McConnell allows Senate power-sharing deal to advance after fight with Democrats over filibuster - CNNPolitics
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Monday that he will allow the 50-50 Senate to officially organize so Democrats can take control of key committees in the chamber after a weeklong battle with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer over the rights of the minority to stall legislation.
The coronavirus variants: What you need to know - Axios
Viruses mutate and evolve and the coronavirus is no different.
Prop 22 Passed: Impact on Drivers in California and Nationwide
What's going on with California Proposition 22? We break down what Prop 22 is, how it's different from AB5 and what drivers are saying.
Trump impeachment goes to Senate, testing his sway over GOP
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats marched the impeachment case against Donald Trump to the Senate Monday night for the start of his historic trial, but Republican senators were easing off their...
Filibuster clash paralyzes Senate. Democratic frustration grows on how to proceed.
The fate of top Democratic priorities like $1,400 checks and an immigration overhaul could hang in the balance.
Senate Confirms Janet L. Yellen as Treasury Secretary - The New York Times
Janet L. Yellen won Senate confirmation along bipartisan lines and now faces a big challenge in confronting an economic threat that has caused financial hardship for millions of Americans.
The anniversary of Kobe Bryant's death continues our year of misery - The Washington Post
For those who grieved Bryant, the tears transferred from tragedy to tragedy. For those who didn’t, life found a way to break them down.
Harriet Tubman $20 Bill Redesign to be Accelerated by Biden Administration - The New York Times
The decision to have Ms. Tubman replace Andrew Jackson on the note was set in motion in 2016. President Donald J. Trump opposed the idea, and his Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, stopped work on it.
Twitter launches Birdwatch, a fact-checking program intended to fight misinformation - The Verge
Twitter has struggled to contain misinformation on its platform.
Coronavirus World Map: Tracking the Global Outbreak - The New York Times
The virus has infected more than 99,496,000 people and has been detected in nearly every country.
Hawley Calls For Probe Into Democrats Who Filed Ethic Complaint Against Him Over Electoral College Vote
Seven Democrats filed an ethics complaint against Hawley and Sen. Ted Cruz on Friday, calling on the Senate to investigate the Republicans’ role in inciting the riot that stormed the Capitol.
Russia, U.S. security chiefs discuss extending New START arms treaty: reports | Reuters
The secretary of Russia's Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev, discussed extending the New Start arms treaty in a phone call with new U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, Russian news agencies reported on Monday.
Leahy To Preside Over Trump's Senate Trial, Not John Roberts : NPR
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts will not take on the role for the trial that begins the week of Feb. 8, a source says. A chief justice presides only when a sitting president is on trial.
Biden order toughens Buy American rules for federal agencies - The Washington Post
The Trump administration also attempted to have the federal government buy more goods made in the U.S.
Biden reverses Trump ban on transgender people in military
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed an order Monday reversing a Trump-era Pentagon policy that largely barred transgender individuals from serving in the military. The new order,...
California discovers homegrown coronavirus strain that spreads even faster than any other - oregonlive.com
Two independent research groups said they stumbled upon the new strain while looking for signs that a highly transmissible variant from the United Kingdom had established itself here.
State Republicans push new voting restrictions after Trump’s loss
Georgia will be the focal point of the GOP push to change state election laws
A New Strain of COVID-19 Is Being Blamed for a Surge in Cases in Brazil. Here's What to Know | Time
Some epidemiologists say the new variant is "the most plausible explanation" for the surge
South African Coronavirus Strain Puts Undertakers on Front Lines - WSJ
A fast-spreading Covid-19 variant has pushed deaths and infections to records, overwhelming funeral homes.
Biden to restrict travel with South Africa, U.K., Brazil to slow new Covid strains
President Joe Biden will sign a travel ban Monday on most non-U.S. citizens entering the country who were recently in South Africa, where a new strain of Covid-19 has been identified.
San Bernardino QAnon follower claimed ‘World War 3’ coming before Capitol riot – San Bernardino Sun
Kevin Strong, an employee of the Federal Aviation Administration in San Bernardino, was charged with violent entry and disorderly conduct for his role in the Capitol riot.
For Meng Wanzhou, Huawei Executive Held in Canada, an Opulent Detention - The New York Times
The conditions of the Huawei executive, Meng Wanzhou, who is wanted in the U.S. on fraud charges, are even more luxurious than previously known.
Fox News is a hazard to our democracy. It’s time to take the fight to the Murdochs. Here’s how. - The Washington Post
The company has forfeited its responsibilities to society. It’s time to push back, speaking the only language the owners understand.
Trump, defending ally Kelli Ward, jumps into divisive fight over the Republican party's future. - The Washington Post
The former president, in his first political activity since leaving office, endorses an ally for Arizona party chair who backed his false claims of election fraud.
Fact Check: Does Biden's Executive Order Allow Transgender Athletes to Compete With Gender of Their Choosing?
President Joe Biden signed an executive order to combat discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation that some believe will force transgender female athletes to compete on women's sports teams.
How Biden's Covid relief plan may cut child poverty in half
President Joe Biden says his Covid relief package would dramatically reduce the ranks of kids living in poverty. Some experts think it's a reasonable claim.
Biden's Record-Breaking Donations; Campaign Backed by $145 Million 'Dark Money' - Bloomberg
President Joe Biden benefited from a record-breaking amount of donations from anonymous donors to outside groups backing him, meaning the public will never have a full accounting of who helped him win the White House.
Biden Moves To Reverse One of Trump's Worst Directives - The Daily Poster
The new president is moving to change Trump's disastrous policy that helped corporations force employees into unsafe workplaces.
Transcript: Brad Smith's remarks at an employee meeting Thursday - Microsoft On the Issues
Editor’s note: Given media reports about what was discussed at an employee meeting Jan. 21, we wanted to share the full transcript of Microsoft President Brad Smith’s remarks. BRAD SMITH: Thank you, and it’s obviously an important question. I don’t want to repeat, but I do want to build upon what Satya said. You know,...
Trump and Justice Dept. Lawyer Said to Have Plotted to Oust Acting AG - The New York Times
Trying to find another avenue to push his baseless election claims, Donald Trump considered installing a loyalist.
Microsoft President Brad Smith defends MSPAC to employees
Brad Smith said because Microsoft has contributed to campaigns, representatives can attend events, and that can result in a willingness to work with Microsoft.
These 10 Billionaires Went All-In Trying to Get Donald Trump Reelected – Mother Jones
Meet the top individual financiers of the "Coup Caucus"
Garret Miller, Man Who Posted Selfie at Capitol Riot 'to Incriminate Myself a Little,' Arrested
Garret Miller told a social media commenter during the Capitol riot that he and others had "stormed" the Capitol building.
DOJ Attorney Linked to Trump AG Plot Also Intervened in E. Jean Carroll Case
Jeffrey Clark appears to have signed off personally on the decision for the DOJ to intervene on behalf of Trump in the defamation lawsuit filed by E. Jean Carroll.
Yellen nomination sails through Senate panel; final vote set for Monday | Reuters
The U.S. Senate Finance Committee on Friday unanimously approved Janet Yellen's nomination as the first woman Treasury secretary, indicating that she will easily win full Senate approval, but Republicans called for her to work with them in developing economic policies.
Biden administration weighs turning over Trump tax returns to House Democrats - The Washington Post
A House lawsuit to enforce a subpoena, stalled since March, awaits a decision by new Treasury officials on whether to drop objections to a release.
Senate ends standoff, agrees to start Trump’s impeachment trial Feb. 9 - The Washington Post
The delay is in the mutual interest of the former and current presidents: Trump has struggled to assemble a legal team, and Biden has seen scant progress on confirming his Cabinet.
Republicans Who Voted to Impeach Trump Are Getting Death Threats Like ‘He Won’t Last Until the Primary’
Just one day after voting to impeach Trump, the 10 Republicans who sided against him have endured both physical and political threats.
Breonna Taylor grand jurors file impeachment petition against Kentucky attorney general | TheHill
Three grand jurors from the investigation into the police raid that killed 26-year-old Breonna Taylor are now calling for Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron (R) to be impeached over allegations that he mishandled the case.
Dems eye arcane legislative tool to pass parts of Covid relief bill - CNNPolitics
Senate Democrats are laying the groundwork now to use a rare procedural tactic known as reconciliation to pass major parts of President Joe Biden's Covid-19 relief package if Republicans stand in the way, according to multiple Democratic aides.