Yamiche Alcindor

Yamiche Alcindor


@PBS @NewsHour White House correspondent. @NBCNews & @MSNBC contributor. Formerly of @NYTimes & @USATODAY. Email: yamiche@newshour.org

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President Biden in the East Room of the White House announcing new COVID policies including requiring all federal employees and contractors to be vaccinated and encouraging states and localities to pay people $100 to get vaccinated.

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Does the WH encourage companies to mandate vaccines? @KJP46 : They have the "flexibility to do that" and to put in mandates that work for them. The WH will not be mandating vaccines for all Americans.

Biden on vaccine mandates for private sector: I asked the DOJ to determine whether they're able to do that legally, and they can. Local communities and businesses can do that. It's still a question whether the federal government can mandate the whole country. I don't know that.

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Here is what was happening outside the White House as President Trump was giving his Rose Garden address and saying he is an “ally of all peaceful protestors.” Peaceful protestors being tear gassed outside of the WH gates. I confirmed because I was teargassed along with them.

President Trump today at the White House said to me: “Be nice. Don't be threatening.” I’m not the first human being, woman, black person or journalist to be told that while doing a job. My take: Be steady. Stay focused. Remember your purpose. And, always press forward.

George Floyd's brother, Philonise, on his conversation w/ Pres Trump on @MSNBC : "It was so fast. He didn't give me the opportunity to even speak. It was hard. I was trying to talk to him but he just kept like pushing me off like 'I don’t want to hear what you’re talking about.'"

To be young, gifted, and black.

Important story: A Florida officer who knocked over a seated protester just before a peaceful protest against police abuse turned violent has been reviewed by internal affairs for using force 79 times in his roughly three-and-half years on the force.

The next four witnesses, who watched George Floyd plead for his life as Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck, are not being shown on camera because they are so young. Let that sink in. Too young to be shown on camera but witnesses in a murder trial.

WOW. Soon after he offered public assurances that the government was ready to battle coronavirus, Senate Intelligence Committee ChairmanRichard Burr sold off between $582,029 and $1.56 million of his holdings on Feb. 13 in 29 separate transactions.

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