President Trump tweeted that he may seek to cut federal funding for the University of California, Berkeley after violent protests forced the cancellation of a speech by Milo Yiannopoulos, a conservative and outspoken Trump supporter. “If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view – NO FEDERAL FUNDS?” CNN reported that some even “threw commercial-grade fireworks and rocks at police.” https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-threatens-to-defund-berkeley-after-violent-protests-force-cancellation-of-breitbart-editors-speech-145048174.html
A French soldier shot a man who was trying to get into the Louvre with a machete. The man was seriously injured, the soldier was wounded as well but not seriously. French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said it was “obviously terrorism.” http://www.cbsnews.com/news/paris-louvre-museum-attack-suspect-shot-by-french-security-forces/
A European Union summit in Malta today is focused on finding ways to reduce the number of migrants from Libya. Thousands have lost their lives along an illegal migration route across the central Mediterranean. The summit comes amid global criticism of President Trump’s restrictions on refugees and immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries.
The economy could get some good news today when the Labor Department gives its January jobs report. Earlier this week it was reported that businesses added almost 250,000 jobs in January.
It’s almost Super Bowl Sunday. Should you buy a new TV? Experts say the two weeks before the Super Bowl beat Black Friday for being able to get the lowest prices on the highest quality televisions.
Even though Punxatawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter, Bee Cave Bob disagrees. Bee Cave Bob is Central Texas’ local weather predicting Armadillo. Bob turned right instead of left, and that means spring is on the way. You can’t argue with science.