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Phillip M. Bailey / Courier-Journal:
Senate president: Kentucky governor's race could be decided by state legislature  —  Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers threw another wrench into the state's razor-thin gubernatorial outcome late Tuesday night, saying that the legislature could decide the race.
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Julia Terruso / Inquirer.com:
The blue wave crashes down on Pennsylvania again, as voters from Philly to Delaware County turn left  —  The political forces that shaped last year's midterm elections showed no signs of abating Tuesday, as voters turned on Republicans and establishment Democrats alike in races from Philadelphia …
Timothy P. Carney / Washington Examiner:
The Trump-era realignment is a death sentence for the GOP  —  Gov. Matt Bevin's loss should send a message to embattled Republicans in Trump Country: President Trump is not going to save you if you're drowning.  —  Republicans' loss of both chambers of Virginia's legislature should send …
Discussion: Raw Story
Joe Sonka / Courier-Journal:
A Bevin-Beshear recount?  These are the possible next steps under Kentucky election law  —  To cap off one of the wildest finishes to a gubernatorial election in Kentucky history, Democratic candidate Andy Beshear declared victory to supporters Tuesday night, moments after Republican incumbent …
Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Kentucky outcome embarrasses Trump and worries many Republicans ahead of 2020
Alexandra DeSanctis / National Review:
State Elections Aren't All about Trump
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Trump's GOP walloped
Discussion: Inquirer.com
David Frum / The Atlantic:
The Kentucky Governor's Race Is a Warning to Republicans
Discussion: The Daily Caller and CBS News
Leada Gore / al.com:
Alabama SGA warns groups: Protest Trump during LSU game, risk losing reserved seating  —  The Student Government Association at the University of Alabama is warning groups that protesting President Trump during the Tide's Saturday game vs. LSU could result in loss of reserved seating for the remainder of the season.
Julia Davis / The Daily Beast:
Thanks to Rand Paul, Russian Media Are Naming the Alleged Whistleblower  —  Outing “the whistleblower” is the most egregious, but certainly not the only, example of Kremlin-funded media cheerleading the fight against impeachment.  They love “their” Trump.  —  Standing beside an approving Donald Trump …
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Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Rand Paul says he ‘probably will’ disclose whistleblower's name
Darren Sands / BuzzFeed News:
Ayanna Pressley Broke With “The Squad” To Endorse Elizabeth Warren For President  —  “I'm proud to call her my senator.  I can't wait to call her our president,” Pressley said in a video.  —  Reporting From  —  Washington, DC  —  WASHINGTON — Rep. Ayanna Pressley is endorsing …
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Polls:
Trump 2020 Reelect Stable
Discussion: CNN, Politico and Political Wire
Ben Jacobs / Jewish Insider:
Bullock: Bernie Sanders is “flat wrong” on Israel
Discussion: Algemeiner.com
Sam Dorman / Fox News:
CIA staff complained about Obama White House's political correctness, new book claims  —  A new book claims that top CIA employees have compared President Trump favorably to his predecessor, indicating that former President Barack Obama's administration micromanaged intelligence matters and was too concerned with political correctness.
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Trump's chats with Roger Stone loom over trial's opening  —  President Donald Trump played a role in Roger Stone's effort to prod WikiLeaks to release damaging emails for Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential race, federal prosecutors argued Wednesday in an extraordinary act of defiance toward the White House.
Discussion: FOX 61 and CNN
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Eli Okun / Politico:
POLITICO Playbook PM: Impeachment is about to get its TV moment
Discussion: BuzzFeed News, The Hill and Raw Story
Yeganeh Torbati / ProPublica:
How Mike Pence's Office Meddled in Foreign Aid to Reroute Money to Favored Christian Groups  —  Officials at USAID warned that favoring Christian groups in Iraq could be unconstitutional and inflame religious tensions.  When one colleague lost her job, they said she had been “Penced.”
CNN:
Pompeo has lost confidence at State amid impeachment probe  —  Ex-Pompeo adviser contradicts former boss under oath  —  Washington (CNN)Revelations that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was unwilling to defend career State Department officials under political attack have damaged his standing within …
Discussion: Political Wire
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David Ignatius / Washington Post:
Where is Mike Pompeo? He's hiding in fear of Donald Trump.
Caitlin Oprysko / Politico:
Poll: Majority expect Trump to win in 2020  —  The president's reelection prospects appear to be a motivating factor for potential voter turnout.  —  President Donald Trump.  Bryan Woolston/Getty Images  —  With less than a year to go before the 2020 election, a majority of registered voters …
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Dartunorro Clark / NBC News:
First public hearings in Trump impeachment inquiry to begin next week, Schiff says
Discussion: Vox, Politico and Associated Press
Jaweed Kaleem / Los Angeles Times:
U.S. victims in Mexico massacre were tied to family with a long history of violence  —  The roadside killings of nine U.S. citizens in northern Mexico has brought renewed attention to the scattered communities of Mormons who settled in the country more than a century ago to escape persecution.
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
PA Swing Voters Tell CNN They Would Still Vote For Trump If He Shot Someone: 'You'd Have to Know Why He Shot Him'  —  CNN New Day featured on Wednesday a panel of women identified as Pennsylvania swing voters, moderated by anchor Alisyn Camerota — and two had a jaw-dropping answer when asked …
Yasmeen Abutaleb / Washington Post:
Trump's ‘conscience rule’ for health providers blocked by federal judge  —  A federal judge on Wednesday voided the Trump administration's “conscience rule” that would have allowed health-care providers to refuse to participate in abortions, sterilizations or other procedures they disagree with on religious or moral grounds.
Discussion: Political Wire and Raw Story
Justin Sayers / Arizona Daily Star:
Tucson voters overwhelmingly strike down ‘sanctuary city’ proposal  —  From the 2019 election results: Regina Romero becomes Tucson's first Latina mayor, ‘Sanctuary city’ initiative rejected series  —  Tucson voters overwhelmingly opted against the “sanctuary city” initiative …
Maggie Astor / New York Times:
The Equal Rights Amendment May Pass Now.  It's Only Been 96 Years.  —  Virginia, soon to be under Democratic control, will likely be the 38th state to ratify the amendment.  The Supreme Court could decide what happens next.  —  Of all the things that Virginia may pass now that Democrats …
Discussion: HuffPost, Vox and CNN
Aaron Klein / Breitbart:
Alleged ‘Whistleblower’ Eric Ciaramella Worked Closely with Anti-Trump Dossier Hoaxer  —  Eric Ciaramella, whom Real Clear Investigations suggests is the likely so-called whistleblower, was part of an Obama administration email chain celebrating the eventual signing of a $1 billion U.S. loan guarantee to Ukraine.
Amanda Terkel / HuffPost:
DNC Pulls Democratic Debate From UCLA Because Of Union Boycott  —  AFSCME 3299 has a labor dispute with the school, and Democrats don't want to be on the wrong side of unions.  —  The Democratic National Committee says it will no longer hold the fifth presidential debate at the University of California …
Discussion: The Hill
The Hill:
Sessions inches closer to announcing Alabama Senate bid  —  Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is expected to announce plans to run for his former Senate seat before Friday, two sources told The Hill.  —  A source who is in regular contact with Sessions said Wednesday there is …
Discussion: Political Wire
Kara Voght / Mother Jones:
The School Day Is Two Hours Shorter Than the Work Day.  Kamala Harris Wants to Change That.  —  The mismatch between the school day and work day presents a real burden to working Americans with families.  And Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) has a new bill that seeks to correct it.
Michael C. Bender / Wall Street Journal:
White House Expected to Bolster Impeachment Strategy With Two New Hires  —  Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and former Treasury spokesman Tony Sayegh set to join White House as impeachment aides  —  WASHINGTON—President Trump is expected to add two new aides to the White House dedicated …
Michael Macagnone / Roll Call:
Most Republicans on impeachment committees aren't showing up, transcripts reveal  —  Republicans have for weeks blasted the closed-door impeachment process, but transcripts released this week of private depositions show most GOP lawmakers on the three panels at the center of the probe have simply not shown up.
Cmte Intelligence (D) RSS Articles:
Committees Release Ambassador Bill Taylor's Deposition Transcript as Part of Impeachment Inquiry  —  f t # e  —  Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Adam B. Schiff, the Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Rep. Eliot L. Engel, the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs …
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 …
 
 
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Joe Sonka / Courier-Journal:
Gov. Matt Bevin campaign requests election recanvass
Discussion: Raw Story, Political Wire and ABC News
Beatrice Peterson / ABC News:
Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard fights back against Clinton's remarks, calls them ‘demeaning’
Discussion: The Hill, The Daily Beast and Breitbart
NBC News:
Leaked documents show Facebook leveraged user data to fight rivals and help friends
Chantal Da Silva / Newsweek:
Democrats Take Control Of Mike Pence's Hometown For First Time In Nearly Four Decades
 Earlier Items: 
BBC:
LIVELatest as campaigns begin and minister resigns
The Daily Beast:
Giuliani Cronies Planned ‘Fraud Guarantee’ Infomercials Starring Rudy
Discussion: Contemptor
Lauren Collins / Vogue:
The World According to Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Judd at Popular Information / Popular Information:
An explosion of fake news on Facebook
Reveal:
Reveal has been fighting a lawsuit for three years. Now we're speaking up about it
Washington Post:
Trump makes falsehoods central to impeachment defense as incriminating evidence mounts
Discussion: Alternet.org