A quick look at the numbers that are driving the conversation this week:
19 – Number of people killed so far in the violence in Kiev, Ukraine, including 6 police officers.
More than 200,000 – Number of people watching live streams of the protests as of 3:00 PM EST / 9:00 PM Kiev time
37 °F – temperature in Kiev at 3:00 PM EST / 9:00 PM Kiev time
$8.2 million – Amount spent by the Koch brothers’ Americans for Prosperity in North Carolina so far this cycle to defeat Sen. Kay Hagan.
$27 million – Amount they will spend by Election Day if they keep up the same pace.
22.4 million – Number of people who watched the first day of prime time Olympic coverage on NBC this year.
25.2 million – Number of people who watched the comparable day of winter Olympic coverage in 2010.
2 – Number of Congresspeople that announced today that they were not running for reelection.
43 -Number of Congresspeople that have chosen not to run for reelection this cycle.
1 – Number of Congresspeople (C.W. Bill Young, Republican of Florida) who are not running for reelection this cycle because they have died.
500,000 -Number of jobs CBO expects to be lost if the minimum wage is raised to $10.10
16.5 million – Number of workers who would see their incomes rise if the minimum wage was hiked, according to the same CBO report.
$31 billion – Total amount by which incomes would increase for those 16.5 million workers.