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"Voting for Jamie Harrison. I asked her if she's ever voted for Senator Graham in the past a head I have voted for him every time but you know, I'm just not placed with what's happening now. And he seems too big trunk Dominion and I don't like that. Such former Graham supporters are why this race his clothes now that he's courting hardcore conservatives and the Trump base, its many longtime moderate backers, be they Republican or Democrat who are feeling snubbed. Don Gonyea. NPR NEWS, CHARLESTON. Okay, We're back with congressional correspondent Susan Davis. I have to ask are Republicans fearful of losing even South Carolina in the Senate? They are You know, President Trump is an anchor there like he is everywhere else, Although he's still expected to win the state and Republicans are hopeful that's enough to keep Graham alive there. But As Ben Sasse said 2020 could be a blue tsunami. And if it is, that's what it would take to defeat an incumbent like Graham and estate as conservative as South Carolina. Then we'll underline the other thing that Ben says said that who controls the Senate is an extremely important question. Especially if the presidency were to change hands. You better believe it, Susan. Thank you very much. You're welcome. NPR's Susan Davis. This is NPR news. It's 5 42 on K C R. W Jam Singer Darby Crash Dreamed of immortality Time had other questions. He died on December. 7th 1980 just passing might have made him a legend said the next day it was December. 8th John Lennon is dead, shot several times by young John Lennon Darby Crash on Lost 1918 KCR W with me on the subject. Find it wherever you get podcasts. It's the Battle of the town Hall's Donald Trump and Joe Biden appeared on two different networks last night. But in the same town hall format, you'll find out what they had to say in about 15 minutes. Hi, I'm.
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"Oops. I'm Rachel Martin and I'm Steve Inskeep in Texas, a court back. The governor's moved too close drop off sons, California told Republicans to stop operating their own ballot boxes. Also, why to supporters of Judge Amy Cockney Barrett highlight her seven Children and days after the president talked of troops home by Christmas, fighting in Afghanistan intensified. It's Wednesday, October, 14th Day in 1960. For that Martin Luther King Jr received the Nobel Peace Prize News is next. Live from NPR news. I'm Korova Coleman. The Senate Judiciary Committee begins its third day of hearings in the confirmation process for President Trump's Supreme Court nominee. Judge Amy Cockney Barrett. NPR Susan Davis has more Barrett set for nearly 11 hours of questions on Tuesday. Today is the final day for Barrett and senators will have shorter 20 minute rounds to ask additional questions. Democrats have hyper focused on the possible stakes for the affordable care act and abortion rights because Barrett is a conservative who will shift the ideological balance to the right. Barrett repeatedly declined to indicate how she might rule on any one issue, But she defended herself against any suggestion of bias to the law. At one point, she told the committee that the caricature of her is wrong, but she never has or will impose her personal views on rulings. The committee is expected to approve her nomination next week. Susan Davis NPR NEWS Washington A federal court in Virginia is set to hear a lawsuit today requesting that the state extend its voter registration deadline. A statewide failures shut down voter registration on its last day Tuesday. And pay veer of member station V. P. M in Richmond has more Three advocacy groups are suing the state to reopen voter registration for another 48 hours. They alleged that Tuesday's outage infringed on Virginians fundamental right to vote. Their lawsuit is supported by Virginia's Democratic attorney general. It follows similar voter registration glitches in Florida last week Been pave Your reporting The California State Republican Party is defying an order from the California secretary of state and will continue putting out unofficial ballot boxes for voters to drop in there marked ballots. California GOP claims Democrats are trying to suppress votes. The secretary of state says the Republican boxes do not have security he may consider criminal charges against the state GOP. Texas began early voting Tuesday. Turnout was heavy as Texas Public Radio's Jack Morgan reports lines were long at Poles in San Antonio. Videos posted to Twitter showed lines nearly a quarter mile long at several locations in San Antonio. It was a big surprise for voter Laurie Haley. It's unlike anything I've ever seen.
House passes government-wide temporary funding bill in sweeping bipartisan vote, averting shutdown threat
"Lawmakers have approved a stop Gap funding bill to keep the government running through December 11th. The legislation must still be approved by the US Senate and signed by President Trump. To avert a shutdown in just eight days more from NPR, Susan Davis. The legislation will keep the government funded through December 11th. It passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, but only after a partisan dust up over farm and nutrition eight. Initial bill lacked more than 20 billion, requested by the Trump Administration for the Commodity Credit Corporation, which provides aid to American Farmer's House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused the president of using it as a political slush fund. But there was pushback from House Democrats in farm states who advocated for including the funds. That position ultimately prevailed. The bill also expands nutrition assistance for school Children to continue to receive meals while learning remotely.
House Passes Stopgap Funding Measure to Keep Government Open
"Jack Spear a stopgap funding bill to keep the government running through December. 11th passed the house late this evening. The legislation must still be approved by the Senate and signed by President Trump, where the government would face another shutdown threat in eight days more from NPR, Susan Davis The legislation will keep the government funded through December 11th. It passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, but only after a partisan dust up over farm and nutrition eight. The initial bill lacked more than 20 billion, requested by the Trump Administration for the Commodity Credit Corporation, which provides aid to American Farmer's House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused the president of using it as a political slush fund. But there was pushback from House Democrats in farm states who advocated for including the funds. That position ultimately prevailed. The bill also expands nutrition assistance for school Children to continue to receive meals while learning remotely. Susan Davis. NPR NEWS Washington Even
House passes funding bill with GOP support to avert looming government shutdown
"Bill to keep the government running through December. 11th passed the house late this evening. The legislation must still be approved by the Senate and signed by President Trump Or the government would face another shutdown threat in eight days more from NPR, Susan Davis The legislation will keep the government funded through December 11th. It passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, but only after a partisan dust up over farm and nutrition eight. The initial bill lacked more than 20 billion, requested by the Trump Administration for the Commodity Credit Corporation, which provides aid to American Farmer's House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused the president of using it as a political slush fund. But there was pushback from House Democrats in farm states who advocated for including the funds. That position ultimately prevailed. The bill also expands nutrition assistance for school Children to continue to receive meals while learning remotely. Susan Davis. NPR
House passes funding bill with GOP support to avert looming government shutdown
"A stopgap funding bill to keep the government running through December. 11th passed the house late this evening. The legislation must still be approved by the Senate and signed by President Trump, where the government would face another shutdown threat in eight days more from NPR, Susan Davis The legislation will keep the government funded through December 11th. It passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, but only after a partisan dust up over farm and nutrition eight. Initial bill lacked more than 20 billion, requested by the Trump Administration for the Commodity Credit Corporation, which provides aid to American Farmer's House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused the president of using it as a political slush fund. But there was pushback from House Democrats in farm states who advocated for including the funds. That position ultimately prevailed. The bill also expands nutrition assistance for school Children to continue to receive meals while learning remotely.
Democrats block slimmed-down GOP coronavirus relief bill as hopes fade for any more congressional support
"Senate Republicans tried but failed to pass a $300 billion coronavirus relief package. Nearly all Republicans supported the measure but have failed to get the necessary 60 vote majority to advance. NPR's Susan Davis explains. Senate Republicans anticipated this outcome. But Senate Majority Whip John Thune told reporters it would show Republicans had a unified position that could potentially bring Democrats back to the negotiating table. Democratic leaders preemptively rejected the GOP bill, saying it doesn't go far enough to address pandemic related needs. House Democrats approved a more than $3 trillion bill back in May, but the White House opposes it and says it's unnecessary overreach with a stalemate over the cost and scope of the bill. It is likely today's vote is the last congressional action on pandemic relief before
House approves additional Postal Service funding while Trump threatens veto
"The House approved a bill to provide more money to the U. S Postal Service. It would also prevent some changes the Democrats claimed would endanger mail in voting. There's no plan for the Senate to consider the measure. NPR's Susan Davis has more. The legislation would reverse recent operational changes that led to the removal of some sorting machines in mailboxes. It would also provide 25 billion to the cash strapped postal service to ensure it has the resource is ahead of the 2020 election, when record setting numbers of Americans are expected to vote by mail due to the pandemic. Democrats have accused President Trump of meddling in the postal Service and undermining the election because of his repeated attacks on male and voting, which he believes will hurt his chances of re election. Postmaster General Lewis to Gioia Trump donor testified under oath that he has never spoken to the president about postal operations. The White House has already issued a veto threat against the Democrats bill, saying it's an overreaction to media reports of male delays. Susan Davis.
Pelosi Calls House Back Into Session To Vote on Postal Bill
"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is getting the chamber ready to vote this week on a bill that keeps the administration from carrying out changes to the Postal Service ahead of the presidential election. At the heart of it is a battle over mail in voting. President Trump and supporters predict there will be widespread fraud. His opponents say There's no evidence of that in mail and voting will protect lives in the middle of a pandemic. Here's NPR Susan Davis speaker Pelosi is going to call the House back in this session later this week. Lawmakers have been on their annual August recess. Generally speaking, it's hard to bring them back unless it would be an issue of major National concern. Democrats are planning to bring up a bill later this week that would block the post office from making any operational changes to services that were in place on January of this year. To January of next year. NPR's Susan Davis
Primary results: Kris Kobach loses Kansas Senate primary
"Primary season and in yesterday's contests, Progressive Democrats scored two high profile victories. While a conservative aligned with President Trump lost to a more mainstream Republican in Kansas. NPR's Susan Davis is here to sort through results and tell us what this might signal about November. Let's start with the Republican contest where former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach lost the GOP Senate primary to Congressman Roger Marshall today you wrote that this is a win for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. How so? Well. Marshall was McConnell's preferred candidate. The Senate Leadership Fund, which is an outside Superpac align with the leader spent over $2 million to help Marshall win. McConnell, like many Republicans believed that if Kobach had won, he would've tanked the party's chances of holding to the on to that seat in November and very likely could have taken the majority down with it. A word of caution here, though, Marshal is still not a sure bet. There's still interesting things happening in Kansas, and that race looks like it could still be competitive. And I've talked to GOP strategist who say it's gonna You know they're going to keep investing in Kansas to keep it in their column, but ultimately this is a seat that will be harder for Democrats to win and the battle for the Senate carries on.
Lawmakers, many in masks, debate mammoth new aid package
"Within hours another massive wave of emergency relief will move a crucial step closer to getting into the hands of Americans struggling under the weight of this health crisis NPR Susan Davis says the house votes today on a nearly half trillion dollar package in large part for hospitals and small businesses the plan includes three hundred and ten billion for the small business lending program but there are already concerns it will run out of money again fast the first influx of three hundred and fifty billion for this new program ran out in just two weeks lawmakers are already talking about the next piece of legislation that will be necessary to prop up the U. S. economy party leaders and the White House are publicly discussing another round of direct payments to Americans extending unemployment benefits providing aid to states and local governments in new infrastructure spending once this legislation is approved by Congress today Washington will have spent more than two point seven trillion dollars in less than two months to combat the corona iris and provide economic relief Susan Davis NPR news
Coronavirus updates: Markets drop as Senate fails to advance stimulus
"And economic aid package in response to the corona virus is still being negotiated in the Senate Democrats blocked a procedural vote on the bill yesterday NPR's Susan Davis says it came as Republican senator rand Paul of Kentucky tested positive for the virus his diagnosis is led to two other senators Mitt Romney of Utah and Mike Lee of Utah to a self quarantine that's on top of two additional Republican senators already under self quarantine so the math of that is Mitch McConnell's now bound five Republican votes putting even more pressure on him to negotiate a deal with Democrats because he simply is going to need more of their votes to do
Coronavirus Aid Package Is In Turmoil In The Senate
"What is the best way for? The United States to spend almost two trillion dollars are negotiating over. Exactly that question as they try to help the economy endure the hit. It's taking because of the krona virus. Pandemic Senate Republicans say they know what they want but then yesterday Senate Democrats blocked vote to proceed on a bill NPR. Susan Davis has been following. All of this morning sue. Taniwha would happen last night. Exactly well. It's important understand. It wasn't on an actual piece of legislation itself. That's still under negotiation. What Senate Majority Leader Mitch? Mcconnell was trying to do was fight the process in the Senate and those negotiations so they could get to a bill in the coming days. Democrats blocked it because they didn't like where the status of the underlying negotiations are as long as you have that leverage you can keep negotiating but that delaying tactic was really infuriating for Republicans. And this is Senate Majority Leader Mitch. Mcconnell on the Senate floor. After that failed. The American people are watching this festival. I'm told futures market is down five percent. I'm also told that. That's when trading stops so the notion that we have time to play games here with the American economy and the American people is utterly absurd. Mcconnell concern obviously when the markets open later this morning that they will look like a Washington isn't responding system fears there although Cinnamon Arlene Minority leader. Chuck Schumer said. He still believes they can have a deal. It's important to know. Negotiations continued early into the morning hours Secretary Treasury Steven Mnuchin up on the hill. Talking to Schumer and other Democrats so things are still moving. Yeah it seems like Democrats and Republicans would be equally worried about the economy given what we've seen in the markets over the last week so when it comes to this bill. Where does the difference of opinion lie? What are they disagree about? Important to know that they do agree. On the main structural parts of the bill in two of the main things are small. Business loans gloom guarantees and direct cash payments to Americans one of the big hold ups that first of all Democrats just want more. They want more money for unemployment benefits for workers. They want more money for hospitals and they want more a language in the bill. That would clarify how it's going to help corporations they they don't want to quote unquote bailout. The current draft would give the treasury secretary a ton of discretion on how to spend that money so they're essentially saying they need to know that the money that's going to go to corporations is going to go to the workers themselves And this is a sticking point. That's probably the main sticking point before they can get a deal and this is becoming more urgent sue because there are now some. Us senators who are self quarantining right. Yeah I mean the current viruses already come to Capitol Hill. There was already to house lawmakers who have said they tested positive for the virus. Senator Rand Paul. He's a Republican from Kentucky announced that he did two yesterday. There were already two. Republican senators in quarantine to additional senators have had to go into self quarantine because of contact with Senator Rand Paul. There's also you know that's a very clear public health concern on Capitol Hill where senators are still gathering. There's also just a legislative math reality that Mitch. Mcconnell now needs even more democratic votes to move forward with a piece of legislation because he's down five of his own people who are self quarantining quickly. They can't vote from afar. They can't there's no rules or infrastructure in the House and Senate to allow lawmakers to vote remotely and You would have to change the rules of both chambers arguably it might be unconstitutional. So it's not as simple as many people believe it would be vote remotely so interesting Assu. I guess the big question now is what happens next well. Negotiations are ongoing minority leader. Chuck Schumer spoke last night. He said that he was Had plans to meet with MNUCHIN. He said he was optimistic. They could announce a deal as early as this morning. However House Speaker. Nancy Pelosi says if they don't make any progress she's looking to put forward a bill of her own and if that happens that does mean that negotiations are going to drag on NPR congressional correspondent. Susan Davis Sue. Thanks so much for your reporting on this one you're welcome.
Senate Impeachment Trial of Trump Begins
"We're going to spend a few minutes reviewing the very long day that has just transpired many hours ago yesterday in fact the Senate the surgeon at arms of the Senate and noticed the beginning of this impeachment trial here you hear you hear me all persons are commanded to keep silent on pain of imprisonment well the son of United States is sitting for the trial of the articles of impeachment exhibited by the house of representatives against Donald John trump president of the United States well since then Senate minority minority leader Chuck Schumer has introduced a series of amendments eleven of them senators have voted on each of them one by one and rejected them one by one mostly along party lines the amendments all have aim to allow subpoenas for documents and witnesses evidence that Democrats believe is relevant to the president's withholding of aid to Ukraine that withholding of aid is central to the impeachment charge of abuse of power here's representative Val Deming's Democrat of Florida one of the house impeachment manager she speaking here on the efforts of the White House and the president himself to block evidence as a career in law enforcement officer I have never seen anyone takes that extreme steps to hide evidence allegedly proving his innocence all right that is one view here's another this is the president's attorney Jay Sekulow arguing that that Ukraine aid and the phone call between president trump and Ukraine's president the one where critics say aid was threatened J. secular saying those are red herrings why are we here only here because of a phone call are we here before this great body because since the president was sworn into office there was a desire to see him removed all right with me now as they have been for many hours and pure congressional correspondent Susan Davis and and pure political reporter Tim mac and I want to give you both the chance to offer a final thought or if to hear I would I would love to to do is just look at the substance of what unfolded today because today was a lot of procedure a lot of figuring out the rules but we heard the thrust of what the central arguments are going to be and we heard Democrats introducing evidence in the former videos in the form of witness testimony we heard them introduce video of the president himself saying things that are now and convenient to his defense team from his defense team to Davis we didn't see videos wouldn't see slides a very different approach no because the White House and one of the negative effects of never participating in the process is none of the evidence at hand really backs up any of their arguments there isn't much of the testimony that happened before the house that vindicates the White House there's some that is not as bad as other testimony certainly people testified that they did not believe the president did anything wrong or they didn't hear any first hand accounts of anything improper but the overwhelming evidence that the house investigation put forward makes it look as if the president made decisions to withhold military aid to pressure Ukraine to investigate the Biden family at that at a time when he was and still is a leading contender for the democratic nomination in the twenty twenty presidential election and I think what you see housing Democrats using that video evidence and they've made clear that this is a strategy they're going to use in this trial is they see some of their best arguments are being made by the president himself it's not just testimony that happened before the house committees it's also the things the president has said publicly time and time again that they played today and will continue to use over the course of the coming days to mac let me let you weigh and respond to that what did you hear in terms of the thrust of where the argument from each of these legal teams is going to take us in these next days well the Republican argument has remained a like she said very similar threw out which is the president did not commit any misconduct that they're not generally engaging with the fact questions they're simply saying there was no quid pro quo that Ukraine wasn't aware of this holder this pas in aid that's central to this empire impeachment process and that there is that even if the president did in fact asked for an investigation or a was behind this holding it in aid neither of those things were unethical or improper the political argument at the White House is making which I think is where most Senate Republicans are going to embrace and try to land is that while these things happen the White House is saying the president didn't do anything wrong a lot of senators don't agree with that assessment but the political argument that the White House is making is that there's an election coming up and that this isn't a job for the Congress to decide that it's up to the country to decide the fate of the president that is a comfortable place for most senators to land even if they give them a place to say I don't think this conduct was the greatest I would've done if I was the president but I'm not going to get in front of my constituents in my voters nine or ten months out of an election at timeline the pets of Bologna the White House counsel mentioned time and time again and that is the safest and easiest political space for anyone conflicted about how to vote on this and it's a very small orbit of senators that is the clearest safest path to land without feeling like you had to take two tough for her right and and that was also something that the president's lawyers touched on that that that the that the house impeachment managers in the house articles don't accuse the president of a specific criminal offense and that could leave it out if Republicans certain Republican senators are interested in taking it to say that the president may have committed some sort of misconduct may have done something wrong but it doesn't rise to the level of an impeachable offense just briefly what comes next we will what we are heard there for Mitch McConnell they will be back will all be back and do it all again starting at one o'clock eastern tomorrow because believe it or not we still have not heard the actual formal opening arguments here this was all the freeway to that is that research that's right that tomorrow begins official opening arguments and the and the White House and congressional teams have the chance to make additional motions of their own this was senators putting forward motions one of the things are watching for is does the White House try to put forward a motion to dismiss at the very front end of all of this proceedings justice put
Congress Is Gaining A New senator From Georgia
"Congress is gaining a new senator from Georgia but the lawmaker remains a mystery NPR Susan Davis reports Republican governor Brian camp is due to appoint someone to replace GOP senator Johnny Isaacson is retiring at the end of the
Texts may reveal Trump administration pressure on Ukraine
"Text messages may have just become important evidence in an impeachment inquiry this is twenty nineteen after all a series of text released last night show diplomats debating how to maneuver president trump's demands on Ukraine the text messages involves state department officials in Europe and as we know now the president was withholding military aid from Ukraine and also asking you crane to investigate democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden as we hear top diplomat calls it quote crazy to withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign and quote house committee chairman released the text messages after hearing a long day of testimony from a former US diplomat let's bring in pure compressional correspondent Susan Davis has been following all of this either so good morning David so what do you see in these texts. so a word of caution these are excerpts of partial conversations involving three state department officials in easy to Ukraine presidents Lynskey and in some cases the president's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani partial meaning there could be more of a conversation and Democrats are saying they plan to release the full context of these text message conversations after they've been scrubbed for personally identifiable information that said the take away and what they have released is that it largely seems to corroborate the things we already know the July twenty fifth phone call between trump insulin ski which the president asks them to look into the Biden family the messages also convey concerns about withholding US military aid to Ukraine and the message it would send to Russia there's also that one exchange particular you just reference it's going to get a lot of attention and that is it's dated September ninth involves bill Taylor he's a diplomatic official at the US embassy in Ukraine and he sends this text message to Gordon Simon the US ambassador to the European Union saying quote I think it's crazy to withhold security assistance to help with a political campaign someone replies quote I believe you are incorrect about president trump's intentions the president has been crystal clear click crystal clear no quid pro quos of any kind he then suggests they stop texting and talk over the phone instead Democrats are saying all of this only adds up to validating their impeachment investigation well or it's a lot to dig through there and this comes as a diplomat right Kurt Volker who had been the US special envoy to Ukraine testified for something like nine hours on the hill right he touched my from is nine and a half hours it should come not come as a surprise to you or anyone that Democrats and Republicans are walking out of these closed door meetings with very different takes here's Eric Swalwell he's a Democrat from California on his take away from brokers testimony we have ample evidence now that there was a requirement that president so in ski investigate the twenty sixteen election and the bidens if you wanted to get a meeting and then listen to the in contrast Jim Jordan he's a Republic. Ken from Ohio who also attended those meetings not one thing he is sad comports with any of the Democrats and he's been there not one thing the one thing all of these lawmakers do seem to agree on is that they support releasing that full transcripts of that nine hour deposition which would give some public clarity to what exactly did go on there is it sounds like so far that they weren't even in the same meeting read the full transcript so more today right Michael Atkinson the intelligence community's inspector general's going to testify before the house intelligence committee he played a central role in in this whistleblower complaint right right just as a reminder I can sing handled the whistle blower complaint that sparked this entire thing in his determination the whistle blower was credible it was a matter of urgent concern he also disagreed with the decision handed down from the director of national intelligence at the advice of the justice department they did not need to be turned over to Congress Atkinson disagree with that but he did alert Congress to its existence that alert also ultimately led to the reveal of the complaint and the transcript they're going to hear it directly from him about his role in that entire process in other people they should maybe interview that he talked to Republicans of also make clear that they're going to press him on any political bias the whistle blower may have had it was a blur still not testified no date on that yet and Democrats say they're gonna keep getting more aggressive even issuing subpoenas if they have to I yes they well and if they don't comply they say that it could be a count of obstruction an article of
Some Democrats Are Skipping Their Two-Week Vacation To Keep Working On Impeachment
"Even though the U. S. house will be adjourned for the next two weeks the impeachment inquiry into president trump is keeping one key panel in town and working NPR Susan Davis reports house intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff says his panel will be working throughout the congressional recess she says the committee will be scheduling hearings in witness interviews as well as preparing document requests and possible subpoenas Connecticut Democrat Jim Himes a senior member of the intelligence committee says the president's personal attorney Rudy guiliani is on the list of possible witnesses look the speakers made it very clear that we are not to let momentum drop in this two weeks times is also traveling abroad as part of the investigation but declined to comment on where or whether it included
Trump's whistleblower complaint
"From NPR news this is All Things Considered I'm ari Shapiro and an Audi Cornish ridiculous that's how president trump is describing allegations that he had improper conversations with another foreign leader they're reportedly at the heart of a whistle blower complaint from someone in the intelligence community that complaint and the acting director of national intelligence is refuse refusal to share it with Congress has resulted in a stand off between the executive and legislative branches of government president trump says there's nothing wrong with how he talks to other world leaders during a news conference with Australian prime minister Scott Morrison today I've had conversations with many leaders that always appropriate thanks god can tell you that always appropriate at the highest level always appropriate and anything I do a fight for this country I fight so strongly for this country it's just another political hack job speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi doesn't see these accusations as a political hack job I sat down with her this morning in a conference room just offer office along with NPR congressional correspondent Susan Davis who begins this part of our conversation I'm sure you're aware of the reports of a whistleblower raising questions about actions the president took his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani said he spoke to the government of the Ukraine asking to investigate the Biden family just this morning president trump said quote someone ought to look into Joe Biden quote your reaction just another example of the lack of integrity decency and patriotism on the part of this administration we don't know the facts we don't know if the Ukraine is the country that is the subject of the telephone conversation that remains to be seen but what is the fact is the law and the law says the director of national intelligence shall not should not may we encourage shell convey the whistle blower information to the intelligence committees in the Congress and right now they're breaking the law. to that end if there is evidence that there is law breaking or if there is evidence that the president is trying to interfere with the twenty twenty election by asking a foreign entity to investigate political opponents does that change the calculation on impeachment we've always been in search of the fax and that is the calculus is whether the facts were in court on four cases right now whether it's the president's taxes whether it's his bank accounts whether it's as accounting and his emoluments this case has a national security piece to it that is very alarming because it inspector general is appointed by president trump if in fact it is as is described described this of urgency enough concern and again the law says this director of national intelligence shall send the information you refer to a lack of integrity decency and patriotism by this president you are as different station in the path of them on the blanket you're describing potential acts of lawbreaking and many people here that and say if Congress does not pursue impeachment does it forever change the standard of what is acceptable behavior by any president I don't know about lawbreaking and said we don't have the information of immense suggested I said that because we don't have the information and I while others may speculate I have to go on the basis of the law and the facts and that's where decisions will be made our founders could never suspect the president would be so abusive of the constitution of the United States that the separation of powers would be irrelevant to him and that he would continue any president would continue to withhold fax from the Congress which are part of the constitutional right of inquiry so this is in a different class in terms of his behavior but again the facts and the law I do think that we will have to pass some laws. that will have clarity for future presidents president should be indicted if he's committed upon doing any while in office any presence there is nothing any place that says the president should not be indicted as if it's the justice department interpretation by the president's lawyers that's what that is so that people will steal okay well if he does something wrong should be able to be indicted the president should not be able to interpret the national security act as something that gives him free reign to do anything he wants by his personal declaration that something is an emergency and it behooves Congress to make sure whether it's trade agreements that he says he has the ability to do this that and the other thing Congress has to retain its power in all the days of rain but hasn't he proven the point that Congress is not very strong right now and not very effect but he's at thirty eight percent in the polls I think the public is making some judgment about him and it will remain under fifty percent in the polls four five R. can it's beat him when they we haven't even decided who are can
House Speaker Pelosi unveils new plan to lower drug prices
"House speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to unveil an ambitious plan to lower drug prices today our plan would let the government negotiate prices for the two hundred fifty most expensive drugs including insulin and here's Susan Davis has more the first thing I would do it would empower the health and Human Services secretary to directly negotiate the price of prescription drugs with drug companies it would base those negotiations on something that they would create called an international price index that would pay the cost of drug prices to what other countries pay for them which most Americans would now are much cheaper generally and other countries. the plan aimed at seniors on Medicare and younger people with private insurance would require drug companies that raise prices beyond inflation they would have to pay rebates to
House Judiciary Committee to Vote on Parameters for Trump Impeachment Probe
"The house Judiciary Committee votes this morning on a resolution that could lead to potential impeachment hearings for president trump NPR Susan Davis reports the resolution is a technical step the Democrats say will give lawmakers more investigative power for example it will allow committee lawyers to question witnesses for longer and set rules for how evidence could be provided to the panel the bill comes as Democrats are expanding the impeachment Proby on special counsel Robert Muller support which has been the primary focus of the panel to date Democrats are ramping up investigations into how taxpayer money has been spent at the president's hotels and properties his use of presidential pardon authority as well as alleged hush money payments to cover up extramarital affairs house Republicans overwhelmingly oppose these efforts the resolution is expected to pass along party lines Susan Davis NPR news the
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm jim. House Judiciary chairman Jerry Nadler says the committee will call Torney general William bar to testify in the near future. He'll be questioned about his four page summary of the Miller report released on Sunday Barr says the investigation did not find sufficient evidence to establish that President Trump committed obstruction of Justice. But it also does not exonerate him. NPR congressional correspondent Susan Davis has more House Judiciary, chairman has made clear that he wants to continue his lines of inquiry. He has said in a statement that he intends to ask attorney general William bar to come up and testify. You know, he does have some six five six dozen Inc. Lines of inquiry out to members of the Trump administration. And Trump associates that he's looking into. I do think there's a question that's raised over whether these people who had been cooperating to some degree step up, and maybe one play hardball a little bit more on what Jerry Nadler wants from them NPR. Susan Davis reporting. Meanwhile, Senate Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, say attorney general William. Bar is quote, not a neutral observer, and they urge full release of Muller's report. President Trump, meanwhile, proclaiming complete and total exoneration. As now arrived back in Washington after a weekend in Florida. Seems just about everyone has an opinion about the four page summary of the Muller report. Georgia public broadcasting. Stephen Fowler has reactions from Atlanta. It's just after a Kamla Harris for president rally, but the California Senator isn't on everyone's mind pockets of people are discussing the four page summary that found no evidence of conspiracy with Russia, but did not take a stance on whether President Trump obstructed the investigation. Rhonda hall is one of them. She considers herself a political independent and says the letter just wasn't enough information. It did not go far enough to me. It was just a waste of time and energy. Meanwhile, President Trump tweeted the reports summary showed quote, no collusion. No, obstruction complete and total exoneration for NPR news. I'm Stephen Fowler, Atlanta. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is making his first public comments since he was charged with soliciting prostitution at a day spa and Jupiter Florida as Hanish naturally from member station. W B you are reports craft is awaiting trial after pleading not guilty to the two misdemeanor charges. Robert Kraft is apologizing to his family. Friends co workers and patriots fans an statement craft says he remained silent. Until now indifference to the judicial process. He goes on to say he has quote extraordinary respect for women referencing his late wife of fifty years craft was charged along with twenty four other men who prosecutors accused of soliciting prostitution at a spa under investigation for human trafficking last week craft rejected a plea deal. A hearing on his case is expected to be held on Thursday for NPR news. I'm Hanash naturally in Boston. This is NPR. Some US border patrol inland. Highway checkpoints in west, Texas and New Mexico have closed recently for Martha.
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"The time is five twenty one. It's all things considered from NPR news. I'm Audie Cornish. While many federal buildings in Washington DC remained closed due to the shutdown. One government facility will be open for the first time tomorrow. It's a new day care for the house of representatives that will cut the weightless for new parents from three years down to one lawmakers say they want to make the house a more competitive employer with the private sector. NPR congressional correspondent Susan Davis has this report in the shadow of the US capitol dome. A new dome is set to open its on the playground of new daycare facility, which is designed to look like a mini National Mall with kids size landmarks like the US capitol and the Washington Monument and house majority leader Kevin McCarthy is pretty stoked about it. This is the only Washington Monument in DC that you can climb up the California Republican becomes minority leader when the new congress begins Thursday, but during his time in the majority he helps secure the office space in a building Ajay. To the capitol and more than twelve million dollars to build this state of the art daycare facility that use of taxpayer funds could open up congress to criticism. But McCarthy says the goal here is to keep highly qualified staff on the hill. If somebody is working for you and wants to continue to serve government says, I don't have daycare. So I can't stay here. The wait list is too long. The quality is not there. But then you're disadvantage in who could actually serve and work in government at the same time in recent years, the weightless for the house daycare became so long that staffers were signing up before they were even pregnant I've had friends who the minute. They got engaged. They're putting themselves on the list. That's Melissa Murphy. She's chief-of-staff to North Carolina. Republican congressman Dave rouser. Her two kids are currently in the house. Daycare Murphy says it's common for staffers to make a reluctant decision to leave the hill for more lucrative jobs in the private sector when they decide to start a family. It's really upsetting. To see because they make the decision to leave the hill, and and leave public service because the cost of private daycare is difficult to maintain on some of the congressional salaries the house daycare costs between eleven hundred and seventeen hundred dollars a month, a fraction of the cost of comparable private daycare in the DC area. This modern twenty six thousand square foot facility will be able to care for up to one hundred and twenty infants and toddlers it's only a benefit for house, employees and members of congress, but lawmakers get no special treatment over staff just asks Washington, Republican congresswoman Jaime Herrera Butler, I never made it off the list. Career Butler is one.
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"Paid about a thirteen year old girl awkwardly navigating the last week of middle school despite her crippling social anxiety, she posts YouTube videos, shot in her bedroom about how to be confident and be yourself. But nobody's watching them. Burnham became one of YouTube early stars when he was sixteen and his satirical songs went viral. His movie is about the impact of social media on kids growing up with it a subject. He's thought about a lot it forces kids to not just live their experience, but being a stall GIC for their experience while they're living at watch people watch them watch people watch them, watch them and jazz critic Kevin Whitehead remembers a few musicians who died this year. First news. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo will be traveling to Iraq next month to meet with the country's prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi NPR's Asia Roscoe reports President Donald Trump some controversy when he did not meet with the prime minister during his brief visit with troops in Iraq. This week Trump did speak with Iraqi prime minister Adil Abdul Mukti by phone after an impersonal meeting was deemed impossible Trump invited. The prime minister to visit him at the White House and Mike Pompeo is set to visit a rock on January eleventh, some Iraqi officials complained about Trump's failure to have a sit down with moxy. They said Trump asked the Iraqi leader to leave Baghdad to me with him at the airbase a request they deemed disrespectful to Iraq's sovereignty. The White House denies there were any tensions over the scrap meeting. Press secretary, Sarah Sanders, blamed security and logistic. Sticks and said Trump in the prime minister had a warm conversation. I Sharon NPR news. The White House almost one week into a partial government shutdown in the US and still no end in sight NPR. Susan Davis is at the capitol where congressional leaders have given word to the rank and file House Republican leaders advise lawmakers that no votes are expected in the house this week. It's the strongest signal yet that the partial government shutdown now in its sixth day will continue into the new year. Democrats and President Trump are at an impasse over the president's demand for money for a wall along the us Mexico border. That's NPR's. Susan Davis reporting from the capitol average Americans who are.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jim hawk on the third day of a partial government shutdown relations between congressional democratic leaders and President Trump took a turn for the worse as NPR's. Susan Davis reports a string of erotic tweets from the president throughout the day prompted a joint rebuke from Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, President Trump used Twitter to attack. The Federal Reserve pray Saudi Arabia and incorrectly. Assert that the shutdown itself will help pay for a wall along the us Mexico border, the stock market plunged throughout the morning and the Dow Jones industrial average closed with its steepest Christmas Eve drop on record. In a statement house and Senate Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer accused the president of plunging the country into chaos, the leaders say shutdown negotiations with White House officials have made no progress, and that it is impossible to know where they stand at any given moment the shutdown stalemate will continue through the week as lawmakers are home for Christmas. And will not return to Washington until Thursday. Susan Davis NPR news the capitol. President Trump is pushing back against criticism over his recent military actions NPR's Windsor, Johnston reports the president's comments come less than a week after the resignation of Defense Secretary James Mattis in a stream of tweets Trump said he appreciates US alliances, but doesn't like it. When countries quote, take advantage of the United States in military, protection and trade in a follow up. Tweet. Trump also criticized outgoing Defense Secretary Gimenez for as he put it not seeing that as a problem Madison ounce his resignation last week citing his disapproval of Trump's decisions to withdraw troops from Syria and Afghanistan since then lawmakers of both parties have raised concerns about Trump's military and diplomatic policies. Mattis was planning to step down at the end of February. But the White House on Sunday said Mattis will leave on January first. I Windsor Johnston. NPR news Japanese stocks plunged on Tuesday and other Asian markets declined following heavy Wall Street losses on Monday triggered at least in part by President Trump's continued attacks on the US central Bank. Economist Diane Swonk says Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin comments over the weekend just added to the uncertainty in an unusual move. The Treasury Secretary decided to call the banks and find out if they're okay, and that's kind of akin to calling a fire drill and not letting people know the drill. And unfortunately, it backfired. Japan's Nikkei index fell by over five percent on Tuesday following another lousy day on Wall Street in which the Dow fell another six hundred fifty three points and the NASDAQ closed down another one hundred forty points. The benchmark SNP index is now down nineteen point eight percent from the peak at reached in September close to the twenty percent drop. That would officially mean the end of the ten year long bull market. This is NPR news. Nine minute and northeastern states along with the district of Columbia are crafting a plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. From transportation. NPR's Jeff Brady reports the coalition wants to create a system that would cap and then reduce CO two which contributes to climate change members of the coalition say they're taking action because the federal government is not President Trump is a climate science skeptic and plans to withdraw the US from the two thousand fifteen Paris climate agreement the.
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"And by the listeners have k q e d we've got more of our program now at thirty three minutes past the hour of five it's morning edition from npr news i'm steve inskeep in washington dc and i'm david greene in culver city california today the senate foreign relations committee is going to vote on president trump's pick for secretary of state mike pompeo it is looking like pompeo will not get that panels backing and this would be the first time a nominee for secretary of state did not win support from the senate committee in modern history the committee's chairman republican senator bob corker partially put the blame on democrats and partisanship it's just the environment win i know that they are the base the laughed by the the base on the democratic side a the on it and i realized that many of them just don't want to do anything that shows a proxy of support for trump by voting for a sector state here susan davis covers congress is in our studios in washington warning soup company david is the democrats can't just do this on their own they needed at least one republican vote on this committee to to try and at least send this nomination to the floor with an unfavorable review so the senate foreign relations committee unlike most is very narrowly divided it's eleven ten split so if you don't have any of the democrats on the committee on board which they don't as of now and they don't have kentucky republican senator rand paul which means as of now they do not have the votes to give what would be considered an affirmative vote out of committee for the nominee to go to the floor like you said if they don't get that it would essentially be the first time ever no nominee for secretary of state has ever not been favorably reported out of the senate foreign relations committee so maybe historic and maybe a symbolic blow but it still looks like bumpy will be confirmed by the full senate right.
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"Wherever you get your podcasts okay we're back and remember way back on monday when we were talking about a federal government shutdown the government is of course open again but the key reason for the shutdown the fate of the people protected by the deferred action for childhood arrivals program has not been addressed so what happens next we've now brought in susan davis who also covers congress helo hey so let's start i guess with what president trump said about any future immigration deal last night at that a spurofthemoment gaggle with mara deal i think so we've all we're going to get great border security in fact i've just wrote something out of my talk about achievement you want them was will do for tomorrow but i just run something out potlucking in one great border security we wanna do a great job daca i think it's already i think it's grip better she for the republicans are from the democrats are going to we're going to thwart into it it's going to happen what is aren't went in a few more enjoy over over pierre over a period of ten to twelve years somebody does a great job at work target gives incentive to do a great job but they worked hard plagued terrific lee whether there you have a little copy or whether they work or whether whatever they are doing if they do a great job i think it's a nice thing to have the incentive of after a period of years being able to becomes and the curcumin will if you to ten or twelve an suv morph was not a phrase we had been familiar with but ten or twelve your citizenship path sounds a little familiar right and outline of what the president told reporters in the sort of impromptu press conference fits with what negotiators and congress in the white house have been saying are the quote unquote pillars of a deal.
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"Support for this npr podcast than the following message come from the metropolitan washington airports authority give yourself a little piece of mind on your travel day and arrived to the airport at least two hours before your domestic flight or three hours before international travel travel tips at fly reagan dot com or fly dellis dot com senate majority leader mitch mcconnell has a wish for two thousand eighteen bipartisanship he says it's the only way forward npr congressional reporter susan davis and kelsea snell spoke with mcconnell today about everything from immigration and infrastructure to the russia investigation the republican leader acknowledges it will be difficult for the parties to work together heading toward midterm elections but he says he still hopeful even if that means changing house speaker paul ryan s plans to cut entitlement spending here's part of susan and calcium conversation with mitch mcconnell does not been averbukh reporters near of i hope in the new europe we're gonna pivot here and become more cooperative almost every other issue you can thank all including immigration can't be done a oneparty only the president's actually instead us bob putting a time limit on the daca program a to come forward and see what we can agree to for not only did permanent change on that but also some other items as well and there are constructive bipartisan discussions going on or at a up it together grube with senator grassless in reserve and and others to address that issue and we have until march to do that and i'm confident we will do share their speakers' enthusiasm for trying to do entitlement reform specifically welfare reform next year it's hard for me to envision frankly being able to do any kind of entitlement changes we can't do it on bipartians you could use reconciliation again we could but i think entitlement changes to be sustained almost always have to be bipartisan and i don't think one party only entitlement changes is something ahmed shouldn't doing the house may have a different agenda if our democratic friends in the senate want to join us to tackle any kind of entitlement reform i'd be happy to take a look at him so what does that mean he.
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"Get to be able to do that nico susan davis covering congress for npr busy day susan thank you you're welcome we'll joining us now for more on the tax plan is larry summers from under secretary of the treasury under president clinton he's also president emeritus of harvard university larry summers welcome back and are you surprised that it looks like republicans were able to get the votes for this i'm not that surprised politically they had a majority after all in both houses and mrs long winner republican priority i'ma more disturbed than surprised uh because of what this tax bill means for fairness in america disturb rather than surprised because what this tax bill means for our ability to invest in the country because of what it means for the health care of uh poor americans especially poor american children well let's go through a couple of those and starting with income inequality what do you think this bill bill is going to do when it comes to income inequality in this country we're going to be a less equal less fair society as a consequence of this bill the republicans make arguments that benefits will a trickle down a few may but when they do the analysis they'd nor for example the effects of for their change in the estate tax which only benefits americans in the top by two tenths of one percent of the income distribution so i is pretty clear that most of the money here is going to go to people who were already quite wealthy and that there are a variety of provisions that for example privilege real estate investors privilege those who deriving income from royalties frankly while we can't see all the data because he doesn't make his tax returns available on the basis of everything we know uh this is a bill that sir designed almost uh to improve the president's tax position probably the centerpiece of this bill is the cut in the corporate tax rate from 35 percent down to twenty one percent do you think that doing that at least will help encourage companies to bring some of the cash that they're stashing overseas back into the united states the effect will be fairly marginal and may even be offset by the increased incentives that many companies we'll have to locate profits abroad because of the shift to.
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"Internet service providers influence loading speeds for specific websites are apps npr's elina sell you report net neutrality activists are shifting their focus now to congress hoping to keep today's three two two party line vote from taking effect the fcc has repealed the rules that prohibit internet service providers from blocking or slowing down and you up traffic or from giving priority to any services for example of their own video streaming this is the latest deregulatory push from the republican led fcc and it's facing widespread protests in fact the vote itself was in erupted by a security threats that forced a brief evacuation net neutrality advocates are now pushing for you special vote in the congress which theoretically could use its authority to block the repeal the aclu along with other groups and several attorneys general are also preparing legal challenges elina so you npr news embattled texas republican congressman blake in seoul will not run for reelection arento faces allegations from his former staffers of sexual harassment and creating a hostile work environment in his capitol hill office we have more on this from npr susan davis denies any wrongdoing but the allegations are mounting the congressman pete peter former communications director in eighty four thousand dollars settlement to close a sexual harassment complaint in 2015 the house ethics committee recently relaunched an investigation into that complaint for anvils to sison also comes a day after cnn reported that another former aide has contacted the ethics committee to share his account of working for fan thought that alleges the congressman was verbally abusive and sexually demeaning house speaker paul ryan told reporters that he supports festivals decision to leave congress susan davis npr news the capital the trump administration has amplifying its opposition to.
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"Pay our stammer keith has more on trump's remarks late friday in neighboring pensacola florida for the first forty five minutes or so of president trump's speech he was clearly campaigning for president trump i think it's going to be very hard for somebody to beat us at a few years can you imagine now we're only talking about a few years trump ticked through the promises he's captain talked up the gop tax bill but then he seemed to veer off script this guy's screaming we want roy more he way trump then cast doubt on one of the women accusing more of inappropriate behavior and gave of fullthroated endorsement to the republican senate candidates so get out and vote for roy more trump thin returned to talking about his presidency and policy goals with some criticism of hillary clinton thrown in for good measure timur keith npr news the white house arizona congressman trent francs is not waiting until the end of january to resign as npr susan davis reports the republican lawmaker left friday a day after admitting that he discussed the issue of surrogacy with two female aids in a statement franks said he would expedite his resignation because his wife was hospitalized on thursday and that it was the best thing to do for his family franks admitted that he discussed surrogacy and his family's infertility struggles with female aids but he denies ever intimidating or attempting to engage in sexual contact with anyone on his staff house speaker paul ryan personally informed francs last week that he would refer the matter to ethics and told him to zayn francs was the third member of congress to announce his resignation just this week over allegations of sexual impropriety susan davis npr news the capital the washington post is reporting that a federal appeals court judge is facing sexual misconduct allegations the reports the sixwomen allege us district court judge alex kozinski of the 9th us circuit court of appeals subjected them to pornography and or inappropriate sexual comments at work kozinski in a statement says he regrets that a handful of women were offended by something he may have said or done this is npr news president trump says is not true that his administration will let wells fargo bank go unpunished for setting up millions of unauthorized customer accounts trump says existing fines will be pursued not substantially increased for the banks bad acts against customers and others trump made.
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"To stress susan davis npr news the capital congress's republican is inching closer to passing its first major legislation since president trump took office with the pledged endorsement from senator john mccain he says though one point four trillion dollar tax bill is not perfect but believes it will be good for the us economy and as kelsea snell reports though legislation could be approved by the end of this week mccain's announcement adds to growing momentum behind the tax overhaul legislation his vote brings gop leaders one step closer to securing the fifty votes they need to pass the tax bill of old leaders who hope will happen as early as friday mccain was among a small number of uncommitted republicans whose support could determine the fate of the tax legislation mccain was closely watched in particular because he catholic deciding vote that ended an earlier gop effort to repeal the affordable care act senate majority leader mitch mcconnell is working to finalise changes to the tax bill to appease other undecided republicans those updates could include a measure to increase taxes or cut spending if the tax bill fails to produce economic growth kelsea smell npr news the capital republican senator susan collins is still not on board she opposes the portion of legislation that eliminates the federal deduction for state and local taxes russia's foreign minister sergey lavrov is criticizing the trump administration's policy on north korea as unnecessarily provocative and peers lucian kim reports from moscow left robs from marks came after us ambassador to the un nikki haley said a war would utterly destroy the north korean regime lover said he disagreed with haley's call for all countries to cut diplomatic ties with north korea he said sanctions are no longer useful as an instrument to influence pyongyang and that the us should start a dialogue instead of conducting military exercises in the region lavrov said that if the trump administration's looking for a pretext to destroy north korea it should come out in the open about it this is npr news from kqed news i'm penny now send all.
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"Says the strike zone was at the same distance as pyonyang's launch site meantime president trump declined to disclose how the us will respond to the north's latest missile launch telling reporters that his administration we'll take care of it the president has tried to rally senate republican support for the party's tax legislation trump was on capitol hill tuesday hoping to convince reluctant gop senators to get on board npr susan davis reports on the party's scramble to make enough votes to pass the bill by the end of the week some republicans are worried about the biggest impact on the deficit the proposal would reduce federal revenues by about one point five trillion dollars over the next decade other republicans say the bill doesn't do enough to help small businesses and middleclass families senate majority leader mitch mcconnell told reporters he's working on making changes to the bill to get the votes he needs to pass it it she challenging she's us fake of sitting there the rubik's cube a trying to get the fifty in one good sign for the bill's prospects on the senate floor the budget committee approved the bill on a partyline vote susan davis npr news the capital illinois congressmen luiz gutierrez says he will not seek reelection next year after thirteen terms in office pierce david schaper reports that the announcement from the sixty three ruled chicago democrat comes a day after he filed nominating petitions were reelection louise says after 25 years because this is his time to move on a leading member of the congressional hispanic caucus sin a fierce advocate for immigrant rights guti atas says he's not retiring but it's just giving office to focus on other things including helping rebuild hurricane ravaged puerto rico and i cannot be here in the fourth congressional district and rebuilding the home of my mom and my dad were my wife was born that i love so much duty abbas says he has no plans to run for office in either puerto rico or illinois a didn't rule it out in the.
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"Support for this podcast and the following message comes from adt security helping to protect families and homes for over 140 years adt yard sign is more than a sign it's a line in the sand for what matters most there's adt learn more at adt dot com live from npr news in washington i'm shea stevens congress returns today from its monthlong august recess as npr susan davis reports lawmakers say their first priority is approving an aid package for hurricane harvey relief efforts the trump administration is asking congress to approve a nearly eight billion dollar hurricane relief package it's the first downpayment of what is expected to be a multibillion dollar recovery effort in the months ahead congress could approve it as early as this week then lawmakers must turn their attention to september's two most pressing concerns avoiding a government shutdown and raising the debt limit to prevent a firstever national default republican party leaders including speaker paul ryan and senate majority leader mitch mcconnell had pledged to get both done by the september 30th deadline time is limited there are only twelve legislative days on the calendar this month susan davis npr news washington demonstrations were planned across the nation today is president trump prepares to announce his plans were the daca program trump is expected to rescind daca which allows undocumented immigrants brought to the us illegally as children to stay in the country without fear of deportation the president reportedly plans to delay the move for six months however to give congress tom to consider an alternative.
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"Susan davis npr news the capital president trump has arrived and peres for his first state visit to france npr's eleanor beardsley reports trump was invited by french president emmanuel macron to take burden best deal day celebrations tomorrow while also paying tribute to america's entry into world war one a century ago president trump will watch american troops marched down the shells ilidze friday to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the arrival of general pershing's american expeditionary force in france world war one began with horses and ended with tanks and aircraft marking the beginning of modern warfare when america entered the war in april nineteen seventeen it didn't even have a division the first infantry division sent by president wilson was the first after meeting later today trump and my call are scheduled to hold a joint news conference during this time i ladies jeep michael and milania trump will visit notre dame cathedral and take a boat ride on the seine river the two leaders and their wives will in the day with a dinner at restaurant jules verne in the eiffel tower eleanor beardsley in news paris for rule reserve cheer journalist yoma's in congress with the central bank expects to keep raising key interest rate of a gradual pace in her semiannual testimony on the economy yellen takes note of a number of encouraging factors including strong job gains and rising household wealth experts think the fed which has raised rates three times since december will hike rates one more time this year this is npr news.
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"The health care system are reluctant to support it an critic david elstein reviews edgar rights new film baby driver that's coming up on today's fresh air first news live from npr news in washington on lakshmi sang senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says republicans will continue to work on their healthcare bill with the goal of voting on it after july fourth mcconnell's plan to vote on the legislation this week was derailed after enough republicans said they would block that bill if he brought it to the floor party leaders and the white house are trying now to revise the legislation to appease the concerns of both conservative and moderate republicans we have details from npr susan davis it's unclear senate republicans can pass a healthcare bill but mcconnell says the chamber will vote either way will continue working so we can burn legislation will the floor for debate an ultimately a vote we know that we cannot afford the delay on the show shirt we have to get this done for the american people republicans have fifty two senators and can only lose two votes and pass the bill but at least seven republicans have publicly said they do not support the bill in its current form any changes to the bill will require a revised estimate by the congressional budget office on its economic impact senate rules do not allow mcconnell to hold a vote without it susan davis npr news the capital the new leader of south korea's on his way to the us to meet president trump during a period of escalating security worries on the korean peninsula president moon jae in is due to visit the white house tomorrow both leaders are expected to focus on the a global threat posed by the reclusive north korean government as it pursues a nuclear program over international objections on capitol hill today the ambassador to the un nikki haley spoke to a house panel about the white house's policy toward pyongyang the more pressure we put on north korea the better you are dealing with a paranoid later who thinks that we are trying to assassinate him who thinks we are trying to derail jayme change who keeps his public in the dark only hearing what he wants them to hear the administration has said it will continue to lobby china to use its economic influence on north korea to persuade the kim jongun regime to halt its nuclear work the.