January 19, 2021
It is Donald Trump's last full day as president. The last full day that he can use the power to pardon. Who might Trump choose? The Senate goes back to work today for the first time since the attack on the Capitol. It will consider five of Joe Biden's cabinet nominees, prioritizing those in national security. In Guatemala, security forces fired tear gas at Honduran migrants trying to cross Guatemala's southern border. Why did they leave home, despite the danger?
January 18, 2021
Despite months of attempts to overturn democracy, the presidential transfer of power will happen this week. Thousands of U.S. troops will guard the inauguration as Joe Biden takes the oath of office. Vaccine distribution is moving more slowly than expected. Also, what does the Kremlin plan for Alexei Navalny? The critic of Russia's Vladimir Putin returned to his home country. Officials there arrested him.
January 17, 2021
In this bonus episode, Kamala Harris answers The NPR Politics Podcast's questions about the current moment. With days until she and Joe Biden are inaugurated as the President and Vice President of the United States, Harris talked with NPR's Scott Detrow about how she felt after the attack on the Capitol and the administration's new $1.9 trillion relief package proposal.
January 16, 2021
President-elect Joe Biden laid out his plans to speed up vaccinations as soon as he takes office. More than 100 people have been arrested, and many more are under investigation, following the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol building. The FBI warns that they are hearing "online chatter" about possible armed protests in state capitals.
January 15, 2021
The incoming Biden-Harris administration has big plans. They want $1.9 trillion in new spending to help Americans. State capitals across the United States are bracing for potential unrest. The FBI warns of scenes similar to January 6th. Are state and local law enforcement prepared? And nearly seven years after the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, those responsible are now being held accountable. Nine former and current officials have been indicted.
January 14, 2021
Donald Trump became the first U.S. president to be impeached twice. The upcoming Senate trial won't start until Joe Biden is inaugurated. What will it mean for Biden's agenda? FBI officials discovered specific threats against members of Congress leading up to the January 6 attack on the Capitol. But they didn't act on it. Why weren't proper protocols followed for the pro-Trump rally that turned deadly? And Arizona has the worst coronavirus infection rate in the world.