Washington has never been this bad.

It’s a refrain passed through history as successive generations bemoan the spite, division and dysfunction that defines their own political age.
But as Donald Trump’s presidency staggers to life, intense discord and fury are battering the capital.
Capitol Hill is still reverberating from its latest political earthquake — Tuesday night’s startling vote by GOP senators to shut down Democrat Elizabeth Warren and prevent her from speaking on the floor for a debate over the confirmation of Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general. In a controversy laced with race and gender, Warren was censured by the GOP majority for reading a letter written by Coretta Scott King, widow of Martin Luther King Jr., opposing Sessions’ nomination to a federal judgeship three decades ago.


Charles Oakley was one of the NBA‘s foremost enforcers during his playing career, and the 53-year-old’s demeanor doesn’t appear to have softened in retirement.

Oakley got into a shoving match with Madison Square Garden security during the New York Knicks‘ matchup with the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night:

The New York Daily NewsStefan Bondy reported security handcuffed Oakley and escorted him away from the arena. Oakley reportedly said, “Dolan did this,” alluding to Knicks owner James Dolan, as team president Phil Jackson was trying to calm him down, per’s Ian Begley.

Northeast Braces For Snowstorm As Airlines Cancel Flights, Cities Shut Schools:

The Northeast is hunkering down for what could be the most significant storm of the season, which is forecast to dump a foot of snow and bring blizzard conditions in some areas Thursday.

Airlines have canceled more than 2,700 flights ahead of the storm. New York, Boston and Philadelphia have closed their public schools for the day. The latter two cities have also declared snow emergencies, which affect city services and parking. All state offices in New Jersey have been closed for non-essential personnel.
More than 60 million people will be dealing with the wintry weather, said CNN meteorologist Pedram Javaheri.
Winter storm warnings are in effect stretching from Pennsylvania, through parts of New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts as well as the New England states.

Trump’s Nordstrom Blast Retweeted By @POTUS:

President Trump tweeted a jab at Nordstrom department stores from his personal account Wednesday morning, which was then retweeted by the official @POTUS account.

@POTUS, the official Twitter account for the president, had so far been reserved for government issues.

The Trump tweet blasted Nordstrom for treating his daughter Ivanka “so unfairly” by discontinuing her fashion line. Nordstrom announced last week that it would no longer carry Ivanka Trump’s line of clothing and accessories.

The president went on Twitter to defend his daughter — who is also a close White House adviser.

“My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by @Nordstrom. She is a great person — always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!” he tweeted.

Ohio Coroner’s Office Running Out Of Room Because Of Overdose Deaths:

An Ohio coroner’s office is running out of room for bodies because it can’t keep up with deaths caused by drug overdoses.

The Montgomery County Coroner’s office, which encompasses cities like Dayton, already processed 145 overdose-related deaths in 2017.
That makes up more 60% of the total autopsies it conducted in January, said county Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger.
“Overdoses are coming in all the time and we’re constantly full on a day-to-day basis,” Harshbarger told CNN.
The accidental overdoses are from heroin and fentanyl, he said.
These disturbing stats put the office on track to more than double the yearly totals for past years.
Overdose-related deaths have been on the rise all over Ohio and the nation
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