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🚨 Breaking: Joe Biden's inauguration TV ratings topped Donald Trump's, writes Axios Media Trends author Sara Fischer.
⚡ Situational Awareness: Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has proposed the Senate delay former President Trump’s impeachment trial until February. His pretrial timeline.
- McConnell and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer are still in a stalemate over how to handle the 50-50 Senate split. Read more.
- The House and Senate approved a waiver clearing the way for retired Gen. Lloyd Austin to be the next secretary of defense.
Today's newsletter — edited by Glen Johnson — is 799 words, a 3-minute read.