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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.
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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
Vox:
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.
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The Daily Beast:
Exclusive: Trump Letter Promised Zelensky ‘Unwavering’ Support  —  In the letter, published here for the first time, Trump pledges to stand by Kyiv no matter what.  That was before he withheld aid to pressure Ukraine into investigating his rival.  —  President Donald Trump promised …
Discussion: Kausfiles and Associated Press
Washington Post:
Senate Republicans consider including Bidens in Trump impeachment trial
Discussion: Alternet.org
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Sondland reverses himself on Ukraine, confirming quid pro quo
John Solomon Reports:
In midst of 2016 election, State Department saw Burisma as Joe Biden's issue, memos show
Alex Marquardt / CNN:
Pence aide likely to testify in impeachment inquiry
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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 …
Discussion: Off the Kuff
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Vandana Rambaran / Fox News:
Virginia cyclist who flipped off Trump's motorcade appears to have won race for local office  —  The female cyclist who flipped off President Trump's motorcade last year appears to have the lead and will likely unseat the Republican incumbent in a local election in Northern Virginia on Tuesday.
Discussion: Axios, The Hill and Washington Times
Paul Schwartzman / Washington Post:
Virginia cyclist who flipped off Trump wins Loudoun County seat representing his golf club
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.
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Elaine Godfrey / The Atlantic:
Amy Klobuchar Has a Pete Buttigieg Problem
Discussion: Los Angeles Times, The Hill and Slate
Katie Glueck / New York Times:
Biden Attacks Warren as a ‘My Way or the Highway’ Elitist
Discussion: Kaiser Health News and Bad News
William A. Galston / Wall Street Journal:   Elizabeth Warren's Health-Care Hara-Kiri
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.
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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
Inquirer.com:
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 …
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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Trump's GOP walloped  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  WHERE WE ARE ... DEMOCRATS captured control of the Virginia House of Delegates and state Senate, the first time they've controlled the entire government “in a generation,” per the WaPo.  — NYT'S JONATHAN MARTIN …
Julia Terruso / Inquirer.com:   The blue wave crashes down on Pennsylvania again, as voters from Philly to Delaware County turn left
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 …
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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
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.
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 Federalist, The Hill and Mediaite
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Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Elizabeth Warren slams Twitter for a policy that bans ads from groups fighting climate change
Discussion: Slate
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 Hill and The Daily Caller
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The Clarion Ledger:   Republican Tate Reeves wins Mississippi governor race
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
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
 
 
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Jim Jordan / USA Today:
‘Whistleblower’ must testify under oath and in person: Rep. Jim Jordan
Margaret Stafford / Associated Press:
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CNN:
Esper to urge Trump not to intervene in cases of service members facing war crimes allegations
Discussion: Breitbart and Military.com
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Discussion: The Daily Caller
Andrew Feinberg / The Independent:
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