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8:35 AM ET, November 11, 2019

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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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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.
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 …
ABC News:   As impeachment inquiry goes public, federal prosecutors quietly investigate Giuliani
Sarah K. Burris / Raw Story:   Giuliani associate Lev Parnas confesses to delivering bribery message to Ukraine for Trump
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 …
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Katie Shepherd / Washington Post:
Donald Trump Jr. went to UCLA to decry ‘triggered’ liberals.  He was heckled offstage by the far right.  —  Donald Trump Jr. and Trump campaign senior adviser Kimberly Guilfoyle came prepared with snappy rejoinders for liberal protesters who might taunt them on Sunday at the University …
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.
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Hope Yen / Associated Press:
APNewsBreak: Buttigieg hopes to name 1st female VA secretary  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says if elected he'd like to name a woman to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs for the first time, part of a broader plan to spur cultural changes addressing …
Discussion: NBC News and The Hill
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: A monumental week for Trump
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Daniel Strauss / Politico:
‘The new candidate of the young elite’: Buttigieg battles Biden and Bloomberg for the center lane
Discussion: Washington Post
Marc Caputo / Politico:
Why Biden is crushing it nationally — but slipping in Iowa and N.H.
Pete King:
I have decided not to be a candidate for re-election to Congress in 2020.  I made this decision after much discussion with my wife Rosemary; my son Sean; and my daughter Erin.  The prime reason for my decision was that after 28 years of spending 4 days a week in Washington, D.C. …
Discussion: The Hill
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Nicole Darrah / Fox News:
Rep. Peter King, R-NY, will not seek reelection in 2020  —  Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., the powerful 14-term congressman who once chaired the House Committee on Homeland Security, announced Monday he will not seek reelection in 2020.  —  King, in a statement Monday, said his “prime reason” …
Discussion: Politico, Axios and Political Wire
Matthew Chayes / Newsday:
Rep. Peter King won't seek reelection in 2020  —  Rep. Peter King, the longtime Republican congressman from Seaford, announced Monday he is retiring from the House of Representatives and will not seek reelection next year.  —  King, a 14-term congressman and a Trump ally, said he …
David Frum / The Atlantic:
Nikki Haley's Audacious Bet  —  Nikki Haley, the bright hope of Trump-skeptical Republicans, has placed a big bet that the Republican future will be almost as Trump-y as the recent Republican past.  —  Haley numbers among the Republicans most often named as a leader for the post-Trump future.
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Anne Gearan / Washington Post:
Nikki Haley claims top aides tried to recruit her to ‘save the country’ by undermining Trump
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
Alice Fung / Associated Press:
Hong Kong police shoot protester, man set on fire  —  HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong anti-government protester was shot by police Monday in a dramatic scene caught on video as demonstrators blocked train lines and roads in a day of spiraling violence fueled by demands for democratic reforms.
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Bloomberg:
Hong Kong Violence Escalates With Bullets, Tear Gas, Man on Fire
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
You Must Never Vote for Bloomberg  —  His expansion of the notoriously racist stop-and-frisk program is a complete and nonnegotiable deal breaker.  —  With his filing of paperwork on Friday to put his name on the ballot for the Democratic primary in Alabama, the billionaire businessman …
Discussion: HuffPost
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Will Bunch / Inquirer.com:   OK Bloomberg: What panicked billionaires don't get about a nation that made them so rich
Associated Press:
After push from Perry, backers got huge gas deal in Ukraine  —  KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two political supporters of U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry secured a potentially lucrative oil and gas exploration deal from the Ukrainian government soon after Perry proposed one of the men as an adviser to the country's new president.
Discussion: Political Wire
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
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 …
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CBS News:
Transcript: Robert O'Brien on “Face the Nation,” November 10, 2019
Discussion: Twitchy
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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New York Times:
How Russia Meddles Abroad for Profit: Cash, Trolls and a Cult Leader  —  Madagascar has little obvious strategic value for the Kremlin or the global balance of power.  But Russians were there during an election, offering bribes, spreading disinformation and recruiting an apocalyptic cult leader.
New York Times:
Close Election in Kentucky Was Ripe for Twitter, and an Omen for 2020  —  A few hours after polls closed in Kentucky last Tuesday, a Twitter user writing under the handle @Overlordkraken1 posted a message to his 19 followers saying he had “just shredded a box of Republican mail-in ballots.”
 
 
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NBC News:
Meet the Press - November 10, 2019
Discussion: Washington Post and NPR
Melanie Zanona / Politico:
Republicans plot counterattack for impeachment hearings
Anita Kumar / Politico:
Republicans used to ignore Trump's resorts. Now they're spending millions.
Discussion: Political Wire
Dante Chinni / NBC News:
Trump's House GOP is down 100 members ahead of impeachment fight
Discussion: Political Wire
Devin Dwyer / ABC News:
Supreme Court weighs fate of DACA, 700,000 young immigrants
Discussion: Vox and NBC News
Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
U.S. will leave up to 600 troops in northeastern Syria to prevent ISIS resurgence, top general says
Bloomberg:
Instagram Covers Celebrity Video Costs — If They Avoid Politics
Alex Parker / Redstate:
AOC Flies in a Jet to Fight Climate Change, Uses ‘Indigenous Wisdom’ …
Discussion: The Daily Wire
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Sonia Elks / Reuters:
Hillary Clinton says abuse of female politicians on social media is ‘viral’
Discussion: ITV and Axios
Hugh Hewitt / Washington Post:
How the Senate can stop a purely partisan impeachment
Alayna Treene / Axios:
Inside Democrats' preparations for the public impeachment battle
Madeline Osburn / The Federalist:
Schiff's Committee Published Name Of Alleged Whistleblower Last Week
Discussion: David Harris Jr, Breitbart and Townhall
Lesley Stahl / CBS News:
Jamie Dimon, head of America's biggest bank, on politics, his company's role in the 2008 financial …
Discussion: Axios
Miles Parks / NPR:
Skeptics Urge Bevin To Show Proof Of Fraud Claims, Warning Of Corrosive Effects
David / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Lindsey Graham Suggests Senate Can Declare House Impeachment ‘Invalid’ If It Doesn't Expose Whistleblower
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Media beware: Impeachment hearings will be the trickiest test of covering Trump