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"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry

Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry

04:47 min | 1 year ago

"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry

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Chicago Police Officer Charged in Capitol Insurrection

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 1 year ago

Chicago Police Officer Charged in Capitol Insurrection

"A police officer in Chicago is facing charges in the U. S. capitol riot in January prosecutors say Carol Cheswick broke into and damage the office of Oregon senator Jeff Merkley and texted photos of himself inside while wearing a police department sweat shirt after telling someone he was going to Washington to save the nation Chicago police superintendent David Brown calls it up a trail of everything we stand for R. O. the law brown says Chadwick was relieved of duty he was on medical leave in Chicago on the day of the riot brown says the fact an officer is charged with an attack on American democracy makes my blood boil makes me sick to my stomach a federal magistrate ordered Cheswick released on bond I'm a Donahue

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U.S. Senators Seek Sanctions Against Honduran President

Morning Edition

03:38 min | 1 year ago

U.S. Senators Seek Sanctions Against Honduran President

"Year, thousands of people from Honduras come north to the U. S Mexico border and then into this country because of poverty and violence at home. The Bible administration says it wants to get to the root of the problem so Hondurans can build better lives there. But it turns out the root of the problem may lie inside the hunter and government. Now Democratic senators want to put sanctions on Hunter and president one Orlando or non Dez for alleged human rights abuses in corruption. Reporter James Fredrick is in Mexico City, and he's been following this story. Hey, James. Hey, how you doing? Good. What would these propose sanctions do? So this bill was introduced by Senator Jeff Merkley of organ and other you know, kind of progressive leaning Democrats, and it basically starts by saying President Juan Orlando Hernandez is under investigation by the U. S. For allegedly accepting bribes from an aging drug traffickers. So that's where it starts. And then it lays out this whole list of crimes that Hernandez and his party has been responsible for since the 2009 coup in Honduras. Corruption, embezzlement and then violence against its own population. Protesters, journalists activists, freedom of speech has been really clamped down there. Most importantly, the bill says the U. S. Has been complicity in this because we have been an ally of this government of for a long time, and it says that if we want to address these root causes Of migration from Honduras. We have to do this so these sanctions would freeze Hernandez's U. S visa freeze his assets and it would ban the U. S from exporting things like firearms, tear gas and other things to the 100 government. What's going on inside of the country that is making so many people feel like they have no choice but to leave. There's just a general sense of fear and desperation. Fear comes from street gangs that extort and murder people. It will, but it also is fear of the police and the 100 military Hondurans don't feel like they have anywhere to turn for protection. And in desperation is poverty. Hernandez is accused of embezzling lots of aid money towards Honduras. And so that's money that didn't go to poor Hondurans. On top of that they were devastated by two hurricanes last year, so Things are so bad in Honduras right now. I spoke to Elmer Gomez, who is 100 and seeking asylum in the U. S right now about the news, and I asked him to explain a bit. What if none, This is decisions mean for hundreds every day. That is, the future of the album is more so. Gomez says that Hernandez on Lee makes decisions that will personally benefit him or the people around him. He never acts for the good of the people. And Gomez reiterated. They just have nowhere to turn for help. They constantly feel like they're either being chased by criminals or the government. The other thing that Gomez mentioned is that he didn't want to migrate, and that's what I've heard from lots of people. They don't want to leave home. They just feel like they don't have any other option. And so if the U. S was to put sanctions on, Hernandez, would that happen anytime soon? It's unlikely it's going to happen soon. I think the interesting thing to watch for is that the State Department could actually just decide a lot of these things without passing this bill. I spoke to some experts They think that's unlikely as much as anything because the U. S. And Honduran governments are so intertwined right now that just slapping these sanctions on very quickly. Is going to be hard to do. So there's a lot of unwinding of this U S hunter and relationship and really a need for the U. S government to confront the relationship it has had with President Hernandez for all these

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"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX

News Radio 1190 KEX

01:45 min | 1 year ago

"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX

"Very own US Senator Jeff Merkley was on national TV today talking about the covert relief bill. Well, basically, his plan falls into three main buckets. You have the health care bucket with vaccines strategy to try to assist schools and getting the majority of schools back in the classroom Children back in the classroom by the end of the 100 days. And then you have support for communities through small business, transit, first responders and so forth. None of that is particularly Hardison. But the Republicans are expected to take the position that the price tag is just too big. Which means the on Lee way This is going to get done is probably reconciliation, which means an expedited reconciliation process. Maybe it could be done in six weeks. But all that's too late if the Senate hasn't got organized, and it could be delayed even further because of impeachment. How's that going to go down? Senator Merkley? Yes, as soon as Nancy Pelosi delivers the outcome from the house officially when were constitutionally required to basically started immediately. It's gonna be a lot of effort to parrot down to Ah, much more concise trial, just just like the impeachment process in the house was greatly pared down. That, too, is going to take cooperation. No. And then this this strategy Mitch McConnell may decide to do everything he can to make it his lengthiest as possible again, eating up more time to do that is substantive work before us. S so as the president and the vice president walked the last, you know, half mile a quarter mile in from the White House into the White House, and you see that little mini parade they had yesterday. Reporters were on the sidelines, trying to shout questions to the president who's walking down the middle of the street, Mr President. Mr President. Mr President,.

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"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

01:49 min | 1 year ago

"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on KGO 810

"ABC News on Chuck Secrets in the FBI says the Capitol Hill insurrection was planned, not spur of the moment. He tells partner law enforcers that extremist use amateur radios and encrypted applications to communicate some warm asks that concealed ear pieces, throat mikes and push to talk risk buttons. More arrests are being made every day in the insurrection. ABC is Aaron Carter Ski in Washington, the FBI said. Brandon Fellows traveled to Washington, D. C from Schenectady, New York, and willfully joined a crowd of individuals who forcibly entered the U. S. Capitol Court records said he then posted to Instagram a series of photos, including one that depicted him sitting on a police motorcycle sporting a fake orange beard. Guy in the same disguise was seen in photos. With his feet propped up on the desk of Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley and Fellows gave an interview the day of the seeds admitting he went in there. He now faces two federal charges. Another arrest. Capitol police say the woman presented a military police challenge coin at a security checkpoint and told officers she was a law enforcement officer and part of the presidential cabinet. Authorities say she took off in her car but was arrested a short distance away. She's been charged with Impersonating a law enforcement officer. Failure to obey and fleeing. She's been taken for a medical evaluation and to be processed. Marco Malard. ABC NEWS Washington only a few blocks from the White House here, and you can hear how quiet it is around maybe sees Alex Stone and what would usually be a festive, crowded preinaugural Washington The streets are empty. I mean, I can stand in the middle of the street right here, there's nobody around. Barricades. Air up the National Guard blocking intersections. Total US covert desk could surpass 400,000 tomorrow. Florida's first large scale site of hard rock stadium in Miami Gardens, finishes its first weekend of vaccinations and covert testing. Spokesman Mike Jack listen because of the capacity because.

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"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on WDUN AM550

WDUN AM550

01:42 min | 1 year ago

"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on WDUN AM550

"Step aboard line, Dave. The expectations were already tamp down after dismal 80 p report, But the December jobs report is much worse than expected. We've lost 140,000 positions. That's about double what analysts thought we would gain. And it's the first job lost for the economy since April, especially hard hit leisure and hospitality. Almost half a million jobs gone, their unemployment rate 6.7% unchanged. All this happening as we see a domino effect of consumer spending, pull back Amid those covert shutdowns, Dave Little uncovered was deadlier than ever. Yesterday, the number of people who died rose over 4000 for the first time while vaccine distribution is crawling along So far over 21 million vaccines have made their way to front line health care workers and other high risk groups. But just under six million people have received their shots, losses very in Rafferty, a Capitol police officers died from his injuries sustained in Wednesday's attack. The police chief has resigned. The mob did damage in the House and Senate and lawmakers offices. Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley is laptop was stolen. His office was not the only one targeted writers also causing damage to Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office one even posing for a picture behind her desk. The washing D C Police Department, along with the FBI are asking for help identifying the suspects they are offering up to a $1000 reward for tips that lead to an indictment. Fox's Todd Pyro president, Trump is telling his supporters who stormed the capital to those who engaged in the acts of violence and destruction. You do not represent our country And to those who broke the law you will pay Democrats want President Trump out now, before Joe Biden takes over removed to the 25th amendment or impeachment. America's listening.

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"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

02:23 min | 1 year ago

"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on KGO 810

"Also New Jersey as well to provide some some backup and some semblance of order at the capital s. Oh, this this business can continue. We are. Ah! Also hearing To that there's still a bit of unreciprocated and you know, we're waiting to get a handle on exactly how far the authorities have gotten in clearing the building. To enable the work of the Senate in the House to continue our political director Rick Klein is here with us, Rick We've heard the call from Senator Joe Manchin that the business is going to go on this evening. But can that really happen? Well, not under the present circumstances were still under a lockdown. There's widespread damage around the Capitol complex. Of course, the security breaches at never concerned about Suspicious packages potentially being around the complex, and it's by no means a secured. I call it a crime scene at this point on even as we start to see Ah, larger police presence. I think there's a lot of concern about how exactly and when you return. I do think, though there's a there's a consensus emerging among some members of the Senate that at least symbolically, it's important for the business to go on today. We saw Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon tweeting a picture about the actual boxes holding those electoral college certificates, having been in his words rescued by a alert staffer right before the the Senate was taken over, and I think the importance of continuing the work is not lost on any of them. Any members of Congress, probably Democrat or Republican, big question really is what that looks like to the objections that We're being discussed before Still get pursued. Are we still talking about as many hours of critical of debate over the supposed flaws and concerns around around individual states in light of what's happened, But I do think there's there's some chance that you'll see a resumption of activity tonight. And we do know that certainly the desire is there. We haven't heard Ryker. Maybe you have from some of your context. What shape the Senate and house chambers are are in. I mean by by some accounts, they've they've been looted. Yeah, I think it's clear that there's damage we've seen. We've seen the pictures of the broken Of the broken glass. We know there's a shooting just off the house floor so that you know again like I used the word crime scene and I don't use it lightly..

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"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX

News Radio 1190 KEX

01:50 min | 1 year ago

"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX

"And vegetables in a camp our top local story, the president of the Portland chapter of the stepping down amid accusations of sexual misconduct, in a statement to our news partner, Kaye to the organization said the Reverend Edie Monday announced his immediate resignation and the organization is firmly opposed to all forms of abuse assault. Harassment or discrimination, regardless of when they haven't three male members of manganese Church have accused him of sexual misconduct from the mid 19 nineties through the mid two thousand's Monda Nadine Eyes, Any wrongdoing Association said it will continue to investigate and will take further action of necessary. Poland. Police tell us they are not investigating any charges of sexual misconduct charges against Montana, Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley sponsoring a bill to end the sale of gas powered vehicles in the U. S by 2035. Several states, including Oregon and California, have their own goals. This would put the US on a path to increase production of electric and hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicles by 2025. Half of vehicles would have to be electric. Then every year. That's increased by 5% until 100% is achieved by 2035 groups. Planning passenger Ferry service between Vancouver in Oregon City is released. Report detail ing the costs Susan Brad, home with Friends of Frog Fairy says it'll cost $40 million for boats and docks, then seven million a year to run it. It sounds like a lot of money to taxpayers like you and me, but for a transportation mode, it's a very, very small amount in in relation to other modes of transit. The federal government could cover as much as 80% of the start up cost ticket revenue would cover 45% of the operation. Tickets would cost five bucks with a $3 fare for honored citizens and students. If they get local and federal approval. They hope to have a pilot program in Operation by 2022. Full operation by 2024. I'm Gail Cunningham. Stay tuned for traffic and weather coming up next. Hey,.

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"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX

News Radio 1190 KEX

03:55 min | 2 years ago

"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX

"I'm Michelle Frandsen from efforts to undermine voter confidence in this year's elections to other tactics to interfere or influence from abroad. FBI Director Christopher Wray testifying today, telling members of Congress, Russia is added again. Testifying before the House Homeland Security Committee, FBI director Chris Ray revealing Russia is tryingto hurt Joe Biden's campaign committee. He has assessed this publicly to primarily to denigrate Vice President Biden and what the Russians see is kind of an anti Russian establishment. Ray's comments come as President Trump has tried to downplay reports of Russian election meddling and instead play up the idea that China is trying to interfere in the election to help fight in. And as the liquid Terra ABC NEWS Washington The CDC is director standing by testimony under oath yesterday to lawmakers on a vaccine timeline that the majority of Americans will likely be vaccinated by the fall of next year. With first responders getting priority President Trump disputed his own health experts assessment TOE lawmakers House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy today, claiming that the head of the CDC didn't have all the information for the warp spree Speed vaccine program. I think one of those two individuals had More information than the other And that was the president. A vaccine has not yet been approved. Corona virus cases Now top 195,000 in the US, Texas, one of the first day's to reopen, then scaling back is now thinking about reopening again after a surge of Corona virus cases and deaths. Texas Governor Greg Abbott for the 19 hospital regions where Kobe hospitalizations are less than 15%. Of all hospitalizations. The following business categories that currently have a 50% capacity. Can increase to a 75% capacity. That includes all retail stores, All restaurants, all office buildings, all manufacturing all museums and libraries in all, JIA, gradual phasing. You're listening to 80 our top story. The riverside fire grew by nearly 3000 Acres yesterday is now 6% contained 33 homes have been destroyed. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. More than 500. People are working on the fire. The priority is the strength and fire lines protecting Esther Kato. Federal disaster declaration will help Oregon recover from the fires. Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley says the state needs to be at the center of the effort. We need to stay in the Red Cross in a very clear understanding. Of exactly how people access aid at the same time people need to register with FEMA disaster assistance may include grants for temporary housing or home repairs, low cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and programs for businesses. You Khun registered online, a disaster assistance dot gov. The beachy create fire scorched the sand again River Canyon from Detroit to Mahama. And there was one person who sheltered in place and survive. Mike Pomeroy was the operator at the Detroit Damn. He stayed deep inside of a damn, but was worried. We smoked. It was smoky and first in the lower three floors, But I had my air monitor with me to check and make sure that that, uh, you know the air's okay enoughto to stay in the life ring there an exit in the event he had to escape by jumping into the river. All communications were down so he couldn't tell his family what he was doing. He stayed inside of the dam for nearly two days until another crew arrived and he could go home. A Red Cross shelter for wildfire evacuated the Oregon Convention centre's closed remaining evacuees were being sent to hotels. Most of the evacuees were from Clackamas County. Evacuation levels have been lowered from level three to level two except for areas near the riverside fire and other spot fires. Two more people have died from Cove in 19 and or again, there are 195 new cases, hospitalizations remain low with 155 people currently being treated for covert 19. I'm Brad Ford News radio. Hey, we're all headed out to happy hour. You in? Definitely, But I need to schedule a ride before.

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"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

NewsRadio WIOD

01:53 min | 2 years ago

"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

"On chumps. Even some of the wild fires now burning in the West are among the worst ever, officials and other experts say Senator Jeff Merkley, Oregon Democrat. These are consequences of a warming planet. That have huge impacts huge impacts on rule America with our force with our farming with our fishing. This should not be blue red. That should not be ruler. Urban Merkley on ABC is this week the National Weather Service issuing a red flag. Wildfire threat warning for southwest Oregon, citing dry weather and strong, gusty winds gust up to 40 miles an hour red flag warnings already in place across northern California. More than 16,000 firefighters are battling flames in California. People in New Orleans and elsewhere along the Gulf Coast urged to prep for Tropical Storm Sally, which four can say could hit New Orleans Tuesday or Wednesday. Maybe is a hurricane Louisiana governor John Bell. Edwards says. Repair crews have already been called and warns around this saturated, it doesn't take much wind actually blow a tree over into the power lines and all of that sort of stuff. New Orleans director of Homeland Security Colin Arnold, We do have a mandatory evacuation for areas outside a levee protection. And that should be done by six PM today. That's Venetian Isles, Irish by you. And like Catherine, Hurricane Paulette headed for Bermuda is not expected to be a direct threat to the U. S. But an indirect one says National Hurricane Center is Daniel Brown, producing large swells already affecting large portions of the Southeast U. S Coast. Do so off the mid Atlantic coast over the next couple of days as well strengthen into 80 mile per hour hurricane It is forecast to continue strengthening today and it is going to pass nearer over the island of Bermuda early on Monday. There's a manhunt for whoever shot two sheriff's deputies and their patrol car last night in Los Angeles County. The officers are reported critically wounded but stable. $100,000 reward for info leading to a conviction is being offered by the L. A County Board of Supervisors.

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"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:52 min | 2 years ago

"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Senator Jeff Merkley says wildfires hitting his home state are unlike anything he could have ever imagined. We have thousands of people who have lost their homes. Their east winds came over the top of the mountain proceeded to turn the fires into blowtorches that went down and just incinerated. Ah, Siri's of small towns on ABC is this week, the Oregon Democrats says he traveled 600 miles through the state. And could not get away from the smoke. Wildfires across the West have now killed at least 33 people. Dozens are unaccounted for Hurricane and storm surge warnings are in effect for portions of Louisiana and Mississippi along the Gulf Coast. As a strengthening tropical storm. Sally approaches Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden is leading President Trump according to a new set of Poles. Lisa Taylor reports, According to The New York Times, upshot. Sienna College surveys, Biden hold single digit leads among likely voters in battleground states such as Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nevada and New Hampshire. Biden's edge in Wisconsin is notable because Trump flipped the typically Democratic state in 2016. Voters in Minnesota and Wisconsin said they trusted by Maurin handling race relations protests and violent crime. Lisa Taylor, a Florida congresswoman, says Americans deserve more from their government as stimulus talks are at a standstill. Why are we always pushing To offer the American people the crumbs from the table on CNN's state of the Union Democrats, Val Demings says a meaningful piece of legislation needs to be passed by Congress. Senate Democrats refused to advance a Republican bill, which aimed to expand the liability protections and unemployment benefits. I'm Cameron Fairchild. The chairman and CEO of Fizer says he expects to know whether his company's Corona virus vaccine is effective by next month on CBS's face. The Nation. Albert Borland also addressed getting the vaccine out to the American people if and when it's approved by federal authorities. Poor Liz says the government will likely work with visor on distributing the vaccine. Kids in Miami could be headed back to the classroom soon. Nicole Wilson has more state and local officials say the covert positivity rate in Miami Dade and Broward County's has dropped significantly and now they're evaluating whether it's safe to reboot in person. Learning has been very difficult for kids. They were taken out of class and in March Going to remote learning. Many of them did a good job under the circumstances, but it's just not quite the same being able to.

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"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:01 min | 2 years ago

"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on KQED Radio

"And laid him down on the foot of the bureau. But it's just, you know, my party's really hurt this morning. Jose Sanchez says he was inspired by Lewis is presence in history. He was a hero. He was there. He was there 100%. Mean he followed a path and stuck to it and never stopped. Lewis spoke during the 1963 March on Washington at the age of 23. He was elected to represent George's fifth Congressional District in 1986 where he served for more than three decades for NPR news. I'm in your Moffett in Atlanta. Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon is calling for the removal of federal agents sent by the Trump administration to Portland to protect federal property from protestors. He says Well, armed officers in camouflage and unmarked vehicles are detaining nonviolent citizens with that explanation. Berkeley, told NPR he'll propose legislation to stop such activities. You have tto label who you are with what agency you represent. You have to have a unique identified. So if there is bad actions, you have some way of knowing who that individual Once that you cannot use unmarked vans on DH that if you are beyond the boundaries of a federal property, you have to have the permission of the mayor or the governor. Both the mayor and the governor have expressed outrage over the use of federal agents in the city. This is NPR news. Foreign Ministry officials in Iran say they've sent flight data recorders from a downed Ukrainian airliner to France for analysis. Iran said it's Revolutionary guards accidentally shot down the plane in January, mistaking it for a hostile target. All 176 people on board were killed. Frances Air Accident Investigation agency is known as a leader in a reading flight recorders. The Canadian government is rejecting a plan to allow the Blue Jays baseball club to play in Toronto during the Cove in 19 pandemic. As in carbon Chuck reports, Ottawa's Ministry of Immigration's says holding games would be a risky move. The government did allow the Blue Jays the whole training camp at the Rogers Center in downtown Toronto without the normal 14 day quarantine for people entering Canada. But Immigration Minister Marco Mendocino says unlike training camp regular season games would require repeated cross border traveled by the team and staff as well as opposing teams coming into and out of Canada. He says, based on public health advice it would not adequately protect the health and safety of Canadians team president Mark Shapiro accepted on was decision, adding that the safety of the broader community remains a priority. Blue Jays there now looking possibly at their spring training facility in Dunedin, Florida as an alternate home ballpark for NPR news. I'm Dan Carpet Chuck in Toronto. Despite concerns about the pandemic, NFL training camps are open as scheduled. An exec sent an email Saturday notifying all 32 clubs that rookies are to report on Tuesday..

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Portland Protests: Local Leaders Urging Feds to Leave

Freakonomics Radio

01:40 min | 2 years ago

Portland Protests: Local Leaders Urging Feds to Leave

"In Oregon Governor Kate Brown and other officials are calling for the removal of federal law enforcement officers from the city of Portland. The Trump Administration deployed those forces, saying they are there to protect federal property in the city amid ongoing protests. But this week, officials from across the city and state and their congressional representatives have raised serious objections to their tactics. After camouflaged federal agents went into the streets with tear gas and tactical gear. Arresting protesters and taking some away in unmarked vans without the protesters have said explanation among those critical of the federal deployment in Portland, Oregon, Senator Jeff Merkley and he is with us now from Portland. Senator Merkley Thank you so much for speaking with us today. You're welcome, Michelle. Good to be with you. Well, you and three other members of Congress wrote last night to Attorney General William Barr and the acting Homeland Security secretary, Chad Wolf calling for these agents to be removed from Portland. Tell us briefly why you issued that calling. Have you gotten a response yet? This is an extraordinary circumstance. The customs and border protection and the marshals are deploying people to the streets of Portland. They're doing so at least the CBP forces, customs and border protection. They are marked just with a generic police. You have no idea who they who they represent. And then they're outside beyond the boundaries of the federal buildings, grabbing people on the streets, throwing them into unmarked vans, not disclosing even at that point, what agency they represent. This is the type Of unmarked paramilitary presence that you would expect in a dictatorship, not in a Democratic republic. It's absolutely terrifying to people. It's unacceptable. It has to end.

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Another round of court hearings on Keystone XL Pipeline. U.S. Oregon Senators advocate for tribal COVID-19 funds.

Native America Calling

03:42 min | 2 years ago

Another round of court hearings on Keystone XL Pipeline. U.S. Oregon Senators advocate for tribal COVID-19 funds.

"This is National Native News Antonio Gonzalez another hearing was held last week in federal court involving the keystone xl pipeline largely centering on the reach of president. Trump's two thousand nineteen unilateral permit government. Lawyers say it allows only the one point two miles of pipeline needed to cross the US. Canada border opponents say it enables hundreds of miles of pipeline through Montana South Dakota and Nebraska Victoria wicks reports pipeline. Opponents were heartened by an order. Judge Brian Morris issued the day before the hearing in a separate but related case he found that the US Army Corps of Engineers permitted the K. XL pipeline without considering potential damage to endangered species and habitat and he ruled not see energy cannot build through approximately six hundred and eighty eight waterways along the three state route until the core has done a more thorough analysis. Sierra Club Attorney Doug Hayes explains that April Fifteenth Order Army Corps has to engage in further Environmental Review further consultation under the endangered species act before it can reissue. Nationwide permit twelve itself as also points out. There are no waterways in the one point two mile border-crossing at the April Sixteenth. Hearing an attorney for the Rosebud. Sioux tribe says pipeline. Construction will harm the tribes mineralised states. Along the pipeline's route a government attorney response that the tribe has no mineral estates in that one point two mile stretch at the border pipelines supporters say treaty violations and damage to land water and cultural sites is a problem to be addressed by state and local governments. Not The feds judge. Morris will consider granting summary Judgment to one side or the other and will also rule on plaintiff's request in light of the covert nineteen pandemic for a halt to construction that has begun in the one point. Two Mile Corridor for national native news in Victoria Wicks in rapid city. South Dakota Colvin. Nineteen relief funds need to be administered quickly to tribes say some US lawmakers as KFC's. Brian Buhl reports senators. Jeff Merkley and Ron. Wyden want stimulus aid to not adhere to population based formula. The Oregon. Democrats argue that such a formula limits tribes abilities to help their respective communities most are small scattered in rural areas where infrastructure and services are often underfunded and dated Senator Wyden the tribes have been hit very hard though from a health and economic standpoint. Christner sears a tribal council member with the confederated tribes of the Grand Ronde. He says because of pandemic measures they've had to close down their casino which was their primary economic generator a lot of uncertainty. And we feel comfortable with where we're at right now but staying closed indefinitely could have some pretty dire consequences for our travel government mercier. Says he's not sure what form direct aid from. The federal government will look like just sitting there hoping that arrived soon for National Native News. I'm Brian Bowl. In Eugene Oregon six tribes have filed a lawsuit seeking to stop Alaskan native corporations from accessing shares of eight billion dollars in treble cove nineteen funds the tribes from Alaska Washington State and Maine are suing the Treasury Department arguing. The money from the cares act should only go to travel governments and not Alaskan native corporations. Many tribal leaders across the country have raised concern. Will several leaders of Alaskan Native Corporation? Say they're following the law and intend to use the funds to address covert nineteen needs tribes had until Friday to apply for the funds which are expected to be distributed by April twenty sixth. I'm Antonio Gonzales.

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Warren bill would revoke Medals of Honor for Wounded Knee massacre

WBZ Midday News

00:39 sec | 2 years ago

Warren bill would revoke Medals of Honor for Wounded Knee massacre

"Nine senator Elizabeth Warren along with democratic senator Jeff Merkley all of Oregon is planning on introducing a bill that would revoke the medals of honor given to soldiers who participated in the eighteen ninety to wounded knee massacre that killed about two hundred and fifty native Americans at the pond ridge Indian reservation South Dakota most of those killed were women and children medals of honor were given to twenty of those soldiers this would be a companion bill to measure to put forward by the house Republican senator from South Dakota Mike round says he does not support the bill because we would be guessing the roles of the individual

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Jeff Merkley, America And Oregon discussed on Forum

Forum

00:33 sec | 3 years ago

Jeff Merkley, America And Oregon discussed on Forum

"We're talking with Oregon senator Jeff Merkley about the trump administration's rule to expand the number of days the migrant miners can be detained what he thinks of more humane policy could look like after witnessing children being taken from parents and the conditions of Texas micro detention centers last summer senator Berkeley has introduced the stop cruelty to migrant children act and his new book America is better than this trumps war against migrant families is both a report on detention center conditions and a call to action against the trump administration's immigration

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"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

KDWN 720AM

01:57 min | 3 years ago

"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"A Beasley Media Group station. Border. Whoa. Tariffs. Trump service comment. I'm Barbara Kusak. Talks continue. Tomorrow is President Trump said, progress has been made, but not nearly enough toward reaching a deal with Mexico to stem the flow of migrants at the southern border or face a tariff on its goods starting Monday. Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley says the rise in migrants is a product of the president's rhetoric. President Trump, you have kept saying you're going to seal the border every time you do that the coyotes advertise it as a surge. It's gone from thirty to forty thousand a month now to one hundred and fifty thousand a month because of you were leaders, including President Trump, gathered today in Portsmouth, England to honor the troops, who risk their lives, seventy five years ago on d day as it's Mark Thursday on good morning Britain, Trump told host Piers Morgan that he's making up for not having been able to serve in Vietnam would have been honored but I think I make up for right now. I think I'm making up for rapidly because we're rebuilding our military at, at a level that has never seen before. Trump told Morgan that he would have preferred to serve in the kind of war like World War, Two, which stirred feelings of deep pride in a US victory major cruise lines immediately began dropping stops in Cuba from there. Temporaries today while rerouting ships to other destinations, including Mexico in Havana, correspondent, Patrick Altman says the changes come as the president's new restrictions on travel to Cuba, kick in there, trying to force the Cuban government to stop the support of the murderers and Venezuela. But the Cuban government says they have endured US sanctions for sixty years, and they're not buckling, under this new pressure. The health and human services department says it's cutting funding to contractors for immigrant kids in the care of the federal government for such things as English language classes, outdoor recreation and legal services, a court challenge is likely. I'm.

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Officials Reveal Previously Unreported Migrant Child Death In US

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Officials Reveal Previously Unreported Migrant Child Death In US

"Senator Jeff Merkley is among those who will take part in an interfaith vigil on Thursday, honoring the migrant children who've guide in US custody after crossing the southern border in the late part of two thousand eighteen a girl from El Salvador died after complications from heart surgery. You're listening to USA radio news.

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"Defiant. Despite President Trump trying to damp and talk of war with Iran. Iran continues to make threatening comments such as a warning this morning from top Ronnie, and military leader that even Iran short range missiles could take out US warships in the Persian Gulf, Oregon. Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley blames the president for some of this. We left the JCP away the international that was negotiated. We designated the revolutionary guard terrorist organization cut off their oil by limiting the waivers for Japan and Korea and China and India, we have moved a carrier battle strike group into the Persian Gulf. We've moved a bomber squadron into the region. All of this very

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"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

02:34 min | 3 years ago

"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

"On the CBS news weekend roundup. I'm Bill Rakoff turning to politics. Now. CBS news learned this week that former vice president Joe Biden is likely to enter the twenty twenty presidential race Moore from CBS news political correspondent, Ed O'Keefe or the final stages of that decision. The former vice president is expected to launch his presidential campaign next month. People familiar with his plans, still CBS news. He's putting the finishing touches on a campaign team and strategy. I wanna make sure that if we do this. And we're we're we're very close to get into a decision that I am fully prepared to do it. If he jumps in Biden would be joining a crowded field. That already includes fourteen Democrats, but several others said just this week that they're staying out, including Hillary Clinton might Bloomberg and Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley the best contribution. I can make is by working to make the Senate of. Full partner in this. This bald agenda to save America. Just today Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown who had generated some buzz for candidacy said he had decided to forego a run early polls show Biden would start the race at the top where he's never been before the presidential race. He sputtered out of the one thousand nine hundred eight campaign amid a plagiarism scandal and dropped out of the two thousand eight race after finishing far back in the Iowa caucus. He didn't run in two thousand sixteen in part because of the death of his son Bo because this time why didn't could be quickly cast is out of touch with today's Democratic Party. As voter scrutinize his four decades Senate record. He's already apologized for his handling of Anita hill during the Clarence Thomas supreme court confirmation hearings and for his support of tough-on-crime legislation in the nineteen ninety s we must make the streets safer. I know we haven't always gotten things, right? But I've always tried one other potential challenge for a Democratic Party, increasingly relying on younger female and minority voters Biden as a seventy six year old white man, if he wins the White House he'd replace President Trump is the nation's oldest ever president that CBS's Ed O'Keefe. It was a stormy week on Capitol Hill as house leaders tried to address anti-semitism after comments made by freshman, Representative Ilan, Omar, Minnesota, but leaders wound up with more than they bargained for your CBS's, Nancy Cortes intolerance. Looks like the latest comment to land Omar in hot water was this one she made at a DC bookstore. Slamming congressional support for Israel..

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"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

06:28 min | 3 years ago

"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on 600 WREC

"That try an act light black. And we would do like some of us to wear a belt bottom pain. Black. The institute. Right. And I just got a press release Virginia. Democrats have essentially announced they ain't going to do anything to Ralph. Now them aren't Justin Fairfax on other guy. It none of their business. They're going to sit back and they go wait for it all to shake out. Official announcement Virginia Democrats. I told you from day one what the strategy was going to be here to let this go five days. Six days, however, long it took for the media to get onto something else. And it's working. Ralph northern is nowhere to be found. He has gone underground can't find them. And it's one of the rules of media if they can't see you. They can't get mad at you. And it's a rule that was proven by Hillary Clinton, the more. She was visible the worst approval numbers got the more invisible. She was the better her numbers did Kim. I appreciate the call. Thanks very much. I mentioned this the top of the program. Here's the backup for it. Oregon Senator I'm a stake in lake called him. A congressman Representative Senator Jeff Merkley democrat, Oregon. On Wednesday defended socialism against President Trump. Trump of the state of the union pledging the United States will never ever be a socialist nation. Jeff Merkley, and he said the same thing he came out supporting Alexandria. That's your new green deal or green new deal. Whatever green with envy deal. He said socialism is fi socialism is society coming together to increase the standard of living of our seniors. Now, this guy is a United States Senator. He was on CNN's. Erin Burnett out front. And in behind it was on Wednesday. He defended socialism from Trump's criticism, he defined socialism as a society coming together to increase the standard of living for our seniors. There that how do you think they arrive at Medicare for all? It's good its social at folks. This is another thing we're up against you know, how many young people. I have people my age who have millennial children, and they're pulling their hair out their kids. Don't know what. Socialism is they have an entirely different understanding of it. It has not been properly taught socialism has been romanticized and socialism, basically means everybody is cared for and everybody's content and nobody has much more than anybody else. And nobody really wants for anything. And that's the extent of it. That's how socialism has been presented. Socialism has not been presented as Marxism. Socialism has not been presented as what Venezuela is or Cubal is or any of that. It's always tough. It's it's tough to try to go back and pinpoint. Where did the poisoning began was the poisoning education was it high school and college teachers, and professors was Hollywood and pop culture movies like Al Gore's earth in the lurch. What was it? It's probably a combination of things. But my first reaction when I saw the bug eyed Cortez, presenting her green new deal, as my honest. I got my first reaction. What have we done to these people? What have we done to these kids? What have we what what disservice? Have we visited upon them? By making them. So stupid. They really have not been. Given a quality competent responsible education about much of anything what they have as a propagandized and indoctrinated set of beliefs that equal an agenda, and that the foundation of that is rage and anger. When I was growing up. Everybody knew it socialism was and nobody wanted any part. I can't say nobody even it's always had. It's. People that believe it would work if the right people were being what do you think when Obama was running around saying, we are the ones we've been waiting for? What that meant was. We're the ones to make collectivism work. We're the ones are gonna make socialism work. We're the ones that are finally going to do it. Right. Stop and think about some there's not a single in all of human history. There's not a single success story to which you can point. Socialism or communism. And yet look how romanticized the belief in. It is particularly among young people. It's. It's again, it's people we've been warning about the education system and people have been taking their kids out of home schooling. For example, has been a result of it. But at some point there's going to have to be an uprising, and these people are going to have to be defeated not tolerated and not accommodated and not padded on the hands. Aren't you? Cute. Funny. What you believe they're going to have to be resounding gobsmacked? They are going to have to be obliterated. Politically, they are going to have to be wiped out. Otherwise, this creeping growth and believability in all of this is going to continue creek time out as we roll on open line Friday be back right after this..

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"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on KSFO-AM

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06:30 min | 3 years ago

"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on KSFO-AM

"Be some that try and act light black. Cultural. We would do like some of these to wear bell bottom pain. Black. The instituting. Right. And I just got a press release Virginia. Democrats have essentially announced they ain't going to do anything to route. Now them aren't to Justin Fairfax on another guy. It none of their business. They're going to sit back and they go wait for it all to shake out. Official announcement Virginia Democrats. I told you from day one what the strategy was going to be here to let this go five days. Six days, however, long it took for the media to get onto something else. And it's working. Ralph northern is nowhere to be found. He has gone underground can't find them. And it's one of the rules of media if they can't they can't get mad at you. And it's a rule that was proven by Hillary Clinton, the more. She was visible the worst her approval numbers. Got the more invisible. She was the better her numbers did Kim. I appreciate the call. Thanks very much. I mentioned this top of the program. Here's the backup for it. Oregon Senator I'm a stake in lake called him. A congressman Representative Senator Jeff Merkley democrat, Oregon. On Wednesday defended socialism against President Trump is Trump of the state of the union pledging the United States will never ever be a socialist nation. Jeff Merkley, and he said the same thing he came out supporting Alexander. Oh, that's your his new green deal or green new deal. Whatever green with envy deal. He said socialism is fi socialism is society coming together to increase the standard of living of our seniors. Now, this guy is a United States Senator. He was on CNN's. Erin Burnett out front. And in behind it was on Wednesday. He defended socialism from Trump's criticism, he defined socialism as a society coming together to increase the standard of living for our seniors. There that how do you think they arrive at Medicare for all? It's good its social at folks. This is another thing we're up against you know, how many young people I have people my age who have millennial children, and they're pulling their hair out their kids. Don't know what socialism is they have an entirely different understanding other. It has not been properly taught. Socialism has been romanticized and socialism, basically means everybody is cared for and everybody is content and nobody has much more than anybody else. And nobody really wants for anything. And that's the extent of it. That's how socialism has been presented. Socialism has not been presented as Marxism. Socialism has not been presented as what Venezuela is or Cubal is or any of that. It's always tough. It's it's tough to try to go back and pinpoint. Where did the poisoning began was the poisoning education was in high school and college teachers, and professors was at Hollywood and pop culture movies like Al Gore's earth in the lurch. What was it? It's probably a combination of things. But my first reaction when I saw the bug eyed Cortez, presenting her green new deal, as honest, I got my first reaction what we done to these people. What have we done to these kids? What have we what disservice? Have we visited upon them? By making them. So stupid. They really have not been. Given a quality competent responsible education about much of anything what they have as a propagandized and indoctrinated set of beliefs that equal an agenda, and that the foundation of that is rage and anger. When I was growing up everybody Lewis, socialism was and nobody wanted any part. I can't say nobody even it's always had. It's people that believe it would work if the right people were being what do you think when Obama was running around saying, we are the ones we've been waiting for? What that meant was. We're the ones to make collectivism work. We're the ones they're gonna make socialism work. We're the ones that are finally going to do it. Right. Stop and think about some there's not a single in all of human history. There's not a single success story to which you can point. Socialism or communism. And yet look how romanticized the belief in. It is particularly among young people. It's. It's again, it's people we've been warning about the education system and people have been taking their kids out of home schooling. For example, has been a result of it. But at some point there's going to have to be an uprising, and these people are going to have to be defeated not tolerated and not accommodated and not padded on the heads. Aren't you? Cute. Isn't it funny? What you believe they're going to have to be resounding Lee gobsmacked? They are going to have to be obliterated. Politically, they are going to have to be white out. Otherwise, this creeping growth and believability in all of this is going to continue timeout as we roll on open line Friday be back right after this. Through.

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"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

Anderson Cooper 360

01:57 min | 3 years ago

"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

"Well, President Trump keeps pushing for a wall at the border democratic Senator Jeff Merkley is requesting that the F B I opened a perjury investigation into homeland security secretary cures to Nielsen the Senator or claims that Nielsen lied aggression testimony in December when she said that we've never had a policy for family separation. She's made the same denial in interviews and on Twitter, but Senator Merkley is released a memo he says from a whistle blower that shows that the department of Justice and homeland security we're considering family separations for legal immigrants a year before that testimony in months before was enacted Senator Merkley joins me now. So Senator your accusing Nielsen of lying inner sworn testimony would exactly do the memo show. Well, the memo showed that the very top level and homeland security and in the attorney general's office they were laying out a strategy for child separation. But this isn't the only piece of the puzzle back in March of twenty seventeen John Kelly, her predecessor testified on television. He said he said. Implanting child separation. And by the way, we're gonna take very good care of those children. And when Jeff Sessions announced this policy in may of December in may of last year, he proceeded to say that this strategy child separation. He mentioned it also was for deterrence. And it just I'm sick and tired of this administration line to the American people. Once they've found child separation was so unpopular because it's so evil. It hurts children as part of a political strategy. Then suddenly, she comes and testifies all we never had any such plan. And it's it's a lie. And it's time to hold this administration accountable for telling the truth, and I think general Kelly, even when he was home in an interview, we'll Blitzer he said also said that that they're doing it. They're planning and for deterrent. He thought it'd be a strong deterrent a spokesperson with Deitch says the memos were pre decisional and quote.

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"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

Anderson Cooper 360

01:57 min | 3 years ago

"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

"I mean, I've said before that I think they have to give him an out. They have to give you know, when you when you are negotiating with somebody that you have to try to get to. Yes. And I know that makes a lot of people angry because they because that's not really how he negotiates for the most part. But if it's something that is is first of all not in insanely expensive, the way the wall is and the reason that the the Democrats oppose it is because it's just not a good idea, and it's not necessary. And we've gone too many times all the different reasons that this is not what the United States needs. If we want to deal with the problems at the border. So I think that was just a non starter. But are there other things that they can agree on? Yes. And I think that the like I said they want increased security at the border they've agreed to that. And and so that is giving him something. They're just not giving him the wall. Because they don't think it's a good idea. And he said Mexico was going to pay for it. So it's just more of this crazy making that somehow it's the Democrats fault that he doesn't have funding for the wall that he said he was going to get the funding from Mexico for Michael. What about the? Well, I think I mean, I agree critic, Chris, right and a lot of ways, but at the same time, you know, today of the Democrats laid out their their plan for border security and in that in that plan they throws the number of border patrol officers. If they're going to go ahead and beef up security at the ports of entry. They're gonna need a lot more border patrol officers, and the idea that that the vast majority of border patrol officers support a wall, I think that's driving what the president wants to do. But also, by the way, the majority of border patrol officers support increasing the number of border patrol officers. The Democrats really got to get a handle on what border security really means to them. Michael Caputo cures empowers. Thank you up next going to speak with Senator Jeff Merkley who says that homeland security secretary Kirsten Nielsen lied in congressional testimony about family separation of illegal immigrants centers asking the F B I to investigate I'll talk to him about that..

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"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

All In with Chris Hayes

03:49 min | 3 years ago

"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

"The department of homeland security disputed, the thousands reported by the HHS inspector general claiming the inspector general did not have to back up the claim this comes as new documents surfaced sent from government whistle blower, Senator Jeff Merkley, those papers list of draft of immigration policy options, some of which were ultimately implemented and others even. More severe and shocking that were contemplated but not implemented like expediting the deportation of children without their parents deejays spokeswoman Katie wallman responded to news of the documents that the statement, which reads impart Trump administration has made clear that all legal options are on the table enforce rule of law in part we were predicting and trying to prevent the exact humanitarian and security crisis. We are confronted by now. I mean now he's Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon who has made exhaustive efforts to bring the administration's child separation policy to light from the start Senator. What have you learned from these documents about the nature of the policy, they followed and what they contemplated? Well, what these documents show Chris is there was extensive planning to implement a strategy of criminalising families crossing the border at the same time administrations said it's all about criminals, they were plotting to stop families from arriving. And they said not only we're going to criminalise that we're going to separate the kids from the parents now. Many of us will remember that the homeland security secretary said there's no such thing as a family separation policy or child separation policy. But this document says exactly the opposite. I wanna I wanna be clear about this. Because it drove me absolutely nuts covering this story time and time again, the White House and cursing Nielsen got up and said, you were out of your mind, no policy exists. And what you're saying is this document is literally a policy document in which one of the policies they contemplate and ultimately implement is child separation. Yes. Very first policy on that list. And the document is the one of criminalising crossing the border and the second is to separate children from their parents. And so it's all laid out here. It's a discussion. This document represents a discussion taking place between the Terni general's office and the homeland security office at the highest levels. So this is very much. The roadmap is fiend laid out for what was later done. The administration was absolutely lying to the American people when they said there was no such plan. So. Here's Nilsson lie. Yes. Then how can you trust them? I mean, honestly, how can you trust anything that? I mean, we just read a statement. And I see the DA spokespeople quarter all the time. But I have to say ever since covering that story. It's very difficult to take anything they say at face value. Well, that's that's right. Because when it was absolutely clear that item after item was true. And they said it's not true, for example, Jeff Sessions in his initial presentation of the strategy over child separation said it's about deterring families from coming. It's a deterrent strategy. That is in this document, it lays out very clearly. But when Kirsten Nielsen was asked about it. She said, I'm not sure what she said. I'm embarrassed or I'm that's ridiculous or she basically disclaimed it completely. There's another way they're caught here. And I think this is important. We'll talk about some of the things they considered you're in the tornado tent camp that had been Madison leeann quickly expanded under sort of dubious regulatory oversight to put a ton thousand. Thousands of migrant children minors in it, and one of the things you told me on this program was the head of that said this place to be cleared out of here, basically in a few days, if they would get rid of the backlog of sponsors that want to take these kids and that ended up happening, but the backlog at the time was caused by eight background check process for the sponsors that the DA said was for security and safety. Right. Here's reading from the report for Juliette Ainsley HHS adopted policy require anyone in.

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Children seized at US border will face lasting health effects

All In with Chris Hayes

02:24 min | 4 years ago

Children seized at US border will face lasting health effects

"During their journey traveling thousands of miles being exposed to severe conditions let alone once the are here in us soil the trauma continues right so we're looking at long term consequences of the child that ranges anywhere from psychological physical and social you know something that this is a reading from a mental health professional petition about the policy to pretend the separate children did not grow up with the shrapnel of this traumatic experience in bedded in their minds to disregard everything we know about child development the brain and trauma yubari with that we definitely see neurological consequences trauma brings so many consequences to the table we're looking at a severe mental health symptoms that can arise later on in adulthood whether it's development of post traumatic stress disorder depression anxiety we're looking at substance abuse so many relational you know issues that can arise later on in life as well you know one of the things someone said to me someone who worked in one of the facilities right so these facility was was outfitted hold on a company miners and it started getting kids who've been taken from their parents to very different populations so the unaccompanied minors you know it was hard for them but they knew what they were getting into and they got there they knew they were going alone the people who are coming having just been ripped from the parents there was this extra uncertainty that one second their parent was there in the next and they weren't chris i see these families on a regular basis here as a psychologist in my community in south texas and these families don't know what they're they don't know what's happening right so this is new trauma that they're experiencing if this practice is happening and it is at different levels right so many times we're exacerbating these we're exacerbating symptoms due to that separation whether it's hours days and weeks at a time or months time and i've seen i've seen all of that in different levels to stick with the kid definitely when we're looking at trauma different stages separation we're looking at long term psychological effects physical effects as well doctor thank you so much i really appreciate you time dr makoto next senator jeff merkley return to the border after being denied access to one of the tension scillies now he's calling for homeland secretary cures to nielsen to resign senator merkley joins me next supervision will come out.

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Top EPA aide Millan Hupp is leaving

NPR News Now

04:59 min | 4 years ago

Top EPA aide Millan Hupp is leaving

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

The Mark Levin Show

02:04 min | 4 years ago

Senate holds confirmation hearing for Mike Pompeo over discussions on Syria

"Is boise a cumulus station it's seven o'clock news starts now no serious solution call me blockbuster i'm barbara kusak no final decision was reached on how to respond to a suspected chemical weapons attack in syria as president trump emerged from a meeting with his national security team oregon democrat senator jeff merkley says syria was addressed during secretary of state nominee mike pompeo's confirmation hearing are think strikes are probably imminent many of us have asked mike pompeo about a serious strategy what are the basic principles and the fact is we're in complete chaos comparison to a mafia boss figure is made by former fbi director james comey and his soon to be released book a higher loyalty when it comes to combs description of conversations with president trump correspondent jeff zeleny explains the president's allies won't be able to discredit commes description the reality here is there's nothing they can do to respond to the substance of this matter because james comey was a party to these conversations and the president was a party to these conversations no one else was the online advertising side backpage dot com and its chief executive carl for has pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges in arizona guilty pleas were made earlier this month but were unsealed late today the teachers walkout in oklahoma is ending after nine days corresponding clayton neville says educators still aren't happy with the state's republican leadership leaders of the oklahoma education association say legislators won't budge and refuse to provide any more new revenue for public schools the state's largest teacher's union now calling on focus to electing pro education legislators arizona's governor has decided to bend to teacher demands promising a net twenty percent pay increase by twenty twenty the house rejected a gop led effort today to try to amend the constitution to require a balanced federal budget i'm barbara kusak.

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