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10:05 AM ET, December 11, 2019


 Top Items: 
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 …
New York Times:
Jersey City Shooting: Suspect Published Anti-Semitic Posts, Official Says  —  The firefight that left six people dead is believed to have been motivated by anti-Semitic and anti-police sentiments, an official said.  —  RIGHT NOW Investigators are focusing on the shooters' motives.
Discussion: Fox News
Associated Press:
Jersey City's mayor says gunmen targeted kosher market  —  JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The mayor of a New Jersey city said Wednesday it's “clear” that gunmen targeted a kosher market during a furious shooting that killed six people and raised questions about whether anti-Semitism was involved.
Discussion: New York Post and CBS New York
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 …
Joel B. Pollak / Breitbart:
Trump to Sign Executive Order Protecting Jewish Students from Discrimination
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 …
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Impeachment is a ‘pattern and practice’ case  —  The argument from critics of a “narrow” impeachment ignores two critical considerations.  First, these focused articles on Ukraine conduct and obstruction of the investigation were the ones able to get across-the-board support in the Democratic conference.
Discussion: The Hill and Associated Press
POLITICO Playbook: Your guide to the most fateful 8 days of 2019
Discussion: Washington Post
Safia Samee Ali / NBC News:
Greta Thunberg is Time's 2019 Person of the Year  —  The 16-year-old climate activist from Sweden is Thunberg is the magazine's youngest choice ever to be named Person of the Year.  —  Greta Thunberg, the soft-spoken Swedish teen who became a global conscience for climate change and environmental activism …
Discussion: Raw Story, Axios and American Greatness
Brent Scher / Washington Free Beacon:
TIME Set to Name Whistleblower, Impeachment Witnesses ‘Person of the Year’
Libby Cathey / ABC News:
Greta Thunberg named Time magazine's 2019 Person of the Year
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 …
Patrick Reis / Rolling Stone:
‘Corroboration Zero’: An Inspector General's Report Reveals the Steele Dossier Was Always a Joke  —  The reports throws water on one “deep state” conspiracy theory of the Russia investigation, but validates complaints about “fake news”  —  The Guardian headline reads: “DOJ Internal watchdog report clears FBI …
David French / TIME:   The Inspector General's FBI Report Should Disturb Republicans and Democrats Alike
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:   Trump Goes Off on IG Report at Rally: ‘Scum’ at the FBI Destroyed People's Lives!
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 …
Megan McArdle / Washington Post:
Why McKinsey became a problem for Pete Buttigieg
Discussion: Mic
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 …
Anthony Brooks / WBUR:
WBUR Poll: Buttigieg, Biden Top N.H. Primary Race, While Warren's Support Slips  —  Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and former Vice President Joe Biden are leading the crowded Democratic presidential primary race in New Hampshire, according to a new WBUR poll.
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.
Discussion: The Hill
Washington Post:
‘We ate their lunch’: Democrats claim legislative victories with dealmaker Trump
Discussion: Mediaite
Melanie Zanona / Politico:
Small group of Democrats floats censure instead of impeachment
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.
Ryan Heath / Politico:   Is Boris good for America?  —  The biggest story in politics …
Annabelle Dickson / Politico:
Liberal Democrat leader stands by promise to cancel Brexit
Stephen Collinson / CNN:
Trump assaults facts to survive impeachment  —  Washington (CNN)Donald Trump is looking to survive impeachment the same way he built his powerful presidency — by assaulting facts and seeking to expand the limitations of the office he is accused of abusing.  —  On the day that Democrats proposed …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Washington Post:
A day of history accentuates America's divide and the distortions of truth in the Trump era
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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 …
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: Townhall, New York Times and Breitbart
Reuters:   U.S. grounds Saudi pilots, halts military training after base shooting
Lee Moran / HuffPost:
Ex-Ethics Chief Walter Shaub Warns William Barr Will Try To Interfere In 2020 Election  —  CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin called the attorney general “a Fox News bot.”  —  Walter Shaub, the former head of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, on Tuesday called William Barr a “threat to democracy” …
Discussion: Political Wire
New York Times:
Trump Pays $2 Million to 8 Charities for Misuse of Foundation  —  Under a settlement, the president admitted he had used his charity to bolster his campaign and settle business debts.  —  President Trump has paid $2 million to eight charities as part of a settlement in which the president admitted …
Discussion: Axios
Aaron Couch / Hollywood Reporter:
Thanos Creator Feels “Violated” After Trump Campaign's ‘Avengers’ Ad  —  “These are sad and strange times we are going through,” says Jim Starlin of the video that replaces the ‘Endgame’ villain with the president.  —  In the climax of Avengers: Endgame, the chief villain Thanos utters the now-famous line …
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: VICE, Fox News, CNBC, CNN and HuffPost
Jennifer Hassan / Washington Post:
Boris Johnson accused of hiding in fridge in order to avoid interview with Piers Morgan  —  LONDON — On the final day of election campaigning in Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been accused of hiding in a refrigerator in an attempt to dodge an interview with TV anchor Piers Morgan.
Discussion: Deseret News
Art Cullen / The Storm Lake Times:
Warren the best choice from a great field  —  Elizabeth Warren spoke volumes to us when she launched her Presidential campaign in January with a swing through Council Bluffs, Sioux City and Storm Lake in Northwest Iowa, the most conservative and rural part of the state, planting her flag and declaring that nobody will be left behind.
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Melanie Zanona / Politico:
Can the Republican Party Save One of Its Last Latina Congresswomen?
Discussion: Raw Story
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
GOP senator blocks bill aimed at preventing Russia election meddling
Europe's Green Deal plan unveiled
Emily Flitter / New York Times:
This Is What Racism Sounds Like in the Banking Industry
Wall Street Journal:
Internal FAA Review Saw High Risk of 737 MAX Crashes
Jeffrey K. Tulis / The Bulwark:
The Senate as an Impeachment Court Should Not Be the Senate as Usual
Donald Trump Jr. Went to Mongolia, Got Special Treatment From the Government and Killed an Endangered Sheep
 Earlier Items: 
Eric Cortellessa / Washington Monthly:
A Fair and Winning Proposal for 2020 Democrats
Kelly Weill / The Daily Beast:
Marianne Williamson's Vaccine ‘Adviser’ Is an Anti-Vaxx Lawyer
Discussion: Slate
Carly Stern / Daily Mail:
‘Our values are the same’: Michelle Obama defends her friendship with George W. Bush …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Joe Garofoli / San Francisco Chronicle:
Mike Bloomberg wins backing in California and an event with Jerry Brown
Discussion: The Hill
Nick Miroff / Washington Post:
Federal judge blocks Trump plan to spend $3.6 billion in military funds on border wall
Megan Rapinoe Calls Out Sports Illustrated's Lack of Diversity in Sportsperson of the Year Award Speech
Discussion: Redstate and Twitchy