Washington, DC, the U.S. capital, is a compact city on the Potomac River, bordering the states of Maryland and Virginia. It’s defined by imposing neoclassical monuments and buildings – including the iconic ones that house the federal government’s 3 branches: the Capitol, White House and Supreme Court. It’s also home to iconic museums and performing-arts venues such as the Kennedy Center.
Joe Biden walks to the White House as the new president of the United States.
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The head of the General Services Administration Monday authorized President-elect Joe Biden to begin transitioning to the White House weeks after voters went to the polls and as Biden continues to make selections to top cabinet posts. NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Judy Woodruff to discuss that development and the latest political news.
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OvernightPresident Trump and First Lady Melania Trump announced that they have tested positive for the coronavirus. In a statement shortly thereafter, the White House physician said the Trumps “are both well at this time” and will remain at home.
The president is 74 years old, which generally puts him at higher risk for severe illness from the virus, according to CDC guidelines.
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- And, big tech has become a bipartisan punching bag.
Guests: Axios’ Sam Baker, Alayna Treene and Ashley Gold.
NPR News Now reports: Congress and the White House battle over a new stimulus bill, UAE in talks to normalize relations with Israel, Afghanistan and Taliban prisoners, and other world news.
The first stimulus package was a lifeline for millions of Americans. The beginning of July means we’ve got just a few more weeks before all those benefits expire. Unlike when the first bill passed in March, Congress is divided on whether people need another stimulus.
- Plus, shake-ups on the Trump campaign rattle an already chaotic White House.
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Guests: Axios’ Dion Rabouin, Mike Allen, and Amy Harder.
NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including the evolution of the White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing, President Trump’s shifting approval ratings and possible electoral implications for Senate races this fall.