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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
News You Need to Know

House impeachment managers emphasize the danger to Pence and other top officials in harrowing retelling of Jan. 6 attack

February 11, 2021
Karoun Demirjian, Amy Gardner, Felicia Sonmez, Paul Kane | The Washington Post
House impeachment managers on Wednesday led a rapt U.S. Senate on a harrowing retelling of the terror that engulfed the Capitol last month, sharing shocking new audio and video recordings of rioters declaring their intent to harm Vice President Mike Pence and other top officials — and showing how close they came to doing so.
News You Need to Know

Graphic Video of Capitol Attack Leaves Emotions Raw but May Not Change Votes

February 11, 2021
Peter Baker | The New York Times
It was ghastly to watch, but that was the point. A rampaging crowd threatening death as it hunted the vice president and speaker of the House. Senators spinning around midstep to run for their lives. Staff members barricading themselves in an office as attackers pounded on the door. Overwhelmed police officers retreating from rioters, desperately calling for help.
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