'Calm before the storm': Uneasy quiet descends on DC and Congress ahead of inauguration

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An uneasy peace has settled in Washington, D.C., with a week to go before Inauguration Day and a week after deadly violence tore through Capitol Hill.

Congress is out of session until President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated next week, buildings are boarded up across the city, the National Guard has descended upon the district, and President Trump no longer has an outlet (Twitter) to feed into the insatiable news cycle.

One of the White House press pool reports from Thursday bore the simple subject line: “No news.”

The constant talk of elections, fraud, protests, and the Electoral College has given way to an eerie calm after the events of Jan. 6, events which have left a poignant mark on the capital and will undoubtedly shape changes (some that are already being felt) in the weeks and months to come.

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