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Harris visits North Carolina to promote Biden’s infrastructure plan, saying it will create ‘good jobs.’

April 20, 2021
Annie Karni | The New York Times
Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to North Carolina on Monday to promote the Biden administration’s $20 billion proposal to convert the country’s entire fleet of gasoline- and diesel-powered school buses to electric vehicles, and to talk up the president’s plans to create “good jobs.”
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Mondale lost the presidency but permanently changed the office of vice presidency

April 20, 2021
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
In the aftermath of his defeat at the hands of Ronald Reagan in the 1984 presidential election, Walter F. Mondale offered a telling — and typically self-deprecating — observation of how he had contributed to the outcome. “While my opponent was handing out rose petals,” he told The Washington Post in the spring of 1985, “I was handing out coal.”
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Biden Holds Bipartisan Infrastructure Talks At White House

April 20, 2021
Ayesha Rascoe, Danielle Kurtzleben, Kelsey Snell | NPR
Members of the House and Senate, all former governors and mayors, attended a meeting at the White House today to talk infrastructure priorities with the president. A second infrastructure plan, in addition to the current $2 trillion plan under consideration, will focus on paid leave and childcare issues.
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What comes next in the U.S. vaccination campaign? A push to fill all those slots.

April 19, 2021
Sheryl Gay Stolberg | The Washington Post
The Biden administration will mount an intense push on Monday to persuade Americans to get vaccinated against Covid-19, an effort timed to coincide with the deadline President Biden set for states to extend vaccine eligibility to all adults age 16 or older.
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100 Days Since the Capitol Insurrection

April 16, 2021
The insurrection at the Capitol on January 6th scarred the nation, and the pieces that led to that day are still being put together. The panel discussed where the country stands since the event and what we’ve learned. Nancy Cordes of CBS News guest moderates.

President Biden Starts a Foreign Policy Shift

April 16, 2021
President Joe Biden announced a historic withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, as protests erupt over the killing of Daunte Wright. The panel discussed the president’s foreign policy and the pause of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Nancy Cordes of CBS News guest moderates.
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Biden Administration to Impose Tough Sanctions on Russia

April 15, 2021
David Sanger, Lara Jakes, Julian E. Barnes | The New York Times
The Biden administration is set to announce on Thursday a string of long-awaited measures against Russia, including far-reaching financial sanctions, for the hacking of government and private networks and a range of other activity, according to people who have been briefed on the moves.
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Asian-American Lawmakers to Press Biden on Hate Crimes, Cabinet Representation

April 15, 2021
Sabrina Siddiqui | The Wall Street Journal
Asian-American lawmakers will press President Biden to take more action to counter discrimination and inequities in their first meeting of his presidency, after the Senate advanced a bill to expedite the Justice Department’s review of hate crimes related to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Republicans say Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal plan is ‘dumber than dirt’

April 14, 2021
Karoun Demirjian | The Washington Post
President Biden’s pledge to withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan by Sept. 11 prompted immediate backlash Tuesday from leading congressional Republicans, who decried his plans as “outrageous,” “dumber than dirt” and “a disaster in the making.”
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