National Headlines 1-17-18

No, the US did not spend $43 million on a gas station in Afghanistan (The Hill)

Protesters demanding Obama sign community benefits agreement make voices heard (Sun-Times)

Voters Currently Don’t Want Oprah to Run for President (Morning Consult)

Oprah 2020 gets low ratings from voters (Politico)

Jeff Flake delivers anti-Trump speech to nearly empty Senate chamber (Daily Mail)

Trump Hands Out ‘Fake News Awards,’ Sans the Red Carpet (New York Times)

New California? 5 times Californians failed to split the Golden State (USA Today)

Border Patrol brain drain: Agency losing more agents than it can hire (FOX News)

Trump administration creating civil rights division to shield health workers with moral or religious objections (Washington Post)

‘It might get ugly’: Bay Area cities brace for ICE sweeps (Mercury News)

Trump’s on-and-off relationship with Graham hits the skids (Politico)