• Steve Benen of Washington Monthly is joining “The Rachel Maddow Show” as a show producer as well as a writer on Maddow’s blog. He starts on Monday.
  • Have magic, will travel. John King, the pioneer of the Magic Wall used a mini-version of the magic last night during CNN’s coverage of the State of the Union. Here it is in its 27″ glory.
  • Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity is on the cover of the winter (Jan/Feb) issue of Cigar Aficionado, which reads: Sean Hannity likes his Cigar Fair and Balanced. “I particularly like Ashtons in the maduro wrapper,” says aficionado Hannity.