Bill Ballenger and Dennis Denno, veterans of Michigan politics, discuss timely issues on "The Friday Morning Podcast," sponsored by Deadline Detroit:
► Republicans are not up-to-speed in efforts to deny U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin a second term in the 8th Congressional District.
► Iowa's Democratic presidental caucuses are a debacle.
► What will happen in New Hampshire Tuesday?
► Trump turns his State of the Union address into a campaign rally.
► House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tears up Trump's speech, but Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says: "When they go low, we go high," and restrains herself in her party's response to the president's remarks.
► Whitmer presents her 2021 budget to the Michigan Legislature.
► Sen. Gary Peters warns U.S. Census Bureau that as many as 800,000 Michiganders fall in the "hard to count" category.
► Interview with Census 2020 Executive Director Kerry Ebersole.