A SPECAL GUEST joins us for a post-caucus debrief in our Special Report below!
⭐️ Quote To Start Your Week:
“Tonight is a testament to the power of the arts and the joy that it brings to all our lives.”
Musician Elton John after winning an Emmy on Monday night for “Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium,” solidifying himself as one of the few people to reach EGOT status – meaning he’s won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award. Only 19 people, including Elton John, have secured an EGOT. Composer Richard Rodgers reached EGOT status first in 1962.
🗓 THE WEEK AHEAD:
Tuesday: A damages trial involving former United States President Donald Trump and writer E. Jean Carroll begins in New York federal court; a judge already found him guilty of defamation related to comments made in 2019. A jury will now decide the dollar amount owed to Carroll for the defamatory remarks made by the former president while he was in office.
Wednesday: The U.S. government will release data on December retail sales – a key report reflecting the holiday season.
Thursday: The Sundance Film Festival – the largest independent film festival in the U.S. – kicks off. Here’s a list of 20 of the most-anticipated films, according to The Rolling Stone. Also Happening: National Winnie-the-Pooh Day! Did you know? The real bear that inspired the beloved children’s books was originally the pet of Lieutenant Harry Colebourn – the Canadian soldier kept the bear (named Winnie) with him until he deployed to France during WWI. He gifted Winnie to the London Zoo, where “Winnie-the-Pooh" author A. A. Milne and his son frequently visited; in fact, A. A. Milne’s son renamed his teddy bear Winnie. Inspired by his son, Milne later created “Winnie-the-Pooh," a prominent figure in children’s literature. Read more here.
Friday: The deadline for Congress to pass a bill and send it to the President’s desk for signature in order to avoid a partial government shutdown. Over the weekend, the House and Senate agreed to the terms of a short-term funding bill (known as a “continuing resolution”) that delays the government funding deadlines for various federal departments from Jan. 19 and Feb. 2 to March 1 and March 8. Congress will have to still vote on these terms to avoid the shutdown later this week.