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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 …
Discussion: The Bulwark and Daily Kos
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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 …
Associated Press:
Donald Trump Jr. talk marked by anger over no questions  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Trump Jr.'s appearance Sunday at a university to talk about his new book on liberals and free speech was marked by an argument between him and the audience over why he would not take questions, the Guardian newspaper reported .
Discussion: Hullabaloo, Raw Story and The Week
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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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: A monumental week for Trump
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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?
Eli Lake / Bloomberg:   The Other Quid Pro Quo Scandal in Ukraine
Erin Banco / The Daily Beast:   Ukrainians Contacted U.S. Officials in May About Aid Fears
The Atlantic:   The Ukraine Transcripts Are a Road Map for Impeachment
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 …
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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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: Associated Press and Politico
Matthew Chayes / Newsday:   Rep. Peter King won't seek reelection in 2020
Asha Rangappa / Washington Post:
The GOP's new ‘defense’ of Trump actually makes the case against him  —  If the president was acting in good faith on Ukraine, that means Joe Biden was, too.  —  Just under the deadline, Republicans turned in on Saturday the list of witnesses they'd like to have testify at impeachment hearings beginning this week.
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Joe Concha / The Hill:
Broadcast, cable news networks to preempt regular programming for Trump impeachment coverage
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.
Bel Trew / The Independent:
James Le Mesurier: White Helmets backer found dead near his home in Istanbul  —  Former army officer helped start the White Helmets, credited with saving thousands of lives in Syria  —  A former British army officer, who helped start the “White Helmets”, an emergency response group in Syria …
Discussion: Political Wire
Dante Chinni / NBC News:
Trump's House GOP is down 100 members ahead of impeachment fight  —  As public impeachment hearings begin, a look at the number of House Republicans who have left office since the start of the Trump administration.  —  WASHINGTON — Change is a way of life in Washington.
Discussion: Shareblue Media and IJR
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Steven T. Dennis / Bloomberg:
Trump's Road to Impeachment Paved by All the President's Yes Men
Discussion: Raw Story
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:   Republicans admit they have no fact witnesses — and Trump did it
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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Quinn Slobodian / The Guardian:   Democracy doesn't matter to the defenders of ‘economic freedom’
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
A Surprising Finding on Paid Leave: ‘This Is Not the Way We Teach This’  —  One of the biggest arguments for paid leave for new parents has been an economic one: Research has repeatedly shown that women with paid time off after childbirth are more likely to keep working.
The Hill:
Trump NYC Veterans Day speech met with protests  —  President Trump on Monday hailed the legacy of the American armed forces in a Veterans Day speech that came against the backdrop of protests and political turmoil that has engulfed his presidency.  —  Trump's remarks at Madison Square Park …
Discussion: Raw Story
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Trip Gabriel / New York Times:
From Pariah to Powerhouse: Ralph Northam's Unlikely Rebirth in Virginia  —  Nine months after a racist picture in his medical school yearbook sparked widespread demands he resign, Mr. Northam will govern with Democrats controlling both houses of the legislature.
Discussion: Political Wire
Steven Nelson / Washington Examiner:
Liz Cheney urges Pompeo to ‘immediately expel’ Erdoğan guards who beat Americans  —  The third-ranking House Republican is calling for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's security men to be denied entry to the United States — or expelled — for beating U.S. citizens after his last visit to the White House.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Elizabeth Weise / USA Today:
No more fire in the kitchen: Cities are banning natural gas in homes to save the planet  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Fix global warming or cook dinner on a gas stove?  —  That's the choice for people in 13 cities and one county in California that have enacted new zoning codes encouraging or requiring all-electric new construction.
Discussion: The Takeout and American Greatness
James Downie / Washington Post:
A typical GOP senator's shell game  —  Sen. John Neely Kennedy (R-La.) adores the colorful turn of phrase.  In just one interview on CBS's “Face the Nation” on Sunday morning, he threw in sayings like “any fair-minded person in the Milky Way,” “any lawyer, in my judgment …
Discussion: NBC News and CBS News
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CBS News:
Transcript: Senator John Kennedy on “Face the Nation,” November 10, 2019
Discussion: NPR
Anita Kumar / Politico:
Republicans used to ignore Trump's resorts.  Now they're spending millions.  —  In 2017, Sen. Steve Daines' campaign dropped $281 at Trump's hotel in Las Vegas.  The following year, the Iowa Republican Party paid $945 for rooms at a Trump resort in Miami.  And four months later …
Discussion: Public Citizen, Daily Kos and The Hill
 
 
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Mike Allen / Axios:
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Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Fox News Contributor Causes Scene When She Names Alleged Whistleblower on Air
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