Every Monday-Thursday, The Evening Commute gives you “The Top 5 stories to break while your 9-5 was breaking you; set to 5 tunes that’ll help put you back together.”

Every Sunday, we compile the week that was in a series we call The Weak Ender.

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So, some stuff happened this weekend.

Expect a full report on the Inauguration and subsequent demonstrations on Random Nerds tomorrow, as Lindsay Hogan and I put some serious wear on our soles (and voices) the past few days…


In the meantime though, I’d say the must-sees of Saturday and Sunday include:

Now, onto the week that was.

Thursday – “Mo(u)rning In America”

“Inauguration festivities begin in DC; President-elect Trump delivers remarks at ‘Welcome Celebration'”#

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  • “Only Here For Your Love” – Futurebirds

 

“Confirmation hearings for Steve Mnuchin (Treasury) and Rick Perry (Energy) get heated (and hilarious)”#

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“Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman extradited to United States”#

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“Netflix exceeds growth expectations, reports strongest subscriber growth in company history”#

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“Oakland Raiders file paperwork with NFL to relocate to Las Vegas”#

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Wednesday – “Protest Too Much”

“President Obama holds final press conference”#

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  • “Obama’s Last News Conference: Full Transcript and Video” by NYT
  • “How America’s Thinking Changed Under Obama” by Reuben Fischer-Baum and Dhrumil Mehta
  • “To Obama With Love, and Hate, and Desperation” by Jeanne Marie Laskas

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“Trump sits down with the Washington Post, Fox News, and Axios”#

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“Confirmation hearings begin for: Price (Health + Human Services), Pruitt (EPA), Haley (U.N.), and Ross (Commerce)”#

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“Justice Department snag $5.3 billion from Credit Suisse, $7.2 billion from Deutsch Bank for role in 2008 mortgage crisis”#

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“Last year was the hottest year on record (for the third year in a row)”#

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Tuesday – “Tower of Power”

“Start strong, with The Weak Ender re-up”#

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“Controversial Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos faces tough first day of confirmation hearings”#

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“British PM Theresa May lays out plan for Brexit, calls for ‘clean break’ with EU”#

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“Chinese President Xi attends Davos, makes case for China leadership role (and against U.S. “protectionism”)”#

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“CIA publishes 12 million pages of declassified documents on its website”#

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Bryce T. Rudow, Editor-in-Chief
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