NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Amna Nawaz to discuss the latest political news, including President Biden’s immigration policies, the debate over COVID relief in the Senate, and former President Donald Trump’s appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference and his future in the Republican Party.
The U.S. is nearing 500,000 deaths from COVID-19, almost a year since the country’s first death from the disease.
Also, Judge Merrick Garland finally gets a confirmation hearing, but this time it is to take the role of President Biden’s attorney general. And, Texans who were fortunate enough to have power last week during a devastating winter storm are now facing massive electricity bills. Why?
In Texas the power is back after several days for most of the population, but now they have to worry about whether the water is safe after treatment plants were temporarily offline.
Also, President Biden gives his first speech to world leaders. He wants to move beyond his predecessor’s “America First” policies. And, Native American tribes have been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. But tribes are quickly and efficiently vaccinating their communities.
With impeachment finished, Congress now returns to focusing on President Biden’s economic stimulus plan. But why do some economists say it could be too much?
Also, daily coronavirus cases are falling across the U.S. and the pace of vaccinations is increasing. And, in a change from the massive demonstrations last month, Russians in multiple cities used their cellphone flashlights to show their support for jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
House impeachment managers showed chilling new footage to senators during Day 2 of Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial.
Also, President Biden spoke with China’s president in an opening conversation about the vast economic, climate, and security challenges between the two nations. And, the U.S. will impose sanctions and other consequences on Myanmar’s military leaders in response to the coup carried out there earlier this month.
New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including tensions in the Republican Party, Democrats and bipartisanship, President Biden’s economic relief plan and former President Trump’s impeachment trial.
President Biden announced the U.S. will no longer support offensive military operations led by Saudi Arabia in Yemen, reversing a policy started by the Obama administration.
And, a new model by researchers at Columbia University paints what they say is a more accurate picture of the spread of the pandemic. Also, voting technology company Smartmatic is suing Fox News and some of its biggest stars alleging they spread disinformation that devastated the company.
President Biden meets Republicans to discuss stimulus plan, snow, wind hammer U.S. Northeast, and investor puts GameStop gains to good use at Texas children’s hospital.
NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including the challenges of bipartisanship under President Biden, Biden’s economic relief package, and cooperation in the Democratic Party.
President Biden has invited Senate Republicans to the White House to hear their response to his proposed $1.9 trillion relief package. Also, in Myanmar the military has staged a coup and taken control of the civilian government.
And, protests in Russia continued for a second weekend over the jailing of opposition leader Aleksei Navalny.