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9:40 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. …
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 …
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  —  The three groups that met Friday in the cold shadow of the Lincoln Memorial could hardly have been more different.  They were indigenous rights activists from Michigan, Catholic schoolboys from Kentucky …
Discussion: Front Page Magazine
Michael Brendan Dougherty / National Review:
When the Press Sees Red
Discussion: Mother Jones
Teen in confrontation with Native American elder says he was trying to defuse the situation
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 …
Discussion: Althouse
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: Breitbart, Political Wire and The Week
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.
Discussion: BuzzFeed News, Vox and RedState
Christopher Cadelago / Politico:
Kamala Harris launches campaign for president
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Booker and Bernie plunge into South Carolina
Discussion: ABC News
Rick Klein / ABC News:
The Note: 2020 Democrats looking back before looking forward
Discussion: Political Wire
Briahna Gray / The Intercept:
A Problem for Kamala Harris: Can a Prosecutor Become President in the Age of Black Lives Matter?
Discussion: Politico, Bloomberg and The Guardian
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
New York Times:
Giuliani Says Talks for Trump Tower in Moscow Lasted Through 2016 Election
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
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 …
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.
Discussion: Political Wire
Avery Anapol / The Hill:   ‘Fox & Friends’ accidentally shows graphic saying Ruth Bader Ginsburg is dead
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 Politico
Caitlin Oprysko / Politico:
Gabbard says Democrats share blame in shutdown logjam
Discussion: Associated Press and The Hill
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.
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.
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
National Review:
Why Democrats Said No to Trump's Border Compromise  —  They view him as a devil they must defeat at all costs.  —  Lots of people are wondering just why Democrats rejected President Trump's plan to reopen government agencies even before he announced the plan.
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: Hullabaloo, Raw Story and Politico
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David Faris / The Week:
Trump and the obliteration of America
Wall Street Journal:
Cohen Threatened CNBC That Trump Would Sue After 2014 Poll Disappointment
Discussion: Mediaite
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Isaac Chotiner / New Yorker:
How Journalism Survives: An Interview with Jill Abramson
Discussion: RedState
Michael Gold / New York Times:
New York Finally Passed a Ban on ‘Conversion Therapy’ After Years-Long Efforts
Chemical weapons: the EU places nine persons and one entity under new sanctions regime
Discussion: Politico and TASS
Washington Post:
President Trump made 8,158 false or misleading claims in his first two years
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
The Shutdown Shows the Weakness of the Resistance
Discussion: WREG-TV
 Earlier Items: 
Caleb Howe / Mediaite:
Fox News' Restraint on Buzzfeed Paid Off, and Should Be a Lesson to Other Outlets
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
Kristine Phillips / Washington Post:
They left food and water for migrants in the desert. Now they might go to prison.
Discussion: Arizona Republic and Splinter
Associated Press:
In rare move, Israel confirms attacking Iran forces in Syria
Larry Elliott / The Guardian:
World's 26 richest people own as much as poorest 50%, says Oxfam
Marc Morano / Climate Depot:
‘GLOBAL WARMING’ UPDATE: Montreal's Fête Des Neiges (Winter Snow Festival) Cancelled Due To Extreme Cold!
Max Boot / Washington Post:
A look back on two dismal years of the Trump administration
Discussion: ThinkProgress