In the news today: Republicans are continuing to block all efforts to keep the federal government open while insisting that Democrats somehow keep it open anyway. Yes, they’ve given up on even pretending to govern. The press continues to treat the revelation that Trump’s team had a specific—if bizarre—plan for nullifying the U.S. presidential election with yawns, and it’s not clear why. A Big Lie-promoting Colorado Republican’s meddling with Mesa County election equipment will result in a steep bill for the county, but the story of the breach keeps getting stranger and stranger.
Here’s some of what you may have missed: