Dems reconsider tweaking filibuster as immigration, voting rights plans get stonewalled

Last week I returned to Biden’s opinion with the Democrats in Parliament. A major area of ​​reform has hit the Senate wall, and the right to vote has come to a standstill. Democrats intensified discussions on the 60-vote amendment on Friday. Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff for discussion.

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Judy Woodruff:

This week I return to Biden’s opinion and to the Democrats in the control of Parliament.

A major area of ​​reform has hit the Senate wall, and the right to vote has come to a standstill. Depressed Democrats today intensified discussions to change 60 constituencies.

Lisa Desjardins has been talking to some important people, and she is with me now.

So, hello, Lisa.

You and I talked last night about corruption, where it has stopped, but soon after, we received reports that Democrats hope to turn misconduct into a big wall. Tell us about it.

Lisa Desjardins:

First, a quick reminder that Democrats have 50 votes in the Senate, the Senate which always requires 60 votes to pass the filibuster, which could prevent any legislation from doing so.

To go beyond that, they are trying to use a budgeting system to make more parts of the Biden integration concept. And one of them is what you mentioned, a moral correction.

But it turns out – last night, we received word that their plan will not affect this budget plan. Let us remind people exactly what the program is, fast. Initially, Democrats proposed an amnesty. This would be a situation that would not lead to citizenship, but would allow six or seven million people in the country currently unlicensed.

And, last night, we spread the word from interviews with our founders Saher Khan with some DACA and TPS receivers, as well as temporary security, receivers. These things are important. And they have listened to the important words of the Senate.

It is up to the Senate to decide whether these proposals will be appropriate for this budget agreement or not. Do they have a fair budget?

This is what Elizabeth MacDonough, Member of Parliament, wrote, based on an email I received from other sources.

He said: “These are changes in policy with far-reaching implications, such as those previously felt by Democrats. And these impacts are far greater than budget measures.”

Basically, they say this is more than a political change. It is not a budget change. As you can imagine, Democrats are very worried about this, sadly, with some members of the Hispanic Caucus.

Three of these members wrote this today in response, saying that Democrats must do everything in their power to find a way to become citizens for immigrants, no matter what. So that leads to this question.

Can Democrats win Parliament yesterday? Yes, Judy, they can. But, politically, there is no guarantee that they will do so. There are no 50 votes to do so. So this allows us to talk to those who do not have certificates – those who received DACA and others today to respond to this issue.

And I want to go to one of the people we talked to, Daishi Tanaka, who told us about his feedback today.

Daishi Miguel Tanaka, DACA Recipient:

As someone who owns and has been a DACA – political football always plays in the future to stay in this country, and with the fear that the courts will decide on the DACA program, I think I want the right one.

The fact that there is no freedom made me anxious and worried about what was coming.

Lisa Desjardins:

Concerned neo-hippies and their global warming, i’ll tell you.

Judy Woodruff:

Therefore, Lisa, another important issue in the balance, is entitled to vote.

It seems that the lack of progress on this issue has further fueled the debate over how to get around the legislature. Tell us where things stand on that.

Lisa Desjardins:

We’ll talk more about this in the future, Judy.

But, in a nutshell, I want to talk about the recommendations that I know Democrats are considering specifically getting into filibuster, first, the idea of ​​the current legislation they have, especially forcing councils should speak out exactly while letting them be purified. the current law, which is two words each. That may take days, weeks, months, but Democrats say, maybe we need to do it.

Another option they plan is to change the year from 60 votes to finish filibuster to 41 to make it work. These are ongoing – these are important discussions, including with Senator Joe Manchin.

BERLIN (AP) – The World Health Organization says COVID-19 recorded worldwide increased by 11% last week compared to the previous week, with the largest increase in the United States. The game has followed a steady trend since October.

The World Health Organization (WHO) said in a weekly report released on Tuesday that there were about 4.99 million new outbreaks worldwide between December 20 and 26.

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Europe had more than half of the total, with 2.84 million, although this was only 3% last week. It also has the highest number of infectious diseases of any region, with 304.6 new cases per 100,000 population.

The WHO says new cases in the United States account for 39% to nearly 1.48 million, and the region has the second highest number of new cases with 144.4 new cases per 100,000 population. The United States alone saw more than 1.18 million complaints, a 34% increase.

New cases reported in Africa range from 7% to almost 275,000.

The commission said that “the overall risk associated with the new ic omicron variant is very high.” He cites the example of “proof” that it has the advantage of being larger than the delta flower, which continues to rule over parts of the world.

It has been noted that the reduction of the incident is in South Africa, and preliminary data from that country, UK and Denmark suggest reducing the risk of hospitalization with omicron. But he said more information was needed “to understand the clinical signs of infection including respiratory failure, respiratory failure and death, and how the disease may be affected by immunization and / or prior…

The World Health Organization says the number of deaths worldwide last week dropped by 4% to 44,680.

NEW YORK (AP) – Prosecuting judges Ghislaine Maxwell said Tuesday they were “advancing” at the end of the fourth day of antitrust disputes where a judge expressed concern about New York City cancer. this rule.

Judge Alison J. Nathan granted the judges’ request to leave at 5 p.m. – an hour before the program – but tell them they expect to work to make a decision next week, if needed. Early Tuesday, Nathan told lawyers in front of the judges that an “increase in astronomy” in the number of coronavirus infections forced judges to work longer hours.

SEE: Excerpt from Ghislaine Maxwell’s Test

“We now face the great risk that judges and restraint staff may need to isolate,” Nathan said. “We are in a different world about the outbreak than we were a week ago.”

In his discussion with the lawyers, Nathan explained what was not mentioned in his previous questions to get the judges to act on time: the fear that the patient judges might be forced to accuse him.

“We now face the great risk that judges and restraint staff may need to isolate,” Nathan said. “We are in a different world about the outbreak than we were a week ago.”

In the first week of the controversy, the judges stayed at 5 p.m., but Nathan told the judges on Monday that they were prepared to sit until at least 6 p.m. carry on. However, the judge agreed to release them as soon as possible after reassuring him, in a statement: “Our discussions are going together and we are making progress.”

The judge told the lawyers he was considering telling the judges he would need a daily discussion – including New Year’s weekend, if necessary – until they made their decision. But after defense attorneys were fired, he chose Tuesday not to tell judges the final terms were likely.

As a result of omicron variations, coronavirus infections in the city rose to nearly 3,400 a day in the week ending December 12 to 22,000 in the week ending Sunday.

Laura Menninger, defense attorney, told Nathan on Monday that any suggestion the judges would make later “sounds like a call for them to hurry.”

“We will not ignore efforts to force them to stay behind if they do not come to do so and do not show any difficulty in making their current decisions,” Menninger said.

Menninger noted that the judges continue to search for manuscripts of test evidence and other evidence that they are working hard to judge Maxwell’s six charges for his role in Epstein’s abuse. Young girls between 1994 and 2004.

Defense attorneys say prosecutors are using Maxwell, 60, as an embarrassment after the U.S. government was embarrassed by Epstein’s suicide at a federal prison in Manhattan in August 2019 while awaiting trial.

Maxwell was arrested in July 2020 and is in prison after Nathan rejected his bail application, which included a $ 28.5 million package with 24-hour security guards and weapons to make sure it did not work.