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President Trump: "Farmers have a lot of guts. Come on, there's not one person that dislikes their children because they're brats? Because they're spoiled, rotten brats? Ok, well that's a pretty good group of people. That's the farmers for you."

Brad Pitt: "My Chiefs are going to the Super Bowl."

"Creating widespread cynicism about the truth and the institutions charged with unearthing it erodes the very foundation of liberal democracy. And the strategy is working." I agree. This is what we're up against: flood the zone. And it is working.

De Niro spoke about the "dire situation" our country is in, calling out the president without mentioning his name. #SAGAwards 

JFK's grandson blasts Pence for invoking Kennedy in impeachment op-ed: "Total perversion" of his legacy

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BREAKING: 2 people are dead and 5 others were injured in a shooting at a bar along the Riverwalk in San Antonio on Sunday night. #khou 

Malaysia has sent back 150 containers of plastic waste to 13 mainly rich countries, including 11 containers to Canada

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“It’s of that vernacular,” said Nixon’s former W.H. counsel. “It’s not legally sophisticated."

Crafted from paper, these puppets literally pop into shape

A bionic suit helped this incredible paralyzed woman walk 10 miles for charity


Scoops of the Day

Murdoch media in Australia under pressure. "A resigning finance executive sent an all-company email decrying the company’s 'damaging' and 'irresponsible' coverage of the fires and saying she found it 'unconscionable to continue working for this company.'"

Thanks for sending. I will have the Texas Dept. of Transportation take care of it.

@matthewjdowd  says the 2021 inauguration "will be the most profound" since 1861. "The framers and founders of our country envisioned a president who might usurp power," but didn't envision "a United States Senate that will abdicate their responsibility."

@SenatorCollins  should demand to see all the evidence Unless some Republicans break ranks, this won't be a trial — it will be a cover-up. Today's editorial.

@johncusack : "We have to take back the meaning of the word revolution. We're not talking about a Nike commercial, we're not talking about a can of soda, we're talking about a radical redistribution of economic and political power."

“If everyone sat on their wealth piled up in $100 bills, most people would be sitting on the floor, a middle-class person from a rich country would be the height of a chair, and the world’s two richest men would be sitting in space.”

Chaos in Puerto Rico as mob finds unused disaster supplies

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The Guardian's review of "A Very Stable Genius:" "It is unsettling, not salacious."


Scoops of the Week

Vadym Prystaiko, Foreign Minister of Ukraine: "Frankly, I have not spoken with [Lev Parnas], and again, frankly, I don’t trust any word he is now saying."

"It wasn't a question of his being worth it. The Constitution was worth it. He had to be impeached." Watch@NancyPelosi 's message for @realDonaldTrumpn  : #RealTime 

“It is incompressible that Secretary Pompeo has said nothing about the chilling revelations that one of his ambassadors’ movements and activities in Kyiv were being tracked by people discussing doing her harm."

Second Woman Says Jeffrey Epstein ‘Directed’ Her to Have Sex With Alan Dershowitz

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev submitted his resignation to President Vladimir Putin, hours after the leader's state of the nation address on the need for reforms to the Cabinet and constitution.

Eleven American troops were wounded in Iran’s Jan. 8 missile attack on Iraq’s al-Asad air base, @DefenseBaron  reports.

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Today I prayed at the Western Wall in Jerusalem that God will continue to bless Israel and that God continue to strengthen the bond between Texas and Israel. May peace and prosperity continue to bless our two peoples.