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5:00 PM ET, January 19, 2019

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Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Exclusive: Trump expected to propose DACA-TPS immigration compromise  —  President Trump plans to use remarks from the Diplomatic Reception Room on Saturday afternoon to propose a notable immigration compromise, according to sources familiar with the speech.
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Axios:
Democrats dismiss Trump shutdown offer  —  Even before President Trump's shutdown remarks on Saturday, Democratic aides on the Hill were dismissing his planned shutdown compromise offer as inadequate.  —  As first reported by Axios, Trump was expected to make two offers to Democrats in exchange …
Discussion: VICE News and POLITICUSUSA
Washington Post:
Trump offers 3-year extension of protection for ‘dreamers’ in exchange for $5.7 billion for wall; Democrats call it a ‘non-starter’  —  President Trump made a new offer Saturday to Democrats aimed at ending the 29-day partial government shutdown that would extend deportation protections …
Pelosi / Speaker Nancy Pelosi:
Pelosi Statement on Trump Speech  —  San Francisco — Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement in advance of the President's address:  —  “Democrats were hopeful that the President was finally willing to re-open government and proceed with a much-needed discussion to protect the border.
Tal Axelrod / The Hill:
Pelosi: Trump proposals to reopen government a ‘non-starter’
Discussion: Political Wire
Michael C. Bender / Wall Street Journal:
Trump to Support DACA Protections for More Wall Funding
Discussion: Roll Call and Talking Points Memo
CNN:
Trump plans to make Democrats an offer to end shutdown, not declare national emergency …
Vincent Schilling / Indian Country Today:
Outrage as non-Native youth wearing #MAGA hats taunt and disrespect Native elder  —  Native Twitter has gone ablaze as a Native American elder singing the AIM Song in Washington DC during the Indigenous Peoples March was ridiculed, taunted and mocked by a group of non-Native youth.
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Lisa Ryan / The Cut:
Mob of MAGA Hat-Wearing Teen Boys Caught on Video Harassing Native Elder  —  Native American activists and allies gathered in Washington on Friday for the Indigenous Peoples March - just days after President Donald joked on Twitter about a Native American massacre.
Max Londberg / Cincinnati.com:
CovCath faces backlash after video of incident at Indigenous Peoples March surfaces  —  Covington Catholic High School faced backlash on social media Saturday morning after video was posted and widely shared showing a tense incident involving indigenous marchers and a group of young men in Washington, D.C.
Washington Post:
‘It was getting ugly’: Native American drummer speaks on the MAGA-hat wearing teens who surrounded him  —  The images in a series of videos that went viral on social media Saturday showed a tense scene near the Lincoln Memorial.  —  In them, a Native American man steadily beats his drum …
Axios:
Mueller's BuzzFeed statement is a reckoning for journalism in the age of Trump  —  Last night's rare on-the-record statement from the Mueller team is a reckoning that journalism had coming: Amid some of the most impressive reporting of our lifetimes, there's plenty of questionable coverage in this shock-a-minute era.
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emptywheel:
Peter Carr Speaks  —  Yesterday, Mueller's spox Peter Carr issued a statement vaguely denying Thursday's Buzzfeed story claiming that Trump ordered Michael Cohen to lie. … Clearly, there are parts of the story that are correct, in that they provide specific details that match the vague ones Mueller himself has released.
Reuters:
Trump says grateful to Mueller for BuzzFeed statement
Discussion: Political Wire
Washington Post:
In a rare move, Mueller's office denies BuzzFeed report that Trump told Cohen to lie about Moscow project
New York Times:
As Beto O'Rourke Weighs 2020 Run, Democrats Chafe at His Go-It-Alone Style  —  For a moment in August, an event hall in Texas teemed with hope, taquitos and unity.  —  It was a border-town stop for Beto O'Rourke's Senate campaign, but another Democratic politician commanded particular attention …
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Beto O'Rourke:
I had been to Ulysses, Kansas once before, briefly.  —  Mike and I were driving back to Texas from New York in the summer of 1998.  I had bought a used truck in Long Island for a thousand dollars, put my worldly possessions in the back and we drove the 2,200 miles to El Paso.  One of the funnest times in my life.
Jon Ward / Yahoo News:   Why was Beto O'Rourke a national phenomenon while Stacey Abrams wasn't?
David Siders / Politico:   Beto O'Rourke's road trip drives home his message
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
“Would you like to speak to the president?”  —  PARIS — “Would you like to speak to the president?”  —  That was about the last question I expected from a stranger on a Friday night in Paris.  —  I was at a brasserie in the Latin Quarter, enjoying dinner with James McAuley, the Post's Paris correspondent.
Discussion: Raw Story
Cleve R. Wootson Jr / Washington Post:
A black R&B artist hoped singing for Trump would build ‘a bridge.’ It derailed her career instead.  —  Chrisette Michele is singing to nearly empty concert halls.  She says she's finding a new path to happiness.  —  GLENSIDE, Pa. — Chrisette Michele held hands with her band members during a final prayer …
Discussion: Raw Story
Kevin Sieff / Washington Post:
Attempts to steal fuel from Mexican pipeline set off massive fireball, killing at least 66  —  MEXICO CITY — At least 66 people were killed when a fuel pipeline exploded outside Mexico City, unleashing a massive fireball after residents tapped into the duct to steal buckets of gasoline, officials said Saturday.
Discussion: New York Times and Gizmodo
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Mark Stevenson / Associated Press:
Horrifying fireball at ruptured Mexico oil pipeline kills 21
Discussion: The Week
Ashe Schow / Daily Wire:
FAIL: Only 10,000 Are Expected At This Year's Women's March Following Anti-Semitism Scandal  —  This year's Women's March has taken a significant hit after reports in 2018 that the founders of the organization were openly anti-Semitic.  Many of the founders are supporters …
Discussion: TheBlaze
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Washington Post:   Thousands gather for third Women's March after year of controversy
Associated Press:
Arizona: Four women convicted after leaving food and water in desert for migrants  —  Federal judge finds activists guilty of entering a national wildlife refuge without a permit to give aid to migrants  —  A federal judge has found four women guilty of entering a national wildlife refuge without …
Discussion: Axios
Scott Johnson / Power Line:
Useful idiots, Kristof edition  —  Lo these many years since the Russian Revolution and the collapse of the Soviet Union, the New York Times is still doing public relations for Communism.  The most recent example — I find it almost unbelievable — is Nicholas Kristof's January 18 Times column …
Discussion: Babalú Blog and New York Times
Brad Slager / RedState:
The Latest Company Social Fiasco: Johnnie Walker Stepping on a Rake for Women's March  —  One day corporations may learn how social activism is bottom line averse.  —  Hot on the heels of the toxic masculinity razor commercial debacle another corporate political decision has reared up.
Discussion: Instapundit and twitchy.com
 
 
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Jennifer Levitz / Wall Street Journal:
Women's Marches Aim to Rev Momentum Ahead of 2020
Los Angeles Times:
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This Runner Is a Hitman. His GPS Watch Tied Him to a Mob Boss Murder
Discussion: Gizmodo
Heather Long / Washington Post:
‘Please, listen to us’: What it's like being female at America's biggest economic conference
PBS NewsHour:
Why many stores can't accept food stamps during the shutdown
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Inside Trump's immigration play
 Earlier Items: 
Chris Joyner / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Ga. lawmaker who defended Klan named to House post on eve of King Day
Discussion: Splinter, theGrio and Political Wire
Robert M. Gates / Wall Street Journal:
To End the Shutdown, Try Thinking Big on Immigration
Dallas Morning News:
Protect Dreamers and build the wall, and we can all win
David Rogers / Politico:
When Congress debated border security without having a total meltdown
Laura Vozzella / Washington Post:
Virginia's lone black statewide official sits out Robert E. Lee tribute
Discussion: theGrio
Janosch Delcker / Politico:
Markus Söder elected chief of Merkel's Bavarian allies
Josh Shaffer / Raleigh News & Observer:
A green-card holder voted illegally 3 times in NC. The judge scolds election officials.
Discussion: TheBlaze