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Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
A very bad impeachment hearings day for Donald Trump  —  Analysis: Four witnesses delivered testimony that was deeply damaging to Trump's remaining defenses against allegations that he was personally involved in an arms-for-investigations deal.  —  WASHINGTON — They both wore the uniforms …
Erin Banco / The Daily Beast:
Ukraine Pol: I Was Joking When I Asked Vindman To Be Our Defense Minister  —  Vindman was pressed by Republicans about whether he was secretly loyal to Ukraine because of a job offer he'd received.  But the offer itself was just a lighthearted joke.  —  During impeachment hearings on Tuesday morning …
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
The Spectacular Failure of the Trump Wranglers  —  Kurt Volker and many others tried to manage the President.  Impeachment is the result.  —  On Tuesday, nearly seven hours into the marathon third day of public impeachment hearings, Kurt Volker tried to explain to the House Intelligence Committee …
Discussion: NBC News
Kyle Baxter / The Bulwark:
The Unbelievable Gordon Sondland  —  Parsing the contradictory testimony and timeline offered by Trump's ambassador to the EU.  —  On October 17, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, testified in a private deposition before the House Intelligence Committee's impeachment inquiry.
Adam Edelman / NBC News:   10 things we learned from a marathon day of impeachment testimony
Robin Givhan / Washington Post:
Lt. Col. Vindman's uniform spoke loud. His humanity spoke louder.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Jennifer Haberkorn / Los Angeles Times:
Is Gordon Sondland credible enough to be a good impeachment witness for either side?
Discussion: Slate
Abbey Marshall / Politico:
Big testimony revisions, bribery, and the ‘Gordon problem’: Biggest moments from Volker's and Morrison's hearing
Discussion: Breitbart and The Hill
Wall Street Journal:
Impeachment Witnesses Set to Testify on Concerns About Trump-Zelensky Call
Associated Press:
Ukrainian gas executive cooperating in US probe of Giuliani  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors are planning to interview an executive with Ukraine's state-owned gas company as part of an ongoing probe into the business dealings of Rudy Giuliani and two of his Soviet-born business associates.
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Kyle Cheney / Politico:
‘I have learned many things’: Kurt Volker revises Ukraine testimony  —  Kurt Volker is in a bind.  —  The former special U.S. envoy for Ukraine was the first impeachment witness to testify behind closed doors and assured lawmakers he saw no indication that President Donald Trump had conditioned …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
We're All Kurt Volker  —  The “we” in the title is admittedly doing a lot of work, as they say.  “We” applies to some of us more than others.  Indeed, I should say I found much of Amb.  Volker's testimony far short of credible.  But if we take his claims at face value he found himself …
Washington Post:
Federal prosecutors to interview Ukrainian gas executive as part of probe into Giuliani and his associates  —  Federal prosecutors scrutinizing President Trump's personal attorney Rudolph W. Giuliani and two of his associates are to question a top executive of Ukraine's state-owned gas company Thursday …
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
This answer from Kurt Volker makes very little sense
Discussion: CNN and Hot Air
Chris Cillizza / CNN:
How Republicans' star impeachment witness turned on them
Andrew Prokop / Vox:
Kurt Volker, impeachment witness requested by Republicans, debunks many of their arguments
Discussion: The Hill, Washington Post and Politico
ABC News:
Impeachment hearings live updates Day 3: Alexander Vindman, Jennifer Williams testify
Amanda Terkel / HuffPost:
There Are Two Rhodes Scholars Running For President.  Only One Gets Mentioned.  —  Media outlets mention that Pete Buttigieg was a Rhodes scholar far more often than they mention that Cory Booker was one too.  —  A major part of Pete Buttigieg's appeal is his brain.
Discussion: Slate
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New York Times:   They're Blue Collar, and They Like That Biden Is an Average Joe
John DiStaso / WMUR:
Saint Anselm poll: Buttigieg surges to 10 percentage point lead over Biden, Warren in NH
Discussion: Breitbart, TheBlaze and Political Wire
Elena Schneider / Politico:
'Everyone's going to come for Pete': Buttigieg faces debate spotlight
Discussion: Washington Post, The Root and Vox
Bill Barrow / Associated Press:
Democratic debate: Rising Buttigieg could face attacks
Discussion: The Hill
Dave Philipps / New York Times:
Navy Wants to Eject From SEALs a Sailor Cleared by Trump, Officials Say  —  Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher is expected to be formally notified of the action on Wednesday.  —  The Navy SEAL at the center of a high-profile war crimes case has been ordered to appear before Navy leaders Wednesday morning …
Daily Mail:
Obama's aides left notes in White House offices for Donald Trump's staff reading ‘You will fail’ and 'You're not going to make it', says press secretary Stephanie Grisham  — White House press secretary says Obama aides left mean notes behind when they departed the West Wing on January 20, 2017
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Washington Post:
Trump press secretary faces backlash over claim that Obama aides left ‘you will fail’ notes
Discussion: ABC News and Gothamist
Sergii Leshchenko / KyivPost:
Republicans keep lying about me at impeachment hearings  —  Ukrainian journalist and then-member of parliament Sergii Leshchenko holds pages showing alleged payments to Donald Trump's then-presidential campaign chairman Paul Manafort from a a secret ledger of the political party …
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Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
Memo Given To Fusion GPS Described Ukrainian Lawmaker As Potential ‘Conduit’ For Publicizing Information
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Heather Schwedel / Slate:
An Interview With the Woman Who Strongly Needed Her Coffee During a Live Impeachment Hearing  —  Tuesday's award for the most amusing diversion from the minutia of the impeachment hearings goes to McClatchy congressional reporter Emma Dumain, who went minorly viral for chugging coffee …
Discussion: New York Post
Rachel Yang / EW.com:
Julia Roberts was suggested to play Harriet Tubman by studio exec, says Harriet screenwriter  —  “When someone pointed out that Roberts couldn't be Harriet, the executive responded, ‘It was so long ago.  No one is going to know the difference.’”  —  FB  —  TYPE
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Trump Takes Aim at His Own White House Aides  —  “On July 25th, along with several of my colleagues, I listened to a call between President Trump and President Zelensky, the content of which has since been publicly reported.  I found the July 25th phone call unusual because in contrast …
The Daily Beast:
Trump White House Spreads Anti-Vindman Talking Points to Surrogates  —  It is the latest attack from the president's team on one of his employees.  —  The Trump White House has taken the extraordinary step of distributing talking points to allies of the president trashing one of its employees.
Discussion: CNN and Deseret News
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed News:
What's Really Happening At The New York Times  —  If you're following the news these days, you'll notice that a high percentage is about the New York Times — the headlines, the opinions, the tweets, the deeper question of what it is to cover the news straight in a twisted time.
TIME:
Mike Pompeo Is Searching for a Safe Exit from State Ahead of Senate Run, GOP Sources Say  —  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has told three prominent Republicans in recent weeks that he plans to resign from the Trump Administration to run for the U.S. Senate from Kansas in next year's elections.
Discussion: The Week and Raw Story
Los Angeles Times:
$35 million in Pentagon aid hasn't reached Ukraine, despite White House assurances  —  More than $35 million of the roughly $400 million in aid to Ukraine that President Trump delayed, sparking the impeachment inquiry, has not been released to the country, according to a Pentagon spending document obtained by the Los Angeles Times.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Axios
Maggie Severns / Politico:
Documents reveal massive ‘dark-money’ group boosted Democrats in 2018  —  The “green wave” of campaign cash that boosted Democrats and liberal causes in 2018 included an unprecedented gusher of secret money, new documents obtained by POLITICO show.  —  The Sixteen Thirty Fund …
Min Joo Kim / Washington Post:
U.S. breaks off talks with South Korea over costs of military alliance  —  SEOUL — The United States broke off talks with South Korea on Tuesday over how to share the cost of the two nations' military alliance, injecting fresh tension into the relationship over Washington's demands that Seoul pay sharply more.
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
'I don't know what to believe' is an unpatriotic cop-out.  Do better, Americans.  —  Since I became The Washington Post's media columnist in 2016, I've developed a habit of asking people, wherever I travel, how they get their news.  —  In keeping with that, I had a brief chat last weekend in Sarasota …
Maria Sacchetti / Washington Post:
No confirmation, no photo.  CBP says Trump's image the only one allowed on agency walls.  —  With the departure of its ­Senate-confirmed leader last week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a new edict regarding which U.S. officials are worthy of a framed portrait on the agency's walls.
 
 
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