WED – JANUARY 8, 2020

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1815 – UNDER ANDREW JACKSON’S LEADERSHIP, A RAG-TAG ARMY DEFEATED THE BRITS IN THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS (THIS WAS THE LAST BATTLE IN THE WAR OF 1812)

1908 – A SUBWAY LINE CONNECTING MANHATTAN AND BROOKLYN OFFICIALLY OPENED

1940 – BRITISH CITIZENS ARE HIT WITH RATIONING OF MEAT, BUTTER, SUGAR BECAUSE OF WWII

1958 – BOBBY FISHER BECOMES THE U.S. CHESS CHAMP AT THE AGE OF 14

1964 – PRESIDENT JOHNSON ANNOUNCED HIS ‘WAR ON POVERTY’

1975 – CT’s ELLA GRASSO IS THE FIRST WOMAN ELECTED GOVERNOR

2011 – SIX PEOPLE ARE KILLED, 13 WOUNDED — INCLUDING AZ REP GABRIELLE GIFFORDS

News and The Politics out of D.C.

IRAN CLAIMED ITS MISSILES STRIKE U.S. AND COALITION BASES (NO U.S. CASUALTIES)

IRANIAN DIPLOMAT AFTER STRIKE: WE DO NOT SEEK ESCALATION OR WAR

PRESIDENT TRUMP RESPONDS TO IRANIAN STRIKE, PENTAGON RELEASED A STATEMENT

SEN GRAHAM SPOKE WITH TRUMP AFTER THE IRANIAN ATTACK, ISSUED WARNING TO IRAN

2020 DEM CANDIDATES OFFER PRAYERS FOR TROOPS, CALL FOR DE-ESCALATION OF TENSIONS

WERE THOSE IRAN MISSILES PAID FOR WITH THE MONEY WE SENT THEM? SEN TED CRUZ OPINES

SPEAKER PELOSI URGED THE PRESIDENT TO END ‘NEEDLESS PROVOCATIONS’

CNN REPORTED (INCORRECTLY) THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS TO ADDRESS THE NATION LAST NIGHT

OVER AT MSNC, ONE HOST APPEARED TO BE CELEBRATING THE ATTACK ON AMERICAN TROOPS
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TRUMP CAMPAIGN TO DROP $10 MILLION ON A SINGLE SUPER BOWL AD

BLOOMBERG’S BUYING A SUPER BOWL AD TOO
TRUMP: ‘SOLEIMANI IS NO LONGER A MONSTER…HE’S DEAD’

IRAN LAUNCHED A ROCKET ATTACK ON A BASE IN IRAQ…WHERE U.S. SOLDIERS ARE HOUSED

IRAN RELEASED A STATEMENT CLAIMING RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ATTACK

TRUMP VOWS TO FIGHT FOR CHRISTIANS — ‘I MAY NOT BE PERFECT, BUT, I GET THINGS DONE’

DOJ SEEKS UP TO SIX MONTHS IN PRISON FOR MICHAEL FLYNN

OOPSY: BIDEN MIXED UP IRAN AND IRAQ

ILHAN OMAR NAMED ‘ANTI-SEMITE OF THE YEAR’

AOC GOT A PUPPY…AND, SHE THINKS WE CARE

YES, THE SECRET SERVICE IS LOOKING INTO GEORGE LOPEZ’S COMMENT ABOUT KILLING TRUMP

POLL: VOTERS ARE TIRED OF DEM DEBATES AND THE OVERALL CAMPAIGN LENGTH

General News

CNN SETTLES… COVINGTON CATHOLIC’S NICK SANDMAN MAKES A DEAL WITH THE CABLE NETWORK

UPDATE: DOZENS MORE ARRESTED FOR SETTING WILDFIRES IN AUSTRALIA

STORMS FINALLY ARRIVE IN AUSTRALIA, BRINGING RELIEF AND ADDED DANGER

UNRELATED TO MILITARY ACTION: PLANE CRASHED IN TEHRAN, IRAN… ALL 176 ON BOARD HAVE DIED

JUDGE IN WEINSTEIN TRIAL THREATENS HARVEY WITH JAIL FOR CELL PHONE USE

FORMER NISSAN CHAIRMAN SET TO TELL HIS SIDE OF THE BIZARRE STORY OF HIS ‘ESCAPE’ FROM JAPAN

Other News Catching My Eye

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT… CHELSEA CLINTON RAKES IN $9MIL FOR SITTING ON A CORP BOARD

FBI, FAA AND THE AIR FORCE ARE LOOKING INTO THE RECENT SPATE OF DRONE SIGHTINGS OVER 3 STATES

FROM CES: MERCEDES-BENZ SHOWS OFF ‘AVATAR INSPIRED’ CAR

ALSO FROM CES: IVANKA TRUMP’S KEYNOTE SPEECH IS WELL RECEIVED (IN SPIKE OF SNOWFLAKE WHINING)

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