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Republican Senators John Cornyn and Mike Lee and Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced a prison reform bill today, that asks the DOJ to come up with a way to assess inmates' risks of repeat offenses, calls for lower-risk inmates to be placed in less-restrictive environments, expands recidivism-reduction programs and efforts, and asks for a National Criminal Justice Commission to conduct a comprehensive review of the prison system.

Why it matters: This bill was first introduced in 2015. It's now back following two other criminal justice reform bills which were re-upped a couple of weeks ago. This announcement also comes one day after a group of law enforcement leaders sent a letter to President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions advocating for criminal justice reform.

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"Relief" is the top emotion some swing voters who used to support Donald Trump say they felt as they watched President Biden's swearing-in, followed by "hope."

Why it matters: For voters on the bubble between parties, this moment is less about excitement for Biden or liberal politics than exhaustion and disgust with Trump and a craving for national healing. Most said Trump should be prohibited from ever holding office again.

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Trump impeachment trial to start week of Feb. 8, Schumer says

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Photo: The Washington Post via Getty

The Senate will begin former President Trump's impeachment trial the week of Feb. 8, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Friday on the Senate floor.

The state of play: Schumer announced the schedule after reaching an agreement with Republicans. The House will transmit the article of impeachment against the former president late Monday.