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9:35 PM ET, November 19, 2019

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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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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 …
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 …
Ari Feldman / The Forward:
Alexander Vindman's Family Under 24-Hour Security Monitoring After Twitter Targeting By Trump  —  The Army has placed Alexander Vindman, an expert on Ukraine and a central figure in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, and his family under 24-hour security monitoring …
Andrew Prokop / Vox:
Kurt Volker, impeachment witness requested by Republicans, debunks many of their arguments  —  Ambassador Kurt Volker, former special envoy to Ukraine, testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on November 19, 2019 |
Discussion: The Hill and Washington Post
Eric Levitz / New York Magazine:
Democrats Should Stop Making ‘Ukrainegate’ About Ukraine  —  On Tuesday morning, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander S. Vindman strolled out of Aaron Sorkin's imagination and into the chambers of the House Intelligence Committee.  —  No West Wing writer nor Democratic consultant could dream up a better …
Discussion: CNN, The Week and Washington Post
Jonathan Allen / NBC News:   A very bad impeachment hearings day for Donald Trump
Kyle Baxter / The Bulwark:
The Unbelievable Gordon Sondland
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:   We're All Kurt Volker  —  The “we” in the title is admittedly doing …
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
Jennifer Haberkorn / Los Angeles Times:
Is Gordon Sondland credible enough to be a good impeachment witness for either side?
Discussion: Slate
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
This answer from Kurt Volker makes very little sense
Discussion: CNN and Hot Air
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.
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New York Times:
They're Blue Collar, and They Like That Biden Is an Average Joe  —  Joseph R. Biden Jr. has durable support from a multiracial coalition of working-class voters who view him as one of their own.  —  WEST POINT, Iowa — They are white and nonwhite alike, prefer Facebook over Twitter …
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
Washington Post:
Trump press secretary faces backlash over claim that Obama aides left ‘you will fail’ notes  —  The White House is facing fresh allegations of dishonesty after press secretary Stephanie Grisham claimed without evidence that aides to former president Barack Obama left behind disparaging messages around …
Discussion: ABC News, Political Wire and Gothamist
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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
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 …
Andrew Kerr / The Daily Caller:
Clinton Foundation Continues To Hemorrhage Money Following Hillary's Loss  —  The Clinton Foundation's revenue dropped to a 16-year low in 2018 and reported a third-straight year of losses, a trend that began in 2016 when Hillary Clinton was defeated by President Donald Trump.
Discussion: Twitchy and OpenSecrets.org
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Will Bunch / staff:
Why America needs the truth on Trump's mysterious medical dash to Walter Reed
Kurt Bardella / USA Today:
Speculating about Trump's health is ‘dangerous,’ but Hillary Clinton's was fair game?
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 …
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 …
New York Times:
Guards Accused of Napping and Shopping Online the Night Epstein Died  —  The two jail staff members were charged with falsifying records and conspiring to defraud the United States.  —  The night that Jeffrey Epstein hanged himself in a Manhattan jail, one of the guards on duty was catching …
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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.
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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.
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 …
Kate Irby / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Devin Nunes' lawyer files another defamation lawsuit, this time for White House official  —  Rep. Devin Nunes' attorney is representing one of the congressman's former aides in a new defamation lawsuit against the news organization Politico.  —  Kashyap “Kash” Patel, a lawyer who worked …
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Tristan Justice / The Federalist:
Vindman Just Admitted To Leaking To The Anti-Trump Whistleblower
Discussion: Slate and Townhall
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
 
 
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Peter Baker / New York Times:
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Laura Barrón-López / Politico:
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Jamelle Bouie / New York Times:
Republicans Are Following Trump to Nowhere
Discussion: Roll Call
New York Times:
After Keeping a Careful Distance From Trump, Nikki Haley Is All In
Andrew Taylor / Associated Press:
House passes short-term spending measure as talks falter
Discussion: The Hill
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Daniel Flatley / Bloomberg:
U.S. Senate Passes Hong Kong Democracy Bill, Drawing China's Ire
Erica Werner / Washington Post:
Trump claims Pelosi trying to use trade deal to get votes on impeachment
New York Times:
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CNN:
Judge denies Trump's request to dismiss Summer Zervos defamation case
NBC News:
Stephen Miller planted anti-Rubio stories in Breitbart during 2016 campaign, leaked emails show