The big story…
The Grammy Awards happened last night, and we’re here to bring you up to speed. Alicia Keys hosted, Michelle Obama showed up, Ariana Grande wasn’t there, Will Smith was blue, Drake’s mic got cut off, Childish Gambino won “Song of the Year,” Bebe Rexha had a message for designers, and Cardi B became the first woman to win “Best Rap Album.” Was that fast enough for you?
In national news…
Thousands of teachers in Denver will be walking out today for the first time in 25 years. The strike comes after the teachers’ union was unable to negotiate better pay for all teachers in Denver Public Schools. Yes, this did just happen in L.A. and it may be about to happen in Oakland, Calif. too.
Yesterday, Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota became the latest politician to announce her campaign for the Democratic nomination in 2020. Klobuchar will be branding herself as a working class Midwesterner, giving her announcement at an outdoor event in heavy snow. While some praise Klobuchar’s warmth and hospitality, others say that behind the scenes she is not so nice.
Also in politics…
On Thursday, Feb. 7, New York City Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined Massachusetts Senator Jeff Markey in Washington, D.C. to introduce a public policy proposal to combat both man-made climate change and create millions of jobs with better wages as well as benefits to reduce income inequalities. Called the Green New Deal, co-sponsors of the resolution in the House of Representatives include California Congressman Ro Khanna, Colorado Congressman Joe Neguse, Washington Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, and Wisconsin Congressman Mark Pocan. Co-sponsors in the Senate include 2020 contenders such as California Senator Kamala Harris, New Jersey Senator Corey Booker, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren. Read more in Duane Paul Murphy’s report for CMN.
Last but not least…
CMN writers had a lot to say about Grammy predictions. From record of the year to best alternative album, we want you to know who we thought should win and why. Head on over to CMN to read about this year’s highly anticipated show and to see if our predictions were correct.
Today’s Morning Scoop was made possible by Duane Paul Murphy and the CMN Staff. Move aside Monday, we’re ready for you (to be over). P.S. Was this newsletter forwarded by a friend? Subscribe here to get the Morning Scoop straight to your inbox every day.
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