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2:50 PM ET, December 8, 2019


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Keren Blankfeld / New York Times:
Lovers in Auschwitz, Reunited 72 Years Later.  He Had One Question.  —  Was she the reason he was alive today?  —  The first time he spoke to her, in 1943, by the Auschwitz crematory, David Wisnia realized that Helen Spitzer was no regular inmate.  Zippi, as she was known, was clean, always neat.
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. …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Elizabeth Fry / FOX 13 Tampa Bay:
Sailor from St. Petersburg, 19, among victims in Pensacola Navy base shooting  —  Local sailor among the victims in the Pensacola shooting  —  Elizabeth Fry speaks to a loved one of a local Pensacola shooting victim  —  ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - St. Petersburg native Mohammed Haitham …
Darlene Superville / Associated Press:
Trump adviser says Florida shooting looks like ‘terrorism’
Discussion: The Hill
Nadler: Impeachment would be a guilty verdict in ‘three minutes flat’  —  Washington (CNN)With sources telling CNN a vote in the Judiciary Committee to impeach President Donald Trump is expected as soon as this week, House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler said Sunday that he sees the Ukraine evidence …
Zachary Basu / Axios:
Mark Meadows denies Trump asked Ukraine to investigate political rival  —  Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) falsely claimed on CNN's “State of the Union” Sunday that President Trump did not ask Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate his political rival on a July 25 phone call.  —  The exchange:
Amy Hasenberg / House Judiciary Committee:
Collins demands Democrats postpone hearing after last-minute document transmission  —  “Chairman Nadler has no choice but to postpone Monday's hearing in the wake of a last-minute document transmission that shows just how far Democrats have gone to pervert basic fairness. …
Discussion: and Breitbart
Zachary Basu / Axios:
Nadler on potential Mueller article of impeachment: “It's part of a pattern”
Discussion: The Hill
Rebecca Klar / The Hill:
Nadler: Trump will do everything to make sure 2020 is ‘not a fair election’
Discussion: Redstate
Ruairí Arrieta-Kenna / Politico:
How the Cool Kids of the Left Turned on Elizabeth Warren  —  Millennial socialists' favorite magazine is breaking up with Elizabeth Warren.  But it's saying: It's not me.  It's you.  —  That magazine is Jacobin, the nine-year-old publication that has become the de facto voice of the young socialist movement in America.
Brandon Tensley / CNN:
Biden, ‘The Irishman’ and the enduring power of aging white men
Discussion: NPR, New York Post and HuffPost
Holly Otterbein / Politico:
‘Trump changed everything’: Big cities break hard left in Dem primary
Discussion: Raw Story
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Biden has edge over Dems in Nevada, bests Trump by 7 points
Discussion: CNN
Dom Calicchio / Fox News:
Bernie Sanders campaign staffer departs after anti-Semitic, other offensive tweets surface: reports
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Breitbart
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
It has come to this: Ted Cruz is Putin's stooge  —  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) has spent his entire adult life touting the West's defeat of communism in the Cold War.  In July 2014, he declared to a young conservative group, “'Mr. Putin, give back Crimea.' Why is it so unimaginable for President Obama to utter those words?”
Discussion: Raw Story
Jacob Knutson / Axios:
Cruz promotes conspiracy that Ukraine “blatantly interfered” in U.S. election  —  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said on NBC's “Meet the Press” Sunday that Ukraine “blatantly interfered” in the 2016 election, repeating a conspiracy theory that experts warn has been promoted by Russian intelligence services.
Dante Chinni / NBC News:
Democrats, GOP move in opposite directions on Russia views
Discussion: Politico
Miami Herald:
Pardoned soldiers are Trump's special guests at closed-door fundraiser in Aventura  —  President Donald Trump, speaking during a closed-door speech to Republican Party of Florida donors at the state party's annual Statesman's Dinner, was in “rare form” Saturday night.
Discussion: Raw Story, Mother Jones and Daily Kos
Ronn Blitzer / Fox News:
Lindsey Graham torches Schiff over impeachment tactics: He ‘is doing a lot of damage to the country, and he needs to stop.’  —  Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is preparing for a likely impeachment trial in the Senate, and he lambasted House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff …
Discussion: Breitbart and The Hill
Allan Smith / NBC News:
Democrats split on whether to include Mueller obstruction in articles of impeachment
Discussion: Breitbart
David Harsanyi / New York Post:
Democrats have embraced the exact surveillance tactics they used to warn about
The Boston Globe:
Tiny Dixville Notch may see its midnight tradition disappear  —  For six decades, Americans have woken up on the morning of the New Hampshire presidential primary, turned on the news, and heard about Dixville Notch, the tiny hamlet where perhaps a dozen voters had cast paper ballots …
Masha Gessen / New Yorker:
A Powerful Statement of Resistance from a College Student on Trial in Moscow  —  I was going to write a column about Wednesday's impeachment hearing, about the way it once again showcased the two non-overlapping realities into which American politics has split.
Juice Wrld Dead at 21 After Seizure in Chicago's Midway Airport  —  JUICE WRLD DEAD AT 21 After Suffering Seizure  —  REMEMBERING JUICE WRLD  —  9:55 AM PT — One of the songs on Juice's “Too Soon” EP was called “Legends” and it has a pretty prophetic lyric.  As we said, the track was about Lil Peep and XXXTentacion's deaths.
Eric Cortellessa / The Times of Israel:
Trump tells Jewish group they'll vote for him to protect their wealth  —  President also says some Jews are not sufficiently supportive of Israel, accused of anti-Semitism after speech to Israeli American Council  —  WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump told a conference …
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One year after Moonves' exit, CBS TV stations also face harassment and misogyny claims
Natalia Datskevych / KyivPost:
Zelensky hopes for concrete results from Normandy Format talks
Jon Lockett / The Sun:
GOING NUCLEAR Donald Trump fires warning shot at Kim Jong-un after latest ‘nuclear missile’ test
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Wall Street Journal:
Warren Goes After Buttigieg After Slipping in Polls
Jason Horowitz / New York Times:
Call It a Crime of Pasta
Tina Nguyen / Politico:
‘Go after your enemies’: Trump's 21-year-old impeachment playbook
Discussion: NBC News, Raw Story and Washington Post
Kelly Weill / The Daily Beast:
Mike Huckabee Files Bar Complaint Against Twitter Critic Over Beach Feud
Discussion: DeadState and Sun-Sentinel
James Beal / The Sun:
BEASTS AT BEA'S BALL Shocking photo shows paedo Jeffrey Epstein, Harvey Weinstein & 'pimp …