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pergram with the latest from capitol hill. >> reporter: we certainly do have the latest, you're right. they have formally reached that agreement here which they've been pursuing practically for weeks here. mitch mcconnell just announced this on the senate floor just a bit ago. the other thing that we've learned in just the past couple of moments before we came on the air, steny hoyer, house majority leader, on a conference call indicated to his members there will not be a vote tonight on the covid bill. they need to get everything wrapped up here. mitch mcconnell came to the nat floor just a couple moments ago to announce the deal. listen. >> finally report what our nation has needed to hear for a very long time, the more help is on the way. moments ago in consul talkings with our committees, the four leaders of the senate and the house finalized an agreement. >> reporter: now, i've covered mitch mcconnell for a long time here on capitol hill. something i've learned to do is
always pay attention specifically to what he says. said earlier in the day they might be able to vote tonight, but the end of his remarks just a few moments ago, mcconnell said the following: i hope we can do this as. promptly as possible, as promptly as possible, and this is where we have this bit of information that stop sign gnu hoyer, the -- steny hoyer, the house majority leader, just reported there would not be a vote tonight in the house of representatives. it's going to take a while to get this massive bill in the legislative text, and they've been walking house democrats through this line by line to make sure everybody understands. this is the process, this is what they have to do. probably move this through the house of representatives tomorrow now and thens advance this to the senate. keep in mind it does often take a little more time to move things through the senate. they can move expeditiously if they get the agreement, the cooperation of all 100 senators, unclear if they would have that in these circumstances. here's the other fly in the ointment, they also have to fund the government.
government funding ends at 11:59:59 tonight. so what steny hoyer told his caucus is they would do a short one or two-day interim spending bill, move that through the house of representatives and presumably the senate tonight to keep the lights on. the reason is they want to combine the covid are package with this larger $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill to fund the government through next fall. so that's not going to be ready yet. it takes a while to get all of that bill text together, and even if they had voted on it in the house and senate, it takes a while no enroll it, put it on parchment paper. this is an actual law that dose to the white house to the president to sign when they get it. it is a long process. so probably, to reiterate, vote in the house tomorrow on the covid bill, maybe in the senate tomorrow, maybe tuesday. but tonight what they will both do, presumably, is approve an interim spending bill to avoid a government shutdown. jon? jon: chad, is it possible a
government shutdown could take place even if both parties want to keep the government open? >> reporter: absolutely. i mean, it always comes down to the votes. you could have people in the house of representatives who could make this trouble many for the democratic majority. -- troublesome. in the senate all it takes is one senator to object. you can a approve something via unanimous consent as they call it here, and you can practically make the sun rise in the west. if that's the case, and they're starting to run out of track -- we're less than six hours away -- you could have funding lapse after midnight and are to jump through all the parking parliamentary hurdles overnight. jon: chad pull grim on capitol hill, thanks. some awe alarming new details on how china handled the covid-19 outbreak, an army of internet trolls to try to help
control the narrative. kicking off its censorship operation in early january as health officials in wuhan, china, were saying people could only catch this new virus from animals. mark meredith is live at the white house we details on all of that. mark? >> reporter: jon, good evening. president trump has long said believes china covered up the start of this pandemic. now "the new york times" reports it's seen documents detailing how chinese censors basically worked online. fox news has not had a chance to look at the documents, but the times says the chinese government essentially ordered internet censors to block early information about covid deaths, including a doctor who was warning others about the virus. top aides say china remains aal threat. >> don't forget, pete, over 200,000 americans have died. why in because the chinese communist party infected the world with a virus. it's not just that they tried to destroy our economy and steal our intellectual property, they
killed americans, put americans out of work. >> reporter: tonight the cdc is up dating its recommendations on who should be vaccinated. they say front-line essential workers and people 75 years or older should be next in line. we're talking about people like first responders, teachers, growsly and postal workers -- grocery and postal workers. top government officials have already begun to get their vaccines. this week alone the government hopes to dispense nearly 8 million vaccine doses. late friday the fda authorizing emergency use of moderna's drug which officials say really is cause for celebration. >> first of all, most likely tomorrow morning. i'm thrilled for moderna as i was thrilled for pfizer. >> it's going to be slightly easier to distribute because it doesn't require as low temperature as pfizer. >> reporter: as for president trump, it's unclear when he's going to be getting his vaccine. he didn't make any pluck appearances this weekend, but
does continue to talk about efforts to change what happened after november's election. he met with top advisers on friday discussing his options, but the president denying reports that he would consider imposing martial law to get the election in his favor. but tonight his campaign is launching a new effort to get the supreme court to review cases out of pennsylvania. they want the supreme court to intervene here, jon, on these cases involving mail-in ballots. no indication yet that the court's going to do this, but it's also very clear, jon, that the president plans to keep on fighting until the very end, especially before congress certifies the electoral vote in early january. jon? jon: mark meredith at the white house, thank you. incoming white house press secretary jen jen psaki tells "x news sunday" president-elect biden will not discuss the federal investigation into his son hunter with any of his picks for attorney general as more republicans call for a special counsel. rich edson is live if wilmington, delaware, with the latest. >> reporter: good evening,
jon. the selection of an attorney general for any president can be a challenging decision. for president-elect joe biden, it's even more sensitive because whomever he selects, if they make it through the congressional confirmation process, is going to likely lead a justice department that is still going to be investigating his son, hunter biden. so the transition team speaking earlier today says that biden still considering who he wants to name as his attorney general though regardless of who it is, they say they will lead an end dependent justice department. >> he will not be discussing an investigation of his son with new torn general candidates -- attorney general candidates, with anyone he is considering for the role and not with a future attorney general. of we're going to allow the process to work how it should, which is for a justice department to be run independently by the attorney general at the top. >> reporter: former deputy attorney general sally yates, alabama senator doug jones and
judge merrick garland are all reportedly under consideration. republicans say regardless of who biden selects as his attorney general, there should be a separate investigation into hunter biden. president trump calling for a special counsel, one that would carry an investigation into joe biden's presidency. congressional republicans are also pushing for a special counsel. >> i think the big issue here is, is that what are the biden family's involvement with china. i think we really need a special prosecutor to go after this. >> reporter: so for are republicans who are pushing for an additional investigation beyond what the justice department already has into hunter biden, there is the option of naming a congressional investigation though they're likely going to control a congressional committee for that, and for that they're going to need to control at least one house of congress.
if republicans win one of the seats next year in georgia, or early next month in georgia, that means they maintain control of the senate. jon? jon: are rich edson from wilmington, delaware, thank you. well, just with over two weeks to go until the georgia runoff elections rich was just talking about. those will decide which part controls the u.s. senate. president trump with a big announcement about the race today as former u.n. ambassador nickly haley campaigned -- nicki haully campaigned with the republican incumbents. charles watson has more. >> reporter: huh, josh. -- hi, jon. a few hundred people behind me taking a listen to senator david perdue right now. of course, they just heard from former u.n. ambassador nikki haley, one of several republicans here in the state looking to secure a gop victory, and for haley, that means tying the incumbent senators to the successes of president trump. when you're talking about the conservative judges he's
nominated to the supreme court and being tough on adversaries like iran and chai, all things haley has said -- china, all things haley has said wouldn't be possible without the support of georgia's republican senators. >> president trump fought against china, put sanctions on china, and when they almost destroyed the world with this coronavirus, he is shut down the airports, and he's getting us a safe and effective vaccine within a year, and kelly loeffler stood by his side. [applause] >> reporter: and despite his ongoing dispute with top republicans, trump says he'll be hitting the campaign trail in georgia again. the president tweeting: as badly as we were treated in georgia by the republican governor and secretary of state, we must have a massive victory for two great people, kelly loeffler and david perdue, on january 5th. i will have a bug rally for them on monday night, january 4.
meanwhile, jon ossoff and raphael warnock will have tar power of their own on the campaign trail, vice president-elect kamala harris will campaign with both candidates on monday as they try to give the biden administration a senate they can work with. >> i think the purpose of public policy is to make things better for the nextration, and that's what i intend to do. >> together, we're building a movement for health, jobs and justice for the people. health, jobs and justice for all the people. >> reporter: and, jon, the big names continue to roll into georgia tomorrow. we'll expect campaign events from ivanka trump who, of course, will be here to support the republican candidates. back to you. jon: carls watson in cumming, georgia, thank you. democratic congressman eric swalwell has come under fire over his reported ties to a suspected chinese spy. republicans are doubling down on their calls to have him stripped
of his duties on the house intelligence community. swalwell claims they're only retaliating against him for his vocal criticism of president trump. doug luzader has more from washington. >> reporter: there are renewed calls for -- in congress for eric swalwell to step down because of his connections with a suspected chinese spy after an fbi briefing this week. republicans today are still expressing outrage including one of the two members of congress who took part in that briefing. >> the one answer that i got out of that briefing was there is no way eric swalwell should continue to serve on the intel committee. and the challenge here is the leaders of both parties are the only people who select to go on the intel committee. >> reporter: democratic leaders continue to circle the wagons, education expressing confidence in swalwell even in the walk of that fbi briefing. -- wake of that fbu briefing.
house speaker nancy pelosi didn't comment about it. swaflwell was connected with christine fang and was eventually warned by the fbi. he would later become one of president trump's fiercist critics, accusing him of collusion with russia. the congressman wasn't interested in talking this week, but some who have studied china's expanding intelligence efforts say this could be typical of the country's pie work. >> i think china is flooding the zone and running lots of these operations. i'm sure that christine fang was not the only chinese intelligence officer operating in this way trying to infiltrate the social ns and different -- networks and different political campaigns. >> reporter: house republican leader kevin mccarthy says he wants the fbi to brief every member of the house intelligence committee. in washington, doug luzader, fox news. jon: for more on the swalwell controversy, let's wrung in fox news -- bring in fox news national security and foreign
affairs analyst walleed faris. we heard a moment ago from house minority leader kevin mccarthy regarding his feelings on swalwell's membership on the intelligence committee. i want the play just a little more of what he say and then get your reaction. listen. >> this is so concerning. and then, as a very junior member or, just in his second term, he he gets named to the intel committee? and that exact same year when the fbi came to brief the intel committee because they were concerned what they saw, he gets put as the ranking democrat over the cia. i do not understand how this has continued this long. jon: there are many mysteries in washington as you well know, but a very junior member of congress making it on to the intelligence committee is pretty unusual in and of itself. and now there is this taint of possible chinese spydom around eric swalwell. what's your take on his membership on the committee in. >> look, here's where the
concern is among leadership of republicans and many among the democrats as well, the type of relationship. because the chinese have developed over the past 10, 15 years three types of involvement in america and many other countries. one is the actual sheer, simple spying. usually done by chinese elements or by some other agent. two, trying to spread false information so that the united states or allies would go in another direction. a question of influence, getting very close to a decision maker, an opinion maker, in this case allegedly a member of the u.s. house of represent tyes on the intelligence committee, would be one of the most important achievements that the chinese intelligence could achieve and, therefore, you would see that many of the members of that committee e and other people are very concerned about this mart.
jon: meantime, it probably is no surprise to you that the new york times and propublica jointly worked on this disclosure. looked documents out of china suggest the chinese knew way before they let the rest of the world know how bad the coronavirus was. part of the report in "the new york times" says this, it says: headlines should steer clear of the words incurable and fatal. this is talking about china trying to manage its own internal discussions on the internet. one directive said to avoid causing societal panic. multiple directives ever size that negative news about the virus was not to be promoted, news outlets were told not to play up on purchases of medical supplies from abroad. the concern according to agency directives was that such reports could cause a backlash overseas and disrupt china's procurement efforts which were pulling in vast amounts of personal protective equipment as the
virus spread abroad. so while the rest of the world was hunting around for ppe, china had already purchased so much of it. >> yeah. because china was ahead of the gamement. and there was another issue i raised myself on my own twitter feed in early january, because we on served then that while the incidents were taking place in wuhan province, that the crisis was on and the flights between wuhan and the rest of the world was on. why? china's regime at the time was are concerned that this could create a panic, that's true, and that would hit their own economy. and their own economy was basically becoming the bank of the world with. number two, they didn't want to see the international community getting concerned about china. first because of that financial relationship, financial influence they had, but second and very importantly here, because the international community at one point asking the administration, would ask china for rep rawtion about
what's happened, and that is something that could still happen in the next months or years. jon: walleed fair rest, thank you. >> thank you. jon: here in the u.s. coronavirus cases are spiking and across the globe as well with some nations taking extreme measures to control the spread. a look at the state of the pandemic next. ♪ ♪ many people with type 2 diabetes like emily lower their blood sugar. a majority of adults who took ozempic® reached an a1c under 7 and maintained it. here's your a1c. oh! my a1c is under 7! (announcer) and you may lose weight. adults who took ozempic® lost on average up to 12 pounds. i lost almost 12 pounds! oh! (announcer) for those also with known heart disease, ozempic® lowers the risk of major cardiovascular events such as heart attack, stroke, or death. it lowers the risk. oh! and i only have to take it once a week. oh! ♪ oh, oh, oh, ozempic®! ♪ (announcer) ozempic® is not for people with type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis.
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jon: we are following breaking news n capitol hill as lawmakers announce a final deal has been reached on the long-awaited covid-19 relief bill. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell announced the good news, chuck schumer said the stimulus bill should have enough votes to be passed but congress, but a vote is likely to take place tomorrow. it's all happening as the coronavirus pandemic continues to get worse here and around the world. the u.s. has confirmed more than 17.8 million cases according to data from johns hopkins university. more than 317,000 americans have died. overseas british officials are imposing a strict new lockdown in and around london as a new strain of the virus found there spreads quickly across europe. trey yingst is in tel aviv, israel, with more.
>> reporter: jon, good evening. covid-19 continues to hammer the united states and the world. this weekend america saw record high infection rates with nearly a quarter million people testing positive for the virus. the death toll continuing to rise as well with more than 2800 americans dying each day this weekend. this comes as scientists in the united kingdom say a my tated coronavirus -- mutated strain is spreading rapidly. the netherlands, belgium and austria with halted flights from the u.k. as prime minister boris johnson said there is no evidence suggesting this strain is more lethal. worldwide, campaigns are underway to slow the spread of covid-19. in israel, prime minister benjamin netanyahu got his shot on saturday evening before the country started to roll out a campaign for front-line are workers and those over 60. the ceo of one of israel's largest hospitals says he believes israel could be the first to vaccinate their entire population. >> the vision is that us israel
could -- by the number of people that are taking the vaccination. welcome be number one -- we can be number one because we have -- all around the country and hospitals all over the country. >> reporter: earlier in the year front-line workers inside the intensive cower unit for -- care unit for covid-19. phizer's vaccine is going to give new protection and encouragement to continue the fight. jon? jon: trey yingst reporting from tel aviv. trey, thank you. a top california democrat is warning governor gavin newsom about recall efforts against him. a petition has gathered more than half of the signatures needed to spark a special recall election. the governor is facing backlash for his controversial stay at home order which appears to have cost the state a high profile sporting event. christina coleman is live in los angeles with the latest.
christina. >> reporter: jon, the latest recall effort got started last spring but has gained momentum in recent weeks. the petition, led by a group called the california patriot coalition, now has more than 860,000 signatures. it's the sixth time newsom has faced a recall petition but the first one to gain this much traction. organizers claim rising homelessness, crime rates and covid restrictions are fueling the effort. >> it's a combination of his own missteps, and it's all about hum and his -- him and his record and how he's been just an absolute disaster of a governor for the past year and a half. he shut down the fifth largest economy in the world for the last nine months, and every single person out there in california should be outraged by that. >> reporter: former san francisco mayor willie brown, an elder statesman in the california democratic party, says newsom should take this recall effort very seriously,
warning in an oped ed in the san francisco chronicle today -- or, rather, this weekend, quo: newsom knows he's got a target on hum and that a recall may, indeed, make the ballot. the talk now is centered on turning the recall to his advantage. brown says the key to getting ahead of this is to make it look like an attempt by out of state trump supporters who upset california politics with figures like newt gingrich and mike huckabee recently weighing in. brown says, quote: if newsom can make it about trump, he wins. he also faces legitimate criticism in the way he's handled the pandemic. just yesterday it was announced the rose bowl won't be play ared here in southern california new year's day because of a surge in covid cases here and covid restrictions. newsom hasn't publicly commented on the recall efforts though he wassed asked directly about them last week. a spokesperson for the governor called it a distraction. meanwhile, polls show newsom
with generally positive approval ratings, somewhere around 60%. jon? jon: christina coleman in los angeles, thanks. well, as another vaccine joins the fought in the u.s., health expercents are worried that too many americans will refuse to get inknock lated. up next, we're taking a closer look at what prominent democrats have said as recently as this fall about taking a vaccine distributed under the trump administration and how their comments could have an impact on beating this virus. ♪ ♪ (bell rings) when heartburn hits fight back fast... ...with tums chewy bites... beat heartburn fast tums chewy bites
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includes $600 stimulus checks. ohio governor mike dewine set to announce whether he'll sign the stand your ground bill eliminating to retreat before shooting in self-defense. and in raleigh, north carolina, police finding the body of a 26-year-old mother in an industrial area. emily montgomery's boyfriend is charged with first-degree murder. for more on these and other stories, download the fox news app, scan the qr code or go to fox news foxnews.com/apps. president-elect biden is expected to receive his first dose of fuser's vaccine tomorrow -- pfizer's vaccine tomorrow. this about face comes after both biden and vice president-elect kamala harris raised safety concernsover president trump's promise of a vaccine by year's end. listen. >> i trust vaccines, i trust
scientists, but i don't trust donald trump. and at this moment, the american people can't either. >> there's very little we can trust that comes out of donald trump's mouth. it would have to be a credible source of information that talks about the efficacy and the are liability of -- the reliability of whatever he's talking about. jon: and as we've been reporting, top u.s. health officials now say a third vaccine could be approved as soon as next week. this comes as fedex already has begun shipping the moderna vaccine with first shots expected tomorrow. but health experts are worried about the number of americans who hesitate about getting inoculated. there's bring in fox news medical contributor dr. marty makary. oh, how things have changed. joe biden was saying he would not get an inoculation for coronavirus, you know, if it happened under the trump administration.
lo and behold, joe biden is in line tomorrow, we understand, to get his shot. what's changed? >> well, jon, it's been really disappointing to see when politics entered the vaccine world. of course president trump is not personally reading the pfizer vaccine application. but the data that's been available to everybody speaks to its safety, and i think right now you're seeing everybody trying to get their hands on it. jon: i want to put up some thattisting es from our latest fox news poll when asked whether or not they would get the virus -- [laughter] whether or not they would get the vaccine, i should saw. do you plan to get a covid-19 vaccine shot when it becomes available, that's the question. 61% said yes, 28 -- almost 3 in 10, 28%, say no. and about another 11% are unsure. when those naysayers were asked why they don't want to get the vaccine, their reasons include their belief that the development was rushed, 23%. 21% don't trust that it'll work.
anti-vaccine generally is, covers 13 if % of this group. 10% are distrustful of government, and 9% are afraid of the side effects. pretty wide-ranging reasons for not wanting to get the vaccine, but what would you tell those people who are hesitating, doctor? >> well, jon, look, i think some communities in the united states have a right to be distrustful. the establishment, of authorities, of the health care system. if you look at communities of color and the tuskegee legacy, i think there's reason why people may choose not to have it now, and i respect that decision. but it's very clear there were zero serious adverse events, and the vaccine was not rushed in its scientific evaluation. the moderna vaccine that was or authorized on friday was developed in january. it went through the formal phase wunsch two and three trials, and if anything, the announcements may have been slower than they could have been. i personally don't think, jon, that our challenge is convincing
people to take the vaccine. at this point the numbers are come down as the vaccine has been released. i never thought it was a fair question to ask somebody if you would take a vaccine that's not yet been approved. i think the real challenge is getting it to the right people, and i am concerned about the inequities right now in the distribution. jon: yeah, and some of the plans a taffe come out from the centers for disease control and the fda are pretty controversial about who should be first in line. >> look, the cdc squandered a great opportunity to provide good guidance. they provided very little granularity, and now we've got the vaccine out for about a week and hospital administrators, health care workers that do bo fox and coz mt.ic surgery are still in line, local politicians, members of congress. i mean, low risk members of congress and hospital leaders should not be getting the advantage even right now. they should step aside and remember that we should serve others as our mantra in health care. it's really a tragedy, what's
happening. 8% of nursing home residents in the united states have died from the virus. we should be putting others first. we've got good protocols in the hospital. some hospitals are doing a good job, by the way, allocating it, and others are letting anybody get their hands on it. jon: so people who are powerful and connected are butting into the front of the line. >> look, i think people who don't have power in the united states in communities of color and minority groups have a right to say why do people of power write their own rules and get access to something like this. i've encouraged members of congress and hospital leaders to take a pledge to hold off on getting the advantage if they are low risk until all high risk communities in the united states have been offered the vaccine. jon: but you're a fairly high risk potential yourself. you -- person yourself. you treat some covid patients, right? what about yourself? will you be getting it? >> look, i will not be getting the vaccine until all high risk americans have been offered the
vaccine first, and that's because our protocols are very good at the hospital. i personally am not on the front lines of the emergency room or the icu or a testing center. i operate maybe one day a week and spend a little time in clinic, most of my time is research. every health care professional's going to have to assess their on individual risk and make a discussion, and i think we should be captains of the ship and got on the lifeboats last. jon: dr. marty makary, very interesting perspective. thank you. >> thank you, jon. jon: well, a u.s. embassy the target of an attack in iraq nearly one year after the death of iran's most powerful general. details on the damage as we go around the globe next. ♪ [ gasping ] skip to cold relief fast with alka seltzer plus severe power fast fizz. dissolves quickly, instantly ready to start working. ♪ oh, what a relief it is so fast.
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♪ jon: here now some other headlines from around the globe. in iraq the u.s. embassy in baghdad receives minor damage in a rocket attack today. this comes as the one-year an verse arely approaches of the u.s. killing of soleimani. in afghanistan the interior minister says a car bomb in the capital city of kabul killed at least 9 people and wounded 20 others including a member of parliament. in billion -- belgium with, negotiators intensified their last minute efforts to agree to a post-brexit trade deal. negotiations are expected to continue beyond today's provisional deadline. the transition period ends december if 1st. in nigeria, 330 schoolboys returned to their families, freed after they were cud napped by armed men who attacked their school december 11th. boko haram rebels claimed responsibility saying they believe westerneducation is
un-islamic. in portugal, five people hurt when a residential building in central lisbon partially collapsed after an explosion. local media report a boiler might have played a part in causing that blast. in cat van city -- vatican city complains consumerism has, quote, kidnapped christmas. he also appeared to disapprove of a spas-aged that toughty -- nativity scene in the square. in bosnia, the first local election in more than a decade. it was 2008 when a court declared etc. election rules were discriminatory and ordered they be changed. the nationalist political parties finally reached an agreement in june. and that's a look at some stories from around the globe. back here at home, a new jersey studio helping make art from military uniforms and more recently health care workers ' scrubs.
laura ingle has that story. >> dark blue medical scrubs. >> reporter: believed it or not, this is -- believe it or not, this is the beginning of paper making. front-line art, a new jersey art studio, makes paper from deconstructed military unit forms -- uniforms. >> we get to tell our stories. we get to listen to yours. >> reporter: walt the studio manager at front-line art and a vietnam veteran. the paper is a platform for veterans like walt to shower their story through art -- share their story through art. >> when i was handed this sheet of paper, the emotional intensity of it, i said i gotta do this. it changed my life, saved my life. >> the best thing about it is it helped me find, better find my voice. >> reporter: mark oldland is a u.s. coast guard veteran and artest who's been involved for nearly a year. >> people ask all the time what
you can do for people that are service members, and the most important thing in my mind is to listen. >> reporter: the studio is now applying that same concept to health care workers by turning donated scrubs into paper through the scrubs paper project. >> as soon as the pandemic hit, with knew that we wanted to be there to help health care workers tell their stories from the front lines. >> reporter: executive director rachel helperling says this project is about breaking a culture of silence that surrounds first responders and trauma. the soon to be paper is made from scrubs donated by a nurse's his for a christmas surprise. husband for a christmas surprise. >> she's been dealing with covid day in and day out. >> reporter: the scrubs are turned into postcards. one side is. [laughter] blank for art. students at a local high school are using the paper to create portraits of those in health care as well as other front-line workers. >> it gives us a sort of outlet
to give back to the people who have really been the backbone for everyone during this really hard time. >> this virus can affect none big or small, even if you're working with it directly or you're just working at a public school in our town. it affects everyone. >> reporter: laura ingle, fox newsment. jon: a prestigious new york city school faces backlash now after a faculty members signed what's being called an anti-racism manifesto asking the school to overhaul its curriculum. why some parents are not happy with the proposed change. that's next. ♪ ♪ muscle pain. give up, the couch is calling. i say, it's me, the couch, i'm calling. pain says you can't. advil says you can.
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jon: the house of representatives isw voting on a stopgap funding bill that would avert a government shutdown overnight. it will take about 45 minutes to wrap up the vote, we're told. it comes as lawmakers have announced a final deal also has been reached on a covid-19 relief package. it includes $300 a week in federal jobless benefits and $600 in individual stimulus checks. fox is learning a vote on that package likely will take place tomorrow. an exclusive private school in new york city is facing major
backlash over a so-called anti-racist manifesto signed by dozens of its faculty members. alex hogan is louvre in new york city with that -- live in new york city with that story. >> reporter: good evening, jon. to create an anti-racist institution, the school released its own measures for how it thinks students can reach their full potential. but according to some information, we know that some faculty released their own recommendations, and according to a blog some of those recommendations include insuring that there's no correlation between race and plusment in advanced classes -- placement including courses on black liberation, mandatory race plot lines in school plays, paying the student debt of black faculty and having all employees submit a public anti-racism statement. the private grade school on the upper east side says it welcomes debate, but it doesn't exactly support those ideas. dalton did create its own list for anti-racist division.
the policy includes a school-formed racial equity task force, reshaping the curriculum, students will learn about the history of anti-black racism, mentoring programs for minority students, family training programs and the school will review disciplinary procedures. school districts around the country are putting in place new measures to create more equitable environments. this week in ohio cincinnati public schools adopted their on anti-racism policy calling this a big step with a lot of work ahead. in the past month in wisconsin, the burlington area school district adopted its own anti-racism policy as well. universities are funding change as well like creating orientation classes tackling inclusion. rice university in houston awarded grants to eight professors to better understand how racial injustice affects society. the rhode island school of design will bring on ten new faculty members next year focusing on race in arts and design. so throughout the year we've
really seen sweeping changes when we're looking at how institutions deal with race when we're talking legislature, policing or even company values. but now some of these schools are putting these programs in place so they can tackle racism before it is starts. jon? jon: alex hogan in new york city, thanks. with just five days until christmas, we're taking a look at how santas all over the world are spreading joy and helping the less fortunate this holiday season. ♪ so this is christmas and what have you done? ♪ another year older and a new one's just begun ♪ the real honey you love... plus, the powerful cough relief you need. mind if i root through your trash? new robitussin honey severe. strong relief for your severe symptoms.
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this sunday, december 20th of 2020. i'm jon scott. thanks for watching. have a very merry christmas, i'll see you next weekend. "watters' world" is up next. ♪ jesse: welcome to "watters' world", i'm jesse e watters. biden, joe was supposed to be working for the american people, but-systemminging himself to china -- he was selling himself to china on the side. the laptop and the wire transfers provide the road map of corruption. hunter biden's e-mails, text messages and tony bobulinski's eyewitness account show that joe is for sale. he was being marketed to china, and he was in on it the whole time. don't mention joe being involved. it's only when you are face to face. i know you know