US Politics Media Watch

17 February 2021

This report gives a daily snapshot of the latest news in US politics from a selection of sources across multiple topics. The stories are separated by media bias ratings to highlight reporting differences based on left-to-right political partisanship. AllSides Media Bias Ratings and Media Bias/Fact Check are used for bias ratings.

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Corruption Impeachment Managers Reflect on Mitch McConnell, Insist Trial Hurt Donald TrumpNewsweekUtah GOP Defends Romney Amid Criticism Over Impeachment VoteUS News & World ReportN.C. Republicans Censure Sen. Burr Over Trump Impeachment VoteNPRMcConnell says he was defending Constitution, not Trump, with impeachment acquittal voteFOXNews.comTrump mounting effort to campaign against Republicans who voted for impeachmentConservative Institute Joe Biden Refuses to Discuss Impeachment Trial, Says He’s ‘Tired of Talking About Donald Trump’NewsweekJoe Biden is just where he wanted to beWashington PostBiden says he’s ‘tired of talking’ about ‘former guy’ Trump in first town hall as presidentBusiness InsiderWhat Did Democrats Want From Impeachment?WSJ.com Opinion7 Democrats Who Could Be Impeached By Their Own StandardsDaily Wire
Protests and Social Unrest Republicans have revealed their true colors in the ugliest fashion — and too many liberals want to look awayRaw StoryProud Boy’s Lawyer Uses Mitch McConnell’s Condemnation of Trump in Attempt to Get Client Out of JailLaw & CrimeTrump unloads on McConnell, promises MAGA primary challengersTheHillTrump targets ‘sullen’ McConnell, threatens GOP civil warWashington Examiner President Biden Falsely Claims Trump Did Not Condemn Proud BoysBreitbart.com Tucker Carlson attacks Democrats for not being inclusive of “white supremacists and the QAnon people”Media Matters for AmericaPelosi’s Jan. 6 commission is an excellent idea — if it’s done rightWashington PostBiden admin approves Egypt arms sale plan amid human rights concernsAxios.comBiden says white supremacists are ‘demented,’ wants study of veterans’ roleWashington Times President Biden Falsely Claims Trump Did Not Condemn Proud BoysBreitbart.com
Coronavirus Fauci Denigrates Trump Admin’s ‘Rather Vague’ Vaccine Rollout PlanTalking Points MemoThe Trailer: “Reopen” didn’t move votes in 2020. What about now?Washington PostMore Republicans blame Biden for Capitol riot than fault TrumpThe Week MagazineCollins: Pentagon should eye new gear to prep for pandemicsThe Washington Times stories: NewsBiden Administration Increases Vaccine Supply After Bi-Partisan Letter From Governors By Charlotte Pence BondDaily Wire Opinion: Biden is right to spend big for Covid-19 relief. But who’s going to pay for it?CNN – OpinionBiden Administration Increasing Coronavirus Vaccines Sent to StatesUS News & World ReportBiden Says Vaccine Will Be Available To All Americans By The End Of JulyForbes.comBiden: COVID-19 vaccine will be ‘available’ to every American by end of JulyNew York PostBiden: We Didn’t Have the Vaccine When We Came into OfficeBreitbart.com
Economy House GOP Crumbles As Some Republicans To Vote For Biden StimulusPOLITICUSUSATrump attacks his former ally Mitch McConnell as a ‘dour, sullen, unsmiling political hack’Yahoo! NewsGOP Sens. Mitt Romney and Tom Cotton announce bill to raise the minimum wage that also bars undocumented workersBusiness InsiderTrump urges ouster of ‘unsmiling political hack’ Mitch McConnellNew York PostWhat the Dems’ Prospects Are Without Donald TrumpFrontpagemag.com How Biden learned to go bigVox – RSSYellen Cuts Fed Cash, Biden Stimulus, Deep Freeze: Eco DayBloombergBiden asked for 6 months of extra unemployment benefits. Here’s why House Democrats gave him 5.Business InsiderBiden touts inspectors general as key for small business reliefWashington TimesJen Psaki: Biden Is Helping Small Business By Appointing A Woman To Lead The Small Business AdministrationDaily Caller
Election Integrity Georgia GOP scrambles to throw wrench in potential Trump election fraud prosecutionRaw StoryCEOs Exit the Trump Era With Reputations IntactBloombergMajority don’t think Trump should be allowed to hold future office: pollThe HillTrump owes his domestic victories to Mitch McConnellWashington ExaminerFranken: Both Trump, McConnell Wings of GOP Do Not Care About DemocracyBreitbart.com GOP Donor Who Gave $2.5M to Find Biden Voter Fraud Says He Was Duped by ‘True the Vote’ NonprofitNewsweek Biden seeks to return attention to combating the coronavirus with televised town hallWashington Post Nancy Pelosi’s husband’s investments unrelated to Joe Biden’s executive orderUSA TodaySen. Manchin to Meet With Critics of His $15 Min. Wage OppositionNewsMax.com7 Democrats Who Could Be Impeached By Their Own StandardsDaily Wire
Foreign Policy Young Republicans split from Trump and GOP elders on US foreign policy: 3 chartsRaw StoryLetters to the Editor: ‘Morally bankrupt.’ Readers react to Trump’s acquittal.Kentucky.com3 charts show where young Republicans are splitting from GOP elders — and from TrumpBusiness InsiderTrump owes his domestic victories to Mitch McConnellWashington ExaminerWhat the Dems’ Prospects Are Without Donald TrumpFrontpagemag.com Two-Thirds of Middle East Experts Want Biden to Return to Iran Deal Without Conditions: PollNewsweekBiden Builds Out China Team With Staff Who Reflect Tougher ToneBloombergBiden’s “America Is Back” Speech Misunderstands How Overstretched America Is AbroadNational InterestBiden repeats Obama’s mistakes by dissing Israel: GoodwinNew York PostPsaki: Biden will call Israel’s Netanyahu ‘soon,’ U.S. will recalibrate ties with Saudi ArabiaOne America News Network
Immigration and Border Security GOP senators say they’ll raise minimum wage — if they can hurt immigrants tooThe American IndependentDHS scraps Trump-era agreement with ICE officers’ unionCBSNews.com – USGOP Sens. Mitt Romney and Tom Cotton announce bill to raise the minimum wage that also bars undocumented workersBusiness InsiderRomney and Cotton Want to Punish Businesses With Minimum Wage Hike and More Immigration PaperworkREASON OnlineRomney, Cotton To Introduce Bill To Raise Minimum Wage, Ban Businesses From Hiring Illegal ImmigrantsDaily Caller Some Democrats Want to Reform ICE and Fire Leadership, But Biden Has No Plans To Go That FarNewsweekBreaking Down Biden’s Immigration Actions Through AbbreviationsCouncil On Foreign RelationsBiden administration nixes last-minute Trump deal giving ICE union ‘veto power’ over policyTheHillBiden calls for a ‘reasonable path to citizenship’ ahead of immigration bill unveilingWashington ExaminerJen Psaki: Joe Biden Believes DACA Illegal Immigrants Have ‘Rights’ to Be in AmericaBreitbart.com
Education David Perdue Inches Closer to 2022 Senate Run Against ‘Radically Liberal’ Raphael WarnockNewsweekThe Trailer: “Reopen” didn’t move votes in 2020. What about now?Washington PostSenate Republicans advance bill limiting gender identity curriculum in Iowa schoolsDes Moines RegisterSen. Bill Cassidy: Cancel student debt? Better solutions exist – here are answers Republicans should offerFOXNews.comSen. Bill Cassidy: Cancel student debt? Better solutions exist – here are answers Republicans should offerFox News – Opinion AOC Clashes With Joe Biden on Student Loans After CNN Town HallNewsweekBiden says teachers should move up on vaccine priority listCBS NewsBiden says goal is to reopen schools five days a week in first 100 daysThe HillBiden talks full school reopening by end of first 100 days, summer school optionNew York PostNew Report Reveals What Biden Didn’t Want to Tell Us About His School Reopening PlanWestern Journal
Environment Texas governor tries to blame Democrats after GOP mistakes cause of fatal power outagesRaw StoryTexas Republicans mocked California power outages. With their state now facing a disastrous storm, Cruz and others are facing backlashBoston GlobeFifteen states sue federal regulator over Trump-era rule to delay emissions feesDetroit NewsLetters to the Editor — Feb. 17, 2021New York PostWhat the Dems’ Prospects Are Without Donald TrumpFrontpagemag.com Joe Biden’s Climate Policies Are a Step Back From “Death Wish.” But We Need More Than That.JACOBIN Biden seeks to return attention to combating the coronavirus with televised town hallWashington Post10 Things in Politics: Biden kicks off stimulus tourBusiness InsiderWhy the federal leasing ban won’t expedite Biden’s climate goalsDeseret NewsBiden using climate change as an excuse?One America News Network
Healthcare Trump, Netanyahu, and COVIDAmerican ProspectDemocrats Say They Can’t Work With Republicans. Why Not?BloombergGOP Sens. Mitt Romney and Tom Cotton announce bill to raise the minimum wage that also bars undocumented workersBusiness InsiderMcCarthy, California Republicans call out Newsom over vaccine rollout: ‘We fear more Californians may die’FOXNews.comNoem: People Want a GOP ‘That Actually Follows Through on What They Say They’re Going to Do’Breitbart.com Texas governor asks Biden for storm aid after condemning ‘federal overreach’The American IndependentThe Health 202: The Biden administration is waving money at a dozen states for expanding MedicaidWashington PostBiden offers to help woman in obtaining vaccine for son with preexisting conditionTheHillBiden administration puts Georgia Medicaid overhaul on holdstar-telegram.comPsaki Refuses To Guarantee That Taxpayer Money In Stimulus Bill Won’t Go Toward AbortionsDaily Wire
Racial Inequality Donald Trump Goes Ballistic on the Republican Party in Garrulous, Racist Press ReleaseHill ReporterMcConnell shows that legacies don’t matter when facts no longer doWashington PostGeorgia GOP legislator introduces bill to increase penalties for crimes committed during protestsThe Hill‘Pandora’s Box’: Sen. Graham Says VP Harris Could Be Impeached If Republicans Take Back HouseThe Epoch TimesCNN’s Lemon: After Trump GOP — Can’t Say They Don’t Agree with Racists, White Supremacists, Anti-SemitesBreitbart.com Tucker Carlson guest: “We should not be bringing more Black children into this country” if Democrats think America is racistMedia Matters for AmericaBiden Says U.S. Has Opportunity for ‘Change’ in Race DisparitiesBloomberg Fabricated Kamala Harris quote about white people being racistReuters‘Pandora’s Box’: Sen. Graham Says VP Harris Could Be Impeached If Republicans Take Back HouseThe Epoch TimesBiden: “I Wake Up Every Morning And Say, ‘Where the Hell Are We?’”infowars
Taxes Republicans Whine About Biden, But It Was Trump Who Blew Up The DebtPOLITICUSUSABeyond Trump acquittal vote, Rob Portman has much to answer forCleveland.comFormer President Trump faces serious criminal, civil investigations after White HouseCNBCTrump owes his domestic victories to Mitch McConnellWashington ExaminerTrump Slams “Dour Hack” McConnell After January 6 Comments by Infowars.cominfowars Opinion: Biden is right to spend big for Covid-19 relief. But who’s going to pay for it?CNN – Opinion“Biden signs 45% capital gains tax. Kiss your inheritance goodbye.”PolitifactHow The Biden Administration Might Affect Life Settlements And After-Tax ProfitabilityForbes.com‘Way outside of the need’: Strong state finances suggest pricey Biden relief package is overkillWashington TimesNew Head of White House Faith Office Calls Biden a Strong Christian Even Though He’s Pro-AbortionLifeNews.com

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