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12:40 PM 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 …
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Perry Bacon Jr / FiveThirtyEight:
How Kamala Harris Could Win The 2020 Democratic Primary
Discussion: Splinter and AOL
Scott Detrow / NPR:   Sen. Kamala Harris Announces 2020 Presidential Candidacy
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
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.
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CNN:
Statement of Nick Sandmann, Covington Catholic High School junior, regarding incident at the Lincoln Memorial  —  (CNN)I am providing this factual account of what happened on Friday afternoon at the Lincoln Memorial to correct misinformation and outright lies being spread about my family and me.
Michael E. Miller / Washington Post:
A tribal elder and a high school junior stood face to face, and the world reacted
Discussion: CNN, Raw Story and The Week
Robby Soave / Hit & Run:
The Media Wildly Mischaracterized That Video of Covington Catholic Students Confronting a Native American Veteran
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: AOL and Mediaite
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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 …
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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Avery Anapol / The Hill:
‘Fox & Friends’ accidentally shows graphic saying Ruth Bader Ginsburg is dead
Discussion: Mediaite, Breitbart and Joe.My.God.
Caleb Howe / Mediaite:   Fox News' Restraint on Buzzfeed Paid Off, and Should Be a Lesson to Other Outlets
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
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.
Eli Watkins / CNN:
10% of TSA employees called out Sunday as shutdown continues  —  Washington (CNN)The Transportation Security Administration said one in 10 of its employees scheduled to work Sunday took the day off, with many employees citing “financial limitations” preventing them from working.
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Splinter
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Chris Strohm / Bloomberg:   U.S. Airport Screener Absences Triple as Shutdown Continues
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 …
Discussion: Mediaite, TheBlaze, Hullabaloo and Deadline
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 …
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 …
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
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.
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
France fines Google nearly $57 million for first major violation of new European privacy regime  —  Google has been fined nearly $57 million by French regulators for violating Europe's tough new data-privacy rules, marking the first major penalty brought against a U.S. technology giant since …
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.
Mike Florio / ProFootballTalk:
Commissioner has authority to take action over Rams-Saints outcome, in theory  —  So what can the NFL do about the outcome of the Rams-Saints game?  Probably nothing.  Bad calls happen.  Sometimes, bad calls have bigger consequences than others.  —  Still, there's language in the rulebook that could …
Morgan Chalfant / The Hill:
Debate builds over making Mueller report public  —  Anticipation is building for special counsel Robert Mueller's report, bringing to boil a debate over whether it will also be made public.  —  The report took center stage at Attorney General nominee Bill Barr's confirmation hearing last week …
 
 
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Olivia Beavers / The Hill:
Washington fears new threat from ‘deepfake’ videos
Discussion: The Daily Caller
NetBlocks:
Social media outage and disruptions in Venezuela amid incident in Caracas
Discussion: Bloomberg
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.
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
‘Heart of the Democratic Party’: Black voters in S.C. see first candidate push
Discussion: ABC News
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
 Earlier Items: 
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
The Shutdown Shows the Weakness of the Resistance
Discussion: WREG-TV
CNN:
Pence's shocking use of Martin Luther King's words
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
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Larry Elliott / The Guardian:
World's 26 richest people own as much as poorest 50%, says Oxfam
Discussion: Oxfam America and Common Dreams
Washington Post:
Trump two years in: The dealmaker who can't seem to make a deal
Discussion: Hullabaloo, Raw Story and Politico