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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.
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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.

The Second Impeachment Trial of Former President Trump

February 12, 2021
House impeachment managers presented their case against former President Trump this week alleging that Trump’s incited the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th. With the managers documenting in vivid detail the events from that day, some Senate Republicans appeared shaken by the presentation. The panel discussed the arguments made by Trump’s legal team, what the future looks like for the Republican Party, and Trump as a political figure. ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent Jonathan Karl guest moderates.
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Democrats and Republicans prepare arguments for Trump’s second impeachment trial

February 3, 2021
Lisa Desjardins | The PBS NewsHour
Democrats and Republicans are preparing for an unprecedented second impeachment trial for former President Trump, which is set to begin in the U.S. Senate next week, as Trump's legal team offered a first glimpse at their defense
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Biden issues new immigration orders, while signaling cautious approach

February 3, 2021
Seung Min Kim, Nick Miroff, Maria Sacchetti | The Washington Post
President Biden signed executive actions Tuesday ordering the review and potential reversal of the Trump administration’s deterrent policies along the Mexico border and the barriers they created to legal immigration, calling his predecessor’s actions “very counterproductive to our security.”
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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.
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What’s Next As President-Elect Joe Biden’s Inauguration Nears

January 15, 2021
President Trump is now the first United States president to be impeached twice. This was the most bipartisan impeachment in history, but still only 10 House Republicans voted in favor of Trump’s impeachment. The panel discusses how the nation is bracing for both the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden as well as a second Trump impeachment trial, the emotional and political wreckage from the Capitol, and what comes next as President-Elect Biden’s term in office approaches. Yamiche Alcindor of the PBS NewsHour guest moderates.
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