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Sen. Lindsay Graham has said Moore's fate should be left up to Alabama voters. Photo: Musadeq Sadeq / AP

Sen. Lindsay Graham said Monday in a CNN interview that if Roy Moore — accused of sexual misconduct by nine women — is elected to the U.S. Senate Tuesday, his victory will "define the 2018 elections." Republican candidates will be "asked about a thousand times" about Moore, he said.

“Roy Moore will be the gift that keeps on giving for Democrats ... [T]o think you can elect Roy Moore without getting the baggage of Roy Moore is pretty naive. I wish he would have stepped aside ... We'll see what the people of Alabama decide."

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President Biden will continue his executive action blitz on Friday, issuing two more orders in an attempt to provide immediate relief to struggling families without waiting for Congress.

Why it matters: In his second full day in office, Biden is again resorting to executive actions as he tries to increase payments for nutritional assistance and protect workers' rights during the pandemic.

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President Biden's swift effort to re-establish stricter fuel efficiency mandates, along with his broader push toward vehicle electrification, is as much about creating new jobs as it is protecting the environment.

Why it matters: The U.S. lags far behind the rest of the world in electric vehicle adoption. Catching up will require big investments in EV production — including battery cell manufacturing and mining of raw materials — to avoid dependence on imports and foreign supply chains.

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Kellyanne Conway has seen power exercised as a pollster, campaign manager and senior counselor to President Trump. Now that his term in office has concluded, she shared her thoughts with Axios.

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