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Donie O'Sullivan / CNN:
Twitter suspends account that helped ignite controversy over viral encounter  —  New York (CNN Business)Twitter suspended an account on Monday afternoon that helped spread a controversial encounter between a Native American elder and a group of high school students wearing Make America Great Again hats.
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Jennifer Edwards Baker / WXIX-TV:
CovCath, Diocese release statement following school closure Tuesday  —  PARK HILLS, KY. - (FOX19) - Covington Catholic High School and the Diocese of Covington released a statement about the progress of the investigation into the incident at the March For Life 2019 event.
Robby Soave / Hit & Run:
If You Still Think Nick Sandmann's Smile Is Proof of Racism, You're Seeing What You Want to See  —  In the nearly two hours of video footage that greatly elucidate what happened between a group of boys from Covington Catholic High School and Native American veteran Nathan Phillips …
Mark Steyn / Steyn Online:
The Drumbeat of the Mob  —  Programming note: Aside from Tucker tonight, I'll be here tomorrow, Tuesday, for another Clubland Q&A taking questions from Mark Steyn Club members live around the planet at 4pm North American Eastern Standard Time/9pm Greenwich Mean Time.
Melissa Reinert / Cincinnati.com:
Nathan Phillips rejects Jeff Ruby's offer to ‘break bread’ with CovCath students
Democracy Now:
“I Was Absolutely Afraid”: Indigenous Elder on “Mob Mentality” of MAGA Hat-Wearing Students in D.C.
Discussion: Splinter
New York Daily News:
SEE IT: Covington Catholic High students in blackface at past basketball game
Laura Wagner / The Concourse:
Don't Doubt What You Saw With Your Own Eyes
Katherine Faulders / ABC News:
Trump preparing two State of the Union speeches for different audiences: Sources  —  President Donald Trump is preparing for two different State of the Union speeches - one a more traditional address delivered to Congress in the House chamber or some other location in D.C. …
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Burgess Everett / Politico:
Centrist Dems urge Pelosi to break shutdown stalemate  —  A group of centrist House Democrats, eager to end the shutdown and sick of political posturing, is pressing Speaker Nancy Pelosi to counter President Donald Trump's immigration proposal with her own potential compromise.
Reuters:   Trump seeks to move ahead with big speech despite Pelosi shutdown concerns
Carmin Chappell / CNBC:
John Kerry told an audience at Davos that President Donald Trump should resign
Des Moines Register:
Divorce filing: U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst says her husband physically attacked her  —  Years before her divorce, U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst was assaulted by her husband after she confronted him about his alleged affair with their daughter's babysitter, she wrote in court filings.
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Ben Jacobs / The Guardian:
Joni Ernst says she turned down chance to be Donald Trump's vice-president  —  The Iowa senator Joni Ernst has stated she turned down the opportunity to be Donald Trump's vice-president because she believed her husband Gail “hated any successes I have”.  —  In an affidavit filed as part …
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court Revives Ban on Transgender Military Service  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday revived the Trump administration's policy of barring most transgender people from serving in the military.  In a brief, unsigned order, the justices lifted nationwide injunctions that had blocked the policy.
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Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court will review gun restrictions for first time in nearly a decade
Discussion: Townhall
Kevin D. Williamson / National Review:   Why Not Bloomberg?  —  A mad Democratic party may be in …
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
DACA program that protects young undocumented immigrants not likely to get Supreme Court review this term
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Supreme Court keeps cloak over mystery Mueller subpoena fight
Discussion: NBC News
Washington Post:
Supreme Court allows Trump restrictions on transgender troops in military to go into effect as legal battle continues
CNN:
Supreme Court again takes no action on DACA, leaving policy in effect for now
Discussion: Mother Jones
Isaac Chotiner / New Yorker:
“Even if He Did Do It, It Wouldn't Be a Crime”: Rudy Giuliani on President Trump  —  On Sunday, Rudy Giuliani, one of President Trump's lawyers, made a startling admission to the Times and NBC's “Meet the Press” that Trump had been involved in discussions to build a Trump Tower Moscow throughout …
Charles Homans / New York Times:
Mitch McConnell Got Everything He Wanted.  But at What Cost?  —  The president whom the Senate Republican leader helped elect has turned out to be the one thing he can't control.  —  At sunrise, there it was: a red-tailed hawk, its gyre widening over the United States Capitol building …
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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook PM: Unpaid, uncertain and unmoored: Inside the White House  —  NEW ... HOT DOC ... HOUSE OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM Republicans — ranking member Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) — have sent a letter to MICHAEL COHEN'S attorney, expressing concern …
Aris Folley / The Hill:
Ocasio-Cortez: I give ‘zero’ f—s about pushback from other Democrats  —  Freshman New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) in an interview late Monday said she gives “zero” f—s about criticism she's received from members of her own party.  —  “Now, congresswoman …
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Mike Allen / Axios:
AOC, Beto: The 7 letters disrupting politics
Discussion: Bloomberg, Splinter and Breitbart
Katie Galioto / Politico:
Ocasio-Cortez says she gives ‘zero’ f—s about pushback from Democrats
Discussion: twitchy.com
Carol Morello / Washington Post:
Top diplomat for European affairs resigns from State Department  —  A. Wess Mitchell, the top diplomat in charge of European affairs, will resign from the State Department next month, creating a key vacancy at a time when European leaders are questioning President Trump's commitment to historic alliances.
Cody Derespina / Fox News:
Fox News anchor Bret Baier and family in car crash, released from hospital  —  Fox News anchor Bret Baier and his family are “banged up, but alive” after a “major” car crash in Montana on Monday morning, Baier said in a statement Tuesday.  —  Though Baier and his family were taken to the hospital …
Discussion: National Review and Mediaite
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Christopher Cadelago / Politico:
Kamala Harris raises $1.5 million in first 24 hours  —  Kamala Harris' presidential campaign raised $1.5 million in its first 24 hours, her campaign aides told POLITICO, a massive haul for the first-term senator from California that tied Bernie Sanders' one-day total from his 2016 presidential campaign.
Discussion: TheBlaze, New York Times and Vox
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Wall Street Journal:
Sen. Kamala Harris Raised $1.5 Million in First 24 Hours After Announcing Candidacy
Michael Wilner / Jerusalem Post:
Jared Kushner plans Trump's peace push before heat of 2020 race  —  Team has begun negotiation groundwork, sharing ‘elements’ of plan to regional partners  —  WASHINGTON - The Trump administration now believes it has a window of just a year to push for an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement …
Public Policy Polling:
Trump Polling At Only 41-42% Against Possible Democratic Foes  —  PPP's newest national poll finds that at the midway point of Donald Trump's term as President, he's a clear underdog for reelection.  —  Trump gets just 41 or 42% in head to head match ups against 7 likely Democratic candidates for President.
Matthew Mosk / ABC News:
US banker with ties to Putin's inner circle sought access to Trump transition: Sources  —  Nine days after Donald Trump won the presidency, as scores of supporters clamored for meetings with his transition team, the Hollywood producer of “The Apprentice,” Mark Burnett, reached …
Discussion: Shakesville
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Trump's phony ‘compromise’ has now been unmasked as a total sham  —  President Trump and his allies have spent days talking up the idea that his new proposal to reopen the government constitutes a “compromise.”  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has vowed to bring the proposal …
Discussion: Balloon Juice and CBS News
 
 
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Matthew Choi / Politico:
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