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January 08, 2024
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Biden vs. Trump on January 6th

In This Episode

Biden frames the 2024 presidential race as a fight for democracy while Trump and his allies call the insurrectionists “hostages.” Then, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is hospitalized without informing the White House, conservatives continue to wage war on the Ivy League, and New York Times congressional correspondent Annie Karni joins to talk about a deal to avoid a potential shutdown and the GOP effort to impeach Biden’s Homeland Security Secretary.


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Show Notes



  • WaPo: Obama, worried about Trump, urges Biden circle to bolster campaign
  • Axios: Behind the Curtain: Why Obama, Dems fear Biden complacency
  • WaPo: Biden is not breaking through the ‘MAGA wall,’ Clyburn warns
  • CNN: Biden returns to South Carolina, hoping the state can save him again
  • WaPo: Biden to speak at S.C. church where white supremacist killed 9 people
  • NYT: Trump Signals an Election Year Full of Falsehoods on Jan. 6 and Democracy
  • CBS: CBS News poll finds fewer Americans expecting economic slowdown now
  • Axios: Biden’s new edge: Allies see opening in rising wages



  • NYT: Supreme Court to Decide Whether Trump Is Eligible for Colorado Ballot
  • WaPo: ​​Trump tries reappropriating ‘insurrection’ on Jan. 6 anniversary
  • ABC: Trump says he’ll attend immunity hearing Tuesday in his Jan. 6 case
  • CNN: Elise Stefanik echoes Trump when asked about January 6 prisoners three years on
  • NBC: Trump suggests that, if re-elected, he would have Biden indicted
  • NI: Trump cannot legally qualify for Nevada’s 2024 primary ballot
  • ABC: Special counsel probe uncovers new details about Trump’s inaction on Jan. 6: Sources



  • WSJ: Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s Hospitalization Deepens Mystery of His Absence
  • CNN: Deputy defense secretary was not told Austin had been hospitalized when she assumed his duties
  • WSJ: Biden Didn’t Learn for Days That Pentagon Chief Was in Hospital
  • USATODAY: Why Lloyd Austin’s secrecy about his hospital stay undercuts a top Biden campaign message
  • APNEWS: The Pentagon adds new details about Austin’s secretive hospital stay and the delay in telling Biden



  • NYT: Wife of Investor Who Pushed for Harvard President’s Exit Is Accused of Plagiarism
  • Business Insider: How plagiarism by Claudine Gay, Harvard’s former president, compares to that of Neri Oxman, an academic and Bill Ackman’s wife
  • WSJ: Harvard, Claudine Gay and the Education of Bill Ackman
  • CNN: DEI efforts are under siege. Here’s what experts say is at stake