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3:50 AM ET, January 28, 2019

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Jason Easley / POLITICUSUSA:
Kamala Harris Launches Her Campaign And Immediately Terrifies Trump  —  Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) launched her 2020 campaign in Oakland and immediately showed why Trump's advisers are so afraid of her.  —  Sen. Harris said: … Video:  —  Kamala Harris came out strong against Trump
Discussion: IJR and New York Times
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Los Angeles Times:
Kamala Harris emerges as a 2020 front-runner, but is that a good thing? … Even before Kamala Harris' campaign launch in Oakland on Sunday, her nascent 2020 bid had already hit full gallop — a star turn on “Good Morning America,” a self-reported seven-figure fundraising milestone, a friendly reception in a key primary state.
Discussion: Front Page Magazine
CBS News:
Kamala Harris kicks off 2020 campaign with rally in hometown of Oakland  —  Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris kicked off her campaign for the presidency on Sunday with an energetic rally of thousands of supporters in her hometown of Oakland, California, framing her candidacy as an effort …
Politico:
Harris kicks off campaign by laying into Trump
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Matt Viser / Washington Post:
Sen. Kamala Harris formally opens her presidential campaign with a mix of unity and blunt talk about race
Discussion: Breitbart and Politico
Amanda Becker / Reuters:
Kamala Harris launches White House bid, hits Trump's ‘medieval’ wall
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Trump Thought Firing Flynn Would End ‘Russia Thing,’ Chris Christie Writes in Book  —  President Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, believed that the “Russia thing” would end as a side effect from the firing of the national security adviser, retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn …
Discussion: The Week, Mediaite and Booman Tribune
Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
Howard Schultz, Former Starbucks Chief, Is Preparing for an Independent 2020 Run  —  Howard Schultz, the former chief executive of Starbucks and a self-described “lifelong Democrat,” said Sunday he was preparing to run for president as an independent and had already begun the groundwork required to be on the ballot in all 50 states.
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Michael Scherer / Washington Post:
Former Starbucks chief Howard Schultz confirms interest in independent 2020 bid, as Democratic worries rise
Scott Pelley / CBS News:
Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says he's considering independent run for president
Discussion: The Daily Caller and The Week
Kenneth P. Vogel / New York Times:
Treasury Dept. Lifts Sanctions on Russian Oligarch's Companies  —  The Trump administration on Sunday lifted sanctions against the business empire of Oleg V. Deripaska, one of Russia's most influential oligarchs.  —  Congressional Democrats had tried to block the move this month …
Discussion: Raw Story and Washington Press
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Saleha Mohsin / Bloomberg:   Trump Lifts Rusal, En+ Sanctions as Glencore Shuffles Stake
BuzzFeed News Staff Council:
We demand BuzzFeed pay out earned paid time off to its recently laid-off employees.  —  To Jonah Peretti, Lenke Taylor, and Ben Smith:  —  We are the BuzzFeed News Staff Council, a group of employees appointed to open up the lines of communication between News employees and company management.
Barbara McQuade / USA Today:
Stone indictment: Serious Russia investigation charges hint Mueller has more coming  —  The FBI arrested Roger Stone, longtime campaign associate of President Donald Trump.  Stone is indicted for lying about the Russian investigation in the 2016 election.  —  Mueller clues show possibility …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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Randall D. Eliason / Washington Post:
There's evidence of collusion everywhere. But is it a criminal conspiracy?
Discussion: emptywheel and Liberty Unyielding
Washington Post:   Trump advisers lied over and over again, Mueller says. The question is, why?
New York Times:
Elite Law Firm's All-White Partner Class Stirs Debate on Diversity  —  The post appeared on LinkedIn in early December: Paul, Weiss, one of the country's most prominent and profitable law firms, said it was “pleased to announce” its new partner class.  —  In the image, 12 lawyers looked out at the world, grinning.
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Inside Trump's decision to end the shutdown  —  On Friday morning, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney convened a small group of aides in his office to discuss their options to end the government shutdown.  There weren't many.  The previous day, Trump had been embarrassed …
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
The Fleecing of Millennials  —  Their incomes are flat.  Their wealth is down.  And Washington is aggravating future threats.  —  For Americans under the age of 40, the 21st century has resembled one long recession.  —  I realize that may sound like an exaggeration, given that the economy has now been growing for almost a decade.
Wall Street Journal:
Lawmakers to Debate Border, Immigration as Next Shutdown Threat Looms  —  The president in an interview says he doubts lawmakers will find a resolution in coming weeks  —  WASHINGTON—President Trump said Sunday he doesn't believe congressional negotiators will strike a deal over border-wall funding …
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Scoop: Trump mused about “military option” in Venezuela with Graham  —  Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham told me that as recently as a couple of weeks ago Trump mused to him about the possibility of using military force in Venezuela, where the U.S. government is currently pushing for regime change using diplomatic and economic pressures.
Discussion: Raw Story
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Associated Press:
Venezuela's power struggle turns to winning military favor
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Axios
Eli Watkins / CNN:
Pence, Ivanka, Kushner no-show as Mattis gets standing ovation at elite DC dinner  —  Trump blasts Mattis: What's he done for me?  —  Washington (CNN)Former Defense Secretary James Mattis received a standing ovation Saturday at the annual black-tie Alfalfa Club dinner after delivering …
Discussion: Axios and Politico
Nabih Bulos / Los Angeles Times:
Baghdad is reemerging from 15 blood-soaked years, but the city now barely functions … For weeks now, Capt. Ghassan Ghani and his team of workers, cranes and long-bed trucks have stripped away what has been a fixture of this city since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion: the 12-foot concrete barriers …
Michael Burke / The Hill:
Clinton not ruling out running in 2020: report  —  Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, reportedly has yet to rule out running for the Oval Office again in 2020.  —  CNN White House correspondent Jeff Zeleny said Sunday on CNN's “Inside Politics” that Clinton told people …
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Katrin Bennhold / New York Times:
Another Side of #MeToo: Male Managers Fearful of Mentoring Women  —  DAVOS, Switzerland — Men attending the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this year were worried about a lot of things.  A global economic slowdown.  Threats to cybersecurity.  Populism.  War.
Richard Hurowitz / New York Times:
He Helped Jews Escape the Holocaust.  He Died Unknown.  —  Aristides de Sousa Mendes was his name.  We should remember his courage.  —  Mr. Hurowitz is the publisher of The Octavian Report, a quarterly magazine of ideas.  —  Anyone who has seen “Casablanca” knows the connection between Portugal and World War II refugees.
Caleb Howe / Mediaite:
On Meet the Press, Tom Brokaw Says ‘The Hispanics Should Work Harder at Assimilation’  —  On Meet the Press, venerable news anchor Tom Brokaw made what may seem a surprising statement about immigration Sunday when he argued “the Hispanics” should “work harder” at assimilation.
Gregg Re / Fox News:
NATO head: Trump's tough talk has added $100B to alliance, helped deter Russia  —  North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, speaking on “Fox News Sunday,” said President Trump's tough talk has ultimately strengthened the 70-year-old alliance by leading member nations …
 
 
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Charles Sykes / The Bulwark:
Who Thought the Shutdown Was a Good Idea?
Eric Morath / Wall Street Journal:
America's Hidden Workforce Returns
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Cancel in protest? Or stay with a local newspaper that's being strip-mined for profits?
Washington Post:
Mixed attitudes toward investigations of Trump
Discussion: Mother Jones and Politico
Jay Reeves / Associated Press:
End Of Shutdown Still Leaves Contract Workers Hanging
Bill Scher / Politico:
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Washington Post:
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Adam Schefter / ESPN:
Concern around NFL that 4 officials in NFC Championship Game live in Southern California
Discussion: ProFootballTalk and The Big Lead
Scott Clement / Washington Post:
Americans support investigating Trump, but many are skeptical that inquiries will be fair, new poll finds
Discussion: IJR and The Gateway Pundit
The Guardian:
Polish far-right trial raises spectre of ‘false flag’ tactics
Dara Lind / Vox:
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