Hospitalizations from COVID are up 33% in the last week, and deaths are up 40%. Today, President Biden will announce additional medical teams will be deployed to specific hospitals in need. But a lack of adequate testing is also making Omicron difficult to fight. New federal data show consumer prices soared over the last year. House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy says he won’t do an interview with the select committee investigating the assault on the Capitol. The panel wants to know more about his conversations with then-President Trump during the attack. Congressman Matt Gaetz’s former girlfriend testified yesterday to a federal grand jury– about allegations of sex trafficking. The family of a North Carolina man, killed by an off-duty sheriff’s deputy, is demanding answers.