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Focusing on issues, not tweets, Raw Story and AlterNet’s Joshua Holland and Liz Preza talk politics with academics, newsmakers and progressive journalists.

February 19, 2021

Will a handful of Democratic Senators keep Mitch McConnell in the driver’s seat?

We kick off this week's show with a look at the immigration reform bill Democrats unveiled this week, which will likely be a key test of Joe Biden's belief that he can get legislation passed through the Senate with bipartisan support.
Then we're joined by Leah Greenberg, co-founder of Indivisible, to talk about the vitally important fight for democratic reforms. Greenberg was one of a handful of former Congressional staffers whose analysis of the Tea Party movement's success under Obama provided a template for resisting Trump. Now they are part of a coalition pushing Democrats to use their power to create a more even electoral playing field. Right now, that hinges largely on persuading Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) to support filibuster reform.
And then we get the latest on Covid-19 from epidemiologist Eric Feigl-Ding, a senior fellow at the Federation of American Scientists. We talk about vaccines and reopening schools and some of the new variants emerging in various parts of the world.
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