News with Ed -- January 18, 2018

Trump reveals ‘winners’ of ‘Fake News Awards’
The president tweeted out a link to what he and Republicans call “unrelenting bias and unfair news coverage.” For more, RT America’s Ed Shultz is joined by legal and media analyst Lionel of Lionel Media.

House votes 230-187 for month-long spending bill
If the Senate approves this measure, it will keep the government running in the face of a midnight deadline Friday night. For more, RT America’s Ed Schultz is joined by former Georgia state representative LaDawn Jones and Ted Harvey from the Committee to Protect the President.

Permanent US occupation dawning over Iraq?
While the deputy commander of the Special Operations Joint Task Force for Operation Inherent Resolve, Marine Brigadier General James F. Glynn, is “not familiar at all with the numbers,” RT America’s Anya Parampil has the details on the 37 percent increase in private military contractors working in Iraq over the course of the year. Despite the defeat of the Islamic State, there is no end in sight for US presence in Iraq.