Jeff Zeleny

Jeff Zeleny

CNN Senior Washington Correspondent, covering President Trump, the vast field of 2020 candidates and the state of politics in America.

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President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden are planning to visit Houston on Friday, the White House says, as Texas continues to recover from devastating winter storm.

It’s in Woodley Park — but a huge fire, raining embers for awhile.

Asked if there was a status update on Neera Tanden, @PressSec Psaki said: What do you mean by that? Psaki goes on to defend Tanden's nomination to OMB, saying the WH "continues to fight for all of our nominees."

The Senate confirms @JenGranholm  as Energy Secretary on a 64-35 vote, another bipartisan nod of approval as the Biden Cabinet continues to fill up.

The new President doesn’t tweet much, but his chief of staff sure does — and Washington is taking notice. A little more than a month on the job, @Kevinliptakcnn ⁩, @Phil_Mattingly ⁩, @GregJKrieg ⁩ & I report take a look at the @WHCOS  :

Nebraska GOP central committee votes Saturday to rebuke @SenSasse  for his impeachment vote of President Trump. He dismisses the action, saying: “most Nebraskans don’t think politics should be about the weird worship of one dude.”

Trump saves Liz Cheney for last, calling her a "war monger," after name-checking every Republican member of Congress who supported his impeachment. "Get rid of them all!"

Is this speech going in chronological order? Are we to the Raffensperger call yet?


President Trump took off in Air Force One 1 hr 20 minutes ago, but thousands of his supporters remain stranded on a dark road outside the rally. “We need at least 30 more buses,” an Omaha police officer just said, shaking his head at the chaotic cluster that is unfolding.

NEW: GSA has informed president-elect Joe Biden the administration is ready to begin the formal transition process, according to a letter from administrator Emily Murphy sent Monday afternoon and obtained by CNN.

@JoeBiden  will fly to Washington today on a private aircraft, yet another remarkable change in protocol on the eve of his inauguration. No immediate word on why he wasn’t offered - or isn’t flying - on a US government plane, which is standard for a president-elect.

Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama recorded a rare joint video, which is set to air tonight. It's a “free-flowing conversation," an aide says, focusing on “the majesty of the passage of power, importance of upholding democracy and staying civically engaged.”

A senior GOP strategist, who is not a "Never Trumper" and often gives the president the benefit of the doubt, tells me: "If what we just heard is a preview of the President's message for the week, he loses and we lose. We can kiss the Senate goodbye if the tone doesn't change."

After a no-cameras-allowed briefing, Spicer is now doing his second on-camera interview of the day with Fox.

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