Biden’s Second Week in Office, Biden visits State Department to speak about U.S. foreign policy, PBS News, NBC News, NowThis News, Washington Week PBS, FRONTLINE PBS, and AXIOS

Biden’s Second Week in Office, Biden visits State Department to speak about U.S. foreign policy, PBS News, NBC News, NowThis News, Washington Week PBS, FRONTLINE PBS, and AXIOS

PBS News: WATCH LIVE: Biden visits State Department to speak about U.S. foreign policy, Feb. 4, 2021

PBS NewsHour Weekend Full Episode February 6, & 7 2021,

PBS NewsHour full episode, Feb. 5, 2021

Washington Week PBS: Full Episode: President Biden & Congress Push For Stimulus As the GOP Faces Reckoning, Feb 5, 2021 and Washington Week Extra: President Joe Biden’s Actions on Immigration, Feb 5, 2021 

PBS News: WATCH LIVE: White House press secretary Psaki holds news briefing, Feb 4, & 5.2021 

As the pandemic rages on, finding ways to mourn and remember

Feb 4, 2021,  PBS NewsHour

NBC News: Meet The Press Broadcast (Full) – February 7th, 2021 | Meet The Press | NBC News, Feb 7, 2021 

Nightly News Full Broadcast (February 6th & 7th)

Feb 6 & 7, 2021  NBC News

NowThis News: Biden’s Second Week In Office, Feb 6, 2021 

Joe Biden Tackles Climate Crisis and More | KnowThis, Premiered Jan 29, 2021

Hoyer Shows Marjorie Taylor Greene’s AR-15 Post on House Floor, Feb 5, 2021 

Kamala Harris’ Greatest Moments | NowThis, Aug 8, 2020  NowThis News

China’s COVID Secrets (full documentary) | FRONTLINE, Feb 2, 2021,  FRONTLINE PBS | Official

Axios AM Deep Dive:  Beginning the Biden economy by Mike Allen 

WATCH LIVE: Biden and Harris take virtual tour of vaccination site in Glendale, Arizona

Streamed live 8 hours ago, 2.8.2021   PBS NewsHour

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WATCH LIVE: Biden visits State Department to speak about U.S. foreign policy

Streamed live 9 hours ago, Feb. 4, 2021  PBS NewsHour

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PBS NewsHour Weekend Full Episode February 7, 2021

Feb 7, 2021  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Sunday, February 7, with Trump’s impeachment trial looming, Biden focuses on the pandemic and his first 100-days agenda, a look at America’s longest war, 20 years since the start of the war in Afghanistan, and, the enduring musician Stephen Malkmus on his music, pre- and post-pandemic. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. 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 Weekend Full Episode February 6, 2021

Feb 6, 2021  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Saturday, February 6, vaccination efforts ramp up as the U.S. reaches its one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 death, President Biden says former President Trump should not get intel briefings, the latest finding on one of the police charged with George Floyd’s killing, and the growing popularity of legal sports betting. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. 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, Feb. 5, 2021

Feb 5, 2021  PBS NewsHour

Friday on the NewsHour, the economy faces an uneven recovery as daily coronavirus deaths top 5,000 for the first time, and Congress begins to move closer to passing a relief package. Also, six months after a massive explosion in Beirut a worsening pandemic complicates the city’s long recovery, and David Brooks and Jonathan Capehart consider the Republicans Party’s identity crisis. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Democrats back blueprint for Biden’s economic relief plan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-XpU…? Who is bearing the brunt of the pandemic’s economic pain? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qA4C…? News Wrap: Pentagon to mobilize troops for vaccinations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqQsA…? A look back at Christopher Plummer’s most iconic roles  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ec2zu…? A worsening pandemic complicates Beirut’s recovery  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEu4T…? Brooks and Capehart on the GOP’s identity crisis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYMOk…? Paying homage to 5 people who lost their lives to COVID-19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzsZq…? Broadway’s closure exposes its sway on the economy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBdAR…? An Brief But Spectacular take on understanding the past  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OtV6…?

Full Episode: President Biden & Congress Push For Stimulus As the GOP Faces Reckoning

Feb 5, 2021  Washington Week PBS

Nearly a month after the insurrection at the Capitol, Republican leaders are desperate to unify their party ahead of next week’s impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, while members of Congress are still dealing with the traumatic effects. The panel discussed the fate of the GOP, and the next steps for President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package. PBS NewsHour Correspondent Lisa Desjardins guest moderates. Panel: Jonathan Martin of The New York Times, Alexi McCammond of AXIOS, Jake Sherman of Punchbowl News, Sabrina Siddiqui of The Wall Street Journal Watch the latest full show and Extra here: https://pbs.org/washingtonweek? Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2ZEPJNs? Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonweek? Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/washingtonweek?

Washington Week Extra: President Joe Biden’s Actions on Immigration

Feb 5, 2021  Washington Week PBS

More than 500 of the children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border under the Trump administration are still waiting to be reunited, as their parents cannot be found. The panel discussed how President Joe Biden is working to create a task force that aims to reunite the separated children, and the effectiveness of his plan. PBS NewsHour Correspondent Lisa Desjardins guest moderates. Panel: Jonathan Martin of The New York Times, Alexi McCammond of AXIOS, Jake Sherman of Punchbowl News, Sabrina Siddiqui of The Wall Street Journal Watch the latest full show and Extra here: https://pbs.org/washingtonweek? Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2ZEPJNs? Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonweek? Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/washingtonweek?

WATCH LIVE: White House press secretary Psaki holds news briefing

Streamed live 9 hours ago, Feb 5.2021   PBS NewsHour

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WATCH LIVE: Psaki holds White House press briefing

Streamed live 12 hours ago, Feb. 4. 2021  PBS NewsHour

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As the pandemic rages on, finding ways to mourn and remember

Feb 4, 2021  PBS NewsHour

Even as the pandemic rages on and deaths mount, communities, individuals and the federal government are finding ways to honor and keep loved ones close to their hearts. Jeffrey Brown reports for our arts and culture series, “CANVAS.” 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

Meet The Press Broadcast (Full) – February 7th, 2021 | Meet The Press | NBC News

Feb 7, 2021  NBC News

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) talks about the upcoming impeachment trial of former President Trump and negotiations over a Covid relief bill. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) says Democrats aren’t worried about threats of retribution. Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, talks about vaccine distribution. David French, María Teresa Kumar, Anna Palmer and Michael Steele join the Meet the Press roundtable. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC? » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews

Nightly News Full Broadcast (February 7th)

Feb 7, 2021  NBC News

Northeast slammed with another winter storm, Super Bowl gatherings cause fears amid new variants, and federal retail pharmacy vaccination initiative begins this week.

NBC Nightly News Full Broadcast (February 6th) | NBC Nightly News

Feb 6, 2021  NBC News

Officials urge Americans to stay home on Super Bowl Sunday, Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach under investigation ahead of Super Bowl, and bitter cold sweeps the Midwest.» Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC? » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews? NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver compelling, diverse and engaging news stories. NBC News Digital features NBCNews.com, MSNBC.com, TODAY.com, Nightly News, Meet the Press, Dateline, and the existing apps and digital extensions of these respective properties. We deliver the best in breaking news, live video coverage, original journalism and segments from your favorite NBC News Shows.

Biden’s Second Week In Office

Feb 6, 2021  NowThis News

Here’s what happened during the second full week of the Biden administration. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe? » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the day delivered straight to your inbox: https://go.nowth.is/KnowThis? For more news and politics, subscribe to NowThis News. #news? #politics? #biden? #whitehouse? #Politics? #News? #NowThis

Joe Biden Tackles Climate Crisis and More | KnowThis

Premiered Jan 29, 2021  NowThis News

President Biden signed several executive orders and deemed the climate crisis a national security issue. We’re covering this story and more on this week’s segment with Zinhle Essamuah. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe? » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the day delivered straight to your inbox: https://go.nowth.is/KnowThis? 0:00? Intro 0:09? Snowy Owl in Central Park 0:40? New COVID-19 Strains 1:35? Impeachment Trial Set to Begin 2:47? Trans Military Ban Reversal 4:15? Biden’s Climate Change Exec Orders Joe Biden made the climate crisis a priority for the Biden administration.

Hoyer Shows Marjorie Taylor Greene’s AR-15 Post on House Floor

Feb 5, 2021  NowThis News

‘I urge my colleagues to look at that image and tell me what message you think it sends’ — Rep. Steny Hoyer brought an image of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene holding an AR-15 that she’d captioned ‘Squad’s Worst Nightmare’ onto the House floor to argue in favor of her removal from House committees. The House later voted to strip Rep. Greene of her roles on both committees in a 230-199 vote. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe? » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the day delivered straight to your inbox: https://go.nowth.is/KnowThis? For more U.S. politics, subscribe to NowThis News. #StenyHoyer? #MarjorieTaylorGreene? #AR15? #Politics? #News? #NowThis?

Kamala Harris’ Greatest Moments | NowThis

Aug 8, 2020  NowThis News

BEST OF KAMALA: Whether it’s Bill Barr or a tuna melt, Sen. Kamala Harris is always ready to apply the heat. Watch her greatest moments on race, marriage equality, criminal justice reform, and much more. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe? » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the day delivered straight to your inbox: https://go.nowth.is/KnowThis? For more U.S. politics and world news, subscribe to NowThis News. #KamalaHarris? #Politics? #News? #NowThis? #NowThisNews?

China’s COVID Secrets (full documentary) | FRONTLINE

Feb 2, 2021  FRONTLINE PBS | Official

The untold story of the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic and how China responded. This journalism is made possible by viewers like you. Support your local PBS station here: http://www.pbs.org/donate? Chinese scientists and doctors, international disease experts and health officials reveal missed opportunities to suppress the outbreak and lessons for the world in “China’s COVID Secrets.” Directed by Jane McMullen, this 90-minute documentary reveals the gulf between what China knew and what it told the world. A coproduction with the BBC. Love FRONTLINE? Find us on the PBS Video App where there are more than 300 FRONTLINE documentaries available for you to watch any time: https://to.pbs.org/FLVideoApp? #Documentary? #ChinasCOVIDSecrets? #InvestigativeDocumentary? Subscribe on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1BycsJW? Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/frontlinepbs? Twitter: https://twitter.com/frontlinepbs? Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/frontline? Funding for FRONTLINE is provided through the support of PBS viewers and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Major funding for FRONTLINE is provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Ford Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the Abrams Foundation, Park Foundation, the Heising-Simons Foundation, and the FRONTLINE Journalism Fund with major support from Jon and Jo Ann Hagler on behalf of the Jon L. Hagler Foundation.

Axios AM Deep Dive: ? Beginning the Biden economy

Mike Allen <mike@axios.com> Sat. Feb 6, 2021

Axios AM Deep Dive   By Mike Allen ·Feb 06, 2021

Good afternoon. After President Biden’s first two weeks, here’s a Deep Dive — led by Axios business managing editor Aja Whitaker-Moore — on his team, his plans and the outlook for this new era of Democratic control.

1 big thing: A lucky president

Photo illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios. Photo: Kyle Rivas/Stringer via Getty Images

Joe Biden assumed office with more economic upside than any other president in recent history, writes Axios Business Editor Dan Primack.

Between the lines: Presidencies are creatures of circumstance. For Biden, it’s a smoldering economy atop a solid foundation, with a rebuild plan whose primary materials (vaccines and stimulus) are in unusually high supply. If economic arrows turn red, it likely means Biden botched the blueprint.

  • Donald Trumpinherited a longstanding recovery, which meant he could help accelerate growth but had no recession to reverse.
  • Barack Obama was faced with a financial crisis born of deep, systemic design flaws. There was no vaccine to cure what ailed America’s economy.
  • George W. Bushcampaigned in the last days of the dotcom bubble, which already had begun bursting when he entered the White House.
  • Bill Clinton inherited a recession, but only a relatively mild one.

A big difference between 2020 and past recessions is that 2020 was caused by an external event — the economy was the victim, not the culprit.

  • The Trump economy certainly didn’t work for everyone, but many of its macro strengths could remain beneath the ash, including pre-pandemic wage growth and decreases in poverty rates.
  • Biden can dig a lot of them up, just by succeeding on vaccine distribution. He then can leverage Democratic control of Congress — and America’s desensitization to big numbers — to throw money at short-term economic problems.

Between the lines: Tailwinds don’t necessarily result in a smooth flight. Biden’s biggest risk could be the fact that American business, investors and most voters expect success. Anything short of the Roaring 20s (Part II) would bring disappointment.

The bottom line: Never before has a bad economy looked so good for a presidential legacy.

  1. State of economic affairs

Data: Bureau of Economic AnalysisBureau of Labor StatisticsCensus BureauYahoo Finance. Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

  1. Priced for perfection

Photo illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios. Photo: Getty Images

It would be hard for things to get much worse than 2020. But Wall Street fund managers may be pricing in too much optimism, Axios Markets author Dion Rabouin reports.

  • Why it matters:Projections from economists and government offices — for falling unemployment, rising GDP and a booming stock market — are setting Biden up for success. But high hopes dashed could lead to blowback.

What’s happening: The Congressional Budget Office expects U.S. growth to return to its pre-COVID level midway through this year, and for the unemployment rate to reach 6% by year’s end.

  • Goldman Sachs economists are even predicting that U.S. GDP growth in the third quarter will reach 10% — a milestone without modern precedent, save for the 33% growth in Q3 2020 that followed the 35% contraction in Q2.

That’s got asset managers expecting big returns from the stock market this year and businesses banking on rising sales and profits.

  • But even before the recent run-up in equities prices, the stock market was “priced for perfection,” John Lynch, CIO of Comerica Wealth Management tells Axios.

Go deeper.

It’s time to pass the Raise the Wage Act

An increase to $15 would help 32 million U.S. workers. It’s the minimum Amazon pays its U.S. employees. Amazon’s Jay Carney shares results firsthand, including:

  • Better employee morale and retention.
  • A surge in job applicants.

A ripple effect for local businesses and economies.

  1. 45 vs. 46 on the stock market

“Finished off the year with the highest Stock Market in history. Setting records with your 401k’s, just like I said you would. Congratulations to all!”

— Trump’s final tweet about the stock market before his account was suspended by Twitter.

“Just in the last three years, during this crisis, the billionaires in this country made, according to The Wall Street Journal, $700 billion more. $700 billion more. Because that’s his only measure. What happens to the ordinary people out there? What happens to them?”

— Biden at the last presidential debate, Oct. 22.

  1. Inheriting inequality

Data: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Reserve, Peter G. Peterson Foundation. Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

  1. Economic sphere of influence

Graphic: Danielle Alberti, Sarah Grillo/Axios

Here are some administration players who have Biden’s ear on the economy, from Axios’ Courtenay Brown:

  • Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen was Fed chair under Obama.
  • Brian Deese, director of the National Economic Council, was an executive at BlackRock who headed up sustainable investing and an NEC deputy director in the Obama administration.
  • Susan Rice,domestic policy adviser, will oversee major portions of Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan.
  • Jared Bernstein, a longtime economic adviser to Biden, is a member of the Council of Economic Advisers.

What ties them together: “They clearly have as one of their core values how policy will affect racial equity in a way that I think is new,” Heidi Shierholz, a labor economist at the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute, told Axios.

Congressional Democrats, thanks to a (slim) Senate majority, are taking the helm of committees that will shape the business world.

  • Elizabeth Warrenwill join the Finance Committee, which oversees tax legislation — a cornerstone of Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan.
  • That committee’s new chair,Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden, told CNBC this week he’ll prioritize tax reform.
  • Others include:The new chair of the Budget Committee, Sen. Bernie Sanders, plus Sen. Sherrod Brown, the new Banking Committee chair.

What to watch: The team’s first big test is weeks away, when unemployment benefits for millions of Americans will expire without additional action.

Go deeper.

  1. Reimagined policy toolbox

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

The Biden administration is reinventing an economic toolbox to address a crisis unlike anything the world has seen in a century, Axios’ Kia Kokalitcheva and Felix Salmon write.

Reality check: Whole sectors of the economy are intentionally paralyzed to avoid more catastrophic spread of the virus. Meanwhile, many white-collar telecommuters are doing better than ever.

  • Biden’s economic planstarts with the current $1.9 trillion rescue package. Once that’s passed, he intends to turn to large-scale infrastructure investments that are aimed at creating American jobs and reinventing the post-crisis economy for a zero-carbon world.

A new New Deal: Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan, which includes medium- and long-term efforts to upgrade U.S. infrastructure with an eye on curbing climate change, could prove an effective way to boost economic recovery.

  • Large-scale projects can create a lot of jobs, and re-skilling and education programs may help the labor force longer term. And that could have effects on U.S. productivity.

What we’re watching: Tax increases could help some deficit hawks in Congress feel more at ease with massive spending. But Biden hasn’t focused on that yet.

Go deeper.

A MESSAGE FROM AMAZON

Amazon: Raise the minimum wage to boost the economy

Auhzha Wright at her home on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 in Harvey, Ill. Photographer: Taylor GlascockAuhzha Wright at her salon on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 in Chicago, Ill. Photographer: Taylor Glascock

With new support from the White House and commitment in Congress, the Raise the Wage Act has a chance of becoming law.

Amazon believes that U.S. workers, small businesses that will benefit from increased spending, and our economic recovery can’t wait.

Why Amazon supports raising the minimum wage.

Hear Jonathan Swan in our podcast series called “How it happened: Trump’s last stand.” And check out the full episode library of his fly-on-the-wall “Off the rails” series.

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