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12:45 PM ET, October 9, 2019

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi:
Pelosi Statement on Trump Administration Refusal to Comply with House Subpoenas  —  Washington, D.C. - Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement when the White House asserted that the Administration will not comply with House Committee subpoenas as part of the impeachment inquiry …
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Laurence Tribe / USA Today:
The time for waiting is over.  The House must move on Trump impeachment articles now.  —  The Constitution makes clear the House can conduct its Trump impeachment inquiry however it wants.  It should move fast.  America has no time to spare.  —  CONNECT
Gabby Orr / Politico:
Mulvaney sidelined as Trump's impeachment crisis rages  —  Mick Mulvaney has gone noticeably quiet over the past week, just as the president's impeachment fight picks up.  —  The White House's acting chief of staff has not appeared on any major TV shows to defend President Donald Trump …
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Trump's burn-down-the-House plan  —  President Trump, while nervous about the historic stain of impeachment, is throwing everything he has into this fight: refusing all cooperation, running ads to profit politically, and torching every person who stands in opposition to him.
The Daily Beast:
Republicans to Trump: Shut Up About Your Impeachment  —  Veterans of past impeachment battles say the way to win them is to pretend that it's not affecting your job.  Trump, by contrast, is obsessing over it.  —  As President Donald Trump navigates an impeachment process that is upending his presidency …
Discussion: Raw Story
David A. Graham / The Atlantic:
Trump's Obstruction Letter
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Five facts that blow up the latest White House defense of Trump
New York Post:
Why can't Dems treat Trump as fairly as Republicans did Bill Clinton?
Discussion: Fox News
Jacqueline Alemany / Washington Post:
Power Up: ‘There really is no appealing the process of impeachment,’ says ex-Clinton White House counsel
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: The GOP's impeachment strategy gets sharper
Discussion: Reason and Wall Street Journal
Nick Visser / HuffPost:
Nancy Pelosi Calls Trump's Bluff: ‘You Are Not Above The Law’
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Breitbart
NBC News:
Donald Trump's longtime business connections in Turkey back in the spotlight  —  The president's decision to remove troops from Northern Syria has put renewed focus on his relationship with Turkish President Erdogan.  —  WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's sudden decision to pull U.S. troops …
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Lindsey Graham on Trump's Syria decision: “He's putting the nation at risk”
Ben Hubbard / New York Times:
Turkey Begins Syria Attack, Targeting Militia Backed by U.S.
Discussion: Althouse and Political Wire
Bill Chappell / NPR:
Turkish Forces Launch Military Attack Against Kurds At Syrian Border
Discussion: Bloomberg, Politico and Foreign Policy
Fahrettin Altun / Washington Post:
The world must support Turkey's plan for northeastern Syria
Washington Post:
Pentagon won't take over Islamic State prisons if U.S.-allied Kurdish forces withdraw, officials say
Variety:
Ronan Farrow Book Alleges Matt Lauer Raped NBC News Colleague  —  Ronan Farrow's new book “Catch and Kill” recounts his investigation of Harvey Weinstein; the hurdles his then-employer NBC News put in his way that caused him to publish the story in the New Yorker instead; and how Weinstein hired Black Cube …
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Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
Ronan Farrow Strikes Again: A New Book Targets NBC News and How Harvey Weinstein May Have Leveraged Matt Lauer  —  In his first interview about the explosive ‘Catch and Kill,’ the journalist reveals fresh claims of secret payouts and how Lauer may have played a role in the network's decision …
Ronan Farrow / New Yorker:   The Black Cube Chronicles: The Double Agent
Esquire:
Donald Trump Allegedly Hid Behind a Tapestry to Grope a Woman at Mar-a-Lago in the Early 2000s  —  tape was the opening salvo in the story of Donald Trump's transgressions against women, think again.  In  —  All the President's Women: Donald Trump and the Making of a Predator
Discussion: The Daily Beast, The Week and Raw Story
Shane Goldmacher / New York Times:
In Shift, Warren Says She'll Forgo Big Money Events if Nominated  —  Skipping fund-raisers has been a big part of her message as she has risen in the Democratic primary.  She had previously said she would not unilaterally disarm against President Trump in a general election.
Discussion: Axios, Political Wire and CBS News
Ryan Grim / The Intercept:
Joe Biden's Family Has Been Cashing in on His Career for Decades.  Democrats Need to Acknowledge That.  —  Hunter Biden, left, and his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, attend the World Food Program USA's annual McGovern-Dole Leadership Award ceremony on April 12, 2016, in Washington …
Discussion: National Review and ABC News
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Osita Nwanevu / New Republic:
Joe Biden's Case for the Presidency Is Collapsing
Discussion: Townhall
Peter Schweizer / New York Times:
What Hunter Biden Did Was Legal — And That's the Problem
Discussion: Breitbart
Allyson Chiu / Washington Post:
Trump ally on Fox News calls whistleblowers ‘suicide bombers,’ accuses Democrats of ‘regicide’  —  Former U.S. attorney Joseph E. diGenova turned to European history Tuesday night to describe the Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Trump, calling their efforts “regicide,” the act of killing a king.
Discussion: Axios
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John Wagner / Washington Post:
Live updates: Trump calls for ending impeachment inquiry; Hoyer says the president ‘betrayed our nation’
Public Policy Polling:
Trump Trails Leading Democrats in North Carolina  —  PPP's newest North Carolina poll finds that Donald Trump continues to be unpopular and that voters in the state are evenly divided on the question of impeaching him.  —  46% of voters approve of the job Trump is doing to 51% who disapprove of him …
Discussion: Political Wire
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Ben Geman / Axios:
Elizabeth Warren targets environmental justice in new climate plan
Brittany Shammas / Washington Post:   Trump supporter waves gun at woman after seeing her Elizabeth Warren bumper sticker, police say
Lara Jakes / New York Times:
‘Nothing to See Here’: Diplomats Urged to Play Down Release of Ukraine Aid  —  A series of internal State Department emails reflect diplomats' frustration with the unexpected freeze on funding that Congress had already approved.  —  WASHINGTON — American diplomats who had pushed …
Discussion: Political Wire
Gabby Orr / Politico:
‘Render to God and Trump’: Ralph Reed calls for 2020 obedience to Trump  —  One of Donald Trump's most prominent Christian supporters will argue in a book due out before the 2020 general election that American evangelicals “have a moral obligation to enthusiastically back” the president.
Steven Shepard / Politico:
Poll: Half of voters support impeaching and removing Trump  —  Half of voters support the impeachment and removal of President Donald Trump, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll.  —  The poll, conducted Monday and Tuesday, shows that 50 percent of registered voters surveyed …
Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux / FiveThirtyEight:
It Took A Long Time For Republicans To Abandon Nixon  —  On July 23, 1974, Rep. Lawrence Hogan, Sr., a Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, bought airtime on TV networks across his home state of Maryland.  He had a big announcement to share: Hogan was the first Republican …
Sarah Mucha / CNN:
Facebook denies Biden campaign's request to remove false Ukraine ad by Trump campaign  —  CNN reporter debunks Trump's whistleblower claim  —  (CNN)Facebook denied a request from Joe Biden's campaign to take down a video ad by President Donald Trump's reelection campaign that falsely accuses …
The Guardian:
Revealed: the 20 firms behind a third of all carbon emissions  —  New data shows how fossil fuel companies have driven climate crisis despite industry knowing dangers  —  The Guardian today reveals the 20 fossil fuel companies whose relentless exploitation of the world's oil …
Christopher Ingraham / Washington Post:
For the first time in history, U.S. billionaires paid a lower tax rate than the working class last year  —  A new book-length study on the tax burden of the ultrarich begins with a startling finding: In 2018, for the first time in history, America's richest billionaires paid a lower effective tax rate than the working class.
Discussion: National Review and Rolling Stone
 
 
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Whistleblower had ‘professional’ tie to 2020 Democratic candidate
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NBC News:
Trump starts the impeachment battle with a majority against him
Beto O'Rourke / Medium:
Leveling the Playing Field
Discussion: CNN and The Daily Caller
David Kramer / Washington Post:
Those who worked with Trump must now tell Congress what they know
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Jessie Hellmann / The Hill:
Planned Parenthood announces $45M campaign to defeat Trump, flip Senate
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Sara Fischer / Axios:
The Trump campaign's massive Facebook impeachment ad buy
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Scottish court reserves right to ask EU for Brexit delay
James Walker / Newsweek:
Pentagon Papers Whistleblower Says Trump is a ‘Domestic Enemy of the Constitution,’ Encourages Others to Come Forward