Join Shumita Basu and Duarte Geraldino every weekday morning as they guide you through some of the most fascinating stories in the news — and how the world’s best journalists are covering them.
How will a 50-50 Senate actually work?
Politico reports on ongoing negotiations over how to run an evenly split Senate. And, in the Washington Post, former Senate leaders Trent Lott and Tom Daschle explain how they worked things out the last time the chamber had a 50-50 split.
For the New Yorker, Robin Wright lays out the seven pillars of President Biden’s foreign policy.
Vox breaks down Biden’s proposal to drastically overhaul U.S. immigration law.
USA Today looks at the first U.S. case of COVID-19, confirmed one year ago this week. And in the Atlantic, Zeynep Tufekci and Jeremy Howard ask why high-quality masks are still so hard for Americans to find.
Special Episode: Joe Biden is the 46th president of the United States
The Wall Street Journal recaps President Biden’s first message to the nation as president.
Bloomberg News breaks down the many executive actions Biden planned for day one of his presidency.
Poet Amanda Gorman read the inaugural poem. She spoke with NPR about her writing process.
Can Joe Biden unite the nation?
The Wall Street Journal reports on President Trump’s final pardons, which include ones for his former political adviser Steve Bannon and rapper Lil Wayne.
Ahead of President-elect Biden’s inauguration, NPR looks at inaugural addresses of past presidents who have taken office during challenging moments in history.
The Washington Post discusses Biden’s Catholic faith and how he might use it to bring Americans together.
CNN looks at Biden’s long history of riding Amtrak trains and what it says about his family, politics, past, and future.
In the New Yorker, Amy Davidson Sorkin says Vice President-elect Harris’s husband, Doug Emhoff, embodies multiple firsts. And, in GQ, Emhoff writes about fostering a society where men supporting women at high levels of power is normal and expected.
President Trump’s lasting impact on American policy
Politico reviewed 30 areas where President Trump has made major policy changes thatmany people may have missed.
CNN analyzes how U.S. far-right groups might adapt following moves to deplatform them. And Vox explains why the decision to ban Trump from social-media sites led to a drop in online misinformation.
CBS News reports that West Virginia is leading other states in its COVID-19 vaccination program.
Even after deploying to the Capitol, National Guard Sergeant Jacob Kohut hasn’t stopped teaching elementary school music classes. The Washington Post has the story.
Biden prepares a 10-day sprint
The Washington Post reports on the Biden administration’s plan to take immediate action against the coronavirus.
Following the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, national-security reporter Spencer Ackerman argues in the Daily Beast that the U.S. should use existing anti-terror laws to fight domestic terrorism rather than create new ones.
Cosmopolitan talks with some unlikely adopters of QAnon conspiracy theories: Instagram influencers. And Elle details how QAnon lies spread among suburban moms.
As we honor Martin Luther King Jr., Anna Malaika Tubbs writes in Time about his mother, Alberta Williams King, and her own crucial role in the civil-rights movement.
Biden’s agenda collides with Trump’s impeachment trial
Politico reports on how the Senate trial of Donald Trump could complicate the Biden administration’s efforts to move its agenda forward.
For GQ Magazine, Wesley Lowery writes about convicted murderer Dustin Higgs, whom federal officials plan to execute.
ProPublica reports on Black officers’ complaints about racism in the Capitol Police.
National Geographic explains the polar vortex that could bring extreme winter weather to the United States.
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Part of my morning routine
Great format but US news only
Maybe renaming it would help clarify that this is focussed on the USA. I was expecting world news.
Good bite-sized news briefing, needs Canadian version
This podcast does a pretty good job of being a bite-sized news briefing done by two hosts that do a great job of balancing the fine line between being cringe and being boring. Also an added benefit is that it comes out very early, much earlier than other daily news podcasts.
Obviously I’m biased, but I’d love to see a Canadian-centric version of the podcast, as well as other localized podcasts, and in general bringing the new News+ Audio section to Canada. The Apple News app already does a great job of curating to Canadians, with the Top Stories having often Canada-specific stories, and great news & News+ sources like The Star and The Globe and Mail.