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“I think they should just shut up.”
— Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), quoted by The Hill, on Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Lauren Boebert (R-CO).
An estimated 38.2 million people tuned in to watch coverage of the State of the Union address, Nielsen reports.
New York Times: “On Wednesday, the Russian Defense Ministry for the first time announced a death toll for Russian servicemen in the conflict. While casualty figures in wartime are notoriously unreliable — and Ukraine has put the total of Russian dead in the thousands — the 498 Moscow acknowledged in the seven days of fighting is the largest in any of its military operations since the war in Chechnya, which marked the beginning of President Vladimir Putin’s tenure in 1999.”
“More than 1 million people have fled Ukraine following Russia’s invasion, in the swiftest refugee exodus this century, the United Nations said Thursday, as Moscow said it was ready for more talks to end fighting even as its forces pressed their assaults on the country’s second-largest city and two strategic seaports,” the AP reports.