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New York Times:
Trump Targets Anti-Semitism and Israeli Boycotts on College Campuses  —  The president's order would allow the government to withhold money from campuses deemed to be biased, but critics see it as an attack on free speech.  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump plans to sign an executive order …
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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Your guide to the most fateful 8 days of 2019  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NEXT EIGHT DAYS ...  — HERE'S THE SEQUENCING for next week: As of now, House Democrats are planning to impeach President DONALD TRUMP first — with a floor vote perhaps Tuesday …
Discussion: Washington Post
Associated Press:   Trump to sign order targeting anti-Semitism at colleges
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Trump Goes Off on IG Report at Rally: ‘Scum’ at the FBI Destroyed People's Lives!  —  President Donald Trump unloaded on “scum” at the FBI at his rally in Pennsylvania tonight, following yesterday's IG report from DOJ inspector general Michael Horowitz.  —  Horowitz's report concluded …
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NBC News:
Barr thinks FBI may have acted in ‘bad faith’ in probing Trump campaign's links to Russia  —  “I think our nation was turned on its head for 3 years based on a bogus narrative,” said the attorney general in an exclusive interview with Pete Williams.  —  WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr …
Patrick Reis / Rolling Stone:
‘Corroboration Zero’: An Inspector General's Report Reveals the Steele Dossier Was Always a Joke
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
The ‘travesty’ is William Barr
Discussion: NPR and Slate
Edward-Isaac Dovere / The Atlantic:
What Pete Buttigieg Says He Did at McKinsey  —  Last month, a source emailed a colleague of mine with a complicated theory that, the source claimed, proved Pete Buttigieg had been in the CIA.  “The American people have the right to know if he was ever an agent or officer,” the person wrote …
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Elena Schneider / Politico:
Buttigieg releases names of consulting clients  —  Pete Buttigieg released a list of nine clients, including corporations and government agencies, he worked for during his tenure at McKinsey and Company, as his campaign tries to suppress attacks on his brief business record.
Megan McArdle / Washington Post:
Why McKinsey became a problem for Pete Buttigieg
Discussion: Mic
New York Times:
How Pete Buttigieg Spent His McKinsey Days: Blue Cross, Best Buy, U.S. Agencies
Discussion: CNN and Axios
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Why Democrats sidelined Mueller in impeachment articles  —  On Dec. 2, as Speaker Nancy Pelosi was on a trip to a climate change conference in Spain, she held a conference call with about a dozen of the most vulnerable Democrats who delivered her the House.  —  Their message to Pelosi …
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Megan Cassella / Politico:
‘We ate their lunch’: How Pelosi got to ‘yes’ on Trump's trade deal  —  Nancy Pelosi sat Mexico's top trade negotiator and foreign minister down in her office and gave the two men an ultimatum.  —  It was late September, and Democrats feared Mexico was not going to implement labor protections mandated …
Jonathan Bernstein / Yahoo Finance:   Pelosi's Impeachment Plan Isn't Set in Stone Yet
Julie Pace / Associated Press:
AP Analysis: Trump faces narrow but consequential charges
Discussion: PBS NewsHour, Fox News and Deseret News
New York Times:
3 Crime Scenes and 6 Dead: Rampage Stuns Jersey City  —  The violence ended at a kosher market where three bystanders were slain.  The mayor said the shooters had “targeted the location.”  —  The shooting began outside a cemetery in Jersey City, N.J., on Tuesday when a 40-year-old detective tried …
Discussion: New York Post, Israel and CBS New York
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ABC News:
Officer, 3 civilians dead after massive gun battle breaks out in New Jersey  —  The New Jersey police officer was shot before the suspects fled to a store.  —  LIVE NOW  —  A New Jersey police officer and three civilians have died after a gun battle was prompted by what is believed …
QU Poll:
Release Detail  —  December 10, 2019 - Buttigieg Slips, While Biden And Sanders Gain In Primary, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Slightly More Than Half Of Voters Say Don't Impeach Trump  —  In the Democratic primary race for president, former Vice President Joe Biden …
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ABC News:
Andrew Yang qualifies for last Democratic debate of 2019 as lone candidate of color
Discussion: The Hill
Nick Miroff / Washington Post:
Federal judge blocks Trump plan to spend $3.6 billion in military funds on border wall  —  A federal judge in El Paso on Tuesday blocked the Trump administration's plan to pay for border barrier construction with $3.6 billion in military funds, ruling that the administration does …
Discussion: Slate, NPR and New York Times
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Priscilla Alvarez / CNN:
Federal judge blocks use of billions of dollars in Pentagon funds to build border wall
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Raw Story
Orion Rummler / Axios:
Judge blocks Trump from using billions in Pentagon funds to build border wall
Josh Dawsey / Washington Post:
Giuliani says Trump asked him to brief Justice Dept. and GOP senators on his Ukraine findings  —  Rudolph W. Giuliani, President Trump's personal lawyer, said Tuesday that the president has asked him to brief the Justice Department and Republican senators on his findings from a recent trip …
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Washington Post:
The case for impeachment
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Washington Post:   A day of history accentuates America's divide and the distortions of truth in the Trump era
CNN:
Growing divide between Trump and McConnell over impeachment trial  —  Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are both looking ahead to the Senate impeachment trial, but there is a growing divide between the two over what that trial should look like, CNN has learned.
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Washington Post:
‘We ate their lunch’: Democrats claim legislative victories with dealmaker Trump
Discussion: Mediaite
Michael Scherer / Washington Post:
Mike Bloomberg to donate $10 million to House Democrats targeted by GOP  —  Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg will donate $10 million Thursday to defend vulnerable Democratic House members against paid Republican attacks on their support for impeachment proceedings against President Trump.
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Melanie Zanona / Politico:
Small group of Democrats floats censure instead of impeachment
The Daily Beast:
Trump Claims He's Heard FBI ‘Lovers’ Had a ‘Restraining Order,’ Admits He Has No Evidence  —  The president tosses out the baseless claim to supporters before admitting he doesn't “know if it's true.”  But “it could be true,” he insists.  —  Not long after Donald Trump took to the stage …
Discussion: Fox News and HuffPost
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Gordon Ahl / Lawfare:
Former FBI Lawyer Lisa Page Sues Justice Department and FBI
Politico:
United Kingdom — 2019 general election  —  The U.K. goes to the polls on December 12 to elect a new parliament.  Here's the latest polling data and projections from POLITICO Poll of Polls.
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Annabelle Dickson / Politico:
Liberal Democrat leader stands by promise to cancel Brexit
Ryan Lizza / Politico:
Biden signals to aides that he would serve only a single term  —  Former Vice President Joe Biden's top advisers and prominent Democrats outside the Biden campaign have recently revived a long-running debate whether Biden should publicly pledge to serve only one term, with Biden himself signaling …
Yahoo News:
FBI warned six months ago about loophole Pensacola shooter used to obtain a gun  —  WASHINGTON — More than six months before the Dec. 6 shooting at a naval base in Pensacola, Fla., where a Saudi gunman used a weapon obtained using a hunting license exemption, the FBI issued a report warning about precisely this loophole.
Discussion: New York Times and Breitbart
Steve Benen / MSNBC:
Trump pays $2 million to resolve case over his fraudulent foundation  —  As a presidential candidate in 2016, Donald Trump took great pride in boasting to the public that he doesn't settle lawsuits.  “I don't settle cases,” the Republican bragged during a primary debate in March 2016.
Discussion: Law & Crime
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The Daily Beast:
Pro-Trump Network OAN Tried to Get This Ukrainian Millionaire a Visa Before His Arrest  —  The Trumpiest of TV channels tried to bring a peddler of Biden dirt to America.  The Ukrainian went to jail instead.  —  Before catching the eye of German law enforcement, former Ukrainian parliamentarian …
Discussion: Raw Story
 
 
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Carly Stern / Daily Mail:
‘Our values are the same’: Michelle Obama defends her friendship with George W. Bush …
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NBC News:
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Stacy Cowley / New York Times:
DeVos Tries Again to Cut Debt Relief for Students Who Were Misled
Discussion: Raw Story
Abdullah Hasan / ACLU of Virginia:
ACLU Urges Court to Keep ‘Devin Nunes’ cow' Twitter Account Identity Anonymous
Joe Garofoli / San Francisco Chronicle:
Mike Bloomberg wins backing in California and an event with Jerry Brown
Discussion: The Hill
HuffPost:
Trump May Be ‘So Much Worse’ Than Nixon But Republicans Don't Seem To Care
Will Bunch / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
With GOP certain to acquit Trump, should he be impeached for the history books?
Discussion: New York Times
Mediaite:
Megan Rapinoe Calls Out Sports Illustrated's Lack of Diversity in Sportsperson of the Year Award Speech
Discussion: Redstate and Twitchy