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The streets of Wuhan, China remain empty under its #coronavirus quarantine


Moments after the acquittal vote, Grassley and Johnson announce their request for Hunter Biden's...

Moments after the acquittal vote, Grassley and Johnson announce their request for Hunter Biden's travel records from Secret Service.


Letter here: https://www.grassley.senate.gov/sites/default/files/documents/2020-02-05%20CEG%20RHJ%20to%20Secret%20Service%20%28Biden%20Travel%29.pdf

DADDIES, BRUH... 😂 ❤️ 🤣 ❤️ 😭


Hannity Was Set To Play Early Role In Response To Impeachment Inquiry

Source: TPM

Fox News host Sean Hannity was set to play an early role in the response to President Trump’s impeachment inquiry.

TPM obtained text messages between Lev Parnas and a Fox News producer and booker as they attempted to arrange an interview between Hannity and Viktor Shokin, a disgraced Ukrainian prosecutor with an axe to grind against Joe Biden.

The exchange occurred in early October, days before Parnas and his associate Igor Fruman were intercepted by FBI agents at Washington-Dulles International Airport as they boarded a flight on a one-way ticket to Vienna.

As CNN reported last year, the pair were headed to Vienna for the interview between Shokin and Hannity.

Read more: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/hannity-was-set-to-play-early-role-in-response-to-impeachment-inquiry

'The Conners' to Air a Live Episode That Incorporates Real-Time Results from New Hampshire Primary

Long after this year’s Iowa caucus should have been over and done with, the full results have still not yet been officially tallied. But ABC is hoping the same debacle won’t happen during next week’s New Hampshire primary, because today, the network announced that it will be airing a live broadcast of The Conners which will incorporate the real-time primary results into the episode itself. Get the details on the “Live From Lanford” episode below.

The Conners Live Episode

The Conners, ABC’s sitcom continuation of Roseanne (which hasn’t had former star Roseanne Barr on board since she was fired in 2018), is bringing politics into its next episode – literally. A network press release explains that the show will be performed live twice on the same night, once for East Coast audiences and again for the West Coast crowd, and “ABC News coverage of the first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary will be incorporated into the story in real time as the results roll in during the evening.” Here’s the rundown of what to expect in the episode:

Mark (Ames McNamara) is watching the results of the primary for a school report with Harris (Emma Kenney), who is apathetic to the electoral process and believes money’s influence in politics means real change is impossible. The rest of the Conners share their differing takes on why they all think everyone should vote, including their working-class perspective that you may have to vote for a candidate you don’t love but one that will “screw you the least.” All of this happens against the backdrop of romance when Louise (guest star Katey Sagal) gets an opportunity that might send her away from Lanford, prompting the family to interfere in Dan’s (John Goodman) complicated relationship with her by throwing Louise a surprise going-away party, creating major new tensions between Dan and his daughters.


"I will vote to acquit on Article 1," Sen. Susan Collins announces.

"I will vote to acquit on Article 1," Sen. Susan Collins announces.

She's also voting to acquit President Trump on Article 2, she says.


I'm shocked!


Flashback: SOTU 2019

The Lessons of the Women in White at the State of the Union Address

For anyone who has ever thought that the use of clothing as a political tool was frivolous or overstated, or groaned at yet another piece insisting that a woman in a white pantsuit was making a statement, there was no better riposte than the State of the Union address on Tuesday night.

When the television cameras came up on the buzzing House chamber as Congress awaited President Trump’s entrance, the most striking sight was not the grandeur of the room (though it is pretty grand) or the nerves and excitement of the special guests, but rather the unmistakable block of Congresswomen practically aglow in white on the Democratic side of the aisle.

They were wearing white shirts (Representative Sharice Davids of Kansas) and white capes (Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York). Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota paired her white jumpsuit with a blue head scarf and red shirt — a statement of patriotism as clear as the Trump-Pence red-tie-blue-tie-white-shirt twofer), and many, many white jackets and suits, including on Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the House. And there was no way that either the president or the viewing public could miss them or miss the message in what they wore: one of gender equality and pride, the long arc of history and the fight for women’s rights, commitment to an agenda and, in the background, joy. It was in front of him, when he looked out upon the room, and in back, as Ms. Pelosi wielded her gavel.


Son calls out father's 'racist' comment after 'Why didn't you stay in Mexico?' outburst

SALINE, MI – The son of a man who’s been the subject of widespread backlash since asking a parent why he didn’t “stay in Mexico” during a community meeting Monday is speaking out against “racist and xenophobic behavior."

Matthew Burtell said he feels it’s important to challenge bigotry wherever it appears -- even when it involves his own father.

His father Tom Burtell, in a tense moment during a Saline Area Schools community meeting on diversity and inclusion Monday, Feb. 3, asked the provocative question to fellow parent Adrian Iraola, who was in the middle of describing his son’s difficult experiences as a Hispanic student in the predominantly white school district south of Ann Arbor.

“It’s of vital importance to call out racism wherever you see it,” said Matthew Burtell in an interview Tuesday. “We can’t stand idly by – as children, as brothers and sisters, as friends and as people interacting with each other in daily life – when someone says or does anything racist. It’s all of our responsibilities and it shouldn’t have to get to this.


Matthew Burtell, a 2014 Saline High School alum with siblings still in the district, said he wanted to voice how his views differ from his father’s. His friend sent him the video Monday evening. He said it gave him “a sinking feeling."

“I was horrified,” said Matthew Burtell, a U.S. Navy veteran who’s studying computer science and math at Yale University. “"At some points in my life, I’ve felt immense dread and a sort of sinking feeling, like ‘Oh my god.’ So, I think it was that feeling."


Here is the video ( ):

White House excludes CNN from annual pre-SOTU lunch with news anchors

Source: CNN

New York (CNN Business)President Donald Trump's targeting of CNN is moving to yet another arena: The annual presidential lunch with television network anchors.

CNN anchors are being excluded from Tuesday's lunch, three sources said on Monday night.

Trump, like presidents before him, typically invites anchors from all the major networks to dine with him at the White House in advance of his State of the Union address. The lunch conversation is considered off the record, but it gives the anchors a sense of the president's state of mind before they anchor SOTU coverage. "Despite Trump's persistent attacks on the news media, he's kept up such traditions," Politico pointed out last year.

CNN's Anderson Cooper and Wolf Blitzer attended last year's lunch. Blitzer has been attending these lunches longer than almost any other anchor — 20 years in a row.

Journalists from other networks are still planning on attending Tuesday's session, according to sources at those networks.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/03/media/donald-trump-state-of-the-union-lunch-cnn/index.html

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