Republican lawmakers are introducing bills to reduce voting accessibility across the nation, building off of former President Trump’s election fraud claims during the 2020 election. CNN’s Dianne Gallagher tells us more.
United States Capitol police say that supporters of Donald Trump, who launched the deadly attack on the Capitol last month, have indicated their wish to 'blow up' the building, and possibly during a coming address by President Joe Biden. Jayson Albano reports.
White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki on Tuesday said the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services opened an emergency facility to add capacity for migrant children to adhere to social distancing guidelines, after a Fox News correspondent suggested the Biden administration was employing the same Trump-era immigration policy.
CNN’s Dana Bash points out that Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) line of questioning to attorney general nominee Merrick Garland about the partisanship of the Justice Department noticeably didn’t include the Trump administration and Cruz’s own role in the discourse.
Former President Donald Trump will speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, marking his first public appearance since leaving the White House. Trump’s former senior adviser Lara Trump told Fox News that he may be interested in running for office again in 2024.
Brian Stelter recounts how amateur sleuths tracked Senator Ted Cruz’s trip to Cancun and called him out for leaving Texas in the middle of an emergency: “Crowdsourcing turned to crowd-shaming.” Carol Leonnig discusses the role of leaks and the motivations of leakers.
Brian Stelter calls out reckless headlines about Covid vaccines that cause undue fear. Dr. Leana Wen says “the media should do a lot more when it comes to talking up the extraordinary benefits of the vaccines.”
Texas-based journalist Emily Ramshaw stresses the importance of local news, saying, “you can’t count on anybody else in a crisis like this.” Ramshaw and Brian Stelter also discuss how reporters have operated in the field despite the infrastructure failures.
Brian Stelter discusses Fox’s ratings slump and CNN’s surge with Nicole Hemmer and David Folkenflik. Hemmer says Fox’s recent schedule changes are “a pretty clear sign that Fox News sees Newsmax as its big problem right now.” Folkenflik also reacts to James Murdoch’s recent warning about disinformation. And Eugene Daniels discusses his role in relaunching the Politico Playbook newsletter franchise.
Politico’s Tina Nguyen tells Brian Stelter about the day she spent watching pro-Trump TV channel One America News from morning until night. “It’s a world where the left and the media and all of the enemies of Trump are trying to do whatever it takes to cancel Trump and in return, that justifies them, the right, Trump’s allies doing whatever it takes to ‘cancel the left,’” she says.