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5:40 PM ET, January 17, 2019

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Domenico Montanaro / NPR:
Poll: Trump Approval Down, Slips With Base  —  While the longest government shutdown in U.S. history continues, President Trump's approval rating is down, and there are cracks showing with his base.  —  A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds Trump's approval rating down and his disapproval rating up from a month ago.
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PBS NewsHour:
57 percent of voters say they won't support Trump in 2020  —  With the 2020 presidential election already underway, 57 percent of registered voters said they would definitely vote against President Donald Trump, according to the latest poll from the PBS NewsHour, NPR and Marist.
Discussion: Politico, Mediaite and Joe.My.God.
John Parkinson / ABC News:
Trump postpones Pelosi's trip ‘due to shutdown’ after she called for State of the Union delay  —  In the increasingly personal standoff between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the president on Thursday said he was postponing her use of a military plane for an official trip to Belgium …
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Washington Post:
Trump says he's canceling Pelosi's foreign trip a day after she asked him to delay his State of the Union speech
Discussion: Balloon Juice and The Week
Wall Street Journal:
Poll-Rigging for Trump and Creating @WomenForCohen: One IT Firm's Work Order  —  Behind the scenes, Michael Cohen hired RedFinch Solutions, then allegedly stiffed it—and his boss  —  In early 2015, a man who runs a small technology company showed up at Trump Tower to collect $50,000 …
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Congressman Tom Marino:
Congressman Tom Marino Announces Resignation  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Tom Marino (PA-12) released the following statement announcing his resignation from the United States House of Representatives.  —  Rep. Marino said the following:  —  “As of January 23, 2019, I am officially stepping down from Congress.
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Michael Burke / The Hill:
GOP Rep. Tom Marino resigns from Congress  —  Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.) announced Thursday that he is resigning from Congress to take a job in the private sector.  —  “Having spent over two decades serving the public, I have chosen to take a position in the private sector where I can use …
Associated Press:
Congressman who worked on Trump's PA campaign is resigning
Discussion: Politico, Breitbart, CNN and Joe.My.God.
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 …
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Rudy Giuliani just contradicted nearly all the Trump team's past collusion denials  —  This is at least the 10th time the denials have been watered down.  It might be the most significant rollback.  —  President Trump's legal spokesman Rudolph W. Giuliani on Wednesday night appeared to grant …
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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.
Amy Walter / The Cook Political Report:
Trump Is Unifying Democrats Instead of Consolidating His Base  —  The other day, I asked a House Democratic member who has been in D.C. for a few years, if he thought that Democrats would find themselves battling their own ‘Tea Party’ insurgency.  Would the forces led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez soon …
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Ronald Brownstein / The Atlantic:
Trump Isn't Even Trying to Convince Voters on the Shutdown
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Pew Research Center:
Generation Z Looks a Lot Like Millennials on Key Social and Political Issues  —  Among Republicans, Gen Z stands out in views on race, climate and the role of government  —  No longer the new kids on the block, Millennials have moved firmly into their 20s and 30s, and a new generation is coming into focus.
Sean Sullivan / Washington Post:
Democratic group to launch ads targeting six GOP senators over shutdown  —  A Democratic group plans to launch a television advertising campaign criticizing six Republican senators for the partial government shutdown, escalating the political battle as the standoff reached its 27th day.
Discussion: Political Wire
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Washington Post:
Rebuking Trump, over 130 House Republicans challenge plans to lift sanctions against Putin ally
Discussion: Tampa Bay Times and Rolling Stone
Andrew Desiderio / Politico:
House rebukes Trump for easing Russia sanctions
Discussion: Breitbart and The Daily Beast
Kate Riga / Talking Points Memo:
Hoyer Calls Out GOP After Member Told Rep. Cardenas To ‘Go Back To Puerto Rico’  —  House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) took a few minutes in his concluding floor remarks Thursday to scold a Republican representative who shouted “go back to Puerto Rico!” during Rep. Tony Cardenas's (D-CA) speech on the shutdown.
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Rafael Bernal / The Hill:   Democrat responds to being told ‘go back to Puerto Rico’ on House floor
Lara Bazelon / New York Times:
Kamala Harris Was Not a ‘Progressive Prosecutor’  —  The senator was often on the wrong side of history when she served as California's attorney general.  —  Ms. Bazelon is a law professor and the former director of the Loyola Law School Project for the Innocent in Los Angeles.
U.S. Department of Justice:
Prominent Global Law Firm Agrees to Register as an Agent of a Foreign Principal  —  Civil settlement resolves Department of Justice national security inquiry into violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act  —  Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP has entered into a settlement agreement …
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Wall Street Journal:   Skadden Arps Settles With DOJ Over Work With Manafort for Ukraine
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
GOP Congressmen Meet With Accused Holocaust-Denier Chuck Johnson  —  The two Republican lawmakers say they didn't know about the alt-right troll's past.  —  Notorious alt-right figure and accused Holocaust denier Chuck Johnson met with two Republican lawmakers in Congress on Wednesday.
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Andy Campbell / HuffPost:
2 GOP Lawmakers Host Chuck Johnson, Holocaust-Denying White Nationalist
Barbara Starr / CNN:
Trump is fraying nerves inside the Pentagon  —  Washington (CNN)Two years into his presidency, Donald Trump is fueling unprecedented uncertainty and anxiety inside the Pentagon.  In private conversations over the past month, many of them unsolicited, more than a dozen key military officers …
Discussion: Defense One, Raw Story and KTLA
Michael Levenson / BostonGlobe.com:
As they head to Harvard, Gary Cohn and Heidi Heitkamp criticize shutdown  —  Gary Cohn, President Trump's former top economic adviser, and Heidi Heitkamp, a former Democratic senator from North Dakota, got to know one another when he was president of Goldman Sachs and she was on the Senate Banking Committee.
Yoni Appelbaum / The Atlantic:
Impeach Donald Trump  —  On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump stood on the steps of the Capitol, raised his right hand, and solemnly swore to faithfully execute the office of president of the United States and, to the best of his ability, to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.
Associated Press:
The Latest: Judge: Laquan McDonald still a threat on ground  —  CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the trial of three Chicago police officers accused of trying to cover up the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald (all times local):  —  The judge who cleared three Chicago officers of trying to cover …
Discussion: The Root and FOX31 Denver
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Chicago Tribune:
3 Chicago cops acquitted of covering up Laquan McDonald's killing in unprecedented code-of-silence trial
Discussion: Capitol Fax.com
YouTube:
LGBTQ Statement by Tulsi Gabbard … Aloha.  —  In my past I said and believed things that were wrong, and worse, hurtful to people in the LGBTQ+ community and their loved ones.  —  Many years ago, I apologized for my words and, more importantly, for the negative impact that they had.
David Corn / Mother Jones:
A New Right-Wing Smear Campaign Targets a Former FBI Official to Distract From Russia Scandal  —  The politics of personal destruction meet a Trumpian conspiracy theory—and it involves me  —  What happens when the politics of personal destruction intersect with a Trumpian conspiracy theory?
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Bill Todd / US Department of State:
Urgent Message from the Deputy Under Secretary for Management  —  As a national security agency, it is imperative that the Department of State carries out its mission.  We are best positioned to do so with fully staffed embassies, consulates, and domestic offices.
Tess Nichol / Slate:
Why Is All of New Zealand Obsessed With This Drunken, Littering, Rowdy Tourist Family?  —  As the world plunges into chaos, you could be forgiven for thinking New Zealand, a bolthole for the super-wealthy operating under the stewardship of the nicest lady in politics, is simply trucking along serenely.
Discussion: Sputnik International
Dan Diamond / Politico:
Trump administration separated thousands more migrants than previously known, federal watchdog says  —  The Trump administration separated thousands more migrant kids at the border than it previously acknowledged, and the separations began months before the policy was announced, according to a federal audit released Thursday morning.
David French / National Review:
Karen Pence, Are You Now, or Have You Ever Been, Part of a Christian Ministry?  —  On the intolerant critics of the second lady  —  Karen Pence is a believing Christian woman.  She took a part-time job at a private Christian school.  And this, believe it or not, is a scandal.  Don't believe me?
Eli Rosenberg / Washington Post:
A Latino Marine veteran was detained for deportation.  Then ICE realized he was a citizen.  —  Richard Kessler, an immigration lawyer in Grand Rapids, Mich., said he was surprised when a woman he had worked with called to tell him that her son, a 27-year-old Marine veteran with mental-health issues …
Lilliana Mason / Politico:
Many Voters Think Trump's a Self-Made Man.  What Happens When You Tell Them Otherwise?  —  You probably think you know who Donald Trump is.  Most Americans do.  For decades, he's been in the public eye—first as a flamboyant real estate developer, then a reality TV star, then a political performer …
 
 
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Thomas B. Edsall / New York Times:
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Chase Peterson-Withorn / Forbes:
Woman With Chinese Government Connections Bought Jared And Ivanka's Penthouse
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
The shutdown is breaking government websites, one by one
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Bret Stephens / New York Times:
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