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8:00 PM ET, December 15, 2019

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Rachael Bade / Washington Post:
Freshman Democrats push for Amash as impeachment manager  —  A private campaign is underway to draft Rep. Justin Amash (I-Mich.) as an impeachment manager in the Senate trial of President Trump, a bid to diversify House Democrats' appeal to voters with a rare conservative voice.
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emptywheel:
Why Justin Amash Should Be an Impeachment Manager  —  I'm sitting about six blocks from one of Gerald Ford's childhood homes.  That means I live in a city with an outsized role in America's history with impeachment.  Since the time I've lived in this city, our Federal Building added a sign reading …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Schumer's opening pitch for the Senate impeachment trial  —  On Sunday night, Chuck Schumer made his opening bid to Mitch McConnell in the two leaders' negotiations over the Senate impeachment trial.  —  Driving the news: Schumer has sent a letter to McConnell in which he asks the Republican leader …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Will Bunch / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Trump's Senate trial is rigged, but a Watergate hero has an idea for saving impeachment  —  After feeding page after page of the U.S. Constitution into a paper shredder as he denied America's first black president his right to even a hearing on his Supreme Court pick while holding …
Leigh Ann Caldwell / NBC News:
Schumer proposes Bolton, Mulvaney testify in Senate impeachment trial  —  The Senate Minority Leader sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Sunday laying out the proposed outlines of impeachment proceedings for President Donald Trump.  —  WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader …
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Senate Dems ask that Mick Mulvaney and John Bolton testify at impeachment trial  —  Chuck Schumer has made his opening offer to Mitch McConnell about the impending Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.  And the Democratic leader is driving a hard bargain.
Discussion: Raw Story
The Bulwark:   How A Small Group of Senators Can Shape the Impeachment Trial and Vindicate the Constitutional Order
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Republicans aim to avoid war with White House over impeachment strategy
Discussion: Axios and One America News Network
Washington Post:   Top Senate Democrat calls for testimony from Mulvaney, Bolton in a proposal to GOP on parameters …
Allan Smith / NBC News:
Schiff: I ‘hope to hell’ I'd impeach Obama if he did the same as Trump
Discussion: The Hill
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William Cummings / USA Today:
Trump trails all top Democrats, half of voters favor impeachment, Fox News poll says  —  About half of registered voters say that President Donald Trump should be removed from office and that if he survives the impeachment effort, he'll have a tough time beating the Democratic candidate in the 2020 election …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo, Fox News and DNyuz
Karoun Demirjian / Washington Post:
Trump goes after Pelosi's teeth as the House gears up for impeachment vote
Discussion: Raw Story, Mediaite and Breitbart
David Edwards / Raw Story:   Support for impeachment climbs to 54 percent in Fox News poll after Trump pitches fit over previous poll
Benjamin Fearnow / Newsweek:
Fox News Poll: 54 Percent of Americans Say Trump Should Be Impeached
Justine Coleman / The Hill:   Fox News poll: 50 percent of Americans say Trump should be impeached and removed
CBS News:
CBS News poll: Americans remain divided on impeachment
Discussion: The Hill
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Biden still leads Democratic race as Warren drops
Discussion: CNN
Rebecca Rosenberg / Page Six:
Harvey Weinstein: I deserve pat on back when it comes to women  —  More than 80 women have accused him of sex assault or harassment — but for Harvey Weinstein, it's still all about himself.  —  The alleged serial sex predator and disgraced Hollywood producer whined to The Post …
Ben Kamisar / NBC News:
GOP's Toomey says USMCA agreement diminishes free trade  —  The Republican calls deal with Congressional Democrats a “complete capitulation.”  —  WASHINGTON — Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., warned his fellow Republicans Sunday that the bipartisan replacement to the North American Free Trade Agreement represents …
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Emma Newburger / CNBC:   US trade representative says phase-one trade deal is ‘totally done’ and will double exports to China in two years
Sabrina Rodriguez / Politico:
Mexico fumes over labor enforcement details in trade bill
Discussion: Axios
Stephanie Farr / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
West Point investigating hand symbol with possible links to white power used by cadets during Army-Navy game  —  West Point is investigating a hand gesture made by several cadets and midshipmen during an ESPN pre-game broadcast at the Army-Navy game Saturday after clips of the signals went viral …
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Dennis Romero / NBC News:
Military investigates possible white power signs flashed by students during Army-Navy telecast
Max Boot / Washington Post:
The only principle Republicans have left is partisanship  —  I come before you, my friends, to defend Republicans against charges that they are unprincipled, two-faced hypocrites.  —  Pointy-headed coastal elitists, with all sorts of useless book learning that real Americans don't need …
Discussion: Raw Story
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Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Don't worry, Sen. Graham. No one thought you'd be fair.
Wall Street Journal:
Boeing Weighs Cutting or Halting 737 MAX Production  —  Management of aerospace giant sees an output pause as most viable option, as fleet grounding stretches into 2020  —  Boeing Co. BA -1.33% is considering either halting or further cutting production of the 737 MAX amid growing uncertainty …
Discussion: Bloomberg
Sarah Ferris / Politico:
Staff exodus in Van Drew office after party switch  —  Five senior aides to Rep. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey resigned on Sunday as the lawmaker formally prepared to switch parties, stating they were “deeply saddened and disappointed by his decision.”  —  The aides in Van Drew's Washington office wrote …
Elaina Plott / The Atlantic:
What Does Tucker Carlson Believe?  —  Tucker Carlson does not think he is an “especially” good person.  He knows he can “get mad” and “make a mistake,” that he can “overstate” things as a result of getting “caught up” in his own rhetoric.  He also knows he can sometimes get “self-righteous …
Discussion: Big League Politics and Mediaite
The Guardian:
Boris Johnson threatens BBC with two-pronged attack  —  No 10 boycotts Today programme and considers decriminalising non-payment of licence fee  —  Downing Street is threatening the future of the BBC by insisting it is seriously considering decriminalising non-payment of the licence fee …
 
 
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Benjamin Fearnow / Newsweek:
Lindsey Graham's Democratic Challenger Nearly Tied in Heavily-Republican South Carolina, Poll Shows
Discussion: DNyuz
Timothy W. Martin / Wall Street Journal:
Why North Korea Might Wait Things Out With U.S.
Lahav Harkov / Jerusalem Post:
Boris Johnson to pass anti-BDS law, official says
Nick Reisman / NY State of Politics:
NY-19: Delgado To Back Both Impeachment Articles
Valerie Richardson / Washington Times:
Rand Paul fears impeachment will ‘dumb down and destroy the country’
Discussion: ABC News and The Hill
Wall Street Journal:
Fed's Control Over Rates Tested by Growing U.S. Budget Deficits
Carolyn Lange / Twin Cities:
MN Democrat Collin Peterson says he won't vote for impeachment ‘unless they come up with something’
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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Discussion: Scripting News
Tracie Egan Morrissey / New York Times:
The Year Women Got ‘Horny’
Discussion: Althouse
Harry Siegel / New York Daily News:
Her death, our fears and our city: How reactions to the killing of Tessa Majors echo 30 years ago …
Los Angeles Times:
Scuffles break out in Glendale as Rep. Adam Schiff speaks at Armenian genocide event
Discussion: Townhall, The Hill and Hullabaloo