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New York Times:
Giuliani Associate Says He Gave Demand for Biden Inquiry to Ukrainians  —  The claim by the associate, Lev Parnas, is being vigorously disputed.  —  Not long before the Ukrainian president was inaugurated in May, an associate of Rudolph W. Giuliani's journeyed to Kiev to deliver a warning …
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Roger Sollenberger / Salon:
Who is Rudy Giuliani's friend “Charles”?  An accidental text may have outed his identity  —  Rudy Giuliani's new fixer seems to connect a lot of dots  —  At the end of September, a journalist friend gave me Rudy Giuliani's phone number.  When I called, he picked up on the second ring …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Greg Jaffe / Washington Post:
The key impeachment question: What did Trump want from Ukraine — and what exactly did he do?  —  In the nearly 3,000 pages of interviews from the House impeachment inquiry released last week, President Trump often seems like a supporting character in someone else's drama.  —  Aides struggle to please him.
ABC News:
As impeachment inquiry goes public, federal prosecutors quietly investigate Giuliani  —  As the Congressional impeachment inquiry goes public this week, prosecutors in New York are quietly continuing to investigate an alleged covert plan involving Ukrainian government officials and associates …
Sarah K. Burris / Raw Story:   Giuliani associate Lev Parnas confesses to delivering bribery message to Ukraine for Trump
Anne Gearan / Washington Post:
Nikki Haley claims top aides tried to recruit her to ‘save the country’ by undermining Trump  —  NEW YORK — Two of President Trump's senior advisers undermined and ignored him in what they claimed was an effort to “save the country,” former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley claims in a new memoir.
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CBS News:
Nikki Haley: I was asked by Cabinet members to take sides against the president  —  Nikki Haley, the one-time Republican governor of South Carolina and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, is no longer in public life.  But if a recent visit to a high school near her hometown is any indication, the public isn't done with her.
Cristina Cabrera / Talking Points Memo:
National Sec Adviser: Top Impeachment Probe Witness Will Be Removed From WH Council  —  On Sunday, National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien said Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who gave a bombshell testimony in the House impeachment investigation last month on President Donald Trump's Ukraine scheme …
Discussion: Hullabaloo and The Gateway Pundit
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Allan Smith / NBC News:
GOP senator: Trump advisers had to ‘convince’ Trump to release Ukraine aid
Discussion: HuffPost and The Week
Zachary Basu / Axios:   Swalwell says House Intel has evidence of Trump-Ukraine “extortion scheme”
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Fox News Contributor Causes Scene When She Names Alleged Whistleblower on Air  —  Host Howard Kurtz, clearly startled, immediately shot back that he didn't know if that person was actually the whistleblower.  —  Fox News contributor Mollie Hemingway caused a scene on Sunday morning …
Discussion: Mediaite
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
John Bolton, a prolific note taker, is the impeachment inquiry's biggest wildcard  —  John Bolton is the impeachment inquiry's biggest wildcard.  People around the president say they are worried about what notes Trump's former national security adviser has kept and when he might divulge them.
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Washington Post:
Mulvaney's move to join impeachment testimony lawsuit rankles Bolton allies
Discussion: Raw Story
Ernesto Londoño / New York Times:
Bolivian Leader Evo Morales Steps Down  —  A leftist who had served longer than any other current head of state in Latin America, Mr. Morales lost his grip on power amid violent protests set off by a disputed election.  —  President Evo Morales of Bolivia, who came to power more than a decade ago …
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Juan Forero / Wall Street Journal:   Bolivian President Resigns After Re-Election Marred by Fraud Allegations
Evan Halper / Los Angeles Times:
Pete Buttigieg outlasts the pundits by emerging as the alternative to Biden  —  As other presidential candidates promise free healthcare, college debt relief and sweeping new taxes on the ultra-rich, Pete Buttigieg is drawing large crowds with a different angle.
Discussion: Washington Post
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Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Klobuchar says a woman with Buttigieg's experience would not make it to debate stage because of ‘different standard’
Discussion: CNN and Breitbart
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Republicans admit they have no fact witnesses — and Trump did it  —  House Republicans acknowledged that they have no witnesses and no documents to dispute the main facts concerning President Trump's impeachable conduct: a demand from Ukraine for dirt on a political rival …
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New York Times:
What Joe Biden Actually Did in Ukraine
Discussion: Law & Crime and Vox
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Media beware: Impeachment hearings will be the trickiest test of covering Trump  —  The national media's shortcomings have been all too obvious in recent years as Donald Trump has gleefully thrown the norms of traditional journalism into a tizzy.  —  They've trafficked in false equivalence.
David / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Lindsey Graham Suggests Senate Can Declare House Impeachment ‘Invalid’ If It Doesn't Expose Whistleblower  —  Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) argued that he will consider any impeachment “invalid” unless it exposes the identity of the whistleblower who outed Donald Trump's extortion of Ukraine.  —  Views:
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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Rebecca Klar / The Hill:
Graham on the impeachment inquiry: 'I made my mind up. There's nothing there'
Discussion: KCCI-TV
Andrew Gumbel / The Guardian:
Donald Trump Jr walks out of Triggered book launch after heckling - from supporters  —  Event at University of California is cut short amid anger at his refusal to take questions from the audience  —  Donald Trump Jr ventured on to the University of California's overwhelmingly liberal Los Angeles campus …
Madeline Osburn / The Federalist:
Schiff's Committee Published Name Of Alleged Whistleblower Last Week  —  Last Wednesday, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), chaired by Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, published the unredacted name of a man alleged to be the so-called whistleblower who helped launch …
Sonia Elks / Reuters:
Hillary Clinton says abuse of female politicians on social media is ‘viral’  —  LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Female politicians are facing a backlash over women's rights which has been fueled by social media that rewards abusive posts and conspiracy theories, former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Sunday.
Discussion: ITV and Axios
Bloomberg:
Instagram Covers Celebrity Video Costs — If They Avoid Politics  — Contract clause conflicts with Facebook stance on free speech  — IGTV asks stars not to post about politics and social issues  —  Instagram is willing to pick up the tab for some celebrities' video production costs.
Susanne Rust / Los Angeles Times:
How the U.S. betrayed the Marshall Islands, kindling the next nuclear disaster  —  Graphics and design by LORENA IÑIGUEZ ELEBEE and SEAN GREENE  —  REPORTING FROM MAJURO, MARSHALL ISLANDS  —  Five thousand miles west of Los Angeles and 500 miles north of the equator …
Will Bunch / Inquirer.com:
OK Bloomberg: What panicked billionaires don't get about a nation that made them so rich  —  On a dark and drizzly autumn evening almost exactly eight years ago, Michael Bloomberg revealed his true colors to the world.  It was Oct. 1, 2011 and the then-New York City mayor …
Miles Parks / NPR:
Skeptics Urge Bevin To Show Proof Of Fraud Claims, Warning Of Corrosive Effects  —  Trailing in the vote tally for Kentucky's governorship by about 5,000 votes, incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin decided last week to play what's becoming a familiar card: He questioned the election's legitimacy.
Hugh Hewitt / Washington Post:
How the Senate can stop a purely partisan impeachment  —  My last column triggered an avalanche of negative comments unlike any previous column has prompted.  Consider this the sequel.  —  A short summary of column one: There is nothing yet revealed by the Ukraine investigation that supports a …
Lesley Stahl / CBS News:
Jamie Dimon, head of America's biggest bank, on politics, his company's role in the 2008 financial crisis, and his paycheck  —  The chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase tells Lesley Stahl he's optimistic about the economy and explains why he's not running for president
Discussion: Axios
 
 
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Jon Gambrell / Associated Press:
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Alex Parker / Redstate:
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Discussion: The Daily Wire
Bloomberg:
Two Hong Kong Protesters Shot by Police in Morning Chaos
Alayna Treene / Axios:
Inside Democrats' preparations for the public impeachment battle
CBS News:
Transcript: Robert O'Brien on “Face the Nation,” November 10, 2019
Discussion: Twitchy
Fox News:
Michael Bloomberg prepares to enter presidential race
Carmen Paun / Politico:
Romania's president and ex-PM make it to 2nd round of presidential election
Discussion: Associated Press
 Earlier Items: 
Wall Street Journal:
GOP Divided on Defense of Trump Over Ukraine
Roger Kimball / American Greatness:
Move Washington Out of Washington
Jacob Knutson / Axios:
Ahead of public impeachment hearings, Trump tweets 82 times in one day
Discussion: Deadline
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Five better uses of Michael Bloomberg's money
Discussion: CNN
Maxwell Tani / The Daily Beast:
What the Hell Happened to Hugh Hewitt?
Annie Gowen / Washington Post:
'I'm gonna lose everything'
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA