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Michael Isikoff / Yahoo News:
Senate Intel panel opens bipartisan inquiry on Ukraine whistleblower  —  Even as the House is ramping up its investigation into the Trump administration's dealings with Ukraine, the Senate Intelligence Committee has opened its own inquiry and is seeking a quick interview with the whistleblower …
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Washington Post:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry of Trump, says his actions were a ‘betrayal of national security’  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday announced a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump, a dramatic turnaround by the Democratic leader that sets …
Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
Nancy Pelosi Announces Formal Impeachment Inquiry of Trump  —  Faced with new allegations against President Trump and administration stonewalling, Democrats have ended months of caution.  —  WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Tuesday that the House would begin a formal impeachment inquiry …
Washington Post:
Trump ordered hold on military aid days before calling Ukrainian president, officials say  —  President Trump told his acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, to hold back almost $400 million in military aid for Ukraine at least a week before a phone call in which Trump is said to have pressured …
Quin Hillyer / Washington Examiner:
Here's why Trump's Ukraine misdeeds are a big (impeachable) deal  —  Based simply on what President Trump has admitted to, combined with one piece of as-yet-uncontradicted reporting, Trump has committed impeachable offenses in his dealings with Ukraine.  —  To understand why …
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
Does Donald Trump Want to Be Impeached?  —  Four reasons the president might welcome articles of impeachment.  —  When it comes to determining when it makes sense to impeach a president, congressional Democrats are working with 200 words in the Constitution, three significant historical precedents …
Quin Hillyer / Washington Examiner:
Compare it to historical cases and it's clear this Trump-Ukraine story is impeachment material  —  President Trump appears to have made totally inappropriate requests of Ukraine's president — namely, that he investigate or prosecute Joe Biden and his son Hunter for violations of foreign law, real or imagined.
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Here's a timeline of Trump's latest scandal.  It's damning.  —  The floodgates are opening: Even as more Democrats are moving decisively toward supporting impeachment proceedings, we're now learning that President Trump himself ordered a freeze on aid to Ukraine, just before telling …
John Harwood / CNBC:
House impeachment vote has suddenly become a real threat for Trump  — Donald Trump has flipped political presumptions and sent House Democrats on a path toward the third presidential impeachment in American history, writes CNBC's John Harwood.  — This time, Trump can't even count …
Discussion: Big League Politics
People.com:
Hillary Clinton Says Donald Trump Is Moving Closer to Impeachment with Biden/Ukraine Scandal: ‘We Are in a Crisis’  —  “I'm in favor of moving toward impeachment,” Clinton tells PEOPLE exclusively.  “I did not come to that decision easily or quickly, but this is an emergency as I see it”  —  FB
John Solomon / The Hill:
Let's get real: Democrats were first to enlist Ukraine in US elections  —  Earlier this month, during a bipartisan meeting in Kiev, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) delivered a pointed message to Ukraine's new president, Volodymyr Zelensky.  —  While choosing his words carefully, Murphy made clear …
Discussion: RedState, Breitbart and Daily Kos
Timothy L. O'Brien / Bloomberg:
Don't Focus on Ukraine Aid.  Focus on the Phone Call.  —  Trump put self-interest above national interest.  That's abuse of power.  —  LISTEN TO ARTICLE  —  4:21  —  SHARE THIS ARTICLE  —  Share  —  Tweet  —  Post  —  Email  —  The Washington Post unloaded another seminal scoop Monday night …
Anna Nemtsova / The Daily Beast:
Ukraine Likely to Reopen Probe of Hunter Biden Firm: Sources
Discussion: National Review and The Week
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:   Trump: I'd Like to Withdraw My Guilty Plea and Change to ‘Not Guilty’
Steven Nelson / Washington Examiner:   Ukraine whistleblower's lawyers work for group that offers to pay officials who leak against Trump
Washington Post:
Trump says he has authorized release of transcript of call with the Ukrainian president
Peter Nicholas / The Atlantic:
Trump Is Discovering New Powers
Discussion: CNN, Fox News and Washington Post
ARLnow.com:
JUST IN: Beyer Now Supports Articles of Impeachment
Discussion: PolitiFact, Mother Jones and Bloomberg
Russell Berman / The Atlantic:
Nancy Pelosi Has Had Enough
Discussion: Vox, Bloomberg and PJ Media Home
Aaron Rupar / Vox:
Trump's rationale for withholding aid to Ukraine changed overnight
Discussion: Axios and CNN
Axios:
Nancy Pelosi tells friends that impeachment now feels unavoidable
Discussion: Common Dreams and Hot Air
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Trump's Ukraine-scandal strategy — counterpunch, confuse and con — depends on the media
Brian Beutler / Crooked Media:   The Lessons of Impeachment and the End of Trump's Impunity
Monmouth University Polling Institute:
Dem Primary in Flux  —  Many see no need to choose between electability and issue alignment  —  West Long Branch, NJ - Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has joined former Vice President Joe Biden at the front of the pack in New Hampshire, according to the latest Monmouth University Poll.
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Matt Stevens / New York Times:
There Are Now 12 Candidates in the Next Democratic Debate
Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Gabbard qualifies for fourth presidential debate
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Owen Bowcott / The Guardian:
Boris Johnson's suspension of parliament unlawful, supreme court rules  —  Judges rule unanimously that PM's decision to prorogue parliament can be examined by judges  —  Play Video  —  The supreme court has ruled that Boris Johnson's advice to the Queen that parliament should be prorogued …
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Annabelle Dickson / Politico:
Jeremy Corbyn says election is only way to settle Brexit crisis
Emilio Casalicchio / Politico:
Donald Trump defends Boris Johnson against ‘nasty’ reporter
Jack Crowe / National Review:
Michigan City Clerk Charged with Altering Ballots in 2018 Midterms  —  Sherikia Hawkins was charged Monday with six felony counts for allegedly altering absentee ballots during the November 2018 election in her capacity as city clerk for the Detroit suburb of Southfield, Mich.
Discussion: Townhall
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Kentucky GOP governor makes last-minute campaign shakeup  —  Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has shaken up his reelection campaign weeks ahead of the November vote, a potentially ominous sign for the Republican incumbent.  —  Michael Antonopoulos, a GOP strategist who has worked for an array …
Discussion: Political Wire
Gideon Resnick / The Daily Beast:
Warren Is Spending Campaign Cash to Unseat Susan Collins  —  In an email sent to her campaign supporters, Warren's campaign manager said that they plan to devote staffers to helping win back the Senate.  —  Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-MA) presidential campaign is putting resources into Maine …
New York Times:
WeWork C.E.O., Adam Neumann, Stepping Down Under Pressure  —  WeWork's co-founder, Adam Neumann, is stepping down as chief executive of the embattled shared office space business, three people briefed on the decision said on Tuesday, a stunning fall for the entrepreneur who oversaw the meteoric rise …
Washington Post:
Tony Podesta, Vin Weber say they were told Justice Department dropped probe into whether they violated foreign lobbying rules  —  A long-running Justice Department investigation of two of Washington's best-known lobbyists was closed this week, the latest sign of the challenges facing prosecutors attempting …
Discussion: Politico
 
 
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