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Biden’s $1.9 trillion challenge: End the coronavirus crisis faster.

March 22, 2021
Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Jim Tankersley | The New York Times
The Biden administration, with hundreds of billions of dollars to spend to end the Covid-19 crisis, has set aggressive benchmarks to determine whether the economy has fully recovered, including returning to historically low unemployment and helping more than one million Black and Hispanic women return to work within a year.

U.S. Reaches President Biden’s Goal of 100 Million Vaccines

March 19, 2021
President Biden met his goal of administering 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in his first 100 days in office. The panel discussed Biden’s focus on the growing rate of vaccinations, his tour promoting the passage of a $1.9 trillion economic relief package & the challenges that remain ahead. Rachel Scott of ABC News guest moderates.

Horrors in Atlanta & Crisis at the Border

March 19, 2021
Three shootings in Atlanta, GA left 8 dead, including 6 women of Asian descent, raising fears of even more violence. The panel also discussed how the Biden administration is confronting a surge of migrants at the border. Rachel Scott of ABC News guest moderates.
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Biden’s push for equity faces critical test amid shifting strategies to open schools

March 15, 2021
Toluse Olorunnipa, Moriah Balingit | The Washington Post
It was one of the first proposals by the new White House to tackle what President Biden has said is a central goal of his administration: promoting racial equity through federal policy.

A Look Back at a Year of COVID-19

March 12, 2021
It’s the one-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic shifting the world as we once knew it. The panel reflected on one of the deadliest years in American history, & how the country is fighting to move forward. Susan Davis of NPR guest moderates.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Political Storm

March 12, 2021
Democratic leaders from New York are calling for NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign, after multiple allegations of sexual assault & underreporting of nursing home deaths on his watch. The panel discussed Cuomo’s future as a political figure as the pandemic continues.
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Biden to announce plan to purchase additional 100 million Johnson and Johnson Covid vaccine doses

March 10, 2021
Geoff Bennett, Shannon Pettypiece | NBC News
President Joe Biden will announce plans Wednesday to purchase an additional 100 million doses of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine, giving the U.S. more than enough supply to vaccinate the entire U.S. population.
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