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The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer: The command center for breaking news, politics and extraordinary reports from around the world. The Situation Room airs weekdays 5p-7p eastern on CNN. In this podcast you will get the 6p-7p hour Monday through Friday.


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At Least 50 Deaths Across 9 States Due To Winter Storms

Texans facing another night of record cold as the death toll climbs to at least 50 and a water crisis affects 14.9 million people. Texas Governor pledges to ensure power crisis "never happens again". Biden: "I believe we'll be approaching normalcy by the end of this year... but I can't make that commitment to you." House Democrats unveil $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill with minimum wage increase.      To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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Texas Governor Signs Major Disaster Declaration, Awaiting Biden?s Approval

Gov. Abbott (Texas) reports that power has been restored to 2 million homes, and that 325,000 are still in the dark. 100 million people are in the path of a deadly winter storm system. President Biden is set to announce $2 billion for a global vaccine program that was snubbed by President Trump. The White House unveils a sweeping immigration reform bill that includes an 8-year path to citizenship for millions. Democrats fight over minimum wage as the House nears a vote on Covid relief. Winter weather is causing delays in vaccine shipments and deliveries. NASA?s ?Perserverance? rover lands on Mars in a major step towards the search for signs of life. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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New Study Suggests Pfizer Vaccine is Effective Against South African Variant

President Biden seeks to clarify his stance on vaccinations for teachers and reopening schools after shifting messages. He also promises 600 million Covid vaccine doses by July. A source says the House will move on Biden?s stimulus package next week. Trump repeats the baseless claim that he won election during remarks about the death of Rush Limbaugh. A source said Mitch McConnell laughed at Trump?s attack on him, he has no plans to respond. A dangerous freeze grips the central U.S. as millions lose power. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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Soon: Biden To Pitch Pandemic Relief Plan Directly To Public In CNN Town Hall

Soon: Biden to pitch pandemic relief plan directly to public In CNN Town Hall; Leading house democrats NAACP sue Trump for conspiracy to incite United States capitol riot; Moderate and Progressive democrats divided over stimulus checks, extended unemployment benefits, $15 federal minimum wage; Biden administration federal moratorium on home foreclosures, expands assistance for people  behind on their mortgage. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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Pelosi: Congress to establish independent comission to investigate "Facts and Causes" of January6 attack

Pelosi: Congress to establish independent comission to investigate "Facts and Causes" of January6 attack. Trump facing legal trouble despite senate acquittal.Biden to make first official trip of presidency to Wisconsin for CNN town hall. Biden pushes congress to act quickly on $1.9 trillion relief plan. The White House ties COVID relief to school reopening push. CDC says school should reopen, but new guidance advises most school to stay closed right now.Biden opens Obamacare marketplace for special enrollment.Georgia investigators launch inquiries into Trump's attempts to influence election results. Manhattan DA investigating Trump family business. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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Impeachment Managers Wrap Case, Trump Defense Tomorrow

House Democrats use rioters words to argue that Trump ?lit the fuse? of insurrection. GOP senators praise impeachment managers; no minds appear to be changed. President Biden says the US has secured an additional 200 million doses of Covid vaccine. Sources say Trump?s lawyers expect to finish their arguments by Friday night. Five people associated with the Proud Boys have been arrested on conspiracy charges in connection with the Capitol riot. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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House Managers To Show New Evidence In Case Against Trump

House managers are showing new evidence, chilling surveillance video of insurrection, in the impeachment case against former President Donald Trump. House managers show a video of hero officer Eugene Goodman rushing Mitt Romney to safety. House managers show surveillance video of former Vice President Mike Pence being rushed to safety.  Trump's defense attorney gives a new reaction to CNN. Impeachment managers lay out the timeline of the Capitol insurrection.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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Six GOP Senators Join Democrats, Vote Impeachment Trial is Constitutional

House managers make a compelling case by tying Trump?s ?fight like hell? speech to graphic videos and images from the Capitol insurrection. Trump's lawyers argue against the constitutionality of his impeachment trial. Sources say Trump was unhappy with his lawyers performance on the first day. Biden says ?my job? is to focus on Covid relief, not the trial. Covid variants threaten to reverse improving trends. 200 plus people have now been charged in connection with the U.S. Capitol riot. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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Senate Leaders Lay Out Rules For Impeachment Trial Proceedings

On the eve of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial, senate leaders have set out rules for the proceedings. Schumer says that each side will get 16 hours, over two days, to present their arguments in Trump's trial. According to Schumer, the GOP is searching for a way to "oppose the conviction of Donald Trump without passing judgment on his conduct." Schumer also says that House managers have requested that the senate can hold votes on witnesses if needed.  Rep. Cheney defends her impeachment vote after the censure by Wyoming GOP and says that her "duty is to the constitution."   White House officials say that Intel officials will decide if Trump can get Intel briefings if he requests them.  White House officials says to not expect Trump's trial to be the "primary focus" for President Joe Biden, as this is a critical week for Biden's $1.9 trillion covid relief package. Democratic lawmakers are now drawing up the bill. Sen. Bernie Sanders says that a $15 minimum wage should be in the relief package, after Biden has said that it's unlikely to survive in the package.  Wolf Blitzer has a one-on-one interview with the United States Secretary of State Blinken.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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House Follows Senate In Passing Key Step To Allow COVID Relief

With the House following the Senate in laying the ground work for a COVID relief bill, President Biden builds case for moving "fast" on COVID relief, saying Republicans either want "to do nothing or not enough".  White House cites grim jobs report in defending size of 1.9 trillion dollar relief bill.  Democrats unlikely to subpoena Trump to testify at trial.  Johnson & Johnson asks FDA for emergency use authorization for its one-dose vaccine.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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House Voting on Removing Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from Committees

Rep. Greene admits that school shootings and 9/11 are real. President Biden declares ?America is back? as he announces major foreign policy shifts in a rebuke of Trump. Trump is refusing to testify under oath next week after Democrats ask him to appear at his impeachment trial. U.S. Covid deaths top 454,000 with 26.6+ million cases, as new infections are declining nationwide. CDC director: ?increasing data? shows that the UK variant is more deadly. Study: use of rapid tests can cut the infection rate by 50% in high schools. Source: the Biden administration is considering sending masks to all Americans. Biden: the U.S. will ?confront? China?s abuses, but is willing to talk. Biden: U.S. will lead on LGBTQ rights; fight racism & white supremacy. Anti-vaxxers worked with ?stop the steal? organizers for January 6th rally. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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House GOP Weighs Fates Of Greene, Cheney In Test Of Divided Party

The House GOP weighs the fates of Rep. Greene and Rep. Cheney, during a critical meeting, in a test of the divided GOP party. Sources say that Cheney have an eight minute speech near the top of the meeting, but did not give an apology. Cheney is fighting to keep her leadership post after the impeachment vote. Rep. Kevin McCarthy has condemned Greene's comments but is still silent on possible consequences. Democrats are set to vote tomorrow on removing Rep. Greene from committees. A source says that Rep. Greene is refusing to apologize for her past conspiracy comments.  President Joe Biden meets with Schumer and the Democratic committee chairs about the covid relief bill. The CDC forecasts up to 534,000 United States covid-19 deaths by February 27. MItt Romney says that no Republican will support Biden's covid relief bill without changes. According to the White House, Biden is sticking with his plans to distribute $1,400 covid relief checks to Americans. Biden also has told House Democrats to "stick together" on covid relief efforts and signals willingness to "better target" stimulus checks.  Wolf Blitzer has a one-on-one interview with the new homeland security secretary.  THe United States coronavirus death toll now tops 449,000 with 26.5 million cases.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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Biden Signs Immigration Executive Orders To Reunite Separated Families

President Joe Biden has signed an immigration executive order that established a task force to reunite separated families. According to the White House, Biden will not be bending on the 1.9 trillion relief package, after talks with the GPD. House Republicans are to meet tomorrow, amid post-Trump infighting, to answer questions about the future of the GOP. The House GOP leader is to meet with Rep. Greene after Mitch McConnell slams her "loony lies" as a "cancer" on the GOP, as democrats move to remove her from committees. More GOP senators are distancing themselves from Marjorie Taylor Greene.  McConnell dodges a question on whether he wished he had rejected Trump's 2020 conspiracy theories sooner.  House Democrats say that former President Donald Trump's blame for the January 6 riot is "unmistakable" as his defense lawyers claim that no senate authority will try the ex-president. House impeachment managers say that "Trump's conduct must be declared unacceptable in the clearest and most unequivocal terms." Trump's defense lawyers are arguing that Trump had his first amendment right to discuss the "suspect" election results ahead of the riot.  The senate confirms that two more are now in Biden's cabinet. The women are Mayorkas, who works at Homeland Security and BUttigieg for transportation.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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Biden Meeting With GOP Senators On Covid Relief

President Joe Biden met with GOP senators about covid relief, while the United States tops 442,000 covid deaths and 26.2 million covid cases. The GOP senators' proposals are less than one third the size of Biden's plan.  Wolf Blitzer has a one-on-one with Dr. Anthony Fauci.  Sources are saying that house Democrats are planning to accuse former President Donald Trump of intentionally inciting rioters with the effort to subvert voters' will. According to White House officials, the White House is "in close touch" with key Democrat Manchin after the dust up over the vice president's interview in his state. Trump hires controversial lawyers for his impeachment trial after his previous team quits over his strategy.  GOP Rep. Greene is now saying that shootings "are not fake" despite reportedly agreeing that Parkland attack was a "false flag." There will be a house GOP conference on Wednesday amid infighting over reps Cheney and Greene. In the first official act against Rep. Greene, the house rules to consider the resolution to kick her off of the committee. The GOP is under pressure to denounce controversial Rep. Greene as she touts Trump's "full support."  Rep. Kinzinger starts a PAC to reclaim the Republican party after the Trump administration.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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Manhunt Intensifying For Insurrection Pipe Bomb Suspect

The FBI is reaching out to the public in search of any leads that result in the capture of the unidentified suspect who planted bombs at the DNC and RNC on the night before the insurrection at the Capitol.  Biden hopes for bipartisanship in his plans to pass COVID-19 relief bill; says bill needs to pass "no ifs, ands, or buts," and doesn't rule out Democrats acting alone.  Johnson & Johnson vaccine is 66% effective against moderate and severe disease.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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Acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief Calls for Permanent Fencing Around the Capitol

The Chief is also asking for back-up forces nearby. Court documents reveal that a suspect with gun was arrested near the Capitol. He had ?stop the steal paperwork,? and list of lawmakers on him. Amid threats & tightened Capitol security, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the enemy ?is within the house?. House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy meets with Trump after a source says he was warned against ?crawling back to Trump?. Despite the stalemate in congress, Biden ?continues to believe? that his stimulus bill ?can be and will be bipartisan". 847,000 people have now filed for unemployment leading to the US economy posting its worst year since World War II. Biden signs executive actions expanding access to health care, undoing the changes made under Trump. US Covid deaths top 431,000 with 25.7 million cases. A study suggests that the Pfizer vaccine will be mostly effective against the UK and South African variants. A Russian court rules that Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny will remain in detention ahead of his hearing next week. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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DHS Warns About Potential Violence by Domestic Extremists

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a bulletin over the ?heightened threat environment? following President Biden's inauguration. The U.S. coronavirus death toll has now topped 427,000 with 25.5 million cases. Biden?s Covid team holds their first briefing, coordinator says ?this is a national emergency?.everything is on the table?. FEMA is preparing to ask the Pentagon for 10,000 soldiers to help the vaccine program. Biden is focusing on a $1.9 trillion Covid relief plan as the Senate prepares for the Trump impeachment trial. Biden signs executive actions to address the climate crisis. Sen. Tim Kaine is considering a Trump censure resolution as an alternative to impeachment. House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy tells Republicans to stop attacking each other: ?cut that crap out?. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is set to join the Education & Labor Committee; she once called the Parkland shooting a ?false flag? operation. After being poisoned and jailed, a Russian opposition leader?s apartment is raided by police. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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Biden Promises To Have Enough Covid Vaccines For All By Summer

President Biden announces his plan to buy 200 million more coronavirus vaccine doses. Biden also promises to have enough coronavirus vaccines for all 300 million Americans by the end of the summer. He also says that the coronavirus vaccine distribution will be increasing by 1.4 million doses next week and that the coronavirus "vaccine program was in worse shape than we anticipated."  The CDC publishes a study that says in-person learning with minimal covid-19 spread is possible with the right precautions.  Senators have been sworn in for Trump's historic second impeachment trial. Senators also vote 55-45 against questioning trial's constitutionality. Five GOP senators have voted with democrats on impeachment procedural vote. A source says that house managers are preparing a case showing visceral evidence of insurrection and that will make constitutionality central in the impeachment case.  CNN is reporting that at least 150 suspects in the January 6 Capitol riot has been charged by the feds. Federal investigators are seeking tips about a person who planted pipe bombs on the day of the Capitol riot.  According to the White House, Biden confronted Putin over several issues on their first call.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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Soon: House to deliver article of impeachment against Trump to the Senate

Soon: House to deliver article of impeachment against Trump to the Senate; President Biden thinks that the United States could get 1.5 Million people vaccinated per day. President Biden lifts transgender military ban imposed by Trump. Justice department inspector general investigating alleged plot to overturn election results. The Senate is expected to confirm Yellen as treasury secretary.Trump discussing launching a new political party.   To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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Trump's Senate Impeachment Trial Delayed Until February

As President Biden sets forth establishing his new government while focusing on the pandemic and economy, the Senate decides to delay the Trump impeachment trial until February.  With the COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. now surging pass 413,000, new questions arise about whether Biden's goal of 100 million vaccinations in the first 100 days of his presidency are too modest.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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Biden Sets Goal of 100 Million Vaccinations in 100 Days

President Biden orders a mask mandate on federal property. 408,000+ U.S. Covid deaths and nearly 25 million cases exactly one year after the first known infection. Biden signs a ?wartime? action on Covid, including new mask mandates & quarantines for international travelers. Republican minority leader Mitch McConnell wants to delay the Trump impeachment trial until February, tells colleagues he is in no rush. The Senate approves a waiver for Biden?s defense secretary nominee, and confirms his first cabinet nominee, Avril Haines as Director of National Intelligence. Most National Guard troops in Washington are being sent home within 5-10 days. New arrests in Capitol attack, about 120 people have been charged. First Biden phone call with a world leader will be Canada?s Justin Trudeau. Biden is being praised for recommitting the U.S. to the World Health Organization. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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President Joe Biden In Oval Office For First Time After Swearing In

President Joe Biden in the Oval Office for the first time since being sworn in. Biden signs 17 executive actions that undoes Trump policies. BIden signs his first executive order that mandates masks in federal buildings. While Biden signed actions on coronavirus, he also signed actions on immigration and climate change. Biden describes the executive actions that he signed on his first day as "bold."  Democrats now have control in the senate after senators are sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris. Biden swears in presidential appointees. White House officials hold the first briefing with Biden.  "It was generous," said Biden about the letter that Trump left him before leaving for Florida.  Three ex-presidents deliver a joint message on democracy. Biden and Harris make remarks at inaugural celebration.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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Biden-Harris Memorial for Covid-19 Victims

Wolf Blitzer awaits the start of the Biden-Harris memorial for the Covid-19 victims. At the same time, the United States has crossed 400,000 American Covid deaths on the final day of Trump's presidency.  Vice President-elect Kamala Harris delivers remarks at the Covid memorial. A Michigan nurse performs "Amazing Grace." President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks at the Covid memorial as well. Biden thanks nurses and honors the 400,000 Americans that lost their lives to Covid-19. Yolanda Adams performs "Hallelujah."  Hundreds of landmarks across the United States lit up for the Covid-19 memorial.  Biden is spending the night in Washington ahead of his historic inauguration. Biden is to be sworn in the 46th president tomorrow. America is divided on the verge of Trump presidency's end and Biden's beginning. Biden is preparing to face the immediate challenges of covid and the economy, as he takes the presidency.  Obama, Clinton and Bush will attend the Biden Inauguration.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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Fortressed DC & Nation Brace for Unprecedented Transfer of Power

Washington, D.C., and Nation brace for unprecedented transfer of power; FBI Vetting National Guard as Pentagon Chief says "we are leaving no stone unturned in securing Capitol"; More than 80 people facing federal charges in Capitol riot, more than 300 investigations opened; Shocking new video shows Mob incited by Trump, offering fresh evidence of his culpability  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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New Security Bulletin Says Domestic Terrorism Most Likely Threat to Inauguration

With D.C. and the capitals of all 50 states on high alert, the Justice Department opens 275 cases in Capitol siege probe, with more expected to come in the following days.  The Pentagon authorizes 25,000 National Guard troops for inauguration.  President-elect Biden lays out plan to jump-start vaccine rollout.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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20,000 National Guard Troops Expected in DC for Biden's Inauguration

The Washington Post reports that extremists on the FBI?s terrorist watch list were in D.C. last week for pro-Trump events. Source says that the Senate GOP is torn over convicting Trump. ?There?s no love lost?. FBI director Christopher Wray issues a warning about ?concerning online chatter? regarding the events surrounding next week's inauguration. 200+ suspects have been identified in the wake of last week's Capitol siege. Biden is planning on laying out a $1.9 trillion Covid relief package. The U.S. Coronavirus death toll tops 387,000 with 23.2 million cases as the CDC projects that 93,000 more people will die in the next three weeks. 965,000 more Americans file for unemployment. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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President Trump Impeached for a Second Time

Ten Republicans join House Democrats in a vote to impeach President Trump. Mitch McConnell: ?I have not made a final decision on how I will vote?. Sen. Chuck Schumer says that Trump will be tried in the U.S. Senate. Twenty thousand National Guard troops expected for the inauguration next week. Investigators are pursuing signs that the U.S. Capitol riot was planned. Former FBI Director James Comey joins the show to discuss the Trump impeachment. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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U.S. Atty: Looking at Sedition & Conspiracy Charges in Capitol Attack

Federal Prosecutors say, they're looking at significant sedition and conspiracy charges in the U.S. Capitol Attack, following range of criminal conduct; The Washington Post reports: FBI warned of violent "war" at U.S. Capitol in internal report issued the day before the deadly riot; According to the New York Times, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is said to be pleased about impeachment, believes it will be easier to purge Trump from GOP  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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House Dems Set Trump Impeachment Vote for Wednesday

House Democrats set President Trump's impeachment vote for Wednesday after introducing article charging incitement of insurrection; The District of Columbia's Attorney General is now looking at charging Trump and others for inciting violence; FBI says it has received information indicating "armed protests" planned at U.S. Capitol, all 50 states Capitols To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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White House: "politically motivated" impeachment would "further divide" U.S.

In the wake of insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, President-elect Biden addresses the nation and warns of the damage done by threats to democracy.  Nancy Pelosi and Democrats in the House draw up articles for impeaching the current president.  Social media giant, Twitter, suspends Trump's account permanently.    To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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Pelosi Says Congress May Impeach if 25th Amendment Not Invoked

Nancy Pelosi warns that Trump is ?deadly? to Americans and U.S. democracy. Sources say that the Feds are looking at Trump?s role in inciting insurrection. Transportation secretary Chao is the first from Trump's cabinet to resign over the Capitol riot. Biden states that the Trump inspired riot that took place yesterday was one of the ?darkest days? in U.S. history. He also nominated Judge Merrick Garland as Attorney General, and introduced nominees to lead the Justice Department. CNN Identifies rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol. Former Homeland Security secretary Jeh Johnson reacts to the attack on the capitol. The U.S tops 364,000 Covid deaths and 21.5 million cases after pandemic?s highest daily death toll of 3,865. Los Angeles County is seeing one Covid death every 8 minutes. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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Insurrection at U.S. Capitol

Riot police move Trump away from U.S. Capitol; Multiple officers injured in violence at U.S. Capitol; Trump tells rioters to go home while repeating election lies; Congressional leadership evacuated from U.S. Capitol complex    To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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GA Election Officials Debunk Trump Conspiracies

Election officials in Georgia have completely debunked President Donald Trump's election conspiracy theories. On Monday, Georgia's secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, said that "everybody's vote did count;" after Trump made a call to him demanding that his team find the votes to overturn the election which he lost to President-elect Joe Biden.  In an audio first reported by The Washington Post and obtained by CNN, in a one-hour phone call, Trump is heard pressuring the Secretary of State to quote "find" votes. Raffensperger, however, rebuffed Trump's demands.  President-elect Joe Biden is stumping for votes for the two Democratic challengers in Tuesday's Senate runoff election. The election will determine which party controls the U.S. Senate. Biden made his closing argument for the Democrats at a campaign event Monday in Atlanta. He said in part, electing Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock could lead to $2,000 stimulus checks.  The number of people dying from Coronavirus is rising in the United States. More than 350,000 people have lost their lives, and there are now more than 20.7 million cases in the states. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 15.5 million doses of the vaccine have been distributed and 4.5 million people have been immunized.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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U.S. tops 344,000 Covid deaths and 19.9 million cases

Fauci calls failure to vaccinate 20 million ?disappointing?. ?At least a handful? of GOP senators could join election challenge next week; ?Will definitely be a spectacle?. 42 people mistakenly given antibody instead of Covid vaccine in Wet Virginia. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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House GOP Blocks Trump?s Demand for $2,000 Stimulus Checks

On Christmas Eve President Trump plays golf at his resort in Florida as Covid deaths surge. The U.S. has now topped 328,000 Covid deaths as December is now on track to become the deadliest month of the pandemic. Trump and Pence meet in the oval office after Trump tweeted that the Vice President should be doing more to help overturn the election. Trump pardons former campaign manager Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, and Jared Kushner's father Charles Kushner. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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Trump Leaves White House for Florida After Unleashing New Chaos

?Let?s hope he does not veto, you know, the Covid relief bill,? Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says on Pres. Trump?s attempt to upend the $900 billion Covd-19 relief legislation, which took months to negotiate. "Frankly, I was absolutely floored... when the President decided to veto the National Defense Authorization Act because it's a real gut punch to our military," Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal says. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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Biden Has "Absolute Confidence" In Covid Vaccine And Urges Vigilance

The United States tops 321,000 covid deaths and 18 million cases. Hospitalization are at an all-time high in the pandemic. Fauci says that he wouldn't be surprised that the covid-19 variant is already the United States .  Dr. Fauci has a one-on-one with Wolf Blitzer. Fauci and administration health officials receive Moderna vaccine. Dr. Fauci says he has no side effects and that "I feel fine" after getting the covid vaccine. Fauci speaks about the fast-spreading coronavirus strain in the United Kingdom and how the strain may be in the United States already.  President-elect Joe Biden says, "I have absolute confidence" in covid vaccine and urges that people have vigilance during the "darkest days" ahead. Biden says to not expect a political "honeymoon" in the United States in the midst of a nightmare.  Biden slams President Donald Trump for not responding to cyberattack on United States and calls it a "grave risk" to security.  Trump is holed up in the White House, while he is turning on allies and getting deeper in denial. Televangelist Pat Robertson says that Trump lives in an "alternate reality" and that Trump should move on from the election.  The coming contagion: Congo's rainforests and future pandemics.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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Awaiting House Vote on $900 Billion Covid Relief Package

The United States awaits the house vote on the $900 billion covid relief package. The United States tops 318,000 covid-19 deaths and 17.9 million cases.  President-elect Joe Biden receives the initial dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. Biden is now part of the more than 550,000 Americans that have been vaccinated so far. Fauci, Azar and Collins are to receive the initial vaccinations on Tuesday. States are receiving fewer vaccine doses than promised. The CDC says that frontline workers and people over 75 should get the coronavirus vaccine next. The first few Moderna vaccinations happen amid global concerns about a new covid variant.  Health officials say that the new covid variant could be 70 percent more transmissible. The chief operation warp speed adviser says that there is "no hard evidence" that the new covid variant is more transmissible. Dozens of countries have banned flights from the United Kingdom over the new covid variant, where it has originated. Giroir says that there is no evidence that the United Kingdom variant will "evade" the coronavirus vaccine.  Sources are saying that some White House advisers are fearing President Donald Trump's final days and warns that "no one is sure where this is heading."  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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Government Shutdown Looms As Congress Struggles To Reach COVID Relief Deal

Pence, Surgeon General, Pelosi, McConnell receive COVID-19 vaccination. Trump missing in action amid pandemic, economic crisis, cyberhack. White House claims Trump is "working very hard" on Russian cyber attack, despite public silence.  FDA authorization of Moderna vaccine could come at any time.  More than 1 million ballots already cast in Georgia senate runoff elections.    To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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FDA panel recommends authorization of Moderna vaccine

President Trump's silence on the coronavirus continued as the U.S. faced it's deadliest day of the pandemic so far.  Mitt Romney: "quite extraordinary" White House hasn't aggressively spoke out on Russia cyberattack. Biden vows to "not stand by idly" in face of cyberattacks as Trump remains silent on Russia hack.  Congressional leaders near stimulus deal as another 885,000 Americans file first-time jobless claims.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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A Number GOP Senators Willing to Challenge Election Results

Trump tweets ?too soon to give up? after McConnell acknowledges Biden?s election win. Biden introduces former rival Buttigieg as Transportation Secretary Nominee. CNN: Biden likely to get first coronavirus vaccine shot next week. Biden aiming to fill cabinet by Christmas; Sources say Judge Merrick Garland and Senator Doug Jones top contenders for Attorney General. Lawmakers negotiating on $900B COVID Relief Bill expected to include new stimulus checks. Wolf one-on-one with Senator Bernie Sanders. Senator Sanders: Possible stimulus deal is not enough; We?re making progress but should go further on emerging stimulus package. Fauci: Moderna vaccine could get FDA emergency use authorization as early as tomorrow. United States Coronavirus death toll surpasses 306,000 with 16.8 million cases as massive vaccine rollout gains steam. Wolf one-on-one with London Mayor. London Mayor on disagreement with Prime Minister Johnson over restrictions.   To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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Biden Campaigns in GA Senate Runoff as McConnell Acknowledges Him As President-Elect

President-elect Joe Biden is stumping for votes in Georgia in support of the Democratic candidates in the state's US Senate runoff election. He held a drive-in rally on Tuesday in Atlanta, early voting kicked off Monday.  Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has acknowledged Biden's 2020 presidential election win. McConnell chose Tuesday, the day after the Electoral College affirmed Biden's victory, to congratulate him.  A White House adviser, when asked about McConnell congratulating Biden responded saying quote, "you can't always get what you want. " The adviser referred to a song that was used to signal the end of President Trump's rallies. White House officials also say Trump is still involved in election litigation.  Across the United States, health care workers are getting the Pfizer vaccine. Operation Warp Speed, a public-private effort, developed the vaccine in less than a year. The vaccine is now available at 425 sites.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to grant emergency authorization for the Moderna Vaccine within the next few days. The FDA will hold a meeting on Thursday. The Coronavirus has now taken more than 300,000 lives. There are more than 16.6 million cases of Covid-19 and hospilizations are at an all time high in the U.S.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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Supreme Court makes decision on Texas and Trump's bid to overturn election

The White House orders the head of the FDA to authorize Pfizer vaccine today or resign. Breaking News: the SCOTUS makes its decision on the President's bid to throw out election votes from the states of Georgia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan.    To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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FDA Panel Meeting Under Way on Pfizer Vaccine

The U.S. has topped 291,000 Covid deaths and 15.5 million cases after a record 3,100 deaths in one day. 106 House Republicans are backing a lawsuit in Texas to overturn the election, as Trump meets with state attorney generals. 2.9 million doses of Pfizer vaccine are ready to be shipped out within 24 hours of an FDA authorization. Operation Warp Speed reports that syringes, needles, and other vaccine supplies are shipping out now. Pennsylvania Attorney General, Josh Shapiro, blasts the Texas election lawsuit as a ?seditious abuse? of the judicial process. Wolf talks with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine about his plans to distribute the Coronavirus vaccine. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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On Eve Of FDA Vaccine Meeting U.S. Tops 288,000 Covid Deaths

The United States tops 288,000 covid deaths and 15.3 million cases on the eve of the FDA's vaccine authorization meeting. Also, a record of more than 104,000 covid-19 United States patients are in hospitals.  With the pivotal FDA meeting just hours away, authorization of the Pfizer covid-19 vaccine could be imminent. Operation Warp Speed says that 2.9 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine is ready to go and that supplies will be shipped out today. A vaccine official says that "shots in arms" are with 96 hours of authorization.  The United Kingdom warns people with "significant history" of allergic reactions should not get the Pfizer vaccine.   United States President-elect Joe Biden introduces the first Black defense secretary nominee. Biden's son Hunter Biden says his taxes are currently under investigation by the United States Attorney's Office.  United States President Donald Trump seeks to intervene in the longshot Texas lawsuit to overturn the recent presidential election in the four battleground states that Biden won. A White House adviser says that Trump has "stress tested" the United States' election process. A Trump ally is lobbying that fellow house republicans back the Texas lawsuit aiming to overturn the election. A source says that First Lady Melania Trump "just wants to go home."  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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Supreme Court Denies GOP Effort To Block Certification of Election Votes

The Supreme County denies the GOP's effort to block the certification of Pennsylvania's election results.  The United States has topped 15 million covid-19 cases, which adds to the 1.4 million cases from the first week of December alone. There has been 285,000 deaths in the United States from coronavirus. The FDA review confirms that the Pfizer vaccine is safe and effective ahead of its expected authorization this week.  United States President-elect Joe Biden has introduced his health team and vows that the members of that team will be "ready on day one" of Biden's presidency to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Biden is going to nominate retired General Lloyd Austin as his defense secretary.  Wolf Blitzer has a one-on-one with the Assistant Secretary for Health Admiral Brett Giroir. Giroir talks about the first vaccines being administered. in the United Kingdom, while Trump signs an executive order that prioritizes Americans for the coronavirus vaccines. Giroir says that they are "incredibly concerned" about the spread of the coronavirus.  There is a showdown happening in regards to the vote on the defense spending bill and Trump is threatening to veto the bill. Lawmakers are also negotiating on a possible stimulus bill.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 283,000 and 14.8 Million Cases

The United States' coronavirus death toll tops 283,000 and 14.8 million cases. On average, more than 2,200 Americans are dying daily from covid. The United States sees one million new cases of coronavirus in the first five days of December. The Pfizer vaccine could be available this week after a FDA meeting. CNN reports that the first vaccine shipments will fall short of what 27 states need to vaccinate frontline healthcare workers and the elderly. Fauci says that even once someone is vaccinated, that they still may spread the virus.  Fauci says that the United States hasn't seen the "full brunt" of Thanksgiving surge and says that, "the middle of January could be a really dark time for us." United States President-elect Joe Biden announces health team including HHS secretary, CDC director and Fauci was announced as the chief adviser on covid-19. Biden says that he plans to name the attorney general this week and he also plans to name the defense secretary on Friday.  Millions of people are under a stay at home order in California as hospitalizations hit 10,000. New York City may close its indoor dining if hospitalizations rates don't stabilize.  CNN reports that the house conservatives are urging Trump not to concede and press for a floor fight over election loss.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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Biden: U.S. in "dire, dire, dire straits" without new aid package soon

With the number of COVID deaths in the U.S. surpassing 278,000 and almost 3,000 Americans dying in one day, President-elect Biden continues to lobby his plans for aid relief for the American people. U.S. adds just 245,000 jobs in November as labor market stalls. President Trump blasts Georgia governor ahead of his expected visit to the state to campaign for the January 5th Senate runoff.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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U.S. Tops 14 million Covid-19 Cases After Record 2800+ Deaths in One Day

The U.S. has hit a record of 100,000+ hospitalizations . Sources tell CNN that The White House has held multiple pardon meetings since the election. Trump questions Bill Barr?s ability to do his job as sources reveal that they had a ?contentious? meeting at The White House this week. Wolf goes one on one with Sen. Mitt Romney. California Governor Gavin Newsom is implementing regional stay at home orders based on ICU capacity.   To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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Trump Releases Rambling Video Repeating Lies About Election Fraud

President-elect Joe Biden met with workers and small business owners that have been hit by the coronavirus pandemic. The NAACP is seeking a meeting with Biden and Harris on ensuring minority and civil rights representation in the new administration and Biden agenda. Former President Barack Obama calls on democrats to make room for new voices.  Congress is under pressure to pass an economic relief bill. Pelosi and Schumer say that the bipartisan senate covid relief bill should serve as the "framework" for compromise talks.  President Trump releases a rambling video, where he repeats lies about election fraud only the day after Barr says no evidence has been found that proves election voter fraud. A source says to expect a "flurry" of pardons before Trump leaves office in January. White House officials dodge questions on possible Trump pardons for Giuliani and members of the first family.  New Mexico Governor LuJan Grisham emerges as the top contender to lead the health and human services. The CDC director says that the next three months will be "the most difficult time in public health history of [this] nation." The United Kingdom becomes the first country to approve the Pfizer-Biontech coronavirus vaccine; the first doses are to be rolled out next week.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
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