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Evan Vucci / AP

The National Archives and Records Administration has informed the White House that President Trump's tweets must be preserved for history, per the AP. That means even if Trump deletes or corrects his tweets, they must be archived to abide by the Presidential Records Act.

It took a while to figure this one out: Axios repeatedly tried discussing the intricacies of the matter with the NARA in January when it told Axios "social media account handles don't matter, in terms of records," but it dodged the questions repeatedly about what Trump would have to do with deleted tweets. Officials briefed the White House counsel's office about the law February 2.

Note: An official told Axios "any records created during the transition period by the President-elect and the Transition Team are not government records."

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Chuck Schumer is now majority leader as 3 new Democratic senators are sworn in

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Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is officially Senate majority leader after the inauguration of Vice President Kamala Harris and the swearing-in of new Sens. Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) and Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.).

Why it matters: With a 50-50 Senate, Schumer will control a narrow majority with Harris as the tie-breaking vote. Democratic control of the Senate is crucial to President Biden's agenda, from getting his coronavirus relief proposal passed to forgiving student debt.

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Supporters of former President Donald Trump who thought he was about to stop the inauguration, seize power and crush his enemies were left blinking in the sunlight Wednesday as President Biden took the oath of office.

Why it matters: It's an inflection point for anyone who realizes they've been strung along by QAnon and related strands of pro-Trump magical thinking. They could either retreat from conspiracy theories or tumble deeper down the rabbit hole.

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What's next: Biden has arrived at the White House and he will sign executive orders and other presidential actions.

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