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6:50 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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Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
The devastating day Trump's presidency came into sharp focus — in Congress, the White House and court  —  Analysis: Yovanovitch testified, Roger Stone got convicted, Trump tweeted.  It's all right there.  —  WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's worlds collided in devastating fashion …
Discussion: Daily Kos
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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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Impeachment and the Stone Verdict Show Trump Is Surrounded by Criminals
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
Ken Dilanian / NBC News:   Trump's honesty was on trial in the Roger Stone case. The verdict was harsh.
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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Josh Dawsey / Washington Post:   Rough transcript of call shows Ukraine leader wanted Trump to attend inauguration
Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
Embassy Official Confirms Trump Asked About Ukraine Investigations  —  The official, David Holmes, also said that he was told President Trump cared more about the investigations than about Ukraine.  —  WASHINGTON — An official from the United States Embassy in Kiev confirmed …
Discussion: The Bulwark and Interfax-Ukraine
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CNN:
State Department official: Sondland told Trump that Ukrainian President ‘loves your ass’ and would do ‘anything you ask him to’  —  David Holmes, the state department aide who overheard President Donald Trump's conversation with the US ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland …
Philip Rotner / The Bulwark:
The GOP Rolls Out Trump's “It Wasn't Me” Defense
Discussion: Raw Story and The Bulwark Podcast
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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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
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
Ryan Broderick / BuzzFeed News:
Twitter Has Suspended Several Accounts That Tweeted “I Hired Donald Trump To Fire People Like Yovanovitch”  —  A spokesperson for Twitter said they're looking into whether the phrase is trending organically.  —  View Entire Post ›
Discussion: The Daily Caller and CANNONFIRE
Christopher Miller / BuzzFeed News:
Ukraine Is Just A “Dildo” To Washington, Says Key Ukraine Figure  —  “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.  —  View Entire Post ›
Washington Post:
Trump intervenes in three military justice cases involving war-crimes accusations, issuing pardons  —  President Trump notified the service members involved by phone, according to one of their lawyers and a U.S. official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.
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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New York Times:
Elizabeth Warren Vows to Expand Health Coverage in First 100 Days
Discussion: National Review
Alice Miranda Ollstein / Politico:
Warren details how she'd transition country to ‘Medicare for All’
Discussion: New Republic, Slate and The Hill
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 …
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 …
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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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
New York Times:
Rodney Reed Case: Texas Appeals Court Blocks Execution  —  Mr. Reed was scheduled to die next week.  A court issued a ruling late Friday saying new evidence of his innocence must be considered.  —  HOUSTON — The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals issued a ruling on Friday blocking the execution …
Discussion: HuffPost and Jacobin
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Jolie McCullough / The Texas Tribune:   Texas parole board recommends Greg Abbott delay Rodney Reed execution
 
 
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Fred Imbert / CNBC:
Dow jumps more than 200 points to 28,000, posts 4-week winning streak
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Mediaite
Chris Kahn / Reuters:
Support for Trump's impeachment unchanged after hearings begin: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Ben White / Politico:
Why markets don't care about impeachment
Discussion: Breitbart, Fortune and Slate
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:
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is the single leading source of anti-vax ads on Facebook
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Christopher Cadelago / Politico:
‘No discipline. No plan. No strategy.’: Kamala Harris campaign in meltdown
Alex Horton / Washington Post:
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Discussion: TheBlaze and New York Post
The New York Times Company:
Elaina Plott Joining Politics
Grace Segers / CBS News:
Maryland congressman condemns “moral degeneration” of GOP behavior in impeachment inquiry