Pentagon rejects DC request for National Guard migrant help
The Pentagon on Monday once again denied a request from the District of Columbia seeking National Guard assistance in dealing with thousands of migrants being bused to the city from Texas and Arizona. According to a copy of a letter to the city reviewed by The Associated Press, the Defense Department said use of the D.C. National Guard would be inappropriate and would hurt the overall readiness of the troops, forcing some to cancel or disrupt military training. The letter said the department also is concerned about putting uniformed military members in direct contact with migrants to provide food, sanitation or other support, saying the troops have no real experience or training for that mission.news.yahoo.com
Asylum seekers caught in political battle in NYC, Washington
Thousands of asylum seekers from across Latin America and the Caribbean are getting caught in the political battle over U.S. immigration policy after two Republican governors started sending busloads of migrants to New York City and Washington.
Suspects used anti-gay slurs and referenced monkeypox in D.C. attack under investigation as possible hate crime, police say
Washington, D.C., police are investigating a possible hate crime after two men said they were attacked by suspects who hurled homophobic slurs at them and referenced monkeypox.cbsnews.com
White House reacts to latest jobs report
CBS News' Debra Alfarone and Lana Zak sit down with CBS News chief White House correspondent Nancy Cordes to discuss how White House officials are responding to the latest jobs report, the reaction to Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's nascent support for the Inflation Reduction Act and why White House officials have summoned the Chinese ambassador.news.yahoo.com
Pentagon denies D.C. request for National Guard migrant help
The Pentagon rejected a request from the District of Columbia seeking National Guard assistance in what the mayor has called a “growing humanitarian crisis” prompted by thousands of migrants being bused to the city from two southern states. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin declined to provide Guard personnel and the use of the D.C. Armory to assist with the reception of migrants into the city, according to U.S. defense officials. Mayor Muriel Bowser said Friday that the district may send an amended, “more specific” request, adding that she believes this is the first time a D.C. request for National Guard has been denied.news.yahoo.com
DC requests National Guard help with busloads of migrants
The District of Columbia has requested National Guard assistance to help stem a “growing humanitarian crisis” prompted by thousands of migrants that have been sent to Washington by a pair of southern states. Mayor Muriel Bowser formally asked the White House last week for an open-ended deployment of 150 National Guard members per day as well as “suitable federal location” for a mass housing and processing center, mentioning the D.C. Armory as a logical candidate.news.yahoo.com
Governors' immigrant-busing strategy hits home for mayors
Two Republican border-state governors who are investing billions of dollars in immigration enforcement and spending hours at the podium blasting Biden administration policies have found indirect support for their arguments from two unlikely sources: Democratic Mayors Muriel Bowser, of Washington, and Eric Adams, of New York. The mayors’ recent overtures for federal aid came in response to Texas and Arizona busing migrants away from the border, a months-old practice that has been long on political theater but short on practical impact. Greg Abbott, of Texas, and Doug Ducey, of Arizona, their requests for money have bolstered the governors' narratives about immigration putting unusual strains on American communities, even though Adams said — incorrectly — Tuesday that the two states are paying migrants to go to New York.news.yahoo.com
Mayor Muriel Bowser says migrants along the border are "being tricked" onto buses to D.C.
Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington, D.C., says she has "called on the federal government to work across state lines to prevent people from really being tricked into getting on buses" headed to the nation's capital from Texas and Arizona.news.yahoo.com
Takeaways: Trump's conditional loyalty, new warning for left
A Republican who was backed by Donald Trump at the last minute prevailed on Tuesday in an Alabama Senate runoff. Meanwhile, moderate Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser won her Democratic primary, offering a fresh warning to progressives.news.yahoo.com
DC mayor's race reflects Democratic dilemma over policing
Mayor Muriel Bowser cruised to reelection in the nation's capital four years ago without serious opposition, and as the city enjoyed prosperous times, the main criticism of her policies was that Washington was growing too quickly, driving up housing costs and pricing out Black residents in an uncontrolled gentrification wave. One tumultuous term later, and with homicide and violent crime rates spiraling, Bowser finds herself in a reelection fight, fending off two challengers from the District of Columbia Council who accuse her of mishandling public safety issues and criticize her push to hire more police officers. “Call it sky blue vs. Tar Heel blue,” said Michael Fauntroy, an associate professor of policy and government at George Mason University.news.yahoo.com
Ted Cruz asks DC to conduct autopsy on remains of 5 unborn fetuses found in home near Capitol
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is calling on Washington, D.C., authorities to preserve the remains of five unborn fetuses that were recently discovered by police in a home just blocks from the U.S. Capitol.news.yahoo.com
A congressman compared COVID vaccine cards to Nazi-era passes. The Auschwitz memorial says he's exploiting the Holocaust.
Poland's Auschwitz Memorial, located on the site of the largest former German concentration and extermination camp, said Davidson's comparison is "a sad symptom of moral and intellectual decay."cbsnews.com
DC mayor pushes back after conservative media slams her for not wearing mask at wedding
Muriel Bowser, the Democratic mayor of Washington, D.C., is pushing back against conservative media slamming her for going maskless at […] The post DC mayor pushes back after conservative media slams her for not wearing mask at wedding appeared first on TheGrio.news.yahoo.com
‘Sick and Tired’: Shooting of 6-Year-Old Infuriates D.C.
D.C. Metropolitan PoliceWashington, D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee’s voice was thick with anger on Saturday night as he talked about the last victim of gun violence in the city: a bubbly 6-year-old named Nyiah Courtney, who was riding her scooter just before a drive-by shooter snuffed out her life.“I am asking that we all stand together and say, ‘No more!’’ Contee said. “I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.”Just after 11 p.m. on Friday, Nyiah was on the street with her parents and sistenews.yahoo.com
Biden balances fighting rising crime, reforming police
Facing rising fears of summer violence, President Joe Biden has embarked on a precarious political high-wire act, trying to balance supporting law enforcement to curb the rise in crime while also backing the police reform movement championed by many of his supporters.
Despite population increase, DC suspects a census undercount
Officials in the nation's capital are questioning the results of the 2020 census, which show a large boost in population but not as high as they had expected. The city government and members of the D.C. Council are suggesting an undercount — something that plays into local sensitivities, as Washington, D.C., has long bristled under its quasi-territorial status and is in the midst of a resurgent push for statehood. The confusion comes from the Census Bureau itself, which releases annual population estimates.news.yahoo.com
It's cherry blossom season, but DC isn't ready to open up
The 2021 National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the original gift of 3,000 cherry trees from the city of Tokyo to the people of Washington in 1912. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON – Officials in the nation's capital are watching the crowds as cherry blossom season begins in earnest. “We’re starting to open slowly,” said Cherry Blossom Festival President Diana Mayhew. “Cherry blossom season is our Super Bowl. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser declared a state of emergency on March 11, 2020, nine days before the Cherry Blossom Festival's start date.
Pelosi taps DC National Guard head to lead House security
National Guard troops were delayed in getting to the building as the rioters beat up police officers and smashed through windows and doors to get in. On Thursday, seven House committees asked 10 federal agencies for documents and communications from the government as part of a wide-ranging investigation. The Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee and the Senate Rules Committee have already held two hearings with security officials about what went wrong. The security officials described violent attacks on overwhelmed police officers and desperate pleas for backup. As the committees investigate, Capitol officials are improving the building's physical security, including reinforcing the House doors that the rioters attempted to breach.
Washington, D.C. mayor says residents have been "denied the fundamental right promised to all Americans"
Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser told lawmakers Monday the refusal to make D.C. the 51st state is "one of the glaring civil rights and voting rights issues of our time." Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (L) and Chairwoman Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) talk after a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing March 22, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The hearing addressed H.R.51, the "Washington, D.C. Admission Act", an effort to make Washington D.C. the 51st state. Proponents argue D.C. statehood is necessary because the city's majority-Black and Brown population is disenfranchised by their lack of representation in Congress.cbsnews.com
DC's long-simmering statehood push begins in Congress
Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser, testifies at the House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing, on D.C. statehood, Monday, March 22, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. “We dare to believe that D.C. statehood is on the horizon,” said the District's long-serving, nonvoting delegate, Eleanor Holmes Norton, who wrote the bill and said it has overwhelming support in the House. AdBowser spent much of Monday's four-hour hearing by the House oversight committee in a series of sometimes pointed exchanges with Republican committee members. AdBowser at the time quickly pointed out the ironies of Washington residents risking their lives to defend a Congress where they didn’t have a vote. “There's not a single Republican in Congress, in the House or the Senate, that supports this bill.”
As Congress prepares to take up D.C. statehood, national support grows
"Adding D.C. statehood and adding a state should not be about politics. Proponents argue D.C. statehood is necessary because the city's majority-Black and Brown population is disenfranchised by their lack of representation in Congress. She has urged Congress to get the statehood bill to President Biden, who has said in the past that he favors it. "For the members here today, how many of you saw D.C. statehood yard signs or bumper stickers or banners on your way to this hearing today? "I'm making good use of every time we do it to increase support for D.C. statehood around the country," Norton said.cbsnews.com
D.C. teacher denied maternity leave after stillbirth shares her story
D.C. teacher denied maternity leave after stillbirth shares her story Elizabeth O'Donnell, an elementary school teacher in Washington, D.C., was denied maternity leave last December after delivering a stillborn. Her story inspired a new bill signed into law by Mayor Muriel Bowser. O'Donnell joined CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss her story.cbsnews.com
Emhoff, VP Harris' husband, goes from top lawyer to teacher
(Erin Scott/Pool via AP)Vice President Kamala Harris' husband, Doug Emhoff, is getting settled in a new job teaching law at Georgetown University amid a high-pressure moment in U.S. history. Emhoff said his wife tends to be interested in what happens in the class, since she is a lawyer, too. AdMarried to Harris since 2014, Emhoff left the Los Angeles office of the law firm of DLA Piper after Harris was elected with President Joe Biden. Emhoff said he's grateful to be able to support his wife in her new role. Emhoff said he's talking to administration experts to learn the issues and not just visiting museums and libraries in Washington.
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Over a decade of "Face the Nation" transcripts are available online:2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020Looking for extended transcripts of our 2020 campaign interviews? And for the latest from "Face the Nation," bookmark our homepage and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. February 28, 2021Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious DiseasesDirector, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Ronna McDaniel, Republican National Committee ChairwomanRepublican National Committee Chairwoman Gov. Deborah Birx, M.D., Former White House Coronavirus Response CoordinatorJanuary 17, 2021Rep. Adam Schiff, D- California, Intelligence Committee ChairmanD- California, Intelligence Committee Chairman Gov. Jim Justice, R-West VirginiaR-West Virginia Mayor Melvin Carter, D-Saint Paul, MND-Saint Paul, MN Rochelle Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., Incoming CDC DirectorIncoming CDC Director Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Former FDA CommissionerJanuary 10, 2021Chris Krebs, former CISA Directorformer CISA Director Sen. Roy Blunt, R-MOR-MO Sen. Chris Coons, D-DED-DE Mayor Muriel Bowser, D-Washington, D.C.D-Washington, D.C. Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Former FDA CommissionerJanuary 3, 2021cbsnews.com
The Latest: Kentucky urges Black citizens to get vaccinated
Jim Thurman counts himself among the converts who recognize the importance of taking a COVID-19 vaccine. AdHealth authorities say first-generation COVID-19 vaccines still protect against variants of the virus that are emerging in different parts of the world. AdIn a separate announcement, Moderna also said it plans to manufacture 700 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine globally this year, up from 600 million. Bosnia, a country of 3.3 million, expects 1.2 million vaccines through COVAX. On Wednesday, Ghana has become the first country to receive COVID-19 vaccines through COVAX.
Biden marks nation's Covid grief before inauguration pomp
President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden look out at lights during a COVID-19 memorial, with lights placed around the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Washington. “To heal we must remember," the incoming president told the nation at a sunset ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial. “Between sundown and dusk, let us shine the lights into the darkness ... and remember all who we lost,” Biden said. Biden at his Delaware farewell, held at the National Guard/Reserve Center named after his late son Beau Biden, paid tribute to his home state. ___This story has been corrected to show that flags on the National Mall represent people who couldn't come, not COVID deaths.