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Melanie Zanona / Politico:
Trump's Ukraine call gets scrutiny with White House officials' testimony  —  Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams have two things in common: They both listened to President Donald Trump's July 25 phone call with the Ukrainian president.  And they both testified under oath that it was far from “perfect.”
Discussion: ABC News, Axios, Breitbart and Raw Story
Marianne LeVine / Politico:
Ron Johnson goes after witness set to testify in impeachment inquiry  —  Sen. Ron Johnson sought to undermine a key White House official who is set to testify Tuesday in the ongoing public impeachment hearings.  —  Johnson (R-Wis.), in a letter sent Monday to House Republicans …
Discussion: The Daily Beast, Raw Story and The Week
Tom Hamburger / Washington Post:
Lt. Col. Vindman to describe his alarm over president's call with Ukrainian leader, girding for Republican attack  —  The House impeachment hearing Tuesday is set to feature one of the Democrats' star witnesses: Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a Purple Heart recipient who is expected to testify …
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
How Not to Plot Secret Foreign Policy: On a Cellphone and WhatsApp  —  American officials expressed wonderment that Rudolph W. Giuliani was running his “irregular channel” of diplomacy over open cell lines and communications apps penetrated by the Russians.  —  Rudolph W. Giuliani …
Associated Press:
House puts out testimony from official who heard Trump call
Discussion: Washington Post and Politico
Axios:
Read Alexander Vindman's opening statement in the impeachment hearing
Discussion: Breitbart and Raw Story
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: What Republicans and Democrats are planning for today's impeachment hearings
MSNBC:   Caught on tape: Trump's Ukraine envoy Gordon Sondland touting ‘quid pro quo’
Eli Yokley / Morning Consult:
First Public Hearings Fail to Increase Support for Impeachment Inquiry
Discussion: The Hill and Breitbart
New York Times:
Jeffrey Epstein Suicide: Two Jail Workers Expected to Be Charged  —  The charges are related to their failure to check on him.  —  Two federal workers who were on duty the night Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in a Manhattan jail are expected to be charged Tuesday in connection …
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Washington Post:
Prosecutors preparing to file charges against Epstein prison guards
Dylan Byers / NBC News:
Politico, DNC at odds over Democratic debate moderator  —  Politico and PBS are scheduled to co-host the sixth Democratic primary debate on Dec. 19 in Los Angeles.  —  The Democratic National Committee and the news organization Politico are locked in an argument over the ideological credentials …
Jesse McKinley / New York Times:
A G.O.P. Star Emerges in Impeachment Hearings.  Democratic Donors Notice.  —  As Representative Elise Stefanik, a New York Republican, took a leading role in Friday's impeachment hearing, donations came pouring in to her Democratic challenger.  —  ALBANY, N.Y. — Shortly …
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Becket Adams / Washington Examiner:   ‘She persisted’: Elise Stefanik is a perfect case-study in media double standards
Kurt Bardella / USA Today:
Speculating about Trump's health is ‘dangerous,’ but Hillary Clinton's was fair game?  —  Can you imagine what the Trumps, Bannons and Hannitys of the world would have done if Hillary Clinton had gone to an unscheduled doctor's appointment?  —  When I heard about President Donald Trump's …
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Peter Baker / New York Times:
White House Denies Trump Health Emergency
Discussion: Politico, Salon and Press Watch
NBC News:
Senior Trump admin official Mina Chang resigns after NBC News report  —  Mina Chang resigned Monday, 6 days after an NBC News report about her resume inflation and hours after NBC asked her about newly discovered false claims.  —  WASHINGTON — Senior Trump administration official Mina Chang resigned …
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CNN:
Jimmy Finkelstein, the owner of The Hill, has flown under the radar.  But he's played a key role in the Ukraine scandal  —  New York (CNN Business)James “Jimmy” Finkelstein, the owner of The Hill newspaper, is not a widely known media executive, but he is one of the era's most consequential.
Gabby Orr / Politico:
'I don't have a Trump sticker on my car because I'm not stupid'  —  “It's a waste of money.”  “To say you don't support it means you don't think any president should be investigated for any problems.”  “I'm not a Trump supporter by all means, but I totally disagree with what they're doing.”
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Margaret Talev / Axios:
Pro-Trump group finds swing voters are unconvinced on impeachment
Discussion: Political Wire
Meagan Flynn / Washington Post:
Trump bashed Nancy Pelosi for an impeachment quote.  It actually came from a Fox News reporter.  —  President Trump lashed out at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in a tweet early on Tuesday morning, misquoting her while characterizing the ongoing impeachment inquiry as a ploy to skirt around …
VICE:
The Congresswoman Who Has Gone Viral for Embarrassing the Worst of the 1 Percent  —  \u003Cp\u003E\u003Ci\u003EThis article appears in VICE Magazine's \u003Ca href="https:\u002F\u002Fwww.vice.com\u0 02Fen_ us\u002Fseries\u002Fkrk8m6\u002Fthe- other-2020" target="_blank"\u003E2019 Profiles Issue\u003C\u002Fa\u003E.
Domenico Montanaro / NPR:
Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Say Impeachment Hearings Won't Change Their Minds  —  The country is witnessing one of only a handful of times in its history that Congress has gone through with public hearings on whether to impeach a president.  And yet, the overwhelming majority …
Discussion: PBS NewsHour and The Hill
Lisa Kaczke / Argus Leader:
'Meth.  We're On It.': South Dakota spends $449K on new anti-meth ad campaign  —  Gov. Kristi Noem has a message for South Dakota: “Meth.  We're On It.”  —  Noem launched her new anti-meth campaign on Monday to bring awareness to the meth epidemic in South Dakota that will include a new TV ad, billboards, posters and website.
Associated Press:
Man Pleads Guilty To Threatening To Kill Rep. Ilhan Omar  —  Prosecutors say Patrick Carlineo called Omar's office March 21, told a staffer the congresswoman was a “terrorist” and threatened to shoot her.  —  ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York man pleaded guilty Monday to threatening to kill U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota.
Susan Dominus / New York Times:
Congratulations, You're a Congresswoman.  Now What?  —  Abigail Spanberger and Ayanna Pressley were part of a wave of Democrats who took office this year full of hope.  Maintaining it has not been easy.  —  There are not many people whom @RepSpanberger lets boss her around, but one of them …
Michelle Goldberg / New York Times:
Stephen Miller Is a White Nationalist.  Does It Matter?  —  Leaked emails from a top Trump aide test our capacity for outrage.  —  In August 2018, Darren Beattie, a White House speechwriter and policy aide, was fired after CNN revealed that he'd spoken at a 2016 conference alongside several …
David Lawder / Reuters:
Trump's ‘Section 232’ autos tariff authority runs out of time, experts say  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The clock has run out on President Donald Trump's authority to impose “Section 232” tariffs on imports of foreign-made cars and auto parts, and he may have to find other means if he wants …
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Democrats Thinking Strategically About 2020 Nominee Choice  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — As candidates continue to join the field for the 2020 Democratic nomination, Democrats nationwide are steadfast in prioritizing electability next fall as a key trait they are looking for in a nominee.
Discussion: The Hill and Political Wire
Washington Post:
China slams Hong Kong judges after mask ruling, raising pressure on city's freedoms  —  BEIJING — Hong Kong faced a fresh threat to its tenuous freedoms and autonomy on Tuesday, as the Chinese government admonished the city's judiciary after a court overturned a ban on demonstrators wearing face masks.
Discussion: Bloomberg and Foreign Policy
Addy Baird / BuzzFeed News:
A Lawmaker Denied Ripping An Absolutely Enormous Fart On Live Television  —  “It was not me!!!!”  Rep. Eric Swalwell said in a text message.  “It's funny tho.” … In an interview Monday night with MSNBC host Chris Matthews, California Rep. Eric Swalwell appeared to...well, rip an absolutely enormous fart.
Catherine Rampell / Washington Post:
Trump and Republicans are on the hunt for Real Crimes  —  For a party that prides itself on being the champion of law and order, the GOP has some peculiar ideas about crime.  —  Nothing President Trump does, it turns out, is a crime, let alone a “high” one.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Axios
Travis Fedschun / Fox News:
Sweden drops investigation into alleged rape by Julian Assange  —  Sweden dropped a preliminary investigation Tuesday into alleged rape by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.  —  Deputy Chief Prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson made the announcement as she gave an update on the Swedish case …
Discussion: Politico, National Review and The Hill
Drew Magary / GEN:
‘If Andrew Yang Can Unite a YouTube Comment Section, He Can Unite the Nation’  —  On the ground at a Yang Gang initiation — and Weezer concert — in Iowa  —  may be the only person at Yangapalooza today who does NOT believe that Andrew Yang will be the next president of the United States.
Brandon Showalter / The Christian Post:
Chick-fil-A denies capitulating to LGBT activists; Christian groups won't be excluded from donations  —  Amid reports that fast food chain Chick-fil-A was halting donations to Christian groups, the restaurant's foundation is maintaining they are philanthropically restructuring …
Laurence H. Tribe / Newsweek:
Donald Trump is America's anti-president  —  After just one week of public impeachment hearings, Donald Trump has unmistakably emerged as America's anti-president, the very model of the charlatan George Washington warned might be overtaken by “the insidious wiles of foreign influence.”
Discussion: Raw Story
 
 
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Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
Stop Assuming Republican Senators Will Do the Right Thing
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Jennifer Medina / New York Times:
California and Nevada Ask: Iowa Who?
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and Politico
Andrew McCarthy / Fox News:
Trump impeachment inquiry obstructed by Democrats' ‘whistleblower’ secrecy charade
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John Solomon Reports:
Impeachment surprise: How Adam Schiff validated my reporting on Ukraine
Steve Bullock / YouTube:
“Justice”  —  World Series crowd chant: “Lock him up, lock him up.”
Discussion: Washington Times
Mimi Rocah / NBC News:
Trump's smearing of ex-Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch echoes Christine Blasey Ford
Discussion: Glamour
David Siders / Politico:
Democratic presidential field goes dark on impeachment
Discussion: The Hill and Associated Press
 Earlier Items: 
Axios:
The most damaging impeachment leaks have come from Trump's own allies
Discussion: New York Magazine and Hot Air
Vanessa Williams / Washington Post:
Stacey Abrams is focused on voting rights. But she wouldn't mind being vice president.
Discussion: NBC News
Ashton Pittman / Jackson Free Press:
Trump's Tupelo Visit Boosted Dems More Than GOP in Northeast Mississippi, Strategist Says
Ashton Pittman / Jackson Free Press:
It's Official: Dem Shanda Yates Ousts 32-Year Republican in Mississippi House
Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
The most alarming part of Barr's speech was its angrily partisan tone
Discussion: New York Times, Slate and LewRockwell
Candice Norwood / PBS NewsHour:
Tillerson says it's ‘wrong’ to ask another country for personal favors
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Slate
The Daily Beast:
Paul Erickson, Russian Agent Maria Butina's Boyfriend, Pleads Guilty to Fraud
Discussion: Raw Story
Vivian Salama / Wall Street Journal:
Top National Security Council Lawyer Fielded Officials' Ukraine Complaints
Discussion: Washington Post and Law & Crime