Jon Millstein is the head writer for What a Day Podcast on Crooked Media.
Biden released a 200-page national plan yesterday to centralize the COVID response effort, along with a flurry of executive orders and directives targeted at the health crisis. Plus, a more candid Dr. Fauci did his first press briefing under the new administration.The vaccine goal for the Biden administration is 100 million shots in the first 100 days. We spoke with Dr. Ashish Jha, Dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health about that plan, whether it’s fast enough, the threat of new variants, and more.And we’re joined by actor and comedian Alice Wetterlund for headlines: rumors of a forbidden romance between a 30 Rock Star and a MyPillow guy, new rooster laws in France, and Instacart fires all its unionized employees.Show Links:Listen to Rubicon Season 2: https://crooked.com/podcast-series/rubicon/Follow Alice Wetterlund: https://twitter.com/alicewetterlund Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Yesterday was inauguration day, which saw President Biden give his first speech as president on themes of unity, the division in our country, and a need to get back to telling the truth. Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first woman ever to be Vice President, and the first Black woman and Indian-American woman as well.Biden signed a total of 17 orders, proclamations, and memoranda on his first day in office, including directives to rejoin the World Health Organization, halt construction of Trump’s border wall, and more.And in headlines: Trump administration officials were hit with sanctions by China, Trump issues clemency to 143 people on his last day in office, and Trump’s kids to retain their security details for 6 months longer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Trump leaves office today after four years of hellish incompetence. We reflect on the challenges President Biden and Vice-President Harris will inherit as they takeover.The Senate trial for Trump’s impeachment still looms, as do Cabinet confirmations. Plus, Biden plans to send Congress a major immigration bill today, which is expected to include a path to citizenship for 11 million immigrants living in the US without legal status. And in headlines: the SAT’s will no longer have optional essays or subject tests, corporations pause donations to GOP lawmakers who voted not to certify the election, and North Carolina Senator Richard Burr won’t be charged with insider trading. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Over the weekend, Biden’s team announced the president-elect’s agenda for the first ten days of his term, plus a dozen or so executive actions Biden intends to sign on Inauguration Day. We discuss.Tomorrow's inauguration will have a massive security presence, with tens of thousands of National Guard troops headed to DC. Across the country, authorities continue to arrest people who participated in the January 6th attack, and states remain on high alert for any violent demonstrations.And in headlines: misinformation down on social media following Trump’s ban, Samsung’s chief is headed to prison again, and a pandemic-defining relationship comes to an end as Affleck and de Armas break up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Los Angeles, California, United States of America
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288
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1
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4 days, 1 hour
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