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9:30 AM ET, January 28, 2019

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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.
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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
Carla Marinucci / Politico:
Harris kicks off campaign by laying into Trump
Discussion: ABC News, The Daily Beast and The Week
CBS News:   Kamala Harris kicks off 2020 campaign with rally in hometown of Oakland
Matt Viser / Washington Post:
Sen. Kamala Harris formally opens her presidential campaign with a mix of unity and blunt talk about race
Discussion: Breitbart
Josh Dawsey / Washington Post:
‘Want to see the Lincoln bedroom?’:  Trump relishes role as White House tour guide  —  When President Trump brings senators, New York friends or other guests to the Oval Office, he occasionally opens a door near his desk summoning guests to follow.  Flashing a grin, he wants his friends …
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Elaina Plott / The Atlantic:
An Obscure White House Staffer's Jaw-Dropping Trump Tell-All
Discussion: Raw Story
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 …
Mike Allen / Axios:
Howard Schultz knows some Dems are going to hate him  —  Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz tells Axios he's “unfazed” by the online trashing from Democrats who think that by running for president as an independent, he could split the anti-Trump vote and re-elect the president.
Discussion: The Guardian and Political Wire
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Michael Scherer / Washington Post:
Former Starbucks chief Howard Schultz confirms interest in independent 2020 bid, as Democratic worries rise
David Freedlander / New York Magazine:
Hiding Out With Randy Credico, the Stand-Up Comic Who Could Help Put Roger Stone in Prison  —  It is the Wednesday after the midterms, and comedian and longtime New York political stuntman Randy Credico is smoking an e-cigarette at the Friars Club bar, expounding on his theory that the president …
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
On closer examination, Roger Stone indictment is less than it seems
Discussion: AOL
Randall D. Eliason / Washington Post:
There's evidence of collusion everywhere. But is it a criminal conspiracy?
Washington Post:
Midway through first term, Trump is not meeting the public's modest expectations for his job performance, poll finds  —  In his first two years in office, President Trump has largely underperformed the even modest expectations that Americans had for him as he took office in January 2017, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll.
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Associated Press:   AP-NORC poll: Most Americans oppose Trump's foreign policy
Christine Filer / ABC News:
2 years into Trump's presidency, a deficit in confidence across government
Discussion: Daily Kos
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Post-shutdown negotiations look brutal for Trump  —  Lawmakers in both parties are skeptical about President Trump's chances of securing funding for his wall on the Mexican border after a 35-day partial government shutdown that bruised the White House's political standing.
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
Discussion: The Week
Tamar Auber / Mediaite:
Trump Goes After Fox News: ‘Even Less Understanding’ of Wall than ‘Fake News CNN and MSNBC’  —  President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to take a rare jab at Fox News.  —  “Never thought I'd say this but I think @johnrobertsFox and @GillianHTurner @FoxNews have even less understanding …
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Ben White / Politico:
Wall Street freaks out about 2020  —  NEW YORK — Top Wall Street executives would love to be rid of President Donald Trump.  But they are getting panicked about the prospect of an ultraliberal Democratic nominee bent on raising taxes and slapping regulations on their firms.
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.
Mujib Mashal / New York Times:
U.S. and Taliban Agree in Principle to Peace Framework, Envoy Says  —  KABUL, Afghanistan — American and Taliban officials have agreed in principle to the framework of a peace deal in which the insurgents guarantee to prevent Afghan territory from being used by terrorists …
Cliff Sims / Politico:
‘Mean as a Snake’: When President Trump Met the Real Mitch McConnell  —  It's nearly impossible to have a conversation while waiting on the president to make an appearance.  Instead, everyone steals glances at the closed door, waiting for it to open, and converses in short …
Discussion: Raw Story
Philip K. Howard / New York Post:
It's time to blow up the bureaucracy that's killing America … For decades now, Americans have slogged through a rising tide of idiocies.  Getting a permit to do something useful, say, open a restaurant or fix a bridge, can take years.  Small businesses get nicked for noncompliance of rules they didn't know.
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 …
Ben Kamisar / NBC News:
Congressional leaders point fingers after shutdown deal  —  Leaders differ on immigration deal details but both sides say they would like to see find ways to avoid future shutdowns.  —  WASHINGTON — With the clock ticking on the temporary deal that reopened the government …
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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.
 
 
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Wall Street Journal:
As Warren Eyes White House, Big Banks Brace for Browbeating
Victor Davis Hanson / American Greatness:
Attack of the Techno-Lynch Mob
Discussion: The Bulwark
J. David Goodman / New York Times:
The 2021 New York City Mayoral Race: Coming Soon to a Living Room Near You
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
David Wright / CNN:
House Democrats unveil top 2020 targets
Mary Anastasia O'Grady / Wall Street Journal:
Venezuelan Spring  —  The people are destitute, angry and tired of socialism.
Discussion: ABC News and Babalú Blog
Richard Hurowitz / New York Times:
He Helped Jews Escape the Holocaust. He Died Unknown.
Gregg Re / Fox News:
NATO head: Trump's tough talk has added $100B to alliance, helped deter Russia
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
The Fleecing of Millennials
 Earlier Items: 
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Inside Trump's decision to end the shutdown
Discussion: Breitbart and Politico
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Scoop: Trump mused about “military option” in Venezuela with Graham
Nabih Bulos / Los Angeles Times:
Baghdad is reemerging from 15 blood-soaked years, but the city now barely functions
BuzzFeed News Staff Council:
We demand BuzzFeed pay out earned paid time off to its recently laid-off employees.
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?
Eli Watkins / CNN:
Pence, Ivanka, Kushner no-show as Mattis gets standing ovation at elite DC dinner
Discussion: Axios
 

 
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Disney's President of Motion Picture Studios, Sean Bailey, steps down; Searchlight's co-President David Greenbaum takes over

Kate Knibbs / Wired:
Two ex-Meta employees find an AI clickbait network linked to a Polish IT company, which is “domain squatting” on URLs, including Iowa's Clayton County Register

Jess Jones / City A.M.:
Sesamy, launched by Acast co-founders to let users in Sweden and Denmark purchase single articles or podcasts as a one-time transaction, plans to expand to UK

 
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