1. House Deadlocks In Vote For New Speaker NPR 17:53

The 118th Congress began its work today, and the first order of business for the House was to select a new speaker. However, after multiple rounds of voting, no candidate achieved a clear majority of voting members — meaning the House can’t conduct any official business. California Republican Kevin McCarthy, widely expected to accede to the position, faced notable opposition from members of his own party.

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