Thursday, January 25th, 2024


➤ Jeff DeWit, chairman of Arizona’s GOP, resigned Wednesday after leaked audio appeared to show him trying to bribe Senate candidate Kari Lake not to run in 2024. DeWit said the tape was “selectively edited.” (More)

➤ A record number of GOP voters voted in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday. Approximately 330,000 ballots were cast in the Republican election, breaking the previous record of 286,000 in 2016. (More)

House Republicans held a tempestuous meeting to discuss frustrations with the Senate GOP over an emerging border security deal that none of them have seen yet. (More

 Some educators are urging America’s largest teachers’ union, the National Education Association, to rescind its support for President Biden’s re-election until there’s a “permanent cease-fire” in Gaza. (More)

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The Los Angeles Chargers have hired Jim Harbaugh to be their new head coach. Two weeks ago, he led the University of Michigan to its first national title since 1997. (More) 

The Milwaukee Bucks are moving to hire Doc Rivers as head coach—just one day after firing Adrian Griffin over the team’s defensive struggles. (More) 

TCU’s women’s basketball team started the season with a 14-0 record, but they’ve forfeited two games and held open tryouts after a string of injuries cut the team down to six available scholarship players. (More)

The Baseball Hall of Fame elected Adrián Beltré of the Texas Rangers and Joe Bauer of the Minnesota Twins on their first ballot appearances, along with Todd Helton of the Colorado Rockies on his sixth try. (More) 


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Big Stock Move: DuPont stock dropped 14% Wednesday after the company said it expected a 4th quarter loss due to weakening demand in China. (More)

Online retailer eBay is cutting 1,000 jobs, about 9% of its workforce. The company, which staffed up through the pandemic, said its costs had risen too much in a slowing economy. (More)

Comedian Jon Stewart is returning to “The Daily Show,” which he ran for 16 years, as a host on Monday nights only. Stewart’s Apple TV show was canceled this year. (More)

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Science & Technology

➤ The Hubble Space Telescope released a stunning image of a spiral galaxy 130 million light-years from Earth in the aftermath of a 2017 supernova, showing the galaxy’s core, spiral arms, and bright stars nearby. (See Photo) 

Meanwhile, the James Webb Telescope offered its own striking space photo: a vast starburst complex in vibrant color found in the Large Magellanic Cloud. (See Photo)

➤ Researchers say bees seeking pollen have no qualms about stealing it off other bees. They reported numerous cases of honeybees landing on bumblebees and snatching pollen right off their backs. (See Video)

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Thursday Polling Station

➤ Public support for labor unions remains high at 67% approval, but union membership has hit a record low, with only about 10% of Americans claiming union membership, according to Gallup. (See Poll)

Consumer sentiment is turning more positive across all income groups, but it’s growing the most among affluent Americans earning over $100,000 a year, a new Morning Consult poll shows. (See Chart)

Around 40% of Americans say they’ve become more spiritual over time, but only 24% say they’ve become more religious, according to Pew Research. (See Survey)

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➤ San Diego was hit by flash floods from a torrential storm that produced the city’s fourth-wettest day in nearly two centuries. Residents of the typically sunny city are still digging out from substantial flood damage. (See Photos)

➤ And speaking of floods, huge waves battered a U.S. military building in the Marshall Islands. Video shows the storm pounding through the dining room and knocking doors off their hinges. (See Video)

➤ Some cats just don’t like being judged. A black cat being inspected at a cat show bit the judge and then slapped her in the face in an attack labeled “the black cat smackdown.” (See Video)

Poll Position

Which of these financial goals is your priority in 2024?

  1. Investing
  2. Saving
  3. Paying down debt
  4. Budgeting

Wednesday’s Results:

Who was your favorite TV dad?

  1. Sheriff Andy Taylor: 42%
  2. Tim “Tool Man” Taylor: 24%
  3. Ward Cleaver: 13%
  4. Al Bundy: 8%
  5. Mike Brady: 4%
  6. Homer Simpson: 4%
  7. Dan Conner: 3%
  8. Carl Winslow: 2%

Quote BoxDaily Quote


“The federal government has broken the compact between the United States and the States.”

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in a letter posted on X claiming Texas has a constitutional right to defend its borders.

TriviaToday’s Trivia

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