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June 17, 2021
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“Juneteenth and the GOP’s anti-anti-racism.” (with Jelani Cobb!)

In This Episode

Joe Manchin is Joe Manchining all over infrastructure and voting rights legislation, New Yorker writer Jelani Cobb joins to discuss the right-wing hysteria over teaching kids about racism, and Joe Biden meets Vladimir Putin in the most hotly-anticipated summit of the summer.


Show Notes



  • CNN: Here’s what we know about the bipartisan infrastructure deal 
  • ABC News: Senate progressives threaten to tank bipartisan infrastructure deal
  • Politico: Progressives draw red line on keeping climate provisions in infrastructure bill
  • CNN: Ocasio-Cortez on backing infrastructure deal: ‘I doubt it’ 
  • Truthout: Progressives Tell Biden “No Climate, No Deal” on Infrastructure Plan
  • NPR: Rep. Pramila Jayapal Talks About Ongoing Infrastructure Negotiations 
  • NY1: Rep. Ritchie Torres: ‘We no longer live in a democracy. We live in the tyranny of Joe Manchin’ 
  • Playbook: The folly of bullying Joe Manchin
  • Yahoo: Democrats prepared to move forward alone while moving ahead with ‘two-track’ infrastructure plan 
  • CNN: How Democrats are laying the groundwork now for a potential reconciliation bill
  • Playbook: Sanders vs. Sinema: Biden agenda threatened by Democratic infighting 
  • Politico: Why Bernie’s not sweating White House’s infrastructure dance with GOP 
  • Bloomberg: Elizabeth Warren and AOC Lay Down Climate Challenge to Biden
  • Vox: What Chuck Schumer can learn from Harry Reid
  • WaPo: Democrats raise fresh alarms on emerging Senate infrastructure compromise 
  • WaPo: Senate Democrats, Republicans prepare to sell nearly $1 trillion infrastructure deal to White House
  • WaPo: Manchin outlines demands on voting legislation, creating an opening for potential Democratic compromise
  • CNN: Democrats woo Manchin on major voting bill in bid to win unified party support 
  • Slate: Democrats Should Leap at the Chance to Take Joe Manchin’s Deal 
  • Politico: Manchin privately strategizes with GOP on his party’s stalled elections bill



  • CNN: 5 takeaways from the summit between Biden and Putin
  • NYT: Biden and Putin say the talks went well, but divisions remain on issues like cyberattacks and human rights
  • AP: ‘Pure Business’ at the Biden-Putin summit: No hugs, no brickbats 
  • Vox Recode: What you need to know about ransomware and the future of cyberattacks 
  • NYT: Shifting Focus, NATO Views China as a Global Security Challenge
  • WaPo: The long, terrifying history of Russian dissidents being poisoned abroad 
  • Politico: 5 things to watch for during the Biden-Putin summit
  • Slate: There’s Reason to Be a Little Hopeful About the Biden-Putin Summit 
  • NYT Opinion: Biden and Putin Have Bigger Problems Than Biden and Putin
  • CNN: Biden says Putin is right about US-Russia relations being at ‘a low point’ ahead of summit
  • Reuters: G7 ‘circus’ gives leaders a chance to hug, hustle and joke
  • MSNBC: Defying irony, GOP alleges White House ‘weakness’ toward Russia
  • NYT: Republicans call Biden ‘soft’ on Russia, leaving out Trump’s defense of Putin. 
  • ABC News: Still a summit secret: What happened in Helsinki between Putin and Trump? 
  • CNN: Don’t ever forget what happened at the Donald Trump-Vladimir Putin summit


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