Andrew Puzder has withdrawn as labor secretary nominee. His Senate confirmation hearings had been scheduled to begin today.
- "A months-long inquiry into contacts between Russian government officials and associates of President Trump's campaign and business interests will continue despite the firing of national security adviser Michael Flynn for misleading White House officials about his communication with Russia."
- House Republicans are calling for a Justice Department investigation into the leaks that resulted in Michael Flynn's ouster.
- Three people have been arrested in Indonesia in connection with the death of North Korean leader Kim Jon Un's half-brother.
- Restaurants, stores, and other businesses around the country will be closed today as part of the "Day Without Immigrants" protest.
The New York Times Wonders Aloud If Tulsi Gabbard's Anti-War, Anti-Establishment Message Makes Her a Stooge for Nazis and Russian Bots
The article ignores Gabbard's arguments for a less interventionist foreign policy, preferring to speculate about foreigners and fascists.
The mainstream media are channeling Dr. Zaius, the elitist orangutan from Planet of the Apes, who hid dark secrets out of misguided paternalism.
Tulsi Gabbard Called Out Mainstream Media, Both Parties, Democratic Candidates for Supporting Disastrous Regime Change in the Middle East
"As president I will end these regime change wars."
Trust in the media is at historic lows.
James called Trump a "bum," but he won't utter a single bad word about China's authoritarianism.