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11:20 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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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.
Discussion: Law & Crime
Jason Sattler / USA Today:
An election is no solution when Trump, Russia and Republicans are determined to steal it  —  Trump's shakedown of Zelensky looks a lot like a payoff to Putin that's also an invitation for help in 2020.  The remedy is impeachment and removal.  —  The impeachment inquiry has proved again …
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Nancy Pelosi and that four-letter word
Discussion: Althouse
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
On Trump impeachment, Democrats pivot back to Russia
Discussion: Vox, USA Today and Bloomberg
Amy Walter / The Cook Political Report:
2020 Democrats Face Their Stress Test  —  Back in the 2016 campaign, I noticed a pattern that could be called “the spotlight paradox:” whenever the focus was on one candidate, the other candidate benefitted.  Here's what I wrote in late October of that year: “When we are talking about taxes …
Discussion: Althouse
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NBC News:
Joe Biden's eventful week leaves him looking more durable than before  —  First Read is your briefing from “Meet the Press” and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.  —  WASHINGTON — Some days, as we've written over the past few months …
Matt Stevens / New York Times:
Bloomberg Says 2020 Rivals Criticizing His Fortune Could Have Made Their Own
Discussion: HuffPost, Washington Post and The Wrap
Associated Press:
Doctor's report says Elizabeth Warren ‘in excellent health’
Discussion: Axios
Associated Press:
Sanders announces $150B plan to expand broadband access
Discussion: Axios
Jeff Cox / CNBC:
Jobs growth soars in November as payrolls surge by 266,000  —  By Jeff Cox@JEFF.COX.7528@JEFFCOXCNBCCOM  — Nonfarm payrolls surged by 266,000 in November, better than the 187,000 expected by economists polled by Dow Jones.  — The unemployment rate ticked down to 3.5% from 3.6% …
Discussion: Mediaite, The Guardian, ENM NEWS and Disrn
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Christopher Rugaber / Associated Press:
US gains a robust 266,000 jobs; unemployment falls to 3.5%  —  1 of 3  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring in the United States jumped last month to its highest level since January as U.S. employers shrugged off global trade conflicts and added 266,000 jobs.  —  The unemployment rate declined …
Discussion: CNBC and IJR
Katia Dmitrieva / Bloomberg:
U.S. Jobs Trounce Forecasts With 266,000 Gain; Wages Heat Up  — Unemployment rate falls to 3.5%, matching half-century low  — Automaker payrolls rebound by 41,300 after GM strike ends  —  Explore what's moving the global economy in the new season of the Stephanomics podcast.
Wall Street Journal:
November Jobs Report
Discussion: The National Interest
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Rudy Not Even Waiting for Impeachment to End to Resume Ukraine Shakedown  —  The official House Republican impeachment report is dedicated to nitpicking the vast evidence of misconduct against President Trump, and wedging a handful of available facts into an alternative frame.
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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 …
New York Times:
Trump Officials Dispute Some Giuliani Call Logs in Bid to Weaken Democrats' Case
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Axios
Tim Miller / The Bulwark:
The Problematic Pete Wars  —  Last week a problematic photo of Pete Buttigieg “surfaced” on Twitter dot com.  —  Problematic photos and videos about Mayor Pete seem to be “surfacing” to political reporters all the time these days, framed as if they were Milkshake Cicadas randomly emerging …
Discussion: VICE
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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: Los Angeles Times and HuffPost
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 …
The Daily Beast:
Ukrainian Fugitive Who Claimed to Have Dirt on Biden Firm Is Arrested  —  Oleksandr Onyshchenko publicly claimed to have inside information about Hunter Biden just as the impeachment proceedings got underway.  —  A former Ukrainian member of parliament who has claimed to have dirt …
Discussion: Raw Story
Phil Mattingly / CNN:
The next 24 to 48 hours are crucial to avoid a potential government shutdown  —  Washington (CNN)Congress is once again running right up to the brink of a government shutdown.  There is cautious optimism, but still work to be done.  Progress has been made but the largest outstanding issues still stand.
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Politico:
Senate Republicans puncture House GOP dreams for impeachment trial
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Ali Watkins / New York Times:
Accused of Killing a Gambino Mob Boss, He's Presenting a Novel Defense  —  Anthony Comello is obsessed with conspiracy theories.  His paranoia is being a litigated in a Staten Island court.  —  Four days after pulling off the most high-profile mob killing in decades, Anthony Comello sat …
Mark Di Stefano / BuzzFeed:
British GQ Quietly Scrubbed China's President And Thailand's King From Its “Worst Dressed” List  —  The magazine's parent company confirmed to BuzzFeed News they'd been removed over concerns of causing “unintended offence”.  —  When British GQ published its prestigious annual list of best-dressed men …
Elle Pfeffer / Washington Post:
Boris Johnson wants to get tougher on crime.  Voters might reward him for it.  —  The London Bridge knife attack put a spotlight on voters' worries.  —  Last week's terrorist knife attack in London reignited Britain's political battle over crime, just as the United Kingdom heads toward a Dec. 12 general election.
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The Economist:
Leaders  —  British voters keep being called to the polls …
Discussion: KTVZ-TV and Financial Times
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.
Discussion: Detroit Metro Times
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
Julie Kelly / American Greatness:
(and That's a Very Good Thing)  —  As House Democrats invited Ivy League shrews to publicly grind their Trump-hating axe during Wednesday's disastrous impeachment charade, President Trump returned home after confronting our allies again about their lagging financial support of NATO.
Discussion: Quillette
Jon Schwarz / The Intercept:
The Supreme Court Case That Made Michael Bloomberg's Campaign Possible — And Doomed Kamala Harris  —  Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California suspended her presidential campaign on Tuesday.  Why?  Because, she said, she did not “have the financial resources we need to continue.  I'm not a billionaire.
Discussion: Dame Magazine and HuffPost
Jake Zuckerman / Charleston Gazette-Mail:
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Washington Post:
Eyeing populist challenge from the left, Trump seeks plan to tackle student debt  —  President Trump is demanding aides present a plan to tackle student debt and the rising cost of a college education, worried that he has no response to expansive plans from Sen. Elizabeth Warren and other Democrats …
David Brooks / New York Times:
I Was Once a Socialist.  Then I Saw How It Worked.  —  Two cheers for capitalism, now and forever.  —  I was a socialist in college.  I read magazines like The Nation and old issues of The New Masses.  I dreamed of being the next Clifford Odets, a lefty playwright who was always trying to raise proletarian class consciousness.
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: Althouse, TheBlaze and The Hill
The Texas Tribune:
Beto O'Rourke repeats he's not running for Senate despite continued speculation  —  “Nothings changed on my end,” O'Rourke told The Texas Tribune in a text message on Thursday night.  “Not running for senate.”  —  Beto O'Rourke is reiterating that he is not running for U.S. Senate next year …
Discussion: Politico, The Daily Wire and Redstate
John Harwood / CNBC:
Joe Biden says Trump is ‘ripping the soul out of this country’ and 'we're likely to inherit a recession'  — Joe Biden sat down with CNBC's John Harwood on Thursday to discuss a range of topics, including trade, health care, taxes and President Trump's standing among world leaders.
Discussion: The Hill
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
Miami Herald:
Robbery suspects, hostage and bystander killed after hijacking, dramatic police chase  —  Armed robbers hijacked a UPS truck after a robbery in Coral Gables, leading police cars on a harrowing chase up Interstate 75 that ended Thursday night in a dramatic and deadly shootout on a busy street in Miramar.
Discussion: Sun-Sentinel, UPI, Fox News and Townhall
 
 
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Colin Kalmbacher / Law & Crime:
‘The Final Swan Song’ of the Conspiracy Theories?  Experts Say OIG Report Should Put Barr-Trump Spying Claims to Rest
Discussion: Washington Post, ENM NEWS and Vox
Fareed Zakaria / Washington Post:
Trump has turned Republicans into Soviet central planners
Joe Walsh / Wall Street Journal:
Republicans Suppress Their Own Voters
Discussion: Raw Story
Jennifer Bendery / HuffPost:
Things Aren't Looking Great For The Violence Against Women Act
New York Times:
Charges Planned Against Netanyahu Aides in Submarine Graft Scandal
Brian Slodysko / Associated Press:
‘Dark money’ ties raise questions for GOP Sen. Ernst of Iowa
Sydney Trent / Washington Post:
The genealogy boom has hit a roadblock.  The Trump administration plans huge fee hikes for immigration records.
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Paul Kane / Washington Post:
A beloved senator heads into retirement with no clear successor to fill the void
CNN:
Exclusive: Pompeo had off-the-books meeting with Republican donors in London this week
Nelson Oliveira / New York Daily News:
Boy invites entire kindergarten class to his adoption hearing — and it's adorable
Discussion: The Independent and TheBlaze