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12:55 AM ET, October 20, 2019


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Jordan Libowitz / CREW:
CREW Statement on G-7 Doral Announcement  —  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  —  Washington — Following President Trump's late Saturday night announcement that he would not hold the next G-7 Summit at his struggling Doral golf resort, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) …
Washington Post:
Trump says his Doral golf resort will no longer host next year's G-7 summit, bowing to criticism  —  President Trump announced abruptly Saturday night that he would no longer host next year's Group of Seven summit at the Trump National Doral near Miami, bowing to criticism for having selected …
Washington Post:
Trump tweets that his Doral golf resort in Miami will no longer host next year's G-7 summit after criticism  —  President Trump's decision to award the Group of Seven summit of world leaders to his own struggling Florida resort brought a flood of pushback from Democrats and members of his own party.
Discussion: HuffPost, Townhall and Axios
Brexit: PM sends letter to Brussels seeking further delay  —  Boris Johnson will send a letter to the EU by 00:00 BST to request a Brexit delay - but he will not sign it, according to a Downing Street source.  —  The request will be accompanied by a second letter, signed by Mr Johnson …
The Guardian:
MPs put brakes on Boris Johnson's Brexit deal with rebel amendment
Wall Street Journal:   British Government Asks for EU Delay Amid Johnson Resistance
Washington Post:
Parliament votes to withhold approval of Brexit deal, postponing Boris Johnson's moment of reckoning
Discussion: The Guardian, Al Jazeera and Hot Air
Washington Post:
GOP congressman who won't rule out impeaching Trump announces retirement  —  A day after Rep. Francis Rooney (Fla.) became the first House Republican to say he would consider voting to impeach President Trump, he announced his retirement.  —  The two-term congressman from a reliably …
Christian Vasquez / Politico:
GOP congressman who was open to impeachment calls it quits
Discussion: Washington Post
Emily Cochrane / New York Times:
Francis Rooney, G.O.P. Lawmaker Who Won't Rule Out Impeachment, Is to Retire
Discussion: Raw Story and Slate
Matthew Chapman / Raw Story:
‘This is a real warning’: Ex-campaign aide bluntly states Clinton didn't go far enough criticizing Tulsi Gabbard  —  West Virginia's billionaire GOP governor busted for Trump-like business corruption while in office  —  Last fall, Gov. Jim Justice called reporters to his office …
New York Times:
The Crisis of the Republican Party
Discussion: Raw Story, Hullabaloo and
Financial Times:
Donald Trump's presidency continues its bizarre degeneration  —  The oddest moment of a surreal week even by Donald Trump's standards was when the US president extolled America's ties with ancient Rome.  Mr Trump surely did not mean to spark thoughts of Caligulan dissolution.
Matthew Chapman / Raw Story:
Trump's lawyers will go into impeachment empty-handed because all his stories have ‘fallen apart’: ex-Justice Dept official  —  On Saturday's edition of MSNBC's “AM Joy,” former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal said that President Donald Trump's behavior in the Ukraine scandal …
Ari Melber / Washington Post:
‘Bribery’ is right there in the Constitution.  Trump could be impeached for that.  —  Why wrestle with the meaning of “high Crimes and Misdemeanors”?  The president can be accused of an offense that's already well-defined.  —  Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) has described President Trump's public call …
David Priess / Lawfare:   Impeachment, Elections and Bad History
Veronica Stracqualursi / CNN:
‘I am not a Russian spy’: Jill Stein slams Clinton's accusations  —  Washington (CNN)Former 2016 Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein slammed Hillary Clinton's accusations that she and 2020 Democratic candidate Tulsi Gabbard are Russian assets, calling Clinton's comments a “wild and insulting theory.”
Speaker Nancy Pelosi:
Pelosi Leads High-Level Bipartisan Delegation to Jordan  —  Amman, Jordan — Speaker Nancy Pelosi is leading a bipartisan Congressional delegation to Jordan for meetings with King Abdullah II and top U.S. government officials.  —  “This evening, our bipartisan delegation was honored to meet …
Discussion: Axios and The Hill
New York Times:
Review of Russia Inquiry Grows as F.B.I. Witnesses Are Questioned  —  The review, led by the prosecutor John Durham, has focused on former investigators who are frequent targets of President Trump.  —  WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors reviewing the origins of the Russia investigation …
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Trump's season of weakness: A president who prizes strength enters key stretch in a fragile state  —  The Debrief: An occasional series offering a reporter's insights  —  President Trump, whose paramount concern long has been showing strength, has entered the most challenging stretch of his term …
Discussion: Raw Story, The Bulwark and The Hill
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Bannon Teams Up With Chinese Group That Thinks Trump Will Bring on End-Times  —  Steve Bannon made a fiercely anti-China movie for some of the Chinese government's biggest foes.  —  After trying to launch his own cryptocurrency and failing to turn an Italian monastery into a training camp …
Daniella Silva / NBC News:
Marine combat veteran who served in Iraq facing deportation to El Salvador  —  “He is a soldier who put his life on the line to defend his country,” his mother said.  “But when he returned from the war, he came back with problems.”  —  Supporters of a Marine combat veteran who served in Iraq …
Alana Goodman / Washington Examiner:
Elijah Cummings widow Maya Rockeymoore expected to run for his House seat  —  Rep. Elijah Cummings's widow Maya Rockeymoore is seen as the most likely successor to fill his congressional seat after his death on Thursday, sources told the Washington Examiner.
Discussion: Breitbart, The Root and Fox News
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Sam Levine / HuffPost:
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Chantal Da Silva / Newsweek:
Hundreds of Doctors to March to White House to Demand End to Trump Administration's ‘Inhumane’ Treatment of Migrants
Janai Nelson / Slate:
The Last 31 Presidential Debates Have Ignored Voting Rights
Discussion: Daily Kos
Ewan Palmer / Newsweek:
Conspiracy theorist hate group who believed Obama was Muslim to hold event at Trump's Mar-a-Lago
Washington Post:
Inside Joe Biden's brawling efforts to reform Ukraine — which won him successes and enemies
Gordon Deegan /
Gardai paid Donald Trump's Doonbeg resort €14k for snack bags for members during US President's visit
Joshua Jamerson / Wall Street Journal:
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Dan Levin / New York Times:
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Jerome Hudson / Breitbart:
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New York Times:
Biden Escalates Attack on Facebook Over False Political Ads
Discussion: CNN
Sky Palma / DeadState:
Christian broadcaster: Elijah Cummings' death was God's revenge for his ‘demonic attempt’ to impeach Trump
To Win Giuliani's Help, Oligarch's Allies Pursued Biden Dirt
Discussion: CNN