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9:30 AM ET, November 13, 2019


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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 …
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.
Steven Shepard / Politico:
Poll: Most voters remain unmovable in impeachment views
Discussion: The Hill, The Daily Caller and Axios
Alayna Treene / Axios:
What to expect from impeachment
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: Political Wire
POLITICO Playbook: We know how the impeachment show ends, but we're still watching  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  THE HOUSE'S IMPEACHMENT OF PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP IS KIND OF LIKE WATCHING the newest season of “Jack Ryan” on Amazon Prime Video.  Sure, the twists and turns are exciting.
Nick Miroff / Washington Post:
White House to use webcams to create live feed of border wall construction
Jonathan Lemire / Associated Press:
Trump to face limits of his power in impeachment hearings
Discussion: NBC News
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.
RELATED:   The White House isn't quite so organized.
Anita Kumar / Politico:   Frustrated Trump allies urge him to stop talking about himself
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 …
Stephen Collinson / CNN:
Trump impeachment hearings will echo through the ages
Discussion: The Week and Outside the Beltway
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
George Kent, State Dept. Official Who Described Trump's Actions as ‘Wrong for the Rule of Law’
Discussion: The Atlantic and Raw Story
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
People died while Trump played games with Ukraine's military aid
Discussion: Power Line
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 …
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 …
House Republicans might throw Rudy Giuliani under the bus to save Trump during impeachment
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: New York Times, Raw Story and Politico
NBC News:
The impeachment hearings could turn out to be more unpredictable than you think
Few Caucusgoers Tied to 2020 Choice
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.
Devan Cole / CNN:
Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan endorses Joe Biden
Discussion: Political Wire
Quint Forgey / Politico:
Rep. Tim Ryan endorses Biden in Democratic primary
Discussion: Washington Post and The Hill
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: Tampa Bay Times and Raw Story
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
Jenna Ellis Rives / The Hill:
Trump impeachment is blueprint to overthrow government from within
Discussion: Breitbart
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.
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 …
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: Slate
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.
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Laura K. Field / The Bulwark:
Rank Loyalties  —  Trump's attacks on the whistleblower …
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This Tom Hanks Story Will Help You Feel Less Bad
Scott Bauer / Associated Press:
Lawsuit could deactivate 234,000 voters in Wisconsin
Discussion: The Hill
Financial Times:
The Hong Kong authorities have lost their legitimacy
U.S. Department of Justice:
Chinese National Pleads Guilty to Committing Theft of Trade Secrets
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Discussion: Redstate and Twitchy
 Earlier Items: 
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
Arkansas Online:
Two hours after filing period ends, Democrat Josh Mahony drops out of U.S. Senate race
Discussion: The Hill and The Daily Caller
Charles Whitaker / Medill:
Whitaker shares statement on The Daily Northwestern's coverage of campus events