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Pelosi Passes the Baton and Carries On

Nancy Pelosi, first woman to serve as speaker of the U.S. House, steps down from leadership
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who became the first woman in history to hold the gavel, shepherding landmark bills across four presidencies, announced she’ll step aside from leadership though she’ll remain in Congress.

Speaker of The House Nancy Pelosi

My friends, no matter what title you have bestowed upon me, Speaker, Leader, Whip, there is no greater official honor for me than to stand on this floor and to speak for the people of San Francisco.
This I will continue to do as a member of the house speaking for the people of San Francisco, serving the great state of California and defending our constitution.

U.S. House Democrats make history electing first Black party leader in Congress
House Democrats named Hakeem Jeffries, of New York, as their leader, making history as the first Black lawmaker to lead any party in Congress.
McCarthy needs 218 by Dave Granlund,

The Senate

Warnock Wins

WARNOCK WINS by Randall Enos, Easton, CT
Raphael Warnock wins U.S. Senate runoff, giving Democrats a 51-seat majority
Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock will return to Washington to represent Georgia for the next six years after winning his Senate runoff Tuesday, handing Senate Democrats a coveted 51st seat.

Sinema Switches

Kyrsten Sinema has left the Democratic Party, registered as an independent
The first-term senator wrote in an opinion piece for the Arizona Republic that she does not intend to change the way she legislates or casts votes.


A record-setting number of women will serve in state legislatures in 2023
A record number of women will soon serve in state legislatures, breaking the previous cap of female lawmakers by at least 69 seats and bringing total representation to more than 32%
Biden Mistletoe by Rick McKee,
Democrats strip Iowa of first-in-the-nation prize, tap South Carolina for first primary
Voters in South Carolina would go first in picking Democratic presidential nominees, followed by Nevada, New Hampshire, Georgia, and Michigan.

B-21 Raider Revealed

B-21 Raider Revealed

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III

..This aircraft was possible because of American innovation.
That's something deep in the American spirit. We're driven to keep pushing the limits. We're powered by the boldness of open minds and the confidence of an open society.
B-21 Raider Revealed
The designation B-21 recognizes the Raider as the first bomber of the 21st century.

Biden Signs Marriage Equality Act

Biden Signs Gay Marriage Law by Bill Day,

The Future is Fusion

Energy & Environment

Why fusion ignition is being hailed as a major breakthrough in fusion – a nuclear physicist explains
Ignition is when a fusion reaction produces more energy than is being put into the reaction from an outside source and becomes self-sustaining.
Clean Fusion Energy by Dave Granlund,

January 6th Insurrection

The Naughty List by Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News, NY
Oath Keepers convictions shed light on the limits of free speech – and the threat posed by militias
Amy Cooter, Middlebury Institute of International Studies The verdicts in a high-profile, monthslong trial of Oath Keepers militia members were, as one defense lawyer acknowledged, “a mixed bag.” Leader Stewart Rhodes was found guilty on Nov. 29, 2022, of the most serious charge – seditious conspir…
Steward Rhodes by John Darkow, Columbia Missourian

The Arts

Carrie, When Harry Met Sally, Iron Man, Hairspray, The Little Mermaid, House Party, are among 25 films selected for the National Film Registry

The Nation

Going Viral by Pat Bagley, The Salt Lake Tribune, UT

The Economy

Cryptocurrency exchange by Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News, NY

The City

Nearly 1 Million NYC Trees Mapped
NYC Parks launched a first-of-its-kind living tree map—the NYC Tree Map—showcasing nearly one million individually managed City trees that includes newly mapped, in-park trees that have unique IDs, species information, and maintenance status. NYC Tree Map Info at a Glance: * Top 3 Landscaped Pa…

The Globe

Iranian women protest by Paresh Nath, U.T. Independent, India
Agents of Influence: How Russia Deploys an Army of Shadow Diplomats
Russia has become an enthusiastic supporter of the largely unregulated system of international diplomacy, which for centuries has empowered private citizens in their home countries to serve as liaisons for foreign nations.
Griner Released in Prisoner Swap by Jeff Koterba,

The Web

Trojan Tweet by Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News, NY

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