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Peter Baker / New York Times:
Bolton Knows About ‘Many Relevant Meetings’ on Ukraine, Lawyer Says  —  The former national security adviser would be an important witness in the impeachment inquiry, but his lawyer wants a court to rule on whether he should testify.  —  ATLANTA — John R. Bolton, President Trump's former …
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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 …
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: Raw Story
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
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
New GOP Ukraine Defense: Trump Was Just a Patsy for Sondland
Politico:   Ukraine didn't interfere in 2016, Trump officials testified
Washington Post:
House GOP looks to protect Trump by raising doubts about motives of his deputies
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
Is Trump Already Winning on Impeachment?
Discussion: Althouse
Jane C. Timm / NBC News:
Former Trump adviser who testified to Ukraine pressure campaign said she was victim of harassment
Discussion: MSNBC
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
Michael Gerson / Washington Post:   Trump's Ukraine defense: Blah, blah, blah
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.
Discussion: HuffPost, The Guardian and The Hill
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Leon Cooperman, who has been battling Elizabeth Warren, says he will support fellow billionaire …
Discussion: Washington Post
Eric Levitz / New York Magazine:
Michael Bloomberg's Ego Is an Agent of Socialist Change
Discussion: Althouse, New York Times and Hot Air
Forbes:
#8 Michael Bloomberg … - He put in the seed funding …
Charles Sykes / The Bulwark:
Mike Bloomberg Should Go Away
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
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
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
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 …
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.
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Joe Sonka / Courier-Journal:
Matt Bevin supporter's robocall seeks ‘suspicious activity’ at polls ahead of recanvass
Discussion: Political Wire
Dan Desai Martin / Shareblue Media:
Kentucky GOP tells Matt Bevin to stop trying to ‘overturn the election’
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.
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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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
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.
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Eric Kleefeld / Media Matters for America:
New right-wing defense: Trump is too incompetent to be impeached
Discussion: VICE, HuffPost and Power Line
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
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 …
Reuters:
Trump says he might attend Russia Victory Day events in May  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was considering attending Russia's May 9 Victory Day commemorative events after President Vladimir Putin extended an invitation.  —  “I appreciate the invitation.
Discussion: susiemadrak.com
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Abbey Marshall / Politico:   Trump says he might attend Russian military celebration
Isaac Chotiner / New Yorker:
The Passion of Newt Gingrich  —  A little more than twenty years ago, the House of Representatives, led by Newt Gingrich, impeached President Bill Clinton, making clear to the last doubter that American politics had reached a state of feverish polarization.  Clinton was eventually acquitted …
Discussion: Washington Post
Michael Brice-Saddler / Washington Post:
A white restaurant owner admitted to enslaving a black man.  He got 10 years in prison.  —  John Christopher Smith initially liked working at J & J Cafeteria in Conway, S.C., where he was hired when he was 12 years old.  —  For about two decades, Smith washed dishes, bused tables and cooked food at the small-town diner without issue.
 
 
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Discussion: Raw Story
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New York Times:
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Discussion: The Hill and Fox News
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Book by ‘Anonymous’ describes Trump as cruel, inept and a danger to the nation