WTF Just Happened Today

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

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 5m. Bisher sind 991 Folge(n) erschienen. Jeden Tag erscheint eine Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 503 days 22 hours 56 minutes


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

Day 188: Mandate.

1/ The VA issued a vaccine mandate for all health care workers, the first federal agency to do so. Employees who provide direct patient care have eight weeks to get inoculated against COVID-19 or face penalties, including possible removal. (New Yo...


 2021-07-27  2m

Day 185: "The unvaccinated folks."

1/ Trump’s PAC collected $75 million this year, but so far the group has not put money into pushing for the 2020 ballot reviews he touts. Even as he assiduously tracks attempts by his allies to cast doubt on the integrity of the 2020 election, the...


 2021-07-24  3m

Day 183: "Extremely enthusiastic."

1/ Nancy Pelosi rejected two of the five GOP members who were selected to serve on the 1/6 committee. House Speaker Pelosi on Wednesday rejected the appointment of Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Jim Banks of Indiana, both of whom objected to the cer...


 2021-07-22  3m

Day 181: Repatriated.

1/ Attorney General Merrick Garland formally prohibited the seizure of reporters’ records. Reversing years of department policy, Garland formally prohibited federal prosecutors from seizing the records of journalists in leak investigations, with l...


 2021-07-19  2m

Day 178: "I've got it covered."

1/ Arizona county election officials have identified fewer than 200 cases of potential voter fraud out of more than 3 million ballots cast in last year’s presidential election, undercutting former President Trump’s claims of a stolen election as h...


 2021-07-17  3m