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The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Liberal organisation wants DNC arch out | Christie mocks Rubio with Adele’s “Hello” | Trump stairs on Sanders’s Vermont territory today

NEW — RAND WANTS A PART OF THE ACTION: Via CNN’s Ashley Killough, Sen. Rand Paul‘s (R-Ky.) presidential debate is throwing punches at Donald Trump‘s initial TV ad (because that’s a thing for possibilities to do these days to get attention) with a video that lists “5 improved ways to spend your time than examination Trump’s new ad.”

Paul is also wading into a debate over either Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is authorised to be boss since he was innate in Canada. “I consider but doubt he is competent to make a cut to be primary apportion of Canada,” Paul said on Fox News’s “Kilmeade Friends”. More from The Hill’s Mark Hensch 

OUCH — LIBERAL GROUP WANTS DWS OUT: Via The Hill’s Jonathan Easley, a magnanimous organisation Credo Action is job for Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz to renounce a day after she indicted millennials of “complacency” on termination rights. Credo also indicted Schultz of “rigging a primary routine to conceal Democratic turnout,” as good as “supporting warmongers by perplexing to criticise a president’s Iran deal,” and of courting special seductiveness groups during contingency with magnanimous values. Ouch. 

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), though, is expressing certainty in Wasserman Schultz.

NEW THIS A.M. — OBAMA DIETARY GUIDELINES ARE PRO-MEAT (BUT WITH A CONTROVERSY): New sovereign dietary discipline tell Americans to follow a healthy eating settlement that includes vegetables, fruit, gaunt meats (!), grains and fat-free dairy. Why this is big: The U.S. Department of Agriculture and a Department of Health and Human Services jointly refurbish a recommendations each 5 years. There was a vital controversy, however, after a sovereign row of nutritionists in 2015 told Americans to eat reduction beef to assistance a environment.

Happy Thursday! So let’s sum adult yesterday in domestic news. Three of a tip stories enclosed everybody weighing in on Ted Cruz‘s Canadian-ness, snub over Marco Rubio‘s high-heeled boots and why Jeb Bush carries small toy turtles in his pocket. Let’s try to do improved today, news cycle.  So here we go: 

I’m Cate Martel with what we missed this morning and what’s on daub for a rest of a day. Send your tips, comments and complaints to and @CateMartel.

NEW TODAY — THE HILL CRUSHES WEB TRAFFIC RECORD: The Hill had a record-breaking trade month and continued to accelerate a trade growth, according to Google Analytics. The Hill had 12.7 million singular visitors in Dec and some-more than 22.5 million visits to a site. The Hill’s prior trade record occurred in Aug 2015. 

– Last week, SimilarWeb found that as of November, The Hill had cumulative a biggest year-over-year increase in traffic among all U.S. publishers. 

THE GOP EYES ISIS WAR MEASURE: Via The Hill’s Kristina Wong, House Republicans are contrast a waters for an authorisation for use of troops force (AUMF) opposite a Islamic State in Iraq and Syria by holding listening sessions. This could be a many critical bid nonetheless pass a quarrel magnitude to quarrel a group. Reaction: It’s an ambitious move from Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). Democrats are really heedful of an AUMF. But Republicans are also being cautious, observant that for now a sessions are dictated to accumulate ideas for an AUMF.

HILLARY’S CONFIDENCE IS “TRUMP-ING” IN IOWA: Via The Hill’s Amie Parnes, Hillary Clinton is camping out in Iowa in hopes of abrasive Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) subsequent month in a caucuses. Clinton has spent twice as most time in Iowa than she has New Hampshire so distant in 2016. Flashback to 2008: Clinton had a harmful detriment in Iowa in 2008 — a commencement of a finish to her campaign.

AWKWARD LINE OF THE DAY: “You attempted to sell me pot behind stage!” Stephen Colbert said to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) (whose birthday is today!) when Paul didn’t wish to plead pot on-air. Without blank a beat, Colbert continued to clarify, “I’m sorry, we attempted to sell me on a thought of changing sentencing discipline for pot. we should have pronounced a whole sentence.” 

HELLO, IT’S ME, CHRISTIE … WITH CULTURALLY RELEVANT POP REFERENCES: A new ad from Chris Christie‘s presidential debate derisive Marco Rubio features Adele’s cocktail strike “Hello.” The ad mocks Rubio’s past support for Christie as governor. Watch (and be prepared to have a strain stranded in your conduct for a rest of a day) 

NEW TODAY — ONE DONOR BREATHS LIFE INTO JEB’S CAMPAIGN: Via The Wall Street Journal’s Beth Reinhard, Maurice R.Hank” Greenberg, who built American International Group Inc. into a worldwide financial powerhouse, has donated $10 million to “Right to Rise,” a categorical super-PAC supporting Jeb Bush 

A HAPPY 71ST ANNIVERSARY TO THE BUSHES: Yesterday was George H.W. and Barbara Bush’s 71st marriage anniversary, and Jeb Bush called to wish them a happy anniversary from Exeter, N.H. Here’s a Snapchat (h/t Politico’s Lindsay Monaghan):

A BAD DAY FOR BILL: Via The Hill’s Mark Hensch and Jonathan Easley, a lady who publicly indicted Bill Clinton of raping her in 1978 is resurrecting her claims on amicable media. The Hill tracked down a lady who had tweeted, “I was 35 years aged when Bill Clinton, Ark. Attorney General raped me and Hillary attempted to overpower me. we am now 73….it never goes away.” Juanita Broaddrick explained because she’s entrance brazen now. 

PRETTY REDESIGN: has redesigned a website. See it here



Ken Barlow, KSTP meteorologist
Well, good fitness Vikings at noon on Sunday. Early foresee for 7am wind chills shown. Noon still -15 to -20. 

Politico’s Charlie Mahtesian
In Bernie’s backyard, Trump stay released 20K tickets for convene during a museum that seats usually 1,400. Should be epic 

Denis McDonough, President Obama’s arch of staff  (who only assimilated Twitter!)
New Year’s Resolution: Join Twitter ✓ And only in time for President Obama’s final State of a Union. 

Jeb Bush
Stopped for breakfast in NH met a associate space nerd. 7th grader Zacharie asked about my skeleton to revive NASA.



12:30 p.m. EST: Ways and Means Committee Democrats are holding a forum: “Trading Views” TPP Hearing on Currency Manipulation. 

1 p.m. EST: GOP presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina is addressing a New Hampshire House of Representatives in Concord, N.H. 

3:15-4:15 p.m. EST: The House votes on measures, including a SCRUB Act and a Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2015. 

4:30 p.m. EST: Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will reason an ObamaCare dissolution enrollment ceremony. Live stream: 

7:30 p.m. EST: Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson holds a city gymnasium in Bettendorf, Iowa.



3 p.m. EST: Carly Fiorina will join Kate Snow on MSNBC.

6 p.m. EST: Fox News’s Bret Baier broadcasts live from Des Moines, Iowa, and will be interviewing voters.

8 p.m. EST: MSNBC’s Chris Hayes has a special from Vermont where he will talk Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) — a same day Donald Trump is campaigning in a state!



Today is National Tempura Day!

THINGS TO GET US THROUGH THE DAY: Here’s a list of a funniest tweets in 2015 (with the 12:30 Report stamp of approval.)  😉

COLBERT IS KILLING IT WITH THE IMPRESSIONSStephen Colbert nails his Bernie Sanders impression. It’s value watching:

THE NETHERLANDS IS DOING IT RIGHT: Parts of a Netherlands have incited their solidified streets into a winter wonderland (ice-skating rinks.) Well done.

So to follow adult from my progressing rant, do we consider today’s news cycle was any some-more sufferable than yesterday? Vent to me. 


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