Today's edition of quick hits.
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Last week, McCarthy conceded Trump "bears responsibility" for helping instigate the deadly insurrectionist attack. Today, he said largely the opposite.
"There is nothing for us to rework," one member of Team Biden was quoted saying. "We are going to have to build everything from scratch."
It's a bad sign when a report showing 900,000 initial claims is seen as an improvement, but last week's report was the worst since August.
Rand Paul heard Joe Biden denounce political extremists, and for reasons he did not explain, the senator took offense.
Several Senate Republicans voted against Avril Haines for DNI, but voted to confirm John Ratcliffe to the same gig. That's bonkers
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As a candidate, Donald Trump told Americans we'd tire of all the winning. As his term ends in a half-hour, one wonders if he's tired of all the losing.
Our worst-presidents-in-history lists "need to be recalibrated now to account for the new undisputed king of that category."
On his first day in office, Trump lied about rain at his inauguration. On his last day in office, he again asked people not to believe their lying eyes.
In the middle of the night, Trump undid his own policy, taking fresh steps to refill the swamp by launching new lobbying careers, starting tomorrow.
Donald Trump and Steve Bannon share a kinship: they both exploited the same group of unsuspecting conservative voters, selling the same con.
Today's edition of quick hits.
On his last day in the cabinet, Mike Pompeo thought it'd be a good idea to denounce "multiculturalism," saying it's not part of "who America is."
Were it not for Trump's ridiculous lie, there wouldn't have been an attack on the Capitol. The more Republicans acknowledge this, the better.
The ACE Rule was the centerpiece of Trump's climate, energy and deregulatory agenda. And as of this morning, it's dead.
Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
As a political matter, it's heartening to see the incoming Democratic majority make strengthening our democracy such a priority.
As one political scientist put it, "I can't think of a worse time to have our executive branch so understaffed."
Trump insisted on weak oversight of Wall Street and the financial industry. Biden is eager to do the opposite.
The NRA isn't just leaving New York for Texas, it's also seeking bankruptcy protection. But the closer one looks, the murkier the story appears.
Trump was already facing a long list of possible criminal investigations. Now, evidently, we can add his post-election efforts in Georgia to the mix.
Since Trump has corrupted the pardon process, monied interests in need of clemency are lining up to buy access and influence before Wednesday afternoon.
Administration officials announced they'd make all of their coronavirus vaccine supply available immediately. The trouble is, the reserves didn't exist.
Why did Team Trump scramble to install a Republican operative and Trump loyalist as the National Security Agency's top lawyer?
Should Trump have intelligence access after he leaves office? Since he's "a classic counterintelligence risk," this isn't an especially tough call.
With all the focus on Trump's possible criminal liability for the riot, it's worth noting he may not be the only politician with something to worry about.