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Leading Off (1/9/24)

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Eddie Bernice Johnson Honored. After laying in state at Fair Park’s Hall of State, Johnson’s casket was moved to Concord Church in Red Bird. Michael Waters, lead pastor of the Abundant Life African Methodist Episcopal Church, said: “Congresswoman Johnson courageously confronted, overcame and transformed America, making sure that the most marginalized and vulnerable citizen had a voice and a friend in Congress. She admonished us to finish the work, she fought her good fight, she finished her cause, she kept the faith and she tells us to finish the work. We’ll keep fighting. We’ll keep working. We’ll keep pressing for justice.” President Joe Biden came to pay his respects but didn’t stay long. Accoring to the Morning News: “After his departure, people started to leave, prompting church leaders to interject, saying the services weren’t yet over.

Demonstrators Arrested at Love Field as Biden Arrives. Pro-Palestinian demonstrators tried to block the street at Mockingbird, near the entrance to the airport, as President Joe Biden arrived in Dallas yesterday. About a dozen people were arrested. A spokesperson for the Palestinian Youth Movement told the Morning News: “Biden has essentially been aiding and abetting Israel’s war crimes.”

At Least 21 People Injured in Fort Worth Explosion. From the Star-Telegram: “An explosion in the basement of the Sandman Signature Hotel in downtown Fort Worth on Monday blew out windows and walls on the first and second floors of the 20-story hotel, sending debris into the streets.” A Fire Department spokesperson called it “some type of gas explosion,” and it appears to have originated in the restaurant Musume.

Post Malone Is in a Group Text With Drew Pearson, Michael Irvin, Dez Bryant, and CeeDee Lamb. The group is called the 88 Club. I thought you should know that.


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