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Daily Show Notes: Thursday 2/8/18


Ed Morrissey the Senior Editor for HotAir.com joined Dan and Amy with reaction to the latest FBI text message revelations and the budget deal in the US Senate:


Eric Kohn with the Illinois Policy Institute joined Dan and Amy to talk about Governor Rauner’s upcoming budget address and the Illinois Policy Institute’s proposed spending plan:


The 2018 Gerber baby is Lucas Warren, a 1-year-old from Dalton, Georgia who is the first child with Down syndrome to be named a Gerber baby since the contest’s start in 2010.


Congressional leaders on Wednesday clinched a two-year deal to lift strict budget caps on defense and domestic spending, likely putting an end to a series of short-term spending bills and shutdown fights that have defined Washington the past few months.


House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi gave a marathon House floor speech about the need to pass legislation to protect so-called “Dreamers”. The speech lasted eight hours and seven minutes, beginning at 10:04 a.m. and ending at 6:11 p.m.


Rep. Trey Gowdy implied Tuesday that information provided by longtime Clinton friend Sidney Blumenthal was used by former British spy Christopher Steele. During an interview on Fox News’ “The Story,” host Martha MacCallum asked Gowdy (R-S.C.) whether “weeks before the election, somebody in the Obama State Department was feeding information from a foreign source to Christopher Steele.”


Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley (R-IA) just released an “unredacted’ version of the FISA memo that has thrown Washington D.C. into turmoil. The memo, addressed to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray, shows more about the FBI’s relationship to Christopher Steele.


An FBI lawyer wrote in a newly revealed text to her lover in late 2016 that then-president Barack Obama wanted updates on the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Two months before the presidential election, Lisa Page wrote to fellow FBI official Peter Strzok that she was working on a memo for then-FBI director James Comey because Obama ‘wants to know everything we’re doing.’