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- Wednesday, January 27, 2021: Covid-19 WH Briefings Are BackThe Biden Covid-19 Response Team holds their first briefing and gives an update on the vaccine distribution process. And the White House rolls out its latest executive actions, taking on climate change. On today's program: CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Phil Mattingly. Also on the program, POLITICO's Laura Barrón-López, The Washington Post's Seung Min Kim, and climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe. Show Note: Today's program was cut short by the White House briefing.Jan 27, 2021
- Tuesday, January 26, 2021: Biden Team Pushes 100 Day AgendaBiden set to sign another round of executive actions as Democrats push forward on his $1.9 trillion relief package.
Plus, Senators are sworn in today for former President Trump's second impeachment trial. Why the House Impeachment Managers are keeping their strategy private.
And former Republican Senator Jeff Flake talks about his censure by the Arizona Republican Party.
On today's show: John King speaks to CNN Political Commentator and former Senator Jeff Flake, plus CNN's Phil Matti...Show morengly and Jeff Zeleny. Also joining us: POLITICO's Rachael Bade and The Washington Post's Toluse Olorunnipa.
Note: Today's show was cut short by the White House Press Briefing.Jan 26, 2021
- Monday, January 25, 2021: The Future of the GOPPresident Biden reverses Trump's transgender military ban and reinstates covid-19 travel restrictions, as the Senate prepares for the impeachment trial.
Plus, the Justice Department watchdog announces an investigation into whether any DOJ officials aided Trump in overturning the 2020 election.
And former Texas Republican Congressman Will Hurd joins to talk about the future of the GOP post-Trump, as a Key Republican senator announcing he won't run for re-election.
On today's show: CNN's ...Show moreKaitlan Collins, Manu Raju, Nia-Malika Henderson, Jessica Schneider and Barbara Starr. Also joining us-Maggie Haberman of the New York Times; Josh Dawsey from the Washington Post; and former Texas Republican Congressman Will Hurd.Jan 25, 2021
- Sunday, January 24: President Biden is sworn in as the 46th PresidentIn the first Inside Politics Sunday with Abby Phillip, President Biden hits the ground running with a series of executive orders to reverse the key Trump administration actions and to confront the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, the Senate prepares for a February impeachment trial for the former president.
Plus, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren calls for unity and accountability after the riot, and makes her case for an ambitious economic relief package.
And, coronavirus cases are s...Show morelowing down, but there are growing concerns that the new variant could lead to another surge.
On today's show: CNN's Jeff Zeleny, CNN's Kaitlan Collins, and Seung Min Kim of the Washington Post; Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.); Brown University School of Public Health Dean Dr. Ashish Jha.Jan 24, 2021
- Sunday, January 17: A nation on edge as inauguration week approachesA tale of two presidencies: an impeached president faces a Senate trial and an incoming president faces historic headwinds. Plus, 25,000 National Guard troops guard the nation's capital as law enforcement agencies warn of potential inauguration week attacks. And with the raging pandemic and an economy teetering on the edge, President-elect Biden has a plan to revamp the vaccine rollout and get more money to struggling Americans.Jan 17, 2021
- Headline: Sunday, January 10: House Democrats eye impeachment after pro-Trump mob attacks CapitolPresident Trump is facing bipartisan calls for his resignation after he incited a riot at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday that led to 5 deaths, including a Capitol Police officer. Now, with a week and a half until President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, Trump may face a fast-tracked, second impeachment.
Plus, two freshman lawmakers from opposite ends of the aisle reflect on their harrowing first week in Washington and what Congress should focus on as it moves forward.
And, in response to skyr...Show moreocketing coronavirus cases and deaths, Biden says he will expedite vaccinations when he takes office.
On today's show: CNN's Kaitlan Collins and Phil Mattingly and Jonathan Martin of the New York Times; Democratic Congressman Mondaire Jones of New York; CNN's Nia-Malika Henderson and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report; South Carolina Republican Rep. Nancy Mace; Brown University School of Public Health Dean Dr. Ashish Shah.Jan 10, 2021
- Sunday, January 3: A dozen Senators plan to object to election results11 GOP Senators have joined Missouri's Josh Hawley in saying they intend to object to some states' electoral college votes when the Senate meets on Wednesday. They're joined by in this futile effort by more than 100 House Republicans, despite no credible evidence of any fraud in the presidential election.
Plus, all eyes on Georgia as Tuesday's two runoff races could determine which party controls the Senate.
And, outgoing Republican Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee reflects on his 16-y...Show moreear Senate career, how President Trump has changed the GOP, and says his party should "respect the result" of the election.
On today's show: Julie Davis of the New York Times and the Washington Post's Seung Min Kim; Former Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leanna Wen and Executive Director of the American Public Health Association Dr. Georges Benjamin; Astead Herndon of the New York Times and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Patricia Murphy; Time Magazine's Molly Ball; outgoing Senator Lamar Alexander R-Tenn.Jan 3, 2021
- Sunday, December 27: President Trump refuses to sign a sweeping coronavirus relief and government spending bill12 million Americans have lost their unemployment benefits, eviction moratoriums are set to expire at the end of the year, and the government could shut down Monday night as President Trump still has not signed the coronavirus relief and government spending package. Instead, he's focusing his ire on GOP senators who are not backing his ongoing attempts to overturn the election results.
Plus, a grim Covid-19 milestone -- 1 in 1,000 Americans have died from the disease. Illinois' director of pu...Show moreblic health details how her state is preparing for a potential post-holiday surge in new cases.
And, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is set to be the most powerful woman in Washington come January 20. What will her role in the Biden Administration look like?
On today's show: CNN's Kaitlan Collins and Josh Dawsey of the Washington Post; Politico's Natasha Korecki and Michael Shear of the New York Times; CNN's Natasha Chen and former Philadelphia Police Chief Charles Ramsey; Illinois Public Health Director Ngozi Ezike; CNN's Jasmine Wright.Dec 27, 2020
- Sunday, December 20: With one month left in office, Trump's focus is on overturning election resultsIn a heated Oval Office meeting Friday evening, President Trump discussed declaring martial law to overturn the election. The ideas were shot down by senior aides, but it's clear the President is still unwilling to accept last month's results.
Plus, Democratic Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley offers her take on the ongoing Congressional coronavirus economic relief bill negotiations and details what she hopes to see included in the final text.
And, a second coronavirus vaccine has been approve...Show mored and will be available as soon as Monday. But doctors urge caution around holiday travel as the U.S. breaks records on cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the last week.
On today's show: Brown University School of Public Health Dean Dr. Ashish Shah and Dr. Megan Ranney of Brown University; Washington Post's Seung Min Kim and Jonathan Martin of the New York Times; Democratic Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts; Obama Administration Economic Advisor Austan Goolsbee and Trump Administration Economic Advisor Kevin Hassett.Dec 20, 2020
- Sunday, December 13: The first vaccines ship outIn a breaking news hour of Inside Politics, live coverage of the first coronavirus vaccines shipping out from a Pfizer manufacturing plant in Michigan. Nearly 3 million doses of the vaccine will be distributed to all 50 states in the coming days.
Plus, amid a worsening economic outlook, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer says House Democrats may be willing to accept a smaller bipartisan relief package.
On today's show: Former Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leanna Wen and Dr. Carlos Del R...Show moreio, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Emory University School of Medicine; House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer; CNN's Pete Muntean; CNN's Dianne Gallagher; Lisa Lerer of the New York Times.Dec 13, 2020