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10:20 PM ET, October 17, 2019

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Washington Post:
Trump has awarded next year's G-7 summit of world leaders to his Miami-area resort, the White House said  —  President Trump has awarded the 2020 G-7 Summit of world leaders to his own private company, scheduling the summit for June at his Trump Doral golf resort outside Miami, the White House announced on Thursday.
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Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
Forget Trump's “Meltdown”—Follow the Testimony  —  On a week of revelations in the House's impeachment inquiry.  —  In a series of tweets in late July, Donald Trump called Elijah Cummings, a Democratic representative from Baltimore and one of his chief congressional critics, a “brutal bully” …
Washington Post:
Mulvaney confirms Ukraine aid withheld in part to force probe of Democrats  —  Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney told reporters Thursday that President Trump blocked nearly $400 million in military aid to Ukraine in part to force the government in Kyiv to secure …
Wall Street Journal:
Mulvaney Says Holdup of Ukraine Aid Was Related to Trump's Demand for 2016 Election Probe  —  President has expressed suspicion the hacked DNC server from the U.S. presidential race is hidden in Ukraine
Discussion: HuffPost, The Week and Political Wire
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Gordon Sondland says Giuliani pushed Ukraine probes at Trump's direction  —  Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, bolstered Democrats' impeachment inquiry Thursday as he broke sharply from President Donald Trump in testimony before House investigators.
New York Times:
Mulvaney Says, Then Denies, That Trump Held Back Ukraine Aid as Quid Pro Quo  —  At first the acting White House chief of staff undercut the president's denials, but late in the day he reversed himself.  —  WASHINGTON — Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff …
U.S. Representative Jerry Nadler:   Chairman Nadler Statement on Trump Hosting G7 at His Doral Resort in Miami
The Daily Beast:
Mick Mulvaney Volunteers as Tribute, Loses Trump's Hunger Games
Toluse Olorunnipa / Washington Post:
‘Get over it’: Mulvaney's twin admissions put Trump at the center of emoluments and Ukraine controversies
Discussion: The Week, The Hill, NBC News and Politico
Washington Post:
Live updates: Trump advisers and DOJ enraged by Mulvaney remarks; Pelosi puts no timetable on impeachment inquiry
CNN:   Republicans worried by Mulvaney's confirmation Trump sought exchange of favors with Ukraine
CNN:
Mulvaney brashly admits quid pro quo over Ukraine aid as key details emerge — and then denies doing so
Discussion: The Resurgent and The Daily Caller
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Sen. Mitt Romney raises a troubling theory about Trump and Turkey  —  Sen. Mitt Romney delivered perhaps the most thorough Republican rebuke of President Trump's Syria withdrawal Thursday, calling Trump's abandonment of the Kurds there “a bloodstain on the annals of American history.”
Discussion: Foreign Policy
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BBC:
Turkish president Erdogan 'threw Trump's Syria letter in bin'  —  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan put US President Donald Trump's letter “in the bin”, the BBC has been told.  —  In the letter dated 9 October, and sent after US troops were pulled out of Syria, Mr Trump told Mr Erdogan: “Don't be a tough guy.
New York Times:
Perry Tells Trump He Will Resign as Energy Secretary  —  Rick Perry, the former governor of Texas who has become enmeshed in the Ukraine scandal, said he would resign as secretary of energy.  —  Rick Perry, the energy secretary who has drawn scrutiny for his role in the controversy surrounding …
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William H. McRaven / New York Times:
Our Republic Is Under Attack From the President  —  If President Trump doesn't demonstrate the leadership that America needs, then it is time for a new person in the Oval Office.  —  Admiral McRaven is a former commander of the United States Special Operations Command.
Discussion: CNN, The Guardian, Raw Story and Mediaite
Paul Schwartzman / Washington Post:
In Elijah Cummings's Baltimore, mourning a leader who was 'the city's voice'  —  BALTIMORE — Robert Taylor's eyes filled with tears as he slumped in his wheelchair and absorbed the death of Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), a man he regarded as his voice in this city and beyond.
Discussion: Mediaite, The Daily Caller and TheBlaze
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Jenna Portnoy / Washington Post:
Elijah Cummings, Baltimore congressman and civil rights leader, dies at 68
Vladimir Soldatkin / Reuters:
Russia says it is starting to resume U.S. cyber cooperation: TASS  —  MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia and the United States are gradually starting to resume cooperation on cyber security, TASS news agency cited the head of Russia's FSB Federal Security Service as saying on Thursday.
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TASS:   US provided information on terrorist plotters in Russia, says FSB chief
Pew Research Center:
In U.S., Decline of Christianity Continues at Rapid Pace  —  An update on America's changing religious landscape  —  The religious landscape of the United States continues to change at a rapid clip.  In Pew Research Center telephone surveys conducted in 2018 and 2019 …
Anna North / Vox:
Trump's “Nervous Nancy” tweet shows his problem with powerful women  —  A photo tweeted by President Trump on Wednesday shows House Speaker Nancy Pelosi chastising him while others look on at a White House meeting.  White House photo by Shealah Craighead  —  Trump tried to shame Nancy Pelosi by tweeting a photo of their meeting.
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Nick Arama / RedState:
CNN Video: Hopefully, Trump Dies Soon  —  We brought you the story about how Project Veritas had videos from Cary Poarch, a man who was a contract employee with CNN.  He took some pretty eye-opening video because he says he was upset about how CNN approached the news and he wanted people …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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Eric Spracklen / Project Veritas:
PART 3: FIELD OPS MANAGER AT CNN: ZUCKER'S 9AM CALLS ARE ‘BULLSHIT;’ …
Discussion: Townhall and American Greatness
Paul McLeod / BuzzFeed News:
Impeachment Could Mean Most Presidential Candidates Can't Leave Washington, Or Talk.  Sorry, Those Are (Really) The Rules.  —  WASHINGTON — An impeachment trial in the Senate would be a massive threat to President Trump, but it could also cripple — or boost — the campaigns of a half dozen Democrats vying to beat him.
Blair Miller / TheDenverChannel.com:
New poll shows majority of Coloradans support impeachment inquiry, Hickenlooper leads Gardner  —  Keating Research-OnSight Public Affairs-Martin Campaigns poll conducted Oct. 10-14  —  <p>WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 28: Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) listens during a Commission On Security …
Discussion: Political Wire
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says in interview he fears ‘erosion of truth’ but defends allowing politicians to lie in ads  —  His approach to political speech has come under fire in recent weeks.  —  Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said in an interview he worries “about an erosion of truth” …
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Sherrilyn Ifill / Washington Post:   Mark Zuckerberg doesn't know his civil rights history
The Daily Beast:
Nunes Tries to Use Steele Dossier to Defend Trump During Closed-Door Hearing  —  Ambassador Gordon Sondland appeared perplexed by Nunes' comments, according to one source, and the exchange was “awkward.”  —  During a closed-door impeachment meeting on Capitol Hill, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) …
Logan Wroge / madison.com:
Outrage grows in firing of Madison West High School security guard over use of N-word  —  Outrage was growing among members of Madison's black community Thursday, a day after a black West High School security guard was fired for what he said was explicitly telling a student not to call …
Discussion: TheBlaze and twitchy.com
VICE:
At the Times, a Hesitance to Hyperlink  —  Journalists at the New York Times and its own standards editor say that getting continually dragged by other journalists for not giving credit is embarrassing.  —  There's a joke in the journalism industry: It's not news until the New York Times says it is.
Pew Research Center:
Modest Changes in Views of Impeachment Proceedings Since Early September  —  54% approve of House decision to conduct inquiry  —  Most Americans have not changed their views on whether the House should conduct impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump since early September …
David Stavrou / Haaretz:
A Million People Are Jailed at China's Gulags.  I Managed to Escape.  Here's What Really Goes on Inside  —  Rape, torture and human experiments.  Sayragul Sauytbay offers firsthand testimony from a Xinjiang ‘reeducation’ camp  —  Send me email alerts  —  Zen Subscribe now
 
 
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Kansas City Star:
Kobach's campaign paid Kansan known to post racist comments on white nationalist site
Discussion: Law & Crime
Andrew Kerr / The Daily Caller:
‘Fun Times In Beijing’: Hunter Biden Received $700,000 From Company That Held Stake In Chinese Investment Firm
Discussion: Axios
JB Nicholas / Gothamist:
The End Of The ‘Lobster Trick’ And The Slow Death Of Overnight NYC Tabloid Journalism
Harper Neidig / The Hill:
Judge rules DOJ improperly redacted court filing related to Mueller probe
Julie K. Brown / Miami Herald:
She was one of Jeffrey Epstein's victims. Now, her name is on a crime bill in Congress
Aaron Klein / Breitbart:
Document: Adam Schiff Staffer Met with Impeachment Witness on Ukraine Trip
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Josh Kovensky / Talking Points Memo:
Giuliani-Linked Duo Pleads Not Guilty In Alleged Campaign Finance Conspiracy
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Power Line:
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Matthew Cole / The Intercept:
Trump Sent Attorney General Barr to Rome in Search of a Deep State Plot. …
Christopher Ingraham / Washington Post:
Americans already pay a ‘gigantic’ hidden health-care tax, economists say
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Jennifer Bendery / HuffPost:
Senate Advances Another Trump Court Pick Rated ‘Not Qualified’ To Serve
Discussion: Law & Crime
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Paul blocks Senate vote on House-passed Syria resolution
Discussion: Breitbart and Associated Press
Jonathan Bernstein / Bloomberg:
Does Trump Realize the Trouble He's In?