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The media outlets and Washington, DC have been eagerly anticipating Comey's testimony in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee today.

CNN started their countdown 3 days before the hearing:

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Bars across the country, and especially DC favorites, announced they would be opening early for Comey watch parties:

It worked...

Even Trump is planning to watch at the White House dining table with advisors and legal council.... and will most likely be tweeting about it:

Axios' David Nather sent in this photo at 8:45 a.m. of media crowded and waiting for Comey:

CSPAN set up a stakeout feed of Comey's home until he got into his car and headed to Capitol Hill.

Some news orgs followed his caravan...

Why it matters: James Comey released a gripping, detailed account of his interactions with President Trump yesterday, which did not accuse Trump of anything illegal, but gave an insider view of how Trump has handled the Russia investigation. Everyone is excited for the drama of the former FBI Director discussing the President who fired him just one month ago, without the restrictions that come with being the head of the FBI.

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Biden's latest executive order: Buy American

President Joe R. Biden speaks about the economy before signing executive orders in the State Dining Room at the White House on Friday, Jan 22, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

President Joe Biden will continue his flurry of executive orders on Monday, signing a new directive to require the federal government to “buy American” for products and services.

Why it matters: The executive action is yet another attempt by Biden to accomplish goals administratively without waiting for the backing of Congress. The new order echoes Biden's $400 billion campaign pledge to increase government purchases of American goods.

Tech digs in for long domestic terror fight

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

With domestic extremist networks scrambling to regroup online, experts fear the next attack could come from a radicalized individual — much harder than coordinated mass events for law enforcement and platforms to detect or deter.

The big picture: Companies like Facebook and Twitter stepped up enforcement and their conversations with law enforcement ahead of Inauguration Day. But they'll be tested as the threat rises that impatient lone-wolf attackers will lash out.

The pandemic could be worsening childhood obesity

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

The 10-month long school closures and the coronavirus pandemic are expected to have a big impact on childhood obesity rates.

Why it matters: About one in five children are obese in the U.S. — an all-time high — with worsening obesity rates across income and racial and ethnic groups, data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey show.