Some Americans reacted warily on Friday to new federal guidance allowing people to go without masks in most places, suggesting that many do not feel safe enough yet from COVID-19 to lose their face coverings. Gavino Garay reports.
The top Democrat and Republican on the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee have reached a deal to push forward with a bipartisan, independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 storming of U.S. Capitol, the lawmakers said on Friday. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
Susan Glasser and Brian Stelter discuss the connections between bogus claims about the election and erroneous info about coronavirus. She says Donald Trump’s supporters are “the most resistant to basic factual arguments and information about why the vaccine is safe and necessary for public health.” David Zurawik joins the conversation.
Brian Stelter says Covid-19 coverage is changing as cases dissipate in the United States, and it’s important for media outlets to model the “new normal.” Amanda Marcotte says journalists are feeling more “empowered to ask hard questions” of public health authorities. At the same time, David Zurawik points out, memories of the pandemic’s peak are still fresh.
Brian Stelter raises a recent debate about whether Sunday political shows should be interviewing GOP lawmakers who backed Trump’s bid to overturn the election results. If they are booked on TV, Susan Glasser says, “it’s most important that there be accountability in the questioning and in the way in which this is presented.”
At least three top Republicans plan to miss President Donald Trump's farewell ceremony. House Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Rep. Kevin McCarthy will attend church with Joe Biden. Vice President..
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