Monday, February 01, 2021


"Biden administration begins push for action on COVID-19 reliefPBS NewsHour 1/25/2021


SUMMARY:  President Biden had a full Monday lifting a ban aimed at transgender troops, imposing a ban centered on COVID-19, and extending a mandate to buy goods made by Americans.  White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor reports.



"Biden’s relief plan faces resistance from both sides of the aislePBS NewsHour 1/25/2021

IMHO:  How typical of pay-the-rich but penny-pinch ordinary citizens GOP!  And while people are dying!  I am even more disappointed in Democrats.


SUMMARY:  Republicans and some Democrats are pushing back against President Biden's $1.9 trillion relief plan meant to address a host of health and economic issues brought on by the pandemic.  Heather Boushey, a member of the Biden administration's White House Council of Economic Advisers, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss.



"Biden indicates a willingness to act on COVID-19 relief without bipartisan supportPBS NewsHour 1/29/2021


SUMMARY:  The Biden administration wants a $1.9 trillion COVID aid plan passed by Congress as a way to address issues related to vaccine distribution, and President Biden indicated Friday he's willing to move forward without bipartisan support.  Brian Deese, Biden's lead negotiator with Congress on the COVID deal and the director of the White House National Economic Council, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss.

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