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JUST POSTED: Did President Trump's call to Georgia's Sec of State violate the law? Several prominent lawyers think it might have. But unclear it will result in any charges. A look at the law and prospects for any follow up. nytimes.com/2021/01/03/us/…




In Playbook today, a reminder about how we got here: politico.com/newsletters/pl…



Happy New Year! Politico is kicking off a very special 2+ weeks of Playbook guest writers today with the estimable ⁦@harrispolitico⁩, who will have you singing songs from The Who’s Tommy all day. politico.com/newsletters/pl…



New: Hawley just emailed the Senate GOP, responding to Toomey and "shameless personal attacks"
"We should avoid putting words into each other’s mouths and making unfounded claims about the intentions of our fellow senators"


A once-in-a-lifetime opening of the 117th:
COVID overshadows opening day: politico.com/news/2021/01/0…
Pelosi clinches fourth term as speaker:
politico.com/news/2021/01/0…
War within the GOP: politico.com/news/2021/01/0…
Congress adopts electoral college rules: politico.com/news/2021/01/0…

@jaketapper The idea for this statement actually originated from Vice President Cheney.
Each of us swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution; that oath does not change according to party designation.
washingtonpost.com/national-secur…

"Shinging city on a hill" - an exciting new history of a phrase and an idea. My latest in @TheAtlantic theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/…

Excellent preview of the start of the new Congress today from @sarahnferris and ⁦@heatherscope⁩, two of the most plugged in reporters on the Hill. Make sure you follow them both. politico.com/news/2021/01/0…