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2:25 AM ET, December 6, 2019

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Washington Post:
Phone logs in impeachment report renew concern about security of Trump communications  —  President Trump has routinely communicated with his personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, and other individuals speaking on cellphones vulnerable to monitoring by Russian and other foreign intelligence services …
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Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Nancy Pelosi and that four-letter word  —  One of the things every Catholic child is taught is that the word “hate” should never be used in connection with another human being.  —  This admonition flows from the expansive Catholic interpretation of the Fifth Commandment.
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Pelosi's Leap on Impeachment: From No Go to No Choice
Discussion: The Wrap
Mariam Khan / ABC News:
Senate Republicans blast Pelosi, House Democrats for pursuing impeachment against Trump
Discussion: Associated Press, Politico and The Hill
Washington Post:   ‘The president gave us no choice’: Pelosi resisted Trump's impeachment, now she's the public face
Wall Street Journal:
Doubts Surface Over Giuliani-White House Budget Office Calls  —  Number associated with OMB is also linked to several other offices in the White House  —  WASHINGTON—House Democrats earlier this week released records asserting that Rudy Giuliani was in contact with a phone number associated …
Discussion: The Daily Caller and New York Post
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Real Clear Politics:
White House: Adam Schiff Has Wrong OMB Number  —  Who called Rudy Giuliani from the White House, and who took his calls in the administration?  Those question have been buzzing around the White House after phone logs were released Wednesday detailing how President Trump's personal lawyer back-channeled diplomacy to Ukraine.
Discussion: Breitbart and CNN
Kimberley A. Strassel / Wall Street Journal:   Adam Schiff Is Watching
Elie Mystal / The Nation:
The Republicans' Star Impeachment Scholar Is a Shameless Hack  —  Jonathan Turley's testimony was so inconsistent, it contradicted his own previous statements on impeachment.  —  The House Judiciary Committee held something like a national teach-in on impeachment yesterday.
Discussion: NBC News
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Jonathan Turley / The Hill:
Democrats offering passion over proof in Trump impeachment  —  The most dangerous place for an academic is often between the House and the impeachment of an American president.  I knew that going into the first hearing of the House Judiciary Committee on the impeachment of Donald Trump.
David R. Lurie / The Daily Beast:   Brett Kavanaugh Wrote That Hiding Evidence From Congress Is an Impeachable Offense
Julian Epstein / USA Today:
Facts will help Democrats win Trump impeachment debate even if Senate doesn't remove him
New York Times:
Buttigieg's Untenable Vow of Silence  —  He needs to give voters more information about his work for the consulting firm McKinsey.  —  The editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding values.  It is separate from the newsroom.
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Michael Forsythe / New York Times:
When Pete Buttigieg Was One of McKinsey's ‘Whiz Kids’  —  Among the hoops that candidates for plum consulting jobs at McKinsey & Company had to jump through in late 2006 was a bit of play acting: They were given a scenario involving a hypothetical client, “a business under siege,” …
Discussion: HuffPost
The Daily Beast:
Rudy's New Ukraine Jaunt Is Freaking Out Trump's Lieutenants—and He Doesn't Care  —  Top administration officials have been tracking Giuliani's venture through Europe, wondering if he's going to cause yet another major headache for the president.  —  Rudy Giuliani's decision to travel …
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Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
The murder story involving the ‘Ukrainian Putin,’ who just met with Rudy Giuliani
Discussion: Daily Kos
Jake Zuckerman / Charleston Gazette-Mail:
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Marc Caputo / Politico:
'You're a damn liar, man': Biden lashes out at Iowan over Hunter claim  —  NEW HAMPTON, Iowa — Joe Biden lashed out at an Iowa town hall Thursday after a man suggested the former vice president helped his son get a sweetheart deal in Ukraine and was “selling access” like President Donald Trump does.
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Mike Brest / Washington Examiner:
Voter attacked by Biden calls him ‘senile’ and says he should drop out of 2020 race
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
John F. Kerry endorses Joe Biden, as the former vice president seeks a boost for his candidacy
ProPublica:
Inside the Cell Where a Sick 16-Year-Old Boy Died in Border Patrol Care  —  Video obtained by ProPublica shows the Border Patrol held a sick teen in a concrete cell without proper medical attention and did not discover his body until his cellmate alerted guards.  The video doesn't match the Border Patrol's account of his death.
Psychology Today:
Disgraced “Peloton Husband” Speaks Out  —  The psychological impact of being at the centre of worldwide controversy.  —  Few people know what it's like to be thrust into the public eye amidst worldwide controversy quite like the actor who plays the “tone-deaf” husband in a recent controversial Peloton ad.
Discussion: New York Post and HotAir
Nelson Oliveira / New York Daily News:
Boy invites entire kindergarten class to his adoption hearing — and it's adorable  —  This boy's definition of family will warm your heart.  —  A Michigan kindergartner brought his entire class to witness his adoption hearing Thursday in an adorable courtroom scene marking Kent County's annual Adoption Day.
NBC News:
Russian agents planned hit from assassins' lairs in French Alps, say intel officials  —  Western intelligence agencies tracked up to 15 members of Russia's military intelligence agency, the GRU, including 2 who poisoned a defector in London.  —  WASHINGTON — A group of elite Russian military …
Bryan Anderson / Sacramento Bee:
Another California GOP lawmaker is leaving the Republican Party.  Here's why  —  California's Republican Party is getting even smaller.  —  The super-minority in the Legislature has lost another state lawmaker, as former Assembly Republican leader Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley has decided …
Discussion: Associated Press and Raw Story
CNN:
Ethics Committee urges Duncan Hunter to stop voting in House after guilty plea  —  (CNN)The House Ethics Committee urged Rep. Duncan Hunter in a letter on Thursday to stop voting on legislation and other matters on the House floor after he pleaded guilty earlier this week to campaign finance violations.
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Associated Press:
Duncan Hunter's exit unsettles US House race in California
Discussion: The Hill
Alyssa Goodman / AP Images Spotlight:
Top AP photos of 2019 range from the epic to the intimate  —  Ours is a world of sweeping vistas, and intimate scenes.  In 2019, Associated Press photographers captured both.  —  A single Border Protection officer stands in the rain at the border; pieces of heavy equipment …
Faiz Siddiqui / Washington Post:
Uber disclosed 3,000 sexual assaults in U.S. rides last year in its long-awaited safety report  —  Uber disclosed 3,000 sexual assaults in U.S. rides last year in its long-awaited safety report, amidst widespread criticism of its safety practices and pressure to increase its transparency …
Monica Hesse / Washington Post:
Is Melania Trump sending coded messages, or are we just talking to ourselves?  —  A new unauthorized biography of Melania Trump is titled “Free, Melania,” and although the words refer to the left-wing fantasy meme that the first lady is a prisoner begging for liberation, the comma demands unpacking.
Neal Katyal / DemCast:
Every American Must Fear What Trump Has Done  —  I've now had the chance to go through the House Impeachment Report.  My take thus far is it is a very solid, comprehensive piece of work.  Amazing they produced it with this velocity.  —  Specifically, I'd isolate a few things:
Daily Mail:
Revealed: Billionaire Russian oligarch killed in mystery Surrey car crash while walking dog is linked to murky dealings in his native Volgograd where his business partner is behind bars  —  A Russian billionaire has died after he was knocked down by a car while out walking his dog near his Surrey home …
Jeremy Frankel / The Daily Wire:
The Bongino Report: The Newest Conservative News Aggregator  —  Yesterday, conservative commentator and Fox News contributor Dan Bongino released his new news aggregating website, the Bongino Report.  —  Advertised as an alternative to the Drudge Report, likely the most prominent extant …
Adam Ganucheau / Mississippi Today:
Southaven Republican challenges 14-vote loss to Democrat, asks House to overturn election  —  State Rep. Ashley Henley, a Southaven Republican, is asking the GOP-led Mississippi House to overturn the results of the election she narrowly lost to Democrat Hester Jackson-McCray.
Discussion: Raw Story
Molly Jong-Fast / Washington Post:
Why Lisa Page has been such an intense and constant target of Trump's ire  —  Molly Jong-Fast is a contributor for the Daily Beast and an author.  —  President Trump has never been shy about going after those he perceives as his political enemies.  Some are well-known …
Andrew Rice / New York Magazine:
Trump's Other Lawyer Much more powerful than Giuliani, William Barr is exercising the Justice Department's full force to defend a president in crisis.  —  Photo: David Williams for New York Magazine  —  Shortly before 5 p.m. on November 15, Attorney General William P. Barr arrived …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Bisma Parvez / Detroit Free Press:
Uranium-contaminated site collapses into Detroit River  —  A Detroit property contaminated with uranium and other dangerous chemicals partially collapsed into the Detroit River on Nov. 26, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy has confirmed.
 
 
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Paul Kane / Washington Post:
A beloved senator heads into retirement with no clear successor to fill the void
TIME:
The Trump Campaign Has Raised Millions Off Impeachment — And Facebook Is One of Its Most Powerful Tools
Discussion: ENM NEWS
Daniel Nichanian / The Appeal:
In 2020, Look at Sheriffs and Prosecutors Too
Gary Fineout / Politico:
Florida Democrats launch plan to boost vote-by-mail turnout in 2020
CNN:
Exclusive: Pompeo had off-the-books meeting with Republican donors in London this week
CBS News:
Michael Bloomberg: Trump should be impeached and doesn't understand he works for the public
Discussion: The Hill and Sputnik International
John Harwood / CNBC:
Joe Biden: President Trump has drastically weakened our standing around the world
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Eric Levitz / New York Magazine:
Poll: Democrats Can Reduce Third-Party Voting in 2020 by Getting High on Weed
Fresno Bee:
Devin Nunes' blind allegiance to Trump is the real danger to the republic
Discussion: Washington Post and Raw Story
Donna Minkowitz / The Nation:
Why Racists (and Liberals!) Keep Writing for Quillette
Chandelis Duster / CNN:
Ohio finds 77 illegal ballots among nearly 4.5M cast in 2018
Discussion: The Hill
Anna Slatz / The Post Millennial:
TWITTER BIAS: Twitter employee tweets harassment at Andy Ngo
Discussion: Breitbart
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
NBC News Employees Quietly Organize Anti-Union Effort