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Trump-allied lawyer says he'll take the Fifth with Jan. 6 committee

John Eastman wrote memos arguing then-Vice President Mike Pence could overturn the 2020 election.
Image: John Eastman Lawsuit
Image: John Eastman Lawsuit

Wisconsin's Democratic governor vetoes five GOP abortion bills

Gov. Tony Evers is making abortion rights a key component of his 2022 re-election bid.
Image: Tony Evers
Image: Tony Evers

210,000 jobs added in November in weakest report of the year

President Biden touted the good news of the jobs report: the unemployment rate falling to 4.2 percent, the lowest since before the pandemic. Biden is still facing economic challenges including high inflation and supply chain disruptions.
210,000 jobs added in November in weakest report of the year
210,000 jobs added in November in weakest report of the year
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Biden warns Putin against Ukraine invasion as Russia increases troops along border

The president on Friday pledged to make it “very, very difficult” for Russia's Vladimir Putin to take military action in Ukraine.
President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House on Dec. 3, 2021.
President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House on Dec. 3, 2021.

The U.S. seized a record $1 billion of bitcoin a year ago. Its value has tripled.

The price of Bitcoin has soared in the year since the U.S. government seized thousands of bitcoins in connection with the illegal Silk Road marketplace.
A worker installs a new row of Bitcoin mining machines at a facility in Rockdale, Texas, on Oct. 9, 2021.
A worker installs a new row of Bitcoin mining machines at a facility in Rockdale, Texas, on Oct. 9, 2021.
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Virginia GOP completes sweep of elections with House win

Republicans also claimed the statewide offices of governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general in the Nov. 2 balloting.
Image: Virginia State Capitol
Image: Virginia State Capitol

Biden confirms he has a cold, tested negative for Covid

“What I have is a 1-and-a-half-year-old grandson who’s got a cold and likes to kiss his pop,” Biden said.
President Joe Biden speaks at the White House on Dec.3, 2021.
President Joe Biden speaks at the White House on Dec.3, 2021.

Biden administration sending 9 million Covid vaccine doses to Africa

The announcement comes as the omicron variant, first detected in South Africa, spreads around the world.
Image: Covid-19 Vaccination Program In Nairobi, Kenya
Image: Covid-19 Vaccination Program In Nairobi, Kenya

Biden: November jobs report shows 'historic drop in unemployment'

President Biden addressed the November jobs report from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics that showed that the U.S. economy added 210,000 jobs last month and lowered unemployment rate to 4.2 percent.
Biden: November jobs report shows 'historic drop in unemployment'
Biden: November jobs report shows 'historic drop in unemployment'

With Roe v. Wade in the balance, the 2016 election looms ever larger

First Read is your briefing from "Meet the Press" and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.
Image: Women's March \"Hold The Line For Abortion Justice\" At The Supreme Court During Jackson Women's Health Organization v. Dobbs Hearing
Image: Women's March \"Hold The Line For Abortion Justice\" At The Supreme Court During Jackson Women's Health Organization v. Dobbs Hearing

EPA head tours embattled communities, says help on the way

The infrastructure law includes $55 billion for water and wastewater infrastructure, while a social policy bill would pump more than twice that into environmental cleanup programs.
Image: Michael Regan
Image: Michael Regan