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10:30 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) …
Discussion: HuffPost
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.
New York Times:
Trump Campaign Floods Web With Ads, Raking In Cash as Democrats Struggle  —  On any given day, the Trump campaign is plastering ads all over Facebook, YouTube and the millions of sites served by Google, hitting the kind of incendiary themes — immigrant invaders, the corrupt media …
Associated Press:
Defense chief: US troops leaving Syria to go to western Iraq  —  Defense Secretary Mark Esper says that under current plans all U.S. troops leaving Syria will go to western Iraq and the military will continue to conduct operations against the Islamic State group to prevent its resurgence.
Yuliya Talmazan / NBC News:
U.S. troops leaving Syria for western Iraq, Defense Secretary Esper says  —  U.S. forces have been pulling out of northern Syria amid growing chaos after Turkey invaded the region earlier this month.  —  All of the nearly 1,000 U.S. troops withdrawing from northern Syria will head to western Iraq …
Discussion: Associated Press, MSNBC, and NPR
Nancy A. Youssef / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Troops Leaving Syria Will Be Assigned to Iraq, Defense Chief Says
Discussion: Political Wire, Reuters and Axios
Nahal Toosi / Politico:
The revenge of the State Department  —  They've been derided as a “Deep State,” slurred as “Obama holdovers,” threatened with draconian budget cuts and told that President Donald Trump doesn't even need them.  —  Now, America's diplomats are taking their revenge.
Discussion: ABC News
Matthew Lee / Associated Press:
Caught up in Trump impeachment, US diplomats fight back  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years of simmering frustration inside the State Department is boiling over on Capitol Hill as a parade of current and former diplomats testify to their concerns about the Trump administration's unorthodox policy toward Ukraine.
Discussion: Politico and The Hill
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 …
Amy Davidson Sorkin / New Yorker:   Boris Johnson's Bad Saturday and the Contradictions of Brexit
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
Mulvaney faced White House ouster threat before impeachment crisis took over  —  Washington (CNN)Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney faced internal efforts to oust him before House Democrats moved ahead with their impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, multiple sources tell CNN.
Discussion: Political Wire
McKay Coppins / The Atlantic:
The Liberation of Mitt Romney  —  The newly rebellious senator has become an outspoken dissident in Trump's Republican Party, just in time for the president's impeachment trial.  —  Mitt romney is leaning forward in his chair, his eyes flashing, his voice sharp.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 and Associated Press
Christian Vasquez / Politico:
GOP congressman who was open to impeachment calls it quits  —  Rep. Francis Rooney (R-Fla.), who was the first House Republican express openness to voting to impeach President Donald Trump, announced his retirement on Saturday.  —  “I thought the idea was you came and did your public service and left …
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: Slate, NBC News and Axios
Washington Post:
Sanders returns to the trail with a major rally: ‘To put it bluntly, I am back’
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Tatiana Stanovaya / Politico:
No, Putin Doesn't Like Impeachment  —  As impeachment proceedings loom …
Los Angeles Times:
Undoing the great mistake of 2016
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Susan Walsh / National Journal:
Red Flags All Over for Senate Republicans
Bianca Bruno /
Feds Admit 1,250 More Immigrant Children Were Separated From Parents
Daniella Silva / NBC News:
Marine combat veteran who served in Iraq facing deportation to El Salvador
Ari Melber / Washington Post:
‘Bribery’ is right there in the Constitution. Trump could be impeached for that.
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
 Earlier Items: 
Washington Post:
Inside Joe Biden's brawling efforts to reform Ukraine — which won him successes and enemies
Financial Times:
Donald Trump's presidency continues its bizarre degeneration
Gordon Deegan /
Gardai paid Donald Trump's Doonbeg resort €14k for snack bags for members during US President's visit
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Trump's season of weakness: A president who prizes strength enters key stretch in a fragile state
Alana Goodman / Washington Examiner:
Elijah Cummings widow Maya Rockeymoore expected to run for his House seat
Discussion: Breitbart and The Root
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Bannon Teams Up With Chinese Group That Thinks Trump Will Bring on End-Times
Dan Levin / New York Times:
When the Student Newspaper Is the Only Daily Paper in Town
Jerome Hudson / Breitbart:
Barbra Streisand Shares Photo of Nancy Pelosi Killing Trump