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Fresh update on "united states government" discussed on Liberty Talk Programming
"Pretty tell Clive with Aria and mark on this Sunday night episode of the show. We're talking about this session here, and I was gonna direct aspect to the concept of, you know, free thought and free speech and all of that, but I mean, we're engaging in that right now because As you pointed out, secession is no longer the largely taboo topic that it once was. And that's largely because of, you know, free talk, live talking about the ideas. Whether or not about largely, but we certainly part Yes, we've been. We've been there all along every step of the way. I don't know. I don't know what effect that free talk live has on America. Are we? The number 25 talk show in the nation as rated by Talkers magazine. Yes, we are. Does that mean we've been? You know every step of the way from the Ron Paul Revolution all the way through. Yeah. Yeah, we have. I don't know. Um, what free talk live, you know, has caused Americans to Think about but sure, sure. Well, in part would be a more accurate way to say that and you know, do I think secession is likely in the current political landscape? Uh, no. But do most people even consider it to be And a sufficient solution, even within the realm of possibility, something that could actually happen. I tend to think the the average person hears the word secede and either doesn't even know what it means or immediately recoils and think. Although that sounds crazy, we wouldn't want to ever leave the United States. By talking about it by, you know, doing things that actually promote New Hampshire secession. We can bring these ideas to people in a way that doesn't sound crazy, and we can get them to begin accepting it so that when Things come to a head with the United States, which is currently doing with inflation levels being what they are and only going to get worse. Maybe. Eventually people will realize Hey, you know, uh, the the United States has screwed up and it is going to crumble financially. We need to get away from that before it happens. I can't even imagine what it would take for a state to secede from the United States Federation. I don't even know how they would go about it. And I spent a lot of time thinking about this. And the idea of decoupling from you know, basically, the United States government creates one thing. And that's the world's Reserve currency. It puts on order all kinds of weapons and these sorts of things, but it essentially is the producer of money for the planet and the ideas, but that's temporary. It is temporary, but it's going to have to stop before any state gives up like Mama has. Mama has to stop producing milk before the babies were going to stop nursing. I agree entirely. And we see Cryptocurrency rising throughout the world to to solve exactly this problem of having a reserve currency. Okay, So let me ask you this if Cryptocurrency exists, and you can decouple yourself from the United States Federal Reserve. Why would you stay in America and wait for a state to secede? Why What would be the reason behind that? I can't think of one Just because of arguing because it's where my friends it's where my friends are. Mark. I got that your friends are there. You're also legally not allowed to leave. That's also true. And I would. That would be an interesting legal question. I'm not allowed to leave. I'm not allowed to obtain a passport. But if New Hampshire were to secede No passport would be necessary for me to stay where I'm at. I suspect you'll never know the answer to that. But I would never know the output it No, but it is an interesting legal conundrum nonetheless. Yes, so, but the U. S dollar it is collapsing, And I think at some point you know, people will look around and realize Hey, this system that's going on. It's not sustainable, and this empire is falling. And it would be best if we detach ourselves from this crumbling empire sooner rather than later. I don't know how much the empire will have to crumble before people are willing to make that leap. But there is a certain threshold of, you know, just disaster where people would be like. Look, No, we're out. We're done. So the United States Federation even if it doesn't make money is still extraordinarily valuable to the several states and their territories in so much as and many places around the world, which simply don't have militaries or functional militaries because they rely on the United States military to keep order in the world. So if the United States Federal Reserve system crashes down around our ears, and I suspect that's coming because it always does. This always happens when it comes to like, literally everything, literally. Every time when there's been a paper currency backed by nothing, it's collapsed. Yeah, every time in human history. Yeah. In the U. S, Uh, United States seller has, uh, you know, we'll see. It's done better than most. But, um, you know, when you start talking about those naval ships and these sorts of things a lot of places don't have militaries at all. I'm thinking looking at you, Costa Rica. Um, is Costa Rica in danger of being invaded by anyone? Not today. Then what then what need do they have for military? Look, you're basically possible What you're espousing here is this idea that you know If a nation doesn't have a standing army, then they could be invaded at any moment. I don't believe that, you know, let's say New Hampshire's disease. I don't believe that New Hampshire would need a standing army or an army of any sort, because if someone were to invade the free state of New Hampshire They would find, as the Japanese said, allegedly a rifle behind every blade of grass. I'm not concerned, uh, that whether you know about New Hampshire. Nobody's going to try to invade the frozen tundra of New Hampshire. It's not that bad. Mark type slipped on my slipped on the ice of my car. Just a couple of times this year out to my going out to my car this year. It's not great. It's it's There's ice on the ground during half the year. Yes, it is a place where there is a winter, you know? Yes, That is a thing. Um, but but it's not a frozen tundra..
US Life Expectancy in 2020 Saw Biggest Drop Since WWII
"The corona virus pandemics taken its toll on life expectancy in the United States government figures show U. S. life expectancy fell by a year and a half in twenty twenty the largest one year decline since World War two it's now around age seventy seven and the centers for disease control fines the decrease for black and Hispanic Americans was even worse a three year decline more than three point three million Americans died last year far more than any other year in U. S. history covert nineteen accounted for about eleven percent of those deaths drug overdoses pushed life expectancy lower and rising homicides were a small but significant reason for the life expectancy decline for black Americans I'm Jackie Quinn
Fresh update on "united states government" discussed on The Voice Of Health
"This is for the public good. You have to do this? We're not really giving you a choice. The Republicans have basically come out and 50% of all Republicans are saying no to the vaccination. 50% 50% almost 100% Democrat Correct. Wow. Mhm. So there's a very big ideological divide that's going on here. And most Republicans. Even those who got the vaccinations say it should be on an end of the Individual choice choice, whereas the Democrats are basically saying it is not an individual choice. This is for the public. So who's dying, vaccinated or unvaccinated? Well, that's one of the biggest things that the Biden administration and the health, human Services and the CDC is. It's coming out. Saying that the only people who are dying from the Covid 19 right now are unvaccinated people according to what they're saying, Uh, the interesting thing is that the people who have done the largest amount of vaccinations And have kept probably the best records are Israel and the United Kingdom, according to their statistics, and what they're saying they see no difference between those who are vaccinated and unvaccinated death on the death rate or hospitalization rate. That they see no difference along those lines and why that's only applying to the United States. That it's the unvaccinated that are dying, because that's the biggest thing that is a push. And one of the biggest reasons that they're going door to door is to go and save the unvaccinated is what they're putting it out to. Now this is a very important type of statistic to actually understand. It makes a lot more sense. If it is true here in the United States that it's only the unvaccinated that are dying and being getting hospitalized, and there is none of that. They're saying that they're none of the vaccinated people. Dying and having issues with this, however, I personally know that that is not true. Mhm. Because I am aware of situations where people have been vaccinated and have actually died and have been hospitalized. So, according to the United States government, that is not true now, according to the statistics in Israeli Night kingdom It must be different there because they are finding absolutely no difference between the two groups. What's happening with the Delta Varian? There's Delta. Varian is now 75% of all cases in Indiana. In Indiana. So 5%. It's pretty much going across the whole United United States is that the delta variant is the dominant variant, and that is basically what's going on. And that's one of the reasons that they have really pushed for an increase in the vaccination rate because they're saying we have a whole new pandemic going on, and we need to get people vaccinated. So we don't have to go into lockdown and masking and and have a surge like we did before, So that's one of the basic types of things that they're pushing on that, and they're finding that the delta variant is more virulent among younger people. That they're getting it and re catching that, you know, even if they've had it before, and that's why they've extended and pushing for the vaccination for younger people to Because of the adult. A variant is the main thing that they're actually pushing along. So that's one of the justifications for the big push for vaccinations. At this point, Okay, we've gone way over this first segment, but such important information one last question for the segment and then What is the the latest on the campaign against health misinformation? Well, the surgeon general issues of health missing information advisory that we do need to do more to cut down on health health misinformation that the only place that information should be coming from as the government. And no outside sources. Now, some of the people who have been actually censored on the whole thing was the gentleman who actually invented the MRI and a vaccination and started the company Moderna. He is now banned from Social media. Wow. We have the top, uh, infectious disease doctors who have a group of them, who actually account for 80% of all publications in peer reviewed journals. Have all been banned from social media. So we're talking about top experts who have been recognized Who are very much involved in their voices are no longer to be heard on social media, and they have been banned from any type of publications. So we have the experts who are acknowledged experts who are no longer allowed to give information to or share information. Among peers. Because it doesn't agree with the government position. So there is now no longer allowed any dissent even from those who are acknowledged as the top experts, Okay? Lot of information here to digest that you're sharing and I hope you all have a great day. It got a laugh, right? You gotta laugh and it's it's it really starts to go. Mhm. All right. Well, I don't know if I should thank you, Doctor. Pray that thank you Should alright, That's our covid update When we come back, we're going to talk about our program. Holistic heart..
Terrorist Group 'Black Lives Matter' Makes Statement on Cuba
"At a minimum. They're Communist sympathizers. You doubt me? BLM black lives matter. You know it's a It's a terrorist group. That's a fact on them that I'm not gonna debate that. It's a terrorist group. The same tactics terrorists use burning down cities attacking people. Motor, you know, using political ideology to attack political opponents. I was attacked by them. I don't know if I don't think I've ever told the story on the radio, but leaving not physically, I'm gonna be. I don't do hyperbole like Joe Biden, who says it's not hyperbole. I was leaving the Republican National Convention at the White House. When President Trump accepted the nomination. He was kind enough to invite me and my wife. They followed us all the way back to the hotel, threatening to rape my wife Make me watch. They were going to beat the crap out. It was a whole bunch of bluster. Garbage. I don't ever do anything because they're big boys bags, but they do threaten you. And then you know when they burned, they attack impacts never by themselves, you know, because they're s'mores roasting wussies at home, But when they're around a group of their pact friends, they come out. Like terrorist savages, and they attack people. But you know, the BLM terrorists Sorry to get off on a tangent. They were talking about communists in the Democrat Party. BLM aligns themselves largely with the Democrat Party. They pretend not to. They pretend to be anti establishment. Make no make no mistake there. Communists just like their Democrat brethren. Well, they proved it yesterday. Black lives matter, and their official blue checkmark Twitter account put out a statement. Of condemnation on what's going on in Cuba. You're like, Oh, you probably listen home like Wow, that's really nice of black lives matter. They put out a statement condemning the Cuban Communist Party for politically torturing and terrorizing their citizens get wrong. They put out a statement condemning the United States government and celebrating the Cuban government. Why Rewind the tape to what I said the beginning of the show
Fresh update on "united states government" discussed on WREC Programming
"Breaking news for you. Clay just flagged this one for me, and we'll talk about a little bit in the next hour. But or maybe in a few moments, you're actually Two year olds and up to mask according to the American Society of Pediatrician. So regardless Vaccination status. So you get your three year old the shot your three year old still get a mask up. And really, why not double mask? I thought that's what you had to do if you take the virus seriously. Remember what they were saying? That notice how they don't say it anymore. But they say it again. Unfortunately, Buck have they started again. I'm afraid that that's where we're headed. I think so, too. So that's one thing and then the other is another breaking news story. Just this hour, a Capitol Hill rioter. Who breached the Senate. Got eight months and a felony conviction and ABC News is saying the first felony conviction in the capital insurrection, of course, using that term. Play. I mean, I've written at this at buck sexton dot com and it went viral because I think it's so true. If you call the riot of January six insurrection, you're just an idiot or a liar. I mean, it's idiotic. It's It's just beyond comprehension that anyone thinks that that was really supposed to overthrow the United States government. Even worse than that, Joe Biden said. It's the most dangerous threat the United States government since the Civil War, which is just been accepted as fact and he said there was no hyperbole. But let me circle back around to one of those news stories, too. I mean, this is where I think the mom revolution could happen. Buck Kids two and up have to wear masks is the recommendation of the American Association of Pediatricians. And remember, kids under the age of 12 are not eligible for the vaccine, And so if you actually look At the data. Teachers are not in any way in a substantial risk. This is one of those big red and blue State America divisions I believe is going to exist, Buck. I think most kids in Red states will be going to school this fall without masks. I think most kids in blue states are going to continue to wear masks and to your point we talked about this a lot. What is the impact of mask wearing? It sends the message that we're not safe. It sends a message to everyone out there. I think you're right. There are a large number of people that have bought into all of the fear porn. And every time they see somebody in a mask, they think Oh, my God, I'm in danger. In a way that they never would. If they don't see the masks, and that is going to be a major issue for kids. It has zero impact. It's all cosmetic theater. I was talking about The fact that I flew up to Michigan had an incredible time in Michigan this weekend, but Lot of people in the airport, including me, not wearing a mask while you're walking around, Get a drink or whatever. You're kind of sipping on it. But there is some rebellion against the idea of wearing a mask in the airport itself, which I was happy to see. And yet if you listen to Fauci himself We're being told that the problem here is anybody who questions any of this at this stage notice they don't have. They don't have the actual data and facts to show to suggest that what they've been saying is True all along? No, quite the opposite. And so that's why I mean this should send A chill down everyone's spine. Here is the White House press secretary, just saying yes, the White House is straight up in regular contact with the tech giants to censor them. It shouldn't come as any surprise that were in regular touch with social media platforms, Just like we're in regular touch with all of you and your media outlets about Areas where we have concern. This is covid authoritarianism. This is outrageous. The White House has no business during the the things that are thrown out and his raw on top of that. What they're saying sometimes isn't even true. There was an article in NPR over the weekend, where the author made the claim about the about the daily wire. A conservative site that even accurate facts absent the necessary context around them can be misinformation. So now does that mean that that gets censored by the social media giant's the absent context at the leftist Khamis Want? We got censored for sharing links to the C D. C at out kick. We got misinformation violations Very Orwellian. I'm sure you've seen these two where you get an email and Facebook says we are fact checker. We have no idea who the fact checkers are have determined that a story you shared contains misinformation. You appeal You never get a response. In the meantime, Facebook destroys your traffic. It vanishes for weeks or months on end. This is the world that we live in right now, but I want I want the exact opposite of a free market. I want to get us into the Biden. The Biden effort to calm everybody down today, you know, uh, good old Amtrak, Joe. Mumbling and muttering up there at the podium about how the economy don't believe your lying eyes. Don't believe you're lying bank account and inflation numbers and all the rest of it. Things are things are great. Biden's doing a great job. That's what he wants you to believe. And then this capital this capital rioter who has been sentenced to eight months. Remember there are hundreds of people facing those charges. They've had people in solitary confinement for nonviolent crimes for over six months. Now, that's that's the America we're living in. That also wants to censor Facebook posts. Yeah, there's no doubt and the stock market is tanking, as we speak, will continue to follow that story as well, getting into more of it in just a moment. Stay with US team..
Two Versions of Chinese Defector Dong Jingwei's Whereabouts
"Since the revelation of the spy gate scandal. This would be a spy story of a different nature. So, according to the story, Jennifer Van Laar is reporting at Red State and we will ask her about it directly at the top of the next hour. The United States government may be in possession. Of a high levels. Uh, spy from China. He was under Biden's terminology. Just one of the spy cheese. You know Hunter Biden his whole business associations that we may be in possession of a spy from China. At the highest levels of the Intelligence infrastructure, the Chinese Communist Party. And he may be giving us folks the absolute mother lode of information. Now you may be saying, Dan, Why do you say May Well, I'm saying we may be in possession of because there are two completely different versions of this event. And both of them can't be true. One version of the event by Ms Van large reporting. He said. Yes, Anonymous sources from the intelligence community are telling me we have this source. He's given up the mother lode. Matter Fact he's given up things I'll get to in a minute. That are so Incredible. I mean, really, incredibly hard to digest and bear hug and get your arms around that, if true, it could be game changing for the United States and our national security. And the other version of events is No. We don't have this guy at all. We never had this guy. Matter of fact, he's in China now giving lectures. Obviously, ladies and gentlemen, both of those stories cannot be true at the same time. So I'll ask you again. What the heck is going on with Dong Jing Wei? That is the name
Marxist Organizations and Promoters, Including College Professors, Must Be Held Accountable
"To violently resist or overthrow the United States government. And supported their belief that the United States government is purportedly it's eating its constitutional authority. Wouldn't that include Marxist organizations? Who don't even care about the constitutional authority they just want to overthrow. Wouldn't that include the ideology that we've been talking about critical race theory and other critical theories, not just critical race theory. Who insists on overthrowing our government. Who are promoting Marxism from the classrooms and beyond. What you're going to see when you read American Marxism as we have professors. Specifically We're indoctrinating kids. On violently overthrowing the United States government. They are tenured there on the public payroll. They are, quote unquote scholars. They are celebrated. And you're going to meet some of them. Do they count too? Do they count too? This certainly isn't a defensive These White Racists. But it is shocking to me that the Democrat Party uses this propaganda and this race attack. 60% of the American people. Over 60% of the American people who are white. For them all in the same barrel.
11 House Democrats Object to Ilhan Omar's Comments on Hamas and Israel
"Democrats are going after one of their own representative ilhan omar after she asked a perfectly legitimate question to anthony blinken. Who is the secretary of state. Now the question how to do with the investigations pertaining to war crimes that have been committed by various organizations or various governments and so the critical statement There was a critical statement following the hold on. Let's take that down. There was a critical statement by her colleagues following the exchange that you're about to watch right now with representative omar anthony blinken take a look. I know you oppose the investigation in both palestinian and enact ghanistan. I haven't seen any evidence. In either cases that mystic boards can both can and will prosecute alleged warcrimes and times against humanity and i would emphasize that in israel and palestine. This includes crimes committed by both israel security forces them hamas in afghanistan and includes crimes committed by the afghan national government and the taliban so in both of these cases if domestic points can't or won't pursue justice and me opposed the sec. Where do we think the victims of this oppose it. Crimes can goal for justice so that was an important question to ask because the international criminal court which wants to probe the israeli government for possible war crimes against the palestinian people in gaza that the united states government the biden administration specifically does not support. So she's trying to ask well if you don't agree with the international criminal court investigating this and we can't rely on domestic governments to investigate their own warcrimes. Then how do you propose we do. These
EcoHealth Alliance's Peter Daszak Linked to Dual Research Creating Potential Bioweapons
"We covered on Friday, but we have to recover again. What if I told you that entities within the United States government responsible for developing intelligence seems ironic at this point, some of them That they were taking advice and were being briefed by people who had what appears to be a vested interest in making the potential lab leak potential bioweapon theory go away. Wouldn't that sound like a conflict of interest conflict of interest? From the New York Post piece. Looks like the National Academy of Sciences had a meeting in February of 2020. Right around the same time the Chinese appear to be developing a vaccine for the coronavirus. They claim they didn't know anything about. Hey, it came from a pangolin. We were just doing research there. In this meeting. The detainee was there. The FBI Along with our in our H and HHS. Who was invited to brief them. Our intelligence community as they're trying to find out the origins of this Eco Health Alliance President Peter Dash AC who has worked with that woman, Chinese virologist Zhang Lei for more than 15 years. Eco health has funded projects at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which with cash from the U. S government agencies. So just to be clear. We have a guy Peter Dash Act with this eco health alliance who we already know the ego Health Alliance been giving money to this Wuhan Institute that we believe now may have been involved in dual research, creating potential bio weapons to wipe us out and our intelligence community is getting briefings from one of the guys involved with this eco health alliance that sounds like that's a
COVID-19: A Potential Coverup and a Potential Bioweapon
"I asked the question. I would think any sound sane journalists and there are so few of them left. Right now would be asking The questions are very simple one. Is there a criminal investigation going into what I believe was a cover up. An effort by the United States government and people within it. To scuttle an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus and the potential of a lab leak. And secondly, the big, bold Holy can't say it on the air question. Was it a bioweapon? Now I know the left were not allowed to ask that which again makes me only want to ask you more because there's really nothing you can say to get me to stop asking stuff. You know, I've after 46 years I've been smart enough to make my own life boycott resistant. I just don't care anymore. And the most dangerous people on the planet are those that just don't care about left the spears. Did we finance a bioweapon? Now? What made me think of this whole show today? Well, my life is 1 24 hour cycle of show preparation. I'd even do it my dreams because I love talking to you and making sure I never ever waste your time. And yesterday. I'm listening to Fox News and Mara Liasson who's a pretty left leaning? I don't know if journalists I don't know who to call the journalist anymore these days. But she was on the fox show and she was, you know, giving the left this point of view, and she said at one point, like, okay, you know, maybe there's something to this lab leafing like to finally admitting it. You know, a year too late, you know? No. Gee, thanks. But then she says, But you know, she kind of hits that and she says, Well, you know, we got to separate that, though. From the conspiracy theories about this thing being a bioweapon, I thought, there you go. There you go, folks. Producer Jim right. Any time they say something is a conspiracy theory. What does that mean? What does that mean? That means it's time to
Breaking Down the Wuhan Lab Leak Hypothesis, Dr. Fauci and Other Government Officials Involved
"So it appears that there's some kind of and I'll get to this moratorium in a minute. The United States government has a moratorium on funding research that would make viruses more powerful. Gee, I wonder why we put a moratorium on that. Because we could create a whole bunch of really deadly viruses, and that would really suck. Sounds like the government finally did something right when they weren't doing something wrong. Hey, we shouldn't do research like that. But it appears a sub agency of the NIH led by Dr Anthony Fauci. May have approved this grant that went to this eco health alliance that eventually made its way to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, where it's believed. Now, this virus may have leaked from Mm. Oh, it gets better. Here's the third part of this daily caller piece again. They're talking about this Christopher Park, who was the State Department person who apparently did not want to open the Pandora's box looking into this stuff, according to this Vanity Fair report. He says Park was not the only government official to oppose pursuing the lab leak hypothesis, however. The Nano another until Vanity Fair that an intelligence analyst struggled to find a report written by officials working at the Department of Energy Lab that Anna must be a whistleblower. The Nano told the island he viewed the report is being intentionally buried within the classified collection system. Department of Energy officials then attempted to block State Department officials for meeting with the report's authors did Nano alleged okay? So just clearing that up a bit. We have funding paid to echo Health alliance through FAO cheese group there. Making its way around the moratorium against this kind of funding that makes its way to a Chinese lab. We think this virus may have leaked from, and apparently there's a report on it that the government's burying in its own classified system who's burying it? What are they covering up
The Key Part Of the Zuckerberg - Fauci Email Is What They Don't Want You To See
"To keep part of this email is not what's in it from soccer Burke to Fauci, all the explosive part of the email. Is what's not in it. Are you Fox Nation viewers at home watching the show you'll see here. There's a big red line around the email. And you'll notice. It says Here is the paragraph in the big Red line. I just showed our video viewers at home. Is what it says. Folks get ready. Used to jam you ready? Ready. Here goes folks. This paragraph is deeply disturbing, it says. Finally Dan, Go off the air. No, no, I'm still here. That's to say the rest is redacted. That's That that's the power of the whole paragraphs Redacted. Zuckerberg says the Tony Hey, finally. Then he says something else. The United States government doesn't want you to see.
Rick Gates being charged in Russia investigation
"Check it out. So I told you before the break. I was going to get to this clip here. This is Rick Gates, who used to work on the Trump campaign as well. When he's on CNN. He confronts Jake tapper about this is well, this talking point that you have to be able to debunk immediate with your friends. And no. Maybe Trump didn't collude with the Russians. But Paul Manafort definitely did He dealt with this guy constantly, Kalinic. Except for the fact that constant clinic was an Obama administration source. So Gates it's Jake Tapper Jake tapper on it and says, Hey, you got any evidence about that? Check this out. It was very clear through State Department cables from the U. S embassy in Kiev that Constantine was also a high value asset of the United States government. He was providing information to the United States government. On a host of information that was coming of Ukraine as well as other countries that I'm not even aware of the Senate intelligence just to say that there was a Russian operative. That's according to the Senate, the bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee that's not from the media. That's from the bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee. That's correct. But where's the evidence? There's been no evidence to the contrary. And more importantly, why did they include the evidence that does exist, which is the State Department cables? U. S. State Department officials. Recording exactly what they did and didn't do with Mr Clinic. Yeah, That's kind of a good question, right? If Kalim nix this big time Russian spy Manafort was dealing with And why was he dealing with the Obama State Department? And why haven't we seen that information? Because the Obama State Department has all that. Why have we seen them? Because we live with a bunch of dishonest, You know, fools, and the media can't seem to get the story right
Biden Flanked by Two Women as He Addresses Congress in Historic First
"An important night for President Biden on the eve of his 100 Today in office Way air going to be seen History tonight the his dork Nature the first presidential address from this Newly like the President Jo Biden T. The Joint Session of Congress History on the rostrum with two women Vice prez Ident. Harrison Speaker Dance E. Pelosi For the first time, two women representing the United States government, uh, on the stage, there's gonna be a lot On the line for president by this is a mission partially a comp list moment where he has got the stimulus he had the IQ on Ammi is growing jobs or being created. But his big agenda item passing the infrastructure bill getting more so shall well thirst spending. Very much at stake right now, with this with this presidency and with this speech tonight
'The Stories Are Heartbreaking.' What 1 Reporter Witnessed In Mozambique's Violence
"Graphic violence. Kaba Delgado's were the poorest regions in Mozambique and was largely ignored by the central government. Into large reserves of oil and gas were discovered offshore. His international oil companies have moved into the area. Fighters have stepped up their attacks. Terrorizing Villagers, burning homes, destroying farms. And publicly beheading. Women and Children. But the government of Mozambique and trying to put down the movement is also implicated in the violence. Aid groups estimate that half a million people have fled their homes and are in urgent need of aid. Journalists are not usually granted access to the area. But nay Hewat occur accompanied it. Aid group to cover Delgado last November. And was able to speak to survivors joins us now. Thank you for being with us. Thank you so much for having me. What did they tell you? I mean, the stories are heartbreaking. We spoke with a 10 year old girl named Maria and she remembers the day that the Attackers came into her village. They started burning houses down, they started looting. Maria was separated from her family during the violence, and she told me that the Attackers forced her and the other Villagers to sit and watch as they beheaded. People that they had grown up with people that they knew. After she fled. She fled into the forest and her foot got caught in an animal trapped like a hunting snare. Eventually she was rescued and she was carried to Pemba, which is a southern city in the Kaaba Delgado province. And Maria recovered from her wounds, and she also had malaria in the local hospital. And that was when she discovered that both her mother and her father had been beheaded in that attack. You know, That's just one of the many, many stories that I heard while I was there, all of them with the same level of brutal and senseless violence. Who are the Attackers, or is there one answer to that? There are many answers to that. But I will try to give Ah general overview of how this developed from what we know, Um, outsiders. The countries that have been named have in Kenya, Tanzania. On brothers so outside influences came into the country and started preaching against the version of Islam that was practiced in cover Delgado at the time. And they began preaching radicalizing in the mosques up there. And I spoke with some civil society leaders who told me that you know there were folks in these mosques who told the government something is going on here. Something is going wrong and that Thies concerns were just not addressed urgently. By the government. And so what ended up happening is that you have a local population, primarily young men, primarily unemployed who hear this radical version of Islam, and that's how people say that this started And then if, of course, if you fast track it a few years in 2019 Isis, the Islamic state claimed credit for its first attack, and that really changed the dynamics. This went from being a kind of local issue of violence by you know citizens who were unhappy or felt left out or left behind. Becoming really an international geopolitical problem. And you know that brings us up to where we are today. Just just this week, the United States government Has classified the Islamic state Isis
Senate passes $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill
"The Senate has approved a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package after a strictly party line vote. It's been modified from the House version, so it's being sent back there for approval before heading to President Biden's desk as NPR's Susan Davis reports. Democrats change the House passed bill to make government benefits less generous. They reduced the income thresholds to receive $1400 stimulus checks to $75,000 for individuals and 100 and $50,000 for families. Also reduced extended unemployment benefits from $400 a week to $300 a week and ended the program a month earlier. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders said Americans will soon feel the impact of this legislation. We're going to help restore faith in the United States government among the people of our country. The bill is the largest standalone economic stimulus package in American history. Congress has now approved $6 trillion in the last year to confront the Corona virus pandemic. Susan Davis. NPR NEWS Washington
China-U.S. Trade Agreement Fail
"Jad bound welcome back to the indicator. Thanks for having me so chad. We know now that china is falling short of spending as much money on american products as it had agreed to spend to buy so. Give us some details. Which products is china. Not buying as much of as we might have expected based on the terms of the agreement the one everybody focuses on. I think is is soybeans. That's you know sort of been in the news The most at the end of the day china actually bought a fair amount of soybeans. It's just they didn't buy as an enormous amount as as the agreement had hoped it would buy so. I think that's that's the big one. The other two that really stuck out to me though in the farm sector at all that really got less attention and and those were things like airplanes and cars so we sell tens of billions of dollars of airplanes every year to china and then cars and those were particularly hard hit starting in twenty eighteen during the trade war and they just really never recovered last year. By the way chad i gotta ask. How much can we blame. The pandemic for china. Not buying as much as it said it was going to buy. Look it's it's certainly contributed. The pandemic did hit china. hit them. I hit them hard. But but in terms of all of the economy's out there in the world china grew more than than most last year. I think it's growth rate was around two point three percent or so so yes. The pandemic certainly played a role. But it's not the entire explanation for why they didn't live up to the agreement. Jad one of the things you've emphasized in your analysis of this trade deal is that there is something inconsistent. Maybe even contradictory between the nature of this agreement that the us reach with china and the goals that the us had been pursuing in the trade war in the first place and there's an important economic lesson in that contradiction. So what do you mean by that. This agreement really was unique. We never see trade agreements that include these these purchase commitments. That they say they're going to buy this amount of money And it's especially strange in in the trade war context because one of the complaints that the us has had with china is that it's not a market economy that it's state mix too many decisions. It doesn't let the private sector Interact with mark enough and so here you have the. Us government telling the chinese government. This is how much you want to buy. These are really big. Numbers will the only way they're ever going to get close. If the chinese government tells its companies. Don't go buy from somebody cheaper. You have to buy the stuff in the united states in order to live up to the deal so it is very you know kind of inconsistent with what the overall us policy and being worried about china's not being market economy in squaring those two things in the the trump administration obviously negotiated this deal and so far. We only know that the biden administration is looking at the agreement. A new. but we don't actually know what the biden administration is going to do about it as a given that china has not done what it promised to do. Does the biden administration have to do something about that or can it just kind of like let it go. Just ignore it. If the united states government kind of ultimately let's just slide without acknowledging that that something has gone wrong this kind of would call into question all of america's trade agreements right if trading partners think that they can sign something on the dotted line. Not come anywhere close to living up to its obligations and there's no penalty for a you know. Hey that that that. That sounds great. So it's clear the by administration is going to have to do something here They're going to have to renegotiate this some element of this and finally chad. The the biden administration has also said that it's going to work with other countries with us. Allies in trying to figure out how to approach trade with china. But you said a second ago. This agreement with china essentially says that china needed to buy all these products from the us which could in turn mean that china would be spending less money. Importing these same products from other countries including from those same that the us is trying to work with now. So how does an agreement like this one influence the way that other countries would think about partnering with the us right now. They think that all the united states cares about is getting china to buy more soybeans from us more airplanes from us in in in in not airbus in europe more cars from us in not japan and if they think that then they're not going to be as willing to work with us on the common trade issues with china as president biden has said that he wants to do right. He wants to work with allies. Well in order to work with allies. You gotta get the to trust you in right now. They don't really trust the united states because they think all we care about is getting china to purchase our stuff. Not there's where you're saying. Is that an agreement like this one goes directly against the interest of us allies and to that might undermine their willingness to be our allies to work with us. It's exactly right. You know if what they're concerned about is watching their back because they don't think the americans are actually willing to work with them They're not going to be willing to work with us either. So i think this is the first thing that the president biden needs to convince these allies of that. We actually have their interests at heart as well.
Myanmar Erupts in Protests After Military Coup
"Seeing members of the civilian government arrested on military vehicles back on the move has sent a shudder of apprehension across Myanmar people. The BBC has contacted their have spoken of their fear about what comes next. The military coup has taken the outside world by surprise, too. The United States government has announced it will rethink its decision on sanctions, which were lifted in light of the moves towards democracy since 2010 at night people in towns and cities in Myanmar bang pots and pans in protest of the military takeover. Jonathan head. Military coups. Real hunters taking over with uniforms, lots of braid and tanks on the streets. It becomes such an aberration that when they do happen, there is always an element of disbelief. It's as though a part of our breakneck technology driven world is suddenly catapulted back Toe a bad movie from the 19 seventies. One that took place in Mama on Monday was especially baffling as it was carried out by an army which had designed the Democratic system it over through and it kept so much political power under it. Coup seemed unnecessary. And it deposed, uncensored uchi, a leader once idolized as a fearless champion of freedom but who in defending the military against charges of genocide was then denounced as a fallen angel. Gamma is a fearfully complicated country with a history, which has bean traumatic even by Southeast Asia's turbulence standards. Get the rest of the world has bean unable to see it this way because of the overpowering draw of a woman veiled in a mythical aura, combining fragile femininity with steely resolve magnetic charm. With imperious detachment. She was the stuff of fairy tales, holding out a loan against an antediluvian and brutal military and eventually cajoling them into giving the Burmese people free elections. And in huge numbers, they chose her. That narrative, though, has been hard to square with the woman who also appeared callously insensitive to the horrors endured by Muslim RA hinges on her watch. Now we're being asked to reengage with uncensored DCI in military custody Once more. I've seen lively debates among engaged Burma watches over whether she should be supported again as the imprisoned symbol of her people's democratic aspirations. Or not, because of the many undemocratic impulses she showed, is the country's defacto leader. How did we get so focused on this one person in a country of 55 million and in a region with so many other woeful tales of injustice that deserve our attention. Partly it's about timing. Went on sans Souci first emerged as a political figure in 1988 on what was supposed to be a short trip home from Britain, where she lived with her British husband and two sons, Burma as it was then called Was little known trapped in military imposed isolation. A terrible repression of the protest movement. She led on the start of her long incarceration coincided with the collapse of communism in Europe and the rise of a new World order. In which it was hoped Western or U. N. Led intervention could write many of the world's wrongs. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, just a year after the release of Nelson Mandela from prison, and it was hard not to see similarities in their dignity and fortitude. Like Mandela, uncensored cheese. Long periods of isolation under house arrest meant that few got to know her well, and the world instead projected an ideal ized version onto a complex and difficult personality. She came to embody the optimistic belief that the arc of history in the memorable phrase used by President Obama, whose visit to Myanmar marks the high point of uncensored cheese reputation. Was bending inevitably towards democracy and freedom. Fast forward to this year, and all that optimism has long since dissolved in the disappointments in Afghanistan and Iraq in a global financial crash in bitterly polarized politics. And now a pandemic. Few believe anymore in the kind of miracles that Myanmar's transition to democracy was once thought to be. United Nations Security Council, the embryonic world government that never, Watts has mastered a statement of concern over Mama, which failed even to mention the coup the illegal overthrow of an elected government. On San Souci is now being charged with the laughable a fence of possessing illegal walkie talkies. That will be enough, though for the hunter to disqualify her from the new election. It's promising to hold eventually. Have done this to her before, but she is now 75 years old. If she manages another political reincarnation, the generals are betting she'll no longer be the resolute figure they've bean unable to beat for so long. And perhaps it's time for all of us. Even the party she founded and has dominated for more than three decades to let go of the woman. They still call Mother Sue and the Lady. And to seek younger personalities who can chart Myanmar's future.
"And none of us wants to hear this but this could get even worse than more. Contagious uk variant. We've been talking about. It's now at least fourteen states. And the cdc warned today it will become dominant here by march. Richard angle got rare access. How these variants are being tracked as they spread around the world. Kobe is ravaging brazil hospitals running out of oxygen deaths rising because of new covid mutations today the uk already struggling with its own highly contagious variant band. Nearly all travel from south america. I went to the. Uk's main sequencing lab near cambridge leading the world in hunting for variants robots here select covid. Positive tests gathered nationwide. The virus is fed into machines that reveal. Its genetic code and if the code has changed with a mutation dr. naomi park manages operations. How often when you run these sequences do you find anomalies pollution. But i guess very come out which become more alarming or americans looking for various mutations closely enough saying no he's not nearly sufficient vehicle to be the real time surveillance and monitoring of these various so americans might not know the the real kind of variants that they're facing now it might be danube realize they see the effects and i certainly too late. The variants identified so far do not appear to be more deadly but since they are more transmissible overwhelming hospitals and causing more deaths richard engel. nbc news cambridge with all that president elect joe biden laid out his blueprint for scaling up the vaccine effort with more on that. Here's nbc's jeff bennett tonight. President-elect joe biden unveiling his action plan to pick up the pace of cova. Vaccinations this is the time to set big goals to pursue them with courage and conviction because the health of the nation is literally at stake. His plan encourages states to allow more people to get vaccinated including those aged sixty five and older and frontline workers boosts vaccine supply by releasing the majority of available doses sets up federally funded. Mass vaccination sites sends mobile units to hard to reach parts the country and calls for closer coordination with state governments. Have my word. We'll manage the hell out of this operation to for it. The president-elect is calling on congress to pass his nearly two trillion dollar corona virus relief plan which includes direct aid for struggling american families and businesses biden tonight announcing he'll issue an executive order requiring everyone to wear masks in places where he has the authority to mandate it. The president-elect is also urging patients warning american. the out of the pandemic won't be easy or fast. Lester jeff bennett tonight. Thank you just five days. Before the inauguration a massive show of forcing washington is getting even bigger with twenty five thousand national guard troops. Now here's tom. Castillo across washington security is growing tighter by the hour restricted zones razor-wire topping perimeter fencing the national guard increasing troop levels to twenty five thousand weapons at the ready as dozens of state capitals also beef up security amid intelligence that right-wing extremists are threatening. More attacks. there's a great deal of a very concerning chatter. And it's what you don't know that. We are preparing for today. Disturbing details in charging documents against jacob chesley part of the mob that attacked the capital. The prosecutor in arizona said there's evidence that the intent of the capital rioters was to capture assassinate elected officials in the united states government. The doj has since struck that phrase chancellor's attorney says he was following trump's directions and will seek a presidential pardon despite guns explosives and zip ties. The in dc says there is no direct evidence yet of kill or capture teams today. The washington post reports attackers. Were within seconds of reaching vice president pence before secret service agents hit him in a nearby office capital police and the fbi toll nbc news. They are investigating what the republican members of congress. Aided the mon aided and abetted the crime may have to be actions. Taken beyond the congress and In terms of prosecution for that also tonight the dc police officers who fought for their lives last week are speaking out problems for. Daniel hodges crushed in the doorway there in my mascot. Still mike whitney sprayed with everything i was able. I think that was able to get out of officer. Mike known scream to the crowd. He had children guys. Were trying to grab my gun. And they were chanting like killing with his own gun. Also tonight the secret service and the parks service are closing the national mall the first time ever for an inauguration. Dc's mayor is encouraging people to stay home and watch it all on tv lester. Those accounts office simply awful. Tom thank you. The number of arrests in last week's attack is growing quickly. The fbi now seeking tips with billboards around the country nbc's. Pete williams joins us pete. What's the latest lesser federal prosecutors. Say they're focusing now on the most violent offenders they've opened about three hundred investigations with the rest so far in about a third of them. Some of those arrested are cooperating. Generating more leads. The fbi says it has received an astonishing one hundred forty thousand photos and videos to help identify rioters people or even sending in tips about their own friends and family members as for whether the rioters had leaders prosecutors say it may take months to find that out. Lester alright pete williams tonight thanks in sixty seconds moving vans at the white house and appending impeachment trial. A presidential transition like no other way to the document we. I had a light a candle. I'm chuck rosenberg on my podcast. The oath i talk with people who served with integrity and honor men and women who liked the way this week former. Fbi assistant director. Frank figliuzzi if you're all about harsh rigorous aggressive rules enforcement. You're not going to last very long as an organization because people will hate you for it. Your system won't have credibility they won't report conduct and they won't cooperate with the core values you're trying to maintain so with any disciplinary system with any attempt in your family. Your team your community. Your company to enforce compliance enforce regulations and values. You'd better have compassion along with consequences. Join me for season for the oath and msnbc podcast search for the oath wherever you're listening right now and subscribe new episodes every wednesday day. Hi everyone steve kornacki here. You may remember hosted an nbc news. Podcast called article two inside impeachment. It followed the developments of president. Donald trump's first impeachment last winter the article. Two podcast is back with a special episode bringing you the latest on the second impeachment of donald trump. I'm joined by. Nbc news capitol. Hill correspondent leeann caldwell who was in the capital on the day of the riots to break down the house vote and what a senate trial could look like. Search for article two inside impeachment wherever. You're listening right now to subscribe for free tonight as the president faces a second impeachment trial. We're learning how he'll make his white house exit. Here's peter alexander tonight. President trump the final hours moving trucks outside the west wing but no sign of the president. The vice president pence. Nbc news has confirmed called vice. President-elect kamla harrison thursday belatedly congratulating her and offering assistance with next week's inauguration that unlike the president pence will attend the conversation described as cordial and pleasant at the capitol. Nancy pelosi sidestepping questions about when she'll send that article of impeachment to the senate for trial to be prosecuted by nine house. Democrats so urgent with the matter. They're now working on to taking this to trial and monday. You'll be the first to know. Democrats would need seventeen senate republican votes to convict. President trump an uphill. Climb at least one republican alaska's lisa murkowski at trump critic not indicating how she'll vote but suggesting she's open to convicting the president. I believe that this president has committed an impeachable offense now harris. The incoming vice presidents addressing concerns the trial. That could start as early as curation day will overshadow their agenda. We know how to multitask. There's a reason that word existed in the english language. That's what's gonna be required. We've just learned that. President trump expected to leave the white house hours. Before the inauguration with discussions underway for a ceremonial send-off arriving in florida before biden is sworn in last year alexander. At the white house tonight. Thanks up next a rescue mission by a quick thinking restaurant manager. Police say an eleven year. Old boy is out of harm's way tonight. Thanks to a clever restaurant manager. San brock has the warning. Signs may not have been glaring. Were visible enough. We have some customers years. We've shuki one off the kids. These weeks a loss of bruises on his arm orlando restaurant manager. Flaviano convey value syncing distress from an eleven year. Old boy with his family secretly flashing him this note. Do you need help. What happened when you showed him that sign. He knocked me yes he needs help in he. May this sign with his hands. Timothy wilson the second. The boy stepfather is behind bars. Tonight facing three counts of aggravated child abuse. Police say the boy told investigators his stepfather hit him with a wooden broom tied straps around his ankles and neck and was hung upside down from a door. Even just seeing the pictures. It's absolutely appalling that that this happened to a child. Police told nbc news. Wilson denied the charges though they say the boy's mother kristen swan admitted to knowing about the abuse she's charged with two counts of child neglect the boy in his half sister now in protective custody as the touch and perseverance of another mother. I was ready to grab him and why he lives may have changed. The trajectory of this boy's life san brock. nbc news. good for her up. Next how one. Man's inspiring america with two critical missions.
Aid agencies fear impact in Yemen after US terror decision
"With just nine days left for the trump administration today a big shift in us foreign policy in the middle east which could have long lasting effects secretary of state. Mike pompeo says the us will designate. Yemen's who the rebel movement a foreign terrorist organization this could seriously complicate future efforts to deal with yemen's humanitarian crisis and bringing the war to an end with us as yemen spokesperson for the norwegian refugee council mccormick. She joins us from auden. We need to quick reminder rena who are and what they represent to the state department specifically under mike pompeo sarala are otherwise known as to who 'this and they're the movement that took over the cups to of yemen's on a abide five years ago which sparked at the us to get involved in saudi led coalition in support of the government at attempt to remove them they significance for the united states has been an their accusations that the unser allow movement are backed by iran which of course for the us has broader regional at considerations and so it seems clear that this latest move is part of that regional strategy to try to minimize iranian influence in the region. This is quite fresh news. What is the reaction from yemen to do. Most people think this plan designation of who these as foreign terrorist organization was politically motivated. Well the news came in for us yemen time just this morning and so people are really trying to get to grips with us. At the moment. It's been mixed reactions here in yemen. Answer the otherwise known who have come out and in turn accused. The united states government of acting in a terrorist way other reactions from aid organizations have been the same message that has been given to the united states government for the last few months when such a move was being suggested which is that on many levels. This would be catastrophic and it would certainly have a widespread impact on the humanitarian situation. Here on the ordinary of yemenis who are trying to live their lives your organization the norwegian refugee council. What are you looking at are concerned about. What the implications of this they're going to for our ability to run an office hire staff and get goods into the country get critical supplies like food and water and supplies to help fight kovic around the country to the communities who need it's the most get materials for building emergency shelters an widely the kind of impacts that. We're looking at art. That really the feeling is that this will be devastating for the yemeni economy which is already in ruins after more than five years sustained violent or is it your expectation that the incoming biden administration will reverse this plan decision to label the husky rebel movement a foreign terrorist organization. It may not be possible to reverse this decision on if not then it is possible to put in place. The kind of protections in safeguards that are needed so these would be safeguards immediately and for all humanitarian activities near monitoring supplies. It also safeguards so that imports of critical and food and other supplies can come in and out of the country would go a long way towards mitigating or softening some of the impacts of this designation and as for the rest we i suppose we will have to see on the twentieth of january when the new administration comes in we are asking for the biden administration to make yemen one of its number one priorities on day. One re mccormick the yemen spokesperson for the norwegian refugee council. Speaking with us from auden. Thank you very much here. Very welcome
Armed Mexicans Were Smuggled In to Guard Border Wall, Whistle-Blowers Say
"Well. A federal judge has unsealed files. Indicating that to whistle blowers have accused contractors. Who are tasked with building. Donald trump's border wall of illegally smuggling and employing armed mexican security teams to guard these construction sites The allege that these third parties that have been contracted by the federal government are also inflating the cost of the construction. So us tax payers end up footing. The bill and they end up pocketing. The money now again. I want to emphasize that these are whistle. Blower complaints there whistleblower complaints. The department of justice has refused to investigate. Which is why last week. A federal judge decided to unseal these documents allowing for the public to read what the accusations are. So let me share more of these accusations with you Because while donald trump claimed he was going to build this border wall and have mexico pay for it. The fact of the matter is not only are taxpayers paying for it at an inflated cost but we're employing mexican workers to help guard the construction sites now to employees who were both contracted to provide security at the sites accused the company sullivan land services co. or s. Ls as well as a subcontractor ultimate concrete of el paso of hiring workers who were not vetted by the united states government overcharging for construction costs and making false statements about those actions. So the whistle blower said that the subcontractor in this story ultimate concrete went so far as to build a dirt road to expedite illegal border crossings to sites in sandy. They're doing illegal border crossings. Guys like let's get off of the graphic for their shrugs. Border wall is encouraging. It's encouraging illegal border crossings. They built a dirt road for illegal. Border crossings you understand that. Mega-guys guys do you understand that. Let me give you more. And they haven't been vetted which is incredible. So okay fine. We can bring the graphic backup an unnamed supervisor at the army corps of engineers approved the operation as well as the primary builder of trump's wall has been awarded contracts worth more than one point four billion dollars for work on multiple parts of the border with those funds. The company is said to have allowed its subcontractor. Ultimate concrete's a higher armed mexicans and facilitate illegal border crossings. So that story is there's more but it's just it's incredible
"united states government" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Which gives you a clear picture of what's going on. Now it's clear to me that Trevor got railroaded because Vladimir Putin wants upon and there are other Americans in jail as well. He collects them. He's not a CZ. As terrible about it as Iran, but he's pretty damn bad about it. What is the United States government doing and what ought to be doing in your estimate? Joey Well, first. What we we don't know at what level this was generated, but obviously it has to reach the highest levels at this point and the United States government, the Congress. There's a resolution in both the House and the Senate House resolution. 11 15, then Senate resolution 6 67 calling for his immediate release, and for the state Department to take, you know, actions, you know, toe help. Game tremble. Freedom. The State Department is way understand this is trying to have discussions with the Russian foreign Ministry. But way back for the president and secretary Pompeo. You know, to help Andi think they are, and we hope they are. But neither the president nor the secretary had mentioned Trevor's named publicly on way kind of wish that they would do that. But So anyway, we we believe that there's ongoing efforts to try and release him. But obviously we're not privy to any details. Sure, hostage negotiation sometimes your best conducted in the dark, but you have to be there on the ground to get attention in America. Paid to Trevor and people help you buy Go fund me. Are you there alone? Or is there other family members to support you? Because Joe am worried about you, too? Yeah. This is Russia. Bad things happen to Americans in Russia. Well, you know, my son was very worried about that when I arrived, but As I told my son when I first got here and said to be the best thing that can happen for your defense, if there is if they arrest me. Because at that point, the United States government will have no option but to try and intervene and stood up up there their actions to release you. It will prove that you know that you you are in a totally innocent, which, by the way that United Representatives from the United States Embassy attended all of his hearings and reported back to the embassy and to the State Department that the trial was a sham. S o. But I'm here alone. I've been here for most of the last 13 months. I came back home in January and in return for the trial have been here for almost nine months. There's no everyone that I've met in Russia is wonderful. The Russian people are terrific. And you wouldn't believe the assistance and help that we've gotten from people and even in the media So again, this is a disconnect between the people and the government. What are the conditions of his imprisonment? Joey, is Trevor being taken care of decently. Are you allowed to see him? Well, I've been allowed to see him from time to time his girlfriend and nights. I'm twice in. I think late September early October on DA But I saw him once in early October, and then they closed the jails again. So he's in one of the better jails of what they call pre detention centers. It's it's an old prison. On DH. He lives in a small room with I think five other inmates. And they have one window and you know, food served to him through a hole in the door. It's a very, very old prison. I go to the visitor centre all the time when it's open to deliver food and It looks like something from the 19 forties and again. This is the nicer facility and they're supposedly.
"united states government" Discussed on KCRW
"And spurs or sick. I mean, who you gonna trust? Just because they have an expert title in front of the thing. It is a good tool at the United States government is using To mitigate the spread. Since that interview cases have skyrocketed in Texas, especially in the Rio Grande Valley. Even though the title 42 order is still in place, so if asylum applications almost totally stopped, where do things go from? Here? The Trump administration has come out with sweeping new regulations that would limit asylum permanently. That's prompting widespread concern even among the government officials who are the first to interview these asylum seekers to determine if they're claims air credible. I talked to Michael Knowles, he spoke to us as a special representative from the union that includes hundreds of asylum officers. Nol says the proposed rules would make it all but impossible for migrants arriving at the border to get asylum. The impact would be dire, dire consequences for hundreds of thousands of people who Are seeking the protection of the U. S. These worlds would end asylum as we know it. And are these proposed rules likely to be challenged in court. As so many other Trump administration. Immigration policies have been thes rules are definitely headed for court once they're final. Lawyers are already trying to fight these title. 42 expulsions there especially worried about unaccompanied Children who are being turned away. In normal times, those Children would get special consideration under the law. But now instead of putting them into this special foster care system, immigration officials are just putting them up in hotel rooms near the border and essentially putting him on the next plane home. And advocates say that all this is just a way to deny humanitarian protections and to get around laws that the administration has never liked in the first place. NPR's Joel Rose. Thank you very much. You're welcome. You're listening to all things considered from NPR news. Images of the Hindu god Lord Rahm were splashed across digital billboards in New York's Times Square today. The display was organized by the Hindu nationalist supporters of India's prime minister. He made a rare trip out of the Indian capital today during the pandemic. To dedicate a new Hindu temple. But there is a bloody history of violence there. As NPR's Lauren Frayer reports he do. Priests chanted Mantra is in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya as prime minister Narendra Modi laid the cornerstones for a temple where faithful believe one of their gods. Lord Rahm was born your kind Centuries of waiting are finally over, Modi said. This was one of his campaign promises. Members of Modi's political party were among those who in 1992 took pick axes to 1/16 century mosque, whose three domes dominated Ayodhya from more than 400 years. Mob.
"united states government" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"This story and it may prey on desperate people where we have someone very special Neil Cacho former acting solicitor general under President Obama to separate fact from fiction. And tell you the law when we come back. There are shelves in supermarkets that have been rated in parts of America. Some of course. Empty others trying to take advantage of this crisis. We're hearing concerns about price. Gouging people making money off a pandemic that obviously is a risk for so many people at Tennessee actually bought up eighteen thousand bottles of sanitizer and start selling them hundreds for between eight and seventy dollars each massive markup Amazon shut down though that after blowback. We Wanna be clear he did. Come out and apologize if my my actions any of the San anyone was directly impacted and unable to get sanitizer from From one of their local stores because I purchased it all I am truly sorry for that. I'm joined by former acting solicitor generally Obama Administration Neil CACHO MSNBC analyst Skyping in as it were thank you for joining us. When we look at these situations people wonder. Why are some things allowed and others not? Why do long-term pharmaceutical company research projects seem to be able to increase prices? A lot and things people say they need But in other ways it's limited walk us through it. Yes there's both state and federal laws that say at least for emergencies. You can't as a retailer Gouge consumers and they basically fall into two Hannah category through laws like New York. I'm in Alabama that says you just can't charge unconscionable price for something during an emergency and then there are laws in places like California Arkansas's another places that say when the governor declares a national emergency. You can't charge more than ten percent. These are emergency specific law. So they're not like the examples you were talking about earlier about pharmaceuticals and drugs and so on which are done in the ordinary course of business. The law recognizes that in unprecedented emergency situations. You know ordinary business. Rules don't apply. You can't have that Guy. Hoarding eighteen thousand bottles of Sanitizer in selling number the LYSOL that sold for two hundred twenty dollars you know all of that is illegal under state law and then there's also federal law the Federal Trade Commission can regulate this as well indeed that House Democrats have asked the Federal Federal Trade Commission to do exactly. Well you explained so clearly neil. We've we've had a lot of conversations in our newscast about how much life is changing fast and everyone's figuring that out This is a reminder of how state and federal laws in our system also adjust to these emergencies that things that normally would be considered even a good business acumen up to align are just not allowed capitalism giving away to the crisis if you will and you explain it in a way that makes it sound like good thing that some of these rules exist. I wanted to turn to something else. You know a lot about the president saying he'll use defense production act then wavering. We heard members of Congress on this very show criticize that today briefly. I'm GonNa play someone who also served in the Obama Administration Jay Johnson about this today. Take a listen. My guess is that when they announced that they were going to be invoking it. The president probably heard from his friends in private industry to say. Please hold off on this. Walk us through what we know about this law. And what if any of you you have about the president made it a big deal out of using it and then potentially faltering? Yes so the defense production act has been around since nineteen fifty minutes example. Ari exactly what you're talking about that. There's an existing suite of laws that gives the government massive powers in an emergency. This is kind of the numerous on this allows the president to say to factories. A we're going to. You're going to prioritize our contracts and we're GONNA make contracts for you making ventilators or masks. Were hospital gowns or whatever and they've got to do it and I think you know former Secretary Johnson's exactly right that you know. There's probably some industry pushback on that because of course you know industry doesn't want the federal government telling them what to do but this is exactly what the defense production act was meant or an emergency like this in which ordinary business rules don't apply the president said. Well you know we can. Just wait to invoke it whenever we need as if like it's Harry Potter and you can just waive your wand and create ventilators said masks and things like that. All that kind of production takes time that sophisticated particularly for ventilators and so requires really. The president attacked right now. Invoked the act. This is a president who has not been shy about using his executive power and all sorts of various. He's got to use it now to protect every American. And you know he's got the tools to do it you know right reading about a ventilator shortage right now that's about to come and he's gotTa start now. The time actually start was yesterday. He's been dithering on it for a while but now now now now now. Now that couldn't be clear on this important issue and where the law can support the emergency efforts. Neil Cacho thank. You always want to remind folks particularly. We're not a regular viewer that you could actually catch this and other segments from with knee on MSNBC DOT COM slash opening arguments. A lot of important stuff about corona virus the law and the rest. We will be right back. Does it for US keep it right here on? Msnbc WE EAT to live but food is so much more. Than that. I'm Andrew Zimmer chef world.
"united states government" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"The second of March. I called the CDC and I called our local public health department and just told them about all the travel that we had. I told them what my symptoms for that. I had a fever but and no cost or anything like that. But they said that didn't meet the criteria for any type of testing. I think we can test more people. We can get the tests out rapid much faster. How long are we going to see? These testing GAB sideline healthcare workers or is there any way to know while healthcare workers in the general population? Both both groups are GonNa are gonNA have some difficulty. It seems I have patients who obviously are in are in the tri-state area and I also have patients who've been reaching out to me who've moved to other parts of the country Who are deemed to be at moderate risk for this disease in haven't been able to get tested For healthcare workers. I think that we're setting up Something separate within my own institution in addition to the capability that we have now. I think we have three locations in Manhattan Long Island and Brooklyn annexed off of the emergency room. That testing is still restricted. You can't just walk off the street and get tested. You do need a order. But hopefully the capacity will increase and as I understand it For healthcare workers who've been exposed I'm hoping that testing will be facilitated but there's no guarantee doctrinaire thank you. Sorry go ahead. Finish Mindanao. I said there's no guarantee was out like we're going to jump in front of the line but you know. I know that you know the the workers at the at the front of the line of this battle i. It's going to be hard on them. The ones who are in the emergency room sure understood doctrine. Elliot's are as always thank you very much. We'll be coming back to you when a quick break when we come back the reports of price gouging you may have heard about around the country. This is a whole different side of.
"united states government" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"Of this sense well being children right. And we've heard it for years straight. Why are we still talking about it? Why are these Public Service? Ads and these press conferences and these reminders for the answer to that considers something that we all see several times a day. Those signs embattled rooms that tell employees to wash their hands. I'm sure you know the ones they tell employees simply. Wash your hands before returning to work. There are ones nudging people by suggesting washing hands. Can even you see here? Make you cuter in fact. I think we can bring these into full. Make these as big as possible. This one we have. Yep whatever this one has two categories maybe like a Centaur and a mermaid but it whatever just wash your hands another iconic bathroom signed pays tribute to local Culture Texas Corona Virus Prevention. Wash your hands like you just got done slicing Jalapenos for a batch of Nachos and you need to take your context which is very Texas and very memorable or take this one from an l a restaurant which insists that both decency and state law require you to wash your hands. I guess what that is true. Federal rules really do require not only the food establishments provide sinks for their staff. That's just the action part right but also that they literally post those signs that tell employees to wash their hands isn't FDA rule. So just like we've all been getting these seemingly obvious reminders. To wash our hands to combat the virus food workers get that reminder daily along with any customers who use the same bathrooms. So why am I telling you this on the news tonight? Well here's what's really interesting whether this sounds obvious or not these reminders. These signs they work. This is where medical science meets psychology about forty percent of Americans say signs. Do make them more likely to wash. And when researchers monitored bathrooms with and without signs boom they've found just the posting of assign led to an almost ten percent increase in washing. Now nationwide that means these signs can increase handwashing by the millions which saves lives during a pandemic. And that's not all research also showing seventy percent of people wash more thoroughly when they hear that it's flu. Season AND CORONA virus. Is something like the flu on Super Steroids. So as simple as handwashing sounds the research shows. This isn't something to just take for granted. We actually know that went hand. Washing is more on autopilot. Statistically a lot of people don't do it enough or don't do it long enough to make it effective against viruses but the good news is when handwashing is promoted and touted and nudged in bathrooms when it is mentioned and explained and prompted in our everyday life when it becomes yes part of our daily culture the actual handwashing increases so as you see people mixing in some hijinks in these serious times remember even lighthearted reminders. They're effective. They are a serious public service. That's why I wrote a song. It's information on that you can sing while you're washing your hands. There are some your employees. Always scrubs his hands thoroughly sure to get under those fingernails? And don't forget about the knuckles to get. Everyone washing their hands right now thoroughly. We need all the reminders. We can get really the more memorable the better. This is a time.
"united states government" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"Step just about everyone agrees on across the world as we have also seen in some international public service. Ads that have gone viral Given Status Wash your hands others are joining in with homemade announcement in Australia. You see someone did sky riding with that same message. So what do we know about this simple and crucial step? I you need soap and time. Best thing is to wash for twenty to thirty seconds. Removing over ninety nine percent bacteria in the first fifteen seconds you knock out about ninety percent of it but many people simply do not wash long enough to remove bacteria and that means as well especially men who do statistically worse on hygiene than women according to studies now second. You need that time because most soap does not actually kill germs. It works actually by mechanically. Removing them from your hands is a harvard. Medical school guide explains the soap surrounds and removes the germs and viruses. That would otherwise stick to you so molecules acting like crowbars to wedge the bacteria off of our skin and then thankfully render viruses useless now a third thing about hand washing. We've actually had this technology for a while. Dates back all the way to the eighteen forties? When Gary in doctor discovered the basic act of doctors washing their hands lowered the death rate of women during childbirth. That's an important thing that reminds us where we're coming from now. Fourth Washing works best to combat the specific times that you would contact germs. Should it be clear? This is not like brushing. Your teeth. Automatically twice a day. It's more like using a Napkin. When you eat. You need to wash every time you have likely contact with germs typically. That's after the bathroom or before preparing food and eating of course and always whenever you might have contact with someone ill but that brings us to again. Why understanding what we're doing is so important. This is not a typical time. Because of this virus most contact with any people or any public services will be a reason for you to wash as pandemic spreads because at times it's spreading by people who of course don't even know they have it which means you wouldn't know they have it now. If people have heard most.
"united states government" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"Different places Senator Ed Markey Democrat from Massachusetts. Roughly three hundred plus confirmed cases there and we should mention as we were discussing this with other guests and the way government can keep working. You just held a virtual town hall discussing this and other issues with your constituents. Thanks for being here tonight. Thank you thanks. Thanks for your focus on this issue. Of course so what is important. In this next phase people could understandably lose track of the different bills. Congress moving faster than usual to get stuff going I think that's generally good What's in the bill? You're trying to hammer out tonight. Well again we've just received the legislation from the Republicans. Now the Democrats have to examine what the President and what Mitch. Mcconnell have agreed to and begin to negotiate. But I will tell you this at the top of the list is we're going to make sure that workers and families. I THAT WE PROTECT THEM. That as we help the largest industries we also make sure that workers and families get everything they need. There's enormous amount of stress across our country. We have to make sure they get the help. They need from the healthcare system that they have the unemployment insurance that they get enough of from the federal government in terms of direct payments. So that it's adequate to deal with the crisis that we're facing right now that's going to be a principal focus. We also have to make sure that we keep our healthcare system going. It's under massive stress right now. They're able to have the traditional revenues which are coming into the system and many of them could go bankrupt within two or three weeks all across the country. The smaller community hospitals could be out of business unless we help them with the resources from the federal government. And they're going to be the ones on the frontlines so I guess what I would say is. We need a massive economic mobilization in our country right now and we need a massive manufacturing mobilization in our country as well so that we are producing the kinds of equipment which is going to be needed across our country with healthcare workers first responders a home healthcare workers so they're protected so that they don't go down as part of the response they're providing for ordinary American families part of the messaging we've heard from the White House. Recently has hit the medical expertise and the guidance limiting social distance. Taking this seriously by definition it's had to undercut what the president was claiming recently a few weeks ago. I spoke with Republican governor. Larry Hogan about this on the Program. Take a listen to that brief exchange now did the president and other leaders make a mistake by saying as recently as two to three weeks ago that everyone needs to quote. Relax that this would basically go away by itself. Seasonally were yeah. There's no question that was a mistake. Declared a state of emergency like fifteen sixteen days ago. We've had press conferences every day but nobody was really taking it seriously. Are People take him more seriously? Now and what is your view of the course correction by the president as he gone far enough no. He hasn't gone far enough at all. He's invoked the Defense Production Act which I called upon him to do five days ago but he's saying he's not going to use its powers we need him to mobilize manufacturing capacity so that we produce the masks. We produced ventilators. We produced the beds. We produce all of the equipment we are going to need your reporting a doubling of the cases from yesterday in it's going to continue to exponentially increase. We know it's going to happen. The president the White House. They're not shipping clerks leaders. They have to organize of the entire country and provide the resources to the country. No individual governor has that capacity we might need to produce the equipment in one state. That's going to be needed in another state. Only the president can do that so today once again. He's trying to shut off the blame and the responsibility. To the governor's it's in the White House. He has to do it. He's responded late but he still has the capacity to mobilize the country but he refuses to invoke the powers which he has. We need three point. Five BILLION MASKS THREE POINT. Five billion not tens of millions. That's according to our own federal government that's according to a study. His own government did his own agencies. Did last year reflecting at Twenty fifteen. Study as to the number of protective masks. Which we'd needed. We know what the needs are. The president just has to step up and to command our country. We will respond. Corporations will respond. The American people respond. We just can't wait any longer for the president to respond all strong words and understandably at this crucial time. Senator Ed Markey. Thank you for joining me right now. On the beat we have the shortest break in our whole hour. It's thirty seconds when we come back my special report with good news about what you can do. We're back in thirty. The grow virus outbreak.
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"At all? I haven't seen that but I will let Mike. Answer that question. I. I'm happy to miss frozen. I can't emphasize enough the incredible progress that was made with the passage of the legislation. We're seeing a dramatic increase in production. What is your view of the President? Literally stepping aside quote. Let Mike Answer. And what is your view of what the government should do about the underlying mask shortage first the president's refusing to take responsibility. We've seen that for a long time now. And then when he does turn it over to the vice president he doesn't have any truthful answers for the American people either There are widespread mass shortages. I was on the phone today with a local hospital. It's extremely short. My sister and brother Laura emergency medicine physicians in another state. They're down to single digit numbers of both the highly protective and ninety five mask but also of the everyday surgical masks that are used so we simply have to keep pressing the trump administration for answers and one of the reasons. I feel so strongly about Congress. Remote voting and remote hearing capacity is so that we can continue to press the administration for answer. Was that exchange. We got free testing. Let's get into that as promised that I'm going to bring back into the conversation Ron Clain. Who as we mentioned full? Disclosure was a top aide to Vice President Biden. Who of course is right now in the delegate lead but I wanted to get both of us on this because we are in a time where everyone at the local state and federal level is trying to figure out what the trade offs. Aw these aren't easy answers right. But some states literally delayed rescheduled entire presidential primaries over. This and one can understand the public health concern. And that's a short term. Emergency response. I to you congresswoman and then. I'm curious Ron's view at the intersection of of all. These issues. Mentioned your your public health work in the past. What is the right solution? What are you working on congresswoman here for the potential general election? I think there's two separate issues that we're talking about here. One is whether Congress as a body ought to be able to remote voting. I think that's incredibly important. If I fall ill if I need to self quarantine and colleagues have already fallen ill. And they're going to keep getting sick. We need to make sure that Congress can continue to function can continue to pass bills can continue to deliver relief to the American people so cameras. Asking businesses nonprofits schools government officials to two things they haven't done before to adopt new technology to permit remote voting. Remit use technology permit remote telework. Excuse me and most of all to put public health. I congress just to be clear on the congressional side. You're arguing for that for how long until the CDC and the public health authorities determine that it's safe for us to be able to gather together in the traditional manner. So that's that's striking and I think to a lot of people you think about how much the world has evolved. Congress of course still has that in person voting in the well and what you're describing as a temporary measure for public health reasons. More broadly than Theron. What is your view of what should happen in the general election because there is talk about. We have a localized system. But does that really cut it? If we're getting closer to November and vote by mail and many don't so I I wanted to just pick up within congresswoman porter said which is it's also important for Congress to be behold remote hearings. People just watched her win a right for the American people for free testing by virtue of using her power for unique power conducting questionings. And if what happens is Congress shuts down in doesn't hold hearings. We're going to lose the ability of her colleagues to put that pressure on the administration. I Test Hyper Congress twice about this already supposed to pacify two more times. Those hearings have been canceled. We need Congress on the job. Already to your question about voting. Every American should be able to vote by mail. I mean should just be that simple people should be will vote by mail. It should be able to vote by mail postage free. That's not a partisan position. Why should everyone in this country want that right? We don't know what's going to happen with this season November. I think the best guess is it will abate a bit late summer or early summer but may come back in the fall. Why have that be at risk and voting by mail works? We saw our last week in Florida where they held the election. In-person turnout was down but more people voted in Florida in twenty twenty then in two thousand sixteen even with an epidemic because they were able to vote by mail and that should be right every single American. Will you just you just nailed it on that data point and both of you talking about the way that we can persevere both as a government and as a citizenry even with the understandable public health risks congresswoman border and Ron Claim? Thanks to both. You think you fit our.
"united states government" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"You're getting a lot of calls on Capitol Hill from the Democratic leadership. Pull the trigger on. Why why what's the rationale for not your first of all? The governor is supposed to be doing a lot of this work and they are doing a lot of this work. Federal Government is supposed to be out there. Ah Buying vast amounts of items and then shipping. You know we're not a shipping clerk. The governors are supposed to be as with testing. The governor's opposed supposed to be doing. It will help out and we'll help out wherever weekend and a few moments night's broadcast we'll be joined by a member of Congress has been pushing for answers on these issues but we begin right now with Ron Clain. You may recognize him because he has been everywhere providing his insights given the unique experience of leading. The Obama. White House has Ebola response. He's also a former chief of staff. We should mention to Vice President Biden. We're also joined by. Msnbc MEDICAL CONTRIBUTOR Dr Lippi Roy a clinical professor at Nyu langone. Thank you to both of you for joining us. Ron Us through your view of what the numbers mean what the. Us government is doing and the defense we just heard there. Yeah so look the numbers as you said already that partly. This disease is progressing partly. We're testing more for still behind on almost every single front three weeks ago. President Trump said there'd be a million test by the end of that week than one point four million by the end of two weeks ago the millions by the last week but probably still only in the hundreds of thousands of tests. What we see on your board is a fraction of the reality. Hospitals are starting to see that inflow of patients that we all predicted a few weeks ago it started to come around now as emergency rooms in ICU. Struggle to meet that demand our doctors and nurses are going to start to get sick from the disease and so a capacity will go down as load goes up and we have the spectacle as you mentioned here in the richest nation in the earth of doctors and nurses having to go to work without the basic protective gear. Not even a lack of the ninety five Max which would really keep them safe but not even surgical masks the CDC said today. The doctors initially put Bandannas on to treat patients. Being Dan. I mean we are in a mess here. The administration dropped the ball here and the president saying. It's up to the governor's to do it. That's not right. That's not the kind of leadership we should have. Dr Roy. So all that data that you just showed our reinforces a key point. We are in a public health and medical crisis. We need multiple sectors all acting simultaneously in parallel from prevention hardcore prevention diagnostic strategies including vaccines. Which again won't be short. That'll B- long-term as well as treatments but the militia's but most most important right now we need resources not only supplies use ventilators but the most scarcest resource of all people. I've been talking to my colleagues all over the country from pulmonary critical care. Doctors like my colleague. Dr Divvy bopanna. Who's a community? Who's a doctor in Washington State Community Hospital? And she's telling me that in a typical week they use about eight thousand pieces of personal protective equipment. Gloves masks gallons. Just this week alone. They used over twenty four thousand that's a threefold increase in the small community hospital two hundred bed hospital. That's just one example. We need to really ramp up. Supplies and healthcare workers. Doctors nurses respiratory technicians. These are the pilot specialized people who operate ventilators. I mean all across the board. We need to ramp up on all these levels. Ron Y are more hospitals more prepared so it's the job of the Federal Government Agency of the health and Human Services Department the Assistant Secretary for Paradis and readiness. Make sure that we have stockpiled the supplies. We need that. They're being routed to the most important place you know. The worst thing with the president saying every state should do this for itself. Isn't that no state will get anything. It's that some states will get things even if they don't need them in other states won't get things even if they do during the abol responds. We had a whole team at the White House. And as you're working on supply chain management getting the kind of P P. That's being discussed to the places where it's needed most critically and for the president. Just throw up his hands and say I guess someone else should sort this out. We're not shipping clerks now. Mr President not a shipping clerk. You're the President United States. You have the federal government at your disposal. Get these supplies were. They need to be to treat these patients safely. Because what's going to happen here. Ari Is that more and more doctors and nurses will get sick. And that's very sad for these heroes but also means that people coming into the hospital to get treated for other things won't get treated labor and delivery nurses will get sick babies can't get delivered cardio care. Doctors nurses will get sick. People won't get treated with heart attacks. This is a crisis. Doctor said that's not just about the virus but about our whole healthcare system. All really important points about about that aspect Dr Lippi while I have you. I want to read something from Bloomberg News about Italy. Where as I mentioned there obviously in a later stage of this and it says basically ninety nine percent of those who actually died from the virus had other illnesses. According to Italian officials more than seventy five percent had high blood pressure. Thirty five percent diabetes. A third heart disease. What does it mean for us to understand? That aspect of the death toll. Yeah so that's a really key piece of information we already know even before this particular viral epidemic that individuals who are chronically ill who carry other chronic illnesses heart disease diabetes lung disease. They're more vulnerable to other illnesses particularly infections as well as older patients this resonates with me. Not only as a doctor who care for patients in the hospital with all of these illnesses but also if I remove my doctor hat and tell you as a as a daughter of a father whose over eighty years old and who has chronic illnesses and who's also suffered from three ice you level hospitalizations over the past year and a half this. This is personal for me as it is with so many other people. This is really serious. We need to really act not just react into as to what Mr Clean said we need a coordinated response and unprecedented coordinated response from the federal level to guide. Because right now what's happening? Local hospitals and public health departments are making these decisions about visitor policies peas and these are decisions that should be guided in fact instructed from top down. That's why we need Dr Roy. I WanNa thank you very much. I know you're going to be quite busy here as an analyst for Msnbc in these times so thanks for being part of the broadcast. Ron claims stay with eminent. Come back to you in a moment but turning now as promised to Californian congresswoman Katie Porter. She's been pushing the trump administration on this very crisis and pushing Congress to allow remote voting an issue that obviously we'll come up. I want to get into that. But let's begin by highlighting an exchange that some people may not have seen that was before some of the more drastic measures had been taken out by the trump administration. Here you were discussing some of these issues with the CDC director about testing will you commit to invoking your existing authority under forty two. Cf are seventy one point three zero to provide for Corona virus testing for every American regardless of insurance coverage. Would I was trying to say is that. Cdc is working with HHS now to see how we operationalize that Dr Redfield. I hope that that answer was heavily on you. You need to make a commitment to the American people so they come in to get tested. You can operationalize the payment structure tomorrow. Think you're an excellent question or my answer is yes. Excellent everybody in America here that you are eligible to go get tested for corona virus and have that covered regardless of insurance as mentioned you were pressing this before it had gotten a fully serious embraced by the trump administration. What was important to you about that? Then and what do you think needs to be done now? Well we've seen this administration has been too slow to act. They haven't used the existing tools that they have in their tool kit and so that exchange which was more than a week ago now was really designed to say look. There is plenty of authority here. People have contemplated pandemics. They've contemplated public health emergencies. And you in the CDC and the trump administration aren't using the tools that you have and so we're continuing to see that we heard the president say the other day that he's going to use the defense production act which can be used to order different companies to produce personal protective equipment or ventilators. But is he doing it? So there are these tools available to the federal government. But we're having trouble with administration not making use of them. You mentioned these tools and we just showed was your use of the Oversight Authority. Which is what your constituents elected you to use to get questions under oath. Another thing that we're seeing evolve as an administration that has a well known disregard for the give and take with journalists. And I try not to say that as a journalist you know asking for access but at a more systemic level they discontinued the White House. Press briefing as you know. I think many our viewers know for years will now it's back and I think we're seeing that in some ways some of the journalists including many who are competitors. They don't work for us are using that to show the public. The answers that they're getting and not getting so with that in mind. I wanted to get your view of this important moment today. A journalist specifically asking about the mask shortage and take a look at how the president responded the CDC has put out guidelines for hospitals that are dealing with shortage of mass to use them on their shelf life reuse them getting new ones and in a worst-case scenario use a ban on instead of a mask. How is acceptable.
"united states government" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"Melbourne is where we get our broadcast tonight. The Corona virus outbreak is crossing a grim milestone across the United States. Now tonight we have context for you on the new numbers. We have these reports on the government's new warning to Americans and later tonight we have something positive and constructive report on what you can do now tonight to protect yourself and your family so we have a lot to get to on the beat. We begin with the facts. The United States has passed the ten thousand mark for cases across the Nation A. Now at this hour it is officially at eleven thousand confirmed corona virus cases. Nationwide with one hundred and seventy deaths that skyrocketed in the last twenty four hours a sign that both the problem is growing. You can see the spike right there but this is also make no mistake. A sign that the system is kicking in. These numbers are rising faster partly because more tests are available and more people are getting tested. We're also tracking the impact in several other ways tonight schools in thirty eight states remained. Close that reshapes of course daily life family obligations in literally most of the country and while after days of market crashes in slumping today. The Dow is up. It's trading slightly higher and the numbers that we're tracking United States also reflect the stage that our country is in in dealing with this. We cannot and we will not try to predict what comes next and one of the reasons. It's so unpredictable. Is that it. Depends on what millions of people do how people act out people follow or ignore the guidance and rules that we're getting from the experts but we do know how other countries are faring. And many of them are in what looked to be later stages of this what the US is going through right. Now Take Italy where three thousand four hundred deaths now mean. That countries hit surpasses China's death toll. Of course this outbreak. I began also tonight with the. Us government is advising you not to do. The federal government now has of course already restricted incoming travel from say China or Europe. You certainly heard about all of that. And those are mandatory rules at our borders. But tonight we're reporting on something brand new a new step that is voluntary but stark. The United States State Department formerly telling Americans do not leave. The country do not go abroad and advising Americans who are abroad to either come home or shelter in place there and this is formally referred to as a level for travel advisory from the State Department. That is the highest level and this virus carries the greatest risk of death for the elderly. We've been reporting on that we've heard that from the medical experts but that is why there is also such an emphasis on shielding them from being basically put at risk by younger people or carriers so we know that tonight as we go through these facts for you. I have another fact which doesn't mean there's no risk or harm for young people because wall that guidance stands protect and stay away from the elderly if you can particularly if you're younger here is some news tonight. The Center for Disease Control has released new data. Which shows thirty? Eight percent of the people hospitalized with this virus were under fifty five. Meanwhile the different update viruses reaching Congress to members today confirming. They have it and while their colleagues of course continue to work on this relief legislation. Unemployment reports are also spiking. Trump officials are pressing forward on this plan. It's been discussed to try to pay. Americans directly with basically five hundred billion dollars of US Treasury funds but cutting checks may ultimately be the easier challenge for the government amidst these new reports of increasing failures by the feds the CDC had been advising state officials that they had quote more than adequate testing capacity in February a claim that has obviously been proven. Sadly tragically false now the shortages for basic supplies go on in. What is the richest country on earth and this has moved something? We also want to show you tonight. Seventy brave people on the front lines of Public Service. Nurses and doctors are deploying social media to strike this new alarm. Basically explaining what it's like to fight the corona virus without enough ace mass and posting pictures about that. Keep this story in mind as you hear the president's response.
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"Is the assessment of the United States government that the Islamic Republic of Iran is responsible for the attacks that occurred in the Gulf of Amman today, one of the tankers caught fire. Iran denies any involvement accusing the US of trying to increase tensions comments. President Trump made about foreign governments supplying dirt on opposing candidates draws sharp criticism. The president says he might not necessarily tell the FBI of a foreign power offered political dirt on an opponent. This stuffing with listening democratic reaction to his interview with ABC news, George Stephanopoulos was swift. That's an assault on ecologically. House speaker Nancy Pelosi saying the president doesn't know right from wrong. Even GOP allies like Lindsey Graham, who usually steer clear of criticizing him say the. President's answer as to whether he'd accept foreign help should have been. No, I think it's a mistake saga megani Washington. The US office special counsel, recommending presidential adviser, Kellyanne Conway be fired for repeated violations at the hatchback which limits political activity by federal workers, White House calls, the action unprecedented and deeply flawed shortly after federal marshals shot and killed Brendan Weber who they were trying to arrest last night in Memphis, a crowd began pelting police with rocks and bricks some thirty five officers were injured Memphis, police director, Michael Rawling officers did at the dawn of protective gear, and we know that a number of officers were injured. And at some point of we did deployed chemical agent of the chemical agent appeared to be affective and dispersion crowd, which was our only go a Mississippi prosecutor says, Weber was wanted for car theft, and a shooting in his county not far from Memphis. This is AP radio news. Press secretary, Sarah Sanders is leaving the Trump administration at the end of the month. She tells the crowd at the White House China to get emotional the casino that crime can make us look weak, sometimes right? This has been the honor of a lifetime, the opportunity of a lifetime. I couldn't be prouder to have the opportunity to serve my country, and particularly to work for this president Sanders, virtually did away with the former White House press briefing or last one was in March. One person is dead. Nine others have been taken to the hospital after a hazardous material spill in a rule area of Moore said County, California percent county sheriff deputy, Darryl, Allen says his deputies were responding to the scene and found the person who had died along with another person who is being treated for exposure to ambulance staff and six deputies were also being treated for possible exposure to what he says, appears to have been an agricultural space trae. I'm Tim Maguire be more news right after this. Hi, it's Jamie, progressive's number one number two employee. Leave a message at the hey Jamie..
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"For the United States government. Yeah. That's right. How did that happen? All right. So it all started with this investigation into a Bank failure this local Bank in Chicago went belly up in nineteen Ninety-one and an FBI special agent named Tony Dangelo started looking at the bad loans, the Bank and made he was an expert in white collar crime, and organized crime. And he discovered that the biggest bad loan. This Bank had made had gone to one man. John Christopher Mr. Christopher had a couple of trucking companies some other businesses, and he had borrowed. I can't remember these act amount. But I believe the total deficit, the Bank was in the millions two point five million. That's what John Christopher would later saying court through these companies, he borrowed money and was not paying the loans back on time. And they had to ultimately be written off. Tony de ngelo looked up. John Christopher in the FBI's database and learned that he had a prison record and mob ties so Dangelo calls, John Christopher thinking, he can help the FBI boss, the higher ups at the Bank. So I told him I was I looked at your dealings with cosmopolitan Bank. I've got you dead to right on financial fraud with your loan application, and I found in my career. People are very curious. They wanna know what information you have about them, what evidence now also mentioned him. I know you just got to jail. You got a couple of kids may, we can help each other. They arrange to meet at a Pizza Hut. I mean, if you wanna know, among the guy take a picture, John Christopher built like a bull about five ten stocky wearing a member's only jacket toxin Dem's and does, and just just a funny guy. I laid out my case against him. Fella talion. You can just listen to me talk. They start meeting regularly.
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"Advised United States government will not accept or allow transgender people from serving any capacity and the US military. Our military cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Although the president claimed to have made the decision after consulting with his generals and military experts. His tweets reportedly caught several high ranking officials off guard several lawsuits against the policy are still making their way through the courts. But for now, the transgender military ban is a reality. This is don't ask don't tell for transgender troops. That's Aaron Belkin the director of the palm center a research institute that studies LGBT military service after the repeal of don't ask don't tell in twenty eleven. The palm center conducted a study looking at how that change impacted military readiness. We used ten different research methodologies of provisions with units in the field interviews with generals and admirals who had predicted the sky would fall statistical analysis survey data try to figure out if repeal had caused any negative consequences, and we couldn't find any. Now, the transgender servicemembers are once again unable to openly enlist or transition while serving Belkin says that's likely to create a more hostile work environment for LGBT troops. But the bottom line for Belkin and other LGBT advocates is that this policy change underscores how the Trump administration views transgender people the regulations refer to the need to undergo gender transition as a quote, unquote deficiency and classified under this for you along with bed-wetting unbelievably in a group.
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"United States government. Yeah. That's right. How did that happen? All right. So it all started with this investigation into a Bank failure this local Bank in Chicago went belly up in one thousand nine hundred eighty one and an FBI special agent named Tony Angelo started looking at the bad loans. The Bank had made he was an expert in white collar crime organized crime, and he discovered that the biggest bad loan. This Bank had made had gone to one man, John Christopher Mr. Christopher had a couple of trucking companies some other businesses and he had borrowed. I can't remember the exact amount. But I believe the total deficit of the Bank was in the millions two point five million. That's what John Christopher would later saying court through these companies. He borrowed money and was not paying the loans back on time. And they had to be ultimately be written off. Tony Dangelo looked up. John Christopher in the FBI's database and learned that he had a prison record. And mob ties. So Dangelo calls. John Christopher thinking he can help the FBI boss the higher ups at the Bank. So I told him who I was I looked at your dealings with cosmopolitan Bank. I've got you dead to right on financial fraud with your loan application, and I found in my career that people are very curious. They want to know what information you have about them. What evidence Nelson mentioned to him? I know you just gotta jail. You got a couple of kids may we can help each other. They arrange to meet at a Pizza Hut. I mean, if you wanna know a mobbed up guy take a picture of John Christopher built like a bowl about five. Ten stocky wearing a member's only jacket toxin dams and does and just a just a funny guy. I laid out my case against him. Fellow italian. You can just listen to me talk. They start meeting regularly and one.
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"United states government right the federal government it can only do something if there is an express written rant of power now that may sound very limiting until you realize that the express written grants of power that are in the constitution that great the federal government and give it its legitimacy are very broad array broad so i i know the conservatives and you know they call themselves conservatives whatever reason but they love the notion that the federal government is a governor one of limited powers by the way i agree with that i guess i'm a conservative i like the idea of the federal government is a government of limited powers i don't want nazi germany taken over the whole place the notion of federalism the key to federalism is is to keep as much government as close to the people as possible and in in any federal assistance there's going to be a second layer of government underneath the federal layer now in canada they have provinces right manitoba saskatchewan you've heard of these enable those are promises those kind of like our state the hem in germany them in france in japan they call them prefecture's they're like giant counties think of him that way so the idea in our system in america most power is supposed to reside with the states and that's why we always hear state's rights when you hear the phrase states' rights you're hearing a federalist argument they are one in the same when you hear somebody like jefferson beauregard sessions the thought he'd say states rights what they're saying is is that the big bad federal government has gotten too big for its britches and it's gotten out of his lane and it's like the monster that ate cincinnati became out of the.
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"Cases about that he did acknowledge the effects of agent orange but he said that there was no prohibition at that time for the us government to use that it he dismissed the cases and then they had to go appeal so he gave you a hitler was a service and some sympathy to the victims to bring agent orange more to the forefront but he did stop the cases in in their tracks and dr sun just like to say hello choir uh the book that he he as you mentioned is about the remediate mostly about the remediation effort at the niang airport 27 other hotspots in vietnam and the united states government has been better on remediation because of a wonderful democratic aide in centre lane he's office tim reeser and his republican counterpart paul grow but on the victim side for some bizarre reason there has been so very little done and that is where i think some of the emphasis has to be done now because i think remediation is politically popular but victim care for some reason is not and the book to which he refers the one that uh the sun is now the co author on uh from the ford foundation called from enemies to partners vietnam and the us and agent orange and dr son in your work representing vietnam to the united states government how much still needs to be done and do you think that the united states government is doing all it needs to do to fulfill its responsibility to the vietnamese people affected by agent orange yeah i think about many are it it it actually putting it in vietnam and you asked the is also yeah is there and today how guys say harrison brouzet johnny go ahead at both houses at five thirty in bulk at phnom ready west bertha ag either at the end goal at hand the phnom i'll welcoming ours in indiana weird keep it and they have a son for more rose it all is eight one including are actively e so we are land i was skiing on and eating wa should care of our two sean there's a had an august april even including eight in the eighteen and zambia alaska and fix initial rural air over issue it it gobert to new us un and other organisations and.
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"The united states governments part it is not going to negotiate with north korea i can tell you that now is not a prediction about to play you a clip and understand when you hear the clip i i need you to think of one word precondition the united states is heather now we're we're about to hear heather nauert she's a state department spokeswoman weird or few days go about cuba and american diplomats canadian diplomats going death from some sonic device it's the same heather nauert she's a state department spokeswoman but heather nauert is talking about negotiations with north korea which may b that would work i don't know however were never going to find out because just listen listen for the work she doesn't say the word but it's their precondition kim jongon we would like to have talks with him when the time is right when they show that they are serious serious about an hour efforts and move toward denuclearisation we have not seen that yet when they show they are serious about denuclearization in other words hey kim john loan up there in north korea you've gotta take steps first as a condition to us talking to you and kim jong on is going to give the north korean version of the middle finger salute and keep going on as mary way but so long as that remains the policy the united states and i'm not sure that even the policy the united states i don't know what the policy the united states government is donald trump is never a particularly did it we don't know well i mean i guess the policies i love putin a china i'm not so sure about asked me day by day in on the issue all tell ya man on that what the us government move president obama had a pretty good idea of what us foreign policy was with donald trump is very difficult to understand what us foreign policy is and one of the big powers of the presidency is the power to conduct all rithy really free hand lots of foreign policy and look who's in the white house now i think we made a mistake last november chris thanks for calling from illinois us me chris chris chris oh well hi chris oregon oh oh how you about that i'm herman dinner with my nephew el king here say hi view nephew.