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9:25 AM ET, January 21, 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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New York Times:
Fuller Picture Emerges of Viral Video Between Native American Man and Catholic Students  —  A fuller and more complicated picture emerged on Sunday of the videotaped encounter between a Native American man and a throng of high school boys wearing “Make America Great Again” gear outside the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.
Alex Johnson / NBC News:
Young man in D.C. march video denounces ‘outright lies’ about him  —  The young man, Nick Sandmann, said he respected all races and was trying to defuse the incident at Friday's Indigenous Peoples March.  —  The young man at the center of what has been described as a hostile confrontation …
Michael Brendan Dougherty / National Review:
When the Press Sees Red
Discussion: Mother Jones
CNN:
Teen in confrontation with Native American elder says he was trying to defuse the situation
Astead W. Herndon / New York Times:
Kamala Harris Joins Democratic Presidential Field  —  Senator Kamala Harris, the California Democrat and barrier-breaking prosecutor who became the second black woman to serve in the United States Senate, declared her candidacy for president on Monday, joining an increasingly crowded …
Discussion: Althouse
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Matt Viser / Washington Post:
Kamala Harris enters 2020 presidential race  —  Sen. Kamala D. Harris of California joined the 2020 presidential contest on Monday, thrusting a daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India into the Democratic race two years after she arrived in the Senate.  —  Harris, a 54-year-old former …
Discussion: Breitbart, Political Wire and The Week
Christopher Cadelago / Politico:
Kamala Harris launches campaign for president
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Booker and Bernie plunge into South Carolina
Discussion: ABC News
Briahna Gray / The Intercept:
A Problem for Kamala Harris: Can a Prosecutor Become President in the Age of Black Lives Matter?
Discussion: Vox, Politico and Bloomberg
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Top D.C. lawyers couldn't understand what Rudy was trying to achieve with today's TV interview  —  In a remarkable interview with CNN's Jake Tapper today, the president's lawyer Rudy Giuliani suggested it was possible — and would be “perfectly normal” — that Trump talked to Michael Cohen before he testified about him to Congress.
Discussion: CNN and Raw Story
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CNN:
BuzzFeed editor and reporter defend scoop
Discussion: Mother Jones and Splinter
Charles Sykes / The Bulwark:
The Media's Prime Directive  —  Buzzfeed, the media, and the Age of Trump.  —  “Trump is reckless with the truth,” John Podhoretz writes over at Commentary.  “That doesn't give his pursuers license to be reckless with it as well.  Quite the opposite, in fact.
Discussion: CNN, The Daily Caller and NB Blog
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Axios:
Trump fails to woo Democrats  —  In the 24 hours since Trump offered his immigration proposal, not a single Democrat has publicly expressed openness to it.  —  What they're saying: Senior White House officials told Axios their strategy — conceived largely by Jared Kushner and Vice President Mike Pence …
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Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Axios Sneak Peek
Discussion: RedState, Hullabaloo and Politico
Caitlin Oprysko / Politico:
Gabbard says Democrats share blame in shutdown logjam
Discussion: Associated Press and The Hill
Ken Meyer / Mediaite:
Fox & Friends Apologizes for Accidental Graphic Saying Ruth Bader Ginsburg is Dead  —  Fox & Friends apologized on Monday after briefly airing a graphic suggesting that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is dead.  —  As the show came back from commercials, they briefly showed a graphic of Ginsburg with the caption 1933-2019.
Discussion: Political Wire
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Avery Anapol / The Hill:   ‘Fox & Friends’ accidentally shows graphic saying Ruth Bader Ginsburg is dead
CNN:
Pence's shocking use of Martin Luther King's words  —  Julian Zelizer is a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University, and author, with Kevin Kruse, of the new book “Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974.”  The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own.
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Rick Klein / ABC News:
The Note: 2020 Democrats looking back before looking forward
Discussion: Political Wire
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.
Washington Post:
Senate Republicans all but surrender to Trump on wall despite shutdown's toll  —  One month into a historic government shutdown, Republican senators are standing staunchly behind President Trump's demand for money to build a border wall, even as the GOP bears the brunt of the blame …
NBC News:
Report finds another undisclosed North Korea missile site, says there are 19 more  —  The Kim regime has never admitted the existence of the Sino-ri Missile Operating Base.  A new report says it's one of many undisclosed sites.  —  WASHINGTON — With a second U.S.- North Korea nuclear summit looming …
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Deadline
Larry Elliott / The Guardian:
World's 26 richest people own as much as poorest 50%, says Oxfam  —  Charity calls for 1% wealth tax, saying it would raise enough to educate every child not in school  —  The growing concentration of the world's wealth has been highlighted by a report showing that the 26 richest billionaires own …
Washington Post:
President Trump made 8,158 false or misleading claims in his first two years  —  Two years after taking the oath of office, President Trump has made 8,158 false or misleading claims, according to The Fact Checker's database that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement uttered by the president.
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Five reasons Trump may be a one-termer  —  President Trump's critics have repeatedly complained that when it comes to his rhetoric, attacks on Democratic norms and incompetence, “Nothing matters.”  We've learned in the last couple of months just how wrong that is: His approval has cratered …
Discussion: Raw Story
 
 
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Wall Street Journal:
Cohen Threatened CNBC That Trump Would Sue After 2014 Poll Disappointment
Discussion: Mediaite
Beto O'Rourke / Beto O'Rourke:
Drove through Johnson City west out of Kansas and into Colorado.
National Review:
Why Democrats Said No to Trump's Border Compromise
Isaac Chotiner / New Yorker:
How Journalism Survives: An Interview with Jill Abramson
Discussion: RedState
Michael Gold / New York Times:
New York Finally Passed a Ban on ‘Conversion Therapy’ After Years-Long Efforts
consilium.europa.eu:
Chemical weapons: the EU places nine persons and one entity under new sanctions regime
Discussion: Politico and TASS
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
The Shutdown Shows the Weakness of the Resistance
Discussion: WREG-TV
Caleb Howe / Mediaite:
Fox News' Restraint on Buzzfeed Paid Off, and Should Be a Lesson to Other Outlets
 Earlier Items: 
Lingling Wei / Wall Street Journal:
China's Annual Economic Growth Rate Is Slowest Since 1990
Kristine Phillips / Washington Post:
They left food and water for migrants in the desert. Now they might go to prison.
Discussion: Arizona Republic and Splinter
Associated Press:
In rare move, Israel confirms attacking Iran forces in Syria
Ronna McDaniel / Fox News:
RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel: Trump has delivered two historic years of promises made, promises kept
Marc Morano / Climate Depot:
‘GLOBAL WARMING’ UPDATE: Montreal's Fête Des Neiges (Winter Snow Festival) Cancelled Due To Extreme Cold!
Washington Post:
Trump two years in: The dealmaker who can't seem to make a deal
Discussion: Hullabaloo, Raw Story and Politico
Max Boot / Washington Post:
A look back on two dismal years of the Trump administration
Discussion: ThinkProgress