Producers note: Margie was in a taxi and Kristen was out of the studio as well so the audio quality of this episode is well below our usual standards but we wanted to get the episode to you no matter what!

The bleeding has stopped but the patient could use a transfusion…how will Roger Stone and the kick-the-can Shutdown delay impact POTUS numbers? (GBS Strategies)
America is heading in the wrong direction (NBC/WSJ)
President Trump Job Approval (RealClearPolitics)
President Trump’s marks on the economy slip (The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research)
Socialism…so hot right now, or like trying to make fetch happen? How many early aughts movie references can I jam into this section?
2019 World Economic Forum (Axios/SurveyMonkey)
Turning up the 2020 talk on our 200th episode…Can a primary challenge to Trump survive? How much traction could a Howard Schultz candidacy get? What are Dems looking for?
Inside Democratic coalition, three groups show fissures (NBC News/Wall Street Journal )
Democrats’ 2020 presidential contest is wide open as danger mounts for Trump (Washington Post/ABC)
Josh Krashauer tweet about Schultz pollSNACK INDEX!
First-Ever Frito-Lay U.S. Snack Index Reveals Super Bowl Snacking Picks (Frito-Lay North America/Morning Consult)