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6:05 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.
Tal Axelrod / The Hill:
Pelosi: Trump proposals to reopen government a ‘non-starter’  —  Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Saturday called reports of a deal to be proposed by President Trump to end a record-long partial government shutdown a “non-starter.”  —  “Democrats were hopeful that the President …
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.
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 …
Grace Segers / CBS News:
Trump proposes deal on immigration, Pelosi calls shutdown offer a “non-starter”  —  President Trump gave what he called a “major announcement” about the southern border and the partial government shutdown on Saturday.  In his speech, Mr. Trump cited the “humanitarian crisis” at the border …
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Trump's bid to negotiate on wall met by Democratic rejection  —  President Donald Trump on Saturday proposed an immigration deal to end the government shutdown, though Democratic leaders quickly declared his overture dead on arrival.  —  In an address from the White House …
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 …
Annie Karni / New York Times:   Trump Offers Deportation Protections in Exchange for Wall Funding
Michael C. Bender / Wall Street Journal:
Trump to Support DACA Protections for More Wall Funding
Discussion: Roll Call and Talking Points Memo
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 …
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.
Max Londberg /
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trump says grateful to Mueller for BuzzFeed statement
Discussion: Political Wire
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 …
Beto O'Rourke:   I had been to Ulysses, Kansas once before, briefly.
Jon Ward / Yahoo News:   Why was Beto O'Rourke a national phenomenon while Stacey Abrams wasn't?
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
‘Many People Are Trying to Divide Us’: Thousands Attend Third Annual Women's March  —  Linda Sarsour at the Washington march: ‘We will protect our constitutional right to boycott, divest and sanctions in this country’ In New York a woman grabbed the mic and began yelling, 'The Women's March hates Jews'
Ashe Schow / Daily Wire:
FAIL: Only 10,000 Are Expected At This Year's Women's March Following Anti-Semitism Scandal
Discussion: TheBlaze
Washington Post:   Thousands gather for third Women's March after year of controversy
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
Harrison Smith / Washington Post:
Tony Mendez, ‘Argo’ spy who smuggled U.S. hostages out of Iran during crisis, dies at 78  —  A forgery artist and master of disguise for the CIA, Tony Mendez once transformed a black agent and an Asian diplomat into a pair of white business executives, using masks that gave them an uncanny resemblance …
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
Mark Stevenson / Associated Press:
Horrifying fireball at ruptured Mexico oil pipeline kills 21
Discussion: The Week
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
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Kate Aronoff / The Intercept:
Henry Cuellar's Policy Preferences Could Destroy the World. But Then Again, He's a Really Nice Guy.
Denise Chow / NBC News:
This Russian startup wants to put huge ads in space. Not everyone is on board with the idea.
Trump Continues to Prepare the Battlefield
Eli Pariser / TIME:
The Internet Can Make Us Feel Awful. It Doesn't Have to Be That Way
Jennifer Levitz / Wall Street Journal:
Women's Marches Aim to Rev Momentum Ahead of 2020
Los Angeles Times:
Who is Ed Buck? The erratic life of the Democratic donor in whose home two dead men have been found
Brad Slager / RedState:
The Latest Company Social Fiasco: Johnnie Walker Stepping on a Rake for Women's March
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This Runner Is a Hitman. His GPS Watch Tied Him to a Mob Boss Murder
Discussion: Gizmodo
 Earlier Items: 
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
Discussion: Liberty Unyielding
POLITICO Playbook: Inside Trump's immigration play
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
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