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On as we speak’s episode of the 5 Issues podcast: President Biden presses China’s Xi to search out ‘methods to work collectively’

USA TODAY White Home correspondent Francesca Chambers has the newest from the G-20 summit. Plus, USA TODAY increased schooling reporter Chris Quintana seems at what occurs subsequent for President Joe Biden’s paused federal scholar mortgage forgiveness program.

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Hit play on the participant above to listen to the podcast and observe together with the transcript beneath. This transcript was mechanically generated, after which edited for readability in its present type. There could also be some variations between the audio and the textual content.

Taylor Wilson:

Good morning. I am Taylor Wilson and that is 5 Belongings you have to know Tuesday, the fifteenth of November 2022. At this time a have a look at Biden and Xi’s assembly on the G20, plus, the newest on Biden’s now-frozen scholar mortgage forgiveness program, and a have a look at human rights being rolled again in Iran and Afghanistan.

The G20 Summit in Bali kicked off with a gathering between President Joe Biden and Chinese language President Xi Jinping yesterday. Producer PJ Elliott spoke with USA TODAY White Home correspondent Francesca Chambers to search out out the place the 2 international locations go from right here.

Francesca Chambers:

President Biden mentioned that he and Xi had a candid dialog and that they understood each other. One of many key issues he mentioned they talked about was China’s army exercise within the Taiwan Straight. President Biden mentioned that he’s assured that Xi would not plan to invade Taiwan militarily.

PJ Elliott:

Francesca, how lengthy was the assembly and the place do issues go from right here?

Francesca Chambers:

The assembly was three hours lengthy and Current Biden left it feeling optimistic and saying that he thought america and China might work collectively.

Taylor Wilson:

So does this imply that issues have calmed down between the US and China?

Francesca Chambers:

Nicely, the 2 sides agreed to maintain speaking. President Biden mentioned he deliberate to ship Secretary of State Antony Blinken to Beijing.

Taylor Wilson:

You possibly can observe together with Francesca’s G20 protection and extra by giving a observe on Twitter at fran_chambers.

A federal appeals courtroom has blocked President Joe Biden’s scholar mortgage forgiveness program. The newest transfer crushes the hopes of 26 million Individuals who’ve utilized for the aid and discourages thousands and thousands extra who have been eligible. To search out out extra on what this newest courtroom choice means and what occurs subsequent, I am joined now by USA TODAY increased schooling reporter, Chris Quintana. Chris, thanks for being right here.

Chris Quintana:

My pleasure. Thanks for having me.

Taylor Wilson:

So what was this newest Federal Appeals Court docket choice?

Chris Quintana:

Yeah, in order that’s really popping out of the eighth Circuit, and so that’s associated particularly to a case referred to as Nebraska v. Biden. That’s six conservative states, Nebraska being one in every of them, who introduced a authorized problem in opposition to the Biden Administration’s plan to cancel billions in scholar mortgage debt for thousands and thousands of debtors. There are a handful of authorized challenges to the plan proper now. The eighth Circuit, a panel of three judges, upheld the injunction that was requested.

Taylor Wilson:

All proper. The place does the Scholar Mortgage Forgiveness Program stand now? Can individuals nonetheless apply?

Chris Quintana:

Yeah. So if you have not utilized for the President’s Scholar Mortgage Forgiveness Plan, you possibly can’t apply at the moment. The administration says they’re attempting to work by way of the courts and to get it overturned, however they are not presently taking functions. Now, in case you beforehand utilized, the administration nonetheless has your data, and they also say they’ve functions for 26 million individuals and so they’re able to forgive the debt of 16 million of these people as effectively. So it’s sort of a scenario for debtors who’re sort of on the fence or curious. The one factor you possibly can actually do at this level is to attend.

Taylor Wilson:

And what occurs subsequent? Will the Biden administration attraction to the Supreme Court docket?

Chris Quintana:

It relies upon barely on totally different instances. For some time, individuals had been following Nebraska v. Biden. The federal government shutting down the appliance window, that really got here from this Texas case, proper? And so it’s sort of a problem for debtors to sort of observe this during. However the place I am paying consideration at this level is I’m particularly this eighth Circuit ruling and seeing sort of what the administration does so far as submitting an attraction to the Supreme Court docket. I believe that’s most likely the place we’ll see probably the most motion most instantly.

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