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starts now we now know when the former president's impeachment trial begins but can they convict i'm shepard smith. this is the news on cnbc >> make no mistake, a trial will be held in the united states senate >> negotiations begin. the impeachment article set to be delivered on monday the next steps, and the impact on the biden agenda. >> we have to act. we have to act now >> the economy in crisis, the president vowing to act fast tonight his plan to fix it and the political pushback what this means for the millions
of people waiting for relief >> the higher degree of mortality. >> deadly and more contagious, the new u.k. strain and the cdc said it is here at home and spreading. why the u.s. is so behind on tracking this new variant. plus made in the usa from cars to medical supplies, the government's big push to buy american >> live from cnbc, the facts, the truths, the news with shepard smith. good evening the former president's second impeachment trial will start the week of february 8th, from chuck schumer. he laid out the time line in just the last hour the article charges the former president with inciting insurrection it will be walked over to the senate we're told on monday. then on tuesday, senators are to be sworn in. each side then gets two weeks to
prepare before the senate starts hearing the case the trial will be the fourth in the nation's history president andrew johnson's trial lasted 83 days president clinton's 37 days and the former president's first trial 21 days. all of them ended in acquittals. elon moy is live what do we know how this process will play out? >> reporter: well, shep, this is a compromise republicans wanted to push the trial back to the middle of february democrats wanted to move sooner. but today schumer vowed that president trump would have a full and fair trial. >> we all want to put this awful chapter in our nation's history behind us. but healing and unity will only come if there is truth and accountability, and that is what this trial will provide. >> reporter: now, this timing
also gives democrats more time to push for president biden $1.9 trillion covid relief package and confirm his cabinet nominees something that biden said today he wanted they have scheduled the final confirmation vote for janet yellen, on monday. 90 minutes before it is set to receive the article of impeachment from the house mitch mcconnell backed this time line as well in a statement he said republicans set out to ensure the senate's next steps will respect former president trump's rights and due process and the institution of the senate and the office of the presidency that goal has been achieved. this is a win for due process and fairness now there are still a lot of logistics to work out. republicans and democrats have to reach a deal on how the trial itself will be conducted how long will it last, will there be witnesses and will the chief justice provide now that president trump has left office and some republicans are even questioning whether the trial is constitutional for that very
reason tom cotton, john cornyn and joni ernst have all raised the concern. shep, butch bower is a south carolina attorney set to lead the defense and no word whether someone else will serve on the team. >> thank you. an urgent tomorrow from president biden on his second day in office. to get money to the people because the virus is crippling our economy. up ending our communities and killing our friends and neighbors. the president pushing his plan to get millions of americans financial relief, a moral obligation he called it to act now. he signed two executive orders today. one focuses on raising the minimum wage to $15 fon hour for federal workers, a living wage and the other on expanding food stamp benefits. >> we cannot, will not let people go hungry we cannot let people be evicted because of nothing they did
themselves we cannot watch people lose their jobs and we have to act. this is an economic imperative a growing economic consensus that we must act decisively and boldly to grow the economy for all americans, not just for tomorrow but in the future >> the orders signed today build upon the new president's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan. he said his proposal has bipartisan support from the majority of american mayors and governors. of course, mayors and governors will not decide whether it goes into law that is on congress. and some republican lawmakers are already voicing concerns more on that in just a moment. first to cnbc kayla. how did today's actions fit into the overall strategy for relief? >> reporter: well, shep, the white house strategy for relief is two-fold. first get congress to green light at least one more massive tranche of economic aid that reflects its priorities and two identify which levers within the
executive branch it could pull to expand, extend or streamline existing programs. that is the thirst that work and trying to clear a path to the 8 million low income americans who still have not received their stimulus checks. today president biden and his top economic adviser said it is warranted by a national emergency. >> what i could tell you is, if we don't act now, we'll be in a much worse place and find ourselves needing to much more to dig out of a much deeper hole. >> reporter: it is not clear how much money will unlock at the outset since it is up to states to execute many programs but it underscores an effort by the transition teams embedded at agencies over the last two months to find policies the white house could change nearly immediately. the result in just the first
tree days, the briden administration has issued 27 executive orders according to the american presidency project, that com compared two for president trump and for president biden there are many more to come. >> thank you now the hard part, getting congress to pass the president's nearly $2 trillion relief plan today the republican senator lindsey graham of south carolina was asked if it is dead on arrival and his response, yeah, but there are components of it that i like. which is a sentiment shared by some others. including senators mitt romney, lisa murkowski and susan collins. their concerns, price tag and the timing the white house said it is doing outreach this sunday a phone call set with 16 senators evenly split by party to discuss the relief plan ben white now covers the intersection of economics and
public policy. ben, is this meeting the start of negotiations? >> shep, good to be with you and yes, it is biden very much wants to do a bipartisan deal. he doesn't want to blow up the filibuster in the senate woe like to come to an agreement on a large package, maybe not $2 trillion but something close to that that has unemployment insurance and has $1,400 checks and the rest that is the main goal. so they're going to try to do that whether they can, whether republicans in the senate will accept it is another question and then they face the question do we try to go with 51 votes or as you mentioned before, do we try to break it down piecemeal into smaller pieces. but yes, this is an attempt to do a big bipartisan deal and do it really fast >> the president said he wants to do it fast. congress rarely does fast. so what happens if this gets all dragged out? >> well that is a big question the two weeks does matter, shep. the fact that we have two weeks between now and the start of the senate impeachment trial is a big deal because there is a window for legislation and if
that does break down, two options. one, the filibuster and go with 51 votes and slam it through that way biden doesn't want to do that. the other more difficult is try to do the checks and send money to the people as you said and break it down into smaller pieces that is not their ideal scenario so they may have to face the situation where they just say, look, we need to get this done, the american people need it, we're getting rid of the legislative filibuster and we're going to 51 votes and deal with it. >> ben white from politico, thank you. outrage in washington after national guard members were seen resting on the floor of a parking garage overnight they were tasked with protecting the inauguration a spokesperson said the troops were allowed to rest inside of the capitol building but then there was a request made to move them out we do not know who gave that order but lawmakers from both parties did condemn it the national guard confirms the troops were allowed back in the capitol to do some resting
today. the senate has confirmed lloyd austin as the secretary of defense. he's the first african-american to hold that position. the vote 93-2. mike lee and josh hawley are the two. austin, a four-star general who retired back in 2016 had to get a special waiver because he had not been out of active duty for the legally mandated seven-year period le lead the pentagon with the goal to deter war and ensure our nation's security. from the front lines to the picket lines food workers say they are essential workers too and they're demanding equal treatment. >> thank you for putting food on our table. thank you for -- >> fighting for a $1 raise and respect. inside of the struggle of front line workers >> i've been very focused on the
olympics, just planning as though they're happening. >> will the games go on? one american athletes battle to stay optimistic as the covid surge threatens to cancel the tokyo olympics. and americans vaccinated at lower rates than whites. what one group is doing to turn this alarming disparity around. this alarming disparity around. >> the facts, the ut ♪ ♪ this is my body of proof. proof of less joint pain and clearer skin. proof that i can fight psoriatic arthritis... ...with humira. humira targets and blocks a specific source of inflammation that contributes to both joint and skin symptoms. it's proven to help relieve pain, stop further irreversible joint damage and clear skin in many adults. humira can lower your ability to fight infections. serious and sometimes fatal infections, including tuberculosis, and cancers, including lymphoma, have happened, as have blood, liver, and nervous system problems, serious allergic reactions,
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lives with virus tonight the front line fight over an a dollar an hour raise that could threaten the food supply in america's biggest city hoo ser cnbc frank holland [ crowd chanting ] >> reporter: union workers on strike for a dollar more per hour saying they are essential workers. management countering with a 32 cents raise. >> a dollar, it is a slap in the face. >> reporter: rich echoing the feelings of the 1400 teamteres here several were arrested this week accused offing access to a market where 60% of all of the fruits and vegetables eat nen new york city are bought. >> in march, when everybody was worried about the pandemic, nobody had to worry about where they're food was coming from because we suited up and we showed up and did our jobs. >> reporter: but this strike could impact the food supply chain in america's largest city where already about one out of
six people are foodin secure, that means they struggle to get enough to eat. >> we out here with the pandemic give us a dollar. >> reporter: negotiations are o ongoing saying we are disappointed that union walked away from the bargaining table which negatively impacted the community. roland got the virus and said the protest is about a raise, respect and recognizing essential workers everywhere. >> i didn't really want to come back but i have 26 years this is what i do. i love this. i love my work >> reporter: teamsters add that merchants at the market have received $15 million in ppp loans and the market said that money was used to keep the market open when sales fell during the pandemic and also to provide face coverings and other pp ppe to union workers shep. six months from now some of
the greate athletes are expected to gather for the olympics it got covid postponed the japan prime minister said his country is determined to host the big event his statement comes amid speculation that the games might be canceled out right because of the pandemic here is nbc's mark barger. >> reporter: word on thursday that the tokyo olympics were about to be canceled gave simone biles a case of deja vu. >> i did not know what to think. i was like, oh, goodness here we go again. >> but today japanese officials denied reports of a consolation. >> we are confident about the game this is summer. >> reporter: vowing to move forward in six months after last summer's delay. >> it is kind of crazy, but it is to be expected. we are in a pandemic so we're kind of ready for whatever life throws at us at this point. >> reporter: the renewed
commitment comes as much of japan is under a state of emergency from a new wave of covid infections vaccinations in japan are still a month away and polls show up to 80% of people there do not want the games to be held this summer >> public opinion always matters. but i think that just reinforces for us the need to make sure that people do understand that sports actually is quite good at this >> reporter: if the olympics do take place, the atmosphere will likely be different. including the possibility of fewer or no fans in attendance to watch athletes like gold medallist katie ledecky. >> it is been a little crazy but i've been focused on the olympics and just planning as though they're happening and training with that in mind. >> reporter: optimism that olympic fans hope is well placed come july. for the news, i'm mark barger. >> and an epic ski trip with
parachutes and flames engulf a critical covid production facility as we go around the world in 80 seconds. india, a fire at the site of the world's largest covid vaccine producer killed five people flames ripped through the serum institute yesterday. the company ceo said vaccine production would not be affected no word on what caused the fire. india has the second highest number of covid infections if the world, the u.s. has the most china, beijing showing off new tech for next year's winter olympics the government built this high-speed rail line to connect the venues and it puts max travel time from 3 hours down to one. state media reports that winter games will make history and it is the first to have all venues powered by green energy. all rea, the red bull sky dive team taking on a death
defying downhill run dropping out of a helicopter reaching speeds of up to 155 miles an hour. and soaring from steep canyons, and the paragliders hitting the landing on snowy tracks and that is our trip down the mountain and around the world in 80 seconds. if you have a home to sell, there is no time like now. supplies at a record low and realtors are getting creative with listings. >> that guest room in the basement, that is a home gym now. they might even stage it for you. and on covid watch, some states reporting data on who is getting a vaccine. the disparity between white people and black people is alarming how one group of doctors is working to close the gap but first we pause to remember a
legend hall of fame slugger hank aaron died today he was 86. known for his smooth and powerful swing, he became a legend when he broke babe ruth's record of 714 home runs. but his legacy transcends the diamond. he was a champion for civil rights over the course of his 23-year career with a tribute to the man would was so much more than hammer and hank, here is craig melvin. >> reporter: when he ascended to baseball's most honored thrown, home run king number 715 on april 8th, 1974, at age 40 hank aaron rounded those bases not so much in celebration, but relief hopeful the burden he bore leading up to the historic feat, a black athlete breaking the record of a white legend ruth, would vanish, much like that
fastball. >> i thank god it is all over with thank you very much. >> i wanted to hurry up and get it over with it is a tremendous strain on my teammates, especially that i could cope with them but a lot of them couldn't. >> reporter: he endured boos and hate mail, even death threats as his chase neared the magical mark nearly three decades removed from jackie robinson's historic feat as the big league's first black player, some of the same tensions and hate that greeted him in 1947 remained >> 73 and 74, perhaps the roughest years hi in professional sports because of the hate mail. >> reporter: nicknamed hammering hank, the 755 home runs stood as the game's ultimate benchmark of greatness for 31 years until the controversial star barry bonds hit home run number 756 in 2007. aaron started his pro-career in
1954 for the milwaukee braves leading them to the 1957 world series championship. the team relocated to atlanta in 1966 and aaron finished his career back in milwaukee with the brewers in 1976. and while he played several positions during his 23 seasons, number 44 was a fixture in right field. and since 1982, a fixture in cooperstown, baseball's hall of fame in 2002 he was awarded the presidential medal of freedom. he used his fame for personal gain, becoming a successful business owner, car dealership and restaurant chains but to help others as a voice for civil rights and for underprivileged youth. in 2014 the braves honored aaron on the 40th anniversary of breaking babe ruth's record. >> i gave baseball everything
that i had everything, every ounce of my ability to play the game, i tried to play to make you, the fans, appreciate me more >> reporter: henry lewis hank aaron, the man who became baseball's home run king carried a big stick for sure wielding it and the power that resulted with grace. and humility craig melvin, nbc news
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the social platform pearler's latest bid to get back online has fallen flat and that is topping cnbc's on the money. >> a judge ruling that amazon does not have to restore the app. amazon kicked parler off the web hosting service and parler sued amazon to get back on line and this ruling is a major blow to the fight. parler ceo is disappointed but that he's confident parler will prevail. elon musk offering a $100 million prize for the best carbon capture technology. that is the process of removing from the atmosphere large scale greenhouse gases the tesla and spacex box not
offering specifics beyond a tweet but said more details will come out next week. and american airlines wants to unload its extra booze. the company just launched an at-home wine program air travel is down, obviously, and american is limiting alcohol sales on flights because of covid. so now it is shipping the sur surplus bottles to customers they cost from $13 to $40. there is also a $99 monthly subscription on wall street, the dow down 179. the s&p down 12. the nasdaq up 12 did you buy a house last year if so, you're in lots of company. more than 5.6 million existing homes sold in 2020 that is according to new numbers from the national association of realtors it is the most sold since 2006, before the housing bubble burst. realtors say demand is still
high this year and while covid has changed what buyers are looking for, sellers are changing things up as well trying to make their homes more appealing in a pandemic. cnbc diana olick shows us how. >> reporter: real estate agent has been selling homes for 15 years and now starting all over again and reimaging to a pandemic minded buyer. >> covid has changed how we do our job. >> reporter: former living rooms an dining rooms an basements now have to be staged as home office, home classrooms, home gyms >> because quality of life has changes, people view homes differently since they're spending so much more time there that a feature like a home office or a finished basement would have been nice before but now it is a necessity. >> reporter: additional bedrooms or kitchenets are marked as living options
multi gen home furnings were up according to the national association of realtors. and found that 56% of homeowners who sold after march were in the suburbans compared with 48% pre-pandemic outdoor space is also a premium and that means more drone shots to feature play areas and pools. empty nester brenda dougherty and her husband think selling now will actually be easier. >> we wanted to jump on this phenomenon of selling during a pandemic simply because under normal circumstances, our house is a little less desirable. >> the house has three bedrooms but one is in the basement which most buyers don't like now it and other rooms will be staged differently >> i'm hoping that somebody sees our house, sees it for the potential. >> reporter: and that potential could now translate into a huge sale price the record low supply of homes
for sale right now has buyers outbidding each other. and some homes going for far more than listed but only if they have what the buyer wants the pandemic has upended everything, even seasonality this house sold in a matter of days and another one well staged down the block went on the market last weekend and by tuesday had eight offers, shep >> thanks. i'm shepard smith, on cnbc it is the bottom of the hour time for the top of the news a grim warning from the united kingdom, the prime minister said the covid variant found in his country may be more deadly than originally believed. >> it also now appears that there is some evidence that the new variant, the variant that was first identified in london and the southeast, may be associated with a higher degree
of mortality >> public health officials in the u.k. say it is a realistic possibility but there is a lot of uncertainty around the data the u.k. covid variant spreading across the united states according to the cdc, the mutation has been found now in at least 20 states health officials say the strain could be the dominant one in america in just two months and it is not the only mutation causing global concern other variants discovered in brazil and in south africa, that is according to the cdc. they spread more quickly and more easily. identifying these variants depends on genetic sequencing, easy for me to say and that is an area in which experts say the united states is woefully far behind. meg tirrell on the top story why the u.s. so behind in tracking the new variants? >> our surveillance systems aren't as good
the way countries are detecting is by genetic sequencing which is comparing the rna of different samples of the virus and according to a data base, the u.s. ranks 42nd globally in sequencing the virus in the u.k. they've sequenced 8% and denmark has done 13% and in the u.s. we've done 0.3% so while we haven't yet found the south african or brazil strains in the u.s., experts say that doesn't mean they are not here. >> we must be honest and say that the level of comprehensive sequence surveillance far is not at the level that we would have liked. >> reporter: why well the u.s. hasn't had a centralized effort like many other countries. >> so what is happening is you're seeing regional cdcs, seeing health systems do their
own sequencing but there is not a central effort for sequencing. >> reporter: now illumina is the largest maker of the machines. they are optimistic that the biden administration's covid plan specifically called for pandemic preparedness and more genome sequencing, shep. >> meg, the new york times is reporting that pfizer plans to ship fewer vaccine doses why and what is that >> reporter: well remember the bonus dose found in the vaccine vials. they were supposed to contain five vials but you could get six doses out and that means 20% more supply. well the times is reporting that pfizer formalized that sixth dose with the fda and said it will deliver fewer vials of the vaccine than planned under its contract same number of doses 200 million by july, i've reached out to u.s. health officials to confirm this, but that bonus we thought
we got, it sounds like no such luck, shep >> well, we got new guidance from the cdc that you could now mix and match different vaccines >> reporter: right well you're supposed to avoid that if you can. the cdc said the pfizer and moderna covid vaccine is not interchangeable but it did issue new guidance in exceptional circumstances if you can't remember which vaccine you got for the first dose, or if the same kind is no longer available when you are due for the second dose, either could be used and you have to space them at a minimum of four weeks apart by the cdc said the safety has not been tested so really we should be doing everything we can to try to get the same one the second time. >> meg tirrell, thank you so much. white americans are getting covid vaccines at significantly higher rates than black americans. that is according to new analysis from kaiser health. take mississippi for example
more than 3% of white people across the state got a shot in the arm. but just 1.3% of black people. same story in florida, north carolina, nebraska and indiana every state that gives us data broken down by race, there is a dramatic disparity and nowhere is it more stark than in pennsylvania there data shows white people are vaccinated at a rate four times higher than black people with one group of doctors working to bridge that gap here is nbc's press illa thompson. >> reporter: those numbers are very concerning, particularly for the doctors who are on the ground doing this work it is why the black doctors covid 19 consortium will get the shot news the arms of black folks. they've vaccinated hundreds people at this site today and more than 16,000 people have registered requesting an appointment from this organization and doctor stanford who founded this program said that she needs more support.
take a listen. >> i need more vaccine i need more personnel. and i need sustainable financial support. because right now everything we're doing is based on my bank account. right now, we're the answer for every need in the community. every need we're the answer latin x community, it is us. homeless, it is us black, it is us. >> reporter: and the biden administration has promised 100 million shots in the first 100 days and promised to distribute those in a way that is equitable. as for dr. stanford, she's hopeful and optimistic about what the administration could do but she'll believe it when she sees it, shep. >> thank you. we already know at least some of the players who are heading to the super bowl. the nfl honoring health care
workers by inviting them to the championship game for free >> if you're able to swing it -- >> thank you, roger. >> i want to invite each member of your team, the five unit, to be our guest at the super bowl >> mr. roger goodell surprising a covid patient care team in sarasota this morning. he crashed their zoom meeting and called them the real mvps. which obviously they are the league announced it is giving away 7,500 super bowl tickets to vaccinated health care workers according to stub hub, norm hail tickets cost on average about $7,000 president biden issued 27 executive actions in three days. and the white house said more are now on the way we look at the president's plan to buy american. plus rolling blackouts, and toxic smog in the air. it is happening across major
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the white house says president biden will roll out more executive actions next week all part of his first ten days agenda among the expected items, a buy american order the proposal that has long been popular at the start of presidential terms, no word on exact details of what president biden will sign. but during his campaign, he laid out a $700 billion plan to boost u.s. manufacturing a large part of that, $400 billion, for the government to spend on products made right here here is cnbc's phil lebeau. >> reporter: made in america has been good for business and good for its 400 workers building wireless communications equipment. >> well we feel that it is a strategic. we feel that american manufacturers are the greatest in the world with the greatest access to technology and trained and amazing people. >> reporter: helping u.s. companies by mandating the
federal government buy american made products is a campaign promise that president biden now plans to honor >> we could make our sure our future is made here in america and that is good for business, and that is good for american workers. >> reporter: the message sounds good which is why presidents have long embraced made in the usa. president trump went even further, leaning on companies to add plants and jobs here in the u.s. for a while it paid off. leading to scores of new manufacturing jobs until covid forced many companies to lay off workers so will president biden's buy american campaign spur more hiring >> it doesn't help with labor market conditions because americans are concerned about access to jobs and good jobs and the answer is, not really. it is mostly symbolic. >> reporter: symbolic but still important to business leaders. >> we believe it matters because being 86 going on 87-year-old american manufacturer we want
our country behind us. >> reporter: fresh hope for an old idea that still connects with american workers. for the news, i'm phil lebeau. >> now a suspect tried to get away from the police but things take a violent turn. and a new tool in the fight against covid on a cnbc trip coast to coast >> florida, cop as rested a woman they say hit one of them with a stolen car. video from a police chopper in manatee county shows deputies. one of them blocks the woman with an unmarked vehicle but when the deputy gets out of the car to arrest her, she rams right into her the deputy is out of the hospital and going to be okay. they charged the woman with attempted murder tennessee, sweet jordans in henry county is more than just a bakery it is a place where people with special needs could find work and a purpose in life. because of covid, the business
was on the verge of going bust then a facetime call changed everything >> tommy, tommy. >> the owners say dave and the barstool fund stepped in to help they paid off their outstanding bills. now sweet jordan's gets to stay open and the workers get to stay on their jobs. california, a new way to test for covid 19 risk the federal government giving uc san diego more than a million dollars to develop a face mask sensor officials say this little strip collects droplets from a person's breath throughout the day. then you squeeze the blister pack and if the color changes, you means you might have been exposed, the lastest on a pandemic fight on a cnbc trip coast to coast. an update on the inmates who escaped from a california jail happened two weeks ago in merced
county, by b an hour or so north of fresno. friends and family arrested now, all accused of helping that is from the county sheriff. these are the men who escaped. authorities captured threwe of them one is charged with attempted murder cops say all should be considered armed and dangerous the u.s. marshal offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to their arrest. cold war, espionage, election interference, the biggest cyber hack of american agencies and now a nuclear agreement on the brink of ending how does president biden plan to handle president putin plus new films document the real lockdown story of the city of wuhan of wuhan censored by the in so, what should we do today? ♪♪ [sfx: beep beep beep]
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pushing to renew a nuclear agreement with the russians. today officials said they welcome the flews. it is called the knew strategic arms reduction treaty or new start. it is set to expire in a few weeks. at its core, new start regulates and limits how many nuclear weapons each country could have. the biden white house seeking a five year extension. on other matters relations with moscow are, well, tense. "the washington post" reported president biden will ask his director of national intelligence to review russia's interference in the 2020 election the massive hack of america's top agencies blamed on russia, and the recent arrest of the russian opposition leader alexi navalny. vladimir putin and president biden have met on the world stage before when he was vice president. his view of putin, well, he calls him a kgb thug michael mcfaul now former u.s. ambassador to russia thanks for being here.
let's start with the nuclear treaty criti critics argue that five years is too long, that gives up some of our leverage what do you think. >> well agree agree with that. i know the critics are from the trump administration and they had that leverage for four years and they didn't do anything with it my own view. >> i helped negotiate this treaty back when i worked on the obama administration and it is expiration makes the united states worse off for the simple fact that we would lose our verification ability to look inside and look at russia's nuclear arsenal. ronald reagan used to say trust but verify, i say don't trust, only verify and the new start treaty allows us to do this. i think it is a right decision by the new biden team to extend it >> michael, president biden promised a tough response against russia for hacking america's top agencies we haven't seen much of any response yet what might a biden response look
like, just more sanctions or something more >> well, he has promised that. right. and they also promised a reaction to arrest of alexi navalny. he was poisoned. i think by the russian government he flew to germany to recuperate and just came back last weekend and they arrested him again. and the biden team, both in the transition and already has said there is going to be tough measures i think that the response will likely be sanctions and here is the question the easy thing to do is to sanction a bunch of no-name colonels, fsb, the successor group to the kgb and check the box. the more bold move would be to sanction some of those that enable the putin regime including that oligarchs that support putin. that is the real choice facing the biden administration right
now. >> does president biden have that in him. that is a big move with a lot of consequences. >> correct i don't know i mean, i do know what his views of mr. putin are, that you just shared that photo of the last meeting. i was at that meeting in march of 2011. i don't know if he wants to expand the political capital in getting tougher with russia and putin in particular when remember, he has a giant list of other high priorities on his list first and foremost his domestic set of issues but that is the test i think you could walk and chew gum at the same time i think you should be able to do both but we'll see what they choose to do. >> ambassador mcfaul, thank you very much. appreciate your time. massive blackouts have been hitting in iran. leaving people there without any electricity and now officials are pointing the finger at bitcoin. so-called crypto farms require huge amount of electricity to power the specialized computers.
iranian officials say that is what is straining the power supply so the government is pulling the plug according to reports, police have closed down 1,600 bitcoin centers, even those operating legally. some iranian bitcoin miners say that the industry is getting blamed for a broader problem there. they say state owned power plants have for years been outdated and mis-managed tomorrow is the first anniversary of the lockdown in wuhan, china, ground zero cut off from the world for 76 days three new documentaries are out going inside of the city's quarantine and they tell very different stories. chinese government backed one of the films and blocked the other two. in beijing, here is cnbc eunice yun. >> this is what the chinese government wants people to remember about the early days of the pandemic
not this and certainly not this three documentaries offered for free for the one-year anniversary of one coronavirus epicenter wuhan went into lockdown last january 23rd but only one film is aggressively promoted in china government-backed days and nights in wuhan. the movie is being screened in theaters like this one across the country. the tickets are heavily discounted and hundreds of celebrities are endorsing the film to get people to watch it for much of the past year, beijing has been attempting to control the narrative about the pandemic days and nights focuses on heroism and china's triumph over misery thanks to the communist party. no mention of well reported government missteps, documented in part by citizen journalists now in jail. competing versions like 76 days
takes a raw look in the icus and forget seeing coronation here online, even his name is censored. >> they should not hide the information. they should openly let the international scientists or people to be informed and involved. >> reporter: but keeping tight reins on narrative is boosting public support and national pride. >> anyone could tell that china has done the right thing about the pandemic this movie-goers said this is' continue to con front the west for the news, i'm eunice yun, beijing. the road to the super bowl continues this weekend and starting today people in michigan could legally put money on the game online on the game online but the payoff might be really woman: i have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.
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gambling in michigan and there is a whole new era today online sports betting and gambling is allowed across the state. so far ten casinos are taking bets they include popular sites like draft kings and fan duel state and local leaders are hoping the move will bring in big revenue during a time when the communities really need it here is contessa brewer. >> reporter: it is a lot like the wild west in the world of gambling a kind of gold rush and mad dash to stake a claim at high noon, michigan launched mobile gaming. mobile matters and sports betting in casino games in a
pandemic last year casinos closed down nationwide and profits plummeted and trax revenue dwindle but where mobile gaming was legal, the money kept coming in. new jersey collected more than $300 million last year, an increase over 2019 because of the online play. pennsylvania with a higher tax rate raised more than a billion dollars. state lawmakers bet michigan could bring in roughly $100 million from online gambling in the first year >> more and more states are taking up the question of legalizing and regulating sports betting and seeing the benefits of that. not only to consumers but also it generates a lot of tax revenue and during the pandemic that is a valuable thing to to the table for states who are looking to fund a lot of different programs >> reporter: fan duel just launched in virginia this week and new york legislature will tackle it soon. >> there is momentum in texas
and ohio and massachusetts and we operate in most of the states so we're really zitted about what might come our way from a legislation standpoint in the coming months. >> coronavirus forcing these states to look for tax risen in new areas, thee estimates are i could be $20 billion, as much as $50 billion industry in the engineer future so regulating it and taxing and protecting consumers, that might be how the west gets won, shep. >> contessa, brewer, thank you. it is championship weekend in the nfl with a trip to the super bowl on the line tampa bay bucs taking on the packers. it is the first meeting between aaron rodgers and tom brady. two future hall of famers. snow is expected kickoff at 3:05 p.m. eastern and the chief from kansas city gearing up to face the bills. patrick mahomes has cleared the concussion protocol so he'll be
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