CNN’s John Avlon takes a look at how right-wing media parroted former President Trump’s soft stance towards Russian President Vladimir Putin and asks whether these deflections will continue as President Biden adopts a more stern rhetoric towards Russia.
Axios reporter Jonathan Swan tells CNN about former President Donald Trump’s “off-the-books” bid to remove troops from Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Germany and Africa in his final weeks in office after he’d lost the election.
A Colorado man who was recently charged with murder in the disappearance of his wife a year ago has also been charged with voter fraud for voting for Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election using his wife’s mail-in ballot, according to an affidavit. CNN’s Laura Jarrett reports.
Among some Trump fans, “there was a psychological need or longing or craving to believe that Donald Trump won” the election in 2020, Peter Wehner says. They have “news sources feeding that addiction, giving them the information they want, playing into confirmation bias,” he adds.
President Joe Biden said on Thursday that Colonial Pipeline should be reaching full operational capacity right now and he expects to see fuel normalcy this weekend. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
Russian President Vladimir Putin took to the ice on Monday in a gala match of the Night Hockey League in Sochi.Among the leader's teammates were Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Olympic champion Viacheslav Fetisov.Putin scored at least eight times during the game against an amateur league team, with a final score of 13 points to 9 in favour of Putin's team.President of International Ice Hockey Federation René Fasel also took part in the game as a referee and addressed spectators in Russian.During his 15 years as Russia's leader Putin has frequently taken part in sporting activities, most notably in judo and swimming.
Brian Stelter outlines the reasons for a democracy beat and talks with Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson about the news media’s coverage of those she calls “democracy deniers.” Plus, voting rights reporter Ari Berman argues the “most important dividing line in American politics right now isn’t between Democrats and Republicans, it’s between Republicans versus democracy.”
U.S. President Joe Biden spoke with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, the White House said on Saturday, as the Israel-Hamas conflict continued to rage and destroyed a tower block that housed news media organizations. This report produced by Jonah Green.