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New York Times:
White House Blocks Sondland Testimony, Signaling Plan to Stonewall Impeachment Inquiry  —  WASHINGTON — The White House all but declared war on the House impeachment inquiry on Tuesday, intervening for the first time to block the testimony of a key witness as President Trump signaled …
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Washington Post:
Poll: Majority of Americans say they endorse opening of House impeachment inquiry of Trump  —  A majority of Americans say they endorse the decision by House Democrats to begin an impeachment inquiry of President Trump, and nearly half of all adults also say the House should take the additional step …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
This will get worse for Trump.  Adam Schiff signals what's next.  —  Public opinion is shifting precipitiously against President Trump, with a new Washington Post-Schar School poll showing that 58 percent of Americans support the House's impeachment inquiry, and 49 percent support outright removal.
Washington Post:
Live updates: Giuliani says he 'can't imagine' administration officials will appear before …
Michael Isikoff / Yahoo News:
Sondland, key witness in Ukraine probe, blocked from testimony in midnight call
Discussion: Raw Story
Zachary Basu / Axios:
Rudy Giuliani says he will not testify before House Intel
Anita Kumar / Politico:
‘An avoidable, unforced error’: Trump's Ukraine trap starts worrying allies
Discussion: The Week
House Foreign Affairs Committee:
Three Chairs Issue Statement on White House Blocking Ambassador Sondland Testimony and Documents
Discussion: Vox, Roll Call and Axios
CNN:
Inside the White House's effort to contain Ukraine call fallout  —  (CNN)By the time President Donald Trump's line with Volodymyr Zelensky went quiet, the scramble began.  —  In the hours and days after the Ukrainian President signed-off — “Thank you Mr. President, bye-bye” …
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Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
Trump's Ukraine Call Was ‘Crazy’ and ‘Frightening,’ Official Told Whistle-Blower  —  The whistle-blower wrote a memo describing an official who heard the call as “visibly shaken” by it.  —  WASHINGTON — A White House official who listened to President Trump's July phone call …
Discussion: Daily Mail, Fox News and Breitbart
Katherine Faulders / ABC News:
White House official told whistleblower Trump Ukraine call was ‘frightening’  —  A White House official listening to President Donald Trump's July 25 phone call with Ukraine's president described the call as “crazy” and “frightening” and was “visibly shaken,” according to notes taken …
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Fox News
QU Poll:
Release Detail  —  October 8, 2019 - Voters Remain Divided On Impeachment, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Warren And Biden Top Democratic Primary Field  —  After another week with impeachment in the news, registered voters nationwide are still divided on impeaching and removing President …
Discussion: Politico, Vox, CNN and Political Wire
Michael Schwirtz / New York Times:
Top-Secret Russian Unit Seeks to Destabilize Europe, Security Officials Say  —  First came a destabilization campaign in Moldova, followed by the poisoning of an arms dealer in Bulgaria and then a thwarted coup in Montenegro.  Last year, there was an attempt to assassinate a former Russian spy in Britain using a nerve agent.
Foreign Policy:
Trump's Capitulation to Erdogan Destroys U.S. Credibility  —  By abandoning America's Kurdish partners in Syria, the White House has sent a message to allies everywhere that Washington can't be trusted.  —  History repeats itself, as Karl Marx once wrote, “the first time as tragedy, the second as farce.”
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Task & Purpose:
‘I hate it’ — Trump says signing letters to the families of fallen soldiers is the hardest thing he does
Discussion: IJR
Quint Forgey / Politico:
Trump defends Turkey amid fierce backlash over policy shift
Discussion: New York Times and Mother Jones
Robin Wright / New Yorker:
Trump's Muddled Syria Policy Opens the Way for More War in the Middle East
Discussion: Hullabaloo
CBS News:
Warren stands by account of being pushed out of her first teaching job because of pregnancy  —  On the campaign trail, Elizabeth Warren often tells the story of how she was fired from her first teaching job in 1971 because she was pregnant, a pivotal moment that ultimately put her on a path to Harvard …
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Star Tribune:
Trump campaign threatens to sue Minneapolis over ‘phony’ security bill for rally  —  $530K bill from Mpls. to campaign may spur suit.  —  TEXT SIZE  —  Tensions between Minneapolis city leaders and President Donald Trump's campaign escalated Monday when the campaign threatened to sue …
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Zoe Tillman / BuzzFeed News:
Brett Kavanaugh Asked Just One Question During His First Big LGBTQ Case On The Supreme Court  —  WASHINGTON — In the first major LGBTQ rights case to reach the US Supreme Court since he became a justice last year, Justice Brett Kavanaugh gave little away during arguments on Tuesday, asking only one question.
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Devin Dwyer / ABC News:
Supreme Court wrestles with LGBT employment discrimination and meaning of ‘sex’
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Politico:
China rejects Trump's call to investigate Biden and son  —  This story is being published by POLITICO as part of a content partnership with the South China Morning Post.  It originally appeared on scmp.com on Oct. 8, 2019.  —  China has rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's call to investigate …
Murray Waas / The New York Review of Books:
Ukraine Continued: How a Crucial Witness Escaped  —  A classified State Department assessment concluded in 2018 that Ukraine's former Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko—who is at the center of the impeachment inquiry of President Trump—had allowed a vital potential witness for Special Counsel Robert Mueller …
Discussion: CANNONFIRE
Tareq Haddad / Newsweek:
Betsy DeVos could face jail after judge rules she violated 2018 order on student loans  —  Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has been threatened with the possibility of jail after a judge deemed she was violating a court order for continuing to collect student debts on a now-defunct school.
Zachary Basu / Axios:
Senate Intel releases 2nd volume of report on 2016 Russian interference  —  The Senate Intelligence Committee released Tuesday the second volume of its report on Russian interference in 2016 presidential election, which focuses on the social media disinformation campaign led by the Kremlin-backed Internet Research Agency.
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Washington Post:
Bipartisan Senate report calls for sweeping effort to prevent Russian interference in 2020 election
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Jim Geraghty / National Review:
We're Not Exporting Our Values to China — We're Importing Theirs
Bloomberg:
Trump Weighs Weakening Obama Rules to Curb Corporate Inversions  — Change would narrow regulations on overseas tax breaks  — Republicans say rules aren't necessary after 2017 tax overhaul  —  Treasury Department officials are considering rolling back a tax rule aimed …
Wall Street Journal:
FBI's Use of Foreign-Surveillance Tool Violated Americans' Privacy Rights, Court Found  —  U.S. discloses ruling last year by Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that FBI's data queries of U.S. citizens were unconstitutional  —  WASHINGTON—Some of the Federal Bureau …
Dr. Susan Berry / Breitbart:
Exclusive - Poll: ‘Transgender’ Men Ads Lead to 8-Point Voter Swing to Republican Matt Bevin from Democrat Andy Beshear  —  A conservative group notes polling data shows an eight-point swing in voters' shift to incumbent GOP Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin from Democrat candidate Andy Beshear …
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Whistleblower had tie to Democratic candidate  —  In an Aug. 26 letter, the Intelligence Community's inspector general, Michael Atkinson, wrote that the anonymous whistleblower who set off the Trump-Ukraine impeachment fight showed “some indicia of an arguable political bias ... in favor of a rival political candidate.”
Mark Hemingway / Real Clear Politics:
Chuck Todd and the Demise of True Journalism  —  Chuck Todd received plaudits from his media peers for lambasting Republican Sen. Ron Johnson's investigation of the FBI as “Fox News conspiracy propaganda stuff” during a hostile 10-minute “Meet the Press” interview on Sunday.
Discussion: HeartlandDiaryUSA.com
 
 
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Joshua Partlow / Washington Post:
Losses deepen at Trump's Scotland properties, new financial reports show
Discussion: Raw Story
Sarah D. Wire / Los Angeles Times:
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Discussion: Roll Call
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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Trump changes the subject
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