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11:10 PM ET, December 6, 2019

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Politico:
Schiff: Pence aide provided new impeachment evidence — but VP's office classified it  —  A national security aide to Vice President Mike Pence submitted additional classified evidence to House impeachment investigators about a phone call between Pence and Ukraine's president …
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Bob Brigham / Raw Story:
Photo surfaces showing Eric Trump in Ukraine as investigations into the Trump Org intensify: report … 'I haven't had a personal cell phone for years': Trump demands retraction from CNN
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
“I Do Hate What He Is Doing”: Adam Schiff on Trump, Impeachment, and What's Next  —  The chair of the House Intelligence Committee reflects on his still-open investigation of the President.  —  Just after 9 a.m. on Thursday morning, Nancy Pelosi made it official: the House of Representatives will vote to impeach President Trump.
Washington Post:
As impeachment tide swirls around Trump, Giuliani drops anchor in Ukraine  —  Even as the House of Representatives began drafting charges against President Trump this week, his private attorney, who many believe is partly responsible for leading Trump on the path to his likely impeachment …
Discussion: Sputnik International
Daily Mail:
Six Saudis are arrested over Pensacola naval base shooting including three who FILMED the attack by countryman who killed three and wounded eight before being shot dead - as FBI probes terror link  — Sources identified the suspected gunman as Saudi Air Force aviation student Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani
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Associated Press:
US official: Pensacola shooting suspect was Saudi student  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official says the Florida Naval station shooting suspect was an aviation student from Saudi Arabia and authorities are investigating if the shooting was terrorism-related.
Keiko Morris / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon Leases New Manhattan Office Space, Less Than a Year After HQ2 Pullout  —  Tech giant agrees to take 335,000 square feet in Hudson Yards neighborhood in deal without any financial incentives from city or state  —  Amazon.com Inc. has agreed to take new office space in Midtown Manhattan …
Bloomberg:
Trump Orders Toilet Rule Review, Saying People Flush 10 Times  — President complains about impact of water efficiency rules  — He says hand washing is nearly impossible due to water flow  —  Donald Trump's latest target for deregulation is Americans' toilets.
Discussion: The Guardian, The Stranger and Mashable
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Associated Press:
Trump complains low-flow toilets are flush with problems
Discussion: NBC News and The Hill
Kellie Mejdrich / Politico:
Justice Ginsburg temporarily halts Trump financial records subpoena  —  Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg temporarily blocked a lower court ruling ordering two banks to release President Donald Trump's financial records to House Democrats.  —  Trump had asked Ginsburg to consider the emergency request earlier Friday.
Discussion: Townhall and Sputnik International
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Harper Neidig / The Hill:
Supreme Court halts subpoena to Deutsche Bank for Trump records
Discussion: Redstate, Reuters, CNN and TheBlaze
Washington Post:   Supreme Court won't let Justice Dept. immediately resume federal executions after hiatus
Associated Press:
Trump asks Supreme Court to shield banking records for now
Discussion: Washington Post and Politico
Matt Zapotosky / Washington Post:
More than 500 law professors say Trump committed ‘impeachable conduct’  —  More than 500 legal scholars have signed on to an open letter asserting that President Trump committed “impeachable conduct” and that lawmakers would be acting well within their rights if they ultimately voted to remove him from office.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Times of San Diego
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Scott Jennings / CNN:
Donald Trump was elected to break the elite. Of course they want to impeach him
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Giuliani just confessed to the crime.  He also revealed something bigger.  —  Rudolph W. Giuliani just confessed to the crime in broad daylight — or, more precisely, in broad cyber-daylight.  Yet he did so defiantly, with a middle finger unfurled in our faces, without the slightest concern …
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Steve Benen / MSNBC:
Trump again accused of mishandling info, creating security threat
Alex Thompson / Politico:
Hostilities between Warren and Buttigieg boil over  —  Long-simmering tensions between Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren, the two ascendant Democratic presidential candidates in Iowa, burst into the open this week.  —  Warren and Buttigieg's campaigns each called the other out in a flurry …
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CNN:
Senior State Dept. aide once called Obama a Kenyan and Pelosi a Nazi whose Botox wore off  —  (CNN)A senior adviser at the State Department once said he thought then-President Barack Obama was a Kenyan and called House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi a Nazi whose Botox had worn off.
Discussion: Mediaite and Mother Jones
John Hudson / Washington Post:
Top Russian diplomat to visit Washington in first visit since 2017 Oval Office controversy, officials say  —  Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is expected to travel to Washington next week for his first visit to the United States since his controversial Oval Office meeting with President Trump in 2017 …
New York Times:
G.O.P. Tactic on Impeachment: Turn Ukraine Allegations Against Biden  —  President Trump and his allies are pushing debunked claims of corruption by Mr. Biden as a counternarrative to impeachment.  —  President Trump's re-election campaign has run menacing and misleading ads …
Discussion: ENM NEWS
New York Times:
‘I Got Tired of Hunting Black and Hispanic People’  —  Multiple police officers in Brooklyn say they were told by a commander that white and Asian people should be left alone.  —  At a police station tucked into an end-of-the-line subway terminal in South Brooklyn, the new commander instructed officers …
Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
On Telling the Truth When the Powerful Have Stopped Listening  —  One used to speak truth to power.  Now, one speaks truth to nonsense.  —  Speak “truth to power”—this is how most people standing up to the constant disinformation and bullying of the Trump administration may have once reasonably described their task.
Washington Post:
Congress, White House near deal to create Space Force in exchange for paid leave for federal workers  —  Approval would come as part of defense authorization bill in Congress  —  Congressional lawmakers and the White House are on the verge of reaching a sweeping agreement that would extend 12 weeks …
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Lindsay Wise / Wall Street Journal:   Congress, White House Reach Tentative Deal Over Paid Parental Leave for Federal Workers
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Nikki Haley Suggests Confederate Flag Meant ‘Sacrifice and Heritage’ Until Dylann Roof ‘Hijacked’ It  —  Haley also said that the national media at the time wanted to make the mass murder of black churchgoers about “racism.”  —  Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley seemed …
Discussion: The Root and Balloon Juice
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Charles T. Clark / San Diego Union-Tribune:
Issa says Trump clemency for Hunter could save imprisonment costs  —  DeMaio, another candidate for the congressman's seat, calls a pardon ‘the wrong message to the American people’  —  On the day Rep. Duncan Hunter pleaded guilty to misuse of campaign funds in federal court …
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Charles T. Clark / San Diego Union-Tribune:   Rep. Duncan Hunter announces he'll resign from Congress after the holidays
Eliza Mackintosh / CNN:
Senior British diplomat in US quits with tirade over Brexit ‘half-truths’  —  Here's what you need to know about Brexit  —  (CNN)A senior British diplomat in the US has quit with a blast at the UK government over Brexit, saying she could no longer “peddle half-truths” on behalf of political leaders she did not “trust.”
Edward-Isaac Dovere / The Atlantic:
The Kingmaker  —  Harry Reid may be the only person who can keep the Democrats from killing one another before selecting a nominee.  But will he live long enough to do it?  —  LAS VEGAS—Swing past Caesars Palace; head up the Bellagio's driveway, where its famous fountains are erupting to an auto-tuned Cher hit.
Discussion: naked capitalism
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CBS News:
Mike Bloomberg says he's “not trying to take” Joe Biden's job in 2020 race  —  Mike Bloomberg says he's not just another billionaire running for president.  In an exclusive interview with “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King, Bloomberg spoke about President Trump, the other Democratic …
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Ryan Nobles / CNN:
Bernie Sanders campaign parts ways with staffer after report of homophobic and anti-Semitic tweets  —  (CNN)Bernie Sanders' campaign has parted ways with a newly hired staffer after a conservative website unearthed a series of tweets allegedly from the staffer that contained anti-Semitic and homophobic language.
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Elizabeth Warren Tells Poor Parents to Fix Their Own Schools  —  The National Education Association, the most implacably anti-reform of the two major national teachers' unions, has released a series of candidate interviews.  Senator Elizabeth Warren, making her case for NEA support …
 
 
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Scoop: Tensions among top Trump health officials led to outside probe
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Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
GOP Senators Seek Interview With Ex-DNC Contractor Who Worked With Ukrainians In 2016
Discussion: American Greatness
John Nolte / Breitbart:
Bottom Falls Out as CNN Ratings Hit 3-Year Low
Bridget Bowman / Roll Call:
N.C. Rep. George Holding retiring, cites redistricting as factor
Discussion: Daily Kos, Talking Points Memo and CNN
David Bauder / Associated Press:
Bloomberg: His news reporters need to accept restrictions
Bill Shaikin / Los Angeles Times:
Bernie Sanders is on a crusade to save 42 minor league baseball teams
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Susan Collins facing massive ad buy attacking tax vote
 Earlier Items: 
Gary A. Harki / Virginian-Pilot:
An 8-year-old girl was strip searched at a Virginia prison.  She was told it was the only way to see her dad.
Dustin Volz / Wall Street Journal:
NSA Phone Surveillance Program Faces an End as Parties Come Together
Sean Illing / Vox:
A former Republican Congress member explains what happened to his party
Discussion: Raw Story
Matt Gertz / Media Matters for America:
Joseph diGenova and Victoria Toensing have vanished from Fox
Ryan Prior / CNN:
A 5-year-old boy's entire kindergarten class showed up for his adoption hearing
Discussion: Disrn and TheBlaze
Ali Watkins / New York Times:
Accused of Killing a Gambino Mob Boss, He's Presenting a Novel Defense
Discussion: Raw Story and Rolling Stone
The Daily Beast:
Ukrainian Fugitive Who Claimed to Have Dirt on Biden Firm Is Arrested
Discussion: Raw Story