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10:35 AM ET, January 18, 2019

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BuzzFeed News:
President Trump Directed His Attorney Michael Cohen To Lie To Congress About The Moscow Tower Project  —  President Donald Trump directed his longtime attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, according to two federal law enforcement officials involved …
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CNN:
Trump startled by cozy Barr-Mueller relationship  —  Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump was startled Tuesday as he watched television coverage of his nominee for attorney general describing a warm relationship with the special counsel Robert Mueller in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee …
Discussion: emptywheel and Hullabaloo
Tim Elfrink / Washington Post:
Democrats demand investigation after report that Trump ordered Michael Cohen to lie to Congress  —  Democratic leaders reacted with fury and demanded an investigation late Thursday following a new report that President Trump personally directed his former attorney, Michael Cohen …
Andrew Egger / The Bulwark:
Trump, Cohen, and Buzzfeed: Is This the Big One?  —  If the new Buzzfeed report is true, the legal debates about Trump and obstruction just got blown out of the water.  —  Buzzfeed News is reporting, based on the testimony of two anonymous law enforcement sources, that special counsel Robert Mueller …
Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
The circular firing squad: Mueller targets turn on each other  —  Rudy Giuliani sent an unmistakable message Wednesday night: It's everyone for themselves.  —  During a CNN interview, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer blurted out that the only person he knows about who didn't collude with Russia was Trump himself.
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
BuzzfeedNews Bombshell Reporter: No We Have Not Seen the Evidence Supporting Our Report  —  Anthony Cormier is one of the two investigative reporter at BuzzfeedNews who co-authored the bombshell report published Thursday night — a report which claimed President Donald Trump directed …
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
14 Republican senators are on-record holding a president accountable for obstruction: Bill Clinton  —  On Aug. 5, 1974, shortly after losing a case at the Supreme Court, the administration of Richard Nixon released an Oval Office recording that it had kept secret to that point.
Discussion: Vox, Axios and National Review
Wall Street Journal:
Lawmakers to Investigate Report That Trump Directed Cohen to Lie to Congress  —  House Democrats say they will look into whether President Trump asked former lawyer Michael Cohen to commit perjury  —  WASHINGTON—Lawmakers said they would investigate a report that President Trump directed …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Mediaite
Mary Clare Jalonick / Associated Press:
Congress to probe report that Trump directed lawyer to lie
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Grant Stern / The Stern Facts:   Did Russian developers give Trump a $1 million payment on the Moscow Trump Tower contract?
Jacqueline Alemany / Washington Post:
Power Up: Cohen bombshell could significantly change Mueller debate
Discussion: Vox, Talking Points Memo and CNN
Washington Post:
McConnell courting Pompeo to run for an open Senate seat in Kansas  —  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has personally courted Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to consider leaving his post to run for the Senate, according to people familiar with the effort, a move …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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Mitch McConnell / Washington Post:
Behold the Democrat Politician Protection Act
Washington Post:
Senate GOP mulling rules change to speed up confirmations of Trump nominees
Discussion: Politico
Debbie Wasserman Schultz / USA Today:
Why I refuse to walk with the Washington Women's March  —  It should not be this difficult to condemn hate speech.  Until national leaders get it right, local marches will carry the mission forward.  —  CONNECT  —  I walked away from the Women's March on Washington two years ago absolutely electrified …
Brent Scher / Washington Free Beacon:
PICTURE: Trump Returns CODEL Luggage to Pelosi's Office  —  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's luggage has been returned to the halls of congress by cart, according to a picture sent to the Washington Free Beacon by a snap-happy tipster.  —  The picture shows the luggage were returned to Pelosi on “military liaison” marked carts.
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The Daily Beast:
What Trump Just Wrecked by Canceling Pelosi's Trip to Afghanistan
Discussion: Politico, KAJ-TV, CNN and The Guardian
Robin Opsahl / Des Moines Register:
Rep. Steve King raising money off controversy from white nationalism, supremacy comments  —  The House has approved a Democratic measure disapproving of Republican Rep. Steve King's comments about white supremacy.  The nine-term Iowa congressman was among those supporting the measure, which was approved, 416-1.
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
“Are We Really Where We Are?”:  Trump, Putin, and Washington's Unbelievable New Normal  —  Regardless of whether Trump ends up making a speech on Capitol Hill on January 29th, the state of the union is not strong, and everyone knows it.  —  Sunday will mark the second anniversary of Donald Trump's Presidency.
The White House:
Letter from President Donald J. Trump to Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi  —  Speaker of the House of Representatives  —  Dear Madame Speaker:  —  Due to the Shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan has been postponed.
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New York Times:
Trump Hits Back at Pelosi, Upending Her Trip to See Troops
Heather Caygle / Politico:
'Feel like I'm going to strangle you': Shutdown breaks Congress' spirit  —  A dismal mood has descended on Capitol Hill as the shutdown concludes its 27th day.  —  The House speaker and the president are at war.  A bipartisan Senate push to reopen the government failed for a second consecutive week.
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McKay Coppins / The Atlantic:   Waiting for a Shutdown to End in Disaster
Axios:
Exclusive: Former aide describes in new book how Trump demanded names of leakers  —  President Trump was frustrated about leaks — specifically leaks attributed to “White House officials” — that were critical of him.  —  Behind the scenes: Cliff Sims, a young White House communications aide …
Herman Wong / Washington Post:
Congressman who yelled ‘go back to Puerto Rico’ apologizes to Latino colleague  —  A Republican congressman apologized for shouting “Go back to Puerto Rico” on the House floor on Thursday, said Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.), who Democrats had believed was the target of the verbal attack.
Discussion: The Week, Politico and Roll Call
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Juliegrace Brufke / The Hill:
Democrats will push to retake vote on funding government after chaos on the floor
Discussion: Splinter
Rafael Bernal / The Hill:
Democrat responds to being told ‘go back to Puerto Rico’ on House floor
Discussion: Breitbart and Roll Call
Julia Ainsley / NBC News:
Trump admin weighed targeting migrant families, speeding up deportation of children  —  A draft plan obtained by NBC News also shows officials wanted to specifically target parents in migrant families for increased prosecutions.  —  WASHINGTON — Trump administration officials weighed speeding …
Brett McGurk / Washington Post:
Trump said he beat ISIS.  Instead, he's giving it new life.  —  The president decided to withdraw U.S. forces without consulting allies or understanding the facts on the ground.  —  On Dec. 17, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asked for an important call with me and a few …
Discussion: Political Wire
Mark Joseph Stern / Slate:
So, I Got an Email From Matthew Whitaker's Wife  —  In her message, Marci Whitaker says the Mueller investigation is “wrapping up” and that the government shutdown is affecting her family's ability to earn a living.  —  On Monday, Dahlia Lithwick and I wrote an article in Slate arguing …
Carla Herreria / HuffPost:
Vice President Says Outrage Over Wife Karen Pence's Discriminatory School Is ‘Offensive’  —  Mike Pence's wife took a job teaching art at a school that bans LGBTQ families and individuals, HuffPost first reported Tuesday.  —  Vice President Mike Pence defended second lady Karen Pence's decision …
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David French / National Review:
Karen Pence, Are You Now, or Have You Ever Been, Part of a Christian Ministry?
Jason Rezaian / Washington Post:
‘Their job is to scare me’: Jason Rezaian describes first terrifying hours inside Iranian prison  —  The author, then The Washington Post's correspondent in Tehran, and his wife, Yeganeh, were arrested by Iranian authorities on July 22, 2014.  Jason would spend 18 months in Iran's Evin prison …
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Hogan stokes speculation he'll primary Trump in 2020  —  Republican Gov. Larry Hogan is acting a lot like a guy who wants to run against Donald Trump in 2020 — and the president's reelection team is taking notice.  —  The second-term Maryland governor has been implicitly going after Trump in speeches …
Discussion: Mediaite
CBC News:
Twins get some ‘mystifying’ results when they put 5 ancestry DNA kits to the test  —  Chief geneticist at a popular ancestry company admits it's ‘kind of a science and an art’  —  One set of identical twins, two different ancestry profiles.  —  At least that's the suggestion …
Caitlin Oprysko / Politico:
Trump touts story about finding ‘prayer rugs’ along border  —  President Donald Trump on Friday sought to prop up his administration's claims that migrants who enter the U.S. illegally along the U.S.-Mexico border don't come from only Mexico and Central America, in an attempt to justify his demands for a border wall.
Ashley Feinberg / HuffPost:
Jack Dorsey Has No Clue What He Wants  —  A Q&A with Twitter's CEO on right-wing extremism, Candace Owens, and what he'd do if the president called on his followers to murder journalists.  —  A conversation with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey can be incredibly disorienting.
Jennifer Scholtes / Politico:
How the shutdown will inflict lasting damage  —  The longest government shutdown in U.S. history will scar the federal bureaucracy and U.S. economy long after the doors are unlocked and workers return.  —  The feds will struggle to dig out of a backlog of hiring and training that's essential …
Nicole Weisensee Egan / The Daily Beast:
Is a Serial-Killer Gang Murdering Young Men Across the U.S.?  —  Dozens of college-age men dead from ‘accidental’ drownings—but a team of retired detectives say the boys were drugged and killed by a shadowy gang with a sinister symbol.  —  On the evening of Dec. 15, 2016, Dakota James called his friend Shelley in a panic.
 
 
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Reuters:
Treasury's Mnuchin declines to testify before House panel on shutdown
Discussion: Informed Comment
Eddie Scarry / Washington Examiner:
Drug smugglers bring 700 lbs of cocaine into US, then flee into Mexico across border with no physical barrier
Discussion: RedState and Daily Wire
Amy Walter / The Cook Political Report:
Trump Is Unifying Democrats Instead of Consolidating His Base
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