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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Trump slams stimulus bill, grants clemency to 20 people

Yesterday was a busy day at the White House, as President Trump announced a slew of pardons and commutations. Plus, he released a video saying he was not satisfied with the spending and pandemic-relief bills that Congress passed earlier this week.

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About Our Hosts

Shumita Basu is a broadcast journalist with public-radio roots. She’s drawn to vivid narratives and accountability journalism and especially admires local reporters who own their beats.

Duarte Geraldino is a longtime broadcast journalist, editor, and TED speaker. He’s passionate about journalism that focuses on economic justice and migration, and that amplifies voices that are too often silenced.