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How to make sure your vote gets counted in Washington DC
"A double duty Opie with 13 days until the election day, November 3rd. As with other parts of the area, D C. Is examining your signature when you mail in your ballots or put it in a drop box. When you sign your ballot to vote in DC your signature is checked to make sure it's legitimate. We're going to evaluate that side by side by a person, A human. Nick Jacobs, the public information officer for the D. C Board of Election, says that if they don't think that the signature matches the one you used at the polls in previous elections or the one on the record when you got your driver's license, we're goingto have another set of eyes put on. About a dozen ballots have been flagged so far because the board said they didn't match and another 100 have not had a signature at all. And if one of these happens to your ballot, we will reach out to the voter to have the ballot cured to remedy the signature. If you were planning to vote by mail and didn't receive your ballot, yet, you should
Washington DC examines the signature on your ballot
"With with 13 13 days days until until Election Election Day. Day. As As with with other other parts parts of of the the area, area, D D C C is is examining examining your your signature signature when when you you mail mail in in your your ballot ballot or or put put it it in in a a drop box. When you signed your ballot to vote in DC your signature is checked to make sure it's legitimate. We're going to evaluate that side by side by a person. A human. Nick Jacobs, the public information officer for the D. C Board of Election, says that if they don't think that the signature matches the one you used at the polls in previous elections or the one on the record when you got your driver's license, we're going Have another set of eyes put on. About a dozen ballots have been flagged so far because the board said they didn't match and another 100 have not had a signature at all. And if one of these happens to your ballot, we will reach out to the voter to have the ballot assured to remedy the signature. If you are planning to vote by mail and didn't receive your ballot yet, you should plan to vote in person, Valerie Bonked W T O be news Get answers to
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Washington, DC - Maryland man charged for leaving letter threatening Biden and Harris
"And a criminal investigation is ongoing. So our investigations by a number of states including New York Wednesday's times 7 49, Maryland man has been charged with making threats to kidnap. And execute former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris. Correspondent Aaron Carter SKI has the story tonight. James Dale Reed of Frederick, Maryland, allegedly left a threatening note on the doorstep of a home displaying Biden Harris signs on the front yard court records, quote of the notes saying, When we capture Grandpa Biden, we will all severely beat him to the point of death. It mentioned a grotesque sex act for Kamala Harris. And said both will be executed on national television read is charged with making threats against a major candidate for president and vice president. He had previously made threats to someone under Secret service protection back in 2014 in that 20 Fortin case,
Nearly 30,000 Ballots Automatically Mailed to Washington DC Voters Returned to Sender
"Try in every possible case to keep students with The teachers that they began the year with Meghan Cloherty. W T O p new in this year's election, DC, mailed a ballot to every registered voter rather than wait for them to request one NBC for investigative reporter Jodi Fleisher, reports. Thousands of those balance could not be delivered. And she explains what happens to the windy City elections officials mailed 475,000 ballots to registered voters about 28,000 of them came back undeliverable. The election board chairman told the news for I team. He wasn't surprised since D C has so many college students and
Washington DC tosses out wrongly filled ballots
"You turn in your ballot in DC your signature is checked before it's counted. We instantly compare it with side by side with the signature that we have on record. Nick Jacobs, the public information officer for the D. C Board of Elections, says that a dozen ballots have been tossed out so far for the signature not matching the ones voters previously used at the Poles or from the one on record at the DMV. If there's a question we're goingto have another set of eyes put on it. If they decide that it doesn't match it's thrown out, he said about 100 ballots have been thrown out for not having a signature at all. Another issue they're seeing. Heard of instances where someone has has cast three votes instead of only two for the at large council seats. And what happens to those ballots where too many candidates are selected. The palate will be rejected. Valerie Bonked w T o p New
Washington, DC-area drivers with advanced-tech cars sought for paid study
"Do you have advanced technology in your car? If you do, you might be able to make at least $50 a month for taking part in a transportation research study. The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute is looking for Northern Virginia and D. C area drivers Miguel Perez of Virginia Tech. Because the cars must be suitably equipped. We're looking for cars that have advanced technologies. In particular those technologies that provide lane keeping assistance or adaptive cruise control. The researchers will add some instrumentation to the vehicle and all the driver has to do is drive. We're really just looking for general behaviors. See how people are using these systems out in the real world. Interested drivers should contact the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. About its advanced driver Assistant system
Scooters And E-Bikes Face New Rules In Washington, DC
"Many people in businesses in the district have complained about e scooters and e bikes littering the city and Ryder's flying by on sidewalks? Well now, new rules approved by the City Council unanimously yesterday required that the scooters be able to be locked to racks are Poles and that they be available city. Wide. The legislation also makes operating a scooter while drunk illegal. It sets a minimum age of 16 and a maximum speed of 20 miles an hour. The rules will go into effect in about a year. Critics say the locking requirement won't be effective and they want the city. They require scooters to be kept in docking stations like the capital Bikeshare bikes.
Washington DC middle and high school employees asked to staff elementary classrooms in reopening plans
"Middle and high school employees in the district will be assigned to help staff elementary school classrooms when those campuses reopen next month. That confirmation from D C public schools today, The Washington Post reports the plan would place middle and high school staff members in non teaching rolls. Supervising Children in elementary schools school system is stressed the need for younger students to go back to class first saying that virtual learning is the least effective for them.
Washington DC's National Cherry Blossom Festival will go on without parade in 2021
"Well, the pandemic has already ruining some plans for next year. The National Cherry Blossom Festival is still on for the spring. But the festival parade like the one that was set for earlier this year has been canceled. So no parade two years in a row organizer's say they've still got a lot of good stuff planned from March 20th through April 11th. But a parade is too dangerous
Washington, DC - Maryland State Board of Elections Issues Statement on Ballot Drop Boxes
"Drop boxes. They've been delivered to hundreds of locations across the area for folks who Don't want to vote in person or don't want to mail in ballots in Maryland, though some voters are reporting that the boxes are locked, Election leaders say, however, that is not the case. Those boxes are open ballot drop boxes will remain open 24 7 until November, 3rd at eight PM The Maryland State Board of Elections made the announcement due to confusion over locks on the boxes being mistaken as a sign some boxes are closed. Officials say those air there to help hold the ballot Dropbox slot open each jurisdiction has it. Is to drop boxes with additional boxes in Baltimore, another larger counties. There are 55 similar boxes across all eight wards in the district that are also open 24 7 until election day when dropping that ballot off, Make sure it's sealed in the return envelope he received in the mail. The boxes are under surveillance in our empty daily by election officials.
Washington, DC police commission adds outside help to examine practices, criminal justice system
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Helicopters Above Washington DC Will Assess Radiation Prior To Inauguration
"Be startled. If you see some low flying helicopters over downtown D, C and the close in suburbs Over the next few weeks and months, the Energy Department is doing some testing ahead of the presidential inauguration January 20th. They plan on doing two flights a day when weather allows it. They're measuring naturally occurring radiation and preparing if there's ever a nuclear or radio, radiological incident or accident.
Washington DC - 7 Hurt in Crash on Beltway Outer Loop
"Parkway still blocked in both directions. Crash investigation continues on Suitland Parkway Ifyou're outbound, you can't get past Silver Hill Road inbound traffic diverted at Suitland Road, 95 south bound in Maryland, around to the outer loop that's still blocked with crash activity. Traffic. All traffic has to exit onto the inner loop of the Beltway toward college Park and Green Belt. North Non Baltimore Washington Parkway after 32 crash along the right side to 70 north bound before the Manaka See River Bridge to believe the crash activity has been cleared from the roadway. But do expect the ladies approaching and passing our banner. Headed toward Frederick City. He's found I 70 near exit 35. That's the Boonsboro exit route. 66 single file left gets past the cleanup from the earlier tractor trailer Fire Branch Avenue South bound after Woodyard road crash along the left side and going back into AA Fred or Ah, Washington Frederick off, this is Frederick County, Emmitsburg and actually near Ah, the Pennsylvania State line 15 near route 1 40 block both ways for police activity.
Are people using Washington DC streets closed to traffic during the pandemic?
"You may have come across some closed off streets to encourage outdoor dining and social distancing during this pandemic, well now, a new report shows those street Aries are getting more foot traffic in D. C. Between April and September, activity. Unrestricted roadways in the district rose from 32%, the 52% of pre pandemic levels, according to traffic data firm in Rex. It's on unrestricted streets were about the same restricted streets, which came to promote social distancing and activities that don't require automobiles such as outdoor dining and exercise started popping up in D, C and parts of Maryland and Virginia over the summer, But there may be an unintended consequence. The report warns. That elimination and restriction of parking through traffic may keep people from outer neighborhoods from frequenting Restaurant district's another street based activities. Mats small W T. The
Washington DC Church Holds First In-Person Service After Legal Victory
Washington DC Weather: Patchy Fog With Sunshine On The Way
"We do have some patches fog around the area, and it may take all morning long before it burns off. We're headed up to a high temperature of 72 degrees today in sunshine on tap for tomorrow Wednesday Thursday, close to 80 degrees each day than mid seventies Friday. Our next weather maker
"You're hearing is a city council meeting. In Berkeley California Watt One minute unity members are calling into comment in favor of renaming one of Berkeley's trees Monica. I'd like to speak to number eleven as well. My Name is money show Josh I'm a professor of education at the University of San Francisco, thank you for your support of Culebra Guy Way this is an important moment for Asian Americans Berkeley one in five Berkeley residents is Asian American and we have a long and vibrant history here but you wouldn't know that from our streets our schools are parks and our buildings where at a historic folks are calling in to advocate for a street in Berkeley to be renamed Della Guy. South Asian immigrant who came to Berkeley over one hundred years ago. Anyhow numbers my name is he I'm releasing cal Grad who graduated back in May of this year there really is sincere excitement among the Berkeley student community when it comes to this renaming, I think especially among students of color in South Asian students in particular were all itching to see ourselves represented such concrete way Pun completely intended Hello good evening, Mr Mayor and City Council members leading was Michelle McGowan, and calling in from Washington DC and on behalf of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in historic preservation I'm here to support the naming of callow. Guy Way to the best of our knowledge. The City of Berkeley has little to no landmarks, monuments or markers recognizing the historical and cultural contributions of Asian Americans or Pacific Islander I for. One and he goes for the Berkeley South Asian radical history walking tour speaking in support of caliber guy way you heard from just a couple of US tonight while others are watching the live streaming APP station of your boat stories of club often ignored by Berkeley institutions, and yet we know that telling of bigger more inclusive history of Berkeley has the power to transform. US and our city, a clever guy we allows us to both honor her and reconcile difficult moments for history. Thank you for voting in favor of caliber guy way giving us something to celebrate during these especially tough times that last person you heard was Bernales Gosh one of the main organizers of this renaming campaign I called her up to learn more I am Barnett Lico. Im One of the creators of the Berkeley Salvation. Walking tour so I would Tim South Asian South Asian American. I grew up in India and moved to renounce five i. you she her pronounce. So we've been doing Berkeley Salvation Radical History Walking tour since twenty twelve and Iran these tourists with my partner honor Van Chatterjee. Through the tours, we take a disappearance in groups of about twenty around the city of Berkeley and make stops at places that are of historical importance South Asian Americans, and we tell stories of resistance in. That happened in the City of Berkeley and those histories go back over a hundred plus years. So we share stories of cure organizing youth organizing after nine eleven, stories of feminist and freedom fighters. And we include stories also of oppression not only that our community has faced but also oppressions within our own community say homophobia or caste system. I asked her how she came to learn about caliber guy and organized this campaign under about an I are always looking for things that happened at Berkeley and trying to understand what the lives of people who live here. especially in the early nineteen hundreds was like when we started doing the tours, we definitely didn't know enough about caliber guy maybe a few years ago. I heard her oral history on the South Asian American digital archives website and I came across both the video and early history where she mentioned Berkeley and that immediately caught my Attention. But there's an extra factor that makes her relationship to Berkeley particularly unique. Her main relationship to the city was that she was turned away from the city and I think that district people up in trying to understand why is it in Berkeley team after caliber guy when she may be never even lived here
"washington dc" Discussed on The big d zone
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"washington dc" Discussed on Best of The Steve Harvey Morning Show
"They said vehicles on fire after news broke of an officer involved shooting. Earlier in the day, Chicago police blamed the writing misinformation spread regarding the shooting. They say police responded to reports of a man with a gun and were met with gunfire as they approached him, officers returned fire and struck the victim who was taken to the hospital in an unknown condition of the police. Department says, this is an example of police reacting to rumors without having the full storied. Wow. Also, violence in DC over the weekend, a deadly shooting is under investigation. They're as hundreds of people gathered for a cookout near Fort Circle. Park, when several people began shooting into the crowd police say one teenager was killed. This is so sad and twenty others were ended when gunfire gunfire erupted. Why is there a hundred people cooking out? Exactly? Exactly. Exactly. They had a don't make as many. People are knowing. and. Yeah I agree I. Agree. We will don't make no sense is to shooting right? Exactly. That is the part that really don't make no this. People began shooting into the crowd. DISA- crowd of people. So you open fire, I mean. This is the real problem. Yeah. Yeah. You know man and like cow. IDIOM SARK. Part about doing stories like this. For people like us is. We do the story and we don't have a solution to it. because. You're right. It's more than just policing. That's the issue in these cities. Of course, it is. Yeah. Jobs lack. That's the lack real deal is lack of opportunity the hopelessness fostered. Because it could dishes are so deprived. These so many young people have no. Hope of participating in the. American dream. and. And it's understood that wait the reason you have zoning the reason you have certain ZIP codes, they get red line and things like that because they can get you in his area. They can control what you buy where you shop and how you live and if they can keep you in the oppress sector. Now. Here's the upside to this. There are many people all of us come from. That are many success stories coming out of the hood. Of people who overcome in do really really well every day but. That fears of that, right. But there is a number that creates these stories that the media sensationalizes and blows up and becomes the headline. And there are no stories about the young people overcome who win who get out, who go to school, who ended up with great jobs who have careers at at at post office on us, auto plant or home depot, or anything like that, and then it becomes a trifling shame, and then until we changed the way taxpayer dollars dispersed at the state level. Instead of going to communities who pay the most taxes where these communities can never come up into change. The way state funds are allocated. It will forever keep the less fortunate less fortunate. And part of that involves the filling out the census people who haven't filled out the census census. People are coming to your homes now and they'll have their masks on, but please fill out your census report. So you can get some of these things that Steve is talking. Yeah. It really is, and of course, vote. Don't be so hopeless that you don't vote I. Mean. That's what happens a Lotta. TIMES, because people don't vote. They don't feel like their vote matters because of things like this. Country, is in a crisis. Yeah. It really and truly people are. The violence. Pandemic. This the unemployment. Debt. We need better leadership y'all. Some leadership period. All right. We got to go guys time to switch gears to because coming up next the nephew is here with today's prank phone call. Right. After this, you're listening to Steve Harvey Morning Show. What happens after an advice columnist signs off on our news show? Dear therapists from iheartradio. We find out I'm Lori, Gottlieb from the Atlantic and I'm guy wins from Ted and each week we sit down with listener for consultation. Then we asked them to come back on and tell us what happened. You can email us with your own dilemma at Laurean Guy I hunt media, DOT COM, listen to dear therapists on apple podcasts, the iheartradio APP or wherever you get your podcasts. Citizen critic is the podcast where we critique the critic's review, the reviews of movies and television like tire king, the shining best in show, Shits Creek Purple Rain, and once upon a time in Hollywood. He says it super long. Some of it could have been cut I'm talking to you Bruce, dern seen talking to you bruce. dern. Don't you away from me and? Ask. Goodwill young turn searing going to get A. Dog. named. Bruce dern. During senior. We take on the hot takes improve that everyone's got an opinion and we're all just screaming into the void. So we might as well have a laugh. Listen to citizen critic. Heart radio APP, apple PODCASTS, or wherever you get your podcasts..
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"washington dc" Discussed on 1A
"Hi. This is Greg from Pennsylvania. It makes no sense to add another tiny state Washington DC isn't even a big city, if anything make it part of Maryland, or Virginia not a state of its own. Thanks Greg Congresswoman. You hear this a lot. How do you respond to it? Actually? I don't hear it a lot and the reason i. don't hear it. A lot is because there are two states that are smaller or would be smaller if the district became a state Vermont in Wyoming, right? We've never looked to see what your size was to see whether or not, you should be admitted to the union people that need to focus on what DC would and It is a very thriving city. We have so many people We have no place to go, and indeed you know you can't build above a certain. level in DC, which makes it expensive to live here? talking about being able to support ourselves that of course means that the district must tax people because it can make up for by expanding, so the district recognize then still people come. Because it is a place to live that people find desirable. One listener texted taxation without representation was a major reason for the revolution and founding of this country. It's asinine that DC doesn't have representation in the legislature David. What would DC actually. Look like as a state. What some of the features be! Well I mean to begin to be quite unique as a state. You'll be only state without local governments internal to it. It would be. It's just the city again. This would be a small, not the smallest as the congresswoman note. But it would be a quite a small state on. The, the one of the big things that would be attractive about statehood I think is that it would give. Greater capacity to. Engage in kind of remove the limitations created by the Home Rule Act. That were quite odd and bad, and the country mentioned one of them which is the enshrinement of the height of Buildings Act which stops DC from. Removed from DC the ability to approve taller buildings, and as a result office space in DC is extraordinarily expensive and residents are extraordinarily expensive because. Full rights to allow construction further statehood would give DC the power to tax out of St residents who work in the city, and this has always been one of the major opposition. Politicians from Maryland and Virginia have had to DC statehood on the. That power would be granted. DC would also lose some things though DC got a bunch of special benefits in a particularly in the nineties during it's part of the bill out of city government that on the would, and so DC would get and lose from statehood as kind of as a governing in today. And we are almost out of time, but congressman and I want to read this tweet to you and give you just about thirty seconds or so respond. They said please ask about the way. The feds hold the DC budget hostage year after year forcing DC to issue bonds to cover its own money. I would appreciate you expanding on this economic interrelation. What the what she's referring to is that our budget raised here entirely in the district of Columbia has to be signed off by the Congress of the United States absurd, because they don't put a dime. In that budget, and this is the kind of nominally that we've been trying to get rid of through. Through just getting full home home rule so the the the they're probably benefits, the country to mention to the district If we were to be a state, it is important for me to say one important thing, and that is one of your listeners talked about Maryland and Virginia and that they could be taxed. Please note that all four senators. From our two adjoining states, Maryland and Virginia our sponsors of the DC statehood bill. They know they could pay face some possible taxation that is always negotiated with the with the entity involved. A minute to go David. You think that proponents of statehood have been far too focused on Congress so tell us what should they be focused on instead if the actually want to make this happen? These should be focused on making DC as estate work, and I think that this would require a state constitution that was designed to solve the particular problems of DC is a state, and so I think they need to include in their state that were they ought to considering concluding in their state constitution rules governing kind of a mandatory contributions to a rainy day fund that are stricter than most places given the this the the new state's capacity for kind of booms and busts, and they should focus on or the consider adding to their electoral rules. Things designed to create internal electoral competition so that. Local officials face kind of partisan competition inside the city is not come from national political parties, but from some degree that would create some degree of Internal Competition David. Schleicher is.
"washington dc" Discussed on 1A
"Into new voices to the conversation on DC. Statehood Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton is DC's representative congresswoman welcome. Thank you with you and David Schleicher is professor of law at Yale. University, and author of the essay welcomed a new Columbia, the fiscal economic and political consequences of statehood for DC David Welcome. Thank you so much for having congresswoman. Your position as DC's representative is interesting, given DC status. What do you do as representative and tell us what power? If you can't vote in Congress well. It's interesting that actually I have every other single power. Except that final vote on the House floor and let me tell you what that means. I can share a subcommittee I do share one neck and share full committee I vote in committee. do everything that every representative ties, but when it comes time to cast that final vote, including boats that affect only the district of Columbia every member of the House of Representatives can vote except the member who has been elected by the residents of the District of Columbia. So, what does it feel like to never be able to vote on final passage for one of your bills? Well, frankly I've never felt disempowered and the Congress because I walked in the door, saying. Saying I'M GONNA? I'm going to act like every other member of Congress and demand to be treated like every other member of Congress I have it? It's not me. The problem is with the people I represent I. Get all the respect I need in Congress, but they get no respect when that final vote comes, and everybody can cast a vote except the member who represents them now DC. Statehood has been central to your platform for decades. Can you tell us what's important to you? It's important to me and personally and as a member personally because I'm a third generation Washingtonian. My great grandfather was a runaway slave. He got here to freedom, but Nobody in the homes family has made it to equality. Far beyond that, though it's important to me because I represent. Americans who pay the highest federal taxes per capita? And have no vote in the House of Representatives. that's an amazing notion when you think about it, because highest per capita means more than in the largest states and the richest states like New York in California, and did we pay more federal taxes. than twenty two states. That's what we contribute to the United States of America without having. A vote If you look at the district and people will say well, you know that's just a city well as larger than two states. my Wyoming and Vermont. And and they say well the. Certainly, it's not. It's not in fiscal terms equal. Where we have a budget of almost sixteen billion, that's larger than the budget of fourteen states. And, if you WANNA look at whether or not, we are ready to be a state as I. We have been since the nation was created, but Some dollars and cents for you. TRUMP AAA bond rating. Is better than that of thirty five states. Cool can count themselves well. Let's bring. Let's bring in David Schleicher professor of law at Yale University David. What do you think are the potential problems with DC statehood? Show the case for DC state, who always been very focused on Congress and the effect of the statehood will have and providing representation in Congress, but for residents, the biggest effect would not be in having representation in Congress, but rather in changing the form of their own government. Deceased estate would be quite unique. It'd be the only state that is entirely in one metropolitan area, and it would even beyond that just be the city and not have control over tone, suburbs or any of its suburbs. This would be unique among the state. This is a pretty big affects on it. It is a fiscal entity taxing and spending its economy and on its politics. I think is good idea. All things told that proponents need to think really hard about how to sheep independent. Shaped. Sheep Steve Hood in order to address these problems. What do you say to that congresswoman? I've heard of augments against statehood, but I'M GONNA say. To the professor, that's unique. It is true. That this would be a unique state. it wouldn't be like every other state. It wouldn't have what he calls a metropolitan area or suburbs. But that has nothing to do with statehood. Statehood ought to be about whether in every single respect. With respect to the other states. You are entitled to statehood. Now if you if you WANNA look and and and see. About about suburbs, we have suburbs here. And they in fact. vote or treating in many ways as a metropolitan area. That's what would happen if we became a state. So this the if we get hung up on something as trivial as a state has to look like this has to have these things than we have lost sight of the constitution and of the latitude that the framers gave us to form states. We got this voice mail from a listener about why they think DC shouldn't be a state. Here's Bob from Lancaster. Washington DC an obvious, they call ours. The constitution forbids. The desired, have Washington. DC is a state. It's just a powered. By Democrat. Thank you both for leaving us that voicemail. David as Bob Right would making DC state the unconstitutional. No. Alice from conservatives like Viet Dinh to the ACS liberal like liberal organizational. You, have gone through the tissue extensively and the legal argument against statehood are silly on the. There'd be a small problem created by the fact that the twenty-third amendment allocates electoral votes to. Strict and the district would then be shrunk to a very small area by statehood, which would leave three electoral votes in the hands of a very small number of people, but other than that the arguments about that Maryland need sign off because the land was given to from Maryland to to create the district. People think have very little merit on, and so there's no real constitutional problem. The question is about advisability much more than it is about the law. David your response to an email here. From Stephen DC the state would be the only fully urban jurisdiction Congress residents of cities around the country, even mid size and small cities would gain new ally in expressing their concerns on a wide range of issues. This will be especially valuable for urban residents of Republican. States like Louisville Kentucky Tulsa Oklahoma Phoenix Arizona, Houston, Texas and so on. So I think. It'd be very salutary for Congress. The big question I have and I think there's only could be dealt with Steve Constitution is. The fact that would be A. Uniquely shock prone as state, and it would not have the federal government standing behind it the way that it did you win defaced its fiscal crisis in the Mid Ninety S. The city the would if there was a decline in demand for urban property or the federal government shrunk by a certain percentage, just because of politics, or whatever you could see a really major fiscal shock to a city that couldn't balance against having control having being able to tax the suburbs. Or couldn't balance again. Another metro city in it state and so i. think that those are the questions of downtown. Four to the effect Congress would be quite good on that. It is in fact, the case that the US Senate particularly is biased towards rural areas the house to some degree. and that statehood would would help push against that. Congresswoman. You heard the voicemail that we played a moment ago from Bob. He said that DC statehood is a power grab by Democrats. What's your response to that? I think that that's the fear. And I can understand that fear, because most big cities are democratic, and that that indeed has is what is on the mind of a Republicans and then the country has to ask itself. is admission to the union dependent upon. the. Politics of those who seek admission, and if your answer is yes, then you don't. You. Don't want any state admitted until you do a poll and see how they would vote, so we recognize that that is a challenge to us. We're prepared to meet that challenge I met me. Give you an example of how we're going to meet it. we look at the election coming up where you see. The president opposes statehood in the Senate opposed to statehood, and then we look at what the polls are showing recognizing fully that polls can change. But. They are so overwhelming. That? We are heartened by the fact. That It looks like Democrats take the Senate. And, it almost surely looks like we will have a new president of the United States so those who look at a moment in time to try to figure what will happen with a specific bill need.
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"To bring you the news you need to know. As protests over the death of George, Floyd and the unequal treatment of black Americans continues in cities across America. The response in Washington DC has been starkly different. Much of that is because the nation's capital home to the White House in the seat of US federal government is a district and subject to different jurisdiction than a state. Washington. DC has a mayor and a member of Congress, but it's representation looks more like a U. S. territory. So when president trump on Monday called for governors to dominate protesters, he was uniquely situated to deploy military units in Washington DC. Since then at least five thousand eight hundred troops, agents and officers have taken to the streets of the district. Humvees rumbled down DC streets. A UH LAKOTA helicopter flew low over protesters. More and more fencing has gone up around the White House making the Executive Mansion. Look more like a fortress. The police force on the ground includes the national, Guard Secret Service Park Police FBI DA, US marshals bureau of Prisons Customs and Border Protection, ice and more. These are not exactly beat. Cops used patrolling the streets. On Thursday Washington DC, Mayor Murray thousand had. She requested that President Trump, remove all federal law enforcement and military presence from the city. She argued that the units are inflaming and adding to the grievances of people protesting. Amid the ongoing battle over the streets of Washington DC bowser shared a new image on Friday morning. Overnight local artists and city officials began painting black lives matter in massive yellow letters on Sixteenth Street right near the White House. Let's get to the point..
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"Always leveled at women, and it was basically if you're a woman in newer, nuisance an actual criminal charge criminal charms goal common. Scold? And in fact, the book a book one of the books written about her is called the common scold. All right. We're getting towards the end year. But why is this important because this is during the second grade awakening so religious men thought the route into more filling the pews up with more people was going to be through the women. So convinced the women that everybody in the family needed to be religious. And you keep the churches filled. If you have a woman writing about how these men are all scoundrels that's not good for business. So they take her into court. She is convicted. And when she's convicted she's convicted to this ducking in the in the Potomac river, the judge in this case. However, prosecutors did not have the power they have today and the judge decided that it was medieval to duck somebody in the water twenty four years later. She dies, but in one thousand nine hundred six no ducking. No, no ducking, and no dunking because the judge decided it was too medieval, and the story ends nicely in one thousand nine hundred six she was portrayed as quote, the policewoman of truth, who's newspaper with fiery truthfulness, and knifelike probings of the public and private affairs of men and women. So. Out corruption in government and paved the way for other women in journalism. That's our show for today. The political gap has is produced by Jocelyn. Frank. Researchers Bridget Dunlap June Thomas is the managing producer of slate. Audio Gabriel Roth is the other to'real director of audio Kirsten Naim and fade Smith produced this live show at the Lincoln theatre. Please follow us on Twitter at at slate gab fest and tweed chatter at us for Emily Baz. Lana. John Dickerson, I'm David plots. Thank you for listening. Thank you, Washington. DC? Hi slate plus interest in what you think happens next with the survived the challenges, and if I be in Helbig and hobby lobby I mean, what's next after the DOJ opinion. Right. Well, so we should make clear the Justice department can withdraw from the suit and other folk can defend the suit. So it's not as if that means that oughta Mattingly, this judge's ruling becomes the final word there will be appeals. And when the stugotz made his ruling law professors across the political spectrum denounced it as like crazy. It just didn't seem like it was tethered in any way to all the rules about when you sever provisions and when you strike an entire law down. So I don't think that really will be upheld. But as we know. You know, other challenges to the Fourtou Care Act that seemed way out there round up with you know, three or four votes on the supreme court. So I, you know, we'll have to watch and see and already a couple of the justices. I think it's a Lido and Thomas have expressed some sympathy for this view, so not gonna get zero votes. Drew Clark on my questions for Emily. You talked a lot about prosecutorial discretion and how that's kind of ballooned with the limiting of judge's discretion. But it seems to me there's there's one or at least or even to more fundamental issues in one is just how we get rid of these three strikes, and you're out types of laws are those mostly federal or state. How do we address that? And also could you just address the role of drug laws, and how crazy they've gotten and should should congress be more focused on scaling back penalties for marijuana and other minor crime uses overt or the three strikes laws or? Or or these prosecutorial things that you focused on most of the three strikes laws that remained. In fact, our state laws on some of them have been reformed or even struck down California and a ballot initiative pulled back on its three strikes law in general, I think one answer to how do we ratchet down from these harsh sentencing laws just a preview to hear the rest? Please go to slate dot com slash get best. Plus..
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"You can tweet them to us at at sleet, gabfest, something that you were going to be chattering about your cocktail party and from darla cash, Ian at at bossy Magoo. Darlas sent this dismal story about Matt Bevin who's the governor of Kentucky, and he doesn't believe in the chicken pox vaccine. So he takes his took his nine kids to a chicken pox party. Instead and got them chicken pox that way, and he's sort of hearkening back to certainly my childhood. I think I think I should ask my parents. I think that we the exposed me to chicken pox because it was in the pre vaccine era, and it's that's old timey. It's nice like to do it all time anyway, but as everyone knows the CDC advises against this. And it's there are some deaths from chickenpox and older at serious you can turn into shingles. And also kids who get it kids can get it and die or have serious illnesses. And and so I think fortunately, none nothing untoward happened to Matt Bevin Matt Bevins' children. But it's not a wise thing to do. And it's very disappointing that you have this anti vaccine behavior from a governor. My chatter is about Endel Endel was signed latest artists signed to a big distribution deal. By Warner Music twenty albums coming in the coming year. I think we're going to listen to some Endel is Endel the hip hop star. From Delaware is end all the latest. Swedish DJ is Endel a Scottish boy band. No Endel is an algorithm that creates ambient mood music based on your, you know, like what the weather is and your heartbeat and has now released a bunch of albums on Spotify and going to release a bunch more of albums on Spotify. And it's frankly terrifying to know that that music is is the latest thing that's going to be conquered by the robots. Let's listen to some Endel. This is called one gentle haze from sleepy foggy morning. I just love that. I didn't feel like replacing all it felt like the music they play when every spaceship arrives for the first time. Well, that's what isn't that. What the robot? Would you the robots like, yeah? That's that's the future, man. But I think we can there's there's already a robot newscaster in China and AI newscaster. And I think we can look forward to the the robot novelists that are going to right? They're going to. I'm sure they're going to be trashy novels written soon. Bye. Bye algorithms not. Hi, Brad narrative nonfiction. I think there's going to there's going to be the book the that's writing a book on prosecutorial reform. Did it? Yeah. They don't they also gonna take that big advance. Anyway. So listen to some Endel on Spotify. If you're in the mood, John what is your chatter? It's the end all Bill. Cooking that up for like minutes. I'll show my cell phone. Okay. So since tonight is in part in celebration of Emily Baz Lon. My chatter is amount of woman named and Royal since in Royal was the first journalist women journalists in Washington and sense Emily's my favorite journalists. I'm tell the story van Royal? Now. About in Royal. It was said that she was these are not things that are said about Emily. She was a holy terror and evil detestable public woman. Tara was okay. Maybe not detestable like you. She grew up in Pennsylvania, but grew up in the backwoods, Pennsylvania. She was she was abducted by Indians. She was abandoned by our family and abandoned by her government. Her greatest. Yes. Hair honesty. Well, exactly know what you're wishy born. Let's see roughly I'd in eighteen fifty four. She was born in seventeen eighty something. The first way I came to know, an Royal is she was the first woman to ever interview a president John Quincy Adams was supposedly skinny dipping in the Potomac and an Royal sat upon his clothing and said she would interview him until or the team must answer questions or she wouldn't let him have his clothing. This may or may not have been used by letting tried that. Now, if you've ever seen a picture of John Quincy Adams, and there is I think Quincy John Quincy Adams is the first president was ever photograph because he lived a long productive life as a member of the house..
"washington dc" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest
"Health care system? The molar report is something that listen, I think it's really important for our democracy that we see the full text of the report, and we have called for that publicly. We have demanded it, you know, the chairman sent a letter we're hoping to hear back by next week on the second and it's critically important. Right. No one asks to see the bar. Some we want to see the Muller report. And like, let's move on. Right. The president said he's cool with it the let's just do it already. Right. But in terms of effort, my focus is on making sure. That we can't do what we promise which is lower healthcare prices, and I have been focusing on that every day since I've been here it's been two and a half months, and we're we're going to get it done is that the short version of how you make build a bridge between Democrats and Republicans you get those Republicans maybe in the Senate is Lamar Alexander and Susan Collins is the bridge to them lowering healthcare prices because it's not expanding coverage. Maybe you know, here's the thing. I think that folks just need to do their jobs, and like this whole idea that Mitch McConnell is going to unilaterally decide to not take up bills is something that I just you know, I really struggle with that. And he. Senators and he's up in twenty twenty. And so like, you know, those good folks in Kentucky, I think can assess, you know, his productivity along with every other member that they get to vote on so totally but he didn't let he didn't let Alexander Murray come up Collins Nelson. He's not letting come up he may not run again in twenty twenty especially if somebody retires from the court, and he can get another conservative on the court just to make your nightmares worse than roaming, people talk about it, really. Now, I'm just saying people talking about a lot of things. I guess my point is what you would dented the pressure point on him. What if that's removed? I'm just wondering the how do you build the bridge both your Republican colleagues, and then also that public pressure? I think the few things one we have to demand that the Senate act we have to demand it. And I think that a lot of people around the country have you know, sort of kicked back a little bit since the election and said, hey, we did it. We flipped the house. We've done our part, and you know in my community. I've seen a lot of people say, you know, I'm so glad Lawrence there. She shares my values and they go back to their regular lies, right and regular life is important, and I'm going to hold it down here. But we need our backup. And we need folks to continue to be engaged and the agenda can't move forward. If we don't have the folks mobilize to push it along. Let's that's nice. Surprise fan since the nicest. Yeah. Well, there's been so many surprises. I mean, I gotta tell you congress as a wild place. It's like totally a trip you guys. And like, honestly, I am surprised at every stage..
"washington dc" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest
"So what is that like so our community birth speaker of the house, Denny Hastert, the longest serving Republican speaker ever, and then they voted for Brock Obama. And then when Denny Hastert left the congress serving in prison, isn't he well. Yeah. That's true. And. You know, we are a purple community half suburban half rural. The district's eighty percent white. It's two point nine percent black. It is ten percent Latino and the rest is Indian and Pakistani Asian Indian Pakistani, and it's an incredible place. You know, a lot of people didn't think that we had a chance when I decided to run they were like, especially folks at home. This is what I'm talking about. They were like these people in DC seem to think that the fourteenth is gonna flip. Good luck. And we weren't really taken seriously. But I always knew that we deserve better. And we this election was about two things it was about healthcare as the number one issue. And it was about representation did the guy in the seat have our back in Washington. And was he going to show up for us at home, and the answer was no what what do you miss about being a nurse? I bet you a good nurse. Well, thank you. And I am. And obviously, we're seeing patients you're. Day must have just been totally different than it is. So I'm a public health nurse, which means that my practice area our communities and populations one of the things that I was so surprised by in the time that I was running was how similar the skill set is meaning that nursing school. We had to learn how to walk into a patient's room because you only have maybe three or four minutes to be able to establish trust look into their eyes. And let them know that the advice that we're giving is our best professional judgment. And that we are trying to help them recover and get well and live their best lives. Right. And I would do that every day on the campaign trail, right people. Come and they would share their vulnerability is their insecurities, and they will be asking for help. And they hoped their congresswoman or their congressmen would be able to help them, right? Like that is a really almost intimate exchange. When people are that wall normal, and you have to look into their eyes and relate human to human. And I. Appreciate and really enjoy that aspect of this job that I drawn from my experiences at ours. Do so we've talked a lot about the Miller report tonight before you came do you do you think that you and your democratic colleagues should how m- how much of your energy and weight should go towards the investigations at the president and how much should go towards. Eighteen sixty eight and other policy measures. Yeah. So I mean, here's the deal. No one at home asked me about more report. They don't they have not. I mean, that's just like not the topic conversation. I can't go anywhere in the Eleanor fourteenth. And not talk about healthcare. I mean that is what folks want to talk about prescription drug prices are too high premium prices are too high. When are we going to fix our.
"washington dc" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest
"Price more Ford will and it covers an additional nine million people. So no one's paying more than eight and a half percent of their income on healthcare premiums. So not to be Debbie Downer here, but your your freshman democrat at the divided congress. The president will never sign that Bill. What what is it that? What is it that you can realistically accomplish as a legislator? What can what can the house do well in this environment where where it's going to be very difficult to get anything actually into law in actuality, David I just have to push back a little bit because that's near for. Plead this Bill. This Bill is part of a package as the House Democrats are focusing on delivering for the people, which means that this Bill will get marked up this. Mill Bill will get a floor vote that will pass the house by overwhelming margin. And I believe that the Senate will take it up because guess what the senators all know that the American people clearly spoke in November saying that they wanted their healthcare. And that there are really commonsense. Good policy ideas to to improve on the ACA that the Senate would I think welcome the opportunity to get a bipartisan win, welcome it. And then you know, what we get in this grey veto override scenario. And I think on healthcare we'll have the votes. This Bill is clearly an effort to improve upon about Macaire. Right. So what do you think of this broader strategy, which seems to be Nancy Pelosi's strategy? Rather than talk about replacing ObamaCare and our entire private health insurance industry to build on. What's here at a moment? When the presidential candidates running for the democratic field or calling for much more dramatic change with Medicare for all or Medicare for America. These plans that would do far more as opposed to bolstering the exchanges. So let's just level set. We're talking about twenty million people who have coverage thanks to the Affordable Care Act. We're talking about millions of Americans millions who have pre existing conditions who are now able to get healthcare coverage around the country. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act. We're talking about hundreds of millions of Americans who enjoy the benefits of preventive services. Those free screenings the free vaccines contraceptive coverage..
"washington dc" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest
"Yes. So by your domain names, now, actually, there's Lauren Underwood dot com. I don't own it. It's this woman named Sheila who sells hair weaves in Texas, and she won't sell it to me. And then she felt that she told it to some other guy thinks he lives in tant campus. And I wrote him a note. Hi, I'm really Lauren under what I really need this. I really will pay. Let's do some business and no answer. That's the way what's on the page. Now, if we went and visited it Lauren, underwent dot com, park domain. I know right. This is so hook me up, you guys, you all know, how to find me if you know, this guy who owns my domain name. So. Emily. Can you explain what happened this week with the latest court challenged the Affordable Care Act that can do that? So a bunch of Republican attorneys general argued that because congress because there is no longer attacks that the individual mandate is unconstitutional. And then a judge made a surprising ruling that that meant the entire Affordable Care Act had to fall every single bit of it. An unusual really because we have because judges have a principle of reading legislation and thinking about when part of it can be severed from another part. So there's like a whole system for figuring out. If one part of the law for some reason has to be struck down. How do you uphold the rest of it? This judicial ruling was really surprising. And what happened this week was that the Trump administration decided not to challenge that judge's ruling, even though. Oh, if that really goes into effect, the entire Affordable Care Act would fall. So congresswoman Underwood you come to us on a in a week of extraordinary news, but notably news about the Affordable Care Act. And you you're as a politician you've devoted a lot of your attention to healthcare you worked on healthcare and the Obama administration, you are a nurse. What do you make of the Trump administration's decision to try to completely invalidate the Affordable Care Act, and what is congressman do about that? Well, obviously, President Trump can't take a hit the American people spoke and force in November twenty eighteen saying that we want our healthcare. And you know, listen, he has a habit of trying to distract and trying to so confusion. But I think that this goes beyond that. And I hope that the American people are not going to sit by and let them take away our healthcare coverage we saved at once. We can save it again. And what we're doing in congress is that we are acting on day one on day one when we were sworn in. We voted to defend the Affordable Care Act when we had the department of Justice who refused to do. So in an unprecedented move to not defend in existing law on the books. The house is going to do that work, and we are now working to improve on the law. So I'm really excited yesterday. I introduced a Bill HR eighteen sixty eight which will allow more Americans to get access to the tax credits, which make premiums more affordable for those purchasing plans in the marketplace it would allow. Ten million people who currently do not qualify for tax credits because their income is just at that threshold to be eligible for some additional help and making their premium.
"washington dc" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest
"But I think there's no question. I mean, certainly I saw this in Brooklyn that defense attorneys saw openings, and then they were like really taking it to the mat for clients. They felt like something was possible. The kind of offer that wouldn't have been before and they were making making arguments about public safety. So the main tactic that defense lawyers have honestly in this world is delay. Because the longer the case takes the more time everyone is spending on it. And also the more time your client has to prove. Selves, right. It's almost like in that it can last stretch out for a year or two. And if your client is getting a job and cleaning themselves up and doing well, it's much easier to make the argument that they don't need to go to jail. So Emily, just going back to your turnstile jumping examples so much was made in the nineties of the kind of broken windows theory of policing and prosecution, which is that you you want to reduce the level of low level chaos in the city, and that's going to overall make community safer. Does that turn out to be bullshit? Yes. That turns out to be basically bullshit. So the the best proof of what I just said is in New York. So when stop and frisk ended in New York, which was kind of combination of the broken windows approach to policing. You're talking about really nobody thought that crime wouldn't rise. Right. Even the people were like, this is terrible injustice, which it was there were all kinds of racial profiling and disproportionate policing of people of color like bad bad. Even the people who thought that was bad and worth ending thought. Oh, you know, what there's going to be a bump? No crime continued to decline in New York. So I think we have pretty good evidence at this point that when we put policing resources into solving violent crime like that's what brings down. Right. That's that's the most effective use of those resources. Unless David has another substantive question..
"washington dc" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest
"I remember on that weekend. The times maybe I'm conflicting, but the times printed the whole thing in the in the newspaper. I think we will get the report. What does that mean? Does that mean forty-nine percent of the report does it mean? Eighty eight percent of the report, but not the good bits. And what does it mean to be good bits? And then, you know, Wenski report the good bits were really. E. Definition is. Here. I don't know. Think about baseball. So, but but what interests me is the? So we're it seems to me that the president landed somewhere between not exonerated and beyond a reasonable doubt on the obstruction question. Well, if the way that this properly should be handled is in the political realm in impeachment. You know, the standard for president should be something better than not exonerate mean. Not exonerate it. Right. And that's. And that's. And particularly because I've spent the last two months in Philadelphia in seventeen eighty seven. And thank you to our guys. Thank you to the the two whistle-stop listeners out there. But man when you read them all day long. It would be obvious what the response to this would be that the standard. I mean, look at the guy who was sitting at the front of the room, we didn't speak much, but George Washington was the model for the presidency throughout the whole four months. And the reason he was the model is because he had sublimated his self interest twice in big huge public ways. And so comparing that standard to the not exonerated standard is such a vast difference, and they created they literally created impeachment for this kind of thing. Now, they also created a system in which if the people who are closest to the people in the house. You know, can't do it. And with the Senate, then then that's fine. That's what the voters have chosen. But it seems to me, obviously, that's the that's the issue. And who knows if it will ever be brought up David since you reported so much on impeachment in the Clinton era. Do you think as a country we're better off without impeachment proceedings? Given how divided we are given the I suppose relative ambiguity of this obstruction charge as a criminal matter. At least I think we're better off without impeachment proceedings because it's clear for because the country has become so partisan that impeachment could not succeed in removing the president from office and therefore even though. Even though he in my mind is clearly committed high crimes and misdemeanors and his behaved and unethical ways, not necessarily Justin the Russia stuff. But in so many other ways, but I just I'm not sure that it is it is productive because the legislative branch abandoned its duties and legislative branch is not behaving honorably. I mean to me it is like like we have this situation where we have a Russian conspiracy to subvert American election. A very successful one. We had a president who lied at every turn about what his connections with Russia where he covered up business dealings. He had every associated hit as was lying or literally committing crimes around it. So behaved unethically, an immorally if not criminally clearly, and then has engaged in this extraordinary other variety of criminal activity or or unethical activity involving emoluments involving his highly corrupt cabinet. Involving the hiding of his tax returns. And so, of course, he he is should be subject to impeachment. But in political system that doesn't work..
"washington dc" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest
"Not just like I spun this I feel like that would have been too far bridge for him to cross as a lawyer. So then we'll go walking down the speculative wrote a little bit more. Which is then there's probably some stuff in there. That's not up. You know, that's big that that would. Be. Yeah. Superbeets negligible. Right. Because one thing that's interesting in bars letter is he talks about the things that were not publicly known about obstruction. So since much of this played out in public, and we should get to that. What used to be norms after Watergate is Peter Baker wrote today like firing you're getting rid of your attorney general firing. You're up director, those norms are gone, but there's a lot that happened apparently behind that. We don't know about that presume lose in the report. So Emily do. What do you make of this question around obstruction where there's this legal standard that bar has outlined which under which he declares the president is not available to be to be charged with obstruction or accused of obstruction is that a reasonable legal standard that bars outlines they common legal standard is one that people generally agree on that. If you don't have an underlying crime, it's harder to prove obstruction. That makes sense to me harder to prove doesn't mean you can't prevent and prosecutors do sometimes bring -struction charges without clear proof of an underlying can I interrupt for one second one, which is that. There are underlying crimes. There's the Michael Cohen campaign finance crimes their crimes, which aren't necessarily related to know. Those those could be Trump's crimes true. But there Cranston aren't necessarily related to Russia, which Trump might still have been trying to obstruct in order to prevent that investigation from going forward that is a crime. Absolutely. And also you could choose to obstr-. Tuck Justice because you're trying to prevent other embarrassing information from coming out or investigations from happening. Right. I mean this relates to me to this question of we'll y was there all this lying to the FBI? If there was no underlying shenanigans, why did people lie so much? And you know, one reason is that there were other crimes that don't fit into this quite narrow definition of collusion on an actual agreement that Muller used according to bar. So that's one possibility is another as we were trying to prevent other things from getting out that you were worried about, and perhaps you succeeded, and that seems like a reason that you would want to charge obstruction of Justice. You know, we also don't know whether Muller imagined he was throwing all this to congress. Although if that was what he was doing than the fact that congress doesn't have the underlying report in its entirety or at the moment at all seems like a big problem. John, do you think we're going to get the report, do you think the American public is going to see the report? I mean, you you, and I all of us remember probably many of his room. Remember when the Lewinsky report came out that thing was out. I had read that poll thing within fifteen minutes of it being released to the public. And here we could be waiting months to see a very heavily redacted..
"washington dc" Discussed on What's Good Games
"That we also have on our tour here in Washington DC got to see the inside of the capitol building. And that is a wide variety of textures and colors and even down to looking at the rotunda where the different types of stone don't match I was part of the tour to guide was like you may notice that the stone doesn't match because they whitewashed it when they built it. How do you guys? Go about picking out which details are important to make sure you get right in which ones you're like. Well, the players probably just going to run by that hallway real quick. So let's focus on something else. Instead, exactly. That's a good question. Because people think when you recreating city one to one that you just copy everything. But of course, that wouldn't work. And you you really have to be careful and clever about how you style is the environment that you building you need to focus your budget on the things that metamorphosed as you say the the buildings alot here. There's more open sky so apart from a beautiful new cloud system. We're also looking at the silhouettes we create on those low lying buildings putting a lot of detailing there. And then as you say with with beautiful buildings like the capitol the national archives really beautiful buildings in coporate stone, different types of polish stone embedded polished brass embedded Letheren like all these materials that work. So well in in the kind of the lighting system that we have in Snowdrop, it's it's it was a really. Fortunate challenge for us to to try and recreate these these buildings these landmarks sounds like you guys are also limited in some of the things you could manipulate and some of the things you couldn't because I think things are protected here in DC where there any major challenges or do you see them more as creative challenges? You have a different creative challenges. But everything gets a legal poss- did the same in New York. It's not so different. I think from cinematic teams who wanna make a movie so I mean, one of the things that we do is we recreate the brands of DC. So these see itself has you know, it has a logo with the stars and stripes. We had to recreate this recruited the brands for the police security services. Firefighters FEMA CDC all that kind of thing we try and think of those brands from from head to tail so to speak so not not just how they look in a poster or something but from. Micro macro uses throughout the world. Are we trying to think of them properly as as a brand as he would if you making a brand? No that absolutely makes sense. I think is a challenge that sometimes gamers who are just booting up the game to play don't stop to think about the massive amount of work that goes on the other side to brings some of this iconic imagery into a game. And I always find it really fascinating. Hearing about these kind of behind the scene stories that go along to make something like the capitol building in the division to reality. So we one example would be we weren't able to recreate the world we'll to memorial that you see near the Washington Monument when you looking at towards Lincoln Memorial. But we created a different memorial there that has a similar feel and it happens to be an important site for the introduction to the second part of the game. Well, we won't we won't go into details about that. We'll keep it secret. I did want to bring up something that Britney asked Julian about when we were chatting with him having to do with the different neighborhoods, the areas inside of Washington DC that they spoke about in the presentation that we watched earlier and how each of these different districts has a specific purpose..
"washington dc" Discussed on Reveal
"So i really hope the deal jay will not disappoint the militian people even more all the global community for that matter but when news broke him malaysia that their prime minister would be visiting the white house while the investigation was going on and staying at the trump hotel certainly raised eyebrows and it's like how much you know that was the first question on everyone's minds and why trump hotel because trump hotel is an active business property of president trump so why's day the trump hotel to obviously curry flavour from president trump this meeting wasn't a one off the jeep and trump had golf together trump's new jersey country club in twenty fourteen before trump was president trump signed a photograph of the two of them calling the jeep my favorite prime minister and the truth is the jeep is a habit of courting us heads of state he's hit the links with president obama's well but in the meeting with trump at the white house and the stay over at the trump hotel was different the way cynthia explains it cheap was using this latest date in their bromance to show the world his nana kruk it was very important for the malaysian prime minister to have this meeting to actually show the militia people that hey i'm not a wanted man in the united states contrary to what everyone else is say the price for a night at the trump hotel hovers around five hundred and fifty dollars on the low end and there were more than sixty guests some just spent one night others were booked for over a week adding it all up the total hovers around one hundred thousand dollars not accounting for any sort of group discount but it wasn't just the hotel bill more money went to a lobbying group to help get malaysian officials meetings with fficials in washington dc.