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31 Jan, 2018 21:53

News with Ed -- January 30, 2018

Sanctions on Russia ‘designed to make sure relations cannot improve’ – fmr diplomat

The US Treasury Department has released a declassified list of Russian politicians and business leaders threatened by US sanctions. The list includes the names of some 200 top officials, but not President Vladimir Putin. Former US diplomat Jim Jatras shares his insights with “News with Ed.”

Trump’s Year One victories

RT America’s Manila Chan previews President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address from the Capitol. Trump spoke about his successes in trade, tax reform, reducing unemployment and other policy initiatives.

Grammys get political & no one tunes in

Viewership for the Grammys was down 20% from last year – the lowest ratings since 2009 and the sharpest drop since 2013. This comes as the music awards embraced the #MeToo campaign against sexual harassment and got political about President Donald Trump. Legal and media analyst Lionel of Lionel Media joins “News with Ed” to offer his take.