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10:30 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 …
Brendan Farrington / Associated Press:
Saudi aviation student was recording during Pensacola naval base shooting and other students remain unaccounted for: AP source  —  The Saudi student who fatally shot three people at a U.S. naval base in Florida hosted a dinner party earlier in the week where he and three others watched videos …
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
For Trump, Instinct After Florida Killings Is Simple: Protect Saudis  —  Before issuing his own condolences, the president channeled the Saudi king's, and avoided any discussion of the hard questions about why the U.S. is training Saudi officers.  —  FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. …
Craig Pittman / Tampa Bay Times:
St. Petersburg track star among the victims of Pensacola shooting  —  Mohammed Haitham just finished boot camp and had been reassigned to Pensacola.  —  ST. PETERSBURG — At Lakewood High School, everyone called him “Mo.” Mohammed Haitham was a track and field star at Lakewood …
Discussion: KTLA
Daily Mail:
Joshua Kaleb Watson (left) and Mohammed Haitham (right) have been named as two of the victims of Friday's tragedy  —  The New York Times reports that al-Shamrani and three other Saudi students traveled from Pensacola to New York to watch the Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Wednesday evening
Discussion: Instapundit
Keith Griffith / Daily Mail:
Alshamrani was a second lieutenant attending the aviation school at the base. …
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 …
Discussion: CNN
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.
Colby Itkowitz / Washington Post:
Trump: Giuliani will report to Justice Department, Congress on his investigations in Ukraine  —  President Trump said his personal attorney, Rudolph W. Giuliani, planned to issue a report to the Justice Department and Congress detailing what he'd learned from his investigations in Ukraine.
Discussion: Associated Press, Slate and Raw Story
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Will impeachment be forgotten by November 2020? Don't be so sure.
Discussion: Breitbart
Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
House Dems refresh Nixon-era impeachment report for Trump
Discussion: Breitbart
NBC News:   Why moderates are keeping their powder dry on impeachment
Katie Hill / New York Times:
It's Not Over After All  —  I overcame the desperation I felt after stepping down from Congress, and I'm still in the fight.  —  Ms. Hill is a former United States representative.  —  On Nov. 6, 2018, I was elected to Congress; at 31, I was one of the youngest women ever elected to the House of Representatives.
Steve Bousquet / Sun-Sentinel:
Mike Huckabee's outrageous campaign to silence a Florida critic … Mike Huckabee ran for president not once but twice and got his butt kicked both times.  But he must have developed a thick skin along the way, right?  Wrong.  —  The former Republican governor of Arkansas skillfully packaged …
Dan Diamond / Politico:
Medicare chief asked taxpayers to cover stolen jewelry  —  A top Trump health appointee sought to have taxpayers reimburse her for the costs of jewelry, clothing and other possessions, including a $5,900 Ivanka Trump-brand pendant, that were stolen while in her luggage during a work-related trip …
Discussion: Rolling Stone
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.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Anna Nemtsova / The Daily Beast:
Rudy Giuliani's Ukraine ‘Investigation’ Stars Some of Kyiv's Most Dubious Characters  —  The president's lawyer went to Ukraine to discredit impeachment with a parallel narrative, but corruption fighters know his “witnesses” have little or no credibility.  —  KYIV, Ukraine—The witnesses stand …
Discussion: Law & Crime, Hullabaloo and Raw Story
Bermet Talant / KyivPost:
Trump's attorney Giuliani collects more dirt on visit to Kyiv
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:
Discussion: Raw Story and Associated Press
James Beal / The Sun:
BEASTS AT BEA'S BALL Shocking photo shows paedo Jeffrey Epstein, Harvey Weinstein & ‘pimp’ Ghislaine Maxwell at Beatrice's 18th birthday bash  —  DEPRAVED Jeffrey Epstein, his alleged pimp Ghislaine Maxwell and disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein grin at Princess Beatrice's Windsor Castle party.
Jack Williams / The Sun:
FRESH CLAIMS Prince Andrew rocked by new bombshell claim as second Epstein victim says she had sex with him too
Discussion: New York Post and ENM NEWS
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.
Discussion: Raw Story
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
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
Cory Booker sees surge in campaign donations after calling out lack of diversity in 2020 Democratic field  —  2020 presidential hopeful caught off guard by ad about himself  —  Washington (CNN)Since Sen. Cory Booker issued a call this week for maintaining a diverse field …
Discussion: New York Post, The Hill and Mediaite
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
Discussion: The Atlantic and NPR
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Jeremy B. White / Politico:
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Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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Ryan Morgan / American Military News:
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Discussion: The Daily Caller
Dan Alexander / Forbes:
Trump Has Now Shifted $1.7 Million From Campaign Donors To His Private Business
Andrew Sullivan / New York Magazine:
Boris's Blundering Brilliance Brexit has given the U.K's self-seeking Prime Minister the opportunity …
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Financial Times:
Macron and Merkel risk doing Putin's work
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Here are the Senate Republicans who could vote to convict Trump
Discussion: TrumpTrain
Arelis Hernández / Washington Post:
Texans on southern border vow to fight Trump's efforts to take their homes for border wall
Discussion: Raw Story
Laurence H. Tribe / USA Today:
Why care about the Trump impeachment? Your right to vote in free elections is at stake.
Discussion: Althouse
Val Demings / Washington Post:
What William Barr doesn't understand about law enforcement