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8:05 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 …
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 …
Michael Brendan Dougherty / National Review:
When the Press Sees Red
Discussion: Mother Jones
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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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.
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: Fox News Insider, Townhall and Mediaite
CBS News:
Transcript: Rep. Adam Schiff on “Face the Nation,” January 20, 2019
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
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: NBC News, The Hill and Balloon Juice
Caitlin Oprysko / Politico:
Gabbard says Democrats share blame in shutdown logjam
Alayna Treene / Axios:   The vast majority of freshman House Democrats are not quite ready to impeach Donald Trump
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Pompeo discussing a run for Kansas Senate seat
Discussion: RedState, Hullabaloo and CNN
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: Politico and Political Wire
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Adam Kelsey / ABC News:
Sen. Kamala Harris announces she will run for president in 2020  —  California Sen. Kamala Harris announced Monday that she will run for president in 2020, joining an increasingly crowded field of Democrats seeking to challenge President Donald Trump.  —  Harris' announcement, made on …
Discussion: Raw Story and The Daily Caller
Briahna Gray / The Intercept:
A Problem for Kamala Harris: Can a Prosecutor Become President in the Age of Black Lives Matter?
Discussion: Vox and Bloomberg
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
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.
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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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
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:
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
Lingling Wei / Wall Street Journal:
China's Annual Economic Growth Rate Is Slowest Since 1990  —  Economic downturn deepened in the final months of 2018  —  BEIJING—China's economic expansion languished to its slowest pace in nearly three decades last year, as a bruising trade fight with the U.S. exacerbated weakness in the world's second-largest economy.
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
Kristine Phillips / Washington Post:
They left food and water for migrants in the desert.  Now they might go to prison.  —  During the summer of 2017, when temperatures reached triple digits in Arizona, four women drove to a vast desert wilderness along the southwestern border with Mexico.  They brought water jugs and canned food …
Discussion: Arizona Republic and Splinter
 
 
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Caleb Howe / Mediaite:
Fox News' Restraint on Buzzfeed Paid Off, and Should Be a Lesson to Other Outlets
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
Calvin Woodward / Associated Press:
AP FACT CHECK: Trump pitches wall as magic bullet for drugs
Marc Morano / Climate Depot:
‘GLOBAL WARMING’ UPDATE: Montreal's Fête Des Neiges (Winter Snow Festival) Cancelled Due To Extreme Cold!
Will Hurd / USA Today:
Republican congressman: My black dad taught me how to handle white supremacist rhetoric
Max Boot / Washington Post:
A look back on two dismal years of the Trump administration
Discussion: ThinkProgress
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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
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
CNN:
BuzzFeed editor and reporter defend scoop
Discussion: Mother Jones and Splinter
Hannes Grassegger / BuzzFeed News:
The Unbelievable Story Of The Plot Against George Soros
Discussion: Front Page Magazine
Washington Post:
The man who stood behind Trump