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Evan Vucci / AP

The Senate Intelligence Committee announced that Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify in an open session Tuesday afternoon at 2:30pm Eastern — soon after the Department of Justice released a statement stating that Sessions had requested a public hearing.

What to expect: Russia, Russia, Russia. Sessions has been under pressure for weeks about undisclosed meetings with Russia's ambassador, and he also played a key role in James Comey's testimony. From the DOJ press release: "He believes it is important for the American people to hear the truth directly from him and looks forward to answering the committee's questions tomorrow."

Think about it: CNN reported yesterday that Sessions' offer to testify in front of Senate Intel was a move to potentially avoid testifying publicly. Now DOJ says he insisted the testimony be public. It's unclear how exactly it came together, but it's happening.

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Remote work shakes up geopolitics

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The global adoption of remote work may leave the rising powers in the East behind.

The big picture: Despite India's and China's economic might, these countries have far fewer remote jobs than the U.S. or Europe. That's affecting the emerging economies' resilience amid the pandemic.

Trump gives Biden access to presidential intelligence briefings

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The Trump White House on Tuesday gave President-elect Biden access to daily presidential intelligence briefings, a source familiar with the matter tells Axios.

Why it matters: Trump has refused to share the briefs until now, as he continues to challenge the result of the election and declines to concede. The president's acquiescence comes as another sign that the transition to a Biden administration is taking place.

AOC and Ilhan Omar want to block Biden’s former chief of staff

Reps. Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar are boosting a petition against Joe Biden nominating his former chief of staff to a new role in his administration, calling Bruce Reed a "deficit hawk” and criticizing his past support for Social Security and Medicare cuts.

Why it matters: Progressives are mounting their pressure campaign after the president-elect did not include any of their favored candidates in his first slate of Cabinet nominees, and they are serious about installing some of their allies, blocking anyone who doesn't pass their smell test — and making noise if they are not heard.