So, that ended predictably bad

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So, that ended predictably bad
January 27th, 2016
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"So that ended predictably bad," tweets A+'s Isaac Saul of the news from rural Oregon that Ammon Bundy and five of his comrades have been arrested, while one was killed (at 23,000+ shocked shares right now). "How the Oregon stand off came to a violent head," declares Ben de Pear at Channel 4 News. "This story out of Oregon is still so mind-boggling. Following @oregonian for all the latest," advises Boston Globe's Nicole Dungca. "It is a shame that anyone was killed in Oregon. Now, it's up to conservatives to not make him a martyr," observes freelance journalist Jill Filipovic. "'Ammon says the sunlight is the best disinfectant.' Can't say I had the Bundys pegged for Brandeis fans, but hey," reacts Wall Street Journal's Ted Mann. And in case you were wondering: "My story on the militia arrests. Here's what Cliven Bundy said when I told [him] what happened," shares Matt Pearce with the LA Times, before continuing: "The latest on Oregon: Bundy supporters claiming LeVoy Finicum was shot with his hands up. No verification yet."

So it turns out the the world’s new favorite tax haven is the United States. "Move over #Switzerland," commands Bloomberg's Zoe Schneeweiss. This just in, as well: former Giants safety Tyler Sash, who was found dead at just 27 from an accidental overdose of pain medications, is now found to have had C.T.E. "Dr. McKee said the severity of CTE in Sash’s brain was about same as level in brain of former NFL star Junior Seau," reports Greg Gardner with the Detroit Free Press. "Remember this story when you watch the Super Bowl," advises NYT's Juliet Macur. Perhaps you've also heard that Sen. Lisa Murkowski noticed something funny about the Capitol post-blizzard: only women turned up to run the Senate. "So THAT'S the answer to the gender everything gap. Snow!" concludes NYT's Tara Bernard. We're also simultaneously mourning the death of 94-year-old Abe Vigoda, actor of ‘Godfather’ fame. "Sad that Tom Hagen couldn't get you off the hook for old time's sake," laments MarketWatch's Rex Crum.

And in politics we keep hearing Donald Trump trumpet his skills as "the dealmaker," but here's how he bungled the deal of a lifetime. "Further evidence that Donald Trump is the world's greatest fisherman," decides Bloomberg's Alex Bruns. He's certainly wielded considerable influence when it comes to Latino voters, because more Hispanic U.S. citizens are coming. "Donald Trump is making latinos become citizens just to vote against him," realizes BuzzFeed's John Stanton. Meanwhile, The Atlantic asks if Bernie Sanders will be the first Jewish president, while Mike Huckabee is the latest to remake Adele's "Hello." Yes, really really.

Question of the day

Our last question asked: In order to spare Iranian president Hassan Rouhani any embarrassment on his recent visit to Rome, Italian officials did what? They covered up the nude statues in the Capitoline Museum, where Rouhani met with the Italian prime minister.

Congratulations to Eugene Hunt for being the very first to answer that correctly! Honorable mentions go out to these lovely people for also getting it right: Maureen MacGregorLucia A. Walinchus (who adds "Insert joke about how it takes balls to work with Iran"), Craig Pittman (who wonders "did Ed Meese help?"), Chris Lombardi (who quips "Unknown if b/c Rouhani's well-documented preference for Cubism"), Tori Metzger (who facetiously adds "because natural human anatomy is shameful"), Deepika Choudhary (who notes "But at least they didn’t go all fig-leaf this time…"), Fabiola Camacho (who jokes "Italy is also now ready for the pre-k classes of the world to visit!"), Katie RuckéLizzy ShawKen WalkerRobin TierneyCindi LashClaudine LaforceMartin Berliner and Ron Casalotti (who tweets, "Veni, vidi, i adopterus pro iran (I came, I saw, I covered up for Iran)").

As for today's question, here it is: Why is #WhoIsStaceyDash trending on Twitter?

Click here to submit your answers to @MuckRack. IMPORTANT: If you choose not to click that link, please include the word "answer" in your tweet so we can find it (the link will automatically do so for you)! 

... We’ll announce the winners in the next Daily!

Career Updates
Journo job moves for Wednesday

Your career moves to know:

  • Annie-Rose Strasser (at right) joins podcast group Gimlet Media next Monday. This week is her last as BuzzFeed News managing editor.
  • Adrian Chen is now a staff writer for The New Yorker. Chen had been a freelance journalist for the past two years.
  • Jessica Dodell-Feder has been named features editor at Food Network Magazine. Dodell-Feder joins from HGTV Magazine, where she was senior editor.
Don’t forget - if you change your job in journalism or move to a different news organization, be sure to email Kirsten (kirsten [at] sawhorsemedia [dot] com) so we can reflect your new title. News job changes only, please! Thanks!
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