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7:15 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 …
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Southern Poverty Law Center:
Miller focuses on racial identity of killer with ‘alt-right’ beliefs
Discussion: VICE
Rashaan Ayesh / Axios:
Group says Stephen Miller shared story ideas on race, immigration with Breitbart
Tiana Lowe / Washington Examiner:
It's high time for Trump to dump Stephen Miller
Discussion: The Week and Eschaton
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 …
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Fox News:
Trump ‘vented’ anger about intelligence community inspector general, source says
Discussion: The Hill and Raw Story
Gregg Re / Fox News:
ICIG complaint alleges Trump-Ukraine whistleblower may be soliciting illicit donations
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.
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Dawn Rhodes / Chicago Tribune:
Daily Northwestern staffers apologized for recent coverage of Jeff Sessions visit.  Then they drew the ire of other journalists.  —  The student journalists at the Daily Northwestern have come under fire twice in the past week.  —  First they were roundly criticized by fellow students angered …
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 …
Polls:
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 …
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Wall Street Journal:
Pete Buttigieg Tops Poll in Iowa for First Time
Discussion: 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
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 …
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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 …
Discussion: Political Wire, Twitchy and Raw Story
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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 …
Discussion: Politico and The Hill
ProPublica:
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
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CNN:
Inauguration galas, an intimate dinner, and a White House party: Trump's 10 interactions …
Discussion: Salon
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.
Discussion: Political Wire and The Week
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
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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?
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
Matthew Choi / Politico:
Stone previewed WikiLeaks bounty to Trump campaign in April 2016  —  Roger Stone first told one of Donald Trump's top aides in April 2016 that WikiLeaks had plans to dump information in the heat of the presidential race, kickstarting a scramble inside the campaign to take advantage of the expected releases.
Discussion: Raw Story
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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 …
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: Political Wire and Mediaite
Richard Wolf / USA Today:
Supreme Court refuses to block lawsuit against gun manufacturer brought by Sandy Hook families  —  WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court refused Tuesday to shield a major arms manufacturer from potential liability in the 2012 school shooting that left 26 students and educators dead in Newtown, Conn.
Discussion: IJR and Axios
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ACLU:
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 …
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
New York Times:
Behind Trump's Dealings With Turkey: Sons-in-Law Married to Power  —  Informal relationships between family members help explain the course of diplomacy between the White House and Turkey's leader.  —  ISTANBUL — Behind President Trump's accommodating attitude toward Turkey is an unusual back channel …
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Raw Story
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: Political Wire
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 …
Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
“I WOULD LOVE FOR THIS TO BE AS BIG AS POLITICO”: POLITICO'S FOUNDER IS LAUNCHING A TECH SITE—INTO A VERY CROWDED MARKET  —  With talent poached from Wired, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, etc., and coverage written for “C-suite kinds of folks,” Protocol is Robert Allbritton's latest dream.
U.S. Embassy Kyiv / U.S. Embassy in Ukraine:
Op-Ed in Novoye Vremya by CDA Taylor: Ukraine's Committed Partner  —  Since I returned to Ukraine in June, one thing has been clear everywhere I've gone - from Lviv to Mariupol, from universities to military facilities, from government offices to NGOs' workspaces — Ukraine is brimming with energy and new ideas.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and CNN
Joe Sonka / USA Today:
Thousands of Twitter ‘bots’ targeted Kentucky with fake news on election night  —  LOUISVILLE — As the final votes trickled in during last week's Kentucky gubernatorial election, a network of automated Twitter accounts suddenly sprang into action.  —  They spread misinformation about the election …
 
 
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NBC News:
A combative Trump and his White House brace for first public impeachment hearings
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
Jessica Pels / Cosmopolitan:
Kamala Harris on Revenge Porn, Economic Justice, and Why She's “Sick and Tired of These Out-of-Touch Politicians”
Discussion: Roll Call and HuffPost
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
In scathing manifesto, an asylum officer blasts Trump's cruelty to migrants
Sean McElwee / Memos:
Memo: The Missing Medicaid Millions
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Laura Cooper's testimony is a powerful piece of the Ukraine puzzle
Max Boot / Washington Post:
Republicans have no convincing argument against impeachment
Discussion: National Review and Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
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
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
'I'm on a mission to testify': Dem Ukraine activist eager for impeachment cameo
Discussion: Yahoo News and Raw Story
Washington Post:
The climate chain reaction that threatens the heart of the Pacific
Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
133 foreign policy officials endorse Joe Biden
Discussion: New York Times and NBC News
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Drones Appear to Show Turkish-Backed Forces Targeting Civilians in Syria
Discussion: CNN and Daily Kos
Yoni Appelbaum / The Atlantic:
How America Ends  —  Democracy depends on the consent of the losers.
Discussion: Mother Jones and New York Post