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As Tolstoy once wrote: “Happy families are all alike; Betsy DeVos is a fucking monster.”

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:

  • Betsy DeVos is reportedly rewriting the guidelines on sexual assault cases to favor the rights of the accused. [Washington Post]
  • Donald Trump is preparing to back a sweeping criminal justice reform bill that would reduce mandatory sentencing guidelines for certain drug offenses and improve conditions for formerly incarcerated people re-entering society. [Associated Press]
  • Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin blames zombie TV shows for mass shootings. [The Hill]
  • New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo have found one thing to agree upon: Amazon’s corporate takeover and undermining the City Council. [NYTimes]
  • Washington D.C.’s Council is tabling a bill that would lower the voting age to 16. [The Hill]
  • Terry Glenn, head of the Environmental Protection Agency’s southeastern regional office, has been indicted on ethics charges by an Alabama grand jury. [ThinkProgress]
  • Palm Beach County has to recount its recount after machines overheated. [Miami Herald]
  • Sens. Schumer and McConnell retain their positions as minority and majority leaders in the Senate. [NBC News]
  • Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney will serve as the House GOP conference chair. [Vox]
  • Currently, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer is poised to become the next House Majority Leader. [Politico]
  • Democrats picked up at least 34 seats in the House, the most in a generation. [NPR]
  • Republican state legislators are plotting to curb the power of incoming Democratic governor-elect Tony Evers. [The Nation]

Here are a bunch of tweets the president was allowed to publish:

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