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3:45 AM ET, October 20, 2019


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Katie Rogers / New York Times:
After Criticism,Trump to Select New Location for G7  —  White House officials would consider another site, the president said, suggesting Camp David was a possibility.  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Saturday that he would no longer be holding next year's Group of 7 summit …
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, The Hill and Raw Story
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 …
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 and Al Jazeera
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 …
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 …
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
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.”
Rachel Frazin / The Hill:
Gabbard fundraises off Clinton attack: ‘I challenge her’ to ‘face me directly’
Discussion: Breitbart
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 …
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, The Hill and New York Post
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Proclaiming ‘I Am Back,’ Bernie Sanders Accepts Ocasio-Cortez Endorsement  —  Ms. Ocasio-Cortez hailed Mr. Sanders and his influence on Democratic Party politics at Mr. Sanders's first rally since his heart attack two weeks ago.  —  Senator Bernie Sanders wanted a show of force to convince voters …
Discussion: NBC News, Slate and Axios
Washington Post:
Sanders returns to the trail with a major rally: ‘To put it bluntly, I am back’
Nancy A. Youssef / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Troops Leaving Syria Will Be Assigned to Iraq, Defense Chief Says  —  Islamic State fight will shift, details yet to be sorted out, Esper says  —  ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT—All of the roughly 1,000 U.S. troops ordered to leave northeastern Syria will move to western Iraq …
Discussion: Axios and Reuters
BBC:   Turkey's Erdogan vows to ‘crush heads’ of Kurdish fighters
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 …
NBC News:
AG Barr expands mysterious review into origin of Russia investigation  —  If U.S. Attorney John Durham is conducting a criminal investigation, it's not clear what allegations of wrongdoing are being examined.  —  NBC: AG Barr expands controversial review into origin of Russia investigation
Discussion: MSNBC and The Gateway Pundit
Washington Post:
Inside Joe Biden's brawling efforts to reform Ukraine — which won him successes and enemies  —  Vice President Joe Biden was losing his temper, dressing down the president of Ukraine in front of a group of high-level advisers and officials from both countries inside a regal complex at the United Nations.
Washington Post:
Giuliani pressed State Department, White House to grant visa to former Ukrainian official
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Sam Levine / HuffPost:
Florida Can't Block Former Felons From Voting If They Owe Money And Can't Pay: Judge
Chantal Da Silva / Newsweek:
Hundreds of Doctors to March to White House to Demand End to Trump Administration's ‘Inhumane’ Treatment of Migrants
Ewan Palmer / Newsweek:
Conspiracy theorist hate group who believed Obama was Muslim to hold event at Trump's Mar-a-Lago
Gordon Deegan /
Gardai paid Donald Trump's Doonbeg resort €14k for snack bags for members during US President's visit
New York Post:
Protesters at Barclays Center wear ‘Stand with Hong Kong’ shirts
Discussion: RedState and Deadline
Joshua Jamerson / Wall Street Journal:
Some Warren Backers Want More Details on Her Health Plan
Alana Goodman / Washington Examiner:
Elijah Cummings widow Maya Rockeymoore expected to run for his House seat
Discussion: Breitbart and The Root
 Earlier Items: 
Dan Levin / New York Times:
When the Student Newspaper Is the Only Daily Paper in Town
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