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Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
Deval Patrick, Ex-Governor of Massachusetts, Is Considering 2020 Presidential Race  —  Days after Michael Bloomberg began taking steps to enter the 2020 campaign, Mr. Patrick's conversations with top Democrats are the latest evidence of an unsettled presidential primary field.
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Julie Pace / ABC News:
AP sources: Deval Patrick mulling Democratic White House run
Discussion: PJ Media Home
New York Times:
Feud Between Trump Advisers Underscores a White House Torn by Rivalries  —  Mick Mulvaney, the president's acting chief of staff, and John R. Bolton, his former national security adviser, clashed in court even as more accounts of internal schisms emerged in books and testimony.
Discussion: Raw Story, POLITICUSUSA and Law & Crime
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Washington Post:
White House infighting flares amid impeachment inquiry  —  A dispute erupts between Mulvaney and Cipollone camps over how to counter House Democrats' impeachment push  —  The White House's bifurcated and disjointed response to Democrats' impeachment inquiry has been fueled …
Pete Williams / NBC News:
Former Trump official balks at Mulvaney's bid to join impeachment testimony lawsuit
Discussion: Politico and The Hill
The Hill:
White House struggles to get in sync on impeachment
Discussion: Political Wire
Harper Neidig / The Hill:
House Democrats, ex-Bolton aide ask judge to block Mulvaney from joining lawsuit
Discussion: Daily Kos
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
‘Alarm bells’: What Cooper, Croft and Anderson told impeachment investigators  —  House impeachment investigators released the transcripts of three more depositions on Monday, offering critical new details surrounding President Donald Trump's order to freeze military aid to Ukraine.
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Betsy Swan / The Daily Beast:
Mulvaney's OMB Held Up Lethal Ukraine Aid in 2017 for Fear of Russian Reaction
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Washington Post:   Trump cites corruption in Kyiv and European stinginess to justify actions on Ukraine.
NBC News:
Pentagon official testifies Trump directed freeze on aid to Ukraine
Discussion: MSNBC and The Hill
Ron Bousso / Reuters:
Former U.S. top diplomat Rice concerned by shadow diplomacy on Ukraine  —  ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Condoleezza Rice, a secretary of state under Republican President George W. Bush, said on Monday reports of an unofficial U.S. policy being carried out in Ukraine were “deeply troubling.”
Discussion: Washington Post and The Hill
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Maddy Weast / Congresswoman Liz Cheney:   Rep. Cheney to Secretary Pompeo: Do Not Allow Those Who Were With President Erdoğ …
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
ANALYSIS: Democrats have a Col. Vindman problem  —  House Democrats conducted their impeachment interviews in secret, but Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman still emerged as star of the show.  Appearing at his October 29 deposition in full dress uniform, the decorated Army officer …
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New York Times:
Trump, Ukraine and Impeachment: The Inside Story of How We Got Here
Discussion: Axios and Roll Call
Jane Coaston / Vox:
Why alt-right trolls shouted down Donald Trump Jr.  —  The “Groyper Army” and the war over college campus conservatism, explained.  —  A group of alt-right and “dissident right” activists have joined forces with neo-Nazis and others on the far-right fringes to attack conservatives who they feel …
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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 …
Bernie Sanders / Jewish Currents:
How to Fight Antisemitism  —  ON OCTOBER 27TH, we marked one year since the worst antisemitic attack in our country's history, when a white nationalist walked into the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh and murdered 11 people and injured six others.  The murderer acted on a twisted belief …
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Philip Klein / Washington Examiner:   Bernie Sanders offers plan to excuse anti-Semitism that's politically inconvenient
Rob Copeland / Wall Street Journal:
Google's Secret ‘Project Nightingale’ Gathers Personal Health Data on Millions of Americans  —  Search giant is amassing health records from Ascension facilities in 21 states; patients not yet informed  —  Google is teaming with one of the country's largest health-care systems on a secret project …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
An epic ‘Meet the Press’ rant unmasks the real goal of Trump's lies  —  The public phase of the impeachment inquiry is set to begin this week, and it will shock you to learn that House Republicans are pushing for it to include testimony from numerous people who are not in a position to shed …
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CNN:
Since Republicans want Hunter Biden to testify, Democrats should call Ivanka Trump
Discussion: Occupy Democrats
The Daily Northwestern:
Addressing The Daily's coverage of Sessions protests  —  Last week, The Daily was not the paper that Northwestern students deserve.  —  On Nov. 5, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke on campus at a Northwestern University College Republicans event.
Discussion: Reason and Twitchy
Kevin Liptak / CNN:
‘Anonymous’ book excerpts describe Trump's score-settling and toxic West Wing  —  Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump oversees a toxic West Wing and attempts to use his office to settle scores — including with the state of California and former Vice President Joe Biden …
Katelyn Polantz / CNN:
Trump can't sue New York State in DC federal court to stop release of tax returns, judge says  —  (CNN)A federal judge has decided that President Donald Trump can't sue New York state officials in a Washington, DC, court, at this time to stop the release of his tax returns.
Discussion: WTVR-TV, Political Wire and Daily Kos
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Allan Smith / NBC News:
Judges tosses Trump suit over New York tax returns, rejects conspiracy claim
Discussion: MSNBC, ABC News, Associated Press and Axios
Joe Concha / The Hill:
Broadcast, cable news networks to preempt regular programming for Trump impeachment coverage  —  ABC, CBS, NBC and PBS on Wednesday will preempt their regularly scheduled programming for live coverage of the House Intelligence Committee's open impeachment hearings of President Trump.
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Kyle Cheney / Politico:   The insider's guide to the impeachment hearings
Lisa Friedman / New York Times:
E.P.A. to Limit Science Used to Write Public Health Rules  —  WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is preparing to significantly limit the scientific and medical research that the government can use to determine public health regulations, overriding protests from scientists and physicians …
Discussion: Political Wire and The Guardian
Washington Post:
Maya Rockeymoore Cummings to step down as Maryland Democratic Party chair  —  Maya Rockeymoore Cummings resigned as chair of the Maryland Democratic Party on Monday night, clearing the way for her to seek the congressional seat vacated by the death of her husband, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.).
Luke Matthews / Mirror.co.uk:
Shelter cat put in solitary confinement for ‘repeatedly’ letting other cats out  —  Quilty the cat has locked up for continually helping other cats at the shelter escape and failed his latest parole board hearing  —  A cat named Quilty has been sentenced to solitary confinement …
Barry Petchesky / New York Times:
I Was Fired From Deadspin for Refusing to ‘Stick to Sports’  —  Pretending that sports can take place in a vacuum would have been profoundly dishonest.  —  Mr. Petchesky is the former deputy editor of Deadspin.  —  Two weeks ago, I was fired as acting editor in chief of Deadspin, where I'd worked since 2009.
Joyce White Vance / TIME:
Why All of Trump's Defenses Against Impeachment Are Doomed to Fail  —  We've reached the part of this tired charade where even those who've tried to escape the obvious conclusion now know that the emperor has no clothes.  The mounting evidence from career diplomats, and Trump's own political appointees …
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
Facebook's top news executive has her own media outlet — and it's been savaging Elizabeth Warren  —  Former NBC News anchor Campbell Brown is a top Facebook executive who was hired in January 2017 to lead the company's “news partnerships team.”  That means Brown is in charge of “Facebook News …
Anne Gearan / Washington Post:
Rex Tillerson denies he tried to undermine Trump, says Nikki Haley was ‘rarely present’ at meetings  —  Former secretary of state Rex Tillerson denied Monday that he sought to undermine or work against President Trump, as former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley claims in a new memoir of her time in the administration.
Perry Bacon Jr / FiveThirtyEight:
How To Improve The Conversation About Electability  —  Everyone is talking about electability —and that's totally understandable, considering how badly Democratic voters want to beat President Trump.  But it's not totally clear from the polls which candidates can win a general election and, perhaps more importantly, which can't.
Discussion: Politico
Gabby Orr / Politico:
Trump weighs conditioning foreign aid on religious freedom  —  Aides to President Donald Trump are drafting plans to condition U.S. aid to other countries on how well they treat their religious minorities, two White House officials said.  —  The proposal is expected to cover U.S. humanitarian assistance …
Discussion: The Hill and Washington Times
Karma Allen / ABC News:
Former President Jimmy Carter admitted to hospital for brain surgery  —  Former President Jimmy Carter was hospitalized on Monday for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain, caused by bleeding due to his recent falls, a spokesperson said.  —  Carter, the oldest living ex-U.S. president …
Discussion: Associated Press
Ryland Barton / 89.3 WFPL News Louisville:
McConnell Moves On From Bevin: 'We'll Have A Different Governor In 3 Weeks'  —  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that it appears Gov. Matt Bevin has lost his bid for reelection, even though Bevin still hasn't conceded the race.  —  Bevin has requested a recanvass of the final tally …
Kevin R. Chen / The Harvard Crimson:
Undergraduate Council Votes to Support Act on a Dream Against The Crimson  —  Harvard's Undergraduate Council voted to pass a statement at its meeting Sunday in support of immigration advocacy group Act on a Dream's concerns about The Harvard Crimson's news policies and made recommendations to make reporting policies more transparent.
Discussion: The College Fix
Michael Safi / The Guardian:
British founder of White Helmets found dead in Istanbul  —  James Le Mesurier, who set up Syrian rescue group, reportedly fell from balcony  —  The British founder of the organisation that trained the Syrian rescue group known as the White Helmets has died in Istanbul.
Discussion: New York Times, Reuters and Fox News
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Republican: You Can't Impeach Trump for a Crime He Does ‘All the Time’  —  Yesterday, Representative Mac Thornberry appeared on ABC's This Week to elucidate the Republican case against impeaching President Trump.  To say that his appearance did not go well would understate the case considerably.
Discussion: Raw Story and POLITICUSUSA
 
 
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BBC:
General election 2019: Brexit Party will not stand in Tory seats
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The Daily Beast:
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Why Macron's remarks on Bosnia are dangerous
David Wasserman / The Cook Political Report:
King's Retirement Moves NY-02 From Likely to Lean Republican
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Mike Memoli / NBC News:
Jill Biden's message to Donald Trump: 'Stop it. My husband's going to beat you.'
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Washington Post:
PG&E helped fund the careers of Calif. governor and his wife.  Now he accuses the utility of ‘corporate greed.’
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Courier-Journal:
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Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
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Discussion: Raw Story and Contemptor
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Discussion: National Review