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5:35 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  —  Journalists who uncritically accepted Nathan Phillips' story got this completely wrong.  —  Partial video footage of students from a Catholic high school allegedly harassing …
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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
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 …
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 …
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Trump says he's willing to give ‘amnesty’ in ‘much bigger deal’
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.
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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 …
Discussion: Mother Jones and New York Times
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
Washington Post:
Inside the Mueller team's decision to dispute BuzzFeed's explosive story on Trump and Cohen  —  When a BuzzFeed reporter first sought comment on the news outlet's explosive report that President Trump had directed his lawyer to lie to Congress, the spokesman for special counsel Robert S. Mueller III treated …
CBS News:
Transcript: Rep. Adam Schiff on “Face the Nation,” January 20, 2019
Discussion: Political Wire and POLITICUSUSA
David Cohen / Politico:
Giuliani: ‘100 percent certain’ on Trump-Cohen
Discussion: Splinter and Breitbart
Ben Kamisar / NBC News:
Giuliani: Discussions on Trump Tower in Moscow were ‘active’ throughout 2016 election
Discussion: Mother Jones
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 …
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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 …
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
Gabby Orr / Politico:   Mark Meadows, Trump whisperer
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 …
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 CNN
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 . . .”
Nicole Bullock / Financial Times:
Pawnshops and payday lenders surge on US government shutdown  —  Pawnshop chains and payday lenders, some of the most contentious companies on Wall Street, have experienced a big lift during the longest government shutdown in US history.  —  Gridlock in Washington over President Donald Trump's plans …
 
 
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
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