CNN 31 Jul 2020

Jake Tapper: How on Earth can Congress adjourn for the weekend?


The House and Senate have adjourned for the weekend without coming to an agreement on a new economic stimulus package despite the looming deadline for unemployment benefits that many have relied on during the coronavirus pandemic. CNN's Manu Raju discusses with Jake Tapper.

After months under coronavirus lockdowns, small businesses are struggling to survive as they reopen under new social distancing restrictions. Joanne Canady-Brown, owner of the Gingered Peach Bakery in New Jersey, joins CBSN to discuss how her business is adjusting.

Steve Carell, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson and almost every other actor and key creative mind behind the success of the show are a part of "An Oral History of The Office," hosted by none other than Brian Baumgartner, the actor who played the bumbling and beloved Kevin Malone on the hit series. (Aug. 7)
Alexander Lukashenko insists he's not going anywhere, despite a month of protests against the Belarusian president's disputed re-election. On Sunday, tens of thousands of protesters ignored government warnings to demand a new vote, saying last month's election was rigged.
Police were seen dragging away or beating demonstrators.
Friends of a high-profile opposition leader, Maria Kolesnikova, say masked men abducted her.
So, how much longer can Alexander Lukashenko hold on to power?

Presenter: Imran Khan


Jaroslav Romanchuk - Former Belarusian Opposition Presidential candidate

Franak Viacorka - Non-Resident Fellow, Atlantic Council

Vladimir Sotnikov - Political Scientist, Russia Academy of Sciences

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