News roundup: Not-great omicron news; Jan. 6 committee seeks phone records

Reps. Liz Cheney and Bennie Thompson, vice chair and chair of the select committee.

In the news today: The select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol subpoenaed phone records for more than 100 people, even as key potential witnesses are refusing to talk. Elsewhere in government, Republicans continue their quest to make the United States a worse place, holding up important legislation and forcing Congress into some really stupid contortions to get the basics done. 

Here’s some of what you may have missed: