January 17, 2021: Maggie Haberman on the final chapter of Trump's presidency; Biden's White House will begin press briefings on Inauguration Day; protecting the press amid unrest in America
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Plus... Why a top cybersecurity expert thinks groups like Proud Boys need to be treated like ISIS online; how to cover the information crisis; and a Fox News schedule shakeup rewards opinion over news. Maggie Haberman, Alex Stamos, Christopher Krebs, Dan Shelley, Nicole Carroll, Nicole Hemmer, David Folkenflik, Eugene Daniels and Sara Sidner join Brian Stelter.

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The Lead with Jake Tapper
The Lead with Jake Tapper
U.S. closer to first single-dose vaccine after Johnson & Johnson version clears major FDA hurdle; Dem divide on Biden OMB nominee, push for $15 minimum wage; Sheriff: Woods’ survival from crash “nothing short of a miracle”; First interview with Biden…
Promising signs in pandemic: vaccine progress, cases and hospitalizations down, deaths slow in new estimate; WH: 3-4 million doses of J&J vaccine to go out next week if FDA grants emergency use; Moderna testing vaccine boosters to combat South Africa variant; WH: J&J’s production problems were “disappointing,” drug maker to now deliver 100m doses by summer; FDA: Johnson & Johnson vaccine is 85% effective against severe illness, meets requirements for emergency use; WH says it is “fighting” for Neera Tanden’s OMB nomination; Key hearings on OMB nominee Neera Tanden unexpectedly postponed, signaling White House may pull nomination;  Rep. McCarthy refuses to say if Trump should be probed by 9/11-style commission; GOP rep slams GOP Sen for pushing Capitol attack conspiracy theory; Trump ally investigations continue with Don Jr. deposed, Bannon financial records subpoenaed; Woods “aware, responsive & recovering” after extensive emergency surgery on right leg; Microwave attack victim: “I rather would’ve been shot”; CIA director Burns: extraordinarily high priority to get to the bottom of attacks; Biden’s V.A. Secy admits the department “faces great challenges” To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
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Words Matter
Words Matter
Katie Barlow
Malcolm X - "The Ballot or the Bullet"
He was born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska- and he became one of the most celebrated, influential and misunderstood leaders of the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s Malcolm X was a Muslim Minister and human rights activist - best known as a pioneer of the Black Nationalist Movement and as an apostle for self-respect and uncompromising resistance to white oppression. By the time he was assassinated 56 years ago this week - Malcolm X had become one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history. He is credited with raising the self-esteem of Black Americans and reconnecting them with their African heritage. He is largely responsible for the spread of Islam in the Black community in the United States. Many African Americans, especially those who lived in cities in the Northern and Western United States, felt that Malcolm X better articulated their struggle against racism and inequality than the mainstream civil rights movement did. He argued that if the U.S. government was unwilling or unable to protect Black people, Black people should protect themselves. Although he had publicly criticized the mainstream civil rights movement for its emphasis on nonviolence and racial integration - after he left the Nation of Islam in March of 1964, Malcolm X declared his willingness to cooperate with that Movement. Of those civil rights leaders he said: “I've forgotten everything bad that [they] have said about me, and I pray they can also forget the many bad things I've said about them." Originally delivered in Cleveland, on April 3rd 1964 - this recorded version was delivered in April 12th in Detroit. Today, historians regard “_The Ballot or the Bullet”_ as one of the most influential speech in American history.  Far from a call to violence – Malcolm X sought educate his community as to the extent of their political power: The whites are so evenly divided that every time they vote, the race is so close they have to go back and count the votes all over again. Which means that any block, any minority that has a block of votes that stick together is in a strategic position. Either way you go, that's who gets it. You're in a position to determine who'll go to the White House and who'll stay in the doghouse.  While distancing himself from the Nation of Islam - Malcolm X described his continued commitment to Black Nationalism, which he defined as the philosophy that African Americans should control the political, economic and social destinies of their own communities. Like many of the great speeches we feature - Malcolm X tied his and his people’s struggle to American’s Founding and embraced the spirit of the American Revolution: The white man made the mistake of letting me read his history books. He made the mistake of teaching me that Patrick Henry was a patriot, and George Washington – there wasn't nothing non-violent about ol' Pat, or George Washington. "Liberty or death"- is what brought about the freedom of whites in this country from the English. This is why I say it's the ballot or the bullet. It's liberty or it's death. It's freedom for everybody or freedom for nobody. Here is Malcolm X’s historic speech - "The Ballot or the Bullet" - in its entirety.     Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/words-matter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Politics War Room with James Carville & Al Hunt
Politics War Room with James Carville & Al Hunt
75: Rep. Colin Allred
With Texas in turmoil after facing down a disastrous ice storm and Ted Cruz caught making a run for the sun, Al and James welcome Congressman Colin Allred (https://allred.house.gov/) from Texas to fill us in on what’s happening there on the ground.  Will the state pull itself together or will it need to turn blue first? Get More From This Week’s Guest: Rep. Colin Allred Twitter (https://twitter.com/RepColinAllred) | (https://price.house.gov/) House.Gov (https://allred.house.gov/) | (https://www.facebook.com/RepDavidEPrice/) Facebook | (https://www.facebook.com/RepColinAllred/) @transportDems (https://twitter.com/transportDems) |@houseforeign (https://twitter.com/houseforeign) | @vetaffairsdems (https://twitter.com/vetaffairsdems) EMAIL YOUR QUESTIONS TO JAMES AND AL AT  POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM (mailto:POLITICSWARROOM@GMAIL.COM) OR TWEET THEM TO @POLITICON (http://www.twitter.com/@politicon) .   MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR CITY, WE LOVE TO HEAR WHERE YOU’RE FROM! THIS WEEK’S SPONSORS: BLINKIST  GO TO WWW.BLINKIST.COM/WARROOM (http://www.blinkist.com/WARROOM) TO TRY IT FREE FOR 7 DAYS AND SAVE 25% OFF YOUR NEW SUBSCRIPTION.   FUNDRISE  SEE HOW ONE HUNDRED THIRTY THOUSAND INVESTORS HAVE BUILT A BETTER PORTFOLIO WITH PRIVATE REAL ESTATE. IT TAKES JUST A FEW MINUTES TO GET STARTED @ TO WWW.FUNDRISE.COM/WARROOM (http://www.fundrise.com/warroom) HONEY GET HONEY FOR FREE AT WWW.JOINHONEY.COM/WARROOM (http://www.joinhoney.com/WARROOM) LISTEN TO OTHER PODCASTS FROM POLITICON  #SistersInLaw- Featuring Jill Wine-Banks, Joyce Vance, Kimberly Atkins & Barb McQuade (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sistersinlaw/id1551206847) How The Heck Are We Gonna Get Along!- Featuring Clay Aiken (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/politicon-how-the-heck-are-we-gonna-get-along-with-clay-aiken/id1500778718)
1 hr 16 min
Hell & High Water with John Heilemann
Hell & High Water with John Heilemann
The Recount & iHeartRadio
Daveed Diggs, Ethan Hawke, and James McBride
The story of John Brown and Harpers Ferry is a pivotal piece of American history that's neither well-known nor well-understood — to the extent it's known or understood at all. In 1859, Brown, a militant white abolitionist and religious zealot, led a raid on the federal armory in that small Virginia (now West Virginia) town to acquire weapons and spark a slave revolt to end the peculiar institution and cleanse America of its original sin. The raid was a debacle, failing utterly in its immediate objectives, but ultimately helped to set in motion the chain of events that led to the Civil War. In 2013, the writer and musician James McBride published a novel, "The Good Lord Bird," that was a heavily fictionalized but also historically rooted account of Brown's life. The book went on to win the National Book Award for Fiction that year, and, last fall, spawned a seven-part Showtime mini-series, produced by Blumhouse Television, starring and co-created by the celebrated actor Ethan Hawke as Brown (a performance for which Hawke has been nominated for a Golden Globe this year) and Grammy and Tony Award-winning "Hamilton" phenom Daveed Diggs as the Black abolitionist icon Frederick Douglass. The TV incarnation of "The Good Lord Bird" is an incendiary, irreverent, at times hilarious, at times moving entertainment — beautifully written, gorgeously shot, studded with standout performances. But it's also something more than a stellar costume drama. In its treatment of racism not as an individual moral failing but a system of oppression; its examination of white guilt, ally-ship, and redemption; its illustration of the arguments between incrementalism and radicalism; and its forcing of the question of nonviolence versus by-all-means-necessary-ism, "The Good Lord Bird" is, as Matt Zoller Seitz put it in his review for Vulture, “a historical epic of real vision ... [that] speaks to the present as well as the past ... lead[ing] us to connect what happened back then with what’s happening on American streets right now.” As Black History Month comes to a close, Heilemann sits down with Diggs, Hawke, and McBride to discuss the series, their collaboration, and what Hawke has called the "dangerous" territory where art and race intersect — and that "The Good Lord Bird" illuminates so incandescently. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
1 hr 15 min
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