Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Morning Coffee (1/11/17)

President Obama gave a great farewell address last night. Here's the transcript.

Meanwhile: Intel chiefs presented Trump with claims of Russian efforts to compromise him

"The Guardian has learned that the FBI applied for a warrant from the foreign intelligence surveillance (Fisa) court over the summer in order to monitor four members of the Trump team suspected of irregular contacts with Russian officials."

BuzzFeed posted the purported dossier, and there's a lot of debate about whether they should have. (I think that debate is legitimate but also question it coming from outlets who didn't bat an eye at breathlessly covering every suggestion from Wikileaks.)

In other terrible things: Jeff Sessions Doesn’t Commit To Not Jailing Journalists For Doing Their Jobs

And: Anti-Vaccine Activist Says Trump Asked Him to Head Commission on Vaccine Safety

Did you know that the start of the second world war was first reported by a young woman new at her job? Her name was Clare Hollingworth and she passed away this week at 105.

Okay, here's a good thing: Singin' in the Rain returning to theaters this month. I'm going on Sunday with my mom and I can't wait.

The Feminist Legacy of the Baby-Sitters Club

The Crazy Story of the Professor Who Came to Stay—and Wouldn't Leave

This is wild: How an Early Hollywood Family Became the Original Kardashians

The Trouble with Quantum Mechanics

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