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WHAT’S ON THE AGENDA FOR TRUMP’S FIRST WEEK IN OFFICE According to President Donald Trump, jobs and national security will be the top priorities this week, while the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act may be eliminated. CNN is reporting that Trump’s first executive action will be to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. [Jonathan Cohn, HuffPost]
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT THE PHRASE ‘ALTERNATIVE FACTS’ To recap the weekend: Trump and his press secretary, Sean Spicer, both lied about the size of the inaugural crowd. White House adviser Kellyanne Conway then said that Spicer was presenting “alternative facts.” Here’s why this is problematic on the president’s first day in office, and check out Dan Rather’s denouncement. [Nick Baumann and Michael Calderone, HuffPost]
A SEA OF PINK HATS: A LOOK AT WOMEN’S MARCHES ACROSS THE COUNTRY Check out some of the best signs from the protests, which drew millions from across the country. Some are estimating three times more people showed up to march in Washington than came to Trump’s inauguration. [Alana Horowitz Satlin and Nick Robins-Early, HuffPost]
‘DOOMSDAY PREP FOR THE SUPER RICH’ Helicopters, archery classes and plots of deserted land abound. [The New Yorker]
CERVICAL CANCER DEATHS ‘MUCH HIGHER THAN THOUGHT’ “Black women are dying from cervical cancer at a rate 77% higher than previously thought and white women are dying at a rate 47% higher, according to a new study that published in the journal Cancer on Monday.” [CNN]
TWO MLB PLAYERS DEAD AFTER SEPARATE CAR CRASHES IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordana Ventura, 25, and former MLB infielder Andy Marte, 33, died Sunday. [Nina Golgowski, HuffPost]
GEORGE H.W. AND BARBARA BUSH COULD BE RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL IN THE COMING DAYS While Barbara Bush could have gone home Sunday, she chose to stay in the hospital with the former president, who is still in intensive care. [HuffPost]
PEOPLE WERE NOT HAPPY When United grounded all flights for an hour Sunday night due to a computer glitch. [Reuters]
SAMSUNG SAYS IT NOW KNOWS WHY ALL THOSE GALAXY NOTE PHONES CAUGHT ON FIRE Too bad that’s a discovery $5 billion too late. [HuffPost]
M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN IS MAKING A COMEBACK His movie “Split” topped the box office with $40.2 million this weekend. [Reuters]
IN CASE YOU DON’T HAVE ENOUGH POLITICAL DYSTOPIA IN YOUR LIFE “House of Cards” has a new trailer. [HuffPost]
BEFORE YOU GO
~ What happens when you send around Barack Obama’s academic resume ― he does need a new job, after all.
~ A reminder that time is “anything but free.”
~ Here’s what Hillary Clinton had to say about the Women’s Marches around the world.
~ Keke Palmer called out Trey Songz for using her image without her consent and “sexual intimidation.”
~ When you lose your marbles ― all 38,000 pounds of them.
~ That red Skittles cattle feed story just took another bizarre turn.
~ Yes, you need to watch Aziz Ansari’s opening “SNL” monologue.
~ Of course there are already gold curtains in the Oval Office.
~ And in case you missed it ― the true highlight of the inauguration was former President George W. Bush fighting with his poncho.