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10:00 AM 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 …
Discussion: Raw Story
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 …
Discussion: Axios and New York Post
NBC News:
NATO summit braces for friction after bruising first day  —  Leaders are gathering in the unassuming London commuter town of Watford for talks, one-to-one meetings and press conferences.  —  LONDON — Parties always have the potential for messy drama and NATO's 70th birthday gathering has been no exception.
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.
Allan Smith / NBC News:
Trump calls Trudeau ‘two-faced’ after hot mic catches NATO leaders speaking candidly
Discussion: The Hill
Daniel Dale / CNN:
Fact check: Trump makes at least 21 false claims at NATO meetings
Discussion: and The White House
Emilio Casalicchio / Politico:
Boris Johnson holds late-night chat with Donald Trump
New York Times:
Justin Trudeau Is ‘Two-Faced,’ Trump Says of Comments Caught on Video
Discussion: The Hill
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
No, Mr. President, impeachment doesn't trigger NATO Article 5
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 …
Tim Elfrink / Washington Post:
William Barr says ‘communities’ that protest cops could lose ‘the police protection they need’  —  Speaking to a roomful of police officers and prosecutors on Tuesday, Attorney General William P. Barr drew a parallel between protests against soldiers during the Vietnam War and demonstrations against law enforcement today.
Sarah Ferris / Politico:
'I'm not going to take any sh—': Nadler girds for battle  —  House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler had a blunt message as he privately addressed Democrats the day before his panel assumes a starring role in the impeachment inquiry.  —  “I'm not going to take any shit,” …
NBC News:
Live Blog / Impeachment hearing: Live updates from the Judiciary Committee  —  The House Judiciary Committee kicks off its first hearing of the impeachment inquiry at 10 a.m. Wednesday with an exploration of the constitutional grounds for impeachment, including what constitutes bribery …
Discussion: Axios, The Hill, Breitbart and CNN
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
Emma Dumain / The State:
Top House Democrat wants Mueller findings in impeachment articles against Trump
Discussion: Politico and The Hill
Melanie Zanona / Politico:
Republican bomb-throwers prep impeachment spectacle
Discussion: NBC News, Associated Press and MSNBC
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 …
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
The Intelligence Committee's report is a triumph
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Nunes sues CNN over ‘demonstrably false’ Ukraine report
Former official says Trump often refused to believe his intelligence briefings  —  (CNN)One of President Donald Trump's most common responses to intelligence briefings is to doubt what he's being told, former Deputy Director of Intelligence Susan Gordon said Tuesday.
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 …
Spencer Hsu / Washington Post:
Key Mueller witness, major Clinton and Trump donor charged with funneling $3.5 million …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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.
Marc Caputo / Politico:
Biden struts as his rivals bite the dust  —  MASON CITY, Iowa — Joe Biden's feeling awfully confident these days.  —  The former vice president thinks he doesn't need Barack Obama to win the primary.  He seemed to mock the ideas that there's enthusiasm for Elizabeth Warren or that Pete Buttigieg came up with his own plans.
Gabriel Debenedetti / New York Magazine:
Kamala Harris's Long Road to an Early Exit Inside her promising rise and painful fall.
Discussion: Breitbart and Los Angeles Times
Liel Leibovitz / New York Post:
Iran in flames and ‘experts’ didn't foresee it due to Trump-hate blindness  —  The Iranian regime faces the most serious popular challenge to its tyranny in 40 years.  Sparked by a 50 percent hike in fuel prices last month, the uprising has spread to the whole country.
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
Iran is brutally suppressing popular dissent. The world is watching.
Discussion: Associated Press
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 …
Discussion: Washington Post
Ian MacDougall / New York Times:
How McKinsey Helped the Trump Administration Carry Out Its Immigration Policies  —  Newly uncovered documents show the consulting giant helped ICE find “detention savings opportunities” — including measures the agency's staff sometimes viewed as too harsh on immigrants.
Jonathan Bernstein / Bloomberg:
Trump's Approval Rating Should Worry Republicans  —  If the president remains this unpopular, it's hard to see him helping his party in the 2020 elections.  —  It's still early to project how next year's congressional elections will go.  But the folks at Inside Elections have updated …
Discussion: USA Today
Trump Administration Moves to End Food Stamps for 700,000  — New rule makes it harder for states to waive work requirements  — Additional proposed cuts would halt food aid to 3 million more  —  The Trump administration will announce a plan Wednesday to end food stamps benefits …
Jacob Bunge / Wall Street Journal:
Trump Administration to Stiffen Food-Stamp Work Requirement
Discussion: Axios and Disrn
Tim Carpenter / Topeka Capital-Journal:
U.S. Rep. Steve Watkins tangled in voter fraud, perjury allegations for listing UPS store as residence  —  U.S. Rep. Steve Watkins' decision to sign a Kansas voter registration form and two other election documents that asserted his residential address was a United Parcel Service store in Topeka …
Discussion: Raw Story
Gabriel Winant / New Republic:
Life Under the Algorithm  —  Henry Noll was one of the most famous workers in American history, though not by his own choice and not under his own name.  Employed at Bethlehem Steel for $1.15 a day, and known among workmates for his physical vigor and thriftiness, Noll was …
Joel B. Pollak / Breitbart:
Democrat ‘Expert’ Impeachment Witness Gave $1000 Donation to Elizabeth Warren  —  Stanford Law School professor Pamela Karlan, one of three expert witnesses called by Democrats to testify on the first day of the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment inquiry, donated $1000 to the presidential campaign …
Washington Post:
GOP embraces a debunked Ukraine conspiracy to defend Trump from impeachment  —  Much of the Republican Party is now pressing ahead with debunked claims about Ukraine as they defend President Trump from possible impeachment, embracing Russian-fueled conspiracy theories that seek to cast blame …
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Folksy John Kennedy gets serious pushback on Ukraine mess
Discussion: The Hill and NBC News
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Discussion: Mediaite
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 Earlier Items: 
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Tal Axelrod / The Hill:
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Discussion: NBC News and HuffPost
Gabriel Sherman / Vanity Fair:
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Discussion: The Independent and Raw Story
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
McConnell: Senate could pass partisan rules package for impeachment trial
Discussion: Townhall, UPI, Vanity Fair and Politico
Steve Contorno / Tampa Bay Times:
‘We should hang’ Ilhan Omar, Florida congressional candidate writes in fundraising letter
Jennifer Bendery / HuffPost:
Republicans To Confirm Lifetime Federal Judge Opposed To Fertility Treatments
Discussion: The Hill