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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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Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Kentucky outcome embarrasses Trump and worries many Republicans ahead of 2020  —  Democrats' claim of victory Tuesday in Kentucky's gubernatorial race, as well as the Democratic takeover of the Virginia state legislature, left Republicans stumbling and increasingly uncertain …
Timothy P. Carney / Washington Examiner:   The Trump-era realignment is a death sentence for the GOP
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Behind the scenes of Matt Bevin's loss in Kentucky's governor's race
David Frum / The Atlantic:
The Kentucky Governor's Race Is a Warning to Republicans
Discussion: CBS News
New York Times:
Live: Kentucky Governor Election Results
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 …
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Jim Geraghty / National Review:
Last Night Wasn't Great for Republicans  —  Making the click-through worthwhile: Tallying the score from another election night that disappointed Republicans, how the GOP traded working-class whites for suburbanites in 2016 and continues to live with the consequences of that trade …
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Trump's GOP walloped
Discussion: Inquirer.com
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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Washington Post:
Senate Republicans consider including Bidens in Trump impeachment trial
Discussion: John Solomon Reports and War Room
Darren Sands / BuzzFeed News:
Ayanna Pressley Breaks 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 …
Discussion: The Hill
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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
Abbey Marshall / Politico:
Biden digs in on ‘elitist’ attacks against Warren
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  —  A House resolution formalizing procedures for the probe as it entered a new phase passed last week, largely along party lines.  —  Public hearings in Congress will begin next Wednesday in the impeachment inquiry …
Discussion: Politico and Associated Press
Eli Yokley / Morning Consult:
Support for Impeachment Falls as Inquiry Moves to New Phase
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.
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 …
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The Daily Beast:
Giuliani Cronies Planned ‘Fraud Guarantee’ Infomercials Starring Rudy
Discussion: Contemptor
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Is it Rudy Giuliani's turn to go under the bus?
Discussion: The Atlantic, The Week and CANNONFIRE
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.”
Discussion: Friendly Atheist
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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Paul Schwartzman / Washington Post:
Virginia cyclist who flipped off Trump wins Loudoun County seat representing his golf club
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 …
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Joe Ferguson / tucson.com:
Regina Romero becomes first Latina to serve as Tucson's mayor
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.
Discussion: New York Times and Redstate
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 …
Discussion: Political Wire
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
Where is Mike Pompeo?  He's hiding in fear of Donald Trump.  —  Since the investigation began into President Trump's machinations in Ukraine, one of the most disturbing questions has been: Where is Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state, who's supposed to shield his diplomats from political interference?
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Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
DNC chairman: Gabbard reaffirmed she will not launch a third-party bid  —  Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez said Wednesday that Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) has reaffirmed her commitment to run only for president as a Democrat amid suspicions from some in the party …
Discussion: Associated Press
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Beatrice Peterson / ABC News:
Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard fights back against Clinton's remarks, calls them ‘demeaning’
Discussion: The Daily Beast
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.
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 …
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.
 
 
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Michael Macagnone / Roll Call:
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Discussion: Alternet.org
Elaine Godfrey / The Atlantic:
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Discussion: The Nation, New York Times and The Hill