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The Golden Globe Trophy on display during this year's awards in February. Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Hollywood Foreign Press Association

NBC said Monday it won't air the Golden Globes next year following the fallout around the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which puts on the show each year and is battling criticism that it's not committed enough to diversity.

Why it matters: The network has been airing the event exclusively for decades. Its decision to pull back speaks to how big the backlash against the group has become.

What they're saying: “We continue to believe that the HFPA is committed to meaningful reform," NBC said, per Deadline.

  • “However, change of this magnitude takes time and work, and we feel strongly that the HFPA needs time to do it right. As such, NBC will not air the 2022 Golden Globes. Assuming the organization executes on its plan, we are hopeful we will be in a position to air the show in January 2023.”

Driving the news: Top actors and movie studios are boycotting the HFPA over concerns that the group hasn't done enough to embrace diversity in its ranks.

  • Leaders at Amazon, Netflix and WarnerMedia have put out statements saying they refuse to work with the group until new reforms are enacted.
  • Stars including Scarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffalo have also joined calls against the group.
  • Last week, a majority of the HFPA's 86 members voted in favor of several changes intended to bring more diversity to the group.

The big picture: Ratings for the Golden Globes fell to a record low this year amid a pandemic-driven ratings collapse for entertainment award shows.

  • The HFPA awkwardly addressed its lack of diversity during this year's show, following the damning profile about the group, published days before the event, that revealed none of the HFPA's members are black.

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Republicans’ secret lobbying

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The five Senate Republicans who helped negotiate and draft the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill have been privately courting their Republican colleagues to pass the measure in the House.

Why it matters: House GOP leaders are actively urging their members to oppose the bill. The senators are working to undercut that effort as Monday shapes up as a do-or-die moment for the bipartisan bill.

CBC members nix border visit

A Haitian migrant carries a toddler on his shoulders today as he crosses the Rio Grande River. Photo: Pedro Pardo/AFP via Getty Images

Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus weighed visiting the U.S.-Mexico border this week to investigate the conditions faced by Haitian migrants and protest allegations of inhumane treatment by U.S. agents.

Why it matters: It's a thorny proposition both in terms of timing and messaging. Going assures a new wave of negative headlines for President Biden amid sinking popularity. And with congressional deadlines in the coming days over infrastructure, a possible government shutdown and debt-limit crisis, Democrats can't afford to lose any votes in the House.

Jan. 6 select committee subpoenas four Trump aides

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The Jan 6. select committee investigating the deadly Capitol riot has subpoenaed four aides to former President Trump for testimony and documents.

Why it matters: Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, former communications official Dan Scavino, former Defense Department official Kash Patel and former Trump adviser Steve Bannon were all in touch "with the White House on or in the days leading up to the January 6th insurrection," the committee said in a release.

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