WTF Just Happened Today

Your essential guide to the daily shock and awe in national politics.

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Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 503 days 22 hours 32 minutes


Day 213: "Strategic ambiguity."

1/ A North Carolina man who claimed to have a bomb in a pickup truck near the U.S. Capitol surrendered to law enforcement after an hours-long standoff on Thursday. The standoff was resolved peacefully after roughly five hours of negotiations, endi...



Day 211: "A flood of bloodshed."

1/ A Texas school district made face masks part of its dress code in order to get around Gov. Abbott’s anti-mask mandate order. Several school districts in Texas have sought to require masks amid an increase in COVID-19 cases. Gov. Greg Abbott has...



Day 209: "Crisis of confidence."

1/ Biden said he stands behind his decision to withdraw from Afghanistan after the Taliban regained control over the country. During an address from the White House, Biden said the U.S. mission in Afghanistan was always “narrowly focused on counte...


 2021-08-17  3m

Day 204: "A badge of honor."

1/ The Senate passed a $3.5 trillion budget plan that includes a sweeping expansion of the social safety net. The 92-page blueprint, which would expand Medicaid, provide free preschool and community college, and fund climate change programs, passe...


 2021-08-11  3m

Day 202: "Force protection and readiness."

1/ The Pentagon will require all members of the U.S. military to get the COVID vaccine by September 15. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the mid-September deadline could be accelerated if the vaccine receives final FDA approval or infection rat...


 2021-08-10  2m

Day 199: Extended.

1/ The Biden administration is considering withholding federal funds, among other measures, in order to spur vaccinations. The moves, if adopted, would amount to a dramatic escalation in the effort to vaccinate the roughly 90 million Americans who...


 2021-08-07  2m

Day 197: "Unwelcome and nonconsensual touching."

1/ The FDA plans to fully approve the Pfizer vaccine by the start of next month. Giving final approval to the Pfizer vaccine — rather than relying on the emergency authorization granted late last year — could help increase inoculation rates at a m...


 2021-08-05  2m

Day 195: "Flu-like symptoms."

1/ A third police officer who responded to the U.S. Capitol insurrection has died by suicide, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. Officer Gunther Hashida was found dead in his residence on Thursday, July 29. This is the third known su...


 2021-08-03  3m

Day 192: "Leave the rest to me."

1/ Trump pressed his Justice Department to claim that the 2020 election results were corrupt. Trump pressed top Justice Department officials late last year to declare that the election was corrupt even though they had found no instances of widespr...


 2021-07-30  2m

Day 190: "Moron."

1/ The White House and a bipartisan group of senators agreed on Wednesday on a far-reaching $1 trillion infrastructure bill. Democrats set an evening vote to advance it, paving the way for action on a crucial piece of President Biden’s agenda. Acc...


 2021-07-29  3m