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September 13, 2021
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“Sick of vaxxing nicely.”

In This Episode

White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain joins to talk about the President’s new vaccine requirements, Republican politicians have a meltdown over Biden’s announcement, and Donald Trump commemorates 9/11 by skipping the memorial ceremony, hinting that he’s running again in 2024, and doing color commentary at a Pay-Per-View boxing match in Florida.


Show Notes


COVID Mandates, the GOP, & the Media

  • Politico: Surgeon general: New vaccine policies neither illegal nor unusual
  • NYT: Biden’s Speech on Vaccine Mandates and the Delta Variant: Full Transcript
  • Axios: Biden plans COVID vaccine mandate for 80 million private sector employees 
  • Politico: Biden administration opens investigation into Florida’s school masking policies
  • Politico: Biden to call for global summit on Covid response
  • NYT: New U.S. vaccine requirements draw praise, skepticism and outrage.
  • WaPo: Olivier Know tweet
  • AP: Vaccine mandate spawns new fear: finding and keeping workers 
  • NYT: New U.S. vaccine requirements draw praise, skepticism and outrage.
  • NPR: Biden Took A Tougher Stance Against People Resisting The Vaccine In Speech 
  • Politico Playbook: Joe Biden’s Covid 180
  • WSJ: Biden’s Vaccine Command
  • NYT: Biden is requiring the vast majority of federal workers to get vaccinated or face disciplinary measures.
  • NY Post op-ed: Joe Biden’s incoherent, fear-mongering COVID vaccine speech
  • Intelligencer: Why the Media Is Worse for Biden Than Trump 
  • Jacobin: The Media Was in Love With Joe Biden — Until He Tried to End a War
  • Fox: Liberal media embraces Biden’s COVID power grab after rejecting Trump’s threat to override governors last year 
  • NBC: Republican threats to Biden’s vaccine mandates unlikely to succeed, experts say
  • Yahoo: Pence blasts Biden’s vaccine speech: ‘Unlike anything I’d ever heard from an American president’
  • Axios: America’s civil war of 2021 
  • Axios: GOP governors, RNC threaten legal action over Biden’s vaccine mandate 
  • Fox News: Republicans explode with fury over Biden vaccine mandate: ‘Absolutely unconstitutional’
  • Fox: McMaster and the RNC responds to Pres. Biden’s vaccine mandate speech
  • CNN: Fox News and right-wing media frame Biden as evil ‘tyrant’ after vaccination speech
  • AP: Half of US workers favor employee shot mandate: AP-NORC poll
  • CNBC: CNBC poll shows very little will persuade unvaccinated Americans to get Covid shots 
  • Loudoun Now: McAuliffe Pushes for Vaccine Mandates in Ashburn Visit
  • NBC: Democrats make vaccine mandates their closing issue in California recall 
  • Gallup: Update: American Public Opinion and Vaccination Requirements 
  • SF Gate: California may wait until after Newsom recall election to enact sweeping COVID-19 vaccine mandate 


C BLOCK: Trump & 9/11

  • Fox: Trump, on 9/11, teases 2024 run
  • NYT: Where’s Trump on 9/11? Not at ground zero. 
  • Intelligencer: Trump Guest-Hosting a Boxing Match on 9/11 Was a Vision From an Alternate Reality
  • CNN: Trump says he wants to box Biden on 9/11
  • WaPo: George W. Bush compares ‘violent extremists at home’ to 9/11 terrorists in 20th anniversary speech 
  • USA Today: How America’s former presidents will commemorate the 9/11 anniversary 
  • Politico: Prosecutors: Jan. 6 defendants should expect jail time
  • USA Today: 6 US Capitol police officers recommended for discipline in Jan. 6 riot ahead of ‘Justice for J6’ rally



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