Bull's Eye: Six Senators on a Debate Stage?

Plus: Kamala Harris sells some swag.

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Jan. 22, 2019, 8 p.m.

THE EDGE

The Democratic National Committee has announced that the large field of 2020 candidates will be divided into two randomly drawn groups for its early debates. But with three senators already declared and three more expected to join, a lot will be riding on the draw. The DNC won't want six of the party’s biggest stars taking shots at one another on stage right away.

QUOTEMEISTER

"I shouldn’t have said tapes."
Rudy Giuliani, to The New Yorker, after stating he had "been through all the tapes" regarding the Trump Tower Moscow project.

“You’ve got to see the gears turning behind the eyes, because the mouth isn’t moving very much.”
Paul Ryan, describing Mitch McConnell to The New York Times Magazine.

“I’m all for Brexit.”
Michael Caine, to Rolling Stone.

ON DECK FOR JAN. 23

8:30 a.m. The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service holds a news conference focusing on female draft registration.

Noon Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks about the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program at the Heritage Foundation.

12:30 p.m. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser delivers remarks at the United States Conference of Mayors.

6:45 p.m. Opponents of the global gag rule project a message onto the Trump International Hotel in protest.

7 p.m. Journalist Jason Rezaian discusses his new book at Politics & Prose.

BEST DAY

Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The documentary RBG was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

WORST DAY

Barbara Mikulski. The 4’11” former senator’s footstool, which she uses for public speaking engagements, was stolen from an employee’s car, reports The Baltimore Sun.

Then-Sen. Barbara Mikulski (center) in 2015 AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

DATA DIVE

$110K: Amount in themed merchandise Sen. Kamala Harris sold in the first 24 hours of her presidential campaign, as per The Wall Street Journal.

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