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2:15 PM ET, December 4, 2019

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Jon Sharman / The Independent:
Trump calls Trudeau ‘two-faced’, cancels press conference and leaves Nato summit early after video of world leaders making fun of him  —  'I called him out on the fact he's not paying 2 per cent, and I guess he's not very happy about it,' says US president  —  Donald Trump has reacted furiously …
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Associated Press:
NATO leaders appear to gossip about Trump in unguarded chat  —  In this grab taken from video on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, France's President Emmanuel Macro, centre right, gestures as he speaks during a NATO reception.  While NATO leaders are professing unity as they gather for a summit near London …
Kevin Breuninger / CNBC:
Trump abruptly cancels NATO press conference after summit turns sour  — “When today's meetings are over, I will be heading back to Washington.  We won't be doing a press conference at the close of NATO because we did so many over the past two days.  Safe travels to all!”  Trump tweeted.
Discussion: Vanity Fair and KyivPost
Shay Khatiri / The Bulwark:
Of Course Trump Was Laughed Out of the NATO Summit  —  If America won't take care of our allies, Russia and China will.  —  Earlier today, President Donald Trump cancelled his press conference at the NATO summit, called Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau two-faced …
Nicholas Burns / The Atlantic:
Trump Violates Diplomacy's Golden Rule  —  During a testy joint press conference at the NATO summit in London yesterday, President Donald Trump and his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, argued openly over how the 70-year-old alliance should handle Russia, the Islamic State, and Turkey.
Washington Post:
Trump calls Trudeau ‘two-faced’ after video emerges of world leaders apparently mocking the president  —  As dignitaries and world leaders milled around Buckingham Palace on Tuesday at a NATO summit reception, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson …
Rosie Perper / Insider:
Video appears to show world leaders mocking Trump after uncomfortable first day at NATO summit
Discussion: Al Jazeera, CNN and SPIN
Wall Street Journal:
Trump Risks Further Isolation as Macron Relationship Sours
Discussion: Washington Post and Spectator USA
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
5 takeaways from the Judiciary Committee's first impeachment hearing  —  The House's impeachment inquiry of President Trump has entered a new phase, as the House Judiciary Committee conducts its own hearings to decide specifically what might be included in the impeachment articles.
Discussion: New York Times, NBC News and Contemptor
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Sarah Ferris / Politico:
'I'm not going to take any sh—': Nadler girds for battle
Washington Post:
‘Are you ready?’: Pelosi makes clear to Democrats that impeachment is coming
Adam Edelman / NBC News:
Founding Fathers would be ‘horrified’: Legal experts testify Trump should be impeached
Discussion: The Hill
Emma Dumain / The State:
Top House Democrat wants Mueller findings in impeachment articles against Trump
Discussion: Politico and The Hill
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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Sanjana Karanth / HuffPost:
William Barr Says Those Who Don't Show More Respect To Cops May Not Get Police Protection  —  The remarks are the latest example of the U.S. attorney general's “tough on crime” approach that President Donald Trump has adopted.  —  U.S. Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday …
Ryland Barton / 89.3 WFPL News Louisville:
Bevin Says He Lost Because Democrats ‘Harvested Votes In Urban Communities’  —  During a series of interviews on talk radio shows Wednesday morning, outgoing Republican Gov. Matt Bevin said that he lost his race for reelection because the Democratic Party “harvested votes in urban communities.”
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Loeffler will cut huge check for Georgia special election  —  Soon-to-be Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler plans to spend $20 million of her own money on her 2020 Senate campaign in Georgia — a massive sum that could give potential rivals pause about trying to unseat her.
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Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
BREAKING: Kemp taps Kelly Loeffler, financial exec, to US Senate seat
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 …
Discussion: Roll Call and Axios
Andrew Feinberg / The Independent:
Trump's mental state is deteriorating dangerously due to impeachment with potentially ‘catastrophic outcomes’, psychiatrists urgently warn Congress  —  Exclusive: Statement to be accompanied by petition with at least 350 signatures from mental health professionals endorsing conclusions
Discussion: Raw Story and The Daily Caller
Peter Hamby / Vanity Fair:
“Winning Campaigns Have a Message”: The Self-Sabotaging of Kamala Harris  —  Playing to Twitter and the political press, testing new messages seemingly every week, the perfect candidate couldn't help but get lost.  —  Kamala Harris's announcement speech in Oakland, her hometown …
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Frederick Joseph / The Independent:
‘Kamala is a cop’ was a racist narrative that killed Harris's campaign dead. …
Discussion: Reason
The Keyword:
A letter from Larry and Sergey  —  Our very first founders' letter in our 2004 S-1 began: … We believe those central tenets are still true today.  The company is not conventional and continues to make ambitious bets on new technology, especially with our Alphabet structure.
U.S. Department of Justice:
California CEO and Seven Others Charged in Multi-Million Dollar Conduit Campaign Contribution Case  —  Earlier today, an indictment was unsealed against the CEO of an online payment processing company, and seven others, charging them with conspiring to make and conceal conduit …
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New York Times:
A Mysterious ‘-1’ and Other Call Records Show How Giuliani Pressured Ukraine  —  House Democrats' impeachment report showed the president's personal lawyer executing an irregular foreign policy.  —  WASHINGTON — In the two days before President Trump forced out the American ambassador to Ukraine in April …
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Nick Miroff / Washington Post:
House committee chair calls for investigation into $400 million border wall contract  —  The chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security on Wednesday called for an investigation into a $400 million border wall contract awarded this week to North Dakota-based Fisher Sand and Gravel …
Jeff Stein / Washington Post:
Biden releases $3.2 trillion tax plan, highlighting divisions with Sanders and Warren  —  Former vice president rejects calls for new ‘wealth’ tax on millionaires and billionaires  —  Former vice president Joe Biden released a plan Wednesday to raise $3.2 trillion in taxes over 10 years …
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Jennifer Epstein / Bloomberg:
Biden to Target Tax-Avoiding Companies Like Amazon With Minimum Federal Levy
Discussion: Axios and The Hill
Susan Walsh / Politico:
Doug Collins' opening statement  —  Thank you, Chairman Nadler.  Welcome to Part Two of the Schiff impeachment show.  Grab your popcorn, because today we have a rerun of the same hearing we already had in this committee in July.  On July 12, we had a hearing with a panel of academics to talk …
Quin Hillyer / Washington Examiner:
Sen. John Kennedy's full-Trump mode is just his latest stage persona  —  Republican Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana, now all over the news after a volatile verbal exchange with Chuck Todd on Meet the Press, is a habitual shape-shifter.  Pundits disappointed that the Oxford-educated media hound …
 
 
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