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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 …
Associated Press:
Takeaways so far from House public impeachment hearings  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The start of public impeachment hearings unfolding in Congress marks the first time the American public can watch and listen to the witnesses at the heart of the matter.  —  In several hours of testimony …
Zachary Basu / Axios:
Trump denies discussing Ukraine investigations with Sondland in July phone call
Discussion: Political Wire
CBS News:
Diplomat says aide heard Trump ask about “investigations” day after Ukraine call — live updates
Adam Edelman / NBC News:
5 things we learned from George Kent and Bill Taylor's impeachment testimony
Discussion: Associated Press
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
The impossibility of separating Giuliani from Trump
Elise Viebeck / Washington Post:
New testimony ties Trump more directly to Ukraine pressure campaign
Discussion: CNN, The Stranger and New York Times
Bonchie / Redstate:
Impeachment Updates: Devin Nunes Comes Hard in His Opening Statement, Adam Schiff Makes a Ridiculous Claim
Discussion: NBC News and Washington Post
Shannon Pettypiece / NBC News:
Trump: I'm ‘too busy’ to watch impeachment hearings
Discussion: Fox News, Mediaite and Spectator USA
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Elizabeth Warren buys CNBC commercial time to blast billionaires in a fiery new campaign ad  — Sen. Elizabeth Warren is firing back against a group of billionaires who have criticized her plans with a new TV ad set to air on CNBC later this week.  — The ad takes aim at longtime investor …
Discussion: The Hill, Political Wire and Raw Story
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
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
GOP senator: Republicans don't have votes to dismiss impeachment articles  —  Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), an adviser to the Senate Republican leadership, says there are not enough votes in the Senate to immediately dismiss any articles of impeachment passed by the House against President Trump.
Marianne LeVine / Politico:
McConnell suggests he will not cut short impeachment trial
Discussion: Political Wire
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 …
Gregg Re / Fox News:
Trump vows new Ukraine transcript release in post-impeachment hearing press conference
Discussion: Politico
USA Today:
‘A big fan’: Trump welcomes Turkey's Erdogan despite bipartisan concern over Syria attack
Discussion: Raw Story and Fox News
David Brown / Politico:
Trump says U.S. left troops in Syria ‘only for the oil,’ appearing to contradict Pentagon
Warren P. Strobel / Wall Street Journal:
Turkey Gathered Information in the U.S. Against Its Critics
Discussion: Defense One
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
Deval Patrick Tells Democrats He Will Run in 2020 Presidential Race  —  Mr. Patrick, the former two-term governor of Massachusetts, called several leading Democrats and allies to say that he would announce a 2020 presidential bid later this week.  —  NEW ORLEANS — Former Gov. Deval Patrick …
Jeff Zeleny / CNN:
Deval Patrick tells allies he's running for president  —  (CNN)Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is telling friends and allies in phone calls on Wednesday that he has made a decision to run for president, two people familiar with the matter say.  —  Plans for the timing …
Daniel Chaitin / Washington Examiner:
John Durham interviewed Australian diplomat whose tip prompted Trump-Russia investigation  —  U.S. Attorney John Durham reportedly interviewed the Australian diplomat whose tip about George Papadopoulos effectively started the counterintelligence investigation into President Trump's campaign in July 2016.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Hullabaloo
BuzzFeed News:
An Italian Newspaper Has Published An Audio Recording From Someone Claiming To Be Joseph Mifsud
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Politico
Hollie McKay / Fox News:
Has Joseph Mifsud resurfaced?  Alleged audio of mysterious professor emerges two years after disappearance
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Robin Givhan / Washington Post:
For dignity's sake, Jim Jordan, put on a jacket  —  Of course Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) took his seat Wednesday morning, at the opening of the public impeachment hearings on Capitol Hill, wearing nothing but his shirtsleeves.  No suit jacket.  That's how Jordan dresses.  It's his power move.
Discussion: Washington Blade
Devlin Barrett / Washington Post:
Democrats' impeachment lawyer cut his teeth prosecuting mobsters, Wall Street cheats
Discussion: Slate
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: Washington Times, IJR and Raw Story
Megan Reeves / Tampa Bay Times:
UF student president faces impeachment over Trump Jr. visit
Carlos Lozada / Washington Post:
Profiles in Thinking About Courage: inside ‘A Warning’ by Anonymous  —  By Anonymous.  Twelve.  259 pp.  $30  —  There is a good reason the anonymous Trump administration official who published an opinion essay in the New York Times last year describing an internal resistance to the president has managed to remain anonymous.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
New York Times:
News or ‘Trauma Porn’?  Student Journalists Face Blowback on Campus  —  Incidents at Northwestern and Harvard reveal a growing tension between traditional journalistic practices and the demands of student activists.  —  EVANSTON, Ill. — Jeff Sessions, President Trump's former attorney general …
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.
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: Foreign Policy and Deseret News
NBC News:
Drag queen sashays into Trump impeachment hearings  —  Pissi Myles made an unexpected, and quite noticeable, appearance at Wednesday's impeachment hearings.  —  Spotted towering over the gray and blue suits packed into the first day of President Donald Trump's impeachment hearing …
Celeste Sloman—Redux / TIME:
TIME 100 Next  —  Elise Stefanik is a builder—no easy feat in an age when so much of politics is about tearing people down.  Elise has built a record as an authentic, respected voice for ideas and common sense.  And she has built an organization to recruit more women to run for office in a party that needs more inclusivity.
Discussion: National Review
Nahal Toosi / Politico:
Trump aides retaliated against State staffer of Iranian descent, probe finds  —  President Donald Trump's political appointees inappropriately retaliated against a career civil servant at the State Department in part because of her ethnic background, her perceived political views …
Discussion: Political Wire
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
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Tom Elliott / Grabien News:
96 Things Democrats Have Said Trump Could Be Impeached For
Tom Nichols / USA Today:
Trump-Ukraine impeachment made simple: Smear Biden and you'll get your military aid
Matt Zapotosky / Washington Post:
'I don't remember' Trump asking for news conference clearing him of wrongdoing in Ukraine call, Barr says
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and emptywheel
My third impeachment is really different from the others
 Earlier Items: 
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Full Video and Analysis of Day 1 of Impeachment Hearing Testimony Hide, Video
Discussion: Althouse
Aruna Viswanatha / Wall Street Journal:
Justice Department Filing Suggests No McCabe Prosecution Imminent
Anita Kumar / Politico:
Frustrated Trump allies urge him to stop talking about himself
Discussion: The Hill and Raw Story
Ryan Lizza / Politico:
The impeachment calculus Democrats don't want to talk about
Discussion: Fox News and Raw Story