Steve Schmidt, co-founder of the Lincoln Project, calls out the current Republican party for its role in the insurrection and says the party is a “real life autocratic movement”
Source: MSDNC, Steve Schmidt thinks Rand Paul has ‘soiled his oath’
President of the National Action Network Reverend Al Sharpton and editor at large of the Bulwark Charlie Sykes on President Biden’s efforts to stabilize the economy
Source: MSDNC, Rev. Al Sharpton: People ‘don’t care if a Republican or Democrat fed them’
Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss the standoff between Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell over an organizing resolution, and the prospects for bipartisanship in a 50-50 senate. When I look at the three leaders, President Biden, Chuck Schumer, and Mitch McConnell, they have almost a century of Senate service, a century. That’s 100 years of working together in various ways,” Daschle says. “If a century of service in the senate doesn’t serve as a fact
Source: MSDNC, Tom Daschle: Biden, Schumer, McConnell have a combined ‘100 years of working together’
President Biden announced he would be signing two executive orders to help provide economic relief to Americans amid the Covid-19 pandemic, saying “no one should have to choose between their livelihoods and their own health.”
Source: MSDNC, Biden: ‘No one should have to choose between their livelihoods and their own health’
Climate change activist Greta Thunberg says that the climate goals from the Biden administration are “very far from being in line with the Paris Agreement” but welcomes the new tone from the president.
Source: MSDNC, Thunberg: ‘Time will tell’ if Biden administration fulfills climate promises
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.
Source: MSDNC, Biden signs executive actions impacting other countries worldwide
Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced efforts the Biden administration will be taking to combat the “growing national security threat” of domestic violent extremism. Included in these efforts, the Director of National Intelligence will be asked to complete a “comprehensive threat assessment” in the country.
Source: MSDNC, Biden Press Secy. Jen Psaki announces efforts to combat domestic violent extremism
Home-run hitting baseball legend Hank Aaron has died at age 86. Aaron spent 21 seasons of his 23-year career playing for the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves and broke Babe Ruth’s all-time home run record.
Source: MSDNC, Baseball icon Hank Aaron dies at 86
One in 4 people who can get pregnant will terminate a pregnancy by the age of 45. And they live in every religious community.
Source: MSDNC, Abortion is a religious issue. Just not the way evangelicals want you to believe
The Senate has voted to confirm President Biden’s nominee to serve as secretary of defense, retired Gen. Lloyd Austin, the first Black American to hold the position.
Source: MSDNC, Senate votes to confirm retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as secretary of defense
Sen. Chuck Schumer announced on the Senate floor that the House of Representatives will submit the article of impeachment against former President Trump on Monday and the Senate will then hold a trial.
Source: MSDNC, Schumer: Article of impeachment against Trump will be delivered to Senate on Monday
If Democrats are going to hold on to the momentum galvanized under Trump’s disastrous term, they need to deliver.
Source: MSDNC, Trump’s chaos was exactly what the Democratic Party needed
U.S. Capitol Police are investigating a report that Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md., tried to take a gun onto the House floor Thursday, a department spokesperson said. The panel discusses.
Source: MSDNC, ‘It’s a show’: Police investigate if GOP rep. tried to bring gun onto floor
After a lot of heartbreak, hope feels weird. And yet …
Source: MSDNC, The president thinks the pandemic is out of control. That’s a relief.
White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain tells Lawrence O’Donnell that the supply of Covid-19 vaccines will increase by 20 percent because President Joe Biden invoked the Defense Production Act. Ron Klain says the Trump administration “fell so far behind” on vaccinations.
Source: MSDNC, W.H. Chief of Staff: COVID vaccine supply to increase by 20 percent
Rachel Maddow looks at how the Biden administration came into office with a well planned agenda, but a lot of their early work is taking care of the basics of governing that he Trump administration neglected or was too incompetent to perform.
Source: MSDNC, Trump admin governing incompetence leaves low hanging fruit for Biden team
It was a fitting cap to Trump’s corrupt administration that in his final hours, he pardoned Bannon— forgiving his alleged crime of fleecing Trump’s own supporters—and rescinded the lobbying ban that he had put in place at the start of his term.
Source: MSDNC, Fleece Trump’s own supporters? He’ll pardon you.
Chris Hayes: “Democrats are going to have to choose really soon: do they roll over for phony calls for unity that absolve the Republican Party for its trespasses against American democracy? Or, do they wield the rare power they have won through democratic means to repair democracy and people’s lives?”
Source: MSDNC, Hayes: Senate Dems have a choice—accept ‘unity’ or use their power to improve America
In a ReidOut exclusive, DNC Chairman Jaime Harrison tells Joy Reid that he wants the party to invest in a 50 state strategy to be prepared for the next races.
Source: MSDNC, DNC Chair Jaime Harrison: We’re going to invest in a 50 state strategy
On the inauguration festivities, Joy Reid says Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman stole the show: “That is the America that won and defeated the ugly forces of January 6th.”
Source: MSDNC, Joy Reid says Amanda Gorman is ‘the America that won’ on Inauguration day
On the Biden Administration’s first day in office and their relationship with the press, Yamiche Alincdor says “We’re going to ask tough questions, I’m going to ask tough questions. But at least we’re in a situation where they’re saying we’re going to level with you. We’re not going to lie to you upfront …”
Source: MSDNC, Yamiche Alcindor: We’ll ask tough questions, but the White House won’t ‘make up alternative facts’
Sen. Bernie Sanders brought the drip to Biden’s inauguration, and everybody noticed. MSNBC’s Ari Melber discusses how Sanders’ “inaugural chic” took the internet by storm, and highlights some of The Beat’s favorite memes that have been created to memorialize the striking look.
Source: MSDNC, Who are you wearing?: Bernie goes viral with confident mitten look
Elizabeth Neumann, former Assistant Secretary of counterterrorism and threat prevention at DHS, calls out the roles Republicans played in the insurrection and says that it is incumbent upon them to debunk the lies. She notes it is very difficult to stop radicalization without acknowledgement from within.
Source: MSDNC, Elizabeth Neumann says Republicans need to hold themselves accountable for their roles in the Jan 6th siege
Dr. Kavita Patel responds to Chief Medical Adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci revealing that he feels much more comfortable working with the Biden administration because he can ‘let the science speak’
Source: MSDNC, ‘It is somewhat of a liberating feeling’: Dr. Fauci on working for the Biden administration
Not only did more Americans vote for the candidate running against Donald Trump twice, but America has been more blue than red for a long time. Now that Biden has assumed office, MSNBC’s Ari Melber points out that Democratic candidates have won more total votes than Republicans in seven of the last eight elections, despite Republicans having a built-in advantage due to a variety of structural reasons.
Source: MSDNC, Dems won more votes than the GOP in 7 of the past 8 elections