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living in the pandemic was drawing to a close, the new daily case total topped 488,000 on wednesday according to a new york times database. wednesday seven days average new daily cases 301,000 was also a record. more than 13,000 national guard makers have been activated in 48 states. the white house says that it has been surging gates to hospitals and other facilities. 1 million gloves, 342,000 mask, respirators, face shields were all shipped out along with 40,000 gallons for frontline workers. federal teams made up with members of the military and other agencies are also headed to states where infections are soaring. as for hospital admissions, the cdc says that they are 14% higher than a week ago. that is an average of about 9000 more people admitted every day. officials note that the pace of admissions is somewhat we've seen in previous surges.
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but in many places, the crush of patients speaks to a very different reality. >> today, we have more violence with covid in the hospital. hospitals throughout the states artful more than they have been throughout this pandemic. i think it's important to emphasize something. what we are seeing in our hospitals, filling up emergency rooms, are being driven by people who are not vaccinated. >> earlier this evening, doctor anthony fauci noted that there are even more signs now that omicron is less likely to get you really sick. >> it appears that omicron from data both in south africa, the uk, and accumulating data in the united states, indicates that it very well might not be as severe. many people from studies that are going on right now who get
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omicron have even most symptoms or minimally symptomatic. >> back on tv tonight, the controversy over the new guidance on reducing covid isolations show no signs of going away. the washington post reports the recommendation to cut the isolation period for asymptomatic infected people to five days was driven largely by the concerned by essential services might be affected during this latest surge. this morning, the cdc director offered this explanation for the decision. >> we it really had a lot to do with what we thought people would be able to tolerate. the fact that we were going to have so many more cases, many of those would be asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic. people would feel well enough to go to work. they would not necessarily tolerate being home. they may not comply with being home. this was the moment that we needed to make that decision in those changes. >> a few hours later, in a different appearance, the doctor insisted that the
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guidance is based on scientific data. >> these updates to our recommendations were made to reflect what we currently know about covid-19 infection. let me make clear that we are standing on the shoulders of two years of science. two years of understanding transmissibility. >> we've got a doctor standing by to take our questions on that and on the impact of this latest covid outbreak just ahead. also tonight, we have now heard from the january six committee about its agreement with the biden white house to hold out on requesting hundreds of records from the prior trump administration. in the statement, the house committee spokesperson said the panel, quote, welcomes president biden's decision to clear the way for the production of another set of records. the committee has agreed to defer action on certain records as part of the accommodation process, as was the case with an earlier trench of records. the statement goes on to say, the select committee has not withdrawn its requests for these records. and it will continue to engage with the executive branch to ensure the committee gets
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access to all the information relevant to our with probe. meanwhile, the chairman of the january six committee has just invited house republican leader, kevin mccarthy, to sit with an interview. one committee member was asked about that earlier on this network. >> i think it would be important to listen to what kevin mccarthy has to say. he is in fact indicated publicly that he has nothing to hide. that he would be willing to talk further. and i hope that he lives up to that. we know from other republican members who related the conversation that he had with the president that he had some communication. i'd like to ask kevin about that. >> the committee's fight for the rest of those records takes another step forward tomorrow. the panel will final the response to donald trump's appeal to the supreme court. where he's asking to keep those records secret. house investigators have already asked the court to
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fast-track the case. also tomorrow, the current white house will be spending some time with one of its countries main adversaries. president biden has agreed to a phone call who requested the conversation the white house as the two men who are now gathering on the ukraine border will now warn that they will respond to any invasion. with that, let's bring in our lead off guest on this wednesday night, sam stein, a veteran journalist and white house editor for politico. well courtney subramanian, white house correspondent for u.s. state today. and barb mcquade, veteran prosecutor and worked with the doj during the biden transition and is a professor at the university of michigan law school. she host the podcast sisters in law with kimberly, joyce vance, and we -- good to have all of you. here we are hearing so many medical experts talk about the u.s. entering a harrowing phase
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of the pandemic. and there is still strong persistence to building precautions on the right. resistance to the wall -- who are they preparing for a really difficult period heading ahead? >> i think it's important to know that we've really seen the white house convince their response to reflect the frustration of american people in that regard. that was taken into account medical consideration that we haven't seen necessarily taken in the pass and move away from the idea of vaccine mandates although we did hear dr. fauci entertain the idea of vaccine mandates this week. i think what underscores this is the cons we heard from cdc director defending the decision to recommend the time that people should isolate from when they tested positive for covid from ten days to five days. which you mentioned earlier,
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which is the, while it is about the transmission window we. the 1 to 2 days for covid symptoms said that it really has a lot to do with what they thought people are able to tolerate. and i think that that's what they appeared to be focusing on. there was a strategy about catching up which they know that they are behind on. they are surging supplies to overwhelm hospitals. instead of implementing more restrictions which are politically not possible. he admitted, biden admitted, in a call earlier this week that they did fill protocols ahead of the holiday season. and that is something that we've heard what our medical professionals talk about.
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they are once again trying to play catch up on a pandemic that biden promised to shut down, and here we are nine months later. they were caught off guard. but we have seen them tried to ramp up efforts on testing. they plan to distribute 500 million free at home tests in january on a website, the website has yet to release. no details are up on that. we are still waiting from the white house on when we expect those tests to be available. >> and to the point of what people will tolerate. let me talk about the former governor of kansas. >> i live in a part of the country where every step that the public officials take at the state level are democratic
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has taken to try and put masking protocol in play and vaccination in place that has been undone by the legislature. so it's a free-for-all. president biden is trying to walk through this minefield of having major portions of the country that have undone any of the basic public health guidelines. what they are finding themselves in a world of hurt. >> there is an argument to be made that minefield may be an understatement. what is the political toll on this white house, especially as we head into a midterm here? >> i think people are exhausted. i am personally. i think everyone on the panel is exhausted by it. and i think that manifested something in what you are talking about. it's just the political toll. a huge chunk of biden's appeal in 2020 campaign was his pledge
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to get a handle on the pandemic. and up until july 4th, this, year it seems that we are on track with that. we have infamously declared that we are going to celebrate a covid free world from july 4th. but here we are and the omicron variant obviously is just absolutely raging through the country. the other thing that we should note is that the preventative measures that we have held to to try and prevent this from contracting the disease, wearing masks, social distancing, shutting down businesses, those seem to not work with this variant. people who are troubled vax are getting it. people who are wearing masks may be less prone to getting it but social distancing is not really a thing, and just not in kansas. and so, what they have is a very limited tool shed. they have to urge people to get
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trouble vaxxed because we know scientifically that it is helpful in terms of the outcome of when you get infected. a large chunk of this country, a frustratingly large chunk of this country, is still not vaccinated. and i think that's the real trouble. it is not the fault of lack of time, it's persuading those people. >> we are going to talk to a doctor in just a little while. but barb mcquade, i would like to talk about the january six committee. we mentioned that they will be presenting their case at court. it is the court likely to take this case and how quickly might they decide whether the documents should be released? >> i think that they are not likely to take the case. we saw a very well reasoned opinion that came out for the court of appeal. it up from the decision by the
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trial court. and the real question is, who gets to control executive privilege? is it the current president. or is it the former president. for that reason it does present a slightly novel issue. it gets a little glimmer of if the court might take this up. but it seems like they'd rather stay out of this. and if so, the status quo figures the committee. if it does take it, up then it will have to hear oral argument and it could be many months before we get a decision. >> what do you make of the committee saying that the commits will be deferred but they might still want them. >> this is actually how it supposed to work. it's very much part of the normal negotiating and accommodation process. one full branches of government, legislative branch, and executive branch respect or institution, they work through this process. they say, what is it that you
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really need? what is it that you want to point out? what if we give you have a low? will you accept it? and that is how it supposed to work. recognizing that there is some legitimacy to executive privilege. but there is also a compelling interest in what happened on january six. so if both of those interests can be accommodated. that is the goal of people who govern in good faith. that is what was lacking during the trump administration. and i think that was at the heart of this lawsuit that is now appealing to the supreme court. >> and in fact, we are just over a week from the january six anniversary which of course deepened only what was already a terrible partisan divide on the hill and frankly, all around the country. democrats have a big fight on their hands. not just trying to keep their majorities but in making a case for themselves and for american democracy in general. are they up to it? now is the party unified enough for this? >> i think so. there's a few factors here that
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could complicate that. if this does get kicked around, suddenly the timeframe becomes a little bit tight. this committee needs to get a report out. in the summer, they want to have an impact. but if they want to get the work done judiciously that could conflict. the other thing is that we've had this horrific attack on the capitol. it wasn't just an attack, it was an assault on the democratic trans in power. what has been done to show that these people who exploited -- there is no progress at the level. there has been some executive action here. and some have been gone after. but it accessed some sort of
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larger legislative push. it is going to be definitive. >> i also want to ask you about the phone call tomorrow. clearly, we have the potential to be an even bigger problem in 2022. what are you hearing about the plans to meet those challenges? >> as you mentioned, the phone calls tomorrow. it will be their second this month as tensions buildup around russia's military buildup on the border with ukraine. biden is expected to tell putin that the u.s. is prepared to proceed diplomatically. but also stands to respond with economic sanctions, reinforcements, and assistance to ukraine to defend itself with. a senior administration official told us this afternoon that biden and both leaders believe that there is value in
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leader to leader, and what they described as a moment of crisis. so this is certainly biden's biggest foreign policy challenge headed into 2022. he did quite a few this year with the withdrawal of afghanistan and other issues. nfc spokesman said that this call would cover a range of topics including upcoming diplomatic engagement. they are really looking for russia to show signs of de-escalation before any sort of diplomatic and game. and this of course comes before the u.s. and russia delegations are expected to sit down for security talks on january 10th. >> and barbara, i want to ask you about another big story tonight, you have an article in the daily beast. fantastic article by the way. i recommended to everyone. you begin with this line, when
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your partner is a monster, you can appear harmless by comparison. but appearances can be deceiving. as probably folks know, maxwell was convicted tonight on federal sex trafficking and conspiracy charges. he is facing decades in prison. talk about what you think this verdict means and what we are going to be watching for next. >> i think it is an incredibly in court and verdict. it is very important to convict sex traffickers. oftentimes, the passage of time has made it difficult for witnesses to remember. sometimes witnesses themselves can have their credibility attacked. and to see these poor one women come forward and tell their story and to be vindicated to see an actual conviction by someone who tried to literally escape what the perpetrator of jeffrey epstein, when she herself was the partner in crime is abusive.
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so i think it's a very important verdict. and i think it should be empowered to anyone who has been a victim to sexual abuse. >> you also talk in the article about how he doesn't look like when we think about how sex traffickers look. so thank you barb mcquade, courtney subramanian, sam stein, think you so much for being with us on this wednesday night. >> coming up, have the latest policies coming out of washington are impacting those on the front lines in the battle against covid. and later, one of our upcoming guest calls last january six address rehearsal for what may come. more on the events of 2021 that have many anxious about the new year. the 11th hour, just getting underway, on wednesday night. on wednesday night
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keeping the hospital going, everyone has been working exceedingly hard. >> i see two things. i see their commitment to doing what is right. they want to help people. they want to be there for them. but also there is an exhaustion setting. in >> thank you to those individuals who complete shift after shift. who have been doing this for two straight years. >> the governors of ohio, new york and indiana each sounding an alarm that hospitals are filling up and health care workers are feeling the strain. one of the biggest hospitals in wisconsin is now at capacity. unable to accept more patients. another facility is calling in the u.s. navy to help handle
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the caseload. and we may be just at the beginning of what the world health organization chief warns maybe a tsunami of delta and omicron cases. back with us tonight, doctor céline gounder, clinical assistant professor of medicine and infectious diseases at the nyu school of medicine and bellevue hospital. she was part of a panel that advised the biden transition team. and she was the weekly podcast of the impact of coronavirus called, epidemic. it is good to have you here. i want to start with that possible tsunami. reference by the w. h. o chief. there was a new york headline that said that new york struggles to keep running under omicron. when everything from a huge percentage of emts calling out sick, subway lines shutting down because they don't have people, there was this one example of a 68th president. in downtown brooklyn, wanda ortiz who has a fever, body
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aches, and scratchy throat since christmas, summoned the strength to head over to the city empty on wednesday morning to get tested. the clinic was dark. she wander off to find another testing site hoping she would not have to stand in line to meng in the cold. what it is just one of thousands if not millions of stories around the country. how worried are you about a possible tsunami and the closure that that brings? the ability to help the sick looking for help? >> chris, i am on service at bellevue hospital right now. and a number of our own staff are out sick. something like a third, i believe, our nurses are out sick. many of our doctors are out sick. we are having to pull from outpatient clinics. people who would normally be on vacation for the holidays right now are being asked to come in. and we are still short staffed. we are still having a really hard time keeping up with the patient loads that we have now. we are trying to do what we can to prepare for the inevitable
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increase that we will see in the next couple of weeks. but i am really concerned. i think people really are exhausted. and they're being stretched to the limit. we >> and obviously, you had a situation where the administration and the cdc said we are going to shorten the amount of isolation time if you are asymptomatic. why earlier today, i spoke with the president of the flight association group. they are really upset with the short and isolation time. i'll play you a little of what she had to say. >> our concern is that this is putting all the onus on the workers. and when you put policies forwards that are pro business and not grounded in public health, it gives people a reason to pause and not trust our public health requirement. people are worn out. and we've got to give them a break in order to take care of this country and keep the economy moving. this is a short term fix that
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the cdc gave businesses that are going to have long term pain. >> is she right? well >> i think the cdc recommendations would've been okay if they would have included testing to come out of isolation at five days. and unfortunately the current recommendation is five days of isolation and then five days of wearing a mask when we back at work with other people. we know people across the country are not reliably wearing masks or perhaps not wearing them at all. orbit wearing them below their nose or on their chin. which is absolutely useless from preventing the spread of covid. and i'm also we hearing this from health care workers. they are being told that after they have completed five days of isolation that they are expected back at work. many are concerned, well what if i still feel sick after five days? do i stuff to go to work? we and they feel like the expectation is yes. you need to be on the job.
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>> what it just almost seems like the problem is so enormous if they could put that new york times headline up again. even by the standards of this pandemic which has been absolutely devastating today, not only is new york city being powered by omicron but there are new numbers show that we are just about double the worst place where we have been. single day case record, nearly doubling from the highest numbers from last winter. why do we do? what do states do? what do local governments do? we they are still going to have a new years eve celebration in times square. >> honestly, that gives health care workers, like me, palpitations. it makes me feel nauseous to even think about that. >> literally nauseous. >> literally nauseous. in some states they are calling in the national guard. but how many national guards are medically trained? we so really, when you call in
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the national guard, what they might help with this logistics. security at the hospital, maybe transporting patients from one point of a hospital to another. but they are not able to do the direct patient care which is what we really do need. there's only so much you can rely on those kinds of extra surge of sources of stuffing. >> one of the things that we talked about at the top of the show is the amount of stuff that is going. on everything from gowns, piece of equipment that you could possibly imagine. it was one of the things early on, right? we just didn't have what we needed. you couldn't even get a mask. we were being told not to buy really good mask because we needed not hospitals. do you at least have what you need to treat the people who are coming in? >> in that respect, yes. it is a very different situation from the spring of 2020. in 2020, i have the same face
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shield that i was just cleaning day after day and using for months. now i have as many face shields of masks, gloves, gowns, etc that i want. we are in a very different position in terms of protective equipment than we were at the beginning of the pandemic. >> well at least, on that positive note, we will see some things are going right. we but hats off to you and to all the folks who work with their. those who are fighting on the front line. doctor céline gounder, we appreciated. i'm coming up, it's one of the past year's biggest stories. the fragile state of our democracy. we will talk about it with our great political observers, two of the best that we have. when the 11th hour, continues. he 11th hour, continues.
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as we approach the one year anniversary of the attempted coup on the capitol, the investigation into january six is reaching a pivotal face. yet, there are warning signs that efforts to subvert democracy in 2024 are already well on their way. the associated press with new reporting today writes, in battleground states and beyond, republicans are taking hold of the once overlooked machinery of elections. while the effort is incomplete and an even, outside experts on democracy and democrats are sounding alarms. warning that the united states is witnessing a slow motion insurrection with the better chance of success than trump's failed power grab last year. with us tonight, eugene robinson, pulitzer
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prize-winning columnist for the washington post. and bill crystal, author, writer, thinker of political. he's a veteran at the reagan and bush administration and editor at large as the [inaudible] . good to see you gentlemen. is there a new blueprint to undermine democracy? something we should focus on? >> there is. and a large part of it was the effort in 2020. and then of course the temporary effort by the republicans. a tolerance of it. and even in some ways, an embarrassment of. it by increasing the numbers of -- that itself is incredibly important. our judgment of january six is so important going forward, not just going backwards. and then you have the efforts going back at legislative level for overturning election results. it is something one might have hoped after trump lost the elections. we are kind of through the
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worst of it. i am afraid that we are right in the middle of it now. >> i want to play this from writer and thinker, nikole hannah-jones. take a listen. >> we are a society that willfully does not want to deal with the anti blackness that is at the core of so many of our institutions. we are seeing a backlash. we are seeing efforts to subvert democracy. to make it harder for black people, in particular, but people of color in general to vote. i think that we are in a very frightening time. eugene, are you equally frightened? >> i am very worried. frightened, look, you have to fight back. there are a lot of people in this country who are very concerned about the fact that, for example, one of our two major parties is no longer so
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sure about the whole democracy thing. it is just no longer 100 percent something that they are committed to. it is exploring ways to get around it. that is alarming. and we should be alarmed about it. but we have to call it out. we have to denounce. it we have to fight against it in every way possible. i think the first thing is that this is something congress has to do. we have to secure the way the electoral votes are counted. the way the peoples votes are counted. we cannot give that into the hands of partisan coup minded republican state legislatures you'll that want to reject the peoples decision on who is the
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next president and substitute their own decisions. and who want congress to be convinced to throw. this is so un-american, it's unacceptable. that i think is the first order of business. and then there is always the laws being passed that make it harder to vote. >> the state legislatures, obviously, is something that we are seeing with the fight against voting rights bill that is very real and concerning. but there is this new trend where a lot of republicans that go hyperlocal. they are targeting school boards in the upcoming year. they are looking to do things that we've already seen. they have banned subjects that already being taught, like critical race theory. how much of a concern do you think that is? do you think that plays into what we are already seeing in
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these attack on democracy? >> eugene's answer is excellent just now. the first answer is to strengthen the guardrails. i couldn't agree more. i think people need to look back and say, are you kidding me? a lot of the things that happened between january 6th and now, we are aware of the weaknesses that are exposed. one of the things we have to deal with is to keep it under control. we need to strengthen the guardrails and that has not been done. i think people will look back and say, are you kidding? me at the year and? they are seeing correctly, as eugene said. this should be the first order of business. but it hasn't. been >> not only does going back to school boards, eugene, obviously address those kinds
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of concerning issues but it also built a bench. because people who then, at the school boards could then start running for state legislator and push the same kind of ideas. >> it does. and that has to be fought at that local level. it really does. and that's something that progressives and democrats have to become more serious about. . i think it's no accident that we need to focus on critical race theory. all of this is happening at a time where most of the majority of public school students in this country now are non-white. as the country becomes more diverse, they aren't used to
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the fact that they might not become the absolute majority. you just can't ignore that as an underlined mega trend that is helping to drive some of the unrest that you see. >> both guests are staying with, us and just ahead, some of the critical challenges facing joe biden. as the new york fast approaches when the 11th hour continues. en the 11th hour continues
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do you struggle to fall asleep and stay asleep? qunol sleep formula combines 5 key nutrients that can help you fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and wake up refreshed. the brand i trust is qunol. some plans have biden struggle, to get his agenda passed with president obama's affordable care act setbacks. biden is hoping the new year brings progress on both build back better and voting rights. wishing that the lines lineup in congress. they have mentioned this in the new york times. no historical parallel is perfect, but the near death and revival of the aca is a parable that does offer a path forward
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for this president and his administration. still with us, eugene robinson, bill kristol. eugene, is there a path forward? do you see? it >> well affordable care act was passed. so it doesn't all have to have been in the first calendar year of the presidency. when in fact it does take time. my distinct impression from the president in recent weeks, and from the last couple of weeks was that he is more focus than he had been before on the voting rights question. i would not be surprised to see that move to the top of the agenda. especially since it now appears that it is going to take time to get the build back better agenda, or as much of it as he can in both houses of congress.
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they might be in pieces, and it may take some time. i still believe that if not all of, it most of it will be a very big deal when he gets it. but he may focus on voting rights first. >> optimism. okay. i also want to talk about the call between biden and vladimir putin. you'll they had this to say in the bulwark about russian ukraine this. week i would still say that a new offense is not inevitable, but all the pieces are in place. what is most worrisome is the language that keeps coming out of the kremlin. how does biden need to deal with this threat? >> this is the trouble that some of us can hope that he votes on. the progressives hope that he gets a lot of [inaudible] what's the general saying is that the food in attack is
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serious. he would also say that iran is serious, china's. well biden is doing his best on all of those. but we can have a foreign policy predictions for 2022. i said, maybe we might have a foreign policy for better or worse, it could be for worse. it has been a long time since we've really had a year defined the foreign policy channels. i would say that we pivoted to domestic policy, some very bad things happened in the, world and some things that we didn't put at the top of our agenda, i would say. but we may not have that choice this year. so joe biden has a lot of experience in foreign policy. and this could be the year of real testing for him. >> so if bill gets to look forward to this, eugene, let's take a perspective backwards. foreign policy challenges is notwithstanding. and even without passing build back better and voting rights this year, some argue that biden has accomplished a lot.
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has he? and if so, why are his poll numbers so bad? >> he has the rescue plan which was 1.9 trillion dollars. yes the infrastructure bill which is 1.2 trillion dollars. there was a huge spending bill that we don't even talk about very much. those mere hundreds of billion you'll want to make it more competitive with china. it was potentially very important coming forward. he has had approved 40 federal judges this morning, any president in the first year of his administration said that it was a record. so yes, this is been a big year with a lot of accomplishments. what democrats and observers
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have frankly tended to talk more about what hasn't gotten done then what has gotten done. and in fact, it's quite a lot. >> our thanks to eugene robinson and bill crystal. this is been an incredibly slow year. do you do you agree? does it depend on the day? >> it's all right. chris, covid, covid, covid. that is what makes this year unlike any other year. and covid it is going to have a vote next year to. >> respectively we can have this conversation in a year and not discuss covid. >> wouldn't that be nice? well, we wish you very happy new year on this last wednesday of 2021. thanks guys, appreciate it. coming up, travelers who suffered through the christmas late planned cancellations may still be frustrating as we welcome 2022. and their travel update as we
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welcome the next segment on the 11th hour when it returns. th hour when it returns.
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earn about covid-19,
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the more questions we have. the biggest question now, what's next? what will covid bring in six months, a year? if you're feeling anxious about the future, you're not alone. calhope offers free covid-19 emotional support. call 833-317-4673, or live chat at today. despite this latest surge in
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covid cases nationwide, travel is nearly back to pre-pandemic levels this holiday season. yet, between the virus surge and the staffing's search, they can't keep up. our msnbc reporter has the story. >> tonight, airports across the country are an ending. thousands of flights are either canceled, disrupted or delayed. >> i just want to get. home >> the highest pinpoint felt that airports are dealing with the mis-c of sick out and severe weather. like seattle. where bags are pulling up in the current wait time for the customer service is up to 20 hours. airlines say that they are working around the clock to refund passengers, and reshuffle. flights delta canceling 250 flights, announcing vouchers for travelers. jetblue second 83 flights.
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announcing a scheduled cutback until january 13th to produce last minute cancellations. flight attendant dense are pleading for patients. we are trying to get you to where you need to go and as safely as possible. if you work with us, we will work with you. >> flight experts, say that the backup will last all the way through the holiday season. >> they just don't have a lot of margin for error. almost all the planes and almost all the pilots are currently working if they are available. >> winter weather are wreaking havoc in the skies and on the road. icy roads causing this backup in wisconsin. one [noise] >> and more storms are in the forecast. they are under severe weather alert with the southeast bracing for strong wind, hail and tornadoes. a possible tornado already causing minor damage in southern georgia. but some relief for the west, warmer temperatures are underway as travelers hope for an end to this holiday nightmare. >> our thanks to patterson for that update, coming up, putting
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in perspective the cancel culture of 2021. when the 11th hour continues. the 11th hour continues
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>> the counsel culture going after dr. seuss tonight. first >> there was mr. petito head. >> they are canceling halloween, they are canceling valentine's day? >> let's talk about democrats canceling themselves. >> hollywood now canceling themselves. >> canceling culture coming for kermit the frog. >> they are being taught that counsel culture is bad. >> they are trying to cancel, yes, barack obama. >> game shows, doctors, being subjective to the rage of cancel culture. >> they want to cancel skinny jeans inside hair partings. >> they want to cancel fox news. >> how dare you cancel the president of the united states? >> the people are basically trying to cancel georgia. >> cancel culture is coming for disney cattle classic. >> they are canceling the constitution. >> they are canceling the flag. >> they are canceling joe biting. >> stacey abrams is going to get council because she rolled in a car. >> cancel, cancel, cancel, know
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your counseled, cancel. everything >> is the cancel culture coming after you? >> you see the final expression of cancel culture in islam terrorist groups like isis and al-qaeda. >> it will be interesting to see what they come up with in 2022. our thanks to the recount for that election. and that is our broadcast for this wednesday night with our thanks for being with us on behalf of all of my colleagues at the network of nbc news. good night. finish >> tonight on all in, where we stand as we approach your three of the pandemic. as cases explode again, the cdc defense a position to cut covid isolation. >> we have followed numerous areas of science in making this important decision. >> then, a measure of justice in the epstein. significance of tonight's guilty burden for ghislaine maxwell. plus, the surprising area where democrats are having success against the push to undermine
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democracy. and the truth about the great shoplifting freak out of 2020. one state now proposing a bounty for parents who find banned books in school. when all in, starts right now. good evening from new york. i'm chris hayes. that's we are about to enter a new year. the third calendar year of the pandemic. take a look at this map. put out by the centers of disease control and prevention. it shows the level of community transmission of covid in america right now. laughing at sort of a joke. it's a pretty clear map. solid red in all 50 states. district of columbia and puerto rico experiencing cdc calls high transmission. we are getting new records. as daily case counts sore across the country to the highest amount we diversity. can see on this chart. line is practically going straight up. as we assess where we are right now. i think it's important to understand the fact, omicron variant is just much more transmissible than


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