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10:25 AM ET, November 13, 2019


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Jessica Taylor / NPR:
Rep. Adam Schiff: Trump's Potentially Impeachable Offenses Include Bribery  —  Toggle more options  —  With the House set to begin public hearings Wednesday for the impeachment inquiry into President Trump, the man leading the Democrats' investigation says he already sees several potential …
Discussion: Twitchy, Mediaite and Raw Story
House Intel panel announces additional witnesses for public impeachment hearings  —  The marathon week of testimony will conclude next Thursday.  —  House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff.  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images  —  The House Intelligence Committee announced a new slate …
Devlin Barrett / Washington Post:
Democrats' impeachment lawyer cut his teeth prosecuting mobsters, Wall Street cheats  —  The Democrats' lead impeachment hearing lawyer made his bones as a prosecutor by sending mobsters, stock swindlers and a multimillion-dollar inside trader to prison, cases in which colleagues said he mixed brains and “swagger” to win convictions.
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 …
Stephen Collinson / CNN:
Trump impeachment hearings today will echo through the ages
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Steven Shepard / Politico:
Poll: Most voters remain unmovable in impeachment views
Discussion: The Hill, The Daily Caller and Axios
Jenna Ellis Rives / The Hill:
Trump impeachment is blueprint to overthrow government from within
Discussion: Breitbart
Trump invites GOP senators for unusual meeting with Erdoğan to ‘clear the air’  —  Washington (CNN)A small group of Republican senators who traditionally focus on foreign policy issues have been invited to the White House for a meeting with President Donald Trump and Turkish President …
Discussion: New York Post and Political Wire
Nick Miroff / Washington Post:
White House to use webcams to create live feed of border wall construction
POLITICO Playbook: We know how the impeachment show ends, but we're still watching
John F. Harris / Politico:
What Impeachment Will Cost the GOP  —  On December 19, 1998, the day House Republicans impeached President Bill Clinton, he recorded his highest-ever score in Gallup's presidential approval poll: 73 percent favorable.  —  That was 24 percentage points higher than Clinton's …
Rudy Giuliani / Wall Street Journal:
The Case for the Impeachment Defense  —  My client's call with the Ukrainian president was innocent, and the House inquiry is a travesty.  —  If your only sources of news the past two months have been CNN and MSNBC, you probably think President Trump has committed some heinous act …
NBC News:
The impeachment hearings could turn out to be more unpredictable than you think  —  First Read is your briefing from “Meet the Press” and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.  —  WASHINGTON — Most in Washington are already convinced …
Meagan Flynn / Washington Post:
University of Florida's student president faces impeachment after bringing Donald Trump Jr. to campus for $50,000  —  After the University of Florida's student body president helped bring Donald Trump Jr. and Trump campaign adviser Kimberly Guilfoyle to campus last month to the tune of $50,000 …
Discussion: Raw Story
Megan Reeves / Tampa Bay Times:   UF student president faces impeachment over Trump Jr. visit
Taffy Brodesser-Akner / New York Times:
This Tom Hanks Story Will Help You Feel Less Bad  —  Hanks is playing Mister Rogers in a new movie and is just as nice as you think he is.  Please read this article anyway.  —  Here is a list of stories about Tom Hanks I've heard over the last few miserable months, as it appeared that politeness …
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 …
Ryan Lizza / Politico:
The impeachment calculus Democrats don't want to talk about  —  Sen. Brian Schatz, the Democrat from Hawaii, is well-known for a jokey Twitter feed popular with the #Resistance.  When I talked to him last night as he was walking into the Senate on the eve of the first impeachment hearings in 21 years, he was in a more serious mood.
Discussion: Raw Story
Sui-Lee Wee / New York Times:
Plague Is Diagnosed in China, Prompting Fears of an Outbreak  —  Two cases of pneumonic plague, a fatal and highly infectious illness related to bubonic plague, were diagnosed in Beijing.  —  阅读.体中 文.閱讀.體 中文.
Discussion: Political Wire and Slate
Alayna Treene / Axios:
Scoop: House committees request new testimony from U.S. official in Ukraine  —  The House committees investigating President Trump and Ukraine have scheduled closed-door depositions for David Holmes, an official working at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, and Mark Sandy, an official working …
Discussion: Townhall, The Hill and Raw Story
NBC News:
How to watch the Trump impeachment hearing: Schedule, witnesses and more
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.
William Saletan / Slate:
The GOP's Impeachment Strategy Is Self-Refuting  —  To prove Trump wasn't targeting his opponents for investigation, Republicans are targeting his opponents for investigation.  —  President Donald Trump and his congressional allies have a bizarre game plan for this week's impeachment hearings.
Amanda Marcotte / Salon:
Trump's last line of impeachment defense: Repeating big lies about Joe Biden
New York Times:
The Man Trump Trusts for News on Ukraine  —  Who is John Solomon?  His name popped up frequently in closed-door testimony in the impeachment query.  He is a regular on Hannity.  And his work helps shape how millions of Americans understand this moment.  —  WASHINGTON — In weeks …
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.
Emily Smith / Page Six:
ABC scrambles to figure out identity of Amy Robach leaker, who goes by ‘Ignotus’  —  ABC bigwigs are going potty to find the identity of the leaker behind the Amy Robach tape — after the alleged source posted a letter online slamming the network under the name “Ignotus,” a wizard from the “Harry Potter” franchise.
Discussion: National Review and Breitbart
MIX / The Next Web:
Facebook is secretly using your iPhone's camera as you scroll your feed  —  3,072  —  iPhone owners, beware.  It appears Facebook might be actively using your camera without your knowledge while you're scrolling your feed.  —  The issue has come to light after a user going by the name Joshua Maddux took …
Brian Sharp / Rochester Democrat and Chronicle:
GOP seeks to strip powers from incoming county executive Adam Bello  —  One week after voters elected Adam Bello as the first Democratic county executive in nearly three decades, the Republican-controlled Legislature sought to significantly reduce the power of the office and increase their own.
Molly Jong-Fast /
Three Legendary Sexists Now Hold Power Over the Equal Rights Amendment  —  After 100 years, the fight for the ERA may come down to the actions of McConnell, Kavanaugh, and Trump  —  is one of the great ironies of American history that the future of the Equal Rights Amendment now rests …
Discussion: Redstate and Twitchy
Alice Speri / The Intercept:
The NYPD Kept an Illegal Database of Juvenile Fingerprints for Years  —  For years, the New York Police Department illegally maintained a database containing the fingerprints of thousands of children charged as juvenile delinquents — in direct violation of state law mandating that police destroy …
Dan Cobb / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
AJC POLL: Trump faces tough re-election fight in Georgia  —  A majority of Georgians disapprove of President Donald Trump's performance in the White House and he appears to be facing a hard fight against each of the five top Democratic candidates seeking to replace him, according to an exclusive Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll.
Cuccinelli expected to be elevated to acting deputy secretary of Homeland Security  —  Immigration chief fires back at lawmaker calling him racist at hearing  —  Washington (CNN)Ken Cuccinelli is expected to be placed in the number two post at the Department of Homeland Security by Chad Wolf …
Neal K. Katyal / New York Times:
What Trump Is Hiding From the Impeachment Hearings  —  The president's efforts to prevent the House from doing its job are just as worrisome as the Ukraine scandal.  —  Mr. Katyal is a former acting solicitor general and a law professor.  —  The public impeachment hearings this week …
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Asawin Suebsaeng / The Daily Beast:
Ivanka Trump Tells Her Dad: Don't Tweet the Whistleblower's Name!
Discussion: Raw Story
Jon Ward / Yahoo News:
For Bill Taylor, first impeachment witness, 'everything's easy after Vietnam'
Discussion: War on the Rocks
Judy Kurtz / The Hill:
DC bars to open early for impeachment mania
Laura K. Field / The Bulwark:
Rank Loyalties  —  Trump's attacks on the whistleblower …
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Who is George Kent?  State Dept. Official Who Described Trump's Actions as ‘Wrong for the Rule of Law’
Discussion: Raw Story
Anita Kumar / Politico:
Frustrated Trump allies urge him to stop talking about himself
Discussion: Raw Story
Devan Cole / CNN:
Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan endorses Joe Biden
Discussion: Political Wire
Scott Bauer / Associated Press:
Lawsuit could deactivate 234,000 voters in Wisconsin
Discussion: The Hill
 Earlier Items: 
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
People died while Trump played games with Ukraine's military aid
Discussion: Power Line
The White House isn't quite so organized.
Josh Ellerbrock / The Lima News:
Jim Jordan: Referee's claim 'ridiculous"
Discussion: The Hill and NBC News
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
What Roger Stone's trial revealed about Donald Trump and WikiLeaks
CBS News:
Steve Bannon says Pelosi's impeachment strategy is “actually quite brilliant”
Discussion: The Hill