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Washington Post:
Trump wanted Barr to hold news conference saying the president broke no laws in call with Ukrainian leader  —  President Trump wanted Attorney General William P. Barr to hold a news conference declaring the commander in chief had broken no laws during a phone call in which he pressed …
Discussion: The Hill, Political Wire and Mediaite
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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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
Ronald Brownstein / The Atlantic:
The Suburban Backlash Against the GOP Is Growing  —  The shift of metro areas away from the Republican Party under President Donald Trump rumbled on in yesterday's elections, threatening the fundamental calculation of his 2020 reelection plan.  —  Amid all the various local factors that shaped GOP losses …
Associated Press:
Trump plows ahead despite fresh signs of trouble in 2020  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his supporters insisted on Wednesday that no course correction is needed despite stinging Republican defeats in battleground suburbs and a Democrat on the verge of victory in the governor's race in deep-red Kentucky.
Julia Terruso / Inquirer.com:
The blue wave crashes down on Pennsylvania again, as voters from Philly to Delaware County turn left
Joe Sonka / Courier-Journal:
A Bevin-Beshear recount? These are the possible next steps under Kentucky election law
Will Steakin / ABC News:
Trump back in Louisiana to rally support for GOP gubernatorial candidate
Discussion: Politico, TheHill and Breitbart
Washington Post:
Former Twitter employees charged with spying for Saudi Arabia by digging into the accounts of kingdom critics  —  The Justice Department has charged two former Twitter employees with spying for Saudi Arabia in a case that raises concerns about the ability of Silicon Valley to protect …
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Daisy Nguyen / Associated Press:
US: Saudis recruited Twitter workers to spy on users  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Saudi government recruited two Twitter employees to get personal account information of their critics, prosecutors said Wednesday.  —  A complaint unsealed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco detailed …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Political Wire
New York Times:
Former Twitter Employees Charged With Spying for Saudi Arabia
Discussion: The Wrap
New York Times:
Facing Investigation, Giuliani Needed a Lawyer, but Firms Stayed Away  —  After weeks of looking, Mr. Giuliani said he assembled a legal team to represent him as he comes under scrutiny from federal prosecutors.  —  President Trump's personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani …
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Rosalind Helderman / Washington Post:   President Trump's lawyer Giuliani hires his own lawyers, as investigations mount
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.
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CNN:
Fox News brass to network hosts and personalities: Do not identify the whistleblower  —  New York (CNN Business)Fox News hosts and personalities have been instructed over the last several days not to identify the whistleblower whose complaint sparked an impeachment probe against President Trump …
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:   Trump Book Author Admits He Screwed Up by Wrongly Claiming Obama Held ‘Political Correctness’ Meetings
Tim O'Donnell / The Week:
Lindsey Graham claims Trump is too incompetent to pull off a quid pro quo  —  Well, it wasn't the most flattering defense.  —  While Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) has said it's actually becoming easier to defend President Trump amid the congressional impeachment inquiry, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) had to dig deep to do so on Wednesday.
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CNN:   Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon expected to testify against Roger Stone
Timothy Johnson / Media Matters for America:
Alex Jones is trying to out the identity of a potential Roger Stone trial juror with the help of Stone's assistant
Discussion: The Daily Beast and Politico
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Trump's chats with Roger Stone loom over trial's opening
Discussion: CANNONFIRE, FOX 61 and CNN
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.
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 …
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Washington Post:   Jeff Sessions, ex-attorney general forced out by Trump, to run for former Senate seat in Alabama …
Washington Post:
Jeff Sessions, ex-attorney general forced out by Trump, plans to run for former Senate seat in Alabama
Joe DePaolo / Mediaite:
Bill Gates Goes After Warren on Wealth Tax, Won't Commit to Backing Her Over Trump: Voting for Whoever's ‘More Professional’  —  Wall Street has not been shy in expressing reservations over Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-MA) presidential candidacy — given her desire to install a wealth tax.
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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'
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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Erin Banco / The Daily Beast:
House GOP Lawyer Tried to Out Whistleblower in Bill Taylor Interview
Discussion: The Daily Caller and NBC News
Polls:
Trump 2020 Reelect Stable  —  Warren and Sanders catch up to Biden on ‘electability’  —  West Long Branch, NJ - President Donald Trump's reelection prospects have not taken a hit since the House formally moved ahead with impeachment proceedings.  The latest Monmouth University Poll finds …
Discussion: CNN, Fox News, Politico and Political Wire
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Yashar's Newsletter:
Scoop: ABC News/Epstein  —  I hope you'll subscribe to my newsletter by clicking the button above or the button at the end of this post.  Please follow me on Twitter and Instagram.  —  Scoop: ABC News Executives Believe They Have Identified Former Employee Who Accessed Amy Robach Hot Mic Footage
Brian Faler / Politico:
Federal judge raises possibility of compromise in House Democrats' suit for Trump's tax returns  —  A federal judge said Wednesday that he'd like to see if compromise is possible in House Democrats' lawsuit seeking President Donald Trump's long-hidden tax returns.
Discussion: The Hill
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Laura Davison / Bloomberg:
Judge Signals Support for Democrats to Seek Trump's Tax Returns
Discussion: Raw Story
Associated Press:
Halperin's ‘How to Beat Trump’ sells 502 copies in 1st week  —  NEW YORK — Mark Halperin's first book since his career was upended by allegations of sexual harassment is clearly no “Game Change.”  —  “How to Beat Trump” sold just 502 copies in its first week.
Bennett Minton / Washington Post:
A bright blue Virginia leaves the Confederacy behind  —  With the Democratic sweep in Richmond, protecting Civil War monuments won't be high on the agenda in the town that was once the seat of the Lost Cause.  —  The Confederacy in Virginia is dead.  And Donald Trump presided.
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Maggie Astor / New York Times:
The Equal Rights Amendment May Pass Now. It's Only Been 96 Years.
Discussion: Slate, Vox, HuffPost and CNN
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.”
NBC News:
Leaked documents show Facebook leveraged user data to fight rivals and help friends  —  NBC News is releasing almost 7,000 pages of leaked documents showing how Facebook treated user data as a bargaining chip with external app developers.  —  A cache of leaked Facebook documents shows how the company's CEO …
Gregg Re / Fox News:
‘Coup has started,’ whistleblower's attorney said in 2017 posts calling for impeachment  —  Report: Lawyer for whistleblower says client is willing to answer GOP questions in impeachment probe  —  Mark Zaid, one of the attorneys representing the whistleblower at the center …
Tal Axelrod / The Hill:
Kentucky GOP files complaint against potential McConnell challenger  —  The Kentucky Republican Party filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Wednesday accusing Democrat Matt Jones of “serious violations” of campaign regulations.  —  The state GOP said Jones …
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.
 
 
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Jason Lemon / Newsweek:
Trump Spiritual Adviser Paula White Prays Against President's Opponents, Suggests They 'Operate …
Discussion: DeadState
Rene Marsh / CNN:
Pence aide — who was concerned about July 25 call — will testify if subpoenaed
Discussion: Political Wire
BuzzFeed News:
Facing Scrutiny Of Their Donation To Top Republicans, Giuliani's Associates Turned To A Major Trump Ally For Help
Emily Glazer / Wall Street Journal:
Google Weighs Changes to Political Ad Policy
Washington Post:
Live updates: Acting ambassador says it was his ‘clear understanding’ …
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Fox News Host Mark Levin Rallied, Fundraised for Virginia Political Candidate
James Comey / Washington Post:
Why our oldest law could drive impeachment
Discussion: Axios and Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
NBC News:
Intel officials want CIA Director Gina Haspel to protect Ukraine whistleblower from Trump
WKYT-TV:
Libertarian Party says it's happy to cause ‘delicious tears from Bevin supporters’
Discussion: Fortune and Raw Story
CNN:
Pompeo has lost confidence at State amid impeachment probe
Discussion: Washington Post
Amanda Terkel / HuffPost:
DNC Pulls Democratic Debate From UCLA Because Of Union Boycott
Yasmeen Abutaleb / Washington Post:
Trump's ‘conscience rule’ for health providers blocked by federal judge
Discussion: Daily Kos, Politico and Raw Story
Michael Macagnone / Roll Call:
Most Republicans on impeachment committees aren't showing up, transcripts reveal