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9:10 AM ET, January 20, 2019


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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 …
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 …
Sarah Mervosh / New York Times:
Boys in ‘Make America Great Again’ Hats Mob Native Elder at Indigenous Peoples March  —  They were Catholic high school students who came to Washington on a field trip to rally at the March for Life.  —  He was a Native American veteran of the Vietnam War who was there to raise awareness at the Indigenous Peoples March.
Associated Press:
U.S. diocese, school apologize after students mock Indigenous demonstrator  —  ‘We extend our deepest apologies,’ school says after video emerges of students taunting Indigenous elder  —  A diocese in Kentucky has apologized after videos emerged showing students from an all-male Catholic …
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.
Vincent Schilling / Indian Country Today:
Outrage as non-Native youth wearing #MAGA hats taunt and disrespect Native elder
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.
Here's Trump's latest offer to end the shutdown — and why Democrats aren't interested  —  The “deal” Trump is offering on immigration and DACA, explained.  —  President Donald Trump just blinked on the government shutdown.  But his standoff with congressional Democrats doesn't appear to be headed to a resolution anytime soon.
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 …
Roger Kimball / American Greatness:
It's All About the Wall  —  Bismarck said that politics is the art of the possible.  It looks like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and other Democrats regard politics as the art of intransigence.  —  In his brief remarks Saturday on border security …
Discussion: Politico and Lawyers, Guns & Money
Ayesha Rascoe / NPR:
Democrats Reject Trump Border Wall Proposal, Calling It A ‘Non-Starter’
Discussion: The Hill, Politico and Balloon Juice
Adam Shaw / Fox News:
Trump offers immigration compromise to end partial shutdown; Dems cool to offer
Discussion: Daily Wire
Associated Press:
Democrats aren't buying Trump's shutdown-ending ‘compromise’
Discussion: Politico
Elise Viebeck / Washington Post:
‘I will stand up for what I believe in’ Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says — but what she believes quickly changed as she moved from House to Senate  —  When Kirsten Gillibrand moved left on guns in 2009, she did it fast.  —  The moderate Democrat from Upstate New York had just been appointed to the Senate and liberals were in uproar.
Armando Garcia / ABC News:
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand speaks at Women's March in Iowa: ‘We would change everything’
Ashe Schow / Daily Wire:
FAIL: Only 10,000 Are Expected At This Year's Women's March Following Anti-Semitism Scandal
Discussion: The Daily Beast and TheBlaze
Edward-Isaac Dovere / The Atlantic:
Elizabeth Warren's Early Stroke of Genius  —  The Massachusetts Senator announced she was running for president on New Year's Eve—and then had the field largely to herself.  —  CLAREMONT, N.H.—Elizabeth Warren wants the look on her face to be funny.  It's somewhere between stern and confused …
Julia Belluz / Vox:
The Ebola outbreak in Eastern Congo is moving toward a major city.  That's not good.  —  With at least 680 cases, it's already the second-largest Ebola outbreak in history.  —  At least 680 people have been infected with the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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 …
Discussion: NPR
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Rove warns Senate GOP: Don't put only focus on base  —  Former White House political strategist Karl Rove warned Senate Republicans in a meeting this week not to become overly reliant on their conservative base as they head into what could be a tough 2020 presidential election.
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Barry Gewen / New York Times:
Nathan Glazer, Urban Sociologist and Outspoken Intellectual, Dies at 95
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Discussion: Army Times
Michelle Alexander / New York Times:
Time to Break the Silence on Palestine
Kate Aronoff / The Intercept:
Henry Cuellar's Policy Preferences Could Destroy the World. But Then Again, He's a Really Nice Guy.
Trump Continues to Prepare the Battlefield
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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
Associated Press:
Arizona: Four women convicted after leaving food and water in desert for migrants
Discussion: Axios
Brad Slager / RedState:
The Latest Company Social Fiasco: Johnnie Walker Stepping on a Rake for Women's March
Discussion: Instapundit and
New York Times:
As Beto O'Rourke Weighs 2020 Run, Democrats Chafe at His Go-It-Alone Style
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Cleve R. Wootson Jr / Washington Post:
A black R&B artist hoped singing for Trump would build ‘a bridge.’ It derailed her career instead.
Discussion: Mediaite, The Daily Beast and Raw Story