WTF Just Happened Today

Your essential guide to the daily shock and awe in national politics.

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Day 1447: "Save America."

1/ Trump falsely claimed that Pence has the power to unilaterally throw out electoral votes when Congress meets to certify the election results on Wednesday. While Pence’s constitutional role is to ceremonially oversee Congress’s count of the Elec...



Day 1446: "No way."

1/ Trump pressured Georgia’s secretary of state to “find” him enough votes to overturn the state’s presidential election results. Trump told Brad Raffensperger in an hourlong phone call, which also included Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and legal ad...



Day 1440: "Death wish."

Editor’s note: WTFJHT is currently on Infrastructure Week holiday. This will be the last edition of WTFJHT until Monday, January 4. (There will also be a members-only update on the state of WTFJHT next week, so if you want in on that, be sure to ...



Day 1434: "Unnecessary."

Editor’s note: WTF Infrastructure Week begins now. This will be the last edition of WTFJHT this week. I’ll do a short update on Tuesday, December 29th and – unless something truly bonkers happens – the next time you’ll hear from me will be Monday...



Day 1433: "It appears to be significant."

1/ U.S. deaths are expected to top 3 million for the first time, making this the deadliest year in U.S. history. The U.S. is on track to see at least 400,000 more deaths in 2020 than in 2019 – due mainly to the coronavirus pandemic. (Associated Pr...


 2020-12-23  4m

Day 1432: "Everything is well under control."

1/ Trump discussed appointing a lawyer who promoted conspiracy theories about rigged voting machines as a special counsel to investigate nonexistent voter fraud. In a “heated” meeting in the Oval Office, Trump met with Sidney Powell, her client, M...


 2020-12-22  5m

Day 1429: "Contingencies and speculation."

1/ Congress plans to try and pass a two-day government funding extension in order to avoid a government shutdown after midnight as lawmakers struggle to finalize a $900 billion coronavirus relief package. The relief proposal is expected to include...


 2020-12-18  5m

Day 1428: "A grave risk."

1/ The United States reported a record 247,403 new coronavirus cases and 3,656 COVID-19 deaths – the deadliest day of the pandemic to date. Three times as many people in the U.S. are dying every day now than three months ago, and the number of new...


 2020-12-18  4m

Day 1427: "We want them infected."

1/ Nearly 8 million Americans fell into poverty over the past five months. The poverty rate jumped to 11.7% in November – up 2.4 percentage points since June. The federal poverty line is $26,200 for a family of four. (Washington Post) The Federal...


 2020-12-17  4m

Day 1426: "A modicum of grace and dignity."

1/ The FDA confirmed that Moderna’s two-dose COVID-19 vaccine was “highly effective” and safe for adults, setting it up for an emergency authorization later this week to become the country’s second authorized COVID-19 shot. The FDA said the vaccin...


 2020-12-16  5m