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Cuomo scandal snares Dems on #MeToo

Alexi McCammond, Kadia Goba, Alayna Treene | Axios
March 1, 2021
They hammered Donald Trump after the "Access Hollywood" tape. Pilloried Brett Kavanaugh over Christine Blasey Ford. Defended President Biden when he was accused of inappropriate touching. Now, Democrats have to show whether they walk the "#MeToo" talk.

In Milwaukee, Biden Offers Reassurance, and Tries to Avoid Mention of ‘the Former Guy’

Annie Karni | The New York Times
February 17, 2021
In his first official trip away from Washington since taking office, President Biden on Tuesday offered reassurance to Americans about the availability of the coronavirus vaccines and optimism that his $1.9 trillion relief bill was the kind of ambitious plan that could restore the American economy.

How one Texas storm exposed an energy grid unprepared for climate change

Josh Lederman | NBC News
February 17, 2021
A devastating winter storm that has plunged Texas into an electricity crisis offers warning signs for the U.S. as the Biden administration seeks to prepare for a future in which extreme weather is a greater risk and America is almost entirely powered by renewable energy.

House impeachment managers emphasize the danger to Pence and other top officials in harrowing retelling of Jan. 6 attack

Karoun Demirjian, Amy Gardner, Felicia Sonmez, Paul Kane | The Washington Post
February 11, 2021
House impeachment managers on Wednesday led a rapt U.S. Senate on a harrowing retelling of the terror that engulfed the Capitol last month, sharing shocking new audio and video recordings of rioters declaring their intent to harm Vice President Mike Pence and other top officials — and showing how close they came to doing so.

Graphic Video of Capitol Attack Leaves Emotions Raw but May Not Change Votes

Peter Baker | The New York Times
February 11, 2021
It was ghastly to watch, but that was the point. A rampaging crowd threatening death as it hunted the vice president and speaker of the House. Senators spinning around midstep to run for their lives. Staff members barricading themselves in an office as attackers pounded on the door. Overwhelmed police officers retreating from rioters, desperately calling for help.

Biden speaks with Chinese President Xi Jinping for first time as President

Vivian Salama | CNN
February 11, 2021
The introductory call between the leaders of the world's two largest economies touched upon a range of issues against the backdrop of escalating tensions between the two countries.