While Democrats present damning evidence against Trump in his second impeachment trial, will facts matter to a Republican party following its base to the far right? And in her bid to head Biden’s Office and Management and Budget, the controversial neoliberal Neera Tanden faces Senate Budget Chairman Bernie Sanders. Also, economist Richard Wolff on what is happening on the real streets not Wall Street.
Plus headlines: New study that says Trump’s mishandling of COVID crisis cost lives… More than 475,000 Americans have died of COVID-19… Biden administration purchases additional 200,000 doses of vaccine… More than 1.1 million people made new claims for all types of unemployment benefits for the week ending February 6th… Rescuers are still searching for up to 200 people missing after a glacier broke in the Himalayas in northern India… A U.S. coalition of climate groups ramped up their fight this week to stop the Line 3 pipeline… A group of young people is planning to take their climate lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme Court… Residents of Maryland and Friends of the Earth fight new power plants… The mother of Kwamena Ocran, slain by Gaithersburg, MD police, testifies before Maryland Assembly… The Department of Justice will appeal a British judge’s rejection of the U.S. attempt to extradite the Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange… India law enforcement raided and closed the offices of NewsClick, a progressive website that is covering the massive uprising by Indian farmers… And finally celebrating the life of Mary Wilson, one of original members of the Motown female group the Supremes and we celebrate the life of former Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis.
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