MCCONNELL BACKS ELECTORAL REFORM: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY, has joined with majority leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, to endorse the bipartisan Electoral Count Reform and Presidential Transition Improvement Act. The bill, a response to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, is aimed at preventing future attempts to undermine presidential election results. Read more.
NORDSTREAM PIPELINE SABOTAGE?: Leaks on the Nordstream natural gas pipelines running from Russia to Germany have prompted speculation that the pipelines were sabotaged. Scandinavian seismic stations in Sweden, Norway and Finland reported explosions near the leaks. Read more.