Tag Archives: Congress

Political Analysis: Brooks & Capehart On Congress’ Infrastructure Debate

New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including negotiations between President Biden and Republicans over infrastructure, Vice President Kamala Harris’s focus on the border and voting rights, and Republicans who are speaking out against former President Trump.

Political Analysis: Brooks & Capehart On Failure Of Capitol Riot Commission

New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including QAnon conspiracy theories and the relation to Congress’ failure to establish a Jan. 6 commission, President Joe Biden’s budget plan and its influence on deficit and economic inflation, and how far America has come since George Floyd’s killing.

Political Analysis: Tamara Keith & Amy Walter On Infrastructure Bill (PBS)

NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including bipartisanship on infrastructure, a commission to investigate the January 6 insurrection and efforts across the country to audit votes from the 2020 election.

Nature: ‘The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act’ – Benefits To Texas Habitats

The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act is a bipartisan bill that would provide $1.4 billion to state and tribal wildlife conservation initiatives to support at-risk wildlife populations and their habitats. The funding would come from existing revenues and would not require any new taxes.

Texas would receive more than $50 million per year for projects to conserve vulnerable wildlife like the much-loved Texas horned lizard, our state fish the Guadalupe bass, and many songbirds and coastal birds. This funding will also help recover species that are already endangered, such as sea turtles and the Whooping crane. The additional resources are urgently needed to aid fish and wildlife populations under increasing pressure from habitat loss, invasive species, emerging diseases, and extreme weather events in Texas and throughout the country.

Morning News Podcast: New Police Reform Bill, NY Governor & Security Risks

House cancels Thursday session after security agencies cite risk of new violence, Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he won’t resign, and a good boy gets reunited with his owner.

The Economy: How A $15 Minimum Wage Effects It

Biden has identified raising the minimum wage as a key goal of his administration, but economists and lawmakers disagree on the potential impact. WSJ asked two economists and a minimum-wage worker what the costs and benefits of a $15 minimum wage might be. Photo: Bill Clark/Congressional Quarterly/Zuma Press

Morning News Podcast: Fallout From Washington DC Riots, Covid Job Losses

Two members of President Trump’s cabinet resigned on Thursday. Democrats in Congress say it’s not the secretaries who need to go, but Trump himself. Many signs suggested this week’s pro-Trump rally would be a riot.

Why didn’t authorities seem to believe it? And the pandemic continues to drag the job market down. The Labor Department says 19 million Americans are still depending on unemployment benefits. 

Investigation: ‘How The Rioters Stormed The U.S. Capitol’ (WSJ Video)

A congressional exercise in the peaceful transfer of power devolved into deadly chaos when a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol. Hours after the riots, Congress reconvened and certified President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. Photo: Lev Radin/Pacific Press via ZUMA Wire

Morning News Podcast: Mob Incited By Trump Storms Capitol Building, Biden Victory Certified

A mob incited by President Donald Trump overran the U.S. Capitol building Wednesday as lawmakers were planning to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s election.

Guests: Axios’ Margaret Talev, Alayna Treene and Jonathan Swan.