🚨Sen. Kamala Harris, a former California attorney general and San Francisco district attorney, announced on ABC's "Good Morning America" that she's running in 2020.
🇺🇸 Happy Monday, and hope you have some quiet time to mark the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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There's more pressure on CEOs than ever to address complicated issues facing society, and those that don't embrace the opportunity could find themselves dealing with frustrated employees and customers, Axios' Sara Fischer writes:
Over three fourths (76%) of the respondents from the latest edition of Edelman's annual Trust Barometer survey say CEOs should take the lead on change rather than waiting for government to impose it, up 11 points from last year.
Specific tactics can help CEOs rebuild trust, the study says:
As President Trump begins Year 3 of his presidency today, an interesting way to look at his record is to consider how he'd be judged if he were a CEO.
"2 years in, president is at a loss as dealmaker," the WashPost's Phil Rucker and Josh Dawsey write:
The N.Y. Times also front-pages a mogul theme, "In Business and Governing, Trump Seeks Victory in Chaos," by Russ Buettner and Maggie Haberman:
As the elite descend on Davos, Switzerland, for this week's World Economic Forum, two stark stats:
Caleb Seely rides a unicycle (with an extra-knobby tire) home yesterday after helping shovel out his brother's driveway in Portland, Maine.
The moon, Earth and sun lined up last night in a full eclipse — the last until 2021. During totality, the moon looked red because of sunlight scattering off Earth's atmosphere — a blood moon. And in January, the full moon is also sometimes known as the wolf moon or great spirit moon. (AP)
This composite photo shows all the phases, as seen from Miami.
This combination photo shows the totally eclipsed moon (center), and others at different stages during the total lunar eclipse, as seen from L.A.
This photo, made with a 12½-inch telescope by astrophotographer Johnny Horne, shows the totally eclipsed moon, glowing with a reddish color against the background of stars over Stedman, N.C.
A new display of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s papers in Atlanta "provides insight into the slain civil rights leader’s thought processes as he drafted some of his most well-known speeches and notable sermons," AP's Kate Brumbach writes:
"In drafts and outlines of speeches and sermons, both typed and written out longhand, words and entire lines are crossed out and rewritten."
Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a Republican, writes in his forthcoming memoir — "Let Me Finish," out Jan. 29 — that President Trump filled his administration with "riffraff" instead of canny players who could help him overcome his impulses and shaky grasp of how government works:
Donald so urgently needed the right people around him and a solid structure in place. ... Far too often, he’s found himself saddled with the riffraff. ...
Instead of high-quality, vetted appointees for key administration posts, he got the Russian lackey and future federal felon Michael Flynn as national security adviser. He got the greedy and inexperienced Scott Pruitt as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
He got the high-flying Tom Price as health and human services secretary. He got the not-ready-for-prime-time Jeff Sessions as attorney general, promptly recusing himself from the Justice Department’s Russian-collusion probe. He got a stranger named Rex Tillerson as secretary of state. ...
He got the Apprentice show loser Omarosa Manigault in whatever Omarosa’s job purported to be. (I never could figure that one out.) ... Too few Kellyanne Conways. A boatload of Sebastian Gorkas. Too few Steven Mnuchins.
Christie, fired just after Election Day as chief of Trump's transition, gives his version of the chaotic weeks before the inauguration:
The day after Trump was elected, he was handed a detailed road map that would have avoided many of these pitfalls and launched him on a far more promising path, a plan that was fully consistent with his values, his campaign promises, and his publicly stated views.
But that plan was thrown in the trash. Literally.
All thirty binders were tossed in a Trump Tower dumpster, never to be seen again. Steve Bannon, Rick Dearborn, Jared Kushner and others, for their own selfish reasons, got rid of the guidance that would have made their candidate an immensely more effective president and would have saved him an awful lot of heartache, too. In so doing, they stole from the man they’d just helped elect the launch he so richly deserved.
Christie played hardball with Steve Bannon after being ousted:
"I want to know who fired me, because I know it wasn’t you," I said. "You’re just here as the executioner. Who fired me? The president-elect? Because, Steve, if you don’t tell me who it is, I am going to say it was you."
The White House declined to comment.
"A fuller and more complicated picture emerged ... of the videotaped encounter between a Native American man and a throng of high school boys wearing 'Make America Great Again' gear outside the Lincoln Memorial," the N.Y. Times' Sarah Mervosh and Emily Rueb write:
This was the scene, per The Times:
Covington junior Nick Sandmann said in a statement yesterday that students were waiting for buses when protesters began insulting them, per AP:
As more evidence emerged yesterday, N.Y. Times columnist David Brooks tweeted:
10 years ago today ...
2 years ago today ...
For the first time in NFL history, both conference championship games went into overtime, sending the New England Patriots and L.A. Rams in thrilling fashion to Super Bowl in Atlanta on Feb. 3, two weekends from now.
Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy: This Super Bowl "will be the 17th anniversary of the underdog Pats stunning the Rams, 20-17, in Super Bowl XXXVI in New Orleans. This means if you had a child who turned 2 in February 2002, that child today would be a freshman in college, watching the same coach and the same quarterback playing against the same franchise."
L.A. Times columnist Bill Plaschke: " For the first time in 35 years, America’s most celebrated sporting event will feature a Los Angeles team ... In only their third year back in town, the Rams have a chance to join the eternals."