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WIDE WORLD OF NEWS DAYBOOK (All Eastern Time)

Monday, April 19, 2021

* 10am: Closing arguments in State v. Chauvin expected; the jury will be sequestered beginning at night.

* 11:50am: “The Vice President will deliver remarks on the American Jobs Plan and lay out a vision for the future at Guilford Technical Community College. These remarks will livestreamed on WhiteHouse.gov/Live.”

Vice President Harris will deliver her first major speech on the economy on Monday in North Carolina as she continues her push to tout the Biden administration’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan. (Washington Post)

* 12:15pm: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki.

* 1:15pm: The President will meet with a bipartisan group of Members of Congress to discuss the American Jobs Plan.

These Members of Congress represent a bipartisan, bicameral group of some of the former governors and mayors now on Capitol Hill. 

Senator John Hickenlooper (CO)

Senator John Hoeven (ND)

Senator Angus King (ME)

Senator Mitt Romney (UT)

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH)

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (MO-05)

Rep. Charlie Crist (FL-13)

Rep. Carlos Giménez (FL-26)

Rep. Kay Granger (TX-12)

Rep. Norma Torres (CA-35)

* All U.S. adults become eligible to receive a coronavirus vaccine.

* Continued developments in the aftermath of fatal shootings in Austin and Kenosha.

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* “The Supreme Court … will hear an appeal in a 2015 case that could impact the status of hundreds of thousands of immigrants in the U.S. living in a state of limbo.” 

* “El Pasoans will begin choosing who will help shape the future of two school districts Monday as early voting begins for EPISD and SISD school board elections.”

* 8:30am: Coca-Cola Co: Q1 2021 earning conference call.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

* The President and the Vice President will meet with leadership of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

* The President will virtually tour an electric battery facility in South Carolina.

* George W. Bush appears on NBC News’ "Today."

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

* The President will deliver remarks on the COVID-19 response and the state of vaccinations.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

* The President will participate in the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate.

* 4:30pm Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger attends AEI conversation on trust in elections (virtual).

Friday, April 23, 2021

* The President will participate in the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate.

* “I would be very surprised…if we don’t have a resumption in some form by Friday,” Dr. Anthony Fauci said on “Face the Nation.”

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HALPERIN SAYS: Nothing on the known schedule for the week seems as immediately impactful as the aftermath of the Chauvin verdict. 

So let’s brace and pray.

Whatever happens, this can be about America’s better angels, with justice and reconciliation all peacefully expressed.

More news and analysis right here Tuesday, same Bat Time, same Bat Channel.

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