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House Committee Holds First Hearing On U.S. Capitol Riot

July 30, 2021
On Tuesday, the Jan. 6 House select committee investigating the Capitol attack heard from four police officers in a powerful hearing. The panel also discussed new COVID-19 mandates and the deepening health crisis as the Delta variant surges across the country.
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Justice Department Warns States About ‘Unusual’ Trump-Inspired ‘Audits’

July 29, 2021
Ryan Reilly | The HuffPost
As Trump-supporting politicians in states around the country consider conducting conspiratorial “audits” of the 2020 election returns, the Justice Department warned Wednesday that federal law requires states to maintain possession of or direct supervision over election records that some states are handing over to ill-prepared contractors.

White House Ramps Up Efforts As Delta Variant Spikes

July 23, 2021
COVID-19 continues to sweep its way across the country, putting unvaccinated Americans at the highest risk. The panel discussed vaccine skepticism, the select committee to investigate Jan. 6th, and new reporting on former President Trump’s reaction to the insurrection.
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COVID Vaccine Hesitancy Amid Delta Variant Surge

July 9, 2021
As Delta variant case numbers rise across the U.S., President Biden announced a strategy in hopes of containing the virus. The panel also discussed how the administration plans to combat vaccine hesitancy and what this means for the future of the pandemic.

The U.S. Winds Down the War in Afghanistan

July 9, 2021
President Biden announced that all U.S. troops will leave Afghanistan by the end of August. The panel also discussed what has unfolded in the 6 months following the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, Biden’s challenges abroad in Haiti, & the Delta variant surge in the U.S.
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The Washington Week Bookshelf: “Nightmare Scenario”

July 2, 2021
The Washington Post’s Yasmeen Abutaleb & Damian Paletta join moderator Yamiche Alcindor for an in-depth discussion into the Trump administration's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, from their new book “Nightmare Scenario.”

President Biden Visits Surfside After Deadly Collapse

July 2, 2021
President Biden met with families impacted by the condominium collapse near Miami, Fla. as rescue workers continue to search for survivors. The panel also discussed the House’s new select committee to investigate Jan. 6 & Biden’s missed vaccine COVID-19 goals.
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Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg surrenders in criminal case over company’s business dealings

July 1, 2021
Josh Dawsey, Jonathan O'Connell, Shayna Jacobs, David A. Fahrenthold, | The Washington Post
Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg surrendered to authorities early Thursday after prosecutors secured grand jury indictments against him and the former president's family company, which declared the move an effort to harm Donald Trump.
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