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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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House cancels Thursday session after threats of violence by extremists

March 4, 2021
Eamon Javers | CNBC
Capitol security has made significant updates after receiving intel that a group of extremists might storm the area tomorrow. FBI and DHS warn these extremists have discussed taking control of the U.S. Capitol and removing Democrats lawmakers.
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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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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 politics hurt his businesses. Will he sell as he looks to a potential 2024 campaign?

February 24, 2021
Josh Dawsey, Jonathan O'Connell, David A. Fahrenthold | The Washington Post
Donald Trump’s new office is the Mar-a-Lago Club’s old bridal suite. There — exiled from Washington, avoiding New York, working from a repurposed dressing room in Florida — the former president faces a choice.
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Merrick Garland tells senators Capitol riot investigation will be his first priority as attorney general

February 23, 2021
Devlin Barrett, Ann E. Marimow, Matt Zapotosky | Merrick Garland tells senators Capitol riot investigation will be his first priority as attorney general
Attorney general nominee Merrick Garland said Monday that, if confirmed, his first order of business will be the sprawling investigation into the U.S. Capitol riot, as he more broadly vowed to stamp out the rising threat of domestic terrorism and restore public faith in the Justice Department.
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Republican senators who voted to convict Trump face political peril at home

February 23, 2021
Yamiche Alcindor | PBS NewsHour
It is a time of political peril for the seven Republican senators who voted to convict the dominant figure of their party. State and local Republican parties have censured -- or are thinking about censuring -- several of those senators. And Donald Trump himself is set to re-emerge for his first public appearance as former president this coming weekend. Yamiche Alcindor reports.
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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.
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