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April 19, 2021
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“The Tucker Carlson Caucus.”

In This Episode

The Biden Administration waffles on its pledge to take in more refugees, a few Republicans try to start a white nationalist caucus in the House of Representatives, and Crooked Media Political Director Shaniqua McClendon joins to talk about Vote Save America’s new filibuster whip count, where you can see where your Democratic Senator stands on eliminating the rule.

 

Show Notes

 

Refugee Cap

  • Axios: Biden to keep refugee cap at historically low figure set by Trump
  • Rescue.org: More of the same: Biden to admit fewer refugees than any president in U.S. history 
  • NYT: Biden Reverses Course Again After Backlash and Will Increase Refugee Limit 
  • CNN: Biden resists raising refugee cap over political optics, sources say 
  • WaPo: Public support for aiding refugees apparently falls short of Biden’s ‘unity’ bar 
  • AP: After outcry, WH says Biden will lift refugee cap in May 
  • CNN: Ilhan Omar and Democratic members urge Biden to act swiftly on raising refugee caps: ‘Lives depend on it’ 
  • Politico: Border fiasco spurs a blame game inside Biden world 
  • Politico: Biden administration: Child arrivals at southern border hit record number in March 
  • HuffPost: Hundreds Of Refugees’ Flights Canceled Due To Biden Red Tape
  • Politico: Biden handed Harris a political grenade. Can she defuse it? 
  • NBC: Confusion clouds Harris immigration role
  • WaPo: George W. Bush: Immigration is a defining asset of the United States. Here’s how to restore confidence in our system. 
  • Axios: George W. Bush wants “more respectful” tone on immigration 
  • CBS Sunday Morning: George W. Bush on painting a new vision of immigrants
  • CBS: Bush on Immigration Plan (5/15/06)
  • CNN: Border crisis stymies Congress as GOP bashes Biden and Democrats spar internally over immigration strategy 
  • CNN: White House announces sweeping immigration bill 
  • White House Fact Sheet: President Biden Sends Immigration Bill to Congress as Part of His Commitment to Modernize our Immigration System

 

Anglo-Saxon Caucus

  • NYMag: Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Caucus Promoting ‘Anglo-Saxon’ Values Didn’t Last Long 
  • CNN: Marjorie Taylor Greene scraps planned launch of controversial ‘America 
  • AP: New conservative group would save ‘Anglo-Saxon’ traditions 
  • WaPo: Rep. Greene tries to distance herself from ‘America First Caucus’ document denounced as racist
  • Mother Jones: Republicans, Saying the Quiet Part Loud, Discuss Plans for “Anglo-Saxon” Traditions Caucus 
  • POLITICO: McCarthy responds to MAGA caucus: GOP isn’t party of ‘nativist dog whistles’
  • The Hill: Pro-Trump lawmakers form caucus promoting ‘Anglo-Saxon political traditions’ 
  • CNN: History shows we ignore Tucker Carlson at our peril 
  • Vanity Fair: White Nationalists Sure Don’t Think Tucker Carlson’s “Replacement” Segment is About Voting Rights

 

Abolish the Filibuster

  • WaPo: Full House scheduled to vote Thursday on D.C. statehood 
  • Axios: Advocates, Democrats plan to push major pot reform 
  • Rolling Stone: Schumer Says Congress ‘Will Move Forward’ to Legalize Weed Even as Biden Is Hesitant 
  • NPR: House Approves Decriminalizing Marijuana; Bill To Stall In Senate 
  • Indivisible: Why You Should Not Call Members Who Aren’t Yours
  • Wired: What It Takes to Make Congress Actually Listen (2/1/2018)
  • The New Yorker: What Calling Congress Achieves (3/6/2017)
  • Politico: Republican senators hit by calls from voters worried about Obamacare repeal bill (6/27/2017)
  • WaPo: Per House members, phone calls on the GOP health bill run 50-to-1 against (3/24/2017)

 

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