Welcome to your Wednesday, Looker-Outers. And a fine Wednesday it's likely to be.
Except for this bizarre sinus thing I seem to have going on. I can't tell if it's an allergy, a bug, or what. All I know is my January Kleenex budget is going to be astronomical.
Can you believe it's been 12 years since Steve Jobs took the stage in San Francisco and introduced the iPhone to the world? There's a reasonable chance you're reading this on an iPhone right now (or one running Android, Google's response — which was released nearly 21 months later).
One thing the iPhone brought to the world in earnest was swiping — now almost as second nature as breathing. So swipe on down to today's headlines.
The Big Stuff
Jared Polis was sworn in yesterday as the nation's first openly gay male elected governor
After being sworn in, Gov. Jared Polis embraces Robin Hickenlooper, at left, while first gentleman Marlon Reis hugs former Gov. John Hickenlooper. (Hart Van Denburg/CPR News)
By now you probably know that Democrat Jared Polis was sworn in at the state Capitol yesterday, and you're probably aware that he represents two big firsts: the nation's first openly gay man elected as governor, and the first Jewish governor of Colorado.
But you might not have known a bunch of other folks were sworn in, too, and that Polis tweeted a selfie from the capitol steps. Plus, today you can read the full text of his inaugural address, or, if you want, skip straight to the slideshow.
President Trump urges funding for border "crisis" in Oval Office address; top Democrats respond
President Donald Trump speaks from the Oval Office of the White House as he gives a prime-time address about border security Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Washington. (Carlos Barria/Pool Photo via AP)
In his first address from the Oval Office, President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged congressional Democrats to provide funding for his long-promised border wall, blaming illegal immigration for what he called a scourge of drugs and violence. With the government shutdown approaching three weeks, Trump offered few new ideas or concessions to break the standoff.
Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer responded immediately after the address, accusing Trump of misrepresenting the facts and urging him to reopen the government, noting that hundreds of thousands of federal workers remain unpaid. You can watch both (short) addresses at cpr.org, and weigh the claims with this fact check.
RELATED: There were many questions swirling before the address to a nation nearing the end of its third week under a partially shuttered government, and just as many questions remained after. Here are seven key takeaways from the exchange.
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