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1:40 PM ET, November 13, 2019


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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 …
Rep. Devin Nunes / The Permanent Select Committee …:
Nunes Opening Statement for Kent and Taylor Hearing on Impeachment  —  f t # e  —  Opening Statement for Kent and Taylor Hearing on Impeachment  —  In a July open hearing of this committee following publication of the Mueller report, the Democrats engaged in a last-ditch effort to convince …
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
The impossibility of separating Giuliani from Trump  —  There's a concept in pop culture called “retconning,” short for retroactive continuity.  The idea is that people working on continuations of existing stories — such as the people making a new “Star Wars” film, for example …
Discussion: Lawfare, PBS NewsHour, The Hill and CNN
Associated Press:
The Latest: Kremlin weighs in on Trump impeachment hearings  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the House impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump (all times local):  —  William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, says that a cellphone conversation his aide overheard between another diplomat …
Discussion: The Week
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 …
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Impeachment Hearing: Live Updates From Taylor and Kent Testimony  —  Hearings began Wednesday on Capitol Hill as lawmakers consider whether to impeach President Trump for what Democrats say was an effort to use the power of his office for political gain.  —  RIGHT NOW George P. Kent …
Shannon Pettypiece / NBC News:
Trump: I'm ‘too busy’ to watch impeachment hearings
Jessica Taylor / NPR:
Rep. Adam Schiff: Trump's Potentially Impeachable Offenses Include Bribery
Discussion: Twitchy, Mediaite and Raw Story
Stephen Collinson / CNN:
Trump impeachment hearings today will echo through the ages
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
William Saletan / Slate:
The GOP's Impeachment Strategy Is Self-Refuting
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 …
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
House Republicans might throw Rudy Giuliani under the bus to save Trump during impeachment  —  Top House Republican sources tell Axios that one impeachment survival strategy will be to try to distance President Trump from any Ukraine quid pro quo, with Rudy Giuliani potentially going under the bus.
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.
Jenna Ellis Rives / The Hill:
Trump impeachment is blueprint to overthrow government from within
Discussion: Breitbart
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: IJR and Raw Story
Megan Reeves / Tampa Bay Times:
UF student president faces impeachment over Trump Jr. visit  —  A push to oust Student Body President Michael Murphy comes after an email surfaces, suggesting he worked with the Trump campaign to bring a political speech to campus.  —  Updated Earlier today
Discussion: New York Post
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.
Trump invites GOP senators for unusual meeting with Erdoğan to ‘clear the air’
Discussion: New York Post
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
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 …
Discussion: Page Six
Aaron Rupar / Vox:
Trump prepared for impeachment hearings with an epic Fox News binge  —  Trump and First Lady Melania Trump walk on the South Lawn after they returned to the White House from New York City on Tuesday.  Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images  —  Trump is getting his spin directly from Dobbs …
Discussion: Politico and Raw Story
Asawin Suebsaeng / The Daily Beast:
Ivanka Trump Tells Her Dad: Don't Tweet the Whistleblower's Name!
Discussion: Raw Story
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.
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: Fox News, Raw Story and New York Times
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.
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 …
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 …
Tara Bahrampour / Washington Post:
New evidence shows contact between Trump official and Republican redistricting expert over census citizenship question, contradicting earlier DOJ claims  —  Newly released documents show that contrary to statements by the Trump administration, a member of the president's transition team communicated directly …
Discussion: Shareblue Media and NPR
Laura K. Field / The Bulwark:
Rank Loyalties  —  Trump's attacks on the whistleblower and other impeachment witnesses work to collapse the differences between competing kinds of loyalties.  It's the worst kind of moral relativism.  —  As the House opened the first public impeachment hearings on Tuesday …
The White House:
Remarks by President Trump at the Economic Club of New York |  New York, NY  —  THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much, Barbara.  So sad that this is live.  She said it's live.  (Laughter.)  It's always live.  There's always somebody with a phone.  It becomes live.
Discussion: Washington Post
Judy Kurtz / The Hill:
DC bars to open early for impeachment mania  —  Restaurant and bar owners in Washington are aiming to cash in on impeachment in a decidedly #thistown way, opening their doors early so the city's politically minded revelers can imbibe as they take in the House's first televised hearings.
Discussion: Fox News
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Warren P. Strobel / Wall Street Journal:
Turkey Gathered Information in the U.S. Against Its Critics
Discussion: Politico and Defense One
Vivian Wang / New York Times:
Rep. Peter King's Exit Highlights the G.O.P.'s Suburban Problem
Rebecca Ballhaus / Wall Street Journal:
First Public Impeachment Hearings Begin Before House Panel
Alice Speri / The Intercept:
The NYPD Kept an Illegal Database of Juvenile Fingerprints for Years
Jon Ward / Yahoo News:
For Bill Taylor, first impeachment witness, 'everything's easy after Vietnam'
Discussion: War on the Rocks
Cuccinelli expected to be elevated to acting deputy secretary of Homeland Security
Discussion: The Hill
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
 Earlier Items: 
Scott Bauer / Associated Press:
Lawsuit could deactivate 234,000 voters in Wisconsin
Discussion: The Hill
The White House isn't quite so organized.
Brian Sharp / Rochester Democrat and Chronicle:
GOP seeks to strip powers from incoming county executive Adam Bello
Molly Jong-Fast /
Three Legendary Sexists Now Hold Power Over the Equal Rights Amendment
Discussion: Redstate and Twitchy