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Biden to sign voting-rights executive order Sunday

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Biden to sign voting-rights executive order Sunday

"Of the executive order on election reforms during a video message. It came of the anniversary of a major event in the civil rights movement. Today marks 56 years since the marches and bloody Sunday when more than 500 demonstrators gathered on March 7th 1965, demanding the right for black people to vote and cross Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge as protesters were met by dozens of states. Troopers and violence that was broadcast for all to see a national television, becoming a symbol of racism across the deep South that later led Martin Luther King Jr to March from Selma to the state Capitol in Montgomery and eventually led Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This year's Selma Bridge crossing Jubilee, largely virtual this year because of the Corona virus pandemic

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Biden to sign voting-rights executive order Sunday

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Biden to sign voting-rights executive order Sunday

"President biden is expected to sign an executive order today designed to promote voting access this as civil rights activists mark fifty six years since bloody sunday. When hundreds of people marched for voting rights in selma alabama. Some of them were brutally beaten by state troopers. As they crossed the edmund pettus bridge becoming a symbol of racism across the deep south that later led martin luther king junior to march from selma to the state capital in montgomery and eventually led congress to pass the voting rights act of nineteen sixty

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Bloody Sunday memorial to honor late civil rights giants

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00:47 sec | 7 hrs ago

Bloody Sunday memorial to honor late civil rights giants

"Event in the civil rights movement. Today marks 56 years since the marches and bloody Sunday when more than 500 demonstrators gathered on March 7th 1965, demanding the right for black people to vote and cross Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge as protesters were met by dozens of state troopers and violence that was broadcast for all to see a national television. Becoming a symbol of racism across the deep south that later led Martin Luther King Jr to March from Selma to the state Capitol in Montgomery and eventually led Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This year's Selma Bridge crossing Jubilee, largely virtual this year because of the Corona virus pandemic That was Fox's Jeff

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Senate passes $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill

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01:07 min | 1 d ago

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

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Janet Yellen says Congress needs to 'go big' for Covid relief package

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00:18 sec | 1 d ago

Janet Yellen says Congress needs to 'go big' for Covid relief package

"Janet yellen says if last month strong job gains are sustained. It'll still take two years for the us to get back to full employment reason. She says not to trim the covert relief package. She says congress needs to go big to get millions of people back to work sooner. The

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Senate resumes work on pandemic relief bill after jobless-benefit deal is struck

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00:47 sec | 1 d ago

Senate resumes work on pandemic relief bill after jobless-benefit deal is struck

"A compromise with moderate Democratic Senator Joe Manchin after nine hours of negotiations over the nearly $2 trillion Covad 19 relief bill. By day's end mansion got the deal he wanted on emergency jobless benefits. But why didn't Democrats have all this figured out? Before taking their relief package to the Senate? Maryland Senator Chris Van Hollen addressed this on CNN. Look, these bills have a large number of provisions. Senator Mansion had expressed concern about this provision earlier on, and this was just a question of working through and we've done that. We expect possibly hundreds of Republican amendments, and we'll go through each of them. But at the end of the day, we will get this bill passed well will likely continue through Congress and then make its way to President Biden's desk. When it comes to

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Senate Holds Longest Vote in History as Democrats Scramble To Save Relief Bill

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03:03 min | 1 d ago

Senate Holds Longest Vote in History as Democrats Scramble To Save Relief Bill

"Was quite a bit of drama in the senate yesterday where democrats were sort of scrambling to make sure that they had the votes over unemployment benefits and what happened. I think shows right. The slim majority the democrats hold in the power of certain senators. Yeah i mean. Essentially democrats went to the floor and they didn't have the votes and that really rarely happens. Senator joe manchin of west virginia. He's a democrat was an entirely on board with the party's plan for these extended unemployment benefits and he was threatening to vote with republicans on a competing proposal. Dr rail the entire process for about twelve hours yesterday until they finally came up with deal to tweak unemployment benefits to shorten how long they're going to be available for about a month now a lot of republicans just as the benefits were too generous especially with the economy turning around and the mass availability of vaccines expected likely by early summer. The senate did make some significant changes to the version that the house passed. What were those. I think most notably they scrapped the house plan for a fifteen dollar federal minimum wage violated senate budget rules but also it just didn't have enough support among democrats in the senate to pass joe mansion and kirsten cinema arizona. Were both against it. They also tighten the income limits for those fourteen hundred dollar stimulus checks and they'll start phasing out for folks making over one hundred and fifty thousand dollars a year. They lowered the income threshold. The house bill was more generous and they also made those extended unemployment benefits less generous. They reduce the benefit from an additional four hundred dollars a week to three hundred dollars a week. And they're going to expire now just after labor day instead of the end of september. Do you want to know what the white house has signed off on all these changes that they don't have a problem with it and again. I think it's always important to remind people that the broader contours of this bill is. It's still two trillion dollars nearly in very popular democratic spending proposals. So it's also one of the largest standalone spending bills in history and i think democrats overall see. This is a pretty big victory. Those changes though do me in the house will have to vote again before this gets sent over to the white house for biden signature. When will that happen. it should happen next week. They wanna get this done and send it to president biden by march fourteenth because that's when current extended unemployment benefits expire. It should be able to pass the house leaders. There have been looped in on all these changes. They've been looped in with communications with the white house but there is some frustration among house democrats especially progressive democrats that the benefits in this bill. Were basically cut down because of other democrats new jersey congresswoman bonnie watson said that she was quote disgusted by some of her senate democratic colleagues. She questioned whether she could support the reworked version of the bill. I think that's important because house. Democrats have essentially no margin for error. They can only lose three votes on any party. Line vote and still have it passed so there could be some more drama next week Again bottom line from the democrats. I've talked to you. No one thinks the party itself is going to derail major-party legislation that the top priority for the president and also remember. This bill is hugely popular with the public in recent polling. It's not bipartisan in congress. But it is to voters. And that's a message. That biden has been pressing

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While All Eyes Were On the Covid Relief Bill House Passed Two Other Important Bills

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04:07 min | 1 d ago

While All Eyes Were On the Covid Relief Bill House Passed Two Other Important Bills

"Congress has been working on plenty of other legislation as well senior video producer. Hannah gaber talked with congress reporter savannah berman to catch us up savannah. You've been on the hill all week and it's pretty much been all is on the covid relief package for very good reason. But that's well on. Its way to becoming law. The democrats are looking good for getting. It passed before the march fourteenth deadline. That they're worried about well. We were all looking at the covid relief. Bill what else did we miss the senate. This week has largely been focused on president. Joe biden one point nine trillion dollar stimulus bill but the house passed two other bills. That people should know about those being the house passing the for the people act which would provide sweeping reforms to protect voter rights and then they also passed. The george floyd justice and policing acts but should usher in a series of police reform measures in the wake of national uprising. Saw summer and protest against police brutality and we saw a lot of support for police reform over the summer and this is also not the first time that the democrats have passed this bill. Isn't that right. Yeah so the. George floyd in policing act was actually passed last year. But senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. Who was the majority leader at the time. Didn't bring it to the floor. And since then we have actually seen support for. Police increased quite a bit in recent months so now that the democrats have a majority in the senate. It's a very slim one. Literally one person vice president khama harris there. Are they gonna be able to get this. Bill passed because this is not a reconciliation bill. They're going to need a two thirds majority for this to become law or at least they're going to need sixty votes to get passed a filibuster rate so are any republicans going to get on board. Yes they would need to have ten republicans. Join all fifty democrats in order for this to pass. But republicans have specifically taking issue with the qualified immunity provisions and the qualified immunity provision is a legal doctrine that showed police officers from being held personally liable in civil court. So republicans are arguing. That people will sue police officers. Try to take legal action against them if they simply disagree with being arrested or something else so. Republicans are arguing. That police officers will no longer be protected and that that is unfair for first responders law enforcement officials but how democrats feel about taking that provision out of the amenable to that kind of a compromise. You know i don't think so. There might be some movement with some of the moderates on in the senate side but progressives like cory booker who has really been the point person for democrats when it comes to policing hasn't been hasn't been wanting to budge on this. So i don't think democrats would be willing to take it out of the bill and for those of us who just absolutely love political fine print. There was also a campaign finance reform. Bill passed in the house this week was there not that is correct so the house also passed the four of the people act. And that's going to look at expanding. The voting poll and seeking to increase. Voter turnout by expanding. Early voting lessening identification requirements allowing same day registration and. It's also going to fight against gerrymandering. Boy this sounds like it is in direct contrast with a case that we are seeing in front of the supreme court this very week. So what do you think is the campaign finance and voter reform. Bill gonna make it through the senate. It faces a lot of the same issues. In the with democrats needing ten senate republicans joining them to break. Gop filibuster and for this act a lot of senate. Republicans dislike it and have actually called terrible. Senate majority senate minority leader mitch. Mcconnell has taken a particular dislike to it and one aspects that they dislike is that it will allow states to establish electronic voter registrations a permit voters to actually register on election day and republicans. Say that it's gonna make verification harder and may lead to an increase voter fraud

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Federal judge says states acted too late to ratify Equal Rights Amendment

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Federal judge says states acted too late to ratify Equal Rights Amendment

"District Judge Rudolph Contreras on Friday evening dismissed a lawsuit brought by the attorneys general of Virginia, Nevada and Illinois to recognize Virginia's Equal Rights amendment ratified. Asian vote last year as the 30 a state to do so, forcing the federal government to add the E R A to the Constitution. Contreras ruled that the vote came well after a 1982 deadlines set by Congress. The attorneys general argued in their suit that the deadline was not binding. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says he is considering an appeal. He's called on the Biden administration as well as members of Congress to work to finalize the ratification of the E R a

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Trump Appointee Arrested in Connection With Capitol Riot

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00:31 sec | 1 d ago

Trump Appointee Arrested in Connection With Capitol Riot

"A former State Department aide and the Trump Administration has been arrested in connection with that capital breach on the sixth of January. And Thomas. Reports charging documents say Federico Klein could be seen physically and verbally engaging officers in the mob that breached police lines to force their way into the capital Video shows him with a riot shield taken from an officer jamming it in the doors to prevent place from closing them. Charges include obstructing Congress and assaulting officers using a dangerous weapon.

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Senate Ends Hope for Significant Wage Hike

All In with Chris Hayes

03:40 min | 1 d ago

Senate Ends Hope for Significant Wage Hike

"So we got the senate doing their senate thing today. Right to vote a rama. There's all these amendments and there was standoff happening in something that happened there today. A seven democrats and one independent who caucuses with democrats joined with republicans to shoot down raising the federal minimum wage to fifteen dollars an hour as part of the biden cove. Relief package among those democratic. Novo's joe manchin of west virginia. Chris coons of delaware. The moment that really stood out was when arizona democrat. Kirsten cinema walked up to cast her. Vote miss cinema cinema. No out she represents arizona. Maybe that was a homage to the late. John mccain. Who famously did that to that. Repeal vote but that full thumbs down from arizona helped end hopes for a really big wage hike that the congressional budget office says directly affect seventeen million american workers on a bringing maria. Teresa kumar co founding president and ceo voto latino fetchacure former senior adviser senate democratic leader harry reid and current advisor to bernie sanders. Faz let me start with you. I want people to understand this. Vote before we analyze us. This was a vote that was going to fail either way. It was essentially a symbolic message. Vote because it needed sixty votes filibuster -able so going into this. Everyone knows it's not gonna be talking to pass. No republicans are going to vote for it. So it's a free ride. It's a layup you get up there and say yes. We want to fifteen our minimum wage. So it was very very surprising to me. A lot of people to see democrats eight of them in the caucus vote. No what is your explanation. Of course you've got to go back in history. A little bit where. President obama suggested raising the minimum wage to ten ten. It was hillary clinton during the two thousand sixteen campaign who suggested raising it to twelve. It was bernie sanders. Who's been pushing along with you to raise the wage to fifteen dollars an hour. And as a result of that we have gotten a lot of progress in the democratic caucus and not all the way clearly and painful. Chris you take senator cinema arizona's got a twelve dollar minimum wage. And in fact if you look at raise the wage which gradually raises the minimum wage to fifteen dollars over five years it would be at twelve fifty by year. Three which is where harris zona is so many ways it doesn't really impact arizona and yet you have center for cinema denying many people. Millions of people around the country are arrays of their wages. Maria wha what did you make so. I used to work in congress. A- as a hill staff for a long time ago on preparations and this was fairly unusual. Because what those eight did was say. That they were not going to deliver the biden agenda in the biden administration. Right now is going to figure out how to channel little lbj and demonstrate that there are consequences when there are not voting down for the presence agenda. As you mentioned. chris. This was a layup but i have to say when we when we witnessed this thumbs down by cinema. I think for a lot of folks people felt at at odds because when john mccain did it it was to save healthcare for millions of americans when she when she did today was turned down. This idea that there was going to be some sort of economic closer to economic committee. For millions of americans and fifteen dollars has even fifteen dollars does not keep pace with the with the inflation rate of the nineteen. Seventies the raiders really. I established it was perplexing on many many fronts but this is an opportunity really for joe biden to say. You're going to have to come down to the white house because we're gonna have a talking

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Editor-in-chief of the National Journal, Jeff Dufour, Discusses Manchin's Role in Senate Negotiations

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04:03 min | 1 d ago

Editor-in-chief of the National Journal, Jeff Dufour, Discusses Manchin's Role in Senate Negotiations

"Let's go live now, with an update on Skype to Jeff Do. Four editor in chief of National Journal. Jeff in the plainest language possible. What did mansion get that caused him to change his mind and end this Well in the context of a $1.9 trillion bill. Uh, not much. These air presents pretty small provision that took nine hours. The final deal essentially is $300 per week of federal unemployment assistance through the end of August, the house had wanted 400. Said. It's bringing it down to 300. It was originally supposed to expire at the end of September. Now it's going to expire at the end of August. Essentially now one of mansions things was he wanted Tonto. To exempt the taxi. You want to accept the tax exemptions from this two households making over $150,000 a year so currently, if you get these jobless benefits, you can deduct tow up to 10,000 of that from from your taxes. He said. That shouldn't apply. If you make more than 100 $50,000 a year in your household, and it appears the Senate is going to agree to that now, the votes technically still open, even though they supposedly have a deal. I mean time wise. A lot was made out of Senator Ron Johnson last night, forcing the clerk to read the entire bill, which took hours. But this one vote on one Amendment has now taken longer than that did last night. And this is the first vote in what they billed as a vote A Rama quote unquote to come. So they're in for a lot of overtime in the Senate this weekend, the Senate record as you mentioned for longest vote has been broken again because all of this the previous record was from back in 2019. Is this something like the longest vote a sign of serious dysfunction on the hill? Or is it a sign of something else? I don't know The dysfunction is any greater than it has been in years past, which is still pretty significant, But it's combining that dysfunction with a 50 50 senate. I think I think we know a couple things now going forward Number one. This bill is probably going to go to the house like this weekend. Like you said, we're barring anything else on foreseen. They're gonna sense that the president for his signature, it's gonna give Biden his first big victory as president. But maybe more importantly, we know now that any significant legislation like this is going to be a real slaughter and a real challenge to pass vote Counting is critical. And there's all kinds of procedural hurdles that a senator, One senator can throw in the way in a 50 50 Senate now that applies to three bills at the House passed this past week that high up on their agenda. The voting rights package. The George Floyd policing reform and extending civil rights toe LGBT Q Americans, It's going to apply the unorganized labor bill and and gun legislation that they hope to pass this week. Those five just to name a few are all going to need 60 votes in the Senate. And if I were a betting man, I'd say they're not going to get it for most of them. President Biden, who you could almost jokingly say it's still a senator. He's you know, inextricably linked to the U. S. Senate, he called mansion directly. One wonders whether this deal could have been done without the president's efforts. And some people, I suppose, would be encouraged to see that he's getting involved. Others would say, Man, it's a bad sign that the president has to get directly involved like that. And I would also say this is probably not going to be the last conversation that by the mansion have during this Congress, because, uh, mansion is for people who count these things. Mansion is the most centrist member of the entire Senate. He is the swing vote. In the Democratic caucus, and he's the most important vote in the Senate right now, and he knows it. He's gonna exact every bit of power he can out of this toe, get what he wants for his state and for his And just for his for his views to make sure that whatever passes the Senate reflects his

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Investigations Continue as Questions About the Capitol Riot Remain Unanswered

All In with Chris Hayes

03:58 min | 1 d ago

Investigations Continue as Questions About the Capitol Riot Remain Unanswered

"There are still a lot of questions about other individuals involved in the attack on the as well as the organization and planning behind it fbi's investigating whether foreign governments groups are individuals may have funded extremists who helped plan and execute the january six attack fbi sources telling nbc news that the bureau is examining payments of five hundred thousand dollars in bitcoin apparently by french national two key figures and groups in the alt-right before the riot kind of weird also know the fbi collected thousands of phone and electronic records connected to people at the scene of the rioting including many records from the members of congress and staff members. Who were there. That day. Senator sheldon whitehouse and several fellow. Democrats have called for senate ethics committee. Look into the behavior of the republican colleagues. Tech josh hawley. In relation to the events of january six and today democratic congressman. Eric swallow of california actually filed a lawsuit. And it's the second lawsuit on this on these actions. This lawsuit accuses former president. Donald trump his son. Donald trump junior republic rudy giuliani republican congressman mo brooks of alabama of violating federal civil rights law and local incitement laws with their speeches at that rally near the white house in the morning of january six lawsuit. Alleges the capital attack was quote a direct and foreseeable consequence the defendants false incendiary allegations of fraud and theft and indirect presponse. The defendants calls for violence. Gerstein is a senior legal affairs reporter at politico where he has been covering the arrest of trump appointing federico klein and he joins me now. Josh i saw this story and obviously this guy was like particularly high up the state department but it i read the story. I thought he had left. He was working there right like until the end of the trump term. That's right chris. I was told. He tendered his resignation on january nineteenth. So that's two weeks after the storming of the capital and it became effective a couple of days later. So i guess he was wandering around at foggy bottom knowing full well that he had taken part as the video appears to depict in this assault on the nation's capital on the congress. Tell us a little more about this individual. So he's forty two years old He served in the marine corps in iraq. According to his mother. I haven't been able to determine much in terms of a work history. He had a couple jobs on capitol hill about fifteen twenty years ago as an intern briefly working for the house. Small business committee but he seems to have sort of potted around to different Different kinds of posts before fetching up at the trump campaign in twenty sixteen. There are pictures on his facebook page showing him a working at trump tower. I believe on election night in two thousand sixteen with a couple of other young men there and then he managed to turn that into a political appointee job at the state department in this special assistant a position. Exactly what he did. There is also a little murky. I have to say. I spoke to a number of people last night. Who worked in this department at the state department office at the state department and a lot of them didn't know him or said they'd only met him briefly he seems to have ended up an office that handled brazilian and what they call the southern cone affairs. I think those are the andes countries and somebody told me he was eventually transferred a believe it or not chris to the freedom of information act office which is not usually the career trajectory. Most people in government are looking for this quote from his mother. Cecelia klein saying that fred's politics burn a little hot. She said i've never known him to violate the law. I believe is. He said he was on the mall that day. I don't have any neural. Ever ask him unless he tells me where where he was after he was on the mall.

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Federico Klein Arrested: what we know about the Capitol riot

All In with Chris Hayes

05:43 min | 1 d ago

Federico Klein Arrested: what we know about the Capitol riot

"We now know that in the mall that stormed the capital on january six pushing into the building in fighting. The police was at least one trump political appointee an active employee of the trump state department on that day. His name is federico klein. That's his picture there. He's forty two years old. He was until his resignation on january. Twenty first of this year a special assistant in the bureau of western hemisphere affairs klein entered trump's orbit tech analyst on the two thousand sixteen campaign he then joined the state department as a staff assistant with the trump transition team. According the fbi affidavit as of january sixth the day that this all went down insurrection. Klein also had an active top secret. Security clearance that same sixteen page f. b. i. Affidavit published today by the new york times reveals. That klein was present in some of the most grisly violent odd setting scenes at the capitol on january six. This image captured by surveillance. cameras shows. Climb in the red maga- hat along with other members of that insurrectionist mob entering a tunnel that leads to the doors the capitol building. You might remember. The police were stationed at the entrance. Desperately trying to use their bodies to keep them about body camera footage shows. That klein himself pushed his way to the front of the crowd. That is the trump administration official in the mob pushing his way to the front of the crowd physically and verbally engaging with officers attempting to stop the invasion it also captured klein violently shoving a riot shield towards the officers pushing it in between doors so they couldn't be closed. Federico klein continued to fight to breach the police line and enter the building. According to the affidavit until an officer deployed a chemical irritant spray also identified client in this publicly posted video from january. Sixth the trump administration official. Who still official. When you're seeing him here you'll see him in the center your screen and the red cap dark green jacket with his back to us. You may recognize that we've shown you pieces of the seen before because in the scene the mob violently tries to break through the police line at the entrance the building and you will hear climb it trump administration official encouraging members of the mob to come forward as reinforcements. I i i. A mob violently attempting to invade the capital. Stop the peaceful transfer of power. And that man frederick climb according to the fbi seen. They're on camera saying we need fresh people to help with the invasion on the day he's still working for the state department later on that same video. The fbi notes that we see further violent action from climb. You can see on the right side of your screen here pushing and shoving with the mob trying to break down the line police. Blocking the doorway the capitol right up against the officers right jailed. And he's visible again just a few minutes later. Struggling with officers pushing back with the shield is they keep trying to disperse the rioters attempting to stop the peaceful transfer of power sign was arrested yesterday. Charged with multiple felonies including assault on police officers interfering with police during civil disorder and obstruction of an official proceeding. New brief court appearance today conducted by phone. He was advised at two of the six charges. He's facing carry a maximum sentence of twenty years in prison. The fbi found interested federico klein thanks in part to tip from the public and the included his photo in a seeking information list posted online. They were able to verify identity and details about his actions through social media and videos like the ones we just showed you but there are still a lot of questions about other individuals involved in the attack on the as well as the organization and planning behind it fbi's investigating whether foreign governments groups are individuals may have funded extremists who helped plan and execute the january six attack fbi sources telling nbc news that the bureau is examining payments of five hundred thousand dollars in bitcoin apparently by french national two key figures and groups in the alt-right before the riot kind of weird also know the fbi collected thousands of phone and electronic records connected to people at the scene of the rioting including many records from the members of congress and staff members. Who were there. That day. Senator sheldon whitehouse and several fellow. Democrats have called for senate ethics committee. Look into the behavior of the republican colleagues. Tech josh hawley. In relation to the events of january six and today democratic congressman. Eric swallow of california actually filed a lawsuit. And it's the second lawsuit on this on these actions. This lawsuit accuses former president. Donald trump his son. Donald trump junior republic rudy giuliani republican congressman mo brooks of alabama of violating federal civil rights law and local incitement laws with their speeches at that rally near the white house in the morning of january six lawsuit. Alleges the capital attack was quote a direct and foreseeable consequence the defendants false incendiary allegations of fraud and theft and indirect presponse. The defendants calls for violence.

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Senate Democrats announce deal on unemployment insurance, allowing Biden bill to move forward

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00:53 sec | 1 d ago

Senate Democrats announce deal on unemployment insurance, allowing Biden bill to move forward

"Senate Democratic leaders and West Virginia moderate Democratic Senator Joe Manchin have reached a compromise over emergency unemployment benefits in the $1.9 trillion Corona virus pandemic relief bill. Clearing the way for the Senate to begin a climatic marathon SYRIZA votes expected to lead to approval of the sweeping legislation Earlier today, President Biden said the plan is crucial. The American rescue plan I believe, and, according to pulling down of the vast majority of Americans believe is essential. Giving them some help and to turn it around. And I think it's gonna pride, immediate relief for millions of people that I'm going to be able to use it in a very constructive way and also grow the economy in the process. The package faces a solid wall Republican opposition much in the same way that the GOP members of Congress did all they could to stall priority legislation for then President Barack

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Tim Wu hired by Biden administration to take on Big Tech

Techmeme Ride Home

02:27 min | 2 d ago

Tim Wu hired by Biden administration to take on Big Tech

"I've said before that. Tim wu has been one of the most influential people in terms of shaping how i think about tech both its history and its economics and its culture but beyond that he's also been known for years. Now as being a big proponent of various antitrust ideas relating to the tech industry he literally coined the term net neutrality regulation antitrust. All that stuff has been on his plate for years and thus eyebrows are being raised. No doubt in the highest levels of the tech oligarchy. Today by the news. That tim wu is joining the national economic council as a special assistant to president biden for tech and competition policy quoting the new york. Times the appointment of mr wu forty eight who is widely supported by progressive democrats and anti monopoly groups suggests that the administration plans to take on the size and influence of companies like amazon apple facebook and google including working with congress on legislation to strengthen antitrust laws during his campaign. Mr biden said he would be open to breaking up tech companies. Mr wu has warned about the consequences of too much power in the hands of a few companies said. The nation's economy resembled the gilded age of the late eighteen. Hundreds extreme concentration yields gross inequality and material suffering feeding the appetite for nationalistic extremists leadership. Mr wu wrote in his two thousand eighteen book. The curse of bigness antitrust in the new gilded age most visible in our daily lives is the power of the tech platforms especially google facebook and amazon. He added his role with a focus on competition. Policy will be a new one in the national economic council. Mr wu will also focus on competition in labor policy. Such as non compete clauses enforced by companies and concentration in power in agriculture and the drug industry. The job does not require senate approval. Mr wu is best known for advocacy against powerful telecom companies and for coining the term net neutrality. the regulatory philosophy that consumers should get equal access to all content on the internet more recently. He has turned his attention to the gatekeepers like facebook. Google amazon that dominates speech search and retail online and quote as many have said on twitter. This morning i think we just got our biggest indication yet about how the new administration might be thinking about tech and antitrust.

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Money Myths That Can Cost You

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06:28 min | 3 d ago

Money Myths That Can Cost You

"In today's episode. I'm going to tell you about some miss around money. I want you to be aware of also extended warranties. Are they ever worth it. Well we gotta talk because there's something over the years that has puzzled me where i've had. It's got to be in the hundreds of times. I've had people say to me that they lead balances open on their credit cards because they wanna raise their credit score and it shows that there's a a lack of some level of understanding about how credit reporting works and credit scores so much so that survey that lendingtree did in january found that just a whisker under half of people think that. That's true that you don't want to even if you can afford to pay a balance on a credit card a month two zero. You don't wanna do it. Because well i'm going to buy a house or i'm going to do this or that or the other and i got to raise my credit score and i don't know where this urban legend started but the reality is there is zero benefit to leaving a balance open on a credit card because you're paying to average credit card somewhere around eighteen percent interest and when you have an open balance the charges he may going forward. The interest is accruing right away daily interest when you pay the balance and full on a card you have a grace period and then you pay that balance that you developed during that billing cycle in full you got an interest free loan from the credit card company now i liked that so whatever wherever however that legend started that is good for you to run a balance. Forget it you know something else. A third of people believe that using credit cards is bad for you that you always wanna use debit card. So i don't know where that one started. The reality is if you've listened to me for any period of time. You know what. I call a debit card. A piece of trash. Fake visa are fake mastercard the credit card it developed as a product during a time that the congress was not corrupt bought and paid for by who they got money from and so congress wrote into law consumer protections for credit cards. There was no thought no idea of debit card. When those rules were developed in the nineteen sixties. You fast forward. The debit card is a product. Really the tens fifty years later so the debit card in an era that the congress is controlled by corporate contributions. the debit card has no consumer protections at all. That's why you see all those endless ads from visa trying to con you into using the debit card from the banks pushing you to use the debit card because it is such a powerful win for them when you use that debit card. Because let's say you buy something online. Use that debit card and the merchant. Never since you the merchandise what happens to your money. it's gone. What happens if the merchant lies to you about the goods and send you something very different than what they represented with a debit card. You're done your money's gone with a credit card under the federal law. I'm telling you about. It was designed in the nineteen sixties. You have these protections in no there. Were not dinosaurs roaming the earth and the nineteen sixties like my kids thing but you have protections to dispute a purchase with a credit card. No such right exists under the law ned. The banks could have gone to congress when they came up with the idea. Debit cards and not fought having these protections but consumers never even got a fair hearing on having any protections with debit cards. But wait it gets worse. So what happens if a crook duplicates your credit card number or steals your credit card. And they're using it. They're using your car. They're using your number your possession your car. You don't even know how they got your number but they're using it. What's your risk. What's your liability with a credit card. Generally zero maximum fifty dollars in the worst circumstances but again no money is left to your hands. You've just dispute those charges with a debit card. What happens well the criminal. Mtc checking account. You have overdraft. They emptied that to. You can have checks bouncing all over the place and the bank is even allowed to collect. All those bounced check charges. And you were a victim of a crime but wait. It gets worse under the rules. Wait there's more under the rules. The bank is the judge jury and executioner on the determination. If you committed the fraud or was done by a fraudster. They are given two weeks to decide and after two weeks. I can say tough. We think you did it. And you're out the money you're out the money or they can issue a temporary credit and then continue whatever their fake investigation is or after two weeks can give you your money back

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Interview with Dr. Tim Persons, Chief Scientist at Government Accountability Office

AI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion

06:51 min | 4 d ago

Interview with Dr. Tim Persons, Chief Scientist at Government Accountability Office

"Our guest today is dr tim persons. Who is the chief scientist. Managing director of the science technology assessment and analytics team at the us government accountability office also known as the gao. So hi tim. Thanks so much for joining us today. I kathleen Me on it's great to be with you. And ron once again. Yeah we are so excited to have you with us today for folks that have been following us. Tim was also are september. Twenty twenty speaker at our ai in government event and he was one of the keynotes at machine learning life cycle conference so we will link to both of those in the show notes in case you would like to watch them in more detail. But i wanna start this podcast today in case folks don't know you To help you spend some time introducing yourself to our lists and tell them a little bit about your background in. Yes so happy to do that. So as you said in your introduction. I am the chief scientist of the gao. Where the largest of the congressional or the legislative branch agencies in the us government and we have a staff about Thirty two hundred Maybe a little bit more in terms of Full time equivalents there but our main role is to to be the oversight or also called the congressional watchdogs by the way For the us congress. So we're Known as the auditors. We have a lot of access the federal information and so on across a wide array of departments and agencies and so on an issues which actually makes it ideal the tien have conversations about a i And so that's what i've been doing with. Gao since two thousand eight but also recently. We stood up a new team. It's geos newest. Team is called the science technology assessment in analytics team and that's significant because Especially for ai. Because the second a and that's as analytics and a is really a statistical analytics and decision sciences with respect to a machine so i work across the whole. Federal government supporting. Gao and lead a team. That does a lot of oversight insight and foresight work in the science and technology area. Especially so that's a little bit of the background For today thank you you know. I think that's really interesting. Because people the average person here in the united states but probably worldwide does not really understand the mechanism by which large governments or even small governments work and these levels of oversight and trying to understand if the dollars that they're spending taxpayers or getting applied and appropriated properly and used to the value that that they're supposed to so. It's a really interesting place to be. And of course this is an ai. Podcast we're going to talk about how. Ai connects to all of that right. And i think that's one of the the interesting questions we have for you. Maybe i just looking at more broadly. I know we'll a little bit more deeper into a. Is it relates specifically to oversight but i think just certain at a at a broad brush from where you said looking across the government may be looking seeing how other agencies are using technology and using tax dollars. You know how do you what do you see as some of these interesting opportunities interesting. Applications unique opportunities that the public sector maybe in general not even just in the us has around using artificial intelligence. Yeah great question ron. We could spend now until the rest of the year talking about that one. That's that's a broad Very good question of course Happy to be too brief on that. But i think Really what a is bringing here is Really just the framework of thinking about The future of government. I think the future is in one sense the now and they're still part of the public sector of the not yet and i really do think that what is is bringing out particularly especially as we sit in the middle still of our pandemic that we hope will end soon. But really i think about the government roles of enhancing both capabilities and services. So i think those are the two key things to start a conversation with. Ai about capabilities and services and the reason. I say that because there's so much of the government that has changed over the last century When you think about it It really so much of the mission now is really a service or thing We also think about. Of course the what. I'll call the more tactile government that we we can see kinda we could feel we it's You know this is ranging from law enforcement to the military to One of the most beloved institutions are The us park service. Like whenever we go to one of america's many great parks you know we see the government in that way and yet in this day and age especially in the digital age us so much is about doing services. How do we get those Stimulus checks out in a time of economic distress. And how do we do that reliably so that. It's not wasting taxpayer dollars. It's not a fraudulent That were wise with the. You know the national fisk and things like that and so i think Really the way to think about a is starting with those sort of two things The services in that that That ladder sense of what i was talking about in this sort of their capabilities. Which is really where you wanna be with respect to law enforcement or military or other things and you want our capabilities to be more resilient. More robust into out compete Any potential Challenging nation state say to national security so those That's that's just the the the way i strongly advise doing that If only to ground the conversation. I and what does it return to do and accomplish. How do we best express our national values and And not start initially technology which i fear often begins with sort of a fear narrative right the idea of has been around for over a century. Here you know robots and things like that and it runs and jumps To the loss of control fear that we have the fear of the unknown fear the robots gonna take over our lives etc. That kind of thing. Which i i. Don't think at the end of things with a clear. Eyed look in with a cautious optimism. I think is is much more of the order of the day for this technology.

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"us congress" Discussed on On One with Angela Rye

On One with Angela Rye

06:40 min | 6 months ago

"us congress" Discussed on On One with Angela Rye

"Are you doing array is doing fantastic carrio. . I can't complain I'm happy to be with you today. . I know it's been a little difficult getting scheduled. . You gotta go out here raise money and may cause and win the seat listen. . Every day, , we're working hard to get the drop down. . We have a lot of work to do. . Yeah. . Yeah. . Well, , at know that it's <hes>, , you have your work out free but I also know you're willing for the job in addition to <hes> hearing about you just from being on the board of Clarkston CBC pack also <hes> Special Little Nudge from our shared in winter. . Are you gonNA talk to desert I said my pleasure it'll be monthly. . Enough. . Still. . Always happy to get to get an edge my real vaseline to case. . My boss to. . Answer yes, , she is. . So phenomenon spirit in always had. . So the first thing I want to go to actually is There is a song that's out right now. . That is urging people it really to me is like the modern doper cooler version of schoolhouse rock and it's. . A song by a yellow pain who when guide Efron Cory who works with him? ? I was like Oh God. . No, , and then come to find out. . That's your cousin. . Yes. . Yellow pain is your president as right. . We gotta get him to do a song for you. . Hear that. . Song. . That's just for you so I helped educating. . About voter suppression by how the definite words I need one <unk> specific desert for Congress. . I have to think of that. . So this the whole song came about because I'm back home. . After you know the Obama Administration ended worked on Capitol Hill and I was like okay I am going to take a break from public service because people think he'll staffers make a lot of money and we don't What's What's and I was on the higher end but girl what's Yeah One more time for people in the back. . So, , <hes> law school they night at Georgetown and I was like, , okay. I'm . going to work at a firm for a little bit pay my student loan debt down a good for a few weeks. . Or years and Michael Copy shoes real now trip here in there. . That was that was what I invasion high yellow pain is on. . On your to. . On. . Your standard requires well, , okay because we. . INSTAGRAM's sophisticated yet you're right now in. . One at a time but ultimately, , death rate is told you how to make more money instagram this season. . So exactly right I claim home I'm limited ground talking to people about what's happening. . So when I moved back home the KKK March downtown. . Dayton? ? That weekend and then we had tornadoes in a match shooting and I was like, , okay we have to vote and we have to make sure people are in retention but everyone here on the ground in my family they know me from working in the Obama White House and so sometimes when I say things in Angela, , you know this, , we say things because they are you guys are politicals. . It's sometimes doesn't reach them in the way it should and I thought well, , my cousin, , he conscious rapper talks about a lot of things and I was like I need you to talk about this song. . I have a song about voting in my head it's going to be like schoolhouse rock but hip hop. . Though and I think it can work. . He was like I. . Don't know and I was like, , no you can do it in the months reidy fleshing out ideas how to save you call. . I. . Now we need a robbery in Congress. . I can't rent. . Over like yours, , the concept you're, , Ryan. . Here's the lyrics. . This is what we're going to say we have to talk about what happened in two thousand ten we have to talk about our have to talk about judges at the scene we have. . That No. . It worked out. . It was great I'm so glad he. . Goes raise lyrics this little bit you now hidden talent. . Okay. . So in addition to being a a Georgetown educated a lawyer, , you also are the granddaughter of Ashir, , crapper. . Talk to me a little bit about what this means having that in your lineage also opted those are the things that ground us that people don't see and don't hear about since asked me a little bit about that. . Yes. . So my Popo is I called him now is from the deep South. . So like beyond <hes> Daddy Alabama Louisiana, , my maternal side is Alabama in my paternal side is Louisiana so. . Shout to be onset I'm Louisiana both sides. . Okay. . So <hes>, , he migrated from Alabama, , to Ohio, , in the late nineteen forties part of the great migration like many black people go live in Chicago and Detroit and the path as to how we got. . There was the our parents and grandparents came for opportunity and you know he dropped out of school when he was six years old because he had to work the fields, , but he could never go back to school but. . He still was able to reach the middle class work in a factory in real heatless taught me the importance of hard work and made me promise to go to school for as long as I could because he couldn't and that's why I continue. . I went to the first family to get the undergraduate degree. . Then I got the Masters Okay Papa be done. . He was like Oh is that he can you go further. . Pressure. . He lived to see me graduate from law school, , but it was a promise I made him. . He'd he'd passed away from stage for a lung cancer but I will him through the White House so that was one of his last <hes> trips. . Through the Obama White. . House before Obama left in mayhem that promise that I will continue to keep going in idea but he taught me the importance of hard work and perseverance and that's what I'm doing. . So I may not have the most money here is a congressional candidate I may not come from the wealthiest bag ground but I come from a background of hard workers in no one will be desert hymns

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"us congress" Discussed on On One with Angela Rye

On One with Angela Rye

04:29 min | 6 months ago

"us congress" Discussed on On One with Angela Rye

"Are you doing array is doing fantastic carrio. . I can't complain I'm happy to be with you today. . I know it's been a little difficult getting scheduled. . You gotta go out here raise money and may cause and win the seat listen. . Every day, , we're working hard to get the drop down. . We have a lot of work to do. . Yeah. . Yeah. . Well, , at know that it's <hes>, , you have your work out free but I also know you're willing for the job in addition to <hes> hearing about you just from being on the board of Clarkston CBC pack also <hes> Special Little Nudge from our shared in winter. . Are you gonNA talk to desert I said my pleasure it'll be monthly. . Enough. . Still. . Always happy to get to get an edge my real vaseline to case. . My boss to. . Answer yes, , she is. . So phenomenon spirit in always had. . So the first thing I want to go to actually is There is a song that's out right now. . That is urging people it really to me is like the modern doper cooler version of schoolhouse rock and it's. . A song by a yellow pain who when guide Efron Cory who works with him? ? I was like Oh God. . No, , and then come to find out. . That's your cousin. . Yes. . Yellow pain is your president as right. . We gotta get him to do a song for you. . Hear that. . Song. . That's just for you so I helped educating. . About voter suppression by how the definite words I need one <unk> specific desert for Congress. . I have to think of that. . So this the whole song came about because I'm back home. . After you know the Obama Administration ended worked on Capitol Hill and I was like okay I am going to take a break from public service because people think he'll staffers make a lot of money and we don't What's What's and I was on the higher end but girl what's Yeah One more time for people in the back. . So, , <hes> law school they night at Georgetown and I was like, , okay. I'm . going to work at a firm for a little bit pay my student loan debt down a good for a few weeks. . Or years and Michael Copy shoes real now trip here in there. . That was that was what I invasion high yellow pain is on. . On your to. . On. . Your standard requires well, , okay because we. . INSTAGRAM's sophisticated yet you're right now in. . One at a time but ultimately, , death rate is told you how to make more money instagram this season. . So exactly right I claim home I'm limited ground talking to people about what's happening. . So when I moved back home the KKK March downtown. . Dayton? ? That weekend and then we had tornadoes in a match shooting and I was like, , okay we have to vote and we have to make sure people are in retention but everyone here on the ground in my family they know me from working in the Obama White House and so sometimes when I say things in Angela, , you know this, , we say things because they are you guys are politicals. . It's sometimes doesn't reach them in the way it should and I thought well, , my cousin, , he conscious rapper talks about a lot of things and I was like I need you to talk about this song. . I have a song about voting in my head it's going to be like schoolhouse rock but hip hop. . Though and I think it can work. . He was like I. . Don't know and I was like, , no you can do it in the months reidy fleshing out ideas how to save you call. . I. . Now we need a robbery in Congress. . I can't rent. . Over like yours, , the concept you're, , Ryan. . Here's the lyrics. . This is what we're going to say we have to talk about what happened in two thousand ten we have to talk about our have to talk about judges at the scene we have. . That No. . It worked out. . It was great I'm so glad he. . Goes raise lyrics this little bit you now hidden talent. .

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"us congress" Discussed on Ridiculous History

Ridiculous History

09:10 min | 1 year ago

"us congress" Discussed on Ridiculous History

"So in eighteen sixty there's a special election in new orleans <hes> to fill a seat formerly occupied by james man who was a democrat and he had died in office and menard who was a republicans because show how different <hes> press parties were in those days in the today <hes> was elected on november third to the seat in louisiana's second congressional district in the one with the majority of votes and this is this historical moment because he became the very first african american american to do that inter in a real pill or someone who at the very least was not happy the election and that is caleb s hunt who was menards opponent in this situation caleb s hunt takes this to the house committee on on elections and he says look this is this is not right and has s hunt did did not comply with congressional law and because he did not comply hunt was technically not able to contest the election results and then minority also flexes a little and says you know i got more than sixty four percent of the vote which is really good if we're being an honest but as you said no despite his speech the committee of elections decided to rule against minorities and they did not give him the seat that he won again by the popular vote but they also did not give the job to caleb s hunt. Would you have to wonder like how was this guy. Just universally disliked. They would seem so give anybody. They didn't give anybody a shot at the throne thrown <hes> they said according to the committee they're they're finding was that both candidates were quote lacking in qualification and james garfield who went on to become the president was at the time a member of that congress and he made a very pointed motion saying quote. It was too early to admit a negro to the u._s. Congress and that the seat be declared vacant and the salary of five thousand dollars saved wonder who's pocket doc at that goes back into well. That's the weird part too because yes absolutely the seat is left vacant for the rest of the fortieth congressional term but in the next election someone does by the seat a fellow named joseph rainey. Joseph rany is also an african american and menard hard at least according to the source. I could find minority still got paid as though he won the seat so whatever garfield is saying. Is it really true. <hes> ah well maybe it was true at the beginning but somehow minority ended up with money really yeah interesting and obviously you know to garfield points or or counter to his point. Wasn't that much longer before it felt like the right time a black man to one of those seats. So what do you think it was really just <hes>. They thought it was too soon. Do you think it was obviously a debate. Do you think it was outright. Racism because obviously you can pass a law that says you have to treat black people the same as everybody else but that that law doesn't change hearts and minds right overnight right yeah. The letter of the law doesn't always equate to the practice of the law yeah. I think i mean clearly okay and this is just my opinion. It would be naive to assume that racism was not a huge or indeed v. the primary factor here you know when we consider the context of the time the fragile socio political environment left in the wake of the civil level war of course stuff like this is happening even more. I don't know it's unfair to say more than normal but yes it is of course racism is a huge factor here if anything it's surprising that the government was able to persist in southern states dates in reconstruction yeah aiding a rift that lasted <hes> for multiple generations and in some parts of of the american south people would argue that it's still exists today absolutely and <hes> you know before menard was elected a man by the name of john m langston already held the position of being one of the first black man elected to public office any public office in the u._s. and that's according to house us history lacing actually was an eighteen fifty five ten years before the end of the civil war as a clerk of the township of brown helm ohio <hes> and from eighteen sixty eighteen ninety eight twenty two black men were elected to congress so you really see with the passage of that voting law the change in the voting law the floodgates really opening up but in the southern states that probably would have been really hard pill to swallow and i don't imagine it went over particularly well right away away. Yeah one thing about people is <hes> they. They have an infinite capacity to be disappointing to see it that way but it is true because thing to write he it was in the southern states where that had the highest density of black citizens who all of a sudden were given the franchise and they had been persona non grata non humans treated by their white counterparts now all of a sudden these folks had to make peace with the fact that these people they had treated as property formerly now had the ability to be elected to political office and they had to treat with respect and that would not have been something that would have <hes> just come easily right. Yes ah also consider that this population achieved manual mission in many cases only on paper right the the power the structure of the american south <hes> immediately spent a lot of blood sweat tears time and energy figuring out ways to keep people bull in de facto slavery in fact this reminds me ten generally related there was an excellent article on vice a while back <hes> <hes> let me see by antoinette herrell called blacks were enslaved well into the nineteen sixties. Jim crow laws. Jim crow laws <hes> share cropping in debt slavery like you. You are like that old song company store right right <hes>. That's that's stuff is real. Let me tell.

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"us congress" Discussed on Inside Europe

Inside Europe

04:24 min | 2 years ago

"us congress" Discussed on Inside Europe

"Also, a surge in support for Spain's rice wing vox party is apparently driven by increased immigration from Africa. We don't have work, but these people we don't have we're not rich nation. We have not yet money. But example, we had it's been I think nations have the right to decide what kind of immigrants should be coming into the country where they come from. But culture, the bring where they are looking to integrate in our country or not what kind of training, they bring what kind of background they bring and we Mark one hundred years since the end of World War One these stories and more coming up on inside Europe. Midterm elections in the United States, so more Democrats take seats in the house of representatives tilting the balance of power there. But Republicans gained more power in the Senate Teri Schultz takes a look at whether anything will change for Europe in this vote. That was intensively followed on this side of the Atlantic to the US congress is now split, but Donald Trump caused the result of victory for himself and for the Republican party. The European Union is wondering whether a democratic house of representatives will mean friendlier ties from at least one corner of Washington. It's hard to say whether that means the e u is genuinely hopeful European Commission spokesman Margarita Xinha's played it safe with the monotone delivery of the Commission's only official reaction, we're looking forward to working closely with the soon to be appointed one hundred sixteen US congress. As well. As other newly elected United States representatives, the European Union and the United States are key strategic partners and allies the EU is fully committed to a close. Transatlantic partnership and mutually beneficial cooperation for the prosperity and security of our citizens and people around the world. In lesser, vice president for foreign policy at the German Marshall, fund's Brussels office says Europeans watched this vote so closely in part because they're looking for a signal on whether Americans reject Trump's manner of governing or whether he'll win the presidency again in twenty twenty Europeans will be spending some time trying to understand this as well as Americans. But I think, you know, the the key point is unlikely to change the law of the administration physicians Europeans are concerned about whether it's on it raw on or climate trade, even whether or many Democrats, frankly who are supportive of Trump's traded Genda, and you will also finding congress many very hawkish voices on Iraq. So yes symbolically. It's addictive of something. That's Europeans may like to see. But in practical terms, it's unlikely to make any immediate difference farm Austin. So that may be a bit of a disappointment in the short term for Europeans. Unhappy with the current state of the relationship who hoped for a repudiation of stealing aluminum terrace, a return to a commitment to combat climate change. But Democrats abroad spokesman Greg thing and says while his party didn't sweep to an overwhelming victory nationwide. That might have helped change national policies in a way Europe would prefer there were positive developments that could be seen even here. In brussels. There are an estimated nine million Americans living, abroad and participation was said to be as high this year as during a presidential election sitting and says Democrats abroad Belgium, saw its membership surged to its highest point ever, what is really really inspiring about this set of elections, the midterms this time around show us that there is any gauged electorate out there. This election services. Great fuel for the competition. The battle ideas what America will look like tomorrow and people are increasing living abroad and klobuchar outlook. So I think that for those who are expecting a booster NAMI the results. Are definitely disappointed, but for those who are looking for signs of progress. Whether it's non white voters people living overseas, we're seeing the highest turnout of young voters ever intimate interim election, we would definitely consider that overseas voters are part of that in their own small way, the mixed result in the US is a reminder that Trump continues to have a lot of support..

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"us congress" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

26:48 min | 3 years ago

"us congress" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"us congress" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

26:48 min | 3 years ago

"us congress" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"us congress" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:21 min | 3 years ago

"us congress" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"How many people being arrested so there's been six arrested thus far we've got suspects within the united kingdom within holland serbia croatia and we've also had significant users arrested in hong kong so there's no evidence at this stage of state actors being involved absolutely not not in this stage to goodall from the uk national crime agency integrating migrants and asylumseekers can prove challenging the communities which receive them but a project in northern england is offering an innovative and hands on approach to welcoming people who fled violence and oppression the gareth barlow has been looking into the story the green rolling fails of northern england have long been associated with farming small bonds cling to hillsides as sheep and cattle graze around them it's a stereotypically english seen one that's being shared with a silom sikhism countries like iran q eight nigeria after the long cold of winter spring is a busy time of year for farmers as hundreds of lamps born and livestock taken from their winter housing and moved outside so the project which connects farmers who need extra help and asylum seekers hoping to understand british life is a welcome opportunity rated folks homes drip through the code english air a group of visitors many from rural villages get stuck in on the farm and for habib muhammad save from somalia it's an emotional experience i feel very well because when i see the lamp like this i remember my home where member so molly i remember home remember my family remember everything or some of the men have been in the uk for years others of only been in the country for months but together they share the way to see if they'll be allowed to stay in the u k or if they'll have to return to their former homes judy roaches is one of the organizers behind the project have fled from their homes suffered from severe trauma the journey here many people talk about it because it's been too traumatic too difficult around one hundred people year take part in the scheme which is also seen a sign him seekers.

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"us congress" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:21 min | 3 years ago

"us congress" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"How many people being arrested so there's been six arrested thus far we've got suspects within the united kingdom within holland serbia croatia and we've also had significant users arrested in hong kong so there's no evidence at this stage of state actors being involved absolutely not not in this stage to goodall from the uk national crime agency integrating migrants and asylumseekers can prove challenging the communities which receive them but a project in northern england is offering an innovative and hands on approach to welcoming people who fled violence and oppression the gareth barlow has been looking into the story the green rolling fails of northern england have long been associated with farming small bonds cling to hillsides as sheep and cattle graze around them it's a stereotypically english seen one that's being shared with a silom sikhism countries like iran q eight nigeria after the long cold of winter spring is a busy time of year for farmers as hundreds of lamps born and livestock taken from their winter housing and moved outside so the project which connects farmers who need extra help and asylum seekers hoping to understand british life is a welcome opportunity rated folks homes drip through the code english air a group of visitors many from rural villages get stuck in on the farm and for habib muhammad save from somalia it's an emotional experience i feel very well because when i see the lamp like this i remember my home where member so molly i remember home remember my family remember everything or some of the men have been in the uk for years others of only been in the country for months but together they share the way to see if they'll be allowed to stay in the u k or if they'll have to return to their former homes judy roaches is one of the organizers behind the project have fled from their homes suffered from severe trauma the journey here many people talk about it because it's been too traumatic too difficult around one hundred people year take part in the scheme which is also seen a sign him seekers.

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"us congress" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"us congress" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"To take down the bbc website so that it was no longer serviceable they could simply use this this pay the money fire at the bbc service and the website would come down money ranging from as daedalus fifteen dollars they could provide that service and obviously there were almost a gold silver bronze level of service you could pay for how much damage did this do well as an example i'm part of the investigation has identified as subject we believed was responsible for causing catstrophic damage to the uk banking sector in november of last year and there was a period of time when the banks simply weren't able to provide a service or tentatively were having spent a lot of money to keep their sights open so the customers such as you and i could do our on my banking the way that we're we're expecting to do so with this ransomware with this essentially just a wanton acts of vandalism in itself it's not ransomware but what such tall enable people to do is to conduct a denial of service attack against given victim and we have seen instance of individuals thing going directly to the company and extorting them in order to stop that attack so i will continue to attack you an issue pay me x amount of money are you able to tell me how you manage to track the people down involved in web stressor within the national crime agency we'd identified some significant intelligence and then in collaboration with the dutch place and utilizing the benefits of europol we were able to pull together all the different countries where we saw there was a part of the jigsaw and each country then built the evidence around their own paul jigsaw so the ultimate we could put it all together and see the entire picture this has taken some year or so in the making so it's a long time coming but you know cybercriminals often think that they're untouchable but there are traces and ultimately with collaboration we're able to find them.

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"us congress" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

01:34 min | 3 years ago

"us congress" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Occupation hope has grown much like many of the squats in the city but it feels very different there are men women and children here but it's the women who call the shots not i meet nana a toll solid woman who commands a lot of respect here in the squat she's been here from the start wwl patricia mr shegeki h moron group area caparo group of us women took over this land and we've been here to this day fighting for the right to a home the fight here is very difficult especially for us women because there aren't a lot of jobs these days it makes it very hard for us mothers to pay rent those of us who work in a minimum wage live in poverty beyond afraid to fight a war we aren't scared for the women who want to come here and join us we're here to teach them and show them what we've learned pauperize mona on the other side of the community mowder shows me around the boss she runs matters got a cute little ball with a pool table in the middle and a big sound system and in the kunar there's a hatch and behind it is a little bar weather selling chesser the brazilian spirit is what is fizzy drinks and sweets and as a television as well so this becomes a real hub for the community and evenings she's one of dozens of female business owners here this bar gives her an incan also nabil's moderate to spend more time with three kids at home if bell.

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"us congress" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

01:34 min | 3 years ago

"us congress" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Occupation hope has grown much like many of the squats in the city but it feels very different there are men women and children here but it's the women who call the shots not i meet nana a toll solid woman who commands a lot of respect here in the squat she's been here from the start wwl patricia mr shegeki h moron group area caparo group of us women took over this land and we've been here to this day fighting for the right to a home the fight here is very difficult especially for us women because there aren't a lot of jobs these days it makes it very hard for us mothers to pay rent those of us who work in a minimum wage live in poverty beyond afraid to fight a war we aren't scared for the women who want to come here and join us we're here to teach them and show them what we've learned pauperize mona on the other side of the community mowder shows me around the boss she runs matters got a cute little ball with a pool table in the middle and a big sound system and in the kunar there's a hatch and behind it is a little bar weather selling chesser the brazilian spirit is what is fizzy drinks and sweets and as a television as well so this becomes a real hub for the community and evenings she's one of dozens of female business owners here this bar gives her an incan also nabil's moderate to spend more time with three kids at home if bell.

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"us congress" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"us congress" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Seven and a half years in prison they say they were simply doing their job which is reporting the facts in a country where it is extremely hard now to be a critical voice three were acquitted is that correct that's correct and the chairman of trump who was also released because of the time he's already spent sitting in prison south five hundred and fifty days which equals his prison sentence now they will all appeal and they have been released on bail pending that appeal that is a rare comfort and scant solis really in a country which is once again the world's biggest jailer of journalists and where the media watchdog today reporters without borders released its press freedom index which ranks turkey one hundred fifty seventh at one hundred eighty countries but lo and it's twenty four years since the genocide in rwanda went around eight hundred thousand mainly ethnic tutsies were killed by hutu militants in just one hundred days now four mass graves believed to contain genocide victims have been uncovered east of the capital ca golly our africa's security correspondent tommy oladipo has more the findings come just a week after an official mourning period for the victims of one of the world's worst modern day tragedies volunteers have been spearheading the excavation this week after the war told of the location by a woman who said she had seen bodies dumped them more than two decades ago relatives of genocide victims of also been sifting through the site looking for any signs their loved ones might have been buried there but the discovery has also raised questions in the rwandan media about why the people who knew about these sites did not reveal their existence all this time some of those convicted for taking part in the genocide have already completed their sentences and have been released from prison oladipo the possibilities of outer space have fuelled film blockbusters books and the imagination now a european satellite has taken as another step closer to understanding our galaxy by making a three d map of.

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"us congress" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"us congress" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Seven and a half years in prison they say they were simply doing their job which is reporting the facts in a country where it is extremely hard now to be a critical voice three were acquitted is that correct that's correct and the chairman of trump who was also released because of the time he's already spent sitting in prison south five hundred and fifty days which equals his prison sentence now they will all appeal and they have been released on bail pending that appeal that is a rare comfort and scant solis really in a country which is once again the world's biggest jailer of journalists and where the media watchdog today reporters without borders released its press freedom index which ranks turkey one hundred fifty seventh at one hundred eighty countries but lo and it's twenty four years since the genocide in rwanda went around eight hundred thousand mainly ethnic tutsies were killed by hutu militants in just one hundred days now four mass graves believed to contain genocide victims have been uncovered east of the capital ca golly our africa's security correspondent tommy oladipo has more the findings come just a week after an official mourning period for the victims of one of the world's worst modern day tragedies volunteers have been spearheading the excavation this week after the war told of the location by a woman who said she had seen bodies dumped them more than two decades ago relatives of genocide victims of also been sifting through the site looking for any signs their loved ones might have been buried there but the discovery has also raised questions in the rwandan media about why the people who knew about these sites did not reveal their existence all this time some of those convicted for taking part in the genocide have already completed their sentences and have been released from prison oladipo the possibilities of outer space have fuelled film blockbusters books and the imagination now a european satellite has taken as another step closer to understanding our galaxy by making a three d map of.

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"us congress" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

01:45 min | 3 years ago

"us congress" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Full of fiddle public moments of the two men kissing and holding hands and sharing jokes so the stage has been set for something to come out of that i think if it doesn't is going to reflect badly on the influence that mr macron has and of course we've had very conflicting signals from donald trump he said before his press conference yesterday with mr macron that oh things are looking quite good for an understanding at least between us to he said and then in the press conference he made it very clear that he hadn't made any decision yes on the iran nuclear deal and that he would only do so next month so i do think that is a bit of a test remain macron to prove that he can not only be close to the american president not only have his ear but he can actually influence him as well a turkish court has handed down prison terms to fifteen employees of the opposition newspaper jumhurriyet on terrorism charges the remain free pending appeals the cases spot global outrage over press freedom under the turkish president rich type air doin our correspondent in istanbul mart low in told me about the case we'll visa all staff at jim who yet which is turkey's oldest newspaper it is a staunchly secular and rare opposition media outlets and a country where about ninety percent of the media is now pro government and they were all arrested have happy now convicted for allegedly aiding terrorist organizations including the banned kurdistan workers party the pk k kurdish medicine group and the islamist network that the government blamed for orchestrating the failed coup here in twenty sixteen among the staff there are columnists the newspaper's cartoonist editors even an accountant all now given sentences of between two and a half and.

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"us congress" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

01:45 min | 3 years ago

"us congress" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Full of fiddle public moments of the two men kissing and holding hands and sharing jokes so the stage has been set for something to come out of that i think if it doesn't is going to reflect badly on the influence that mr macron has and of course we've had very conflicting signals from donald trump he said before his press conference yesterday with mr macron that oh things are looking quite good for an understanding at least between us to he said and then in the press conference he made it very clear that he hadn't made any decision yes on the iran nuclear deal and that he would only do so next month so i do think that is a bit of a test remain macron to prove that he can not only be close to the american president not only have his ear but he can actually influence him as well a turkish court has handed down prison terms to fifteen employees of the opposition newspaper jumhurriyet on terrorism charges the remain free pending appeals the cases spot global outrage over press freedom under the turkish president rich type air doin our correspondent in istanbul mart low in told me about the case we'll visa all staff at jim who yet which is turkey's oldest newspaper it is a staunchly secular and rare opposition media outlets and a country where about ninety percent of the media is now pro government and they were all arrested have happy now convicted for allegedly aiding terrorist organizations including the banned kurdistan workers party the pk k kurdish medicine group and the islamist network that the government blamed for orchestrating the failed coup here in twenty sixteen among the staff there are columnists the newspaper's cartoonist editors even an accountant all now given sentences of between two and a half and.

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"us congress" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:36 min | 3 years ago

"us congress" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"John adams tells the story that after the shaken a hands they embraced chaucer by hugging one another in their arms and kissing each other's cheeks can remind you something but then came the punches and they were hard hitting jabs taking direct dame donald trump's policy agenda on free trade on the importance of science on inequality on the president's america first policies we can shoes i the leash mason withdrawal and nationalism this is an option it can be tempting to us as a temporary remedy to all fields but closing the door to the word will not stop the volition of the word it will not dow's but inflame the fears of our citizens then he'll tastelessly borough donald trump's make america great again slogan to talk about the environment and the importance of the climate change agreement that america has pulled out of he said it was time to make the earth great again what is the meaning of our life ready if we work only destroying the planet one sacrifice signings future of our children what is the meaning of life if our decision our consumers decision is to reduce your potent is for our children our grandchildren only iran nuclear deal he said you don't walk away without something better to put in its place and the speech was punctuated by cheering and applause he also spoke about the very special relationship between france and the us a move that might have some in downing street choking on their tee emmanuel macron has emerged as the world leader to offer a competing and sharply different world vision to the us president while all the time maintaining a bonami with him that's quite a political feet well as don mentioned there the french president made his views clear on the iran nuclear deal but how much influence does he really have over mr trump who threatened to pull the us out of the agreement paris correspondent lucy williamson is in washington for mr macron's visit i think this issue is a bit of a test for exactly that this state visit has been full of pomp and ceremony full of symbolism for the photo opportunities you know.

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"us congress" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:36 min | 3 years ago

"us congress" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"John adams tells the story that after the shaken a hands they embraced chaucer by hugging one another in their arms and kissing each other's cheeks can remind you something but then came the punches and they were hard hitting jabs taking direct dame donald trump's policy agenda on free trade on the importance of science on inequality on the president's america first policies we can shoes i the leash mason withdrawal and nationalism this is an option it can be tempting to us as a temporary remedy to all fields but closing the door to the word will not stop the volition of the word it will not dow's but inflame the fears of our citizens then he'll tastelessly borough donald trump's make america great again slogan to talk about the environment and the importance of the climate change agreement that america has pulled out of he said it was time to make the earth great again what is the meaning of our life ready if we work only destroying the planet one sacrifice signings future of our children what is the meaning of life if our decision our consumers decision is to reduce your potent is for our children our grandchildren only iran nuclear deal he said you don't walk away without something better to put in its place and the speech was punctuated by cheering and applause he also spoke about the very special relationship between france and the us a move that might have some in downing street choking on their tee emmanuel macron has emerged as the world leader to offer a competing and sharply different world vision to the us president while all the time maintaining a bonami with him that's quite a political feet well as don mentioned there the french president made his views clear on the iran nuclear deal but how much influence does he really have over mr trump who threatened to pull the us out of the agreement paris correspondent lucy williamson is in washington for mr macron's visit i think this issue is a bit of a test for exactly that this state visit has been full of pomp and ceremony full of symbolism for the photo opportunities you know.

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