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The Morning Briefing: Government Shut Down Continues and Much, Much More

Construction crews install new border wall sections Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, seen from Tijuana, Mexico. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Good Monday morning.

Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:

  • The president delivers remarks at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th annual convention in New Orleans, LA
  • The president welcomes the 2018 College Football Playoff National Champion Clemson Tigers to the White House

I have a condensed version of the Briefing for you this morning.

Historical picture of the day:

Valerie Bertinelli, left, and Mackenzie Phillips prefer their Los Angeles TV studio class to regular school not only because of the hamsters they’re shown fondling, Jan. 14, 1977. The two 17-year-olds attend this class while they’re at work acting in the series “One Day at Time,” in which they play teenage sisters. They share private tuition and supervision by a teacher-social worker at the studio, as provided for by the state law regulating working conditions for young performers. (AP Photo/George Brich)

Other morsels:

Trump mocks Amazon’s Bezos as ‘Jeff Bozo’

President Trump Fires Back At ‘Insulting’ Questions Raised By NYT Article

Joe Lieberman ramps up feud with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Trump reportedly berated Mick Mulvaney in front of Schumer and Pelosi

In Last Minute Ruling, Court Blocks Trump Rules That’d Let Employers Refuse to Cover Birth Control

Why China is the “Saudi Arabia” of data

Everybody has a day like this: Florida man chews up seat of police car after cocaine arrest, officials say

Taco Bell releasing billboard that dispenses real nacho cheese to announce menu item return

Janeane Garofalo defends Louis C.K. after sexual misconduct allegations, compares #MeToo movement to ‘Twilight Zone’

Why all Jews should skip the next Women’s March

Trump threatens to ‘devastate’ Turkey’s economy if they attack Kurds in Syria

Lion Air crash: divers find cockpit voice recorder

House lawyers meeting Monday to evaluate subpoenaing Trump’s interpreters: Democratic aide

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!