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Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham, Jeff Flake, and Bob Corker said Sunday that they would like the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear from Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in the 1980s.

The big picture: Flake was more forceful with his request, telling the Washington Post's Sean Sullivan that the committee "can't vote until we hear more." Corker told Politico it "would be best for all involved." Meanwhile, Graham issued a statement that he would "gladly hear" from Ford, but indicated his support for an earlier joint Republican statement from Chairman Chuck Grassley's office that said it was "disturbing" that Democrats would sit on these allegations until the eve of Kavanaugh's confirmation vote.

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Trump leaves White House for the final time

President Trump took off on Marine One at 8:17 a.m on Wednesday morning, departing the White House for the last time, en route to Florida.

The big picture: Trump's final hours will be marked by snubbing his successor and granting pardons to many of his allies who have been swept up in corruption scandals.

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President Trump has left the White House en route to a farewell event at Andrews Air Force Base, kicking off the day that will culminate with President-elect Joe Biden taking office.

What's next: The inaugural celebration for young Americans is being livestreamed, starting at 10am.

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Janet Yellen said all the right things to reassure the markets

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Treasury Secretary nominee and former Fed chair Janet Yellen's confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday showed markets just what they can expect from the administration of President-elect Joe Biden: more of what they got under President Trump — at least for now.

What it means: Investors and big companies reaped the benefits of ultralow U.S. interest rates and low taxes for most of Trump's term as well as significant increases in government spending, even before the coronavirus pandemic.