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  • Jessica Rosenworcel Named Acting FCC Chair January 21, 2021
    Jessica Rosenworcel, the senior Democrat on the Federal Communications Commission, was named acting chair of the agency by President Biden on Thursday. The FCC is currently split 2-2, following the resignation of Ajit Pai, who served as chairman during the Trump administration. Biden will appoint a third Democrat, who will require Senate confirmation, to ser […]
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  • Michelle Pfeiffer to Play Betty Ford in Showtime Series ‘The First Lady,’ Susanne Bier to Direct January 21, 2021
    Michelle Pfeiffer has signed on to star as Betty Ford in the upcoming Showtime series “The First Lady,” Variety has learned. In addition, Susanne Bier has signed on to direct and executive produce the anthology series. Formerly known as “First Ladies,” the show is described as a reframing of American leadership, told through the lens of the […] […]
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  • TV Ratings: Biden Inauguration Special ‘Celebrating America’ Draws in 10.56 Million Viewers January 21, 2021
    Last night after Joseph Robinette Biden, Sr. and Kamala Devi Harris were sworn in during the 59th Inaugural Ceremonies (and the rest of America was serenaded by Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez and treated to a stirring poetry recital by young rising star Amanda Gorman), CBS, NBC and ABC aired the presidential inauguration special “Celebrating […]
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  • Bob Dylan, UMG Sued by Estate of ‘Desire’ Co-Writer Jacques Levy Over Publishing Sale January 21, 2021
    Bob Dylan and Universal Music Group have been sued by the estate of Jacques Levy, who co-wrote seven of the nine songs on Dylan’s chart-topping 1976 album “Desire,” over the estates contention that it should have been compensated as part of Universal’s reported $300 million acquisition of the entire Dylan publishing catalog. An attorney for […] […]
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  • UniFrance Scored With Virtual Rendez-Vous With French Cinema Market January 21, 2021
    Following Cannes, the AFM, Toronto, Rome and the Hong Kong’s Filmart, UniFrance’s Rendez-Vous With French Cinema was for many film players at least the sixth virtual market since the start of the pandemic, but it was still a much-needed kick-off for French sales agents who launched a flurry of projects and market premieres during the […]
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  • AMC Networks Acquires Revenge Thriller ‘The Beast Must Die,’ to Premiere Later in 2021 January 21, 2021
    AMC Networks has acquired six-part revenge thriller “The Beast Must Die,” produced in partnership with BritBox UK, New Regency Television International and Ridley Scott’s Scott Free. The series, based on the novel by Nicholas Blake, centers on a grieving mother who infiltrates the life of the man she thinks murdered her son. The program stars […] […]
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  • ‘My Favorite War’ Review: Animation Allows Director to Tackle Troubling Chapter in Latvian History January 21, 2021
    Animation proves the perfect medium to depict how Ilze’s active imagination is charged by WWII, the Cold War and her teachers’ warnings to never to forget the Nazis’ evil deeds.
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  • ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel ‘Tales of Dunk and Egg’ in Early Development at HBO (EXCLUSIVE) January 21, 2021
    A series adaptation of “Tales of Dunk and Egg,” a prequel to the events of “Game of Thrones,” is in early development at HBO, Variety has learned exclusively from sources. The one-hour show would be based on the series of fantasy novellas by George R. R. Martin, which follow the adventures of Ser Duncan the Tall […]
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  • Tom Hanks Sci-Fi Movie ‘Bios’ Gets New Release Date January 21, 2021
    “Bios,” an upcoming sci-fi movie starring Tom Hanks and a pup named Goodyear, has been delayed. The movie, from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, was initially scheduled for April 16, 2021. It has been pushed back by four months and will now open on Aug. 13. “Bios” is taking the place of an untitled Blumhouse […]
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  • ‘Embers of War’ Series Adaptation in Development at Stampede Ventures, Wiip (EXCLUSIVE) January 21, 2021
    Stampede Ventures and wiip have partnered to adapt the first book in Gareth L. Powell’s epic sci-fi novel series “Embers of War” as a television show, Variety has learned exclusively. Gary Graham is attached to adapt the book for the screen, with Breck Eisner onboard to direct. Both will also executive produce along with Greg […]
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  • Butterfly population 'plummeting toward extinction' in California January 21, 2021
    They are a symbol of summertime and could once be found in backyards and classrooms across America. Many schoolchildren have watched in wonder as large orange and black butterflies emerge from cocoons. “One of my most vivid childhood memories from Iowa's corn country is watching clouds of monarch butterflies dance around the milkweed patch by...
  • Back-to-back storms produce severe flooding, evacuations in UK January 22, 2021
    A turbulent week in weather resulted in serious flooding across much of the United Kingdom, with the flooding so extensive in parts that it prompted a damage survey from the country’s prime minister Boris Johnson. In the wake of Storm Christoph and Storm Gaetan, flood warnings were issued across the British Isles on Thursday after...
  • Dose of Arctic air in Northeast, Upper Midwest to be accompanied by spotty snow January 22, 2021
    As a tiny piece of the polar vortex spins across southern Canada, forecasters say that a small dose of Arctic air will be turned loose on the northeastern United States and part of the Midwest into the weekend and will continue to produce barrages of lake-effect snow and snow showers in the region. “The air...
  • Eloise may strengthen into a dangerous storm before second landfall January 20, 2021
    Eloise, currently a tropical depression across northern Madagascar, can strengthen rapidly late this week before making a second landfall in Mozambique.  Eloise first developed over the weekend across the open waters of the southern Indian Ocean. The depression intensified into a moderate tropical storm before moving inland across northern Madagascar late on […]
  • Extreme cold sends temperatures plummeting to 73 below zero in Siberia January 18, 2021
    If you’re someone who’s not a fan of cold weather, chances are you won’t be taking any trips to the Russian city of Yakutsk anytime soon. The city is currently in the midst of an abnormally long period of harsh subzero cold that is considered unusual even for Siberia’s standards. The temperature in portions of...
  • Winter storm could wallop large corridor of US next week January 21, 2021
    It’s the dead of winter, but apparently Old Man Winter didn’t get the memo until the middle of January. Harsh winter weather and widespread, heavy snowfalls have largely been absent from the lower 48 states in recent weeks, but that drought is about to end in dramatic fashion. A duo of storms, with the second...
  • Tiny corner of US has been isolated from mainland for 10 months January 21, 2021
    About 10 months ago, the U.S.-Canadian border was forced to close to non-essential travel due to the coronavirus pandemic, and it will remain shuttered until at least Feb. 21, 2021. The border closure has had an impact on many, and nowhere is that more evident than in Minnesota’s Northwest Angle. A geographical oddity, the Northwest...
  • Flooding highlights outline of 400-year-old historic site January 21, 2021
    Sometime between 1643 and 1645, British general Oliver Cromwell’s forces gathered at the riverbanks east of Earith, a town in Cambridgeshire, England, to build what historians would call one of “the most elaborate fortifications” to have survived from the English Civil Wars. Nearly 400 years later, floodwaters highlighted the Earith Bulwark after heavy rainf […]
  • Beautiful day for snowboarding quickly turned terrifying January 21, 2021
    Cracks started to race up the ridgeline releasing thousands of pounds of snow without warning. While he watched the cracks spread past him up the mountain, 25-year-old snowboarder Maurice Kervin looked back over his shoulder to see the slabs of heavy snow racing toward him from all angles at 50 to 60 mph. Within seconds,...
  • 'Extraordinary wind gusts' spark fires, power outages across Calif. January 20, 2021
    The biggest storm to hit California so far in 2021 ramped up on Tuesday, but the storm did not feature much precipitation. Instead, hurricane-force winds lashed the Golden State, causing widespread disruptions and power outages. "We've got debris flying right down the road," AccuWeather National News Reporter Bill Wadell said while in Fontana, […]

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  • Photo of the day: The Bidens stood here
    The National Guard is starting to pack up, but other parts of Wednesday’s historic inauguration remain. The security fence, for example, still encircles the perimeter of the Capitol complex. And the tape marking the spot for President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden to stand in the Ohio Clock Corridor of the Capitol is […] The post Photo of the day: The Bidens stood here appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Buttigieg faces largely friendly panel at confirmation hearing
    Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg drew few hostile questions during his three hours before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Thursday, facing instead a panel of senators eager to win cooperation from the former Democratic presidential candidate on their pet transportation projects. Incoming Chairwoman Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., pushed the importance of […] The post Buttigieg faces largely friendly panel at confirmation hearing appeared first on Roll Call.
  • At the Races: Twenty-too soon?
    Welcome to At the Races! Each week we’ll bring you news and analysis from the CQ Roll Call campaign team. Know someone who’d like to get this newsletter? They can subscribe here. President Joe Biden took the stage at the Capitol on Wednesday, one week after lawmakers impeached Donald Trump for a second time, and […] The post At the Races: Twenty-too soon? appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Bipartisan Senate group to meet with Biden aide on coronavirus relief
    Meet the new “gang.” Almost the same as the old gang. A group of 16 senators, evenly split between the parties, is expected to meet over the weekend with National Economic Council Director Brian Deese to discuss the finer points of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan, according to sources familiar with the […] The post Bipartisan Senate group to meet with Biden aide on coronavirus relief appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Here are Biden’s first executive orders on health care
    Not long after being sworn in on Wednesday, President Joe Biden signed a flurry of executive orders, many of which were aimed at combating the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. See the video for CQ Roll Call health care reporter Mary Ellen McIntire’s breakdown of Biden’s first-day orders. [Also watch: Views from the Capitol on Inauguration Day] The post Here are Biden’s first executive orders on health care appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Buttigieg to push big infrastructure bill to boost economy
    Transportation secretary nominee Pete Buttigieg will tell a Senate panel Thursday that he hopes to help the Biden administration shepherd through Congress a massive investment in infrastructure, calling it the key to helping regrow the economy. “Infrastructure can be the cornerstone of all this,” he is expected to say in testimony prepared for his confirmation […] The post Buttigieg to push big infrastructure bill to boost economy appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Capitol Ink | Day One
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  • Biden uses executive orders to address COVID-19, other health care issues
    President Joe Biden’s extensive use of executive orders Wednesday to jump-start his presidency and his plans to sign several more this month demonstrate his desire to act swiftly, without waiting for congressional approval, on issues such as COVID-19.  Experts expect him to continue to leverage executive powers to advance his health care agenda. The early […] The post Biden uses executive orders to address COVID-19, other health care issues appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Eyeing 2022 gains, GOP faces uncertain future with Trump’s exit
    Donald Trump left office Wednesday, leaving in his wake a Republican Party that is out of power and divided, with just 21 months to unite before the 2022 elections.  Since Trump was sworn in as president four years ago, Republicans have lost control of the White House, the House and the Senate. In the last […] The post Eyeing 2022 gains, GOP faces uncertain future with Trump’s exit appeared first on Roll Call.
  • Health groups’ push to end donations may lack political punch
    Big-name health care corporations and lobbying groups made a show of cutting off lawmakers from political donations following the attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob. But it’s unclear how long this penalty will last — or if the lawmakers who voted against certifying the election results will even really feel the blow. Health […] The post Health groups’ push to end donations may lack political punch appeared first on Roll Call.

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