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12:45 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  —  You've probably seen the viral footage of a Native American beating his drum, surrounded by a crowd of students from Covington Catholic high school.  One of them, wearing a MAGA hat, is right in front of him, with a smirk on his face.
Adam Forrest / The Independent:
MAGA hat boy's mother blames ‘black Muslims’ for her son harassing Native American man
Discussion: Indian Country Today
CNN:
Teen in confrontation with Native American elder says he was trying to defuse the situation
Roger Kimball / Spectator USA:
Radical evil, and the online lynching of a kid from Kentucky
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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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
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, Mediaite and New York Post
CBS News:
Transcript: Rep. Adam Schiff on “Face the Nation,” January 20, 2019
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Gideon Resnick / The Daily Beast:
Giuliani: ‘So What’ If Trump Talked To Cohen About His Testimony
Discussion: Breitbart, Politico and Hullabaloo
NBC News:
Giuliani: Trump Tower Moscow negotiations ‘as far as October, November’ 2016
Discussion: New York Post
Ben Kamisar / NBC News:
Giuliani: Discussions on Trump Tower in Moscow were ‘active’ throughout 2016 election
Discussion: Mother Jones
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
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
Caitlin Oprysko / Politico:   Gabbard says Democrats share blame in shutdown logjam
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Pompeo discussing a run for Kansas Senate seat
Discussion: RedState, Hullabaloo and CNN
Holly Rosenkrantz / CBS News:
Gillibrand rejects Trump's immigration offer: “I don't take him on his word on anything”
Discussion: CNN, Deadline and Raw Story
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:
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
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 …
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 …
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 …
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
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, Splinter and RT
 
 
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Associated Press:
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Ronna McDaniel / Fox News:
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Alayna Treene / Axios:
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Marc Morano / Climate Depot:
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Will Hurd / USA Today:
Republican congressman: My black dad taught me how to handle white supremacist rhetoric
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Discussion: Mashable
Washington Post:
Tulsi Gabbard says she has no regrets about meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
Brett Samuels / The Hill:
Fire damages Fox, C-SPAN, MSNBC studios
Discussion: WTOP
Kyle Smith / New York Post:
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Heather Caygle / Politico:
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Discussion: Raw Story
Washington Post:
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