providing billions of military aid to Ukraine while critical of spending elsewhere. A lawmakers of both party support getting Ukraine, those high end military munitions and equipment to help counter Russian missile attacks as well as press ahead with their own attacks against the Russian military, still there are some cracks forming in the house where some of the more conservative members have questioned spending billions of dollars if as expected Republicans retake the house in the midterms, it may get more difficult to approve military assistance for Ukraine. Mitch, there's another significant development involving U.S. foreign policy. There is a louder cry in the Senate. For the U.S. to reconsider its relationship with Saudi Arabia, in part because of its support of Russia. That's right. Senator bob Menendez, the chair of the Senate foreign relations committee this week issued an extraordinary statement calling for a freeze on military sales to Saudi Arabia, citing Russian support of OPEC plus decision to cut oil production. Many senators have frankly had it with the Saudis that includes the number two senator dick Durbin. They are talking about legislation, so called no pec legislation that would allow the U.S. to take antitrust action on matters involving oil prices against the Saudis, but the relationship with the Saudis, as you know, is very complicated. Some say the U.S. needs to be careful since it's possible a tough stand against Riyadh could cause the Saudis to get even closer to Russia as well as China. Double TOP Capitol Hill correspondent Mitchell Miller talking with Deb and John, you are listening to one O 3.5 FM and WTO P dot gov. Are you registered to vote? Register online by texting the word vote to 7 7 7 8 8. That's vote to 7 7 7 8 8. The Montgomery county board of elections also needs registered voters to serve as poll workers, volunteers can earn

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"senator bob menendez" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:54 min | 4 months ago

"senator bob menendez" Discussed on WTOP

"We have seen with disturbing clarity, Putin has demonstrated his willingness to inflict violence and undermine the global order for his own benefit. Now, this defense authorization bill includes hundreds of amendments. It actually won't get a Senate vote until after the midterms when it's expected to be approved and then it will have to be reconciled with a slightly smaller house version that was passed earlier this year. So is there still strong bipartisan support for more military assistance for Ukraine? John, overall, there is, especially here in the Senate, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell has been bullish on providing billions of military aid to Ukraine while critical of spending elsewhere. Lawmakers of both parties support getting the Ukraine those high end military munitions and equipment to help counter Russian missile attacks as well as press ahead with their own attacks against the Russian military. Still, there are some cracks forming in the house where some of the more conservative members have questioned spending billions of dollars if as expected Republicans retake the house in the midterms, it may get more difficult to approve military assistance for Ukraine. Mitch, there's another significant development involving U.S. foreign policy. There is a louder cry in the Senate for the U.S. to reconsider its relationship with Saudi Arabia in part because of its support of Russia. That's right. Senator bob Menendez is the chair of the Senate foreign relations committee this week issued an extraordinary statement calling for a freeze on military sales to Saudi Arabia, citing Russian support of OPEC plus's decision to cut oil production. Many senators have frankly had it with the Saudis that includes the number two senator dick Durbin. They are talking about legislation so called no pec legislation that would allow the U.S. to take antitrust action on matters involving oil prices against the Saudis, but the relationship with the Saudis, as you know, is very complicated. Some say the U.S. needs to be careful since it's possible a tough stand against Riyadh could cause the Saudis to get even closure to Russia as well as China. Double TOP capital hill correspondent Mitchell

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"senator bob menendez" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:31 min | 9 months ago

"senator bob menendez" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"I would say that our conversation with president zelensky is no surprise but not only his courage and his leadership but his detailed knowledge of every subject we brought up into how the best way was to get food as a security measure as an economic measure for the country The speaker's office announced that Pelosi and several other members of Congress met with the Ukrainian president to discuss sanctions on Russia and additional U.S. support for Ukraine The chairman of the Senate foreign relations committee says its inconsequential if Russian president Vladimir Putin formally declares war on Ukraine appearing on NBC's meet the press senator bob Menendez responded to a British intelligence report Putin would officially declare war on May 9th the New Jersey Democrat said Putin has already declared war on Ukraine in effect Menendez called the Russian invasion a test for the west and a test for international order The search continues for an escaped Alabama inmate and a missing corrections officer federal authorities have joined the manhunt for the murder suspect Casey Cole white who escaped early Friday while being driven to a court appearance in northern Alabama by corrections officer Vicki white no relation The pair never showed up in the Lauderdale county sheriff's office as the evidence suggests that she helped the prisoner escape The inmate is considered extremely dangerous It's always my fault Tonight's country music Hall of Fame ceremony.

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Ukraine vs. Border Wall: What's the Better Investment for America?

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:25 min | 11 months ago

Ukraine vs. Border Wall: What's the Better Investment for America?

"Play another piece of tape here. Senator bob Menendez predicted quote strong bipartisan support for $13 billion of humanitarian military aid to Ukraine, play cut one 15. Today, I hope, on the Senate floor, we will pass a 13 plus $1 billion Ukraine bill that will give them more lethal assistance as well as we see from the pictures that just took place on your program. Humanitarian assistance, and I believe there will be strong bipartisan support for that as well. And then finally, we need to keep finding every way to tighten the noose around Putin's neck so that this barbaric war can stop. So you hear that, senator bob Menendez says we need to spend the $13 billion of this barbaric war can stop. I agree we should try to stop the war. How does supply more weapons stop a war to a weaker opponent? That prolongs a war. And that might be the right choice. Maybe, you know what? We need to make sure Ukraine fights Russia forever till Russia leaves. They're probably not going to leave. Putin has no choice. He's only going to further escalate this. What's the off ramp or our leaders thinking of how we could try to broker peace or try to broker further conflicts of defense contractors can make more money? I just want to play a tape here that just really frustrates me if I could be perfectly honest. Okay. It's from a couple years ago and some people say Charlie, this is unrelated. It's totally related. It's president Trump saying, quote, we're talking about a wall for our country for at most $20 billion. I could do it cheaper. I need about at most $15 billion. And it'll be better than anyone could ever see. So president Trump with a Republican House and Senate was asking for the same amount of money nearly the same amount of money that our Republicans rushed and were enthusiastic to go send to a country in a far distant land that we do not have an allegiance or an alliance to that is corrupt, laundress money and full of oligarchs, and yet when Trump asked for it, no Republican leader was willing to fund a southern border wall as we saw 2 million people cross into our country illegally last year. Play cut one 18. And we're talking about a wall for 20 billion, 15 billion. I could even do a cheaper. I have to. And it'll be better than anybody's ever seen a wall. And so Trump was asking for $20 billion. And ask yourself, what is a better return on the investment for the American people? $14 billion to Ukraine? Or $20 billion for a wall? Which is

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"senator bob menendez" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:38 min | 1 year ago

"senator bob menendez" Discussed on WTOP

"Temperatures in the teens are creating a new adventure It's gonna be very very cold Three people did die on New York's Long Island while shoveling snow Meanwhile here in Boston schools will reopen people will return to work so the work continues on the roads to make sure they are clear and ready to go The Cincinnati Bengals have won the AFC championship We're going to the Super Bowl Thrilling fans it hasn't happened in 33 years The Bengals beat the Kansas City Chiefs 27 24 Evan McPherson kicked the winning field goal in overtime It's so surreal that this game came down to a field goal and obviously it wasn't just me Our defense put us in a great position The NFC championship is unfolding now between the rams and the forty-niners right now the forty-niners are winning 1714 in the fourth quarter An American woman originally from Kansas is in custody charged with organizing and leading an all female ISIS military battalion CBS's pat Milton has the detail She is also charged with recruiting operatives for potential attacks inside the United States including on college campuses She allegedly considered any attack that did not kill large numbers of people a waste of resources Senators working on a bill ahead of a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine say it's almost complete senator bob Menendez is crafting the bipartisan legislation He spoke about it on CNN There are some sanctions that really could take place up front because of what Russia's already done Cyberattacks on Ukraine false flag operations the efforts to undermine the Ukrainian government internally Those are just some examples of sanctions that could take place now Actor Howard hessman has died Syracuse university professor Robert Thompson His role as doctor Johnny fever on WKRP in Cincinnati will be the legacy the big legacy that he leaves behind He was 81 years old There's a new COVID strain BA two former head of the FDA Scott gottlieb says it does not appear to be greatly concerning If you had omicron infection you should have protection against subsequent infection from this new variant That's why I don't think this is going to create a huge wave of infection San Francisco will be the first major city to remove its indoor mask mandate on Tuesday This is CBS News Never miss a moment top news from 24/7 360 five listen on air on Alexa and on the WTO.

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"senator bob menendez" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

TIME's Top Stories

03:33 min | 1 year ago

"senator bob menendez" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

"Brought to you by audible. A wonky tax break for the well off is a bigger problem for Democrats than you'd think. By abbi basalis. In its edible form, salt is used to dry out meat, and its mineral form, it's used to dry out snowy highways, and in its tax form, salt, the acronym for state and local tax deductions that disproportionately benefit well healed taxpayers might sound like a topic bound to dry out conversations. Even senator Bernie Sanders, a key player on negotiations concerning the salt cap and the Democrats flagship, $1.7 trillion social spending and climate build back better package, quipped that salt does not excite most people on the hill. I thought she was the only person in the world who was concerned about salt. He told me, gesturing to another reporter when I asked him for an update on salt's status. But don't be fooled, as Senate Democrats struggle to pass build back better, the debate over salt may be one of the most interesting things happening at the capitol. Whatever form the provision ends up taking could have major financial implications for taxpayers and high tax states. Huge electoral consequences for the Democrats who represent those states and significant political fallout for the party's make the rich pay their fair share political messaging. That's because raising the cap on salt deductions from $10,000 to $80,000 as prescribed in the house past version of built back better, would disproportionately help taxpayers rich enough to benefit from itemizing their federal tax deductions, which is to say the richest 5th of Americans. According to a November analysis from the nonpartisan institute on taxation and economic policy, the higher salt cap would primarily benefit the richest 20% of taxpayers and three fourths of the benefits would go to the richest 5%. Democrats are split over what to do about it. Some Democrats like senator bob Menendez and representative Tom swazi, who recently announced a run for New York governor, support raising the cap on salt deductions as a means to reverse the effect of Trump's 2017 tax bill, which led to tax hikes in blue states. Others like representative Jared golden argue against including raising the cap on the grounds that it paints the Democratic Party as hypocrites. If they raise the salt cap, the second most expensive item in a bill designed to bolster American working families would be a tax break for coastal elites. The standoff leaves Democrats in a damned if they do damned if they don't bind, deliver a windfall to wealthy Americans, or screw over democratic states on the eve of a midterm election where Democrats narrow majorities in both chambers are at risk. The tricky politics of raising the salt cap or not. Republicans created the $10,000 cap on salt deductions as a means to offset the cost of their other tax cuts in the 2017 tax cuts and jobs act. The TCJA reduced the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% and decreased individual tax rates across the board. Because the TCJA nearly doubled the standard deductible, the main losers of the new $10,000 salt deduction cap were well to do people in states with the highest property taxes..

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Senate parliamentarian deals fresh immigration blow to Dems

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 1 year ago

Senate parliamentarian deals fresh immigration blow to Dems

"Hi Mike Ross you're reporting the Senate parliamentarian deals a fresh immigration blow to Democrats congressional Democrats have been dealt another blow in their bid to help millions of immigrants remain in the United States permanently Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth macdonough says the latest proposal by Democrats cannot be included in the three point five trillion dollars social and environmental bill earlier in September but Donna ruled a democratic proposal to provide permanent status to young immigrants known as dreamers who were brought to the U. S. as children violated Senate rules for special fiscal bills senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey said he disagrees with the latest decision while adding Democrats will submit fresh immigration alternatives to McDonough Mike Rossi Washington

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As COVID-19 Crisis Ebbs, Some Seeking 9/11-Style Commission to Investigate Virus

AP News Radio

00:50 sec | 1 year ago

As COVID-19 Crisis Ebbs, Some Seeking 9/11-Style Commission to Investigate Virus

"With lingering questions over the origin of the covert nineteen pandemic there's a push on Capitol Hill for a full blown investigation two senators one Democrat and one Republican have introduced a bill to establish a National Commission to investigate the corona virus outbreak that's killed more than six hundred thousand Americans senators Bob Menendez as in Susan Collins say the pandemic's death toll is more than two hundred times that of the nine eleven attacks but Congress has yet to establish that type of Blue Ribbon commission to investigate vulnerabilities in public health and issue guidance on how to better prepare for the future but the bill has an uncertain fate just like the failed attempt to create a commission to study the capital insurrection earlier this year Jackie Quinn Washington

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Democrats unveil immigration plan with 8-year pathway to citizenship

C-SPAN Programming

03:22 min | 2 years ago

Democrats unveil immigration plan with 8-year pathway to citizenship

"Congressional Democrats today introducing a bill to remake the U. S immigration system. It's called the U. S. Citizenship Citizenship Act of 2021, unveiled by Senator Bob Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey, and California Democratic representative Linda Sanchez, among the highlights that includes an eight year pathway to citizenship for those people in the country unlawfully. If they arrived by January, 1st of this year. It would also lift hurdles for those workers to legally immigrate to the United States as well. Azad financial resources to border screening and replace the word alien with non citizen in law. Senator Menendez, announcing details during a zoom called earlier today. Under the status quo. We still prevent family members from reuniting legally in the United States because of lengthy backlogs and delays. We still send graduates educated in our great universities back to their home countries, instead of allowing them to drive innovation here in America, and we still make it too hard for companies to hire the workers they need to innovate and force American workers to compete. With exploited undocumented labor. That's why we today collectively are introducing the U. S. Citizenship Act in the Senate in the House legislation that brings to life President Biden's plan to restore humanity and American values to our immigration system. It's our vision. It's our vision off what immigration reform should Look like and it's a bill we can all be proud of. It will modernize our system or for a path to citizenship for hardworking people in our communities, reunite families, increase opportunities for legal immigration and ensure America remains the powerhouse for innovation and a beacon of hope to refugees around the world. I can tell you is the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. But I must say that beyond enhancing security and improving management of the southern border, our legislation also finally addresses the push factors forcing so many families to flee Central America in the first place. Transnational crime, violence, corruption, poverty, lawlessness, the prior administrations. Naive fixation on the wall failed to alleviate these horrific conditions. We must address the Underlying root causes driving migration and create safer processes for those in danger to apply for asylum. That's how we stop ourselves from winding up in the exact same place down the road, and that's what this bill does. Now there are some in Congress, I'll say from both parties who argue against going big on immigration reform. Some still believe the answer lies and blocking all legal channels of our immigration system until we get our house in order. Others say we should leave the bigger, tougher questions for another day, pursuing narrow reforms that nibble at the edges and leave millions of people behind. Personally, I couldn't disagree more with both approaches. That from Senator Bob Menendez, Democrat from New Jersey, the chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The bill does have the support of President Biden issue his statement earlier today, available on the White House

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Path to citizenship in new Democratic immigration bill

AP News Radio

00:54 sec | 2 years ago

Path to citizenship in new Democratic immigration bill

"President Biden and congressional Democrats have proposed a major immigration overhaul but it faces a tough path in a closely divided Congress our system is broken senator Bob Menendez says it's finally time to fix it after four years of trump terror among other things the bill would offering eight year path to citizenship for the eleven million people living in the country illegally but without enhancing border security something Republicans see as vital immigration policy expert Casey Higgins says the smarter Pappy is to break the package into smaller bills starting with something sure do get bipartisan backing that could break the dam and really show people that the world isn't good and politically because we passed an immigration bill president Biden said he may accept a piecemeal approach if a separate major elements can be approved Sager mag ani Washington

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"senator bob menendez" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5

New Jersey 101.5

02:22 min | 2 years ago

"senator bob menendez" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5

"If you're just tuning in jobless New Jerseyans might beginning and 2020 income tax break on their unemployment benefits. Jersey U. S. Senator Bob Menendez is sponsoring a bill to make the 1st $10,000 of benefits tax free. He says that would cover roughly 16 weeks of additional $600 federal unemployment supplements. Meanwhile, more than 450,000 Americans are dead as a result of the Corona virus. It is greater than the death tolls of Brazil in Mexico combined. Which account for this second in third biggest international counts. Grabbing a burger at 4 A.m. at one of jerseys. 24 hour. Diners is your thing, you'll be happy to hear that effective Friday, the 10 P.m. curfew on indoor dining will be lifted. Additionally, Governor Murphy also bumping up indoor dining capacity the 35%. He's also making other moves under an executive order indoor entertainment recreation areas, including casinos. And Jim's may also accommodate 35% of their capacities as May all personal care businesses such as barbershops. And so longs. Murphy says The changes are possible because hospitalizations due to the virus have gone down by about 20% over the last three weeks. As the pandemic drags on. New Jersey Transit continues to struggle, President Kevin Corbett says rail ridership into New York is about 20 to 25% of what it was pre pandemic. Bus ridership into the city is at 35%, however, for in state travel in Jersey, on a bus particularly worried about 70% of what we were beforehand and some bus routes were up. 100% back to normal. You know, light rail is about 55%. He points out every real car and bus is sanitized every day. To make sure writers in NJ Transit employees are safe. The White House isn't saying whether President Biden will issue any sanctions on Russia. His press secretary, says he's spoken with the number of European allies about his foreign policy approach to Russia. Biden is ordered a sweeping intelligence review of Russian aggression, including the solar winds, hack election interference and the alleged poisoning of an opposition leader..

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"senator bob menendez" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

04:56 min | 2 years ago

"senator bob menendez" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"Sworn in as jurors tomorrow. Single article of Impeachment charges Trump with incitement of insurrection after the attack on the capital earlier this month, the Senate will begin its trial February 8th in order to give Trump and his legal team time to prepare its defense. Democratic Senator Bob Menendez called on Republicans to convict Trump. The question is, Do you hold your oath to the Constitution higher than your fealty to President Trump? Some Republicans already questioning the legality of the Senate trial, given the Trump is no longer president. Marker Malard ABC News These walls could talk and they're starting to revelations continue from inside. The West Wing doctor, Deborah Burkes has now speaking out about her time on the coronavirus task force under former President Trump. Dr Burke says Getting the message out about this deadly pandemic was a challenge, especially because people in the White House and I think people around this country because I've had the privilege to meet them definitely believed that This was a hoax. She would urge Americans to wear masks but says you didn't see many in the White House. There were only two people who regularly wore a mask in the White House and President Trump wasn't one of them. But you have to figure out how to get that message out. When you can't get it out from the head of the country's a Zeeland, CBS News turn locally is growing that Massachusetts is falling behind other states in the rate of covert vaccinations and fears are growing that The state might not be ready to expand the eligibility list. Minority neighborhoods, especially feeling left behind and they're speaking off breaks My heart Deanie Pelley know of the Chelsea nonprofit lock, elaborate, Eva says. Once again, black and Brown. People find themselves at the back of the line, she says. They don't want the vaccine for the fun of it. They want it so they can get back to work safely there. Nah village of Chelsea invested and now we see From 7002 $16,000 in background or full lines still is over 1000 people for days, and she has one simple question for Governor Baker. If you really want to protect all residents on all of us are equal. Why do you place Corbett centers in what communities on Forget about a place like Chelsea? Suzanne Somers Will WBC Boston's news radio, the nation's top infectious disease, experts say there Very concerned about a new strain of coronavirus, which was first detected in the United Kingdom. Some local doctors suggest one mask may not be enough more from WBZ TV Stephanie Chang, Dr Paul Sacks heads Brigham and Women's Hospitals Infectious Diseases division and says, since this strain is easier to catch The quality of your face mask is even more important. I do think that if people are now wearing a thin cloth masks they should try and where two masks rather than one. Dr Sachs says surgical masks like the N 90 five's or more effective against the mutant strain. But the best defense against the virus is the vaccine. The sooner we could get the population vaccinated. The better and many people we spoke with are more than eager for a dose. I know. Yeah, I mean for the vaccine and the nation's top instead. Anxious disease. Dr Anthony Fauci says the Moderna and finds her vaccines seem to be protective against the UK variant 6 49 clear skies just ahead of sunrise in Boston, a very cold 20 degrees as you walk out the door more than 20,000 teachers in Chicago say they are not going to report to work today a weekend vote to defy orders from the city to return to the classroom. Over covert health and safety concerns and school officials end up blinking after warning teachers that failure to show up inside schools today would be considered a move of a strike. Authorities say they'll delay the in class mandate now until Wednesday in hopes of working something out for the nation's third largest school district. Criminal investigation is now underway in Gardner schools, police and school officials are keeping busy with this one. Saying violent and racist emails have been sent to some 5000 students and their families. The threats were sent through a vending system used by the schools and under the name of a student's. The investigation does continue proud day for the police department in Pelham, New Hampshire. NBC's Carl Stevens has more on two officers honored for their life saving efforts. The latest poll on Board of Selectmen meeting was a special one for the fellow Police Department have the privilege of bestowing to lifesaver awards to two great police officers. Awards were presented to Officer Michael Symes and Corporal Michael Casus Key early Christmas morning. They responded to a double stabbing and saved a man's life. The mail had stabbed multiple had been stabbed multiple times and.

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"senator bob menendez" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

WHAS 840 AM

03:08 min | 2 years ago

"senator bob menendez" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

"A s a Louisville man originally arrested on a string of armed robberies. Has admitted to burning a victim's car. Middletown police picking up Ethan Matics and while in custody he admitted to being present during a deadly shooting last October on Sin Road. According to the Jefferson County coroner's office. 27 year old Dalton Dog Grill was killed in that shooting. Matic says he helped move dog rails car and set it on fire. Maddox is also accused of stealing cars in the parking lot at the Louisville Athletic Club on Westport Road and the WalMart on Chamberlain Lane. He's now facing complicity to murder and evidence tampering charges. We're headed the Indianapolis now we're five people, including a pregnant woman was shot to death early Sunday inside of a home and an apparent targeted attack the city's police chief, describing the mass murder as a different kind of evil. Fatal shootings called in and around four Sunday morning. No suspects are in custody at last check. The Indianapolis police chief, describing it as the largest mass casualty shooting in the city and Maura than a decade. The House is set to deliver the article of impeachment against former President Trump to the U. S. SENATE today. A B C's Mark Rima lard previews. What's next? A single article of impeachment charges Trump with incitement of insurrection after the attack on the capital. Earlier this month, a Senate will begin its trial February 8th in order to give Trump and his legal team time to prepare its defense. Democratic Senator Bob Menendez called on Republicans to convict Trump. The question is Do you hold your oath to the Constitution higher than your fealty? Tonto President Trump. Some Republicans already questioning the legality of the Senate trial, given that Trump is no longer president. Marker, Malard, ABC news, former Trump Press secretary Sarah Huckabee, Sanders said to announce today she's running for governor of Arkansas, says a source familiar with the decision. A BCS Chuck Seaver Steen Sanders, daughter of former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, will run in the Republican primary to replace Governor Asa Hutchinson, who faces term limits after eight years in office Arrivals Air Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin, the more mainstream establishment Republican and state attorney general, Leslie Rutledge, though electing some, too Democratic governors before Arkansas has become increasingly red in recent years, and a group of business economists is encouraged by what it sees in the months to come. The National Association for Business Economics, says Cos. They're looking ahead to the end of the Corona virus pandemic now have a positive outlook. Informally. Name's Ken Simonson says members expect sales to increase over the next three months and ask for jobs expected higher in the next three months and had been doing so in The last three. Simonson also expects the Fed to keep interest rates low low rates we had just a few months ago but remarkably low by long term standards. Very evolving or ABC News, New York Your next news update.

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"senator bob menendez" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5

New Jersey 101.5

01:46 min | 2 years ago

"senator bob menendez" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5

"At least nine Jersey residents now face charges for taking part. A Monmouth County corrections officer has resigned after she and a friend were both arrested in connection with the insurrection. Fed say Mariza Suarez is Jeep Wrangler drove to D C early January 6th and that someone shared text messages and video clips showing Suarez and Patricia to disco as part of the chaos of the capital to other women and five men from New Jersey also have been arrested following the violence that killed Capitol police officer South River native Brian Sick Nick, along with four other people. Aaron Vote New Jersey when a 1.5 DUIs talks are starting between aides to President Biden and moderate senators from both sides of the aisle on the new president's proposed $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package that face is somewhat of an uphill climb. Some of the writer concerned about mounting deficits, But those on the left say no expense should be spared with lives and livelihood is at stake. The United States Senate will soon begin the record second impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Even with Trump now out of office, Democratic Jersey Senator Bob Menendez with a question for his colleagues across the aisles and really in your interest of your party. Not to have a new beginning on Dis would not only do what is right under the Constitution of the facts of the law, but also gives you your party and you begin Menendez on WNBC TV's up close Sunday. The Senate now split 50 50 down party lines. The impeachment trial is set to begin February 8th. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says one of the Senate's most pressing agenda items is putting $2000 checks in the hands of American. Schumer, speaking on Sunday in New York City, said Democrats are looking to bump up the recent $600 payments to an even 2000. He's hopeful his colleagues from the other side of the aisle will sign on. People need checks in their pockets, and we will increase the overall amount people get.

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"senator bob menendez" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

WHAS 840 AM

02:32 min | 2 years ago

"senator bob menendez" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

"The situation from ABC News. I'm Richard can sue. The FBI has joined the probe of a predawn explosion Saturday. If the first Works Baptist Church in El Monte, California, where the pastor Bruce Me, here, is known for anti covert vaccination and anti LGBT views, many have labeled a hate speech. El Monte police chief David Reno So it's too soon really to stay with the boat of is behind this. Hopefully, we could identify and wrestles people who are responsible. This then we will learn the border. At that time. The explosion caused damage to the church. But no injuries. Top aides to President Biden have begun talks with a bipartisan group of moderate senators on the nearly $2 Trillion Pandemic relief proposal. Maine Republican Susan Collins wants to focus on a less expensive, more targeted proposal. The U. S. Sailed past 25 million cases of covert 19 and nearly 420,000 deaths. There is a new glimmer of hope, though covered cases air now declining across all regions of the country and hospitalizations are the lowest since December. 14 and now President Biden is issuing a new travel ban restricting travel from South Africa as well as reimposing the travel ban for Brazil, the UK, Ireland and 26 European countries. As variants of the virus from South Africa and the UK spread around the world, baby, She's Kenneth Molten, the House today said set to deliver the lone article of impeachment against former president Trump delivered to the Senate. A B. C S mark. Rebel Art has the story. The single article of impeachment charges trump with incitement of insurrection after the attack on the capital. Earlier this month, a Senate will begin its trial February 8th in order to give Trump and his legal team time to prepare its defense. Democratic Senator Bob Menendez called on Republicans to convict Trump. The question is Do you hold your oath to the Constitution higher than your fealty? Tonto President Trump Some Republicans already questioning the legality of the Senate trial. ABC is Mark Malard. This'll summer. Give your kid a chance to get ahead while learning like a college student with Georgetown University Summer High School Sessions, Explorer Online programs in over 35 subjects at summer dot Georgetown dot e. D u Free healthcare hundreds to more than $1000 per month and disability compensation and tens of thousands for college tuition. These are just some of the U. S Department of Veterans Affairs..

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"senator bob menendez" Discussed on WTVN

WTVN

01:56 min | 2 years ago

"senator bob menendez" Discussed on WTVN

"Man I'm Richard Can sue The FBI has joined the probe of a predawn explosions Saturday at the first Works Baptist Church in El Monte, California. Where the pastor Bruce Me here. Is known for anti covert vaccination and at the LGBT views. Many have labeled a hate speech. El Monte police chief David Reno So it's too soon really to stay with the boat of is behind this. Hopefully, we could identify and wrestles people who are responsible. This then we will learn the border. At that time. The explosion caused damage to the church. But no injuries. Top aides to President Biden have begun talks with a bipartisan group of moderate senators on the nearly $2 Trillion Pandemic relief proposal. Maine Republican Susan Collins wants to focus on a less expensive, more targeted proposal. US sail past 25 million cases of covert 19 and nearly 420,000 deaths. There is a new glimmer of hope, though covered cases air now declining across all regions of the country and hospitalizations are the lowest since December. 14 and now President Biden is issuing a new travel ban restricting travel from South Africa as well as reimposing the travel ban for Brazil, the UK, Ireland and 26 European countries As variants of the virus from South Africa and the U. K spread around the world, baby, She's Kenneth Molten, the House today said set to deliver the lone article of impeachment against former President Trump to live. Go to the Senate. A B. C S mark. Rebel Art has the story. The single article of impeachment charges trump with incitement of insurrection after the attack on the capital. Earlier this month, a Senate will begin its trial February 8th in order to give Trump and his legal team time to prepare its defense. Democratic Senator Bob Menendez called on Republicans to convict Trump. The question is Do you hold your oath to the Constitution higher than your fealty? Tonto President Trump Some Republicans already questioning the legality of the Senate trial..

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"senator bob menendez" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

01:39 min | 2 years ago

"senator bob menendez" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"The police chief David Reno. So it's too soon really. To stay with the boat of is behind this. Hopefully we could identify and wrestles people who are responsible. This then we will learn the boat of At that time. The explosion caused damage to the church. But no injuries. Top aides to President Biden have begun talks with a bipartisan group of moderate senators on the nearly $2 Trillion Pandemic relief proposal. Maine Republican Susan Collins wants to focus on a less expensive morte targeted proposal. The U. S sail past 25 million cases of covert 19 and nearly 420,000 deaths. There is a new glimmer of hope, though covered cases are now declining across all regions of the country and hospitalizations are the lowest since December. 14 and now President Biden is issuing a new travel ban restricting travel from South Africa as well as reimposing the travel ban for Brazil, the UK, Ireland and 26 European countries as variants of the virus from South Africa and the U. K spread around the world, baby, She's Kenneth Molten, the House today, said the set to deliver the lone article of impeachment against former President Trump to live. Go to the Senate. A B C's mark. Rebel Art has the story. The single article of impeachment charges trump with incitement of insurrection after the attack on the capital. Earlier this month, a Senate will begin its trial February 8th in order to give Trump and his legal team time to prepare its defense. Democratic Senator Bob Menendez called on Republicans to convict Trump. The question is Do you hold your oath to the Constitution higher than your fealty? Tonto President Trump Some Republicans already questioning the legality of the Senate trial..

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"senator bob menendez" Discussed on SuperTalk WTN 99.7

SuperTalk WTN 99.7

01:48 min | 2 years ago

"senator bob menendez" Discussed on SuperTalk WTN 99.7

"I'm Chuck's Iverson advice from one of the mass covert vaccination sites that is very busy and reporting few problems. Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens state spokesman Mike Jack Liss advising people There are no extra doses for anybody without an appointment. We're administering every vaccine that we have and that we get So they are being exhausted. There are no extras. There is nothing being wasted. Also busy the vaccine site in the Philadelphia suburb of Plymouth meeting giving shots told her folks those at high risk and first responders, including local ambulance chief Thomas to Genske. That's what the M s does right. That's what the public safety services do. Police firing AMs were out there to protect the community. Help help anybody that we can, and this was one of the things that we needed to do. Covert vaccine distribution and covered financial relief are on the agenda of the president and Congress as Senator Bob Menendez, New Jersey Democrat We need tol help people who still are unemployed. We need to help businesses that are still struggling. The greatest way to have the economy recovers. Number one should get the pandemic on the control and then to to get people through this economic time. And it isn't WNBC TV's up close. What was it like at that moment at the White House when you're a disease expert with a medical degree in all in a member of the covert task force? And you hear President Trump talk about using light and disinfectant to fight Cove. It Dr Deborah Burkes talking about a candidly publicly for the first time. This is what you talked about. Was I prepared for that? No, I wasn't prepared for that. I didn't even know what to do in that moment on CBS's face the Nation. Two prison escapees convicted of sexual abuse kidnapping, among other things, busted out of the past few hours from the Arizona State prison in Florence, Public safety Colonel Heston's Silbert with this advice, both of the subjects obviously have committed.

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"senator bob menendez" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:46 min | 2 years ago

"senator bob menendez" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Been demanding more security in the building for years. The NYPD is chief of public Housing says additional cameras were supposed to be installed in the building this year, but it never happened due to the pandemic. Cameras did not play a role in the current case. Mayor de Blasio when the NYPD or facing another lawsuit over the police department's handling of black lives matter. Protests Gonta mists, Jake often hearts reports one week after the New York attorney general Sue the NYPD for their handling of the protests. The department is facing a new legal challenge from a coalition of civil rights attorneys. The class action lawsuit is seeking monetary damages for New Yorkers brutalized or arrested while they demonstrated in the weeks after George Ford's death. Savitri Durkee is one of the plaintiffs. She was marching in Monte even on June 4th when she says police surrounded her group. We were attacked from at least three sides with no warning it was chaotic, violent and extremely dangerous. A spokesperson for the city Law Department didn't comment on the suit. Defended the NYPD is track record of protecting free speech. Immigration enforcement looks a whole lot different now that President Biden has been inaugurated WN Y sees Matt Katz reports. For starters, Biden has paused almost all deportations for 100 days while he reviews Trump era immigration and Customs enforcement policies. Isis also narrowing its focus limiting arrest to those deemed security threats or those convicted of serious crimes. But the biggest changes would come with a bill sponsored by New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez and endorsed by Biden. The U. S. Citizenship Act. If passed, would give about 11 million undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship in eight years and expand the number of visas issued to foreigners and immigrants would no longer be called aliens. Under federal law,.

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"senator bob menendez" Discussed on 710 WOR

710 WOR

02:03 min | 2 years ago

"senator bob menendez" Discussed on 710 WOR

"President elect. Biden woke up this morning at Blair House across the street from the White House, and he is now headed to China. In the second Catholic to become president starts his inauguration day attending mass at Washington's Cathedral of ST Matthews. He'll be joined by the bipartisan congressional leaders, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and top House Republican Kevin McCarthy. There will be no pre inauguration stop at the White House this morning for Biden. President Trump did not invite him for that traditional visit. Karen Travers, ABC News The White House. Biden will be sworn in at noon at the Capitol and deliver a speech focused on uniting the country. But fears of violence are making it very different kind of inauguration, Rain splattered Capital looks resplendent in bunting and flags, but the decorations do not hide the scars of the riot that occurred here two weeks ago. Security keeps the crowd away and the normal exuberance around the inauguration is punctured by melancholy over lost division and violence. President elect Biden seems to understand what he's walking into. When he takes his oath here. He will couch his inaugural address. We're told in the theme of Unity as correspondent Erin controls Key. Meanwhile, President Trump handed out some last minute gifts. Before leaving this morning, he granted pardons and clemency to more than 100 people. Trump has pardoned rapper's Little Wayne and Kodak Black and also former White House chief of staff strategist Steve Bannon. He's also part and wealthy doctor Solomon Milligan, and he was at the center of that corruption trial for New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez that ended in a hung jury. Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and he's going to remain in prison following report that he might have been pardoned by the president. I'm Scott Pringle, w. O R D's and made a blast. Your sister city could run out of its Corona virus vaccine tomorrow and says appointments may have to be canceled his crazy This is not the way it should be. We have the ability to vaccinate a huge number of people. We need the vaccine to go with it. So right now it is up to the federal government is up to the state. The city not expected to get another delivery of doses until Tuesday. News this morning brought to you by Fox five. Let's go to check on our.

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"senator bob menendez" Discussed on 710 WOR

710 WOR

02:57 min | 2 years ago

"senator bob menendez" Discussed on 710 WOR

"It's 38 Clear, 10 o'clock. Good evening. I'm Steve Greenfield. President Trump his champion. His successes as he bids farewell to the country and an address. The commander in chief spoke highly of his impact on the economy in response to covert 19. Also outlined some dangerous facing the nation, the most prominent of which he sent is a loss of confidence in ourselves. Trump went on to condemn censorship after he was kicked off a number of social media sites this month following the violence of the U. S. Capitol. Reportedly, Trump is floating the idea of starting a new political party Wall Street Journal says he's discussed the possibility of having the Patriot Party begin with associates. Forming a new party would be difficult, though, and would require a lot of time in resource is it's also unclear how much support it would have. Despite his large base of followers. On Inauguration Day tomorrow, President elect Biden will try to set a new tone in Washington. We've learned he's invited congressional leaders of both parties to join him for a prayer service had a DC church before he's sworn in. One of the top Senate Democrat, Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey, in an interview with ABC News talks about the challenges facing the incoming administration, the effort to put the nation together is incredibly important. It's one of the most important things that President elect Biden will have to do in order to be able to deal with our cove it challenging while vice president Pansy is trekking back to Indiana tomorrow, Ryan Shook has more NBC news reports. Pence will fly to Columbus in the afternoon following President elect Joe Biden's inauguration, Indiana Republicans said he's expected to thank friends and longtime supporters after his role as vice president is complete Pence tweeted A thank you to America on Tuesday, calling it and honor and privilege to serve as VP. NBC reported earlier. That Pence wasn't expected to be at President Trump's send off at joint base, Andrews I'm Brian showed the Justice Department is closing its investigation into Senator Robert Byrd over questionable stock sales. The North Carolina Republican came under scrutiny for selling as much as $1.5 million worth of stock last February after being briefed about the possible economic fall out of Corona virus. Several other senators were also investigated over their stock sales during that time. Those cases have already been closed. Birds said he's glad to hear the probe is ended, and he looks forward to continue working for the people of North Carolina. He s e. G Long Island, warning customers of a brand new scam. The utility says resident should be on the lookout for people Impersonating employees on the phone and in person, They said The scammers contacted more than 500 customers between December 20th in January, 2nd falsely claiming they had overdue balances, and they threatened to shut off power. If they didn't pay their bill immediately Have customers ever have doubts With the call? They say you can reach out to P s e g Long Island directly at 1 804 9000.

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Immigrant Detainees Held by ICE Are Going On Hunger Strikes

Weekend Edition Sunday

03:53 min | 2 years ago

Immigrant Detainees Held by ICE Are Going On Hunger Strikes

"Customs Enforcement will soon operate under a new administration. President elect Joe Biden has promised to return to quote sensible enforcement policies. But that change will take time. Right now. In New York and New Jersey activists do not want to wait. They're calling on ice to release undocumented immigrants from jail that's led to clashes with police, hunger strikes and a restraining order from member station W. N. Y C. Matt Katz reports. Right after the election. I start getting calls from immigrants like Carlos Gomez. He was on hunger strike at New Jersey's Bergen County Jail, which has a multi million dollar contract with ice to hold detainees. It's just hard boys just You know you feel easy. It seems like they don't care about immigrant detainees say they're being mistreated, and they're scared of getting the coronavirus, the first covert 19 case an ice detention was reported here. Detainees are demanding immediate release. They say they could be given monitoring bracelets to make sure they show up to immigration hearings. Frederick Body told me he hadn't eaten for nine days. They are human beings right now in the United States just start being treated. Very badly, simply because they don't have a paper that state that they are. US citizens. Gomez body and other immigrant detainees in the country illegally are often held by ice and county jails. Many have lived here for decades and have us citizen spouses and kids. Some were transferred from prison after they finish sentences for crimes. Last month, Rabbis took notice of the hunger strikers and began praying outside the Bergen County jail. Racial justice activists soon joined them. This wasn't something that Bergen County, a wealthy Democratic suburb usually experiences, but the protests are now held almost daily with live music and occasional confrontations with the police. One night earlier this month, officers in riot armor arrested nine activists. Sheriff Anthony Cure It's in appeared before television cameras in the next day and alleged that protesters actually bit two officers. It was not a productive act of political expression. What we saw yesterday was not, in the words of my hero John Lewis. Good trouble. The sheriff is a Democrat who said he opposes President Trump's strict immigration policies. But he argued that detainees are treated well in the county jail. Bergen, another nearby counties. Local officials also defend the lucrative ice contracts. They say these deals help offset property taxes and provide jobs. Puritans department gets $110 a day per immigrant it holds for ice. Next door in Hudson County. Immigrant advocates bombarded zoom meetings of the All Democratic governing board after it voted last month to extend its ice contract. 10 years. You just love that money, right? Love the money. They don't accept money where you're going, though you all make me sick. You know, brothers say you should be ashamed of yourselves. Shame, Shame, shame that was Andrew John Michael Watson and Danielle Harari. Tensions are high throughout the region. Six protesters rallying in Manhattan for ice detainees were injured after a woman drove her car through the crowd. In New Jersey, local officials filed a restraining order against activists. Even as the state senators came out against the contracts. Senator Bob Menendez called them blood money. Local leaders aren't budging. Democratic Hudson official Curry Dodd Rodriguez points out. Some of the detainees did commit crimes, and it isn't safe to release them. Safety for me. My family is priority in 2018 Hudson. Democrats actually voted to stop jelling detainees by 2020. But when Joe Biden won the presidential election, the local Democrats figured ice would no longer be is controversial. They were wrong for NPR news, Matt Katz.

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Immigrant Detainees Held by ICE Are Going On Hunger Strikes

Weekend Edition Sunday

03:51 min | 2 years ago

Immigrant Detainees Held by ICE Are Going On Hunger Strikes

"And Customs Enforcement will soon operate under a new administration. President elect Joe Biden has promised to return to quote sensible enforcement policies. But that change will take time. Right now in New York and New Jersey activists do not want to wait. They're calling on ice to release undocumented immigrants from jail that's led to clashes with police, hunger strikes and a restraining order from member station W. N. Y C. Matt Katz reports. Right after the election. I start getting calls from immigrants like Carlos Gomez. He was on hunger strike and New Jersey's Bergen County Jail, which has a multi million dollar contract with ice to hold detainees. It's just hard boys just You know you feel d C. It seems like they don't care about immigrant detainees say they're being mistreated, and they're scared of getting the coronavirus, the first covert 19 case an ice detention was reported here. Detainees are demanding immediate release. They say they could be given monitoring bracelets to make sure they show up to immigration hearings. Frederick Body told me he hadn't eaten for nine days. They are hitmen beat right now in the United States that are being treated. Very badly, simply because they don't have a paper that state that they are. US citizens. Gomez body and other immigrant detainees in the country illegally are often held by ice and county jails. Many have lived here for decades and have us citizen spouses and kids. Some were transferred from prison after they finish sentences for crimes. Last month, Rabbis took notice of the hunger strikers and began praying outside the Bergen County jail. Racial justice activists soon joined them. This wasn't something that Bergen County, a wealthy Democratic suburb usually experiences, but the protests are now held almost daily with live music and occasional confrontations with the police. One night earlier this month, officers in riot armor arrested nine activists. Sheriff Anthony Cure It's in, appeared before television cameras in the next day and alleged that protesters actually bit Two officers. It was not a productive act of political expression. What we saw yesterday was not, in the words of my hero John Lewis. Good trouble. The sheriff is a Democrat who said he opposes President Trump's strict immigration policies. But he argued that detainees are treated well in the county jail. Bergen, another nearby counties. Local officials also defend the lucrative ice contracts. They say these deals help offset property taxes and provide jobs. Puritans department gets $110 a day per immigrant it holds for ice next door in Hudson County immigrant advocates bombarded zoom meetings of the All Democratic governing board after it voted last month to extend its ice contract. 10 years. You just love that money, right? Love the money. They don't accept money where you're going, though. You all make me sick. You know what else there is A you should be ashamed of yourselves. Shame, shame, shame that was Andrew John Michael Watson and Danielle Harari. Tensions are high throughout the region. Six protesters rallying in Manhattan for ice detainees were injured after a woman drove her car through the crowd in New Jersey. Local officials filed a restraining order against activists. Even as the state senators came out against the contracts, Senator Bob Menendez called them blood money. Local leaders aren't budging. Democratic Hudson official Curry Dodd. Rodriguez points out. Some of the detainees did commit crimes, and it isn't safe to release them. Safety for me or my family is priority in 2018 Hudson Democrats actually voted to stop jelling detainees by 2020. But when Joe Biden won the presidential election, the local Democrats figured ice would no longer be is controversial. They were wrong

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US withdraws from open skies treaty

Planet Money

00:53 sec | 2 years ago

US withdraws from open skies treaty

"Treaty that shares air surveillance data. Teri Schultz reports Open Skies treaty signed and ratified by 34 countries other than the U. S allows members to conduct surveillance flights over each other's territory. It's considered an important confidence building measure. US notified the other members six months ago that it believed in Moscow is violating the treaty by blocking fly over access to certain areas and said it would pull out. As a result. Almost a dozen European countries issued a statement at the time expressing their disappointment at the US move. Then candidate Joe Biden also criticized the decision as exacerbating tensions with Russia. New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, says he expects President elected Biden to rejoin the treaty for NPR News. I'm Teri Schultz in Brussels. This is NPR news.

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Senate Holds Confirmation Hearing For Trump's New Pick For Ambassador To Ukraine

All Things Considered

03:34 min | 2 years ago

Senate Holds Confirmation Hearing For Trump's New Pick For Ambassador To Ukraine

"Update now on two important diplomatic vacancies. One is the post of U. S ambassador to the Ukraine. The last woman who held that Senate confirmed job was a central figure in President Trump's impeachment. And now the president's pick for the job is facing some lingering question in his own confirmation hearing. NPR's Michelle Kelemen reports President Trump's ouster of the ambassador to Ukraine featured prominently in his impeachment trial. Marie Ivanovich face to smear campaign by Trump's private lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who had been pressing Ukraine to get dirt on Vice President Joe Biden. Senator Bob Menendez, the ranking Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, says that's still happening. Giuliani Esteban, Savory Ukrainian characters have not let up their efforts to use Ukraine to interfere in U. S politics. Others in the Senate seem intent on amplifying their efforts. Menendez wants the new nominee, retired Lieutenant general Keith Dayton, to avoid playing into this and avoid any meetings with Giuliani. Senator I'm not going to commit to that, because I believe that as an ambassador, I would have the obligation to meet with any U S citizen and hear them out. It was a home. Dayton has been a defense attache in Moscow, a security advisor for the U. S on the Israeli Palestinian conflict, and, in recent years has run the George Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Germany. He's well versed on Ukraine, but his answers frustrated both Menendez and another Democrat Chris Murphy. So at the end of the hearing, he did offer this reassurance. Ify is the U. S ambassador and key Have any indication that there is any kind of election interference going on using Ukraine as a azalea ever to do that? I would, of course, report that directly to this committee. I think you have a right to know that I think I have an obligation to report that to Dayton says his priorities in the country, if confirmed, would be to help Ukraine fight corruption and beef up Ukraine's Navy and Air force. Next door in Belarus. The U. S is reviving diplomatic relations in part because of Russia's aggression. In Ukraine. Career diplomat Julie Fisher has been tapped to run the U. S embassy in Minsk. Our relationship with Belarus languish for more than a decade. But after Russia's illegal seizure and occupation of Crimea, and it's manufactured war in Ukraine stone best region, we began to see signs of interest from the Belarussian sign. Belarus recently bought US crude oil to decrease its dependence on Russia and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Minsk earlier this year. But the's warming ties will be tested by an election this Sunday, and Fisher face questions about that the first component to ensuring that we can continue to grow this relationship. Not see steps backward in the conduct of this presidential election. The long time ruler Alexander Lukashenko is facing a united opposition in the run up to this election, and his regime has been cracking down. There will be no international monitors, though Fisher says the U. S embassy will be watching the vote closely. What we are trying to get Johnny is basically to ensure that there is space to ensure their space for more than one voice. In this country. Lukashenko kicked out the less U. S ambassador to Belarus in 2008 after the US accused his government of human rights violations and tighten sanctions. Michelle Kelemen NPR NEWS Washington

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House Democrats Walk Out Of White House Syria Meeting, Accusing Trump Of 'Meltdown'

Anderson Cooper 360

10:34 min | 3 years ago

House Democrats Walk Out Of White House Syria Meeting, Accusing Trump Of 'Meltdown'

"But we begin with a white house meeting on turkey and syria and the presidential meltdown speaker pelosi says it produced she attributed the president's behavior imparted to the vote against him earlier today was shaken up by it and that's why we couldn't continue in the meeting because he it's just not relating to the reality of it on the part of the president was a meltdown sad to say the white house denies this saying the president was and i quote measured factual and decisive as for majority leader mcconnell when asked about his perceptions of the meeting he merely said and i quote make any observations in the meeting i don't have any to make now well heap may not have made any observations but it is not noticeable and notable that the silence top ally in the senate is not trying to refute speaker pelosi's account the president's son decision of poll special forces troops from their positions in northern syria greenland the invasion by turkey killing of kurds the escape vices prisoners and a land grab by syria's dictator bashar al-assad and his backers russia and iran today the president continued to claim it was all part of his master plan so our view the situation on the turkish border with syria to be for the united states strategically brilliant strategically brilliant though if he really believes that it is hard to understand or he sent a turkey's president with whom he had that fateful phone call last week the letter was allegedly sent three days after the call ended up president trump warns not to do the very thing he had made possible by announcing immediate abandonment of the kurds quoting now from this letter to air to on quote let's work out a good deal you don't want to be responsible for hiring thousands of people and i don't wanna be responsible for destroying the turkish economy and i will the letter is dated the ninth of this month that is the same day that turkish troops went into northern area encourage began being slaughtered and shortly thereafter isis fighters began escaping kurdish custody the president was asked about all of that today even after all you have seen isis prisoners freed all the humanitarian disaster you don't have any regret forgiving early on the green light to to invade i didn't give them a green life well did you tell as you just you know when you make a statement like that so deceptive just the opposite of agreement the opposite of a green light would i guess it'd be a red light or a red line a stern warning not to invade perhaps or decision not to pull the small number of american troops who were holding back the turks from invading an attack the kurds are allies in the fight against isis but the president didn't draw a line in the sand red or otherwise in fact in that same press conference today he says he expected the works to invade now president or the ones decision didn't surprise me because he's wanted to do that for a long time he's been building up troops on the the border with syria for a long time as you know so he expected the turks would invade he sees the troops building up on the border for long time and he decides to suddenly and without much warning remove the one obstacle to it US special forces who've been living with and fighting with and training the kurds doesn't that seem like a pretty clear example of a green light would look like that if this was all unexpected it this was all as expected i should say then why the threatening letter why the push for economic sanctions on what is after all a nato ally why send vice president and secretary of state to turkey tonight this is all going to plan and is strategically brilliant why the apparent rage the meeting this afternoon one answer is simple the president didn't see this coming or didn't care what happened there which seems to be the case if you listened to the way he describes our kurdish allies you have to say it nobody wants to say we're making the kurds look like they're angels we paid a lot of money to the kurds tremendous amounts of money we've given them massive russians and you know what it's wonderful they fought with us we paid a lot for them to fight with us they fought isis about eleven thousand awards were killed in that fight in addition to that on top of the casting the kurds inside the president also repeated his allegations that the kurds have intentionally released isis fighters from prisons an allegation he has offered no proof up just so you understand we were the ones that captured isis people let some go the opened a couple of doors to make us look is bad as possible claim has been called four falls by senior pentagon official who tells CNN the president quote falsely claiming that the SDS kerr words are letting isis prisoners out of prison is wrong because they're the people that defeated isis wrong because they are currently risking their lives to defend our forces wrong because they are fighting force that intends to eliminate their people because we greenlighted their operation earlier i spoke with senator bob menendez the ranking democrat on the senate foreign relations committee who was in that meeting with the president senator menendez you speaker pelosi said that the president had a quote meltdown down her words majority leader schumer said he was very nasty his word you yourself tweeted that listening to the president made you feel deeply concerned for the country can you talk about what happened in the meeting what you saw from the moment the president came in i would describe him as belligerent he's smackdown support of files on the table and said well you all asked for this meeting i reluctantly gave it to you and speaker pelosi say well with all due respect mr president i didn't ask for meeting with you we asked for a briefing on the secretaries of defense state intelligence to understand the consequences of the actions you took and then he said and let's end the meeting and she said well while i'm here as the speaker i have an obligation to tell you that the house just voted three hundred fifty some odd to i forget okay what the amount was but it was an overwhelming bipartisan vote to disapprove the actions that you took in syria and then he got that that devolved into that's nothing uh-huh hit job and the republicans and she said well many republicans joined us and then he called speaker pelosi a third rate politician he said that the kurds were nothing but communists and democrat all of us democrats who is seated there must be happy with that you know suggesting that we all subscribe to that view of being communists and then you know it just it was belligerent and and something i have never seen in twenty seven years here in congress and serving under four different presidents i've never seen a moment like this that's not how these meetings usually go no yeah well not with other presidents and i've had presidents from clinton to bush to obama and now trump i was in the white house with president bush and he is president we might have disagreements but one it was never disagreeable and always it was respectful and there was exchanges of views as i said to the president when i stayed after the speaker you're left and several others left there was president everybody here loves country nobody here loves it more than another but we can have a agreement as is evidenced by the fact that the house overwhelmingly with republicans voted disagree with you you're the commander in chief but i disagree with what you did and here's what i'm concerned about the consequences the reconstituting of isis i said i don't know if the military people tell you but there are you know you're inspector general at the department of defense says there's still fourteen to eighteen thousand isis fighters in syria if the ten thousand have been detained get unleashed and are freed you're talking about a potential fighting force about two thirty thousand that's a clear and present danger to the united states you've opened up a land bridge for iran to bring serious weaponry and to potentially attack our allies state of israel that's a huge risk and you know at the end of the day you've changed the political dynamics of the region with just one stroke said so and actions had on turkey had been absolutely nothing the turkish stock market went up the next day so you know this is this did he respond to that he he basically started saying that number one you know well we can destroy turkey's economy and but you don't wanna drive turkey into the russians which of course turkey's already been with the russians they've been buying the four hundred from the russians which is sanctionable on the US law he's also he's also just given russia a huge victory in syria they've been propping they've been supporting propping up the regime as well as iran to the point of view absolutely i mean look the the the big winners as as i said jessica the big winners are iran russia and and even turkey in this regard and so this letter that he handed out to all of us beginning which i if he hadn't handed it out himself i would have thought was not a real letter but basically a letter he wrote to air to one in turkey ah he wrote to urge to wanna turkey would you gave out to every member who is there basically strikes me as a letter to cover your backside because what he unleashed he now cannot recall and so you know i it's to try to respond to the incredible criticism it's an incredible letter the way it's written and believe me i'm reading about issues like that i've read it does not i mean it's not the kind of a letter thought he president united states would send to you know the president of turkey it it does not read as a i mean at one point i think it s sorta ends with you know don't be tough guy don't be a fool i'll call you later yeah that's how it ends and and it just is just it to me it was to be able to dock at first of all the letter is just an incredible letter the way it's it's it's dictate needed but it sounds like it's definitely dictated directly from him the way he thinks speaks and secondly it was to try to you know cover himself for what was unleashed with the turks going ahead and invading into northern syria and the consequences that flow thereafter i want to ask you about something else which sounds double we're we're told by a democratic source familiar with the meeting that senator schumer read a

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House Democrats subpoena Pompeo for Ukraine documents

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

02:22 min | 3 years ago

House Democrats subpoena Pompeo for Ukraine documents

"Breaking news this hour the house impeachment inquiry into President Trump is rapidly picking up speed three the House committees have just Subpoena Secretary of State Mike pompeo demanding documents pertaining to your brain that he has failed to produce so far and Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff tells C. N. We could see impeachment hearings and more subpoenas as soon as next week with some Democrats hoping for actual impeachment the president possibly by Thanksgiving. We'll talk about the breaking news. We're Senator Bob Menendez. The top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee and our correspondents analysts and analysts are also standing by first. Let's go straight to capitol. Hill our congressional correspondent Sunlen survive. He's getting new information sunland the Foreign Affairs the intelligence the oversight committee's together. They have now subpoenaed the secretary of state for doc fees. That's right wolf. Things are escalating very quickly for the administration this evening tonight. The Secretary of State and Mike Pompeo he has been subpoenaed by these three very powerful committees up here on Capitol. Hill this for documents related to the Ukraine Crane portraits of course is the new focus the new center of the impeachment inquiry into president trump now pump. HEO has failed to turn over the documents that these committee have requested many times documents related to president trump related to his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and their rule and they're in dealings with Ukrainian government so this subpoena is essentially to try to compel Mike Pompeo to turn over the documents they want and they've set a deadline of next Friday October fourth now all all this comes at the House intelligence committee they are making moves of their own and of course significant they are the committee that's leading the impeachment inquiry. Adam Schiff today telling CNN that he does dissipate likely a hearing next week significant given that it is during a two week congressional recess he has told his members members of the committee to be on standby ready to come back to Washington in need be he says they'll be moving as expeditiously as possible in subpoenaing evidence and hearing depositions Yep positions over the recess of course top parties potentially getting in that whistle blower in front of the committee and many members of that committee also want to see people like Rudy Giuliani like the attorney general in front of their committee as well. Thank you so survivor young capitol. Hill

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Trump fires John Bolton as national security adviser

The Lead with Jake Tapper

09:07 min | 3 years ago

Trump fires John Bolton as national security adviser

"We start with breaking news in the politics and president trump today firing his national security adviser Ambassador John Bolton the too long well documented history of disagreeing disagreeing on matters all the way up to today when the two had different takes on how Bolton ended up on the wrong side of the White House fence the president tweeting in part quote. I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions. According to John Bolton's tweet which came just twelve minutes later quote. I offered to resign last night in president trump said. Let's talk about it tomorrow. The news came just before a White House. Briefing that Bolton was was scheduled to attend secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin who both reportedly clashed with Bolton behind the scenes. Were notably all smiles at this briefing everything a source close to the administration tells me that Bolton's exit is the result of quote Ed Administration with dysfunctional processes and bureaucracy one that attracts people who we're willing to make the big compromise to work for trump so they are especially cutthroat. It's a real snake pit and it's run by quote in Iraq. President who is hard to manage anew brings out the worst sensibilities people add it all up in the source says quote John Bolton standing for principals such as it's a bad idea to invite the Taliban to Camp David Well. Oh he didn't have a chance. CNN's Kaitlan Collins starts off now from the White House John Bolton the firing in came via twitter as president trump announced today he informed his National Security Advisor. His services are no longer needed at the White House but but in a surreal moment twelve minutes later Bolan denied he was fired tweeting. I offered to resign last night and president trump said let's talk walk tomorrow. Bolton was seen by CNN cameras outside the West Wing this morning after sources said he got into a bitter disagreement with trump the the night before the alternative was the White House and you wouldn't have been happy with that either. They argued over the president's decision to host Taliban leaders at Camp David a a meeting trump later cancelled John Bolton's priorities and policies just don't line up with presidents bulletins pushback inviting the Taliban on US soil and allegedly tiddly telling reporters about his feelings after may have been the last straw with one source telling CNN the leaking is what got him but in recent weeks Bolton had found himself isolated from the president iced out by the chief of staff and barely speaking to the secretary of State there were many times ambassador Assar Bolton. I disagree that's to be sure. Bolton was scheduled to be at this afternoon's briefing alongside Mike Pompeo and Steven Mnuchin the president's view of the Iraq war and and embassador bulletins was very different but after the president's tweet a White House official said Bolt is no longer in the building. I like conflict. I like having two people with the different points of view trump once claimed he liked the chaos of a west wing with multiple opinions but he grew irritated by Bolton's hardline positions in recent weeks. I actually temper John which is pretty amazing now. Jacob President says he's going to announce his fourth national security adviser next week until then Bolton's is deputy. Charlie Kupperman will takeover the National Security Council but I do want to flag one other bit of reporting we got that may have shown that Bolton was on the way out apparently currently when they were at the g seven summit in France just a few weeks ago he was tentatively scheduled to build some of the Sunday shows defending the administration's policies but sources tell C. in the bulletin was uncomfortable and didn't want to go on to defend some of the president's policies including on Russia which had become a big topic of the summit though people close to and said he simply thought that people like Steven Mnuchin or Larry cudlow were better suited at defending the president's policies on tariffs but jake of course requirement of working in this White House as you've got to be able to defend the president on television even the president's post to have Russia back in the g seven Kaitlan Collins. Thanks so much joining me now is Senator Bob Menendez a Democrat from New Jersey. He's the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee senator. Thanks for joining us your reaction to John Bolton being fired. Look the Unser Mona's way that Bolton was fired at stupid this functionality the whiplash that goes on in terms of you know national security and foreign policy look at the record this is going to be the upcoming the fourth national security advisor the Third Secretary of defense the Secretary Second Secretary of state the Second Second Director of National Intelligence and the list goes on and so the situation room shouldn't be the place in which the president plays his this reality TV show of the apprentice so it's it's very hard for our foreign policy and national security both with our allies as well as sending messages to our adversaries by the dysfunctionality that the president has in the White House. I'm no fan of John Bolton. He's very bellicose in some of his views but you need a national security advisor who's was willing to give you alternative views and other realities and not just yes men in in such a critical position. Well I want to ask you about Bolton specifically because one of your colleagues league's Republican senator who declined to be named told CNN that Republican senators quote clone to people like Bolton on Capitol Hill relying on him to know what's really going on at the White House seeing him I suppose as a non-sycophantic grown up one of the proverbial guardrails what do you think well clearly although I don't agree with many of embassador Bolton's views and he has a bit of a bellicose way about him in terms of foreign policy and national security but he was a voice that would give alternative realities or real realities to the president for his consideration and I know that in many choices for example like the precipitous move in Syria which would have left those who fought alongside with us in in the Lurch that voices like his were also you know surrounded by members of the Senate who who felt this was a disaster astor in the making so I think there are those particularly on the Republican side who felt that he was some sort of stability in terms of foreign policy there are many on my side of the aisle who thinks that that accurately you know he was a bit of a warmonger but what this says Moore I think it's less about Bolton and more about the president the president has no stability in in terms of national security and foreign policy just cut his legs from his Afghan. you know envoy his. Middle East peace envoy just laughed. He's got nobody with Kim. I'm John Own to deal with it so it's it's a disaster at a time that we have to one of the most challenging foreign policy scenarios in the world that I've seen in nearly thirty years. I know you disagree with Bolton on on a lot but there are areas where I imagine you you do have some agreement. A Bolton was skeptical of the President Meeting with Kim Jong Hoon skeptical of the president's offer to have a no strings attached meeting with the Iranian President Ruhani. He was against the Taliban being invited to Camp David. I wonder what this might mean for the administration going forward when it comes to policy and when it comes to people in the president's inner circle who are willing to say you know what Mr President. That's a bad idea I think those people are few and far between if there are any left in this administration. I think the only way you survive in this administration is by I saying yes Mr President even if you believe it's a horrible idea including for the national security and interest of the United States in its people and so that's one of the challenges of this administration administration the reality is is that this is why I believe that Congress under its Article One role is more more important than ever before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee the House Foreign Relations Committee the intelligence committees the Armed Services Committee need to have a robust oh bus vigilant row using their article one authorities to try to pursue a foreign policy that the administration ultimately will will limit the risks that they pose in terms of US foreign policy and national security interests oil prices fell almost immediately after trump tweeted about Bolton Why do you think that is. What are the ramifications might this well? I think that those who believe that Ambassador Bolton who was an advocate of for example example the potential of an attack on Iran because of its nuclear program and the instability that that would create in the region maybe be those of us that now there's less of a bellicose view as it relates to Iran and the region you know I would assume that that's speculation on their airport and that's why some of the prices fell all right Democratic Senator Bob Menendez of the Garden State New Jersey. Thanks so much appreciate it. Sir Thank

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Donald Trump threatens Iran with 'overwhelming force' if it attacks US

Rick Hamada

00:39 sec | 3 years ago

Donald Trump threatens Iran with 'overwhelming force' if it attacks US

"Team president trump has been busy tweeting about iran as the administration and the regime continue trade threats and insults rachel sutherland live in washington please trampling in israel national security adviser john bolton said if iran breaks uranium richmond limits in the multi-nation nuclear deal we will simply enhance the maximum pressure campaign democrat senator bob menendez as trump administration has no strategic plan for bringing iran to the negotiating table what is doing is building pressure and when you have a fresher for the has no escape bob while it does explode iran to negotiate as long as sanctions remain on its supreme

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CFPB Chief Says Education Department Is Blocking Student Loan Oversight

NPR's Business Story of the Day

04:56 min | 4 years ago

CFPB Chief Says Education Department Is Blocking Student Loan Oversight

"Support for NPR and the following message come from gusto, providing payroll, benefits and HR services for small businesses, gusto serves more than sixty thousand businesses nationwide. With full service payroll HR, tools and health insurance at gusto dot com slash NPR. The director of the consumer financial protection bureau. The CF PB says the Trump administration's education department is getting in the way of efforts to police the student loan industry. This comes amid lawsuits that allege widespread wrongdoing, by student loan companies. Here's NPR's Chris Arnold, the head of the CF PB Kathy Cran anger is responding to Senator Elizabeth Warren and other Democrats who wanted to know whether the consumer protection bureau is doing its job protecting student borrowers and her answer is pretty striking. The letter obtained by NPR is carefully worded. But in essence Kranjcar is saying that the CF is trying to do its job. But she says that companies that manage student loan. Are not handing over information that the bureau needs to do supervision because they say the education department told them, not to in other words, the education department is getting in the way it's actually quite remarkable. Seth frontman heads up the nonprofit student borrower protection center, he used to be the cfpb's student loan ombudsman, but quit last summer over frustrations with the Trump administration. The head of the consumer financial protection bureau is telling the world that the secretary of education has put in place, a series of policies, that are obstructing federal law enforcement officials from standing up for the millions of Americans with student debt Americans, like, Jessica Saint Paul. She was grappling with about eighty thousand dollars in student loans. Then when she heard about a program called public service loan forgiveness. She was ecstatic, the programs designed to encourage public service. So police officers government workers teach. People who work for not prophets if they make payments for ten years, they can get the remainder of their student loan debt forgiven. Saint Paul work for a nonprofit that provides services to foster children. I oh, this is perfect, I called interested in of a service. I don't forgive me. That was nine years ago. She says over the years she called the company servicing, her loans to check in just wanna make sure you know, I'm on track. Okay. No problem conversation with quick. I mean they were so kind. But Saint Paul says she was getting bad information. She says she found out just last year at a conference. There was an information session on loan forgiveness since she was told that she was in the wrong, kind of loan and wrong payment plan, so that she couldn't qualify. And she says a lot of other people were finding out the same thing, right there at the conference support group almost turned into because you were like, no that can't be true. And people were I went on my home. We're gonna phones and that type checking your loan, what type alone they were, and we were all sitting there like just frantic like. Well, on in my in what wait, wait. Wait. Let me pull this up. Let me see bud say, Paul says it was true. If nine years ago, her loan servicer, just told her to take a few simple steps to convert to the right loan payment plan. Everything would have been okay. Instead, she says she feels like somebody's stole tens of thousands of dollars from her is it Australia? Not just cannot believe it happened to me, it's happening to a lot of people so far about ninety nine percent of people applying for this loan forgiveness program or getting rejected, and more than one million people are actively pursuing it and hoping to qualify Saint Paul's a plaintiff in one of the many lawsuits by advocacy groups, and regulators related to this program and other problems. This is why democratic lawmakers say they want to be sure that perhaps the most powerful federal watchdog for consumers is on top of all this in March. Senator Bob Menendez pressed the issue at hearing with CF director chronicler, have you examined why ninety nine percent. Of applicants have been reject. Senator. Get I I understand why you're asking question. It's important one by don't have a specific answer to your question on this topic. Now that lawmakers have chronic or answer was with Warren and four other senators call the revelations disturbing around a letters. They just fired off to student loan, servicing companies, the cfpb in a statement says it's confident that it can resolve the issues and achieve its mission of protecting borrowers. But for its part, the education department appears to be defending its stance, but loan servicers should not hand over information to the CFP be the department says in a statement that it takes privacy. Seriously, and says requests for information about student loan borrowers should be made to the education department said, Froman says the cfpb should flex its muscles, more and take loan servicers to court. If necessary to get them to comply with its oversight efforts, Chris Arnold NPR news.

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Senator Bob Menendez, President Donald Trump And US discussed on Brian Kilmeade

Brian Kilmeade

00:19 sec | 4 years ago

Senator Bob Menendez, President Donald Trump And US discussed on Brian Kilmeade

"Negotiators for the US and China are trying to move forward on a trade deal as President Donald Trump threatens to raise more tariffs on Chinese imports. But the US is also threatening new tariffs on goods from the European Union. New Jersey democratic Senator Bob Menendez speaking from Belgium, I hope we don't continue down a path to a

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Senator Bob Menendez, Donald Trump and New Jersey discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

What Next | Daily News and Analysis

08:15 min | 4 years ago

Senator Bob Menendez, Donald Trump and New Jersey discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

"That gubernatorial debate was getting started in Florida last night Senator Bob Menendez and his Republican opponent former pharmaceutical executive Bob Hubin, they were walking into a television studio in Newark, New Jersey for debate of their own getting into the studio required walking a gauntlet of protesters who are waving competing signs and chanting, competing slogans. Herb Jackson was watching all this from his perch down in DC when I called him up this morning. He talked to us from a phone in his newsrooms podcast closet. Jackson. How is it in there? It's closed. Not too many dust bunnies. I hope. No, no. I asked her to start off by telling me what Menendez was accused of doing wrong in the first place just quickly lay out for me. What was the scope of this Menendez was charged with bribery and other corruption basically, mail fraud and denying honest services, it's called, and then he was also charged with filing a false disclosure form. He was accused of receiving more than seven hundred thousand campaign contributions from his co defendant, a Florida is doctor named Salomon melgren along with luxury travel on Meghan private plane staying at Milkins hiaasen, a resort and the Dominican Republic also staying at a hotel Dominican Republic and Melbourne actually wants put them put Menendez up at a sweet in Paris using Milligan's American Express point. Is there any doubt that he did all this? Is there any doubt that Menendez received these items? No, it's not disputing that that he sees these items of there was. No evidence, presented of the quid pro quo that the the corrupt bargain, the government wanted you to believe that Nelson would give something Menendez would do something. But it didn't have a recording or confidential informant or anything like that. There is a dispute over what the actions meant. In were the government says Menendez was trying to pressure the bomb administration to ease up on Melbourne on on a Medicare billing issue. Melbourne was alternately convicted in a separate trial of sixty seven counts as Medicare fraud and his actually in prison right now. So this case happens the jury. Man into court hit. There was an eleven week trial. And the jury hung most of the jurors said they were going to quit. The question was after the hung jury with the government retry Menendez on the same charges. The judge came in a month and a half later told the Justice department you never prove that these were bribes and acquitted Menendez on that. So then a week later the Justice department, they dropped the case. And that's it all legal jeopardy has gone Menendez is off the hook legally. But politically he's still in a jam. Yes. He is still trying to restore his support with the public in New Jersey. And the polls have shown that even though majority say they will vote for him narrow majority fifty one fifty two some polls fifty four percent, a larger majority disapprove of him and people I know who are. Longtime Democrats say I guess I got to vote for him. But I don't want to they feel. He doesn't deserve another term because he kind of got caught doing something. They're not sure what there are other people who feel that the, you know, he was unfairly targeted, and and there was one poll that sort of found a lot of support for the idea that he was only doing what they all do and he was singled out for it. So tell me a little bit about the Republican who came out to oppose Menendez. Bob Hubin had been the CEO and chairman of pharmaceutical company called cell, gene Corp, I've learned more about them than I ever do before they made cancer drugs. He was a Trump delegate in twenty sixteen in the Republican convention. He was a big backer of Chris Christie's presidential campaign. And then when Chris Christie Governor Chris Christie signed on and endorsed Trump. Hugo was also the New Jersey finance chairman for Trump for president. So he helped raise money for Trump's presidential campaign and contributed. He got into the race. He says because he thought New Jersey deserve better. And he didn't think Menendez should just be able to coast against some Republican who wasn't going to be able to raise enough money to compete and last night, the two guys Bob Hugenin Bob Menendez came together to debate, right? Their only debate and the campaign, puke and said, you're lying to me about what my drug company did Menendez says you're lying to me about what the government did. And what I did end is is to try and make this a debate about Donald Trump. That's because he doesn't wanna talk about anything about his record of corruption and failure. He will be another vote for Donald Trump. I will stand up to Donald Trump you said corruption and Menendez said Trump, and that's where the race stands. You know, I'm wondering looking at this race. I saw this statistic from five thirty eight and it said that usually corruption isn't a problem for representatives as long as they're in a partisan safe district. Like, if they're a democrat in a blue district or a Republican in a red district and looking at this Menendez situation, it just struck me that maybe in any other year, we would expect Menendez to actually win it. Actually, I think it's the other way. I mean, I think he would be a lot more trouble in a year that wasn't like this because this like of Trump in New Jersey is so high that what we thought were reliably red congressional districts are probably going to wing democratic or at least narrowly reelected Republican. That's the climate. He's running in if he weren't. Being in that climate. I think he'd be in a whole lot more trouble. The thing is though that Menendez has has built a long career of, you know, appealing to the powerbases New Jersey the environmentalists love him for you know, his opposition to offshore drilling. And you know, the unions like him because he supports, you know, their issues, especially prevailing wage and things like that. He becomes the champion of different groups, this group of people who really still finding on their superstorm sandy claims who rallied in his support after he was indicted, saying, you know, we need to save Bob Menendez because he went up at fought with FEMA over people claims people people were filing on their flood insurance and

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Senator Bob Menendez, Brett Cavanaugh and FBI discussed on Steve Trevelise

Steve Trevelise

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Senator Bob Menendez, Brett Cavanaugh and FBI discussed on Steve Trevelise

"One day before US senators, hold a practice vote on supreme court nominee. Brett Cavanaugh Senator Bob Menendez is calling a just-concluded FBI investigation a load of Bs official video from

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Gulf Coast braces for Gordon to strengthen to hurricane

The Takeaway

00:49 sec | 4 years ago

Gulf Coast braces for Gordon to strengthen to hurricane

"Tropical storm, Gordon is expected to strengthen into a hurricane by the time. It makes landfall tonight on the north central Gulf Coast. NPR's Debbie Elliott reports the biggest threat will be floods. Forecasters say Gordon will likely come ashore in Mississippi as a minimal hurricane but a wide stretch of the Gulf Coast is preparing for life threatening inundation from both storm surge and heavy rains, Richard Pasch with the National Hurricane Center says four to eight inches of rain is likely with higher accumulation in some areas, we can have isolated totals over portions of Louisiana southern Alabama. Southern Mississippi parts of Arkansas, western Florida, panhandle in some locations as much as twelve inches. The governors of Louisiana Mississippi and Alabama have declared states of emergency voluntary evacuations are underway in flood

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