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3:10 PM ET, December 7, 2019


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Associated Press:
Official: Base shooter watched shooting videos before attack  —  This photo taken from video provided by WEAR-TV shows emergency responders near the Naval Air Base Station in Pensacola, Fla., Friday, Dec. 6, 2019.  The US Navy is confirming that an active shooter and one other person are dead …
New York Times:
Six Saudis Said to Be Questioned After Pensacola Navy Base Shooting  —  Authorities were trying to determine whether the shooting that killed three and injured eight others was an act of terrorism.  —  PENSACOLA, Fla. — A member of the Saudi Air Force armed with a handgun fatally shot three people …
Daily Mail:
Six Saudis are arrested over Pensacola naval base shooting including three who FILMED the attack …
John Cassidy / New Yorker:
Impeaching Donald Trump Is Already a Win for Democrats  —  There appears to be an emerging consensus that the impeachment of Donald Trump won't matter very much in November, 2020.  “Impeachment will eclipse all for the next seven weeks.  And then it will recede, and other events will supersede …
Discussion: Althouse
New York Times:
Behind the Scenes of Impeachment: Crammed Offices, Late Nights, Cold Pizza  —  An army of Democratic lawyers and aides are preparing to formally present the case for impeachment to lawmakers — and the country.  —  WASHINGTON — Far from any television camera and a half world away from Ukraine …
NBC News:
Why moderates are keeping their powder dry on impeachment  —  Analysis: Some Democrats say they don't want to commit to articles they haven't seen.  —  WASHINGTON — Like many of the 31 Democrats from districts President Donald Trump won in 2016, freshman Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., is feeling the squeeze of impeachment.
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Will impeachment be forgotten by November 2020?  Don't be so sure.  —  Perhaps all the conjecture is correct, that impeachment will be long forgotten by the time of the 2020 elections.  Such assumptions do little to minimize the stakes for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) …
Discussion: Politico
Washington Post:
As impeachment tide swirls around Trump, Giuliani drops anchor in Ukraine
Discussion: Raw Story and Washington Monthly
Los Angeles Times:
We've seen enough.  Trump should be impeached  —  The House of Representatives' inquiry into President Trump's actions on Ukraine is not yet complete, but the evidence produced over the last two months is more than sufficient to persuade us that he should be impeached.
Schiff: Pence aide provided new impeachment evidence — but VP's office classified it
Discussion: Daily Kos
Tal Axelrod / The Hill:   Schiff asks Pence to declassify more material from official's testimony
Associated Press:
Iran frees Chinese-American scholar for US-held scientist  —  This photo provided by U.S. Embassy Switzerland, Edward McMullen greets Xiyue Wang in Zurich, Switzerland on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019.  In a trade conducted in Zurich, Iranian officials handed over Chinese-American graduate student Xiyue Wang …
Jason Rezaian / Washington Post:   Iran frees one American hostage, but others cannot be forgotten
Jason Easley / POLITICUSUSA:
Sen. Joni Ernst Busted In Illegal Dark Money Scheme  —  Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) illegally coordinated with a dark money group, and the scandal is making headlines all across Iowa.  —  The AP reported: … Video: … The AP report is all over the front pages of Iowa's newspapers:
Laurence H. Tribe / USA Today:
Why care about the Trump impeachment?  Your right to vote in free elections is at stake.  —  The Trump impeachment is about protecting our freedom and right to vote from lawless foreign election manipulation invited by a dangerous president.  —  Of particular interest to me in last week's …
Discussion: Althouse
Kelly Weill / The Daily Beast:
Alan Keyes Is Helping Sell a Toxic Bleach ‘Cure’ to the Vulnerable and Desperate  —  The politician fronts a conservative web-based TV channel and appears in broadcasts with bottles of “Miracle Mineral Solution” on his desk.  —  They promote bleach as a miracle cure and distribute it to children in developing countries.
Discussion: Raw Story
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Trump Can't Resist Campaigning for Governors.  But They Can Resist Him.  —  The president appears to love nothing more than injecting himself into governor's races, though once in office, the governors don't seem to feel they owe him much.  —  His grip on Republican senators has held in the lead-up to a historic impeachment trial.
Lora Kolodny / CNBC:
Elon Musk found not liable in ‘pedo guy’ defamation trial  — A British cave explorer, Vernon Unsworth, brought the suit against Musk in September 2018, after the Tesla and SpaceX CEO had called him “sus” (suspicious) and a “pedo guy” on Twitter.  — Musk and his defense team …
Dana Hull / Yahoo Finance:   Teflon Musk Wins Again With Escape From ‘Pedo Guy’ Firestorm
Arelis Hernández / Washington Post:
Texans on southern border vow to fight Trump's efforts to take their homes for border wall  —  BROWNSVILLE, Tex. — Salvador Castillo was yearning for tranquility when he became enchanted by a one-acre homestead close — but not too close — to the city, a place where cows graze beneath whispering mesquite trees on the property's edge.
Discussion: Raw Story
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Here are the Senate Republicans who could vote to convict Trump  —  Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) caused a stir Friday when he said a “handful” of Senate Republican colleagues have privately told him they would consider voting to remove President Trump from office.
Discussion: TrumpTrain
Jeff Seldin / Voice of America:
Pentagon Concerned Russia Cultivating Sympathy Among US Troops  —  WASHINGTON - Russian efforts to weaken the West through a relentless campaign of information warfare may be starting to pay off, cracking a key bastion of the U.S. line of defense: the military.
Pete Buttigieg Struggles To Explain His Lack Of Transparency On Fundraising  —  He once released his campaign bundlers, but he no longer does.  And he won't allow reporters into his high-dollar fundraisers.  —  WATERLOO, Iowa ― Pete Buttigieg struggled to explain why he does not open …
Jack Williams / The Sun:
FRESH CLAIMS Prince Andrew rocked by new bombshell claim as second Epstein victim says she had sex with him too  —  A SECOND woman allegedly abused by paedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein has claimed she had sex with Prince Andrew.  —  The fresh allegations come after Epstein's “sex slave” …
Discussion: New York Post
Sister Toldjah / Redstate:
Math Is Hard: AOC Busted for Taking ‘Victory Lap’ Over Amazon NYC Jobs News After People Read the Fine Print  —  AOC really makes it too easy to mock her political stances and commentary.  —  Remember back in February when she b*tched so much about an Amazon deal that would have brought 25,000 jobs …
Andrew Sullivan / New York Magazine:
Boris's Blundering Brilliance Brexit has given the U.K's self-seeking Prime Minister the opportunity to show he actually knows what he's doing.  —  It's hard to take the British prime minister, Boris Johnson, completely seriously.  Just look at him: a chubby, permanently disheveled toff …
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
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Steve Bousquet / Sun-Sentinel:
Mike Huckabee's outrageous campaign to silence a Florida critic
Dan Alexander / Forbes:
Trump Has Now Shifted $1.7 Million From Campaign Donors To His Private Business
Bermet Talant / KyivPost:
Trump's attorney Giuliani collects more dirt on visit to Kyiv
Harry Enten / CNN:
Why the next 100 days are critical for Trump
Discussion: KTVZ-TV
Amber Athey / The Daily Caller:
Trump Jokes About Getting Rid Of Light Bulbs That Make Him Look Orange
Discussion: Redstate
Financial Times:
Macron and Merkel risk doing Putin's work
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
As Candidates Jostle for Position, a Long Race May Become a Marathon
Discussion: Political Wire
New York Times:
Splintered Isle: A Journey Through Brexit Britain
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Robin Abcarian / Los Angeles Times:
Column: Do Devin Nunes' constituents think he's as ridiculous as the rest of us do?
Discussion: Fox News and Raw Story
Marc Caputo / Politico:
‘People have real questions about this’: Hunter-Ukraine questions cloud Biden tour
Discussion: The Intercept and Viking Pundit
Tim Carpenter / Topeka Capital-Journal:
Gov. Laura Kelly's approval rating in Kansas tops President Donald Trump's
Val Demings / Washington Post:
What William Barr doesn't understand about law enforcement
Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon:
Tlaib, Omar Reject Dem-Led Effort to Back Two-State Solution
Harper Neidig / The Hill:
Supreme Court halts subpoena to Deutsche Bank for Trump records
Discussion: Redstate, WTVR-TV, Reuters and TheBlaze