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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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Southern Poverty Law Center:
Miller focuses on racial identity of killer with ‘alt-right’ beliefs  —  In his emails to Breitbart, Miller also discussed the coverage surrounding another killer who espoused racist beliefs.  Chris Harper-Mercer, a student at Umpqua Community College, killed nine people at the Roseburg, Oregon, school Oct. 1, 2015.
Discussion: VICE
Noah Lanard / Mother Jones:
Leaked Emails Show Stephen Miller's Unfiltered Anti-Immigrant Views
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 …
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.
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 …
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Dawn Rhodes / Chicago Tribune:
Daily Northwestern staffers apologized for recent coverage of Jeff Sessions visit.  Then they drew the ire of other journalists.  —  The student journalists at the Daily Northwestern have come under fire twice in the past week.  —  First they were roundly criticized by fellow students angered …
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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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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Wall Street Journal:
Pete Buttigieg Tops Poll in Iowa for First Time  —  Pete Buttigieg has joined former Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders as a top candidate in Iowa, a Monmouth University Poll released Tuesday shows.  —  At 22%, the mayor of South Bend …
Discussion: CNN
Maureen Groppe / USA Today:
On the campaign bus, Pete Buttigieg talks stress dreams, misconceptions, ‘just in case’ letter to parents
Discussion: Washington Post, Mediaite and Breitbart
CNN:
Inauguration galas, an intimate dinner, and a White House party: Trump's 10 interactions with indicted Giuliani associates  —  (CNN)President Donald Trump has had at least 10 encounters with Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, the indicted associates of Rudy Giuliani the President has adamantly claimed not to know.
Discussion: Salon
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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.
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?
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 …
Discussion: The Hill
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Axios:
GOP to argue Trump's “state of mind” on impeachment  —  Confronted with a mountain of damaging facts heading into tomorrow's opening of the public phase of impeachment, House Republicans plan to argue that “the President's state of mind” was exculpatory.  —  The state of play …
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Kyle Cheney / Politico:   'I'm on a mission to testify': Dem Ukraine activist eager for impeachment cameo
Michelle Goldberg / New York Times:
To Exonerate Trump, Republicans Embrace Russian Disinformation
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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: Occupy Democrats
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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 …
Richard Wolf / USA Today:
Supreme Court refuses to block lawsuit against gun manufacturer brought by Sandy Hook families  —  WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court refused Tuesday to shield a major arms manufacturer from potential liability in the 2012 school shooting that left 26 students and educators dead in Newtown, Conn.
Discussion: Axios and IJR
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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 …
Madeline Fry / Washington Examiner:
The alt-right has no future in conservatism  —  Donald Trump Jr. is touring the country to speak about his new book, Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us, and it's not going so well.  —  Writers on the Left couldn't resist the delicious irony of the president's son complaining …
Discussion: New York Times
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Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
How Donald Trump Jr. Landed Smack in the Middle of a Right-Wing Civil War
Discussion: The Guardian, Raw Story and Vox
Matthew Choi / Politico:
Stone previewed WikiLeaks bounty to Trump campaign in April 2016  —  Roger Stone first told one of Donald Trump's top aides in April 2016 that WikiLeaks had plans to dump information in the heat of the presidential race, kickstarting a scramble inside the campaign to take advantage of the expected releases.
Discussion: Raw Story
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Washington Post:
Roger Stone trial: Former top Trump official details campaign's dealings on WikiLeaks …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and HuffPost
New York Times:
Behind Trump's Dealings With Turkey: Sons-in-Law Married to Power  —  Informal relationships between family members help explain the course of diplomacy between the White House and Turkey's leader.  —  ISTANBUL — Behind President Trump's accommodating attitude toward Turkey is an unusual back channel …
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Raw Story
Caitlin Byrd / Post and Courier:
Former SC Gov. Mark Sanford has dropped out of presidential race … Republican presidential candidate and former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford.  Andrew J. Whitaker/Staff File … Republican presidential candidate and former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford.  Andrew J. Whitaker/Staff
Joe Sonka / USA Today:
Thousands of Twitter ‘bots’ targeted Kentucky with fake news on election night  —  LOUISVILLE — As the final votes trickled in during last week's Kentucky gubernatorial election, a network of automated Twitter accounts suddenly sprang into action.  —  They spread misinformation about the election …
Adam Cancryn / Politico:
Trump allies received hundreds of thousands of dollars under federal health contract  —  At least eight former White House, presidential transition and campaign officials for President Donald Trump were hired as outside contractors to the federal health department at the cost of hundreds …
Discussion: Raw Story and Daily Kos
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
In scathing manifesto, an asylum officer blasts Trump's cruelty to migrants  —  President Trump's requirement that asylum seekers remain in Mexico while they await hearings in the United States is creating a new humanitarian crisis.  Yet it isn't generating nearly the outrage and media scrutiny that his horrific family separations did.
Washington Post:
The climate chain reaction that threatens the heart of the Pacific  —  SHIRETOKO PENINSULA, Japan — Lined up along the side of their boat, the fishermen hauled a huge, heavy net up from swelling waves.  At first, a few small jellyfish emerged, then a piece of plastic.  Then net, and more net.
Gregg Re / Fox News:
ICIG complaint alleges Trump-Ukraine whistleblower may be soliciting illicit donations  —  Democratic staffer emailed Ukraine ambassador to discuss ‘delicate’ issue following whistleblower complaint  —  EXCLUSIVE: A newly filed complaint to the Intelligence Community Inspector General …
Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
133 foreign policy officials endorse Joe Biden  —  In 2016, dozens of foreign policy experts and former officials signed public letters warning against electing Donald Trump president.  This time around, foreign policy experts and former officials are rushing to endorse Joe Biden.
Discussion: NBC News
Sarah Ellison / Washington Post:
Fox News host Tucker Carlson is loudly ignoring impeachment.  It 'is not only dumb, it's boring.'  —  At some point during his nightly prime-time show, Fox News host Tucker Carlson usually asks the same question: “What's really going on here?”  —  He uses the query as a turning point …
 
 
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U.S. Embassy Kyiv / U.S. Embassy in Ukraine:
Op-Ed in Novoye Vremya by CDA Taylor: Ukraine's Committed Partner
Discussion: CNN
Sean McElwee / Memos:
Memo: The Missing Medicaid Millions
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Laura Cooper's testimony is a powerful piece of the Ukraine puzzle
James Poniewozik / New York Times:
When Watergate Was Appointment TV
Max Boot / Washington Post:
Republicans have no convincing argument against impeachment
Discussion: National Review and Raw Story
Brian Stelter / CNN:
Anonymous anti-Trump book is already a hit and it's not on shelves until next week
Discussion: Political Wire and The Hill
James Hohmann / Washington Post:
The Daily 202: New deposition transcripts deepen Russia linkages to the impeachment inquiry
Discussion: Baltimore Sun, ABC News and Breitbart
 Earlier Items: 
Jack Crosbie / gen.medium.com:
The Progressive Press is Facing Mass Extinction
Charles Lipson / Real Clear Politics:
Bloomberg Will Hit an Iceberg
Discussion: Althouse
Greg Farrell / Bloomberg:
U.S. Expands Mueller Election-Fraud Case Against 13 Russians
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Drones Appear to Show Turkish-Backed Forces Targeting Civilians in Syria
Discussion: Daily Kos
Jim Hanson / The Federalist:
Alex Vindman Is Living, Breathing Proof That The Deep State Exists, And It Is Corrupt
Yoni Appelbaum / The Atlantic:
How America Ends  —  Democracy depends on the consent of the losers.