Michelle Obama: ‘We Are Feeling What Not Having Hope Feels Like’:
Following the election of Donald Trump, Michelle Obama said many Americans now know what it’s like not to have hope.
“We feel the difference now. See, now, we are feeling what not having hope feels like,” she told Oprah Winfrey in an interview, a clip for which aired on CBS on Friday. “Hope is necessary. It’s a necessary concept and Barack didn’t just talk about hope because he thought it was just a nice slogan to get votes.”
“He and I and so many believe that — what else do you have if you don’t have hope,” the first lady added. “What do you give your kids if you can’t give them hope?”
GOP On Brink Of New Cold War:
The party of Reagan is fast lurching into a mini-Cold War with itself — this time over working with Russia rather than against it.
President-elect Donald Trump’s affinity for Russian President Vladimir Putin and his denials that the Kremlin hacked the 2016 election are unleashing a feud in the GOP, which sees its hawkish history on Moscow and triumph over the Soviet Union as one of its defining achievements.
Next Blast Of Arctic Air Will Bring More Dlistering Cold Temperatures:
Bone-chilling winds will persist Friday across the United States as temperatures continue to plunge into a sub-freezing stretch of some of the coldest air this season.
The same storm that walloped Oregon on Wednesday is moving east toward the Great Lakes region and will likely reach New England by Saturday.
Here’s what you can expect:
• Nearly 80% of the country will see below-freezing temperatures in the next week
• Wind-chill temperatures could reach 35 below zero in some northeastern states Friday morning
• About 12 million people are under wind-chill advisories or warnings Friday morning
Package Deliverers Watching The Wintry Skies:
Dear Mother Nature,
Some of us just got around to ordering our presents. You mind maybe holding off on the white stuff for a couple of days until they get where they are going?
Maybe we’re fretting needlessly about the holiday gifts. The folks who deliver the goodies say they have it under control.
United Parcel Service has a team of five meteorologists keeping up with the latest weather. If there is a storm that might affect deliveries, the weather people talk with UPS’s contingency team and reroute packages.
Craig Sager Dies At 65 From Acute Myeloid Leukemia:
Longtime Turner Sports broadcaster Craig Sager died Thursday from acute myeloid leukemia. He was 65.