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12:00 PM ET, January 11, 2019

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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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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.
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.
Mike McKinnon III / KUSI-TV:
CNN requests KUSI for local view on the border, declines our reporter after finding out wall works  —  SAN DIEGO (KUSI) - Thursday morning, CNN called the KUSI Newsroom asking if one of our reporters could give them a local view of the debate surrounding the border wall and government shutdown.
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NBC News:
Trump could take billions from disaster areas to fund wall  —  Under the proposal, Trump could dip into money set aside to fund civil works projects all over the country including storm-damaged areas of Puerto Rico.  —  President Donald Trump has been briefed on a plan that would use …
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Washington Post:
Trump administration lays groundwork to declare national emergency to build wall
HuffPost:
Thousands Of Federal Workers Just Missed Their First Paycheck
Discussion: New York Times, CNN and Shareblue Media
Hollie Silverman / CNN:
Due to TSA absences, Miami airport will temporarily close one terminal early for 3 days  —  How does the government shutdown affect you?  —  (CNN)Miami International Airport will close a terminal early for three days because of a shortage of Transportation Security Administration screeners, airport spokesman Greg Chin said Thursday.
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miamiherald:
As shutdown keeps TSA screeners home, Miami's airport is closing off a terminal
Discussion: USA Today
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: Axios
Charles Sykes / The Bulwark:
The Purge We Need  —  It's past time for the GOP to expel the mouth-breathers and bigots who are ruining the party.  —  Tarrant County's GOP got it half right Thursday night.  —  In a closed door session, the party's precinct chairs voted 139-49 to reject an attempt to oust one of its vice chairmen …
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Alex Samuels / The Texas Tribune:
Tarrant County GOP's vice-chairman survives recall vote over his religion  —  County party officials overwhelmingly rejected attempts to remove Shahid Shafi because he's Muslim.  The 139-49 vote came after the state's top Republican officials denounced the failed move to oust the trauma surgeon.
Associated Press:
US official says troop withdrawal from Syria has started  —  BAGHDAD (AP) — After days of back and forth over U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pullout American troops from Syria, a U.S. military official said Friday the process of withdrawal has begun, declining to comment on specific timetables or movements.
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Katie Rogers / New York Times:
At White House, Empty Desks and Unpaid Bills as Trump Shows No Sign of Relenting  —  WASHINGTON — As the partial government shutdown took hold over the holidays, President Trump seemed to express wonder at being alone in the White House with little but the cheeriness of heavily armed guards …
Discussion: CNN, The Week, Associated Press and TheBlaze
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New York Times:
White House Considers Using Storm Aid Funds as a Way to Pay for the Border Wall
Bob Bauer / The Atlantic:
What Someone Needs to Explain to Trump About ‘National Emergencies’  —  When the recently arrived White House counsel Pat Cipollone took up his post, he could have had no illusions that the president he served would make his professional life easy.  Just weeks into the job …
Discussion: Feeds, Washington Post and New Republic
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Brianna Sacks / BuzzFeed News:
“I Felt Dirty”: Former Employees Of The Veteran Crowdfunding Trump's Wall Say He Pushed Fake News To Get Rich  —  “He never wanted the truth.  It was all just for clicks, and the more inflammatory, the better,” a former employee said.  “I felt dirty writing the stuff.”
Jesse Singal / New York Magazine:
Is a Portland Professor Being Railroaded by His University for Criticizing Social-Justice Research?  —  Last fall, it was revealed that a trio of researchers, the philosopher Peter Boghossian, the mathematician James Lindsay, and the medieval-studies independent scholar Helen Pluckrose …
Jack Andrews / Dailystar.co.uk:
EXCLUSIVE: The Rock slams snowflakes as ‘looking for reasons to be offended’  —  THE world's biggest movie star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has body slammed Britain's growing snowflake culture.  —  He “laid the smackdown” on PC softies in an exclusive chat with the Daily Star.
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
Will the Media Be Trump's Accomplice Again in 2020?  —  We have a second chance.  Let's not blow it.  —  “Pocahontas” won't be lonely for long.  —  As other Democrats join Elizabeth Warren in the contest for the party's presidential nomination, President Trump will assign them their own nicknames …
Matt Lewis / The Daily Beast:
How Steve King's Idiotic and Odious Words Help the Left Destroy Western Civilization  —  In his comments to the Times, King equated Western civilization, which belongs to all of us, with white people only.  And that's just what the hard left wants people to think.  —  Matt Lewis
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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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Chinese Huawei Executive Is Charged With Espionage in Poland  —  Detention follows a U.S. push to dissuade allies around the world from using Huawei gear  —  Polish authorities detained and charged a local sales director of Huawei Technologies Co., a Chinese national, with conducting high-level espionage …
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Laurens Cerulus / Politico:
Poland arrests Huawei, Orange executives on suspicion of spying
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.
Discussion: Mediaite
Taylor Telford / Washington Post:
Now on Craigslist, Facebook: Household items from furloughed workers trying to make ends meet  —  A federal worker in Morgantown, W.Va., took to Facebook this week to sell welding tools, left behind by his deceased father-in-law.  Another, a die-hard Star Wars fan in Woodbridge, Va. …
Tal Kopan / San Francisco Chronicle:
Kamala Harris in the Senate  —  California senator gains prominence by grilling Trump officials, laying the groundwork for a likely 2020 presidential run  —  California senator gains prominence by grilling Trump officials, laying the groundwork for a likely 2020 presidential run
Erica Newland / Washington Post:
I worked in the Justice Department.  I hope its lawyers won't give Trump an alibi.  —  Erica Newland is a counsel for the nonprofit group Protect Democracy and a former attorney adviser in the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel.  —  President Trump said Thursday that he will …
New York Times:
Farm Country Stood by Trump.  But the Shutdown Is Pushing It to Breaking Point.  —  DENVER, Colo. — In Georgia, a pecan farmer lost out on his chance to buy his first orchard.  The local Farm Service Agency office that would have processed his loan application was shut down.
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.
The Trace:
Documents Show NRA and GOP Candidates Coordinated Ads in Key Senate Races  —  The National Rifle Association appears to have illegally coordinated its political advertising with Republican candidates in at least three recent high-profile Senate races, according to Federal Communications Commission records.
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and Mother Jones
Oprah.com:
OPRAH WINFREY HOSTS LIVE EVENT FROM TIMES SQUARE IN NYC ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5  —  Inspiring One-on-One Conversations with Guests Including Bradley Cooper, Michael B. Jordan, Beto O'Rourke, Melinda Gates and Lisa Borders  —  COMING SOON: Tickets will go on sale this Monday, January 14 at 10a EST.
Discussion: Deadline
Kerry Justich / Yahoo:
Influencer says she was on a ‘tapas and cocaine’ diet to stay thin — here's why that's not healthy  —  Ruby Tuesday Matthews is opening up about how she maintained a slim figure before having her two children — and said it all came down to  —  cocaine, black coffee and cigarettes.
Michael Laris / Washington Post:
Air traffic controllers get their first shutdown pay stub: $0.00  —  Before Corey Soignet had hundreds of lives in his hands, hour after hour, in the airspace above Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport, he spent years guiding military aircraft.  He had joined the Air National Guard …
Discussion: Shareblue Media and Mediaite
Kris Frieswick / Wall Street Journal:
In a House With 16 Bathrooms, There Are Lots of Choices  —  The proportion of homes with 10 or more bathrooms has nearly doubled in the past decade, as wealthy owners of luxury megamansions see an abundance of toilets as a covetable amenity  —  If he were so inclined, Alessandro Giacometti …
Neil Vigdor / Hartford Courant:
Paul Manafort resigns from Connecticut bar ahead of misconduct hearing  —  Rather than face a disbarment hearing in his native Connecticut, beleaguered Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has resigned his law license.  —  In a Superior Court filing in Hartford Wednesday …
Stef W. Kight / Axios:
Trump: H-1B visa changes are coming  —  Trump signaled changes to the H1-B visa program in a tweet Friday morning, telling the highly-skilled foreign workers that he will bring “certainty to your stay, including a potential path to citizenship.”  —  Between the lines: H-1B holders are already qualified to apply for green cards.
Discussion: Associated Press
Laura Rozen / Al-Monitor:
Pompeo's Cairo speech panned as ‘tone-deaf,’ ‘hyper-partisan,’ ‘offensive’  —  US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to students at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, Jan. 10, 2019.  —  WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's stridently partisan speech in Cairo today chiding …
 
 
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Michelle Goldberg / New York Times:
Is the President Making Middle School Worse?
Discussion: Althouse and Raw Story
Candace Taylor / Wall Street Journal:
Golf-Home Owners Find Themselves in a Hole
John McWhorter / The Atlantic:
Trump's Typos Reveal His Lack of Fitness for the Presidency
Discussion: Raw Story
Larry O'Connor / Washington Times:
January 2019: When media fact-checkers finally jumped the shark
Paul Mutton / Netcraft:
.gov security falters during U.S. shutdown
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Former Defense Executive to Be Named Deputy National Security Adviser
Lee Smith / Tablet Magazine:
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New York Times:
What Trump Could Learn From His Shutdown
Discussion: USA Today and thenewamerican.com
WV MetroNews:
Manchin considering running for Governor... again
David M. Drucker / Washington Examiner:
Republicans plotting to oppose Trump in 2020 waiting for Mueller and June before pulling trigger
Steven Kull / Washington Post:
Americans don't want Trump's border wall. This is what they want instead.