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6:00 PM ET, January 20, 2019

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Robby Soave / Hit & Run:
The Media Wildly Mischaracterized That Video of Covington Catholic Students Confronting a Native American Veteran  —  Partial video footage of students from a Catholic high school allegedly harassing a Native American veteran after the anti-abortion March for Life rally in Washington, D.C. …
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Adam Forrest / The Independent:
MAGA hat boy's mother blames ‘black Muslims’ for her son harassing Native American man  —  Parent claims musician ‘drummed in his face’ while ‘black Muslims yelled profanities’  —  The mother of a boy filmed harassing a Native American man along with his friends at a rally in Washington DC has blamed …
Discussion: Indian Country Today
Daniel McCarthy / Spectator USA:
What makes a liberal want to punch a child?  —  If someone walks up to you and bangs a drum in your face, are you guilty of harassing the drummer?  You might be if you're white and wearing a MAGA hat.  Just a day after rushing to judgment about a BuzzFeed story that claimed President Trump …
Rod Dreher / The American Conservative:
The Catholic Bonfire At The Stake  —  Good morning from Dublin.  It is really interesting to observe US public controversies from outside the American bubble.  I am startled by the massive controversy that has erupted over the Covington (KY) Catholic school boys and the Native American man …
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Trump says he's willing to give ‘amnesty’ in ‘much bigger deal’
New York Times:
Giuliani Says Talks for Trump Tower in Moscow Lasted Through 2016 Election  —  Rudolph W. Giuliani, President Trump's personal lawyer, said on Sunday that discussions about building a Trump Tower in Moscow lasted through the November 2016 election, months longer than previously confirmed.
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NBC News:
Giuliani: Trump Tower Moscow negotiations ‘as far as October, November’ 2016  —  Rudy Giuliani, President Trump's personal lawyer, says that negotiations over Trump Tower Moscow likely went up to the 2016 election, during an interview with Meet the Press.
CNN:
BuzzFeed editor and reporter defend scoop  —  Ben Smith and Anthony Cormier say they are confident in their disputed reporting about President Trump telling Michael Cohen to lie to Congress.  “This will be borne out,” Cormier says.  —  Source: CNN  —  Ben Smith and Anthony Cormier …
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
BuzzFeed News in Limbo Land  —  This is, in many respects, a golden age for journalism.  —  With a president facing multiple federal and state inquiries — including one into whether a foreign government helped get him elected — the press has come through with some investigative work …
Gideon Resnick / The Daily Beast:
Giuliani: ‘So What’ If Trump Talked To Cohen About His Testimony  —  The president's attorney said on Sunday that it's possible the president spoke with his former attorney Michael Cohen prior to Cohen's congressional testimony.  —  Gideon Resnick  —  Rudy Giuliani, President Trump's personal attorney …
Discussion: Breitbart, Politico and Hullabaloo
Michael Goodwin / New York Post:
The media's ‘Gotcha!’ hysteria is shameful  —  Imagine that a scientist wanted to conduct an experiment to see if it's true that blind hatred of President Trump has led Democrats and their media handmaidens to go 'round the bend and off the cliff.  —  Such a scientist would inject a damning …
CBS News:
Transcript: Rep. Adam Schiff on “Face the Nation,” January 20, 2019
Discussion: Political Wire and POLITICUSUSA
Ben Kamisar / NBC News:
Giuliani: Discussions on Trump Tower in Moscow were ‘active’ throughout 2016 election
Discussion: Mother Jones
David Cohen / Politico:
Giuliani: ‘100 percent certain’ on Trump-Cohen
Discussion: Splinter and Breitbart
Nolan Rappaport / The Hill:
Trump offers to limit his border wall to strategic locations  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) should give serious consideration to the settlement proposal that President Donald Trump made in his televised address from the White House.  —  Her objection all along has been to building …
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Brett Samuels / The Hill:
Trump defends immigration proposal against ‘amnesty’ criticism from conservatives  —  President Trump early Sunday sought to sell his new immigration proposal, which includes funding for a wall along the southern border and extended protection for certain immigrant groups, amid pushback from Democrats and hard-line conservatives.
Caitlin Oprysko / Politico:   Gabbard says Democrats share blame in shutdown logjam
Los Angeles Times:   Trump makes a DACA offer Democrats can and should refuse
Quinn Scanlan / ABC News:
‘I would not rule out a wall in certain instances’ along the southern border: House Homeland Security Chairman Bennie Thompson  —  The Democratic chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said that he “would not rule out a wall in certain instances” after President Donald Trump proposed …
Discussion: Breitbart, Axios and The Hill
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Quint Forgey / Politico:
GOP senator: Trump's ‘straw man proposal’ not meant to become law
Discussion: CBS News and Washington Press
Gabby Orr / Politico:
Mark Meadows, Trump whisperer
Discussion: Breitbart and Associated Press
Hannes Grassegger / BuzzFeed News:
The Unbelievable Story Of The Plot Against George Soros  —  The glass tower that houses George Soros's office in Manhattan is overflowing with numbers on screens, tracking and predicting the directions of markets around the world.  But there's one that's particularly hard to figure out …
Washington Post:
The man who stood behind Trump  —  After his laugh was heard around the country, Joe Davidson is wondering: “I'm a good person.  Isn't that what people say about me?”  —  A man on his way to see President Trump was speeding along a two-lane highway when his phone rang.  —  “Yes ma'am . . .”
David Edwards / Raw Story:
On eve of MLK Day, Pence says Trump is like Martin Luther King Jr. for ‘inspiring us’ with a border wall  —  In a Sunday interview with CBS News, Vice President Mike Pence likened President Donald Trump to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  —  Pence complained during the Sunday interview …
Will Hurd / USA Today:
Republican congressman: My black dad taught me how to handle white supremacist rhetoric  —  As a salesman in Texas, my father was insulted countless times.  I carry his experiences with me when I walk onto the floor of the U.S. House.  —  CONNECT  —  It is unbelievable the number of times …
 
 
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Max Boot / Washington Post:
A look back on two dismal years of the Trump administration
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Nicole Bullock / Financial Times:
Pawnshops and payday lenders surge on US government shutdown
Peterdeadline / Deadline:
Gillian Anderson Set To Join ‘The Crown’ Season Four As Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Discussion: Mashable
Washington Post:
Tulsi Gabbard says she has no regrets about meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Pompeo discussing a run for Kansas Senate seat
Discussion: CNN
Brett Samuels / The Hill:
Fire damages Fox, C-SPAN, MSNBC studios
Discussion: WTOP
Kyle Smith / New York Post:
How the media convinces us we're all outraged — even when no one cares
Katherine Miller / BuzzFeed News:
This Year Looks A Lot Like The 1976 Democratic Primary. What Does That Mean For 2020?
 Earlier Items: 
Daniel González / Arizona Republic:
Dreamers call Trump's offer to extend DACA for border-wall funding unacceptable
Discussion: Splinter, IJR and Townhall
The Week:
A vulture swoops down on Gannett
Axios:
Trump is so obsessed with cable news that his staff prints off chyrons to show him post-speech
Discussion: Raw Story
Associated Press:
AP Exclusive: Vatican knew of Argentine bishop misconduct
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Ben Chapman / New York Daily News:
SEE IT: Blackface video roils elite Brooklyn private school
William Kristol / The Bulwark:
Trump's Slippage in Support is Real
Yaniv Kubovich / Reuters:
Russia Says Israel Behind Thwarted Attacking Targeting Airport in Syria's Damascus
Edward-Isaac Dovere / The Atlantic:
Elizabeth Warren's Early Stroke of Genius