By Trevor Hunnicutt and Nandita Bose WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden moved swiftly on his first full day in the White House on Thursday to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, his top priority as he turns the page on four years of Donald Trump's tumultuous leadership. The Biden administration is aiming at a coordinated federal coronavirus response to the 10-month pandemic, focused on boosting vaccines, increasing testing, reopening schools and addressing inequalities thrown up by the disease. Trump, who frequently sought to play down the severity of the virus which has killed more than...
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Andy McCabe slams 'disgraceful' Senate GOP for trying to distract from FBI hearing with more election lies
On CNN Tuesday, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe tore into Senate Republicans for their continued effort to push conspiracy theories surrounding the Capitol riot in January at the hearing with FBI Director Christopher Wray.
"How do you reconcile Republican members of Congress that swore an oath to the Constitution continuing to traffic in conspiracy theories and lies about the insurrection and the very serious and persistent threat from extremist groups, rightwing extremist groups Director Wray himself laid out today?" asked anchor Anderson Cooper. "Is there precedent for this?"
Mississippi becomes the next 'failed state' as the water system enters third week of failure: Joy Reid
The severe weather crisis in Texas was so bad that power went out and water and sanitation quickly followed. While Texas has power and water and can begin the long, tedious process of repairing their homes, Mississippi is still suffering.
Like Texas, Mississippi suffered under the same cold snap, and while they didn't lose power, they did lose water. While most states would be fighting to help their people, Gov. Tate Reeves, a Republican, focused instead on ignoring all COVID-19 protections.
It's 'getting dangerous': CNN reporter warns QAnon's March 4 delusion Trump will seize power won't end well
On Tuesday's edition of CNN's "OutFront," correspondent Donie O'Sullivan warned of the potential danger of the new conspiracy theory tying together QAnon with the "sovereign citizen" movement to claim former President Donald Trump will be re-inaugurated on March 4th as the 19th "real" president.
"Is the language you're hearing for them now about March 4th similar in any way to the language that you heard from them before January 6th?" asked anchor Erin Burnett, referring to the violent invasion of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump demonstrators and right-wing paramilitary groups.
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