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Morning Brief: January 8

Morning Brief: January 8
The state of our union

Back in 1790, George Washington delivered the very first State of the Union Address today. Obama's not giving this year's speech until the 20th, but he's begun previewing it during a domestic trip across the country. He was in Detroit yesterday to talk about the recovery of the auto industry. Today, he's in Phoenix to announce a new execute order. And he's ending his trip in Knoxville to talk education. In the meantime, governors have begun giving their State of the State Addresses. Malloy gave his speech yesterday. Cuomo's giving his in two weeks after postponing it because of his father's death. And Chrisite's is on the 13th.


Manhunt Continues for Two French Terror Suspects [USA Today]

New Antibiotic Found in Dirt Resistant to Resistance [Washington Post]

Second Meeting Between NYPD Unions and Commissioner Bratton [NY Daily News]

De Blasio Expected to Announce Ban on Foam Food Containers [New York Times]

NYPD on High Alert After French Terror Attack [New York Times]



The Rangers beat the Ducks 4-1.

The Nets lost to the Celtics 89-81.

The Knicks fell to the Wizards 101-91.


The Rangers are in LA tonight at 10:30.

The Devils are in Boston at 7.

The Knicks host the Rockets at 8.


Very cold again and sunny, 23/18 but it'll feel colder with wind chill [Full Forecast]


  •  The Madeleine Peyroux Trio (with Jeff LeBlanc) @ the South Orange Performing Arts Center


  •  Future Islands with Operators (and Wing Dam) @ Terminal 5


  •  The Weight featuring Jim Weider, Randy Ciarlante, Brian Mitchell, Byron Isaacs and Marty Grebb; playing songs of The Band @ City Winery


  •  Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam @ the Norwalk Concert Hall


  •  Charlie Hunter @ Rockwood Music Hall


  •  “The Elvis Presley 80th Birthday Bash” featuring Rex Fowler, of Aztec Two-Step, With His Rockabilly Kings @ the Towne Crier Café


  •  Guy Davis and Shun Ng @ the Turning Point


  •  !!! (with DJ Van Rivers) @ Union Pool


  •  Hollie Cook, The Barr Brothers and Taylor McFerrin @ the Highline Ballroom
  •  Little Anthony @ the Cutting Room


On this day in 1815, U.S. forces led by Andrew Jackson defeated the British in the Battle of New Orleans. It was the last major engagement of the War of 1812, but since communication was slow, it was fought after the peaced treaty was signed.

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