NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including internal Republican politics over Rep. Liz Cheney’s House position, former President Trump’s influence on the party, and bipartisanship on President Biden’s plans.
Five stories to know for May 6: Biden reverses COVID vaccine patents, federal judge puts hold on ruling voiding U.S. moratorium on evicting renters, Liz Cheney warns the Republican Party, China on G7, and COVID spreads in rural India.
1. President Joe Biden threw his support behind waiving intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines, bowing to mounting pressure from Democratic lawmakers and more than 100 other countries, but angering pharmaceutical companies.
2. A federal judge threw out the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s nationwide moratorium on evictions but agreed to put a temporary hold on her ruling as the government seeks to reverse the decision on appeal.
3. Representative Liz Cheney warned that her Republican Party is “at a turning point” as it prepares to try to remove her from leadership for rejecting former President Donald Trump’s false claims the election was stolen from him.
4. China condemned a joint statement by G7 foreign ministers that expressed support for Chinese-claimed Taiwan and cast Beijing as a bully, saying it was a gross interference in China’s internal affairs.
5. Hopes that India’s deadly second wave of COVID-19 was about to peak were swept away as it posted record daily infections and deaths and as the virus spread from cities to villages.
New winter storm threatens fragile power grids in Texas, Trump and McConnell wrestle for the future of the Republican party, and why you shouldn’t store your food outside if you lose power.
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.
Another vaccine has shown its effectiveness against the coronavirus. There’s one caveat though, it’s not as effective against the South African variant, which has now made its way to the U.S.
Also, how unified is the GOP around Donald Trump these days? After the insurrection at the Capitol, some Republican Congress members tried to distance themselves from the former president. But others never left his side. And President Biden says he’ll take on environmental justice issues. But other presidents have made similar promises.
Trump, Biden locked in close election contest, Democrats flip Senate seat in Colorado, Republicans win in Alabama, and why can’t we vote from our smartphone.
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including their reactions to the Republican National Convention and President Trump’s speech in particular, how the conventions could affect the presidential race and the public and political fallout of ongoing unrest over policing and racial injustice.
President Trump accepts the Republican nomination from the White House South Lawn with hundreds in the audience huddled together without masks. Also, clean up continues as Hurricane Laura leaves a trail of devastation. And, Japan’s longest serving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe steps down because of his deteriorating health.
NPR News Now reports: Hurricane Laura Weakens, RNC Speeches, Wisconsin shootings, and other top news.
This Morning With Gordon Deal reports: Melania Trump, Mike Pompeo buck tradition with convention speeches, gunfire breaks out at Wisconsin protest, and TSA worker reunites bride with wedding gown left at checkpoint.