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David Kurtz is TPM's executive editor and Washington Bureau chief. He oversees the news operations of TPM.

Prosecutors Can Use Trump’s ‘Stand Back and Stand By’ Video In Proud Boys Trial
INSIDE: Jack Smith ... Norm Pattis ... George Santos
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The Corruption Runs Deep In This Rolling Clown Show
INSIDE: Allen Weisselberg ... Jean Carroll ... George Santos
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 19: Rudolph Giuliani, attorney for President Donald Trump, conducts a news conference at the Republican National Committee, on lawsuits regarding the outcome of the 2020 presidential election on Thursday, November 19, 2020. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Newly Revealed Subpoena Has Rudy In More Hot Water
INSIDE: Fani Willis ... Jean Carroll ... George Santos
Jim Jordan Is Now Empowered To Investigate The Investigators
INSIDE: Dana Nessel ... Kevin McCarthy ... Katie Porter
Some (Small) Movement

The 12th ballot for speaker is underway, and Kevin McCarthy has already picked up a few new votes. That’s the first movement toward McCarthy in a couple of days. It doesn’t appear at this point to be a wholesale capitulation by McCarthy foes. But if you’re following closely for a sign of a shift, there’s a few so far. Check it out.

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President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) It’s The Anniversary Of Jan. 6 And You Can Feel The Steady Drumbeat Of Investigations
INSIDE: Kevin McCarthy ... Matt Schlapp ... Ketanji Brown Jackson
Congrats, There Is No House Of Representatives Right Now
INSIDE: Byron Donalds ... Jack Smith ... Sonia Sotomayor
What Will The Evening Hold?

The House is set to come back into session at 8 p.m. ET. You can follow along with the TPM team here. But the House may not be in session for long. Kevin McCarthy told reporters he thought it was “best” not to vote again tonight because the results would be the same (he falls short of a majority) but that talks were continuing. Not a sure bet we’ll see a quick adjournment, but that definitely looks possible.

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The House GOP’s First Order Of Business Was Removing The Metal Detectors
INSIDE: Kevin McCarthy ... Matt Gaetz ... George Santos
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