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Stephen Collinson / CNN:
Democrats have urgent new impeachment argument  —  Washington (CNN)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Democrats are injecting an urgent new argument into their already fast-moving impeachment drive: President Donald Trump poses such a flagrant threat to American governance and democracy that there is no time to waste.
Charles Sykes / Politico:
Democrats Are Speeding to Defeat on Impeachment  —  As the rough beast of impeachment races forward, Democrats need to pause for a quick reality check.  No matter how compelling the evidence against President Trump may be—and it is quite compelling—they will not ultimately succeed in removing Trump from office.
Discussion: Washington Post
New York Times:
Pelosi Says House Will Begin Drafting Impeachment Charges Against Trump  —  The speaker said she was instructing House committee chairmen to move forward with articles of impeachment against President Trump, escalating a partisan confrontation that could lead to a vote by Christmas
Ronn Blitzer / Fox News:
Pelosi to address impeachment process after Judiciary Committee hearing
Discussion: Spectator USA and Disrn
Joshua A. Geltzer / The Atlantic:
The Legal Debate About Impeachment Is Over
Discussion: New York Times and Politico
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Pelosi to deliver impeachment update at 9 a.m.
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
The Karlan Catastrophe [Updated]
Discussion: Slate, Breitbart and Washington Times
David Harsanyi / National Review:
Presidential Misconduct: Some Historical Perspective
Discussion: Redstate, New York Post and UPI
Washington Post:
White House gears up for aggressive effort to defend Trump in Senate as House moves toward impeachment vote
Alex Griswold / Washington Free Beacon:   Dem Rep Laments Absence of Black Impeachment Witnesses
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Washington Times
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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
Kyle Kondik / Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball:
The Democratic Race: Biden 2020 as Romney 2012
Discussion: CNN and Washington Post
Josh Owens / New York Times:
I Worked for Alex Jones.  I Regret It.  —  I dropped out of film school to edit video for the conspiracy theorist because I believed in his worldview.  Then I saw what it did to people.  —  On Election Day 2016, I sat in the passenger seat of Alex Jones's Dodge Hellcat as we swerved through traffic …
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Jamie Ross / The Daily Beast:
Ex-Infowars Staffer: We Made Up Shariah Law Threat Stories  —  YOU DON'T SAY  —  A former staff member at Alex Jones's far-right conspiracy site Infowars has admitted to making up stories for Jones about the threat of Shariah law within the U.S. Writing for The New York Times …
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.
BuzzFeed News:
The Curious Case Of Joseph Mifsud's Lost Passport And Wallet  —  LONDON — While the world was looking for Joseph Mifsud, the Maltese professor who allegedly delivered word of Hillary Clinton's stolen emails to Donald Trump's campaign, his passport and wallet sat for 17 months in a lost and found office in a Portuguese airport.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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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.
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
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Uncovered: reality of how smartphones turned election news into chaos  — Groundbreaking research gives snapshot of world in which politics coverage is warped by social media algorithms and friendship groups  —  Ask the average 2019 voter where the problems with political news lie …
Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs / New York Times:
Woman Who Alleged Affair With Trump Sues Fox News for Defamation  —  Karen McDougal, a former Playboy model who sold her story to The National Enquirer, said Tucker Carlson made false claims about extortion that damaged her reputation.  —  A former Playboy model who has said she had an affair …
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 and The Stranger
Rebecca Falconer / Axios:
“The world is laughing at President Trump”: Biden video seizes on NATO leaders' hot mic  —  Former Vice President Joe Biden's 2020 campaign seized on video of world leaders seemingly chuckling about President Trump at the NATO summit by including the hot mic clip in an ad saying the “world is laughing at” Trump.
Thomas Grove / Wall Street Journal:
Ukraine President Holds Back on Probe Linked to Impeachment Inquiry  —  Politicians, officials say Volodymyr Zelensky wants to avoid getting country more caught up in U.S. politics  —  KYIV, Ukraine—Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is withholding his support for a proposed parliamentary investigation …
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.
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 …
Richard Rubin / Wall Street Journal:
Trump's Tax Cuts Push U.S. Burden Lower in World  —  Report says U.S. total tax rate lowest among grouping of major economies except Ireland, Chile and Mexico  —  WASHINGTON—President Trump's 2017 tax cuts reduced the U.S. tax burden to one of the lowest among major world economies …
Sarah Ellison / Washington Post:
A look inside Trump's anti-impeachment spin factory  —  On a recent Thursday morning, more than a dozen Trump administration officials watching television in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building next to the White House spontaneously stood up and applauded.
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.
 
 
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Elizabeth Matamoros / Washington Free Beacon:
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Discussion: Townhall and Rolling Stone
Sarah K. Burris / Raw Story:
New ethics complaint filed against Devin Nunes after call logs released