Top 5 Live – January 22nd
1. Republicans invite Netanyahu to address Congress and diss Obama
Republicans in Congress invited the prime minister of Israel to rebut Obama’s Iran policy from the congressional podium next month.
2. Ball inflation controversy creates a real mess for Patriots, NFL
Seven years ago, the Boston Herald reported that the Patriots videotaped the Rams’ walk-through practice prior to Super Bowl XXXVI. The Pats are at it again.
3. The Grand Old Party … for the poor?
Both parties felt like they had something to prove in the aftermath of Tuesday night’s State of the Union address: Democrats want to be seen as saviors of the middle-class; Republicans are trying cast themselves as the new defenders of America’s underclass.
4. Tollefson guilty on all counts
As the five guilty verdicts were announced, Don Tollefson simply nodded his head.
5. FBI completes federal probe of Ferguson shooting
A U.S. official says the FBI has finished its investigation into the police shooting of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri. Darren Wilson is not likely to be charged.
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