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February 04, 2021
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“Party of Q.”

In This Episode

Democrats choose to go big and fast on Covid relief, Republicans choose applause over punishment for Marjorie Taylor Greene, and control of the House could hinge on the redistricting battles set to begin soon. Then journalist Farai Chideya talks to Dan about building a media that’s more representative and better connected to all communities.


Show notes


COVID Relief

  • White House: Statement by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ Meeting with Republican Senators
  • Politico: Biden doesn’t buy GOP’s Covid pitch
  • WaPo: Biden, Senate Republicans hold lengthy meeting on coronavirus relief bill 
  • AP: Biden flexible on who gets aid, tells lawmakers to ‘go big’
  • The Guardian: Biden and Yellen urge Democrats to go big and bold on Covid relief package
  • WaPo: Here’s the new Democratic plan for $1,400 stimulus checks 
  • WaPo: Biden urges Senate Democrats to go big on his relief package, warns against smaller plan 
  • Vox: Senate Democrats have begun the budget reconciliation process for Covid-19 relief 
  • NYT: Democrats Speed Ahead on Economic Aid Package
  • Roll Call: Democrats kick off budget process for filibuster-proof virus aid 
  • WSJ: Joe Manchin Backs Price Tag of Biden’s Coronavirus Relief Plan
  • The Hill: Manchin backs budget reconciliation for relief bill but with a warning 
  • Politico: Biden takes a fine-if-we-get-it approach to bipartisanship
  • Yahoo News: Yahoo News/YouGov poll: More than two-thirds of Americans side with Biden on COVID relief — and most support the rest of his agenda
  • Quinnipiac: February 3, 2021 – 61% Optimistic About Next Four Years With Biden In Office, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; 68% Of Americans Support The $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Relief Bill
  • Crooked.com: Going Big on COVID Relief IS Bipartisan 
  • Monmouth University: Public Wants GOP to Work With Biden
  • WaPo: Opinion: Republicans just handed Biden a good reason to go big — without them 
  • NYT Analysis: Ghosts of 2009 Drive Democrats’ Push for Robust Crisis Response 
  • LA Times: ‘Played’ by GOP in the Obama era, wary Democrats and Biden go big on their own 
  • Vox: How Congress learned to stop worrying and start handing out cash 
  • WaPo: Opinion: The GOP’s whining about Biden is absurd. Good thing Democrats are ignoring it.


GOP Meetings and Marjorie Taylor Greene

  • ABC News: House Republicans meet Wednesday to address Liz Cheney leadership, Marjorie Taylor Greene comments
  • CNN: Liz Cheney’s fate uncertain as House Republicans expected to discuss her impeachment vote
  • CNN: House Republicans weigh stripping Greene from committee assignments as GOP senators repudiate her views
  • WaPo: Amid GOP paralysis, Democrats vow to force vote on Rep. Greene’s extremism 
  • NBC News: House Democrats to vote on punishing Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene after GOP fails to take action
  • CNN: House Democrats to take first steps to remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from committee assignments
  • MSNBC: On Greene’s fate, GOP leaders eye an offer Dems can easily refuse
  • Politico: Dems moving ahead with vote to strip Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee posts
  • Politico: Dems deliver GOP ultimatum over Marjorie Taylor Greene 
  •  WaPo: Opinion: An ugly truth links Marjorie Taylor Greene to Trump — one the GOP won’t confront
  •  Esquire: Republicans Have a Major Problem. Soon It Could Be Everyone’s Problem. 
  • Politico: ‘She is weighing us down’: Georgia GOP cringes at Marjorie Taylor Greene spectacle
  •  CNN: Why Kevin McCarthy has already failed his first big leadership test 
  •  NY Mag: QAnon Is Now Too Big to Fail 
  •  NYT: An Emboldened Extremist Wing Flexes Its Power in a Leaderless G.O.P. 
  • Morning Consult: Marjorie Taylor Greene Is on Her Way to Becoming a Household Name
  • NPR: GOP Discord Over Liz Cheney, Marjorie Taylor Greene Is Still All About Trump
  • AJC: Marjorie Taylor Greene says she raised $1.6 million after calls for her expulsion
  • The Atlantic: Newtown’s Congresswoman Takes on Marjorie Taylor Greene
  • Politico Opinion: Expelling Marjorie Taylor Greene Is Just Crazy Talk 
  • NY Mag: Why Giving Marjorie Taylor Greene the Steve King Treatment Might Not Work
  • WaPo: Senate Republicans move against ‘nutty’ House member in widening GOP rift
  • NYT: Mitch McConnell Says Marjorie Taylor Greene’s ‘Loony Lies’ Are a ‘Cancer’ on GOP
  •  WaPo: Opinion: What the GOP war over Marjorie Taylor Greene is really about 
  •  The Hill: Romney: GOP ‘should have nothing to do with’ Marjorie Taylor Greene  
  • Business Insider: GOP Sen. Tommy Tuberville says he doesn’t know anything about Marjorie Taylor Greene because bad weather has prevented him from reading the news
  •  WaPo Analysis: The Republican conspiracy-theory crisis, in one tweet 
  •  WaPo: Opinion: Has Mitch McConnell been struck by a Jewish space laser?
  •  NY Mag: Why Did McConnell Attack Greene and Defend Cheney?
  • WaPo: Opinion: Republicans’ best move with Marjorie Taylor Greene is to gerrymander her out of her seat
  •  WSJ: McConnell, McCarthy Take Different Approaches in Post-Trump Era
  •  NYT: For McCarthy and McConnell, Two Paths on Trumpian Crisis Management 
  •  Politico: House Dems move to yoke GOP to QAnon
  • NYT: New Democratic Ad Campaign Ties G.O.P. to QAnon 
  • Vox: Democrats want to make Marjorie Taylor Greene the face of the GOP 



  • NYT: The Gerrymander Battles Loom, as G.O.P. Looks to Press Its Advantage
  • Politico: Redistricting delays freeze 2022 House races 
  • WaPo: Opinion: Republicans just handed Biden a good reason to go big — without them 
  • Axios: The next big political war: redistricting 
  • A guide to redrawing electoral lines
  • Vox: Democrats fail to make gains in state legislative races in advance of 2021 redistricting 
  • Brennan Center: Congress Must Pass the ‘For the People Act’ 
  • NY Mag: Democrats Push Voting-Rights Expansion With Fresh Urgency 
  • Rolling Stone – Democrats Have a Plan to Start Rebuilding American Democracy. Can They Get It Done?
  • WaPo: Opinion: Republicans’ best move with Marjorie Taylor Greene is to gerrymander her out of her seat


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