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8:15 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 …
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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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 …
Discussion: Townhall, emptywheel and Mediaite
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 …
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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Caitlin Oprysko / Politico:   Gabbard says Democrats share blame in shutdown logjam
Holly Rosenkrantz / CBS News:
Gillibrand rejects Trump's immigration offer: “I don't take him on his word on anything”
Discussion: Deadline, Raw Story and TheBlaze
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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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: Politico, Hullabaloo and Breitbart
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
Washington Post:
Trump two years in: The dealmaker who can't seem to make a deal  —  Donald Trump was elected president partly by assuring the American people that “I alone can fix it.”  —  But precisely two years into his presidency, the government is not simply broken — it is in crisis …
Discussion: Raw Story
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Heather Caygle / Politico:
‘Only with Nancy’: How Schumer and Pelosi stuck together on the shutdown
Discussion: Raw Story and American Greatness
Gabby Orr / Politico:
Mark Meadows, Trump whisperer
Discussion: Breitbart and Associated Press
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Axios Sneak Peek  —  Subscribe  —  Welcome to Sneak Peek, our weekly lookahead for both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, plus my best scoops.  Please urge your friends and colleagues to sign up for Sneak Peek.  — Secure tips/leaks: jonathanvswan@protonmail.com or email jonathan@axios.com for my Signal/Confide/WhatsApp #.
Discussion: Balloon Juice and CNN
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Brett Samuels / The Hill:
Trump defends immigration proposal against ‘amnesty’ criticism from conservatives
Discussion: Axios, NBC News, ABC News and Daily Wire
Alayna Treene / Axios:   The vast majority of freshman House Democrats are not quite ready to impeach Donald Trump
New York Times:
In Business and Governing, Trump Seeks Victory in Chaos  —  Three decades ago, Donald J. Trump waged a public battle with the talk show host Merv Griffin to take control of what would become Mr. Trump's third Atlantic City casino.  Executives at Mr. Trump's company warned that the casino would siphon revenue from the others.
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 …
Marc Morano / Climate Depot:
‘GLOBAL WARMING’ UPDATE: Montreal's Fête Des Neiges (Winter Snow Festival) Cancelled Due To Extreme Cold!  —  Via: https://climatism.blog/2019/01/21/ global-warming-update-montreals-fete- des-neiges-winter-snow-festival- cancelled-due-to-extreme-cold/  —  GLOBAL WARMING UPDATE …
Max Boot / Washington Post:
A look back on two dismal years of the Trump administration  —  On Jan. 20, 2017, President Trump delivered a bleak inauguration address that warned of “American carnage.”  He has spent the past two years turning those words into a self-fulfilling prophecy.  So much has happened that it's hard to keep it all straight.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
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 . . .”
 
 
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Washington Post:
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Brett Samuels / The Hill:
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Discussion: The Daily Beast
Ben Chapman / New York Daily News:
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