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Rebecca Ballhaus / Wall Street Journal:
Ex-Rep. Sessions Subpoenaed Over Interactions With Giuliani, Giuliani Associates  —  Giuliani is primary focus of subpoena; Pete Sessions cooperating with prosecutors  —  A grand jury has issued a subpoena related to Manhattan federal prosecutors' investigation into Rudy Giuliani …
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John Santucci / ABC News:
Giuliani says he won't comply with a congressional subpoena  —  President Donald's Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani told ABC News on Tuesday he is not complying with a congressional subpoena.  —  Giuliani tells ABC News “if they enforce it then we will see what happens.”
Chris Sommerfeldt / New York Daily News:
Rudy Giuliani says he won't comply in ‘abomination’ impeachment inquiry, parts ways with his lawyer ‘for now’  —  Rudy Giuliani dared House Democrats to take him to court Tuesday, declaring he won't comply in their “abomination” of an impeachment inquiry despite facing a subpoena …
Discussion: The Hill, Mother Jones and The Week
Reuters:
Exclusive: Trump lawyer Giuliani was paid $500,000 to consult on indicted associate's firm  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, was paid $500,000 for work he did for a company co-founded by the Ukrainian-American businessman arrested last week …
Matt Berman / BuzzFeed News:
Rudy Giuliani Was With His Now-Indicted Ukrainian Friend At President Bush's State Funeral Service.  Jeb Bush Says It's “Disappointing.”  —  Rudy Giuliani was photographed with his now-indicted Ukrainian associate Lev Parnas at former president George H.W. Bush's state funeral service …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
CNN:
Giuliani role unnerves some congressional Republicans  —  Washington (CNN)Even as House Republicans mount a vigorous defense of President Donald Trump amid the impeachment inquiry, some are growing uneasy about the role that Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani played in carrying out US policy …
Discussion: Raw Story and Mediaite
Rebecca Ballhaus / Wall Street Journal:   Giuliani Says He Won't Comply With Congressional Subpoena
Paul Waldman / Washington Post:
The time bomb inside the Trump administration is now going off  —  There was a telling moment in President Trump's fateful call this summer with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, when Trump said, “The former ambassador from the United States, the woman, was bad news.”
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Wall Street Journal:
Bolton, Mulvaney on Opposite Sides of Pivotal Ukraine Debate  —  Two key Trump advisers pursued different strategies on the issue now at heart of House's impeachment inquiry  —  WASHINGTON—During President Trump's tenure in office, both his chief of staff and his national security adviser …
The Daily Beast:
Trump Suspects a Spiteful John Bolton Is Behind Some of the Ukraine Leaks
New York Times:
Impeachment Investigators Question George Kent, State Dept. Ukraine Expert  —  Mr. Kent raised concerns to colleagues early this year about the pressure being directed at Ukraine by President Trump and his private lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani.  —  WASHINGTON — The procession of high-ranking witnesses …
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Andrew Desiderio / Politico:
Trump's impeachment barricade crumbles  —  Donald Trump's impeachment blockade has collapsed.  —  The president's former top Russia adviser, Fiona Hill — the first White House official to cooperate in Democrats' investigation of the Ukraine scandal — has detailed for lawmakers a trail …
New York Times:   The Ukrainian Prosecutor Behind the Dossier Targeting Hunter Biden
Dan Lamothe / Washington Post:
'I can't even look at the atrocities': U.S. troops say Trump's Syria withdrawal betrayed an ally  —  Watching the rapid disintegration of security in Syria and the U.S. withdrawal, Marty Palmer recalled the night an Islamic State car bomb exploded near the Kurdish unit partnered with his Army Special Forces team.
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Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Lara Trump Defends Trump on Syria By Claiming ‘The Average American’ Doesn't Even Know Who the Kurds Are
Justice News:
Turkish Bank Charged In Manhattan Federal Court For Its Participation In A Multibillion-Dollar Iranian Sanctions Evasion Scheme  —  Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, John C. Demers, the Assistant Attorney General for National Security …
Discussion: Bloomberg, The Week and Raw Story
BBC:
British holidaymakers ‘traumatised’ after arrest at US border  —  A British couple say they have been detained in the US after accidentally crossing the border from Canada.  —  David Connors, 30, and his wife Eileen, 24, say they are being held in Pennsylvania with their three-month-old baby and are “traumatised”.
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Allyson Chiu / Washington Post:
A British family on vacation accidentally drove into the U.S. They've spent days detained with their 3-month-old baby.
Tom Bartlett / Chronicle of Higher Education:
Trump's ‘China Muse’ Has an Imaginary Friend  —  Who is Ron Vara?  He only seems to exist in the books of Peter Navarro.  —  Ron Vara has strong opinions.  He thinks you've “got to be nuts to eat Chinese food.”  He doles out little scraps of wisdom, like “Don't play checkers in a chess world.”
Associated Press:
Appeals court to hold rehearing on Trump hotel lawsuit  —  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court will reconsider a ruling from a three-judge panel that threw out a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of illegally profiting off the presidency through his luxury Washington hotel.
Discussion: Politico, NBC News, Axios and The Hill
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Ann Marimow / Washington Post:
Trump emoluments case over his D.C. hotel gets second chance in legal challenge
Discussion: Political Wire
Hollywood Reporter:
Shari Redstone Explores Plan to Launch Fox News Competitor (Exclusive)  —  The mogul, who has spoken with former Fox News star Megyn Kelly, may look to rebrand an existing Viacom linear channel to create a conservative-leaning news network.  —  In the midst of closing a merger between CBS and Viacom …
Heather Caygle / Politico:
Pelosi holds off on vote to authorize impeachment inquiry  —  UPDATE:  —  Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic leaders will hold off on a full House vote authorizing an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, according to multiple lawmakers and aides.
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Leigh Ann Caldwell / NBC News:
Pence refuses House request to provide documents related to Ukraine call
Discussion: Political Wire and The Guardian
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Are Democrats missing an opportunity against Trump?  One is sounding the alarm.  —  As the Democratic presidential candidates prepare to debate in Ohio, President Trump is gearing up to spend enormous sums of money in the battleground states, much of it on hammering Joe Biden …
Michael R. Bloomberg / Washington Post:
Voters must demand that 2020 candidates answer this question  —  Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies, served as mayor of New York from 2002 to 2013.  —  Over the course of the 2020 Democratic presidential campaign, candidates have been asked time and again …
Ericka Andersen / New York Times:
Why Are Democrats Jilting G.O.P. Voters Who Want to Like Them?  —  Candidates are leaving potential Republican converts without options.  —  Ms. Andersen is a freelance writer in Indianapolis.  —  Under President Trump, a small slice of America's electorate seeks a reason to call the Democratic Party home for the very first time.
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Washington Post:
U.S. troops abandoned their Syrian base.  Video appears to show Russians have moved in.  —  As Moscow announced Tuesday that its units were patrolling in northern Syria, a journalist traveling with Russian-backed forces released a video that appeared to show the inside of a now-abandoned U.S. base near the town of Manbij.
Discussion: Military Times and Fox News
Tuvan Gumrukcu / Reuters:
Erdogan says Turkey will never declare ceasefire in northern Syria: NTV  —  ANKARA (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan told U.S. President Donald Trump that Turkey will never declare a ceasefire in northeastern Syria, and added that he was not worried about U.S. sanctions over Ankara's offensive, broadcaster NTV reported on Tuesday.
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Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Meghan McCain: It's ‘Breaking My Heart’ That Elizabeth Warren Is Beating Biden in the Polls  —  “I love Joe Biden and his family.  Hunter Biden had a lot of issues that he struggled with for a long time.”  —  Reacting to Hunter Biden's exclusive interview that aired on Tuesday morning …
Discussion: Mediaite and Contemptor
Brad Reed / Raw Story:
Trump's latest rage tweet blows up in his face as ‘Impeach the Pres’ becomes top trending Twitter topic  —  President Donald Trump on Tuesday once again attacked House Democrats' impeachment inquiry — but his attack immediately boomeranged after it resulted in the phrase “Impeach the Pres” becoming the top trending topic on Twitter.
Discussion: Boing Boing and HuffPost
Twitter:
World Leaders on Twitter: principles & approach  —  There continues to be meaningful public conversation about how we think about Tweets from world leaders on our service.  We welcome the conversation and want to share more context on our principles and process for reviewing reported Tweets from these accounts.
YouTube:
Makes More Sense |  Pete Buttigieg for President … To stay connected with the campaign:  —  About Pete:  —  Pete Buttigieg is a husband, Afghanistan veteran, and the Mayor of his hometown, South Bend, Indiana.  —  Pete is running for president because this is a now or never moment for our nation.
Jeff Cox / CNBC:
Trump is on his way to an easy win in 2020, according to Moody's accurate election model  — President Donald Trump will win re-election easily in 2020 if the economy holds up, modeling by Moody's Analytics shows.  — “If voters were to vote primarily on the basis of their pocketbooks …
Discussion: PJ Media Home
Victoria Thompson / ABC News:
Exclusive: ‘Hiding in plain sight’: Hunter Biden defends foreign ventures but concedes political ‘mistake’  —  As President Donald Trump continues to fill his Twitter feed and campaign speeches with attacks on Hunter Biden over his foreign business deals, the former vice president's son defended …
ProPublica:
We Found a “Staggering” 281 Lobbyists Who've Worked in the Trump Administration  —  ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power.  Sign up for ProPublica's Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published.
Discussion: Common Dreams
Ryan Lizza / Politico:
The hidden menace threatening Democrats' bid to beat Trump in 2020  —  The Democratic National Committee sent an urgent alert on Monday to every presidential campaign aimed at avoiding a repeat of the cybersecurity fiasco the party suffered at the hands of Russia and WikiLeaks in 2016.
Public Policy Polling:
Impeachment Could End Collins' Career  —  PPP's newest Maine poll finds that Susan Collins is in trouble for reelection...and that she's likely to find herself in more trouble no matter what side of impeachment she comes down on.  —  Collins is unpopular, with only 35% of voters approving of the job she's doing to 50% who disapprove.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Law & Crime
 
 
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Ben Sisario / New York Times:
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Tom Winter / NBC News:
DOJ has still not answered question about Firtash extradition, says senator's office
Discussion: BuzzFeed News and Balloon Juice
Juliet Eilperin / Washington Post:
Trump administration proposes expanding logging in Alaska's Tongass National Forest
Discussion: Axios, NPR and USDA
CNN:
Democrats fight to keep Ohio a 2020 battleground
Discussion: The Week and Political Wire
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Trump Is Being Impeached Because He Keeps Doing What Russia Wants
Discussion: emptywheel
 Earlier Items: 
BuzzFeed News:
Facebook Said Politicians Can Lie In Ads.  It's Taking Down Ads From Warren, Biden, And Trump For Other Reasons.
Emily Shapiro / ABC News:
Improvised explosive device detonates at Montana elementary school, no one injured: Sheriff
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Adam Entous / New Yorker:
How Lev Parnas Became Part of the Trump Campaign's “One Big Family”
Tanya Snyder / Politico:
Rep. Peter DeFazio calls for audit into Elaine Chao's alleged Kentucky favors
Discussion: The Hill
Holly Bailey / Washington Post:
The transformation of Elizabeth Warren