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8:15 PM ET, January 11, 2019

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Caroline Kelly / CNN:
Tulsi Gabbard says she will run for president in 2020  —  (CNN)Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said Friday she will run for president in 2020.  —  “I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week,” the Hawaii Democrat told CNN's Van Jones during an interview slated …
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Daniel Strauss / Politico:
Tulsi Gabbard to run for president
Discussion: BuzzFeed News and Townhall
Tim Scott / Washington Post:
Why are Republicans accused of racism?  Because we're silent on things like this.  —  Tim Scott, a Republican, represents South Carolina in the U.S. Senate.  —  Over the past two years, Republicans have focused on spreading opportunity, and it has paid dividends: From the creation …
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National Review:
Dump Steve King  —  Representative Steve King (R., Iowa) has made a habit of flirting with the noxious fringe in matters pertaining to culture, race, and immigration, but he inarguably crossed over the line — the border? — in comments published Thursday by the New York Times.
Katy Tur / NBC News:
Senate intel committee grilling ex-Trump campaign members in Russia probe  —  Investigators asked former Trump aide Sam Nunberg about the president's business dealings and how he formulated his policies toward Moscow.  —  Senate intelligence committee investigators are interviewing former members …
Discussion: Raw Story
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Niall Stanage / The Hill:
Exclusive: Trump team should be allowed to ‘correct’ final Mueller report, says Giuliani  —  Rudy Giuliani says President Trump's legal team should be allowed to “correct” special counsel Robert Mueller's final report before Congress or the American people get the chance to read it.
Chris Megerian / Los Angeles Times:   What don't we know about the Russia investigation?
CNN:
Michael Cohen's big day may not be about Russia
Discussion: Liberty Unyielding and TheBlaze
The Daily Beast:
GoFundMe Border Wall Campaign Implodes, Turns to Kris Kobach and Sheriff Clarke  —  The wall won't build itself.  —  A decorated veteran who raised more than $20 million to finance construction of a wall along the southern U.S. border has announced that he will instead use the money to finance …
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BuzzFeed News:
GoFundMe Is Refunding All $20 Million In Donations To Build Trump's Wall After The Plans Changed  —  GoFundMe will refund more than $20 million in donations made by hundreds of thousands of people to an online effort to build President Trump's border wall with Mexico, after the Iraq War veteran behind …
Discussion: twitchy.com
NBC News:
Behind the viral #GoFundTheWall fundraiser, a rising conservative star and a shadowy email harvesting operation  —  Brian Kolfage, a triple-amputee Air Force veteran, has operated fake news websites and fundraisers to build a lucrative email list.  —  The GoFundMe fundraiser that promised …
Heather Caygle / Politico:
Exasperated Democrats try to rein in Ocasio-Cortez  —  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is already making enemies in the House Democratic Caucus — and some of its members are mounting an operation to bring the anti-establishment, democratic socialist with 2.2 million Twitter followers into the fold.
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Daily Mail:
Ocasio-Cortez fired back with a millennial-friendly zinger whose subtext is that she is the …
Discussion: Common Dreams and NTK Network
Matt Wilstein / The Daily Beast:
Fox News Frets Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Could Enter 2020 Race
Discussion: Hot Air
Lauretta Brown / Townhall:
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Responds to Criticism From Joe Lieberman: ‘New Party, Who Dis?’
Dan Alexander / Forbes:
Trump Sold $35 Million Of Real Estate In 2018  —  Donald Trump sold an estimated $35 million worth of real estate while serving in the White House last year, according to a Forbes analysis of local property records and federal filings.  Although the president delegated day-to-day management …
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Cristina Alesci / CNN:   Trump Organization hires former White House ethics lawyer to handle Hill investigations
Michael C. Bender / Dow Jones Newswires:
White House Contemplates Weeks More of Shutdown
Discussion: Splinter
Wall Street Journal:   Trump Organization Hires Lawyer to Oversee Responses to Democrats' Investigations
Gabby Orr / Politico:
White House warns shutdown could carry on after emergency declaration  —  White House officials are warning congressional Republicans not to expect an immediate end to the government shutdown even if President Donald Trump declares a national emergency at the southern border.
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PBS NewsHour:
Evaluating Trump's economic policies, 2 years in  —  How have Trump's economic policies fared during the first two years of his term?  Paul Solman sits down with the president's top economic adviser, Kevin Hassett, to discuss recent stock market volatility, the Federal Reserve, tariffs …
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James B. Stewart / New York Times:
Why Trump's Unusual Leadership Style Isn't Working in the White House
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
The International Crisis of Donald Trump  —  While Washington melts down over the government shutdown, the worst-case scenario for the President's foreign policy has actually happened.  —  Congressional committees, like the priorities of the politicians who run them, change with the times.
Aaron Katersky / ABC News:
Families of Sandy Hook shooting victims win legal victory in lawsuit against InfoWars, Alex Jones  —  Six families of victims killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School won a legal victory Friday in their fight against controversial radio and internet personality Alex Jones.
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Colleen Long / Associated Press:
APNewsBreak: US approved thousands of child bride requests  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides to live in the United States were approved over the past decade, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press.
Discussion: The Daily Caller, IJR, TheBlaze and Axios
Konstantin von Hammerstein / Spiegel Online:
Trump's Ambassador Finds Few Friends in Germany  —  Since arriving in Berlin as U.S. ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell has flouted diplomatic conventions and attempted to interfere in domestic politics.  He has since become politically isolated in the German capital.  —  Photos
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Kyle Swenson / Washington Post:
A Seattle TV station aired doctored footage of Trump's Oval Office speech.  The employee has been fired.  —  On Tuesday night, an estimated 43.3 million Americans hunkered down to watch President Trump make an Oval Office pitch for his border wall.  With the federal government shutdown stretching …
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Joe Concha / The Hill:
Cruz: 'Schumer-Pelosi response was one of the most frightening things I've seen'
Discussion: Townhall and Politico
Washington Post:
‘Could you make these guys essential?’:  Mortgage industry gets shutdown relief after appeal to senior Treasury officials  —  After an intense lobbying campaign by the mortgage industry, the Treasury Department this week restarted a program that had been sidelined by the partial government shutdown …
Financial Times:
Why Jim Yong Kim's move has shaken up the World Bank  —  The day after suddenly announcing that he was ditching the presidency of the World Bank for a Wall Street private equity firm, Jim Yong Kim made an appearance before staff to muster an explanation.  —  In the packed atrium …
Bill Mears / Fox News:
Ginsburg absence shakes court: White House makes preparations, coming weeks seen as key  —  White House preparing for possible departure of ailing Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, reports say  —  Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's absence this week from Supreme Court oral arguments …
Discussion: Daily Wire
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Dan Diamond / Politico:
Trump wants to bypass Congress on Medicaid plan  —  The Trump administration is quietly devising a plan bypassing Congress to give block grants to states for Medicaid, achieving a longstanding conservative dream of reining in spending on the health care safety net for the poor.
Robbie Gramer / Foreign Policy:
The Shutdown Has Foggy Bottom in a Funk  —  While diplomats file for unemployment benefits and seek school lunches for their children, Mike Pompeo is making unpaid workers organize a big ambassadors' conference in D.C.  —  Diplomats are filing for unemployment benefits.
Discussion: CNN, New York Times, Axios and Daily Kos
Bill Pascrell Jr / Washington Post:
Why is Congress so dumb?  —  We lawmakers dumped our in-house experts.  Now lobbyists do the thinking for us.  —  In a year of congressional lowlights, the hearings we held with Silicon Valley leaders last fall may have been the lowest.  One of my colleagues in the House asked Google CEO Sundar Pichai …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Domenico Montanaro / NPR:
Most Americans Call Shutdown ‘Embarrassing’ As It's Set To Become Longest In History  —  Three-quarters of Americans say the government shutdown, now tied for the longest in U.S. history, is “embarrassing for the country,” including a majority of Republicans, a new NPR/Ipsos Poll finds.
Jonathan Capehart / Washington Post:
When you read Kamala Harris's book, you'll come away with one thought  —  President Trump has ruined certain words for me forever.  I can't hear the phrase “both sides” without suffering the PTSD that comes from remembering how he gave aid and comfort to the “very fine people,” …
Discussion: CNN
Hollywood Reporter:
LA's Battle for Venice Beach: Homeless Surge Puts Hollywood's Progressive Ideals to the Test  —  With swelling transient encampments abutting seven-figure homes, the beachside enclave has emerged as a flashpoint for the inequality shaping Los Angeles — and a real-world test case for the liberal ideology of the area's showbiz residents.
Discussion: Breitbart
 
 
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David Nakamura / Washington Post:
Trump seeks to enlist a key surrogate in political fight over his wall — Border Patrol agents
Discussion: Breitbart and Vox
Emily Rauhala / Washington Post:
Trump's immigration policy has foreign tech talent looking north of the border
Eric Morath / Wall Street Journal:
Government Shutdown Could End 99-Month Job Growth Streak
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Axios
Washington Post:
A new migrant caravan is forming in Central America, with plans to leave next week
Discussion: thenewamerican.com
Will Weissert / Associated Press:
Bloomberg says he'd self-fund possible 2020 White House bid
Discussion: Axios
Philip Klein / Washington Examiner:
The worst case scenario for conservatives if Trump invokes emergency powers to build a border wall
Discussion: Reason, Raw Story and Hot Air
 Earlier Items: 
Associated Press:
Federal work at Superfund sites suspended during shutdown
Jesse Singal / New York Magazine:
Is a Portland Professor Being Railroaded by His University for Criticizing Social-Justice Research?
Mike McKinnon III / KUSI-TV:
CNN requests KUSI for local view on the border, declines our reporter after finding out wall works
Jack Andrews / Dailystar.co.uk:
EXCLUSIVE: The Rock slams snowflakes as ‘looking for reasons to be offended’