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Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported each morning this week: Monday, 246,217; Tuesday, 247,220; Wednesday, 248,687; Thursday, 250,537.



Federal officials on Wednesday expressed confidence that every state will have access to at least some doses of a potentially effective COVID-19 vaccine for distribution within 24 hours after federal authorization of new drugs (The Hill), even as President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenBudowsky: A Biden-McConnell state of emergency summit DC might win US House vote if it tries Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman inks deal with IMG Models MORE said the General Services Administration (GSA) should unlock his own pandemic transition planning capabilities by naming him the “apparent” election winner over President TrumpDonald TrumpSchumer: Impeachment trial will be quick, doesn't need a lot of witnesses Nurse to be tapped by Biden as acting surgeon general: report Schumer calls for Biden to declare climate emergency MORE.  

 

"Every jurisdiction will have access immediately upon the initial push of the vaccine," said Gen. Gustave Perna, chief operating officer of the Trump administration's Operation Warp Speed. After the initial distribution, there will be weekly replenishments to cities, counties and states as more doses become available, Perna said.

 

On a video call with nurses and first responders to discuss COVID-19, Biden complained on Wednesday that he is hampered in his ability to fully plan a national pandemic response, even as he confers as a fallback with public health and research experts outside the administration. “We’re all ready to go and do an awful lot of the work right now,” he added.

 

As Perna and Biden spoke, the coronavirus continued to swamp healthcare systems and kill more than 1,100 Americans daily. But the surge in infections speeds up testing of vaccines that could eventually end the pandemic. Drugmakers Pfizer and Moderna are accelerating testing of their vaccines, which appear to be highly effective at preventing COVID-19. Both companies say their trial drugs are around 95 percent effective, according to research data (The New York Times). Both companies expect to soon seek emergency vaccine approval from the government (STAT News).

 

A study published today in the medical journal Lancet details encouraging news from AstraZeneca and Oxford University. A new potential COVID-19 vaccine triggered a strong immune response in adults older than 70. That age category is considered high risk for serious illness and death when infected. Researchers expect to release late-stage trial results by Christmas (Reuters).

 

State & City Watch: Michigan Gov. Gretchen WhitmerGretchen WhitmerThe Hill's Morning Report - President Biden, Vice President Harris begin work today Michigan GOP pushes to replace member who voted to certify election results Is the spread of misinformation MLK's dream? MORE (D) is under attack from state and national Republicans who say new restrictions are a draconian overreach, even as her efforts are praised by leading public health experts as a smart, targeted approach that should be a model for the rest of the country (The Hill). … Wisconsin’s mask mandate will remain in place until next year, Gov. Tony EversTony EversEight governors call on feds to immediately send out vaccine doses now in reserve Marquette men's basketball team wears black uniforms to protest Jacob Blake decision Wisconsin governor slams decision to not charge officers in Jacob Blake shooting MORE (D) said on Wednesday (The Hill). … Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly (D) issued a new mask mandate that’s set to take effect before Thanksgiving (The Hill). … Minnesota Gov. Tim WalzTim WalzOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden EPA asks Justice Dept. to pause defense of Trump-era rules | Company appeals rejection of Pebble Mine | Energy pick Granholm to get hearing Wednesday Minnesota governor to deploy National Guard to protect state capitol ahead of inauguration Eight governors call on feds to immediately send out vaccine doses now in reserve MORE (D) today will announce new restrictions to close bars, restaurants, gyms and museums for a month, with no social gatherings permitted beyond household members because of rising confirmed cases of the coronavirus (Twin Cities Pioneer Press). … Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisFlorida scientist who accused state of manipulating coronavirus data tests positive for COVID-19, turns herself in Overnight Health Care: Testing capacity strained as localities struggle with vaccine staffing | Health workers refusing vaccine is growing problem | Incoming CDC director expects 500,000 COVID deaths by mid-February COVID-19 testing capacity strained as localities struggle with vaccine staffing MORE (R), a Trump ally, vows there will be no more lockdowns in the Sunshine State. He believes restrictions are excessive because COVID-19 is survivable for most who contract it. He said residents of assisted living facilities need special protection (The Hill). … Pennsylvania tells residents to wear masks in their homes when hosting guests (The Hill). … New York City schools, the largest school system in the country, will close Nov. 19 because of a surge in virus cases (The Associated Press). … Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel BowserMuriel BowserDC resumes indoor dining at 25 percent capacity Inauguration parties lose the glitz and glamour in 2021 Biden's inauguration unprecedented in US history MORE announced that Nationals Park will serve as a COVID-19 testing center for the city starting on Monday. Firehouses in the city are extending hours for free testing, also beginning on Monday (Fox 5). 

 

In the nation’s capital, Congress is experiencing a spike in COVID-19 cases among lawmakers while doing exactly what Americans are being warned not to do for Thanksgiving this year: congregating together after traveling from around the country. In the last week, seven members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 and three are quarantining after exposure to people with confirmed infections. 

 

The cases come as the Capitol physician began offering expanded testing this week to help locate asymptomatic cases as lawmakers travel back and forth from their districts. Lawmakers continue to struggle with masks and social distancing. Extroverted members have trouble resisting group gatherings, and some still are not wearing masks correctly eight months into the pandemic, reports The Hill’s Cristina Marcos. … Rep. Dan NewhouseDaniel (Dan) Milton NewhouseUpton becomes first member of Congress to vote to impeach two presidents The Hill's Morning Report - Trump impeached again; now what? Kinzinger says he is 'in total peace' after impeachment vote MORE (R-Wash.), 65, announced on Wednesday that he tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday and is quarantining at home (The Seattle Times). 

 

  Holiday shopping: Black Friday will have a different look and feel this year as businesses impose new safety measures for shoppers and employees amid a surge in coronavirus cases. Major retailers are moving ahead with in-store events that are still likely to draw large crowds a day after Thanksgiving, when public health experts are urging Americans to avoid travel and remain at home. The annual shopping event carries more anxiety this year and the potential for standoffs over mask requirements as national chains such as Costco take a tough stand on facial coverings for customers (The Hill).

 

The New York Times: To mitigate infection with COVID-19, scrubbing and disinfecting surfaces is passé. Improving ventilation and air filtration is in, according to the latest research.

 

The New York Times: Democratic officials in California, including Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin NewsomPortland mayor pepper sprays man after confrontation at restaurant Overnight Health Care: Biden says anyone who wants vaccine may be able to get it by spring | Moderna says vaccine effective on variants, but tests booster shot | California lifts regional stay-at-home order California lifts regional stay-at-home order MORE, the House Speaker and the state’s senior senator, have all been photographed flouting coronavirus restrictions and guidance they impose and/or encourage for others. Outrage has followed. “The spirit of what I’m preaching all the time was contradicted and I’ve got to own that,” Newsom said during a lengthy mea culpa on Monday. “I need to preach and practice. Not just preach.”

 

 

 





LEADING THE DAY

POLITICS & PRESIDENT: Trump continues his long-shot quest to overturn the results of the 2020 election. His campaign is filing for recounts in two Wisconsin counties and a second recount is possible in Georgia.  

 

The president’s campaign met the deadline for recounts in Milwaukee and Dane counties, transferring $3 million for the targeted recount effort, which is significantly cheaper than the $8 million it would cost for a statewide recanvassing. Biden leads in Wisconsin by more than 20,000 votes, and recounts seldom change the outcome enough to make up for that large of a deficit (The Hill’s Campaign Report).

 

Julie Pace: For Trump, sowing post-election chaos is the goal.

 

As the president’s team targets Wisconsin, they also have their eyes on Georgia, with the president firing off multiple missives in the direction of the Peach State on Wednesday. This has not swayed Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who raged on Wednesday at what he described as politicians giving false hope and ginning up anger over unsubstantiated allegations of systemic voter fraud, calling it “emotional abuse.”

 

In an exclusive interview with The Hill’s Jonathan Easley, Raffensperger declined to directly blame Trump for spreading baseless claims about voting machines altering ballots or “illegal” votes being counted. Instead, he slammed Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsDrudge congratulates Warnock, says Ann Coulter should have been GOP candidate Warnock defeats Loeffler in Georgia Senate runoff Warnock says he needs to win 'by comfortable margin' because 'funny things go on' MORE (R-Ga.) and other GOP politicians for creating a dangerous environment — including threats of violence aimed at him and his wife — as he’s disputed that systemic fraud was behind the president-elect’s win in Georgia. 

 

“There’s just people who are really angry and they’re being spun up,” Raffensperger said. “It’s really the spinners that should be ashamed for playing with people’s emotions. Politicians of both sides should never play with people’s emotions. It’s one thing to motivate people, I get that. But to spin people up and play with their emotions, it’s emotional abuse and they ought to grow up and start acting with integrity.”

 

Politico: Sens. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerLimbaugh falsely says Biden didn't win legitimately while reacting to inauguration Suburbs pose challenge for GOP in post-Trump era Democrats swear in three senators to gain majority MORE (R-Ga.), David PerdueDavid PerdueSuburbs pose challenge for GOP in post-Trump era Democrats swear in three senators to gain majority Schumer becomes new Senate majority leader MORE (R-Ga.) turn to Fox viewers to fund pricey runoffs.

 

The New York Times: With Senate control hanging in balance, “crazytown” cash floods Georgia.

 

 

 

 

As for Trump, he remains intently focused on the legal challenges and settling scores in his final weeks as president in an attempt to cement the work of his administration. As The Hill’s Morgan Chalfant and Brett Samuels write, Trump’s recent firings of Defense Secretary Mark EsperMark EsperTrump administration official Norquist sworn in as acting Pentagon chief Watch Out: Progressives are eyeing the last slice of the budget Biden needs to fill the leadership gaps on Day One MORE and Christopher Krebs, a top cybersecurity official, could just be the start of things, with the president potentially letting loose CIA Director Gina HaspelGina Cheri HaspelCIA chief threatened to resign over push to install Trump loyalist as deputy: report Biden announces veteran diplomat William Burns as nominee for CIA director Meet Biden's pick to lead the US intelligence community MORE and FBI Director Christopher Wray in the coming weeks over their perceived disloyalty. 

 

Politico: “Traitors to the president”: Conservatives fear public preparation for Biden term.

 

The Hill: Trump's cyber firing stirs outrage.

 

Jonathan Rauch, Persuasion opinion: Trump’s firehose of falsehood.

 

 

 

 

> Elections, 2022 edition: The 2020 election is largely in the rearview mirror, and eyes are turning to 2022 and whether Sen. Richard ShelbyRichard Craig ShelbyMcConnell about to school Trump on political power for the last time Overnight Defense: Trump impeached for second time | National Guard at Capitol now armed, swelling to 20K troops for inauguration | Alabama chosen for Space Command home Space Command to be located in Alabama MORE (R-Ala.), a six-term senator, will retire or run again.

 

As Olivia Beavers reports, talk in Alabama political circles is focused on who might succeed Shelby, 86, who has expressed to various people his intent to retire and his desire to have Katie Britt, his former chief of staff, succeed him. 

 

“Shelby has indicated to a number of people and … he has even indicated to myself that he would not be seeking election to another term,” said one Alabama Republican source familiar with the matter.

 

The Hill: House Republicans hopeful for fundraising boost. 

 

The New York Times: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyCheney spokesperson on Gaetz: 'In Wyoming, the men don't wear make-up' Biden attends first church service as president in DC, stops at local bagel shop House GOP leader says he has 'concerns' over Cheney's impeachment vote MORE (R-Calif.) doesn’t think Trump is going away.

 

Niall Stanage: The Memo: Democrats see warning signs beyond 2020.

 

The Hill: Brent Budowsky wins The Hill's 2020 election prediction contest.



IN FOCUS/SHARP TAKES

CONGRESS: Lawmakers in both parties are wondering if they can trust the president to sign a government funding package to avoid a shutdown as focus intensifies on that issue rather than a COVID-19 relief bill, 

 

As The Hill’s Alexander Bolton writes, it remains unknown whether Trump will sign either a year-long government spending bill or a continuing resolution. Nevertheless, Senate Republicans are talking about adding a targeted relief package to the year-end omnibus, which Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOklahoma man who videotaped himself with his feet on desk in Pelosi's office during Capitol riot released on bond House formally sends impeachment to Senate, putting Trump on trial for Capitol riot With another caravan heading North, a closer look at our asylum law MORE (D-Calif.) has signaled openness to in private conversations.

 

However, Trump’s lack of action on the topic makes him a complete wildcard as he continues to keep his focus on a series of legal challenges in a number of states and refuses to concede the election.

 

“It’s in nobody’s interest. It’s not in the president’s interest, it’s not in the House’s interest, it’s not in our interest,” said Shelby, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, of a shutdown. He then added: “You never know around here.”

 

Elsewhere, a number of Senate Republicans broke with the president’s decision to fire Krebs, a top cybersecurity official, on Wednesday. As Jordain Carney reports, reactions from the Senate GOP conference, which largely sticks with Trump’s moves, ranged from those offering support for Krebs to those openly breaking with Trump's decision to fire him. 

 

“It’s the president’s prerogative but I think it just adds to the confusion and chaos, and I’m sure I’m not the only one that would like some return to a little bit more of a — I don’t even know what’s normal anymore. We’ll call it the next normal,” said Sen. John CornynJohn CornynMcConnell: Power-sharing deal can proceed after Manchin, Sinema back filibuster Manchin vows that he won't vote to kill filibuster 'under any condition' Leahy, not Roberts, to preside over impeachment trial MORE (R-Texas), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee and an adviser to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSchumer: Impeachment trial will be quick, doesn't need a lot of witnesses McConnell: Power-sharing deal can proceed after Manchin, Sinema back filibuster Budowsky: A Biden-McConnell state of emergency summit MORE (R-Ky.).

 

> House politics: Pelosi on Wednesday confirmed that the 117th Congress will be her last term atop the House Democratic Caucus after a deal made in 2018, with the party dispensing any drama inside its ranks on Wednesday as it reelected the same party leaders for two more years. 

 

“I don’t want to undermine any leverage I may have,” Pelosi told reporters in the Capitol. “But I made the statement.”

 

Pelosi has led the House Democrats since 2003, marking the longest stretch since the legendary Rep. Sam Rayburn (Texas) died in office in 1961, as Mike Lillis and Scott Wong note

 

Wednesday’s elections took place following a number of key losses on the House map for Democrats. As of Wednesday night, Republicans picked off 10 incumbent seats and did not defeat any Republicans who sought reelection, with Democrats staring at their slimmest majority since World War II. 

 

The Hill: Biden congratulates Pelosi on Speaker nomination.

 

The Hill: Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyTrump, allies raise pressure on Senate GOP ahead of impeachment Trump establishes 'Office of the Former President' in Florida Cheney spokesperson on Gaetz: 'In Wyoming, the men don't wear make-up' MORE (R-Wyo.) seeks to cool tensions with House conservatives.

 

The Hill: GOP sees path to House majority in 2022.

 

 

 

 

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BIDEN TRANSITION: The president-elect on Wednesday called on the General Services Administration, an independent agency that supports government functions, to declare him the “apparent” winner of the presidential election, seemingly referring to statutory language (The Hill). He urged the agency to authorize the federal transition process so he and his administration-in-waiting can focus on what Biden called a “commander in chief” role to respond to the pandemic (The New York Times).

 

Earlier this month, Biden affirmed to reporters that his lawyers considered possible legal challenges to the GSA’s refusal to “ascertain” Trump’s defeat but said at the time that he didn’t think confrontation with the incumbent president would be necessary. 

 

Since then, ballot counts in key states and the popular vote expanded for Biden, the electoral math piled up more conclusively in his column and major news organizations, one after another, projected the former vice president will be sworn in on Jan. 20 as Trump’s successor.

 

In the more than two weeks since Election Day, the president has shown no inclination to assist Biden and his team as they prepare to govern. Trump has repeatedly tweeted that he won the election, filed state lawsuits (most of which have been tossed out of court) and pursued recounts that election experts predict will not overturn or uncover tens of thousands of ballots needed to make a difference in the outcome. The president’s new goal? Delay and cast doubt on the legitimacy of Biden’s victory (The Washington Post).

 

In his remarks, Biden appeared to refer to language in the Presidential Transition Act of 1963, which states, “The terms `President-elect’ and `Vice-President-elect’ as used in this Act shall mean such persons as are the apparent successful candidates for the office of the President and Vice President, respectively, as ascertained by the [GSA] Administrator following the general elections.”

                                   

The former vice president argued, “The law says that the General Services Administration has a person who recognizes who the winner is. And then they have to have access to all the data and information that the government possesses.”

 

“And it doesn’t require that there be an absolute winner. It says the ‘apparent’ winner. The ‘apparent’ winner,” Biden repeated. 

 

It has long been the practice during contemporary presidential transitions that the outgoing president more or less freezes new policy initiatives in a nod to the incoming president and administration. Trump is going in the other direction.

 

With eight weeks remaining in his presidency, Trump is levying more sanctions against Tehran and selling weapons to Iran’s enemies. He was dissuaded from ordering military action after international inspectors confirmed Iran’s supply of nuclear fuel has swelled since Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal signed in 2015 by the United States under former President Obama.

 

Political considerations in Tehran, too, could complicate Biden’s policy path as Iran prepares for its own elections and its president demands compensation to make up for Trump’s sanctions. While European allies are eager for a Biden administration to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal, Israel has continued its strong opposition to the U.S. providing sanctions relief in the hopes of moderating Iran’s behavior and is bolstered by its growing alliance with Gulf countries (The Hill).

 

The Hill: Biden has expressed interest in canceling at least some student loan debt to stimulate the economy and provide direct relief to struggling borrowers. Questions remain about how effective such an executive action could be for stimulating the economy and how much political backlash might follow.

 

The Hill: The Bureau of Land Management has been buffeted during the Trump years. With a Biden pick to head the public lands agency in 2021, the president-elect could appeal to a wide array of supporters, including perhaps some Republican conservationists.   

 

 

 



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OPINION

Our COVID-19 polarization will only get worse. We need to find a balance, by Gary Abernathy, contributing columnist, The Washington Post. https://wapo.st/36MSNf7 

 

Trump’s Afghan troop withdrawal puts Biden in a jam, by Eli Lake, columnist, Bloomberg Opinion. https://bloom.bg/38QjAtI 





WHERE AND WHEN

The House meets at 10 a.m.

 

The Senate convenes at 10 a.m. and will resume consideration of the nomination of Stephen Vaden to the United States Court of International Trade.

 

The president has no public events scheduled.

 

The vice president will lead a meeting of the White House coronavirus task force at 2:30 p.m. in the White House Situation Room.

 

Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisInaugural poet Amanda Gorman inks deal with IMG Models Overnight Defense: Biden lifts Trump's transgender military ban | Democrats, advocates celebrate end of ban | 5,000 guardsmen staying in DC through mid-March The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - GOP senator retires MORE, who are in Wilmington, Del., plan to meet virtually with the National Governors Association’s executive committee and make remarks today. 

 

Secretary of State Mike PompeoMike PompeoChina: US military presence in South China Sea a threat to peace, stability White House installs new leadership at federally-funded international broadcasters US carrier group enters South China Sea amid tensions between China, Taiwan MORE is in Israel and meets with Prime Minister Benjamin NetanyahuBenjamin (Bibi) NetanyahuMORE.

 

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts a 3 p.m. event to get a pandemic update from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield. Information and registration HERE.

 

Economic indicators: The Labor Department at 8:30 a.m. reports on jobless claims during the week that ended Nov. 14. The National Association of Realtors at 10 a.m. reports on a bright spot in the U.S. economy, which analysts believe continued through October: sales of existing homes. 

 

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ELSEWHERE

Starbucks and pay raises: The world’s largest coffee chain will hike pay for baristas, shift supervisors and cafe attendants at its U.S. outlets by at least 10 percent, effective Dec. 14. Starbucks will also boost starting pay by 5 percent to help attract and retain employees. Some workers demand more, anticipating a $15 minimum wage in some locations. Hourly pay at Starbucks ranges from a little more than $9 an hour to $17.03 an hour (Reuters and Business Insider).

 

Stimulus check deadline: The IRS, lawmakers and nonprofits are working to ensure as many people as possible register to receive their coronavirus stimulus payment by Saturday’s deadline. People have until Nov. 21 at 3 p.m. EST to use the online IRS web tool for non filers to submit information to get their federal payment this year. The web tool is designed for people who are not typically required to file a tax return, generally because they have low incomes (The Hill).

 

TV tradition: On Wednesday, Apple bowed to public backlash, announcing it has teamed up with PBS for ad-free broadcasts of “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” (on Nov. 22) and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (on Dec. 13). Some traditions are so embedded that tech is just a turnoff. Last month, Apple TV+ became the new home to Peanuts holiday specials. But that sparked an outcry from viewers who still love annual network appointment television. The Apple wizards in California, perhaps unaware that Charlie Brown occasionally used Snoopy’s ears to get better TV reception, listened and acted (Deadline and CNN). 



THE CLOSER

And finally … It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for this week’s Morning Report Quiz! Inspired by Conan O’Brien’s announced pivot from late night to a new variety format on HBO Max, we’re eager for some smart guesses about his career.

 

Email your responses to asimendinger@thehill.com and/or aweaver@thehill.com, and please add “Quiz” to subject lines. Winners who submit correct answers will enjoy some richly deserved newsletter fame on Friday.

 

When O'Brien ended his short-lived run as host of “The Tonight Show,” who was his final guest?

 

  1. Amy Poehler
  2. Julia Louis-Dreyfus
  3. Robin Williams
  4. Will Ferrell

 

During O'Brien's career, he has twice served as the main performer/comedian at the White House correspondents’ dinner. Which comedian has made the most appearances as entertainer at the dinner?

 

  1. Jimmy KimmelJames (Jimmy) Christian KimmelScorned and mistreated, Melania Trump deserved much better from the media Secret Service records confirm investigation into John Mulaney over Caesar assassination joke Annual Snowball Express event to thank military families goes virtual amid pandemic MORE
  2. Jay Leno
  3. Tina Fey
  4. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenHarrison seen as front-runner to take over DNC at crucial moment The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - Trump, Biden clash over transition holdup, pandemic plans The Hill's Morning Report - Fearing defeat, Trump claims 'illegal' ballots MORE

 

Which comedian has not served as a host of the "Late Night" franchise?

 

  1. David Letterman
  2. Craig Ferguson
  3. Jimmy Fallon
  4. Seth Meyers

 

At the end of his run at "Late Night," O'Brien said he "owed his career to ____.”

 

  1. His wife
  2. Lorne Michaels
  3. The Simpsons
  4. David Letterman