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5:20 AM ET, November 6, 2019


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David Nichols / WLEX:
Beshear overcomes Trump effect to beat Bevin to become next KY governor  —  LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — After a hard-fought race marked by angry rhetoric about teachers and the intervention of national politics, Kentucky voters finally got the chance to make their decision at the ballot box.
Tara Golshan / Vox:
Democrat Andy Beshear just unseated Kentucky's Trump-loving governor  —  Democrat Andy Beshear and Gov. Matt Bevin during the final Kentucky gubernatorial debate on October 29, 2019.  Albert Cesare/AP  —  It's a win for Democrats in a very conservative state.
Phillip M. Bailey / Courier-Journal:
Democrat Andy Beshear declares victory over Matt Bevin in governor's race.  Bevin doesn't concede  —  Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear declared victory in Kentucky governor's race as he held a razor-thin margin over Republican incumbent Matt Bevin after Tuesday's election.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
5 winners and 3 losers from Election Day 2019  —  Winner: Democratic enthusiasm.  Loser: Donald Trump.  —  It's not Election Day 2020 yet, but on Tuesday we got the next best thing.  —  Voters all over the country headed to polls to decide local and state elections.
Daniel Desrochers / Lexington Herald-Leader:
Trump urges thousands in Lexington to vote for Bevin even though 'he's such a pain'
Discussion: Fox News and Townhall
Michael S. Schmidt / New York Times:
Sondland Updates Impeachment Testimony, Describing Ukraine Quid Pro Quo  —  In a substantial update to his initial account, Gordon D. Sondland recounted how he told Ukrainian officials military aid was tied to their commitment to investigations President Trump wanted.
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Sondland reverses himself on Ukraine, confirming quid pro quo  —  Gordon Sondland, a key witness in the impeachment inquiry, revealed that he told a top Ukrainian official that hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid would “likely” be held up unless the country's government announced investigations …
Alex Marquardt / CNN:
Pence aide likely to testify in impeachment inquiry
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Sondland's careful effort to shield Trump — and himself — from culpability in the Ukraine scandal
Discussion: New York Times
Greg Olear / Newsweek:   Mike Pence knew | Opinion
Eileen Sullivan / New York Times:   Mulvaney Summoned to Testify in Impeachment Inquiry
Jennifer Bendery / HuffPost:
Remember The Cyclist Who Flipped Off Trump's Motorcade?  She Just Won A Virginia Election.  —  Juli Briskman will now be on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors.  —  WASHINGTON ― Juli Briskman, who famously flipped off President Donald Trump's motorcade in a viral 2017 photo …
Paul Schwartzman / Washington Post:
Virginia cyclist who flipped off Trump wins Loudoun County seat representing his golf club
Discussion: The Week, Blue Virginia and Daily Kos
Vandana Rambaran / Fox News:
Virginia cyclist who flipped off Trump's motorcade appears to have won race for local office
Ella Nilsen / Vox:
Democrats pulled off a huge win, taking control of Virginia's state legislature  —  Virginia House of Delegates Minority Leader Eileen Filler at the start of the 2019 session of the Virginia General Assembly in Richmond, Virginia on January 9, 2019.  Steve Helber/AP  —  Democrats captured both the state House and Senate.
Washington Post:
Democrats flip Virginia Senate and House, taking control of state government for the first time in a generation  —  Democrats gained control of both houses of the Virginia General Assembly on Tuesday, tapping strength in the suburbs to consolidate power for the first time in a generation and deliver a rebuke to President Trump.
Dave Ress / Hampton Roads Daily Press:
Democrat Shelly Simonds ousts Del. David Yancey in rematch of race that kept GOP in power in 2017
Discussion: Fox News
Joe Biden / Medium:
I Have Fought for the Democratic Party My Whole Career  —  The other day I was accused by one of my opponents of running in the wrong primary.  Pretty amazing.  On one level, it is kind of funny.  —  I have fought for the Democratic party my whole career.  I know what we stand for, who we stand with and what we believe.
Marianne LeVine / Politico:
McConnell says Senate would acquit Trump if trial held today  —  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that the Senate would acquit President Donald Trump if an impeachment trial were held today.  —  “I will say I'm pretty sure how it's likely to end,” McConnell told reporters.
Discussion: The Hill, The Daily Caller and Axios
Andrew O'Reilly / Fox News:
McConnell: If Trump impeachment trial were held today, ‘it would not lead to a removal’
Discussion: Associated Press and The Hill
Washington Post:
Justice Dept. trying to finish report on Russia probe before Thanksgiving  —  Justice Department officials are trying to release in the coming weeks a potentially explosive inspector general report about the FBI's investigation into President Trump's 2016 campaign, according to multiple people familiar with the effort.
Discussion: The Last Refuge
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Lawyer for Jeffrey Epstein Accuser Praises Amy Robach's Unaired Interview  —  Stan Pottinger, an attorney for Virginia Roberts Giuffre, defended Robach's 2015 interview with his client, which ABC says did not meet its editorial standards for broadcast.  —  On Tuesday, the conservative …
Hugh Son / CNBC:
Jamie Dimon says Sen. Elizabeth Warren ‘vilifies successful people’  — Dimon on Sen. Warren: “She uses some pretty harsh words, you know, some would say vilifies successful people,” he said.  “I don't like vilifying anybody.  I think we should applaud successful people.”
Discussion: The Hill and Mediaite
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Elizabeth Warren slams Twitter for a policy that bans ads from groups fighting climate change
Discussion: Slate
Kate Irby / Fresno Bee:
Fake cow account must go, Devin Nunes demands in letter to Democrat over Twitter taunts  —  Rep. Devin Nunes' attorney last month demanded that his 2018 Democratic political opponent pressure an anonymous social media writer to delete comments on Twitter that mock Republican Nunes “day and night.”
Discussion: Raw Story
Washington Post:
‘Who built this beautiful place?’  Despite Trump's visits to his properties, some of his businesses show new signs of financial decline.  —  “What a beautiful ballroom,” President Trump said as he walked into a campaign fundraiser recently at a hotel in downtown Chicago.  —  Donors laughed.
Ursula Perano / Axios:
Struggling Trump Tower Chicago cuts amenities, costs to get by
Discussion: Raw Story
Beth Baumann / Townhall:
Mississippi Voters Promote GOP Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves to Governor  —  Mississippi's Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves won the state's gubernatorial race on Tuesday night, defeating Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood.  He won with 53 percent of the vote, compared to Hood's 46 percent.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
The Clarion Ledger:   Republican Tate Reeves wins Mississippi governor race
Democrats just took control of Delaware County as the Philadelphia suburbs continue to go blue  —  Democrats were close Tuesday to something they haven't been able to pull off since the Civil War, as late election results suggested they would not just capture a majority on the Delaware County Council …
Dave Bangert / Journal & Courier:
Faulty machines blamed for switching votes in second consecutive Greater Lafayette election  —  West Lafayette voter captures vote switching problem on video, marking second consecutive Election Day with those problems.  Clerk urges voters to point out issues to poll workers as they happen  —  CONNECT
Discussion: The Hill and Washington Times
Joshua Partlow / Washington Post:
Trump called woman who says he sexually assaulted her, phone records show  —  More than a decade ago, Donald Trump made phone calls from his cell phone to a former candidate on “The Apprentice” around the same time that she says he sexually assaulted her, according to phone records made public Tuesday.
ABC News:
Phone records provide ‘irrefutable proof’ of sexual assault allegations against Trump, lawyer says
Discussion: HuffPost
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David Ignatius / Washington Post:
Where is Mike Pompeo? He's hiding in fear of Donald Trump.
Li Zhou / Vox:
New York City adopts ranked-choice voting, a major milestone for the reform
Discussion: The Hill and Mother Jones
James Gagliano / Washington Examiner:
The Michael Flynn smoking gun: FBI headquarters altered interview summary
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
‘Ellen’ Producer Andy Lassner Speaks Out About Past Addiction Struggles to Inspire Others to Get Sober
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Andrew Feinberg / The Independent:
The latest impeachment transcripts reveal how deeply embarrassing this process is for Republicans defending Donald Trump
 Earlier Items: 
Washington Post:
“The Mueller Report Illustrated” to be published by The Washington Post and Scribner
Discussion: Twitchy
Zoe Tillman / BuzzFeed News:
“They Allowed It”: A Justice Department Employee Said She Was Raped By A Senior Official.