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New York Times:
Ukraine Knew of Aid Freeze by Early August, Undermining Trump Defense  —  Top officials were told in early August about the delay of $391 million in security assistance, undercutting a chief argument President Trump has used to deny any quid pro quo.  —  KIEV, Ukraine — To Democrats …
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Erica Werner / Washington Post:
Trump administration sought billions of dollars in cuts to programs aimed at fighting corruption in Ukraine and abroad  —  Democrats have slammed White House insistence that Trump was focused on corruption - not Bidens - when he blocked Ukraine aid funds  —  The Trump administration …
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Sondland seeks to align himself with Taylor after bombshell testimony  —  What did Gordon Sondland know and when did he know it?  —  The bombshell testimony of veteran diplomat William Taylor, President Donald Trump's top envoy to Ukraine, has raised a crucial question of whether Trump admitted …
Renato Mariotti / Politico:
The President Has No Defense  —  It's hard to overstate …
Discussion: ABC News, Raw Story and Mediaite
Washington Post:
The White House resorts to character assassination of courageous public servants
Discussion: Reason, Hullabaloo and Bloomberg
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
An overlooked Bill Taylor revelation hints at worse to come from Trump
Discussion: USA Today, The Atlantic and Raw Story
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
An anonymous book? No thanks.
Discussion: Right Wing Watch, Townhall and Disrn
Kurt Bardella / The Atlantic:
Mike Pompeo and Jim Jordan's Astounding Hypocrisy
Discussion: Bloomberg, twitchy.com and The Guardian
HuffPost:
Republicans Try To Storm Impeachment Room, Break Rules In Process  —  Lawmakers bumrushed a secure room while improperly carrying their cell phones.  —  WASHINGTON ― In the latest attempts to make a circus out of the House Intelligence Committee's investigation into President Donald Trump's dealings …
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The Daily Beast:
House Republicans Literally Storm the Impeachment Hearings  —  Led by Matt Gaetz, a crew of about 25 members barged into a classified setting with their cell phones in hand.  It created a big mess.  —  House Republicans took their impeachment grievances to a more confrontational level on Wednesday …
Tom Rogan / Washington Examiner:
Why it's stupid to bring cellphones into a congressional SCIF
Discussion: Raw Story and Mediaite
Melanie Zanona / Politico:
Impeachment deposition delayed after Republicans storm proceedings
Discussion: Axios and Raw Story
Wesley Morgan / Politico:   Pentagon official testifies about withheld military aid to Ukraine
Jim Swift / The Bulwark:   House Republicans May Have Committed Some Light Treason
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
No. 2 GOP senator: ‘Picture coming out of’ diplomat's testimony ‘not a good one’
Discussion: Daily Kos, Political Wire and Mediaite
Justine Coleman / The Hill:
Graham walks back rebuke of GOP storming of SCIF: ‘Good reason to be upset’
QU Poll:
Release Detail  —  October 23, 2019 - Approval Of Impeachment Inquiry Reaches 55 Percent, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Voters Disapprove Of Trump's Decision On Syria 2-1  —  Approval among American voters of the U.S. House impeachment inquiry, an inquiry to determine whether …
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Evan Sully / Bloomberg:
Pentagon Tried to Block Inquiry Witness: Impeachment Update  — Check here for live updates on impeachment fight developments  — Republican protesters delay hearing with defense official  —  Laura Cooper, a deputy assistant secretary of defense, is scheduled to testify during …
Addy Baird / BuzzFeed News:
Republicans Stormed Into The Impeachment Investigation's Secure Room, And It Was Absolute Madness  —  WASHINGTON — A group of Republicans put the “Storm Area 51” logic to the test Wednesday and barged into a secure area on Capitol Hill, interrupting a private impeachment deposition and occupying the space for a few hours.
John Wagner / Washington Post:
Live updates: Cooper testimony begins after five-hour delay caused by House Republicans barging into secure room
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Here's why the Matt Gaetz sit-in stunt was particularly weird
Discussion: archive.fo
New York Times:
Indicted Giuliani Associate Ties Case to Trump  —  The connection was made as two associates of Rudolph W. Giuliani pleaded not guilty in federal court in Manhattan.  —  One of the two indicted associates of President Trump's personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, on Wednesday tied the case …
New York Times:
White House Aides Feared That Trump Had Another Ukraine Back Channel  —  Senior national security officials grew concerned about Kash Patel, a colleague who had previously been involved in Republicans' efforts to undermine the Russia investigation.  —  WASHINGTON — Senior White House officials suspected …
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Dareh Gregorian / NBC News:
MSNBC announces four all-star female moderators for November debate  —  The two-hour Democratic face off will take place on Nov. 20 in Georgia.  —  The fifth Democratic presidential primary debate in Georgia will have four moderators, MSNBC announced on Wednesday — and all of them are women.
Discussion: Mediaite
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Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Andrea Mitchell and Rachel Maddow among moderators for November Democratic debate
Discussion: The Hill
Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
Trump lawyer: Trump can't be prosecuted for shooting someone  —  NEW YORK — Even if President Donald Trump shot someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue, New York authorities could not punish him while he is in office, the president's lawyers argued Wednesday.
Michael Riccardi / New York Law Journal:
New York City Bar Calls for US AG William Barr's Recusal in Ukraine Matter  —  If Barr does not recuse himself, the bar association's statement said, “he should resign or, failing that, be subject to sanctions, including possible removal, by Congress.”
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Michael Riccardi / LAW.com:   New York City Bar Calls for US AG William Barr's Recusal in Ukraine Matter
Daniel Tovrov / Columbia Journalism Review:
Dropshipping journalism  —  No one working at Newsweek can tell me why it still exists  —  On March 20, Nancy Cooper, the editor in chief of Newsweek, sent an email to her editorial staff.  The subject was “What is a Newsweek story?”—an odd question at an eighty-six-year-old newsmagazine once considered …
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
MLB looking into longtime umpire Rob Drake's tweet  —  Longtime major league umpire Rob Drake tweeted that he planned to buy an assault rifle “because if you impeach MY PRESIDENT this way, YOU WILL HAVE ANOTHER CIVAL WAR!!!  #MAGA2020”, according to a copy of the tweet obtained by ESPN.
Zachary Cohen / CNN:
Judge orders State Department to release Ukraine records in 30 days  —  Washington (CNN)A federal judge Wednesday gave the State Department 30 days to release Ukraine-related records, including communications between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.
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Eric Tucker / Associated Press:
Judge orders State Dept. to begin producing Ukraine records
Discussion: Axios
CNN:
CNN Poll: Biden's lead in Democratic primary hits widest margin since April  —  WASHINGTON (CNN)Former Vice President Joe Biden's lead in the race for the Democratic nomination for president has rebounded, and now stands at its widest margin since April, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.
Hannah Jones / City Pages:
Warrant issued for Republican challenger Danielle Stella's arrest  —  Republican Danielle Stella's campaign to take down Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has hit a bit of a snag.  There is currently a warrant out for her arrest after she failed to appear for a court hearing on Tuesday morning.
Discussion: Raw Story
Ryan Gallagher / Bloomberg:
Google Accused of Creating Spy Tool to Squelch Worker Dissent  — Company says it's an effort to curb calendar, meeting spam  — Allegation underscores tensions between employees, leadership  —  Google employees are accusing the company's leadership of developing an internal surveillance tool …
New York Times:
Underground Lives: The Sunless World of Immigrants in Queens  —  Source: New York City Department of Buildings; Note: Complaint data from January 2014 through September 2019.  —  Additional reporting by Seungjae Seo.  Additional research by Susan Beachy.  Diagram by Evan Grothjan.  Map by Troy Griggs.
Discussion: ImmigrationProf Blog
 
 
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Sister Toldjah / RedState:
Caught: NY Times Conveniently Runs Interference for Hillary Clinton in Her Battle With Tulsi Gabbard
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Pedro Regalado / Washington Post:
The Rudy Giuliani of today is just the same old Rudy
Discussion: The Atlantic
Felix Salmon / Axios:
Scoop: The grandees headed to Saudi Arabia's “Davos in the Desert”
Patricia Zengerle / Reuters:
Evidence found of war crimes during Turkish offensive in Syria, says U.S. official
Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
The Judges Republicans Are Doing It All For
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Michael Calderone / Politico:
Meet the Fox reporter who is bedeviling Trump on Syria
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Alexi McCammond / Axios:
Scoop: Cyber memo warns of new risks to White House network
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 Earlier Items: 
Jennifer Bendery / HuffPost:
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Discussion: Iowa Starting Line and The Hill
Pew Research Center:
National Politics on Twitter: Small Share of U.S. Adults Produce Majority of Tweets
Discussion: CNN, TechCrunch, Axios and Vox
Sarah Longwell / The Atlantic:
Mitt Romney, It's Time
Natasha Korecki / Politico:
Dick's Sporting Goods CEO quietly tests presidential bid