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5:10 PM ET, October 8, 2019


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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 …
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 …
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Why Impeaching President Trump Is Popular  —  In the first few days after House Democrats announced impeachment proceedings against President Trump, a series of anti-Trump conservatives published columns arguing that they were making a giant tactical error.  Bret Stephens ("Pelosi's Bad Impeachment Call" …
Discussion: Vanity Fair, Slate, RedState and Raw Story
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 …
Bloomberg:   House Republicans Ask Trump Not to Blindside Them on Impeachment Moves
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
Zachary Basu / Axios:
Rudy Giuliani says he will not testify before House Intel
Michael Isikoff / Yahoo News:
Sondland, key witness in Ukraine probe, blocked from testimony in midnight call
Discussion: Raw Story
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, Breitbart and Mediaite
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” …
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 …
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 …
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.
Laura Wagner / Deadspin:
Internal Memo: ESPN Forbids Discussion Of Chinese Politics When Discussing Daryl Morey's Tweet About Chinese Politics  —  If you watched ESPN yesterday, you saw the network repeatedly attempt to grapple with the story of Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey creating an international incident …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Political Wire
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
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.
Devin Dwyer / ABC News:
Supreme Court wrestles with LGBT employment discrimination and meaning of ‘sex’
Discussion: The Daily Beast
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 on Oct. 8, 2019.  —  China has rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's call to investigate …
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.
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.”
Joe Garofoli / San Francisco Chronicle:
Dianne Feinstein endorses Joe Biden for president over Kamala Harris  —  Sen. Dianne Feinstein is making her 2020 presidential endorsement official, The Chronicle has learned: She's backing former Vice President Joe Biden over a field that includes her California colleague, Sen. Kamala Harris.
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.”
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 …
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.
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 …
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
John Solomon foisted a bogus story on Fox News viewers.  His punishment?  A contract.  —  Fox News host Sean Hannity in late July presented a daring prediction about former FBI director James B. Comey.  A then-ongoing investigation by the Justice Department's inspector general, roared Hannity …
Katelyn Polantz / CNN:
Impeachment probe goes beyond Ukraine to lying and obstruction of justice, House lawyer says  —  What can a president actually be impeached for?  —  Washington (CNN)The US House of Representatives may be considering articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump that go further …
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Associated Press:
Bernie Sanders' Daughter-in-Law Dies at 46 After Cancer Diagnosis
Jennifer Medina / New York Times:
The Yom Kippur Prayer on Cory Booker's Lips
Paul Walsh / Star Tribune:
Moorhead police: Man points out his Trump bumper sticker vs. teen driver's for Warren, flashes loaded gun
Discussion: HuffPost and Raw Story
U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner:
Senate Intel Committee Releases Bipartisan Report on Russia's Use of Social Media
Discussion: Deadline
Joshua Partlow / Washington Post:
Losses deepen at Trump's Scotland properties, new financial reports show
Discussion: Raw Story
Zachary Basu / Axios:
Senate Intel releases 2nd volume of report on 2016 Russian interference
Sarah D. Wire / Los Angeles Times:
Why Republicans may want a House vote on impeachment inquiry and Pelosi doesn't
 Earlier Items: 
Task & Purpose:
‘I hate it’ — Trump says signing letters to the families of fallen soldiers is the hardest thing he does
Discussion: IJR
Emma Ockerman / VICE:
This Cleveland Woman Could Go to Jail Because Her House Needs a New Coat of Paint
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The Future According to These Badass Trailblazers
Severin Carrell / The Guardian:
Trump firm ‘refusing to pay’ legal bill for windfarm case
Discussion: Law & Crime
Dean Obeidallah / The Daily Beast:
Judge Throws the Book at Trump's 'I'm Above the Law' Defense
New York Times:
As Sea Levels Rise, So Do Ghost Forests
POLITICO Playbook: Trump changes the subject