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Graham deals with Trump "dark side" to "harness the magic"

March 8, 2021
Jonathan Swan | AXIOS
Sen. Lindsey Graham told "Axios on HBO" that Donald Trump has a "dark side" but he tries to "harness the magic" because he succeeded where Republican candidates like John McCain and Mitt Romney failed.
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Cuomo’s Political Scandal & Biden’s Cabinet Challenges

March 5, 2021
NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing backlash after being accused of sexual misconduct. The panel also discussed challenges for President Biden’s nominees to key positions. Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report guest moderates.

Democracy Under Threat & The Fight For Voting Rights

March 5, 2021
FBI Director Christopher Wray warned that domestic terrorism threats continue after the January 6th insurrection. The panel also discussed voting rights legislation & President Biden’s hopeful COVID-19 vaccine news. Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report guest moderates.
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Officials Put ‘Unusual’ Limits on D.C. National Guard Before Riot, Commander Says

March 4, 2021
Michael Schmidt, Luke Broadwater | The New York Times
Pentagon officials placed “unusual” restrictions on the D.C. National Guard before the Capitol riot, its commander told senators on Wednesday, saying the military leaders’ fears of a repeat of aggressive tactics used during racial justice protests last year slowed decision-making and squandered time as the violence by a pro-Trump mob escalated.
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FBI Director Christopher Wray sheds little new light on domestic terrorism, Capitol riot intelligence failures

March 3, 2021
Pete Williams, Ken Dilanian | NBC News
FBI Director Christopher Wray shed little new light Tuesday about whether his intelligence analysts missed warning signs before the riot at the U.S. Capitol — and how the bureau plans to confront the rising threat of domestic terrorism.
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Trumpism Grips a Post-Policy G.O.P. as Traditional Conservatism Fades

March 2, 2021
Jonathan Martin | New York Times
Despite falling from power in Washington, the Republican Party has done little soul-searching or reflection on a new agenda, instead focusing on attacking Democrats and the news media.
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Trump’s Republican Hit List at CPAC Is a Warning Shot to His Party

March 1, 2021
Maggie Haberman, Jonathan Martin | Trump’s Republican Hit List at CPAC Is a Warning Shot to His Party
In his first public appearance since leaving office, Donald Trump went through, by name, every Republican who supported his second impeachment and called for them to be ousted.

The COVID-19 Crisis & Investigating the Insurrection

February 26, 2021
This week Washington dealt with President Biden’s COVID-19 relief bill, a mounting virus death toll, and the fallout from the January 6th insurrection on the Capitol. The panel discussed new details from congressional hearings into the riot, President Biden’s latest foreign policy efforts, and where the country stands on vaccine distribution. The New York Times Chief White House Correspondent Peter Baker guest moderates.
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Law enforcement officials testify on security failures during siege at U.S. Capitol

February 24, 2021
Yamiche Alcindor, Lisa Desjardins | Law enforcement officials testify on security failures during siege at U.S. Capitol
The men who were in charge of security during the U.S. Capitol assault told their stories in public on Tuesday for the first time. Their testimony at a Senate hearing was a tale of bad communications, bad intelligence and blame-laying. Lisa Desjardins reports, and Yamiche Alcindor joins Judy Woodruff to discuss.
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