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Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

It's voting day for the GOP's Obamacare repeal and replace plan, and the Republicans don't currently have the votes, but Spicer insists that the AHCA bill "will pass." He also reiterated yesterday's claims that Trump is a "closer" and that there is no plan B on the healthcare bill — only plan A.

  • Will Trump take responsibility if the plan fails? "At the end of the day we can't force somebody to vote."
  • Can the White House guarantee no Trump associates colluded with Russia? "No I cannot unequivocally say that," he said, while slamming CNN's reporting on the topic: "You don't have anything concrete."
  • Nunes briefing Trump: "I believe that the information he brought to the president was new," said Spicer, later adding that "the substance should be troubling to everybody."

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What's next: The inaugural celebration for young Americans is being livestreamed, starting at 10am.

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President Trump and his family took off on Air Force One at 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning for the final time en route to Florida.

The big picture: Trump's final hours as president were punctuated by his decisions to snub his successor's inauguration and grant pardons to many of his allies who have been swept up in corruption scandals.

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Treasury Secretary nominee and former Fed chair Janet Yellen's confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday showed markets just what they can expect from the administration of President-elect Joe Biden: more of what they got under President Trump — at least for now.

What it means: Investors and big companies reaped the benefits of ultralow U.S. interest rates and low taxes for most of Trump's term as well as significant increases in government spending, even before the coronavirus pandemic.