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Biden says he'll use Defense Production Act to 'maximize manufacture' of coronavirus vaccine, fulfilling campaign pledge
"We're getting word from Delaware of that. The incoming President Joe Biden, says that he will use defense, the Defense production act to maximize the manufacturer of coronavirus. The vaccine, fulfilling a campaign pledge. Right now we're mired in just a big mess in terms of supply and distribution. But Joe Biden says he's going to press into the defense production act to get more coronavirus
Stars return to inauguration, with J.Lo, Gaga set to perform
"Inauguration Day for future President Joe Biden and Camilla Harris. We know some of the performers that will be in a special that night will be including just Jim Blake, Demi Lovato jump on Jovi and more. You can add two more to the list of the actual inauguration. Lady Gaga who will be performing the national anthem and J. Lo who will be performing? We have no idea because neither did she At least not yet, but she has been asked to perform at the inauguration. We just don't know what she's gonna be doing yet, So it's gonna be performing a song of some country, Louise something patriotic so I think and redo the Super Bowl halftime shell because that was pretty amazing her into
About 20000 National Guard Members To Deploy For Inauguration, Officials Say
"As for the possibility of more violence out of the inauguration of incoming President Joe Biden in one week, some 20,000 National Guard troops are on their way to the capital are Deborah Alfa Rone is there outside the capital and across the city, Large trucks are being used to block off streets and boards are going up to protect businesses and private property. The security threat isn't just in Washington, the FBI warns of possible armed protests at state capitals across the country. National Guard troops have been activated in several states, Many leaders are promising a zero tolerance policy. Washington D. C. Mayor Muriel Bowser. We have asked Americans not to come to the Washington D C event, but instead to participate
Securing Washington DC for the Upcoming Inauguration
"Between the pandemic, the capital riot in more threats of violence on the way, how can Americans feel safe? President Trump has declared an emergency in the nation's capital? And he told reporters who want no violence? Never violence. We want absolutely no violence, the Secret Service's elite for securing the inauguration. The agency is starting preparations today earlier than planned. The FBI has warned of possible armed protests and capitals in all 50 states. Ken Cuccinelli with the Homeland Security Department told Fox is he thinks widespread violence is highly unlikely, but we plan for the worst, and we hope for the best, and we want to encourage the our state partners. To do the same. President Joe Biden said he's not afraid to take the oath of office outside on the West front of the U. S. Capitol.
Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser to extend public emergency for 15 days
"Count Washington D. C. Extending its public emergency for 15 days after Wednesday's violence at the U. S. Capitol Mayor Muriel Bowser issued an overnight curfew. In response, saying the National Guard was called up to guard the capital. I signed an extension of the public emergency that I could declare today. For 15 days so that we can continue to ensure peace of security through the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamila Harris. The extension will last for President Trump's remaining time in office. Police in Washington, D. C. Say four people died during Wednesday's protest at the U. S. Capitol. One of the death was a shooting inside the Capitol. Three others were medical emergencies
Here's What's In The Covid Relief Bill
"Congress passed a five thousand five hundred ninety three page corona virus relief bill and government spending bill for the fiscal year after reaching an agreement on the legislation over the weekend. The virus relief package is set to include another round of six hundred dollar stimulus checks to americans three hundred dollars per week in augmented unemployment insurance for unemployed individuals more than three hundred billion dollars in aid for small businesses including through the paycheck protection program and tens of billions of dollars across other provisions including rental assistance vaccine distribution funds and broadband support the biggest single component of the new covid. Relief bill is the refunding of the paycheck protection program with a total of two hundred eighty. Four billion dollars. Ian shepherdson of pantheon macroeconomics said in a note. Monday evening it worked and will work again by offering loans to small businesses based on the size of their payrolls with services jobs now in freefall according to the alarming daily data from home base. This can't come a second too soon. Though in reality firms likely won't be able to make applications under the new program for another couple weeks. He added still. This is a big step forward helping bridge. The gap between the third wave ravage services economy and the post pandemic world of the spring. All told the package came in at about nine hundred billion dollars or less than half the size of the two point. Two trillion dollar cares act from the spring democratic lawmakers have suggested the bill is just the start of a more comprehensive suite of fiscal stimulus however wants president. Elect joe biden. Takes office is suspect. Incoming president joe biden will be primarily focused on creating work for the ten million people who lost their jobs due to the pandemic and are yet to find employment james nightly i n g chief international economist wrote in a note tuesday morning. That means we are likely to see. Another substantial fiscal stimulus focused on infrastructure and
Joe Bidens presidency
"And foremost happy new year to all our listeners. At the ever present risk of tempting fate it does feel like two thousand and twenty one can only be an improvement on two thousand and twenty one. Primary cause for optimism is the fact that after january twentieth earth's most powerful office will no longer be held by america's worst on imprisoned citizen description. Correct as of this broadcast between an untamed pandemic economic crisis and the spectacular mess made in general by president. Donald trump president elect joe biden faces a daunting oval office in trae won joint first of all by christchurch mcnichols news editor and by suzanne lynch washington dc correspondent with the irish times in this first part of the show. We'll look mostly at what president-elect joe biden wants to do and will do domestically but chris festival on that thought of succeeding donald trump. How much political capital does joe biden inherit just by virtue of not being donald trump. Well to be honest in some ways. That is a question that will be. I think more important end to discuss in the second half of our show. We look at foreign policy. Because i think that is where there is arguably a lot more political capital. You know joe biden will enter office of this month to lead a country that is still extraordinarily divided. It has to be said that whatever Court decisions were taken efforts to reverse. This election rejected by courts and by many academics. Who saw you know and others observers. Who saw no real evidence of fraud. It is important to point out. I think that potentially a majority of republicans are going to come into this year. Voters believing. Joe biden is illegitimate that that is not correct. That is not that is not what happened. But it is nevertheless a danger for democracy. And it's something that really i think is important to watch. Joe biden essentially has a tremendous amount of goodwill from half of the country who expects him to reverse many of the policies that donald trump implemented over the last four years and he will do a number of those from day one but we should not forget the other half of the country that will be causing a huge stink about all of this and it will be very interesting to watch how he tries to bridge those gaps particularly when it is such a strong divide as i say even in the sense of many just simply not even seeing him as their president suzanne to bring you in that division that chris delineates the is going to make extremely complicated one question. Joe biden will have to grapple with which is what does he do about donald trump. Does he as best he can. Just ignore him and hope he goes away or does he turn various congressional committees and the department of justice loose to try and get to the bottom wherever it may be of whatever. Wrongdoing was done. I don't think joe biden instinct will be to do that. I mean joe biden has presented himself very much as the kind of the nation's healer. He's talked about his own track record when he was in the senate for so many years of working across the aisle with republicans and working productively republicans. Now some might say that. Joe biden is suffering from naive radio. That washington has changed. That things have become much more polarized on they have in the last decade or so so he for example has has quietly hinted at his relationship with mitch. Mcconnell mitch. mcconnell is more more than likely going to be leading. i'm the two men have worked together. Particularly joe biden was vice president and mitch mcconnell in the senate and but even still you know. We saw mitch mcconnell reluctance to add call. Joe biden president-elect even though he had had won the election so that is a major at challenge for at for joe biden is going to be handling congress also. The problem facing him is democrats did very badly in november's election in terms of their seats. Both the senate and the house so not to pelosi now coming into a new year coming into a new congress with a much reduced majority and that is going to make things tricky for her. She's going to be tried keeper own party in check and i think a lot of the more left wing elements of the democratic party. Who basically were prepared to put away their differences with the establishment democratic party. If you like to try and defeat. Donald trump i now all gloves off and i think we're going to see this element of the party. The bernie sanders winged. Aoc wing. you know. Really kind of be vocal about what they believe. This joe biden presidency should deliver so i think you know that whole political reality of how washington is going to work with the mats in the house and the senate is going to be a constant challenge for joe biden other tries to govern. We'll chris let's look at the most pressing issues that will face president joe biden which is of course the covid nineteen pandemic now. Obviously there are grounds for optimism. Which is that a vaccine exists but it is going to take a while to get it to everybody. We are still months away from normality returning to the united states. Between now and then is there anything. The president biden will actually realistically be able to do to make an obviously already dreadful situation slightly less dreadful. Well i think he is going to try his damnedest to do that. he has set this or that that we all know now of Essentially a one hundred million doses of the vaccine in his first one hundred days disseminated to the public That's an ambitious goal. Although at the same time it it should be said that this was A goal if you will of the trump administration as well And this was. This was something that was planned. They had essentially bought one hundred million doses for the first quarter But the biggest challenge that we are going to see this In these first one hundred days is really going to be how that is disseminated. How is it gotten through to hospitals. you know and how states and local authorities cooperate with the federal government in order for that dissemination to take place how the army is potentially involved. It is a herculean task to get all of these vaccines out as quickly as joe biden has promised and i think it's going to be interesting because on the one hand you know he is as we you know he's he's still not president until january twentieth much of the work on this has been done by the trump administration At the same time there is you know there is this risk if you will or you could also put it in a positive way. There's an opportunity in that joe biden. I think will very quickly find that. This becomes his pandemic to deal with. And that he will be reckoned with in terms of how he is able to get certain programs underway. That means that his people his entire operation is really going to have to hit the ground running incredibly quickly when they take over in particular because they also have not gotten that much help that much cooperation from the trump administration in the transition. Suzanne joe biden has of course being in the white house during one previous dramatic intervention in the united states economy. When he and barrack obama arrived in the wake of the two thousand eight collapse will he be tempted towards something similar in the current circumstances or preceding more on the assumption that wants the vaccine is taking effect. The us economy will more or less sort itself out. Well it's it's a very good point. Under i mean i think there are lots of parallels here actually to what obama faced obama joe biden back into into a nine and you know even between the election on the inauguration i mean america. I'm particularly america then. The wider world was embroidered the biggest financial crisis in decades. And they have to deal with that. So yes there are a lot of parallels i think joe biden has a proven record on this and they were able to pass the tariff act. They did the the bailout fund for the auto industry hugely complex pieces of legislation. Where a lot of money involved. And that may well be the case. Again i mean the. Us economy at the figures december have been worrying. There has been worst. Jobless figures than had been expected am the signs of recovery. We saw in the late summer. You know really didn't continue as we kind of got into that second. Wave around thanksgiving time so i think the economic consequences. This you know are really not getting. Maybe enough attention here. Obviously so at the figures are overwhelming in terms of the deaths the infection rates and but there's also a huge impact on the economy. And i think we're going to see i. I believe around the world. It's it would probably accentuate this. You know the difference between the house and the have nots. If you like you know the poorer are are people who are have lost. Their jobs are in less secure. And yes we're seeing the stock market. Do very very well throw twenty twenty and a lot of people. You know hoarding cash. Essentially as saving. So these kind of issues i think are going to be front and foremost for joe biden particularly. I mentioned already because of this very strong left wing within his party. They want joe biden. Who who has been pivoting. More to the left economically i think for example compared to say a hillary clinton at the time you know four years ago and i think he has suggested you know with his pick johnny yet and his treasury secretary. She talked about for example. The need to address structural issues economic inequality along racial and gender lines in the united states describing how they are important for the economy to address that. So you know what he's going to do in terms of getting more covert relief. Package is going to be a key element of this first one hundred days in parallel to the huge logistical challenge of getting those vaccinations out trying to encourage people to get vaccinated etc and again. This is all going to depend on his relationship with congress and these are going to be. It's going to be a lot of money involved in this and Republicans in particular in the sandwich have been At loggerheads with democrats out late twenty twenty about the size and scope of a of any rescue package for the american economy and you know commentators ironic air pointing out the national dash went way up under trump a now are we going to start hearing republicans complaining about the national debt. So i think that whole aspect as i say in parallel to the the health issue is going to be a key concern for biden in the first few months presidency. Chris susanne mentioned there a couple of members of president-elect biden's domestic team we should talk about obviously the highest profile member of that domestic team which vice president-elect kamala harris do. You anticipate that she'll be a more visible and obviously engaged vice president than usual because it's going to be a very different relationship. Between her and president biden vice president biden had with president barrack. Obama perhaps ironically as things have turned out biden. wasn't really seen as a natural apprentice. successor To the much younger president he was he was running alongside whereas you already. Since there's a a feeling gathering kamla harris's president in waiting. Well i think To continue the two thousand two thousand nine parallels in in some ways. This is a sort of the reverse of that. As as you're discussing. Because i think when joe biden came into office as vice president he sort of provided the experienced the heft to the to the obama administration as the time as the sort of political establishment candidate for you know a relative neophyte in barack obama at the time and so his role You know he was. Obviously you also had before that dick. Cheney famously is maybe the vice president who really transformed the role but joe biden sort of ran with that and he was this You know incredibly powerful Very involved vice president as involved if not more involved than dick. Cheney was as vice president you know before that vice presidency often was seen as this very unimportant role and so i think in that sense perhaps looking now to kamala harris In some ways there's a reverse there because she is not the one providing the heft if you will joe biden is now even more experienced than he was back then so he will be the the fully experienced leader if you will in this campaign In this in this white house And so the question will be in that sense. What kind of room. He is willing to give kamala harris. What exactly she is going to put her stamp on In terms of us. And i think that's still a bit of an open debate. He obviously picked kamala harris because they have a good working relationship. She is somebody who was Arguably more of a centrist than some of the other candidates that he could have picked. You know she's not from the bernie sanders wing of the party. I think that was important because in wanted to pick somebody not only who was historic in terms of being a woman. I african american as well in the vice presidency But really somebody that he could have a good working relationship with in order to use her as both a trusted adviser and entrust her with leading on certain issues. So i think it will be very interesting to see how that relationship plays out and finally as you say as one point he obviously has not expressly said it but many would assume. There's a very good chance that joe biden will be a one term president and so in that sense. Yes this is. Come a harris's chance to really show that she is the one who will take up the mantle of being the leader of the democratic party of the future christchurch. Mac thank you for the moment.
Cheques, imbalances: Americas fraught stimulus
"America's house of representatives passed another version of stimulus bill yesterday. This one promising. Two thousand dollar checks to the majority of americans use would make a difference in the lives of americans who are facing the greatest uncertainty that they've experienced for many of them in their lifetime. It's unclear if the measure will pass in the senate making it yet another twist in a last minute. Saga to provide economic assistance to millions of struggling american workers and businesses the original two point three trillion dollar spending package included nine hundred billion dollars for pandemic relief in addition to funding the federal government for the next year. They was hastily negotiated in the run-up to christmas by a bipartisan group including president. Trump's treasury secretary steve mnuchin but after it was passed by the house and the senate. Mr trump criticized the bill saying it didn't do enough to help. Ordinary americans in really is a disgrace for example among the more than five thousand pages in this bill in the end. He didn't make good on his threat to veto the legislation on sunday but he demanded another congressional vote on increasing the value of the stimulus checks. A measure supported by many more democrats than republicans. I worry that this wapping four. Hundred and sixty. Three billion dollars won't do what's needed stimulate the economy or get the jobless back to work. Whatever the outcome the relief couldn't be more needed. Government has been deadlocked on the matter for months and in just over three weeks. It'll be president. Joe biden who inherited the budget. The stimulus plans and the problems brought about by all the footdragging. Congress rarely compromises these days injuries. Cologne is the economists. Washington correspondent and it was truly a compromise measure. That will do some good I think for the american people. So what's in the bill actually been passed by both houses and signed by president trump. the new sumo's spill that president trump signed into law includes a couple of important provision. One of which is another round of direct checks civil. Go to americans. These are going to be half as big as the ones that were passed in march so these will be six hundred dollars per person as opposed to twelve hundred and there's also going to be a new federal top in unemployment benefits. Most americans have beginning six hundred dollars a week until those benefits expired back in august. The new benefits are going to last for eleven weeks and they will be about three hundred dollars per week. And there's a few other things it's very long. Bill is fifty six hundred pages. Almost that was negotiated very much at the last minute. Among the more important parts are another three hundred billion or so which are going to be allocated for the payment protection program which subsidizes businesses to make sure that they don't have fire people and why the president trump had Such a hard time signing why the delay. That's an interesting question. Depends on how generous he wanted to the president. Many people pointed out the seeming lack of logic about refusing to sign a bill that had been negotiated with his administration. Nancy pelosi of negotiating with steve mnuchin. The treasury secretary about the contours of the bill and this compromise was was forged with mitch. Mcconnell the republican leader in the senate there had been little indication before the bill was actually passed that donald trump had match of objection to it wants. It came to his desk. He thought of the bill was pathetic and that it needed to have much more generous person check but ultimately donald trump decided not to hold up the bill and and this is a relief package that americans have really been waiting some time for. Yeah absolutely the initial cares. Act was a huge injection of stimulus. But it was passed all the way back in march and a lot of the major provisions of the cares act expired back in august and interestingly because that was more than two trillion dollar bill what you saw in the first month of the pandemic was actually pretty solid progress against already in america. You saw a twenty five percent reduction from its pre pandemic levels and what you've seen since the expiration of those benefits is a very fast resurgent so all of those gains in poverty reduction have been Erase this point and if you look at other indicators of hardship whether it's the sheriff families who say that they can't afford food thirteen percent of american families right now are saying that they have not had enough to eat in the last week from the latest census bureau. Polls you see thirty percent of americans who are renting say that they have little to no confidence that they will be able to pay next month's rent and those measures that we've been tracking have gone up significantly in the past couple of months and put this into some context. How does this This relief package on the whole compare with with similar ones offered by other countries britain germany. And so on so at this point america. We'll have done over three trillion dollars of direct stimulus. And if you compare. America to other countries on the basis of how much money does it immediately inject into the economy. America looks fairly outstanding. Where america doesn't look as generous on the stimulus front is on its guarantee. Liabilities made with businesses so european countries are much more likely to guarantee loans use the central bank much more than america has used the fed as part of their strategy for addressing similar. So depending on whether or not you think. Direct relief to americans is more important You could say that america's really well if you think that subsidising businesses and making sure that they stay open is the vital point of covid relief that you could say that the europeans have done better but another facet of this was that the bill apparently contains what president trump called the pork but a lot of provisions that aren't sort of directly related in that way it does and that's in part because it was attached to the bill that keeps the government open in funded for the next year and that obviously has a lot of unrelated provisions because it is the bill that funds entire federal government. You know there are measures on a teddy roosevelt presidential library. Independent commission to oversee horse racing. Racine those kinds of things have been snuck in but also some provisions that might not have been obviously related to covid but that are probably good like an end to the practice of surprise billing which is basically where you go to a hospital. That's in your insurance network. You're treated by dr who is affiliated with a different network and you get a very large bill and all this is happening of course in the in the twilight of mr trump's presidency. Where does this leave. Joe biden as as he starts to come in this really sets the initial conditions for joe biden's presidency a lot of the unemployment benefits for example will expire in mid march which will mean that there will be some period of renegotiation. We saw chuck schumer. Who is the democratic leader in the senate say that the bill will only partially cover some of the depths that americans are in right now economically. Unfortunately the troubles are so deep. The abysses so long that we need more and this is just a first step. This is an emergency. We need a second bill to continue. So that's going to set up a new challenge for them in the opening days of the administration when biden would probably rather try and pursue a big legislative victory like infrastructure. Or something else. A lot of it is gonna turn on what happens in the upcoming senate races in georgia. The runoffs will decide the last two seasons senate and that will determine whether or not democrats or republicans control it if republicans keep those seats and democrats. Don't have control of the senate. I think it's probably quite likely that this is the last big stimulus measure that americans are gonna see addressed. Thank you very much for your time. Thanks so much for having
New tensions emerge between Biden team and Trump administration
"Joe biden's incoming administration is taking shape. Former deputy secretary of state anthony blinken will be nominated for secretary of state x fed chair. Janet yellen is up to run treasury retired. General lloyd austin has been tapped to run the defense department. Some of these names have been more controversial than others. there've been some progressive objections to biden's likely pick a former iowa governor. Tom bill sack to reprise his role running. The agriculture department and a lot of republicans in the senate are cool to the choice of near attended a close hillary clinton confidante to run the office of management and budget. Some other choices like yellow. Have gotten pretty warm receptions across the political spectrum to talk about this administration that's what is likely to mean in terms of what a president joe biden might actually do. Let's bring in our left right and center panel on the right law. Chen is the david. Diane steffi fellow at the hoover institution and he's the director of domestic policy studies and lecturer in the public policy program at stanford lot. He has worked on several presidential campaigns for republicans including george w bush's reelection campaign marco. Rubio's two thousand sixteen run and he was the policy director for mitt romney in the two thousand twelve presidential campaign. Hello lonnie thanks for having me and on the left sabil. Rama joins us. Bill is president of demos a progressive organization that studies and advocates for voting rights economic and racial justice and equity sabil is also an associate professor at brooklyn law school. Bill so bill when you look at these names What does this tell you about. The sort of administration that joe biden is preparing to run. So i think the roster that's being built out is really interesting to me what it shows. Is there too big tensions that i think the new administration is trying to balance. A one is a balanced between old hands and some new faces and the other is a balanced between a pragmatic course and also progressive ones. So when you think about someone like janet yellen or cecilia rouse on the economic team These are folks who have deep experience in economic policy but also represent. I think a little bit more of a kind of a progressive wing of the larger policy debate. Not these are certainly not Bernie sanders elizabeth warren folks but they very much represent a part of the economic profession that is increasingly focused on issues of inequality Racial equity and issues of how we get around are sort of current problem of austerity politics. Lot he what do you make of this list of names. Well i think first of all there are a number of very highly qualified people on the list people who have great experience in government who i think even republicans who may have policy or ideological concerns would have to say are well qualified to play the roles. They've been a nominated by the president. Play and so. I think that that's a very hopeful. Sign on the other hand. You've got some real head. Scratchers here josh. There are people who the president is nominated for roles in various situations that i think people kinda wonder what was he. Thinking there Heavier sarah for example to be secretary of health and human services a man with no health policy no public health background who's really so claim to fame in healthcare is arguing to defend the affordable care act which by the way may have been enough for biden but it really seems to be one of those picks where he had put the sarah somewhere so he put him at. Hhs which under ordinary circumstances might be okay but in the middle of a pandemic hhs is going to play a critical role in disturbing the vaccine and hopefully overseeing and the the end of this covid nineteen pandemic here in the us. choice of. Sarah is puzzling one. The other one that i would point to which doesn't require senate confirmation and so Will be what it is. Is susan rice as director the domestic policy council which has traditionally been the policy making apparatus at the white house that coordinates the creation of domestic policy overseeing areas like education and health care immigration. Picking someone with with the deep foreign policy experience for that job seems to me to be a little bit odd. I think she was picked for that job. In part because it doesn't require senate confirmation and biden. His team knew there was no way republicans. Were going to confirm someone is controversial. Susan rice so for every sort of great. Pick for every janet. Yellen for every brian You know you have a few that sort of make you think. Gosh what is the biden team doing here. So it's a little bit of a mixed bag so far. Yeah bill when. I look at the list of names. I do sometimes see what he is describing their almost a sense that biden had list of people that he liked and wanted to give jobs to and a list of jobs he needed to fill and in some places. The matching of the to feels a little bit random. I'd also point to to marcia fudge who's an african american congresswoman from cleveland. She'd openly campaigned to be agriculture secretary. She's a senior member of the agriculture committee. There'd been a lot of progressive concerns about how the agriculture committee has dealt with black farmers and about beneficiaries of nutrition programs people primarily eat food rather than making it And biden has passed over. Her is expected to bill sack in that position and then fudge specifically said that she didn't want one of these traditionally black cabinet jobs like labor or housing and urban development. She's going to be put up to run housing and urban development. So some of these choices they do have that feeling to me of what we want this person job. Well here. this one's available. Let's give them out. One is that is that. Is that too harsh. Look looking at this selection process and saying that you know i. I do think there's a little bit of that. In terms of the example with congressman fudge gave. I think is a is a good one of your. She has deep expertise actually on areas connected to usda. I'm at the same time. I think she'll bring a novel. Interesting and important voice went on the issues of hud but there is a little bit of that. I think the thing i would offer is you know. There's so much going. On with this transition. Given the pandemic given the extraordinary delays that the trump administration put in place at one things that we're really looking at is what's what does that next layer down. Look like so when you think about the whole team Not just cabinet but cap a deputy secretaries and so on can does it look like a team that then has the balance of deep expertise and Mission alignment right at someone. Folks who are laser focused on the combined crises of of the economy and covid and climate and original justice moment. That's the next layer. That i would look at right. Are folks getting complimentary. Picks to offset some of where they might need additional insight or expertise
Biden plans to nominate Michael Regan as EPA chief
"President Joe Biden has selected former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm, North Carolina environmental regulator Michael Regan at representative Deb Holland of New Mexico to advance his climate policy. If confirmed, Grand Home would be secretary of Energy. Regan, Environmental Protection Agency administrator And Holland, secretary of the interior. If confirmed, Holland would be the first Native American in a U. S. Cabinet Post
U.S. cybersecurity agency warns of "grave" threat from massive hack
"Today about the the recently recently discovered discovered hack hack into into the the U. U. S S government. government. It It has has impacted impacted multiple multiple departments, departments, including including the the Pentagon, Pentagon, Homeland Homeland Security Security and and the the National National Institutes Institutes of of Health. Health. The The U. S Cyber Security Agency says today. The hack poses what it calls a grave threat to all levels of government and even the private sector amid this period of presidential transition, and, of course, the ongoing pandemic. Let's learn more with w T o p national security correspondent J. J Green How you JJ. There's word today that a string of very serious investigations are getting underway. What are these investigations and what are they looking for? Yeah. Hi, Sean and Hillary. How are you Today? There are several congressional investigations one from the Homeland Security Committee. The oversight committee is investigating. The FBI is investigating this incoming president Joe Biden has set up a team on this. All of the agencies that were impacted have been setting up investigations into this. So what are they looking for? They're trying to figure out where they're started when it started. Who knew what What was done where it stands now, in the key questions right now is who did it and how they managed to get into US systems. This is a massive, massively important situation. Right now. It's hard is Tom Bossert, the former homeland security adviser for president, Trump says It's hard to overstate this is the significance of this situation. Well, okay, it's hard to overstate it. So characterized just how damaging these breaches are. Several prominent experts have said this is one or among the greatest intelligence failures in modern times, and that includes 9 11. This is an incredibly dangerous situation and why? Because it's still underway. This cyber attack is still happening. The Attackers got into the systems of more than a half dozen agencies, and that number is sure to go up. Nine months ago, perhaps, and we just found out about it nine days ago, and if it hadn't been for fire I coming forward. Perhaps we may not know about it now. So this is where we are with that. Change, eh? Why did it take so long for the government or for the company for that matter to figure this out, people that launched this and it's believed to be the SPR, the Russian equivalent of the CIA were clever enough to get around that multibillion dollar system called Einstein that the U. S. Has to prevent or at least to detect. Situations and in organizations and efforts like this, they were able to craft it so that basically they slipped in. We didn't know about it. And a part of the reason for that is all of that. This is all of the disinformation. All of the chaos that's been going on in the country regarding covert 19 and the election and other things. We were focused on all of those other things, and this is believed to be how they managed to slip in final 30. Seconds here what is being done right now, to contain all this. There's a big effort underway. The solar Wenzel Ryan software, which was the vehicle through which this malware got into all of these systems, was ordered shut down on Monday, sister says. It's a grave situation. It's going to take a long time to fix and they say It's not going to be easy at all, because a part of it is figuring out where the end of this thing is stopping it before they can start to apply. The bandage is Hey, JJ. Thanks so
In Picking Cabinet Members, Biden Turns To Obama Stalwarts
"Joe Biden introduces Mork Cabinet nominations, including Tom Vilsack to return as agriculture secretary, Congresswoman Marsha Fudge to become secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Denis McDonough for Veterans Affairs secretary. He's a former chief of staff to President Obama and Susan Rice, former U S ambassador to the United Nations to lead the domestic Policy Council president Joe Biden with more Cabinet nominations live Friday at 2:30 P.m., Eastern on C
Investigation into Hunter Biden's "tax affairs" began in 2018
"Loan live in the new center. Joshua Lipton, Coco News president, Joe Biden. Son. Hunter says Delaware's top federal prosecutor is investigating him for his taxes. Hunter Biden said in a statement that he's confident the investigation will find he's handled his affairs. Legally and appropriately. The probe was disclosed five days before Joe Biden is expected to be formally selected as the next president by the Electoral College in a statement. The Biden here is transition team said. President elect Biden is deeply proud of his son and noted he will emerge
Amazon Deforestation Reaches 12-Year High
"In the Brazilian Amazon has exploded under president Gyre Belson ARO. New data from the country's Space agency shows the rate of deforestation is at a 12 year high. The rain forest is home to approximately one million indigenous people. So what's the impact on on them? them? Gustavo Gustavo Fella Fella does does is is the the founder founder of of Info Info Amazonia, Amazonia, a a data data based based journalism journalism initiative. initiative. He He says says illegal illegal logging, logging, land land grabs grabs for for farming farming and and even even gold gold mining mining has been encouraged by the Bulls in our government. It's threatening indigenous people. So you have a lot of land grabbing and invasions and territories, Indigenous territories by this illegal miners, while the discourse and in both arms of course it's him. I called this is our cat miners. You know these people need to survive and just find some gold in the river is not like that. It's real mining going on were like huge, expensive machines. We've done that need for Macedonia large investigations showing that this is a big business connected to Amster done or Miami and as the pandemic evolves, and gold gets the highest price ever. There's no way of getting out of this because people won't Stop buying gold. The pressure is coming directly to the Amazon and fueling this illegal activities asked me to Boston, hers doing something no, not at all. Both. An arrow has had an ally in President Trump in terms of supporting industry over the environment, But there has been a shift. Incoming President Joe Biden has threatened economic consequences if deforestation continues. Do you think more international pressure could impact both scenarios environmental approach one way It's clear that economic pressure trade barriers my change, but at the same time you see the recent to Abidin mention, kind of energized the base of both of my arms and like that's what they want. They want to our hands on, so he creates a kind of political environment that is prone for the kind of nationalistic discourse as well. Let me ask you this. If pressure from the United States government isn't going to do the trick, then I'm wondering how concerned you are about what is happening in the Amazon and and what you see in the short term as the future there. Look, My main concern is that while this is happening, you know like this back and forth and pressure, international pressure damaged ones get more and more illegal. We know about drug trafficking. Of the FARC in Colombia has operated for years in the Amazon and now the Ambien guerilla group. Exactly so now that they're all mostly done in Colombia, all this trade routes of cocaine have moved to Brazil. The brew and the south part of Venezuela, and the war is fierce there. I don't know if you have looked at some point the home side rates of the Amazon cities right now, they just like the highest in Brazil, because all the you know like a criminal activity off the big centers of the South had moved there because they're trying to control that. And this money is linked to a lot of other illegal activities, including the four station because it's a big way of mounting your money and getting land and it's moving into illegal mining, legal mining off gold. It's huge. Now it's the highest level ever in the Amazon, all the Amazon countries, especially in south part of Venezuela. Which is controlled by the same Gabriel is that left London And so we have a regional security issue that is really building up. Most powerful A Rose is in Sao Paolo. He's the environment investigations editor at the Pulitzer Center and the founder of Info, Amazonia. Thank you very much. Thank you. Lula was a pleasure.
Will the Afghan Taliban commit to ending the country’s lengthy and bloody war?
"For the first time in nearly two decades of war a written agreement exists between the government of afghanistan and the taliban the question that now arises is the one concerning the value of the paper upon which it is written. The agreement follows some months of talks in doha. And at least in theory clears the way towards a ceasefire and some sort of roadmap leading to a lasting political settlement. It is not necessary to be outrageously skeptical however to wonder if the taliban amelie running out the clock in anticipation of the united states entirely losing interest joined with more on this by michael semple former deputy to the eu special representative for afghanistan and michael. Welcome back to the briefing the agreement in itself if we take it as face value. How big a deal is it. It's a small positive step. it allows us to move. It allows us to to move One one step forward a in these long negotiations. How certain can anyone be though that the taliban in particular negotiating or have been negotiating in good faith. Well i'd say that nobody should be certain about this. There are two diametrically opposed ways of looking at this and time will tell our one hour one view which is the ones. Some of the western diplomats are taking is that the taliban have realized that they can't actually win this war on that they would benefit from being part of some kind of a compromise settlement a which would allow c- a government jointly formed between the people who are currently in power in kabul on the taliban on would have international support So thoughts the idea that they're involved in difficult but good faith negotiations. They other view. Is that the taliban are using. These talks to provide political cover for their real game which is trying to win the war on the battlefield. Because of course you don't need a long memory or at least if you live in afghanistan. You don't require long memory to remember a time when the taliban were actually in charge of the country which they were for nearly a decade up until late two thousand and one is there any indication that the taliban thinking on governance has evolved at all since then or does afghanistan as it was in the ninety s. Still seemed to be very much what they would like afghanistan to be again well. This is the crux of the matter. Some of the taliban diplomats in cutter have put a lot of effort into persuading every body that they have matured that they wouldn't like to to force anything down. The throats of unwilling population are but if we wants to get an idea of what taliban governance looks like. We don't have to look back two decades in the past. We often look what is happening in areas. Which are controlled by the taliban today because they do hold sway in many parts of rural off. Stan i'm i would say that The taliban approach to governance in those areas is remarkably reminiscent of the way they run the country until two thousand and one. It's it is ruled by the barrel of a gun. Well one other thing which may or may not of course change. The dynamics of these negotiations is the imminent change of administration in the united states. Do we yet fully understand whether president joe biden will be as kane on president trump as president trump rather of ending the united states' involvement in afghanistan entirely. I think this is going to be one of the critical decisions that the administration will have to take in the early stages of despite trying to focus on other priorities But just the timetable dictates that in the though withdrawal process that the us has been involved in which is really for dramatically reduce the numbers of troops on the ground. The official position is that it's conditional upon they taliban sticking to the commitments which they gave to the us in their agreement signed on the twenty ninth of february now. Many of us believe that the taliban have not stuck to those commitments but of course their diplomats in in cutter asserts that they are doing so until now the trump administration has essentially turned a blind eye to for to taleban breaches of commitment and they the vitamin ministration. When it comes is going to have to look at look at the position on c- Do they continue turning the blind eye out or do they say the taliban the commitments and therefore does the. Us react to that down. The process of withdrawing troops
Iran’s president blames Israel for killing nuclear scientist and vows to respond at the ‘right time’
"Joe biden could be facing a crisis in iran when he takes office the runs top. Nuclear scientists was killed. Daytime ambush friday. The scientists was considered the architect of iran's secret nuclear program that was halted in two thousand three while. Nbc news has not independently confirmed details surrounding his death. Iran's foreign minister has implicated israel in the attack but israel has not commented on the allegations. Join me now now. You're a hawk former state. Department senior adviser and host of sirius. Xm that global experience treat a policy of the quincy institute for responsibility in statecraft and author of losing it. Enemy and colonel lawrence wilkerson former chief of staff for secretary of state colin powell. So i'd like to start with you. Treat it what exactly is happening right now. What are we hearing. Well the latest is happening. Is that the iranian president. I've come out with a statement. Essentially saying that iran is not going to walk into what he called a trap by israelis to escalate and and create a war because that is in his assessment with the israelis wants But it is not clear if that is the view of other elements inside the country. Some of this debate is starting to be taking place in public in which the argument that is made by the other side is that these assassinations continued to take place precisely because in their view the iranians have not responded harshly enough to previous attacks and the only way of preventing future. Attacks is to respond harshly. This one if that happens however than there is a very significant risk for a major esscalation potentially war which according to ruhani is what the Always looking for curl wilkerson. How unusual would it be for the notes to have not been informed of this. Do you believe that the white house knew that this was going to happen. It would be extremely unusual. Maria theresa I have to believe that was informed Trump's whole effort now seems to be to be foul the recent election. So i don't think he's very attentive to but my peyot at sectors state is and i'll remind your viewers of what's up their defense robert gates Now my chancellor. William and mary that the saudis are willing to fight the iranians for the last dead american. And i would add bb netanyahu too much in yahoo in that. I think that's what we're looking at here. They want as a major outcome. A war as a middle ground outcomes they want a bombing campaign by the us against toronto nuclear facilities and as a minimum amount They want to foreclose any possibility of the new president. Joe biden reentering the joint comprehensive plan of action the nuclear agreement with iran and. It looks like they're well on that road to success to follow up on that. Because i think the what the colonel stating is quite implicates the perhaps the role of the white house in this we know that any who has been a very strong ally of donald trump donald trump has been very clear that he is an ally of israel but also want also was the one that was responsible for pulling us out of the nuclear deal with iran. And the idea that we're hearing possibly is that donald trump perhaps did this. No had israelis did this informing donald trump. But also is this netanyahu's attempt to do something under this current administration that he knows me not able to do with a biden administration will the binding administration has certainly picked up a where. The obama administration left off in terms of wanting to return to diplomacy and use the tools of diplomacy to box in bad actors. If we rewind we know. The iran nuclear deal was less about iran's as a terrorist nation and more about eliminating the ability for iran to get a nuclear weapon. That yahoo was opposed of the saudis. Were closed. But this was a coordinated effort between european countries including russia and the united states with the united states. Pulling out that really opened the door. Before is israel and the saudis to look to other avenues to influence the united states. You also had with trump national security adviser john bolton who was in iran war hawk and so some of that still remains netanyahu just last week was meeting and talking with mohammed bin salman the crown prince of saudi arabia. So they're looking at a ticking time clock of being able to behave in ways in which the international at least the united states will not be speaking up. An opposing their efforts so That's the key thing is how much can they. Box in. A biden's options By engaging the united states under a trump administration or while trump is still commander in chiefs treatise of the. Us has done officially commented on what occurred. What is your take when this idea that. Perhaps the trying to do is box in the president elect wyden. I think that's absolutely correct than i think it's also correct would counter wilkerson said that There was probably some sort of implicit green light from the trump administration for netanyahu. Go forward with this. However it's also important to recognize that. Netanyahu must also have calculated that biden. Probably does not have the political will to inflict impose a cost netanyahu if he does these things to box in biden and i think it is up to the biden administration to prove netanyahu wrong. Because i doubt that netanyahu would have gone down this path unless he felt that it was pretty much cost fee from him not just from trump but also from biden
Janet Yellen Set to Lead Treasury Department Under Biden
"We see the Dow right now. 356 points the NASDAQ now up 38, the S and P. 524 the markets. Getting a boost here in the final hour trading on report that President Joe Biden has chosen former Fed chair Janet Yellen to service Treasury secretary of The Wall Street Journal reporting this and now other sources to Yellen's widely admired in the financial world would be the first woman to lead the Treasury Department in line stretching back to Alexander Hamilton and 17
What GOP Senate could mean for Biden's climate agenda
"How fast will climate policy shift under a president biden. I'm npr teeth meteorologist. Paul hunter here with climate counts. President joe biden has laid out a dramatic shift in climate change policy. But the makeup of the senate is still uncertain. What could biden do and not do with a potentially divided congress. Former republican congressman. Bob inglis is executive director of the conservative climate action group republic. Espn dot org. Hi bob welcome to climate cast expo. It'd be with you in a recent inside. Climate news piece. I saw you said a divided. Government situation may give rise to the best opportunity for durable climate solution. What did you mean by that. If you run something on one side of the field only then when the pendulum swings you know it can be undone and so the thing that comes with divided government is the opportunity to do this in a bipartisan way. Therefore is durable biden frames a lot of climate change policy agenda in creating jobs a green jobs and infrastructure energy auto manufacturing. Do you think that that can get some buy in from senate republicans that's gonna be the the thing that Will have immediate bipartisan support. I should think which is basically incentives to make it possible to transition to clean energy. I mean if you look at the polling data if we trust anymore you know. I should probably about pulling if the pooling debt is right It shows broad support for the concept of clean energy. President-elect biden has of course a history in the senate do you think that gives them a better chance of cooperation. Really hope it's gonna be different. This time You've got one of the reasons. That is joe biden was in the senate for an awfully long time so he's got cheap understanding of the way the senate works. He's got deep relationships with senators. Yeah there is you know last time we did. This is barack obama and he's only been in the senate for four years before it became president. And you had sadly this racial overlay cola. Name names like secret. Muslim american socialists. There's no reason to call the man names. He's left of center. And i'm right of center but We we shouldn't have done that Indications joe biden like. He's an old white guy like me and show. It won't admit racial element to it. Let's talk about what a president biden could do on his own. What specifics could biden change regarding greenhouse gas emissions with executive actions. There's something that he can do for example issue Executive orders that undue president trump's executive orders if he tries the next step up from the order which is regulatory action could run into some trouble with a six three conservative majority in the court so really we need to go up to the next step which is legislation. And that's where it's so important to find bipartisan consensus. We've seen this huge boom in renewable energy production Some progress in electric vehicle growth. How much can a president accelerate that process. President can accelerate through some executive orders But the most powerful thing the president can do is set a very ambitious agenda for solving climate change and particularly making sure to see it as a worldwide problem. We've if we're just solving for climate change in the us where we're cleaning up local air which is nice but we're not solving for the challenge of climate change in order to do that. You really have to get the whole world. And that's that's what takes real presidential leadership former south carolina. Republican congressman. Bob inglis. thanks so much for sharing some of your perspective today. Hp with paul thank you.
"vice president joe biden" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"With more hears US days, John Hunt between the Rock Johnson is throwing his political muscle on his choice for president and vice president. Guys. I have the opportunity to sit down with Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris to talk about a number of important issues that we're facing as a country as a registered independent for years now, with centrist. Excuse me, Ideologies I do feel Vice President Biden and Senator Harris of the best choice to lead our country, and I am endorsing them to become president and vice president of our United States. With the exception of a brief flirtation with the 2020 presidential run himself, the rock often takes great pains to remain a political at a time when Hollywood is filled with activism, the fast and furious and Jumanji actor took to Instagram, where he shared a video of the virtual conversation he had with the two Democratic candidates when he gave Them his endorsement for Yusa Radio News. I'm John Hunt, a well known Oregon environmentalist who's been missing since September. 7th has been confirmed dead due to wildfires. Family members of 72 year old George Attire, confirmed that the remains were found on his property. He's believed to be the fifth person killed by the BT Quickfire, which is now about 50% contained For us The radio news. I'm Wendy King. America was founded upon solid principles which built the world's strongest economy. But our position as world leader is now at risk. Our nation's social and economic fabric is very badly torn solutions demand a very clear vision in 2020, Swiss America's says it's time to take off the rose colored glasses to see the red flags all around us..
"vice president joe biden" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"6 30. Media's Day, one of the Republican National Convention business already underway in Charlotte, North Carolina, where the president and the vice president have both been now officially nominated. Forfour Mohr years. In fact, that's exactly what the crowd wanted. Have you want to really drive him crazy? You say 12 more years, Thie president appeared surprisingly there on the stage in Charlotte, as did the vice president for a separate speech. They Really distanced, of course, on its a real contrast to Vice President Joe Biden spending his entire time cloistered away in what appeared to be somebody's studio in a closet in a basement somewhere, But But, you know, listen, they're two parties and they approach things differently. But this I definitely have the live excitement and dynamism and crowd response about for 100 delegates there and another several 100 people from the media, and it was pretty cool. And tonight, there's going to be quite a lineup is well, we're going to continue our coverage, including your response and reaction to it. We're gonna let you have a chance to nominate the president yourself if you were on the floor, a triple 86 30 W. M A L right now joined by represented Jody Hice of Georgia who sits on the oversight committee in the House, which is overseeing these postal service hearings. But first I want You hear something he was on with Jim Sciutto, a CNN former Obama administration employees who would have been working in the Clinton ministrations. But instead he works for CNN because Hillary Clinton lost in such humiliating fashion. Listen to this isn't it has claimed that with an increase in mail in voting, this will be the most rigged A lynch election in history. Georgia Great State of Georgia, where you're from, is one of 34 states that offers mail in voting without an excuse. It's done. So since 2005 You believe that policy needs to be reversed in Georgia Congressman Highs. Jim Sciutto is not stupid. All of these reporters all of these journalists, they are not stupid, but they are all pretending like absentee balloting is exactly the same as the Universal Mail in balloting. Can you please explain this to me or because the only way I can explain it is there purposely trying to terrify and And and lie to the American people. That's exactly what they're doing, Larry. It's all on outright lied to the American people. It's fearmongering trying Tio put the false narrative in the minds of the American people. That the president and we as Republicans don't want any kind of absentee ballots. Listen, they are two totally totally different things on absentee ballots. There's one someone cannot make it to the voting booth because they're going to be out of town or their stake. They had surgery or, for whatever reason, it really doesn't matter. They're afraid of covert or whatever they can request an absentee about it. And the ballot is instant to that individual request of it. That is one thing I don't know anyone who is opposed to absentee voting. The problem becomes with what the Democrats are proposing, and that is universal mail in ballots where the government sends out ballots to every voter in the country. Tens and tens of millions of ballots going out randomly. And then they want the row Voter ID to be associated with any of those ballots, and then they want national ballot harvesting. So you're gonna have the battle is going out tens and tens of millions of people immediately. They're going to be deceased. We're going to be people who have lived. They're just going to battle It's going out there. There is no voter ID. Just absolutely a recipe for fraud. And, frankly, that's what the Democrats won't, but that is a far cry from an absentee ballot request. Which they are trying to par as one In the same there took two totally different animals altogether. Congressman heist Mr Sudo went on to say, and you'll hear Democrats say the same thing to Oh, there's not going to the front because every one of these mail in ballots the signature is compared to whatever signature is on file in the registers of I just ask you something, Congressman there are there were about 130 Million ballots cast in 2016. I expect there will be more ballots cast this nun who exactly is doing all of that signature checking. And how long is that going to take? Oh, no, You can't do it. I mean, it's just that this is absolutely an impossibility. But this is what the Democrats want. They want confusion. Look at what just happened in New York and I chairwoman Maloney just had her her election a took over six weeks. Get the results back in just one congressional district because they had all these mail in ballots and then over 1000 of them were thrown out because of one problem or another. It's just a wide open door for long suits, even in that one district, but the Democrats want to open this up nationally. There is no way to verify Bye signatures or any other means, And yet the Democrats don't even want that, In fact, the law that they passed in the house. It's unfortunately did not pass us in. It's not even taken up in the Senate. The Heroes Act that they keep bragging about bands states from having any I D requirements with these mail in ballots so that he won't want it running ballots going out by the tens of millions. Zero accountability. Zero checking zero I'd be requirements and then they want to harvest them themselves or through a postal service. Right now. The union has endorsed Joe Biden Pleasant, so I mean this whole thing there's reach with fraud. And that is what we're pushing back on. But and that's what the president's pushing back off again. We don't want integrity at the voting booth that the Democrats are trying to destroy that. Congressman hides the questioning of the United States Post Master general concluded today You were able to witnesses tell me the tenor of these conversations and how the postmaster equipped himself. Well, it was political theater as we knew it would be, and and but what? We knew going into this that we have a vote on this whole issue on Saturday, and here it is on Monday. We're having a hearing. I don't recall Millicent. There's plenty of times in Congress that we spoke on bills that have not bothered to have a hearing. I get that, but I don't recall ever wouldn't we have had a piece of legislation to fix a problem? Waiter. We had a hearing about the problem. And after we had the vote, Yeah, I mean, when there was a specific things, and so we're thinking this is like it's like putting a roof under our house and calling an inspector and decided I need the roof. That's what the Democrats have done here with this whole thing and so coming in today, we knew it was going to be political theater because they didn't want the facts. They didn't want the truth. They already have the vote. And so what? Their attempt today Wass what is to destroy the Postmaster General Todo Ah, Some of them are already calling for his resignation and only been on the job two marks. But it was an attempt to really go after the president by going after the postmaster general. Finally, Congressman, if you could just give us a look see, are are you Are you able to attend any of the convention at all? Ah, Are you worried we'll be there on first day, in fact for the acceptance speech of the president. Where we continue to be told that Georgia is a toss up. Georgia is leading Democrat Georges. Some of the polls show Biden a head injury. Could you please give us your first hand account of what's going on there in the Peach Tree State? Yeah, I think the president's going to be fine here in Georgia. Obviously, we can't take it for granted here or can we take it for granted anywhere else in the country? We are at A crossroads. We're in the midst of a fight of our life or our country. We're either going to have a country that believes in limited government and maximum freedom or we're going to go down. The path of Ah, Socialist, potentially marks is Democratic Party. They want government to dictate every part of our lives. I can't stress the importance of this election. But I believe the American people are wise ing up today. I don't believe certainly here in Georgia. That is reality. No question. It is in the 10th district where I served But it seems to be the tenor across the state as a whole, I believe is going to be in good shape, but we're gonna have to fight all the way. All right. We'll leave it there, Congressman. Thank you for joining us and a good job going toe to toe there with Jim Sciutto. You You pushed back very well on him, and that's what it takes. And I'm glad you're in the arena. Thank you very much. It is for 45. W e mail, traffic.
"vice president joe biden" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Former vice president Joe Biden he was the big winner tonight in the South Carolina primary thank you thank you your Norma's integrity.
"vice president joe biden" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"Vice president Joe Biden is getting the backing of former vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine gene is also a senator from Virginia and his endorsement comes ahead of the primaries Virginia is one of fourteen states that vote on super Tuesday Jane is the sixty U. S. senators endorsed by didn't he has more public support for members of Congress than any other presidential candidate to date that establishment support has not translated into wins on the ground providing us my college this is NPR makers of disinfecting products are gearing up for a potential rush of demand for sanitizers bleach and wipes at his cases of covert nineteen spread companies like Clorox and Lysol and major pharmacy chains say they've been ramping up to avoid shortages more from NPR's Alina Selyukh across the board companies involved in making or selling cleaning and sanitizing products are confirming spikes in demand drugstore chains CVS and Walgreens say they are seeing more shoppers stocking up on hand sanitizer monitoring to mitigate any potential shortages the Clorox company says it has increased production of its disinfecting products and Lysol parent company record thank you Sir says it has an emergency team on watch to avoid running out of supplies health experts say well sanitizers and bleach could work against the corona virus they also recommend a more traditional cleaning approach soap and water a thorough hand washing under running water for twenty seconds Alina Selyukh NPR news president trump says he's dispatching the nation's top diplomat to witness the signing of an agreement with the Afghan Taliban ended and beginning a drawdown of thousands of U. S. troops ending America's eighteen aren't your involvement in the war there trump announced the secretary of state Mike Pompeii will be on hand for the signing of the agreement with Taliban militants or harbored al Qaeda before the nine eleven terror attacks also blamed for the deaths of thousands of U. S. servicemen and women defense secretary mark esper is also expected to issue a joint declaration with the government of Afghanistan Google futures prices plunged four point nine percent today oil down two dollars and thirty three cents a barrel in New York I'm.
"vice president joe biden" Discussed on News Radio 690 KTSM
"Vice president Joe Biden and a son hunter hunter Biden had business dealings in both countries but no evidence of wrongdoing has emerged trump also suggested that the bidens have scammed other countries but he did not elaborate trump's July phone call with the president of Ukraine is at the heart of the house impeachment query energy secretary Rick Perry is planning to abandon his post next month political reports the former Texas governor will be replaced temporarily by deputy energy secretary Dan roulette the decision reportedly doesn't involve the house impeachment inquiry into president trump federal agencies are asking Facebook not to go through with it end to end encryption plan request was made in a letter to CEO mark Zuckerberg and signed by Attorney General William Barr and acting homeland security secretary Kevin metal in it in the letter the department heads request the plan doesn't move forward without ensuring that there's no reduction in the safety of Facebook users and others it also wants a law enforcement have court authorized access to the content to protect the public the shooting death of a man in Florida is being called a horrible accident the Santa Rosa county sheriff's as Christopher Bergen was killed after trying to surprise his father in law for his birthday it happened earlier this week when Bergen flew in from Norway and went to Richard Dennis's Pensacola area home the sheriff says Bergen banged on the door then jumped out from behind some bushes leading to Dennis firing one the full round the sheriff announced on Thursday that Dennis would not be facing charges and the Seattle Seahawks are celebrating a victory on Thursday night football the Seahawks took down the Los Angeles rams in Seattle by a score of thirty to twenty nine rams had a chance to win at the end of the game but they missed the go ahead field goal in the closing seconds Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson threw for four touchdowns you're listening to the latest from NBC news radio Attorney General William Barr is turning the project safe neighborhoods program after violent crime fell of the U. S. for the second straight year Brian shook has details the F. B. I.'s twenty eighteen crime in the U. S. report to released this week shows the estimated number of violent crimes dropped more than three percent from twenty seventeen bar says. project safe neighborhoods packs a powerful punch by combining advanced data with local leadership the justice department notes the evidence based program is the centerpiece of its violent crime reduction strategy Brian shook NBC news radio and iris employee is raising questions about interference in an audit of the president or vice president's tax returns The Washington Post reports that the employee filed a whistle blower complaint by the house ways and means committee the Senate finance committee and the treasury department inspector general the whistle blower claimed that he was told of at least one treasury department political appointee who tried to interfere with the tax returns last year's flu season was among the longest in pain years epidemiologists Ashley folks says the country set records in a bad way during the twenty eighteen flu season. elevated for twenty one week and during that time more than six hundred thousand people were hospitalized and more at sixty thousand five the CDC estimates up to forty two million people got sick Lou season usually runs from October to may folks advises getting vaccines now three people in North Carolina are being accused of arranging in exchange for a child at a car Thomasville police say Alice Lee and Todd treated her one year old can't for a Plymouth laser last year the swap was discovered when the couple who exchange the car brought the child to the hospital a family member has taken custody of the kids and baseball fans are not showing up two games for the fourth straight year attendance dropped at M. L. B. stadiums across the country more than sixty eight million tickets were sold to this year's regular season games which is a drop of about one million from last year in two thousand.
"vice president joe biden" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"Vice president Joe Biden is now calling for a serious investigation into reports that the president pressured the new leader of Ukraine into investigating old Ukrainian business dealings by Biden's son and by extension biking himself this against a background of a reported whistle blower warning about Mr trump's conversations with a foreign leader Biden spoke at a campaign stop in Iowa I call the present released the transcript of the of the call let everybody hear what it is that the house see it in see what he did now about the democratic campaign politics not hand biting in Iowa New pull their by the morning register now having senator Elizabeth Warren leading Biden Biden still in the mix but this is a sign as has been evidenced by reporting on the ground here and I want another early primary states that while he is preferred by many Democrats while he is certainly respected and revered by democratic voters there's a sense that if somebody else is able to merge and convince them that they should support that person instead Democrats are likely to do so ed o'keefe CBS news the more in Iowa trucking on storm recovery efforts north Carolina's governor we Cooper is now seeking additional federal disaster assistance for those counties that were recently affected by hurricane Dorian while Texas officials confirm a fifth death linked to that tropical storm not wallop the Houston area twice floodwaters sweeping over entire neighborhoods in Houston are forcing homeowners to still keep their distance major highways across southeast Texas filled with water leaving drivers to navigate through treacherous conditions over the last few days Harris County officials say hundreds of people were rescued from their homes when a by you near Huffman became swollen with.
"vice president joe biden" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"A vice president Joe Biden today doubled down on his concerns about government run healthcare plans being touted by Liberal Democrat you may like the plan you have you may not want to go into another plan last night's debate expose the rift party over whether to expand obamacare with its mix of private and public insurance or push for a plan with the government covers everyone healthcare known as Medicare for all although my Medicare for all proposal when you don't pay out of pocket I don't baby your brother the people. their premiums I have to according to Sanders is planned the government would cover all necessary healthcare costs including prescription drugs and patients could see virtually any doctor they wanted without a copay but the option for private insurance would go away and then there's the cost estimated at up to thirty two trillion dollars over ten years how do we pay for it we pay for those at the very top the richest individuals of the biggest corporations are going to pay more and middle class families are going to pay less more than half of Democrats in early primary states like the idea of Medicare for all but they believe the program would work better if it competed with instead of eliminated private health insurance guess where the moderate Democrats a lot of nobody's yet sad how much is going to cost the taxpayer doesn't trust the American people. I trust you to choose what makes the most sense for you. rather than replace private insurance bite and would offer the option to purchase government run healthcare but remember none of this becomes law unless Democrats when the White House in total control of Congress or find a way to work with Republicans learn more often expensive plan ahead thank you..
"vice president joe biden" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Vice president Joe Biden is mulling a run for the democratic presidential nomination that announcement is expected sometime next month. But I he's responding to allegations from a former Nevada lawmaker of inappropriate behavior. Florez claims the incident happened just before rally in two thousand fourteen when she was a democratic candidate for Lieutenant governor in Nevada in a newly released statement Biden says in my many years on the campaign trail and in public life. I have offered countless handshakes hugs expressions of affection support and comfort and not once never did. I believe I acted inappropriately. If it is suggested I did. So I will listen respectfully, but it was never my intention ABC. Stephanie Ramos, the White House is reminding the government of Mexico that President Trump is ready to close the southern border as soon as this week if officials in that country, don't stop illegal crossings immediately acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, on ABC's this week Mexico to solidify its southern border. We need. Meaning the northern triangle countries to do more about not allowing their people into Mexico. The State Department announcing that it's cutting AJ Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, three countries where many of the migrants come from. Now, let's special counsel Robert Muller's twenty two month long investigation into Russian meddling. The two thousand sixteen election is over Democrats are demanding to see the full report. And so we're Republicans were hoped that at least ninety nine percent of the report can come out. I mean, there's probably tens of thousands of pages of documents. But as far as the three hundred page report, I think should all come out New York, congressman, Peter King, speaking to ABC news. Well, Auburn is earned a spot in the double final four knocking off at Kentucky in overtime today. The Tigers joining Texas Tech and Virginia and the round of for the last spot is going to go to the winner of the game between Michigan state and Duke, which is now in its final seconds. You're listening to ABC news..
"vice president joe biden" Discussed on Fresh Air
"I wanna thank you for all of your surface to our country and i want to thank you for being here this evening for honoring us with your presence there i wanna thank you so very much guys i'm glad you there terry and i hope you keep going kid even though you're only twenty four the interview with joe biden was recorded tuesday evening at why y in front of an audience attending a dinner in which biden received why wise lifelong learning award the interview is produced for broadcast by amy salet with moods eighty and technical director orgy bentham and audio engineers charlie chire coming up moore encouraging reviews the new novel do not become alarmed that begins with this epigraph from teddy roosevelt americans learn only from catastrophe and not from experience this is fresh air support for this podcast of the following message conference crt it's time to get growing with commercial wenbing leasing and treasury management services from cit cit works with companies across a wide variety of industries including transportation technology energy manufacturing health care and retail cit has the experience and expertise to help you grow your business for more information about how your business can grow with cit visit crtvcom put knowledge to work molly malloy as a prolific writer known for among other things her to domestic novels liars and saints and a family daughter and more recently her apothecary trilogy written for young adults her latest novel as its title suggests goes off in a different direction here's our book critic marine kerrigan's review of do not become alarmed.
"vice president joe biden" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Is just solace we listening to the interview i recorded with former vice president joe biden in front of an audience at why why we'll hear more after a break this is fresh air thanks for listening to fresh air here's another npr podcast to check out planet money they're always looking at the business and economics of really interesting stories like why open offices took off and why there terrible and why there aren't a lot of women in tak you can find planet money on npr one or wherever you get your podcasts dealer that of people in america call your local joe word i i really great for a whole lot of makes me feel really owe but um but will or what i've found is terry that dumb i learned how to become the most popular politicians who merck announce you're not running for president it'd be authentic because i think people are looking for today is someone they can look at and say this guy this woman is gracefully telling me the truth not being bitter not being a obnoxious but said this is where i stand this is why stand here and this is what i believe if i heard you correctly said it the way to become a popular politician is to say you're not running for president helps so did you just say you're not running for president let me be completely share with you know i have a bad habit of answering questions straightforwardly.
"vice president joe biden" Discussed on Fresh Air
"I i meet not irregularly i get calls from heads of state in other countries and i make sure to let the vice president of the united states know that i'm having the median so it's not like i am doing policy and i ask if they have a position they want me to take but there's an apoplexy out there on the part of an awful lot of people because what happens is there such an overwhelming consensus among business across the board on the paris agreement on states governors and legislators and in other countries china and what we're doing is we are we are are forfeiting our leadership in the world order and i really mean that our judgment is being put so much in jeopardy by some of the things that are decisions are be made it of nothing to do with the environment a semi my god if somebody do that what the hell are they going to do with why am i gonna follow them on a beer see that's what's happening around the world today relative to some of the decisions it may have been so so contrary to what is in the interest of the country and interest of the world we're listening to the interview recorded tuesday evening in front of an audience at why why after a break we'll hear more of the interview in which we talked about presidential tweeting biden's thoughts about a possible run for president and how reflect on his family losses i'm teary gross and this is fresh air support for this podcast and the following message conferemce lack for companies all over the world from the very small to the very large slack is where work habits create a team in minutes and get everyone on board slack gives you one manageable space in which to gather all the people you need to talk to all the projects you need to keep tabs on an with more than nine hundred apps seamlessly integrated with slack all the tools you need to get things done find out more at slack dot com.
"vice president joe biden" Discussed on Fresh Air
"During the campaign that russia was trying to interfere in the election and that you and the president decided not to say anything to the public about it what i've read and you can tell me if this is accurate or not is that there are a couple of reasons for one s at you didn't want to give the appearance of interfering in the election in a way that would support hillary and the other was he didn't want to do russia's work for russia's since russia's goal was to create chaos and have americans lose faith in the electoral process do you have any regrets about not having said something at the time no how come people who had no were informed brewers no direct evidence who we could find of them have actually able to manipulate the actual machines endure voter rolls home and you know in this environment i think president was right in this environment we would have been accused of beating gays and trying to manipulate the election by using information that was not self evident to the public would require the release of classified information to prove it would have been i think uh for worse so the trump administration is trying to repeal and replace obamacare if care healthcare act they've been in undoing a epa regulations pulling out of their paris climate accord considering restricting trade and travel with cuba do you feel like you're watching the obama biden legacy being undone and what is your reaction to watching these things being undone is that i watched the national consensus of republicans or democrats below done everything you mentioned every previous republican president to some degree another shared or view and we build on the progress progression that have been made what i see being on undone is is basically the attempt to undo the liberal postwar order i see being undone the the consequences of paris.
"vice president joe biden" Discussed on Fresh Air
"And the aggrandisement of power is enhanced when you for example attack the press you attack the courts you'd de legitimize what's going on and but they are a minority what worries me is the supreme court decision a campaign contributions with the most damaging things occurred in my career institutionally because for example when we when uh when garland was nominated by barraq everybody talked about carling you know you reported extensively all those republic the this is the guy brock one out his way to do it should be done as a student of that gone out and found someone who could be gained the respect of republicans and the stiffarm recycled fourteen of my colleagues every republicans every single one acknowledged me they were wrong every single one said joe i know this is the right thing to do but joe if i change if i do such and such the coq brothers look amendment five million dollars in my campaign or i'll end up with a primary come in from the right and my party wherever that's no profile encourage but it relates to how the nature of campaigning and the impact of big money can have an expert dential impact quickly and immediately and in the senate and the house is even worse which are amanda we're listening to the interview recorded with former vice president joe biden in front of an audience at why why we'll hear more after a break this is fresh air support for fresh air and the following message come from rocket mortgage by quicken loans rocket mortgage gives you confidence when it comes to buying a home or refinancing your existing home on with rocket mortgage you can apply simply and understand all the details so you can mortgage confidently to get started goats iraqi mortgage dot com slash fresh air equal housing lender licensed in all fifty states nmlsconsumeraccess dot org number thirty thirty.
"vice president joe biden" Discussed on Fresh Air
"And used to be some real khalid yellow be but what's happened is the john used to refer directed gingras revolution he said the chimera rouge has arrived and it became a you know we continued to dumbdown american politics and and decide that the way to win was to denigrate institutions and individuals that became the pattern and by the time we won it had reached its apex and i thought it was disastrous i thought it was a gigantic mistake and and this is still going on to some degree knsb turned around and democrats are not free from that attitude either did you see any new techniques being used to block the legislation you were trying to forward the earliest part of he got part of what president obama wanted you to do as a very experienced senator is to move the legislation for while i was able to do that most cases would be noticed um but part of the reason why was this because up on the hill they all know that i have respect for both parties of the vast majority of the members of the house and senate of both parties are there because they genuinely believe they want to change things for the better including my very conservative friends i mean it's heartfelt there's some better there now that are just extremely mean spirited and want to see the institutions diminished because look every all these petitions we have out there are designed to control the abuse of power.
"vice president joe biden" Discussed on Fresh Air
"No i am not joking i admit it i met it it was incredibly disrespectful and he looked immunity said joe you take the good with the bat manned he said you think i would beat new the two thousand native i had been a 43yearold white boy is what do you think joe what do you think but the fact is there is racism it does exist he was the brunt of it many times but because of his calibre because of his integrity because of issue mentally he was able to rise above the what i would have found difficult to dismiss and go on and get a lotta businessman so when president obama was elected mitch mcconnell who was europe cali for many years in the senate said that the single most important thing he wanted to achieve as for president obama to be a one term president hears your former colleague pledging to basically be obstructionist and that that would be his goal to like prevent obama from getting lack at what was your reaction to having your colleague in the senate which is supposed to be so collegial say that loose do you all the time and i really do love for years years you've report wasn't just that mcconnell to the thursday meeting of mcconnell in the a leading republican figures in the united states of america before we were sworn in making clear there were and are not but obama agenda pass i don't think that was based on racism come in what was based upon was the decline of collegiality in the senate as a whole since aguirre's revolution my friend john mccain a hamas like hell at me we fight like hell but if i call on tonight on driving back to my summer place of my granddaughters in said gianluigi to meet me at seventh and vine in st louis tomorrow he getting a and come without asking.
"vice president joe biden" Discussed on Fresh Air
"And that was my greatest disappointment that george bush let all this lapse and after new town the president asked me to handle that we put together a program that somewhere between eighty two and eighty seven percent of the people throughout america agreed with me including fifty six percent of those were members about our a rational gun policy including modern technology to have smart weapons so you own a gun with your your fingerprint could fire the gutted cetera and i was i was so disappointed that uh the farright was able to so affected layyah frightened the hell out of members of the house and senate that they would not we could not get the best so reasonable is the first african american president the only african american president do you think racism figured into your ability to live your agenda forward and what was the effect of racism on the white house when you were there well uh first of all a brock obama's most selfaware man or woman i've ever met my life he has a full complete understanding of who is what what he is and the reality realities he faces and so i i used to get very upset sometimes when the the body language of people in the oval would be disrespectful and i remember one day going out after a congressman literally walking in broad grabbing me pulling me back and say what are you doing i summity set guys lessons.
"vice president joe biden" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Last january and president obama's final week in the white house he surprised by and with the nation's highest civilian honor the presidential medal of freedom with distinction in march biden received the congressional patriot award from the bipartisan policy center in recognition of his work crafting bipartisan legislation with republicans and democrats he's out of office now but still active in politics and diplomacy this month he launched a new pack called american possibilities he heads the university of pennsylvania's new pen biden center for diplomacy and global engagement and the new biden institute at the university of delaware's school of public policy and administration y'all so heads the cancer moonshot to accelerate cancer research his son bowed died of brain cancer two years ago i spoke with joe biden tuesday evening at why why were he was the recipient of the why life long learning award for his distinguished career in public service and commitment to education other recipients have included tom ridge when i full robert mcneil jim lehrer and cokie roberts biden is a familiar face to some of the crew of why why because why wise licensed in delaware biden's home state as well as philadelphia and has studios in both states here's our interview you're elected senator when you're twenty nine had wait at least two weeks before turned thirty which was the youngest you're allowed service senator and then after many years and senate vice president and now it's been a few months that you're not in elected office so after a life in elected office.