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July 26, 2021
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"Panic! At The Delta."

In This Episode

The Biden Administration grapples with the Delta surge, Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) talks to Tommy Vietor and Jon Favreau about the January 6th investigation, and the Top Five Wildest Moments from Donald Trump’s speech in Arizona.

 

Show Notes

 

JOE v. THE VARIANT

  • WaPo: Surge of covid delta variant poses new political threat to Biden and his agenda 
  • WSJ: Biden Faces Fresh Challenges on Covid-19, Economy
  • Ipsos: Outside of COVID-19, Biden receives mixed approval ratings 
  • Ipsos: Americans growing more concerned about COVID-19, yet unwilling to take additional safety precautions or change behavior 
  • Playbook: Back to the Covid blues
  • Politico: Virus resurgence menaces economy just as rescue programs unravel 
  • BuzzFeed: Another Vaccinated Staffer On The Hill Tested Positive For COVID-19, As Fear Is Spreading In Washington 
  • BuzzFeed: The Delta Variant Could Create “Two Americas” Of COVID, Experts Warn 
  • NYT: Delays, More Masks and Mandatory Shots: Virus Surge Disrupts Office-Return Plans 
  • NYT: Why Vaccinated People Are Getting ‘Breakthrough’ Infections
  • NBC News: About 100 U.S. athletes in Tokyo unvaccinated as Covid-hit Olympics begin 
  • WSJ: Florida Leads U.S. in Covid-19 Cases as Hospitalizations Surge 
  • LA Times: L.A. County reports more than 2,600 new daily coronavirus cases, continuing surge
  • Detroit 4: Michigan COVID-19 infections double in 2 weeks 
  • KMBC: COVID-19 LIVE UPDATES: 47% of population in Missouri has received at least 1 vaccine dose 
  • WaPo: ‘Patience has worn thin’: Frustration mounts over vaccine holdouts 
  • WaPo: St. Louis and L.A. now require masks indoors. With cases rising, will other cities follow suit? 
  • CNN: Alabama Republican Gov. Ivey says ‘start blaming the unvaccinated folks’ for rise in Covid cases
  • Politico: In Alabama and Louisiana, partisan opposition to vaccine surges alongside Delta variant
  • ArkansasOnline: OPINION | SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS: The reasoning behind getting vaccinated
  • Media Matters: Sean Hannity assures audience he’s “not urging people to get the COVID-19 vaccine”
  • CNN: As Covid cases rise, some conservatives make surprising course correction on vaccine ahead of 2022 midterms 
  • Tennessean: Tennessee to restart nearly all vaccine outreach paused amid GOP pressure, says health commissioner 
  • WSJ: Covid-19 Vaccine Holdouts Face Restrictions in Europe as Delta Variant Spreads
  • NBC: As GOP supporters die of Covid, the party remains split in its vaccination message
  • CNN: Biden back on the campaign trail: ‘I whipped Donald Trump in Virginia and so will Terry’
  • Politico: Biden yokes Youngkin to Trump at McAuliffe campaign stop
  • AP: Biden stumps for McAuliffe in early test of political clout 

 

January 6th Committee 

  • Mother Jones: Republicans Can’t Hide From a Bipartisan January 6 Investigation 
  • Slate: Pelosi Appoints GOP Rep. Kinzinger to Panel Investigating Jan. 6 Capitol Attack
  • The Hill: Senate Republican: Jan. 6 investigation ‘is politically to the advantage of Democrats’
  • NBC: Liz Cheney’s role on Jan. 6 committee grows after GOP pulls participation 
  • CNN: Pelosi appoints Kinzinger to ⅙ House select committee 
  • Intelligencer: Imagine a 9/11 Commission If the Hijackers Had Allies in Congress
  • WaPo Opinion: Kevin McCarthy is right. Here is what the Jan. 6 commission really needs. 
  • Roll Call: McCarthy has ‘no’ regrets opposing Jan. 6 independent commission
  • MSNBC: Rep. Schiff: Some Republicans proposed for Jan. 6 committee ‘just to disrupt’ 
  • MSNBC: Congressman Adam Schiff: I have a ‘tremendous number of unanswered questions’ about what happened on Jan 6th 

 

TRUMP IN ARIZONA

  • AP: AP FACT CHECK: Trump is relentless in election fabrications 
  • CNN: ‘Sore loser’ Trump reaps fruits of election lies in Arizona
  • LATimes: Mar-a-Lago primary: Trump wields power with endorsements, but some in GOP fear midterm damage 
  • Politico: Trump clings to false election claims at Arizona rally 
  • AZCentral: Trump returns to Arizona, attacks Doug Ducey and predicts ballot review will vindicate him 
  • THE HILL: Trump hails Arizona Senate for audit at Phoenix rally, slams governor 
  • WaPo: Trump’s PAC collected $75 million this year, but so far the group has not put money into pushing for the 2020 ballot reviews he touts 
  • CNN: ‘Sore loser’ Trump reaps fruits of election lies in Arizona
  • Politico: Trump clings to false election claims at Arizona rally
  • Business Insider: Donald Trump bizarrely mused about how LeBron James could get sex reassignment surgery to compete in women’s sports, video shows
  • AZCentral: Trump returns to Arizona, attacks Doug Ducey and predicts ballot review will vindicate him
  • Rev: Donald Trump Phoenix, Arizona Rally Speech Transcript July 24
  • Politico: Trumpworld is already weighing veeps for 2024. Hint: It ain’t Pence.

 

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