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7:05 PM ET, November 17, 2019

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Rishika Dugyala / Politico:
Trump labels top Pence aide a ‘Never Trumper’  —  President Donald Trump on Sunday labeled one of his vice president's top national security aides a “Never Trumper,” a day after it was disclosed that she had said the president's July call with Ukraine was “unusual and inappropriate” in a deposition to Congress.
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Allan Smith / NBC News:
GOP senator says whistleblower's sources 'exposed things that didn't need to be exposed'  —  “This would have been far better off if we would have just taken care of this behind the scenes,” he said.  —  Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., said Sunday that the administration officials who provided …
Discussion: The Hill
Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
Steve Bannon Says He Pushed For Alleged Whistleblower To Be Removed From National Security Council  —  Steve Bannon said in an interview that when he was at the White House in 2017, he was involved in an effort to remove an intelligence officer suspected of being the Trump whistleblower …
Discussion: Fox News
Heather Caygle / Politico:
Pelosi has ‘no idea’ if impeachment inquiry will wrap by year's end
Discussion: The Hill
Zachary Basu / Axios:
Official testifies Bolton held 1-on-1 meeting with Trump about Ukraine aid
Discussion: The Hill and Washington Post
David Cohen / Politico:
Giuliani: House investigation ‘a travesty’
Discussion: The Hill and Breitbart
Zachary Basu / Axios:
Rep. Steve Scalise calls White House officials “Schiff's witnesses”
Discussion: Breitbart and Politico
David Smith / The Guardian:
Impeachment inquiry: Trump ally must choose between loyalty and saving himself
Discussion: The Daily Caller and CNN
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Republicans, the Real Chickens of Kiev
Discussion: USA Today
Jeremy Diamond / CNN:
Trump's visit to Walter Reed ‘not protocol’ for routine visit, source says  —  Trump reports to Walter Reed for part of annual exam  —  (CNN)President Donald Trump's visit to Walter Reed on Saturday did not follow the protocol of a routine presidential medical exam, according to a person familiar with the matter.
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Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
We need a second opinion on the president's health  —  The only thing of which we can be fairly certain about President Trump's mysterious Saturday-afternoon trip to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is this: The White House is not telling the truth when it claims the president was there …
Discussion: Raw Story
Neil Vigdor / New York Times:
Trump Went for a Medical Checkup That Was Not on His Public Schedule
Discussion: HuffPost
Jill Colvin / NBC4 Washington:   Trump Makes Unannounced Visit to Walter Reed; White House Says He Had ‘Quick Exam and Labs’
Rod Dreher / The American Conservative:
Trump Loses Louisiana  —  Looks like big turnout in the cities pushed Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards to re-election over Republican Eddie Rispone, despite the fact that Donald Trump visited the state three times to campaign for Rispone.  Here's how the vote shook out by parish, according to The Lens NOLA:
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Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Louisiana delivers Trump a black eye  —  President Donald Trump campaigned hard in three conservative Southern states this fall, aiming for a string of gubernatorial wins that would demonstrate his political strength heading into impeachment and his own reelection effort.  —  The plan backfired in dramatic fashion.
Shane Goldmacher / New York Times:
Michael Bloomberg Apologizes for Stop-and-Frisk: ‘I Was Wrong’  —  Ahead of a possible Democratic run for president, the former mayor of New York City reversed himself before an important party constituency: black voters.  —  Ahead of a potential Democratic presidential run …
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Mara Gay / New York Times:
Bloomberg Apologizes for Stop and Frisk at Just the Right Time
Washington Post:
Bloomberg apologizes for stop-and-frisk ahead of likely presidential run
Discussion: Fox News
CBS News:
CBS News Battleground Tracker: Buttigieg rises in Iowa and New Hampshire, Biden back atop delegate hunt  —  The Democratic nomination race remains unsettled because many voters are conflicted between what they want and whether they think can win.  Some candidates who generate excitement are also seen as risky.
Discussion: Associated Press, Hot Air and The Hill
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Anna Louie Sussman / New York Times:
The End of Babies  —  In the fall of 2015, a rash of posters appeared around Copenhagen.  One, in pink letters laid over an image of chicken eggs, asked, “Have you counted your eggs today?”  A second — a blue-tinted close-up of human sperm — inquired, “Do they swim too slow?”
YouTube:
Days of Our Impeachment Cold Open - SNL  —  Saturday Night Live … Add to  —  Share More  —  24,964  —  24,965 4,737  —  4,738
Discussion: The Wrap
Garry Kasparov / New York Daily News:
The truth in front of our noses: Donald Trump's behavior is disgustingly corrupt and impeachable, whatever his defenders do or say  —  It was foolish to hope that Donald Trump would be cowed into better behavior by the start of impeachment hearings last Wednesday.
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Chris Wallace Accuses Top Republican of ‘Very Badly’ Mischaracterizing Impeachment Testimony  —  “No, sir, they are career foreign service officers and these are people who worked in the Trump administration,” Wallace snapped back at Scalise.  —  Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace repeatedly …
New York Times:
How FedEx Cut Its Tax Bill to $0  —  The company, like much of corporate America, has not made good on its promised investment surge from President Trump's 2017 tax cuts.  —  WASHINGTON — In the 2017 fiscal year, FedEx owed more than $1.5 billion in taxes.  The next year, it owed nothing.
Newsday:
Undercover investigation reveals evidence of unequal treatment by Long Island real estate agents … In one of the most concentrated investigations of discrimination by real estate agents in the half century since enactment of America's landmark fair housing law, Newsday found evidence …
Jacob Knutson / Axios:
Pelosi: Responding to what Republicans say on impeachment is a “waste of time”  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on CBS News' “Face the Nation” on Sunday that it is a “waste of time” to discuss what Republicans say about impeachment because “they are in denial about what has happened in the country.”
Discussion: Politico
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Grace Segers / CBS News:
Trump has “every opportunity to present his case,” Pelosi says
Discussion: The Hill, CNN and PEN
 
 
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Michael Scherer / Washington Post:
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Discussion: Political Wire
New York Times:
How Elizabeth Warren Got to ‘Yes’ on Medicare for All
Discussion: Political Wire
The Guardian:
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Ashe Schow / The Daily Wire:
Kamala Harris' Campaign In Free Fall, ABC Blames ‘America’
Discussion: Politico, Washington Post and Breitbart
 Earlier Items: 
Associated Press:
Thousands protest election reform failure in Georgia
Nicholas Kristof / New York Times:
Fox News? More Like Trump's Impeachment Shield
USA Today:
Impeachment: Trump abuses power by harassing, intimidating witnesses like Yovanovitch
Daniel Lippman / Politico:
Trump's ‘West Point Mafia’ Faces a Loyalty Test
Rachel Bitecofer / wasoncenter:
With 16 Months to go, Negative Partisanship Predicts the 2020 Presidential Election
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Michael A. Robinson / Washington Post:
Trump's pardon of two former Army officers has sparked new controversy. Here's why
Discussion: New York Times, Disrn and HuffPost