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8:35 AM ET, November 13, 2019


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The White House isn't quite so organized.  — Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney will not sue to quash his impeachment subpoena after all, and will just defy it outright, because criming is a way of life at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. these days.  — Mulvaney and White House …
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, Slate, Eschaton and Daily Kos
Luke Darby / GQ:
White House Advisor Stephen Miller Just Got Outed for Explicit White Supremacist E-mails  —  The policies match the ideology.  —  In the Trump administration, where staffers come and go quickly, White House senior policy advisor Stephen Miller has managed to stick around since the campaign days when he worked as a speechwriter.
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 …
Devlin Barrett / Washington Post:   Democrats' impeachment lawyer cut his teeth prosecuting mobsters, Wall Street cheats
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
House Intel panel announces additional witnesses for public impeachment hearings
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
Alayna Treene / Axios:
Scoop: House committees request new testimony from U.S. official in Ukraine
Discussion: New York Times, Raw Story and The Hill
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
People died while Trump played games with Ukraine's military aid
Discussion: Power Line
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 …
Giuliani Was Close to a Podcast Deal With the News Outlet That Spread His Ukraine Conspiracies
Discussion: Raw Story and Boing Boing
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: The Hill, Fox News and CNN
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
Jonathan Lemire / Associated Press:
Trump to face limits of his power in impeachment hearings  —  NEW YORK (AP) — For three years, Donald Trump has unapologetically defied the conventions of the American presidency.  On Wednesday, he comes face to face with the limits of his power, confronting an impeachment process enshrined …
Discussion: NBC News
POLITICO Playbook: We know how the impeachment show ends, but we're still watching
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 …
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 …
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 …
Ryan Lizza / Politico:   The impeachment calculus Democrats don't want to talk about
Eugene Scott / Washington Post:
Klobuchar's assessment of Buttigieg's position in the race asks voters to ask themselves a tough question
Washington Post:
Justice Dept. inspector general invites witnesses to review draft of Russia report, signaling public release is close  —  The Justice Department inspector general has begun scheduling witnesses to review draft sections of his report on the FBI's investigation of President Trump's 2016 campaign …
Discussion: Raw Story, The Last Refuge and The Week
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: Breitbart
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
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court Appears Ready to Let Trump End DACA Program
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.
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
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 …
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 …
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
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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
Financial Times:
The Hong Kong authorities have lost their legitimacy
NBC News:
As prosecutors raise pressure on Turkish bank, Erdogan likely to ask Trump to go easy
Discussion: HuffPost
U.S. Department of Justice:
Chinese National Pleads Guilty to Committing Theft of Trade Secrets
Dan Lamothe / Washington Post:
More intervention from Trump in war-crimes cases could come soon, officials say
Discussion: Fox News
 Earlier Items: 
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
What Roger Stone's trial revealed about Donald Trump and WikiLeaks
Rob Copeland / Wall Street Journal:
Google's ‘Project Nightingale’ Triggers Federal Inquiry
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
NBC News:
In private speech, Bolton suggests some of Trump's foreign policy decisions are guided by personal interest