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Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

Attorney General Jeff Sessions made a surprise visit, announcing actions the DOJ is taking against sanctuary cities. He said states and localities seeking DOJ grants must certify compliance with immigration policy, or lose federal funding. He added: "I strongly urge our nation's states... to seriously consider the harm they are doing to our citizens" by refusing to implement federal law.

  • Is Trump serious about working with Dems on health care? "Absolutely," said Spicer. "I don't think we've seen the end of health care." He added that AHCA showed Trump's deal-making skills because he "knew when to walk away."
  • Will Trump work with Freedom Caucus moving forward? "I think it'll depend..." said Spicer, adding that the president "learned a lot through this process about loyalty."
  • On Intel chairman's controversial WH visit: "I'm not going to get into who he met with or why he met with them," he said, refusing to speculate as to why Nunes had to visit the WH, or whether any WH staffers helped him gain access.
  • Tax reform: Secretary Mnuchin has discussed August as a potential date. Will that be Trump's plan? "Obviously we'll work with Congress... but we're driving the train on this."
  • Kushner's cooperation with Russia probe: "He volunteered" to tell Senate Intel about contacts he had with Russia as campaign/transition point person for foreign governments.

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Netflix tops 200 million global subscribers

Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios

Netflix said that it added another 8.5 million global subscribers last quarter, bringing its total number of paid subscribers globally to more than 200 million.

The big picture: Positive fourth-quarter results show Netflix's resiliency, despite increased competition and pandemic-related production headwinds.

Janet Yellen plays down debt, tax hike concerns in confirmation hearing

Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen at an event in December. Photo: Alex Wong via Getty Images

Janet Yellen, Biden's pick to lead the Treasury Department, pushed back against two key concerns from Republican senators at her confirmation hearing on Tuesday: the country's debt and the incoming administration's plans to eventually raise taxes.

Driving the news: Yellen — who's expected to win confirmation — said spending big now will prevent the U.S. from having to dig out of a deeper hole later. She also said the Biden administration's priority right now is coronavirus relief, not raising taxes.

Trump gives farewell address: "We did what we came here to do"

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President Trump gave a farewell video address on Tuesday, saying that his administration "did what we came here to do — and so much more."

Why it matters, via Axios' Alayna Treene: The address is very different from the Trump we've seen in his final weeks as president — one who has refused to accept his loss, who peddled conspiracy theories that fueled the attack on the Capitol, and who is boycotting his successor's inauguration.