Bad blood boils over in SOTU

President Donald Trump touted the strong economy in his State of the Union address Tuesday night [Washington Post].

President Trump snubbed Speaker Nancy Pelosi's handshake prior to the speech. She responded by ripping up a copy of his speech when he finished [Fox News].

Iowa chaos

The full results from Monday night's caucuses are still pending. Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Bernie Sanders are leading in the early vote totals [USA Today].

Former Vice President Joe Biden is trying to shake off a poor showing in Iowa where it's possible he'll finish in 4th place [NBC News].

Iowa Democratic officials are working overtime to save their first-in-the-nation status following Monday's debacle [New York Times].

Sensing an opportunity, Michael Bloomberg doubles his already gargantuan television ad buy [Washington Post].


Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski say they will not vote to convict President Trump when the Senate impeachment trial wraps up Wednesday [Vox].

Trump's approval

President Trump's job approval hits a personal best of 49%. Just 1% of Americans say they're undecided about Trump [Gallup].