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The Road to the Georgia Runoffs

November 20, 2020
The nation is looking to Georgia as the state’s two Senate runoff elections are right around the corner. The panel continued the conversation from the broadcast and discussed a private phone call between Republican senators expressing their views on Trump’s ongoing election feud, and what the future of the Senate might be in 2021.

The Washington Week Bookshelf: “Joe Biden: The Life, the Run, and What Matters Now” by Evan Osnos

November 13, 2020
Evan Osnos of The New Yorker discussed his latest book on President-elect Joe Biden. The book discusses Biden’s life, career and the months prior to his victory in the 2020 election.

Joe Biden is President-Elect & President Donald Trump Refuses to Concede

November 13, 2020
Joe Biden is now president-elect and is beginning his transition into the White House as President Donald Trump continues to refuse to accept the election results. The panel also discussed how the White House is tackling rising COVID-19 case numbers and why Republicans are backing the president’s false claims of election fraud.
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Biden Picks Longtime Aide Ron Klain As White House Chief Of Staff

November 12, 2020
Asma Khalid | NPR
The campaign team made the announcement Wednesday. An alumnus of the Obama-Biden administration, Klain previously served as Joe Biden's chief of staff when he was vice president.
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Trump not engaging with his COVID task force

November 12, 2020
Paula Reid | CBS News
As COVID-19 cases spike, President Trump has not met with his pandemic task force in months, and sources tell CBS News the recent meetings lack substance and a coherent message
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The Surging Coronavirus Finds a Federal Leadership Vacuum

November 11, 2020
Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Noah Weiland, Sharon LaFraniere, Andrew Jacobs | The New York Times
The pandemic caught the nation flat-footed in March, but epidemiologists have been warning for months of a fall and winter wave as people are driven indoors, schools resume in-person classes and Americans grow tired of months of precautions. Yet shortages of personal protective equipment are back, especially among rural hospitals, nursing homes and private medical practices that lack access to the supply networks that serve larger hospital chains.
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Biden starts transition without GSA sign-off

November 11, 2020
Ed O'Keefe | CBS News
President-elect Joe Biden is moving forward with the transition to form a new administration despite President Trump's refusal to concede the election. Biden's team meanwhile announced hundreds of hires even as one government agency continues to block some resources from the president-elect.
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