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11:15 PM ET, February 5, 2019

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New York Times:
Before Expected Call for Unity, Trump Laced Into Democrats at Lunch for TV Anchors  —  WASHINGTON — For public consumption, President Trump planned to use his State of the Union address on Tuesday night to appeal for bipartisan unity.  But at a private lunch for television anchors earlier …
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New York Times:
Watch State of the Union: Live Video and Analysis  —  Watch State of the Union: Live Video  —  Join New York Times reporters for live analysis and fact-checking during President's State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday.  The speech is set to begin at 9 p.m. Eastern time.
Discussion: Raw Story
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Trump's Address to Congress Unlikely to Bring Harmony  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump was set to deliver what aides called a message of bipartisan unity on Tuesday night in his first address to Congress in the new era of divided government, but any hope of harmony was dispelled long before he left the White House.
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CNN:
First on CNN: New York federal prosecutors seek interviews with Trump Organization executives  —  (CNN)Federal prosecutors in New York have requested interviews in recent weeks with executives at the Trump Organization, according to people familiar with the matter, signaling a growing potential threat …
Chris Riotta / The Independent:
Newly unearthed video shows Trump ‘meeting with Russians in Moscow in 1995’ over ‘building project’  —  Video alleges to show US president meeting with former Russian officials in Moscow to discuss building an underground mall  —  The former mayor of Moscow has confirmed Donald Trump met …
emptywheel:
Felix Sater Promised a Putin Meeting with Michael Cohen Minutes after Don Jr Promised to Revisit Magnitsky Sanctions
Washington Post:
Elizabeth Warren apologizes for calling herself Native American  —  Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Tuesday that she was sorry that she identified herself as a Native American for almost two decades, reflecting her ongoing struggle to quiet a controversy that continues to haunt her as she prepares to formally announce a presidential bid.
Washington Post:
'This isn't me': Gov. Northam's defiance caught advisers off guard  —  RICHMOND — Most of his staff was gone for the night as Gov. Ralph Northam (D) and his wife, Pam, worked the phones in the Executive Mansion.  They called friends back in Norfolk, old classmates from his medical school …
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Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball:
Yes, Virginia, This is Chaos  —  Editor's Note: This is a special edition of the Crystal Ball.  Given the fast-moving developments in our home state over the last several days, we hope it's not obsolete by the time you read it!  We'll be back with our regularly-scheduled issue next week on Thursday.
Tom Scocca / Hmm Daily:
Choose a Different Hill to Die On  —  The Worst Thing We Read Yesterday™  —  Stacey Abrams, who narrowly lost the Georgia governor's race last year, is scheduled to give the official Democratic Party response speech after President Donald Trump's State of the Union address tonight …
Discussion: Mediaite
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Ellie Hall / BuzzFeed News:
Customs And Border Protection Apologized After An Agent Questioned A BuzzFeed News Reporter About Trump Coverage  —  A top official of the Customs and Border Protection apologized Tuesday to a BuzzFeed News reporter who was aggressively questioned by an agent about articles regarding President Donald Trump …
Discussion: Mediaite
ProPublica:
Confidential Memo: Company of Trump Inaugural Chair Sought to Profit From Connections to Administration, Foreigners  —  The memo outlines how Colony, the company founded by Tom Barrack, an investor who chaired the inaugural, aimed to exploit its connections to Donald Trump.
Ken Rosenthal / The Athletic:
Three-batter requirement for all pitchers, universal DH part of proposals that could bring big change to baseball  —  The left-on-left specialist — a left-handed reliever who sometimes faces only one left-handed hitter — soon might be an endangered species in Major League Baseball.
Nancy Cook / Politico:
The plan to keep Trump's taxes hidden  —  The new House Democratic majority is widely expected to test one of Donald Trump's ultimate red lines by demanding the president's personal tax returns — and the Trump administration has been gearing up for months to fight back hard.
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Paul Waldman / Washington Post:
We may finally see Trump's tax returns, and Republicans are panicking
Discussion: Politico
Benjamin Fearnow / Newsweek:
Former KKK Leader David Duke Endorses Tulsi Gabbard 2020 Presidential Campaign, Says She'll Put American Interests Over Israel  —  White supremacist and former GOP Louisiana state senator David Duke appeared to endorse Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard's 2020 campaign for president as other Democrats …
Lee Fang / The Intercept:
GOP Leadership Instructs Lawmakers to Play Up Gruesome Murders and Rapes by Immigrants  —  House Republican lawmakers are being encouraged by their party's leadership to play up gruesome murders, rapes, and other crimes committed by undocumented immigrants in the United States.
Discussion: Raw Story
Kirk Mitchell / Denver Post:
How the trail runner attacked by a mountain lion in Larimer County killed the animal  —  Necropsy: Jogger suffocated mountain lion in life-or-death struggle west of Fort Collins  —  The bloodied Colorado trail runner who fought off a rare mountain lion attack pummeled the young cat with a rock …
Discussion: NBC News and Breitbart
Rebecca Morin / Politico:
Rick Perry tapped as ‘designated survivor’ for the State of the Union  —  Energy Secretary Rick Perry was selected as the “designated survivor” for Tuesday night's State of the Union address.  —  The former Texas governor will watch President Donald Trump's speech from an undisclosed location …
Discussion: Washington Post
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Sanjana Karanth / HuffPost:
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes First Public Appearance Since Surgery
Anna Silman / The Cut:
How I Get It Done: Merchants of Truth author Jill Abramson  —  In her new book Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts, out February 5, Jill Abramson chronicles the upheaval that has rocked the media industry over the past decade, as told through the stories of four outlets …
Discussion: Instapundit
Judy Kurtz / The Hill:
Cory Booker confirms he has a girlfriend  —  Sen. Cory Booker says he's boo'd up.  —  The New Jersey Democrat and 2020 White House hopeful is confirming that he has a girlfriend.  —  Booker was asked about his noted bachelordom by co-host Charlamagne tha God during a Tuesday interview …
Kenneth P. Vogel / New York Times:
Firms Recruited by Paul Manafort Are Investigated Over Foreign Payments  —  WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors in recent weeks have been interviewing witnesses about the flow of foreign money to three powerful law and lobbying firms that Paul Manafort recruited seven years ago to help improve …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Amanda Darrach / Columbia Journalism Review:
McClatchy upgrades CEO's housing stipend to $35K a month amid buyouts  —  BuzzFeed, HuffPo, Gannett, Vice.  This has already been a ruthless year for layoffs in digital journalism.  On Friday morning, McClatchy President and CEO Craig Forman emailed employees to let them know 450 staffers across …
Brad Reed / Raw Story:
‘I trusted you!’  Trump voters seethe after realizing they're getting screwed by the GOP's tax plan  —  Multiple supporters of President Donald Trump over the past couple of weeks have taken to Twitter to air their grievances about the president's signature tax cut plan.
Discussion: The Resurgent
Ben Schreckinger / Politico:
MAGA all-stars visit border to plot private wall project  —  It could have been an outtake from a hard-right reboot of “Ocean's 11” for the Trump era: a gathering of some of President Donald Trump's most notorious and outspoken supporters, who descended last week on the southern border town of McAllen, Texas.
Devan Cole / CNN:
Here's who Nancy Pelosi is bringing to the State of the Union  —  State of the Union moments that mattered  —  Washington (CNN)With President Donald Trump set to deliver his State of the Union address Tuesday night directly in front of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, much attention will be paid …
Sam Stein / The Daily Beast:
Top Progressive Firm Tells Dems to Leave Starbucks Alone  —  SKDKnickerbocker lists Starbucks as a client.  And they want to separate the company from the presidential ambitions of its former CEO.  —  One of the top Democratic firms in the country is privately urging top officials in the party …
Nicole Fallert / Vox:
President Trump's State of the Union address: live transcript  —  Read the full transcript of Trump's speech to Congress.  —  President Donald Trump's second formal State of the Union address on Tuesday night takes place as the president and Congress try to find a solution to avert another government shutdown on February 15.
Discussion: IJR
Cheyenne Haslett / ABC News:
State of the Union 2019 Live Updates: President Donald Trump announces date for next North Korea summit  —  President Donald Trump on Tuesday night is giving his second State of the Union address, one week after he originally was invited to deliver it but didn't because of the longest-ever government shutdown.
Jonathan S. Tobin / Haaretz:
Opinion Republicans Spoke Up Against Steve King.  Shouldn't Democrats Speak Up Against Ilhan Omar?  —  It's getting harder to label radicals like Ilhan Omar, pro-BDS and hostile to Israel, as marginal to the Democratic Party.  Days after the GOP neutralized Steve King's Congressional influence, the Democrats elevated Omar's
Discussion: Breitbart and twitchy.com
Nancy Cook / Politico:
Trump reveals plans for 2-day Kim Jong Un summit  —  President Donald Trump on Tuesday night revealed that he plans to meet North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un for a two-day summit in Vietnam on Feb. 27 and 28, as he also boasted about averting a deadly standoff with the rogue nation.
Bloomberg:
Ketamine Could Be the Key to Reversing America's Rising Suicide Rate  —  A version of the club drug is expected to be approved for depression in March.  Researchers think it could help treat suicidal thinking.  —  Joe Wright has no doubt that ketamine saved his life.
Sharon Weinberger / Yahoo News:
As Cuba medical mystery deepens, State Department turns to new scientific panel for answers  —  WASHINGTON — Scientists investigating what's been affecting the health of dozens of U.S. government personnel stationed in Cuba have a variety of theories, everything from surveillance technology gone awry …
Discussion: Axios
FiveThirtyEight:
Trump's 2019 State Of The Union: Live Coverage  —  Interactives  —  Tracking Congress In The Age Of Trump  —  Which 2020 Contender Has The Widest Appeal?  You Tell Us.  —  Subscribe  —  All newsletters  —  Get more FiveThirtyEight
Discussion: ABC News and Raw Story
 
 
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Franco Ordoñez / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
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Benjamin Weinthal / Jerusalem Post:
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Discussion: Breitbart
Marianne LeVine / Politico:
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Wesley Morgan / Politico:
Recriminations fly over removal of Army commander
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Politico:
Mulvaney invites bipartisan group of lawmakers to Camp David
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Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
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Discussion: Daily Wire and Right Wing Watch
Andrew O'Reilly / Fox News:
Cory Booker schooled by Kavanaugh replacement pick after question on ‘LGBTQ law clerks’
Discussion: Louder With Crowder and Daily Wire
David Moye / HuffPost:
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Discussion: Joe.My.God., Townhall and Daily Wire
Elena Schneider / Politico:
Klobuchar heads to Iowa as she nears 2020 decision
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Tucker Reals / CBS News:
Pope Francis confirms priests' abuse of nuns included “sexual slavery”
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Olivia Nuzzi / New York Magazine:
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