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8:25 PM ET, November 12, 2019


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Michael Edison Hayden / Southern Poverty Law Center:
Stephen Miller's Affinity for White Nationalism Revealed in Leaked Emails  —  In the run-up to the 2016 election, White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller promoted white nationalist literature, pushed racist immigration stories and obsessed over the loss of Confederate symbols …
Tiana Lowe / Washington Examiner:
It's high time for Trump to dump Stephen Miller  —  Less than a year into Donald Trump's presidency, Republicans came within inches of achieving their immigration dreams with a deal that would build a border wall and more detention facilities while curbing legal immigration and enacting E-Verify.
Discussion: The Week and Eschaton
Southern Poverty Law Center:
Miller focuses on racial identity of killer with ‘alt-right’ beliefs
Discussion: VICE
Noah Lanard / Mother Jones:
Leaked Emails Show Stephen Miller's Unfiltered Anti-Immigrant Views
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money and Slate
New York Times:
Trump Has Considered Firing Intelligence Community Inspector General  —  The president blames Michael Atkinson, whom he appointed, for finding the anonymous whistle-blower's complaint on his interactions with Ukraine to be credible.  —  President Trump has discussed dismissing …
Gregg Re / Fox News:
ICIG complaint alleges Trump-Ukraine whistleblower may be soliciting illicit donations
Fox News:
Trump ‘vented’ anger about intelligence community inspector general, source says
Discussion: The Hill and Raw Story
Jessica Taylor / NPR:
Rep. Adam Schiff: Trump's Potentially Impeachable Offenses Include Bribery  —  Audio will be available later today.  —  With the House set to begin public impeachment inquiry hearings against President Trump on Wednesday, the man tasked with leading the Democrats' investigation …
NBC News:
How to watch the Trump impeachment hearing: Schedule, witnesses and more  —  It's the first one in Congress in over 20 years and will allow the American public to hear the evidence for themselves.  —  The first public presidential impeachment hearing in over 20 years is set to be held …
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Here's how little Republicans were allowed to participate in the closed-door depositions  —  When a group of Republican legislators barged into a secure facility on Capitol Hill last month to register their opposition to impeachment inquiry depositions taking place behind closed doors …
Discussion: Politico
Jenna Ellis Rives / The Hill:   Trump impeachment is blueprint to overthrow government from within
Charles Whitaker / Medill:
Whitaker shares statement on The Daily Northwestern's coverage of campus events  —  “Journalists have a heady responsibility performing our role as the authors of the first rough draft of history, the term that the late Washington Post President and Publisher Philip L. Graham is credited with coining to describe our work.
Few Caucusgoers Tied to 2020 Choice  —  Buttigieg joins a crowded pack of front-runners; No groundswell of support for Bloomberg  —  West Long Branch, NJ - South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg has joined former Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and Vermont …
Wall Street Journal:
Pete Buttigieg Tops Poll in Iowa for First Time
Discussion: CNN
Eugene Scott / Washington Post:
Klobuchar's assessment of Buttigieg's position in the race asks voters to ask themselves a tough question
Discussion: Politico, The Hill and CNN
Maureen Groppe / USA Today:
On the campaign bus, Pete Buttigieg talks stress dreams, misconceptions, ‘just in case’ letter to parents
Discussion: Washington Post, Mediaite and Breitbart
NBC News:
Senior Trump official embellished resume, had face on fake TIME cover  —  State Dept. official Mina Chang claimed to be a Harvard Business School “alumna” who ran a nonprofit that worked in 40 countries.  —  WASHINGTON — A senior Trump administration official has embellished her resume …
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court Appears Ready to Let Trump End DACA Program  —  The justices are considering whether the Trump administration can shut down a program that shields about 700,000 young immigrants from deportation.  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court's conservative majority on Tuesday appeared ready …
Giuliani Was Close to a Podcast Deal With the News Outlet That Spread His Ukraine Conspiracies  —  ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power.  Sign up for ProPublica's Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published.
Discussion: Boing Boing
Inauguration galas, an intimate dinner, and a White House party: Trump's 10 interactions …
Discussion: Salon
Megan Mineiro /
Stone Told Trump About WikiLeaks Email Releases, Witness Says  —  WASHINGTON (CN) — Rick Gates, the former Trump deputy campaign manager turned star witness for the Justice Department, testified in D.C. federal court Tuesday that Roger Stone informed then-candidate Donald Trump in July 2016 …
Abbey Marshall / Politico:
Clinton says she is being urged by ‘many, many, many people’ to run in 2020  —  Hillary Clinton on Tuesday declined to rule out launching a future presidential campaign after her two failed bids, saying “many, many, many people” were pressuring her to enter the race.
Arkansas Online:
Two hours after filing period ends, Democrat Josh Mahony drops out of U.S. Senate race  —  Josh Mahony, the only Democrat who filed to challenge U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark. in 2020, announced on Twitter that he was dropping out the race just two hours after the filing period ended in Arkansas.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Trump Tells Crowd Ivanka Has Created 14 Million New Jobs  —  At a speech to the Economic Club of New York today, President Trump declared that his daughter, Ivanka, has personally created 14 million new jobs.  The president announced this figure — so astonishingly ludicrous it would embarrass …
Discussion: Vox, Occupy Democrats and Boing Boing
CBS News:
Steve Bannon says Pelosi's impeachment strategy is “actually quite brilliant”  —  Washington — Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon praised House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday, saying her handling of the impeachment inquiry is “actually quite brilliant.”
Discussion: The Hill and Political Wire
Juleanna Glover / Politico:
There's a Surprisingly Plausible Path to Removing Trump From Office  —  By most everyone's judgment, the Senate will not vote to remove President Donald Trump from office if the House impeaches him.  But what if senators could vote on impeachment by secret ballot?
Federal Court Rules Suspicionless Searches of Travelers' Phones and Laptops Unconstitutional  —  GOVERNMENT MUST HAVE REASONABLE SUSPICION OF DIGITAL CONTRABAND BEFORE SEARCHING ELECTRONIC DEVICES AT THE U.S. BORDER  —  BOSTON — In a major victory for privacy rights, a federal court …
Jeff Stein / Washington Post:
Trump advisers exploring tax proposal that would lower “middle class” rate to 15 percent  —  Plan remains in flux but would aim to set up sharp contrast with Democrats in 2020  —  President Trump's economic advisers are exploring whether the president should campaign for reelection proposing …
Amber Phillips / Washington Post:
How Republicans are going to try to defend Trump in the impeachment hearings  —  As evidence mounts that President Trump politicized the U.S.-Ukraine relationship for his own benefit, the House Republicans' plan remains to defend Trump.  But how are they going to do that when the State Department witnesses …
Discussion: Breitbart, Reuters and Daily Kos
Ursula Perano / Axios:
Hate crimes reach 16-year high according to FBI report  —  Hate crimes reached a 16-year high in 2018, according to the FBI's annual report.  —  By the numbers: Of 4,571 reported attacks the bureau tracked, aggravated assaults were up 4%, simple assaults up 15% and intimidation up 13%.
Discussion: New York Times and Raw Story
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
MSNBC's Malcolm Nance: The Russians Compromised Trump as ‘Early as 1977’  —  The former naval intel officer claimed that the president became a Russian asset as early as when he first got married to Ivana.  —  MSNBC analyst Malcom Nance, long one of the network's loudest voices when it comes …
Discussion: Mediaite and Political Wire
Rob Copeland / Wall Street Journal:
Google's ‘Project Nightingale’ Triggers Federal Inquiry  —  Deal with Ascension health system aimed at improving patient care provides Google with health-data gold mine  —  A federal regulator has opened an inquiry into Google and Ascension's ‘Project Nightingale’ amassing the detailed health information of millions of patients.
Caitlin Byrd / Post and Courier:
Former SC Gov. Mark Sanford has dropped out of presidential race … Republican presidential candidate and former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford.  Andrew J. Whitaker/Staff File … Republican presidential candidate and former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford.  Andrew J. Whitaker/Staff
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
In scathing manifesto, an asylum officer blasts Trump's cruelty to migrants  —  President Trump's requirement that asylum seekers remain in Mexico while they await hearings in the United States is creating a new humanitarian crisis.  Yet it isn't generating nearly the outrage and media scrutiny that his horrific family separations did.
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Michael J. O'Loughlin / America Magazine:
U.S. bishops: ‘The threat of abortion remains our preeminent priority.’
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Transcript: NPR's Full Interview With Rep. Adam Schiff On Impeachment Inquiry
Discussion: The Hill and Roll Call
John Bresnahan / Politico:
Congress struggles to avoid shutdown as impeachment looms
Discussion: The Hill
Aamer Madhani / Associated Press:
Battle-tested attorneys to face off in impeachment inquiry
Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
U.S. Embassy Kyiv / U.S. Embassy in Ukraine:
Op-Ed in Novoye Vremya by CDA Taylor: Ukraine's Committed Partner
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and CNN
Sean McElwee / Memos:
Memo: The Missing Medicaid Millions
 Earlier Items: 
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Laura Cooper's testimony is a powerful piece of the Ukraine puzzle
Sarah Ellison / Washington Post:
Fox News host Tucker Carlson is loudly ignoring impeachment. It 'is not only dumb, it's boring.'
Madeline Fry / Washington Examiner:
The alt-right has no future in conservatism
Discussion: NB Blog, New York Times and Vox
Washington Post:
The climate chain reaction that threatens the heart of the Pacific
Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
133 foreign policy officials endorse Joe Biden
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Drones Appear to Show Turkish-Backed Forces Targeting Civilians in Syria
Discussion: CNN and Daily Kos
Joe Sonka / USA Today:
Thousands of Twitter ‘bots’ targeted Kentucky with fake news on election night
New York Times:
Behind Trump's Dealings With Turkey: Sons-in-Law Married to Power
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Raw Story