Ed O'Keefe

Ed O'Keefe

@postpolitics reporter covering #Campaign2016. Upstate NY native. #Latino. @AmericanU. @NAHJ. @giants. ed.okeefe@washpost.com. Personal: @ed_okeefe

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Asked by pooler @stevenportnoy  if he's discouraged by the pace of Cabinet nominations, @PresElect Biden Biden says he is: "I don't so much blame it on the Senate. I blame it on the failure to have a transition that was rational."

IN THE ROOM: 8 senators, 3 members of the House are meeting this afternoon with @PresElectBiden  @SenKamalaHarrisiden  and Harris @SenatorBaldwin  @SenDuckworthp @SenatorHassan @MarkWarnerr @robportman @JohnCornynt @braun4indiana @MarshaBlackburne @RepMcCaul @DorisMatsuiW @RepJohnJoycehite House:

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On @TheView , @PressSecPsaki  @PresElectBidensays  Biden's trip to Texas will include spending most of the day a @GovAbbottongside  Texas , saying storm response isn't a partisan issue. Reiterates he'll also visit a vaccination site.

@cbsmireya  @CBSThisMorningAlso , important context from @cbsmireyain  this report: Despite what anti-immigration groups might argue, statistics show that more than 90% of undocumented immigrants applying for asylum show up for their asylum hearings.

NEWS: @NYGovCuomo ⁩ asks New Yorkers to await the findings of an independent investigation he’s requesting “before making any judgments” as a second aide, who quit in November, accuses him in a @nytimes  report of sexual harassment.

Gillian Anderson deserves any and every award available at her disposal. Her Margaret Thatcher portrayal was simply amazing. And that’s all the #GoldenGlobes  commentary you’ll get from me.

Charlotte Bennet, who accuses @NYGovCuomo  of sexual harassment, details her accusations on TV for the first time, tonight on the @CBSEveningNews  with @NorahODonnell :

PARENTING TIP: DVR a few hours of @cspan  2 tonight and play it on a loop. If this doesn’t put the kids to bed, what will?


JUST IN: “This is not news we deliver lightly,” @margbrennan  says as she reports: Trump Cabinet secretaries are discussing invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump. Nothing formal yet presented to VP Pence. “I’m talking about actual members of the Cabinet,” she says

NEW: During a 1pm conference call of @SenateDems , aides say @SenSchumer  told his colleagues: “Let me be clear: if Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans move forward with this, then nothing is off the table for next year. Nothing is off the table.”

AD WATCH: One of four distinct @JoeBiden  campaign ads airing during @NFL  games today and tomorrow is called, “The Blind Pig.” It features @beastieboys ‘s “Sabotage.” The campaign says the band has never licensed music for an ad until now.

One person listening in on the call describes the president's words and tone as "unhinged."

JUST IN: @KamalaHarris  canceling her campaign travel schedule through Sunday after two campaign staffers, including her communications director Liz Allen, tested positive for #COVID19 

The worst anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history took place today just days after the largest attempted assassination of political leaders in U.S. history.