* The U.S. is on pace to exceed President Biden’s goal of administering 100 million vaccine doses in the first 100 days. More than 26 million shots have been delivered in his first three weeks.
* He may not be the next Barack Obama, but keep a political eye on Democratic Rep. Joe Neguse of Colorado, one of the House’s impeachment managers. Articulate and charismatic, this 36-year-old African-American son of Eritrean immigrants bears watching. In 2020 he was named the most bipartisan member of the Colorado congressional delegation by the Lugar Center for Public Health Research. Look for him to find a place at the speaker’s podium at the 2024 Democratic Convention.
* “The president has given us clear instructions. Our goal is to get (Vice President Kamala Harris) out there as much as we can.”–Ron Klain, President Biden’s chief of staff.
* Pete Buttigieg is secretary of transportation, but that’s like saying Abraham Lincoln was a lawyer. Secretary Buttigieg has been making the media rounds to expound on his agenda that is about much more than traveling and transporting. In short, he plans to address climate change, racial justice and job creation via infrastructure overhaul.