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11:45 PM ET, January 29, 2019

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Billy House / Bloomberg:
GOP Lawmaker Tells Ocasio-Cortez Congress Isn't Just ‘Eating Bonbons’  — Leading House conservative addresses New York Democrat  — Two lawmakers mix it up at first meeting of Oversight panel  —  A leading House conservative backer of President Donald Trump decided …
Discussion: Raw Story
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Scott Wong / The Hill:
Some Dems float idea of primary challenge for Ocasio-Cortez  —  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has infuriated colleagues by aligning with a progressive outside group that's threatening to primary entrenched Democrats.  Now some of those lawmakers are turning the tables …
t.e2ma.net:   Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez May Face Challenger, Eric Holder Inches Closer to Run, and Magic Johnson Names New President
Kerry Picket / The Daily Caller:   Potential New York Dem Names Floated To Primary Ocasio-Cortez
Isaac Chotiner / New Yorker:
Cliff Sims Is Proud to Have Served Trump  —  In August, 2016, Cliff Sims, the C.E.O. of an Alabama-based conservative news site, joined the Trump campaign.  He then followed Trump to the White House, where he worked as the special assistant to the President and as the director …
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New York Times:
The Many Ways to Leave the White House  —  WASHINGTON — In an interview on Monday on “Good Morning America,” Cliff Sims, a former White House aide promoting a tell-all book about life inside the West Wing, wanted to make clear that he had left his job on his own terms.
Alex Thompson / Politico:
Tulsi Gabbard campaign in disarray  —  Tulsi Gabbard's presidential campaign hasn't officially launched yet but it's already melting down.  —  Two-and-a-half weeks after the Hawaii Democrat told CNN she had decided to run for the White House—an announcement that even her own staff didn't know was coming …
Financial Times:
Trump sat down with Putin at G20 without US note-taker  —  Donald Trump sat down with Vladimir Putin for several minutes of conversation at the end of an evening event at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires in November, with no translator or note-taker from the US side to record the dialogue between the leaders …
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Alex Ward / Vox:   Trump met Putin without staff or note takers present — again
CNN:
Kamala Harris is open to compromise on private insurers' role during ‘Medicare for all’ push  —  Kamala Harris backs ‘Medicare-for-all’ plan  —  (CNN)By stating she would eliminate private insurers as a necessary part of implementing “Medicare-for-all,” California Sen. Kamala Harris during …
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CNN:
Democrats distance themselves from Harris' call to eliminate private health plans  —  Kamala Harris backs ‘Medicare-for-all’ plan  —  (CNN)The emerging 2020 presidential campaign has deepened the Democratic party's divide over how the government should cover all Americans …
Discussion: twitchy.com and Daily Wire
Jonathan Cohn / HuffPost:
Kamala Harris Backs Medicare For All And She Isn't Messing Around
Discussion: Common Dreams, Vox and IJR
David Harsanyi / The Federalist:
Kamala Harris Sounds A Lot Like An Authoritarian
Discussion: Breitbart
TMZ.com:
‘Empire’ Star Jussie Smollett Tells Cops His Attackers Touted MAGA  —  4:00 PM PT — Chicago PD confirms to TMZ Jussie told them, in a follow-up interview, about the attackers yelling, “MAGA country.”  —  They add Jussie still had the rope around his neck when he made contact with cops at 2:42 AM.
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Sister Toldjah / RedState:
Media Shouldn't Make The Same Mistakes in Jussie Smollett Attack Stories As The Mistakes …
Axios:
Kushner driving effort to replicate criminal justice success with immigration reform  —  Jared Kushner ran a white board planning session last week at the White House with the Koch network and other people who worked with him on criminal justice reform.  The purpose: to see if the administration …
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Mary Louise Kelly / NPR:
Chris Christie: There Is No One With More Influence Over Trump Than Jared Kushner
Discussion: Splinter
Hot Air:   Jared Trying To Broker A Major Immigration Compromise For Some Reason
Michael Brice-Saddler / Washington Post:
Chris Christie rips Kushner's dad: ‘One of the most loathsome, disgusting crimes that I prosecuted’
Discussion: Mediaite and ABC News
New York Times:
U.S. Intelligence Chiefs Contradict Trump on North Korea and Iran  —  WASHINGTON — A new American intelligence assessment of global threats has concluded that North Korea is “unlikely to give up” all of its nuclear stockpiles, and that Iran is not “currently undertaking the key nuclear weapons …
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Guy Taylor / Washington Times:   Team Trump quietly filling ‘pot of gold’ encouraging Kim Jong-un to denuclearize
New York Times:
Mother Carrying Baby in Stroller Dies After Falling Down Subway Stairs  —  [What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.]  —  A young mother died on Monday night when she fell down a flight of subway stairs in Midtown Manhattan while carrying her baby daughter in a stroller, the police said.
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NBC New York:
Young Mother Holding Stroller With Baby in It Falls Down Subway Stairs, Dies
Discussion: Gothamist
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Has Howard Schultz Really Thought This Through?  —  Howard Schultz is no longer CEO of Starbucks.  But as de facto founder (he took it over as a small coffee roaster and developed it into what we know as Starbucks) I imagine he is still a major shareholder.  Really he and Starbucks are inseparable.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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Jon Schlosberg / ABC News:
Deep space radio waves baffle astronomers; aliens not ruled out  —  Aliens!  —  Astronomers can't rule out that possibility after an exciting new discovery.  A team in Canada recently stumbled upon ultra-brief repeating waves from deep space for only the second time in history.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook pays teens to install VPN that spies on them  —  Desperate for data on its competitors, Facebook has been secretly paying people to install a “Facebook Research” VPN that lets the company suck in all of a user's phone and web activity, similar to Facebook's Onavo Protect app …
CNN:
Graham urges Trump to tie debt limit to border security funding  —  Manchin: Stop Washington's paychecks, stop shutdowns 01:16  —  Washington (CNN) — An influential Republican senator is urging President Donald Trump to up the ante in talks over his border wall: To push for an increase …
Discussion: The Daily Caller, Vox, Hullabaloo, AOL and CNBC
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Washington Post:
‘Whatever works’: Lawmakers negotiate to avert another shutdown absent signal from Trump
Discussion: Raw Story
Arizona Republic:
Phoenix restaurant says this is a photo of coal miners.  But I see offensive blackface  —  Opinion: Who determines what's offensive?  A photo in a downtown Phoenix restaurant raises this key question.  —  CONNECT  —  A few weeks ago, I attended a holiday party at a downtown Phoenix restaurant.
Discussion: Instapundit and The Resurgent
Michael Harriot / The Root:
Exclusive: Clemson's Black Players Refused to Accept Donald Trump's Invitation to the McCookout  —  When Filet-O-Fish aficionado Donald Trump invited the Clemson Tigers to enjoy the White House's first Presidential Value Meal, most of Clemson's national championship football team members jumped …
Discussion: Raw Story, The Guardian and Breitbart
Daniel Strauss / Politico:
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will not run for president  —  LOS ANGELES — Eric Garcetti will not run for president in 2020, he confirmed late Tuesday, saying that being mayor of Los Angeles is “what I am meant to do.”  —  Garcetti, who traveled extensively for months as he mulled a presidential run …
Discussion: ABC News and Raw Story
Bloomberg Law:
Labor Secretary's Role in Epstein Plea Deal Under DOJ Scrutiny  —  The Justice Department's inspector general wants lawmakers to give him the authority to investigate a decade-old plea deal in which Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta allegedly helped an accused sex offender skirt the harshest punishment for crimes against teens.
Discussion: Raw Story
Ashley / Chicks On The Right:
Chuck Schumer Wants A LITERAL LOSER To Deliver The Democratic SOTU Response  —  ShareTweetSubscribe to the Chicks!  —  Email address:  —  Leave this field empty if you're human:  —  WATCH: Chuck Schumer Wants A LITERAL LOSER To Deliver The Democratic SOTU Response  —  I'm sorry, but...what?
Gabby Orr / Politico:
Why Trump is still beefing with ‘Da Nang Dick’  —  He's not a household name.  He's not running for president.  Yet Richard Blumenthal keeps getting under President Donald Trump's skin.  —  Every few months, the president unleashes on the Connecticut Democrat by ridiculing his military service record …
Discussion: Raw Story and Vox
Holly Otterbein / Politico:
Schultz slammed by coffee mate  —  Howard Schultz has a problem with his base.  —  Not only are Democrats ripping the former Starbucks CEO's flirtation with an independent bid for president — now a fellow coffee mogul is, too.  —  “I first met Howard in 1984 and he's done a lot for coffee …
Washington Post:
Trump's company plans to expand check of employees' legal status following report that it hired undocumented workers for years  —  President Trump's company plans to institute E-Verify, a federal program that allows employers to check whether new hires are legally eligible to work in the United States …
Discussion: Axios
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Why Did Soviets Invade Afghanistan?  Documents Offer History Lesson for Trump  —  WASHINGTON — One day in October 1979, an American diplomat named Archer K. Blood arrived at Afghanistan's government headquarters, summoned by the new president, whose ousted predecessor had just been smothered to death with a pillow.
Michael R. Sisak / Associated Press:
APNewsBreak: Schneiderman used campaign cash for legal bills  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman used nearly $340,000 in political campaign funds to pay the law firm that represented him during an investigation of allegations that he physically abused several women …
Discussion: Splinter
Alexa Ura / The Texas Tribune:
Texas quietly informs counties that some of the 95,000 voters flagged for citizenship review don't belong on the list  —  County officials said the number mistakenly flagged is “significant.” … After flagging tens of thousands of registered voters for citizenship reviews …
Discussion: The Week and Splinter
Deanna Paul / Washington Post:
Whitaker says Mueller's decisions will be reviewed.  It's unclear what that even means.  —  A Justice Department news conference — to announce criminal charges related to Chinese telecommunications conglomerate Huawei — has left a lot of lawyers scratching their heads.
 
 
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Discussion: The Atlantic
Greenville News:
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