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San Diego Union-Tribune:
Rep. Duncan Hunter to plead guilty in campaign finance scandal, leave Congress  —  Longtime congressman says he wants to spare his family the spectacle of a trial, which was to start Jan. 22  —  After years of denials and claims he was the target of a political witch hunt, Rep. Duncan Hunter …
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KUSI Newsroom / KUSI-TV:
Congressman Duncan D. Hunter announces guilty plea on one count of misuse of campaign funds  —  SAN DIEGO - For 39 years, the Hunter family has represented San Diego in the 50th Congressional District, but that may come to an end next year.  —  Hunter is is charged with using campaign funds …
John Bresnahan / Politico:
Rep. Duncan Hunter to plead guilty in campaign finance violations case  —  GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter is set to plead guilty in federal court on Tuesday after denying for more than a year that he had illegally misused campaign funds.  —  Hunter told TV station KUSI in San Diego, “Tomorrow …
Discussion: NBC News and Fox News
CNN:
Rep. Duncan Hunter to plead guilty in case alleging misuse of campaign funds
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Alayna Treene / Axios:
GOP impeachment report claims Trump did nothing wrong  —  President Trump committed “no quid pro quo, bribery, extortion, or abuse of power,” Republicans on the House committees investigating the Ukraine controversy have concluded in a 110-page report reviewed by Axios ahead of its formal release.
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Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
Republican Impeachment Defense Claims Trump's Ukraine Pressure Was Apolitical  —  In a report intended to counter Democrats' impeachment case against President Trump, Republicans will argue his efforts to get Ukraine to investigate his rivals had nothing to do with politics.
Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux / FiveThirtyEight:
Do Democrats Have Enough ‘Smoking Gun’ Evidence For Impeachment?
Discussion: NBC News and HuffPost
Cristina Marcos / The Hill:
House Judiciary announces impeachment witnesses
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
CNN:
House Republicans defend Trump's actions in new report responding to impeachment inquiry
Discussion: KTLA and KTVZ-TV
Natasha Bertrand / Politico:
Senate panel look into Ukraine interference comes up short  —  With the impeachment inquiry charging forward, President Donald Trump's allies have defended his demand for political investigations from Ukraine by claiming that the government in Kyiv tried to sabotage his candidacy and boost Hillary Clinton in 2016.
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James Downie / Washington Post:
The useful idiot from Louisiana  —  A few weeks ago, I wrote about Sen. John Neely Kennedy (R-La.) showcasing the “typical shell game” of Republicans on impeachment: Eliminate the importance of the “quid pro quo,” muddy the waters of the president's motive and distort the impeachment process itself.
Discussion: The Independent, HuffPost and Axios
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Assessing the Republicans' 10 ‘findings’ in their impeachment inquiry report
Discussion: Associated Press and KyivPost
Betsy Swan / The Daily Beast:
House Republicans Put Together an Impeachment Rebuttal Report
Discussion: Washington Post, Breitbart and The Hill
ABC News:
Giuliani associate asks court to release material for impeachment inquiry  —  An attorney representing Rudy Giuliani's indicted associate, Lev Parnas, asked that materials seized during his client's arrest be released to the House committees leading the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
Discussion: USA Today, The Hill and The Daily Beast
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NBC News:   Prosecutor says new charges ‘likely’ in case against Rudy Giuliani associates
Adam Klasfeld / courthousenews.com:
Giuliani Associate Lev Parnas Cleared to Comply With Impeachment Subpoena
Discussion: VICE and Law & Crime
Erin Durkin / Politico:   New charges likely in case against Giuliani associates
Christian Berthelsen / Bloomberg:
U.S. ‘Likely’ to Bring New Charges in Giuliani-Allies Case
Discussion: Political Wire
Washington Post:
The surprising second choices of Democratic primary voters upend political cliches  —  A war between ‘progressives’ and ‘moderates’?  Voters don't see things the way pundits do.  —  To many observers, the Democratic presidential primary has highlighted the “profound ideological divides between …
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Kathleen Ronayne / Associated Press:
California Gov. Newsom to campaign in Iowa for Kamala Harris
Discussion: Axios
Jacksonville Journal-Courier:
Poll says Biden keeps narrow lead in state, but Warren, Buttigieg gain in primary race
Discussion: The Hill
Cheyenne Haslett / ABC News:
Young voter asks Elizabeth Warren emotional question about acceptance
Jason Leopold / BuzzFeed News:
Here Are The Latest Secret Memos From Mueller's Report  —  BuzzFeed News sued the US government for the right to see all the work that Mueller's team kept secret.  Today we are publishing the second installment of the FBI's summaries of interviews with key witnesses.
Discussion: Raw Story
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Katelyn Polantz / CNN:
Highlights from the newly released FBI Mueller investigation notes
Discussion: KDFX-TV
Simon Shuster / TIME:
Politico:
Georgia governor set to buck Trump on Senate appointment  —  In defiance of Trump, Brian Kemp has begun informing fellow Republicans that he will appoint business exec Kelly Loeffler to the soon-to-be-vacant seat.  —  Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has been getting pressure about his prospective Senate pick.
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Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Kelly Loeffler to have powerful ally after she's tapped to Senate in Georgia
Pete Williams / NBC News:
Supreme Court appears unlikely to hand victory to gun rights backers in 2nd Amendment case  —  “You're asking us to take a case in which the other side has thrown in the towel and opine on a law that's not on the books anymore,” Justice Sonia Sotomayor said.  —  Supreme Court finishes hearing first 2nd Amendment case in a decade
Discussion: Townhall, MSNBC and UPI
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Matthew Lee / Associated Press:
Trump administration quietly releases Lebanon military aid  —  1 of 3  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has quietly released more than $100 million in military assistance to Lebanon after months of unexplained delay.  —  That's according to two congressional staffers …
Dan Levin / New York Times:
‘OxyContin Just Started Showing Up’  —  Purdue Pharma introduced its opioid painkiller, OxyContin, in 1996, when the Class of 2000 entered high school.  Some students began experimenting, often combining prescription opiates with alcohol at parties.  —  For many, what started …
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
CBS News:
Facebook CEO on political ads: People should “judge for themselves the character of politicians”  —  Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg is doubling down on his company's decision to not take down political ads that contain false information.  —  “What I believe is that in a democracy …
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Zack Budryk / The Hill:
Zuckerberg on allowing political ads: ‘People should be able to judge for themselves’
Discussion: IJR
Kate Bennett / CNN:
‘Free, Melania’ offers new details about the life of a private first lady  —  Adapted from Kate Bennett's “Free, Melania: The Unauthorized Biography” set for release Tuesday.  —  Washington (CNN)First lady Melania Trump, like those before her, has battled the vast juxtaposition between public perception and private citizen.
Discussion: Raw Story
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Elisabeth Egan / New York Times:
6 Takeaways From Melania Trump's Unauthorized Biography
Harper Neidig / The Hill:
Carter Page loses appeal in defamation suit against media outlets  —  Carter Page, the former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser, suffered another court loss on Monday when a federal appeals court upheld a trial judge's decision to throw out his defamation lawsuit against a pair of media outlets.
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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Appeals court refuses to revive Carter Page lawsuit
Discussion: Associated Press
Collin Anderson / Washington Free Beacon:
Warren's Son Attended One of Nation's Most Elite Private Schools  —  The Haverford School's leafy campus, arched doorways, and neatly uniformed boys would seem to denote the sort of class and privilege that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) has decried on the campaign trail.
ustr.gov:
Conclusion of USTR's Investigation Under Section 301 into France's Digital Services Tax  —  Washington, DC - The U.S. Trade Representative has completed the first segment of its investigation under section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 and concluded that France's Digital Services Tax (DST) …
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Wealthy Mercer family spent millions on conservative causes in 2018 as they distanced themselves from Trump  — Republican megadonors Robert and Rebekah Mercer donated over $12 million to a variety of conservative causes last year despite distancing themselves from being associated with President Donald Trump.
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Trump campaign to blacklist Bloomberg News  —  President Trump's 2020 campaign announced Monday it will no longer allow reporters from Bloomberg News to obtain credentials to cover Trump campaign events.  —  The big picture: Campaign manager Brad Parscale described the decision …
 
 
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Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: Hunter Biden blows off court hearing over child support as his lawyer abruptly quits …
Discussion: Twitchy and The Gateway Pundit
The Guardian:
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Angus King / USA Today:
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R.J. Lyman / The Bulwark:
This Is the Single Best Argument For Why Trump Should Be Impeached and Removed
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