Welcome to Word on the Street where we discuss the top five most interesting links of the day. Here is what’s hot for Monday, January 4, 2021:
MF Doom Passed Away: Acclaimed rapper MF Doom passed away at the age of 49, his family announced. He passed away October 31, however, his death was not made public until recently.
Trump Asks Georgia Secretary of State to Find Votes: In a bid to overturn the Biden victory in Georgia, President Trump was recorded asking the Secretary of State to find him enough votes, as well as implied there would be criminal penalties if he did not agree to help in the effort.
Republicans Split on Electoral Count Challenge: Despite urging from the Senate Majority Leader, many Republicans in the House and Senate plan to object to the Electoral College count confirmation next week. Given the Democratic majority in the House, any attempt to change the election result is unlikely to succeed.
Pelosi Re-elected as House Speaker: Nancy Pelosi was re-elected as Speaker of the House of Representatives for the 117th Congress. She narrowly won the speakership as the Democratic majority in the House shrunk as a result of the 2020 Congressional Elections.
Browns in Playoffs After 18-Year Drought: For the first time since 2002, the Cleveland Browns have earned a spot in the NFL postseason. In the wildcard round, they will play the Pittsburgh Steelers, their division rival.