• What Senator Mike Lee Tells Us About the Future of the GOP (Religion & Politics)
  • DHS to begin new counter-human smuggling operation targeting transnational human smuggling at southern border (Deseret News)
  • Chair Incident Was Sign of Enduring Sexism, E.U. Leader Says. “Would this have happened if I had worn a suit and a tie?” asked Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, after she was left standing during a summit in Turkey this month. (New York Times)
  • Navy SEALs to shift from counterterrorism to global threats (AP)
  • Harris takes on ‘hard work’ in 100 days as vice president (AP)
  • EXCLUSIVE U.S. Justice Department ends Trump-era limits on grants to ‘sanctuary cities’ (Reuters)
  • Biden to push trillions in investment, plead for police reform in Congress speech (Reuters)
  • Autopsy shows Black man was shot in the back of the head execution-style by N.C. deputies, attorneys say (Washington Post)
  • A New York Post story about Kamala Harris triggered conservative outrage. Almost all of it was wrong. Now the reporter has resigned. (Washington Post)
  • A Capitol invader left a note calling Nancy Pelosi a b-word. His attempt to walk it back has been . . . really something. (Washington Post)
  • U.S. Built the Afghan Military Over 20 Years. Will It Last One More? As the United States withdraws from Afghanistan, it leaves behind broken and battered Afghan security forces to defend the country from the Taliban and other threats. (New York Times)
  • Inside Biden’s bubble: How an insular White House has kept drama and leaks at a minimum. 100 days into the Biden administration, the White House is a tight ship run by a cadre of longtime Biden loyalists. (Politico)
  • The Trump-rejecting Florida Republican who has a plan to fix the GOP. Miami Mayor Francis Suarez has a message for leaders in Washington: ‘Start thinking more like mayors.’ (Politico)
  • No designated survivor for Biden's first joint address to Congress. With attendance limited due to the pandemic, many Cabinet officials won't be in the Capitol for the speech. (Politico)
  • McCarthy and Cheney worlds apart after Florida retreat. Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy called on his conference to unite, but he and Rep. Liz Cheney are still at odds over former President Donald Trump. (Politico)
  • Pompeo slams Iran news: 'When I was briefing Trump, Kerry was briefing Zarif.’ Lawmakers including Sens. Mitt Romney and Dan Sullivan also condemned Kerry. (Fox News)
  • Biden moves to extend key parts of COVID-19 relief bills with American Families Plan (Fox News)
  • How Barack Obama's eight years shaped Joe Biden's first 100 days. The story of Biden's early days in office mirrors the story of a Democratic Party changing course based on the lessons of the Obama era. (NBC)