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Morning Briefing: Let’s Get Ready to Rumble!


- January 20th, 2020
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Good Monday morning.

Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:

  • The president departs Washington, D.C., en route to Zurich, Switzerland

I have a condensed version of the Greatness for you this morning.

Impeachment begins this week:
‘Brazen and unlawful’: Trump team attacks House impeachment effort in first formal response
Is that really the worry? Democrats worry a speedy impeachment trial will shut out public
Devin Nunes: CNN ‘in Defiance of Federal Judge’ Order to Respond to Defamation Lawsuit
The first thing should be to use the kill switch. GOP senators considering ‘kill switch’ option should impeachment trial spiral out of control
Schumer on Senate impeachment trial: ‘We will force votes’ on witnesses and documents
Graham: Immediate dismissal of impeachment articles ‘dead for practical purposes’
Cruz: Hearing from witnesses could extend Senate trial to up to 8 weeks
Durbin says he hopes enough GOP senators know that ‘history will find you’
‘We Just Saw The Pictures’: Chris Wallace Challenges Hakeem Jeffries’ Claim That Souvenir Pen Ceremony Was ‘Solemn’
Schiff says NSA, CIA withholding Ukraine info due to White House pressure
Battle over impeachment witnesses escalates
Alan Dershowitz: Constitution dictates acquittal for Trump
Trump legal team blasts impeachment as ‘lawless,’ ‘constitutionally invalid’
Rod Rosenstein says he authorized release of Strzok-Page texts: DOJ
Impeachment manager claims Trump attempted bribery, dodges when asked why it was not charge
The impeachment trial isn’t the only legal problem Trump faces. Many questions loom about his finances

Presidential election:
Trump slams Bloomberg over comments on man who shot Texas gunman
John Cusack at Bernie Sanders rally: World has ’10-12-year window’ to stop climate change, ‘predatory capitalism’
Democrats navigate sensitive gender politics as voting nears
‘Simply a lie,’ Biden accuses Sanders campaign of releasing ‘doctored’ video
Elizabeth Warren Questions If Americans ‘Want Someone Who Lies To Them’
Buttigieg Says American ‘Economy Needed 11 Million’ Illegal Immigrants
Mayor Pete: Portrait of the B.S. Artist as a Young Man

Other morsels:
U.S. Movie Ticket Sales Hit Near 25-Year Low
I guess this happened again. Here’s What Happened When We Crashed The Women’s March
‘Unprecedented Tragedy’: Two Police Officers Reported Shot, Killed In Honolulu
Man killed by razor-wielding rooster at India cock fight
Trump immigration policies showing results, with illegal border crossings plummeting
Malaysia sends back trash, says won’t be world’s waste bin
Virginia’s top House Republican warns “white supremacist garbage” to stay away from gun rally
Pompeo expresses outrage to Sisi over death of U.S. citizen
National Archives takes down display after blurring anti-Trump images
David Brock’s Dark Money-Funded Super PAC Now Wants To Outlaw Dark Money
‘Be Prepared To Protect Yourself’: Texas Shooting Hero Jack Wilson Speaks Out
Chaos in Puerto Rico as mob finds unused disaster supplies
Violent clashes continue in Lebanon over finance woes, fractured government
‘It’s scary’: As DACA decision looms, Texas college students worry about their future
Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats declare open season on Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg
Mexico blocks 2,500 migrants from crossing at Guatemala entry point, authorities say
Meghan Markle’s estranged father says she and Harry are turning monarchy ‘into a Walmart with a crown on’
Meghan Markle, Prince Harry expected to still receive funds from Prince Charles: report
NJ Five Guys employee fired after reportedly calling police officers ‘piggies’
Puerto Rico emergency director fired after residents discover warehouse full of Hurricane Maria supplies
80 soldiers killed by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen
FBI working with Virginia law enforcement regarding ‘threats of violence’ before Monday’s gun rights rally
‘White Only’ signs for sale at antiques store spark confrontation
Controversial group ADOS divides black Americans in fight for economic equality
Iran says it is preparing for satellite launch
US seeks to deport Honduran mom, sick children to Guatemala
3 horses euthanized in 3 days at Santa Anita Park

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!

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