FULL SHOW: Congress deadlocked on stimulus bill as US struggles with food insecurity
Twelve million people will lose unemployment benefits after Christmas if Congress doesn’t deliver another round of federal assistance for Americans hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic. A nationwide eviction moratorium is also set to expire unless legislators act. As more people are struggling, many are questioning what President-elect Joe Biden will do to address the economy. Legal journalist Mollye Barrows joins to discuss.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Tehran is willing to rejoin the 2015 JCPOA if the United States does as well. Meanwhile, the United Nations says Iran has stepped up its uranium enrichment efforts at its main nuclear site. RT America’s John Huddy has the story. Then Prof. Mohammad Marandi of the University of Tehran shares his perspective on the fate of the historic nuclear deal and US sanctions under Joe Biden.
Drug maker Pfizer and its partner BioNTech announced their coronavirus vaccine is 95 percent effective. This comes as the US daily death toll tops 1,500, the highest in six months. Several states are reinstating COVID-19 restrictions ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. RT America’s Trinity Chavez has the latest.