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4:05 PM ET, January 21, 2019

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Julie Irwin Zimmerman / The Atlantic:
I Failed the Covington Catholic Test  —  Like many people who spend too much time on Twitter, I watched with indignation Saturday morning as stories began appearing about a confrontation near the Lincoln Memorial between students from Covington Catholic High School and American Indians from the Indigenous Peoples March.
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Hunter Hooligan / The Cut:
Staring Down the Smug Face of American Violence  —  My sibling, Autumn, and I arrived at the rally for the first Indigenous Peoples' March with our hearts full and our spirits high.  After an unexpectedly long journey navigating the public transit schedule from Baltimore, we were eager to join the demonstration.
Michael E. Miller / Washington Post:
A tribal elder and a high school junior stood face to face, and the world reacted
Discussion: CNN, Cincinnati.com and The Federalist
CNN:
Statement of Nick Sandmann, Covington Catholic High School junior, regarding incident at the Lincoln Memorial
New York Times:
Fuller Picture Emerges of Viral Video Between Native American Man and Catholic Students
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 …
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William Cummings / USA Today:   California Sen. Kamala Harris announces 2020 presidential bid on ‘Good Morning America’
Perry Bacon Jr / FiveThirtyEight:
How Kamala Harris Could Win The 2020 Democratic Primary
Discussion: Splinter, Washington Post, AOL and Townhall
Politico:
‘Heart of the Democratic Party’: Black voters in S.C. see first candidate push
Adam Kelsey / ABC News:
Sen. Kamala Harris announces she will run for president in 2020
Matt Viser / Washington Post:
Kamala Harris enters 2020 presidential race
Discussion: Politico, Breitbart, The Week and Daily Kos
Kara Scannell / CNN:
Emin Agalarov cancels US concert tour after not reaching testimony deal with Mueller and Congress  —  Washington (CNN)Emin Agalarov, the Russian pop star who initiated the infamous June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with members of Donald Trump's campaign, canceled his upcoming US tour after failing …
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Chris Sommerfeldt / New York Daily News:
Trump ‘never spoke’ with Michael Cohen about false testimony, Rudy Giuliani says in latest Moscow deal twist
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Matt Novak / Gizmodo:
President Trump Posts Altered Photos to Facebook and Instagram That Make Him Look Thinner  —  President Donald Trump's social media accounts are filled with vile racism, idiotic xenophobia, and inaccurate statistics.  And now we can add another category to the list: fake photos.
Discussion: Raw Story and Joe.My.God.
Matt Viser / Washington Post:
Trump voters now blame him for the government shutdown  —  MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. — Two years ago, Jeff Daudert was fed up with politics.  He wanted to shake up the status quo.  He didn't mind sending a message to the establishment — and, frankly, he liked the idea of a disruptive president.
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Raw Story
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 …
Discussion: Raw Story, Joe.My.God. and Mediaite
Louis Nelson / Politico:
Trump marks MLK day with two-minute memorial visit  —  President Donald Trump made a brief appearance Monday at Washington's Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, honoring the civil rights icon with a wreath on the federal holiday bearing his name.  —  The president, accompanied …
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David Barden / HuffPost:
Lady Gaga Slams Mike Pence: He's ‘The Worst Representation’ Of Christianity
Discussion: Hullabaloo, TMZ.com and AOL
CNN:   Pence's shocking use of Martin Luther King's words
Catherine Viz / Campus Reform:
Invoking MLK Day, Notre Dame moves to cover up ‘demeaning’ Christopher Columbus mural  — The president of the University of Notre Dame announced Sunday that it would cover up murals of Christopher Columbus.  —  The president of the University of Notre Dame sent an email to all students Sunday night …
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Jennifer Kabbany / The College Fix:
University of Notre Dame to cover murals of Christopher Columbus
Discussion: TheBlaze
Matt Taibbi / Rolling Stone:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Crusher of Sacred Cows  —  With its silly swipes at AOC, the American political establishment is once again revealing its blindness to its own unpopularity  —  One of the first things you learn covering American politicians is that they're not terribly bright.
Robert A. Caro / New Yorker:
The Secrets of Lyndon Johnson's Archives  —  On a Presidential paper trail.  —  I. Mr. Hathway  —  In 1959, when I went to work for Newsday, on Long Island, the paper had a managing editor named Alan Hathway, who was an old-time newspaperman from the nineteen-twenties.
Discussion: Althouse
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.
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Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Book by Former Staff Member Describes a White House ‘Out of Control’  —  John F. Kelly, as White House chief of staff, presented himself as the man leading a charge of “country first, president second.”  The attorney general suggested administering lie-detector tests to the small group …
Discussion: Politico, AOL and Mediaite
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 …
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 …
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.
Erin Allday / San Francisco Chronicle:
Chico's mass overdose highlights severe new phase of opioid epidemic  —  The first victim was outside the house, sprawled on a patio beside the garage.  His friends were already performing CPR when Chico police got to the scene.  —  The others are inside, they told police.
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 …
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 …
 
 
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Kenneth P. Vogel / New York Times:
Russian Oligarch and Allies Could Benefit From Sanctions Deal, Document Shows
Josef Federman / Associated Press:
Israel increasingly goes public with its strikes in Syria
Charlie Cooper / Politico:
Theresa May drops post-Brexit £65 fee for EU citizens
Discussion: Associated Press
BBC:
Egypt TV host Mohamed al-Ghiety jailed for interviewing gay man
Discussion: Geller Report
Eli Watkins / CNN:
10% of TSA employees called out Sunday as shutdown continues
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Splinter
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
France fines Google nearly $57 million for first major violation of new European privacy regime
Morgan Chalfant / The Hill:
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National Review:
Why Democrats Said No to Trump's Border Compromise
Washington Post:
President Trump made 8,158 false or misleading claims in his first two years
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and CNN
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
The Shutdown Shows the Weakness of the Resistance
Discussion: Hullabaloo and WREG-TV
Lingling Wei / Wall Street Journal:
China's Annual Economic Growth Rate Is Slowest Since 1990
Discussion: The Daily Caller