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9:35 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
Noah Lanard / Mother Jones:
Leaked Emails Show Stephen Miller's Unfiltered Anti-Immigrant Views
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money and Slate
Southern Poverty Law Center:
Miller focuses on racial identity of killer with ‘alt-right’ beliefs
Discussion: The Hill and VICE
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 …
Washington Post:
At donor dinner, Giuliani associate said he discussed Ukraine with Trump, according to people familiar with his account  —  The April 2018 dinner was designed to be an intimate affair, an opportunity for a handful of big donors to a super PAC allied with President Trump to personally interact with the president and his eldest son.
Discussion: emptywheel
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
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.
Jessica Taylor / NPR:
Rep. Adam Schiff: Trump's Potentially Impeachable Offenses Include Bribery  —  Toggle more options  —  With the House set to begin public impeachment inquiry hearings against President Trump on Wednesday, the man tasked with leading the Democrats' investigation says he already sees several …
Jenna Ellis Rives / The Hill:   Trump impeachment is blueprint to overthrow government from within
Transcript: NPR's Full Interview With Rep. Adam Schiff On Impeachment Inquiry
Discussion: The Hill and Roll Call
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
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 …
Josh Ellerbrock / The Lima News:
Jim Jordan: Referee's claim 'ridiculous"
Discussion: The Hill and NBC News
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 …
Eugene Scott / Washington Post:
Klobuchar's assessment of Buttigieg's position in the race asks voters to ask themselves a tough question
Discussion: Politico, USA Today and The Hill
Wall Street Journal:
Pete Buttigieg Tops Poll in Iowa for First Time
Discussion: CNN
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 …
Molly Jong-Fast /
Three Legendary Sexists Now Hold Power Over the Equal Rights Amendment
Discussion: Redstate, Twitchy and Daily Kos
NBC News:
In private speech, Bolton suggests some of Trump's foreign policy decisions are guided by personal interest  —  The former national security director was especially critical of the president's handling of Turkey, according to multiple sources present for his remarks.
Gabby Orr / Politico:
White House preps for impeachment show with an awkward chief-of-staff sideshow  —  Mick Mulvaney is isolated, marginalized and growing more irrelevant to the West Wing staff he's meant to lead during one of the most consequential moments of the Trump presidency.
Discussion: Raw Story and Talking Points Memo
Jonathan Lemire / Associated Press:   Trump to face limits of his power in impeachment hearings
Carol D. Leonnig / Washington Post:
Aides are counseling Trump not to fire Mulvaney, as acting chief of staff changes course again
Discussion: CNN, Law & Crime, Daily Kos, Mediaite and Reuters
NBC News:   A combative Trump and his White House brace for first public impeachment hearings
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 …
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
What Roger Stone's trial revealed about Donald Trump and WikiLeaks  —  The Roger Stone trial is no longer just about Roger Stone.  —  Despite the profane Stone texts and caustic friendships that have dominated chatter about the case, the Republican provocateur's court battle will likely …
Megan Mineiro /   Stone Told Trump About WikiLeaks Email Releases, Witness Says
Matthew Choi / Politico:
Stone previewed WikiLeaks bounty to Trump campaign in April 2016
Discussion: Occupy Democrats and Raw Story
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.
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
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 …
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
Nick Miroff / Washington Post:
White House to use webcams to create live feed of border wall construction  —  Jared Kushner and other senior Trump administration officials are planning to set up web cameras to live-stream construction of President Trump's border wall, going against objections from the U.S. Army Corps …
Discussion: Political Wire
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
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
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 …
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.
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
MSNBC's Malcolm Nance: Trump Was on the Russians' Radar 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 Malcolm Nance, long one of the network's loudest voices when it comes …
Discussion: Mediaite 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?
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Washington Times:
Hoyt Hutchinson, ‘Baby Trump’ slasher, defends actions
Discussion: The Daily Caller and
Dan Lamothe / Washington Post:
More intervention from Trump in war-crimes cases could come soon, officials say
Discussion: Political Wire and Fox News
Amber Phillips / Washington Post:
How Republicans are going to try to defend Trump in the impeachment hearings
Discussion: Breitbart, Reuters and Daily Kos
Aamer Madhani / Associated Press:
Battle-tested attorneys to face off in impeachment inquiry
Tim Hains / RealClearPolitics:
Dershowitz: House Democrats Acting Like Stalin On Impeachment; “Show Me The Man, And I'll Find You The Crime”
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
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
In scathing manifesto, an asylum officer blasts Trump's cruelty to migrants
 Earlier Items: 
Sean McElwee / Memos:
Memo: The Missing Medicaid Millions
James Poniewozik / New York Times:
When Watergate Was Appointment TV
Madeline Fry / Washington Examiner:
The alt-right has no future in conservatism
Discussion: NB Blog, Vox and New York Times
New York Times:
Why Bloomberg and Deval Patrick Changed Their Minds About 2020
Caitlin Byrd / Post and Courier:
Former SC Gov. Mark Sanford has dropped out of presidential race
Gregg Re / Fox News:
ICIG complaint alleges Trump-Ukraine whistleblower may be soliciting illicit donations
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Drones Appear to Show Turkish-Backed Forces Targeting Civilians in Syria
Discussion: CNN and Daily Kos