Wednesday – Feb. 13, 2019

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1866 – Jesse James holds up his first bank (His criminal career ended 16 years later when a member of the gang killed James for the reward money and amnesty.)

1867 – Strauss debuts “The Blue Danube” waltz (sorry for the ear worm)

1949 – ‘War of the Worlds’ is broadcast on a radio station in Ecuador, sparking panic and causing a mob to burn the station

1960 – France explodes an atomic bomb, becoming the 4th nation to join the “nuclear club”

News and The Politics out of D.C.

WILL DONALD TRUMP SIGN THE COMPROMISE BILL TO KEEP THE GOVERNMENT OPEN? HE MAY…BUT THERE’S A ‘BUT’

MITCH MCCONNELL PLEDGES A VOTE ON DEMS’ GREEN NEW DEAL — TO GET EVERYONE ON RECORD

OUR NATIONAL DEBT HITS $22 TRILLION

‘SPARTACUS BOOKER’ IS A VEGAN AND HE WANTS YOU TO STOP EATING MEAT TOO

FORMER STARBUCKS CEO GETS A CNN TOWN HALL — WILL HE OR WON’T HE? (WE DON’T KNOW JUST YET)

NBC NEWS REPORT: SENATE FINDS NO EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION/CONSPIRACY BETWEEN TRUMP AND RUSSIA

ABOUT AOC’s GREEN NEW DEAL — UNION LEADER ARE WORRIED IT COULD BRING A WAVE OF POVERTY TO WORKERS

OBSESSED: DEMS START LOOKING FOR WAYS TO GET A LOOK AT TRUMP’S TAXES

EX-ASTRONAUT MARK KELLY TO RUN AS A DEMOCRAT TARGETING JOHN McCAIN’S OLD SENATE SEAT

POLL: WHO IS LEADING THE GAGGLE OF DEMOCRATS HOPING TO BE THE 2020 NOMINEE?

CALIFORNIA GOV PUTS THE KIBOSH ON LA TO SF HIGH SPEED RAIL

General News

DRUG LORD EL CHAPO IS FOUND GUILTY

    — SENATOR TED CRUZ WANTS EL CHAPO TO PAY FOR THE BORDER WALL

‘ABSOLUTELY TRAGIC CASE OF FRIENDLY FIRE’ — NYPD DETECTIVE DIES AFTER BEING SHOT

EVEN PRO-CHOICE PEOPLE HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THIRD TRIMESTER ABORTIONS

JUSSIE SMOLLETT STORY CONTINUES: STAR TURNS OVER HEAVILY-REDACTED, INCOMPLETE PHONE RECORDS

NASCAR TO PUT ITS CHIPS ON GAMBLING

AIRLINE SUES PASSENGER WHO SKIPPED HIS FLIGHT

FLORIDA HIRES RIFLE-TOTING VETERANS TO PROTEST SCHOOLS FROM MASS SHOOTERS

‘KING’ IS KING…A WIRE FOX TERRIER WINS THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB TITLE  (The Havanese was robbed.)

‘ANIMALS ARE GREAT’ — THE ISRAELI DOGS CAPABLE OF DETECTING CANCER

Strange News Catching My Eye

MARINES USE 3D-PRINTER TO BUILD A BRIDGE IN 14 HOURS

BUY ME SOME PEANUTS AND CRACKERJACKS…WELL, NO MORE AT THIS BASEBALL PARK — PEANUTS ARE BANNED

MAN BATTERS GIRLFRIEND WITH A BURRITO (of course it happened in Florida)

REEBOK AD IN RUSSIA TELLS WOMEN TO SIT ON MEN’S FACES INSTEAD OF THE NEEDLE OF MEN’S APPROVAL

PEPPA PIG’ HAS LITTLE KIDS SOUNDING BRITISH… (THEY’RE JUST LIKE MADONNA)‘PEPPA PIG’ HAS LITTLE KIDS SOUNDING BRITISH… (THEY’RE JUST LIKE MADONNA)

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