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Wall Street Journal:
Giuliani Associates Urged Ukraine's Prior President to Open Biden, Election Probes  —  Lev Parnas, Igor Fruman pushed then-president Poroshenko to announce probes in return for U.S. state visit  —  Months before President Trump pressed Ukraine's newly installed president to investigate Joe Biden's son …
Discussion: The Hill, Raw Story and Political Wire
The Daily Beast:
Vindman Burns Trump Booster John Solomon: ‘All the Key Elements’ of His Reporting ‘Were False’  —  Hannity's favorite “investigative” reporter's columns formed the basis for Trump allies like Rudy Giuliani's messaging about Biden and Democrats.  —  Impeachment witness transcripts released Friday revealed …
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
‘Hateful calls, conspiracy theories’: What Fiona Hill told impeachment investigators  —  House impeachment investigators on Friday released the deposition transcript of Fiona Hill, a former National Security Council official whose testimony has been among the most damaging so far to President Donald Trump.
Discussion: ABC News and The Hill
Jane C. Timm / NBC News:
Former Trump adviser who testified to Ukraine pressure campaign said she was victim of harassment
Discussion: Politico and MSNBC
Politico:   Ukraine didn't interfere in 2016, Trump officials testified
Politico:   The unsolved mystery of frozen Ukraine aid
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
New GOP Ukraine Defense: Trump Was Just a Patsy for Sondland
Axios:   Vindman says Mulvaney coordinated plan to push Ukraine for Biden investigations
Andrew Desiderio / Politico:
‘There was no ambiguity’: What Alexander Vindman told House impeachment investigators
Discussion: The Hill and CNN
Washington Post:
House GOP looks to protect Trump by raising doubts about motives of his deputies
Cmte Intelligence (D) RSS Articles:
Committees Release Vindman and Hill Transcripts as Part of Impeachment Inquiry
Discussion: Shareblue Media
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
A Michael Bloomberg presidential run is unlikely to help moderate Democrats' cause  —  Michael Bloomberg speaks onstage at the 2019 Common Sense Awards at The Shed on October 29, 2019, in New York City.  Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for Common Sense Media  —  Poaching older white voters from Biden won't check the left.
Discussion: Breitbart, The Hill and The Nation
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Marc Caputo / Politico:
Elizabeth Warren blows up the ‘war room’  —  Elizabeth Warren has been on the receiving end of an onslaught of jabs, swipes, missives, think-pieces and general bashing from opponents this past week, the likes of which she hasn't experienced since she jumped into the presidential race.
Eric Levitz / New York Magazine:
Michael Bloomberg's Ego Is an Agent of Socialist Change
Discussion: Althouse and New York Times
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Leon Cooperman, who has been battling Elizabeth Warren, says he will support fellow billionaire …
Discussion: Washington Post
Forbes:
#8 Michael Bloomberg … - He put in the seed funding …
Charles Sykes / The Bulwark:
Mike Bloomberg Should Go Away
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 …
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Chase Peterson-Withorn / Forbes:
Here's How Much Don Jr., Eric and Ivanka Trump Are Worth  —  How rich are Donald Trump's children?  Unlike their boastful father, they aren't eager to say.  Their earnings aren't publicly available, and their holdings are tied up in private investments and shielded through opaque shell corporations.
Reis Thebault / Washington Post:
Visit to Arlington Cemetery reminded Donald Trump Jr. of all his family's ‘sacrifices,’ he writes
Associated Press:
Ivanka Trump: Whistleblower's ID irrelevant to impeachment
Discussion: 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 …
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David Badash / Raw Story:
Calls grow for Jim Jordan to resign over refusal to confront sexual misconduct as #JimJordanKnew trends
Discussion: NBC News and The Week
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Trumpkins Accused Him of Being the Whistleblower.  They Were Wrong.  —  A former Obama staffer has been erroneously accused by the pro-Trump internet of blowing the whistle on the Ukraine affair.  He didn't.  But now his life has been upended.  —  Former Obama White House staffer R. David Edelman woke …
Joe Sonka / Courier-Journal:
Matt Bevin supporter's robocall seeks ‘suspicious activity’ at polls ahead of recanvass  —  Conservative political activist Frank Simon, a longtime supporter of Gov. Matt Bevin, is sending robocalls asking Kentuckians to report suspicious activity or voter fraud to the State Board of Elections …
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Courier-Journal:
Senate president says Bevin should concede election if recanvass doesn't alter vote totals  —  Republican Senate President Robert Stivers believes Gov. Matt Bevin should concede his loss to Democrat Andy Beshear if next week's recanvass doesn't significantly change the vote totals.
Dan Desai Martin / Shareblue Media:
Kentucky GOP tells Matt Bevin to stop trying to ‘overturn the election’
Eric Spracklen / Project Veritas:
ABC Insider: Why I, alone, released the Amy Robach Epstein tape.  —  Editors Note: Project Veritas is publishing the writing below at the request of the ABC news insider who gave us the Amy Robach tape.  —  This was submitted to us in light of the actions taken against those wrongfully identified …
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Andrew Kirell / The Daily Beast:
Alleged ABC Epstein Leaker Ashley Bianco Denies Role, Tearfully Begs for Her Job Back
Discussion: The Hill and Breitbart
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.
Christopher Miller / BuzzFeed News:
I've Reported In Ukraine For 10 Years.  Please Read This Before You Say Anything Else About Impeachment.  —  MARIUPOL, Ukraine — If you're lucky enough to be within microphone-reach of Volodymyr Zelensky these days and to see the Ukrainian president take a question about Donald Trump, you'll witness some impressive facial gymnastics.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Associated Press:
Comedian says Roger Stone called him ‘stoolie,’ threatened to take his dog if he didn't lie  —  The testimony is damaging to the GOP operative as he faces a federal trial on charges of lying to Congress and witness tampering.  —  Breaking News Emails  —  WASHINGTON — A comedian …
Katie Shepherd / Washington Post:
Trump ‘violates all recognized democratic norms,’ federal judge says in biting speech on judicial independence  —  In an unusually critical speech that lamented the public's flagging confidence in the independence of the judicial branch, a federal judge slammed President Trump for …
Discussion: Althouse and Law & Crime
Matthew Continetti / Washington Free Beacon:
How States Like Virginia Go Blue  —  Column: Education, immigration, and densification  —  So this is what it feels like to live in a lab experiment.  As a native Virginian, I've watched my state come full circle.  The last time Democrats enjoyed the amount of power in the Old Dominion …
Discussion: National Review and The Unz Review
Fox News:
Jim Jordan assigned to Intel Committee ahead of Trump impeachment hearings  —  House Oversight Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan has been assigned by Republican leadership to serve on the House Intelligence Committee so he can participate in questioning in the open Trump impeachment hearings starting next week.
Jason Wilson / The Guardian:
Secret chats involving Republican lawmaker reveal fresh evidence of plots and paranoia  —  Messages from network involving Matt Shea provide insight into ‘patriot movement’ - and the extent of their conspiracy thinking  —  Leaked Signal messages from an online chat network around six-term …
Discussion: Raw Story
 
 
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