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6:45 PM ET, January 14, 2019

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Mike DeBonis / Washington Post:
McConnell rebukes Rep. King for racial remarks as House Democrats ponder sanctions  —  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell became the highest-ranking Republican to speak out against Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) following his racially charged comments, saying that there is 'no place in the Republican Party …
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Congressman Bobby Rush:
Rush Responds to Steve King's Rabid Racism with Censure Resolution  —  WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement announcing that he will be introducing a resolution to formally censure U.S. Representative Steve King (R-Iowa) for his pattern of racist and xenophobic statements:
Kristina Peterson / Wall Street Journal:
Shutdown Has Been a Year in the Making  —  Trump rejected several offers on border security, immigration  —  President Trump on Monday said it is up to Congress to end the government shutdown and the impasse over his request for border-wall funding.  Yet Mr. Trump has three times rejected offers …
Sarah Ferris / Politico:
King faces onslaught of bipartisan criticism over ‘white supremacy’ remarks  —  Iowa Rep. Steve King is facing an increasingly hostile Congress Monday, with Democrats rushing to formally punish him and at least one Republican Senator saying he should resign over controversial remarks …
Courier-Journal:
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is going to Canada for surgery  —  Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, one of the fiercest political critics of socialized medicine, will travel to Canada later this month to get hernia surgery.  —  Paul, an ophthalmologist, said the operation is related to an injury in 2017 when his neighbor …
Senior Trump Official / The Daily Caller:
I'm A Senior Trump Official, And I Hope A Long Shutdown Smokes Out The Resistance  —  The Daily Caller is taking the rare step of publishing this anonymous op-ed at the request of the author, a senior official in the Trump administration whose identity is known to us and whose career would be jeopardized by its disclosure.
Discussion: Daily Wire
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Matt Shuham / Talking Points Memo:
‘Senior Trump Official’ On Shutdown: ‘We Do Not Want Most Employees To Return’  —  An unnamed “senior official in the Trump administration” wrote in an anonymous Daily Caller op-ed Monday that the record-breaking 24-day partial government shutdown “is an opportunity to strip wasteful government agencies for good.”
Discussion: Hullabaloo
CNN:
Transcripts detail how FBI debated whether Trump was ‘following directions’ of Russia  —  (CNN)In the chaotic aftermath at the FBI following Director James Comey's firing, a half-dozen senior FBI officials huddled to set in motion the momentous move to open an investigation into President Donald Trump …
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Eric Tucker / Associated Press:
Trump's AG nominee: ‘Vitally important’ Mueller finish work  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general will tell senators at his confirmation hearing “it is vitally important” that special counsel Robert Mueller be allowed to complete his Russia investigation …
Discussion: Feeds, The Daily Caller, ABC News and Axios
Michael Burke / The Hill:
Rasmussen poll shows Trump with lowest approval in a year  —  A conservative-leaning poll released Monday showed President Trump with his lowest approval ratings in almost a year.  —  The Rasmussen poll found that 43 percent of likely voters polled approve of Trump's job performance …
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Ruby Cramer / BuzzFeed News:
Bernie Sanders Will Meet With Former Female Staffers About 2016 Campaign Sexism And Harassment  —  Bernie Sanders will meet on Wednesday with women who have said they experienced sexual harassment and gender discrimination while working on his 2016 presidential campaign …
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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is freaking out the news media. And it's working for her.
Washington Post:
Bipartisan Senate group forming in search of shutdown deal amid impasse between Trump, party leaders  —  A bipartisan group of rank-and-file senators are planning to hold discussions on how to end the weeks-long government shutdown, with talks between congressional leaders and the White House at a standstill.
Discussion: Political Wire
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Burgess Everett / Politico:
Both parties aim to woo defectors as shutdown drags on
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Alexandra Bruell / Wall Street Journal:
P&G Challenges Men to Shave Their ‘Toxic Masculinity’ in Gillette Ad  —  Spot pegged to #MeToo asks ‘Is this the best a man can get?’  —  Gillette is embracing the #MeToo movement in a new digital ad campaign aimed at men, the latest message from an advertiser attempting to change societal norms.
Richard L. Hasen / Slate:
The House Democrats' Colossal Election Reform Bill Could Save American Democracy  —  The Democrats' first order of business as they took control of the 116th Congress was introducing H.R. 1, the colossal “For the People Act.”  This 571-page behemoth of a bill covering voting rights …
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Ari Berman / Mother Jones:   New York Has Some of the Worst Voting Laws in the Country. That's About to Change.
Alice Miranda Ollstein / Politico:
Second federal court blocks Trump's contraception rule  —  A federal judge in Pennsylvania put a nationwide block on Trump administration rules allowing virtually any employer to deny workers' birth control coverage, one day after a federal judge halted the rules in a smaller group of states.
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David French / National Review:   Lawless Federal Judges Are Winning Their War against the Trump Administration
David Dayen / The Intercept:
Shuttered IRS Is Sending Automated Warnings of Asset Seizures, With Nobody to Call to Stop Them  —  The letter from the IRS is dated December 24, 2018, the Monday after the start of the government shutdown.  The headline reads, “Notice of intent to seize (levy) your property or rights to property.”
Discussion: Boing Boing
Bloomberg:
The Next American Car Recession Has Already Started  —  These should be boom times for Detroit.  Unemployment is at a half-century low, gasoline is cheap and auto sales in the U.S. were near record levels last year.  Yet American automakers are closing factories, cutting shifts and laying off thousands of workers.
Zoe Tillman / BuzzFeed News:
Trump's DC Circuit Nominee — And Reported Supreme Court Contender — Wrote Inflammatory Op-Eds In College  —  WASHINGTON — Neomi Rao — President Donald Trump's pick for a powerful federal judgeship and a reported US Supreme Court contender — wrote a string of op-eds in college …
Noah Rothman / NBC News:
Trump's shutdown gamble now hinges on a wall many Republicans were never truly sold on  —  For two years, the GOP had many opportunities to fund Trump's wall both in part or in whole and it declined on every occasion.  —  On Friday, January 11, a dubious milestone was reached.
Nika Shakhnazarova / The Sun:
SPIDERS OF MARS Skin-crawling moment hundreds of spiders ‘rain’ from the sky in Brazil leaving terrified residents running for cover  —  The 14-year-old who filmed the incredible moment said it left him ‘stunned and scared’ as the arachnids floated in the air
Discussion: Mashable
Anna Staver / Denver Post:
Shutdown could cut flights out of Denver International Airport, air traffic controllers say  —  “At this point the federal government is starting to become an unreliable employer.”  —  Show Caption  —  of … Coloradans could be waiting in longer lines for fewer flights …
Kyle Smith / National Review:
Philadelphia's Soda War  —  A tax on sweetened beverages harms businesses and achieves none of its goals.  —  Philadelphia's outlandish soda tax is what Democratic-party politics looks like when it lets its freak flag fly.  So many classic elements are there: (failed) social engineering and …
Wall Street Journal:
Ivanka Trump to Help Select Nominee for World Bank President  —  President Trump's daughter will assist Mnuchin, Mulvaney in the U.S. nomination process  —  President Trump's daughter, Ivanka Trump, will help Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney lead …
Richard N. Haass / Project Syndicate:
THE YEAR OF TRUMP?  —  The second truth is that peace negotiations are unlikely to work.  Talks have taken place on and off over the years, but diplomacy is never far removed from facts and trends on the ground.  Both work against a negotiated settlement.  —  The situation on the ground …
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
No Coincidence Here: Trump's Bezos Attack Was a Valentine to The Enquirer  —  Even by the tweeting habits of the 45th president of the United States, it was a puzzler.  —  Until you examined it.  Then it started to make sense.  —  A Twitter post on Sunday night showed Mr. Trump …
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
GOP's John Kasich is looking to join CNN or MSNBC amid speculation he could run for president in 2020  — Republican John Kasich, who is thinking about running for president in 2020, is likely to announce this week that he will join a major cable news network.
Wall Street Journal:
China's Annual Trade Surplus With U.S. Hits Record Despite Trump's Tariff Offensive  —  China posted a trade surplus of $323.32 billion with the U.S. in 2018  —  BEIJING—China's trade surplus with the U.S. hit a record last year, as robust American demand for Chinese goods undercut …
Lyz Lenz / HuffPost:
You Should Care That Richard Spencer's Wife Says He Abused Her  —  Despite the so-called alt-right's attempt to be respectable, violence seems to follow it everywhere — even, allegedly, into Spencer's own home.  —  Nina Kouprianova and Richard Spencer were married during a small ceremony in Niagara Falls in August 2010.
Discussion: Splinter
New York Times:
Redefining Representation: The Women of the 116th Congress  —  Just over a century ago, Jeannette Rankin of Montana won a seat in the House of Representatives, becoming the first woman ever elected to federal office.  In 1917, 128 years after the first United States Congress convened, she was sworn into its 65th session.
Discussion: National Review
Ryan McCrimmon / Politico:
Shutdown tests farmers' loyalty as Trump visits their annual convention  —  NEW ORLEANS — President Donald Trump's visit to the American Farm Bureau Federation's annual convention comes at an awkward time as farmers and ranchers begin to feel the pinch of the partial government shutdown.
Discussion: ABC News
 
 
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Nikki Wentling / Stars & Stripes:
VA secretary fights notion that government shutdown could lead to veteran suicides
Anti-Defamation League:
White Supremacists Cheer, Jeer Steve King
Kurt Schlichter / Townhall:
Apocalypse Ruth  —  There are some opponents worthy of grudging respect.
Washington Post:
Ice loss from Antarctica has sextupled since the 1970s, new research finds
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Pompeo's enabling of Trump comes with a big cost
John Solomon / The Hill:
Rosenstein, DOJ exploring ways to more easily spy on journalists
Discussion: USA Today, Breitbart and The Week
Robin Marty / TIME:
The Case for Starting an Emergency Abortion Fund
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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 Earlier Items: 
NBC News:
Two killed, 40 detained in new gay purge in Chechnya
Discussion: Queerty
Frank Miele / Real Clear Politics:
Trump, Emerson and Questions of Character
Discussion: American Greatness
Jon Ralston / The Nevada Independent:
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Hayley Miller / HuffPost:
Raj Shah Out As White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary
Judith Kohler / Denver Post:
Big win for oil and gas industry: Colorado Supreme Court reverses Appeals Court ruling in Martinez case
New York Times:
It's Time for T.S.A. Workers to Strike
Discussion: National Review
David French / The Atlantic:
The Unmanning of Conservatism  —  In Trump's view of masculinity …