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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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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
Southern Poverty Law Center:
Miller focuses on racial identity of killer with ‘alt-right’ beliefs
Discussion: The Hill and VICE
Noah Lanard / Mother Jones:
Leaked Emails Show Stephen Miller's Unfiltered Anti-Immigrant Views
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money and Slate
Rashaan Ayesh / Axios:
Group says Stephen Miller shared story ideas on race, immigration with Breitbart
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 …
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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 …
Discussion: Politico, Hullabaloo and Raw Story
NBC News:
How to watch the Trump impeachment hearing: Schedule, witnesses and more
Jenna Ellis Rives / The Hill:
Trump impeachment is blueprint to overthrow government from within
Discussion: Breitbart
Josh Ellerbrock / The Lima News:
Jim Jordan: Referee's claim 'ridiculous"
Discussion: The Hill and NBC News
NPR:
Transcript: NPR's Full Interview With Rep. Adam Schiff On Impeachment Inquiry
Discussion: The Hill and Roll Call
Aamer Madhani / Associated Press:   Battle-tested attorneys to face off in impeachment inquiry
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: The Hill, The Week and emptywheel
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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
New York Times:
The Man Trump Trusts for News on Ukraine
Discussion: Washington Post
CNN:
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.
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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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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 …
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Molly Jong-Fast / gen.medium.com:
Three Legendary Sexists Now Hold Power Over the Equal Rights Amendment
Discussion: Redstate, Twitchy and Daily Kos
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
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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:
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.
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 …
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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 …
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Megan Mineiro / courthousenews.com:   Stone Told Trump About WikiLeaks Email Releases, Witness Says
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
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
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.
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.
Discussion: Q13 FOX News
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
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 …
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 Hill and The Daily Caller
 
 
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Brian Sharp / Rochester Democrat and Chronicle:
GOP seeks to strip powers from incoming county executive Adam Bello
U.S. Department of Justice:
Chinese National Pleads Guilty to Committing Theft of Trade Secrets
Nick Miroff / Washington Post:
White House to use webcams to create live feed of border wall construction
Discussion: Political Wire
Washington Times:
Hoyt Hutchinson, ‘Baby Trump’ slasher, defends actions
Discussion: The Daily Caller and al.com
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, Daily Kos and Reuters
 Earlier Items: 
Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
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Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
In scathing manifesto, an asylum officer blasts Trump's cruelty to migrants
Sean McElwee / Memos:
Memo: The Missing Medicaid Millions
Madeline Fry / Washington Examiner:
The alt-right has no future in conservatism
Discussion: NB Blog and Vox
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
Juleanna Glover / Politico:
There's a Surprisingly Plausible Path to Removing Trump From Office