HEALTH CARE// Congressional Republicans and the Trump transition team are at odds about an Obamacare replacement plan. Trump’s health secretary nominee Tom Price has a plan which would provide consumers tax credits to help them buy insurance coverage — everyone would get at least $1,200 a year, increasing with age, regardless of income. But some Congressional Republicans claim that Trump is sending mixed signals about his proposals. http://cvote.it/2jZ9j5F
EDUCATION // Senate hearings begin today for education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos. Democrats are attacking DeVos for her advocacy for vouchers and charter schools. But parents increasingly understand that embracing school choice does not mean abandoning public education. In fact, the opposite is true. http://cvote.it/2jZcoTk
TRANSITION 2017 // Amid allegations of plagiarism, Monica Crowley has decided to not join the Trump administration. http://cvote.it/2j2XwiD
TRANSITION 2017 // Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions said that he would “vigorously” enforce obscenity laws, a move which one expert described as a step forward in fighting pornography and violence against women. http://cvote.it/2j2SLpc
POLITICS 2020 // Political analyst Brandon Finnegan: “The urban and inner suburban voters Donald Trump lost in 2016 but which voted Republican further down the ballot will be critical for him in 2020 when he seeks to hold the electoral votes of Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Florida, and Ohio.” http://cvote.it/2j2Pmqp
ABORTION // Women’s March on Washington has removed a pro-life group from its sponsor list after backlash from feminists. http://cvote.it/2j2U33y
CULTURE // Opera star Andrea Bocelli backs out of singing at Donald Trump’s inauguration after receiving death threats. http://cvote.it/2j2GDVs
WORD OF THE DAY // Blue-dog Democrat – Democrats who are support their party’s economic agenda, but are socially conservative. Blue-dog Democrats were incredibly common in the 70s and 80s, but today they are almost extinct.