Archive3-30-31Herb Scribner·March 30, 2021· Share Biden handed Harris a political grenade. Can she defuse it? (Politico) – The VP is being asked to solve the riddle on the southern border. She has a vision. The question is: can she make it work? Biden Pushes Mask Mandate as C.D.C. Director Warns of ‘Impending Doom’ (New York Times) – The administration is stepping up the pace of vaccinations and expanding access to shots, but it remains in a race against a virus on the upswing. Kamala Harris will play ‘diplomatic’ role in migration crisis, White House says (Fox News) – Vice president to be ‘focused on addressing root causes in the region,’ Psaki says. US ratchets up pressure on Myanmar’s military after its bloodiest weekend since the coup (Vox) – Reports indicate Myanmar’s junta killed about 140 people over the weekend. The Biden administration is responding with trade restrictions. White House dramatically increased tax proposal as it sought to address tensions over next big spending plan (Washington Post) – Biden aides see next major legislative effort as comparable to LBJ’s Great Society but face divisions among key allies. Biden administration launches major push to expand offshore wind power (Washington Post) – Initiative by Commerce, Energy, Interior and Transportation departments aims to tackle climate change while boosting union jobs. Biden’s Lesson From Past Green Stimulus Failures: Go Even Bigger (New York Times) – As vice president, Joe Biden oversaw a “green jobs” stimulus package that produced notable failures. This time, with more money and more demand for clean technology, will be different, Democrats say. Trump launches ‘the official website of the 45th President’ (The Hill) – The website, 45office.com, is meant to allow supporters to request their participation in events, submit letters and ask for personalized greetings. ‘Active and dangerous scene’: Mount Rushmore closed, 400 homes evacuated as multiple wildfires spread in South Dakota (USA Today) – The fires are burning timber with very high potential for spread due to elevated winds.