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10:25 AM ET, January 14, 2018


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John Bowden / The Hill:
Lewandowski: 'We've got a real problem' if Dems retake the House  —  's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski  —  said in an interview broadcast Sunday that Trump and Republicans are “in trouble” if Democrats retake the House in the 2018 midterms.  —  In an interview with John Catsimatidis …
Discussion: Political Wire
Mike Allen / Axios:
Trump's nightmare  —  Trump's day of reckoning ... The one thing that could dramatically diminish President Trump's chances of avoiding impeachment and chalking up legislative wins is Democrats winning the House.  — And, thanks to series of recent developments, Trump knows this no longer just seems plausible, but probable.
Michelle Broder Van Dyke / BuzzFeed:
I'm In Hawaii And Just Got The Scariest Alert Of My Life.  Here's What I Did Next.  —  What would you do if you thought you had 15 minutes to live?  —  Reporting From  —  HONOLULU — On Saturday morning, I was basking in my usual routine, waking up with my yawning dog, walking upstairs to receive a macchiato made by my husband.
Discussion: Washington Post
New York Times:
False Alarm Adds to Real Alarm About Trump's Nuclear Risk  —  It was the sort of nightmare that had only ever been real for most people's parents or grandparents — the fear of an impending nuclear attack.  “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii,” read the emergency alert that residents …
New York Times:
Hawaii Panics After Alert About Incoming Missile Is Sent in Error
Zachary Cohen / CNN:
Missile threat alert for Hawaii a false alarm
Jon Letman / The Daily Beast:
Terror in Paradise: I Got the Hawaii Missile Message and Prepared to Die
Discussion: Politico and Vox
Louise Radnofsky / Wall Street Journal:
White House Disputes Trump Quote in Journal Interview  —  The Wall Street Journal stands by what it reported and releases audio of disputed portion of interview  —  WASHINGTON—The White House disputed that President Donald Trump told The Wall Street Journal in an interview Thursday that …
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
'I'm Running,' Romney Says Privately, but as a Trump Friend or Foe?  —  SALT LAKE CITY — A few days after Senator Orrin G. Hatch of Utah announced that he would conclude his tenure after serving 42 years in office, the state's governor, Gary Herbert, was growing anxious about whether Mitt Romney would run for the seat.
Discussion: Political Wire
Michael Scherer / Washington Post:
New alarm among Republicans that Democrats could win big this year … A raft of retirements, difficulty recruiting candidates and President Trump's continuing pattern of throwing his party off message have prompted new alarm among Republicans that they could be facing a Democratic electoral wave in November.
Discussion: Political Wire
Margaret Atwood / Globe and Mail:
Am I a bad feminist?  —  Margaret Atwood is the author of more than 40 books of poetry, fiction and essays, including The Handmaid's Tale.  —  It seems that I am a “Bad Feminist.”  I can add that to the other things I've been accused of since 1972, such as climbing to fame up a pyramid …
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: Response to January 2018 Preliminary Injunction  —  Update: Due to a federal court order, USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA.  Until further notice, and unless otherwise provided in this guidance …
Matt Stevens / New York Times:
DACA Participants Can Again Apply for Renewal, Immigration Agency Says
Discussion: theGrio
Alexandra Petri / Washington Post:
Ladies, let's be reasonable about #MeToo or nothing will ever be sexy again  —  Ladies, please.  —  Well, it has been a fun (glances at watch) three months that we have been doing this thing where we stop letting harassment and assault get swept under the rug, and it has been nice, certainly …
Jeffery C. Mays / New York Times:
Mark Wahlberg and Agency Will Donate $2 Million to Time's Up After Outcry Over Pay  —  Mark Wahlberg and his talent agency, William Morris Endeavor, will donate $2 million to a fund dedicated to fighting pay inequity and harassment of women in Hollywood.  —  The donation will be made in the name …
Discussion: Althouse, The Guardian, and Mashable
Rowan Scarborough / Washington Times:
Fusion GPS, firm behind disputed Russia dossier, retracts its claim of FBI mole in Trump camp  —  Glenn Simpson, the Fusion GPS founder who sponsored the unverified anti-Trump dossier, claimed in August and again Jan. 2 that the FBI has a source inside the Trump camp who lent credence to the document.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
Anatomy of a Farce  —  Fusion GPS founder's testimony shows …
Discussion: Politico
Washington Post:
Chelsea Manning files to run for U.S. Senate in Maryland … Chelsea Manning, the transgender former Army private who was convicted of passing sensitive government documents to Wikileaks, has filed to run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland, according to federal election filings.
Alexandra King / CNN:
Condoleezza Rice on #MeToo: 'Let's not turn women into snowflakes'  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  —  (CNN)Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said that while she believes the #MeToo movement is “a good thing,” people need “to be a little bit careful” about how they respond to it.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Russell Goldman / New York Times:
Chinese Police Dynamite Christian Megachurch  —  HONG KONG — Chinese police officers demolished one of the country's largest evangelical churches this week, using heavy machinery and dynamite to raze the building where more than 50,000 Christians worshiped.
Discussion: IJR
Mark Davis / WCTX-TV:
Puerto Rican storm refugees in Connecticut facing eviction this weekend  —  Related Coverage  —  (WTNH) — Dozens of Puerto Rican hurricane refugees that came here to Connecticut are now in danger of being evicted from their hotels tomorrow.  FEMA says their homes back on the island are …
Eliana Johnson / Politico:
White House scrambles after false missile warning in Hawaii  —  The erroneous alert triggered reminders inside the administration about long-delayed plans to prepare for a domestic missile attack.  —  A false warning of a missile threat in Hawaii sent White House aides scrambling Saturday …
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Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Trump does more damage to himself than his opponents ever manage to do
Discussion: Politico
Julia Manchester / The Hill:
Obama: Fox viewers ‘living on a different planet’ than NPR listeners
Discussion: Power Line
St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Woman at center of Greitens story asks for privacy; Greitens asks lawmakers for forgiveness
Marc Fisher / Washington Post:
The ‘genius’ of Trump: What the president means when he touts his smarts
Discussion: Raw Story
Seamus Hughes / The Atlantic:
A New American Leader Rises in ISIS
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New York Times:
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Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
A Romney Who Is Unfailingly Loyal to Trump
Discussion: The Hill
Erin Beck / Charleston Gazette-Mail:
WV DHHR: 4 of nearly 900 TANF applicants test positive for drugs
Discussion: ThinkProgress