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11:00 AM ET, January 21, 2019


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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 …
Kamala Harris Is Running For President In 2020  —  The California senator announced her bid on Martin Luther King Jr. Day with the campaign theme “For the people.”  —  Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) announced Monday that she will be running for president in 2020.
CNN:   Pence's shocking use of Martin Luther King's words
Matt Viser / Washington Post:
Kamala Harris enters 2020 presidential race
Brianne Pfannenstiel / Des Moines Register:   Kamala Harris to visit Iowa one day after launching her bid for president in her home state
Molly Hensley-Clancy / BuzzFeed News:
Kamala Harris Is Running For President
Discussion: The Daily Caller, Axios and Raw Story
Christopher Cadelago / Politico:
Inside Kamala Harris' 2020 campaign plan
Christopher Cadelago / Politico:
Kamala Harris launches campaign for president
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.
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. …
Michael E. Miller / Washington Post:
A tribal elder and a high school junior stood face to face, and the world reacted
Michael Brendan Dougherty / National Review:
When the Press Sees Red
Discussion: Mother Jones
Avery Anapol / The Hill:
‘Fox & Friends’ accidentally shows graphic saying Ruth Bader Ginsburg is dead  —  The hosts of “Fox & Friends” on Monday apologized for showing a graphic saying Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is dead, blaming a control room error.  —  The graphic, similar to those marking the deaths …
Discussion: Breitbart and Joe.My.God.
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.
Caleb Howe / Mediaite:   Fox News' Restraint on Buzzfeed Paid Off, and Should Be a Lesson to Other Outlets
Wall Street Journal:
Cohen Threatened CNBC That Trump Would Sue After 2014 Poll Disappointment  —  Future president also complained to network over ‘business leader’ ranking after fixer tried to rig online survey  —  Donald Trump and his then-attorney Michael Cohen pressured CNBC in 2014 to place …
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 …
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Axios Sneak Peek
Discussion: RedState, Hullabaloo and POLITICUSUSA
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 …
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
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
Bari Weiss / New York Times:
Ilhan Omar and the Myth of Jewish Hypnosis  —  A conspiracy theory with ancient roots and a bloody history.  —  Ms. Weiss is a writer and editor in the Opinion section.  —  In 2012, during one of Israel's periodic wars with Hamas in Gaza, Ilhan Omar, at the time a 32-year-old nutrition coordinator …
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.
Mike Allen / Axios:
Exclusive excerpt: Chris Christie says Trump hired “riffraff”  —  Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a Republican, writes in his forthcoming memoir — “Let Me Finish,” out Jan. 29 — that President Trump filled his administration with “riffraff” instead of canny players who could help …
Discussion: CNN, POLITICUSUSA, Raw Story and Mediaite
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.
Robert Mendick / Telegraph:
Kremlin accused of laying false trail linking Sergei Skripal to ex-MI6 officer behind Trump dossier  —  Russian intelligence created a false trail linking the double agent Sergei Skripal to the former MI6 officer behind the Trump dossier before carrying out the Salisbury nerve agent attack, the Telegraph has been told.
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Booker and Bernie plunge into South Carolina  —  COLUMBIA, S.C.— When Sens. Cory Booker and Bernie Sanders make their first early primary state appearances of 2019 on Monday, the location won't be by chance.  —  As the first Southern state to vote in 2020 — and, more important …
Discussion: ABC News
Rick Klein / ABC News:
The Note: 2020 Democrats looking back before looking forward
Discussion: Political Wire
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 …
Discussion: Oxfam America and Common Dreams
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Morgan Chalfant / The Hill:
Debate builds over making Mueller report public
Mike Florio / ProFootballTalk:
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Fabiola Sanchez / Associated Press:
Venezuela puts down mutiny by national guard unit
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
Michael Gold / New York Times:
New York Finally Passed a Ban on ‘Conversion Therapy’ After Years-Long Efforts
 Earlier Items: 
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David Leonhardt / New York Times:
The Shutdown Shows the Weakness of the Resistance
Discussion: WREG-TV
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Five reasons Trump may be a one-termer
Discussion: Raw Story
Lingling Wei / Wall Street Journal:
China's Annual Economic Growth Rate Is Slowest Since 1990
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