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ABC's George Stephanopoulos (L) and MSNBC's Joe Scarborough (R). Photos: Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC, Astrid Stawiarz via Getty Images

For some government officials, wrapping up a career in politics can lead to another public-facing position: cable news media.

The big picture: Several politicos have moved — or are trying to move — into the media arena. Outgoing Senate Republican Jeff Flake is reportedly looking for a cable news home, and former White House press secretary Sean Spicer is in the market for a talk show.

Who we're watching (or could be soon):

  • Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) signed on with CNN as a political commentator earlier this year. (Roll Call.)
  • Former Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) resigned from Congress last year and signed on with Fox News as a contributor, working with Fox News Channel and FOX Business Network (Politico.)
  • Sen. Jeff Flake announced his retirement last fall, and has met with MSNBC and CNN (The Daily Beast.)
  • Sean Spicer has been shopping around the idea for a "relaxed" talk show, tentatively called "Sean Spicer's Common Ground" (the New York Times)
  • Joe Scarborough, former Republican congressman from Florida, has transitioned into the host of MSNBC's Morning Joe.
  • George Stephanopoulos, previously communications director and press secretary for the White House during Bill Clinton's tenure, has spearheaded ABC News programs like "Good Morning America" and "This Week with George Stephanopoulos."

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Biden holds first phone call with Putin, raises Navalny arrest

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President Biden on Tuesday held his first call since taking office with Vladimir Putin, pressing the Russian president on the arrest of opposition leader Alexey Navalny and the Russia-linked hack on U.S. government agencies, AP reports.

The state of play: Biden also planned to raise arms control, bounties allegedly placed on U.S. troops in Afghanistan and the war in Ukraine, according to White House press secretary Jen Psaki, who said the call took place while she was delivering a press briefing. Psaki added that a full readout will be provided later Tuesday.

Biden signs racial equity executive orders

Joe Biden prays at Grace Lutheran Church in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on September 3, 2020, in the aftermath of the police shooting of Jacob Blake. PHOTO: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed executive orders on housing and ending the Justice Department's use of private prisons as part of what the White House is calling his “racial equity agenda.”

The big picture: Biden needs the support of Congress to push through police reform or new voting rights legislation. The executive orders serve as his down payment to immediately address systemic racism while he focuses on the pandemic.