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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
Discussion: Politico, NBC News, Axios, The Hill and The Week
John F. Harris / Politico:
Democrats stop faking it — and have a serious debate
Discussion: Washington Post, CNN and The Hill
New York Times:   6 Takeaways From the October Democratic Debate
John Verhovek / ABC News:
5 key takeaways from the 4th Democratic debate
Discussion: The Guardian, Breitbart and Fox News
Scott Jennings / USA Today:
Democrats want to close churches, raise taxes and pay for sex reassignment surgery. Great.
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 …
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 Hill and Mother Jones
Jake Sherman / Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: D.C. stays in the fight  —  HEY, WASHINGTON ... Good Wednesday morning.  For the first time since 1933, you're waking up in a World Series town.  Even if the Washington Nationals aren't your team, this might be your city, so soak it in.  There's a lot to learn from the Nats …
Wall Street Journal:   Bolton, Mulvaney on Opposite Sides of Pivotal Ukraine Debate
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
Discussion: East Bay Times
Sarah Ferris / Politico:
Pelosi holds off on vote to authorize Trump impeachment inquiry
CNN:
Pelosi holding off on vote for impeachment inquiry for now: 'We're not here to call bluffs'
Discussion: CNBC and NB Blog
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
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
Associated Press:
Live Updates: Erdogan Snubs Pence: ‘When Trump Comes, I Will Meet With Him’  —  Russian troops move into Syrian territory abandoned by U.S. ■ Erdogan: ‘There will be no ceasefire ... We are not worried about any sanctions’ ■ Assad forces make territorial gains near Manbij following pact …
Discussion: Foreign Policy
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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 …
Marianne LeVine / Politico:
Republicans drop their revolt against Trump on Syria  —  The Republican rebellion against President Donald Trump was short-lived.  —  Republicans unleashed perhaps their most aggressive outcry of the Trump era after he abandoned the U.S.' Kurdish allies and ceded northeastern Syria to Turkey.
Axios:
Turkey's Erdoğan says he won't meet with Pence and Pompeo
Discussion: VICE and Raw Story
Michael Holden / Reuters:
U.S. security chief ‘heaped pain’ on grieving parents of UK teen: lawyer  —  LONDON (Reuters) - Donald Trump's national security adviser heaped pain and grief on the parents of a British teenager killed in a car crash by trying to hold a meeting at the White House between them and a U.S. diplomat's wife …
Discussion: Political Wire
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Barbie Latza Nadeau / The Daily Beast:
Grieving Parents ‘Ambushed’ by Trump, Who Had Teen's Killer Waiting at White House  —  The president had hoped to surprise the parents of dead British teen Harry Dunn with a meeting with the woman who killed him—all in front of the media.  —  Correspondent-At-Large
Discussion: Sky News, Raw Story and Scotsman
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.”
Ezra Klein / Vox:
Sorry, but Democrats need to talk about Hunter Biden  —  Democrats are afraid to talk about Hunter Biden.  Trump won't be.  —  Democrats need to talk about Hunter Biden.  Sorry, but they do.  —  The fourth Democratic presidential primary debate opened by asking all 12 participants about impeachment.
Stephen Rex Brown / New York Daily News:
‘Confidential informants’ part of Manhattan DA Cy Vance's investigation involving President Trump's tax returns  —  Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance revealed Tuesday that “confidential informants” are part of his probe involving President Trump's tax returns.
Urban Institute:
From Incremental to Comprehensive Health Insurance Reform: How Various Reform Options Compare on Coverage and Costs  —  Brief:  —  Policymakers, including candidates in the 2020 presidential campaign and members of Congress, have proposed a variety of options to address the shortcomings of the current health care system.
Discussion: Axios and CNN
Lauryn Overhultz / The Daily Caller:
REPORT: LeBron James Questioned Adam Silver Over Lack Of Punishment For Daryl Morey's China Tweet  —  NBA star LeBron James reportedly pressured the NBA to punish the Rockets' General Manager Daryl Morey after he tweeted support for Hong Kong.  —  James argued that if something a NBA player …
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
 
 
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Philip Athey / Marine Corps Times:
Marine Iraq War veteran to be deported Tuesday to El Salvador
Discussion: Fox News
Matthew Belloni / Hollywood Reporter:
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Joe Schoffstall / Washington Free Beacon:
Omar Funnels 30 Percent of Campaign Cash to Alleged Boyfriend's Firm
Discussion: Power Line
Yousef Munayyer / Foreign Affairs:
There Will Be a One-State Solution
David M. Herszenhorn / Politico:
Brexit talks to continue after late-night bargaining
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Jason Williams / USA Today:
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Simon Shuster / TIME:
Exclusive: How a Ukrainian Oligarch Wanted by U.S. Authorities Helped Giuliani Attack Biden
CNN:
State Department official told to lie low after raising complaints about Giuliani
Discussion: Raw Story and Daily Kos
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
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Associated Press:
Appeals court to hold rehearing on Trump hotel lawsuit
Discussion: NBC News, Politico, The Hill and Axios
Dan Lamothe / Washington Post:
'I can't even look at the atrocities': U.S. troops say Trump's Syria withdrawal betrayed an ally
New York Times:
The Ukrainian Prosecutor Behind the Dossier Targeting Hunter Biden