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3 Things You Need to Know Today: January 29, 2014

As the week goes on, it gets more and more interesting. Here are a few things you and your friends might talk about today around the office coffee maker. (Reading this should keep you in the loop.)

State of the Union
If you tried to watch network TV last night, you know that Obama held a State of the Union address. In it, he touched on the usual topics: health care, guns, etc., but he stressed personal action if Congress bumps heads with him in 2014. “America does not stand still,” he said, “and neither will I.” He means business this year.

Weather Closes the South
I told you the weather was going to be a huge deal by mid-week. As of me writing this, Georgia is in a state of emergency, Alabama kids are stranded in school, thousands of flights are cancelled, and it took my high school friend Pam (an Acworth, Georgia resident) 6 hours to get home from work—usually a 40-minute commute. It took her husband 12 hours. Be careful out there, guys.

Congressman Caught on Tape Threatening Reporter
New York Rep. Michael Grimm was filmed bullying a reporter last night after the reporter was just doing his job—asking Grimm a couple questions after the State of the Union address. The reporter asked Grimm a question relating to his current alleged campaign finance violations. “I will break you in half… like a boy,” threatened Grimm.

Photo: Gawker

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