Day 376: Serving as a deterrent.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

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The State of the Fucking Union.

Here's what you need to know for Trump's inaugural State of the Union address:

  1. Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address tonight at 9 p.m. E.S.T.

  2. Stream the address: CBS News, C-SPAN, PBS and Reuters, or watch from the White House pages on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Or watch on the broadcast on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox News or MSNBC.

  3. Live blogs to follow: New York Times, NBC News

  4. What Wall Street is watching for. (USA Today)

  5. A dozen Democrats plan to skip Trump's State of the Union address. "The President is unworthy of the podium, the position and the power," Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen said. (Roll Call)

  6. Ruth Bader Ginsburg and four other Supreme Court Justices won't attend Trump's address. Notorious RBG will instead host a fireside chat with students and faculty at the Roger Williams University School of Law in Rhode Island. (NBC News)


1/ The FBI is investigating a second Trump-Russia dossier. This one, written by former journalist Cody Shearer, was provided to the FBI by Christopher Steele in October 2016. Steele warned that he could not vouch for the accuracy of the memo, but provided a copy because it corroborated what he had separately heard from his own sources. The FBI is still assessing details in the "Shearer memo," which suggests investigators have taken some aspect of it seriously. Both documents allege that Trump was compromised during a 2013 trip to Moscow that involved prostitutes urinating on a bed where the Obamas once stayed. (The Guardian)

2/ Paul Ryan called for a "cleanse" of the FBI as he defended the way that Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes handled a vote to declassify The Memo™ of alleged surveillance abuses by federal law enforcement agencies. Ryan, however, warned against trying to use it to discredit Robert Mueller's probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. "Let it all out, get it all out there," Ryan said. "Cleanse the organization." (Fox News / Washington Post)

3/ Mitch McConnell sees ...

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