Veteran journalist Jackie Calmes says political journalists are failing the public when they indulge “both-siderism.” She says the radicalization of the GOP is a key story: “People are feeling like, well, without Trump in the picture, we’re sort of back to normal. And, in fact, we’re not. Trump still runs the party.”
Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas tells CNN’s Jake Tapper that a mandate for state employees would “probably increase vaccination rates, but it would also increase the resistance of some.”
CNN’s Jake Tapper asks Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) about how she feels about two Senate Democrat holdouts, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), who are essential to pass a large social safety net bill without Republican support through a process called reconciliation.
While campaigning for the incumbent Gov. Phil Murphy (D-NJ) in Newark, former President Barack Obama takes aim at Republican gubernatorial challenger Jack Ciattarelli’s excuse for attending a “Stop the Steal” event.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says she expects inflation to return to normal levels by the second half of 2022 and pushed back on former Clinton Treasury Secretary Larry Summer’s fears that the Biden administration is losing control over inflation.
Drama on the House floor developed when Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene confronted Reps. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and Liz Cheney (R-WY) as the House was voting on the criminal contempt resolution against Steve Bannon. Rep. Raskin recounts the event to CNN’s Briana Keilar.
Capitol police officer Michael Fanone was brutally beaten during the January 6 insurrection on the Capitol. He joins CNN’s Brianna Keilar to discuss Trump supporters who believe conspiracy theories that the attack was not orchestrated by Trump supporters.
CNN’s Brian Stelter and Brianna Keilar say it’s striking Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto would say that the Covid-19 vaccination saved his life while the network’s prime time hosts speak out against mandates.