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Mental Health Crisis in the U.S., Plus the Infrastructure Deal
July 30, 2021
The panel continues the conversation on a contentious political environment, even amid a bipartisan agreement on infrastructure. They also discussed the national conversation on mental health amid the COVID-19 pandemic and after Simone Biles pulled out of the Olympics.
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House Committee Holds First Hearing On U.S. Capitol Riot
July 30, 2021
On Tuesday, the Jan. 6 House select committee investigating the Capitol attack heard from four police officers in a powerful hearing. The panel also discussed new COVID-19 mandates and the deepening health crisis as the Delta variant surges across the country.
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The Washington Week Bookshelf: “I Alone Can Fix It”
July 23, 2021
The Washington Post’s Carol Leonnig & Philip Rucker join moderator Yamiche Alcindor for an in-depth discussion about their new book “I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year.”
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White House Ramps Up Efforts As Delta Variant Spikes
July 23, 2021
COVID-19 continues to sweep its way across the country, putting unvaccinated Americans at the highest risk. The panel discussed vaccine skepticism, the select committee to investigate Jan. 6th, and new reporting on former President Trump’s reaction to the insurrection.
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Cuban Protests & The Latest on COVID-19
July 16, 2021
President Biden’s Latin American policies are challenged as protests spiral in Cuba, due to the government's pandemic response. The panel also discussed pressures on the White House to support a Democratic government in Haiti, and more on the threat of rising COVID cases.
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Biden Defends Voting Rights as Texas Democrats Flee
July 16, 2021
President Biden called out Republican lawmakers in a passionate speech addressing their ongoing battle to restrict voting rights. The panel also discussed shocking new reporting on former President Trump, and the growing threat of COVID-19 cases.
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COVID Vaccine Hesitancy Amid Delta Variant Surge
July 9, 2021
As Delta variant case numbers rise across the U.S., President Biden announced a strategy in hopes of containing the virus. The panel also discussed how the administration plans to combat vaccine hesitancy and what this means for the future of the pandemic.
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The U.S. Winds Down the War in Afghanistan
July 9, 2021
President Biden announced that all U.S. troops will leave Afghanistan by the end of August. The panel also discussed what has unfolded in the 6 months following the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, Biden’s challenges abroad in Haiti, & the Delta variant surge in the U.S.
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The Washington Week Bookshelf: “Nightmare Scenario”
July 2, 2021
The Washington Post’s Yasmeen Abutaleb & Damian Paletta join moderator Yamiche Alcindor for an in-depth discussion into the Trump administration's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, from their new book “Nightmare Scenario.”
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