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2021 Talks

Jan 29, 2021

Biden signs executive order expanding access to the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid, reversing Trump policies. Immigration advocates respond to exclusion of ICE detention centers from Biden ban on federal use of private prisons. Speaker Nancy Pelosi says a COVID relief package may start getting votes next week.

Jan 28, 2021

Some Senate Democrats consider alternatives to Trump impeachment trial. President Biden signed executive orders Wednesday combating climate change, and sets modern record of EOs during his first week in office.

Jan 27, 2021

The Senate moves forward with Trump’s impeachment trial; scholars question the legality of impeachment after an official is out of office.

Jan 26, 2021

Senate prepares for impeachment trial; SCOTUS ends emolument suits against Trump, but Guiliani faces new liability. SecTreas Yellen confirmed, Huckabee announced AR gubernatorial run while other GOP Senators are stepping down. Transgender people back in the military and Biden unveils his “Buy American” plan while...

Jan 25, 2021

The GOP debates the constitutionality of impeaching a former president; concerns emerge over a new domestic terrroism bill; and the White House looks to both sides of the aisle to pass new COVID relief.