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9:45 PM ET, December 1, 2019


 Top Items: 
Molly Jong-Fast / The Daily Beast:
Lisa Page Speaks: 'There's No Fathomable Way I Have Committed Any Crime at All'  —  STRIKING BACK  —  The former FBI lawyer and ongoing Trump target breaks two years of silence in this exclusive interview.  And she has quite a lot to say.  —  It's not often that you interview a subject who has no interest in being famous.
ABC News:
Trump, lawyers won't participate in upcoming impeachment hearing  —  President Donald Trump and his lawyers will not participate in Wednesday's impeachment hearing in the House Judiciary Committee, according to a letter from the White House to the committee obtained by ABC News.
Discussion: The Hill
Washington Post:
Trump's counsel says president won't participate in House Judiciary's first impeachment panel, calling it unfair  —  As the impeachment inquiry moves into a critical week, President Trump and his Republican allies are debating the degree to which the president should participate in a process …
Discussion: Political Wire
David Morgan / Reuters:
Trump faces two deadlines as U.S. Congress ramps up impeachment focus
Discussion: Raw Story
Ben Kamisar / NBC News:   Klobuchar says impeachment probe has uncovered a ‘global Watergate’
Joel B. Pollak / Breitbart:
Adam Schiff Gives Democrats Only 24 Hours to Sign Impeachment Report
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Jacob Knutson / Axios:
Top Judiciary Republican demands Schiff testify in impeachment hearing
Discussion: ABC News
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Chuck Todd to GOP Senator: You're Selling the Same Argument as Putin!  —  Chuck Todd was left gobsmacked by Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) when the GOP lawmaker said the ex-Ukrainian president “actively worked” for Hillary Clinton.  —  A week after claiming that he didn't know whether Russia …
Ursula Perano / Axios:
Sen. John Kennedy doubles down on claims of Ukrainian interference
Discussion: Daily Kos, HuffPost and Slate
Washington Post:   The damage done to Ukraine
New York Times:
With Brutal Crackdown, Iran Convulsed by Worst Unrest in 40 Years  —  What started as a protest over a surprise increase in gasoline prices turned into widespread demonstrations met with a systematic repression that left at least 180 people dead.  —  Iran is experiencing …
Discussion: Political Wire
Tim Baker / London Evening Standard:
Apostrophe society shuts down because ‘ignorance and laziness have won’  —  ES News email  —  The latest headlines in your inbox Enter your email address Continue  —  Please enter an email address Email address is invalid Fill out this field Email address is invalid You already have an account.
Zach Montellaro / Politico:
Andrew Yang raises $750,000 in 24 hours  —  The haul reflects the campaign's ability to attract funds via grassroots appeals.  —  Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang.  Andrew Yang raised $750,000 on Nov. 30, his single best fundraising day to date of his campaign.
Discussion: The Hill
Ina Jaffe / NPR:
The White House Says Nursing Home Regulations Are Too Tough  —  Toggle more options  —  The Trump administration wants reduce the “burden” on nursing home operators by relaxing the rules governing the facilities.  Critics see troubling implications for the care of millions of residents.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Ursula Perano / Axios:
Democrat Joe Sestak drops out of 2020 presidential race  —  Admiral Joe Sestak announced Sunday evening that he is dropping out of the 2020 presidential race, leaving the total number of Democrats left in the field at 17.  —  The big picture: Sestak was one of the last Democrats to join the race …
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Former congressman Joe Sestak ends 2020 presidential bid
Discussion: Associated Press, NBC News and ABC News
Tom McCarthy / The Guardian:
Legal storm clouds gather over Rudy Giuliani, America's tarnished mayor  —  Analysts say an indictment is likely as prosecutors focus on Giuliani's work for Trump and himself in Ukraine  —  When the former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani emerged as one of Donald Trump's most bareknuckle defenders during …
Discussion: DemCast and Contemptor
Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
Justice's election-year conundrum: How to probe team Trump
Discussion: Raw Story and Law & Crime
Jacob Knutson / Axios:
Fox News' Judge Napolitano outlines likely articles of impeachment against Trump … The big picture: Napolitano said House Democrats have evidence to impeach the president for bribery, election law violation, obstruction of justice and witness interference.
Elana Schor / Associated Press:
Buttigieg turns to black pastor to discuss racism, poverty  —  Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg, right, listens to Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II speak about the Poor People's Campaign before taking questions at Greenleaf Christian Church, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019 in Goldsboro, N.C. (The News & Observer via AP)
Errin Haines / Associated Press:   'I know Joe's heart': Why black voters are backing Joe Biden
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
How to think about Trump's two big trade deals  —  Between the lines ... 1.  On USMCA: The passage of USMCA depends on the ability of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, organized labor and the Mexican government to come to a compromise.  — The Mexicans have long said there's no way they're …
Discussion: CNBC and One America News Network
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
NATO allies spooked by Trump despite White House soothing  —  This week's NATO meeting in London will be “a celebratory leaders' meeting,” according to a White House talking point ahead of President Trump's trip.  But European officials aren't betting on it, and Trump has been privately complaining …
Discussion: Raw Story
Steve Contorno / Tampa Bay Times:
Ron DeSantis isn't on Donald Trump's TV anymore.  That's on purpose.  —  Once the president's top defender on Fox News, Florida's governor has disappeared from Trump's favorite network.  —  There was a time when President Donald Trump could turn on Fox News at any given hour …
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Robert Reich / The Guardian:
Trump won't lose his job - but the impeachment inquiry is still essential
Michael Goodwin / New York Post:
The New York Times' long descent from credibility
Monica Haider / CNN:
Catholic diocese denies gay Michigan judge communion
Discussion: Redstate and The Daily Caller
New York Times:
U.S. Drone Killed Afghan Civilians, Officials Say
New York Times:
‘Sent Candy’: Cockpit Tapes Show Russian Pilots Bombing Syrian Civilians
Will Bunch / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
In America, the law is the law* (*if you're poor, undocumented or nonwhite)
Discussion: Washington Post and UPI
Tim Stickings / Daily Mail:
Revealed: Six of London Bridge terrorist Usman Khan's fellow Stock Exhange bomb plotters …
Discussion: Power Line and The Sun
 Earlier Items: 
Ryan Fahey / Daily Mail:
Jeremy Corbyn's most loyal supporters are more likely to be anti-Semitic than those of other …
Catherine Lucey / Wall Street Journal:
Impeachment Fight at Home Hangs Over Trump's NATO Trip
New York Times:
How a Divided Left Is Losing the Battle on Abortion
Michael Crowley / New York Times:
A Leak-Prone White House Finally Manages to Keep a Secret
Jon Stone / The Independent:
Google bans eight different Tory election adverts as disinformation concerns mount
Discussion: Raw Story
Washington Post:
Trump isn't running in Britain's election. That hasn't stopped him from getting in the middle.
Discussion: HotAir and Raw Story
Raphael Minder / New York Times:
Assange to Testify on Being Recorded in Embassy in London
Iraqi lawmakers accept premier's resignation amid ongoing violence
Discussion: NPR and One America News Network