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Eric Boehlert of Media Matters for America calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about the pathetic GOP field for president

Voice Deity Jim Ward joins us in the Los Angeles Bureau at 11am ET / 8am PT for Maximum Mookage Mondays

• A summit in Iowa this weekend served as the unofficial kickoff to the 2016 race. Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, and Chris Christie all spoke in the state that holds the first nominating contest, although there were some notable absences, especially Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush, and Bobby Jindal.

• President Obama this morning took in a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first American leader to be honored as chief guest at India’s annual Republic Day festivities.

• Residents of the Northeast are girding for a “crippling and potentially historic” storm that could bury communities from northern New Jersey to southern Maine in up to 2 feet of snow or even three feet in some places from today through tomorrow.

• “Birdman” took flight at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards last night, winning the night’s top prize for outstanding ensemble in a motion picture.