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Why the evictions ban was allowed to expire and what’s next for vulnerable renters

August 5, 2021
Yamiche Alcindor | PBS News Hour
The U.S. is on the verge of massive housing instability after a federal ban on evictions expired last weekend. Congress failed to extend the ban and President Joe Biden declined to use emergency order. Gene Sperling, the White House coordinator of pandemic recovery funds, said his hands are tied after the Supreme Court in June ruled another extension would not stand.
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George Floyd’s Family Meets With Biden Amid Push for Police Reform

May 26, 2021
Michael Scherer, Nicholas Fandos | The New York Times
In a private meeting at the White House on Tuesday, President Biden renewed the promise he made to the family of George Floyd just hours after a Minneapolis police officer was convicted of murder in his death.
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Pause in Vaccinations Leads to Canceled Appointments Across States

April 14, 2021
Michael Shear, Mitch Smith | The New York Times
The student union had been converted into a vaccination center. The doses had arrived on campus. The first appointments were minutes away. Then, at 7:23 a.m. on Tuesday, news of the pause in Johnson & Johnson vaccinations reached Youngstown State University.

The Latest on Gun Control & Infrastructure

April 9, 2021
The panel discussed how the Biden administration will enact gun control measures and reinforce the nation’s infrastructure. Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report guest moderates.

President Biden & Congress Push For Stimulus As the GOP Faces A Reckoning

February 5, 2021
Nearly a month after the insurrection at the Capitol, Republican leaders are desperate to unify their party ahead of next week’s impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, while members of Congress are still dealing with the traumatic effects. The panel discussed the fate of the GOP, and the next steps for President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package. PBS NewsHour Correspondent Lisa Desjardins guest moderates.
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Biden to nominate retired Gen. Lloyd Austin for defense secretary, a first for an African American

December 8, 2020
Kristen Welker, Carol E. Lee, Kristen Welker, Courtney Kube, Dartunorro Clark | NBC News
President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin to be defense secretary, according to three people familiar with the decision.

President Donald Trump Fights On & President-elect Joe Biden Looks Ahead

December 4, 2020
President Donald Trump has continued to remain noncompliant about the election results, sparking outrage and forcing officials to speak out against his baseless claims. Meanwhile, President-elect Joe Biden is discussing plans to improve the American economy with a diverse team of advisors, as a COVID-19 stimulus package may be on the way. The panel also discussed what is happening inside the White House as Trump is leaving office and the fate of the Georgia runoff elections.

The Washington Week Bookshelf: “Saving Freedom: Truman, the Cold War, and The Fight For Western Civilization” by Joe Scarborough

December 4, 2020
Joe Scarborough, host of “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, discussed his latest book “Saving Freedom: Truman, the Cold War, and The Fight For Western Civilization.” The conversation focuses on Truman’s establishment of modern U.S. foreign policy after World War II and what President-elect Joe Biden can learn from the former president.
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