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Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Book by ‘Anonymous’ describes Trump as cruel, inept and a danger to the nation  —  Senior Trump administration officials considered resigning en masse last year in a “midnight self-massacre” to sound a public alarm about President Trump's conduct, but rejected the idea because they believed …
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Jennifer Szalai / New York Times:
Book Review: In ‘A Warning,’ Anonymous Author Makes Case Against Re-election  —  The same writer who penned an Opinion essay in 2018 argues in a new book that the president's contract shouldn't be renewed.  —  “Trust me”: It's a tired cliché, a throwaway line, but when you first encounter it in …
Discussion: The Week, The Hill and Raw Story
Corky Siemaszko / NBC News:
Referee says he told Rep. Jim Jordan that Ohio State doctor performed sex act in shower  —  The referee said the response of Jordan and another former coach was, “Yeah, yeah, we know.”  —  A professional referee says in a lawsuit filed Thursday that disgraced doctor Richard Strauss masturbated …
Discussion: Slate and Raw Story
Alexander Burns / New York Times:
Michael Bloomberg Actively Prepares to Enter 2020 Presidential Race  —  Mr. Bloomberg is expected to file paperwork this week designating himself as a candidate in at least one state with an early filing deadline, although an adviser said he had not made a final decision to run.
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Washington Post:
House GOP looks to protect Trump by raising doubts about motives of his deputies  —  House Republicans' latest plan to shield President Trump from impeachment is to focus on at least three deputies — U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, Trump's lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani …
Discussion: Politico, The Week, CNN and Associated Press
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Alayna Treene / Axios:
Scoop: House committees subpoena Mick Mulvaney  —  The House committees investigating President Trump and Ukraine issued a subpoena Thursday night for acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney to testify at 9 am on Friday as part of their impeachment inquiry, two sources familiar tell Axios.
Discussion: CNN and New York Post
Paul LeBlanc / CNN:
Lawyer for Ukraine whistleblower sends White House cease and desist letter to stop Trump's attacks  —  (CNN)A lawyer for the Ukraine whistleblower, whose complaint document triggered the House impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, has sent a letter to the White House warning the President to …
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Impeachment investigators subpoena Mick Mulvaney
Discussion: Raw Story and Axios
Stephen Collinson / CNN:   Democrats' impeachment inquiry hits overdrive
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Ramsey Touchberry / Newsweek:
Sean Hannity denies diplomat's claim he was told to stop covering ex-Ukraine ambassador by State Department
Discussion: Mediaite
Josh Lederman / NBC News:
Diplomat testified that Putin, Orban poisoned Trump's views on Ukraine
Discussion: CNBC and New York Times
Foreign Policy:   State Department Expected to Scrap Post of Special Envoy to Ukraine
Jeff Sessions / YouTube:
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Discussion: HuffPost, Washington Post, Politico and NPR
Darlene Superville / Associated Press:
Ivanka Trump to AP: impeachment aimed at undoing 2016 vote  —  RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Ivanka Trump on Friday weighed in on the House impeachment inquiry of her father from half a world away in Morocco.  —  President Donald Trump's daughter and White House adviser told The Associated Press …
Discussion: YouTube
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Aaron Katersky / ABC News:
President Donald Trump ordered to pay $2M to collection of nonprofits as part of civil lawsuit
Discussion: NBC News, POLITICUSUSA and The Mahablog
Alan Feuer / New York Times:
Trump Ordered to Pay $2 Million to Charities for Misuse of Foundation
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
The Daily Beast:
Emails Show Government Agency Melting Down Over Trump's Hurricane Fiasco: ‘This Has Really Gotten Out of Hand’  —  The president was insistent that Alabama was, in fact, endangered by Dorian.  Employees at NOAA and NWS took the brunt of it.  —  In early September, as Hurricane Dorian battered …
Discussion: HuffPost, New York Times and Raw Story
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Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
“The Booing Is F***ing Us Up”: ‘The View’ Melts Down Over Donald Trump Jr. Visit  —  Guests clashed with hosts and hosts clashed with audience members at the ABC show on Thursday.  —  “The booing is fucking us up,” The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg told the morning show's audience during a commercial break on Thursday.
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Joe Concha / The Hill:
Joy Behar roasted for denying wearing blackface: ‘Enjoy the cancel culture you created’
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
Is Trump Already Winning on Impeachment?  —  This coming Wednesday marks the official start of the impeachment hearings against Donald Trump in the House Intelligence Committee, the public beginning of what the historian Jon Meacham rightfully calls “a test for the country.”
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Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Four big facts that blow up the GOP's latest defense of Trump
Discussion: Hot Air and Raw Story
Tim Alberta / Politico:
Who Will Betray Trump?  —  From the moment Francis Rooney expressed alarm to his House colleagues that Donald Trump might have abused presidential power in his dealings with Ukraine—and more dramatically, that an impeachment inquiry could be warranted—the Florida Republican was a marked man.
Steven Erlanger / New York Times:
Macron Says NATO Is Experiencing ‘Brain Death’ Because of Trump  —  The French president wonders if NATO is still committed to collective defense, decries U.S. unilateralism and calls for more European autonomy.  —  BRUSSELS — French President Emmanuel Macron shocked allies in an interview published …
Discussion: The Economist, Bloomberg and Politico
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CNN:
Macron says Europe is facing the ‘brain death of NATO’
Dan Friedman / Mother Jones:
Roger Stone's Trial Is Going Very Badly for Roger Stone  —  Jurors heard audio of the Trump adviser allegedly lying to Congress.  —  In a federal courtroom in Washington, DC, Thursday, jurors heard Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) as he questioned Roger Stone, the longtime associate of President Donald Trump.
Discussion: Raw Story and CANNONFIRE
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New York Times:
Democrats in Battleground States Prefer Moderate Nominee, Poll Shows  —  A New York Times/Siena College survey in six key states also showed voters want a candidate who can work with Republicans.
Discussion: Political Wire
Joseph Wulfsohn / Fox News:
CBS News sparks outrage for reportedly firing ex-ABC News staffer who leaked Epstein bombshell  —  CBS News is facing heavy backlash for reportedly firing the ex-ABC News staffer who leaked the footage exposing how the network killed the Jeffrey Epstein story.
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
The Authoritarian Rot That Produced This President* Is Present in the Republican Party at All Levels  —  Need proof?  Look at Kentucky and Wisconsin. … I guess we should start this week's tour in Kentucky, where the Republican majority in the state legislature is making all kinds of noises about how …
Discussion: New Republic
Andrea Jefferson / Political Flare:
Trump's Favorite Pastor Paula White Has a Fake Doctorate Degree and a History of Bankruptcy  —  Paula White is a Florida pastor who led a prayer at Donald Trump's inauguration, chairs his Evangelical Advisory Council, and is now a White House employee, with her salary paid for by the American taxpayer.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Tim Reid / Reuters:
Exclusive: Economist who backed Warren healthcare plan has doubts about her wealth tax  —  LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A leading economist who vouched for Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren's healthcare reform plan told Reuters on Thursday he doubts its staggering cost …
John Solomon Reports:
Testimony bombshell: Obama administration tried to partner with Hunter Biden's Ukrainian gas firm but was blocked over corruption concerns  —  A State Department official who served in the U.S. embassy in Kiev told Congress that the Obama administration tried in 2016 to partner …
 
 
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Robert Tracinski / The Bulwark:
Everything Trump Touches Dies: “Dancing with the Stars” Edition
Will Wright / Lexington Herald-Leader:
McConnell files bill to secure coal miners' pensions, but not black lung fund
Max Boot / Washington Post:
The anatomy of a Republican smear
Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
Trump and McConnell are failing the people of Hong Kong
James Arkin / Politico:
GOP senators hit by early wave of outside money ahead of 2020
Anita Kumar / Politico:
Trump's immigration policy is in disarray
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Wall Street Journal:
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Daniel Chaitin / Washington Examiner:
Alleged whistleblower Eric Ciaramella was Biden guest at State Department banquet
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Josh Barbanel / Wall Street Journal:
Condo Buyers Can Keep Purchases Secret, NY Tax Officials Say in Reversal
Katie Mettler / Washington Post:
Nobody is buying Mark Halperin's book.  The disgraced journalist's publisher lambastes ‘cancel culture.’
Discussion: Fox News, The Hill and Page Six
Charlie Nash / Mediaite:
Rep. Matt Gaetz Mocks Media as ‘Kale and Quinoa’ Eaters Who Look Down Upon ‘Fried Food’ Eating ‘Real America’
Discussion: Daily Kos and Talking Points Memo
Alexandra Jaffe / Associated Press:
APNewsBreak: Steyer aide offered money for endorsements