POLITICAL WRAP: President Trump 2nd Impeachment Trial; COVID Rollout Improvement Efforts

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Senate plans to begin former President Trump’s trial next month.

The article will be presented Monday, and Senators will be sworn in as jurors Tuesday.

Our political contributor Mary C. Curtis has more on this in the video above, along with the latest on efforts to improve the COVID vaccine rollout.

POLITICAL WRAP: Biden Inauguration; Tight Security in Washington

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – It’s been 12 years since Joe Biden took the Oath of Office for Vice President of the United States.

Things will look much different on Wednesday as Biden takes the Presidential Oath, amid a pandemic, and security concerns in Washington and across the country.

House Democrats To Move Forward To Impeach President Trump, New Security In Place At Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Democrats plan to move forward and introduce Articles of Impeachment for President Donald Trump.

And, security measures around the U.S. Capitol have been increased in the aftermath of Wednesday’s assault by a pro-Trump mob.

POLITICAL WRAP: Georgia Senate Runoff; GOP Members Challenge Electoral College Count

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A busy week ahead as the outcome of the Georgia runoff election will determine which party controls the U.S. Senate.

President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden will both be in the Peach State tomorrow, campaigning ahead of Tuesday’s election.

Then Wednesday, a showdown in Washington, as a dozen Republican senators vow not to certify Joe Biden’s victory, until there’s an emergency investigation into the election.

That’s despite no credible evidence of widespread voter fraud.

Our political contributor Mary C. Curtis gives us her take.

POLITICAL WRAP: Stimulus on Hold as President Trump Pushes for $2,000 Checks

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The stimulus bill remains unsigned as President Trump digs in on his demand to increase direct payments to Americans.

“I am asking Congress to amend this bill and increase the ridiculously low $600 dollars to $2,000 dollars or $4,000 dollars for a couple. I’m also asking Congress to immediately get rid of the wasteful and unnecessary items from this legislation,” the President said last week.

Blame Game Over Hacking Culprit, Deal Reached on Covid Relief Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Lawmakers have reached a deal on a Covid-19 Relief package.

The 900 billion dollar package includes extra funding for Covid testing, federal loans to help keep small businesses open, and stimulus checks to those struggling to pay for food or rent.

This will be the second largest government stimulus package in history.

And, the blame game.  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced it was Russia that hacked into several U.S. Government agencies.

But, President Trump disagrees and blames China for the attack.

WCCB Charlotte Contributor, Mary C. Curtis weighs in on the latest headlines.

POLITICAL WRAP: Electoral College Meets Monday; Latest on COVID Vaccine

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Monday, the Electoral College will meet to formally cast their ballots for President and Vice President of the United States.

It comes just days after the Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit by the Texas Attorney General to overturn millions of votes.

Our political contributor Mary C. Curtis has more on this and the latest on the arrival of the COVID vaccine, in the video above.

POLITICAL WRAP: Will Governor Cooper Re-Implement COVID Restrictions?

And in Washington, what’s the latest on efforts for another stimulus package?

Our political contributor Mary C. Curtis has more in the video above.

POLITICAL WRAP: Will Holiday Travel Lead to More COVID Cases?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Dr. Anthony Fauci says the U.S. could see “surge upon surge” of coronavirus cases in the weeks to come.

He also says the arrival of vaccines offer “a light at the end of the tunnel.”

Our political contributor Mary C. Curtis gives us her take.

POLITICAL WRAP: Will People Follow CDC Thanksgiving Recommendations?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Dr. Anthony Fauci is explaning why people should limit family and social gatherings this Thanksgiving. But will people ignore CDC recommendations?

Our political contributor Mary C. Curtis has more in the video above.