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Hillary and Bill Clinton. Photo: Lester Cohen/Getty Images for NARAS

A New York Times story revealed that Hillary Clinton shielded her 2008 campaign faith advisor from being fired after a young female staffer alleged he had sexually harassed her. Her response wasn't quite an apology.

Why it matters: As the first female presidential nominee of a major political party in 2016, Clinton and her campaign pushed a message of equality, feminism, and female empowerment. That doesn't align with the way she reportedly handled the situation at the time and she's advocating all women "deserve to be heard" now, 10 years too late.

What she said:

"A story appeared today about something that happened in 2008. I was dismayed when it occurred, but was heartened the young woman came forward, was heard, and had her concerns taken seriously and addressed. I called her today to tell her how proud I am of her and to make sure she knows what all women should: we deserve to be heard."

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Scoop: Google won't donate to members of Congress who voted against election results

Sen. Ted Cruz led the group of Republicans who opposed certifying the results. Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Google will not make contributions from its political action committee this cycle to any member of Congress who voted against certifying the results of the presidential election, following the deadly Capitol riot.

Why it matters: Several major businesses paused or pulled political donations following the events of Jan. 6, when pro-Trump rioters, riled up by former President Trump, stormed the Capitol on the day it was to certify the election results.

Minority Mitch still setting Senate agenda

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Chuck Schumer may be majority leader, yet in many ways, Mitch McConnell is still running the Senate show — and his counterpart is about done with it.

Why it matters: McConnell rolled over Democrats unapologetically, and kept tight control over his fellow Republicans, while in the majority. But he's showing equal skill as minority leader, using political jiujitsu to convert a perceived weakness into strength.