US Politics Media Watch

19 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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Coronavirus Politics & Science: Rahm Emanuel, Mike Pence, Homosexuality, Pandemics, Masks, VaccinesCounterPunchRepublicans unite around a message — schools should reopen, and Democrats are to blameWashington PostTravelers have so many questions about Ted Cruz’s Cancun tripJackson SunBiden White House’s planned $200M WHO payment slammed by Republicans: ‘Their credibility has been tarnished’FOXNews.comDonald Trump Mocks Joe Biden’s ‘Very Dumb Statement’ on One month in, how Biden has changed disaster management and the US COVID-19 responseRaw StoryBiden plunges into the global debate over access to COVID-19 vaccinesLA Times – PoliticsBiden Covid advisor says Christmas is a ‘reasonable’ timeline for getting back to normalCNBCBiden to announce $4B for global coronavirus vaccine effort during G-7 callWashington ExaminerWhy Did Biden Say ‘We Didn’t Have’ a COVID-19 Vaccine When He Took Office?Pajamas Media
Protests and Social Unrest Protesters gather at Ted Cruz’s home as he cuts short his Cancun getawayRaw StoryThe Evolution of Trump’s Threat to AmericaThe AtlanticSenate Republicans Take Sides In Emerging Civil War Between Trump And Facts Matter (Feb. 17): Trump Says GOP Won’t Win With Mitch McConnell, Plans to Back MAGA Primary CandidatesThe Epoch TimesThe New GOP Civil War: Trump v. McConnellNewsMax – Opinion 35 U.S. Capitol Hill officers under investigation over attackTheGrioThe Jolt: Democrats push ‘stand your ground’ repeal despite tepid GOP supportAtlanta Journal And ConstitutionBiden pushes democracy abroad as a matter of national securityChristian Science MonitorPelosi’s pick to lead Capitol probe says police ‘complicit,’ helped riotersWashington TimesBiden Suggests Former Military, Police Are Helping To Fuel Growth Of White SupremacyLifeZette
Corruption Manhattan DA hires ace attorney as investigation of Donald Trump escalates: reportRaw StoryThe Evolution of Trump’s Threat to AmericaThe Atlantic5 scathingly funny cartoons about Mitch McConnell’s impeachment dodgeThe Week MagazineEx-Aide: McConnell May Never Speak to Trump AgainNewsMax.comSteve Scalise Meets with Donald Trump Calls Democrat Attacks on Cuomo ‘Pretty Amazing,’ Pushes GOP to Up Pressure on Schumer, BidenNewsweekBiden administration and Pelosi lawyers at odds in Don McGahn subpoena lawsuitWashington PostPelosi says commission investigating Capitol attack must have subpoena powerAxios.comHouse Democrats introduce bill to bar ‘twice impeached’ former presidents from burial at Arlington National CemeteryWashington ExaminerWhy impeachment for Kamala Harris’ involvement bailing out accused criminals has been floatedBizpac Review
Economy Half of Republicans Back Joe Biden’s COVID Relief Plan Because of Stimulus Checks: PollNewsweekUnless it’s a tax cut for the wealthy, it’s always too expensive for RepublicansWashington PostGOP highlights unspent relief funds in criticizing Biden planThe HillPelosi Aims to Pass $1.9T Relief Bill by ‘End of Next Week’ Minus GOP SupportNewsMax.comRepublicans point to unspent stimulus funds to kill huge new billConservative Institute First 100: Both Good and Bad Economic Indicators Point to the Biden Rescue PlanAmerican ProspectBiden administration aims to boost economy by investing billions to revive American manufacturingCBS NewsJanet Yellen pushes for $1.9 trillion in stimulus after weak jobs numbers, saying there’s ‘so much pain’ in the economyBusiness InsiderPelosi predicts vote on Biden $1.9T rescue plan next weekNew York PostJoe Biden’s Amnesty Bill To Steal Careers from Many U.S. College Grad
Foreign Policy Joe Biden Is Encouraging Iranian Terrorism by Backing Nuclear Deal, Republicans SayNewsweek‘Leaving Aside’ International Law: Democrats are as Dangerous as Republicans to Peace in PalestineMintPress NewsUS Offers To Meet Iran, Reverses Trump Steps In Push To Save Nuclear DealInternational Business Times‘Foul-mouthed enough’: Tom Cotton open to Rahm Emanuel as Biden’s China ambassadorWashington ExaminerGOP Lawmakers Demand Investigation Into Iran’s Nuclear ViolationsWashington Free Beacon Biden, Netanyahu put signs of chill to rest with long-awaited callRaw StoryBiden administration moves to restart nuclear talks with IranWashington Post‘Reality bites’ as Biden tries to loosen ties with Saudi ArabiaFinancial Times – US homepageJoe Biden open to Iran talks, re-entering nuclear dealWashington TimesBiden Makes 3 ‘Concessions’ to Iranian Regime As Administration Looks to Re-EngageCNS News
Immigration and Border Security Ted Cruz Cancun Trip Prompts Wave of Mexico Border Wall JokesNewsweekIs McConnell’s Post-Trump Strategy Working?BloombergBiden immigration bill reveals hardened battle lines in post-Trump eraThe HillUS lets in asylum-seekers stuck in Mexico, ends Trump policyThe Washington Times stories: NewsSenate GOP: Biden Amnesty Floods U.S. Workforce During Coronavirus Democrats to unveil Biden’s US immigration reform billRaw StoryBiden’s Immigration Plan Is Ambitious But Not ImpossibleBloombergBiden and congressional Democrats to unveil immigration billPBS NewsHour – Latest NewsDemocrats Release Biden’s Immigration Bill With No Public Republican SupportThe Epoch TimesPelosi: Biden Immigration Plan Could Be Done ‘Piecemeal’Daily Wire
Environment Newsmax guest defends Sen Ted Cruz, saying he is able to help Texans more remotelyMedia Matters for AmericaTed Cruz’s Excellent AdventureNew York TimesWhite House rescinds Trump proposal to limit greenhouse gas consideration in infrastructure decisionsThe HillFrom Malthus to Trump? Our Changing Environmental PoliticsAmerican ConservativeFormer Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke Blames GOP for Texas BlackoutsCNS News Former GOP Congressman Lies About Solar Panels and Windmills Then Blames AOC for Texas Power ShortagesHill ReporterJoe Biden’s climate-friendly energy revolutionThe EconomistWinter storm, Biden to tour Pfizer vaccine plant, mission to Mars: 5 things you need to know FridayUSA TodayBiden should give the Paris Accord teeth by making it deal with ChinaWashington ExaminerOur Dire Future Under BidenAmerican Thinker
Education Republicans threaten to withhold vaccines from people they don’t likeThe American IndependentRepublicans unite around a message — schools should reopen, and Democrats are to blameWashington PostRepublicans shout down and boo Black colleagues who speak about discrimination on House floorIndianapolis StarScalise rips Biden school-reopening goal: ‘You’re afraid of standing up to the teachers union’FOXNews.comHarvard hosts Trump appointee despite students’ protestCollege Fix Democrats Push Biden To Go Bigger On Student Loan ForgivenessCrooks and LiarsAmerica needs straight answer from Biden on school reopeningLos Angeles TimesWhether Biden Cancels Student Debt Will Depend On These 3 ThingsForbes.comPelosi says teacher COVID-19 vaccines may not be necessary for school reopeningsFOXNews.comAOC Presses Biden to ‘Go Big’ on Student Debt Relief: Champion Policy ‘People Can Feel ASAP’
Election Integrity Georgia GOP Wants to End Early Voting on Sundays, Put New Limits on Absentee BallotsNewsweekThe Evolution of Trump’s Threat to AmericaThe AtlanticRomney explains impeachment vote, calls on senators to affirm Biden wonThe HillGeorgia House Republicans push to ban Sunday early votingstar-telegram.comBeto O’Rourke Attacks Ted Cruz Over the “Capitol Coup” and Warns About “The Big Lie”RedState Blog Georgia Republicans seek new limits on voting after Democrats won big in 2020: reportRaw StoryBiden can actually drain the swamp by enforcing ethics rules | ColumnTampa Bay TimesFacebook, Google, Twitter CEOs Set To Testify About MisinformationForbes.comFacebook, Google and Twitter CEOs to testify before Congress on misinformation, disinformationWashington TimesJim Banks: Joe Biden ‘Doing Exactly the Opposite’ of Recommendations to Confront
Healthcare Congressional Republicans are in no rush to fix the Postal ServiceThe American IndependentThe Daily 202: Liz Cheney wants an ideas-driven GOP. Limbaugh predicted her defeatWashington PostIowa Republicans’ move to help diabetics is great, but preserving health insurance would be even betterDes Moines Register‘Foul-mouthed enough’: Tom Cotton open to Rahm Emanuel as Biden’s China ambassadorWashington ExaminerNow We Know Why The Healthcare Industry Fought So Hard To Stop The Trump Price Transparency RuleDaily Caller Is Only 9% of Joe Biden’s COVID Stimulus Plan Going to Public Health?NewsweekThe Health 202: Biden wants a ‘public option’ health plan. Two Senate moderates say they have just the billWashington PostBiden allies to launch nonprofit promoting his policy agenda: reportThe HillSenate Dems Offer Bill to Match Biden Aim for ‘Public Option’ Health PlanNewsMax.comPro-Life Groups Launch $2 Million Campaign to Stop Pro-Abortion HHS Nominee Xavier
Taxes Ted Cruz vacationing in Cancun while millions freeze is par for the Course for the US Filthy Rich and their G.O.P LapdogsInformed CommentUnless it’s a tax cut for the wealthy, it’s always too expensive for RepublicansWashington Post Republicans don’t cut taxes, they downshiftConcord MonitorArkansas state senator says he’s leaving Republican PartyPittsburgh Tribune Review‘President Trump Is The Most Powerful Political Figure On Either Side’, Sen Tim Scott SaysConservative Daily News Congress is writing up Biden’s stimulus plan. Here’s what’s in it.Vox – RSSDemocrats race for Covid aid that could still reach Americans lateYahoo! NewsHouse Democrats want to raise another $1.2 trillion in taxes on the wealthy just by auditing them moreBusiness InsiderBiden Corporate Tax Hikes Will Send Jobs OverseasThe Epoch Times Joe Biden Plans Second Coronavirus Package with $3 Trillion More in ‘Build Back Better’
Racial Inequality Sykes Blames Limbaugh For GOP Racism, Ignores His Own RoleCrooks and LiarsMitch McConnell will be remembered as another Pontius PilateLos Angeles TimesWhat is the 150-year-old Ku Klux Klan Act that is being used against Trump?The HillCruz pounded by Democrats over Cancun excursion; Republicans largely quietFOXNews.comThe War on The Culture Wars Continue: Biden Takes on AbortionCounterPunchHarris returns home to L.A. for first time as vice presidentLos Angeles TimesBiden faces calls for more on racial justice, poverty from advocatesAxios.comBiden Supports Study on Slavery Reparations as House Democrats Push BillThe Epoch TimesFACT CHECK: Did Kamala Harris Say, ‘If He’s White, He’s Going To Be Racist’?The Daily Caller – Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment

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