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11:50 AM 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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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 …
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
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.
David A. Graham / The Atlantic:
Trump's Obstruction Letter
Discussion: NPR, ABC News and The Root
New York Post:
Why can't Dems treat Trump as fairly as Republicans did Bill Clinton?
Discussion: Fox News
The Daily Beast:
Republicans to Trump: Shut Up About Your Impeachment
Discussion: Raw Story
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
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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Richard North Patterson / The Bulwark:
A Betrayal Too Far  —  Nothing captures the moral and geopolitical bankruptcy of Donald Trump's Hobbesian worldview better than his rank betrayal of the Kurds.  —  Once more, Turkey's President Erdogan—a knave, but not a fool—demonstrated his hypnotic powers over an American president who is both.
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 …
Bill Chappell / NPR:
Turkish Forces Launch Military Attack Against Kurds At Syrian Border
Discussion: Politico, Bloomberg and Foreign Policy
Ben Hubbard / New York Times:
Turkey Begins Syria Attack, Targeting Militia Backed by U.S.
Discussion: Althouse and Political Wire
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: The GOP's impeachment strategy gets sharper
Discussion: Reason and Associated Press
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  —  How a whistle-blower exposed Harvey Weinstein's attempts to suppress allegations of sexual assault and harassment.  —  This is the final installment in a three-part series.  Read Part I here and Part II here.  Support The New Yorker's award-winning journalism by subscribing here.
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
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
NBC News:
Trump starts the impeachment battle with a majority against him
Discussion: Common Dreams, Vox and The Daily Beast
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 …
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 …
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 …
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
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
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 …
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
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
CNN:
First on CNN: Trump told Perry and State Department officials as early as May to talk to Giuliani about Ukraine  —  (CNN)President Donald Trump directed Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and two top State Department officials to deal with his private attorney Rudy Giuliani when the Ukrainian President sought …
WSFA-TV:
Steven Reed makes history as Montgomery's first black mayor  —  MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Montgomery County Probate Judge Steven Reed has defeated David Woods and will become Montgomery's next mayor.  —  He makes history as the city's first black mayor.  —  With 98 percent of precincts reporting, Reed had 67 percent of the votes.
Brittany Shammas / Washington Post:
Trump supporter waves gun at woman after seeing her Elizabeth Warren bumper sticker, police say  —  After spotting a woman's Elizabeth Warren bumper sticker, Joseph Schumacher pulled his car alongside hers and rolled down his window.  He yelled at her, police said, gesturing toward his own bumper sticker: Trump 2020.
 
 
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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
Akbar Shahid Ahmed / HuffPost:
Khashoggi's Murder Should Have Made Saudi Arabia A Pariah. 7 Men Made Sure That Didn't Happen.
Discussion: Just Security
Jessie Hellmann / The Hill:
Planned Parenthood announces $45M campaign to defeat Trump, flip Senate
David Kerley / ABC News:
American Airlines to resume flying beleaguered Boeing 737 MAX jet in January
Goldie Taylor / The Daily Beast:
Elizabeth Warren's Pregnancy Story Is All Too Common. We Know Because We Live It.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
The Trump campaign's massive Facebook impeachment ad buy
Cristina Gallardo / Politico:
Scottish court reserves right to ask EU for Brexit delay
 Earlier Items: 
James Walker / Newsweek:
Pentagon Papers Whistleblower Says Trump is a ‘Domestic Enemy of the Constitution,’ Encourages Others to Come Forward
Ally Mutnick / Politico:
Impeachment threat is helping GOP recruit new candidates
Chrissy Stroop / Rewire.News:
Dinos and Demons and Swedes, Oh My!  It May Be Cartoonish, but Evangelical Radicalism Isn't Just a Sideshow
politics.theonion.com:
GOP Lawmakers Watch Silently As Trump Strangles Each Of Their Loved Ones In Turn
Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
Trump's Ukraine Call Was ‘Crazy’ and ‘Frightening,’ Official Told Whistle-Blower
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Whistleblower had tie to Democratic candidate