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6:45 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 …
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 …
CNN:
Schiff indicates he would like witnesses called and documents introduced in Senate impeachment trial  —  McConnell: No chance Trump will be removed from office  —  Washington (CNN)House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff on Sunday said he would like for some witnesses to be called during …
The Bulwark:
How A Small Group of Senators Can Shape the Impeachment Trial and Vindicate the Constitutional Order  —  Should President Donald J. Trump be impeached by the House of Representatives?  If he is, should he then be removed from office by the Senate?  There's room for disagreement on both of these questions.
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Don't worry, Sen. Graham. No one thought you'd be fair.
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Republicans aim to avoid war with White House over impeachment strategy
Max Boot / Washington Post:
The only principle Republicans have left is partisanship
Discussion: Raw Story
Allan Smith / NBC News:
Schiff: I ‘hope to hell’ I'd impeach Obama if he did the same as Trump
Discussion: The Hill
CBS News:
Transcript: Sen. Lindsey Graham on “Face the Nation,” December 15, 2019
Discussion: Althouse and Hullabaloo
Jonathan Lemire / Associated Press:   Washington bracing for impeachment as battle lines harden
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David Edwards / Raw Story:
Support for impeachment climbs to 54 percent in Fox News poll after Trump pitches fit over previous poll  —  Support for impeaching President Donald Trump hit a record high of 54% in a Fox News poll that was released on Sunday.  —  Half of those surveyed told Fox News that the president should be impeached and removed.
Discussion: Fox News
Justine Coleman / The Hill:   Fox News poll: 50 percent of Americans say Trump should be impeached and removed
Benjamin Fearnow / Newsweek:
Fox News Poll: 54 Percent of Americans Say Trump Should Be Impeached
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Biden still leads Democratic race as Warren drops
Discussion: DNyuz and CNN
CBS News:
CBS News poll: Americans remain divided on impeachment
Discussion: The Hill
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 …
Discussion: TMZ.com, The Wrap and IndieWire
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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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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Sabrina Rodriguez / Politico:   Mexico fumes over labor enforcement details in trade bill
Peter Orsi / Associated Press:   Mexico objects over US bill on ratifying trade pact
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Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:   After exposing surveillance errors in Trump probe, inspector general looks for a pattern
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
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, even as the times do not  —  What has happened to our City over the past ten years?  What has happened to law and order, to the neighborhood cop who we all trusted to safeguard our homes and families …
Lahav Harkov / Jerusalem Post:
Boris Johnson to pass anti-BDS law, official says  —  “Antisemitism an attack on the British way of life and British identity.  WIthout our Jewish citizens we would be a lesser nation,” he said.  —  The new Conservative government in the UK will pass a law making it illegal for public bodies …
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 …
Reid J. Epstein / New York Times:
The D.N.C. Chairman Knows No One Is Happy.  Neither Is He.  —  Tom Perez said he wouldn't loosen debate qualifications in January, despite pressure.  He discussed having one of the worst jobs in politics.  —  Staring down a risky vote, one freshman Democrat is trying to show voters …
Discussion: Axios, Fox News, Vox, DNyuz and Politico
 
 
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Timothy W. Martin / Wall Street Journal:
Why North Korea Might Wait Things Out With U.S.
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: The Hill
Wall Street Journal:
Fed's Control Over Rates Tested by Growing U.S. Budget Deficits
Bangkok Post Website:
Singapore invokes fake-news law again
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
Stop Antisemitism:
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 Earlier Items: 
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Why White Iowans Want a Nominee Who Can Appeal to Nonwhite Voters
Daisuke Wakabayashi / New York Times:
Prime Leverage: How Amazon Wields Power in the Technology World
Discussion: Scripting News
Tracie Egan Morrissey / New York Times:
The Year Women Got ‘Horny’
Discussion: Althouse
Los Angeles Times:
Scuffles break out in Glendale as Rep. Adam Schiff speaks at Armenian genocide event
Discussion: Townhall, The Hill and Hullabaloo
Anita Kumar / Politico:
Conservative groups target their impeachment ‘Dirty 30’
Discussion: Redstate and DNyuz