As Joe Biden becomes the new president of the United States after a bitterly contested election, Inside the Americas takes you to Washington and to his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware. In this special edition of the show, our team meets some of the people who made Biden the man he is today. We also discover the places where the president-to-be spent his time, such as the train that took him to Washington every day when he was a young senator.
A lot things went wrong in 2020. And presidential polls were no exception. Joe Biden was supposed to win the 2020 presidential by eight points, according to the polls, which were wrong. He won by five points. He was supposed to win Wisconsin by 10 points. Instead, Biden eked out a victory there with less than 1 percent of the vote between him and incumbent President Donald Trump. The polls were very wrong in Wisconsin. The polls also had Biden winning Florida. And North Carolina. Here’s why the polls ended up missing the mark in 2020, and what’s being done about it.
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including congressional negotiations, President-elect Biden’s cabinet picks and the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Texas’s election challenges.
The Biden-Harris ticket represents something historic. Person of the Year is not just about the year that was, but about where we’re headed.
Supreme Court Justices question GOP States’ case against ACA, President-Elect Joe Biden not worried about Trump during the transition, and Missouri deputy surprises son after Afghanistan deployment in emotional reunion.
NPR New Now reports: Trump Administration is authorizing all U.S. Attorneys to review any voting irregularities, Supreme Court to hear challenge to Affordable Care Act’s ‘Individual Mandate’, and other top news.
NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Amna Nawaz to discuss the latest political news, including presidential election results and how they differed from expectations, President-elect Joe Biden’s upcoming challenge in working with Republican lawmakers and whether Biden will earn trust from supporters of President Trump on the coronavirus pandemic.
President-Elect Biden charts course for new administration, Alex Trebek, host of ‘Jeopardy!’ for nearly 37 seasons, dies at 80, and it won’t be a year without a Santa Claus, as malls turn to portable igloos and virtual visits to save the holiday tradition.
A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, what the 2020 results say about America’s future, is there an alternative to Huawei’s 5g technology? (09:25) And, global hipster culture is spreading to even the world’s poorest countries (14:15).