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10:10 AM ET, January 29, 2019

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CNN:
Mueller team signals to Stone associate another indictment may be in the works  —  Washington (CNN)A defense attorney for Andrew Miller, who's fighting a subpoena from Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, learned Monday afternoon that the special …
Discussion: emptywheel
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USA Today:
William Barr's view of Russia recusal could undermine all government ethics programs  —  Barr committed to consult with ethics officials, which means he's required to take their advice.  We urge him to correct the record and say he will.  —  CONNECT  —  As former White House ethics officials …
Seth Hettena / Rolling Stone:
Is There a Secret Hiding in Roger Stone's Indictment?  —  An overlooked note stamped to Stone's indictment may suggest that the former Trump adviser's case is broader than we think  —  Hours after he was roused from his Florida home in a pre-dawn raid by armed federal agents, Roger Stone …
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Glenn Kirschner / NBC News:
Trump adviser Roger Stone's indictment in the Mueller probe suggests conspiracy charges may still be forthcoming  —  The special counsel's many investigatory dots are starting to connect.  —  On January 25, Roger Stone was arrested by special counsel Robert Mueller's team for making false statements …
Mimi Rocah / The Daily Beast:
Roger Stone's Indictment Says Mueller Ain't Done Yet
Discussion: Raw Story
John A. Farrell / Politico:   Watergate Created Roger Stone. Trump Completed Him.
Dan Primack / Axios:
If Howard Schultz decides to run in 2020, Starbucks might have a big problem  —  Starbucks chairman emeritus Howard Schultz is a long shot to win the White House, but a sure bet to create headaches for the coffee chain he turned into a global empire.  —  Why it matters: Schultz's reputation …
Discussion: ABC News
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CNN:
Former Obama aide joins Howard Schultz's team.  Democrats aren't happy.  —  (CNN)Bill Burton, a former adviser to President Barack Obama, defended his decision to join Howard Schultz's team as the former Starbucks CEO considers an independent presidential bid in 2020, pushing back against suggestions that Schultz could be a spoiler.
Daniel Strauss / Politico:
Schultz camp says he can save Democrats from Trump
Travis Gettys / Raw Story:
Ethics watchdog calls out Trump for threatening Starbucks to ‘keep putting money in his pocket’
Discussion: Political Wire, New York Times and NPR
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 …
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Warren Henry / The Federalist:
How Ocasio-Cortez's Trump-Like Tactics Could Be Her Downfall
Discussion: Vox and The Atlantic
Bjorn Lomborg / New York Post:   What science could teach Ocasio-Cortez about climate change
Washington Post:
Democrats' 2020 presidential contest is wide open as danger mounts for Trump, new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows  —  Amid new signs of danger for President Trump's reelection hopes, the opposition race to replace him is wide open, with most Democratic voters not able to name their favorite candidate …
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Caitlin Oprysko / Politico:
Poll shows trouble for Trump, Dem voters undecided on early 2020 field
Discussion: Washington Post and POLITICUSUSA
Sofi Sinozich / ABC News:
Welcome to 2020: Obstacles for Trump and a wide-open Democratic race
Danielle Paquette / Washington Post:
The lowest-paid shutdown workers aren't getting back pay  —  Janitors, security guards and cooks aren't guaranteed compensation after losing wages  —  Her debt was mounting: $156 for the gas bill, $300 for electricity, $2,000 for the mortgage.  She could no longer afford her blood pressure pills.
Maeve Reston / CNN:
Kamala Harris defines her fight against Trump in CNN town hall  —  How Kamala Harris plans to debate Trump  —  (CNN)As Kamala Harris introduced herself as a 2020 presidential candidate to Iowa caucus-goers and the nation on Monday night, she showed exactly why she is viewed as such a formidable contender.
Discussion: Bloomberg and New York Times
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Joe Scarborough / Washington Post:   Kamala Harris has what it takes
Molly Jong-Fast / The Bulwark:
Let Them Fight  —  Last Friday the president of the United States trudged into the Rose Garden a torpid mess, with his tuft of hair-like substance sitting lifelessly on his head.  It was a harbinger of the weekend to come.  Presiding over the longest government shutdown ever had taken …
Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman / Jerusalem Post:
A cure for cancer?  Israeli scientists say they think they found one  —  “We believe we will offer in a year's time a complete cure for cancer.”  —  A small team of Israeli scientists think they might have found the first complete cure for cancer.  —  “We believe we will offer in a year's …
Discussion: New York Post and Daily Wire
Liam Stack / New York Times:
Joshua Trees Destroyed in National Park During Shutdown May Take Centuries to Regrow  —  The partial government shutdown ended last week after 35 days, but conservationists have warned that its impact may be felt for hundreds of years in at least one part of the country: Joshua Tree National Park.
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Desert Sun:
Joshua Tree National Park fans rally, decry impact from shutdown
Discussion: The Guardian and Newsweek
Sarah Ferris / Politico:
Republicans may block Trump from another shutdown  —  Senate Republicans can't stomach another shutdown.  —  After weathering 35 days of a partial government closure, the Senate GOP is dreading the possibility another one will hit in less than three weeks — a sentiment …
Anita Kumar / Politico:
Trump admin blames shutdown for ‘slow roll’ on House oversight  —  Many White House staffers who deal with document and email requests from Democratic committees were furloughed, but some members of Congress are suspicious of the excuses.  —  The Trump administration has tried to delay answering …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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Gabrielle Coppola / Bloomberg:
Harley-Davidson Profit Is Wiped Out by President Trump's Tariffs  — Earnings per share miss estimates by widest margin since 2009  — Retail deliveries in home market dropped 10% in fourth quarter  —  Harley-Davidson Inc. broke even in the last quarter of a year …
Will Oremus / Slate:
LOLsob  —  BuzzFeed's layoffs were painful for its staffers—and fatal to its self-mythology.  —  There's a phenomenon familiar to news junkies on Twitter that I'll call the BuzzFeed Effect.  Whenever BuzzFeed publishes a story it's proud of, its writers and editors tweet and retweet …
Peter Hasson / The Daily Caller:
Rashida Tlaib's Ties To Anti-Semitism Run Deeper Than Previously Known  —  One of Rep. Rashida Tlaib's key fundraisers, Maher Abdel-qader, has repeatedly promoted anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.  —  The Michigan Democrat is a member of a Facebook group where Abdel-qader and other members have shared anti-Semitic content.
Discussion: Daily Wire
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Major iPhone FaceTime bug lets you hear the audio of the person you are calling ... before they pick up  —  A significant bug has been discovered in FaceTime and is currently spreading virally over social media.  The bug lets you call anyone with FaceTime, and immediately hear the audio coming …
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Former Sen. Jeff Flake Joins CBS News as Contributor  —  A moderate Republican, Flake used his announcement to rule himself out for the 2020 presidential contest.  —  Former Sen. Jeff Flake has landed as a CBS News contributor and announced on air on Tuesday that he will not run for president in 2020.
New York Times:
Our Dreams of Peace: Envisioning an End to War in Afghanistan  —  Fahim Abed, 30, and Fatima Faizi, 24, are Afghan reporters for The New York Times in Kabul.  —  KABUL, Afghanistan — On Day 4 of the peace talks between the Americans and the Taliban last week, we looked up from our desks across …
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Washington Post:
The Trump administration's tentative deal with the Taliban could return Afghanistan to chaos
Discussion: CNN, New Republic and Foreign Policy
BBC:
Brexit: Theresa May will ask the EU to reopen Brexit deal  —  Theresa May has told MPs she will seek to re-open negotiations with the EU over the Northern Ireland backstop.  —  The PM said she would go back to Brussels to get a “significant and legally binding change” to the controversial proposal …
Discussion: New York Times
Julia Azari / FiveThirtyEight:
The Fight Over The State Of The Union Was About The Future Of Democracy  —  It's hardly news anymore when President Trump breaks with democratic customs.  His willingness to violate norms has been well covered throughout his time in office, and these violations can undermine democratic values …
Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
Bolton: ‘All options are on the table’ for Trump in Venezuela  —  The U.S. announced sanctions Monday against Venezuela's state-owned oil company amid a constitutional power struggle in that nation.  —  WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is leaving open the possibility of a U.S. military intervention …
Adam Sabes / Campus Reform:
EXCLUSIVE: Calif. board of trustees scraps Pledge of Allegiance over ‘white nationalism’ history  — Robert Miller, president of the Santa Barbara City College Board of Trustees, said that the board would no longer be reciting the pledge, claiming that it was “steeped in expressions of nativism and white nationalism.”
 
 
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If You Still Think the Shutdown Proves Government Is Important, You're Seeing What You Want to See
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Ava Kofman / The Intercept:
Google's Sidewalk Labs Plans to Package and Sell Location Data on Millions of Cellphones
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Stephen Collinson / CNN:
Trump shows weakness as 2020 rivals emerge
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