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7:50 AM ET, October 16, 2019

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Washington Post:
Sen. Bernie Sanders to be endorsed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, an influential voice among young liberals  —  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, one of the most influential voices among young liberals and a rising Democratic star, plans to endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) …
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Dylan Scott / Vox:
Everybody went after Warren over Medicare-for-all  —  Former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg during the Democratic Presidential Debate.  Win McNamee/Getty Images  —  Warren got a frontrunner's treatment over the hard questions of Medicare-for-all.
Discussion: Politico and The Week
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Dems go after Warren, and other big moments from Tuesday's debate  —  The frontrunners — Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders — tangled over healthcare, while other candidates looking to make their mark went after Elizabeth Warren.  Pete Buttigieg and Beto O'Rourke clashed over guns.
Brian Slodysko / Associated Press:
Warren and Sanders stockpile millions more than 2020 rivals
Discussion: Axios and Politico
John Verhovek / ABC News:
5 key takeaways from the 4th Democratic debate
Discussion: The Guardian and Breitbart
New York Times:   6 Takeaways From the October Democratic Debate
Scott Jennings / USA Today:
Democrats want to close churches, raise taxes and pay for sex reassignment surgery. Great.
John F. Harris / Politico:
Democrats stop faking it — and have a serious debate
Discussion: Washington Post and CNN
Steve Peoples / Associated Press:
Analysis: Elizabeth Warren growing into front-runner status
Discussion: Washington Post, Politico and The Hill
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.”
CNN:
Giuliani role unnerves some congressional Republicans
Discussion: Raw Story
New York Times:
White House Is Said to Open Internal Review of Ukraine Call  —  Some advisers fear that the inquiry is a hunt for a scapegoat, people familiar with it said.  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump has for weeks sought to unmask the whistle-blower who shed light on his Ukraine dealings.
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Washington Post:
Mulvaney emerges as a key facilitator of the campaign to pressure Ukraine  —  In late May, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney organized a meeting that stripped control of the country's relationship with Ukraine from those who had the most expertise at the National Security Council and the State Department.
Discussion: The Week and Mother Jones
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 …
Justin McCarthy / Gallup:
Congress Approval, Support for Impeaching Trump Both Up  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — As Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives work through an impeachment inquiry regarding alleged abuses of office by President Donald Trump, approval of Congress is now at 25%.
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CNN:
Mounting frustration inside White House over Hill depositions as refusals to comply with subpoenas increase  —  Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump on Tuesday dismissed the escalating impeachment inquiry on Capitol Hill during a jovial Rose Garden appearance, but sources say there is mounting frustration …
Discussion: East Bay Times
Sarah Ferris / Politico:
Pelosi holds off on vote to authorize Trump impeachment inquiry  —  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.  —  Democratic leadership sources caution …
CNN:
Pelosi holding off on vote for impeachment inquiry for now: 'We're not here to call bluffs'
Discussion: CNBC and NB Blog
Chris Sommerfeldt / New York Daily News:
Rudy Giuliani says he won't comply in ‘abomination’ impeachment inquiry, parts ways with his lawyer ‘for now’
Discussion: The Week
Leigh Ann Caldwell / NBC News:
Pence refuses House request to provide documents related to Ukraine call
Discussion: The Hill and The Daily Caller
Heather Vogell / ProPublica:
Never-Before-Seen Trump Tax Documents Show Major Inconsistencies  —  The president's businesses made themselves appear more profitable to lenders and less profitable to tax officials.  One expert calls the differing numbers “versions of fraud.”  —  Stay up to date with email updates …
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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Washington Post:
Giuliani pressed Trump to eject Muslim cleric from U.S., a top priority of Turkish president, former officials say  —  Rudolph W. Giuliani privately urged President Trump in 2017 to extradite a Turkish cleric living in exile in the United States, a top priority of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan …
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.”
CNN:
State Department official told to lie low after raising complaints about Giuliani  —  Washington (CNN)State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary George Kent told lawmakers on Tuesday that he had been told by a supervisor to lie low after he raised complaints about Rudy Giuliani's efforts …
Discussion: Raw Story, Daily Kos and Rolling Stone
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 …
Discussion: The Hill
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
Jason Williams / USA Today:
I went back home to Ohio's Trump country.  In Appalachia, honest people have hope again.  —  Columnist Jason Williams heads home to “Trump Country” … CONNECT  —  GALLIPOLIS, Ohio - I've been a journalist for 21 years.  I've never struggled to write something as much as I have this column.
Alice Wilder / ProPublica:
Listen to Conference-Goers at Trump Resort Chant for “War!”  —  Speakers at a pro-Trump conference urged attendees to “go to war” for the president and laughed about beating up classmates.  It's the same conference where a video of a fake Trump shooting members of the media played.
 
 
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The Democratic candidates are calling for locking up opioid executives
Discussion: Breitbart
Simon Shuster / TIME:
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Zachary Karabell / Politico:
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Associated Press:
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Discussion: Politico, NBC News, The Hill and Axios
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
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Brad Reed / Raw Story:
Trump's latest rage tweet blows up in his face as ‘Impeach the Pres’ becomes top trending Twitter topic
Discussion: Boing Boing and HuffPost
New York Times:
The Ukrainian Prosecutor Behind the Dossier Targeting Hunter Biden