• Nancy Pelosi got an early, if unusual, endorsement from Mr. Trump in her bid to reclaim her title as House speaker. Read more on the president’s surprising support.
• Ms. Pelosi and the new Democratic majority face conflicting pressures to serve as a check on Mr. Trump but not alienate voters by overreaching. Here’s why they must tread carefully.
• Election Day may be over, but the outcomes of some races remain in doubt. Here’s a guide to where they stand.
• Mr. Trump said he would not meet with President Vladimir Putin of Russia this weekend. After weeks of conflicting reports on the on-again, off-again plans, Mr. Trump says they will meet instead in Buenos Aires later in the month.
• Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has made little headway with North Korea in finalizing a second summit meeting between Mr. Trump and Kim Jong-un. Here’s why.
Today’s On Politics briefing was compiled by Margaret Kramer in New York.
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