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- It’s a bitter day in Georgia: Stacey Abrams said Friday evening that she acknowledges her opponent in the state gubernatorial race, Republican Brian Kemp, “will be certified the victor.” But she used her speech as an opportunity to call out the voter suppression efforts that tainted the election from the start. Abram’s team had previously been preparing for a runoff election and filed a lawsuit pushing for all absentee and provisional ballots to be counted. Abrams refused to call her speech a “concession” because that would mean acknowledging “that an action was right.” [CNN]
- Speaking to reporters on Friday, the president said his lawyers did not write the answers to the questions that he received from the Mueller investigation; instead, he wrote the answers to the questions, thank you very much, and did so “very easily.” But he has not turned in his work and called the investigation a “hoax.” That’s what I said about junior-year chem, and I got a C+. [NPR]
- Trump wants to continue to kill the planet, plans to nominate Andrew Wheeler, a bad coal man, to head the EPA. [Washington Post]
- Lindsey Graham will take over the Senate Judiciary Committee, said he would prioritize confirming conservative judges. No surprises there. [The Hill]
- Old rivals meet... as pals. In an airport of all places. [Twitter]
- Jim Acosta is fine. [CNN]
- Julian Assange (memba her?) faces criminal charges in the U.S. [New York Times]
- Democrats flip another seat in California, some good news. [Politico]
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