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An early look at the stories that will drive tomorrow's conversation.

An early look at the stories that will drive tomorrow's conversation.




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An early look at the stories that will drive tomorrow's conversation.




DAY 367: Trump White House records released

The Jan. 6 committee has received more than 700 pages of Trump White House documents days after a Supreme Court ruling. It comes as the U.S. continues negotiations with Russia to avoid an invasion in Ukraine. Meantime, the Justice Dept. is planning to appeal a ruling by a Texas judge who blocked a vaccine mandate for federal workers. Plus, after two voting bills failed in the Senate this week, there’s a bipartisan effort to overhaul the "Electoral Count Act" governing how Congress counts and...


DAY 366: 1/6 committee calls on Ivanka Trump

The Jan. 6th committee invites Ivanka Trump to speak with the panel about her father’s actions the day of the Capitol attack. It comes as the committee releases new texts from Fox News host, Sean Hannity, telling then-White House Press Secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, to end the “stolen election talk.” Meantime, a Georgia prosecutor, conducting a criminal investigation into election interference by Trump and his allies, is seeking a special grand jury. Plus, President Biden strengthens his...


DAY 365: Senate Republicans block voting rights

Republicans used the filibuster to block voting rights legislation in the Senate Wednesday after a day of debates. Hours later, Democratic Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema joined GOP lawmakers in rejecting a filibuster rules change, which caused a fatal blow to the voting rights push. It comes as President Biden capped off his first year in office with a two-hour solo press conference – where he highlighted his successes and laid out his priorities for the future. Meantime, the...


DAY 364: Jan. 6 panel targets Trump’s inner circle

The committee investigating the Capitol attack issues subpoenas for Rudy Giuliani, Jenna Ellis, Sidney Powell and Boris Epshteyn and accused them of promoting claims of election fraud. Meantime, New York Attorney General Letitia James takes action to force former President Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump to comply with the investigation into the family’s business practices. Plus, the Senate began debating two voting rights bills. Despite an almost certain failure, Senate...


DAY 363: Senate showdown over voting rights

Despite an almost certain defeat, Senators will debate two voting rights bills on Tuesday. It comes as Martin Luther King’s family pleads to the White House and lawmakers to pass the voting legislation. Meantime, the Jan. 6th committee weighs whether to pursue subpoenas to get the crucial information they need from Republicans like former Vice President Mike Pence and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Plus, former President Trump’s rally in Arizona gave the GOP a glimpse of how he’s...


Title: DAY 360: Oath Keepers founder in court

The leader of the far-right Oath Keepers will remain in custody through next week after facing a judge for the first time on seditious conspiracy charges. Meantime, President Biden highlighted his bipartisan infrastructure bill, which passed last year, as his other priorities like voting rights stall. It comes as Biden holds his first formal press conference of 2022 at the White House next week. Plus, Americans will be able to order free rapid Covid tests through a new government website...


DAY 359: First sedition charges filed in Capitol attack

More than a year after the Jan. 6 insurrection, prosecutors have arrested Oath Keepers leader, Stewart Rhodes, and 10 others for seditious conspiracy in connection to the attack. It comes as the Jan. 6 committee subpoenas social media giants Twitter, Reddit, Facebook and Google. Meantime, Sen. Lindsey Graham says he won’t back Sen. Mitch McConnell for GOP leader unless he has a ‘working relationship’ with Trump. Plus, President Biden expressed doubt about passing the voting rights bills...


Title: DAY 358: Jan. 6th committee targets top House Republican

Rep. Kevin McCarthy says he will not give information to the Jan. 6 committee about his communications with Trump surrounding the attack on the Capitol. It comes as Trump’s former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany testifies virtually for the panel. Meantime, President Biden is meeting with Senate Democrats Thursday to continue his fight for voting rights after Sen. Mitch McConnell gave a blistering rebuke of his Atlanta speech. Plus, the White House is providing 10 million free...


DAY 357: Biden’s tough talk on voting rights

President Biden calls for filibuster reform, if Republicans block voting rights legislation, during his big speech in Atlanta. It comes as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer plans to bring the legislation to the floor again as soon as Wednesday. Meantime, the Jan. 6th committee issues a new round of subpoenas, targeting two Donald Trump Jr. advisors and a former White House official who helped draft the speech Trump gave prior to the attack on the Capitol. Plus, the U.S. reports more than...


DAY 356: Voting rights take center stage this week

President Biden and Vice President Harris head to Atlanta on Tuesday to shine a brighter light on election reform ahead of Martin Luther King Day. Meantime, a new sign of trouble for the Jan. 6th committee as they try to convince Republicans like former Vice President Pence and Rep. Jim Jordan to cooperate with the investigation. Plus, Chicago teachers return to the classroom Tuesday after a dispute over Covid safety protocols canceled a week of classes in America’s third-largest school...


Title: DAY 353: SCOTUS weighs Biden’s workplace vaccine mandate

As the U.S. surpasses 59 million Covid cases, the conservative majority on the Supreme Court appear skeptical of the President’s vaccine plan. It comes as Biden gears up for his first State of the Union address on March 1st. Meantime, the Jan. 6 committee indicates it will ask Vice President Pence to appear this month. Plus, Senate Democrats make a final plea for voting rights legislation before forcing another vote on the bill, likely next week. It comes as Biden heads to Atlanta Tuesday to...


DAY 352: Jan. 6th marks a day of remembrance and division

As Democrats reflect on the Jan. 6th insurrection with speeches and a vigil, all but a few Republicans are noticeably absent. Plus, President Biden takes sharp aim at former President Trump in one of his most forceful speeches yet. And we learn just how dangerous Jan. 6th was after NBC News confirmed Vice President Harris was at DNC headquarters when a pipe bomb was found outside that day. Plus, we look at the lessons learned on Jan. 6th and how they can be used to preserve the future of our...


DAY 351: Jan. 6th one year later

President Biden and Vice President Harris address the nation Thursday as we look back on the attack of the U.S. Capitol. It comes as two of the most conservative members of Congress plan a “Republican response” after former President Trump canceled his scheduled event. Plus, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell condemns Democrats for tying the Jan. 6th anniversary to voting rights. And the CDC signs off on Pfizer Covid vaccine boosters for adolescents. Yamiche Alcindor, Jonathan Karl,...


DAY 350: Jan. 6th committee zeroes in on Fox News host

The Jan. 6th committee is requesting Sean Hannity answer questions about newly disclosed texts he sent White House staff before and after the attack. Meantime, former President Trump calls off his speech at Mar-a-Lago on the anniversary of the Capitol riot. Plus, Attorney General Merrick Garland plans to give a Wednesday speech on the Dept. of Justice’s efforts to investigate and prosecute rioters. And the CDC estimates the Omicron variant accounts for 95 percent of U.S. test samples as we...


DAY 349: Select Committee focusing on Trump’s actions on Jan. 6

Ahead of the one year anniversary of the riot on Capitol Hill, the members investigating the attack say they are making significant progress. And on the Senate side, Majority Leader Schumer told his colleagues he will bring voting rights legislation to the floor for a vote before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. And the Covid-19 surge is straining the healthcare system. Philip Rucker, Courtney Subramanian, Melissa Murray, Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, Donna Edwards and Matthew Dowd join.


DAY 345: U.S. confirms 54 million Covid-19 cases

As the pandemic extends into a third year – Omicron is fueling the most dramatic spike in cases yet. In the face of that surge, some governors are warning against crowded New Year’s gatherings. New York City, however, will go ahead with a scaled back celebration in Times Square. And President Biden exchanged warnings with Russian President Putin, ahead of the planned summit in January. Peter Baker, Maya Wiley, Dr. Ebony Hilton, Don Calloway, Tim Miller and Michael Beschloss join.


DAY 344: Biden Administration responds to winter Covid-19 surge

Hospitals are beginning to feel the strain of virus hospitalizations once again. The New York Times is reporting Wednesday’s daily case count topped 488,000 – shattering all previous records. And Dr. Walensky defended the CDC’s new guidance for isolation after a positive test. Meanwhile, Pres. Biden will speak with Russian Pres. Putin tomorrow. Sam Stein, Courtney Subramanian, Barbara McQuade, Dr. Celine Gounder, Eugene Robinson and Bill Kristol join.


DAY 342: Former Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82

Sen. Schumer has ordered the flags at the Capitol lowered to half-staff. Meanwhile, the 7-day average of Covid-19 cases reached 250,000, breaking the record last year. And next week the Supreme Court will hold a special session to hear the challenge to President Biden’s vaccine mandate for private employers with more than 100 workers. Philip Rucker, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Joyce Vance, Neal Katyal, Juanita Tolliver and Susan Del Percio join


DAY 342: CDC cuts Covid isolation time in half

The CDC released new guidance recommending asymptomatic people now isolate for five days rather than 10 days. It comes as soaring Covid cases trigger hundreds of flight cancelations for holiday travelers. And the January 6th committee expands its investigation. Eugene Daniels, Dr. Anne Rimoin, Paul Butler, Dr. Stephen Sample, David Plouffe, and Mike Murphy join.


DAY 338: Omicron hits airlines, triggers holiday flight cancellations

Ahead of the holiday weekend, both Delta and United were forced to cancel hundreds of flights after employees were exposed to the virus. As hospitals are strained by the rise in cases, the CDC shortened the isolation period for healthcare workers. And there is concern that new Covid-19 cases could grow significantly by January. Plus, former Pres. Trump asked the Supreme Court to block the release of his White House records from Jan. 6. Peter Baker, Donna Edwards, Barbara McQuade, Dr. Vin...