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March 03, 2022
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"Ridin' for Biden vs Rootin' for Putin."

In This Episode

The January 6th Committee lays out potential criminal charges against Donald Trump, Joe Biden’s State of the Union gets good reviews from voters, White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain joins to talk about the President’s agenda for the year ahead, and Elijah has some piping hot takes in a special State of the Union edition of Take Appreciator.



Show Notes



  • NYT: Jan. 6 Committee Lays Out Potential Criminal Charges Against Trump 
  • WaPo: Jan. 6 committee alleges Trump, allies engaged in potential ‘criminal conspiracy’ by trying to block Congress from certifying election
  • January 6th Committee thread 
  • Daniel Goldman Tweet
  • Joyce Alene Tweet
  • WaPoOpinion: Here’s a roadmap for the Justice Department to follow in investigating Trump – by Lawrence Tribe, Barbara McQuade, and Joyce Vance
  • WaPoOpinion: Garland’s caution is an asset when it comes to holding Trump accountable – by EJ Dionne



  • Navigator: Post-Speech Survey Shows Higher Trust in Biden to Handle Ukraine Conflict, Fight for Middle Class, and More
  • CNN: Speech watchers have mostly positive reaction of Biden’s SOTU, CNN poll shows
  • CBS: Most speech watchers say State of the Union made them feel optimistic, proud – CBS News poll
  • YahooPoll: Ahead of State of the Union, 61% of Americans say Biden hasn’t kept most of his promises
  • CNN: Biden ente​​rs first State of the Union with second lowest approval on record
  • Deadline: Joe Biden’s First State Of The Union Watched By 37M Viewers; Fox News Easily Tops Night Among Cablers & Broadcasters
  • Hollywood Reporter: TV Ratings: State of the Union Tops 37M Viewers
  • WaPoOpinion: Biden’s State of the Union address ushers in a new phase of his presidency NYT: Biden Has the Right Idea, but the Wrong Words
  • WSJ: Biden’s State of the Union Address Pushes Unity Against Russia, Battle Against Inflation
  • NYT: SOTU Highlights: Biden Gets Tough on Russia and Promotes Plan for Economy 
  • Playbook: 5 takeaways from Biden’s big night 
  • Punchbowl: Build Back Sorta and Ukraine
  • Playbook PM: The post-SOTU blitz begins 
  • AP: Biden, Cabinet fan out around nation to sell domestic agenda 
  • WaPo: White House unveils pandemic ‘reset’ plan, says shutdowns, school closures no longer necessary
  • The Atlantic: What Biden’s State of the Union Speech Was For 
  • Politico: Tlaib diverges from Biden’s State of the Union address 
  • Ron Klain tweet with recording available 
  • Ron Klain quote tweet of Biden tweeting out his Unity Agenda
  • WaPo: Fact-checking President Biden’s 2022 State of the Union address 
  • WaPo: Inside the House chamber: Support for Ukraine and an eagerness to move past the pandemic during State of the Union 
  • Politico op-ed: A Tale of Two Speeches in Biden’s State of the Union 
  • David Axelrod tweet 
  • The Atlantic’s John Hickerson tweet
  • NYT: 10 Consequential Days: How Biden Navigated War, Covid and the Supreme Court



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