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12:20 PM ET, January 12, 2019

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New York Times:
F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia  —  F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working For Russia  — In the days after President Trump fired James B. Comey as F.B.I. director, law enforcement officials were alarmed by the president's behavior.
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Benjamin Wittes / Lawfare:
What if the Obstruction Was the Collusion?  On the New York Times's Latest Bombshell  —  Shortly before the holidays, I received a call from New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt asking me to meet with him about some reporting he had done.  Schmidt did not describe the subject until we met up …
Isaac Chotiner / New Yorker:
How the Times Reported the F.B.I. Counterintelligence Investigation Into President Trump: An Interview with the Journalist Adam Goldman  —  On Friday evening, the Times reported that, days after President Trump fired the F.B.I. director James Comey, on May 9, 2017, the Bureau opened …
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: The longest shutdown ever  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  THE INVESTIGATIONS — BOMBSHELL — NYT'S ADAM GOLDMAN, MIKE SCHMIDT and NICK FANDOS: “F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia”: “In the days after President Trump fired James B. Comey …
Discussion: Political Wire
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 …
New York Times:
Trump Pulls Back From Declaring a National Emergency to Fund a Wall  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump has stepped back from declaring a national emergency to pay for a border wall, under pressure from congressional Republicans, his own lawyers and advisers, who say using it as a way out of …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and Raw Story
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Jeff Hauser / HuffPost:
Prosecute Donald Trump To The Full Extent Of The Law  —  Want Americans to feel like the country is fair?  Think the rule of law is important?  Prosecute powerful people when they commit crimes.  Even people who worked for a president.  Even a former president.
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 …
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The Daily Beast:
GoFundMe Border Wall Campaign Implodes, Turns to Kris Kobach and Sheriff Clarke
BuzzFeed News:   GoFundMe Is Refunding All $20 Million In Donations To Build Trump's Wall After The Plans Changed
Daniel Strauss / Politico:
'You couldn't spend a dime?':  Jay Inslee ticks off the wrong state  —  When Washington Gov. Jay Inslee heads to the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state of New Hampshire later this month to test the 2020 waters, he might want to consider adding an apology tour.
Discussion: CNBC and Washington Free Beacon
New York Times:
Mercurial Trump Has Made Path Out of Shutdown Much Harder to Find  —  WASHINGTON — Officially, Republicans blame Democrats for what is now the longest government shutdown in the nation's history.  Privately, many concede, the stalemate over President Trump's demand for a border wall …
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
New York Times:
It's Final: Megyn Kelly and NBC Part Ways.  And She Will Be Paid in Full.  —  After a drawn-out negotiation period, NBC and Megyn Kelly have formally agreed to part ways.  —  The network and the onetime cable news star reached a final agreement on Friday, nearly three months after she wondered aloud …
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Ian Livingston / Washington Post:
D.C.-area forecast: Snow develops later today, with at least several inches likely tonight through Sunday  —  * Winter storm warning for immediate D.C. metro area and south 4 p.m. Saturday to 1 p.m. Sunday |  Winter weather advisory for northern areas 4 p.m Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday *
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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CNN:
Michael Cohen's big day may not be about Russia
Chris Megerian / Los Angeles Times:   What don't we know about the Russia investigation?
Alex Horton / Washington Post:
He helped U.S. troops and fled Afghanistan.  CBP detained him in Houston, an advocacy group said.  —  KABUL — A former interpreter for U.S. troops in Afghanistan was detained Friday in Houston's international airport with his family and threatened with deportation to Kabul …
David Bauder / Associated Press:
TV station backs off accusation that CNN played politics  —  NEW YORK (AP) — An executive at a San Diego television station that accused CNN of rejecting an appearance by one of its reporters for political reasons conceded Friday he didn't really know why the network turned him down.
Laura Bassett / HuffPost:
Conservative Men Are Obsessed With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  Science Tells Us Why.  —  Conservatives respond to fear more strongly than liberals do, says one neuroscientist who studies political anxiety.  —  Conservatives' bizarre, escalating obsession with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez …
Discussion: twitchy.com
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Matt Wilstein / The Daily Beast:
Fox News Frets Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Could Enter 2020 Race
Discussion: Hot Air
Alexandra DeSanctis / National Review:
Are Democrats Testing a Future Strategy against Amy Coney Barrett?  —  One way to understand the Democratic opposition to the judicial nomination of Brian Buescher over his membership in the Catholic group the Knights of Columbus is as a test run in preventing their worst nightmare …
Discussion: Power Line
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Matthew Continetti / Washington Free Beacon:
The Outrageous Assault on the Knights of Columbus
Discussion: GetReligion
Christian Caryl / Washington Post:
There's a way to know if Russia threw the election to Trump  —  The revelation that President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort shared polling data with a suspected Russian agent is a political bombshell.  But it also reminds us just how many gaps remain in our understanding …
Enjoli Francis / ABC News:
Drone captures California man surfing with dolphins  —  Breathtaking drone video of a pod of friendly, playful dolphins joining a surfer as he took to the waves near the coast of Ventura, California, is making the rounds on social media and bringing smiles — and wow's — to viewers.
Aidan McLaughlin / Mediaite:
Shepard Smith Appears to Swipe at Outnumbered For Trashing NYC: Crime is Low and ‘Streets Are Clean’  —  Fox News anchor Shepard Smith is used to offering fact-checks of President Donald Trump on his show.  But on Friday, he appeared to issue a fact-check of his own colleagues …
Discussion: Contemptor
Erica Doyle Higgins / The Sun:
SWARM & BUZZY Huge swarm of locusts descends on Mecca leaving worshippers at Islam's holiest site covered in insects  —  Officials have said that specialised teams have been working to eliminate the insects from the site  —  A HUGE swarm of locusts have descended on Islam's holiest site Mecca - leaving worshippers covered in insects.
Discussion: Breitbart
Grace Panetta / Business Insider:
Ivanka Trump is reportedly under consideration to lead The World Bank  — Ivanka Trump is one of the names being considered to replace The World Bank's outgoing president, Jim Yong Kim, the Financial Times reported Friday.  — Before joining the White House, she worked as a vice president of acquisitions at the Trump Organization.
 
 
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