State of the Union theatrics, Iowa caucus results (sort of), and other headlines


NATION: The faulty app used in Iowa’s Democratic caucuses was the work of a company called Shadow Inc., founded by veterans of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, the New York Times reports.

SPORTS: The Zags face their arch-rival, the Gaels, on Saturday.

LOCAL: Spokane City Council members Kate Burke and Michael Cathcart both say the City Council's open forum should be more open for citizens.


About those Iowa caucuses...
Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg appear to be leading in the Iowa Caucuses. (Vox)

It was the third State of the Union address from President Donald Trump, and theatrics were in no short supply. Trump made a case for reelection, but one of the more buzzworthy moments was when Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripped up the pages of his speech. The interactions between the two leaders underscored a bitterness in the aftermath of the impeachment process, the New York Times reports.

Blow on this whistle
Senate Republicans seem fine with Sen. Rand Paul allegedly reading the name of the whistleblower who first raised alarms over President Trump's Ukraine phone call. (Politico)

 Season three of Castlevania is coming in March! (GamesRadar)