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James Comey / Washington Post:
The truth is finally out.  The FBI fulfilled its mission.  —  James Comey is a former director of the FBI and a former deputy attorney general.  —  For two years, the president of the United States and his followers have loudly declared that the FBI acted unlawfully in conducting …
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Julia Macfarlane / ABC News:
‘Dossier’ author Chris Steele met Ivanka Trump years before Russia scandal, source says  —  Steele has been at the center of the Russia investigation firestorm  —  Nearly a decade before the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka met a British intelligence officer who ran …
U.S. Department of Justice:
Statement by Attorney General William P. Barr on the Inspector General's Report of the Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI's Crossfire Hurricane Investigation  —  Attorney General William P. Barr issued the following statement:  —  “Nothing is more important …
Katie Benner / New York Times:
Barr Allows for Release of Additional Details About Ex-Spy Behind Steele Dossier  —  The British former spy was told on the eve of its release that a highly anticipated inspector general's report would contain further information about him than he had expected.
New York Times:
Inspector General Report on F.B.I. Russia Inquiry Finds Serious Errors But Debunks Anti-Trump Plot  —  A long-awaited report by the Justice Department's inspector general delivers a scathing critique of the F.B.I.'s handling of wiretap application but also punctures many conspiracy theories.
NBC News:
Internal Justice watchdog finds that Russia probe was justified, not biased against Trump  —  The long-awaited report by the Justice Department's watchdog contradicts President Trump's depiction of a politically biased plot against him.  —  WASHINGTON — The FBI mishandled parts of its application …
Discussion: USA Today and The Hill
The Daily Beast:
DOJ Report Has Trump Fanboys Quivering With Anticipation  —  Right-wing media and QAnon fans have promised massive bombshells.  What happens if it fizzles?  —  Donald Trump's staunchest allies have continuously built up expectations that the Department of Justice inspector general's report …
Washington Post:
Inspector general report says FBI had ‘authorized purpose’ …
Julie Kelly / American Greatness:   IG Report Reveals Comey Did Brief Obama on Trump Campaign Investigation
ABC News:
FBI Director Chris Wray reacts to DOJ watchdog report on Russia investigation: Exclusive
Discussion: Mediaite
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Watchdog report rips FBI handling of Russia probe
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Twitchy
ABC News:
DOJ watchdog finds Russia investigation not improper, despite missteps
Discussion: Breitbart
Craig Whitlock / Washington Post:
AT WAR WITH THE TRUTH … A confidential trove of government documents obtained by The Washington Post reveals that senior U.S. officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan throughout the 18-year campaign, making rosy pronouncements they knew to be false and hiding unmistakable evidence the war had become unwinnable.
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Craig Whitlock / Washington Post:
How The Post unearthed The Afghanistan Papers
Brent Lang / Variety:
Clint Eastwood's ‘Richard Jewell’: Atlanta Newspaper Demands Disclaimer on Depiction of Female Reporter  —  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is asking Warner Bros. and the makers of “Richard Jewell” to release a statement acknowledging it took dramatic license when it portrayed journalist Kathy Scruggs as trading sex for tips.
David K. Li / NBC News:
Supreme Court upholds Kentucky abortion law mandating ultrasounds  —  The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a Kentucky law, mandating doctors perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before they can perform abortions.  —  The high court declined, without comment …
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Ian Millhiser / Vox:   What Trump has done to the courts, explained
Alice Miranda Ollstein / Politico:
Supreme Court leaves in place Kentucky abortion restriction
Discussion: Breitbart and National Review
Emily Stewart / Vox:
The dust-up over Elizabeth Warren's private legal work, explained  —  Elizabeth Warren at a campaign stop in Des Moines, Iowa in November 2019.  Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images  —  Elizabeth Warren being paid for her work is inexplicably controversial.  —  Sen. Bernie Sanders sold a lot …
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James Walker / Newsweek:
Donald Trump tweets 105 times in single day, attacking impeachment inquiry and top Democrats  —  President Donald Trump put out more than 100 tweets on Sunday, sharing attacks on the impeachment inquiry with his 67 million followers.  —  The commander-in-chief tweeted a total of 105 times yesterday …
Discussion: Politico, The Root, Bloomberg and Deadline
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:   A preemptive impeachment  —  Monday's House Judiciary Committee …
Joel B. Pollak / Breitbart:
Nadler Failed to Swear in Witnesses at Judiciary Impeachment Hearings
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
New York Times:
India Prepares to Block Naturalization for Muslims  —  A bill establishing a religious test for immigration to India is expected to pass Parliament, a major step for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu-nationalist agenda.  —  HYDERABAD, India — India took a major step toward …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and UPI
Firehouse Strategies:
BREAKING: As Impeachment Moves Ahead Trump Surges in Battleground States  —  Firehouse/Optimus December Battleground State Poll: As Impeachment Moves Ahead, President Trump Well-Positioned Against Leading Democratic Contenders  —  This week we continued our quarterly battleground polling series in Michigan …
Susan Simpson / Just Security:
Seven Outright Falsehoods in GOP Staff Report on Impeachment  —  On December 2, 2019, Republican staff of the three committees overseeing the impeachment inquiry published a report prepared for the GOP Chairs: Representatives Devin Nunes, Jim Jordan, and Michael McCaul.
Discussion: Salon, Raw Story, Hullabaloo and emptywheel
CNN:
Bill Hemmer to succeed Shep Smith as Fox's afternoon news anchor  —  New York (CNN Business)Bill Hemmer will succeed Shepard Smith as the anchor of Fox News Channel's 3 p.m. news program, the network said on Monday.  —  The show will be renamed “Bill Hemmer Reports” and it will debut on January 20.
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Aidan McLaughlin / Mediaite:
Exclusive: Fox News to Replace Shep Smith With Veteran Anchor Bill Hemmer
New York Times:
Paul A. Volcker, Fed Chairman Who Waged War on Inflation, Is Dead at 92  —  Mr. Volcker helped shape American economic policy for decades, notably by leading the Federal Reserve's brute-force campaign to subdue inflation in the 1970s and '80s.  —  Paul A. Volcker, who helped shape American economic policy …
New York Times:
Sanna Marin of Finland to Become World's Youngest Prime Minister  —  At 34, Ms. Marin will head a coalition made up of five parties, in a government led by women.  —  HELSINKI, Finland — Sanna Marin, 34, is set to become the world's youngest sitting prime minister when she is sworn in this week in Finland …
Michelle Iracheta / Houston Chronicle:
Acevedo calls out Cornyn, Cruz, McConnell after Houston sergeant fatally shot by ‘domestic abuser’  —  Just two days after a Houston police sergeant was fatally shot in the line of duty while responding to a domestic violence call, Chief Art Acevedo is once again challenging lawmakers …
Discussion: The Guardian and Raw Story
Christopher Mathias / HuffPost:
Kamala Harris Leads Senators In Demanding ‘Immediate Removal’ Of Stephen Miller  —  More than half of Senate Democrats say Miller's “demonstrable white nationalist ideology has been directly translated” into Trump administration policy.  —  Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) …
Patrick Svitek / The Texas Tribune:
Ronny Jackson, former White House doctor and Trump VA nominee, running for Texas congressional seat  —  Jackson is at least the 13th Republican to jump in to the race to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Clarendon.  —  Ronny Jackson, the former White House doctor …
Discussion: Axios, The Hill and News Breaking LIVE
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
The massive triumph of the rich, illustrated by stunning new data  —  The triumph of the rich, which is one of the defining stories of our time, is generally described as largely the reflection of two factors.  The first, of course, is the explosion of income among top earners …
Discussion: Raw Story
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
Amazon blames Trump for losing $10 billion JEDI cloud contract to Microsoft  — In a new filing made public on Monday, Amazon Web Services claims it didn't win the JEDI contract, which could be worth as much as $10 billion, as a result of repeated public and private attacks from President Donald Trump …
 
 
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Alan Fram / Associated Press:
White House backs emerging deal on consumer health costs
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Jordyn Phelps / ABC News:
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Jeffrey Toobin / New Yorker:
The Trump Impeachment Hearings and Justice Antonin Scalia
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
A Perennial Congressional Candidate Beloved by Trump World Was Just Arrested on Stalking Charges
Discussion: Raw Story and The Gateway Pundit
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 Earlier Items: 
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Judy Kurtz / The Hill:
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Discussion: Breitbart and Associated Press
Scott Stump / TODAY.com:
Michelle Obama speaks out on impeachment proceedings: 'It's surreal'
Discussion: Breitbart, HuffPost and Raw Story
CNN:
Trump to meet with Russian foreign minister Tuesday
Greg B. Smith / The City:
Mob Looted Tax-Break Towers Rising Along The High Line: Feds