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2:40 PM ET, November 14, 2019

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Associated Press:
AP source: 2nd US official heard Trump call with Sondland  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — A second U.S. embassy staffer in Kyiv overheard a key cellphone call between President Donald Trump and his ambassador to the European Union discussing the need for Ukrainian officials to pursue “investigations,” The Associated Press has learned.
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Stephanie Kirchgaessner / The Guardian:
Rudy Giuliani says Trump will stay loyal to him but jokes that he has ‘insurance’  —  Exclusive: The president's personal lawyer has emerged as a key figure in the impeachment inquiry, with speculation that Republicans will seek to paint him as a rogue actor
Discussion: Raw Story and Hot Air
Lachlan Markay / The Daily Beast:
Five Cellphones, Trump Straws, a Lot of Cash—What This Giuliani Crony Was Carrying When the FBI Arrested Him  —  Lev Parnas also had the business card of a top Ukrainian anti-corruption prosecutor with whom Giuliani met this year.  —  BEAST INSIDE  —  When Rudy Giuliani crony Lev Parnas …
Discussion: Raw Story
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Rand Paul may force vote to bring Hunter Biden as witness in impeachment trial  —  Sen. Rand Paul could force a vote on the Senate floor that would bring Hunter Biden or other White House-favored impeachment witnesses to an impeachment trial.  —  Paul said on Thursday he's considering forcing votes …
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
Crazy for Trump: On the G.O.P. Plan to Keep Impeachment Partisan  —  The hearings open with diplomatic gravitas—and nutty conspiracy theories.  —  It didn't take long for the crazy to start.  Even before the first two witnesses in the public impeachment hearings of Donald Trump had been sworn …
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Ambassador's cellphone call to Trump from Kyiv restaurant was a stunning breach of security, former officials say
Washington Post:
Live updates: Pelosi says testimony of diplomats ‘corroborated evidence of bribery’ by Trump
Discussion: Politico and Political Wire
Amber Phillips / Washington Post:
The 5 questions Gordon Sondland needs to answer
Discussion: The Hill and POLITICUSUSA
Matthias Williams / Reuters:
U.S. envoy Sondland did not link Biden probe to aid: Ukraine minister
Discussion: TheBlaze and Breitbart
Alexandra Petri / Washington Post:
The impeachment hearings, on Earth and Earth-45
Discussion: Hullabaloo, CNN and Slate
Noah Bookbinder / New York Times:
The Evidence of Wrongdoing by Trump Is Overwhelming
Gianluca Mezzofiore / CNN:
Italian council is flooded immediately after rejecting measures on climate change  —  (CNN)Veneto regional council, which is located on Venice's Grand Canal, was flooded for the first time in its history on Tuesday night — just after it rejected measures to combat climate change.
YouTube:
Deval Patrick Announcement Video  —  In a spirit of profound gratitude for all the country has given to me, with a determination to build a better, more sustainable, more inclusive American Dream for everyone:  —  I am today announcing my candidacy for President of the United States.
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Perry Bacon Jr / FiveThirtyEight:
Why Deval Patrick Is Making A Late Bid For The Democratic Nomination  —  It may seem strange that former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is entering the presidential race, as he will reportedly announce on Thursday.  It's really late.  The field still has 16 “major” candidates.
NBC Southern California:
At Least Three Victims in Shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita  —  Students with arms raised were escorted by deputies from the school about 40 miles north of Los Angeles  —  There are at least three victims in a shooting Thursday morning at a high school in Santa Clarita, where the search continues for the shooter.
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Los Angeles Times:
Santa Clarita shooting: 1 dead, at least four others wounded at high school, officials say  —  One person was killed and at least four others were injured in a shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita early Thursday, authorities said.  —  One person was killed and at least four others …
Renato Mariotti / Politico:
Impeachment Is Not a Fair Fight, and on Day One It Showed  —  If it looked like House Republicans were throwing a lot of mud at the wall to see what might stick during the first day of public impeachment hearings, that's because they had settled into a strategy many defense attorneys adopt …
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Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Scoop: Erdogan upends Oval meeting to play anti-Kurd film on iPad  —  An Oval Office meeting yesterday with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan took a dark turn when Erdoğan pulled out his iPad and made the group watch a propaganda video that depicted Kurds as terrorists …
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CNN:
Exclusive: Trump DC hotel sales pitch boasts of millions to be made from foreign governments  —  The hotel's biggest selling point though, according to a copy of the brochure seen by CNN, is the one thing that the Trump family insists it didn't take advantage of: profiting off foreign governments.
Discussion: The Hill, The Guardian and Raw Story
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Bloomberg's Team Calls His Crude Remarks on Women ‘Wrong’  —  As Michael Bloomberg prepares a presidential run, his history of crude remarks is likely to draw scrutiny.  His team said some were “disrespectful.”  —  It was a cheeky birthday gift for a hard-charging boss …
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
Facebook fetes Kavanaugh  —  Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has kept a relatively low-profile since the Senate narrowly confirmed him last year amidst serious allegations of sexual assault.  That will change tonight when Kavanaugh is the keynote speaker at the annual convention …
Quint Forgey / Politico:
Ex-Goldman Sachs chief slams Warren over new campaign ad  —  Lloyd Blankfein also mocked the Massachusetts senator for her past Native American DNA claims.  —  Former Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein.  Stephanie Keith/Getty Images  —  Former Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein …
Discussion: Vox and CNBC
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ProPublica:
A Trump Tax Break To Help The Poor Went To a Rich GOP Donor's Superyacht Marina  —  Wealthy donors Wayne Huizenga Jr. and Jeff Vinik lobbied then-Gov. Rick Scott for the lucrative tax break — and won it.  Poorer communities lost out. … The Rybovich superyacht marina lies on the West Palm Beach …
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
RNC plunges into Louisiana gov's race amid signs of trouble  —  The Republican National Committee is pouring another $1 million into the Louisiana governor's race ahead of Saturday's runoff — a move that comes amid mounting GOP concerns about losing a second major election in a conservative state in as many weeks.
Miranda Green / The Hill:
Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders unveil $180B Green New Deal public housing plan  —  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Thursday unveiled the next step to their Green New Deal plan with a bill focused entirely on reimagining public housing.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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Associated Press:
AP-NORC/USA Facts poll: Americans struggle to ID true facts  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sharply divided country, here's something many Americans agree on: It's hard to know what's a true and honest fact.  —  A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research …
Discussion: Hullabaloo, The Hill and Political Wire
Reed Richardson / Mediaite:
Nixon WH Lawyer John Dean: First Day of Trump Hearings Yielded More Damning Testimony Than All of Watergate  —  Former Nixon White House counsel John Dean characterized the first day of public impeachment testimony against President Donald Trump as both thorough and damning, saying House Democrats …
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Aila Slisco / Newsweek:
Axios' Swan Says Trump Team, White House Thinks They Won First Day of Impeachment Hearings: ‘They Feel Great Today’
Discussion: Mediaite
Bill Oakley / Washington Post:
One of the defenses of Trump is — literally — a TV-cartoon joke  —  A former ‘Simpsons’ writer on the ‘Sideshow Bob defense.’ … — Sideshow Bob, “The Simpsons,” Season Six, Episode Five, 1994  —  This rhetorical absurdity, originally intended as joke on a TV cartoon, is now being trotted out in all seriousness by the GOP.
Jack Shafer / Politico:
The Press Should Name the Whistleblower  —  Ever since the whistleblower dropped a dime on President Donald Trump's Ukrainian “drug deal,” the establishment media has tied itself in knots over whether we should publish the whistleblower's name.  While insisting that it is protecting the informant …
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Eli Lake / Bloomberg:
Trump's Best Defense on Impeachment Undermines His Case for Re-Election  —  Insubordinate bureaucrats may save him from being removed from office, but they also show him to be a weak president.  —  The best defense of President Donald Trump on the first day of the House's public impeachment hearings came …
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Trump lawyers poised to take tax returns fight to Supreme Court  —  The fight over access to President Donald Trump's tax returns is expected to reach the Supreme Court on Thursday via one of two fast-track requests the president plans in a last-ditch bid to keep his financial records secret …
Discussion: National Review
Kate Cox / Ars Technica:
Google will offer checking accounts, says it won't sell the data  —  Checking accounts would be rich data trove Google says it will keep to itself.  —  The Google empire is enormous and ubiquitous, covering basically the entire Internet in one way or another.
 
 
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Branko Marcetic / In These Times:
MSNBC Is the Most Influential Network Among Liberals—And It's Ignoring Bernie Sanders
Discussion: Common Dreams
Joe Sonka / Courier-Journal:
Kentucky governors race recanvass: Bevin says he won't contest election outcome
Des Moines Register:
New Iowa Poll to be released Saturday, will show how presidential candidates are faring …
Kim Tong-hyung / Associated Press:
NKorea say US offered to resume nuclear talks in December
Discussion: Politico
Becket Adams / Washington Examiner:
ABC News still hasn't explained why it protected Jeffrey Epstein or why it retaliated against the alleged whistleblower
Discussion: National Legal & …
Annie Blanks / Pensacola News Journal:
Matt Gaetz asks judge to sentence Pensacola drink-thrower to prison
Discussion: The Hill
The Economist:
Why Obama-Trump swing voters like heavy metal
news.bloombergtax.com:
Uber Hit With $650 Million Employment Tax Bill in New Jersey
Discussion: The Hill
 Earlier Items: 
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Fox Regular Claims George Soros ‘Controls a Very Large Part’ of the State Department
Discussion: Contemptor
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
The difference between good and bad state polls, explained
The Daily Beast:
Revealed: The Pro-Trump Playbook for Smearing U.S. Diplomats
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Rush Limbaugh Mocks Bill Taylor, George Kent as ‘Self-Important Nerds’ Who ‘Believe in Their Own Superiority’
Blake Flayton / New York Times:
On the Frontlines of Progressive Anti-Semitism
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: What Democrats and Republicans are telling us about Wednesday's impeachment show