US Politics Media Watch

20 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 Fauci claims public disagreements with Trump would lead former president to do ‘terrible things’AlterNet.orgTed Cruz: Poster child for bad travel decisionsBoston GlobeTed Cruz gets slammed, but Americans are flocking to CancunCNBCGOP plan to curb jobless aid during pandemic sparks backlashThe Washington Times stories: NewsPANTS ON FIRE: Joe Biden Claims Trump ‘Failed to Order Enough’ COVID VaccinesPajamas Media Biden Outlines How Trump ‘Failed’ To Help Americans Get COVID-19 VaccinesHuffPostBiden tours vaccine plant in Michigan, pushes $1.9 trillion covid relief packageWashington PostBiden to visit Mich. vaccine plant as winter throws a curveAP NewsBiden to visit Mich. vaccine plant as winter throws a curvestar-telegram.comJoe Biden at Pfizer Plant: Keep Wearing Mask After Getting VaccineBreitbart.com
Economy GOP congressman says ‘best stimulus’ is stripping workers of their rightsThe American IndependentOpinion: Your say on the GOP’s post-Trump futureSan Diego Union TribuneGOP plan to curb jobless aid during pandemic sparks backlashSun HeraldGOP angst as Trump and McConnell wage civil warWashington ExaminerSen. Toomey: Democrat, Biden administration COVID bill is purely partisanOne America News Network Biden Says Administration ‘Committed’ to $1400 Stimulus Checks, Pressures Congress to Pass LegislationNewsweekWatch Live: Biden speaks at Pfizer vaccine plant in MichiganCBS NewsSchumer Predicts Biden Will Sign Stimulus Before March 14 Unemployment DeadlineForbes.comWhen could you get a $1,400 stimulus check? Pelosi gives timetable for House voteStar-TelegramYellen: America Needs $1.9 Trillion Stimulus — ‘We Are Digging Out of a Deep Hole’Breitbart.com
Protests and Social Unrest Mitt Romney Tears Into Donald Trump Again Amid GOP Civil WarNewsweekThe Republicans vying to replace Trump, from Ted Cruz to Marjorie Taylor GreeneYahoo! NewsEven before Trump was in politics, Rush Limbaugh, as a talk radio host, was paving the way for himDes Moines RegisterGOP angst as Trump and McConnell wage civil warWashington ExaminerAdvantage Trump in the GOP Civil War — for NowNational Review Right-wing figures have decided that the person to blame for January 6 is Nancy PelosiMedia Matters for AmericaDevin Nunes and top Republicans fault Nancy Pelosi for Capitol attack. Here are the factsSacramento Bee Claims that Biden is ‘pardoning 2,617 BLM protesters’ stem from satire articleReutersBiden Says Military Veterans, Ex-Cops Spurred Growth Of White SupremacyThe Police TribuneMajority of Americans Say Biden is “Puppet of Radical Left” — POLLThe National Pulse
Corruption Mitt Romney Tears Into Donald Trump Again Amid GOP Civil WarNewsweekThe Republicans vying to replace Trump, from Ted Cruz to Marjorie Taylor GreeneYahoo! NewsRepublicans in the Poconos vote to censure ToomeyPocono RecordSarah Palin eyed to challenge Sen. Lisa Murkowski in GOP primary after Trump impeachment voteWashington TimesMitch McConnell’s PAC Donates to Rep. Liz CheneyBreitbart.com Manchin Won’t Support Neera Tanden for OMB Director, Putting Biden Pick In JeopardyNewsweekAfter years of Trump, it’s Biden time in WashingtonCNNDemocrat Joe Manchin says he won’t vote to confirm Neera Tanden, Biden’s pick for White House budget directorBusiness InsiderPsaki suggests Biden will not push for Russian invite to G-7Washington ExaminerLeahy: Pelosi’s 9/11-Style Commission ‘a Superb One’ — ‘Should Have Subpoena Power’Breitbart.com
Foreign Policy Tom Cotton’s big plan to “beat China,” explainedVox – RSS‘Stop the bleeding’: Biden reaches out to Europe, but Trump’s damage has been donePoliticoShould Biden Ditch All of Trump’s Policies?Foreign Policy MagazineBiden tells European allies ‘America is back,’ seeks to turn page on Trump eraFOXNews.comDonald Trump: Iran ‘Going to Drive a Tough Bargain’ Under Joe BidenBreitbart.com ‘America is back,’ Biden tells security summit, vows ‘unshakeable’ NATO commitmentRaw StoryBiden pledges to reassert U.S. leadership in global diplomacy and welcome talks with IranWashington PostBiden calls for creating ‘rules’ on cyber, tech to combat China and Russia threatsThe Hill Biden demands Iran retreat from “destabilizing actions”Hot Air » Top PicksBiden asks Europe to welcome American leadership against China, RussiaDaily Caller
Environment Texas disaster exposes what happens when Republicans replace governance with trollingSalonSays Ted Cruz tweeted, “I’ll believe in climate change when Texas freezes over.”Politifact ‘I’ll believe in climate change when Texas freezes over’ Ted Cruz tweet appears to be fabricatedReutersBiden reenters Paris climate agreement, reversing Trump without Senate ratificationWashington TimesFACT CHECK: Did Ted Cruz Tweet, ‘I’ll Believe In Climate Change When Texas Freezes Over’?Daily Caller ‘Words Are Not Enough’: Biden Pushed to Take Bold Climate Action as US Returns to Paris AgreementCommon DreamsBiden administration officially rejoining Paris climate accordCBSNews.com – USBiden rejoined the Paris Agreement — now the real work beginsThe HillBiden reenters Paris climate agreement, reversing Trump without Senate ratificationWashington TimesNo, AOC, the Green New Deal Is NOT the Solution to Texas BlackoutsPajamas Media
Immigration and Border Security As House GOP Demand Answers About Migrant COVID Testing, McAllen, Texas Conducts Some On Its OwnNewsweekGOP seeks win on school reopeningsLos Angeles TimesGOP legislator brings bill to grant Idaho driving privileges to undocumented immigrantsIdaho StatesmanOversight Republicans warn DHS of impending border health crisis, blame ‘reckless’ Biden policiesFOXNews.comMenendez to GOP: Latino Vote Should Matter More Than ‘Most Who Stormed the Capitol’CNS News First 100: Growing Pains Between Biden and the LeftAmerican ProspectBiden Needs to Buy Time on ImmigrationThe AtlanticThe Memo: Biden bets big on immigrationThe HillIs Joe Biden Dismantling American Border Security?Inside Sources25 asylum seekers granted U.S. entry under BidenOne America News Network
Election Integrity Georgia Republicans Are Doubling Down on Racist Voter SuppressionMother JonesAmid fears of a backlash, state GOP lawmakers propose flurry of voting restrictions to placate Trump supportersWashington PostIowa GOP advances bills to shorten early voting, restrict absentee ballotsTheHillTrump, Pence Have Spoken Since Leaving Office, Including This Week: Former AideThe Epoch TimesTwitter Publishes Misinformation About Donald Trump Jr. in Trending TopicBreitbart.com Republicans will undermine democracy for a decade if Democrats don’t eliminate the filibuster: expertRaw StoryH.R. McMaster accuses Biden of ‘bigotry’ over China commentsWashington PostBlumenthal pushes Facebook, Twitter to remove vaccine misinformation targeting pregnant womenThe HillWH: Biden Working to Resolve USPS ProblemsNewsMax.comSchool Officials to Biden: Banning Oil, Gas Leasing on Federal Land Harms Education FundingBreitbart.com
Education Cruz kids to miss a week of school in quarantine following Cancun vacation during Texas storm: reportRaw StoryGOP seeks win on school reopeningsLos Angeles TimesReaders respond: Republicans should act on their wordsOregonianTaking Stock of President Donald TrumpThe Epoch TimesAdvantage Trump in the GOP Civil War — for NowNational Review Elizabeth Warren and Chuck Schumer hit back at George Will’s attack on student loans planAlterNet.orgHere Are All The Ways Biden Pissed Off Progressives This WeekVICE NewsCollege students turned out in droves for Biden: Here’s what they want in returnThe HillBiden is right to reject calls to forgive $50,000 in student debtAmerican Enterprise Institute17 Democratic Attorneys General Band Together Asking Congress, Biden To Cancel Student DebtDaily Caller
Healthcare Leaked memo shows GOP gearing up to vote down $1,400 checks for AmericansThe American IndependentMr. McConnell’s complicit silenceWashington PostReaders respond: Republicans should act on their wordsOregonianTrump Administration Finalizes Changes to Obamacare Recommended by Heritage ScholarsHeritage Foundation How Biden’s Coronavirus Plan Will Fill the Holes in ObamacareNew York Magazine Biden stresses U.S. commitment to NATO after four years of Trump railing against the allianceWashington PostSenate Democrats push for public option as Biden weighs health-care reform plansCNBCKushner-Backed Healthcare Company Hopes Biden Policy Will Be A LifelineInside SourcesJoe Manchin Announces His Presence With Authority — Will Oppose High Profile Biden Nominee Neera TandenRedstate
Racial Inequality Chaos erupts in Indiana House chamber as GOP lawmakers boo Black colleagues for bringing up racismRaw StoryThe Republicans vying to replace Trump, from Ted Cruz to Marjorie Taylor GreeneYahoo! NewsProgressive Rep. Ro Khanna on Joe Biden’s foreign policy so far, and America’s place in the world post-TrumpBusiness InsiderDemocratic Asian-American lawmakers to form second group that will include RepublicansFOXNews.com‘The final straw’: Arkansas state senator quits GOP over disdain for TrumpConservative Institute No President Biden, interracial couples on TV doesn’t make America any less racistTheGrioKamala Harris is a top target in online fever swampsLos Angeles Times Democrats hold all the cardsConcord MonitorBiden Says Military Veterans, Ex-Cops Spurred Growth Of White SupremacyThe Police TribunePsaki dodges after reporters attempt to pin her down on Biden’s support for reparations legislationConservative Institute
Taxes NYC Tax Agency Subpoenaed in Donald Trump Property InvestigationNewsweekNYC Tax Agency Subpoenaed in Probe of Trump’s Company: ReutersBloombergManhattan district attorney adds prominent prosecutor in Trump probeThe HillRepublicans press IRS on backlog of over 11M unprocessed 2019 tax returnsFOXBusiness.comA Suggestion for Donald TrumpNewsBusters.org blogs ‘Words Are Not Enough’: Biden Pushed to Take Bold Climate Action as US Returns to Paris AgreementCommon DreamsWall Street Transaction Tax Gets Fresh Look After GameStop FrenzyBloombergCompanies Beef Up Risk Disclosures As Biden Era BeginsLaw360Rep. Ronny Jackson to Newsmax TV: Prays for Manchin to “Stand His Ground”NewsMax.comBiden Admin Authorizes US Tax Funding for Wuhan Institute of VirologyWestern Journal

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