3 Things To Know Today

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1 Pence: America Will Have 'Better Choices' In Future Than Trump

Former Vice President Mike Pence isn't backing his former boss for president…and he’s not mincing words about Trump either. During an exclusive interview with ABC News’s David Muir, Pence gave his thoughts on January 6th 2021, as well as his political future – and that of Donald Trump. “It's up to the American people whether former President Trump should ever be back in the White House,” Pence offered. “People in this country actually get along pretty well once you get out of politics. And I think they want to see their national leaders start to reflect that same, that same compassion and generosity of spirit.” But what does he think? “In the days ahead,” he added. “I think there will be better choices. Is one of those choices Pence himself? Pence said he’s considering it and added. “Me and my family, we will be reflecting what our roles will be in that.”

2 Airlines Orders To Shell Out Nearly $1B To Inconvenienced Flyers

Have you been worked over by airline companies? Then listen up – six airlines have been ordered to refund flyers more than $600-million for canceled or severely delayed flights. Topping the list? Frontier Airlines, who is set to pay $222-million in refunds and an additional $2.2-million fine. The other airlines implicated are TAP Portugal, Air India, Aeromexico, El Al and Avianca. “When a flight gets canceled, passengers seeking refunds should be paid back promptly," U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, said in a statement. "Whenever that doesn’t happen, we will act to hold airlines accountable on behalf of American travelers and get passengers their money back. A flight cancellation is frustrating enough, and you shouldn’t also have to haggle or wait months to get your refund.”

3 GOP One Seat Away From House Control, As Trump Makes His Announcement

House Republicans are just seat away from taking control from Democrats – and it appears things may be decided by what happens in California. Still, current House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is said to be trying to shore up support, should he be able to ascend to the speakership. According to reports, he’s got a lot of work to do – and has been told that he simply doesn’t have the votes. Why? The election results made it pretty clear that former President Trump isn’t the kingmaker he once was within the party. That means, the increasingly divided party is having trouble bringing the more extreme elements together with the more moderate. All this provides an interesting backdrop as Mr. Trump is expected to launch his 2024 presidential campaign tonight. He’s teased a potential campaign announcement at several rallies in the final weeks of the midterm elections. Longtime Trump adviser Jason Miller has said it will be a "professional, very buttoned-up announcement." How the election results may change that plan is the question – as many Republicans have directly blamed Trump for what happened.

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