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Tom Daschle: Biden, Schumer, McConnell have a combined '100 years of working together'

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 20:52
Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss the standoff between Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell over an organizing resolution, and the prospects for bipartisanship in a 50-50 senate. When I look at the three leaders, President Biden, Chuck Schumer, and Mitch McConnell, they have almost a century of Senate service, a century. That's 100 years of working together in various ways," Daschle says. "If a century of service in the senate doesn't serve as a fact
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Biden: 'No one should have to choose between their livelihoods and their own health'

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 20:32
President Biden announced he would be signing two executive orders to help provide economic relief to Americans amid the Covid-19 pandemic, saying "no one should have to choose between their livelihoods and their own health."
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Thunberg: 'Time will tell' if Biden administration fulfills climate promises

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 19:59
Climate change activist Greta Thunberg says that the climate goals from the Biden administration are "very far from being in line with the Paris Agreement" but welcomes the new tone from the president.
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Biden signs executive actions impacting other countries worldwide

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 19:34
President Biden is making his first call to a foreign leader today since his inauguration, putting a focus on the United States’ relationship with other countries around the world. Eurasia Group founder and president Ian Bremmer join Stephanie Ruhle to discuss why his call might be a little tense.
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Biden Press Secy. Jen Psaki announces efforts to combat domestic violent extremism

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 18:54
Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced efforts the Biden administration will be taking to combat the "growing national security threat" of domestic violent extremism. Included in these efforts, the Director of National Intelligence will be asked to complete a "comprehensive threat assessment" in the country.
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Baseball icon Hank Aaron dies at 86

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 16:42
Home-run hitting baseball legend Hank Aaron has died at age 86. Aaron spent 21 seasons of his 23-year career playing for the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves and broke Babe Ruth's all-time home run record.
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Abortion is a religious issue. Just not the way evangelicals want you to believe

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 16:38
One in 4 people who can get pregnant will terminate a pregnancy by the age of 45. And they live in every religious community.
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Senate votes to confirm retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as secretary of defense

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 16:11
The Senate has voted to confirm President Biden's nominee to serve as secretary of defense, retired Gen. Lloyd Austin, the first Black American to hold the position.
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Schumer: Article of impeachment against Trump will be delivered to Senate on Monday

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 15:16
Sen. Chuck Schumer announced on the Senate floor that the House of Representatives will submit the article of impeachment against former President Trump on Monday and the Senate will then hold a trial.
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Trump's chaos was exactly what the Democratic Party needed

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 15:14
If Democrats are going to hold on to the momentum galvanized under Trump’s disastrous term, they need to deliver.
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'It's a show': Police investigate if GOP rep. tried to bring gun onto floor

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 13:14
U.S. Capitol Police are investigating a report that Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md., tried to take a gun onto the House floor Thursday, a department spokesperson said. The panel discusses.
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The president thinks the pandemic is out of control. That's a relief.

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 10:30
After a lot of heartbreak, hope feels weird. And yet ...
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W.H. Chief of Staff: COVID vaccine supply to increase by 20 percent

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 04:20
White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain tells Lawrence O'Donnell that the supply of Covid-19 vaccines will increase by 20 percent because President Joe Biden invoked the Defense Production Act. Ron Klain says the Trump administration "fell so far behind" on vaccinations.
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Trump admin governing incompetence leaves low hanging fruit for Biden team

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 02:07
Rachel Maddow looks at how the Biden administration came into office with a well planned agenda, but a lot of their early work is taking care of the basics of governing that he Trump administration neglected or was too incompetent to perform.
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Fleece Trump's own supporters? He'll pardon you.

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 01:49
It was a fitting cap to Trump’s corrupt administration that in his final hours, he pardoned Bannon— forgiving his alleged crime of fleecing Trump's own supporters—and rescinded the lobbying ban that he had put in place at the start of his term.
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Hayes: Senate Dems have a choice—accept ‘unity’ or use their power to improve America

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 01:12
Chris Hayes: “Democrats are going to have to choose really soon: do they roll over for phony calls for unity that absolve the Republican Party for its trespasses against American democracy? Or, do they wield the rare power they have won through democratic means to repair democracy and people's lives?”
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DNC Chair Jaime Harrison: We’re going to invest in a 50 state strategy

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 01:05
In a ReidOut exclusive, DNC Chairman Jaime Harrison tells Joy Reid that he wants the party to invest in a 50 state strategy to be prepared for the next races.
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Joy Reid says Amanda Gorman is ‘the America that won’ on Inauguration day

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 00:54
On the inauguration festivities, Joy Reid says Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman stole the show: “That is the America that won and defeated the ugly forces of January 6th.”
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Yamiche Alcindor: We’ll ask tough questions, but the White House won’t ‘make up alternative facts’

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 00:33
On the Biden Administration’s first day in office and their relationship with the press, Yamiche Alincdor says "We're going to ask tough questions, I'm going to ask tough questions. But at least we're in a situation where they're saying we're going to level with you. We're not going to lie to you upfront ..."
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Who are you wearing?: Bernie goes viral with confident mitten look

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 00:13
Sen. Bernie Sanders brought the drip to Biden’s inauguration, and everybody noticed. MSNBC’s Ari Melber discusses how Sanders’ “inaugural chic” took the internet by storm, and highlights some of The Beat’s favorite memes that have been created to memorialize the striking look.
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