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6:10 PM ET, November 15, 2019

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John Bresnahan / Politico:
‘Witness intimidation in real-time’: Democrats see more evidence of Trump obstruction  —  House Democrats are calling Donald Trump's decision to attack Marie Yovanovitch mid-hearing on Friday a blatant example of witness intimidation, further building the case to charge the president …
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BuzzFeed News:
Twitter Has Suspended Several Accounts Responsible For Tweeting “I Hired Donald Trump To Fire People Like Yovanovitch”  —  The phrase “I hired Donald Trump to fire people like Yovanovitch” trended on Twitter on Friday morning as Marie Yovanovitch, former US ambassador to Ukraine …
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Marie Yovanovitch becomes a victim of Trump's thuggishness again in real time  —  House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) began the second day of impeachment hearings calmly and methodically reviewing the career of former ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, highlighting her anti-corruption credentials.
Rebecca Davis O'Brien / Wall Street Journal:
WSJ News Exclusive |  Federal Prosecutors Probe Giuliani's Links to Ukrainian Energy Projects  —  Federal prosecutors in New York are investigating whether Rudy Giuliani stood to personally profit from a Ukrainian natural-gas business pushed by two associates who also aided his efforts …
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Christopher Miller / BuzzFeed News:
Manafort's Russian Fixer Surfaced To Say Some Choice Words About The Trump Impeachment Inquiry  —  “DC does not give a shit about Ukraine.  It is a tool in their political fight.  An object.  A dildo with which Dems and GOP fuck each other,” Konstantin Kilimnik told BuzzFeed News.
New York Times:
Roger Stone Is Found Guilty in Trial That Revived Trump-Russia Saga  —  Mr. Stone, a longtime informal adviser to President Trump, obstructed one of Congress's Russia investigations and lied to lawmakers.  —  WASHINGTON — Roger J. Stone Jr., a former aide and longtime friend of President Trump …
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Washington Post:
Roger Stone guilty on all counts in federal trial of lying to Congress, witness tampering  —  A federal jury has convicted longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone of lying to Congress and tampering with a witness about his efforts to learn about the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks release …
Ken Dilanian / NBC News:   Trump's honesty was on trial in the Roger Stone case. The verdict was harsh.
Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
The devastating day Trump's presidency came into sharp focus — in Congress, the White House and court
Discussion: Daily Kos
CNN:
Trump associate Roger Stone found guilty of lies that protected Trump
Discussion: Reason, The Root and Axios
Lachlan Markay / The Daily Beast:
Transcript Shows WH Made Up Details of Trump's Zelensky Call  —  The transcript released on Friday doesn't even mention the word “corruption.”  —  The release of the transcript of President Donald Trump's first call in April with Ukrainain president-elect Volodomyr Zelensky was meant …
Discussion: Gothamist
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Michael Calderone / Politico:
Jackie Speier erupts at reporter for The Hill  —  Angered by the testimony of ousted ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, California Rep. Jackie Speier upbraided a reporter for The Hill and ripped the outlet's publication of columns by John Solomon, the conservative journalist whose work is at the center …
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Shelby Talcott / The Daily Caller:
Flashback: Obama Fired All Bush Appointed Ambassadors In 2008  —  The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testified Friday about President Donald Trump firing her amid an alleged “smear campaign,” but firing ambassadors appointed by former presidents is commonplace.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Why Fox News has gone wobbly on anti-Semitism  —  Circumstances have conspired to create a once-in-a-lifetime laboratory test for the integrity of Fox News.  The results aren't encouraging.  —  Sample No. 1: In October 2018, Chris Farrell of Judicial Watch appeared on the Fox Business show …
Henry J. Gomez / BuzzFeed News:
Pete Buttigieg's Work At McKinsey Is A Secret  —  A major piece of Pete Buttigieg's past remains a mystery to voters.  —  For nearly three years, he worked at McKinsey & Company, an elite management consulting firm with offices around the world.  It was work that took him, he has said, to Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Michael Kranish / Washington Post:
Deval Patrick pushed out officials who wanted to put his brother-in-law on sex offender registry  —  Deval Patrick's entry into the Democratic presidential contest has focused new attention on his 2014 decision as governor to push out two members of the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board …
Wall Street Journal:
How Google Interferes With Its Search Algorithms and Changes Your Results  —  The internet giant uses blacklists, algorithm tweaks and an army of contractors to shape what you see  —  Every minute, an estimated 3.8 million queries are typed into Google, prompting its algorithms to spit …
Elizabeth Warren / Medium:
My First Term Plan for Reducing Health Care Costs in America and Transitioning to Medicare for All  —  I spent my career studying why families went broke.  I rang the alarm bells as the costs for necessities skyrocketed while wages remained basically flat.  And instead of helping …
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Alice Miranda Ollstein / Politico:
Warren details how she'd transition country to ‘Medicare for All’
Discussion: New Republic, Slate and The Hill
New York Times:
Elizabeth Warren Vows to Expand Health Coverage in First 100 Days
Discussion: National Review
NBC News:
New Warren plan splits Medicare for All into two bills, preserves private plans at first  —  WASHINGTON — Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., released her plan for transitioning the country to a Medicare For All health care system Friday, splitting the effort into two legislative pushes …
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David Byler / Washington Post:
Deval Patrick and Michael Bloomberg aren't the disrupters some Democrats are looking for
Discussion: Press Herald
Hamed Aleaziz / BuzzFeed News:
DHS Officials Blast Stephen Miller Emails As “Sickening” And “Proof” Of A Racist Immigration Policy  —  “Not that it wasn't clear before — these emails just confirm what we all know,” a DHS official said.  “I'm disgusted that my venerable agency has turned into his personal tool for hate.”
Discussion: New York Times
Washington Post:
Trump appeals to Supreme Court again, this time to block House committee's subpoena seeking his financial records  —  For the second day in a row, President Trump asked the Supreme Court on Friday to protect his personal and business financial records from disclosure, this time to a congressional committee.
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Greg Stohr / Bloomberg:   Trump Asks Supreme Court to Block House Subpoena for Tax Records
Christopher Cadelago / Politico:
‘No discipline.  No plan.  No strategy.’: Kamala Harris campaign in meltdown  —  BALTIMORE — Kamala Harris' campaign is careening toward a crackup.  —  As the California senator crisscrosses the country trying to revive her sputtering presidential bid, aides at her fast-shrinking headquarters …
Linnaea Honl-Stuenkel / CREW:
Secret Service Records Contradict Trump's Claim on Doral G-7  —  CREW received records from the United States Secret Service that, along with emails from Doral city officials, undermine President Trump's dubious claim that members of the Secret Service wanted the 2020 G-7 Summit to be hosted at Trump's Doral resort in Miami.
Discussion: HuffPost, POLITICUSUSA, The Hill and Axios
Jolie McCullough / The Texas Tribune:
Texas parole board recommends Greg Abbott delay Rodney Reed execution  —  The board's recommendation goes to Gov. Greg Abbott, who can reject or accept it. … The fate of death row inmate Rodney Reed has been placed in Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's hands.
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New York Times:
Rodney Reed Case: Texas Appeals Court Blocks Execution
Discussion: Jacobin
 
 
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Ben Armstrong / WSAU:
Breaking News -Senator Ron Johnson Says He WILL Subpoena the Bidens, Schiff and Whistleblower!!!
Discussion: Breitbart and The Hill
Matthew Continetti / Washington Free Beacon:
What Do Republican Voters Want?  —  Column: Rising GOP stars play pin …
Beth Mole / Ars Technica:
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Grace Segers / CBS News:
Maryland congressman condemns “moral degeneration” of GOP behavior in impeachment inquiry
Philip Rotner / The Bulwark:
The GOP Rolls Out Trump's “It Wasn't Me” Defense
Discussion: Raw Story and The Bulwark Podcast
Matthew Brown / Associated Press:
Court rules Trump EPA unlawfully ignored dangerous chemicals
Discussion: The Hill
RealClearInvestigations:
The Brennan Dossier: All About a Prime Mover of Russiagate
Discussion: Maggie's Farm