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"senator james lankford" Discussed on WTOP
"Top stories were following this morning on WTO P, the U.S. Senate still at work right now on the hill considering an economic and climate package currently considering an amendment to that package by Republican Oklahoma senator James lankford, late Saturday vice president Harris cast the tie breaking vote to open the debate on the Biden administration's trimmed down proposal. Authorities have identified the third victim of that lightning strike in Lafayette park from Thursday night, 29 year old Brooks lambertson of Los Angeles died Friday of his injuries, a Wisconsin couple died Thursday night at last report a fourth victim still hospitalized, Indiana. Now the first scene of the union to approve abortion restrictions since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned roe V wade as Republican governor Eric holcomb quickly signed a nearly total ban on the procedure shortly after lawmakers approved it. The ban takes effect in Indiana September 15th. Stay with WTO for more on these stories and just minutes. Two 17 and Elon Musk says he's still might want to buy Twitter for that $44 billion he offered, but only if the social media giant can make it clear how it keeps track of accounts that might be bought instead of real people. Now he's asking for a public debate with the CEO of Twitter on the very thing he accuses the company of defrauding the public about. How many bots and fake accounts are truly a part of Twitter? From the get go, this has not been anything like a normal acquisition between two companies or a person trying to buy a company. That is CNET editor at large Ian sher. Two 18. We bring you traffic and weather on the 8s and when it breaks and we start in the WTO traffic setter with Carlos Ramirez. Thank you, Ian, if you're headed northbound on I 95, I have some good news for you, the accident scene that we were dealing with there. After the centerport Parkway has officially cleared, now you will find the little activity over on the far right shoulder, however, the delays will be clearing up soon, you have all lanes available now. Slight volume delay, but it should clear here momentarily. As you continue northbound, no delays all the way up towards the capitol beltway. 66 eastbound, the work zone is near the Prince William Parkway, blocking lanes along the right side, a single left lane is all that's getting you by there with very minimal delays. As you continue eastbound, you're up to speed towards the beltway, just keep in mind that the ramp towards 50 is closed through the weekend, so you'll need to opt for the Prince William or further for the prayers facts, county Parkway, or one 23. Outer loop or rather inner loop of the beltway, dealing with an accident scene, this is in Maryland on your approach towards two ten, the exit for oxen hill sounds like it is involving a vehicle fire, so proceed with caution there, southbound side of two 95, a little bit slow there just before you get on the ramp that takes you towards the beltway, keep an eye out for any incidents there. Outer loop of the beltway in Maryland looks good, headed past the BW Parkway, and the issues we had in your route one half cleared across the bay bridge to left lanes still blocked with the work crew, single right lane is all that's getting you by. If you're headed through the davidsonville area, central avenue is dealing with a utility issue as of now. They are alternating traffic, a single lane gets by at a time, follow direction through that area. There aren't any delays because of it. You're just going to pause temporarily as the folks in orange let you buy. 97 looks good if you headed northbound towards Glenn Bernie, no issues between the beltways on I 95 or the BW Parkway. Carlos Ramirez traffic. Storm team Forrest Samara Theodore with your Sunday morning forecast. As we head through your Sunday, temperatures will be in the low 90s this afternoon. We're partly sunny to start, and many of us will remain dry throughout the day, but much like the first half of our weekend, we've got a chance for a few isolated showers or storms to pop up. For your Monday, we're starting off sunny with highs in the low 90s by the afternoon. And another chance
"senator james lankford" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
"Biden's open border policies were stymied a little bit by two decisions. One was a remain in Mexico policy that was imposed by a Texas judge and that slowed down Biden's open border enthusiasm. And the other was a title 42 public health expulsions, which was the idea that because of COVID, there was there were policies that returned applicants for asylum to their home countries, again stemming the tide of people coming into this country illegals. Now, Biden is now lifting these tidal 42 restrictions, which means there's going to be a lot more people coming into the country. How many no one knows for sure, but some estimates, this is a recent article, perhaps 500,000 migrants arriving at the border. Wow. Big number. And this is not because COVID is gone over. On the contrary, it's because the Biden people feel emboldened to sort of start up, you know, kind of start up their engines again. The driving force here is Mallorca's, who basically wants to just, he wants to take a bad problem and make it worse. In fact, he doesn't mind the fact that these border cases of clogged the courts. See when people file for asylum, they're assigned a kind of court case. And there's a huge backlog of one and a half million people backlog. So that means that it could be four to 6 years before your case comes up. And what did the Biden people intend to do? Well, they intend to release these people in the United States in the meantime. Kind of like show up and you know, 2024 for your court hearing. Now, some of them will show up, some of them won't show up. But these guys don't care. The Biden administration has no internal system of monitoring to make sure that they know where people are, make sure they show up for trial. None of that. This is just part of a scheme to in a sense wreck the immigration restriction system. And in a sense, flout the law. The flouting the law in the name of the practical difficulties of enforcing the law. So this is basically blatant lawlessness by the Biden people and think about it. All these guys are coming into the country. At a difficult time when people are struggling to get back to work, people are struggling for housing, housing costs and difficulties in getting housing. Of course, there's inflation, there's rising rent prices, America's dealing with issues of drug addiction, extended joblessness, some of which started in the COVID, but has an abated ever since. And Biden doesn't really care. Why? Because they're looking at the political benefit of doing this, they're essentially trying to corral more potential voters, at least down the road for the Democratic Party. And a number of Republicans are sort of on to this. In fact, they're pointing out they're saying, listen, this is a deliberate scheme by Biden to flout the law. It's a deliberate scheme to do this. And senator James lankford of Oklahoma, he goes, that's their whole plan. And I think this is right on. This is not incompetent on the part of board of patrol. This is a deliberate scheme by Biden and the left. To change this country, wreck our immigration restriction system as long as they derive some political.
"senator james lankford" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
"Joe Biden's open border policies were stymied a little bit by two decisions. One was a remain in Mexico policy that was imposed by a Texas judge and that slowed down Biden's open border enthusiasm. And the other was a title 42 public health expulsions, which was the idea that because of COVID, there was there were policies that returned applicants for asylum to their home countries, again stemming the tide of people coming into this country illegals. Now, Biden is now lifting these tidal 42 restrictions, which means there's going to be a lot more people coming into the country. How many no one knows for sure, but some estimates, this is a recent article, perhaps 500,000 migrants arriving at the border. Wow. Big number. And this is not because COVID is gone over. On the contrary, it's because the Biden people feel emboldened to sort of start up, you know, kind of start up their engines again. The driving force here is Mallorca's, who basically wants to just, he wants to take a bad problem and make it worse. In fact, he doesn't mind the fact that these border cases of clogged the courts. See when people file for asylum, they're assigned a kind of court case. And there's a huge backlog of one and a half million people backlog. So that means that it could be four to 6 years before your case comes up. And what did the Biden people intend to do? Well, they intend to release these people in the United States in the meantime. Kind of like show up and you know, 2024 for your court hearing. Now, some of them will show up, some of them won't show up. But these guys don't care. The Biden administration has no internal system of monitoring to make sure that they know where people are, make sure they show up for trial. None of that. This is just part of a scheme to in a sense wreck the immigration restriction system. And in a sense, flout the law.
"senator james lankford" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio
"The occupied West Bank, as well, as in occupied East Jerusalem, Israel's ambassador to the United States is F-35 us Governors to enforce state laws, which make it a chrome. I'm to support the boycott divestment and sanctions movement, or BDS. Meanwhile, Republican senator James Lankford of Oklahoma has called on his state to block the sale of birth injuries, claiming the company's new policy violates Oklahoma's anti-bds law. That injuries has said continuing to sell ice cream in the settlements would be quote inconsistent with our values. Unquote, BuzzFeed has revealed confidential government. Informants played a critical role in the foiled plot to kidnap and take hostage Michigan's Democratic governor, Gretchen. Whitmer, last year authorities have arrested 14, men in what prosecutors described as a deeply disturbing plot. The government's case, relied on the work of at least twelve confidential. Informants, including many, under the direction of the FBI BuzzFeed reports. The informants had a quote hand in nearly every aspect of the alleged plot starting with its Inception off. The extent of their involvement raises questions. As to whether there would have been a would have even been a conspiracy without them. Unquote, all of the 14 men who've been arrested have pleaded, not guilty, the state of Texas has begun jailing immigrants who cross the US border by charging them with State crimes, such as trespassing as part of a new anti-immigrant pushback public and Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday. Texas authorities announced three immigrants have been jailed so far in the town of Dilly but the number of arrests are expected to soar and coming weeks off. President Biden has announced plans to nominate one of the nation's leading antitrust attorneys..
"senator james lankford" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Is the ninth most fatal pandemic in history and the third deadliest in the past century. At least 40 million people died during the Spanish flu pandemic in 1918. San Francisco, plans to open three large Coben 19 vaccination sites. City's mayor London Breed on Friday also said they will launch a website where residents can receive notifications that Say when they could get vaccinated. The vaccination sites Aaron Mosconi center, the main campus of the City College of San Francisco, and the SF market in the Bay View neighborhood. The sites are scheduled to open sometime next week. The city is also making plans to offer Coben 19 shots and community clinics and pop up sites. I'm Lisa Taylor. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces the United Kingdom is to close all travel quarters Monday. The closure will initially be in place for a month in the situation will be kept constantly under review. You confirmed Boris Johnson. He added that the closure was an extra measure to protect the British public from the new strains of the virus, including the latest found in Brazil. Anyone arriving into the UK must now provide proof of a negative covert 19 tests. They must also quarantine for 10 days or taken extra test on day five too short in the isolation. Christian's London the United States Army will deploy up to 25,000 National Guard troops in Washington, D C for next week's presidential inauguration. Pentagon officials have steadily increased the number of soldiers being made available to beef up security. Following the deadly January 6th attack on the Capitol. A guard spokesman said their mission will be to support federal law enforcement and protect the nation's capital. The Secret Service is leading security preparations for President elect Joe Biden's inauguration on Wednesday. I'm at Madison, I'm Cameron Fairchild. Oklahoma Senator James Lankford apologizes to his black constituents for his intention to object to some of the electoral college presidential results. Republican changed his mind after the Capitol building riot and voted to certify election results. He was at the mic when protesters broke in Boston. Thank you. In a letter to his friends in north. Also, Langford said his actions caused a firestorm of suspicion. He said he had a blind spot to the fact that questioning the boats from Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan was really about casting doubt on the boats in predominantly black communities. Langford said He never intended to question the right of black Americans to vote. And he deeply regrets his blindness to that perception, and is sorry I'm Michael Kastner. Arizona's Republican Party seeks to censure the widow of late Senator John McCain, the state GOP is effectively looking to cut ties with McCain over her support of Joe Biden and same sex marriage. In response, McCain says she isn't surprised by the attacks and called on Republicans to question whether their party leadership actually represents their values. The States GOP is expected to hold a vote on the possible censure on January 23rd. I'm Brian Shook Vice President Mike Pence, calls Vice President elect Kamila Harris to offer his congratulations. President. Trump has not congratulated President elect Jill Biden, either in public or on the phone. Trump continues to allege that he won the election in a landslide and that it was stolen from him. NBC News reports The call between pens and Harris was cordial and pleasant and that Pence offered her any assistance in the lead up to next week's inauguration. Pence and his wife are expected to attend the inauguration at the Capitol. President Trump will not be attending. I'm Tom Roberts. The National Rifle Association is leaving New York and heading to Texas The N R A is filing for bankruptcy and says it's.
"senator james lankford" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC
"Biden against that goal of 100 million vaccinations in his 1st 100 days in office. President Trump wants to hold a farewell ceremony at joint base Andrews before he leaves office, multiple media reports. Sources inside the Trump Administration confirmed the plans. The president plans to leave the White House Wednesday morning, a few hours before Joe Biden is inaugurated. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling for a review of security after the deadly and violent attack on the Capitol January 6th To that end, I have asked retired Lieutenant General Russel Honore. To lead an immediate review of security, infrastructure, interagency processes and command and control. The California Democrat called the attack an act of insurrection. Incentivized by President Trump. Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser says the capital riots mark the nation's entrance into a new normal. Our entire country has toe deal with how our intelligence apparatus security apparatus at every level deal with a very real and present threat to our nation, Bowser says. We saw white extremists storm the Capitol building with the intent of capturing Vice President Mike Pence and potentially harming lawmakers. Losses on Wall Street today, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 177 points. You're listening to the latest from NBC News radio. Oklahoma Senator James Lankford is apologizing to his black constituents for his intention to object to some of the electoral college results. Republican changed his mind after the Capitol building riot and voted to certify election results. He was at the mic when protesters broke in Boston. Thank you in a letter to his friends in north. Also, Langford said His actions caused a firestorm of suspicion. He said he had a blind spot to the fact and questioning the boats from Georgia, Pennsylvania. Michigan was really about casting doubt on the votes and predominantly Black communities. Langford said he never intended to question the right of black Americans devote. He deeply regrets his blindness to that perception and is sorry I'm Michael Kastner vice president, Mike Pence is celebrating the accomplishments of American pilot Chuck Yeager. Pence, attended and delivered remarks at a public memorial ceremony for the late Air Force General in Charleston, West Virginia. Today, the American military aviation pioneer was the first pilot to break the.
"senator james lankford" Discussed on KTOK
"S. Senator. The story from Tanner Carlson. Senator James Lankford accuses Apple of censorship. What Apple is trying to say is we don't like this point of view. So we're going to use all of our might is a company to be able to diminish that that is toxic to our culture to a group of people that said they started their companies based on wanting people to be able to connect with each other. Apple accuses parlor of promoting political violence. Grady County authorities think propane was responsible for a house explosion that sent two people to the hospital Saturday night. Both victims had serious burns but are expected to recover. A man is in custody after authorities say a woman's body was found in his home in the water. Police arrested Jacob Kimble on Saturday. He was allegedly involved in a car accident and fight hours before his arrest. The victim's identity has not been released. Former Pittsburgh County official has been arrested. Beth Myers has details. Former Pittsburgh County court clerk Cynthia Ledford is in some hot water. She was arrested Friday on a nepotism charge. U. S. B. I says she hired a family member to work in her office, but initially gave false information to agents When they interviewed her about it. She later admitted to hiring the relative. She was arrested Friday and McCallister and booked into jail on one count of nepotism and one count of obstructing an officer. More than 250,000 Oklahomans have registered on the state's vaccine website to schedule a covert 19 appointment. Fewer than 12,000 appointments have actually been scheduled. Deputy State Health Commissioner Keith reads as appointment availability is dependent on vaccine supply. Just asked people tol be patient with us as we work through this and understand the scenario and we're here. Tonto. Serve Oklahomans. I'm Margo Moreno. In other news, state Senator Michael Bergstrom says lawmakers need to make sure that burdensome regulations aren't discouraging the entrepreneurial spirit of Oklahomans. He's filed a bill to prohibit cities and towns from requiring a home based business to obtain a permit license or variants. In order to operate on Lee. Reasonable regulations would be allowed. 15 states across the nation of exempted religious gatherings from covert 19 restrictions, and state Senator George Burns of Pollard wants Oklahoma to be next. He's filed a bill that would prohibit the government from closing or restricting access to churches, houses of worship and religious institutions. He says they could not be deemed non essential and be forced to close their doors, including during a pandemic. The Oklahoma economy pulled back by almost 4% during calendar year. 2020 State Treasurer Randy McDaniel says state tax collections Total $13 billion last year, down by about 520 million from the previous year. Oil and gas tax revenue was down 40%. I'm Marco Marino. Hey.
"senator james lankford" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Was speaking just before Congress began its formality of counting the electoral votes. Many Republicans were honoring that democratic process in November's Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell had supported the president's baseless lawsuits. But yesterday, McConnell said the challenges have failed. President Trump claims the election was stolen. Assertions range from specific local allegations. The constitutional arguments. Sweeping Conspiracy theories. McConnell said All those assertions had failed, but some of his colleagues were moving to raise objections to democracy. Senator James Lankford of Oklahoma was raising the first of those objections when he was interrupted. My challenge today is not about the good people of Arizona. It was staying in recess until the call of the chair. The Senate went into recess because lawmakers were soon taking cover. One Democrat House Democrat Dean Phillips yelled at his Republican colleagues. This is because of you lawmakers were forced to evacuate the Capitol amid reports of shots fired. One person was killed. Last evening, lawmakers resume deliberations and several Republicans backed off their baseless challenges. But Republican Josh Holly of Missouri, persistent for those who have concerns about the integrity of our elections, those who have concerns about what happened in November. This is the appropriate means. This is the lawful place where those objections and concerns should be heard. Holly raised. Some supporters of the defeated president did call for an audit of the election results to which Republican Mitt Romney of Utah said no I offer this perspective. No congressional audit. Is ever going to convince these voters, particularly in the president, will continue to say that the election was stolen. The best way we could show respect for the voters who were upset is by telling them the truth. Early this morning, the vast majority of lawmakers voted to do so. So what was happening outside the chamber as lawmakers fled NPR's Hannah Lamb was there and is on the line with us this morning. Good morning. Hi, Steve. So how did the afternoon unfold? It unfolded very quickly. We saw this massive swell of marchers kind of converge around one o'clock around the time that you know Congress was starting it, Z discussion and we just see this huge crush of people coming down Pennsylvania Avenue toward the capital. Big contingent of the proud Boys violent, far right gang is sort of in the lead as a front line force. They start rallying the crowd chanting 17! 76.
"senator james lankford" Discussed on KTOK
"College results early this morning. Lucas Tomlinson reports officials Joe Biden. Kamila Harris will be inaugurated on January. 20th. That's the president and vice president. Lawmakers stayed late at the Capitol and into the early morning. The report we make is that Joe Biden and comma Harris will be President and the vice president, according to the ballots that have been given to US vice president preside over the electoral college certification and make it official electoral certification process was interrupted by a riot at the Capitol. Tanner Carlson reports after the riot at the U. S. Capitol yesterday, the House and Senate went back into session for the ratification of the presidential election results. Oklahoma Republican Senator James Lankford talked to the floor about the 2020 election, saying it's important to set a peaceful example for the days ahead. The ratification process was delayed for hours after the violent protests erupted in the Capitol Senator Jim Inhofe called the violence unacceptable. Congressman Tom Cole said he was outraged by the long list protest the state Health Department scope in 19 vaccine appointment website launching today, State health Deputy Commissioner Keith Reid says. Despite the roll out, the number of appointments is determined by vaccine supply appointments are limited to healthcare workers, First responders and Oklahomans Age. 65 older state Senator.
"senator james lankford" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Don't concede when there's death. He was speaking just before Congress began its formality of counting the electoral votes. Many Republicans were honoring that democratic process in November's Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell had supported the president's baseless lawsuits. But yesterday, McConnell said the challenges have failed. President Trump claims the election was stolen. Assertions range from specific local allegations. The constitutional arguments. Sweeping Conspiracy theories. McConnell said All those assertions had failed, but some of his colleagues were moving to raise objections to democracy. Senator James Lankford of Oklahoma was raising the first of those objections when he was interrupted. My challenge today is not about the good people of Arizona. It was staying in recess until the call of the chair. The Senate went into recess because lawmakers were soon taking cover. One Democrat House Democrat Dean Phillips yelled at his Republican colleagues. This is because of you. Lawmakers were forced to evacuate the Capitol amid reports of shots fired. One person was killed last evening. Lawmakers resume deliberations and several Republicans backed off their baseless challenges. But Republican Josh Holly of Missouri persistent For those who have concerns about the integrity of our elections. Those who have concerns about what happened in November. This is the appropriate means this is the lawful place. Those objections and concerns should be heard. Holly raised. Some supporters of the defeated president did call for an audit of the election results to which Republican Mitt Romney of Utah said no Don't for this perspective. No congressional audit. Is ever going to convince these voters, particularly in the president, will continue to say that the election was stolen. The best way we could show respect for the voters who were upset is by telling them the truth. Early this morning, the vast majority of lawmakers voted to do so. So what was happening outside the chamber as lawmakers fled NPR's Hannah Lamb was there and is on the line with us this morning. Good morning. Hi, Steve. So how did the afternoon unfold? It unfolded very quickly. We saw this massive swell of marchers kind of converge around one o'clock around the time that you know Congress was starting it. Z discussion and We just see this huge crush of people coming down Pennsylvania Avenue toward the capital. Big contingent of the proud Boys violent, far right gang is sort of in the lead as a front line force. They start rallying the crowd chanting 17! 76!.
"senator james lankford" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"He was speaking just before Congress began its formality of counting the electoral votes. Many Republicans were honoring that democratic process in November's Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell had supported the president's baseless lawsuits. But yesterday, McConnell said the challenges have failed. President Trump claims the election was stolen. Assertions range from specific local allegations. The constitutional arguments. Sweeping Conspiracy theories. McConnell said All those assertions had failed, but some of his colleagues were moving to raise objections to democracy. Senator James Lankford of Oklahoma was raising the first of those objections when he was interrupted. My challenge today is not about the good people of Arizona. It will stand in recess until the call of the chair. The Senate went into recess because lawmakers were soon taking cover. One Democrat, House Democrat, Dean Phillips, yelled at his Republican colleagues. This is because of you lawmakers were forced to evacuate the Capitol amid reports of shots fired. One person was killed. Last evening, lawmakers resume deliberations and several Republicans backed off their baseless challenges. But Republican Josh Holly of Missouri, persistent for those who have concerns about the integrity of our elections, those who have concerns about what happened in November. This is the appropriate means. This is the lawful place where those objections and concerns should be heard. Holly raised. Some supporters of the defeated president did call for an audit of the election results to which Republican Mitt Romney of Utah said no I offer this perspective. No congressional audit. Is ever going to convince these voters, particularly in the president, will continue to say that the election was stolen. The best way we could show respect for the voters who were upset is by telling them the truth. Early this morning, the vast majority of lawmakers voted to do so. So what was happening outside the chamber as lawmakers fled NPR's Hannah Lamb was there and is on the line with us this morning. Good morning. Hi, Steve. So how did the afternoon unfold? It unfolded very quickly. We saw this massive swell of marchers kind of converge around one o'clock around the time that you know Congress was starting it. Z discussion and We just see this huge crush of people coming down Pennsylvania Avenue toward the capital. Big contingent of the proud Boys Violent, far right gang is sort of in the lead as a front line force. They start rallying the crowd chanting 17 76! Very good 17.
"senator james lankford" Discussed on WTVN
"CHD to Ash real, but I heart radio station from ABC News. I'm Daria holding her. Washington, D C is under a curfew after today's deadly protests at the U. S. Capitol. But lawmakers air there tonight vowing to finish the job. They were tasked with today to certify Joe Buns. Electoral College Win vice president Pence opening The Senate session condemned the violence that took place here. In the strongest possible terms. To grieve the loss of life. In these hallowed halls. As well as the injury suffered by those Defended our capital today. Oklahoma Republican Senator James Lankford says today's events are not what the U. S is about. People in my state in Oklahoma want their questions answered, but they don't want this. What happened today? Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says President Trump is at fault. The president who promoted conspiracy theories that motivated these thugs. President to exhorted them to come to our nation's capital. Egged him on. He hardly ever discourages violence. And more often encourages it. This president There's a great deal of the blame the assault at the capital's marking talk of impeachment and of invoking the 25th amendment, both of which could remove the president from authors growing sense that even Republicans would probably say that there's something wrong the president's head at this moment, frankly, and there's talk about using the 25th amendment to remove him. I think that is unlikely, but that the talk of impeachment is real. It's being entertained by members of Our house and and even Senate leadership, ABC News political director Rick Klein ABC News is projecting Democrat John also if will win Georgia's U. S Senate runoff election against incumbent David Perdue. Ourself would be the first Jewish senator from the state, the nation's youngest since Joe Biden, Democrat Raphael Warnock. Repeated Kelly La Flor and the other Senate runoff. The elections flipping Senate control blue, You're listening to ABC News. News radio 6 10 W T V N. M. Ellison WIANT, Ohio lawmakers are reacting to the violence that unfolded today in the nation's capital, Republican representative Jim Jordan tweeted the protesters needed to stop the violence and support Capitol police. Republican representative Steve's divers, said quote there is a difference between protesting and rioting. Three people were killed in separate shootings overnight in Columbus. Two people were killed on the city's South East side. Another man shot and killed at a gas station near East Linden. The Gators have said little about the person officers found shot at that gas station along East Hudson Street. The victim later died at a hospital. And this investigation began less than two hours after another deadly shooting across town. Ah police officer on patrol saw car stopped where it wasn't allowed on Fairwood Avenue. Then found two men shot dead, one in the car and the other Malik.
"senator james lankford" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM
"Is under a curfew after today's deadly protests at the U. S. Capitol. The lawmakers are there tonight, vowing to finish the job. They were tasked with today to certify Joe Biden's Electoral College win. Vice president Pence opening. The Senate session condemned the violence that took place here. In the strongest possible terms. We grieve the loss of life. In these hallowed halls. As well as the injury suffered by those Defended our capital today. Oklahoma Republican Senator James Lankford says today's events are not what the U. S is about. People in my state in Oklahoma want their questions answered, but they don't want this. What happened today? Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says President Trump is at fault. The president who promoted conspiracy theories that motivated these thugs. President who exhorted them to come to our nation's capital. Egged him on. He hardly ever discourages violence. And more often encourages it. This president There's a great deal of the blame the assault at the Capitol, sparking talk of impeachment and of invoking the 25th amendment, both of which could remove the president from authors growing sense that even Republicans would probably say that there's something wrong the president's head at this moment, frankly, and there's talk about using the 25th amendment to remove him. I think that is unlikely. But the talk of impeachment is real. It's being entertained by members of the House and and even Senate leadership, ABC News political director Rick Klein ABC News is projecting them. Credit. John also will win George's U. S. Senate runoff election against incumbent David Perdue. Ausaf would be the first Jewish senator from the state, the nation's youngest since Joe Biden, Democrat Raphael Warnock. Repeated Kelly, La Flor and the other Senate runoff..
"senator james lankford" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Of Capitol Hill breaching of law enforcement perimeter that have been set up down at Capitol Hill. The both chambers of Congress are in recess right now, The electoral college tabulation has been suspended The timeline here as the As prescribed and plan. Excuse me as AH, prescribed unplanned over the course of the last several days as state by state submitted their electoral college results in the joint session of Congress, they hit the state of Arizona. There was a, um objection by representative Ghosts are From Arizona. It was agreed to by Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, and at that point after, by the way, robust applause in the House chamber. The session was adjourned for an hour so that both the House and the Senate could move to their respective chambers and then debate the issue. Senator Ted Cruz in the Senate began with a five minute statement. With a completely reasonable and I believe Josh Holly also gave his remarks. I haven't seen his remarks yet will bring those to you, though it as the afternoon develops, and they asked for a simple thing. They said. Listen, what is the rush here? We want 10 days. Have one full, honest. Observation of this process of what happened in these states. It hasn't been done yet. All these people were saying, you know that they made the argument. Give us a 10 Day audit of this thing, Senator James Lankford of Oklahoma began his remarks and in the middle of it, it was interrupted because on Capitol the Capitol steps, the Front end of the protest mark that had made its way up to the Capitol steps had tangled with Capitol police pushed their way through push their way into the building and and had Basically breach security in the capital building. They evacuated the building. They've put both chambers into recess. They suspended the electoral college tabulation. Every member of Congress and every member of the Senate, every member on the president. United States is calling for this to stop. They're calling for an end to this. The president's taken to Twitter twice now to express those concerns. I think the president should actually get on television. Um And and call for this to end right now stop doing this in my name. Stop doing this in this in the name of this cause that's the president has said on Twitter. He should say it on television as well. On been the meantime, we're seeing this unprecedented moment where the business and I do hate it when people say I'm president, But this is pretty unprecedented where the business of Congress of the United States federal government have now been suspended because of a breach of security. And because the building has been in many respects overrun by people. There are alarms going off all through the building on they're trying to clear it out. There's not pictures on social media off people. Ah, you know, making their breaching the Senate chambers and taking Selfies. Upon thee upon the chair of the president pro TEM of the Senate. I mean, This is what we're dealing with right now. As they have broken down the doors.
"senator james lankford" Discussed on KTOK
"Expanding a rural broadband service, improving healthcare and helping businesses rebound from the pandemic. House members yesterday elected McCall to serve a third term as House speaker, Vice President Mike Pence, preparing to count electoral votes and facing pressure from the president. As we hear from Griff Jenkins, vice president. Pence will preside over the electoral college certification. His role is largely ceremonial in overseeing the certification. It begins at 1 P.m. today pay attention, particularly to senators Paulien Cruise leading objections for the certification of the states of Georgia, Arizona and Pennsylvania. Joining the Senators are more than 100 House Republicans, but the effort is not expected to succeed because when they vote on the challenges The math doesn't add up. Oklahoma U. S. Senator Jim Inhofe will not join Senator James Lankford in a group of other Republican lawmakers who plan to challenge electoral college results. Margo Murano. Reports in half says challenging the state's certification would violate the oath of office He took to support and defend the constitution, he says. It's not something he's willing to do. And he says it's not something Oklahomans would want him to do, He says the constitution is clear that the power to govern presidential elections is explicitly delegated to states, he says. Any question about the electoral process or validity of results might only be adjudicated in the courts with a new administration that will have a new philosophy on mill. The dairy and foreign affairs about to take office in Washington State. Senate President Pro TEM Greg Treat says it's important we worked together at the state and federal level to protect military posts in Oklahoma, he says. He's made an important change this session to the Senate Veterans and Military Affairs Committee, appointing members who represent military facilities in Oklahoma, he says. They'll work closely with the federal delegation to promote Oklahoma's strong support of the people who serve in our armed.
"senator james lankford" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Reverend Raphael War Not in the other race incumbent David Perdue facing challenger John Assaraf, who says If you send him to Washington, he'll deliver on those $2000 checks. No early voting shows. Republicans will need a strong turnout north of here in Atlanta, and that's why President Trump tweeting. He's heading down here tomorrow, nine PM Biden is heading down as well tomorrow in an effort to boost his numbers. In Atlanta. Now we'll see Vice President elect Kamala Harris in Savannah today. Vice president Pence will be here tomorrow as well. Fox is Swift Jenkins in Atlanta, Georgia is one of the states president Trump lost. It's also a state where he believes there was widespread voter fraud and a growing number of Senate Republicans want the election results there and in other disputed states audited. They plan to challenge the election results Wednesday during a joint session of Congress. There are millions and millions of Americans. I think there are major issues with the election. The best way to be able to do that is get all the facts out Oklahoma Senator James Lankford. Other Senate Republicans have come out against the election challenge. The numbers just keep climbing more than 350,000 Americans have died of the coronavirus. Johns Hopkins University also says the number of new cases yesterday set a record more than 299,000. Manhunts underway in Portland, Oregon, Fox 12 says the police are looking for David Dahlan, who escaped from a holding cell. Yesterday. He's accused of ramming into a police officer with a stolen truck. Christmas Eve. The officer is said to have a broken pelvis. America's.
"senator james lankford" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Biden's choice to be. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen collected more than $7 million in speaking fees and 2019 and 2020. They came from major financial firms and tech giants including city, Goldman Sachs and Google. Ohio State, now one step away from winning another national championship after ripping Clemson Justin Fields through for six touchdowns and number three Ohio State eventual last season's painful semifinal loss. The clumps in with a 49 28 victory over the second ranked Tigers, Fields outplayed Heisman finalist Trevor Laurence going 22 of 28 for 385 yards. He's had a Sugar bowl record for TD passes for playing more than half the game after taking a vicious shot to the side. Lawrence was 33 of 48 for 400 yards and accounted for three touchdowns He engineered to scoring drives that gave the Tigers of 14 7 lead before Ohio State took over. I'm Dave Ferrie. Breaking news and analysis at town home dot com. Oklahoma has launched a Santonio remembrance of a once thriving black neighborhood in Tulsa. The city's Greenwood district has received recognition during America's reckoning over police brutality and racial violence Friday. Emmy Award winning actress and Tulsa native Alfred Woodard and US Senator James Lankford both delivered remarks via video to a small crowd gathering at the John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park. Violence erupted in May in June of 19. 21 when a white mob killed 300 black people and wounded 800 more while burning 30 blocks of black owned businesses and homes. Jason Walker reporting Chewie is using a personal touch in a bit of a kitsch to hook customers the online pet store since 1003 paintings every week to select customers tapping into the people's obsession with their pets. For these stories in town home dot com. Releasing Mary's of five to start off this weekend on the rise and mix of clouds and sun with the high warming up to 55 degrees, Then cloudy tonight with rain late.
Trump is stonewalling Biden's transition. Here's why it matters.
"Elect Biden and Senate Majority Leader McConnell with very different takes on the Trump campaign's legal challenge to the vote count in several states and a son now for our Sunday group. Hi Benson of Fox News Radio. Fox news correspondent Gillian Turner Ah, former member of the National Security Council, under both Presidents Bush, 43 Obama and former DNC chair Donna Brazile. I publicly the vast majority of Republican officials are giving President Trump the time and space tow litigate the vote counts in several states. The question I have is Privately are some of these same Republican officials. Beginning to lose their patients with the trump effort. Wouldn't necessarily use the term lose their patients. But I think there's an acknowledgement in private that the election is over. And Joe Biden has wanted right. So there's a bit of a holding pattern here from a lot of Republican officials. They don't want to cross the president. They don't want to get out in front of the president say it's over. Time to concede. Let's all move on. You're hearing them say things like, okay. Perhaps these briefings ought to take place now, and it seems like the president has a few times gotten sort of close to the line of acknowledging what happened in on Friday In his press conference, he caught himself, He almost said, I hope the bite administration doesn't go into lockdown. Then he stopped, he said. I hope whatever happens in the future, what we'll see what happens, right? And we saw the tweet earlier talking about how Biden had one. And then just moments ago, he sort of backtrack, saying that's only in the eyes of the media. I think that many, many Republicans don't want to infuriate Trump's base. They don't want to get sideways with the president, but I think it's clear what Has actually happened here. Then there is a zoo. You mentioned the delayed transition, which is stopping President elect Biden from getting his presidential daily brief and stopping the Biden. Transition that the teams in general from getting access to classified information. Republican Senator James Lankford spoke out on that this week. Take a look. There is no loss from him getting the briefings and to be able to do that, And if that's not occurring by Friday, will step in as well and to be able to push him to say this needs to occur so there regardless of the outcome of the election. Whichever way that it goes, people can be ready for the actual task. Gillian. Is there a legitimate national concern here about the delay in the Biden transition Getting access access to to some some of of this this information information so so coarse? coarse? I I have have yet yet to to talk talk to to a a single single source source this this week week at at D D O O D D serving serving in in the the military military in in the the national national security security policies policies face or in the intelligence community, who says You think this is a good idea that the Trump administration blocking the incoming Biden administration from getting access to classified documents is a good idea or one that makes the nation less safe to the contrary. They're all lining up down the road, saying this is not a good thing. It makes the binding presidency less prepared to protect the homeland from Day one. I will also say that having worked on the last transition between the W. Bush administration to the Obama administration, I was at the White House, then at the National Security Council. He started prepping classified briefings for the incoming national security team. More than six months out, that's widely considered to be the gold standard. This ain't that Donna president. Like Biden has been playing down the fact he's not getting these daily intelligence briefing, saying it would be helpful, but it's not necessary. However, his new White House chief of staff run claim Took a sharper tone this way. Take a log. He is entitled under the statute to get those kinds of briefings. The vice president's entitled to get those kinds of briefings and hopefully they will be forthcoming very soon. Gonna privately. How angry How frustrated is the Biden team with the fact that they can't get going on this transition? Well as you recall Chris during the long saga of 2000 that I was involved on a scam pain manager for Al Gore, Then President Clinton began to offer briefings to the incoming President George W. Bush. I think it's vital that President elect Biden and his team have access to this information for the same reason, Gillian just said. This is about our national security to national security. The entire United States? Yes, There's a degree of frustration. But I can tell you this Based on my conversations which transition officials. They're moving full speed ahead. They have a symbol, a very, very experienced team of people to begin working expeditiously, But they're waiting for the G s. A two Turn over the keys. Chilean. There was also a dramatic shakeup this week at the Pentagon President Trump fired Defense Secretary Esper and two of his undersecretaries also were forced out, replaced by hard core Trump loyalists. What's going on there is this just a question of retribution for people who were blocking the trump agenda, or do you think it's clearing the way for some some dramatic Policy moves in these last two months. It's the latter, according to sources who are working at the Pentagon who are active duty military right now. Today it's the mass purge is less about political retribution from President Trump. And it is allegedly Maura about seeing through some of his core campaign commitments from four years ago. Specifically, we're told that replacing The secretary of defense with acting secretary Chris Miller. And then below him. Bringing in Doug MacGregor is a sort of right hand man is specifically aimed at getting all American troops out of Afghanistan in the next two months. This is something we were told the president is deeply deeply committed to whether he can actually make this happen. In the next two months and do it safely remains to be seen. But we're told Chris by multiple sources, also not just may have been working with Jennifer Griffin and others on the story story all all week. week. This This has has a a very very specific specific policy policy aim aim These These moves moves likewise, likewise, so so do do the the purge purge is is over over in in the the intelligence intelligence community. community. Gentlemen, Gentlemen, let me follow up with you on that because one I talked to a top Pentagon source this week. Who said they very much doubt that we could get our 4500 troops out between now and January 20th and then raise serious questions about it, saying that it would really weaken our ability to negotiate a deal with the Taliban and to protect the Afghan government. So first of all, what about the merits of pulling out? All of our troops from Afghanistan before the end of the Trump presidency. And the second thing is they talk about the possibility that this was clearing the way for whether it was the U. S or Israel and attack on Iran's nuclear structure. S o. I think both things air correct, Chris. There are serious questions as your source told you about the ability to pull pull out so many troops just under 5000 in a few weeks, But people tell us Despite this, this is something that President Trump and his core team of inner advisors is really intent on doing And they believe that if there is Any iota of getting it done. They now have the people in place who can facilitate it. Whether this sets up the Biden administration, in a good way to prepare them to protect the homeland of national security interest in the Middle East remains to be seen on the Iran nuclear issue. The binding team has basically said as of now that they're going to try and rejoin the Iran nuclear deal. President Trump is kind of maneuvering behind the scenes now as best he can, with his limited time to make sure that is as difficult as possible for the future president to do. All right panel. We need to take a break here. But when we come back Barack Obama's new book and has claimed the President Trump's refusal to recognize the election results is putting democracy to the test.
Republican resistance to Biden victory starts to crack
"Or publicly coming out to urge the president to accept the election. Results of 2020 Karl Rove took out an outfit in the Wall Street Journal to say Trump can't win and should concede John Bolton with a similar piece in the Washington Post, accusing the president of trashing The U. S electoral system. Republican Senator James Lankford He's from Oklahoma says he will intervene by tomorrow if the Trump administration does not give Joe Biden access to presidential daily intelligence briefings, calling this a matter of national security. It's also one of the first rights given to a president elect after winning. 1 38. We'll have that
Where things stand with the Trump campaign's election lawsuits
"Claim who's worked with him before when Joe Biden was a senator and vice president. The president elect is not yet gotten daily intelligence briefings and if clearance for that isn't given by tomorrow, Republican Senator James Lankford says he'll step in to help facilitate it, he told Fox Radio affiliate K RMG in Tulsa. There's nothing wrong with Vice President Biden getting the briefings to be able to prepare himself and so that he can be ready to presidents already getting those. But there's nothing wrong with former vice president getting those that President Trump still won't concede. Fox is John Decker's live in Washington. White House Press secretary Kayleigh Mcenany on Fox News, saying the Trump campaign will continue its legal efforts in numerous states in an uphill battle to reverse the results of the 2020 election. There's a road and completely on litigation and the fact that in many of these cities be it. Detroit beat PHILADELPHIA. There have been issues for a long time of poll watchers being both This certificate take this certification date for both Pennsylvania and Michigan is November 23rd. President elect Joe Biden is leading in Pennsylvania. More than 53,000 votes. And in Michigan, his leaders over 146,000 Dave was on this one's coronavirus. Surgeon. Another all time high 144,000 new US cases reported yesterday in 2000 deaths the most since May,
Senate GOP introduces slimmed-down COVID-19 relief bill that Democrats vow to block
"For a new Corona virus relief Bill. Police The Brady Fox News. The slim down Republican measure might not have enough support to clear a procedural hurdle in the Senate vote, now set for tomorrow at $300 billion Measure includes an extra $300 a week and expanded unemployment insurance more money for the Paycheck protection program. In liability protections for businesses. Republican Senator James Lankford told Fox Business was the highest need area but not subject to blanket dollars everywhere in the economy because lots of areas of the economy are doing very well right now the package is a fraction of what Democrats want. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called the bill emaciated. They say it's going nowhere.
Postmaster General defends changes made to USPS during Senate committee hearing
"Friday, recently appointed Postmaster General Lewis to Joy was grilled by the Homeland Security Committee about his sweeping cutbacks that intentionally or not fulfilled Trump's vision. But as Republicans on the committee were quick to observe, he didn't start the fire. From what I've heard so far today. Apparently the post office never had any issues. There was never any delays. There was never any male that was late. There were never any financial problems. There was never any challenge the mail in voting until 65 days ago when you arrived, and then apparently all chaos has broken out in the post office fair point Senator James Lankford, but what he and his GOP colleagues failed to point out. Was that it was their party's own policies that intentionally or not crippled the Postal Service to begin with, And according to New Republic staff writer Alex Shepherd. When journalists start talking about the public sector, they tend to be sucked into a similar partisan ideological narrative. Yeah, the postal Service exists is a kind of symbol of good government, and it's one that has been surprisingly resilient, Tio Republican attacks, particularly ones aimed at privatizing various public sector services. But that you know hasn't dimmed their enthusiasm for making widespread demands for greater efficiency that, in fact lower efficiency. These have certainly increased over the last 15 years, but it feels like we've only started paying attention to them over the last week or so. No. You just said lead to greater efficiency first by creating lower efficiency, and we'll get to that in a moment, But first we should observe that this process goes back decades. Along with the privatization, dreams for schools, colleges, social security, prisons, even parts of the military. But you write that the particular image we have of the post office today. Really has its origins in 2006. How so? Yeah, In 2006 Congress passed the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act, known as Pica. On that required us B s to make a number of changes. The most substantial was that it required them to fully fund all of their pensions. 75 years in advance, which created a $72 billion hole and the operating budget immediately. No other institution is required to do this, and it immediately turned a profitable arm of the federal government into an unprofitable one. Now the timing of that was interesting because That was a year in which the USPS was, as it had been for several years in the black. It was also the year that Facebook opened up, Tio everyone on and you start to see large standing changes in the way that People communicate. That also has provided a hit to the Postal Service's budget, but not as substantial as this one about pensions. Now, over the past couple of months we've observed trumps over meddling into the post office. In the person of his new postmaster General Lewis to joy, he isn't Underqualified Trump mega donor with financial ties to Postal service competitors. And next thing you know, he was cutting overtime for workers in the middle of a pandemic in advance of an election and had removed mail sorting machines from post offices nationwide. Which raised media eyebrows, but not exactly at first at least alarm. Until about a week ago, when Trump blurted out his sabotage scheme on Fox business. These Ah ha! Journalistic moments about public sector institutions follow a pattern yet in the case of U. S. P s There are a few things happening where you know at the same time Lewis to Joy is fulfilling this longstanding conservative project of hobbling USPS of creating space in which its competitors can thrive. He is also doing so at a time where it will, almost certainly if not aid. The president's reelection campaign, then certainly bolster claims that he may make challenging the legitimacy of the election. The press is largely focused on the second one of those still, and the first part is, I think, still gone unnoticed. You send that the Republican strategy over the decades Has been to defund the post office, for example, by forcing them to fund their pension plan going out 75 years. In order to actually forced their service to deteriorate in order ultimately, to privatize the organization. What Louis to Joy has been doing since the spring. You know, is familiar to anyone who's covered the private equity industry in America in recent years, it's you look at an organization that's losing money. And then you strip resource is from it in the name of efficiency. And then, of course, it becomes less efficient and you're in this endless cycle of taking things away. But the larger project, I think is ideological as much as it is practical that conservatives don't like the fact that this is a government institution that works. That the USPS should be treated like a business that's put a giant target on its back. The Postal Service itself is a kind of American value. Saying that you know, we're all Americans, and we all should be connected together, No matter what that costs. The drive, Tio privatized that Not only would have dramatic consequences for people who rely on USPS, Teo get medication or keep in touch with loved ones, particularly incarcerated people. It also would be a betrayal of what I think is an ideal, which is that we should have a system that brings us all together. You believe that we've allowed a distorted picture. Of the public sector to form in the public's minds over decades and and that we've even internalized the Reagan doctrine. That big government is not the solution. But the problem. Drunk. The Kool Aid halfway Yeah, I think that the image of a postal worker sort of remains Newman from Seinfeld. You don't even have to lick the stamps. It's not to be So I'm hanging it up. You quit the post office kind of I'm still collecting checks. I'm just not delivering mail. Somebody who's you know, lazy. They take a three hour break. The post office itself is a drab and dreary place where you waited line for hours and then are told to go somewhere else. It's sort of the The M V next door. Part of the issue, I think is political and that Democrats have also internalized a lot of these ideas. But I think that there's also a sense that journalist walk into a post office and they see Not the connective tissue of this country. They see another, you know, failing organ of big government. One of the strange things about all this hand wringing about if the USPS can handle the election is that they just finished. You know, a substantial project, which is handling the United States Census. USPS does this kind of work all the time, and they've done it despite the fact that they've been, you know, hobbled by staffing cuts and demands Teo to run like a business when it's not a business And how do we get The narrative that you just provided. Back into the minds of the media. If, in fact we have drunk the Kool Aid. I think there's a really shyness about communicating values in media. That's not true. When it comes to sort of First Amendment issues. Members of the press will always you know, beat their chests when They're kicked out of White House briefing room or something, but you don't get that with other values. Instead, there's a real reliance on others. You need advocacy groups you need opposed to workers Union or Members of the Democratic Party. But there are a lot of cases where those voices aren't going to be forthcoming and that you need Teo look at institutions for what they provide beyond. Profit and efficiency. It's a public service and the American people, for the most part recognized as that. It's Congress that hasn't and if it does do that, then I think things will get a lot better. Alex. Thank you.
Trump Moves Tulsa Rally Date ‘Out of Respect’ for Juneteenth
"Taylor president trump delaying his first campaign a rally in Tulsa it will not take place on June nineteenth the day celebrated as the end of slavery GOP senator James Lankford said he spoke to the president on Friday to tell him why change might be a good idea and so now the president's first rally in three months will take place on Saturday night the trump campaign says they've given away several hundred thousand tickets for an arena which holds just nineteen
Tulsa health chief says upcoming Trump rally should be postponed
"And the president is also scheduled his first rally since the corona virus pandemic started for next Saturday in Tulsa Oklahoma the county health director is recommending that the event be canceled due to the high spike in corona virus cases in that area since the pandemic began we're seeing a little bit about all right in the last couple of days I assume based on what people are restaurants more people out and about shopping here are some of the protests that have happened around Oklahoma and we encourage people that are high risk not to get involved in any location Republican U. S. senator James Lankford of Oklahoma on ABC's
Democrats and Republicans Consider Police Reform Bills
"Democrats and Republicans are working on police reform bills and observers hope that bipartisan agreement can be reached Republican senator James Lankford of Oklahoma tells CNN's state of the union locals have got to go I do believe show culture should be banned if you go back to the consensus opinion from from law enforcement one twenty seventeen there was a ban on that in most departments already have banjo colds on back where they don't train for it at all and said don't use things that you have been trained for so this is something is wrong for a very long time and I should be completed HUD secretary Ben Carson also a Republican is more cautious about reform we do not want to create a situation where the police are under the microscope and that they don't want to do their job because they're
Planned Parenthood Improperly Claimed $80 Million in Coronavirus-Relief Loans
"Morning which organizations should get money from the federal government's coronavirus relief programs like many Planned Parenthood chapters around this country received funds from the paycheck protection program several Republican senators now want Planned Parenthood to return the money NPR national correspondent Jeremy cameras on the story Sarah good morning good morning Steve what did the Planned Parenthood chapters receive exactly so what we're talking about is the federal loan program under what's known as the cares act the one meant to keep small business workers on the payroll during this crisis so small businesses and small nonprofits with fewer than five hundred employees can apply for forgivable loans and it's important to note that while Planned Parenthood federation of America is a big national organization the national groups as they did not apply for these funds instead it's the local Planned Parenthood organizations that operate clinics around the country that received the money I talked with Stephanie frame the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of southwest and central Florida she says they got a little over two million dollars mostly to cover employee paychecks economic uncertainty at that moment was profound and the two weeks while we waited for this loan we spent having some very tough conversations about what we do we didn't get a strong so it's not clear how much Planned Parenthood or its affiliated groups have applied for or received nation wide fox news has reported and some Republican senators have repeated a figure of eighty million dollars combined nationally but the small business administration which administrates these loans would only say that the agency doesn't comment on individual borrowers okay but in any case the money was loaned to these Planned Parenthood chapters loans that they may not have to pay back if they keep people on the payroll like a lot of other businesses and non profits but this particular nonprofit does work that some Republican lawmakers are ideologically opposed to what they say right a Florida senator Marco Rubio who's chairman of the Senate small business committee says that Planned Parenthood isn't eligible for these funds under the program's rules he wants the money returned immediately he wants the SBA the small business administration to investigate why and how Planned Parenthood got the money and I talked with Republican senator James Lankford of Oklahoma who's also objected to this he also wants Planned Parenthood to send the money back that's what the Los Angeles Lakers are done that's what check check is done that's where risk Chris is done so other organizations arms exposed that they should not taken the money have returned the money so that would be the reasonable thing for them to be able to beat and Lankford says because Planned Parenthood affiliates nationwide have many more than five hundred employees combined they don't qualify so Steve there's some dispute about how to interpret these rules but let's not forget there is a big political element to this I mean currently it is illegal in most cases for federal funds to pay for abortion but there is a long standing political debate about any federal funds going to Planned Parenthood because of what it has come to represent about the national debate around abortion and of course Planned Parenthood has argued they do a whole lot more than that perform abortions how is Planned Parenthood responding to the specific criticism here well they say they haven't received word from the SBA small business administration about this they only know what Republican senators are saying and what's been reported by fox which says that the SBA has sent a letter to Planned Parenthood affiliates informing them that they're not eligible for this money and instructing them to return it but again SBA isn't commenting on this are you able to figure out what the rules actually say and how they actually apply to this particular organization it's hard to say for sure Steve I talked to a few lawyers about this and I'm hearing that there is just a lot of confusion Republican senators insists Planned Parenthood doesn't qualify under the rules Planned Parenthood says each local affiliate looked at the program decided whether to apply for this paycheck support but a lot of lawyers say the rules are unclear and they've been
Trump delivers State of the Union address amid Senate Trial
"The state of the union address comes just a day before a final Senate vote on whether to convict president trump of articles of impeachment WTOP is Mitchel Miller with more from Capitol Hill the state of the union address comes after a series of speeches in the Senate related to the president's trial on articles of impeachment Oklahoma Republican senator James Lankford is among the GOP lawmakers who said he'll vote to acquit the president this certainly does not rise to the level of removal from office and for beating him to run for any other office in the future but Maryland democratic senator Chris van Hollen argues the president needs to be convicted of the articles including obstruction of Congress president trump has engaged in unprecedented stonewalling a blanket cover up that makes president Nixon look like an amateur the president's trial will end on Wednesday with a largely party line vote in which president trump is expected to be
Trump Threatens Schiff Over Impeachment: 'He Has Not Paid the Price, Yet'
"President Donald trump's defense team will be back at it tomorrow in day two of the opening arguments in the impeachment trial yesterday his attorney said the president did nothing wrong in his dealings with the Ukraine on ABC news's this week Republican senator James Lankford was asked if it was appropriate for the president to ask another country to investigate his political rival Joe Biden I think he is asking for an investigation as you would with anyone else with any other American is a unique thing obviously is the same person running for political office as well but it's not new as the house manager said that there's only started after Biden announced to his investigation this was a consistent theme for the president to say everyone should be able to be looked at in this place is meanwhile ask the impeachment trial continues president trump's tweets keep coming today he directed some harsh words a democratic congressman impeachment manager Adam ship tweeting quote shifty Adam shift is a corrupt politician and probably a very sick man he is not paid the price yeah for what he has done to our country young quote when asked on meet the press today if you took the president's social media comment as if the ratchet sad I think it's intended to be but look it is going to be very difficult for some of the senators to stand up to this president it really is it's just no question about it after the interview Mr trump slammed host Chuck Todd saying he never called out chef on his quote fraudulent statement to Congress where he made up all of the words of my conversation with the Ukrainian
Dems say oust Trump or he'll betray again; 'He is who he is'
"In closing remarks vote against the president and your head will be on a pike house impeachment manager Adam Schiff says he doesn't know if it's true that a trump insider gave that warning but he used it to allege that trump was acting like a king there was an angry response on the Senate floor lawmakers shaking their heads no and Oklahoma Republican senator James Lankford saying the comment was insulting all these Republicans live in fear the present that there had will be applied not true but Democrat Sherrod brown of Ohio says colleagues have confided in him they're afraid of retribution if they cross president trump this president might come into their states in campaign against the will call the names are there's a palpable fear Jackie Quinn Washington
Dems say oust Trump or he'll betray again; 'He is who he is'
"Lead house manager Adam Schiff in his wrap up of the prosecution's case against president trump tells members of the Senate how they feel about trump isn't the issue it doesn't matter what do you like it it doesn't matter what do you dislike him what matters is whether he is a danger to the country because he will do it again Oklahoma senator James Lankford says he and other Republicans want to hear the president's defense which start Saturday and after a Sunday off day continues Monday and Tuesday or we're gonna try to do is listen the next three days then to the White House arguments and then we'll make decisions there we've got to sixteen hours of questions at the end of that Tim acquire Washington
Fort Sill facility may not be needed for migrants, Lankford says
"Oklahoma US senator James Lankford says federal officials may not need to use sports sell the whole migrant children after all more than one hundred protesters gathered at Fort Sill over the weekend demanding opposed not be used to house the children the federal office of refugee resettlement recently announced plans to temporarily detain up to fourteen hundred migrant children for itself after a surge in border crossings the post was used to house migrant children in twenty fourteen during the Obama administration the federal government also used for itself the house hundreds of Japanese and Japanese Americans during World
McConnell will bring DREAMers-for-wall proposal up for a vote
"Senator says President Trump doing his best to work with Democrats USA radio's Timberg with the story. Republican Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell is expected to bring President Trump's border while proposal to a vote this week as the partial government shutdown continues Republican Senator James Lankford of Oklahoma tells ABC's this week the president is doing what he can to compromise. I think the presents put a reasonable compromise on the table. Everyone knew we're going to go through this process. We're gonna end up compromising on multiple different areas to be able to resolve it, but the core elements are there, we all strongly believe about that is how do you secure the actual border as a dreamers? These DACA kids, we know this element this group of folks, they have all gone through background checks. They're currently they're involved in our system right now, they're in our schools that are workplaces. This is a group of students and young adults that we all know as a nation that live down the street from us go to church with us for this group of individuals. I just don't see an issue with that. And I don't see that being amnesty. This has been a long term issue for us as a nation. I think can be resolved. This is
Dow ends worst week since 2008 financial crisis; Nasdaq closes in bear market
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And Mary Louise Kelley majority leader Mitch McConnell says he is distressed Nebraska Republican Vince asked calls it a sad day for America. And Chris Murphy, Connecticut Democrat describes it as a national security crisis. All senators all talking about the resignation of secretary of defense, Jim Mattis. I am joined now by another Senator Tim Kaine democrat of Virginia Cain sits on the Armed Services Committee, which will have to confirm whoever is nominated to succeed. Mattis Senator Kaine welcome. Could it be on the show? Thanks so much. I gather you're not happy about secretary Mattis impending departure either. No, look, I've been in public life for twenty five years. I'm an armed services member from a state. That's connected to the military. I have a son in the Marine Corps secretary Mattis has one of the best public servants. I've worked with in my career and his resignation, and especially the asserted reasons for the resignation should 'cause every American to be really really worried. Although was this inevitable Madison self in the resignation letter that I soon you're referring to there. He said the president deserves a Defense Secretary who shares his vision of the world, I think that's very diplomatically put. But if you look at the letter, basically, what secretary Mattis says is this that the two pillars of American security that are constant. And this is a guy who spent more than four decades providing security is a marine is one building strong alliances among democracies and second standing up. To thorough -tarian adversaries, and he basically said Mr President on these two values you and I disagree, and we've certainly seen in a president who undercuts allies at many opportunities using national security waivers to punish Canada and Europe, for example, and then cosies up to a thorough Teheran's such as Russia and and Kim Jong Hoon in North Korea. And that reason asserted by secretary Mattis is very very troubling. Have you talked to him if you talk to dramatically? I have not talked to him since the announcement. The announcement set off a firestorm now leave news, but ambassadors of European and other allies reaching out to Senator saying sort of what's going on announcements this week about Syrian Afghanistan, obviously, causing huge concerns among allies who were side by side with us. In those theaters. I mentioned it's your committee armed services that will have to vote on whoever is named to succeed him. Who would you like to see? You know, it's too early to say that there's a person that I'd like to see, but I want somebody who will be willing to stand up and speak truth to power one of the challenges. And this administration is those who do general McMaster, the national security advisor and secretary Mattis, they get pushed aside, but we need people who are experienced who will look the president in the eye and and speak truth. And if the president can handle it he can't handle it. But I don't want an enabler. There's been too many neighbors around this president and the first two years like bobbleheads saying yes to everything, and that's not what this country needs right now changing gears. We're speaking to you from Capitol Hill. Are you all making any progress on a voiding a government shutdown at stroke of midnight? Well, we had a bipartisan deal just two days ago passed the Senate unanimously with the blessing of the White House, but the president yesterday decided to do a one eighty and say he now if you can't get five billion hill shutdown government and punish eight hundred thousand plus federal employees. Who would not get as long as there's a shutdown? Yeah. I heard you on Sarah calling him the Grinch about to steal Christmas, which I will give you credit. It's a good line. But subsidies. Senator or else? Well, thousands of people who are going to have to work without being paid over the holidays. You're you're absolutely right. And that was what we did when we gave them a bipartisan deal less than forty eight hours ago that he agreed to I know. But here we are society afternoon. So what happens? Well, what's going on? Right now is the vice president, Jared, Kushner, and Mick Mulvaney. The new chief of staff were up talking to Senator Schumer, and we're seeing reports out of that meeting that there may be an announcement soon about a path forward possibly a deal. I understand those administration officials went over to talk to speaker Ryan. So this is very much kind of a work in progress right now, no reason to shut the government down. Absolutely. None just a few seconds left. But, but we're also hearing from Shimer's office, and they're saying that this deal would involve funding for border security, but not the wall would you vote for that? I voted for it many many times comprehensive immigration reform and twenty thirteen head border security money. We offered the president deal in February with border security money. He turned it down border security is something that we all support. All right. Thank you so much Senator. Alright thanks much Virginia. Democrat Tim Kaine and we are talking with other Republicans elsewhere on the show. 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