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President Donald Trump gestures as delivers his first State of the Union address in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol to a joint session of Congress Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan applaud. (Win McNamee/Pool via AP)MoreCloseclosemore
President Donald Trump gestures as delivers his first State of the Union address in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol to a joint session of Congress Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan applaud. (Win McNamee/Pool via AP)

With guest host Anthony Brooks.

President Trump’s take on the State of the Union. Russia memo fireworks. Olympic ban lifted on some Russian athletes. The super blue blood moon. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines.

Guests:

Mary Bruce, congressional correspondent for ABC News. (@marykbruce)

Naftali Bendavid, Washington editor, The Wall Street Journal. (@NaftaliBendavid)

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst.

From The Reading List:

CNN: Donald Trump Lied About His State Of The Union Ratings. Whyyyyyyy? —  "On Thursday morning President Donald Trump said something that wasn't true.

'Thank you for all of the nice compliments and reviews on the State of the Union speech,' he tweeted. '45.6 million people watched, the highest number in history. @FoxNews beat every other Network, for the first time ever, with 11.7 million people tuning in. Delivered from the heart!'

And I quote: '45.6 million people watched, the highest number in history.'

This is not true."

Wall Street Journal: FBI Urges White House Not To Release Contested Memo On 2016 Election — "The FBI publicly urged President Donald Trump not to release a classified memo, escalating a simmering dispute over Republican allegations of improper surveillance in the probe examining whether Russia interfered in the 2016 election."

This program aired on February 2, 2018.

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