This week’s episode of Nerdcast
22 Янв 2021, 13:42“I haven’t been able to get this moment out of my head”
Candidates, donors and local party officials are already organizing against the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump.
22 Янв 2021, 05:42Trump forces seek primary revenge on GOP impeachment backers
The decision is a sign that Joe Biden looked favorably on the national committee’s work during the presidential election season.
22 Янв 2021, 01:43Cornale tapped for DNC executive director
California Senate Republicans have chosen state Sen. Scott Wilk to lead their caucus.
21 Янв 2021, 23:42Trump-backing California legislator ousted as GOP caucus leader
Evanina left his position after six years as director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center.
21 Янв 2021, 23:42U.S. intelligence head who warned of foreign election threats steps down
“He apparently didn’t consider, or didn’t care, how this might impact the Senate Republicans who will now be asked to ignore his actions and save ‘his reputation’ in the impeachment trial,” said one top Republican.
21 Янв 2021, 05:42Trump’s ‘crony pardons’ flabbergast the political world
An FBI affidavit described preparations by the Proud Boys to storm the Capitol, including using earpieces and walkie-talkies to direct movements through the building.
21 Янв 2021, 01:42Feds: Evidence shows well-laid plan by some Capitol insurrectionists
“Today, on this January day, my whole soul is in this: Bringing America together. Uniting our people. And uniting our nation,” President Joe Biden said.
20 Янв 2021, 23:42Full text: Joe Biden inauguration speech transcript
The newly released website will house archived White House websites and social media accounts.
20 Янв 2021, 23:42National Archives launches website for Trump Presidential Library
Biden served as Obama’s vice president from 2009 to 2017. The two have enjoyed a friendship — albeit a complicated one at times — over the years.
20 Янв 2021, 19:43‘This is your time’: Obama congratulates Biden before his inauguration
Eugene Goodman has been praised for luring a group of rioters away from the chamber while senators were still inside.
20 Янв 2021, 19:42Capitol Police officer who diverted mob from Senate escorts Harris
“This ceremony is the culmination of 244 years of a democracy,” she says.
20 Янв 2021, 19:42Klobuchar: Biden’s inauguration is the day ‘our democracy picks itself up’
It’s not easy to ‘drain the swamp,’ but Biden might just do it.
20 Янв 2021, 05:42I Wrote President Obama’s Ethics Plan—Biden’s Is Better
Biden’s personal favorability rating has improved by 7 percentage points since October.
19 Янв 2021, 17:42Poll: 66 percent approve of Biden’s handling of transition
Biden is rounding out his health team, with nominations yet to come to head the FDA and CMS.
19 Янв 2021, 17:42Biden picks transgender doctor as assistant health secretary
About 20 percent of Republicans said they “strongly” or “somewhat” approved of a Senate conviction in the latest poll, conducted between Jan. 15-17.
19 Янв 2021, 15:42Poll: Republican support for convicting Trump in Senate growing
The year’s first migrant caravan had largely stalled two days before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.
19 Янв 2021, 01:42Weary migrants wait at Guatemala roadblock as caravan stalls
Parts of the city are nearly deserted because of unprecedented security for the inauguration of Joe Biden.
18 Янв 2021, 03:42Fortress D.C.
More than half of Americans polled say that other Americans are the “biggest threat” to the nation.
17 Янв 2021, 21:42Poll: We have met the enemy and it is us
He had spent the previous five months in Germany recovering from a nerve agent attack blamed on Vladimir Putin’s regime.
17 Янв 2021, 21:42Kremlin critic Navalny, facing arrest, lands in Moscow
It’s a notable development in the nationwide manhunt for the perpetrators of the Jan. 6 attack, which left five dead.
17 Янв 2021, 03:42Mother-son duo facing conspiracy charges for role in Capitol assault
Loews Hotels announced it would not play host to an already scheduled event for the Missouri senator.
16 Янв 2021, 23:42Hotel pulls plug on Hawley fundraiser
Many officials believe the cots are unnecessary, but the photos of Guardsmen resting on the floor of the Capitol quickly became a “PR issue.”
16 Янв 2021, 23:42Guardsmen stationed at U.S. Capitol building to get cots
It’s not clear if the FBI’s information is still current, or whether any such rally will materialize.
16 Янв 2021, 21:42FBI warned of potential extremist violence at Jan. 17 rally
The president’s daughter isn’t making concrete moves. But Republicans say that moves are being made in anticipation of her running.
16 Янв 2021, 19:42Ivanka’s political future comes into sharper focus
“The craziness from the state Republican Party … it’s pretty embarrassing,” said a former top Republican official.
16 Янв 2021, 19:42Trump blows up the Arizona GOP on his way out
If the party is going to survive Trump, it needs to cut the extremists loose and craft a broader message. Here’s how that succeeded before.
16 Янв 2021, 19:42A Reaganesque Scheme for a GOP Reboot
The vice president has indicated he will attend Biden’s inauguration in a show of support for the transfer of power.
15 Янв 2021, 23:42Pence congratulates Harris days before inauguration
“What we found was an egregious abuse of police power,” James said at a press conference.
14 Янв 2021, 23:42New York attorney general suing NYPD over protest response
The choice of the South Carolina Democrat is welcomed by many state party officials.
14 Янв 2021, 21:42Harrison selected as Biden’s DNC chair
His presidential inaugural committee is producing a 90-minute, prime-time television special to celebrate the swearing-in.
14 Янв 2021, 17:42Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez to perform at Biden’s inauguration
Other GOP megadonors decline chance to defend Trump or his allies who challenged the election results.
14 Янв 2021, 05:42Koch network pledges to ‘weigh heavy’ lawmakers’ actions in riots
The ceremonial step means the article is now on its way to the Senate, which will hold a trial of President Donald Trump.
14 Янв 2021, 03:42Pelosi signs article of impeachment
Former speaker Michael Madigan’s grip on power loosened quickly after a federal investigation became fodder for Republicans in the 2020 election.
14 Янв 2021, 01:42Illinois elects first Black speaker after decades of Madigan rule
Presidents traditionally get pummeled in the off years. Especially those in their first term. But Team Biden has a plan. And some Dems are cautiously optimistic.
13 Янв 2021, 15:43Inside Joe Biden’s plan to avoid a midterm ‘shellacking’
Highly regarded within the Democratic Party for her diplomatic chops, it was widely expected that she would land a role in Biden’s administration.
13 Янв 2021, 15:42Biden picks Samantha Power to lead USAID
Stefanik was among the 147 House Republicans who voted against certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral victory.
12 Янв 2021, 19:42Harvard removes Republican Elise Stefanik from advisory committee
The casino magnate donated massive sums to Republican candidates and various causes.
12 Янв 2021, 17:42Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson dies
The Health secretary’s move to not publicly back Trump represents a notable departure for the usually loyal official.
12 Янв 2021, 17:42Azar declines to back Trump when pressed about the 25th Amendment
One officer took a now-infamous selfie with one of the rioters, and the other wore a “Make America Great Again” hat while “directing“ members of the mob, said Rep. Tim Ryan.
12 Янв 2021, 03:422 Capitol Police officers suspended after deadly riot, lawmaker says
Roughly 48 percent of respondents agreed that Congress should begin impeachment proceedings to remove Trump from office, compared to 44 percent who disagreed.
12 Янв 2021, 01:42Poll: Americans narrowly back Trump’s impeachment, resignation
The prestigious tourney was to be played at Trump’s course in New Jersey.
11 Янв 2021, 07:42PGA Championship leaving Trump National in ’22 tournament
Mayor Muriel Bowser asked DHS to adjust its approach after deadly riots at the Capitol last week.
10 Янв 2021, 23:42D.C. mayor pushes for enhanced security surrounding Inauguration Day
The whiplash from the Georgia elections to the storming of the Capitol mirrored a familiar pattern in U.S. history of Black advancement followed by white backlash.
10 Янв 2021, 17:43There’s a Term for What Happened at the Capitol This Week: ‘Whitelash’