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"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.
"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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
The Latest: Iran's Guard says it can hit warships in region
"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
"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on Newsradio 830 WCCO
"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 at 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, don't CBS news. He's putting the finishing touches on 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. A full partner in in. This. This bald agenda to save America. Just today Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown who 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 nineteen Eighty-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. And could be quickly cast. He's out of touch with today's Democratic Party. As voters 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 nineties. 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 Democratic Party, increasingly relying on younger female, and minority voters Biden is a seventy six year old white man, if he wins the White House he'd replaced President Trump is the nation's oldest ever president that CBS is 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 intolerant. The latest comment to land Omar in hot water was this one. She made at a bookstore slamming congressional support for Israel..
"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on Newsradio 830 WCCO
"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 and 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 plan, still CBS news. He's putting the finishing touches on campaign 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, Mike, Bloomberg and Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley the best contribution. I can make is by working. To make the Senator full partner in in this. This bold agenda to save America. Just today Ohio Senator shared Brown who 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 nineteen Eighty-eight 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 widened could be quickly Cavs 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 is a seventy six year old white man, if he wins the White House he'd replaced President Trump is the nation's oldest ever president that CBS is 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 leaders wound up with more than they bargained for your CBS's, Nancy Cortes intolerance. The latest comment to land Omar in hot water was this one she made at a DC bookstore. Slamming congressional support for Israel..
"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on Newsradio 830 WCCO
"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. A full partner in in. This. This bald agenda to save America. Just today Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown who had generated some buzz for a candidacy said he had decided to forgo 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 nineteen Eighty-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 widened 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 nineties. 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 replaced President Trump is the nation's oldest ever president. That's 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..
Senator Jeff Merkley, President Trump And Berkley discussed on WAOK Programming
"Senator Jeff Merkley says President Trump's border wall is a fourth century strategy absolutely willing to fund border security, the American people want us to spend money in a smart way. Five billion dollars is a lot of money on ABC's this week Berkley says that
"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Studios in Washington DC. Nancy Lyons is there with world and national headlines. Nancy? Thanks, lisa. President Trump is chairing a meeting of the UN Security Council right now in which leaders are discussing nuclear pleura stray during Trump's address yesterday before the UN general assembly. He asked other nations to isolate Iran's regime as long as its nuclear aggression continues. Well, Senate Republicans are finalizing plans for tomorrow's Senate Judiciary committee hearing in which supreme court nominee. Brad Kavanagh will testify along with Christine Blasi four the first woman to accuse him of sexual misconduct. Ford will testify I and will then face questions, the committee's Republicans are all men. So they're bringing in veteran Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell to handle the questioning she comes from America county attorney's office in Phoenix. She's the chief of the special victims division, which covers sex crimes and. Family violence. Well, Democrats on the committee are upset that Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has already scheduled a vote on cavenaugh even before the hearing has come Senator Jeff Merkley is slamming that move. I think the Republican leadership has one goal and that is to jam this individual who is anti-worker anti consumer, anti reproductive rights. Always finds on behalf of the powerful. They are seeking to put him on the court come hell or high water, some GOP senators, including Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska insist they need to see how the hearing goes before making a final decision when strategist says Republicans are in a bit of a pickle the base wants Kavanagh confirmed while critical suburban females are less convinced. Global news twenty four hours a day on air and tick tock on Twitter, powered by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts in more than one hundred twenty countries, you can pack sarcoma. Odds are you've never heard that word before for the forty people diagnosed..
"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"Welcome back. Senator Jeff Merkley on the line with a Senator welcome back to the program. Thank you. It's great to be with you. And I you know, I should add obviously, this is a Senator representing the great state of Oregon and one of the one of the most solid progressives in the United States Senate. I I am such a fan of you in your work, sir. A you have led the charge to let us know that the Bush that the Trump administration is trying to take money out of the Fima budget and other federal budgets in order to hand that money off presumably to private for profit Republican crony corporations who are then using that to build facilities to permanently or indefinitely. I guess is the word they're using quote, detain imprison. Children. Do I have that? Right. Yes. That's right. The they laid out report to congress that they were taking ten million dollars out of out of FEMA the reports from the month of June. So it was during the first month of the hurricane season. It came from accounts like response and recovery or the account for preparedness and protection a critical accounts for FEMA doing this job preparing for disasters and responding to disasters and sent that money off to build to build prisons. Wow. Wow. What what kind of response have you gotten and have your has your office gotten what kind of response, are you are you hearing across the the the Democratic Party? And and and frankly, what kind of response are you getting from the Trump administration to your disclosure of this? Well, let's start there. The Trump administration standard operating procedures to attack the messenger. Now this information, they should have made it public reprogramming funds Americans have every right to know where their tax dollars are going, but they didn't. So I wouldn't have known about this information. If. It hadn't come to me through an organization that somehow got hold of it. It is extensive. It is is detailed. It's certainly in a transparent administration, the people should know. And so their response has been to attack attack me and say, this is a this is politics. Listen politics. This is Sharon what the administration is reporting to congress or your reporting to congress what it does already done. And it does raise this bigger issue. And that is the president's been on the air saying that the work of FEMA last year, the work in Puerto Rico was an a plus effort, and I went to Puerto Rico in may, and I went to the Virgin Islands. And I saw thousands of homes covered in blue tarps. I saw miles of transmission lines unrepaired, I taught to families where entire communities did not yet have power nine months after the storm. In fact, they didn't end up getting power until a year. After the storm that is not an a plus effort. So the the challenge here is the administration's attitude has been we were perfect. So how can you improve on perfection? No. There were big problems of the response in in Texas and Puerto Rico Virgin Islands. And so what did you learn what are you doing differently? How are you utilizing funds better what help do need from congress? That's the attitude that we should hear from this administration. But we're not hearing it I had a question. I was I was thinking about this yesterday is walking home from work that I don't think that I think that probably can only be answered by somebody inside government who had access to things like Labor Department statistics one of these sales pitches that we're hearing about the economy from the Trump administration is that not only is unemployment low and jobs are coming back Wadi, blah, but that the old fashioned blue collar jobs, construction, jobs sheet, rocking roofing, electrical, wiring, plumbing. These jobs are. Coming back so fast that there's not enough trained people to meet the demand now, obviously they respond so that would be bring back the unions in their apprenticeship programs. But I'm wondering if the reason that these jobs are coming back is because natural disasters are so much more destructive people's houses are being burned down in California flooded out in Texas destroyed in by by hurricanes and flooding in from New Orleans to Puerto Rico, and that and that what we're seeing is not the symptom of a good economy or seen in at least in that context. And that narrow context of those kind of jobs what we're seeing is actually the increase in in the severity of storms producing its own little micro economy. Do you know if there's any way to find out if my theory is correct? Well, now that you've raised it. I'm I'm interested in exploring it. I am absolutely competent that there's been a massive demand for construction related professions in Texas because of the the hurricane that hit Houston. I'm absolutely sure I saw firsthand in in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. So that certainly goes to your theory. I mean, we're also in economy that I would call it a sugar high economy, and that is unemployment was already at four percent. And the administration said, well, here's an idea. Let's let's pump up the economy even more by borrowing a trillion and a half dollars, and basically giving it to the richest Americans. Well, we couldn't get the Republicans to work with us to do a solid stimulus Bill when unemployment's fourteen percent. And that's when you need. That's when you need to two deficit spend to invest in in America, not when we're at at four percent. And so this is an artificial high. Hi were running up the debt. It's gonna come back to to haunt us. We should have these these funds available when the economy isn't isn't a strong economy that Obama built. Yeah, absolutely agree. In fact, I made that point on Fox News on Sunday. Got some bugged out is Senator we're talking with Senator Jeff Merkley any good. I just have to say good on you for for for raising these issues and being such a such a progressive champion anything else that you want to share with us before we wrap this up. Well, the other side of this formulation, which is the money is going to build prison camps should concern all all Americans. This is the outflow from the child separation policy of treat those fleeing persecution rip away as criminals treat them as criminals rip away their children ripped their children out of their arms. It is to some two thousand six hundred and fifty children four hundred has still not been reunited with their parents. And now the administration that they have been forced to stop that egregious policy is saying, let's build family internment camps, the president requested this and an executive order. He sent to congress. There is a Republican Bill in the Senate that has thirty five Republican senators on that that says, yes, we will authorize and build the internment camps. And now the president says that he has a draft regulation. I I guess it's several hundred pages long to do it without action by congress to establish internment camps. We may dismiss stake in World War Two of locking up families children do not belong behind barbed wire. There was a perfectly good program called the family case management program. That said, hey, if there's a family fleeing persecution and seeking asylum. We will have a very high level of contact with them until their asylum here in comes and inspector general for homeland security found that one hundred percent of those families show up to their Silom hearing. So it is a complete lie for the administration to talk about families being released a never showing up and this administration tore down that program. Are they threw things into chaos? They mistreated children not grievously horrific infliction of trauma by ripping them away from their parents now they want to pursue another form of trauma. We have to stay. Yup. And say no way is this going to happen. The United States of America. This is antithetical to our values. Exactly fundamentally is Senator Merkley. Thank you so much for dropping by today. Thank you, Tom. Thanks for the great work. You're doing I truly appreciate it. Let's pick up some phone calls here. Terry in in Florida in L, alla, Tua, Florida. I saying that right there. So what's up? Okay. I just have a quick question for you cause we've been talking about listened to you talk a lot about Medicare and the part D part of Medicare where.
"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on The Takeout
"Internment camp strategy from world war two where we locked up japaneseamericans on internment camp and by the way if you look at the ted cruz bill which has been the foundation the republican conversation it involves kangaroo courts with no chance for individuals prepare their case for asylum and it involves internment camps japanese american world war two style we knew that that was a terrible dark chapter in america locking up families and here's the thing we had a family case management program that the effector general the homeland security did a report on and found that the turnout for hearings of those who went through that case management program was one hundred percent in other words every single person that case management program turned out for their hearing so we had a strategy of keeping families together of not damaging children and they showed up to their hearings and yet this administration shut that down in june of last year and then said people show up there hearing people don't show up here's what if you shut if you don't have case management if you don't have anybody who speaks the language of the individual who can tell them the court dates are tracks there senator stand i think the point you're trying to make if you shut down the mechanisms by which people understand how the hearing process works they're not gonna show up here they won't even know the hearings taking place and then the administration can say well they don't show up there trying to gain this exactly the president says you mean the democratic party is in favor of open borders respond to that charge the president knows democrats voted one hundred percent in the senate for border security but because he knows that he would lose an honest argument he creates a fiction and that fiction is to say that democrats are for open borders lesson you know when i brought attention to this issue of the.
"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on The Takeout
"You're listening to the takeout democrats want to protect illegal coming into this country some of whom are not good some of whom cause lots of problems in the worst possible way they wanna protect illegals coming into the country much more so than he want to protect you and that's not where we're coming from voice the president trump june twenty fifth west columbia south carolina senator jeff merkley democrat from oregon is our special guest here at the ticket i made you get where trustees as you can see on cbs in senator berkeley has budweiser i have my would just call to drink of the viceroy figure it out folks leave it at that respond to the president democrats want to protect illegal more than they want to protect non illegal i'll tell you democrats voted one hundred percent for extensive border protection some think it was about forty five billion dollars in strengthening our border back in two thousand thirteen that passed with supermajority republican support in the senate but it was the republican leadership that killed it in the house so who really is obstructing doing more expensive border security when it's the republicans who killed the bill you wanna wall well a fourth century wall doesn't stop people doesn't stop the drug smugglers because they come in through trucks through through tunnels basically doesn't contribute to security is called a massive colossal waste of money so the the bill that the democrats and republicans publican supported in the senate was about smart investments in border security and also security related to individuals overstaying visas so that was establishing the rule out by the way more people overstay the visa then come across the border that was true use overstays now much bigger problem much much structural bigger much bigger issue and so essentially boils down to this democrats republicans have supported security at the borders republicans torpedoed the bill i went to more than one hundred trump events during the campaign when he talks about the wall people go nuts they love it what does that tell you well the president has spent his campaign dividing americans against americans and americans against this some can contrive to international threat think about how i think of it is the three or strategy of the republicans when election comes up they look for something immigration a bulla isis going to come across in row boats and attacked us on the east coast who knows what and but i mean the fact the fact is that democrats have been strongly they're for border security so the president does what he does in every instance which is to make things up that's the plight way of saying he tortures the truth into a big live and it's unfortunate i it's very clear now that most of america doesn't believe a thing he says and that's that's a result of the fact that firstly everything he says when fact check is simply wrong the president signed an executive order republicans this week try to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill fails spectacularly despite a late white house endorsement would you serta merkley support a narrow piece of legislation on the family separation issue which would not separate families put allow the federal government to detain them indefinitely so this is the the.
"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on The Takeout
"Asylum hearings that doesn't mean it was fraud it it does mean that they don't have the documentation to prove the credible fear from your point of view they should at least have the due process absolutely and to be treated with respect in the process a lady liberty has spoken to the world holding her torch to light the way for those storm tossed folks tossed up here in america and the principal has been sinister tired your poor your huddled masses yearning to breathe free and instead now that is christian is being changed by the trump administration they're saying if you're fleeing persecution from around the world and you wash up on our shores we will greet you with the para handcuffs we will throw you in prison and we will take away your children that is not the america we know is the family separation issue from your perspective a new issue or more magnified issue because of the tolerance policy because statistics tell us that other families were separated before under the bush administration under the obama administration but just not the magnitude there was a question of magnitude or origination well it it really is a new policy their work aces in the past when it wasn't clear if a parent was the parent or there was an indication of child was at risk so that was a very specific and limited situation on now we're talking about we know that they're the parent we know that the children are at risk but we're going separate them anyway and the administration has said there's two reasons for this one is they want to send a message to the world so knowing knowing that this does inflict enormous trauma on children on my said attorney way so to deter not just some we're talking attorney general sadness that was the heart of their argument and then the president applauded this and said this gives me legislative leverage to think that you're abusing children to get legislative leverage listen there's no moral code there is no religious tradition in the world that allows you to abuse children and certainly it's an evil and dark thing to do it in pursuit of legislative leverage the other thing they say is that they're smugglers involved here and that some of the children are caught in the smuggling network well you know i it was fascinating to say we're protecting children from smugglers well that's the problem as they're they're trying to get to the united states when they've safely arrived with their parents that's no longer the that's no longer the issue there now here they've reached homebase they are safe and yet that argument that ford you would say pry prime evidence that they're not being smuggled anymore exactly that's right they made it they made it and therefore when you here we have thirty seconds to go when you hear the presence say i don't want anymore judges on the border what alarms is that raising your mind well the president doesn't want these individuals to have access to legal representation but in order to prepare an asylum case you have to have access to legal representation of folks who are fleeing persecution they need assistance being able to know what's required in american courts how to present their their story in american court they need assistance just in reaching out and be able to contact people back home and try to get documentation and so to deny access to legal representation which by the way is happening already even for the president came out and say that i met with a hundred and twenty three men who were shipped to share it in prison in oregon and virtually no one had had access to legal representation that's voice of jeff merkley democratic senator from oregon our special guests on episode seventy.
"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on The Takeout
"The bad news is arkansas just went up a three two on oregon state so we're going to try to keep track of that as we also talk all right put your headphones on for second because you're gonna listen to something that you did and said and then i'm have you taken off so you don't have to listen to yourself on the one second delay like i keep having to which is in addition to the seventeen voices in my head quite a mixture all right jamie please for us play sought number four i think they said no and i guess the supervisors in no rush to come out here and and talk to me because they do not want members of congress seeing what's going on inside to see what's going on inside on they they are doing in policy themselves mistreated self is reported to have wrestled with this from the time that trump came into office okay that's the voice of senator jeff merkley take your headphones off so you can have a normal conversation i'll have the abnormal conversation that was on facebook live as you at your direction you were in brownsville texas the inside was a detention center take it from there yes so at the doors of a former walmart i've been told that there were hundreds of children inside possibly as many as thousand which i said and even as i was thinking that's not possible that they have a thousand children locked up in this building they wouldn't let me into the building i had a plied through the normal channels at ask for waiver because they have a policy designed to make it very difficult for members of congress visit they require two weeks in advance and then they don't guarantee that they'll even say yes so they got a veil of secrecy around these detention facilities for for children even for members of congress who are empowered to exercise oversight responsibility exactly they're making a very hard for members of congress visit now after i drew a lot so they not only did they not let me in but they proceeded to say that the supervisor would come out and talk me i said that's great that's a to an invitation to being here i appreciate that and maybe i can talk the supervisor into giving me tour when it comes out he's got a wata staff here so why can spare one person give a member of congress tour but what what happened was instead they called the police and so police cars start arriving and then the supervisor came out talked to me but to talk to police hadn't asked me to leave the property but he did ask the police to escort me off the off the grounds so you didn't see inside no didn't get inside what did you did you learn anything about what actually was inside well i've learned a lot since i went back down two weeks later on father's day and i took six members of congress with me and funny thing the waiver was granted and we got we got inside and by the way because i had made an issue out of it the presque had gotten inside as well so when i thought that it couldn't possibly true that a thousand kids were locked up inside it turned out that almost fifteen hundred kids were locked up inside that that building these are older kids ten through seven seventeen years old and this massive search because earlier in the year they only had three hundred kids and then two months earlier in april they had five hundred kids and suddenly it's june near the end of june and they have almost fifteen hundred kids so this is a result of the administration proceeding to say that they are going to tear children away from their parents when that family is fleeing persecution and seeking asylum in the united states of america and that's a what america has blown up about because the idea of mistreating children to our from families seeking asylum fleeing persecution is about as unamerican as it can get do you believe there's any fraud as the administration asserts there is they say wide spread fraud in the application process for asylum this country well so when you apply for asylum you're giving a court day and you have to prove your case now how many people fleeing persecution they can't get records from back home they don't have news reports of what happened and they aren't able to prove their case and so four out of five or not granted asylum at the.
"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on The Takeout
"From cbs news this is the takeout with major gareth dip work democrat from oregon is our special guest which the break talking about whether they're gonna win for president what could stop you from running for president well tell you i'm so focused right now on the senate races here in two thousand eighteen that will democrats retake the senate there is a path to doing it it is a difficult path you have to have twenty six democratic seats held and when you realize there's only thirty five seats up that's that's quite extraordinary some hard math yeah and then the democrats would have to take two more the democrats would have to take two more seats that's twenty eight out of thirty five that'd be win eighty percent of the racist is possible yes because we have strong incumbents in all ten of this the seats where trump won the state and then in addition there are at least three states and maybe maybe exciting additional state to add that aim it well the so listen it's first of all let's talk nevada arizona one into and then we have the former governor bredesen's gun run run in tennessee reticent former man the issue every single young person in america brings up is whether better rourke can create a blue wave in texas against ted cruz what are using well i think it's possible this is not from the point of view of nelson but the what has really locked up texas as a red state has been voter suppression so you need a massive enthusiastic base of folks that turn out who haven't turned out previously and if that ham massive registration massey for destruction and turn out okay all right we're at trustees are food is arrived your burger looks great i can guarantee you my double cheeseburger is amazing.
"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on The Takeout
"Climate chaos that is endangering our planet now they're members of my audience saturday would say what about tom style or what about george soros oh what is it they're big money on the left and don't they have a say and isn't that part of this equation to and might not equal out in the grand scheme of things doesn't equal out now nobody has kind of money coke by remember in one single year their personal wealth went up ten billion dollars trying to find someone like that on the on the left they're putting in massive amounts way beyond what anyone else is here here's the point that citizens united was a wrong decision it is the contrary it is the opposite arkansas gordon not good news no to to we're up to in a must win oregon state we're going to keep our eyes sarp peeled on that flat screen just over our cbs n cameras only one out and arkansas has folks on first and second that's not good yes because when you had basesloaded oregon state did not get that no they didn't hit three left stranded strands l o be left on base it's always stat so you've laid the predicate you've explained that there are very few things procedurally senate democrats can do now you were on the senate floor from almost fourteen hours fifteen hours on new gore's hours and i think it was twenty filibuster or something approximating a true phillips vocal phillips the what i what i was speaking to throughout that fifteen hours in some twenty five minutes was by tell you i'll tell you at that point those twenty five minutes you feel them was we needed the leadership of both sides to come together and not complete the theft of supreme court seat what happened in two thousand sixteen is the coke brothers commanded mitch mcconnell to not proceed to have a debate or a vote on merrick garland on merrick no out anyone anyone anyone or president obama nominated man hours after antonin scalia right has passed away from heart attack just hours and the the reason was to take that empty seat and push it forward into the next presidency to try to basically pack the court from the right and i was saying that this if this happens it so profoundly damages the integrity of the senate and that's because we didn't proceed to debate and vote which has never happened before in us history fifteen times previously there's been a vacancy during during a an election year presidential election year we always debated we always voted and in addition it damaged the legitimacy of the supreme court because all these five forty citizens now have of your foreign of your tainted yes this this this seat is is tainted the ninth justice is tainted let me play gore sich if he was principal if he was principled he would not have accepted a nomination to a stolen seat let's play the devil's advocate argument you say we the people constitution says we the people mitch mcconnell would say if he were sitting here because i know i've talked about this hey we put this in the hands of the electorate for the presidential election we said decide he knew he was taking a risk because the time he said that it was not clear who the republican nominee was and hillary clinton had to have been assumed to be at least a partial odds on favourite the question was laid before the country president trump one isn't that a we the people moment on this question no to be able to take a seat there's no clause in the constitution says in the fourth year of a presidency the responsibilities of the senate disappears appear and snyder has always always honored that responsibility they took an oath of office and they violated it okay we have thirty seconds you can run for president twenty twenty well i'm really focused completely on the issue of the two thousand eighteen senate elections just think of what a difference you've publicly not ruled out oh not no not really out you'll entertaining i will explored and down the road when the times appropriate wrestle with with that question but right now the times appropriate to absolutely immerse ourselves in the question of how do you get fifty one senator so we don't have another betsy devos who wants to destroy public education so we don't have another packing of the court that's the voice of jeff merkley democrat from oregon we're watching the oregon state arkansas game on the flat screen it along over by the.
"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on The Takeout
"Is our very special guest episode seventy five did you ever think we'd get that far cbs n and radio audience probably not but here we are is no grand okay i said alex meant jake super intern shake got the time clock and we'll take our order so jake my brother get me a double burger with cheese pepper jack and cheddar there we go medium plus not meeting well medium plus loyal listeners though that medium plus is right in between meeting well and media now you go just the straight trustee burger and with chips and unfortunately no fries here but also about washer please thank you excellent all right there's no vacancy on the court the last time there was a vacancy i don't need to tell you republicans said oh whoa we gotta let the voters decide on the presidency mitch mcconnell said today we gotta fill this right away presents that i'm gonna choose immediately what will and what can senate democrats do about this vacancy and this debate that's coming well right now with john mccain not present on the floor because you know he's battling cancer and wall wishing him the very very best but essentially have a fifty forty nine senate which means we certainly have a possibility of fifty forty nine republican republican majority that's right and if that becomes completely unified there's it'll be a challenge but we want seizure li it's very difficult your warning those kratz out there who are hoping you'll say something that's a of salvation there's no salvation yes to everyone who's hoping i'm going to use every strategy we can to try to insist that a nominee only gets confirmed if the nominee believes in the we the people vision of our constitution and unfortunately nobody on the federal society's list seems to have that point of view you mentioned the federalist society a brief interlude because whether things we love to do on this show senator is if not demystify washington least explains things that people hear about will we washing tony assume they know but they may not know so i'll give a fifteen seconds summer the federalist society been around almost thirty years leonard leo is one of its topmost visible representatives it has spent thirty years recruiting and talking about this sort of strict construction alist approach the constitution and it has by this white house's decision been sort of subcontracted out as the arbiter of those who should be selected for the supreme court is that i'm not i'm not casting aspersions i think that's fair appraisal no absolutely president trump has basically said i'll put up who you tell me to put up and why does that concern you well it concerns me no we're sitting here he'd say what's the problem is people believe in the constitution they will i'm not sure they do they believe in our interpretation with the concert originally meant yeah well not not so numb so and that's where this this fundamental understanding of the constitution it's in the first three words we the people the whole emphasis on distribution of perilous just take citizens united for example this is superior court case five four that is exact opposite of power constitution was designed jefferson said you need to have an equal voice between the citizens but the five four dozens united decision said that billionaires can spend hundreds of millions of dollars in campaigns and the result is from two thousand fourteen forward they have been the puppet masters of the senate when they tell mitch mcconnell the jump he says how high we have a profoundly profoundly corrupted political process in which has no influence on democrats well that money certainly has put the republicans who in charge and they they answer the coke brothers if you wanna see just one example the corruption think of the difference between twenty years ago when you had environmentalists republicans and now you don't have a one what a change do you think that's driven by money oh absolutely if you've seen what's happened even those who were speaking out about climate chaos and and we had republican presidents who wanted to take this on we had current members of the senate who wanted to take it on but once the coke brothers in two thousand fourteen decided to invest hundreds of millions of dollars and remember these are the fossil fuel barons once they said they are going to finance republicans to power republicans stop talking about the environment they stopped talking about the.
"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on The Takeout
"The constitution for let's just talk about your job as legislator the court often says we'd much rather take our cues from the legislative body but i don't need to tell you many of these issues now get stuck in the legislative branch and then redound to the high court why can't legislators do their job better well i'll tell you i make the supreme court and the specter of this that you're talking about less power i am extremely frustrated at how paralyze congresses i came here as an intern for senator hatfield from from oregon and mark hatfield a remark canfield who when i first started covering congress was the ranking republican on the appropriations committee that's right it was a moment a time packwood from oregon was head of the tax committee finance and you had hatfield as head of the spending committees so therefore oregon oregon it was for a little while but it's been a long time since but at that time if you followed what happened on the floor of the senate neither the majority leader of neither party would proceed to block amendment so you'd have any person getting attention as chair could put up a meme on any topic of debated it would be voted on they were generally germain and as soon as it was done it opened up the opportunity for another amendment nothing like that exist now one thing the press is totally missed is that in two thousand seventeen outside of the budget process not a single amendment was debated on the floor of the senate that's how dysfunctional the senate's become right that's how majoritarian the senate has become it's become much more like the house of representatives though not by its former rules but by its inclinations and practices it seems to me covering the united states congress in nineteen ninety back when both chambers legitimately saw themselves as completely different the senate rules were the senate rules the house rules with the house rules and neither one at either to look like each other i'd seems to me and i'm outside i'm not there every damn not in the cloakroom but the senate looks and acts more like the house that it ever has before well if the house wasn't as paralysed back three decades ago four decades ago as it is now as well and and the hastert rule which is a decision by a republican speaker to not put up anything that wasn't going to have the majority of the republican support jordan has really yes has really changed the character of the house and on the senate side the practice of routinely making every decision a supermajority decision has completely transformed the senate that was reserved for big issues of civil rights and it's always a privileged to have everyone way in intil everyone was heard before vote was taken that privilege has been converted into a complete change of the character of the senate now those new in the audience who were saying to yourself right now major stop nerdy out on process brother you're killing us all right you're just killing us i can't help myself people i can't help myself i promise it's.
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.
"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on Political Party Live
"What are you doing to us? This is unfair. Bears. Inappropriate hurts our communities certainly many of us in congress for saying we need to pass a Bill to rectify this. The president could rectify it just by changing his his order of how he's treating the immigrants, but we we had hoped to pass a bipartisan Bill and the president had this experience where he brought in the house and Senate, Democrats and Republicans and everything was happy had the the television in there for an hour. And he said, you know, like, I I'm so ready to solve this problem. You bring a bipartisan Bill, I'm ready to take the heat. And I'm ready to get this done two days later. Senators go up Democrats and Republicans present the bipartisan Bill and the president after two days of Breitbart pushing on him collapse into a spineless heap, and he's been treating immigrants with horrific terms. Referring to them all as MS thirteen gang. Members recently called the mammals. He's trying to turn it into a campaign issue. There's no human decency in the way, the president is approaching the issue of immigrants the United States of America. Senator we're going to switch gears here. But before I do, I just wanna say thank you for your work. This is a human tragedy. That's happening right now. So I appreciate you leading on this issue and driving attention toward. You've been traveling around the country talking to voters, and certainly this issue is now beginning to be top of mind for a lot of Oaters. But there are a lot of other issues out there as well. So just kind of let us know what have you been hearing as you talk to folks around the country folks are very disturbed that the the the things that are creating the foundation for families to thrive are being completely ignored by this administration it boils down to health care, housing education and living wage jobs. Those are the foundations for thriving families and the the administration's budget guts, those things they don't pay attention to them and then also stewardship of of our planet in much of the country. You can really feel the impact of climate chaos. We saw with the three hurricanes last year hitting the southeast. We saw it with massive force. Fires hitting the the north west. And we saw it with more drought and more delusions in. In other parts of the country, including changes here in Iowa and then related tall. This is the issue of restoring the integrity of our institutions in the United States Supreme court's Ben compromised by the theft of supreme court seat, the president's degraded the executive the Senate is is paralyzed and weren't getting not government by for the people. But by and for the powerful, the wealthy the well-connected, it's a complete inversion of the principles our country were founded on people are very angry about that. They're very frustrated, and they want to see a return to the vision, our country was founded on that we do have policies and laws that reflect an effort to address the will of the people. Wow. Senator a lot of us who don't live in DC are aren't necessarily in tune with the twenty four hour political news cycle. We hear things about the Robert Mueller investigation. We hear things about collusion as a as a sitting United States Senator. What's your perspective on the ongoing investigation into the Trump campaign, and whether or not it colluded with Russia or received improper aid in it during the during the election, while certainly know Russia interfered in the election massive massive evidence of this set up a net of network that weighed in with millions of comments and social media, but computer generated designed to essentially put issues onto Facebook, and fashion that would help President Trump as a candidate. They raided the compute. The Democratic Party. They release critical information at critical moments in addition to their botnets. They had a building with thousands of people pretending they were Americans Wayne on social media. They tried to make people angry by by driving themes, and in creating fakey vents to make rope folks angry with urban people or to drive social divisions along the lines that President Trump was campaigning on as attack different groups of Americans. So the question than is how much communication was there between the Trump campaign. And now we see from the series of indictments that. There's a lot of communication. Did it constitute collaboration?.
"senator jeff merkley" Discussed on Political Party Live
"But I thought you know, I'm down there. Let me go. See what's going on? I'm not going to say, hey, I'm US Senator present my ID, and I'll say I'd like to get a little tour from the supervisor just see what's going on. Well, didn't get a tour and said what I got was a bunch of police cars arriving with the intention to arrest me, and I explained to the police officers that actually when I had talked to the secretary inside. That's at the supervisor be happy to come out and talk to me if I felt invited to be there. But it turns out that the administration, really. He doesn't want members of congress or the public to know what's going on. Just a follow up question on your last bit there. Senator you live streamed interaction at the facility, and what I was really interested to see is that they call the police on you to escort your way to get you sort of off the property a United States Senator visiting an immigration detention facility, and you just wanted to sort of see the conditions that these kids were being housed in and check on that. And you had the police caught on you. What were your thoughts walking away in that moment where you like going to jail for this? Or you know, what was going through your mind? Then tell you when I saw the police cars arriving I thought. Wow here. I am. I'm being very polite gracious. I'm simply asking to see it. I'm not barging through the door. I'm certainly not a threat to the kids inside. And the idea that between the nonprofit. And the office of refugee relocation, they're making it so hard for people to see what's going on makes you worry about what's going on. I want to ask questions like how many kids are in here. I've heard hundreds and maybe a thousand there's been this huge. Twenty one percent surge in kids being detained just from April. To may we know that in one twelve day period in may because department homeland security told us they separated six hundred and fifty eight children from their parents. So we heard report just a couple of days ago that they are planning to open military bases to hold children because they have so many children, they're they're they're collecting. So it's these children have been traumatized overseas. Probably traumatize in route to the US. And then we rip them from their parents and experts tell us that is one of the worst possible things you can do to the emotional makeup of child the security. The parent is all they have when they come in into the United States. And so I'm. Very concerned about them. So just coming off of a primary been a little out of this conversation..
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
"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.