Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Watch Biden greet Putin on important call

President Joe Biden greeted Russian President Vladimir Putin before beginning their video call meeting amid escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine. CNN's Dana Bash discusses how consequential the meeting could be for both the US and Russia.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/12/07/biden-putin-call-meeting-greeting-sot-ath-vpx.cnn

'Handmaid's Tale' writer on what totalitarianism could look like in US

CNN's Christiane Amanpour speaks with Margaret Atwood, the writer behind the dystopian novel "The Handmaid's Tale," about the parallels between what she wrote in the 1980s and the echoes of totalitarianism in the US today.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/12/07/margaret-atwood-handmaids-tale-totalitarianism-amanpour-vpx.cnn

Elon Musk doesn't want US government spending any more money on EV efforts

At the Wall Street Journal's CEO Council Summit, Tesla CEO Elon Musk suggested that Biden's spending bill be "deleted." The bill includes up to a $12,500 tax credit for electric vehicles and subsidies for EV charging stations.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/12/07/elon-musk-tax-credit-electric-vehicle-biden-orig.cnn-business

Senate confirms Biden's pick to lead border agency

The Senate confirmed President Joe Biden's pick to lead US Customs and Border Protection, Chris Magnus, on Tuesday after months of confirmation setbacks that left the agency with a void at the top amid a record number of border arrests.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/07/politics/senate-confirms-magnus-border-agency/index.html

Why top Republican is quitting congress to run Trump's media company

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), who is in line to chair the powerful House Ways and Means committee if the GOP takes back the House in 2022, announced that he is leaving congress in December to become CEO of former President Donald Trump's media company.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/12/07/devin-nunes-retire-from-congress-trump-media-company-sot-ip-vpx.cnn

Monday, December 6, 2021

Fareed Zakaria: This is the highest-stakes diplomacy Biden has conducted

CNN's Fareed Zakaria explains the high stakes surrounding President Joe Biden's anticipated call with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/12/07/biden-putin-call-fareed-zakaria-ac360-sot-vpx.cnn

GOP lawmaker: Marjorie Taylor Greene is a 'tattletale' for running to Trump

Amid a week of Republican infighting on Capitol Hill, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) told Steve Bannon on his radio show that she only believes Republicans taking back the House is worth it if the "right people" are elected.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/12/05/marjorie-taylor-greene-steve-bannon-gop-infighting-ip-panel-vpx.cnn

Goldman Sachs' CEO will perform at Lollapalooza

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon will DJ at Chicago's Lollapalooza music festival this July alongside acts like Metallica, Dua Lipa, Doja...