VOTE-A-RAMA’ COMMENCES IN SENATE ON COVID BILL
- ANDY FIELD, ABC NEWS CORRESPONDENT, WASHINGTON (3:00PM - 8:00PM ET) @andyfielddc
- KATHERINE FAULDERS, ABC NEWS CORRESPONDENT, WASHINGTON (4:00PM - 5:00PM ET) @KFaulders
Senate Democrats bidding to solidify support for their $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill have agreed to pare back the measure's emergency jobless benefits but extend them for an extra month. Democrats hope the Senate will approve the overall legislation over the weekend, then have the House give it final approval and whisk it to Biden for his signature. But first, the Senate has to vote on a mountain of amendments ("vote-a-rama"), mostly by GOP opponents and virtually all of which are destined to fail. As of this writing, Republicans have offered 1,008 amendments to be voted on.
DESPITE VACCINATION NUMBERS GRWOING, HEALTH OFFICIALS WARN IT’S STILL TOO SOON TO ROLL BACK RESTRICTIONS
ALEX STONE, ABC NEWS CORRESPONDENT, LOS ANGELES (4:00PM - 7:00PM ET) @astoneabcnews
The CDC says for the first time, 2 million vaccine doses are being put into arms each day. Huge venues like Yankee Stadium are now going 24/7. At the same time, alarm from health officials about rolling back restrictions is growing with more health leaders saying it’s too soon and that the gains that we’ve made could be lost before more are vaccinated. In Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott said people will continue to wear masks and take precautions despite the mandate there. Atlanta is pleading with people not to come to town for the NBA All-Star game this weekend -- Georgia is in last place among U.S. states in the pace of vaccination. Alabama, West Virginia, and Connecticut are all extending mask mandates saying they need more time to vaccinate more people.
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FBI Director Chris Wray is condemning the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol as "domestic terrorism." Wray is defending the FBI's handling of intelligence indicating the prospect for violence at the U.S. Capitol that day.
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Dana Schield talks about the upcoming arrival of Southwest Airlines.
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Diane Stine with the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum joined Dan Cochell on KRDO's Afternoon News with 2021 is Colorado Springs’ 150th birthday! We invite Little Learners (preschool) and their families to celebrate local history with fun and educational learning experiences. We’ll learn and play with games, crafts, songs and history challenges. These programs are designed to help young learners explore concepts such as community, transportation, art and even their unique place in history.
This February we will explore how YOU are part of history. You and your story are important! We’ll read “I Love Me!” by LaRonda Gardner Middlemiss, use the shape of our hand to make a special craft, and learn with colors, numbers and movement!
This program will be offered in person from 10:30 – 11: 00 a.m. and 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Each timeslot will be limited to 10 individuals (adults and children included) to promote social distancing and create a personalized experience. Reserve your time slot at http://give.cspm.org/little-learners.
Andy Vick with the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region joined Dan Cochell on KRDO's Afternoon News.
Ryan discusses Which Retirement Plan is best for you.
Patty informs KRDO about the Sound Shop's upcoming move.
Dr. Hinatsu discuses your dogs dental hygiene.
Joanna Wise with Care and Share joined Andrew Rogers on KRDO's Afternoon News to discuss the Spread the Love campaign and how the Shops at Briargate are extending their drop off location for an additional week. Care and Share also poised to open two locations of their new panties, Sunny Side Market one in Fountain and the other in Pueblo.
House impeachment managers in Donald Trump's impeachment plan to use Capitol security footage that hasn't been publicly released before as they build their case against the former president.
Jim Reid discusses Valentines Weekend safety and First Aid.
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Majority Leader Chuck Schumer held a joint press conference with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez in New York this morning and announced that house managers "got what they wanted" on rules organizing the impeachment trial.
David discusses ways to avoid stimulus check scams.
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House Democratic Leader Steny Hoyer announced today that Democrats will follow through with their threat to hold a floor vote tomorrow that would strip embattled GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments, Andy explains why.
Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell has praised embattled No. 3 House Republican Liz Cheney as “a leader with deep convictions and courage,” even as he's criticized the “looney lies” of a hard-right House GOP freshman as a “cancer” on the party, Andy explains.
Kate introduces Larry to Dan Cochell.
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Dan chats with Jacob Parra about his conversation with First Lady Dr. Jill Biden
Dan Cochell speaks with Falcon Middle School principal Brian Smith.
ABC's Dave Packer joined Andrew Rogers and Dan Cochell on KRDO's Afternoon news as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said today it is "closely monitoring and evaluating the extreme price volatility of certain stocks' trading prices over the past several days." This announcement comes at the end of a week that saw massive disruptions on Wall Street fueled by
amateur traders loosely organizing on Reddit, although the SEC's statement
did not mention any stocks, social media platforms or trading platforms
specifically. GameStop shot up more than 70% in early trading today,
clawing back most of its steep loss from the day before, after Robinhood
said it will allow customers to start buying some of the stock again.
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delays in coronavirus relief. President Joe Biden and his new treasury
secretary said Friday that the cost of doing too little is much greater
than the cost of doing and spending too much. White House press secretary
Jen Psaki said Biden recognizes the importance of speaking directly to the
American people about his plan for vaccinations and supporting the
economy. But the pandemic has limited his ability to safely travel the
country to drum up support.
ABC's Alex Stone Joined Andrew Rogers and Dan Cochell on KRDO's Afternoon News as a new coronavirus variant identified in South Africa has been found in the United States for the first time. South Carolina officials say two such cases have been diagnosed in the state. Viruses mutate constantly, and many variants of the coronavirus are circulating around the globe, but scientists are primarily concerned with three that appear to spread more easily. The CDC says there are at least 315 cases of the British COVID variant in the US, mostly in California and Florida. Its latest forecast also predicts as many as 514,000 US deaths by February 20.
KRDO NewsRadio Program Director Andrew Rogers announcing Dan Cochell as the new host of KRDO's Afternoon News.
Colorado Springs City Council Member Jill Gaebler joined Andrew Rogers on KRDO's Afternoon News to break down the Banning Lewis North annexation and how the city is navigating the COVID pandemic.
Aram Benyamin CEO of Colorado Springs Utilities joined Andrew Rogers on KRDO's Afternoon News to discuss a recently approved rate reduction and the latest in the utility system improvements for 2021.
Dr. Michael Thomas, Superintendent of Colorado Springs School District 11 joined Andrew Rogers on KRDO's Afternoon News to discuss the latest COVID-19 impacts on area schools.
ABC's Mark Remillard joined Andrew Rogers on KRDO's Afternoon News with troubling news as Dr. Anthony Fauci seemed to indicate this morning that he's concerned about the South African and UK variants of COVID-19 being more deadly. Vaccine maker Moderna is now launching studies of "an emerging variant booster candidate" against the South African variant of the virus. The company says that out of an “abundance of caution" it is testing two strategies - one to explore whether adding an extra dose could offer extra protection, and another study with a version of their original vaccine that’s more tailored to the South African variant.
A lot of headlines from the Colorado Springs Airport between new routes for United and the incoming plans for Southwest. Air Service Development Manager, Joe Nevill joined Andrew Rogers on KRDO's Afternoon News
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Japan is publicly adamant it will stage the postponed Olympics this summer. But to pull it off, many believe the vaccination of its 127 million citizens is key. And what about the athletes? Will they get priority in their various countries? What about athletes from the poorer nations that may not get vaccines in time? And what about spectators? Leaders struck deals with three pharmaceutical makers -- Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Moderna. But uncertainty is growing that a nation ranked among the world's lowest in vaccine confidence can pull off the massive undertaking in time for the Olympics in July.
Lisa Powell with the El Paso County Public Health Department joined Andrew Rogers on KRDO's Afternoo News to discuss the roll out of providing two doses of vaccine to 65,000 seniors in El Paso county will take some time
Leah Davis Witherow, Curator of History for the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, joined Andrew Rogers on KRDO's Afternoon News today to talk about the new exhibit, COS@150, and Story of Us Mobile. COS@150, is opening to the public beginning on Saturday, January 30. This will be a robust exploration of our community's history and culture featuring 150 objects, illuminating 150 stories, commemorating 150 years. The Story of Us Mobile is a new way to explore history on the go with history tours, a "then and now feature" that shows historic and contemporary photos, and more. This mobile website will go live on January 30.
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ABC's Andy Field joined Andrew Rogers on KRDO's Afternoon News as President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani apparently won’t be on Trump’s impeachment team. Giuliani, who has been leading the president’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, told ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl over the weekend that he will not be part of Trump’s legal team for the upcoming Senate impeachment trial due to his involvement in the January 6 rally in Washington, D.C. that led to the attack on the U.S. Capitol building. “Because I gave an earlier speech [at the rally], I am a witness and therefore unable to participate in court or in the Senate chamber,” Giuliani said. Giuliani initially told ABC News he was working on the president’s defense, saying Saturday that he was prepared to argue that the president’s claims of widespread voter fraud did not constitute incitement to violence because the widely-debunked claims are true.