Jeff Sessions is out as attorney general, and his chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, was named as the interim replacement. That development is just part of a wild post-election news day that included a press conference in which Donald Trump declared the midterms to be a GOP victory, despite Democrats winning back control of the House and, as such, protecting the investigation into whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia. The president also declared himself a “great moral leader” before calling PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor “racist” for asking him about his embrace of the term “nationalist” and accusing CNN’s Jim Acosta of being a “rude, terrible person” for asking him about the Russian investigation.

Jim Braude was joined by the newest members of the Massachusetts delegation who are about to enter into that world full time: Congresswoman-elect Lori Trahan, a Democrat who will represent Massachusetts' 3rd district, and Congresswoman-elect Ayanna Pressley, a Democrat who won the state's 7th district, and also happens to be the first woman of color to represent Massachusetts in Congress.