Caucus chaos

"Total meltdown" in Iowa as the results from Monday's Democratic Icaucuses are delayed until sometime Tuesday after technical problems caused "irregularities" in the reporting of vote totals [Politico].

Iowa Democrats were reportedly warned last week that there were serious problems with the app they were using to report results [Washington Post].


President Donald Trump will deliver his third State of the Union address Tuesday night. Trump will reportedly use the speech to launch his 2020 re-election campaign messaging [Politico].


House prosecutors and President Trump's legal team deliver their final arguments ahead of Wednesday's vote that will likely acquit the President [Bloomberg].

Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska announces she will vote to acquit President Trump [Politico].

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin calls for censuring President Trump for his conduct toward Ukraine [Washington Post].

Frosty relations

President Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi haven't spoken since an October 16 meeting in which Trump insulted Pelosi, calling her a "third-grade politician" [CNN].


The Centers for Disease Control are preparing for the Wuhan virus to become a pandemic [Bloomberg].

Macau shuts down its casinos as the number of infections in china rose above 20,000 [Reuters].


Radio host Rush Limbaugh reveals he's fighting advanced lung cancer [NBC News].