An intense vote for House Speaker is set for Jan. 3. Right now, House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy does not have the votes to secure the gavel. Some members challenging the status quo could draw the vote out for days. That would make it the first time in a century that a vote for speaker would go to multiple ballots.
When the 118th Congress convenes on Jan. 3, and members are sworn in, Vice President Kamala Harris is requiring senators, their spouses, and guests older than two to provide a negative COVID test before participating in a photo op.
A U.S. appeals court has ruled that a teacher who wore a “Make America Great Again” hat to school was engaging in constitutionally-protected free speech.