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Photo: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump will travel to Pennsylvania tomorrow to "grieve with the Pittsburgh community" following Saturday's mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue.

"The president cherishes the American Jewish community for everything it stands for ... he adores Jewish-Americans as part of his own family."
— Sarah Sanders

Other highlights from the White House press briefing Monday:

  • Trump is referring to individual journalists — not media outlets as a whole — and fake news when he says "the media is the enemy of the people," Sanders said. Trump tweeted again Monday that the media is to blame for current political hostility.
  • Sanders said "the president will continue to fight back," when asked if Trump will tone down his rhetoric following the pipe bomb attacks on prominent Trump critics.
  • Trump is still considering what action to take following journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing, Sanders said, adding that he has recently been briefed by CIA Director Gina Haspel, who gathered additional intelligence while in Turkey.

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In photos: Protests outside fortified capitols draw only small groups

Armed members of the far-right extremist group the Boogaloo Bois near the Michigan Capitol Building in Lansing on Jan. 17. About 20 protesters showed up, AP notes. Photo: Seth Herald/AFP via Getty Images

Small groups of protesters rallied outside fortified statehouses over the weekend ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration Wednesday.

The big picture: Some protests attracted armed members of far-right extremist groups but there were no reports of clashes, as had been feared. The National Guard and law enforcement outnumbered demonstrators, as security was heightened around the U.S. to avoid a repeat of the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riots, per AP.

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Trump to issue at least 100 pardons and commutations before leaving office

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President Trump plans to issue at least 100 pardons and commutations on his final full day in office Tuesday, sources familiar with the matter told Axios.

Why it matters: This is a continuation of the president's controversial December spree that saw full pardons granted to more than two dozen people — including former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort, longtime associate Roger Stone and Charles Kushner, the father of Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

  • The pardons set to be issued before Trump exits the White House will be a mix of criminal justice ones and pardons for people connected to the president, the sources said.
  • CNN first reported this news.

Go deeper: Convicts turn to D.C. fixers for Trump pardons

Schumer's m(aj)ority checklist

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Capitalizing on the Georgia runoffs, achieving a 50-50 Senate and launching an impeachment trial are weighty to-dos for getting Joe Biden's administration up and running on Day One.

What to watch: A blend of ceremonies, hearings and legal timelines will come into play on Tuesday and Wednesday so Chuck Schumer can actually claim the Senate majority and propel the new president's agenda.