January 11, 2017

Trump's news conference / Obama's warnings / Snappy answers

TRUMP’S NEWS CONFERENCE. See his meeting with reporters here.
 Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway and Seth Meyers mixed it up last night on “Late Night.”
 Meet the women behind the forthcoming Women’s March on Chicago.

BUZZFEED ALONE. By late Tuesday, it was the only news organization to have published the full document containing those explosive—and unverified—charges of ties between the Russian government and Donald Trump. The New York Times examines the journalistic debate.
 Press critic Kelly McBride: “The act of publishing the dossier in its entirety isn’t journalism.”
 Trump on Twitter: “I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH RUSSIA - NO DEALS, NO LOANS, NO NOTHING!
 True or not, the jokes on Twitter didn’t take long.

NOT SO FAST. Before we get too far into Wednesday, check out NPR’s list of these other things that happened Tuesday.
 Abused scout calls for rejecting Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, ex-Boy Scouts president Rex Tillerson.

OBAMA’S WARNINGS. Vox’s Andrew Prokop says that underlying the overall optimism of President Obama’s farewell address last night were five fears for America’s future.
 Rivet Radio’s Jennifer O’Neill takes you inside McCormick Place to meet the crowd.
 Where was Sasha?
 Neil Steinberg in the Sun-Times: A pep rally for a team that just lost.
 That may have been Obama’s last public address, but he’s not leaving the spotlight yet. He’ll share it with the Chicago Cubs Monday at the White House.
 Friends of the Parks blasts plan for Obama-centric Chicago golf course.

LEADING ON LEAD. Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democrats who control the Illinois legislature seem to agree on one thing: A law that would make the state one of the first to require schools and daycare centers to test their water for lead.

‘THERE’S NOT GOING TO BE ANY FAKE NEWS EMANATING FROM BREITBART.’ A Wall Street Journal reporter explains his decision to join the right-wing news site.
■ Farewell, daily RedEyeHello, weekly RedEye.

SNAPPY ANSWERS TO INTERVIEW QUESTIONS. Mad Magazine cartoonist Al Jaffee sits down at the age of 95 (“closer to 96”) with the Recommend If You Like podcast.



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