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Washington Post:
Barr's handpicked prosecutor tells inspector general he can't back right-wing theory that Russia case was U.S. intelligence setup  —  The prosecutor handpicked by Attorney General William P. Barr to scrutinize how U.S. agencies investigated President Trump's 2016 campaign said he could not offer evidence …
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
No wonder Jonathan Turley's dog is mad  —  The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday entered into democracy's most sacred ritual, that solemn moment when the people's representatives assemble to hear testimony about Jonathan Turley's dog.  —  For reasons not entirely clear …
Discussion: CNN, Daily Kos, Esquire, Raw Story and C-SPAN.org
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John Hinderaker / Power Line:
The Karlan Catastrophe [Updated]  —  The Democrats opened the next phase of their drive to impeachment today with a hearing in the House Judiciary Committee.  Strangely, they began not with fact witnesses but with a panel of four law professors, three selected by the Democrats and one by the Republicans.
Discussion: Slate, Washington Times and Raw Story
Wall Street Journal:
Nancy Pelosi Pushes to Remove Legal Protections for Online Content in Trade Pact  —  Internet companies have fought for the provisions in the USMCA deal with Canada and Mexico  —  WASHINGTON—House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is pushing to strip out sweeping legal protections for online content …
Discussion: Axios, CNBC, Politico and Breitbart
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Pelosi to deliver impeachment update at 9 a.m.
ABC News:
The Note: Speed defines Democrats' impeachment push
Discussion: Breitbart and Sean Hannity
Charles Sykes / Politico:
Democrats' 3 Impeachment Hazards: Speed, Squirrels and Guano
Discussion: Washington Post
Stephen Collinson / CNN:
Democrats' new impeachment message: Expel Trump now
Discussion: KTVZ-TV and KIFI-TV
Joshua A. Geltzer / The Atlantic:
The Legal Debate About Impeachment Is Over
Discussion: New York Times, Politico and IJR
E.J. Dionne / Washington Post:
The moral imperative of impeachment
Discussion: The Wrap and Daily Kos
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New York Times:
Iran Is Secretly Moving Missiles Into Iraq, U.S. Officials Say  —  The buildup of a hidden arsenal of short-range missiles is the latest sign that American efforts to deter Iran have largely failed.  —  WASHINGTON — Iran has used the continuing chaos in Iraq to build up a hidden arsenal …
Phoebe Neidl / Rolling Stone:
The Traitors Among Us  —  Donald Trump likes to call his opponents traitors — but if he's looking for treasonous behavior, he should look within his own party  —  America once used the words “treason” and “traitors” only in cases of actual betrayal of our nation's most vital secrets or interests.
Discussion: Raw Story
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Wall-to-wall impeachment coverage is not changing any minds.  Here's how journalists can reach the undecided.  —  The diplomats have been inspiring, the legal scholars knowledgeable, the politicians predictable.  —  After endless on-air analysis and written reporting, pundit panels, and emergency podcasts, not much has changed.
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Republicans angry, concerned about Schiff release of phone records  —  House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff's decision to publish the phone records of the president's personal attorneys, a journalist, a fellow lawmaker, a National Security Council aide, and others has sent …
Discussion: Power Line and American Greatness
Gwen Aviles / NBC News:
Pete Buttigieg criticized for volunteering with Salvation Army  —  Critics call the charity homophobic and question why the openly gay presidential candidate would have ever associated with the organization.  —  Pete Buttigieg is drawing criticism after pictures of him volunteering for the Salvation Army …
New York Times:
Giuliani, Facing Scrutiny, Travels to Europe to Interview Ukrainians  —  President Trump's personal lawyer has been in Budapest and Kyiv this week to talk with former Ukrainian prosecutors for a documentary series intended to debunk the impeachment case.  —  WASHINGTON — Even as Democrats intensified …
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Sergii Leshchenko / KyivPost:
How Kolomoisky's prosecutor fueled Giuliani's conspiracies
Discussion: Mediaite and Vanity Fair
KHNL:
3 victims injured, gunman dead in shooting at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard  —  HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - At least three people were injured, two gravely, in an active shooter situation Wednesday afternoon at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.  —  Meanwhile, witnesses tell Hawaii News Now that gunman fatally shot himself.
New York Times:
Florida Keys Deliver a Hard Message: As Seas Rise, Some Places Can't Be Saved  —  KEY WEST, Fla. — Officials in the Florida Keys announced what many coastal governments nationwide have long feared, but few have been willing to admit: As seas rise and flooding gets worse, not everyone can be saved.
Discussion: Washington Post
Sean Neumann / People.com:
Trump Lies About Not Knowing Prince Andrew Amid Epstein Scandal — but He Once Told PEOPLE Andrew Was ‘a Lot of Fun’  —  Photos and President Trump's own statements prove he isn't telling the truth about his relationship with Prince Andrew  —  President Donald Trump claimed to reporters …
Discussion: HuffPost
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Lauren Egan / NBC News:   Trump claims he doesn't know Prince Andrew, but once called him ‘a lot of fun’
Janet Hook / Los Angeles Times:
Warren and Biden lose ground, Sanders moves ahead in California's shifting 2020 Democratic race  —  The Democratic presidential contest in California remains extremely fluid — but not enough, at least so far, to provide an opening for Michael Bloomberg, who entered the race two weeks ago …
Wall Street Journal:
Schiff's Surveillance State  —  The Democrat demands, and then discloses, the call logs of his opponents.  —  By The Editorial Board  —  Democrats are trying to convince Americans that President Trump should be ousted for trying to “dig up dirt” on a rival.
Elizabeth Matamoros / Washington Free Beacon:
Yang on Impeachment: ‘This Is Going to Be a Loser’  —  Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang on Wednesday said attacks on President Donald Trump have been ineffective and may ultimately increase his reelection chances.  —  “It seems like all we can do is throw ineffective rocks at Donald Trump …
Discussion: Townhall and Rolling Stone
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Judge orders release of ex-acting AG Whitaker's financial documents  —  The judge rejected DOJ's bid for a categorical rule allowing secrecy for draft financial disclosures.  —  Former acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker.  —  A federal judge has turned down the Justice Department's bid …
Heather Long / Washington Post:
Administrative assistant jobs helped propel many women into the middle class.  Now they're disappearing.  —  Rita Maxwell had no idea she was about to lose the job she'd had for nearly 20 years when her boss told her to meet him in the conference room at the end of the work day.
Bari Weiss / New York Times:
Inconvenient Murders  —  The global surge in Jew-hatred barely registers in the West.  —  Ms. Weiss is an Opinion staff writer and editor and the author of “How to Fight Anti-Semitism.”  —  Two years ago, a 27-year-old man named Kobili Traoré walked into the Paris apartment …
Medium:
Elliott Management's Response to “Tucker Carlson Tonight”  —  Elliott encourages anyone who watched Tucker Carlson's inaccurate segment on Paul Singer and Elliott Management to learn the facts about the merger of Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops.  —  After the merger was announced in 2016 …
Jennifer Bendery / HuffPost:
Republicans Confirm Lifetime Federal Judge Opposed To Fertility Treatments  —  Sarah Pitlyk has claimed that IVF and surrogacy have “grave effects on society” and lead to “diminished respect for motherhood.”  —  WASHINGTON ― Senate Republicans voted Wednesday to confirm Sarah Pitlyk …
Denny Heck / Medium:
It has been an honor to serve you.  —  A letter from Congressman Denny Heck  —  Dear Friends:  —  With the bulk of the Intelligence Committee's work on impeachment behind us, Thanksgiving week provided me with a good opportunity for rest and reflection.  I thought a lot about the privilege …
Yonah Jeremy Bob / Jerusalem Post:
Rivlin will consider pardon if Netanyahu resigns, confesses - report  —  According to the report, Netanyahu has not yet responded to the idea which has been floated by a variety of third parties, though in the past he rejected any talk of a plea deal or pardon.
Discussion: Sputnik International
Kathy Gannon / Associated Press:
AP Exclusive: 629 Pakistani girls sold as brides to China  —  1 of 5  —  LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Page after page, the names stack up: 629 girls and women from across Pakistan who were sold as brides to Chinese men and taken to China.  The list, obtained by The Associated Press …
Alice Miranda Ollstein / Politico:
The most consequential moment of the 2020 primary  —  Kamala Harris was hosting a town hall in her hometown of Oakland, Calif., two years ago when she made an announcement that set off a mad scramble in the U.S. Senate.  —  “Here, I'll break some news,” Harris told hundreds of people packed …
Discussion: Axios
Spencer Hsu / Washington Post:
Family of Robert Levinson, an ex-FBI agent held for nearly 13 years in Iran, testifies in $1.5 billion damages case  —  The wife and children of the longest-held American hostage in Iran testified to the ongoing, nearly 13-year-long ordeal of Robert A. Levinson, asking a federal judge …
 
 
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HuffPost:
Democrats Hint They're Mulling Impeaching Trump For More Than Just Ukraine
Discussion: Associated Press
John F. Harris / Politico:
Donald Trump, you're no Bill Clinton
Zach Montellaro / Politico:
Tulsi Gabbard, Andrew Yang teeter on debate bubble
CNN:
Garry Kasparov: I lived in the post-truth Soviet world and I hear its echoes in Trump's America
Adam Sexton / WMUR:
Gabbard rents home in NH in last months before primary
Discussion: The Hill and New York Post
John Binder / Breitbart:
Self-Declared Climate Change ‘Global Leader’ Mike Bloomberg Enjoys His Own Fleet of Private Jets, Helicopters
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Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Allan Gerson, Who Sought Justice for Terror Victims, Dies at 74
Nick Coltrain / Des Moines Register:
Bernie Sanders isn't polling in first place. His caucus organization may mean that doesn't matter
Discussion: Facebook and The Hill
Burgess Everett / Politico:
White House counsel plots with Senate GOP as impeachment gets closer
Discussion: NBC News and The Hill
Sarah K. Burris / Raw Story:
New ethics complaint filed against Devin Nunes after call logs released
Carol Rosenberg / New York Times:
What the C.I.A.'s Torture Program Looked Like to the Tortured
Washington Post:
How two housekeepers took on the president — and revealed that his company employed undocumented immigrants
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Raw Story
Douglas Hanks / Miami Herald:
George Zimmerman sues family of Trayvon Martin, publisher, prosecutors for $100 million