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8:40 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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Emily Tillett / CBS News:
Nancy Pelosi says Trump's attacks on witnesses “very significant” to impeachment probe  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says that President Trump's ongoing attacks on witnesses in the impeachment probe — including his tweets about former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch Friday …
Discussion: Political Wire
Abigail Tracy / Vanity Fair:
“THIS IS THE WAY GANGSTERS OPERATE”: A HERO IS BORN AS YOVANOVITCH GIVES VOICE TO WIDESPREAD RAGE AT STATE  —  The diplomatic rank and file believe Mike Pompeo has allowed Trump to pollute the State Department with politics.  Marie Yovanovitch made their case.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Why Fox News has gone wobbly on anti-Semitism
Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
The devastating day Trump's presidency came into sharp focus — in Congress, the White House and court
Discussion: Daily Kos
Haley Byrd / CNN:   New York GOP congresswoman in the spotlight at impeachment hearings
CNN:
Ambassador told Trump that Ukrainian President would do ‘anything you ask him to,’ official testifies  —  (CNN)A US ambassador told President Donald Trump that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky “loves your ass” and that Ukraine was going to move forward with the investigation Trump …
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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 …
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: Politico and Gothamist
Dan Lamothe / Washington Post:
Trump issues pardons in war-crimes cases, despite Pentagon opposition to the move  —  President Trump intervened in three military justice cases involving war-crimes accusations Friday, issuing at least two pardons that will prevent the Pentagon from pursuing future charges against the individuals involved …
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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.
Dave Philipps / New York Times:
Trump Clears Three Service Members in War Crimes Cases  —  The moves signaled that as commander in chief, Mr. Trump intends to use his power as the ultimate arbiter of military justice.  —  President Trump cleared three members of the armed services on Friday who have been accused or convicted …
ABC News:
Trump issues pardons for service members accused of war crimes  —  President Donald Trump has intervened in the cases of three American service members convicted or accused of war crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq by issuing two pardons and maintaining the rank of one of the service members who'd been demoted.
Discussion: The Hill
Fox News:
Trump grants clemency to 2 Army officers accused of war crimes, restores rank to Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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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Bess Levin / Vanity Fair:
Is Rudy Giuliani Totally Screwed?
Discussion: CNN, POLITICUSUSA and Shareblue Media
New York Times:
Roger Stone Is Convicted of Impeding Investigators in a Bid to Protect Trump  —  Mr. Stone, a longtime informal adviser to President Trump, obstructed one of Congress's Russia investigations and lied to lawmakers.  —  WASHINGTON — For decades, Roger J. Stone Jr. played politics as a kind …
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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.
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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Christopher Miller / BuzzFeed News:
I Got A Text From A Russian Wanted By The FBI About Trump's 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.
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, Axios and Washington Post
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Washington Post:
Trump's Doral resort was a last-minute addition in search for G-7 site, newly released email shows
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and The Hill
Hamed Aleaziz / BuzzFeed News:
“Sickening” And “Proof” Of Racism: DHS Officials Said Stephen Miller Must Go After His Emails Were Released  —  “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.”
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.
Foreign Policy:
Trump Asks Tokyo to Quadruple Payments for U.S. Troops in Japan  —  The move is part of the administration's campaign to get U.S. allies to pay more for defense.  South Korea is also being asked to pony up.  —  As Washington seeks to renew denuclearization talks with Pyongyang …
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 …
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 …
 
 
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Fred Imbert / CNBC:
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Chris Kahn / Reuters:
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 Earlier Items: 
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New York Times:
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Discussion: HuffPost and Jacobin
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Washington Post:
Trump appeals to Supreme Court again, this time to block House committee's subpoena seeking his financial records
Discussion: NPR and Axios