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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 …
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The Daily Beast:
Trump and ‘Apprentice’ Creator Mark Burnett Are Discussing Their Next TV Show  —  The president misses his reality TV days and is thinking of what show he can create once he's out of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.  —  He's signed a massive tax cut into law, stacked the federal courts …
John F. Harris / Politico:
Why the Media Is Biased Against Elizabeth Warren  —  Washington journalists these days are having many conversations with Democratic operatives and veterans of previous administrations that go something like this: … These downbeat Democrats are talking generally about what they regard …
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Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Kamala Harris: My Plan is So ‘Superior’ To Warren's Medicare For All That 'I Don't Feel the Need' to Take it Apart  —  California Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said that her health care plan is so “superior” to rival Senator Elizabeth Warren's “Medicare for All” …
Discussion: Washington Post
Joe DePaolo / Mediaite:   Bill Gates Goes After Warren on Wealth Tax, Won't Commit to Backing Her Over Trump …
Daniel Henninger / Wall Street Journal:   Has Elizabeth Warren Wrecked the Left?
Washington Post:
Is Elizabeth Warren ‘angry’ and antagonistic? Or are rivals dabbling in gendered criticism?
Discussion: Politico and Fox News
Andrew E. Kramer / New York Times:
Zelensky Bowed to Trump's Demands, Until Luck Spared Him  —  Aides to Ukraine's leader, Volodymyr Zelensky, decided that military aid and support for peace talks outweighed the risks of appearing to take sides in American politics.  —  KIEV, Ukraine — It was early September …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and Redstate
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CNN:
Republicans again shift their defense of Trump over impeachment inquiry barrage
Discussion: FOX 61
Sean Davis / The Federalist:
Testimony Transcript Shows William Taylor Never Talked To Trump, Wasn't Even On July 25 Phone Call
Discussion: Redstate
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 …
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Hugo Gurdon / Washington Examiner:   Impeachment through the looking glass
Yahoo News:   Whistleblower attorneys fear for client's safety as Trump allies move to out him
Ramsey Touchberry / Newsweek:   Law firm representing whistleblower calls Trump Jr.'s speculation on client's identity ‘disgusting and reckless’
New York Times:
Behind the Deal That Put Giuliani Together With a Dirt-Hunting Partner  —  The president's lawyer wanted $500,000 to help a venture started by a man who would go on to help him in Ukraine.  A Republican donor from Long Island put up the money.  —  WASHINGTON — It has been one of the enduring mysteries …
Discussion: CANNONFIRE, Law & Crime and Raw Story
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New York Times:
Republicans Claim Trump Closed a 17-Point Gap in Kentucky.  That's Not Quite What Happened.  —  Public and internal Republican Party polls suggested the race had been extremely close before President Trump arrived.  —  WASHINGTON — It seemed in many ways like nothing new …
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ABC News:
The Note: 2019 wins refresh 2020 arguments for Democrats
Discussion: The Hill
Yashar Ali / HuffPost:
Exclusive: Book Claims Senior Officials Believed Pence Would Support Use Of 25th Amendment  —  The anonymous author of “A Warning,” reportedly a current or former White House official, said talk of removing Trump escalated after Comey was fired.  —  The much-anticipated book “A Warning,” …
CNN:
Roger Stone's ‘payload is still coming’ email went to Erik Prince, prosecutors say  —  (CNN)On the opening day of Roger Stone's trial for allegedly lying to Congress and obstructing its investigation, one mystery appeared to be solved by prosecutors.  —  The Donald Trump supporter …
Discussion: FOX 61
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Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
5 takeaways from Roger Stone's first major day in court
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation:
Blue Wall Voices Project  —  A COLLABORATION BETWEEN KFF AND THE COOK POLITICAL REPORT … - There are many undecided voters and a few persuadable swing voters.  One year out from the 2020 presidential election and without a clear frontrunner in the Democratic primaries, a large share of voters …
Discussion: Political Wire
David Moye / HuffPost:
Football Coach Resigns After Yelling ‘White Power,’ Calling Players By Racial Slur In Video  —  Former assistant football coach John Hoskins told reporters, “Just to set the record, I'm not racist.  I don't mean it in a negative way.”  —  A high school football coach in North Carolina resigned …
Discussion: The Root, ABC News and ABC7
Will Weissert / Associated Press:
Immigration opens ideological fault lines for 2020 Democrats  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders is adding his support to a call by some of his fellow presidential hopefuls for decriminalizing illegal border crossings, a proposal that's further exposing deep ideological divides …
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New York Times:
Sanders to Spend More Than $30 Million on Advertising in Early States
Discussion: The Hill
The Economist:
Emmanuel Macron warns Europe: NATO is brain-dead  —  America is turning its back on the European project.  Time to wake up, the French president tells The Economist  —  EMMANUEL MACRON, the French president, has warned European countries that they can no longer rely on America to defend NATO allies.
Discussion: Political Wire
Judd at Popular Information / Popular Information:
Trump campaign contest to win a meal with Trump was a fraud  —  This is the online version of the Popular Information newsletter.  You can get independent accountability journalism in your inbox every week.  Sign up here:  —  Subscribe  —  A heavily-promoted contest to win breakfast …
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Newsweek
David Lauter / Los Angeles Times:
1 in 4 Americans uncertain about impeachment as public hearings near, poll finds  —  Americans are divided about the impeachment inquiry into President Trump, and as the House prepares for public hearings next week, roughly 1 in 4 remain uncertain, providing a large audience that could be especially swayed …
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 …
Hugh Hewitt / Washington Post:
The Senate must not legitimize the House's sham impeachment  —  There are three paths before Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) when it comes to any articles of impeachment the House of Representatives eventually sends the Senate's way.  One is short: a quick dismissal by the Senate of the House charges.
Discussion: RealClearPolitics
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Washington Post:
Trump and McConnell fall short in Kentucky — but remain steady allies in Washington
Discussion: Politico and The Hill
Wall Street Journal:
Saudis Back Travis Kalanick's New Startup  —  The sovereign-wealth fund—also an early investor in Uber—poured $400 million into CloudKitchens in January  —  Saudi Arabia's sovereign-wealth fund has pumped $400 million into Travis Kalanick's new company CloudKitchens …
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed News:
These Hugely Popular Local News Sites In The US And Canada Are Fake  —  Since 2004, more than 2,000 newspapers have closed in the United States, and many local news outlets are struggling to build a digital business.  But one remarkable success story is the Albany Daily News …
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Trump Book Author Admits He Screwed Up by Wrongly Claiming Obama Held ‘Political Correctness’ Meetings  —  Fox News promoted an excerpt of the book, initially claiming the Obama White House frustrated CIA officers with weekly “political correctness” meetings.
New York Times:
California Sues Facebook for Documents in Privacy Investigation  —  The state said Facebook had resisted or ignored dozens of requests for documents and internal correspondence about the company's handling of personal data.  —  WASHINGTON — California's attorney general on Wednesday …
Mark Landler / New York Times:
A Not-So-Special Relationship: Facing Voters, Johnson Backs Away From Trump  —  Unpopular and unpredictable, President Trump is emerging as a problem for the British prime minister, Boris Johnson, in his election campaign.  —  LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain spoke …
Discussion: The Guardian
 
 
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Marianne LeVine / Politico:
Trump's embattled judicial pick faces his last chance
Discussion: Raw Story and Associated Press
Katelyn Burns / LGBTQ Nation:
Andrew Yang on how a “freedom dividend” will create a more accepting nation
Eric Levitz / New York Magazine:
The GOP's Opposition to Impeachment Is (Terrifyingly) Principled
Kelly Therese Pollock / DemCast:
Heartwarming Election Stories that Didn't Make the National News
Discussion: HuffPost and tucson.com
New York Times:
Trump's Twitter War Room Aims Its Punches at Decorated Colonel
Alex Thompson / Politico:
Warren's rivals have tried for years to brand her as an elitist
John Bresnahan / Politico:
Trump's impeachment trial hinges on McConnell and Schumer
Discussion: The Hill
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Taylor Lorenz / New York Times:
Thousands of College Kids Paid to Work for a Viral Party Kingpin. What Could Go Wrong?
Erica L. Green / New York Times:
Appeals Court Nominee Shaped DeVos's Illegal Loan Forgiveness Effort
Jason Lemon / Newsweek:
Trump Spiritual Adviser Paula White Prays Against President's Opponents, Suggests They 'Operate …
Discussion: DeadState
Associated Press:
Halperin's ‘How to Beat Trump’ sells 502 copies in 1st week