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July 23, 2020
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In This Episode

Dan and Tommy talk about the new tone that President Trump is not adopting now that daily White House coronavirus briefings have resumed, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calling out a culture of misogyny after a Republican accosted her on the steps of the Capitol, the latest on the negotiations over pandemic relief in Congress, and the new plan Joe Biden has proposed to help caregivers and parents.

Show notes

New Tone, Who Dis

  • Politico: Staring down defeat, Trump attempts a coronavirus reset
  • ABC News: Fauci says he wasn’t invited to White House briefing
  • CNN: Trump says briefings will return and touts masks, in apparent shift amid surge in Covid cases
  • NYT: After Dismissing Coronavirus Surge, Trump Wants to Talk About the Virus Again
  • LA Times: Trump plans for second season of coronavirus briefings
  • Politico: Trump says he’ll bring back his televised White House coronavirus briefings
  • NYT: Trump’s Briefings, ‘The Apprentice’ and the Perils of the Second Season 
  • NBC News: Trump’s coronavirus briefings are back, but the trust isn’t
  • NYT: Trump’s Briefings, ‘The Apprentice’ and the Perils of the Second Season 
  • NYT: Can Trump Come Back?
  • WaPo: Coronavirus briefings are coming back. Will they help or hurt Trump?
  • Axios: Trump says briefings without health experts are a “concise way of doing it”
  • NYT: Older Children Spread the Coronavirus Just as Much as Adults, Large Study Finds
  • CNN: Trump at briefing says Covid-19 crisis ‘will probably unfortunately get worse before it gets better’
  • ABC News: The Note: Trump changes course as COVID-19 response faces critical tests
  • CNN: Fact check: At his first coronavirus briefing since April, Trump repeats a handful of classic false claims
  • WaPo: 5 takeaways from Trump’s return to the coronavirus briefing stage
  • Salon: Political reporters can’t handle the truth: Trump is never going to “pivot”
  • NYT: Trump’s Warm Words for Ghislaine Maxwell: ‘I Just Wish Her Well’
  • CBS News: Trump on accused sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell: “I wish her well”
  • FiveThirtyEight: How unpopular is Donald Trump?
  • FiveThirtyEight: Latest Polls
  • Reuters/Ipsos Poll: Core Political Data
  • Navigator: Coronavirus Polling
  • The Guardian: As Covid-19 moves into swing states, is Trump’s campaign in trouble?
  • RealClearPolitics: Public Approval of President Trump’s Handling of the Coronavirus
  • ABC: Pandemic surge damages Trump, boostin BIden’s White House bid: POLL
  • ABC: 64% distrust Trump on coronavirus pandemic; approval declines as cases grow: POLL
  • USA Today: Trump’s COVID-19 response, race relations and overall approval ratings drop amid pandemic, survey finds
  • CNN: There are signs Trump’s base is leaving him on the coronavirus 
  • CNBC: Trump’s approval rating on the economy tanks in new poll

AOC’s Floor Speech

COVID and Congress

  • Chicago Tribune: Second stimulus check updates: In a shift, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans a ‘handful’ of coronavirus aid bills as GOP revolts
  • Politico: Senate GOP starts to unveil coronavirus proposal amid deep discord
  • WaPo: Senate GOP struggles to finalize $1 trillion coronavirus bill
  • CNBC: Stimulus checks, tax cuts: Here’s what we know about the next stimulus bill
  • Vox: What Republicans and Democrats want in the next stimulus package
  • WaPo: A federal eviction moratorium ends this week, putting 12 million tenants at risk
  • Politico: School reopening ‘strings’ bedevil stimulus talks
  • ABC News: Senate GOP relief bill to include liability protections for schools, businesses that reopen
  • WaPo: State, local governments wrestle over quickly dwindling coronavirus aid, complicating talks on next federal bill 
  • Buzzfeed: Congress Agrees On Sending Out More Coronavirus Stimulus Checks This Summer
  • LA Times: With GOP now on board, another coronavirus stimulus check is likely. But for how much?
  • CNBC: GOP considers extending unemployment benefit at reduced level of $100 a week through December
  • Bloomberg: White House, Senate GOP Weigh Interim Unemployment Aid Extension
  • CNBC: That extra $600 unemployment benefit may end sooner than many think
  • FiveThirtyEight: Economists Think Congress Should Keep Paying Unemployed Workers $600 A Week — Or Even More
  • NY Mag: GOP Hopes to Revive Economy by Making Life Harder for Unemployed
  • The Hill: Poll shows McConnell under pressure at home over next coronavirus bill
  • Yahoo Finance: Majority of Americans think Congress should extend enhanced unemployment benefits past July: poll
  • Peterson Foundation-Financial Times Polling: POLL: 82% OF AMERICANS WANT FEDERAL RELIEF EXTENDED, MOST SEE TOUGHER ECONOMIC ROAD AHEAD
  • Data for Progress: MEMO: CONCERN OVER THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC REMAINS HIGH; VOTERS SUPPORT CONTINUED ECONOMIC RELIEF
  • Axios: 75% of Americans don’t want expanded unemployment benefits to be cut
  • The Hill: Trump payroll-tax cut push create new headache for Republicans
  • CNN: Republicans and White House divided on stimulus proposal: I’m not a no, I’m a hell no’
  • NYT: Congressional Republicans Are Close to Revolt Over Stimulus Aid 
  • WaPo: White House, GOP in disarray over coronavirus spending plan as deadline nears on expiring emergency aid
  • CNN: Stimulus negotiations: Republican venting session shows just how deep GOP rifts go
  • NBC News: ‘What in the hell are we doing?’ Senate Republicans clash over coronavirus relief

Biden and Caregivers

  • Biden Plan
  • CNBC [VIDEO]: Biden Proposes $775 billion, 10 year plan focused on child and elder care
  • MotherJones: Biden announces National Caregiving Plan
  • CNN: Biden unveils ‘caregiving economy’ plan for expanded child care and home care
  • LA Times: Biden calls for overhauling the nation’s caregiving system to boost economy
  • FiveThirtyEight: Why It Took So Long For Politicians To Treat The Child Care Crisis As A Crisis
  • Brookings: Are we reopening preschools fairly? Prioritizing children most impacted by coronavirus
  • WaPo: Investment in child care can’t wait until there’s a coronavirus vaccine
  • Politico: ‘Crashing down’: How the child care crisis is magnifying racial disparities
  • NYT: Woman Says She Was Fired Because Her Children Disrupted Her Work Calls
  • WaPo: The big factor holding back the U.S. economic recovery: Child care
  • NYT: In the Covid-19 Economy, You Can Have a Kid or a Job. You Can’t Have Both
  • Brookings: How Does Gender Equality Affect Women in Retirement?
  • MotherJones: It’s Time to Rethink the Institutional Model for Elder Care. Is That Even Possible?
  • Axios: The coming child care crisis
  • TIME: The First Round of Coronavirus Relief Didn’t Include Primary Caregivers. These Lawmakers Want to Change That
  • Axios: How Warren is shaping Biden’s policies
  • VOX: America’s child care problem is an economic problem
  • Forbes: There Is A Win-Win solution To The Pandemic Childcare Crisis
  • NYT: The Big New Obstacle for Economic Recovery: Child Care Crisis
  • VOX: The debate over reopening America’s K-12 schools, explained
  • WaPo: America is in the middle of a child-care crisis
  • New Republic: The Intolerable Cruelty of Our Eldercare System
  • VOX: Essential workers are taking care of America. Are we taking care of them?
  • New Republic: America’s Eldercare System Is a Tinderbox
  • Forbes: Millions Of Caregivers Face Added Retirement Risks
  • World Economic Forum: COVID-19 highlights how caregiving fuels gender inequality
  • CNN: Elizabeth Warren proposes major expansion of Social Security
  • Forbes: Warren Would Boost Social Security For All, Including Family Caregivers. But Does It Make Sense?
  •  VOX: Elizabeth Warren’s universal child care plan, explained
  •  CAP: Working Families Are Spending Big Money on Child Care
  •  CAP: America’s Child Care Deserts in 2018
  •  Real Clear Politics: Latest Election Polls
  • Gallup: Education Polling 
  •  YouGov: Joe Biden Favorability Tracker
  •  YouGov: Most important issues facing the US Tracker
  •  Pew Research Center: Trust and Distrust in America
  •  CNN: New poll reaffirms that most Americans don’t trust the President, but they do trust Dr. Fauci
  •  Reuters: Despite Trump’s pressure, most Americans think it is unsafe to reopen schools: Reuters/Ipsos poll
  •  Pew Research Center: Public’s Mood Turns Grim; Trump Trails Biden on Most Personal Traits, Major Issues
  •  CNBC: Biden leads Trump on all issues except the economy, according to the CNBC All-America Survey
  •  Real Clear Politics: Voters Agree: Child Care Is Essential
  •  Save the Children: Survey: Vast Majority of Voters Support Financial Assistance for America’s Child Care Industry to Address COVID-19 Impact
  •  Pew Research Center: Public Holds Broadly Favorable Views of Many Federal Agencies, Including CDC and HHS
  •  Navigator: Protecting Progressive Priorities on Health Care and Stopping Trump’s Medicare and Social Security Cuts
  •  CAP: New Poll Finds Overwhelming Support for Increasing Investments in Quality, Affordable Child Care
  • NY Review of Books: Who Cares? Now, All of Us Must
  • Time: Domestic Workers Take Care of Us. Now, It’s Time For Us to Take Care of Them
  • Time: The Coronavirus Pandemic Revealed How Domestic and Migrant Workers Are ‘Invisible’ in the U.S. Economy
  • WaPo: A new economic austerity could be ‘as life-threatening as the virus itself,’ says head of the National Domestic Workers Alliance
  • NYT: Nearly Half of Men Say They Do Most of the Home Schooling. 3 Percent of Women Agree

 

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