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Rep. Adam Schiff on Feb. 5. Photo: Win McNamee / Getty Images

The House Intelligence Committee has voted on party lines to release the report on the Russia investigation, and now the probe is formally ending. The report finds that there was no evidence of collusion between Trump associates and the Kremlin and recommends rooting out intel leaks with "mandatory polygraphs" for those with top secret security clearances, per Politico.

What now: The intelligence community must review report to redact classified information before publicly releasing it, per Politico. The Democrats will continue their investigation, but they don’t have subpoena power without the Republicans on board, per CNN.

The report’s other conclusions:

  • The possible attempts to set up a back-channel with Trump associates “suggest the absence of collusion during the campaign, since the communication associated with collusion would have rendered such a 'back channel' unnecessary.”
  • Obama’s intel director James Clapper provided “inconsistent testimony” about contacts with the media.
  • Carter Page provided an “incomplete” account of his trip in 2016 to Moscow.
  • Trump associates had “ill-advised” contacts with WikiLeaks.

Rep. Adam Schiff pointed out today that there are relevant reports to the Russia investigation that have come out since Republicans ended the probe. His list:

  • News that other countries talk about exploiting Jared Kushner and his company.
  • Reports that George Nader, an advisor to the UAE with ties to Trump, was cooperating with the Mueller probe.
  • Reports that Roger Stone was warned about the DNC email leak.
  • Reports that the Special Counsel was looking into the Trump Organization’s links with Russia.
  • Reports that former FBI Andrew McCabe kept memos of conversations with Trump.
  • News about Cambridge Analytica’s role in the misuse of data on Facebook of 50 million American’s and its role in the 2016 election.

Editor's note: This post has been updated to include the report's findings.

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Neera Tanden withdraws nomination for Office of Management and Budget director

Neera Tanden testifying before the Senate Budget Committee in Washington, D.C., in February 2021. Photo: Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Neera Tanden withdrew her name from nomination to lead the Office of Management and Budget after several senators voiced opposition and concern about her qualifications and past combative tweets, President Biden announced Tuesday.

Why it matters: Tanden’s decision to pull her nomination marks Biden's first setback in filling out his Cabinet with a thin Democratic majority in the Senate.

What's ahead for the newest female CEOs

Jane Fraser (L) and Rosalind Brewer. Photos: Jason Redmond/AFP via Getty Images; Rodrigo Capote/Bloomberg via Getty Images.

The number of women at the helm of America’s biggest companies pales in comparison to men, but is newly growing — and their tasks are huge.

What's going on: Jane Fraser took over at Citigroup this week, the first woman to ever lead a major U.S. bank. Rosalind Brewer will take the reins at Walgreens in the coming weeks (March 15) — a company that's been run by white men for more than a century.

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Biden says U.S. will have enough vaccines for 300 million adults by end of May

President Biden. Photo: Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images

President Biden on Tuesday said that ramped-up coronavirus vaccine production will provide enough doses for 300 million Americans by the end May.

Why it matters: That's two months sooner than Biden's previous promise of enough vaccines for all American adults by the end of July.

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