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May 10, 2021
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“Horny for Bipartisanship.” (with Beto O’Rourke!)

In This Episode

President Biden meets with Republicans who are blaming him for a disappointing jobs report, more states follow Georgia in passing voting restrictions, and Beto O’Rourke joins to talk about Texas’s new voter suppression legislation and the grassroots movement trying to fight it.

 

Show Notes

 

JOBS REPORT

  • NYT: Job Growth Slowed in April, Muddling Expectations 
  • Axios: The polarizing jobs report 
  • Economist Justin Wolfer tweet 
  • The White House: Remarks by President Biden on the April Jobs Report
  • Statement: U.S. Chamber Calls for Ending $300 Weekly Supplemental Unemployment Benefits to Address Labor Shortages
  • NYT: Biden and Republicans Spar Over Unemployment as Job Gains Disappoint 
  • WaPo op-ed: Opinion: Behind the April jobs report: Is there a shortage of jobs or a shortage of workers?
  • Reuters: With 8 mln Americans out of work, why are more companies not filling jobs? 
  • Brookings: Mothers are being left behind in the economic recovery from COVID-19
  • WaPo: Opinion: Biden officials are playing down the risk of inflation. Don’t believe them.
  • WaPo: GOP governors slash jobless aid to try to force more Americans to return to work 
  • Axios: States enter the unemployment fray
  • Politico: Jobs surprise triggers battle over federal aid 
  • NPR: Countering Biden, Senate Republicans Unveil Smaller $568 Billion Infrastructure Plan 
  • WSJ: Infrastructure Talks Could Set Course of Biden Spending Plans 
  • WaPo: Democrats signal they’re open to concessions on infrastructure 
  • CNN: Biden invites Capito to the White House on infrastructure but warns ‘it’s a no-go from me’ if GOP doesn’t meet him halfway 
  • CNN: Infrastructure negotiations: Republicans unveil $600 billion framework as Democrats try to iron out issues 

 

VOTING RIGHTS

  • WaPo: Opinion: Republicans aren’t just making it harder to vote. They’re going after election officials, too.
  • WaPo: A Texas bill drew ire for saying it would preserve ‘purity of the ballot box.’ Here’s the phrase’s history. 
  • Washington Monthly: What Happens When Republicans Simply Refuse to Certify Democratic Wins? 
  • NPR: After All-Night Session, Texas House Approves GOP-Backed Voting Restrictions Bill
  • CNN: Fact check: Here’s what Florida’s new elections law actually does
  • AP: Some Republicans worry voting limits will hurt the GOP, too 
  • NYT: Florida and Texas Join the March as Republicans Press Voting Limits 
  • Axios: DeSantis signs restrictive Florida voting law at event exclusive to Fox News
  • NYT: With Florida Bill, Republicans Continue Unrelenting Push to Restrict Voting 
  • WaPo: How GOP-backed voting measures could create hurdles for tens of millions of voters 
  • CNN Poll: Voting and Elections 
  • Quinnipiac Poll: Majority Support Stricter Gun Laws, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Stark Divides On Views Of Police And Voting Issues 
  • NYT: In Arizona, a Troubled Voting Review Plods On as Questions Mount 
  • AZ Central: Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone blasts Arizona Senate’s election audit demand as a risk to law enforcement 
  • CBS: The Arizona GOP’s Maricopa County audit: What to know about it 
  • The Atlantic: The Unfolding Disaster in Arizona
  • Vanity Fair: Trump is Counting on Arizona’s “Ludicrous” Audit to Erase His Election Loss
  • Arizona Republic – Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone blasts Arizona Senate’s election audit demand as a risk to law enforcement
  • NYT: As Texas Voting Restrictions Near Passage, Democrats Stage Protest 
  • WaPo: Texas House passes GOP bill tightening voting rules; Democrats vow to fight in court 
  • NYT: Inside Democrats’ Scramble to Repel the G.O.P. Voting Push 
  • NYT: With Florida Bill, Republicans Continue Unrelenting Push to Restrict Voting 
  • NYT: Florida and Texas Join the March as Republicans Press Voting Limits 
  • The Atlantic: Democrats’ Only Chance to Stop the GOP Assault on Voting Rights 

 

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