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Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Nunes demands Schiff testify in private as part of House impeachment inquiry  —  EXCLUSIVE: The top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee has formally requested that the panel's chairman, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., testify in a closed-door setting as part of the impeachment inquiry against President Trump.
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Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Democrats engineer multiple chances to make the case for Trump's impeachment  —  It's rare in politics to get a second chance, let alone a third, at making a first impression.  But that is the opportunity presented to House Democrats in the week ahead, as they take their impeachment inquiry public …
Discussion: Raw Story
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Republicans want Hunter Biden, Ukraine whistleblower as impeachment inquiry witnesses  —  EXCLUSIVE: House Republicans plan to call Hunter Biden, the Ukraine whistleblower and a range of other witnesses to testify in the upcoming public Trump impeachment hearings, according to a witness list obtained exclusively by Fox News.
Colby Itkowitz / Washington Post:
House GOP asks for Hunter Biden and whistleblower to testify in impeachment probe
Discussion: Political Wire
Matthew Daly / Associated Press:
Whistleblower disputes boil over in impeachment interview
Discussion: Sara A. Carter and The Hill
CNN:
We read all 2,677 pages of impeachment inquiry testimony released to date.  Here's what's clear.  —  (CNN)To President Donald Trump, the whole flap with Ukraine is over a “perfect” phone call.  —  “It's based on a single phone call of congratulations to the President of Ukraine …
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William Saletan / Slate:
The Ukraine Depositions Have Destroyed Trump's “Corruption” Defense  —  Republicans say the president wanted to clean up Ukraine.  Witness testimony shows he didn't.  —  According to Republican senators, President Donald Trump had a very good reason to press Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and other Democrats.
Discussion: Reason
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Mulvaney moves for ruling on House impeachment probe subpoena  —  Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney is asking to join a pending lawsuit aimed at clarifying whether the House of Representatives can require senior advisers to President Donald Trump to testify in the ongoing impeachment probe related to Ukraine.
New York Times:
Why Pete Buttigieg Annoys His Democratic Rivals  —  His success, especially in Iowa, has grated on rival campaigns that say his record in government is not commensurate with the attention he's receiving.  —  WAVERLY, Iowa — Joseph R. Biden Jr. was mingling with a handful of mayors backstage …
Discussion: Althouse
Tamara Keith / NPR:
The Whistleblower Complaint Has Largely Been Corroborated.  Here's How.  —  When the House impeachment inquiry began more than a month ago, much of the focus was on a complaint from a whistleblower that drew attention to a July 25 phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President …
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 …
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Washington Post:
Giuliani associates pressed past president of Ukraine to announce Biden investigation in exchange for state visit
Discussion: Raw Story
The Daily Beast:
Vindman Burns Trump Booster John Solomon: ‘All the Key Elements’ of His Reporting ‘Were False’
Joanna Weiss / Politico:
Trump Pokes Fun at Himself.  Why Do Only Some People See It?  —  There's a common conception, among foes of Donald Trump, that the 45th president tweets every day in a kind of fevered state: alone by his bedroom TV set, wrapped in a smoking jacket or maybe a satin Snuggie, typing in fits of narcissism …
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
‘A Warning’ by ‘Anonymous’: 5 Takeaways  —  The book seems to be the product of a Republican with access to the White House who grew increasingly upset by President Trump.  —  For President Trump, leaks are maddening and anonymity infuriating.  So the release of “A Warning,” the new book by …
Discussion: The Daily Caller and HuffPost
Andrew Sullivan / New York Magazine:
This Is No Ordinary Impeachment  —  This is not just an impeachment.  It's the endgame for Trump's relentless assault on the institutions, norms, and practices of America's liberal democracy for the past three years.  It's also a deeper reckoning.  It's about whether the legitimacy …
Steve Calabresi / The Daily Caller:
House Democrats Violate The 6th Amendment By Denying Trump A Public Trial  —  The nation is transfixed by the impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump for purportedly using U.S. military aid to Ukraine to prompt that country to reopen a corruption into former Vice President Joe Biden's son.
South China Morning Post:
Former Chinese trade envoy wants four more years of Trump.  Here's why  —  The US president's daily tweets to 67 million global followers make him ‘easy to read’, said the former trade envoy and point man for China's WTO negotiations Trump is a transparent and realistic negotiator who is concerned …
Sarah Kliff / New York Times:
With Medical Bills Skyrocketing, More Hospitals Are Suing for Payment  —  WISE, Va. — When a judge hears civil cases at the courthouse in this southwest Virginia town two days a month, many of the lawsuits have a common plaintiff: the local hospital, Ballad Health, suing patients over unpaid medical bills.
New York Times:
How Voters Turned Virginia from Deep Red to Solid Blue  —  Where Democrats Took Control  —  Democrats have gained about 20 seats in the Virginia House of Delegates since 2015, especially in Northern Virginia and the Richmond area.  —  Republican win or lead Democratic win or lead  —  Northern Virginia
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Jamelle Bouie / New York Times:
What Democrats Should Do Now That They Have Turned Virginia Blue
Discussion: Slate
Marc Tracy / New York Times:
Facebook Takes Down Breitbart Posts That Claimed to Name Whistle-Blower  —  Facebook has taken down articles posted by the far-right site Breitbart that purported to identify the whistle-blower who triggered the impeachment inquiry of President Trump, just two weeks after including the site …
Jeffery Martin / Newsweek:
Parents of teenager killed by U.S. diplomat's wife say Donald Trump offered to have the Treasury write them a check  —  While meeting with President Donald Trump, the parents of a British teenager who was killed in a traffic collision with the wife of a U.S. diplomat were offered money …
Discussion: HuffPost
Orion Rummler / Axios:
Trump intends to take tax return fight to Supreme Court  —  President Trump's lawyers intend to petition the U.S. Supreme Court by Nov. 14 to review a lower court ruling requiring the president to turn over eight years of his tax returns to a state grand jury, according to a letter written Friday.
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Bob Van Voris / Bloomberg:
Trump to Appeal Ruling on Vance Subpoena to Supreme Court
Discussion: Raw Story
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Manafort's former son-in-law gets 9 years for array of scams  —  Paul Manafort's former son-in-law was sentenced to more than nine years in prison Friday for a wide-ranging series of fraud schemes the court said bilked victims out of more than $6 million.  —  As U.S. District Judge Andre …
Discussion: Political Wire
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
The United States is being run by a toddler  —  Most Americans don't care what Lutsenko said to Giuliani about Yovanovitch.  And we rarely take interest in Kiev if it isn't preceded by “chicken.”  —  But if you take away the names and the Ukraine intrigue, what you're left with from the thousands …
Discussion: National Review
Washington Post:
Democrats debate presidential field on news of Michael Bloomberg's potential candidacy  —  Even for a party accustomed to an anxious donor and political class — a group of second-guessers that Obama adviser David Plouffe famously called the “bed wetters” — billionaire Michael Bloomberg's likely entry …
Anders Hagstrom / The Daily Caller:
Whistleblower Lawyer Claimed To Have Gotten Security Clearance For ‘Guys Who Had Child Porn Issues’  —  Lawyer Mark Zaid, who is representing the whistleblower who submitted a complaint against President Donald Trump, claimed in 2018 to have gotten security clearances for men who “had child porn issues.”
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Eric Spracklen / Project Veritas:
ABC Insider: Why I, alone, released the Amy Robach Epstein tape.
 
 
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Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
Impeachment Witness Undercut Steele Dossier In Bombshell Testimony
Discussion: Redstate
Nina dos Santos / CNN:
UK inquiry was warned of Russian infiltration, leaked testimony shows
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Trumpkins Accused Him of Being the Whistleblower. They Were Wrong.
Discussion: The Mary Sue and Raw Story