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In the final hours of his presidency, Donald Trump has been remarkably silent without his Twitter megaphone. Attention has turned to taking care of business for the new executive and legislative branches. The Biden team are moving quickly on the first Cabinet confirmations – prioritising national security and economic appointments. Confirmation hearings for Biden's Secretary of State and Director of National Intelligence are already underway. The new Democratic senators for Georgia are likely to be sworn in on Inauguration Day, marking the shift in the balance of power in the Senate. Amidst this, current Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is honing in on a power-sharing agreement with Chuck Schumer, including protection of the filibuster