36 Burst results for "Washington Dc"

Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Washington, DC Area

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:28 sec | 8 hrs ago

Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Washington, DC Area

"Ah Flash Flood Watch has just gone into effect for the entire W T o p listening area. That's because heavy rains are expected today on top of already saturated ground all of D C as well as most of southern Maryland Prince George's. And parts of Montgomery and Howard County's fall under that flood watch affected areas in northern Virginia include Arlington Falls Church. Alexandria, Fairfax County, Prince William and Eastern

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Fresh update on "washington dc" discussed on Tom and Curley

Tom and Curley

01:00 min | 46 min ago

Fresh update on "washington dc" discussed on Tom and Curley

"Back to the topic nearly shot Mike Lewis trays so way we're going to talk about Denny Heck, and why he's leaving Congress to become atleast the Democratic Party nominee, Lieutenant governor, But I want to talk about something else. Yeah. So before the show started today, I was I tweeted out something about the last day of the takeover. The occupy the Thomason clearly show movement and I do a selfie with Drazen myself. Put it out on Twitter and what I didn't notice because Dres was sitting at John's desk. John Curly's dead That's blasphemy already, Right? And then and then we didn't notice that behind us is I'm taking this picture. There's a big trump For president sticker, right? And so we take the picture, and then you noticed it right away that there's like that was going big deal, right? Wow. On your social media in particular, just got moving, man. We put it up and people people. Technically, it just says rump because I think my big head is blocking the team. We did. We did it right. We did it right way. Made sure we We got out that the TV I think it was just fascinating to me because I'm so different in terms of that is such a little thing to me like. I mean, the fact that people are like like, are you Are you with Trump? Now? Are you kidding me? Like There's a sticker behind me and I'm guessing you don't own that. I don't write like literally. I don't have a desk you so Hello. What are we talking about here, right? No. Is that where we've gone? Like? You know what? I refused to join Petty Ville. It's here. I know it runs things for people. I am not the guy who was like I don't photoshopping shires over and over and change this and man, I take the picture swiping. Go, right. I just I move on. I mean, do you think we could maybe get Get Jacob, too. I don't know. Touch up the photo in some fashion Look, maybe put just John Curly's face over the over the alright. Yeah, he's working on it right now for us out there who actually saw the picture. And looked very closely and then were offended after you looked closely. We're operating on a fix right now. We're working on it. We're doing all we can to make sure sure that the North we're we're not not offend dumping for Trump. All right, now, let's now we can talk about that. We've got that off our chest and we could talk about Debbie had so interesting story in the hill about Danny Hecht. Any hack is Obviously Washington state congressman he's been in office for four decades. He is one of them or influential congressmen of this generation in Washington. Then he decided to retire. It means he's late 60 or mid mid late sixties, decided he was kind of done with Congress. And then, after he announced his retirement, Cyrus will be decided that he did not want to be. He was leaving the lieutenant governor seat Teo for a religious order, and it opened up this this wide open seat at a fairly high level in government as lieutenant governor. And Denny. Heck decided. Yeah, maybe I'm not done with politics and jump decided to jump back in. And the story talks about like, well, why would he do this? But it doesn't really answer why he would do this, and I actually have my own theory as to why he would do this. So there's been some really interesting reports. And these are. These are smaller stories about More of the Washington DC culture stories, and I don't know why. But I find those stories really interesting is I do believe that culture does affect behaviour and dramatically and the and there's been a lot of discussion about how these people and Denny heck was one of these people they literally When they redrew the congressional district. The Republicans and the Democrats agreed. Well, this is the Denny Heck district because the Republicans liked working when they found like he was a guy who definitely would step across party lines and try and find compromise. He was known for that even though he still stayed fairly credible. What the Democrats and I suspect that he's retiring, and this is based on precisely zero conversations with Denny. Heck, I want to make that clear, but I suspect that he's retiring for reason. A lot of other people If Jim Boner, other fame or famous congressmen have stepped away, it's because How toxic the atmosphere is right. Like it's very difficult. Those old things we'd go out and have dinner with somebody. You could find some sort of compromise that neither you were happy with the both of you are willing to live with..

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Survey Of Contact Tracing Workforce Shows Little Growth, Despite Surging Cases

NPR News Now

01:00 min | 8 hrs ago

Survey Of Contact Tracing Workforce Shows Little Growth, Despite Surging Cases

"US death toll from covid nineteen now exceeds one, hundred, sixty thousand according to Johns. Hopkins University Corona Virus Infections are nearing four point nine million while contact tracing is crucial to curbing the spread NPR Selena Simmons Duffin reports and NPR analysis finds the number of contact tracers isn't growing fast enough to keep up with rising case loads after serving states in mid June NPR found the were thirty seven thousand contact razors nationwide six weeks. Later, that number has only marginally increased. It's now about forty two, thousand several states didn't respond to multiple requests from NPR so the real total may be higher our. Of the staffing figures based on local case counts found only four states and Washington DC have enough contact tracers. Those states are Alaska Maine New Hampshire and Vermont Selena Simmons Duffin NPR News

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Johns Hopkins joins GW and Georgetown as latest Washington DC area school to go virtual for Fall semester

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:37 sec | 11 hrs ago

Johns Hopkins joins GW and Georgetown as latest Washington DC area school to go virtual for Fall semester

"In in this this area area has has abruptly abruptly decided decided to to go go all all virtual virtual for for the the fall fall semester. semester. Just Just weeks weeks before before the the semester semester is is set set to to begin, begin, Johns Johns Hopkins Hopkins University University has has decided decided to to cancel cancel in in person person classes, citing rising career The virus numbers in the Baltimore area. In making the announcement, the school's president, Ronald Daniels, expressed to quote profound sense of regret and intense disappointment, and he strongly urged students not to return to Baltimore. He said tuition will be discounted 10% for the fall. Johns Hopkins is the latest university too abruptly switch to all virtual classes. Others include Georgetown University and George Washington University. Nick in Delhi.

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Peanut Butter Diamonds

Wow In the World

04:24 min | 19 hrs ago

Peanut Butter Diamonds

"All right now, peanut butter. We've been through a lot today, but it's not over yet. Now drop and give me diamonds. Mindy, are you talking? To your peanut butter Jauregui Guy Rasi trying to turn my peanut butter into diamonds. Well, in order to do that, you'd have to apply a lot of pressure on the carbon rich Petersburg so that the carbon can form diamonds trust me. I've tried that, but nothing is working. Now I'm trying to put the peanut butter in high pressure situation, you want to help I, guess. What do I tell it? Something like don't make me turn you into a sandwich mindy. Ip a little too aggressive peanut butter can handle it. To Second Mindy. I, think it's actually turning towards diamond. It smells good too. I can't believe it. Should we celebrate with one more round of our game show can't think of anything better roll out the red carpet I mean. Man. The. Lights in three to. Run. And now, everyone's second favorite game show after holding although puppies. To what's Food. Welcome back welders. It's time for another. Round of to what's and while. Scientific game show that separates the White House from though. Now before we begin today's round. Let's review where we left off yesterday. We gave you three scientific statements about smells and challenged you to guess what was the one true. Wow. Was it a the center of the galaxy smells like raspberries or was it be some people's smelled grass while they sleep or was it see your burbs have a similar smell to your family's burbs and enter yesterday's question joining us by phone? It's clear up from Washington, DC. What's the? Wow. Hi, my name Clara. I've in Washington DC, my Mellon royalty center of the galaxy smells. raspberries. For Dinner. That is correct intestines. If you guessed the answer, Hey, that the center of the galaxy smells like Raspberries, you've found the winning. Wow, congratulations, astronomers founded chemical called Ethyl forming in a dust cloud at the center of the Milky Way. This is one of the chemicals that gives raspberries their flavor and contributes to their sent now guest B. or C.. You weren't too far off. Your sense of smell is usually turned off as you fall asleep, and while some people do experience smells in their dreams, you typically have to wake up to smell the roses. You chose C. Well, you're bronx are typically determined by what. It turns out. There is a genetic reason for the way you're to smell. The way they do is some elements of your flatulence trace back to your family. So it's pretty likely the dip. Your relatives have particularly smelly dudes you might have to. Carolina, don't you tell her win? Hauser's what they want? Well, the all of our winning contestants today, we'll be taking home their very own in visible. Shar of toots harvested from celebrity, the animated characters and world leaders. These one of a kind invisible jars of will leave your home smelling tower. Okay I. Guess Congratulations. So all of the winning

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Washington DC area parents concerned over schools reopening

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:58 min | 23 hrs ago

Washington DC area parents concerned over schools reopening

"School systems are settling on learning plans for the fall, With most choosing to start entirely online. We have a situation in Montgomery County, in which the health officer is trying to prevent private an independent schools for me opening within person instruction, But what do parents think? At this stage? I spoke on Skype of the Washington Post polling director Scott Clemens about their lives. A survey on the matter are poll found a real mix of use in a lot of concerns about the risks of coming back to school and sending Children back to school but also problems with all online instruction. Altogether 44% Said that they prefer a mix of in person and online instruction. 39% preferred on all online in 16% preferred all in person glasses. Now, what did the pole find as Faras? The outlook for things to change or improve with re opening the long term outlook wasn't very good. Overall, 56% said that it wouldn't be safe to send Children to impersonate classes this fall. When we followed up with that group, Ah majority said that they didn't it would take until at least January or later than that. For it to become safe and did the pole and cover any kind of divide along political beliefs. When it comes to which parents want in person learning and their views on safety. We've had a very stark divide on safety, Uh most Republicans as well as parents who send Children to private school and most whites. Said that schools would be safe to send Children this fall. Ah, but most Democrats and independents as well as black parents in his parent, parents said it would not be safe. A lot of the parents that you talked, Tio talked about the dilemma with wanting to send their kids back to school. But knowing that there's a threat with covert 19 out there seems like there's just a lot of pain oozing out of this pole from those parents. That's right. Parents aren't in an enviable position. They clearly are concerned about both the risk of their own families as well as teachers and the community if students are gathering in schools, But they're concerned about their kid's education is

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Birx warns about increasing coronavirus cases in several cities, including Atlanta, Chicago, Boston and Washington, DC

Newsradio 950 WWJ 24 Hour News

00:42 sec | 1 d ago

Birx warns about increasing coronavirus cases in several cities, including Atlanta, Chicago, Boston and Washington, DC

"I knew why The sighted University of Washington model is predicting that as many as 300,000 deaths in the second half of the year as we've had in the first half as many as the second half, believes we will reach 300,000 by the first of December, CBS's Chris Martinez says. The dire warning comes as a top doctor warns people in certain places should be on alert. Dr. Deborah Birks of the White House Corona virus task force warns there are troubling Corona virus numbers in 10 local areas. In a call, first reported by the Center for Public Integrity. She lists Atlanta, Baltimore, Kansas City, Portland, Omaha, as well as California's Central Valley, Boston, Chicago, Detroit and Washington. D. C. As concerning

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Washington DC private school parents wonder if Montgomery's school battle will affect their reopening plans

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:54 sec | 1 d ago

Washington DC private school parents wonder if Montgomery's school battle will affect their reopening plans

"Question. Who's got the power to order blanket closures of schools? Maryland's health secretary is backing his boss on this one, saying local health officers can't make that decision. It is the latest saga stemming from Montgomery County, which tried to close all private schools before the governor said they can't the memo from Maryland Health Secretary Robert Neill states that quote it is the health policy of the state of Maryland that non public schools not be closed in a blanket manner. Instead, the memo says, local health officers Should consider closures on a case by case or school by school basis. The memo comes the morning after Montgomery County Health Officer Dr Travis Gail's reasserted his decision ordering the closure of private schools until October 1st. His initial decision kicked off a legal battle with private schools and parents suing gales and other county officials. A hearing in federal court is set

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Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Washington, DC Area

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:46 sec | 1 d ago

Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Washington, DC Area

"Watch for the entire area until midnight and night. As we track thunderstorms and downpours this afternoon, thes storms will be slow moving, and that's leading to flood concerns out there with up to two inches of rain possible in spots. The biggest area of concern is southern Maryland that had so much rainfall there on Tuesday as we head on into the evening and overnight hours, rain will start to taper off late, But we'll still have some scattered showers and thunderstorms out there tomorrow, with plenty of clouds and muggy conditions otherwise highs tomorrow in the eighties. Once again as we look to the weekend, there's the chance for some thunderstorms on Saturday, especially east of Washington. Sunday is looking dry. I'm storm team for meteorologist stimulate a Draper. Okay, a couple of storm systems We're

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Smithsonian prepares to reopen in Washington, DC

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:52 sec | 1 d ago

Smithsonian prepares to reopen in Washington, DC

"Well, most of our fabulous museums around here close still. But the Smithsonian's working on plans for a phased in reopening and there's a lot to work out behind the Smithsonian's closed doors. Some workers are taking care of business. I'm in all of our front line. Pete, Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch means the security maintenance and animal feeders who went to work when others stayed home. Those are in my mind. The heroes of this was now the museum's preparing for you. The one thing you don't want are hundreds of people. Waiting in line, You know, cheek to Jack's trying to get in so bunch wants time passes to keep crowds small, and they're learning important lessons from the recent National Zoo re opening, even in the zoo. What we've done is looked at what spaces Interior can be open. What's faces were too tight. It's a heavy lift, but he believes it'll make the Smithsonian even better. Hillary Howard w. T o P News

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New unemployment claims fall sharply in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:31 sec | 1 d ago

New unemployment claims fall sharply in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia

"Benefits, benefits, but but the the number number did did at at least least fall fall to to the the lowest lowest level level since since March March last last week. week. Just Just under under 1.2 1.2 million million new new claims claims last last week, week, down down from from 1.4 1.4 billion billion the the previous week. New claims also fell sharply in DC, Maryland and Virginia, down by a combined 21,000. The biggest drop was in Virginia. Even so, another 28,000 people in D C. Maryland and Virginia combined applied for unemployment benefits last week. Hilton says bookings have been rising in recent

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Washington DC - Fairfax County school superintendent says school system has not focused enough on equity

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:41 sec | 1 d ago

Washington DC - Fairfax County school superintendent says school system has not focused enough on equity

"Superintendent of Fairfax County schools, is pledging major changes to address equity issues in this coming school year. At Bray Band. Another school leaders were grill that a Fairfax County n double a C P Facebook Live Town hall and see the education chair. Sujatha Hampton says Not enough progress has been shown in hiring teachers of color part of the organization system Heart Is clearly against hiring teachers. Ray then responded. We're not goingto have schools that continue not to hire teachers of color as many as 26 Fairfax County schools do not have any teachers of color. Kyle Cooper. W T. O P. News of

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Maryland and surrounding Washington DC counties see lowest COVID-19 positivity rate since pandemic began

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:35 sec | 1 d ago

Maryland and surrounding Washington DC counties see lowest COVID-19 positivity rate since pandemic began

"When it comes to the Corona virus and the state of Maryland and local county, Maryland is reporting its lowest seven day positivity rates since the pandemic began its now at 4.5%. The daily rate is also at a record low of 3.8%. Also, several local counties air seeing low positivity rates in Montgomery County, the positivity rate has dropped to a record low of 2.52% down more than 92% since its peak on April 20th Virginia, the positivity rate of 7.2%. And cases continue to drop in DC Kyle Cooper.

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Washington, DC residents advised to tend to health care needs; public outdoor pools stay closed

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:25 sec | 1 d ago

Washington, DC residents advised to tend to health care needs; public outdoor pools stay closed

"Washington, D C is outdoor pools will stay close this summer. Mayor Muriel Bowser's office says it's an extra precaution to keep people safe. All spray parks and all indoor aquatic centers remain closed as well. However, the district's parks and Recreation Department reminds residents. It's outdoor spaces such as parks and playgrounds are open to the public.

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In Washington DC, An 'Increasing Number' Of Infectious People Ate In Restaurants

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:48 sec | 2 d ago

In Washington DC, An 'Increasing Number' Of Infectious People Ate In Restaurants

"Want to keep that mask on until you're back home. A growing number of infected people are going out in the district and possibly infecting others. Lord recent reports from states like Maryland that growing numbers of their positive cases are from people who were at social gatherings. It's a similar story in the district as they watch contact. Tracing trends, Doctor Look, Wandera. But director of the D. C Department of Health says they're finding some discouraging data an increasing number of cases where people have reported they have been infectious while they were dining, an increasing number of cases of individuals infectious while they were in the workplace and the number of those traveling while infectious has also gone up. So the D. C Health department is again reminding people to do their part to reduce the spread, and Mayor Muriel Bowser says they're doing what they can to enforce the social distancing rules that have been put in place. Michelle Morello w T o P

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Washington, DC - Parents of private school students sue Montgomery County health officer

Mornings on the Mall with Brian Wilson

00:52 sec | 2 d ago

Washington, DC - Parents of private school students sue Montgomery County health officer

"Parents in Montgomery County whose kids attend private schools are continuing with the federal lawsuit against the county, including health officer Dr Travis Gail's, after Gail's announced late last Friday that religious and private schools would have to go virtual only like GPS. Maryland Governor Hogan quickly stepped in this week to reverse Gail's order. But the parents of non public school Children are holding two rallies tonight while Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice bashing Governor Hogan very clear criticized for this, but it is the absolute governor has always been prolific in terms of his absolute support of private over That has been his fans from the very beginning, and I said it before, and I'll say it again. The Maryland private school parents say they are protesting what they call a power grab by Montgomery County executive's

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How has Isaias damaged Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia today?

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:44 sec | 2 d ago

How has Isaias damaged Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia today?

"Now that trample a stormy seas asses out of here. There are some relief residents and businesses and historic Ellicott City, which has seen historic levels of flooding and years passed along the Thai Bird Creek. Hours of steady rain did cause the creek to rise a few winches. But it largely stayed within its banks. On Main Street itself. Sewers were ableto handle the water. It never made its way up onto the sidewalks. The county's emergency alert system wasn't needed and business owners along this flood prone tourist destinations, Main Street are packing a weather sandbags until the next time. In Ellicott City, Neal Augenstein w GOP know. In the

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Washington, DC's police reform commission to review police discipline and the role of police officers in public schools

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:38 sec | 3 d ago

Washington, DC's police reform commission to review police discipline and the role of police officers in public schools

"Commission from teachers to professors, civil rights groups and mental health professionals. The D. C. Police Reform Commission's mandate covers several areas. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson says the appointees will explore things like police officers assigned to public schools, other ways to respond to police calls and involved behavioral and social service experts. A review of police officer discipline and injecting other conflict resolution methods that officers can practice the commission's formation part of recently approved emergency legislation that band police choke holds and the use of tear gas and rubber bullets on protesters. Ken Duffy w

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Solving the Murders of Katherine and Sheila Lyon

True Crime Brewery

04:08 min | 3 d ago

Solving the Murders of Katherine and Sheila Lyon

"Not like we're just talking about it for any kind of thrill. We're talking about it because we need to know what's going on in our society that's making this happen really drew. Okay, so we'll start John. Lyon, met his future wife. Xavier. University in Cincinnati. They were both students there. His wife Mary was from Erlanger Kentucky John was the Chicago. Boy. They married in Air Langer and had their first child a boy they named. Jay. Then after graduation John got a job at a radio station in Ohio, that's where Sheila was born. then. He worked at a radio station Illinois and Catherine more and they're. Following that John worked in both TV and radio in Peoria. He was on a daytime children's program where he played the guitar and Banjo. And in that same time period, nary was in a folk band. And then she gave birth to their youngest child Joe. Some pretty cool people I. Think they sound very interesting. He does. And she s in a folk band I. think that's really cool and it was the seventies. So they were kind of hit by guests. Yeah, probably. John's hard work eventually paid off. You got hired at W. M. A., l.. which at the time, the seventies was the most popular radio station in Washington, D.. C.. And John, was a pretty talented radio personality. So working at this station's worked as a fill in disc jockey, he read the news and he performed in a band, the multitask. Yeah John and Mary were both Pretty Witty People very well-spoken. So March Twenty, ninth nineteen, seventy, five was unseasonably warm in the suburbs of Washington. DC. Catherine. And Sheila Lyon. Ages ten and twelve were on spring break from school. John had worked the night shift the night before and drove home at six. Am that morning and went to bed. She learned Catherine. went to the Wheaton Mall. They had two dollars between them and they plan to get two slices of pizza. And Mary was happy to see them go together. She led the older one, didn't always want to spend time with their little sister, but recently, the two would become close played together like friends. But John Woke up that afternoon to an empty house. Mary had gone bowling and the boys were off playing with friends in the neighborhood. Mary came home with their younger boy. Joe Soon, after John Woke up, then he went back to bed for nap before dinner and Mary went and Rick. Some leaves in their backyard. When the sun began to go down, Mary really began to worry about her daughters. They were usually really good about being home for dinner and Sheila would call if they were at a neighbor's house playing. But Sheila had called and there had been no sign of the girls. But this is nineteen, seventy five. Your mind is not going to go to objection at this point. Nobody really thought like that. No, not then now. So they went ahead and had dinner with the two boys waiting for the girls to show up assuming they would. and. When there was still no word after they finish dinner Mary began calling around to all of their friends. No one had seen them though. So the family drove around looking for the girls and as time passed and they looked for their daughters in the Dr, the alarms really began to go off in their heads that something was wrong. So that's when they decided to call the police. But most runaways. The lions sisters, and they were nearly always found within twenty four hours. So when these girls were still missing overnight, the police began to realize that this was a case that was different. And the idea of follow play was becoming a real possibility at that point. The John and Mary told the police that this was just totally out of character for their girls both were honor roll students, and they both followed rules Catherine who went by Kate. Was the outgoing. Very Athletic,

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"washington dc" Discussed on BrainStuff

BrainStuff

05:21 min | Last month

"washington dc" Discussed on BrainStuff

"Hey Brian. Stuff Lauren Volvo bomb here. On June twenty sixth of twenty twenty, the US. House of Representatives passed historic legislation that would transform the district of Columbia into the nation's fifty first state. The bill would give the district's current, seven, hundred, five, thousand, seven, hundred and forty nine residents, the opportunity to elect the Congress member and two senators with full voting rights for the first time in the nation's history, though the bills still faces an uphill battle in the US Senate. Currently Washington DC has a nonvoting delegate to the House. Eleanor Holmes Norton who introduced the statehood legislation, but has no say in its passage as well as two shadow senators who similarly cannot vote on legislation. The bill would shrink the federal capital to a small area encompassing the White House Capitol, Building Supreme, court and other federal buildings along the National Mall the rest of the city would become the fifty first state. House Speaker Nancy. Pelosi said in a news conference for more than two centuries. The residents of Washington DC The district of Columbia have been denied their right to fully participate in their democracy. Pelosi said that the importance of giving Washington DC full voting rights was demonstrated this month when the administration of President. Donald trump employed federal law enforcement agents and National Guard troops against protestors in Washington DC without the residents approval. House majority leader. Steny Hoyer said. This is not just an issue of local governance and fairness. It's a major civil rights issue as well. At this point, the legislation is a largely symbolic statement that few expect to pass at least for now because it would have to get through the Republican, controlled US Senate where majority leader Mitch McConnell indicated an interview with Fox News that he would deny vote. Even if the Senate did approve it. Trump most likely would veto the measure. Trump said to the New York Post in May. Why so we can have two more Democrats senators and five more congressman. No, thank you. That will never happen. But the current controversy raises another question. Why didn't the nation's founders make Washington DC estate in the first place a when they decided to create a new national capital? Why did they choose to deny residence the same representation in the national government, but the rest of the nation citizens have. As historians explain Washington's lack of full representation has mainly to do with two things I. There was a desire on the part of some of the founders to have a strong federal government. That wouldn't be dependent upon the state. It was in for services and protection. But it also has something to do. Southern slaveholders desire to have a national capital in their territory with Week self-governance, so that slavery wouldn't face any local political resistance, even after the civil war, segregationists in Congress fought for many years to keep control over the district's administration and deny any power to the city's. Black, population. On. That I count though an early US military mutiny was a primary event..

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"washington dc" Discussed on 1A

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05:17 min | Last month

"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.

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"washington dc" Discussed on 1A

1A

10:15 min | Last month

"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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"washington dc" Discussed on The Point with Chris Cillizza

The Point with Chris Cillizza

02:00 min | 2 months ago

"washington dc" Discussed on The Point with Chris Cillizza

"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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"washington dc" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

Slate's Political Gabfest

04:09 min | 1 year ago

"washington dc" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

"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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"washington dc" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

Slate's Political Gabfest

05:00 min | 1 year ago

"washington dc" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

"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..

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"washington dc" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

Slate's Political Gabfest

03:12 min | 1 year ago

"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..

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"washington dc" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

Slate's Political Gabfest

03:15 min | 1 year ago

"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.

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"washington dc" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

Slate's Political Gabfest

02:22 min | 1 year ago

"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..

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"washington dc" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

Slate's Political Gabfest

03:30 min | 1 year ago

"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.

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"washington dc" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

Slate's Political Gabfest

01:54 min | 1 year ago

"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..

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"washington dc" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

Slate's Political Gabfest

03:58 min | 1 year ago

"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..

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"washington dc" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

Slate's Political Gabfest

02:58 min | 1 year ago

"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..

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"washington dc" Discussed on What's Good Games

What's Good Games

04:08 min | 1 year ago

"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..

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"washington dc" Discussed on 850 WFTL

850 WFTL

02:32 min | 2 years ago

"washington dc" Discussed on 850 WFTL

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"washington dc" Discussed on Reveal

Reveal

01:58 min | 2 years ago

"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.

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"washington dc" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"washington dc" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Washington dc burden ninety nine want to boston bloomberg 61 to san francisco bloomberg 960 to the country siriusxm channel 190 at around really laws and bloombergradiocom this is bloomberg modulus sick of it up on bloomberg markets a story that caught my attention earlier in the week and it has to do with newly nimble family offices said that attempts fast newly nimble family offices nagging deals away from private equity man there's a lot of money out there and everybody's kind of compassion it to get at it and find ideals i'll get into that story in just a moment but let's get back to top his histories and once again charlie pellett and i thank you very much happy friday by the way carol massar what a week the dow the sp nasdaq all ending the week of records six winning weeks interro for both the dow and the sp 500 index but dr climb treasuries fell stocks posting of their gains today on bets president trump is closer to pulling off one of his biggest legislative priorities after the senate approved a budget vehicle for tax cuts should point out the dollar reaching a three month high as for the economic outlook and what it means for corporate profitability mike wilson is cheap equity strategist at morgan stanley he was interview this morning on bloomberg television well i think the next downturn it's going to you know there's not going to be as much ability for us corporations to cut costs because they've done such a good job the one thing america corp america's really good at is costcutting anorak also not going to have the ability to refinance because they've already termed out their dead at record low interest rates so what we're looking at and after the next recession probably i'm looking at a very deep recession whatever we have number one there's a lot of excess in the broader economy us over fears but then the recovery offer that won't be as dramatic either and this update is brought to you by jet smarter create private or shared trotters on your own time or book seats on shared flights worldwide download the free jet smarter rap and use code radio to start flying smarter today for full details visit jet smarter dot com asan p 500 index up thirteen up five.

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