This piece was originally published in the November 18, 2020 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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“I’m not quite sure I know what opacity means. It probably means you can see, right?”

Rudy Giuliani, representing what’s left of the Trump campaign in federal court yesterday

What do NBC, ABC, the Associated Press, Fox News, and dozens of Republican politicians have in common?

They’ve all accepted the reality that Trump’s presidency is about to end.

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IN THE NEWS

  • This morning — as the U.S. surpassed 250,000 COVID-19 deaths, almost exactly a year after the first known case of the virus was reported — Pfizer released additional promising results from their coronavirus vaccine trials. The company announced that the vaccine is 95% effective overall and 94% effective in seniors, who are at higher risk of serious complications from COVID-19. This latest data from Pfizer is the only set of complete test results from a late-stage COVID-19 vaccine so far. The company said they plan to apply for expedited consideration from the Food and Drug Administration, which handles vaccine authorization, “within days.”

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

  • Trump fired a career intelligence official last night via tweet, which is hopefully (but not likely) the last we’ll see of that. Chris Krebs, who until yesterday led the federal Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, was widely respected for being a rare bright spot in a sea of reprehensible Trump administration officials.

Read more on the Facebook gap between progressives and conservatives and the rapid spread of election disinformation in today’s edition of What’s Trending?, and subscribe here to get it in your inbox.

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This piece was originally published in the November 18, 2020 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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