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The week in 12 headlines

Posted January 29, 2021 6:32 p.m. EST

— This week, the Biden administration maintained its focus on coronavirus --- by working to both engineer a passable stimulus package and a more robust vaccine distribution plan. Meanwhile, Republican infighting continued to dominate headlines as the party scrambles to forge a path forward without Donald Trump in the White House. 

Monday

Covid-19 relief faces time crunch with impeachment around the cornerGOP Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio announces he won't run for reelection, saying it's difficult to 'break through the partisan gridlock'Sarah Sanders' run for Arkansas governor to test value of ties to Trump

Tuesday

Marjorie Taylor Greene indicated support for executing prominent Democrats in 2018 and 2019 before running for CongressBiden announces plan to increase Covid-19 vaccine supply

Wednesday

Biden aims for comprehensive climate approach as he halts new oil and gas leases on federal landLeahy said he had 'muscle spasms' on Tuesday night but has been cleared for a full return Threats against lawmakers fuel safety concerns for travel outside Washington

Thursday

Trump and allies target Liz Cheney after impeachment vote Biden still seeking bipartisan Covid-19 relief package despite stalemate

Friday

Three new lawyers added to Trump's impeachment defense State Republican lawmakers eye mail-in voting restrictions in Georgia and other key states 

And that was the week in 12 headlines.

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