Friday Spotlight – January 29 – February 2

Each Friday, Torchlight Media will publish a summary of the major news that happened for that week: the announcements and events, the twists and turns of ongoing stories, and all of the other highlights in between. Our goal is to give you a big-picture look at the week’s news so that even if you can’t follow everything yourself, you can have a general sense of where things stand. We hope, too, that seeing the highlights laid out will help you separate the small, pointless stories that crop up over the week from the more impactful, ongoing stories.

Here’s what’s in the spotlight for this week.


On Monday:

On Tuesday:

  • President Trump delivered his first State of the Union address. He called immigration reform in line with his previously-stated, hardline views, and asked Congress to pass laws making it easier for the heads of executive departments to fire subordinates. He also called for significant additional infrastructure spending.

On Wednesday:

On Thursday: