The Latest: Biden gives dire virus warning for next 2 months
WASHINGTON – The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local):5:40 p.m.President-elect Joe Biden has issued a dire warning about the spread of the coronavirus over the next two months, predicting as many as 250,000 deaths. Biden made the remarks Wednesday in a livestreamed roundtable with workers affected by the pandemic, making an appeal to Americans to take the virus seriously. Biden says he wants to maximize his leverage in future talks with the United States’ geopolitical rival. Biden tells Friedman an early priority after his January swearing-in will be to restore relationships with allies to strengthen his negotiating position with China. Biden says key to talks with China is “leverage” and in his view “we don’t have it yet.”
NY Times' Tom Friedman: China worries about Trump using trade 'to juice his base' in election
Friedman, who works at what Trump calls "the failing New York Times," said in a "Squawk Box" interview, "I'm a hard-liner on this." He has said in the past that while he may disagree on other issues, the president was right to act on China. However, the two sides have yet to cement the initial trade deal or pick a place for Trump and Chinese President Xi to sign it. Someone had to call the game, and it's good that Trump did it," Friedman said. In May, Friedman made similar remarks on CNBC when he appeared with former Trump advisor and longtime China critic Steve Bannon.cnbc.com
David Rohde: Reports of Bowe Bergdahl torture "very credible"
David Rohde: Reports of Bowe Bergdahl torture "very credible" Reuters journalist David Rohde, who was captured by the Taliban in 2008 for over seven months, discusses the captivity and return of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Tom Friedman and Peggy Noonan also weigh in.cbsnews.com
New climate change documentary explores impact on humans
New climate change documentary explores impact on humans New York Times columnist Tom Friedman and Climate Central's Heidi Cullen discuss "Years of Living Dangerously," a new documentary series taking a look at how climate change is already affecting people from New York to Syria.cbsnews.com