Biden Speaks on COVID-19 Economic Relief,  Remarks on his Administration’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and Biden halts border wall building after Trump’s final surge

Biden Speaks on COVID-19 Economic Relief,  Remarks on his Administration’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and Biden halts border wall building after Trump’s final surge

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MSNBC: Biden Signs Executive Actions Impacting Other Countries Worldwide | Stephanie Ruhle | MSNBC, Jan 22, 2021

Late Night with Seth Meyers: Biden Gets to Work Undoing Trump’s Damage: A Closer Look, Fundraiser, Jan 21, 2021

Jimmy Kimmel Live: Biden Inherits the Mess of a Lying Madman, Jan 21, 2021, and John Oliver on Biden’s Inauguration, Trump’s Bizarre Departure & Becoming a U.S. Citizen, Jan 21, 2021

Global News: Inauguration Day: World leaders react to Biden becoming 46th US president, Jan 20, 2021 

The Associated Press: Biden halts border wall building after Trump’s final surge by ELLIOT SPAGAT today

WATCH LIVE: Biden speaks on COVID-19 economic relief

Streamed live 25 minutes ago, (Jan.22.2021)  PBS NewsHour

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WATCH LIVE: Biden delivers remarks on his administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Streamed live 17 hours ago, Jan. 21.2021  PBS NewsHour

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PBS NewsHour full episode, Jan. 22, 2021

Jan 22, 2021   PBS NewsHour

Friday on the NewsHour, the new president continues a flurry of executive orders with actions aimed at counteracting the economic damage wrought by COVID-19 and former President Trump leaves office with mounting debt, devalued assets and a scarcity of lenders. Also, Brooks and Capehart on the week’s historic inauguration, the Biden administration’s early actions and a looming impeachment trial. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Biden tackles pandemic’s devastating impact on the economy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJbzP… Senate nearing a deal on start of an impeachment trial  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAbBJ… News Wrap: Biden moves to ramp up COVID-19 vaccine supply https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIKFD… Trump leaves office facing mounting debt, devalued assets  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTNQU… Austin becomes first African American to lead the Pentagon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0SbF… Brooks and Capehart on Biden’s agenda https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pGXJ… A look back at the life of baseball legend Hank Aaron https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktywB… Remembering 5 extraordinary lives lost to COVID-19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9S1Nj… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, January 21, 2021

Jan 21, 2021  PBS NewsHour

Thursday on the NewsHour, a new presidency begins with a flurry of executive orders that overturn many of former President Trump’s policies, we discuss the new administration and the Democrats taking control of the U.S. Senate with voting rights activist Stacey Abrams, and the disconnect between production and distribution leads to an alarming backlog of coronavirus vaccine doses. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Biden begins presidency with a flurry of executive orders https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mO74v… Biden calls for a wartime approach to the pandemic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8qoo… New White House press secretary on Biden’s first 100 days https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvreX… News Wrap: Suicide bombings kill at least 32 people in Iraq https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_pl4… Stacey Abrams on Biden’s leadership and voter suppression https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s22J… Companies try to avoid bottleneck in vaccine distribution https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUmm7… Matt Nathanson’s Brief But Spectacular take on confidence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqVPr… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

WATCH LIVE: Psaki holds White House briefing as Biden readies COVID economic relief plan

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WATCH LIVE: White House press secretary Jen Psaki gives news briefing

Streamed live 20 hours ago, Jan 21.2021 PBS NewsHour

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NBC Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – January 22nd, 2021 | NBC Nightly News

Jan 22, 2021  NBC News

Former President Trump’s second impeachment trial to start in February, families and small businesses desperate for pandemic relief, and British PM Johnson warns U.K. Covid variant may be more deadly. Watch “NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt” at 6:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. CT (or check your local listings). 00:00 Intro 02:04 Trump’s Second Impeachment Trial Set For Feb. 8th Week 03:10 Biden Signs New Pandemic Economic Relief Orders 03:39 100 Million Doses In First 100 Days Ambitious Enough? 04:11 National Guardsmen Forced To Sleep In Parking Garage 04:36 At Least 150 National Guardsmen In D.C. Test Positive 05:12 American Families & Small Businesses Desperate For Help 06:48 Boris Johnson: U.K. Variant May Be More Deadly 08:40 Texas Threatens To Slash Doses Over County’s Plan 09:17 Minority Communities Furthest Behind In Vaccinations 09:52 U.S. Struggles To Ramp Up Vaccine Distribution 10:36 CVS & Walgreens To Offer In-Store COVID Vaccinations 12:58 Tonight’s Mega Millions Jackpot Soars To $1 Billion 13:02 $731 Million Powerball Winner Remains A Mystery 13:15 Tom Brokaw Retires After 55 Years With NBC News » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews

NBC Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – January 21st, 2021 | NBC Nightly News

Jan 21, 2021  NBC News

President Biden signs executive orders to fight coronavirus pandemic, U.S. marks deadliest day of coronavirus pandemic, and inaugural poet Amanda Gorman discusses her powerful message. Watch “NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt” at 6:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. CT (or check your local listings). 00:00 Intro 02:10 Biden Unveils ‘Wartime’ National COVID Strategy 02:48 Dr. Anthony Fauci Returns To White House Briefings 03:11 Fauci: Vaccine Effort Is ‘Not Starting From Scratch’ 03:31 Fauci: U.S. May Have ‘A Degree Of Normality’ By Fall 03:49 Fauci: ‘Liberating’ Working Under New Administration 03:57 Republicans Slam Biden’s Executive Orders & Policies 04:20 Pelosi: Impeachment Dosen’t Undermine Call To ‘Unify’ 04:43 McConnell Wants To Delay Impeachment Trial To February 05:16 Alarming COVID Vaccine Shortages Across Country 07:26 Growing Fears Over Highly Contagious COVID Variants 08:45 U.S. Marks Deadlist Day Of COVID Pandemic 10:25 Deadly Military Chopper Crash In New York 10:49 Americans Voters On Biggest Issue Biden Faces 13:57 Inside President Biden’s Revamped Oval Office 15:55 Lifesaving COVID Antibody Drugs Going Unused 17:22 Single Ticket Wins $731 Million Powerball Jackpot » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews

Biden Signs Executive Actions Impacting Other Countries Worldwide | Stephanie Ruhle | MSNBC

Jan 22, 2021  MSNBC

President Biden is making his first call to a foreign leader today since his inauguration, putting a focus on the United States’ relationship with other countries around the world. Eurasia Group founder and president Ian Bremmer join Stephanie Ruhle to discuss why his call might be a little tense. Aired on 01/22/2021. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well as commentary and informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, Meet the Press Daily, The Beat with Ari Melber, Deadline: White House with Nicolle Wallace, Hardball, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more. Connect with MSNBC Online Visit msnbc.com: http://on.msnbc.com/Readmsnbc Subscribe to MSNBC Newsletter: http://MSNBC.com/NewslettersYouTube Find MSNBC on Facebook: http://on.msnbc.com/Likemsnbc Follow MSNBC on Twitter: http://on.msnbc.com/Followmsnbc Follow MSNBC on Instagram: http://on.msnbc.com/Instamsnbc #Biden #IanBremmer #MSNBC Biden Signs Executive Actions Impacting Other Countries Worldwide | Stephanie Ruhle | MSNBC

Dr. Fauci’s First Briefing of the Biden Administration

Jan 22, 2021  NowThis News

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Biden Gets to Work Undoing Trump’s Damage: A Closer Look

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Jan 21, 2021  Late Night with Seth Meyers

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Biden Inherits the Mess of a Lying Madman

Jan 21, 2021  Jimmy Kimmel Live

It was our first full day of Trumplessness here in the USA and there were no crazy tweets from the POTUS accounts, Tom Hanks hosted a star-studded “Celebrating America” concert for the Inauguration, President Biden hit the ground running by signing many Executive Orders, Dr. Fauci returned with lots of information about the COVID-19 response, Trump plans his return to the political stage while Lindsey Graham continues to butter him up in Washington, the prophecies that the QAnon crowd has built their life around did not come to fruition, Trump’s final lie tally was 30,573, and we take a trip down memory lane with a 41 pun salute to the many nicknames we have given Donald Trump over the past four years, brought to life in a song by the great Rufus Wainwright. SUBSCRIBE to get the latest #Kimmel: http://bit.ly/JKLSubscribe Watch Mean Tweets: http://bit.ly/KimmelMT10

John Oliver on Biden’s Inauguration, Trump’s Bizarre Departure & Becoming a U.S. Citizen

Jan 21, 2021  Jimmy Kimmel Live

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Inauguration Day: World leaders react to Biden becoming 46th US president

Jan 20, 2021  Global News

As Joe Biden took the oath of office and became the 46th president of the United States, world leaders gave various reactions to the incoming administration, some with hope and ambitious plans. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated Biden and said he hoped to confront shared challenges including “the threat posed by Iran.” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson started Wednesday’s question period in the U.K.’s House of Commons by congratulating Biden and saying he’s looking forward to working with him on common interests. Johnson was joined by both the speaker of the house and the labour party opposition leader in congratulating Biden. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said the election of Joe Biden was a “victory of democracy over the far-right” following the violent attack on the U.S. Capital by Trump supporters on Jan. 6. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged Biden’s administration to return to the 2015 nuclear agreement and lift sanctions on Tehran, while welcoming the end of President Donald Trump’s era of “oppression and corruption.” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen smiled as she congratulated Biden and Harris, saying “Europe has a friend in the White House,” during an EU Parliament address. French President Emanuel Macron, Canadian Prime minister Justin Trudeau and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi all tweeted congratulating Biden and Harris on Inauguration Day. For more info, please go to https://globalnews.ca/news/7587966/jo… Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/20fcXDc Like Global News on Facebook HERE: http://bit.ly/255GMJQ Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Toz8mt Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: https://bit.ly/2QZaZIB #GlobalNews

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The Associated Press: Biden halts border wall building after Trump’s final surge

By ELLIOT SPAGAT today

 A man looks through the first wall at Friendship Park, near where the border separating Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego meets the Pacific Ocean Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Tijuana, Mexico. In the days before Joe Biden became president, construction crews worked quickly to finish Donald Trump’s wall at an iconic cross-border park overlooking the Pacific Ocean that then-first lady Pat Nixon inaugurated in 1971 as symbol of international friendship. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — In the days before Joe Biden became president, construction crews worked quickly to finish Donald Trump’s wall at an iconic cross-border park overlooking the Pacific Ocean, which then-first lady Pat Nixon inaugurated in 1971 as a symbol of international friendship.

Biden on Wednesday ordered a “pause” on all wall construction within a week, one of 17 executive orders issued on his first day in office, including six dealing with immigration.

The order leaves billions of dollars of work unfinished — but still under contract — after Trump worked feverishly last year to build more than 450 miles (720 kilometers), a goal he said he achieved eight days before leaving office.

As of Jan. 15, the government spent $6.1 billion of the $10.8 billion in work it signed contracts to have done, according to a Senate Democratic aide with knowledge of the contracts who spoke on condition of anonymity because details have not been made public. The full amount under contract would have extended Trump’s wall to 664 miles (1,069 kilometers).

Biden, seeking to fulfill a pledge not to build “another foot,” gave his administration two months to determine how much it would cost to cancel contracts and whether money could be spent elsewhere. The Senate aide said fees would be negotiated with contractors and the administration would seek to spend whatever’s left on related uses on the border, such as roads, lights, sensors and other technology.

Publicly, the Trump administration said it secured $15 billion for the wall. The Senate aide said it was actually $16.45 billion as of Wednesday, $5.8 billion of which was appropriated by Congress and the rest diverted from the Defense and Treasury departments.

The Trump administration notified the Senate aide on Jan. 14 that it was moving ahead with a contract for $863 million, but it was not awarded.

The Army Corps of Engineers, which has awarded wall contracts with Defense Department money, said Thursday that it told crews not to install any additional barriers and to limit activity over the next few days to what is “necessary to safely prepare each site for a suspension of work.”

John Kurc, an activist who posts videos of dynamite blasts by wall construction crews, said he saw one dynamite charge being set Wednesday afternoon in Guadalupe Canyon in easternmost Arizona, even as the inauguration was playing out in Washington.

Heavy machines have been crawling over roadways gouged into rocky mountainsides, tapping open holes for posts on U.S. Bureau of Land Management property.

Advocates in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, the busiest area for illegal crossings, and near Nogales, Arizona, saw idle construction equipment Thursday.

But in San Diego, crews were out replacing a steel fence with imposing, tightly spaced poles topped with flat steel plates rising 30 feet (9 meters), said Dan Watman of Friends of Friendship Park, a group that promotes public access to the cross-border park overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Contractors began last week, said Watman, who was informed of the project in a December conference call with Border Patrol agents but got no explanation for it. The agency referred questions to the White House, which had no immediate comment.

Trump said the border wall would be “virtually impenetrable” and paid for by Mexico, which never happened. While the wall is much more formidable than the barriers it replaced, it isn’t uncommon for smugglers to guide people over or through it. Portions can be sawed with power tools sold at home improvement stores.

Despite Trump’s bravado, Border Patrol officials have said the wall was never meant to stop everyone but rather to slow their advance.

Jose Edgar Zuleta, whose business selling religious jewelry in the Mexican city of Puebla dried up during the coronavirus pandemic, cleared two walls in Friendship Park in October with a special ladder. He moved through brush in a heavily patrolled area for about half an hour before getting caught. His 21-year-old son, who went ahead of him, got picked up hours later.

The cross-border park has hosted yoga classes, concerts and countless news conferences, including one in 2018 with then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions to announce a “zero tolerance” policy that caused thousands of children to be separated from their parents at the border.

An old bullfighting ring and ocean-view restaurants surround the Mexican side; wetland scrub stretches into the United States.

Years ago, people passed baked goods, kissed and shook hands through a chain-link fence. Watman remembers passing tools back and forth in 2007 to plant a cross-border garden that still stands.

Since 2012, after construction of a double wall at the park, the Border Patrol has opened a gate many weekends for up to 10 people at a time to exchange words with those in Mexico.

SLSCO Ltd. of Galveston, Texas, won contracts to build double walls blanketing 14 miles (22 kilometers) in San Diego. Company spokeswoman Liz Rogers said work at Friendship Park is separate and done by another company.

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments next month on whether the government’ illegally diverted billions of dollars from the Defense Department to build the wall after Congress denied money that Trump sought, triggering a 35-day government shutdown in 2017.

It is unclear if Biden will adopt Trump’s position before the Supreme Court. The government’s brief is due Feb. 11.

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador welcomed Biden’s decision to stop wall construction but, in defense of Trump, noted that U.S. presidents going back to 1990s built border barriers. He displayed a chart to prove his point

A man looks through the first wall at Friendship Park, near where the border separating Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego meets the Pacific Ocean Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Tijuana, Mexico. In the days before Joe Biden became president, construction crews worked quickly to finish Donald Trump’s wall at an iconic cross-border park overlooking the Pacific Ocean that then-first lady Pat Nixon inaugurated in 1971 as symbol of international friendship. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull

An incomplete secondary wall stands alongside the previous version near where the border separating Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego meets the Pacific Ocean Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Tijuana, Mexico. In the days before Joe Biden became president, construction crews worked quickly to finish Donald Trump’s wall at an iconic cross-border park overlooking the Pacific Ocean that then-first lady Pat Nixon inaugurated in 1971 as symbol of international friendship. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull

A man looks through the first wall at Friendship Park, near where the border separating Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego meets the Pacific Ocean Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Tijuana, Mexico. In the days before Joe Biden became president, construction crews worked quickly to finish Donald Trump’s wall at an iconic cross-border park overlooking the Pacific Ocean that then-first lady Pat Nixon inaugurated in 1971 as symbol of international friendship. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

A man passes at Friendship Park, near where the border separating Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego meets the Pacific Ocean Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Tijuana, Mexico. In the days before Joe Biden became president, construction crews worked quickly to finish Donald Trump’s wall at an iconic cross-border park overlooking the Pacific Ocean that then-first lady Pat Nixon inaugurated in 1971 as symbol of international friendship. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

FILE – Crews construct a section of border wall in San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, in Douglas, Ariz. President Biden on Wednesday ordered a “pause” on all wall construction within a week, one of 17 executive edicts issued on his first day in office, including six dealing with immigration. The order leaves projects across the border unfinished and under contract after Trump worked feverishly last year to reach 450 miles, a goal he announced was achieved eight days before leaving office. (AP Photo/Matt York)

FILE – Crews construct a section of border wall in San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, in Douglas, Ariz. President Biden on Wednesday ordered a “pause” on all wall construction within a week, one of 17 executive edicts issued on his first day in office, including six dealing with immigration. The order leaves projects across the border unfinished and under contract after Trump worked feverishly last year to reach 450 miles, a goal he announced was achieved eight days before leaving office. (AP Photo/Matt York)

FILE – A pathway cleared by explosives to make way for border wall construction separates Mexico, right, and the United States, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, in Guadalupe Canyon, Ariz. President Biden on Wednesday ordered a “pause” on all wall construction within a week, one of 17 executive edicts issued on his first day in office, including six dealing with immigration. The order leaves projects across the border unfinished and under contract after Trump worked feverishly last year to reach 450 miles, a goal he announced was achieved eight days before leaving office. (AP Photo/Matt York)

People look at the monument at Friendship Park, near where the border separating Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego meets the Pacific Ocean Thursday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Tijuana, Mexico. In the days before Joe Biden became president, construction crews worked quickly to finish Donald Trump’s wall at an iconic cross-border park overlooking the Pacific Ocean that then-first lady Pat Nixon inaugurated in 1971 as symbol of international friendship. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Then-first lady Pat Nixon speaks at the dedication of Friendship Park in San Diego, on the border with Tijuana, Mexico, on Aug. 18, 1971. In the days before Joe Biden became president, construction crews worked quickly to finish Donald Trump’s wall at an iconic cross-border park overlooking the Pacific Ocean that then-first lady Pat Nixon inaugurated in 1971 as symbol of international friendship. Biden on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 ordered a “pause” on all wall construction within a week, one of 17 executive edicts issued on his first day in office, including six dealing with immigration. (Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum via AP)

Then-first lady Pat Nixon greets people at the dedication of Friendship Park in San Diego and Tinjana, Mexico on Aug. 18, 1971. In the days before Joe Biden became president, construction crews worked quickly to finish Donald Trump’s wall at an iconic cross-border park overlooking the Pacific Ocean that then-first lady Pat Nixon inaugurated in 1971 as symbol of international friendship. Biden on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 ordered a “pause” on all wall construction within a week, one of 17 executive edicts issued on his first day in office, including six dealing with immigration. (Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum via AP)

Then-first lady Pat Nixon reaches from San Diego across the border – then marked by a barbed wire fence – to greet people on the Tijuana, Mexico side during the dedication of Friendship Park on Aug. 18, 1971. In the days before Joe Biden became president, construction crews worked quickly to finish Donald Trump’s wall at an iconic cross-border park overlooking the Pacific Ocean that then-first lady Pat Nixon inaugurated in 1971 as symbol of international friendship. Biden on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 ordered a “pause” on all wall construction within a week, one of 17 executive edicts issued on his first day in office, including six dealing with immigration. (Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum via AP)

In this Aug. 18, 1971, image provided by the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, then-first lady Pat Nixon talks with people in San Diego while people across the border, marked by a barbed wire fence, watch from the Tijuana, Mexico, side during the dedication of Friendship Park. In the days before Joe Biden became president, construction crews worked quickly to finish Donald Trump’s wall at an iconic cross-border park overlooking the Pacific Ocean that then-first lady Pat Nixon inaugurated in 1971 as a symbol of international friendship. Biden on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, ordered a “pause” on all wall construction within a week, one of 17 executive edicts issued on his first day in office, including six dealing with immigration. (Courtesy of Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum via AP)

Associated Press writers Nomaan Merchant in Houston, Anita Snow in Phoenix and Christopher Sherman in Mexico City contributed.

This story has been corrected to show that border wall contractor SLSCO Ltd. says another company is doing the work at Friendship Park in San Diego.

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