President Joe Biden will address a joint session of Congress for the first time on April 28. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi extended the invitation to Biden, “to share your vision for addressing the challenges and opportunities of this historic moment.” The speech will come just before Biden’s 100th day in office, and will provide him an opportunity to update the American public on his progress toward fulfilling his promises. It will also give him a chance to make the case for the $2.3 trillion infrastructure package he unveiled earlier this month, which the House is aiming to pass by July 4. Traditionally all members of Congress and guests gather for a joint session in the House, the larger of the two chambers. However, the address is certain to look different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. 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? Follow us: Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour? Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour? Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshour? Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts? Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe?
In his first joint address to Congress, President Biden looks back at his administration’s first 100 days and announces a slew of new progressive policies while Republicans cry socialism and fall asleep. #DailyShow? #TrevorNoah? #Biden? To help One Tree Planted cultivate a healthier climate, protect global biodiversity, restore forests, create jobs and build communities, please give what you can at https://dailyshow.com/OneTreePlanted? Subscribe to The Daily Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwWh…?
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POTUS & FLOTUS VISIT VIRGINIA SCHOOL: President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden are in Yorktown, Virginia, where they are touring Yorktown Elementary School as part of the White House’s Getting America Back on Track tour. » 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? Biden will likely focus on efforts to reopen schools for in-person learning across America. Under the American Rescue Plan, signed in March, about $125 billion was set aside to help schools implement social distancing measures, afford upgrades to ventilation systems, and fund other efforts to ensure a safe transition to in-person instruction. Biden told NBC News last week that ‘probably all’ schools should be open by fall. For more Biden news and U.S. politics, subscribe to NowThis News. #Biden? #COVID19? #Education? #Politics? #News? #NowThis?
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A massive underwater toxic waste site has long been suspected off the Southern California shore, since industrial companies used the ocean as a dumping ground until 1972. Now marine scientists have identified over 25,000 barrels they believe contain the toxic chemical “DDT” in the Pacific Ocean. Stephanie Sy talks to David Valentine, a UC Santa Barbara professor of microbiology, about the barrels. 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?
A self-proclaimed “collector of souls,” the American painter Alice Neel (1900–1984) is known today for her powerful, psychologically rich portraiture. She depicted a wide range of subjects, from her family and friends to prominent critics, artists, activists, and strangers she met on the street. In this rarely seen documentary, Neel’s signature candor and wit are on full display. Providing a brief biographical sketch from her early marriage and the Great Depression through her later years in Spanish Harlem, the film also shows the artist at work on a portrait of Lucille Rhodes, who co-directed with Margaret Murphy. Excerpted from Rhodes and Murphy’s “They Are Their Own Gifts” (1978), a triptych of “film portraits” about women artists that also includes chapters on the poet and activist Muriel Rukeyser as well as the dancer and choreographer Anna Sokolow. Cinematography by the legendary Babette Mangolte. Learn about The Met’s upcoming exhibition on Alice Neel: https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions…? Read a new interview with the filmmakers: https://www.metmuseum.org/blogs/now-a…? “They Are Their Own Gifts” is distributed via Women Make Movies: https://www.wmm.com/catalog/film/they…? As part of The Met’s 150th anniversary in 2020, each month we will release three to four films from the Museum’s extensive moving-image archive, which comprises over 1,500 films, both made and collected by the Museum, from the 1920s onward. This includes rarely seen artist profiles and documentaries, as well as process films about art-making techniques and behind-the-scenes footage of the Museum. New films every week: https://www.metmuseum.org/150/from-th…? Subscribe for new content from The Met: https://www.youtube.com/user/metmuseu…? #FromtheVaults? #TheMet? #FilmFridays? #MetFilmArchive?
Alice Neel (January 28, 1900 – October 13, 1984) was an Americanvisual artist, who was known for her portraits depicting friends, family, lovers, poets, artists, and strangers. Her paintings have an expressionistic use of line and color, psychological acumen, and emotional intensity. Her work depicts women through a female gaze, illustrating them as being consciously aware of the objectification by men and the demoralising effects of the male gaze. Her work contradicts and challenges the traditional and objectified nude depictions of women by her male predecessors. Neel was called “one of the greatest portrait artists of the 20th century” by Barry Walker, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, which organized a retrospective of her work in 2010
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The Daily Show: Faithless Electors & Trump – If You Don’t Know, Now You Know | The Daily Social Distancing Show, Nov 17, 2020, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
President Trump continues to refuse to accept the election results, taking aid from his lawyer and Republican leaders that have resulted in no overturn in Biden’s victory. The panel also discussed the fate of the nation as the pandemic surges, while COVID-19 stimulus talks are put on hold for yearning Americans. Panel: Paula Reid of CBS News, Asma Khalid of NPR, Peter Baker of The New York Times 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
The nation is looking to Georgia as the state’s two Senate runoff elections are right around the corner. The panel continued the conversation from the broadcast and discussed a private phone call between Republican senators expressing their views on Trump’s ongoing election feud, and what the future of the Senate might be in 2021. Panel: Paula Reid of CBS News, Asma Khalid of NPR, Peter Baker of The New York Times
Donald Trump Jr. tests positive for Covid-19, police respond to shooting at Wisconsin mall, and Pfizer applies for emergency use authorization for its Covid-19 vaccine. 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 01:30 Donald Trump JR. Tests Positive For COVID-19 01:36 Mall Shooting Leaves Multiple People Injured 04:07 Pfizer Seeks FDA Emergency Approval For Vaccine 06:38 New Crackdowns As U.S. Tops 185,000 Daily COVID Cases 08:50 1 In 5 U.S. Hospitals Faces Dire Staffing Shortages 10:49 Trump Falsely Claims ‘I Won’ The Election 11:10 Georgia Certifies Biden Victory After Hand Recount 11:29 Trump Hosts Michigan GOP As He Seeks To Overturn Defeat 12:42 Biden Celebrates 78th Birthday, Meets Top Democrats 13:17 Massive Testing Crush Ahead Of Thanksgiving 14:50 Judge Hails ‘Daniel’s Law’ Named After Slain Son 15:48 Long Lines As Travelers Defy CDC Holiday Warning 17:07 High-Speed Police Chase Ends With Pond Plunge » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews
President-elect Biden blasts ‘incredible irresponsibility’ of President Trump’s refusal to concede, CDC warns against traveling for Thanksgiving, and the impact of the pandemic on isolated older Americans and ways to help. 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 01:54 Biden: Trump ‘One Of The Most Irresponsible President’s Ever 02:12 Biden Not Ruling Out Legal Action Against Trump 02:52 First White House Task Force Briefing Since July 03:23 Biden, Trump Administration Vow No National Lockdown 03:39 Trump Escalates Election Challenges And Falsehoods 04:43 CDC Warns Americans Not To Travel For Thanksgiving 07:20 Covid Vaccine Roll Out Faces Major Challenges 09:11 Inside Rural Hospital At The Breaking Point 11:10 Pompeo Makes Unprecedented Visit To West Bank 12:43 Nuclear Watchdog Urges U.S. Not To Strike Iran 13:36 New Police Video In Fatal Shooting Of Two Black Teens 15:34 Pandemic Takes Devastating Toll On Older Americans 18:21 Does Deep Cleaning Stop The Spread Of Covid-19?
Pfizer says Covid-19 vaccine is 95 percent effective, FAA clears Boeing 737 Max to fly again after two fatal crashes, and new fallout after Trump fires top cybersecurity official. Watch “NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt” at 6:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. CT (or check your local listings). » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews
President Trump orders drawdown of troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, considered Iran strike, coronavirus cases rise in every state, and family works to help others after young son dies by suicide amid pandemic. 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 2:08 Trump Transition Delay Raising Security Concerns 4:08 Rocket Attack In Baghdad’s Green Zone 5:05 Biden Receives Unofficial National Security Briefing 5:55 Kamala Harris & Lindsey Graham First-Bump On senate Floor 6:01 Biden Doesn’t Want Trump Probes To Consume Presidency 6:15 Trump Fires Head Of Election Cybersecurity 6:45 Catastrophic Coronavirus Surge In All 50 States » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews
Barack Obama speaks out on politics, life in the White House, and Donald Trump
In his first television interview since the election of Joe Biden as the 46th President, former President Barack Obama sits down with “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King to discuss the first volume of his memoirs, “A Promised Land.” He talks about the enormous opposition he experienced as he entered the White House; the impact of his political career on his family; and why he campaigned for his former vice president – and spoke out so vociferously against his successor, President Donald Trump. Subscribe to the “CBS Sunday Morning” Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/20gXwJT Get more of “CBS Sunday Morning”
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Members of the Michigan state legislature’s Republican leadership who met with President Donald Trump at the White House Friday afternoon said they “have not yet been made aware of any information that would change the outcome of the election in Michigan.” The Michigan lawmakers — who visited the White House at the invitation of the President — didn’t say anything to suggest they were going along with Trump’s long-shot effort to overturn the results of the election he lost to President-elect Joe Biden. “As legislative leaders, we will follow the law and follow the normal process regarding Michigan’s electors, just as we have said throughout this election,” Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield said in a joint statement after the meeting. A person familiar with Friday’s meeting said the session was cordial as the group explained to the President the process for certifying the election and assigning electors in their state. “Michigan’s certification process should be a deliberate process free from threats and intimidation,” the lawmakers said in their statement. “Allegations of fraudulent behavior should be taken seriously, thoroughly investigated, and if proven, prosecuted to the full extent of the law. And the candidates who win the most votes win elections and Michigan’s electoral votes. These are simple truths that should provide confidence in our elections.” Trump did not apply any overt pressure on the lawmakers to try and shift electors from Biden to himself, or to prevent the vote from being certified, the person familiar with the meeting said, but the President did appear interested in the explanation the lawmakers offered. #2020Election#CNN#News
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Leaky hair dye, hot mic issues, a list of wild accusations — here’s what went down at the Trump campaign’s one-of-a-kind press conference about alleged voter fraud. » 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 Rudy Giuliani made some wild claims on alleged voter ‘fraud’ as hair dye dripped down his face. On the Trump campaign’s official stream of the event, a hot mic picked up audio of people mocking him. Trump’s allies have lost 31 of their legal challenges to the election. There is no evidence of any widespread voter fraud. #Giuliani#Trump#News#NowThis#NowThisNews
Kayleigh McEnany Claims Trump Didn’t Get Peaceful Transition | NowThis
The Trump admin is trying to rewrite history by saying they were denied a peaceful transfer of power, totally contradicting earlier statements — roll the tape. » 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 In US news and current events today, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a press briefing that Donald Trump was denied a peaceful transfer of power back when he won the 2016 election against Hillary Clinton. But receipts don’t lie. For more politics videos, follow NowThis News. #KayleighMcEnany#Trump#Obama#News#NowThis#NowThisNews
President Trump in legal, financial jeopardy after leaving office
Lovett is joined by presidential historian Michael Beschloss to discuss Trump’s unprecedented refusal to concede and what history can teach us about healing our nation’s divisions. Subscribe to our channel! https://www.youtube.com/crookedmedia?… Crooked believes that we need a better conversation about politics, culture, and the world around us—one that doesn’t just focus on what’s broken, but what we can do to fix it. At a time when it’s increasingly easy to feel cynical or hopeless, former Obama staffers Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor have created a place where people can have sane conversations that inform, entertain, and inspire action. In 2017 they started Crooked with Pod Save America—a no-bullshit conversation about politics. Since then, we continue to add shows, voices, and opportunities for activism, because it’s up to all of us to do our part to build a better world. That’s it. End of mission. Want some pep talks, the most important things to do/know, and the occasional dog pic? Shoot us a text at (323) 405-9944 Written content at http://www.crooked.com Follow Crooked on Twitter https://twitter.com/crookedmedia Follow Crooked on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CrookedMedia/ Follow Crooked on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/crookedmedia/
‘Meltdown’: As Rudy Giuliani Flails In Court, Trump Hides In WH | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC
As Trump continues to lose in court over his election fraud claims, MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber provides an update on the ongoing litigation and breaks down Rudy Giuliani’s bizarre behavior in court. Washington Post reporter Libby Casey and journalist Blake Zeff join to discuss Giuliani’s distracting behavior and the GOP’s efforts to undermine the election, Casey asserting “you could not script this.” (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. http://www.thebeatwithari.com). Aired on 11/20/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc About The Beat with Ari Melber: Former lawyer Ari Melber leads this show that provides in-depth analysis of the day’s biggest news stories. “”The Beat”” features guest interviews in addition to reporting on stories from across the country. The stories that are covered span across the political spectrum. In addition to his law background, Melber is a former Senate staffer, giving him a unique perspective to share on the political happenings coming out of Washington, D.C.
In Wake Of Trump Loss, GOP Senator Ensnared In Voting Scandal | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC
New bombshell allegations against Sen. Lindsey Graham assert he pushed to have legally cast ballots thrown out during a phone call with Georgia’s Republican secretary of state. MSNBC’s Ari Melber discusses the breaking story with Judiciary Committee member Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, who asserts Graham “may have crossed the line into illegality” in an effort to “rip away” Biden’s victory. Aired on 11/14/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc
In a remarkable turn of events, the Republican Secretary of State in Georgia reports that Senator Lindsey Graham pressured him to toss out lawfully cast ballots, prompting Congressman Hakeem Jeffries to demand a Department of Justice investigation. Meanwhile, President-elect Joe Biden ruminates over how his administration will approach the issue of investigating the crimes of Trump and company over the past four years. Here is a proposed solution to the concern expressed by Biden of not wanting his administration consumed by endless Trump investigations. Please consider becoming a #TeamJustice patron at: https://www.patreon.com/glennkirschner My podcast, “Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner” can be downloaded where you get your podcasts. Follow me on: Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/glennkirschner2 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glennkirschner2 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glennkirsch…
Faithless Electors & Trump – If You Don’t Know, Now You Know | The Daily Social Distancing Show
Donald Trump fired his top cybersecurity official, Christopher Krebs, via tweet. Lawrence O’Donnell explains why we should thank Christopher Krebs for doing the right thing. Aired on 11/17/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc About The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell: Drawing upon his experience as a former chief of staff on the Senate Finance Committee and as an Emmy-winning executive producer and writer of “”The West Wing,”” Lawrence O’Donnell examines the compelling and impactful political stories of the day. O’Donnell convenes diverse panels of guests, including a variety of politicians and cultural voices, to offer unique viewpoints and perspective. In his signature style, O’Donnell highlights the latest news developments and offers his take on the political stories driving the national conversation.
Bob Woodward: Trump Testing How Far People Will Go Along With Him | The Last Word | MSNBC
Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author Bob Woodward tells Lawrence O’Donnell that Donald Trump is testing the waters to see how far Republicans and White House aides will support his refusal to concede. Aired on 11/16/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc
Remember When Ted Cruz Promised We Would Stop Caring About Covid-19 After The Election? | All In
Republicans like Ted Cruz couldn’t fathom that the steps some leaders were taking to stop Covid-19 were driven by serious concerns. Instead they suggested that it was all some elaborate conspiracy to kneecap Trump—and would go away after the election. Aired on 11/17/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc About All In with Chris Hayes: Chris Hayes delivers the biggest news and political stories of the day with a commitment to in-depth reporting that consistently seeks to hold the nation’s leaders accountable for their actions. Drawing from his background as a reporter, Hayes at times reports directly from the scene of a news event as it occurs to provide a firsthand account, digging deep and speaking with people who represent different points of view. Hayes brings the nation’s officials, legislators, policymakers, and local activists to the table to address key issues affecting communities across America.
Ali Velshi reports on lame duck Donald Trump’s firing of Chris Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, despite Krebs’ success securing the 2020 election and his productivity in debunking post-election disinformation of the sort Trump has been promoting to avoid facing his election defeat. Aired on 11/17/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc About The Rachel Maddow Show: Through her unique approach to storytelling, Rachel Maddow provides in-depth reporting to illuminate the current state of political affairs and reveals the importance of transparency and accountability from our leaders. Maddow seeks to explain our complex world and deliver news in a way that’s illuminating and dynamic, connecting the dots to make sense of complex issues. Maddow also conducts interviews with individuals at the center of current news stories to provide important perspective.
‘Fantasy World’: Lawyer Who Argued Against Rudy Giuliani Recaps Absurdity In Court | All In | MSNBC
“The Trump campaign came in, through Mr. Giuliani, asserting a fantasy world,” says Mark Aronchick. “I sat there dumbfounded because the story presented by Mr. Giuliani bore no relationship to the actual complaint in the case.” Aired on 11/17/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc
Rudy Giuliani and Lindsey Graham Lead Trump’s Coup Attempt: A Closer Look
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Graham Faces Questions For Reaching Out To GA Election Officials | The 11th Hour | MSNBC
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is facing growing questions after Georgia’s GOP secretary of state alleged Graham pushed him to toss out legal votes in the state’s recount. Eugene Robinson reacts. Aired on 11/17/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc About The 11th Hour with Brian Williams: Brian Williams delivers the latest updates on evolving news stories and places the major political events of the day into context for viewers. Broadcast live from New York, Williams’ show convenes a dynamic panel of guests to offer a forward-thinking look at the critical stories that are expected to drive the conversation the following morning. Williams has also anchored The Beat with Ari Melber, Deadline: White House with Nicolle Wallace, Hardball, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more.
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PBS News: WHEN COVID, THE ELECTION AND THE FEDERAL RESERVE COLLIDE
By Lisa Desjardins, @LisaDNews
30 members of Congress have tested positive for or been presumed positive for COVID-19 since March. The latest four came in the past few days: Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Reps. Don Young, R-Alaska, Tim Walberg, R-Mich., and Cheri Bustos, D-Ill.
Many others have had to self-quarantine at various points due to known exposure.
Coronavirus and the Federal Reserve nominee
Today, the U.S. Senate held a key vote on a controversial nominee for the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors.
Judy Shelton is an economist and controversial nominee from Trump who draws strong praise and equally strong criticism. She has sharply attacked the Fed and decisions made by chair Jerome Powell, and has openly called for a return to the gold standard as the basis of the U.S. monetary system.
Her views put her at odds with Democrats but also drew opposition from three Republican senators.
With 53 Republicans currently seated in the Senate, she could have squeaked through with the support of 50 and a tie breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence. Also helping her chances was the potential absence of Sen. Kamala Harris, the vice president-elect, who has been in Delaware preparing for the transition but who has not yet resigned her seat.
But unlike the House, the Senate chose not to allow proxy voting amid the pandemic. Senators must be physically present.
Yesterday, Grassley announced he was quarantining after being exposed to COVID-19 and today confirmed he tested positive for the virus. Days earlier, Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., announced he would self-quarantine.
The result? A gripping (for political nerds) math problem.
Republicans went from having 53 Senate votes, to a starting point of 51.
Subtract the three Republicans opposed to Shelton and they were down to 48.
No Democrats were going to vote to approve Shelton.
That could have led to a 48-48 tie, with Pence as tie-breaker, if Harris did not attend.
But late Tuesday morning, Democrats got the message to Harris that her vote could be critical. She made it to the Capitol in time, voted, and the Shelton nomination was blocked. For now. Republicans can try to return to it, but they have a narrow window. They are on holiday recess next week, and on the following Monday, Nov. 30, they lose a seat in the chamber.
That is when newly elected Democratic Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly steps in to replace Republican Sen. Martha McSally after he defeated her in a special election. That will put the balance of power in the Senate at 52-48. If the three Republicans who were opposed to Shelton remain so, and Democrats don’t budge, Trump won’t have the numbers he needs to push through his nominee.
While the Shelton fight is not necessarily over, there are few remaining paths to victory.
FIVE OVERLOOKED POLITICAL STORIES FROM THE PAST WEEK
By Ian Couzens, @iancouzenz
Politics production assistant
Progressive House Democrats urge Biden against Defense chief with contractor ties. Nov. 12. A letter from Reps. Barbara Lee and Mark Pocan highlighted concerns over the connections between senior DOD leadership and military contractors, suggesting that record high defense budgets in recent years have been the cost of having senior defense personnel “intimately connected” to the corporations. Why it matters: Though Lee and Pocan won’t vote on Biden’s cabinet appointments, their letter offers a glimpse into how progressives would view the possible appointment of Michèle Flournoy, Biden’s likely top pick for Defense secretary who has also in recent years consulted for big-name defense contractors. Progressive senators could seek to block the appointment. — The Hill
A Black woman should fill Kamala Harris’ Senate seat, California caucus says. Nov. 13. The state’s Black leaders have put forth Reps. Karen Bass and Barbara Lee for consideration to replace Harris, but many are also pushing for a Latino to be appointed. Why it matters: Gov. Gavin Newsom’s choice has significant implications for representation and inclusivity and is likely to be highly scrutinized. A Latino senator would be a first for California, a state with a huge Latino population, but Harris is also currently the only Black woman serving in the Senate. — Sacramento Bee
Nevada becomes first state to protect same-sex marriage in its Constitution. Nov. 15. Nevada voters banned same-sex marriage in 2002, but 60 percent voted to protect it in 2020. Why it matters: With a new conservative majority in the Supreme Court, the amendment means same-sex marriage rights will be protected even if the 2015 ruling in Obergevell v. Hodges that legalized gay marriage nationwide is overturned. — The Baltimore Sun
The Biden team’s tug of war over Facebook. Nov. 16. Many Democrats view Facebook’s failure to prevent the spread of misinformation on its platform as an existential threat that needs to be tackled by the incoming administration, but President-elect Joe Biden has chosen people with close ties to the social media company to serve on his transition team. Why it matters: Some are concerned that instead of cracking down on the company, Biden could embrace the Obama administration’s friendly relationship with Facebook, potentially giving cabinet positions to company alums. — Politico
Perdue ducks debate against Ossoff ahead of January runoff. Nov. 16. After Georgia Sen. David Perdue canceled the last debate before the Nov. 3 election to attend a rally with President Donald Trump, he has again declined to debate competitor Jon Ossoff, saying he wants to focus on energizing his supporters. Why it matters: Voters asked to choose between Ossoff and Perdue for a second time will not get another chance to see them go head to head. This time, Perdue’s absence is drawing national attention, as the runoff is one of two in Georgia that will determine which party controls the Senate. — The Atlanta Journal Constitution #POLITICSTRIVIA
By Kate Grumke, @KGrumke
On this day in 1800, Congress moved to Washington, D.C. It held its first session in the capital city, after a decade of meeting in Philadelphia.
Our question: Where did the first congress originally meet?
Starting October 23, 2020, the top photographs will be on display at the National Maritime Museum. Until then, pick up a copy of this year’s book that collects all 140 winning and shortlisted shots, and explore some of Colossal’s favorites below.
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Washington Week: House Democrats split between progressive and moderate approach, President-elect Joe Biden’s moment, and Lighting Round – Georgia Senate races heading to runoff elections, Nov 7, 2020
NBC News: Nightly News Full Broadcast (November 7th)
Following the Associated Press’s declaration of Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 U.S. Presidential election, PBS NewsHour managing editor Judy Woodruff will anchor Election 2020 – A PBS NewsHour Special on Saturday, November 7, 2020, from 8:00 – 9:30 pm ET on PBS stations nationwide. Woodruff will be joined by senior national correspondent Amna Nawaz, Capitol Hill correspondent Lisa Desjardins and The Cook Political Report national editor Amy Walter from the NewsHour studio in Arlington, Virginia; national correspondent John Yang in Wilmington, Delaware at the Biden/Harris campaign location; White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor at the White House; correspondent Miles O’Brien in Atlanta; correspondent and PBS NewsHour West anchor Stephanie Sy in Phoenix; and senior digital political reporter Dan Bush in Philadelphia. The special – to include the live remarks from Biden and Kamala Harris – will examine the results and voter demographics from this year’s historic general election; the potential legal battles ahead; and what the election results reveal about America today, our divisions and opportunities for unity. 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 Follow us:
WATCH: President-elect Joe Biden speaks after winning 2020 election
Joe Biden addressed Americans for the first time as president-elect of the United States on Saturday night. He told a crowd at a drive-in event in Wilmington, Delaware, that it was now “a time to heal in America.” “I pledge to be a president who seeks not to divide but unify, who doesn’t see red states and blue states, only sees a United States,” he said. The Associated Press called the 2020 election for Biden after calling the race in Pennsylvania, giving the former vice president more than the 270 electoral votes needed to capture the presidency. Biden will become the 46th president of the United States when he is inaugurated in January, and will also be the oldest person to hold the office. 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: Kamala Harris speaks for the first time as vice president-elect
Kamala Harris addressed Americans for the first time as vice president-elect of the United States, making history as the first woman, Black American and South Asian American to win the nation’s second highest office. At an event in Wilmington, Delaware, with President-elect Joe Biden, she nodded specifically to the work of the women who came before her, adding: “While I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last.” She spoke about an America under the Biden administration that focused on equality and justice, and reminded supporters that “America’s democracy is not guaranteed — it is only as strong as our willingness to fight for it.” The Associated Press called the 2020 election for Biden after calling the race in Pennsylvania, giving him more than the 270 electoral votes needed to capture the presidency. “We the people have the power to build a better future,” she said. 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 November 8, 2020
On this edition for Sunday, November 8, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris call for unity in their address to the nation and move ahead with the transition while President Trump refuses to concede. Jeff Greenfield joins to discuss election results, and, did a fatal shooting in Philadelphia help galvanize voters? 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 November 7, 2020
On this edition for Saturday, November 7, Joe Biden is declared President-elect with Kamala Harris as Vice President- elect. Also, President Donald Trump promises to go to the courts to challenge the results, and a divided America bursts into protests and celebration on this historic day. 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
House Democrats split between progressive and moderate approach
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is under scrutiny from her caucus after Democrats lost seats from their majority. Democratic Rep. Abigail Spanberger warned on a House Democratic call that Democrats should avoid using the term “socialism,” contrasting her with progressives like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has embraced the label. The panel discussed the rift between House Democrats on policy and messaging. Panel: Yamiche Alcindor of the PBS NewsHour, Peter Baker of The New York Times, Susan Davis of NPR, Jake Sherman of POLITICO 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 PBS NewsHour’s special coverage here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUgd6… Following the Associated Press’s declaration of Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 U.S. Presidential election, PBS NewsHour managing editor Judy Woodruff will anchor Election 2020 – A PBS NewsHour Special on Saturday, November 7, 2020, from 8:00 – 9:30 pm ET here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUgd6… Woodruff will be joined by senior national correspondent Amna Nawaz, Capitol Hill correspondent Lisa Desjardins and The Cook Political Report national editor Amy Walter from the NewsHour studio in Arlington, Virginia; national correspondent John Yang in Wilmington, Delaware at the Biden/Harris campaign location; White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor at the White House; correspondent Miles O’Brien in Atlanta; correspondent and PBS NewsHour West anchor Stephanie Sy in Phoenix; and senior digital political reporter Dan Bush in Philadelphia. The special – to include the live remarks from Biden and Kamala Harris – will examine the results and voter demographics from this year’s historic general election; the potential legal battles ahead; and what the election results reveal about America today, our divisions and opportunities for unity.
Live: Celebrations Around The U.S. As Joe Biden Projected President-Elect | NBC News
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Joe Biden defeats President Trump in race for White House, NBC News projects, Kamala Harris makes history as vice president-elect, and Texas hits 1 million Covid infections as outbreak worsens in El Paso.
With Biden Win, Can Trump be Indicted by SDNY Prosecutors During Lame Duck Period to Test OLC Memo?
The Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) issued an opinion memo that a sitting criminal president can not be indicted while in office. This horrific, unsupportable legal opinion has shielded Donald Trump from accountability for his crimes for the past four years. This video presents an argument in favor of why prosecutors from the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) should consider testing the OLC memo by charging Trump for the campaign finance crimes he committed together with Michael Cohen to settle the legal issue of whether a sitting criminal president can or can not be indicted while in office. Also, all federal crimes are considered offense against the United States – in essence, offenses against all of the American people. Accordingly, the crimes committed by Trump and his criminal associates are, in a very real sense, crimes committed against Trump’s own supporters. This is why holding Trump and company accountable for their crimes is in the interest of ALL Americans and should not serve to further divide the country. Please consider becoming a #TeamJustice patron at: https://www.patreon.com/glennkirschner My podcast, “Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner” can be downloaded where you get your podcasts. Follow me on: https://www.twitter.com/glennkirschner2 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glennkirsch…
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Jill Biden, the wife of Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, comes on stage as he finishes speaking at a drive-In rally at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, Nov. 7, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by a historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil.
His victory came after more than three days of uncertainty as election officials sorted through a surge of mail-in votes that delayed processing. Biden crossed the winning threshold of 270 Electoral College votes with a win in Pennsylvania.
Trump refused to concede, threatening further legal action on ballot counting.
Biden, 77, staked his candidacy less on any distinctive political ideology than on galvanizing a broad coalition of voters around the notion that Trump posed an existential threat to American democracy. The strategy proved effective, resulting in pivotal victories in Michigan and Wisconsin as well as Pennsylvania, onetime Democratic bastions that had flipped to Trump in 2016.
Biden’s victory was a repudiation of Trump’s divisive leadership and the president-elect now inherits a deeply polarized nation grappling with foundational questions of racial justice and economic fairness while in the grips of a virus that has killed more than 236,000 Americans and reshaped the norms of everyday life.
Biden, in a statement, declared it was time for the battered nation “to unite and to heal.”
“With the campaign over, it’s time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation,” he said. “There’s nothing we can’t do if we do it together.”
Biden was on track to win the national popular vote by more than 4 million, a margin that could grow as ballots continue to be counted.
Nonetheless, Trump was not giving up.
Departing from longstanding democratic tradition and signaling a potentially turbulent transfer of power, he issued a combative statement saying his campaign would take unspecified legal actions. And he followed up with a bombastic, all-caps tweet in which he falsely declared, “I WON THE ELECTION, GOT 71,000,000 LEGAL VOTES.” Twitter immediately flagged it as misleading.
Trump has pointed to delays in processing the vote in some states to allege with no evidence that there was fraud and to argue that his rival was trying to seize power — an extraordinary charge by a sitting president trying to sow doubt about a bedrock democratic process.
Kamala Harris made history as the first Black woman to become vice president, an achievement that comes as the U.S. faces a reckoning on racial justice. The California senator, who is also the first person of South Asian descent elected to the vice presidency, will become the highest-ranking woman ever to serve in government, four years after Trump defeated Hillary Clinton.
Trump is the first incumbent president to lose reelection since Republican George H.W. Bush in 1992.
He was golfing at his Virginia country club when he lost the race. He stayed out for hours, stopping to congratulate a bride as he left, and his motorcade returned to the White House to a cacophony of shouts, taunts and unfriendly hand gestures.
In Wilmington, Delaware, near a stage that has stood empty since it was erected to celebrate on Election Night, people cheered and pumped their fists as the news that the presidential race had been called for the state’s former senator arrived on their cellphones.
On the nearby water, two men in a kayak yelled to a couple paddling by in the opposite direction, “Joe won! They called it!” as people on the shore whooped and hollered. Harris, in workout gear, was shown on video speaking to Biden on the phone, exuberantly telling the president-elect “We did it!” Biden was expected to take the stage for a drive-in rally after dark.
Across the country, there were parties and prayer. In New York City, spontaneous block parties broke out. People ran out of their buildings, banging on pots. They danced and high-fived with strangers amid honking horns. Among the loudest cheers were those for passing U.S. Postal Service trucks.
People streamed into Black Lives Matter Plaza near the White House, near where Trump had ordered the clearing of protesters in June, waving signs and taking cellphone pictures. In Lansing, Michigan, Trump supporters and Black Lives Matter demonstrators filled the Capitol steps. The lyrics to “Amazing Grace” began to echo through the crowd, and Trump supporters laid their hands on a counter protester, and prayed.
Americans showed deep interest in the presidential race. A record 103 million voted early this year, opting to avoid waiting in long lines at polling locations during a pandemic. With counting continuing in some states, Biden had already received more than 74 million votes, more than any presidential candidate before him.
Trump’s refusal to concede has no legal implications. But it could add to the incoming administration’s challenge of bringing the country together after a bitter election.
Throughout the campaign, Trump repeatedly refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power, arguing without evidence that the election could be marred by fraud. The nation has a long history of presidential candidates peacefully accepting the outcome of elections, dating back to 1800, when John Adams conceded to his rival Thomas Jefferson.
It was Biden’s native Pennsylvania that put him over the top, the state he invoked throughout the campaign to connect with working class voters. He also won Nevada on Saturday pushing his total to 290 Electoral College votes.
Biden received congratulations from dozens of world leaders, and his former boss, President Barack Obama, saluted him in a statement, declaring the nation was “fortunate that Joe’s got what it takes to be President and already carries himself that way.”
Republicans on Capitol Hill were giving Trump and his campaign space to consider all their legal options. It was a precarious balance for Trump’s allies as they try to be supportive of the president — and avoid risking further fallout — but face the reality of the vote count.
On Saturday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had not yet made any public statements — either congratulating Biden or joining Trump’s complaints. But retiring GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, who is close to McConnell, said, “After counting every valid vote and allowing courts to resolve disputes, it is important to respect and promptly accept the result.”
More than 236,000 Americans have died during the coronavirus pandemic, nearly 10 million have been infected and millions of jobs have been lost. The final days of the campaign played out against a surge in confirmed cases in nearly every state, including battlegrounds such as Wisconsin that swung to Biden.
The pandemic will soon be Biden’s to tame, and he campaigned pledging a big government response, akin to what Franklin D. Roosevelt oversaw with the New Deal during the Depression of the 1930s. But Senate Republicans fought back several Democratic challengers and looked to retain a fragile majority that could serve as a check on such Biden ambition.
The 2020 campaign was a referendum on Trump’s handling of the pandemic, which has shuttered schools across the nation, disrupted businesses and raised questions about the feasibility of family gatherings heading into the holidays.
The fast spread of the coronavirus transformed political rallies from standard campaign fare to gatherings that were potential public health emergencies. It also contributed to an unprecedented shift to voting early and by mail and prompted Biden to dramatically scale back his travel and events to comply with restrictions. The president defied calls for caution and ultimately contracted the disease himself.
Trump was saddled throughout the year by negative assessments from the public of his handling of the pandemic. There was another COVID-19 outbreak in the White House this week, which sickened his chief of staff Mark Meadows.
Biden also drew a sharp contrast to Trump through a summer of unrest over the police killings of Black Americans including Breonna Taylor in Kentucky and George Floyd in Minneapolis. Their deaths sparked the largest racial protest movement since the civil rights era. Biden responded by acknowledging the racism that pervades American life, while Trump emphasized his support of police and pivoted to a “law and order” message that resonated with his largely white base.
The third president to be impeached, though acquitted in the Senate, Trump will leave office having left an indelible imprint in a tenure defined by the shattering of White House norms and a day-to-day whirlwind of turnover, partisan divide and Twitter blasts.
Trump’s team has filed a smattering of lawsuits in battleground states, some of which were immediately rebuffed by judges. His personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, was holding a news conference in Philadelphia threatening more legal action when the race was called.
Biden, born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and raised in Delaware, was one of the youngest candidates ever elected to the Senate. Before he took office, his wife and daughter were killed, and his two sons badly injured in a 1972 car crash.
Commuting every night on a train from Washington back to Wilmington, Biden fashioned an everyman political persona to go along with powerful Senate positions, including chairman of the Senate Judiciary and Foreign Relations Committees. Some aspects of his record drew critical scrutiny from fellow Democrats, including his support for the 1994 crime bill, his vote for the 2003 Iraq War and his management of the Clarence Thomas’ Supreme Court hearings.
Biden’s 1988 presidential campaign was done in by plagiarism allegations, and his next bid in 2008 ended quietly. But later that year, he was tapped to be Barack Obama’s running mate and he became an influential vice president, steering the administration’s outreach to both Capitol Hill and Iraq.
While his reputation was burnished by his time in office and his deep friendship with Obama, Biden stood aside for Clinton and opted not to run in 2016 after his adult son Beau died of brain cancer the year before.
Trump’s tenure pushed Biden to make one more run as he declared that “the very soul of the nation is at stake.”
The Associated Press has declared Democrat Joe Biden the winner of the presidential race. Washington Bureau Chief Julie Pace explains how the AP made the call after Biden won his native Pennsylvania. (Nov. 7)
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to supporters, early Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
FILE – In this Aug. 12, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., pass each other as Harris moves to the podium to speak during a campaign event at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, Del. Harris made history Saturday, Nov. 7, as the first Black woman elected as vice president of the United States, shattering barriers that have kept men — almost all of them white — entrenched at the highest levels of American politics for more than two centuries. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Trump supporters, at left, demonstrating the election results are confronted by counter protesters at the State Capitol in Lansing, Mich., Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by the historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil.David Goldman/AP
President Donald Trump participates in a round of golf at the Trump National Golf Course on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Sterling, Va. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
President Donald Trump leaves the podium after speaking at the White House, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
People celebrate Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Philadelphia, after Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become 46th president of the United States. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
People gathered in Black Lives Matter Plaza, react to the presidential race being called in Joe Biden’s favor, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Washington. Democrat Joe Biden has defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden takes off his face mask as he arrives to speak, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
President Donald Trump speaks at the White House, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
A Luzerne County worker canvases ballots that arrived after closing of voting until Friday at 5 p.m. and postmarked by Nov. 3rd as vote counting in the general election continues, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
People celebrate outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center after Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become 46th president of the United States, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
At 7 pm week days from Monday through Friday John and I will leave our computer desks and join each other to watch the evening news from PBS, which usually is presented by Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff taking us to the various events of in US and in world. We enjoy seeing both of them. They are part of our daily life. We did not expect anything much when we did not see Gwen for a week or so. Then the world came crashing down on us again when we heard the news that Gwen passed away on Monday November 14. The traumatic effect is just like the result of the US presidential election. But with Gwen Ifill passing away is just like we lost a close friend that we long to see every evening to give us knowledge of the world around us. We will miss her and appreciate the hard work that she and the PBS organization provided for us. May she rest in peace, we will think of her fondly always.
The news of Gwen Ifill’s death has left a void in the world of journalism and politics. Judy Woodruff and Hari Sreenivasan speak with a few of her friends and colleagues about her legacy and what made her so beloved.
Gwen Ifill, 1965, with her siblings outside the church where her father worked in Buffalo.
Gwen with her siblings Oliver, Maria and Roberto in 1961.
Gwen had several siblings including Earle, Roberto and Oliver.
Gwen with her family
Gwen with her parents
Gwen with her godson
Gwen Ifill with her cousin Sherrily Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
Gwen Ifill on the Great Wall of China
Gwen Ifill graduated from Simmons College in 1977.
A young Gwen Ifill, typing her story.
Gwen Ifill graduated from Simmons College in 1977.
Gwen Ifill with her brothers Oliver and Roberto at her 1977 graduation from Simmons College
Gwen Ifill started her career as a newspaper reporter for The Boston Herald American, The Baltimore Evening Sun, The Washington Post and The New York Times.
Gwen with her friend New York Times reporter Robin Toner during the 1988 presidential campaign.
Gwen covered the 1988 presidential campaign of Jesse Jackson
Gwen Ifill covered presidential hopefull Bill Clinton for The New York Times during his 1992 campaign
Gwen Ifill, 1992 campaign
Gwen Ifill on the set of Meet the Press in 1994 with her mentor Tim Russert, Washington Post reporter David Broder and NBC reporter Lisa Myers.
Gwen Ifill with her NBC colleagues Tom Brokaw, Lisa Myers and David Bloom.
Gwen Ifill with her NBC News colleague Andrea Mitchell during the 1996 presidential campaign.
Gwen covered seven presidential campaigns. This is from the convention in 1996.
Gwen Ifill with her NBC News colleagues
Gwen Ifill was chief political and Congressional correspondent at NBC News from 1994-1999.
Gwen Ifill with her mentor and friend Tim Russert.
Gwen Ifill was a Congressional Correspondent for NBC News from 1994 until joining PBS in 1999.
Gwen Ifill joined Washington Week as moderator in 2009. She had been a regular panelists for many years.
Gwen Ifill interviewed Illinois state senator Barack Obama after his 2004 speech at the Democratic National Convention.
Gwen Ifill with her one-time Washington Post colleague and long-time Washington Week panelist Dan Balz.
Gwen Ifill with Colin Powell
Gwen Ifill interviewing the first justice on the U.S. Supreme Court Sandra Day O’Connor for the PBS NewsHour.
Gwen moderated two vice presidential debates including the 2008 debate between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden.
Days before the 2008 vice presidential debate, Gwen tripped on research in her home and broke her ankle. She moderated the debate without pain medication.
One of Gwen’s biggest mentors was the late Meet the Press moderator Tim Russert, her one-time boss at NBC News
Gwen Ifill joined Washington Week in 1999 as moderator. She called the show her ‘sandbox,’ where she could gather every Friday with her smartest friends.
Gwen Ifill with two long-time Washington Week panelists — co-anchor of ABC’s This Week Martha Raddatz and anchor of CBS’ Face the Nation John Dickerson.
Gwen Ifill with the staff of Washington Week in 2013.
Gwen Ifill was awarded a 2008 Peabody Award for bringing Washington Week to live audiences around the country. She loved meeting fans of the show.
Gwen Ifill with long-time senior producer Chris Guarino after accepting the 2008 Peabody Award for Washington Week’s election year road series.
Gwen Ifill joined the PBS NewsHour in 1999.
Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff were named co-anchors of the PBS NewsHour in 2013
Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff anchoring coverage of the 2012 presidential conventions.
Gwen was a best-selling author of her 2009 book “The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama.”
Gwen Ifill with George and Amal Clooney
In September 2015, Gwen moderated “America After Charleston,” examining the issues propelled into public discourse after a white gunman shot and killed nine African-American parishioners in Charleston,
In September 2015, Gwen moderated “America After Charleston,” examining the issues propelled into public discourse after a white gunman shot and killed nine African-American parishioners in Charleston,
In September 2014, Gwen moderated “America After Ferguson,” discussing the many issues facing communities in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri.
In September 2014, Gwen moderated “America After Ferguson,” discussing the many issues facing communities in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri.
Gwen was committed to helping young journalists and served on the board of the News Literacy Project.
Gwen Ifill last interviewed President Obama in June 2016
Gwen Ifill first interviewed a young state senator Barack Obama at the 2004 Democratic National Convention and featured him in her 2009 book ‘The Breakthrough.’ Ifill last interviewed the president in June 2016.
Gwen Ifill has received over 20 honorary degrees.
GwenIfill was a big lover of music, including Stevie Wonder.
Gwen Ifill with PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger
As part of the on going PBS History Makers presentations, Gwen Ifill interviews singer and actress Eartha Kitt.
Gwen Ifill was a big music fan, including Elton John.