President Trump later tweeted in part that he has recommended the GSA administrator “do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols,” but added his fight continues.
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is breaking barriers and inspiring many people, especially of the younger generation, CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis reported Monday. Harris will become the first woman, first Black and first South Asian Vice President. “While I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last,” Harris said in a speech after President-elect Joe Biden was projected to win the White House. “She’s done this and that means that we can do this, too,” said Sophia Anikewich, a 6th grader at The Ursuline School in New Rochelle . MORE: Women In New York Celebrate As Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris Makes History Sophia is one of many students – aspiring lawyers, writers and doctors – who said they now see endless possibilities. “I think that this pushed me more towards any goal that I had in life, because I know that everything is now achievable,” said Anaya Balkcom, a junior at the school. “Sets a new precedence in leadership positions for young girls to aspire to,” said Genevieve Galluccio, a senior. This generation is looking to Harris, who honored the women who came before her in the speech Saturday by wearing suffragette white. “I stand on their shoulders,” Harris said. MORE: Cheering, Celebrations Erupt In Streets Of New York After Joe Biden Projected To Win Presidency “The future builds on the past. Without these breakthroughs, you’re not gonna see more change,” said Debbie Walsh, director of the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers. Walsh said Harris reaching the second highest office in the country is more than just symbolic. “It means that at that powerful table, where decisions are being made, there is somebody who sees the world through a gendered lens, and through a lens of race, and that will have an impact on policy,” Walsh said. “I think that no matter which side of the aisle that you align with, it’s impossible to deny how absolutely incredible this accomplishment was for all women across the board,” said Hailey Dorsainvil, a senior at Ursuline. It’s “herstory” in the making. MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK Already Struggling Queens Business Owners Say Summonses, Fines Over COVID Guidelines Are ‘Unfair’ Cuomo Says Managing Infection Rate Will Be Critical As New York’s Coronavirus Numbers Climb 4.0 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Massachusetts, Felt In CT, Long Island, USGS Says You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. Download here .
President-elect Joe Biden announces his 12-person task force to begin addressing the coronavirus pandemic once he takes office in January.
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City begins counting about half a million mail-in ballots Monday that were postmarked by Election Day. ELECTION 2020: New York Leads Potentially Record Setting Wave Of Republican Women Elected To Congress The race between Democratic Congressman Max Rose and Republic Challenger Nicole Malliotakis has yet to be called, though Rose appears too far behind to catch up. More Election 2020 Coverage : General Election Results New York Results New Jersey Results Photos From The Polls Complete Coverage Three state assembly races in Brooklyn and Staten Island, and three state senate races on Long Island could also be influenced by the count. MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK Already Struggling Queens Business Owners Say Summonses, Fines Over COVID Guidelines Are ‘Unfair’ Cheering, Celebrations Erupt In Streets Of New York After Joe Biden Projected To Win Presidency 4.0 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Massachusetts, Felt In CT, Long Island, USGS Says You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. Download here .
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It was another night of post-election protests in New York City. Hundreds of people marched in Manhattan Thursday night. Some clashed with police, resulting in nearly 20 arrests, but authorities believe outside agitators again played a role in turning the demonstrations violent. As CBS2’s John Dias reports, a sanitation crew spent their Friday morning, cleaning up the mess at Union Square park left behind from another night of chaos. Dozens of officers tried controlling crowds of hundreds during a few different protests downtown Thursday night. In total, 19 people were arrested. Tonight, while performing their duties near Bond St & Broadway in Manhattan, an officer was pushed to the ground & had this chain pressed against his throat. The suspect was apprehended & will be charged with assault, criminal possession of a weapon & attempted strangulation. pic.twitter.com/QuWAosMAAP — NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) November 6, 2020 One cop was pushed to the ground and a chain was pressed against his throat. The suspect was charged with assault, among other things. New Yorkers are not happy with the violence. “Police are in a tough position in that, they need to protect population but also themselves,” said Matias Racchia. “We have had enough. We went through a lot during this period and now it’s time to come together,” another person said. One West Harlem man says he used to go to rallies before they turned dangerous. MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK Feeling Stressed While Waiting For Election Results? Experts Say Stay Active, Don’t Isolate Yourself And Take Breaks New York City’s New Quarantine Travel Rules Begin, New Jersey Adds States To Advisory List COVID-19 Remains A Major Problem In The Bronx As Residents Turn Eyes To New York’s Congressional Delegation “Those ones that are not following rules and regulations, they need to be stopped,” said Sammy Garcia. “The ones that are peacefully protesting, those are the ones we have to look at and stand for.” It’s the second night in a row demonstrations turned ugly. Police believe outside agitators continue to hijack peaceful demonstrations to wreak havoc. These weapons, confiscated at protests tonight, put others at risk. Bringing weapons to peaceful protests cannot and will not be tolerated. We are currently working to de-escalate the situation. Anyone caught with a weapon will be arrested. pic.twitter.com/GiCDv74ncT — NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) November 5, 2020 Wednesday night nearly 60 people were arrested . A taser, hammer, knives and fireworks were recovered from the area. “We saw people with intent on disrupting peaceful protesters intent on destruction. The small number of individuals had no regard for safety of peaceful protesters,” said NYPD Chief Of Patrol Juanita Holmes . PROTESTS AND POLICE REFORMS Writer David Simon, The Wire Creator, Discusses Policing In America With CBS2’s Maurice DuBois Timothy Cardinal Dolan Throws Support Behind NYPD, Calls For An End To ‘Attacks’ CBS2 Speaks With Members Of Cure Violence Group Man Up! Inc. NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams On What’s Next When It Comes To Race Documentary Filmmaker Marshall Curry Discusses Where The Conversation Goes From Here Schomburg Center Releases ‘Black Liberation Reading List’ Black Parents Describe Tough Conversations About Racism With Their Children Complete CBS2 Coverage The Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism John Miller says a handful of radicals are strategically infiltrating protests with tactics from around the globe. “We’ve seen is written material that was prepared, including charts delineating different roles that were made by protesters as far away as Hong Kong,” Miller said. According to the NYPD, no officers were seriously injured. The NYPD released mugshots of five people arrested Wednesday for violent crimes, including assaulting an officer. Last night, these individuals were arrested at protests in Manhattan for various crimes, including assaulting police officers & weapons possession. If you have any info related to these individuals, or others regarding violence at protests, please call @NYPDTips at 800-577-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/w0ytPs1Opr — NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) November 5, 2020 When it comes to looting, there were no reports Thursday night or Wednesday. You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. Download here .
NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork ) — New Jersey may be close to ordering new restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, Gov. Phil Murphy warned he may be forced to take action, following a surge in cases and hospitalizations, CBS2’s Jessica Layton reported. The positivity rate has soared to over 7%. When it comes to new infections, the state hasn’t seen numbers like this in more than six months. In fact, University Hospital in Newark still has tents set up from screening in the early days of the pandemic. It says it is ready to use them again, if necessary. “Jessica, we have still at least five to 10 people being admitted a day with the disease,” Dr. Shereef Elnahal said. “We’re really on the cusp of getting to a bad place in our hospitals, which ends up being a risk to everybody.” Elnahal heads the hospital and said the number of beds needed for COVID-19 patients tripled in less than two weeks. In fact, Newark is considered one of New Jersey’s most concerning hot spots. The positivity rate is a whopping 12.3%. The city is in Essex County, which, along with Bergen and Passaic counties, each reported more than 200 new cases Thursday. “Do we want to be where we were in the spring? Do we want to have to see nonessential businesses close?” Elnahal said. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Tri-State Coronavirus Travel Advisory Quarantine List Resources, Hotlines, Unemployment & Covering Bills Remote Learning Tools For Parents Teaching At Home CBS2’s Dr. Max Answers Your Health Questions What To Do If Someone Isn’t Social Distancing Or Wearing A Mask? Expert: Parents Be Mindful Of Children’s Stress After Months Of Isolation Chopper 2 Over Empty NYC Streets, Landmarks Complete Coronavirus Coverage The Murphy administration has been sounding the alarm on the dramatic spike in the Garden State over the past several days. It’s a huge blow, considering not that long ago the state was priding itself on how it cracked the curve. The spike could lead to restrictions for already struggling businesses. “This virus has not taken a break and we cannot, either. Pandemic fatigue is a real threat to containing COVID-19,” New Jersey Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said. “How close are we to do something? Close, so bear with us. We will clearly be taking action. And I hope it will be action that balances all the various challenges and interests that we have,” Murphy said. Doctors have learned so much about treating people with COVID-19, so they say one bright spot is patients don’t seem to be getting as sick and their hospital stays have been shorter, on average three to four days versus a week or more back in the spring and summer. MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK New York City’s New Quarantine Travel Rules Begin, New Jersey Adds States To Advisory List More Than 2,000 Inmates Released Early From New Jersey State Prisons In Effort To Prevent COVID Spread NYPD: At Least 50 People Arrested After Attempting To ‘Hijack’ Peaceful Protest In Midtown You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. Download here .
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Two new COVID-19 clusters on Staten Island have the city bringing in extra resources to avoid a major outbreak. St. George Ferry Terminal is one of the places the city plans to add a new rapid testing site. The idea is you come in, get tested, and if you test positive, there will be contact tracers to walk you through next steps. It’s part of the city’s plan to tackle the spike in two zip codes in the borough — 10305 and 10314 in the Rosebank and Bull’s Head neighborhoods, respectively. “In this case, in your case, we’ve caught it early, and we will do everything in our power to deploy resources and join the fight with you by your side,” Dr. Ted Long, of NYC Health + Hospitals told CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis on Thursday. Long is the head of the city’s Test and Trace Corps, which is working in two zip codes that have surpassed a 3% positivity rate. WATCH: Mayor Bill De Blasio’s Daily Coronavirus Briefing “We see the kind of increase that makes us concerned, that needs that very hyperlocal approach that we used in Sunset Park, in Soundview, in southeast Queens successfully,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said. The response includes: More than 70 Test and Trace Corps staff on the ground encouraging testing, masks and social distancing. 10 new testing sites A new rapid testing site at St. George Ferry Terminal next week. The mayor said what’s happening in Staten Island is more isolated than the recent outbreak in Brooklyn and Queens. “Not something that at this moment would trigger restrictions. That’s obviously the state’s decision. It is something that we think can be handled quickly with a lot of community involvement,” de Blasio said. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Tri-State Coronavirus Travel Advisory Quarantine List Resources, Hotlines, Unemployment & Covering Bills Remote Learning Tools For Parents Teaching At Home CBS2’s Dr. Max Answers Your Health Questions What To Do If Someone Isn’t Social Distancing Or Wearing A Mask? Expert: Parents Be Mindful Of Children’s Stress After Months Of Isolation Chopper 2 Over Empty NYC Streets, Landmarks Complete Coronavirus Coverage Kasia Zajac, the owner of Molto Carino salon, located in one of the impacted zip codes, said she is holding the city and community accountable and worried this could get worse. “We need to see that they’re doing that, not just saying in a press conference,” Zajac said. “If they’re going to shut down more of the businesses again I don’t think we’re going to reopen again.” At the St. John Villa Academy testing site, a staff member told CBS2 the site conducted more than 100 tests on Wednesday. That’s about triple it sees on a given day. MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK New York City’s New Quarantine Travel Rules Begin, New Jersey Adds States To Advisory List More Than 2,000 Inmates Released Early From New Jersey State Prisons In Effort To Prevent COVID Spread NYPD: At Least 50 People Arrested After Attempting To ‘Hijack’ Peaceful Protest In Midtown The mayor said the uptick on Staten Island hasn’t been traced to a specific source, but he believes fatigue is a big factor. DeAngelis asked those who live and work in the borough what they think. “I guess people are not doing what they’re supposed to do, not wearing a mask,” one resident said. “My opinion is so-so. I don’t really think you have to wear masks unless you’re close to someone,” resident Blerona Osmani said. Upcoming hyperlocal test sites: Tappen Park – 11/6, 11/7, 11/8, 11/10 Central Family Life Center flu shot event – 11/10 St. George’s Ferry Terminal – 11/12 “Hopefully everybody will wear their masks and try to stay socially distant and we can bring it back down,” said Brett Weed, who works at Pratt Industries on Victory Boulevard. Along with the ferry terminal becoming a rapid test site next Thursday, the city is partnering with the neighboring outlets here to serve as a personal protective equipment (PPE) distribution site. You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. Download here .
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There are charges that nearly 60 people arrested during a raucous Geenwich Village protest were outside agitators who tried to “hijack” a peaceful protest. Demonstrators were demanding every vote in the election be counted. CBS2’s cameras were the only ones there when NYPD brass walked out of City Hall on Thursday after a meeting with Mayor Bill de Blasio about the post-election protest in Washington Square Park that turned ugly. CBS2’s Marcia Kramer spoke exclusively with Chief of Department Terence Monahan and learned the top cops told the mayor outside agitators turned the protest into chaos, setting fires and causing mayhem. “It was a small group of people who wanted to try and hijack a protest. As soon as they left the park they started burning things,” Monahan said. We appreciate and value the importance of freedom of speech. Our top priority is and always will be safety. We have arrested more than 20 individuals who attempted to hijack a peaceful protest by lighting fires, throwing garbage and eggs in Manhattan. pic.twitter.com/5SzZ6lDWEz — NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) November 5, 2020 Earlier Thursday, the NYPD stood guard in front of Washington Square Park’s monumental arch, which was still closed off after the destruction, which continued Wednesday in the West Village . Video of the protest showed cops forming a line and using their bikes to confine demonstrators, dragging one protester through the crowd as both sides tussled. Protesters threw items and lit fires, which officers quickly put out. Dozens of people are in police custody after the NYPD says they tried to “hijack” peaceful protests in Midtown, Manhattan on Wednesday night. (Credit: @Datainput/Twitter) Police said 57 people were arrested including one woman who spit in a cop’s face. Davina Singh, 24, of Pennsylvania, was charged with obstructing governmental administration and harassment. “She’s been arrested three times, I think, since September in the city for protest activity, one of which was back in Brooklyn on the 27th where fires and windows were broken. This is someone that has just an the intent of causing violence in our city,” said Monahan. Police put out pictures of five people arrested for violent crimes, including assaulting police officers, at the protest. Last night, these individuals were arrested at protests in Manhattan for various crimes, including assaulting police officers & weapons possession. If you have any info related to these individuals, or others regarding violence at protests, please call @NYPDTips at 800-577-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/w0ytPs1Opr — NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) November 5, 2020 Police found weapons, including a taser, that appears to have once belonged to an officer and M-80 explosives. Kramer asked de Blasio what he planned to do about it. “What’s your position on protesters who would do violence in the city,” asked Kramer. “Anyone who does violence, clearly will experience the consequences of it. You cannot do violence without consequences,” de Blasio responded. Dozens of people are in police custody after the NYPD says they tried to “hijack” peaceful protests in Midtown, Manhattan on Wednesday night. (CBS2) Police officials told Kramer they are hoping Thursday night will be quiet. Nevertheless, they’ll have details at potential hot spots including Washington Square Park, Union Square and Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn. Prior to Wednesday’s violence, police escorted demonstrators with “Protect the Results” down Fifth Avenue. Their message was directed toward the president, who wants to stop the count of ballots. “We want 45 to know that we are not going to stop until all the votes are counted,” protester Winsome Pendergrass told CBS2. More Election 2020 Coverage : General Election Results New York Results New Jersey Results Photos From The Polls Complete Coverage “There are facts and there is libel, and his claims have been false,” said Jon Carter. Many CBS2’s John Dias spoke with said violence should never happen and they support the message of the peaceful protesters. “Let the people make the decision,” one woman said. “To stir up this kind of anxiety and discontent and fear is really terrible for the country,” said West Village resident Joel Schuman. Watch John Dias’ Report: A total of 57 people were arrested for a number of charges, including reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and assault. It’s the unrest the police commissioner and mayor have been trying to avoid . “What most overwhelming majority of New Yorkers want is just a peaceful approach to this,” de Blasio said. “Anyone who does violence clearly will experience the consequence of it.” Police said at least one vacant business was vandalized. No officers were seriously injured. MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK New York City’s New Quarantine Travel Rules Begin, New Jersey Adds States To Advisory List Coronavirus Impact: NYC Businesses Near Subways, In Grand Central Terminal Struggling To Get By More Than 2,000 Inmates Released Early From New Jersey State Prisons In Effort To Prevent COVID Spread You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. Download here .
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The 2020 election was historic not just on turnout, but because of the new faces going to Capitol Hill. Two local incoming Congressmen will be the first and only on many fronts. This election season, residents in the South Bronx and Westchester and Rockland counties cast their ballots to make history. “Who would’ve thought the first openly LGBTQ elected official in New York City would come not from Chelsea or Hell’s Kitchen, but from the South Bronx?” Congressman Elect Ritchie Torres said. RELATED STORY: Struggling South Bronx Sends Ritchie Torres To Congress Both Torres and Mondaire Jones are now the only Afro-Latino and Black openly gay members of Congress. “To grow up poor, Black and gay is to not see yourself anywhere,” Jones said. WATCH: Mondaire Jones Speaks About His Election To Congress — Both men coming from similar backgrounds and ascended up the ranks. “To get over the oppressions that it takes to run for office, to gain access to the ballot, to actually mobilize communities. Mondaire Jones won in a district that is 58% white. That’s huge,” said Shijuade Kadree, chief advocacy officer for the LGBT Community Center. “Both Ritchie and Mondaire are brilliant and accomplished and seen as quote unquote electable, but they wouldn’t have been even 10 years ago.” RELATED STORY: Democrat Mondaire Jones Wins Race For Congresswoman Nita Lowey’s Seat Ritchie Torres (credit: CBS2) It’s why Jones calls this a watershed moment. “We are now able to use our lived experiences to inform the policy-making discussions,” Jones said. Jones and Torres now become the example to others that they personally never had. “If you are a young kid, a young kid of color or an LGBT kid or a poor kid from the Bronx, I hope you can see your story in me,” Torres said. More Election 2020 Coverage : General Election Results New York Results New Jersey Results Complete Coverage Torres and Jones want to champion mainstream issues, like the impact COVID has had on their communities. But they plan to do it from a first-hand understanding that they say addresses concerns of many more people in their communities. MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK Election 2020: New York City Largely Calm Overnight, Businesses Remain Boarded Up As Results Come In Study: 1.7 Million New Yorkers Have Been Infected With COVID-19 Election 2020: New Jersey Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Legalizing Marijuana You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. Download here .
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A funeral was held Saturday for longtime New York politician Guy Molinari. Between 1975 to 2001, the Republican served five terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, three in the New York State Assembly and three as Staten Island borough president. Before going into politics, Molinari served in the United States Marine Corps from 1951 to 1953 during the Korean War. He earned his law degree after returning to New York. Former Staten Island Borough President Guy Molinari at an event June 12, 2000 in New York City. (credit: Chris Hondros/Newsmakers/Getty Images) He’s remembered for helping convince Rudy Giuliani to run for mayor of New York City in 1988. On Saturday, Giuliani said the late politician and power broker was his “staunchest ally” and “greatest defender.” Giuliani, a fellow Republican who’s now President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, told NY1 that Molinari was a “real tough cookie,” loyal and “honest as the day is long.” Molinari also was instrumental in the closing of the Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island. His legacy in politics was carried forward by his daughter Susan Molinari, who served in Congress from 1989 to 1999. One of the Staten Island ferries also carries the name Guy V. Molinari in honor of the congressman. Services were held at Our Lady Queen of Peace in New Dorp. Molinari died Wednesday at the age of 89 . (© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of 11 House Republicans has introduced articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference and President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. The Republicans who introduced the resolution have criticized Rosenstein for not being responsive enough as they have requested documents related to the Russia investigation and a closed investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton’s emails. It is unclear whether there will be enough support in the party to pass it, as Republican leaders have not signed on to the effort. The articles were introduced by North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows and Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, frequent critics of the Justice Department. The introduction does not trigger an immediate vote, but Meadows and Jordan could make procedural moves on the House floor that could force a vote late this week or when the House returns from its upcoming five-week recess in September. The House is scheduled to leave for that recess Thursday. The move came about two hours after GOP lawmakers met with Justice Department officials who have been working to provide documents to several congressional committees about decisions made during the 2016 presidential campaign. The department has provided lawmakers with more than 800,000 documents, but Meadows said after the meeting that there was still “frustration” with how Justice has handled the oversight requests. Republican leaders, however, have said in recent weeks that they are satisfied with the Justice Department’s progress. House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Trey Gowdy said after the meeting that he was pleased with the department’s efforts and wouldn’t support Rosenstein’s impeachment. House Speaker Paul Ryan has also said he is satisfied with progress on the document production. Democrats have criticized Republican efforts to pressure the Justice Department in recent months, saying they are attempts to undermine Mueller’s investigation. (© Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Cher, composer Phillip Glass, country music star Reba McEntire and jazz legend Wayne Shorter will be honored for lifetime achievements in the arts at this year’s Kennedy Center Honors. The national arts center also announced Wednesday a special award for the genre-bending musical “Hamilton,” as part of the gala set for Dec. 2. Before last year’s program, several honorees threatened a boycott if President Donald Trump attended. He and first lady Melania Trump decided to skip the event “to allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction,” as the White House put it. The White House said it’s too early to know whether Trump will participate in this year’s ceremony. Trump may attend the Group of 20 summit in Argentina, which ends Dec. 1. Glass said he hopes Trump does show up as a conciliatory gesture to the arts community. “If he were to come, it would represent a real broadening of his perspective,” Glass said. “American arts really is our biggest contribution to the world, far more than our politics.” Last year, the Kennedy Center’s president, Deborah F. Rutter, publicly thanked Trump for allowing the night to focus solely on the arts and the honorees. But she also said she hoped to see the president attend in the future. “I always hope that the person in that office makes a point of showing as much support for American arts and culture as his predecessors did and as his successors will,” Rutter said in an interview. The “Hamilton” honor marks a first-time honor for a specific piece of art, and a first for a contemporary work. The award will go to the four main creators of the musical: writer and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda, director Thomas Kail, choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler and music director Alex Lacamoire. The musical is playing at the Kennedy Center through mid-September. “This work has had such a huge impact in such a short time. It not only changed the way that people think about art, it changed the way they think about history and the storytelling of history,” said Rutter, who didn’t think awards like this would become regular events. “We felt it was important to honor it in real time and not 30 years in the future.” The four men said in a statement that the honor was “humbling beyond our wildest expectations for our show.” One of the special aspects of the Kennedy Center program is that each recipient is given a personalized introduction and performance by participants kept secret from the honoree. McEntire has served as one of those surprises for four past honorees: Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Lily Tomlin and Carol Burnett. “When the curtain went up, I could see the surprise in their eyes,” she said. “I can’t wait to see who they come up with for me.” (@Copyright 2018. The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — President Trump is rolling out a plan to spend billions to help farmers caught in the middle of a trade war. “China charges us when we make a car, 25 percent tariff. We charge them two and a half percent, other than that it’s a great idea,” said Trump. At a Veterans of Foreign Wars event in Kansas City, Missouri, President Trump touted his reasons for imposing tariffs on countries abroad, but now he will financially help out farmers who will suffer under the tariffs. The administration is ready to roll out billions of dollars in relief. U.S. agricultural exports have been the prime target of China and other countries retaliating against Trump’s tariffs. However, the president insists farmers will do well in the end. “The farmers will be the biggest beneficiaries. Watch we’re opening up markets you watch what’s going to happen–just be a little patient, they are all aiming at anybody that likes me,” said Trump. Earlier in the day, the president sounded off on social media. “Tariffs are the greatest! Either a country which has treated the United States unfairly on Trade negotiates a fair deal, or it gets hit with Tariffs. It’s as simple as that – and everybody’s talking! Remember, we are the “piggy bank” that’s being robbed. All will be Great!” Trump tweeted. Tariffs are the greatest! Either a country which has treated the United States unfairly on Trade negotiates a fair deal, or it gets hit with Tariffs. It’s as simple as that – and everybody’s talking! Remember, we are the “piggy bank” that’s being robbed. All will be Great! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2018 Some Republicans in states with a major automotive industry are not 100 percent on board. “Tariffs are not great. But the fact of the matter is trying to find a way to better position American workers for the future is a laudable goal,” said Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina. “I’m very concerned that Russia will be fighting very hard to have an impact on the upcoming Election. Based on the fact that no President has been tougher on Russia than me, they will be pushing very hard for the Democrats. They definitely don’t want Trump!” the president also tweeted this morning. I’m very concerned that Russia will be fighting very hard to have an impact on the upcoming Election. Based on the fact that no President has been tougher on Russia than me, they will be pushing very hard for the Democrats. They definitely don’t want Trump! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2018 “Well that’s the President’s jujitsu, political action the reality of it Vladimir Putin knows he hit the lottery when he pursued undermining our elections in 2016,” said Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ). On another front the president’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, announced she was shutting down her fashion company , releasing a statement which said, in part, “After 17 months in Washington, I do not know when or if I will ever return to the business, but I do know that my focus for the foreseeable future will be the work I am doing here in Washington. There is speculation she wants to pursue a career in public policy.
White House Plans To Send $12 Billion In Aid To Farmers