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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.
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Kenneth Garger / New York Post:
Lisa Page says Trump tweet attacks are ‘like being punched in the gut’
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Mediaite
David Weigel / Washington Post:
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock drops out of presidential race  —  Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, who pitched himself to Democratic voters as a campaign finance reformer who could win in red states, is ending his bid for the party's presidential nomination.  —  “While there were many obstacles …
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Rachel M. Cohen / The Intercept:
Nancy Pelosi Pushes the House to Pass USMCA, but Neglects a Bill With Broad Support to Strengthen Unions  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has made no secret of her desire to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement by the end of the year, telling reporters recently that it would be her goal for the House to vote on it before Christmas.
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
The bad-faith impeachment  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Democrats are trying to remove President Trump from office “prayerfully,” and “sadly,” and “with a heavy heart.”  In fact, as anyone who has been watching knows, many Democrats have been itching to impeach Trump since the day he took office.
Washington Post:
Trump will reimpose steel and aluminum tariffs on Brazil and Argentina, opening new trade war fronts  —  The White House says the two nations are “presiding over a massive devaluation of their currencies. which is not good for our farmers.”  —  President Trump announced tariffs …
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Kyle Cheney / Politico:
White House won't take part in first House Judiciary impeachment hearing  —  The White House informed House Democrats on Sunday that it will not participate in the Judiciary Committee's first impeachment hearing, excoriating Democrats' impeachment inquiry as a “baseless” and “partisan” …
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Mike Allen / Axios:
The House GOP's next impeachment move
Discussion: ABC News and Political Wire
CBS News:
300+ Trump ads taken down by Google, YouTube  —  60 Minutes finds over 300 video ads for President Trump were taken down, mostly over the summer, for violating company policy  —  How to handle political ads on social media has become a growing concern as the 2020 U.S. presidential election approaches.
Dexter Filkins / New Yorker:
Blood and Soil in Narendra Modi's India  —  The Prime Minister's Hindu-nationalist government has cast two hundred million Muslims as internal enemies.  —  On August 11th, two weeks after Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent soldiers in to pacify the Indian state of Kashmir …
Associated Press:
Legal reckoning: New abuse suits could cost church over $4B  —  1 of 9  —  NEW YORK (AP) — At the end of another long day trying to sign up new clients accusing the Roman Catholic Church of sexual abuse, lawyer Adam Slater gazes out the window of his high-rise Manhattan office …
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.
Discussion: National Review and The Dispatch
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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Washington's December nightmare
Discussion: New York Times
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
What to do about the Kremlin's propagandists  —  Sen. John Neely Kennedy (R-La.) once before walked back an assertion that maybe Ukraine was responsible for meddling in the 2016 election.  That has not deterred him from repeating the Kremlin's propaganda.  Appearing on “Meet the Press” on Sunday, he was at it again.
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NBC News:
Meet the Press - December 1, 2019
Discussion: Washington Post
Ken Moritsugu / Associated Press:
China to suspend US Navy visits to Hong Kong over new law  —  1 of 6  —  HONG KONG (AP) — China said Monday it will suspend U.S. military ship and aircraft visits to Hong Kong and sanction several American pro-democracy and human rights groups in retaliation for the signing into law …
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Bloomberg:
China Spares Trade in First Retaliation to U.S.'s Hong Kong Law
Discussion: National Review and Political Wire
R.J. Lyman / The Bulwark:
This Is the Single Best Argument For Why Trump Should Be Impeached and Removed  —  He tried to meddle in the 2020 election.  It's crazy to say that you have to let him participate in the 2020 election in order to render a verdict on his attempt to cheat in it.
Noa Landau / Haaretz:
Netanyahu Calls Off Visit to NATO Summit After U.K. Cites ‘Logistical Problems’  —  Sources say Merkel and Macron hadn't responded to attempts to arrange meetings in London with the Israeli leader, who was set to meet with Pompeo  —  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won't attend the NATO summit …
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.
Washington Post:
Ukraine's Zelensky is making headway against corruption.  But the fight risks angering Trump.  —  KYIV, Ukraine — By the end of this month, more than 500 Ukrainian prosecutors will be out of their jobs as part of sweeping professional reviews under Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Bob Bauer / New York Times:
Trump Is the Founders' Worst Nightmare  —  The very conduct that necessitates presidential impeachment also supplies the means for the demagogue to escape it.  —  Mr. Bauer served as a White House counsel under President Barack Obama.  —  Donald Trump's Republican congressional allies …
New York Times:
With Brutal Crackdown, Iran Is 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: National Review and Power Line
Liz Peek / Fox News:
Trump is gaining black voters — that's terrible news for Democrats  —  Democrats are frantic.  For decades, they have taken the black vote for granted.  Today, there are signs that empty promises and radical leftist social policies are leaving black voters behind.
David Freedlander / Politico:
How Bloomberg Could Win.  Again.  —  Michael Bloomberg has begun his improbable bid for the presidency with a rollout you could call unconventional, to be charitable.  The big splash was news of his $37 million television ad buy; then there was an overstuffed campaign bio-spot …
Leah Litman / The Atlantic:
The Guns Case Is About Much More Than Guns  —  Sometimes the worst decision the Supreme Court can make is to decide a case at all.  The Court appears poised to make this mistake in its zeal to expansively interpret the Second Amendment, and in the process will make a further error …
Alex Shephard / New Republic:
The Real News Crisis Isn't Fake News  —  In the aftermath of the twin shocks of 2016—Brexit on one side of the Atlantic, Donald Trump on the other—many in the media identified “fake news” as the culprit and as one of the emergent evils of the modern world.
 
 
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Far-right voters don't dislike government.  They just want to keep its benefits for their own ethnic group.
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Virginia Kruta / The Daily Caller:
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Angus King / USA Today:
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Eric Levitz / New York Magazine:
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ProPublica:
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Fred Hiatt / Washington Post:
China is harassing journalists reporting on Uighurs. They cannot be stifled.
Discussion: National Review and The Federalist
Richmond Times-Dispatch:
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Discussion: The Guardian and The Sun
Brian Slodysko / Associated Press:
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Jonathan Swan / Axios:
NATO allies spooked by Trump despite White House soothing