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House Democrats have retaken the majority from Republicans, setting the stage for potentially contentious leadership fights on both sides of the aisle.

Driving the news: Republicans will be without their former leader in the retiring Paul Ryan, while ten Democratic incumbents or incoming members told Politico that they plan to vote against Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who has expressed confidence that she is 100% going to be speaker again.

Potential Democratic leadership candidates
  • Speaker of the House: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
  • Majority Leader: Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer said he'll "certainly be running for majority leader," per The Hill.
  • Majority Whip: Rep. James Clyburn intends to stay in the number three position and run for majority whip, The Hill reports.
  • Assistant Majority Leader: Reps. David Cicilline, Cheri Bustos, and Ben Ray Lujan.
  • Democratic Caucus Chair: Reps. Barbara Lee and Hakeem Jeffries.

One more thing: Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus Cedric Richmond wrote a letter at the beginning of this month calling for an African-American Speaker of the House or Majority Leader, per CBS.

Potential Republican leadership candidates

According to RollCall:

  • Minority Leader: Reps. Kevin McCarthy and Jim Jordan.
  • Minority Whip: Rep. Steve Scalise
  • GOP Conference Chair: Rep. Liz Cheney.
  • NRCC Chair: Reps. Roger Williams, Tom Emmer, Mimi Walters, and Ann Wagner.
  • Policy Chair: Reps. Gary Palmer and David Schweikert

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Politics: Trump calls Fauci a "disaster" on campaign call.
  2. Health: Coronavirus hospitalizations are on the rise — 8 states set single-day coronavirus case records last week.
  3. States: California to independently review FDA-approved coronavirus vaccines
  4. Wisconsin judge reimposes capacity limit on indoor venues.
  5. Media: Trump attacks CNN as "dumb b*stards" for continuing to cover pandemic.
  6. Business: Consumer confidence surveys show Americans are getting nervousHow China's economy bounced back from coronavirus.
  7. Sports: We've entered the era of limited fan attendance.
  8. Education: Why education technology can’t save remote learning.
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The 2020 holiday season may just kill Main Street

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Online retail and e-commerce have been chipping away at brick-and-mortar businesses over the years but the combination of the coronavirus pandemic and the 2020 holiday season may prove to be a knockout blow.

State of play: Anxious consumers say financial concerns and health worries will push them to spend less money this year and to do more of their limited spending online.

California to independently review FDA-approved coronavirus vaccines

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California will "independently review" all coronavirus vaccines approved by the Food and Drug Administration before allowing their distribution, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced at a news conference Monday.

Why it matters: The move that comes days after NAID director Anthony Fauci said he had "strong confidence" in FDA-approved vaccines could cast further public doubt that the federal government could release a vaccine based on political motives, rather than safety and efficacy.