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8:00 AM ET, January 21, 2020

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Cara Korte / CBS News:
Sanders apologizes to Biden for surrogate's op-ed alleging he has a “big corruption problem”  —  Des Moines, Iowa — Senator Bernie Sanders apologized to former Vice President Joe Biden on Monday for an op-ed written by one of his campaign surrogates that claimed Biden has a “big corruption problem.”
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Biden, Sanders, Social Security and Smears  —  Lying about a rival is bad, even if you don't like his past positions.  —  While the news media has been focused on the “spat” between Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, something much more serious has been taking place between the Sanders campaign and Joe Biden.
Discussion: Politico, American Prospect and CNN
The Boston Globe:
Sanders, Biden lead tight pack of front-runners in Suffolk/Globe New Hampshire poll  —  Senator Bernie Sanders has the slimmest of leads among a knot of four top presidential contenders, with Senator Elizabeth Warren dropping to the rear of the top tier amid significantly weaker support among men …
Discussion: Political Wire
Natasha Korecki / Politico:
‘There may be more tickets out of Iowa than ever before’  —  A half-dozen or more candidates are likely to keep campaigning beyond the first-in-the-nation caucus state.  —  Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Mayor Pete Buttigieg.  John Minchillo/AP Photo
Nick Coltrain / Des Moines Register:
Bernie Sanders, sequestered to D.C. by President Trump's impeachment trial, asks supporters to carry campaign
Discussion: Politico
Sean Sullivan / Washington Post:
Sanders apologizes to Biden for supporter's op-ed alleging corruption
Focus on Rural America:
January Poll Results
Politico:   ‘He totally said it’ or ‘complete BS’? Sanders and Warren voters dig in
Cara Korte / CBS News:
Pramila Jayapal: If a progressive is not elected, “We will end up with another Donald Trump down the road”
Discussion: The Hill
Washington Post:
Trump's lawyers, Senate GOP allies work privately to ensure Bolton does not testify publicly  —  President Trump's legal defense team and Senate GOP allies are quietly gaming out contingency plans should Democrats win enough votes to force witnesses to testify in the impeachment trial …
Discussion: CNN, Politico, The Week and Associated Press
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The Hill:
White House appoints GOP House members to advise Trump's impeachment team  —  The White House announced Monday that President Trump appointed several prominent Republican House members to advise his impeachment defense team ahead of the Senate trial set to begin this week.
New York Times:
McConnell Unveils Rules for Trump Impeachment Trial  —  On Monday, the president's lawyers asserted he did nothing wrong and urged the Senate to “swiftly reject” the charges against him.  —  WASHINGTON — Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, unveiled ground rules on Monday …
Politico:
Senate Republicans plan speedy Trump trial  —  Senate Republicans released their partisan impeachment trial resolution on Monday evening, a blueprint that could result in President Donald Trump's swift acquittal.  —  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) plans to pass impeachment trial rules giving …
Alayna Treene / Axios:
McConnell lays out terms for Senate impeachment trial
Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:   McConnell Impeachment Rules Modify Clinton Precedent
Politico:
Trump recruits House allies for his defense
Discussion: Breitbart and War Room
Sacramento Bee:
Devin Nunes' Ukraine lies are a betrayal.  Voters in his district deserve better  —  Kiev, Ukraine, is nearly 6,200 miles from Tulare, Calif. That's a long way from home for Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Tulare, who now faces explosive allegations that he and his staff contacted shadowy Ukrainian figures …
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Kim Wehle / The Bulwark:
The New Evidence Against Trump Since He Was Impeached
Discussion: Raw Story and New York Times
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Don Jr. Admits Meeting Lev Parnas: ‘I Thought He Was Israeli’
Discussion: The Hill, Politico and Axios
Caroline Kelly / CNN:
Dershowitz on impeachment reversal: ‘I am much more correct right now’  —  Cooper presses Dershowitz over changing impeachment view  —  (CNN)Constitutional lawyer and Trump impeachment legal team member Alan Dershowitz said Monday that he is “much more correct right now” …
Discussion: ABC News and Axios
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Quinta Jurecic / The Atlantic:
Trump's Impeachment Brief Is a Howl of Rage
Discussion: Raw Story
Paul Waldman / Washington Post:
The White House doubles down on its dumbest impeachment defense
Discussion: Raw Story
Lacey Rose / Hollywood Reporter:
Hillary Clinton in Full: A Fiery New Documentary, Trump Regrets and Harsh Words for Bernie: “Nobody Likes Him”  —  With four-part Hulu series ‘Hillary’ set to premiere at Sundance, one of America's most groundbreaking (and polarizing) figures opens up about Monica Lewinsky, her marriage …
Edmund DeMarche / Fox News:
Trump addresses World Economic Forum in Davos, touts trade deals, US economy  —  President Trump on Tuesday addressed the global business community in Davos while his adversaries back home prepared for his impeachment trial.  —  Trump praised his own policies for creating a historic unemployment level …
Discussion: Politico and The Hill
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Washington Post:
Trump takes a victory lap at Davos, crowing about the U.S. economy and ignoring impeachment  —  DAVOS, Switzerland — President Trump trumpeted what he called “America's extraordinary prosperity” on his watch, taking credit for a soaring stock market, low unemployment and a “blue collar boom” …
Shannon Pettypiece / NBC News:
Trump calls impeachment trial a long-running ‘hoax’ at Davos Summit
Matt Vespa / Townhall:
The Liberal Media Totally Eats It With Their Fake News Coverage of VA's Pro-Gun Rights Rally  —  Virginia Citizen's Defense League had their Lobby Day yesterday.  Thousands attended.  It was probably the best turnout in years.  And that's the keyword here, folks: years.
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USA Today:
‘The civil rights march of my life’: Thousands of pro-gun protesters, many heavily armed, rally peacefully in Richmond
Discussion: Redstate and Big League Politics
CNN:
CNN poll: 51% say Senate should remove Trump from office  —  Schumer: We will force votes on witnesses and documents  —  (CNN)About half of Americans say the Senate should vote to convict President Donald Trump and remove him from office in the upcoming impeachment trial (51%) …
Haris Alic / Breitbart:
Joe Biden's Brother Frank Linked to Projects Receiving $54,000,000 in Taxpayer Loans from the Obama Administration—Despite No Experience  —  Frank Biden, the youngest brother of former Vice President Joe Biden, saw his business interests benefit from millions of dollars in taxpayer loans to Caribbean nations during the Obama years.
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Trump Third Year Sets New Standard for Party Polarization  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Eighty-two percentage points separated Republicans' (89%) and Democrats' (7%) average job approval ratings of President Donald Trump during his third year in office.  This is the largest degree of political polarization …
 
 
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Politico:
MAGA stops, TV and the pope: How Pence plans to sidestep impeachment
Discussion: Raw Story and Law & Crime
Jonathan Capehart / Washington Post:
How to honor Martin Luther King Jr. in the age of Trump
John Nichols / The Nation:
The Loser President  —  Trump could lose by many millions …
New York Times:
Video Reveals Unused Earthquake Aid in Puerto Rico: ‘We Are Outraged’
Terry McDermott / Los Angeles Times:
In 9/11 proceedings, once-forbidden topic is front and center: Torture
Discussion: The Guardian
The Daily Beast:
How Trump Twisted a Vague Iran Worry Into an Imminent Danger to ‘Four Embassies’
CNN:
From pot to impeachment: The high-wire legal act from Lev Parnas' attorney
Discussion: The Hill
Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
Trump pushes his party to normalize corruption
Discussion: Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
Jenna Ellis / Fox News:
Trump impeachment trial - Here are four legal problems House Democrats have to face
Michael Tomasky / The Daily Beast:
Ken Starr Remains a Partisan Hack and a Poisonous Creep
Discussion: ABC News
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
The Fox-Trump monopoly, in one graph
Discussion: Twitchy and HuffPost
Alex Griswold / Washington Free Beacon:
Denver Post Columnist Fired After Arguing There Are Two Sexes
Discussion: National Review
Virginia Governor / Virginia Governor Ralph Northam:
Statement of Governor Ralph S. Northam on Lobby Day Demonstration
Discussion: Breitbart and TheBlaze
Esha Ray / New York Daily News:
Art preservationists want Frick Collection to buy Jeffrey Epstein's townhouse as part of museum expansion plan
Christopher Flavelle / New York Times:
Conservative States Seek Billions to Brace for Disaster. (Just Don't Call It Climate Change.)
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