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GOP Clash and Biden’s Latest COVID-19 Plans

May 7, 2021
House Republicans are poised to purge Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) from leadership for speaking out against former President Trump’s election lies. The panel also discussed President Biden’s new COVID-19 vaccine goal and his proposed economic plans.
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Biden aims for 70% of American adults to have at least one COVID shot by July 4

May 5, 2021
Weijia Jiang | CBS News
The Biden administration is launching an all-out push to increase the U.S. vaccination rate, which has dropped more than 50% in recent weeks.
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Biden Wants Millionaires To Foot The Bill For Big New Social Programs

April 27, 2021
Ayesha Rascoe | NPR
On Wednesday night, President Biden will propose a plan for billions of dollars of new spending for childcare, education and paid leave, and he'll ask Congress to help pay for it by raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans when they sell stocks and other types of investments.
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U.S. to Share AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine Doses With World

April 27, 2021
Sabrina Siddiqui, Jessica Donati | The Wall Street Journal
The Biden administration is making plans to share millions of doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine and preparing a major effort to help India fight a resurgence of the virus, as calls mount for the U.S. to do more to assist developing countries in confronting the pandemic.
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Nation Faces ‘Hand-to-Hand Combat’ to Get Reluctant Americans Vaccinated

April 21, 2021
Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Annie Karni | The New York Times
Now that President Biden has met his goal to have the coronavirus vaccine available to all adults, health officials around the country are hitting what appears to be a soft ceiling: More than half the nation’s adults have gotten at least one dose, but it is going to take hard work — and some creative changes in strategy — to convince the rest.
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Washington Mid-Week: NPR’s Ayesha Rascoe on Post-Pandemic Recovery

April 20, 2021
In our first Washington Mid-Week conversation, Ayesha Rascoe, White House Correspondent for NPR, sits down with our Gwen Ifill Fellow Claribel Rivas to talk about what post-pandemic recovery looks like, and what it means for the Black community and other marginalized groups who were amongst the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout. This conversation is part of Washington Mid-Week, a series of conversations with Washington Week panelists.
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What comes next in the U.S. vaccination campaign? A push to fill all those slots.

April 19, 2021
Sheryl Gay Stolberg | The Washington Post
The Biden administration will mount an intense push on Monday to persuade Americans to get vaccinated against Covid-19, an effort timed to coincide with the deadline President Biden set for states to extend vaccine eligibility to all adults age 16 or older.

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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