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Bush, Harris Point to Unity After 9/11 in Memorial Speeches
"Ceremonies were also held today at the pentagon and at the crash site of flight ninety three and shanksville pennsylvania. Npr's asmaa collared reports. Former president. george w bush and vice president kamala harris delivered remarks. Both harrison bush spoke at the crash site of flight. Ninety three in shanksville pennsylvania were forty passengers and crew managed to fight back against the hijackers and prevent a likely attack on the us capital. The former president addressed the current disunity in the country. So much of our politics has become a naked appealed. Anger fear and resentment at least worried about our nation and our future together. Bush seemed to reference the january sixth attack on the capital and said well it might seem like violent extremists from within and from abroad. Don't have much in common in their disdain. For pluralism they are quote children of this same foul spirit
Fresh update on "vice president kamala harris" discussed on Ron Paul Liberty Report
"And she sounded like she really believed it. She wasn't sort of making it up but Regardless of how they come to these conclusions because some people might want to stir up trouble some people believe some of it is true but In this case the person. I was listening to sounded like You know that she visualized that. There is a lot of whipping going on horses running over people and and it was all even when the interview quiz. Ter- it's all this. Is the white people doing this. The black people. She said yes absolutely. So that's an attitude fits in fits into the scenario. Some people wanted to. And i think they're gonna make points by doing this Quite frankly That attitude whether it's from which i it comes. It doesn't matter that type of attitude on either side make conditions much worse and of course the vice president kamala harris jumped on board with that whole thing. The idea that they're over there just them for fun. Which wasn't the case. And that doesn't do any favors to buy neither because it puts them at odds with his own border patrol border security and they do push back and they have pushed back and you can see it in the politico article that we're talking about brenton judd. Who's president of the national border patrol council. Which is You know the association of border patrol officers. He provided to politico the text of emails that he provided to the administration back in june saying. Hey a huge chunk of migrants coming. You better plan it. There's going to be a massive influx in del rio He suggested some ways that the administration could handle the crisis better how they might be able to make it move more sloot smoothly and this is from the political order. The response from management in adult border patrols. They'll settle cording to the union. Was that quote several other platforms to be considered which are more efficient. So they ignore this issue The so the administration is very out of touch. They had no plan. Econo- reminds you afghanistan. No good plan basically asleep at the wheel and this doesn't help matters either. Let's look at this This next clip if we can. Here's the secretary of homeland security. Here's what he said before. Congress quote i honestly believe our borders are closed. No it's kind of like magical thinking. I honestly believe the f. ghanistan tall went perfectly fine. So if you say and you honestly believe it then it has to be true probably does. He convinces himself. But you brought up the subject that He's contradicting and this has been going on. Ever since he's been sworn in contradiction between him and And and with the vice president Harris so she she. I think and and right now the split over this issue and other issues you know three four five months that all of a sudden there's a little bit of objectivity is saying. Well maybe maybe this guy's not up to it. The republicans are you know they've done it constantly But if anything they've just have a main. They maintain up but that's not their biggest issue. I it's almost like let these people fight it out themselves for political reason but he reminds me of what was happening on one thousand nine hundred. Seventy three seventy four you know nixon and spiro. Agnew the The very first thing you had to do if the deep state decides. It president has to go like they decided nixon had to go. They didn't like agnew so You know they found some things. So you know which i guess isn't too difficult..
"vice president kamala harris" Discussed on Talk Radio 1190 KFXR
"Vice President Kamala Harris, is under fire for helping to win the release of a man who's now suspected of murder. Last week, 47 year old George Howard was driving a white Volvo on Interstate 94 in Minneapolis when he got into a road rage incident with the man in a blue BMW. Both cars then pulled over and when the man in the BMW 38 year old Luis Ortiz got out. Police say Howard shot and killed Ortiz then sped away. It was caught on surveillance, and Howard was quickly arrested. But we should note two things one because of previous convictions. George Howard was banned from having a gun and to Howard might still have been in jail after being arrested for domestic assault in early August, But instead, he was released on bond posted by the Minnesota Freedom Fund. Fox's trace. Gallagher reports. The Freedom Fund helps to arrange bales for members of minority communities that it believes have been unfairly impacted by the state's criminal justice system. Police in Florida have arrested three people in charge them with stealing the identities of some of the people who died in the collapse of the condominium building earlier this year, Cyber grave robbers did move very quickly. After the collapse to grab what they could from deceased victims, while families and friends were an absolute emotional turmoil. Their motto could have been. Your loss is our gain. State's attorney Katherine Fernandez, Rundle says they are investigating other possible cases. At least 98 people died in the Surfside, Florida condominium collapse. Testimony began Wednesday in the trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes. She's charged with defrauding investors of millions by promoting a blood testing technology that prosecutors say she knew didn't work. Trial is expected to last about three months at the US Open tennis tournament. Novak Djokovic has beaten Matteo Bertini in the quarterfinals..
Where in the World Is Kamala Harris?
"Kamala harris is off the radar. She is mia. She's still over in singapore where she where in the world. Who can't i mean who cares. I guess but on the other hand why are they keeping her under wraps. Why do you suppose she's been she's been at his side all along. They've been practically joined at the hip for everything else. Kobe related everything there. She is dan in there with a pantsuit and her mask on. Stand right off to the side. what's happened to harris. Why are they keeping her on the on the absolute off the off the charts. My gosh what do you. What's behind that her. Something big going on here. You know and i know it. Something's going on. I saw what headline this morning biden is acting like a one term president. Yeah well if you've seen him lately he's probably going to be a one term president. I don't know how this guy would make it through eight years of this. So what's next. Well we know if he doesn't last four years it's president kamala harris something. I tried to warn you over and over and over again.
Democrats Aren't Talking About the Worst Possible Outcome of the California Recall
"Larry elder gets to be governor. Two weeks from now after the recall Everybody in the liberal media has gonads no big deal. If larry elder becomes governor he's only going to serve until november twenty twenty two and will have no power anyway because the democrats control both houses of the legislature in california. So what if larry elder becomes governor await a minute. What did that caller just remind us. If something happens dianne feinstein. Who's sick as a dog. And she either is incapacitated. Or you know god forbid dies. We don't wish her will if senator feinstein can't complete her term. The governor of california governor larry elder or his biden would say elder gets to appoint the replacement senator and surprise. There's no more fifty fifty senate and that's the end of vice president. Kamala harris breaking all the votes and the votes and this would be just an interesting turn of events. So let's keep our eye on that california
US Vice President Harris Ends Asia Tour With Fresh Jab at China
"During her visit to Vietnam, Vice President Kamala Harris says while the U. S isn't seeking conflict when China Washington will continue to speak up against what she called the threat China poses as a rule based order Kamala Harris. His job on this trip was to persuade Southeast Asian governments that the Biden administration will be more engaged and less confrontational than President Trump. Who saw relations here largely through the prism of his rivalry with China. Yet President Biden has been no less critical of China and his vice president throughout several tough comments, accusing Beijing of bullying smaller countries in the South China Sea. That brought an instant response from China, where officials accused the US of sowing discord and trying to drive a
"vice president kamala harris" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast
"We are back and we are joined once again by ashley. lopez of k. ut austin. Hey ashley hey there. You're just in this continual loop of democrats fleeing the legislature and covering. Aren't you yeah. It's a really interesting loop that i can't seem to get out of We'll see if there's any end. I it's it's i mean it's a little bit of a farcical situation but but they're doing it because this is the only tool that that democrats have in order to stop this bill from moving forward. This is a second attempt to pass a republican authored. Bill that restricts voting rights. What would this bill do. And why democrats taking the step of fleeing the state to try and stop it well. This bills actually really similar to the last bill. They walked out on. That was close passing earlier this year at the end of may and it's you know a sweeping overhaul of the state's election code. It adds restrictions to vote by mail as well as some in person voting mainly as it relates to accommodations for people with disabilities and it creates a slew of new criminal penalties. That voting rights groups are worried will lead to this. Like uptick of people getting in legal trouble for voting crimes. In the event they make like some innocent mistakes. Voting democrats had said from the beginning that they were not on board with any legislation. That would make it harder to vote specially since it was pretty clear this was in solving any actual issue in texas state. Election officials have said that you know in twenty twenty. Our election was safe and secure and successful. So there is really no need for you know especially a giant overhaul of the election code and you know because there's another twenty something days left in the legislative session. They had to leave the state altogether as opposed to just like walk out on a final vote. And that's because they could be summoned back or arrested or some something like that if they stayed in texas. Yeah the way it works is like if the texas house which that happened this morning. The texas house calls a quorum and they don't have a quorum day the legislature can vote to have the state police arrest and bring back these lawmakers but that can only be done within state lines right so they can't go to dc for example. Grab them so that's kind of where we're at. Which of course is where they are right now and osma you you. You talked to the vice president about this The these these texas democrats are meeting with senate democrats today. We just learned that harris is going to meet with them again. I mean their message is hey. We're taking this incredibly extraordinary action. You need to do something now too. I mean what do you make of the dynamics. When when they're going to meet with senate democrats who are who are opting not to change the rule that they would have the power to change in order to voting rights bills. You know a lot of what i took away from the interview with with the vice president was this idea. On exerting outside pressure and on the idea of mobilizing a coalition groups mobilizing folks in different facets different parts of the country on the ground. And so you know a meeting with texas. Legislators to me is just another aspect of this in reality what can they do. You know i think in all honesty. I think it's very limited. What they can do in terms of their meetings with lawmakers. Here this is gonna come down to whether or not a few key. Members of the senate democrats are willing to essentially just change the rules of the filibuster and carve out an exception for voting rights. i i don't think there yet. Because if they were there yet we would have seen the mardi do that. The more and more. Maybe outside pressure is exerted on a couple of key members of the senate. I'm thinking say cureton. Cinema joe manchin in particular. Perhaps they'll be willing to budge. But you know as our colleagues reporting on congress have said. They're not the only two who are a little bit reluctant to just get rid of the filibuster ashley in austin and washington. How are republicans responding to this. Well we can start with governor greg. Abbott has is obviously not happy about this. He said that lawmakers are shirking their responsibilities as lawmakers. Actually he. He talked about this in a video address last night. The democrats must put aside partisan political games and get back to the job they were elected to do and he's already said that once this special session period which ends early in august and He is very likely to call another special session. So you know they re republicans. Don't feel like this is over for them like they are going to give up this fight to to pass voting restrictions in the state. And are you a senators have have weighed in john. Cornyn call this a publicity stunt. So you know i i think not. Surprisingly republicans are not happy about this but there they remain undeterred. It seems are at ashley. Thank you again. I'm sure we will talk to you pretty soon. About all of this. Probably thank you so much and everybody listening..
Biden Holds Meeting on Major Ransomware Attack
"U. S can counter this wave of RANSOMWARE attacks. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will lead an interagency meeting today to discuss the administration's efforts to counter ransomware attack Friday claimed by a Russian linked gang targeted Miami based Software company Cassia and the program that manages it infrastructure for client companies. On Tuesday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the U. S could respond if Russia won't rain in bad actors within its borders. If the Russian government cannot Will not take action against criminal actors residing in Russia. We will take action or reserve the right to take action on our own. Mike Grossi, a Washington The majority of the votes have been counted in
‘Not a Healthy Environment’: Kamala Harris’ Office Rife With Dissent
"Angry yet Kamala Harrison, who have expressed that in the last week telling politico that she is miserable to work for Number 22 current and former staffers, the heck of Iran. If this early on you've got former staffers in the vice president's office, and she does she has several, and apparently, they're all speaking to politico and saying that they were miserable working for her, And that's not all. There is a new A new story out today, Axios reporting. Headline Biden aide charges sabotage of Harris. Okay, Now they're fighting within the White House. Uh, you've got top White House officials are now mobilizing to defend Vice President Kamala Harris amid a gusher of leaks about dysfunction and infighting inside of her office.
Donald Trump to Visit Texas Border Wall
"President. Trump is set to visit the US Mexico border this week, just days after Vice President Kamala Harris made her own visit to Texas. Both trips come at a time when many Republicans are describing the situation at the border as a quote crisis with unauthorized crossings at their highest level in decades. NPR's Joel Rose covers immigration and joins us now. Hi, Joel. Hey, Sarah. What do we know about Trump's upcoming visit? Well. He's expected to visit the Rio Grande Valley in Texas on Wednesday, along with Texas Governor Greg Abbott and a group of congressional Republicans, and they're essentially trolling the Biden administration by highlighting the high number of border crossings this year. Here's some of what Trump said last night at a rally in Ohio Illegal aliens are Overrunning their borders. Nobody's ever seen anything like it. Our poor borders was so perfect. They were so good. The rhetoric from that rally should sound very familiar to anyone who's followed former President Trump and the way he often talks about immigrants as a threat. And a burden. He is still very much on that message. It
Returning to the Public Eye, Trump Will Head to US-Mexico Border
"Trump is set to visit the US Mexico border this week, just days after Vice President Kamala Harris made her own visit to Texas. Both trips come at a time when many Republicans are describing the situation at the border as a quote crisis with unauthorized crossings at their highest level in decades. NPR's Joel Rose covers immigration and joins us now. Hi, Joel. Hey, Sarah. What do we know about Trump's upcoming visit? Well. He's expected to visit the Rio Grande Valley in Texas on Wednesday, along with Texas Governor Greg Abbott and a group of congressional Republicans, and they're essentially trolling the Biden administration by highlighting the high number of border crossings this year. Here's some of what Trump said last night at a rally in Ohio Illegal aliens are Overrunning their borders. Nobody's ever seen anything like it. Our poor borders was so perfect. They were so good. The rhetoric from that rally should sound very familiar to anyone who's followed former President Trump and the way he often talks about immigrants as a threat. And a burden. He is still very much on that message. It does sound familiar. We mentioned vice President Harris was at the border to what did she have to say? Right? Harris visited El Paso on Friday. It was her first trip to the border since President Biden named her to lead the administration's effort to stem migration from Central America. She met with immigration officials in El Paso, also with immigrant advocates there. Here's some of what she had to say afterwards to reporters. The work that we have to do is the work of addressing the cause. The root causes. Otherwise, we'll continue to see the effect what is happening at the border. Harris has gotten some criticism for not coming to the border sooner. She said that this trip builds on her earlier visit to Central America, where she's trying to deal with those root causes.
Kamala Harris visits southern border for first time as vice president
"Vice President Kamala Harris has completed her maiden visit to the southern border as VP. The vice president spent her first trip in El Paso, Texas. There, she toured several facilities, and she thanked men and women for their hard work foxes Christina
Vice President Kamala Harris Visits El Paso, US-Mexico Border
Vice President Harris to Visit U.S.-Mexico Border
"Vice President Kamala Harris may be coming to the Texas Mexico border. On Friday. Sources tell Politico she'll visit El Paso, along with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Texas Republicans have been demanding Harris come to the border for the last several months after President Joe Biden asked her to run border efforts. Former President Trump will be coming to the
"vice president kamala harris" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Vice President Kamala Harris and other leaders traveling to minority communities hoping to convince the most reluctant to get their covid shots, she says. It's simple. We together have the power To end this pandemic. Vice President Kamala Harris talking in Atlanta, urging those avoiding the vaccine that the shot can save their and their family's lives. The Biden administration racing to meet their self imposed deadline of 70% of the nation vaccinated by July. 4th. Andy Field, ABC NEWS Washington and we're learning more about the man accused in Thursday's shooting spree in suburban Phoenix. Killed one person and wounded 12 others. The suspect is 19 year old Ashen Trickery Co. Under arrest and being held a new court documents. Prosecutors say. Trickery Co. Admitted to some of the shootings on Thursday in his vehicle. Police found an A R 15 with two magazines at the crime scene. They found 2 to 3 categories shell casings in a post arrest interview with police Trickery Co. Indicating he believed people have been following them and that every vehicle around him had people pointing guns at him. He claimed he had been working as a security guard when he was involved in a shooting last month, and that since then he believes people have been after OEM Alec Stone ABC nears Connecticut now set to become the 19th state to legalize adult recreational use of cannabis. The way it was cleared this week when the States General Assembly approved a long awaited bill, the governor Ned Lamont, says he will sign starting July 1st adults, 21 older will be allowed to possess up to 1.5 ounces of pot. We've heard a lot about the mental health impact of the pandemic on healthcare workers. What about unpaid caregivers? WBC's Carl Stevens, with the results of a new CDC study, co authored by a Boston company. Alexandra Drane is CEO of Arc Angels for Boston based startup that co authored the CDC study, looking at the pandemics, mental health impact on unpaid Caregivers. And unpaid caregivers, a parent or guardian or anyone who's caring for someone over 18 10,000. People were surveyed and the numbers show the impossible job of juggling so much in the middle of a pandemic really took its toll. If you are caring for someone in a parent guardian role at the same time as you're caring for an adult Than 85% of us or having anxiety or depression or another trauma related disorder, a lot of people suffering in the shadows and it's her hope that this information will help them realize. They're not alone, not by a long shot. Carl Stevens, WBC Boston's NewsRadio, a federal judge in Tampa, ruling in favor of a suit filed by Florida governor Iran to Santa's the challenges a CDC order. It has effectively barred cruise ships from sailing. Judge Stephen Merrit Day granting a preliminary injunction saying the CDC overstepped its authority and asking cruise lines to require passengers to be vaccinated against Covid 19. CNBC's Joe Benitez, the first U. S. Cruise is actually just about a week away the celebrity edge. I've spoken with celebrity, and they say that that Cruz.
Vice President Kamala Harris Visits Georgia to Urge COVID-19 Vaccinations
VP Kamala Harris Urges People to Get Vaccinated During Visit to Greenville
"President Kamala Harris visiting South Carolina, urging more Americans to get vaccinated as a month of action continues aimed at getting at least one covid shot to 70% of U. S adults. By July, 4th the vaccines. Let me say it again. Are safe. They are safe. And they are free. They are effective from. The administration's appeal coincides with more incentives and giveaways and more walking events focusing on the south, where vaccination rates have lagged
VP Kamala Harris Attends Pride Parade, Pressured To Visit Southern Border
"About the southern border were front and center at a pride rally in Washington, D. C is a BCS Lionel Moise explains. Wearing a love is Love T shirt. Vice President Kamala Harris made a surprise appearance at the Capital Pride, Walk and Rally in D. C Saturday with the second gentlemen Dr. We still have so much light until they celebrate. We celebrate all of the accomplishments. Finally marriages, the love. But some in the crowd were concerned with more than pride month pressuring the vice president of finally visit the US Mexico border. I will. Minamata Disease. ABC NEWS The
VP Harris Participates in Washington, DC Pride Parade
"Today. Vice President Kamala Harris took part in the Washington D. C Pride parade. We are committed and we understand the importance of this movement and our roles of leadership in this ongoing movement, The vice president says the administration is doing all it can to protect the movements made by the LGBTQ
"vice president kamala harris" Discussed on The Takeaway
"In a problem. thanks now. west. Virginia is currently a tri state that means republicans controlled the state house of delegates the state senate and the governor seat but honestly that's relatively new. In fact it took governor jim justice who ran for office as a democrat to switch party affiliation in order for the trifecta to take hold in two thousand seventeen. So what's going on with democrats in west virginia well. As the west virginia democratic party tries to modernize diversify their discovering. Just how hard change can be. Recently state dimmed formed an affirmative action committee. You know it's it's kind of an odd term but this is probably because of the requirement. For all state delegations to have such a committee was initially imposed by the dnc. Back in one thousand. Nine hundred seventy four when gerald ford was president. West virginia is just now getting around to forming their committee. We were ordered to have an affirmative action committee. Nineteen seventy four is twenty twenty one the adoption of the affirmative action plan without the involvement of the affirmative action committee. I'm lost on that. I don't see that there's any authority we did not have any any hispanics any black people or anybody that's actually on the current affirmative action committee drafting the draft and why are ronin vaccine. Numbers not order this station. I'm mystified by this. I'm concerned that we are actually deepening. That the do in which we find ourselves with the national democratic party. That sound from a meeting of west virginia democrats earlier this month and to learn a bit more about the democratic party dynamics in west virginia i sat down with hollis lewis the newly minted co-chair of that affirmative action committee and also co chair of the black caucus. I asked hollis what it means to be a democrat in virginia in twenty twenty one. Or that's a great question and like you just said i mean We're looked at his arrest. They but we have not been. That's sort of a a a new revelation of as until like maybe a couple years ago we were definitely a blue streak state. That was kind of our history. Even our governor he was he ran as a democrat in. Sort of flip to a republican. So i think what it means to be. A democrat now is that we're trying to find our identity. We're try to a like of reestablish ourselves. And i think that to your previous question you have sort of a sorta the veteran group and you have the merger of the younger group in. We're trying to find a balance between one. Another ooh wee holidays you have said a mouthful there because that is truly what is going on so many state democratic parties maybe most especially in the south because of the ways that that race works. So i'm so. I've always thought west virginia's fascinating because y'all exist because of the civil war right like west virginia was like nope we about to be free. We are going over here and joining the union. Peace out virginia. Can you talk to me about what race with in the democratic party is feeling like right now for west virginia democrats. I think not only here in west. Virginia i would think nationally like what we're trying to do particularly like and i'm just speaking for myself as a black person what we're trying to do is that we want to continue to represent the party. Continue to update this party. But we're sorta add crossover rose in which we have to have our voices heard of no longer. Can't we sit back. Vote in and get our stacey. Abrams on and do all. These amazing works to sort of this party and bring it to to prominence in not have our voices nowadays not have a voice are to be at the these tables and not just be at these tables but actually be contributing valued member at type. So talk to me about the caucuses They are in certain ways. Forty years late Because you all were meant to have already had the identity based caucuses and the affirmative action committee as you know kind of edict from the larger dnc but but you're here now and since exist. What are you hoping to accomplish. Basically what we wanna do Is that we wanna bring like perspective to the table. We want Be a part of the process and let you know the party. A large know that. Hey not only we're here We have a lot of voting members and we feel like we would be. We can be the ones to reach those voters. We want to be the ones not only just reached the voters to educate the is. We want to cultivate candidates. You know candidates who again may look different from traditional candies or may have a different perspective from traditional candidates. We wanna have sort of a multifaceted approach into making sure that our voices are perspective racial identity sexuality whatever is uplifted within the party but also still work to move the party forward. You know it's interesting to me to hear you talk about it in those ways particularly in these terms about how not only the voters but also the candidates being potentially being groomed for positions both in the state and perhaps at the federal level change and it makes me wonder if senator mansions decision not to support the for the people act has less to do with. What's going on in dc and more to do with what's going on in west. Virginia is there in this kind of tension within the party. A concern that bringing in those new voters new faces might unseat existing democrats who hold power. Well i'm the i think anytime. You are trying to do something different anytime. Anything is changing. You're going to be if you've used to doing things a certain way. There's always going to be a level of apprehension right. But i think that we're in a position now Not only just within politics right but we're in a position now with our current drug epidemic. I mean we're sort of at the center of opioids and in all these crazy pills. Heroin and everything like that. So we're at a crossroads in which we have to start to cultivate new talents. Not only that but you. A counts are as demographic which is maybe slightly hired in Some other states and just you know finally just like a look towards the future. We have to wanna maintain young people here. We want to track young people to come here. We have to start to look different. We have to start to move different. And we have to start thinking different about how we look not only within the context of our our party but within the context of the state in the nation and world at large. I'll just wanted to clarify this for our listeners. So you are obviously holding these leadership positions within the party but you don't currently hold an elected office so let me just ask. Are you thinking about running at some point. Maybe maybe we'll see made some. That's a yes my friend and maybe some happens in a new feature but for now. I'm here now. So we'll see if you had an opportunity to sit down with senator manchin and to talk with him particularly about the for the people act. What would you want to really be able to get across to senator mansion about The you'd like to see him take. If i had a conversation i would just try to. Let's push everything aside. The snot concern ourselves to bill. Filibuster by ship or anything. Like that. I would say. What are you want. You know the future west virginia to be to pass something so monumental so historic you are the deciding. The tiebreaker vote. Let's very good upon just like changing the narrative into stereotypes that a lot of people think about our statement people any and if we want to Be a state that has a future. You know we've lost. We're losing population by the dozen. We are cities are slowly shrinking. So if we want to be a state that actually has a future In that can attract companies expedite economic development here. Then i think deep not just this but these are sort of the steps we have to take you know. We don't want to be looked upon as a state that again. That people are already having these sort of preconceived notions about one of. We're forward. thank you. We're about future service kind.
"vice president kamala harris" Discussed on The Takeaway
"Unquote. So let me. Does anybody remember that viral video from two thousand eleven about the similarly independent honey badger. I is the honey. Badger watch run slow motion. The honey badger has been referred to by the guinness book of world records as the most fearless animal and all of the animal kingdom. It really doesn't give it honey. Badger don't care just takes what it wants. Oh my god watching join me now. Is dave missed. A senior reporter for west virginia public broadcasting. Dave welcome to the takeaway. Let me here. So i just characterized senator mansion as a little bit of honey badger. Doing what it is. He wants to do being independent but what does he in fact care about. I'm sure he cares about something. I mean i think genuinely. He does care about the state of west. Virginia i mean i think that If you if you talk to talk to joe Senator manchin year oftentimes him saying that. You know he If there's a vote in in in washington he has to come back to west virginia and explain the reasons for voting for it To his constituents. And i think that You hear that time in time and time again from him And while i think you know. His voting record upsets allow people including A lot of progressives here And even some. Sometimes you know people in the middle here You know he. He really just generally does believe that he has to Has to justify every vote the that he takes her to the people. i feel. It can be tempting especially for maybe national observers and commentators to describe mansion is really lacking anything in common with democrats but that does feel insincere insincere to me. I wanna take a moment and listen to him talking back in march about the minimum wage on this week. President joe biden knows how to get the deal done. And the bottom line is there is not one senator oliver one hundred. It doesn't wanna raise the minimum wage. Seven twenty five is sinful l-low we must raise it. I agree with president by when he says if you go to work every day you should be above the poverty guidelines. Well the poverty guidelines to be above that. If you're going to work and working full-time should be at eleven dollars vase. That should be your base. And then we index with inflation to make short never gets back in this political conundrum. We have right now. It shouldn't be a political football so so there's a senator making case raising the minimum wage. But he's also making a case the kind of fifteen dollars. An hour is untenable so so is this about like mansion lacking political courage or is it that everyone else is sort of lacking good political sense. I don't know. I think one way that joe mentioned can be could be described At least You know in his own way of thinking is is that he tries to be pragmatic about everything I think that clip right there. Examples the way that the joe that's intervention. I guess it tries to tries to to hedge between two different sides and try to try to find the middle between two different arguments so I think that that you know. That's just one example of many That you'd hear from him for dave. I kinda love that. It's almost hard for you. To keep calling him. Senator mansion that if you slip into joe because that suggested that he must be sort of a. I live near west. Virginia but not in west. Virginia it suggests we he might be kind of a friendly guy. Pleasant person to be around. Is that part of his charm relative to the huge margin by which he is reelected regularly. Right well i mean. I i think that you know i've been trying to catch myself as a matter of fact an glad. You pointed that out but Yeah i mean. I think that you know. The senators very personable I i think he's really approachable You know a. I think a and you. You mentioned these. These large margins. I i think it's it's it's important to point out that. In two thousand eighteen you know he had a a primary challenger anthology and swearing jin a very progressive Candidate one point thirty percent of the vote. And i think that for a lot of people here in the state that was a moment where people realize that maybe he wasn't able to be taken down in his in his seat but was definitely a a realization that there was a movement I guess in a direction other than him. Maybe even against him so You know when when when people talk about you know Senator mansion security in washington and in the senate. I think that that's very complicated. Answer in in maybe not sort of a yes or no whether or not you save. I'm i'm wondering about this difference that we hear between kind of pragmatic bipartisan reach across the aisle senator mansion. In the way that he self describes versus senator mitch mcconnell saying look a hundred percent of our people are together and we are all trying to stop the biden agenda for moving forward again. Does that suggest that that mentioned really is pragmatic court is he not realizing the senate that he's currently part of as opposed to you know maybe a senate that differently twenty or thirty or forty years ago. Well i'm not so sure about that. I mean again back to back to the beginning. It's like you know i i. I said that. You know senator mansion Has to come back in. Justify everything to the people less regina and i think it's important to realize that he is the only statewide democrat in the state. As now i mean west. Virginia's of an extremely red state at this point and leans conservative On most issues. And i think that you know Senator manchin has always kept in mind. you know what what the the will of of west virginia has been like And the way that his constituency is leaned That's not to say that you know. He's voted a counter to that at all or or counter to a wider group of democrats in their priorities. But i think it's important to keep in mind the way that the state looks here in west virginia And i think that you know with all this national media attention on senator mentioned that this point there's a lot of people that i see either on twitter or i talked to in person and they're they're kind of flabbergasted by the you know the the amount of its engine all this is getting because mansion as always been a character to To sorta complicate things or or to run counter to what Most people would expect you know just given his political affiliation. So i'm just wondering for west virginians if if it's also surprising to find yourselves as the fulcrum state the focus of so much national attention. Yeah i mean. I think that you know And i'll i'll speak for other other reporters here. i mean. I think a lot of us feel like we're the the joe manchin whispers when when at the same time it's it's it's not It's not as complicated to people here. as it is to the to the national media but at the same time. That's not to say that there's not a lot of people here that that that are fascinated by the amount of power that he's wielded in the the effect that he's had on on the function of the senate and And legislation as a whole dave as southerner myself. I appreciate your your wisdom that like you know. It's not that complicated national media. Dave message is a senior reporter for west virginia public broadcasting. And thanks for coming to do a little. Bit of senator manchin whispering with me today. They.
"vice president kamala harris" Discussed on The Takeaway
"In the violence in this region so topped me about what the. Us government's approach could be that might make a meaningful difference in the lives of folks in mexico. So if i on this issue of guns. I mean it's crazy to me that no action is being taken and and not even the low hanging fruit on this. I mean not a been around looking at the cases of how people getting the guns. It is not not about stopping the rights of people second amendment to buy guns and having the right to have guns to to protect families of whatever reasons but you see cases where people gun eighty-five guns in single purchases. Where supposed- housewives or young kids twenty three year olds of buying ca barrett fifty caliber which fob buddhist live with size of small knives. They're buying them in stores. One two three four not being stopped to some basic lower enforcement. That could be done. And you see things like universal background checks. Which would really make a difference in this supported by eighty. Nine percent of americans in service eighty one percent of conservatives the majority of ghana's and that still happen it kind of mystifies me a bit. Why there's still no movement on this issue but as whittled issue of drugs. You pointed out. America should you know needs to rethink. This is fifty years now. Since richard nixon lords the war on drugs declared drugs that public enemy number one. You had lost your record. Overdose deaths in the united states. We've now got huge. Amounts of violence in mexico. Says go be a rethink of this. There are moves to legalize marijuana but of issue of heroin. According to the american medical association only ten percent of the addicts. Getting the help they need. They released a lot more effort to try and help and for every addict who is no longer by the heroin. That's a lot of money will be gone down this kind of line back to hear paying people to be buying guns training killers corrupting cops. And so forth. I keep thinking about those two hundred and fifty thousand people reported dead. How many of those guns coming from the us. And then i keep thinking about vice president harassing. Do not come because the trip is dangerous when you talk with folks in mexico and central america. How're they calculating the danger of remaining versus the danger of attempting to migrate. Yes oh think. I mean there's this. They are two different categories. You could say his bit of a blurb or you have refugees people who are fleeing literally fleeing for their lives and you have a economic migrants and sometimes the black people are running sometimes both hunger and bullets but it could in some cases where people there are some very concrete cases here where people have a hit on them from a cost. Hello working with corrupt police. So when people are running from these things to their lives they make the journey would have many of these cases In if the if they offer that kind of threat bucer the terms the violence who affects the economic situation because you have like honduras el salvador lodge extortion happening businesses by people with firearms. You know one case. For example of family i talked to heading from what the marla where they were running an orange juice juice stand and then people said to give us a thousand dollars organ emergency or children and they just left in the middle of the night and headed towards the united states and not really strangles the the economics they will make the small amount of money and happy with that but when the violence factor really came in. That was a game changer and they just you know. They had to run yawn..
"vice president kamala harris" Discussed on The Takeaway
"We just talked about vice president harris's visit to mexico and guatemala where she focused her visit on preventing migration toward the us but she rarely touched on some of the root causes of immigration from the region including rampant violence due to the decades. Long war on drugs in mexico. More than two hundred fifty thousand people have died from violence since two thousand six and more than sixty one thousand disappeared. Many of the guns used by organized crime groups in mexico come from the united states and as our next guest has been reporting the network of gun smuggling into mexico is leaving thousands dead in. Its wake here with me now. Yawn grillo a journalist based in mexico city. An author of blood gun money how america arms gangs and cartels yawn great to have you great to be here all right so i want to begin by setting the foundation. Tell us how the gun industry in the us. is peculiar in the space. Sure so in. The united states has by far the biggest firearms retail market in the world is about three hundred ninety three million guns aids billion hands if what if the last countess party more than four hundred million guns now which is more than the next twenty five countries combined. So that's you know waiting for the nowhere else. But what is the legal retail market. You have a parallel black balk in firearms Guns being moved around to different places to criminals. And it's from this black market. That guns are flow over the southern border to mexico and to be on to more than one hundred thirty different countries. And this is the straw purchasing that you write about sure. So there's like four different methods the guns move from this legal firearms market to the illegal market of the straw purchasing. Where you pay somebody with a clean record to go and buy a gun It's not actually a crime of straw purging. it's a crime of lying on the full and most people already given probation for that. Even when they're buying large amounts of ak47's ar fifteen these kind of guns directly for cartels. There's also people abusing the private sale. Loophole is zero and buying guns with no paperwork. A tool and these people getting guns through theft or through. Ghost guns. And i will say by gunned in parts and assembling them here in mexico now positive latin america. I feel like when we talk about smuggling we talk about the drug war. The presumption is always that it is something bad in the south moving across the border into the us. But part of what is so counterintuitive about what you give us. Here is that the smuggling goes from those. Us guns south. How is it that the smugglers managed that. Read the this smothering certainly two ways in this you know you do have large amounts of drugs going north cocaine crystal meth heroin sentinel still marijuana but who said this. Huge amounts of farms going south. And we're talking about estimated numbers of more than two hundred thousand firearms every year. So the last last decade like to more than two million guns goings the hands of criminals including the most violent cartels. Now once you get to the southern border it's quite easy to drive in south to scientists quite easy really to bring drugs north. I mean only an estimated twenty percent the surf the drugs being smuggled north or actually captured the other eighty percent. Make it through into American drug consumers. So you drive south Often an i did. What interview with one gun smothering prison instead of what he was going every weekend in buying a off if teams and our guns from gun shows imbalanced area and he was hiding them in cuckoo's at fridges and taking them over the border and then paying off a cartel for the right to Move over the passage and taking them down and sending them to various coated affiliates in the chihuahua area. So how is it that i would know that. These guns weren't just purchased at a gun store in mexico way in mexico. There's only one store in the entire country selling new guns that stores here in mexico city where i am right now is run by the army to go in there. You have to hand in your cell phone and go through a bunch metal detectors. Bela dug into prisoner or something And then you arrive dad. You need like seven types of id including a letter from your boss. A clean criminal record So there are some guns acquired there by security companies. I fooled by the criminals referred to the united states. That's that the a the biggest method of getting guns. There are some firearms which are stolen hair or league from security forces or there's one gun center. I interviewed who was a selling guns onto the streets that had been seized from criminals. But if you look at the numbers of big majority Coming from the united states. So what does any of this have to do with vice president harris's trip to guatemala and to mexico this weekend and what she was trying to do there will in this same and river of firearms that goes into mexico so goes down to central america to honduras el salvador. And you've seen there at times. They become violent countries in the world and huge amount of killing a lot of people from honduras el salvador guatemala and from mexico who are asking for refugee status in the united states a fleeing various a- violence and when you look at these cases and the number is a very high motive days and you can see people who have you know. There's there's one person who i interviewed who was being coward along the migrant trial because she'd been paralyzed from the waist down in a shootout and literally a husband and afraid would take anti to carry her another guy sheltered both legs people who've suffered very brutal crimes and threats and if the united states wants to reduce this northward flow. It would help. The united states takes responsibility as well for saying well. These guns are flying down and being part of this so when kamala harris addressed The public in guatemala already with is saying do not come to tonight states to know. Go there There was a fairly about people asking this question. What about the united states rolled.
What Is the Significance of VP Harris' Trip to Mexico and Guatemala?
"Us now with oriole ruez soto. Who is a policy analyst at the migration policy institute arielle. Welcome back to the show and given me so. What is the significance of vice president harris's trip to mexico and guatemala. Well first of all. I think it signifies that there's going to be a different use approach to the region one. That's focused on co-responsibility and really seeing the capacity so his governments to have a larger role in migration management meaning not just immigration control efforts but also thinking about communitarian pathways Legal employment opportunities to come to united states or to mexico in that scenario and understand and coordinated development easier. I'm more effectively going forward. Of course two visits are not going to change things overnight but they do pointing to it the the a good direction and understanding how to change the dynamics and how to make sure that the governments can do more and should do more In their own neighborhood.
"vice president kamala harris" Discussed on WBEZ Chicago
"Vice President Kamala Harris is meeting with the president of Mexico today. NPR's Carrie Kahn reports They're expected to discuss ways to tackle poverty and corruption in Central America. Vice President Harris arrived in the Mexican capital late last night. This is the last leg of her first foreign trip since President Biden put her in charge of one of the administrations Toughest problems. Stemming the surge of Central American migrants arriving at the U. S border. Harris told President Alejandro De Mattei that more needs to be done to crack down on corruption. He says he's not the problem. But a willing partner. Advocates disagree. Critics in Mexico say despite Lopez over doors, anti corruption agenda here. He, too, has anti democratic practices, including attacking the media, independent institutions. His party lost a super majority in the Congress during midterm elections on Sunday, but made strong gains and governorships and state houses. Carrie Kahn NPR NEWS Mexico City At last check on Wall Street stock prices were mixed. The Dow is down 12 points. The S and P was down a fraction, but the NASDAQ goes up about five points. This is NPR news. It's 80 degrees at 11 04. I'm Araceli Gomez Saldana with WBZ News. The lead Attorneys for R. Kelly are attempting to withdraw from the singer's upcoming trial in August on charges of racketeering. In a letter filed in federal court, Kelly's attorneys tell the judge they believe it's impossible for them to properly represent Kelly under the current circumstances. According to published reports. The withdrawal is based on internal disagreements over how Kelly's multiple lawyers will handle the upcoming trial. Kelly is facing dozens of charges and multiple jurisdictions, most of them involving the alleged sexual abuse of underaged girls. The Chicago Transit Authority unveiled its pride train yesterday with an all new rainbow wrap, reflecting the continued evolution of the LGBTQ community. Sita spokesman Brian Steele says the four car train on the Red Line will feature two versions of the pride flag. This year. We updated it to include what's known as the Philly flag, which is the pride flag, adding a black and brown stripe to that traditional six coloured pride flag again, a symbol of more inclusion, inequality. And then we also this year for the first time, added the transgender flag. The Ceta became the first major U. S Transit agency to unveil a pride train five years ago. It's 80 degrees and partly sunny. I'm Araceli Gomez Saldana..
"vice president kamala harris" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Vice President Kamala Harris is in Mexico. It's the second stop of her Central American trip Today. She'll meet with President Lopez over the door after yesterday telling Guatemala's president collective interest that we work together where we can find the possibility of solving problems that are long standing problems that are based on root causes and Been manifested themselves in terms of acute factor. The vice president said directly that migrants should not make the dangerous trek toward the US saying they'll be turned back at the southern border. For the first time ever. The government has approved an Alzheimer's drug that may slow the progression of the disease. The drug developed by Biogen is to this point. The only drug the FDA says could treat Alzheimer's and not just manage symptoms. It's called bad You can you map and it's the first new drug for Alzheimer's in two decades. There are still some questions about the drug, which would be given monthly. A study shows that only slows effects, not reverse cognitive deterioration. The FDA has ordered an additional study to assess patient benefits. The cost could range into the thousands for years worth of treatments close to six million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's. Gurnal Scott Fox News. The Pentagon says the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan is more than half done, but while it could be completed by the fourth of July The final exit of equipment and troops more likely will come later in the summer. Rescue crews in Pakistan say they've pulled a dozen more bodies from the wreckage of two trains that collided early Monday. Now 63 people known dead and more than 100 injured. Former New York Giants head football coach Jim Fossil has died. The L A Times reports that fossil was taken to a hospital near his home in Las Vegas yesterday, where he suffered a fatal heart attack. NFL's 1997 coach of the year. Jim Fossil was 70. I'm.
Harris, in Guatemala, Warns Potential Migrants: 'Do Not Come'
"Border during her first foreign trip since taking office correspondent Clayton Neville says Harris was visiting with leaders of Central American countries. While visiting with the president of Guatemala Vice President Kamala Harris had a message for Central Americans considering making the trek to the U. S. Do not come. Do not come. Harris adamantly discouraged illegal immigration and insisted the U. S will enforce laws and secure the border amid a continued search, and I believe If you come to our border, you will be turned back. So let's discouraged. Our friends, our neighbors, our family members from embarking on what is otherwise an extremely dangerous journey. The vice president stressed the Biden administration's plan to improve conditions in Central American countries by doing away with the desire to leave. She announced the creation of a task force to combat human trafficking and drug smuggling in the region when we see some of the most vulnerable in our communities Being take advantage of Being sold for profit being abused. It should be a priority for all of us who care about the human condition and humanity. Another task force will target corruption, which has been prevalent in some of the region's governments. Our Justice Department, our Treasury Department and our State Department will work together to conduct investigations and train local law enforcement. To conduct their own. The vice president promised community outreach, including a new program focused on creating education and economic opportunities for girls. We will also invest in agribusiness. And affordable housing and supporting entrepreneurs back home. Harrison's trip isn't sitting well with some Republicans who blame
"vice president kamala harris" Discussed on PRI's The World
"One. That's a newsreel. With the narrator talking about mouse various demonstrations of swimming in one thousand nine hundred sixty swam at the widest point on the yangtze which happens to be in the city of wuhan. Now it seems like a moment in time but it's like from being in wuhan you tied back to what china went through at the beginning of this pandemic starting december twenty nineteen. Explain that. I think it's important for people who aren't familiar with china to realize what a trauma endured especially through the mao era in you know. The mao era is still in effect. The chinese communist party still controls that country wuhan played particular role it One of the dynasties was overthrown. Where mao himself had to flee at one point because of an interaction and wuhan. So it's an interesting town and is a central place in china's like the crossroads chicago is in the united states. So you look at the role of one of china's most famous scientists that she zing lee of the wuhan institute of technology. She's been called china's bat woman because of her groundbreaking work on the study of bat. Corona viruses describe her work at this abandoned coppermine in southern china. There was a group of miners in two thousand twelve and these particular group. They were supposed to clean up the bat feces and there were six men. They all fell ill. Three of them died within several months and they autopsies suggested that it was a sars like corona virus whereupon seizing lee really one of the most famous scientists in the country who has done more than any of the scientists in the world perhaps in terms of cataloging corona viruses from bats wind down and collected samples from bats and they found some samples that resemble what causes kobe nineteen but aren't exactly the same and they were taken back to her lab. So you right lawrence right that what happened to the samples of blood saliva and fecal matter from that mine are key to understanding how the pandemic arose and what must be done to keep it from happening again. So are you saying there might have been a patient zero at that mine or are you also saying perhaps that maybe the coronavirus leaked out of that lab from Professor she singley lab leaks happened with arming frequency. You know smallpox leaked out of a labs in the uk on three occasions of cdc in fort dietrich in the us have had leaks of ebola and other dangerous diseases. Sars leaked out of labs and china on four separate occasions. So the idea that alab late might happen. I think it's totally plausible. But we don't know lawrence many scientists for your research. What is their assessment. How will patients zero in this covid. Nineteen pandemic ever be found margot. I'm not sure that china will allow enough transparency to set to rest. The lab blake theory. There's no evidence that it came out of the animal reservoir. They suggestive evidence. I mean corona viruses have arisen from bats in particular but we haven't found this virus in bat or an intermediate animal like a civic cat or pangolin. Or something like that. There is suggestive evidence that it could have come from. she's ings. he's lab only recently. Did we learned that three. Her researchers were ill enough with kobe. Like symptoms in november two thousand and nineteen to go to the hospital. That's not something that china disclosed so on both sides you have highly suggestive evidence but not proof. And that's where we're stuck. And that's why i believe if if we find it in a vat or some intermediate animal. It will set those suspicions to rest. I'm speaking with author lawrence wright his book the plague years out this week a few weeks ago we spoke on the show with david fiddler the council on foreign relations and he argued for what he called a global health detente with china not as appeasement but because collaboration is key we hope to stop the next pandemic does he have a point you think. Oh yeah i totally agree with that. And i also think going further. We need a world health organization. It actually has some kind of authority it was upsetting to see how compliant the. Who was with chinese assessments of this particular outbreak. Who is supplicant. It doesn't have any teeth and you know it depends on his member countries for permission to monitor the health inside those countries. We need a stronger force one. That has the authority to go into the country. When there's an outbreak it is not being transparently managed and actually examine what's happening. Suppose sars one had been as contagious. While it killed ten percent of the people that are infected as most two percent marriage the middle east respiratory syndrome killed thirty five percent. If either of them had been as contagious. As this outbreak. The world would be far more fragile condition. Finally lawrence you really catalog in your book. Many instances of the chinese government's lack of transparency after the initial outbreak. waiting weeks. Before asserting that there is a human to human transmission with covid nineteen causing time in so many lives. You also describe how some wuhan clinicians got around the government imposed communications blackout getting around sensors by using emojis or morse code or braille and even cinder in the fictional language spoken by elves. In the hobbit books explain this in a country that is almost defined by opacity. Are these the people and is this. The oddly language of transparency in china going forward is clear that chinese people understand the system that they live and they negotiate to try to get messages out. I mean the first time sars kobe to was sequenced chinese suppress that in finally a very courageous dissident scientists posted on an american genetic studies website. And after that. The chinese officially posted but they went back and closed down the lab of the scientist who had done so and took all of his samples. One of the laws of the new international health. Regulations is it. Countries are obliged to share samples of the virus. You need a sample of the virus. In order to create a test than chinese authorities refused to let at least americans have a sample of the virus. And we didn't get one until the virus appeared officially in washington state on january twenty three weeks after the virus had been announced in china. We finally get it from a patient who travelled from china into washington state. And that's when the starting gun begins for developing test in the united states. We could have gotten started on a much earlier but it seems both pointless than heartless that this day. We have not received a sample of the virus from china. Will world have to rely. On these creative whistle blowers in the future. If another coronavirus emerges from china i don't see any alternative until china itself becomes more transparent. If that day comes. lawrence writes. New book is out today. It's called the play gear lawrence. Thank you very much for being with us. My pleasure. We'll be right back. You're listening.
"vice president kamala harris" Discussed on PRI's The World
"And have measurements that are going to advance our understanding of venus in leaps and bounds. So nasa itself as described venus as hot hellish forgiving but it also has a lot in common with earth. How will studying. Venus help us understand our planet. Okay so basically. If you were an alien astronomer a few tens of light years away with the kind of telescopes and technology we have today and you look at our solar system you cannot tell earth and venus apart. They're about the same size. They're about the same age in the mate of about the same stuff and yet one of them has a surface. That's hot enough to melt. Lead and the other has trees and squirrels and blue skies and the thing is we don't know which of those two outcomes is the one you can expect if you start finding earth size worlds orbiting other stars which were starting to do in fact. We don't even know if the outcome that venus has is something that went wrong or if something made earth extraordinary lookie to give it the outcome it has today so know the more we do. Venus the more people learn about it and get excited about it while. I'm hoping as a self professed venus enthusiasts venus evangelical is that we are going to see a new era of expiration focusing on venus. Just like we've had for mars. The last twenty. Five years paul ryan. How deep is your interest in. Vienna's like do you make an effort to watch transits of venus when it's passes in front of the sun make a confession as a planetary scientists. Actually don't spend that much time looking for details. I i'm spoiled. I look at the images. We get from spacecraft did my phd on mars and i worked on nasa's messenger mission for four years that was the first mission to orbit mercury. I actually didn't really care. But venus which about and about five years ago i began to realize all the questions. We have venus including the possibility that it might actually have started off like earth. And so i've just fallen in love with that weird horrible world and i say this to my friends. You saw the parts and service. Look it's expensive to do venus. It's expensive to develop the technology to land on the surface but just because it's expensive and heart. That's not good reason not to do. Mars look out. Venus is bigger than it appears. Seriously paul byrne the planetary geologist at north carolina. State university speaking with us from raleigh. Thank you very much paul thanks. It's the world support for the world comes from clark university. What a master's degree for a better world. A world where global health environmental justice and international development aren't just buzzwords then clark university's department of international.
"vice president kamala harris" Discussed on PRI's The World
"And has two children and he supporter. Chatterly is out of work wedding planner and said he has one son by saying you. The yam said he wants his son to grow up in a country with freedom and democracy. He said he worries would become a totalitarian regime. Under federal joe whose economic policies have been compared to those of venezuela said. He doesn't want that. In the new peruvian. President will face massive challenges. The country has the highest death rate and one of the worst economic contractions from the pandemic and as an election. This close shows who continues to be as politically fractured as ever for the world. i'm core. Hey valencia in lima auto. We're hearing a lot about missions to mars these days much less about our planetary neighbor closer to the sun. Venus that's going to change because venus researchers at nasa suddenly have a new workload nasa sending not one but two spacecraft missions to venus in the coming years. Paul byrne a planetary geologist at north carolina state university. He's also a enthusiast. So there's this thing. Paul i've heard about in the planetary scientists community called the venus curse we know about the curse bambino here in boston that ended when the red sox won the world series in two thousand and four. What does the venus curse and is it safe to say it is lifted it is lifted. Yes so basically. It's being thirty. Two years since nasa has sent a spacecraft to visit explorer venus in particular for thirty odd years folks here in the united states working really hard to come up with mission concepts explore venus. We have dozens of major questions. We have yet to answer for that world yet. None of those missions has been picked until until now. Here's how nasa administrator bill nelson described the upcoming missions. These two sister missions both aim to understand how venus became an inferno like world capable of melting led the surface right. Well it is close to the sun. Paul what are the main goals of these missions. What questions are going to be answered. So one of the missions called. Veritas is a radar orbiter. So basically you cannot see the surface of venus with visible light..
"vice president kamala harris" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Issue corruption. The conversation that i had with president. John tate today was very frank and very candid and i think this is a quality that he and i appreciate in each other following all of this is diana beltran with the watchdog group. The washington office on latin america. She said harris is right to focus on corruption. And unfortunately over the last several years where you've seen across the region including one tamala has been a backlash against anti anti impunity efforts and increasingly actions by corrupt elites to undermine democracy and the rule of law so as long as we're on the subject explain in simple terms how corruption actually reduces the impact usa to central america when we talk about corruption in guatemala in central america. That we're not talking about a few bad apples of few corrupt government officials that accept bribes. But what we're talking about is systems that have been put in place where corrupt elites and in the case of guatemala increasingly tied to criminal groups have taken hold of government institutions and have used their positions of power to enrich themselves by embezzling millions of public funds at the expense of the majority of the population in a regionally. You're talking around. Thirteen billion that i believe is lost a year to corruption. That means that there's no money. For education building a better healthcare system infrastructure it impacts the ability of governments to respond to natural disasters or climate change impacts security and impacts every aspect of daily life And is that thirteen billion dollars. Just guatemala or all three countries in the northern triangle. That's regionally for central america. So we hear about the three countries of the northern triangle Guatemala el salvador honduras. The people from those countries are most likely to try to enter the us but vice. President harris is visiting only. Guatemala was a talent is in central. America are immense right now. One relations between the biden administration and will kelly government in el salvador very tens. This is a government in el salvador. That has repeatedly taken steps to attack the rule of law to concentrate power in the hands of executive aaron dismantle any real system check and balance in the case of honduras. You know over the last year so the. Us department of justice has been investigating investigated and convicted the president's brother for drug trafficking so it sounds like basically you're saying guatemala may be corrupted. It's the most likely government where vice president harris could get some traction cooperation. I think they started with guatemala by default not by design but i would say that if corruption and the rule of law is not front and center in discussions between the us government and the guatemalan government. That trip could do more damage than good. And i say this because since twenty. Nineteen when the u. n. Lead commission to tackle corruption was dismantled by the previous administration in guatemala. You've seen a consistent effort and actions by the government and by corrupt political and economic elites to dismantle the advances that had been made in the anti-corruption effort. How then can vice president harris hope to help build a model with guatemala. That might show the way forward and stemming migration unfortunately i think the us different administrations have often turned their attention to the region whenever they perceive a crisis and then attention wanes and shifts elsewhere. These are long term challenges. These are deep structural challenges that are going to require a long term sustainable approach and so you know if the administration is committed to helping these societies address these structural challenges. Then we need to commit for the long haul. Adriana beltran is with the washington office on latin america. she's been telling us about the challenges vice president harrison. The white house face on harris's first aren't policy trip to central america adriana. Thank you very much. thank you for. Having sunday's presidential race in peru remains too close to call. It's been an intensely contested election between right wing candidate. Keiko fujimori and popular opponent. Pedro casio the world's latin. America correspondent valencia reports from whose capital. Lima if you watch into these two scenes in downtown lima early this morning you might thought both candidates.
Harris in Guatemala to Tackle Immigration Causes
"The top issue for Vice President Kamala Harris meeting with Guatemala's president Fox's Gurnal Scott has this life police a vice president Harris at a news conference at stemming the migrant influx means helping Guatemala thrive to encourage natives to stay. He's both in our interest. Reflective of our values to help create that opportunity. And to share in economic prosperity. Through a translator. Guatemalan President Alejandro G. Amante said they will help with that effort by introducing necessary changes tools for migration to becomes orderly migration and the vice president also saying the U. S will give 500,000 vaccine doses to Guatemala, Lisa Thanks, Colonel. She will be heading next to Mexico. As part of that Central America Visit America is listening to Fox News.
"vice president kamala harris" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Vice President Kamala Harris was forced to return to joint base Andrews following a technical problem. She was greeted by reporters on the tarmac. Are you okay? I'm pretty happy with that. Here is that just left for a trip to Guatemala and Mexico to discuss migration officials say the technical issue involved no major safety issues. President Biden this week resumes talks to get at least a trillion dollars and infrastructure spending. Transportation Secretary Pete Buddha judge on CBS's face the Nation. The president's going to speak again with Senator Capito, who has been a leader in the negotiations on the Republican side. They're going to speak on Monday. Lot of conversations going on among a lot of members of the Senate and over on the House side on Wednesday, there's going to be a markup for a key part key element of infrastructure policy, so lots going on right now. But still lots of daylight honestly between us and our Republican friends, bipartisan group of lawmakers are planning to unveil an $878 billion proposal. Three people are dead. At least six others injured in a shooting at a Florida graduation party. Miami Dade police say one of those killed was a state corrections officer. The party of the strip mall was ending early this morning when one or more vehicles pulled up and fired into the crowd. Prince Harry and Megan announced the birth of their second child, Megan gave birth to her baby girl, Lil a bit Diana Mountbatten Windsor. She was born Friday just before noon at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, where the Duke and Duchess Six. Now Live. Lily is named after her great grandmother. Her Majesty the Queen whose family nickname is little bit and the baby's middle name is Diana honoring her late grandmother. The Princess of Wells, faxes Christina Coleman, reporting from Los Angeles. America.
"vice president kamala harris" Discussed on 5 Things
"Nominations will be accepted until april thirtieth president. Joe biden held his first solo press conference since taking office on thursday biden made news on a number of issues including his legislative priorities foreign policy and his administration's handling of unaccompanied migrant children at the border. He also told reporters that his number one priority. So far has been the ongoing pandemic and economic fallout. I got elected to solve problems and the most urgent problem faced the american people. I stated from the outset was covert nineteen and the economic dislocation for millions and millions of americans. and so. that's why. I put all my focus in the beginning or a lot of problems but all my focus on dealing with those particular problems and the other problems. We're talking about from immigration to guns in the other things you mentioned are long term. Problems have been around a long time and what we're going to be able to do. God willing is now began one at a time to focus on those as well and whether it's immigration or guns or a number of other problems face the country but the fundamental problem is getting people some peace of mind so they can go to bed at night and not stare at the ceiling wonder where they lost their health insurance whether they're going to lose family member whether they're going to be in a position where they're not going to be. They're gonna lose their home because they can't pay their mortgage or the millions of people are going to get thrown out of their homes because of the inability to to pay the rent biden was also pressed on how to deal with a heavily partisan senate and particularly what he plans to do with the controversial filibuster which currently requires sixty votes in the evenly. Split senate to pass most bills white house correspondent courtney super manian has more this question of if the democrats should remove the filibuster in order to push through some of these priorities on the biden agenda gun reform Comprehensive immigration voting rights these issues that republicans have said that. They're they're not willing to come to the table and negotiate on and he was asked several times about whether he supported blowing up or ending this this legislative tactic that requires sixty votes in the senate and of course the senate is sharply divided Fifty fifty with Vice president khama harris being casting the tie breaking vote and by ending the filibuster that would allow them to pass some of these priorities that he has said our. Our urgent and you know are these. This is the moment we have to do that. He dodged the question a few times but it was put to him that his old boss or obama had said that the filibuster was the route was a relic of the jim crow era and he was asked if he agreed with that he said yes. But then you know the follow up was will if you agree with that then why keep it in place and this is a guy who spent thirty six years in the senate. This is a president who fully reveres the senate. He understands government in a way that a lot of modern presidents haven't since lbj. He knows that there are moments when you can pull levers. He understands the dynamic. He paused and he said. Let's take care of the abuse i he. He had mentioned earlier..
"vice president kamala harris" Discussed on The Culture Soup Podcast
"Win senator. Kamala harris became madam vice. President elect comma harris the tortoise fear. The tiktok sphere the interwebs wit nuts. And there's a reason why she's our first black and female vice president elect an. She's first pacific asian islander. This is huge. What you say series. It is momentous and i think that when you talk about social media really good point to bring up is part of the reason that she got that appointment that she was picked by joe biden was black women coming together activists media personality saying we want a pay off our work right you know. We deserve to be in leadership. We're always doing the work of this political party and we want a black woman in that space and so you know her ascension represents not only her talent but all of the talents that came together from that movement to make sure that we were recognized in that way. And it culminates on this day. It's amazing because so much of what's going on in this political arena that led up to the elections and even there after because we had run off in georgia where black women played a huge role in moving the needle in some states. That weren't supposed to be blue. I think that's what's so interesting. Is that not only. Do you have kamla in the spotlight. Comma harris but stacey gabriel. Yes and all of those organizers who are getting that moment in the spotlight because it's so clear The role that we play at how deserved we are of recognition and being able to dispense power. And not just help other people attain it and so everything that happened after the presidential election. Has i think really made that clear as well absolutely. And you know the book. And i've shared it with you. Know thanks really centers on this other folks. I want you to understand that. What happens in the political sphere has everything to do with what happens in the corpus sphere. There is no separating it and you may say oh we don't talk politics at work that's not the point. It's the human dynamic and what we saw this political you know phenomenon that happened with joe biden choosing a black woman in response to kind of You know it was a large outcry from people that understand that time and time of gin black women have come to
"vice president kamala harris" Discussed on The Breakdown with Shaun King
"It's official donald. Trump is no longer the president of the united states. As i speak. Joe biden and kamala harris are being inaugurated are being sworn in to their positions and we are about to enter a very new era of national politics of federal politics. I don't expect that it will be easy. In any way we have over-simplified our problems in the sense that we have blamed many of our deep systemic problems that predated trump. We have blamed many of those things on him including police. Brutality mass incarceration when those things were fully entrenched before he ever took office. But i want to say. And i want to talk about this this one thing today. I wanna say the one reason why. I'm going to have a serious degree of grace and patients with both joe biden and kamala harris. That i think a year ago. I probably would not have offered. Had the two of them been sworn in but a lot has happened over the past year. Let me tell you why. I'm going to have grace as they began this extremely difficult journey. Let me unpack and explain it. This is shaun king. You're listening to the breakdown. The breakdown the breakdown. If you've ever listened to this podcast or if you follow me on social media you've ever seen or heard me on the campaign trail for bernie sanders you know that. I've been a huge huge critic of joe biden and in particular. I've been a huge critic of his is policies and history and and kind of problematic past on issues of mass incarceration the war on drugs and policing and win this presidential campaign particularly we go all the way back almost two years now on the democratic primaries i started <hes> there was no coronavirus pandemic. There had been no attack on the american capital and the four hundred thousand plus people who've now died over the past nine months they were they were all alive and what has happened to our nation over the past year truly makes it arguably one of the most difficult years in modern american history of certainly over the past few generations at the very least. It's just been an unspeakably difficult year. And the truth. Is that all of the things that made twenty twenty so hard as we saw just continued into twenty twenty one now with trump out of office and with him off of twitter and i. That's no small thing. I i wasn't. I was on break from the podcast when he was booted from twitter and didn't get really didn't get a chance to really unpack it but having him off of twitter is damn near as big as having him out of the white house. Twitter was his superpower and with him no longer their misinformation and hate and so much other things so many other things just plummeted all over social media particularly on twitter. He he we now. Fully understand was the epicenter of hate and misinformation on that platform. And when you remove him all of a sudden so many other negative metrics plummeted as well now hate and racism and bigotry. Don't disappear when you remove him from twitter. But having trump out of office without the power of that position about the power to appoint judges and supreme court justices and cabinet members and white house staffers in without the power of executive actions without him and his incompetent team overseeing the a horrible response to the coronavirus pandemic a competent team can now be put in place and so a lot of the things that made twenty twenty difficult. Some of those things continue into twenty twenty one though with trump out of office his administration out of office and with him off of twitter. I think there are some things that will get better with that sale. Joe biden comma. Harris are literally about to begin. What i think will be the most difficult presidency in our lifetime