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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Playbill reports: Who needs bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens when you have breakfast at Tiffany’s and bottles of bubbles? Following her breakup anthem “thank u, next,” Ariana Grande has released her newest single, titled “7 rings.” The track, a celebration of opulence and extravagance as self-care, lifts heavily from The Sound of Music‘s “My Favorite Things.” Grande has …

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Pelosi Rejects Trump’s Wall Proposal As A “Non-Starter”

Reuters reports: U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Saturday said an upcoming proposal by President Donald Trump to provide temporary protections for some undocumented immigrants in return for building a wall on the southwestern border with Mexico was “unacceptable.” Trump’s plan also does not “represent a good faith effort to restore certainty to people’s lives” and is unlikely …

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Thousands Of Flights Cancelled Due To Massive Storm

The New York Times reports: The Great Plains were digging out, the Great Lakes were being walloped and the Northeast was bracing for impact on Saturday as a huge snowstorm raced across the Northern states. The storm, which complicated travel and busted plans for the three-day weekend across much of the country, caused problems from Kansas, where the governor declared …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Offers DACA Deal To End Shutdown

The Washington Post reports: President Trump is planning to make a new offer Saturday to Democrats aimed at ending the 29-day partial government shutdown that would extend deportation protections for some immigrants in exchange for $5.7 billion in border wall funding, according to Republican officials. The president’s proposal, which he is expected to announce at the White House at 4 …

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Mob Of Catholic High School Boys Wearing MAGA Hats Surround And Abuse Native American Elder [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) condemned a group of young students for displaying “blatant hate, disrespect, and intolerance” in a viral video apparently taken during Friday’s Indigenous Peoples March in Washington, D.C. “This Veteran put his life on the line for our country,” Haaland, one of the first two Native American women elected to Congress, wrote on Twitter. “The …

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LIVE VIDEO: Women’s March On Washington DC

USA Today reports: Battling internal power struggles, including accusations of anti-Semitism, the Women’s March that roared onto the political scene following the election of Donald Trump as president is hitting the streets of Washington Saturday, joined by “sister marches” in hundreds of other U.S. cities. But a cause that in 2017 drew 3.3 million to 5.2 million nationwide – making …

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AXIOS: Trump To Offer DACA Deal For Wall Funding

Jonathan Swan reports at Axios: President Trump plans to use remarks from the Diplomatic Reception Room on Saturday afternoon to propose a notable immigration compromise, according to sources familiar with the speech. The offer is expected to include Trump’s $5.7 billion demand for wall money in exchange for the BRIDGE Act — which would extend protections for Deferred Action for …

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Trump: Impeach Me If You Want A Stock Market Crash

Newsweek reports: President Donald Trump pushed an argument on Saturday that the economy would fail if he were to be impeached. On Twitter he wrote, with his trademark self-triumphalism, that the economy was the best it has been in 50 years under his leadership, and according to the president, it would quickly decline if he were to be removed from …

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Ben Shapiro Loses Sponsors Over “Baby Hitler” Crack

The Hill reports:  Conservative commentator and radio host Ben Shapiro has reportedly lost a second advertiser after giving a controversial speech at the annual March for Life anti-abortion rally in Washington, D.C., on Friday. Calm, a relaxation and meditation app, responded to users condemning Shapiro’s speech on Twitter, writing late Friday night that the company did do not “align with” …

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FDA Head Threatens To Pull E-Cigarettes Off The Market

NBC News reports: Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb made his most direct threat yet against e-cigarette companies Friday, saying they face an “existential threat” if they don’t stop marketing to youth. Gottlieb said he was horrified at the recent rapid rise in teen vaping. He called out the most popular product — Juul— by name and said …

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Gladys Knight To Perform Anthem At Super Bowl, Calls Colin Kaepernick’s Anthem Protests “Unfortunate”

Variety reports: Legendary soul singer, Atlanta native and longtime Civil Rights advocate Gladys Knight, who announced Thursday that she will be singing the National Anthem before the Super Bowl in her hometown on Feb. 3, has issued a statement in response Variety’s question about her stance on the NFL’s treatment of Colin Kaepernick. “I understand that Mr. Kaepernick is protesting …

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REPORT: Former Starbucks CEO Mulls 2020 WH Bid

The Washington Post reports: Advisers to former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz have been exploring the possibility of launching an independent bid for the White House in 2020, according to two people who have been informed of the discussions. The entry of a high-profile billionaire Democrat outside the traditional party structure would add an unpredictable dynamic to the increasingly sprawling campaign …

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