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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.

President Joe Biden’s Foreign Policy Push

February 19, 2021
President Joe Biden said America is back during a speech at a virtual Munich Security Conference. The panel discussed Biden’s plans to restart nuclear negotiations with Iran, and re-committing the country to NATO. Stay tuned for the panel’s discussion about the stories to watch next week. CBS Senior White House Correspondent Weijia Jiang guest moderates.

Biden sets deadlines for the COVID response as the GOP debates its future

February 19, 2021
President Joe Biden held his first town hall this week, answering about the vaccine rollout and his plans to get the country through the pandemic. The panel discussed where the Biden administration stands on the push to reopen classrooms, the government's response to Texas’s debilitating winter storm, and the cold war between Sen. Mitch McConnell and former President Donald Trump. CBS Senior White House Correspondent Weijia Jiang guest moderates.
News You Need to Know

In Milwaukee, Biden Offers Reassurance, and Tries to Avoid Mention of ‘the Former Guy’

February 17, 2021
Annie Karni | The New York Times
In his first official trip away from Washington since taking office, President Biden on Tuesday offered reassurance to Americans about the availability of the coronavirus vaccines and optimism that his $1.9 trillion relief bill was the kind of ambitious plan that could restore the American economy.

President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 Agenda

February 12, 2021
As the Senate grapples with impeachment, President Joe Biden kept the pandemic at the forefront of his agenda this week. While COVID-19 case numbers fall, new contagious variants of the virus could undo the progress. The panel discussed Biden’s efforts to get Americans vaccinated quickly, and the latest on the $1.9 trillion relief bill. ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent Jonathan Karl guest moderates.

President Joe Biden’s Latest Executive Actions

January 29, 2021
President Joe Biden has signed more executive orders during his first week in office than any other recent U.S. president. Our guest moderator Amna Nawaz discussed with the panel how President Biden is working to dismantle former President Donald Trump’s policies, and why he’s moving quickly to tackle many of the nation's key issues.

President Joe Biden’s First Full Week in Office

January 29, 2021
President Joe Biden marked his first full week as president, rolling back many of former President Donald Trump’s policies and working to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and other national crises. This week, the Biden administration announced that it plans to ramp up vaccinations as the pandemic’s deadliest month ends. Our guest moderator Amna Nawaz of the PBS NewsHour discussed with the panel the split within the Republican Party over former President Donald Trump’s impeachment, and the concerns raised over the prospect of continued violence on Capitol Hill.

Reflecting on a Historic Presidential Transition

January 22, 2021
The panelists take the time to reflect on the four years of Donald Trump’s presidency, and the beginning of Joe Biden’s tenure. Our guest moderator Amna Nawaz of the PBS NewsHour discusses this historic moment with the panelists and what it’s like reporting in a time of transition.
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