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President Biden Starts a Foreign Policy Shift

April 16, 2021
President Joe Biden announced a historic withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, as protests erupt over the killing of Daunte Wright. The panel discussed the president’s foreign policy and the pause of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Nancy Cordes of CBS News guest moderates.
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Republicans say Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal plan is ‘dumber than dirt’

April 14, 2021
Karoun Demirjian | The Washington Post
President Biden’s pledge to withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan by Sept. 11 prompted immediate backlash Tuesday from leading congressional Republicans, who decried his plans as “outrageous,” “dumber than dirt” and “a disaster in the making.”

Attack At The Capitol & The Trial of Derek Chauvin

April 2, 2021
Another Capitol police officer is dead, less than three months after the January 6th insurrection. The panel discussed the trial of Derek Chauvin and President Biden’s ambitious infrastructure plan. Lisa Desjardins of The PBS NewsHour guest moderates.
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Biden’s infrastructure and climate plan emerges as congressional wrangling begins

March 31, 2021
Seung Min Kim, Alyssa Fowers, Jeff Stein, Juliet Eilperin, | The Washington Post
The White House on Wednesday is expected to unveil a plan to spend $2.25 trillion on a jobs and infrastructure package that could form a cornerstone of President Biden’s economic agenda, two people familiar with the matter said.
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‘He was terrified:’ Witnesses offer emotional testimony about Floyd death in Chauvin case

March 31, 2021
Yamiche Alcindor | PBS NewsHour
The second day in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin was emotional and tense. One eyewitness to the death of George Floyd told jurors in Minneapolis that Chauvin, who is charged with second and third degree murder and manslaughter in Floyd's death, was cold and heartless. Yamiche Alcindor has our report.

President Joe Biden’s First News Conference

March 26, 2021
President Biden’s first news conference focused on immigration, voting rights & gun reform. The panel discussed how Biden plans to address these issues. Peter Baker of The New York Times guest moderates.
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