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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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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 …
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
Discussion: ABC News, Law & Crime and The Guardian
Jacqueline Alemany / Washington Post:
Power Up: ‘There really is no appealing the process of impeachment,’ says ex-Clinton White House counsel
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”  —  In an interview with Axios on Tuesday night, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) condemned President Trump in his harshest language yet for deciding to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria, suggesting Trump is violating …
The Guardian:
Turkey launches military operation in northern Syria
Discussion: Common Dreams and Bloomberg
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
Washington Post:
Pentagon won't take over Islamic State prisons if U.S.-allied Kurdish forces withdraw, officials say
Discussion: Just Security and The Week
Fahrettin Altun / Washington Post:
The world must support Turkey's plan for northeastern Syria
Bassem Mroue / Associated Press:
Kurds mobilize in Syria as Turkey poised for imminent attack
Discussion: The Week and Political Wire
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
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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.
Discussion: Althouse and Politico
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Five facts that blow up the latest White House defense of Trump
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 …
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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, HuffPost, CBS News and Political Wire
Washington Post:
Live updates: Trump calls for ending impeachment inquiry; House Democrats plan Friday conference call  —  President Trump called Wednesday for ending the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry “for the good of the Country,” claiming it was tainted with political bias, and said the whistleblower …
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New York Post:
Why can't Dems treat Trump as fairly as Republicans did Bill Clinton?
Discussion: Fox News
Allyson Chiu / Washington Post:
Trump ally on Fox News calls whistleblowers ‘suicide bombers,’ accuses Democrats of ‘regicide’
Discussion: Axios
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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NBC News:
Trump starts the impeachment battle with a majority against him
Ben Geman / Axios:
Elizabeth Warren targets environmental justice in new climate plan
Osita Nwanevu / New Republic:
Joe Biden's Case for the Presidency Is Collapsing  —  Joe Biden is in trouble.  It's not his actual campaign that's in truly dire straits.  Although Elizabeth Warren has risen steadily, troubling donors already troubled by Biden's age, he's still first or second in most polls and shows few signs …
Discussion: Townhall
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Peter Schweizer / New York Times:
What Hunter Biden Did Was Legal — And That's the Problem
Discussion: Breitbart
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 …
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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: The GOP's impeachment strategy gets sharper
Discussion: Reason and Wall Street Journal
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
 
 
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Discussion: CNN and The Daily Caller
Brittany Shammas / Washington Post:
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Jessie Hellmann / The Hill:
Planned Parenthood announces $45M campaign to defeat Trump, flip Senate
Cristina Gallardo / Politico:
Scottish court reserves right to ask EU for Brexit delay
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James Walker / Newsweek:
Pentagon Papers Whistleblower Says Trump is a ‘Domestic Enemy of the Constitution,’ Encourages Others to Come Forward
Emily Tamkin / Columbia Journalism Review:
CNN public editor: What actually is CNN?
Christopher Ingraham / Washington Post:
For the first time in history, U.S. billionaires paid a lower tax rate than the working class last year
Discussion: National Review and Rolling Stone