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11:30 PM ET, December 12, 2019

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BBC:
General election 2019: Tories on course to win majority - exit poll  —  The Conservatives are set to win an overall majority of 86 in the general election, according to an exit poll for the BBC, ITV and Sky News.  —  The survey taken at UK polling stations suggests the Tories will get 368 MPs …
Discussion: BBC, CNN, PJ Media Home and CNBC
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New York Times:   U.K. General Election 2019: A Big Night for Conservatives, Exit Poll Shows
Sky News:   General election 2019 LIVE: Boris Johnson's election gamble poised to pay off
Charlotte Ryan / Bloomberg:   Pound Surges to 19-Month High as Poll Points to Conservative Win
New York Times:
Will Trump Debate a Democrat in 2020?  He's Not So Sure  —  The president's concern is not so much whom he will be debating but the commission that runs the debates.  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump is discussing with his advisers the possibility of sitting out the general election debates …
Center for Public Integrity:
Trump administration resists Ukraine disclosures ordered by court  —  The Center for Public Integrity is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates betrayals of public trust.  Sign up to receive our stories.  —  The Trump administration has refused to disclose how key officials at the Department …
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ABC News:
Heavily redacted communications on withholding of Ukraine aid released by Trump administration  —  The holdup on the Ukraine aid has been at the center of the impeachment inquiry.  —  The Trump administration released heavily redacted documents Thursday evening that, without the redactions …
Los Angeles Times:
Millions in military aid at center of impeachment hasn't reached Ukraine
Discussion: Law & Crime, ABC News and POLITICUSUSA
CNN:
US prosecutors turn to possible bribery charges in investigation over Ukrainian natural gas company  —  New York (CNN)Federal prosecutors investigating associates of Rudy Giuliani have focused on a Ukrainian state-owned natural gas company, a move that suggests authorities are exploring whether …
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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Report: Trump's Ukraine Extortion Scheme Was Financed by Russia  —  President Trump is facing impeachment primarily for abusing his power for political gain, extorting a foreign country to discredit his political rivals.  The secondary aspect of the plot is that the target of his extortion is hardly random.
Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
Trump is getting played by China on trade  —  The Trump administration seems to have reached terms with Beijing over a “Phase One” China trade deal, which President Trump will surely tout as a victory for himself and the United States.  But if the president strikes the deal on the terms being reported …
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The Guardian:
Britain needs its own Mueller report on Russian ‘interference’  —  Conservative-leaning media in the UK and US see little mileage in exposing meddling that helped their own side  —  The British political system has become thoroughly compromised by Russian influence.
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Kimberley A. Strassel / Wall Street Journal:   The FBI's Fusion Fiasco
Glenn Greenwald / The Intercept:
The Inspector General's Report on 2016 FBI Spying Reveals a Scandal of Historic Magnitude …
Discussion: Reason, Lawfare and Townhall
Kate Irby / Fresno Bee:
Fact check: Was Devin Nunes ‘vindicated’ by report on FBI's Trump investigation?
Discussion: Raw Story
New York Times:
For Trump, Impeachment May Be a Political Plus, but Also a Personal Humiliation  —  As the House moves toward what even he says is an inevitable vote to impeach him for high crimes and misdemeanors, President Trump toggles between self-pity and combativeness.
Allan Smith / NBC News:
Gaetz brings up Hunter Biden's past substance issues — and it immediately backfired  —  Debate surrounding the next amendment to be introduced quickly divulged into a tit-for-tat involving allegations of cocaine usage and driving under the influence charges.
Discussion: Breitbart
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Alana Goodman / Washington Examiner:   Revealed: Hunter Biden ‘possession of controlled substance’ …
Caitlin Oprysko / Politico:
‘Pot calling the kettle black’: Rep. Gaetz gets scolded for bringing up Hunter Biden's substance abuse
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
American Leftists Believed Corbyn's Inevitable Victory Would Be Their Model  —  The British election results, like any election result, is the result of unique circumstances and multiple factors.  It is also, however, a test of a widely articulated political theory that has important implications for American politics.
Discussion: PJ Media Home
Marianne LeVine / Politico:
Republicans try to avoid an impeachment trial civil war  —  Senate Republicans are keeping their impeachment trial options open — officially, at least.  —  The party is uniting around a strategy that could quickly acquit President Donald Trump of articles of impeachment while giving …
Discussion: NBC News
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Politico:
White House seeks to stymie GOP rebellion on trade deal
CNN:
McConnell and White House counsel agree to coordinate impeachment trial plans
HuffPost:
House Judiciary Republicans Tried To Protect Nixon Too, And Got Crushed For It  —  Yet today's House Republicans are not likely to break with Trump in impeachment votes.  —  WASHINGTON ― If the chairs in the House Judiciary Committee meeting room could talk, the Republicans sitting …
Discussion: Raw Story
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New York Times:
Republicans Are Now ‘the Beer and Bluejeans Party’ Because of Trump. So Says the Trump Campaign.
Discussion: Raw Story
Toluse Olorunnipa / Washington Post:
‘This lit up our base’: Trump campaign says impeachment will help him win reelection
Discussion: Associated Press
VICE:
Inside the Podcast that Hacks Ring Camera Owners Live on Air  —  A blaring siren suddenly rips through the Ring camera, startling the Florida family inside their own home.  —  “It's your boy Chance on Nulled,” a voice says from the Ring camera, which a hacker has taken over.  “How you doing?
Mikey Smith / Mirror.co.uk:
Ken Livingstone says it's ‘the end’ for Jeremy Corbyn and blames ‘Jewish vote’  —  The former London mayor said Jeremy Corbyn would “have to resign tomorrow” - adding the “Jewish vote wasn't very helpful”  —  Ken Livingstone said tonight's brutal election result is “the end” for Jeremy Corbyn …
Zach Montellaro / Politico:
Biden picks up O'Rourke alum to lead digital efforts  —  Joe Biden is beefing up his digital team, bringing on a veteran Democratic operative to lead his online operation, his campaign tells POLITICO.  —  Rob Flaherty, who served as the digital director for former Texas …
Discussion: Breitbart and The Hill
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Chris Cillizza / CNN:
How Joe Biden got his groove back
Discussion: Twitchy
Bryan Lowry / Kansas City Star:   Elizabeth Warren opens Kansas City campaign office, hires Missouri director
Hamed Aleaziz / BuzzFeed News:
A Child's Forehead Partially Removed, Four Deaths, The Wrong Medicine: A Secret Report Exposes Health Care For Jailed Immigrants  —  BuzzFeed News has obtained a memo in which an ICE whistleblower says two immigrants got preventable surgeries and two were given the wrong drugs.
Paul Van Osdol / WTAE:
Rep. Conor Lamb says he plans to vote to impeach President Donald Trump  —  Democratic congressman from western Pennsylvania says he will vote for both articles of impeachment against Trump  —  U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb will vote for both articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump …
Discussion: Breitbart and The Hill
Scott Lemieux / Lawyers, Guns & Money:
The Man Who Stopped Obama From Filling Many Judicial Vacancies in Exchange For Nothing  —  I think you can make a case that Pat Leahy did more damage to liberal interests than any individual Democratic senator of the Obama era, including the red state moderates:
Discussion: Reason
Dartunorro Clark / NBC News:
Anything new?  McClintock says what many are thinking  —  As we approach the 12th hour of this debate, a frustrated Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif., had somewhat of a breaking-the-fourth-wall moment and said what many are thinking: Does anyone have anything new to say?
Discussion: MSNBC and The Hill
The Hill:
Bill Weld: As many as six GOP senators privately support convicting Trump  —  Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld (R) said Thursday that as many as a half-dozen GOP senators are privately in favor of voting to convict President Trump at a likely impeachment trial.
Discussion: Contemptor
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
One sign that Trump is worried about impeachment?  His avalanche of tweets.  —  Shortly after the sun came up on Thursday, President Trump was tweeting.  Over the next three hours, he tweeted or retweeted other people 89 times, making it one of his most active days on Twitter since he announced his presidential candidacy in 2015.
Discussion: Raw Story
Sebastian Murdock / HuffPost:
Paul Watson Throws Alex Jones Under The Bus In Sandy Hook Case  —  “This Sandy Hook stuff is killing us,” the far-right Infowars editor said in a 2015 email.  —  Far-right personality and longtime Infowars editor Paul Joseph Watson warned Alex Jones to stop pushing the lie …
Astead W. Herndon / New York Times:
Elizabeth Warren Draws Sharp Contrasts With Rivals in New Hampshire Speech  —  Ms. Warren, who has ramped up her criticism of her presidential opponents after months of avoiding conflict, issued another rebuke Thursday in a speech about the economy and corruption.
Lindsey Ellefson / The Wrap:
CNN Politics Producer Steve Brusk Resigns Weeks After Project Veritas Video Accuses Him of Misconduct (Exclusive)  —  Steve Brusk, most recently the supervising producer of CNN Politics, left the company two weeks ago, TheWrap has learned.  Brusk's resignation came about a month …
Discussion: Fox News
Andy Shain / Post and Courier:
Biden's SC firewall in danger?  2020 front-runner's lead shrinks to new low.  —  Joe Biden might need to check his firewall.  —  The former vice president's lead in South Carolina keeps shrinking in Post and Courier-Change Research polls as the 2020 Democratic presidential primary gets closer …
 
 
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Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
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Peter Sullivan / The Hill:
House passes sweeping Pelosi bill to lower drug prices
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Priscilla Alvarez / CNN:
Federal judge rules American Samoans are US citizens by birth
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Associated Press:
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Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Democrats face post-impeachment dilemma: What if Trump offends again?
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
The most depressing thing about Trump's attack on Greta Thunberg
The Economist:
A plurality of Americans—but not of states—want Donald Trump impeached
David Smith / The Guardian:
Fox host lambasts Trump over ‘most sustained assault on press freedom in US history’