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9:45 PM ET, January 22, 2018

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CNN:
Susan Collins had senators in bipartisan meetings use talking stick  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  —  Washington (CNN)During bipartisan talks between senators to discuss passing a funding bill to end the government shutdown, Sen. Susan Collins whose office was being used for the negotiations, figured out a civil way to create discussion.
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Elana Schor / Politico:
Congress votes to end shutdown  —  In a dramatic turnaround, Senate Democrats voted to reopen the government on Monday after receiving a commitment from Republicans to hold a vote on immigration legislation — paving the way to end the three-day shutdown.  —  The Senate voted 81-18 …
Chuck Ducks / The Daily Beast:
Dems Fold on This Shutdown, but the Next One Could Be Worse … Two truths emerged from a deal that the Senate cut on Monday to re-open the federal government after a weekend-long shutdown.  The first is that Democrats caved.  The second is that they find themselves somewhat better positioned …
Avery Anapol / The Hill:
Senator using ‘talking stick’ breaks Collins' glass elephant during shutdown talks: reports  —  A senator inadvertently broke a glass elephant belonging to Sen. Susan Collins  —  (R-Maine) after throwing a “talking stick” during bipartisan shutdown talks in her office, according to multiple reports.
Discussion: Fox News Insider and thecut
Cameron Joseph / Talking Points Memo:
'It's Morally Reprehensible': Liberals Livid With Senate Dems Over Shutdown Deal  —  Progressives and immigrant advocates are furious at Senate Democrats for agreeing to end a short-lived shutdown without any guarantee that they'll win protections for undocumented immigrants brought …
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money and The Week
Joy-Ann Reid / The Daily Beast:
Democrats' Bold Fold Shifts the Pressure Onto Trump and His GOP Enablers
Dara Lind / Vox:
The immigration negotiations Congress just gave itself 3 weeks to do, explained
Discussion: HuffPost, The Week and NPR
Robert Costa / Washington Post:
House votes to end government shutdown, sending legislation to Trump
T.A. Frank / Vanity Fair:
Will Democrats Lose the Government Shutdown?
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Scoop: FBI director threatened to resign amid Trump, Sessions pressure  —  Attorney General Jeff Sessions — at the public urging of President Donald Trump — has been pressuring FBI Director Christopher Wray to fire Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, but Wray threatened to resign if McCabe was removed …
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Fox News:
More than 50,000 texts exchanged between FBI officials Strzok and Page, Sessions says  —  More than 50,000 texts were exchanged between two FBI officials who have come under fire for exchanging anti-Trump messages during the 2016 election, Attorney General Jeff Sessions revealed Monday.
Associated Press:
Justice Dept. to leave ‘no stone unturned’ to find texts
Discussion: Politico
Sharyl Attkisson / The Hill:
Was Lynch coordinating with Comey in the Clinton investigation?
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Gabriel Sherman / Vanity Fair:
“I've Got Another Nut Job Here Who Thinks He's Running Things”: Are Trump and Kelly Heading for Divorce?  —  With the president and his chief of staff arguing in public, Ivanka Trump takes charge of finding a replacement.  —  Donald Trump's relationship with John Kelly, his chief of staff …
Bloomberg:
Trump Taxes Solar Imports in Biggest Blow to Renewables Yet  —  President approves four years of tariffs starting at 30%  —  Tariffs set to gradually decline to 15 percent in fourth year  —  In the biggest blow he's dealt to the renewable energy industry yet, President Donald Trump decided …
Discussion: CNBC, Grist, NPR, Political Wire and Axios
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New York Times:
Trump Slaps Steep Tariffs on Foreign Washing Machines and Solar Products
Discussion: The Verge
Eric Wolff / Politico:
Trump imposes tariffs on solar imports
Mark Berman / Washington Post:
Watchdog group files complaint against Trump campaign over reported payout to Stormy Daniels  —  The confidentiality settlement reportedly paid to an adult-film star who said she had an affair with Donald Trump years before he became president may have violated campaign finance laws, a watchdog group alleged Monday.
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Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
George Papadopoulos is the ‘John Dean’ of the Russia investigation, his fiancee says  —  He has been mocked by President Trump as a “low level volunteer” and “proven to be a liar.”  —  But the fiancee of George Papadopoulos, the former Trump campaign adviser who pleaded guilty in October …
Sam Levine / HuffPost:
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Strikes Down State's Congressional Map, Saying It Illegally Benefits GOP  —  Republicans had consistently received a 13-5 advantage in the state's congressional delegation since 2012.  —  The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the state's congressional map went …
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Amber Phillips / Washington Post:
Pennsylvania's Supreme Court just gave Democrats a big win on redistricting
Discussion: New York Times and IJR
Spencer S. Hsu / Washington Post:
Trump voting commission bought Texas election data flagging Hispanic voters  —  President Trump's voting commission asked every state and the District for detailed voter registration data, but in Texas's case it took an additional step: It asked to see Texas records that identify all voters …
Rachel Louise Ensign / Wall Street Journal:
Bank of America: No More Free Checking for Customers With Low Balances  —  eBanking customers switched into accounts that typically require direct deposit or a minimum balance to avoid $12 monthly fee  —  Bank of America Corp. BAC .69% has eliminated a free checking account popular …
Nathaniel Meyersohn / CNNMoney:
Budweiser falls off the list of America's three favorite beers  —  Tapping into craft beer's online potential  —  Budweiser is no longer one of America's three most popular beers.  —  Before 2001, Budweiser was the top-selling U.S. beer, but it relinquished that crown to Bud Light.
Discussion: Business Insider and WTVR-TV
Ben Sales / Jewish Telegraphic Agency:
A Jewish journalist is confronting Trump's immigration advisers with their own immigrant histories  —  NEW YORK (JTA) — During a combative news conference in early August, White House adviser Stephen Miller told reporters that the United States should prioritize immigrants who speak English.
Margalit Fox / New York Times:
Naomi Parker Fraley, the Real Rosie the Riveter, Dies at 96  —  Unsung for seven decades, the real Rosie the Riveter was a California waitress named Naomi Parker Fraley.  —  Over the years, a welter of American women have been identified as the model for Rosie, the female war worker …
Discussion: The Week, CBS Los Angeles and thecut
Alayna Treene / Axios:
Howard Kurtz book to offer another look at White House “disorder”  —  Just as the outrage sparked by Michael Wolff's “Fire and Fury” begins to die down, another new book on the disfunction surrounding the West Wing, this one by Fox News host Howard Kurtz, is set to hit shelves.
Discussion: Washington Post, Politico and RedState
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Ashley Parker / Washington Post:
‘Defiance Disorder’: Another new book describes chaos in Trump's White House
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Scoop: Read the draft White House infrastructure plan  —  Below is a leaked draft document with plans for the White House infrastructure plan, a key campaign priority of President Trump.  —  Comment from White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters: “We are not going to comment on the contents …
Discussion: Vox, CNBC, The Week and Mediaite
Cecilia Kang / New York Times:
Montana Governor Signs Order to Force Net Neutrality  —  WASHINGTON — Most efforts underway to restore so-called net neutrality face big obstacles and would take many months, if not years, to succeed.  —  But in Montana, the governor has used the stroke of a pen to bring the rules to broad parts of his state.
 
 
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