The Morning Dispatch: It Could Have Been So Much Worse

Rioters attempt to enter the Capitol at the House steps. (Photograph by Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call/Getty Images.)

Happy Monday! With everything going on in the world, it seems kind of small to care about something as trivial as the NFL playoffs. Which teams even played yesterday? We didn’t have time to watch. (Editor: Sorry about the Bears, Declan.)

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • House Democrats will very likely move to impeach President Trump this week. According to a timeline laid out by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the House is likely to pass a resolution early this week calling on Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and wrest power from President Trump. Once Pence does not, the House will bring impeachment legislation to the floor.

  • The U.S. economy lost 140,000 jobs in December as coronavirus cases and hospitalizations surged nationwide, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate currently stands at 6.7 percent, down from a staggering 14.8 percent in April but still nearly double its pre-pandemic levels.

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