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11:55 PM ET, January 14, 2020


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The Daily Beast:
Parnas Associate Tracked Ousted Ambassador's Movements in Kyiv: Docs  —  “They will let me know when she's on the move... They are willing to help if you/we would like a price.”  —  On the eve of a Senate trial to remove President Trump, House Democratic investigators have released a trove …
Betsy Swan / The Daily Beast:
Toensing Law Firm Distances Itself From Giuliani Letter to Zelensky  —  UKRAINE OUTREACH  —  Former Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas gave congressional impeachment investigators a letter on Giuliani's law firm stationery asking for a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky …
Washington Post:
Ukraine prosecutor offered information related to Biden in exchange for ambassador's ouster, newly released materials show  —  New materials released by House Democrats appear to show Ukraine's top prosecutor offering an associate of President Trump's personal attorney, Rudolph W. Giuliani …
Andrew Desiderio / Politico:
House Dems release new impeachment evidence related to indicted Giuliani associate  —  The House Intelligence Committee released new evidence on Tuesday related to the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, including information turned over by Lev Parnas, an indicted former associate of Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani.
Discussion: The Hill
Daniela Altimari / Hartford Courant:
Who is the Robert Hyde who surfaced in House Intelligence Committee documents?  —  Robert Hyde, a Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Connecticut, surfaced in House Intelligence Committee documents released Tuesday.  —  The documents, released on the eve of the House vote …
Discussion: Mother Jones, Vox and Raw Story
Indicted Giuliani Ally Has Money-Tied Republicans Seeking Cover  —  WASHINGTON (CN) — Two weeks out from the 2016 elections, a first-time donor born in Ukraine lit up the map of the Republican Party with a $50,000 cash donation to Donald Trump's joint fundraising committee.
Daniela Altimari / Hartford Courant:
Republican candidate who made sexist comment about Kamala Harris owed thousands in child support while making big donations to Trump, GOP causes  —  Robert F. Hyde, the Republican candidate for Congress whose sexist and offensive tweet about Kamala Harris drew widespread condemnation from leaders …
Discussion: The Daily Beast and Fox News
Bryan Anderson / Sacramento Bee:
Joe Biden says he'd consider Kamala Harris ‘for anything’ she wants, including VP  —  Read more: The Bee's interview with Joe Biden  —  In an interview with The Sacramento Bee's California Nation podcast, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden discussed his approach to the Golden State …
New York Times:   New Details Emerge on Shadow Campaign to Oust Ambassador to Ukraine
Holly Otterbein / Politico:
Sanders camp admits anti-Warren script was deployed in multiple early states  —  DES MOINES, Iowa — The controversial talking points attacking Elizabeth Warren that Bernie Sanders' campaign deployed were given to teams in at least two early voting states on Friday, three Sanders campaign officials confirmed.
New York Times:
Trump and His Aides Focused for Now on 2 Rivals (Neither Is the Front-Runner)  —  When it comes to the Democratic presidential primary candidates, President Trump is worried about Mike Bloomberg while his campaign sees an opportunity in Bernie Sanders.  —  President Trump's advisers …
Joe Murphy / NBC News:
Live Blog / January Democratic debate live updates: Six candidates face off in Des Moines
Discussion: The Hill and Breitbart
Matt Welch / Reason:
The Woke Primary Is Over and Everyone Lost
Discussion: Politico
Joseph Wulfsohn / Fox News:
Trump sides with Sanders amid dustup with Warren: 'I don't believe Bernie said that'
Discussion: Axios and The Hill
Katherine Tully-McManus / Roll Call:
Impeachment trial security crackdown will limit Capitol press access  —  The Senate sergeant-at-arms and Capitol Police are launching an unprecedented crackdown on the Capitol press corps for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, following a standoff between the Capitol's chief security officials …
Mariam Khan / ABC News:
Sen. Chuck Schumer says President Trump's ‘got to go’ in election, if not removed by the Senate  —  “We will not rest until we get the truth,” the Senate minority leader said.  —  Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer blasted President Donald Trump on Tuesday in an interview with ABC's …
New York Times:
New Video Shows Two Iranian Missiles Hit Ukrainian Plane  —  Security camera footage verified by The New York Times shows that two missiles fired 30 seconds apart took down Flight 752, killing all aboard.  —  The New York Times has verified security camera footage on Tuesday that shows …
Associated Press:
Trump counter-programs Democrats' debate with his own rally  —  MILWAUKEE (AP) — As Democrats prepare for their last debate before primary voting commences, President Donald Trump is eager to provide political counter-programming in a nearby battleground state.
Discussion: Breitbart and WCCO | CBS Minnesota
Doha Madani / NBC News:
More than 50 injured after Delta jet dumps fuel on L.A. schools during midair emergency  —  At least 20 children and dozens of other people at 6 schools were treated for minor injuries after exposure to the jet fuel.  —  A Delta flight injured more than 50 people after dumping fuel …
Clyde McGrady / Roll Call:
Brett Kavanaugh brings pizza to the Supreme Court and it is not good  —  The crust is slightly burnt around the edges where the cheese bubbles.  The pepperonis are large, oily and plentiful, so no complaints there.  —  Brett Kavanaugh has already left his mark on the Supreme Court, and it is pizza.
Jason McGahan / The Daily Beast:
Michael Avenatti Arrested by Feds at California State Bar Hearing  —  Stormy Daniels' ex-lawyer was taken into custody by federal agents during a disciplinary hearing at California's State Bar Court.  —  LOS ANGELES—Ex-Stormy Daniels lawyer and Trump antagonist Michael Avenatti was led …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Eric W. Dolan / Raw Story:
GOP lawmaker accuses Rep. Matt Gaetz of creating ‘a game’ where politicians get ‘points’ for sleeping with interns and married colleagues  —  In Florida politics, Rep. Matt Gaetz is not only known for getting into bitter arguments with Democrats — he is also known for his feuds with fellow Republicans.
Discussion: Tampa Bay Times and Mediaite
Wendell Potter / New York Times:
How the Health Insurance Industry (and I) Invented the ‘Choice’ Talking Point  —  It was always misleading.  Now Democrats are repeating it.  —  Mr. Potter is a former insurance executive.  —  There's a dangerous talking point being repeated in the Democratic primary for president …
Discussion: Raw Story
Jonathan H. Adler / Reason:   President Trump Rejects Premise of Justice Department Briefs in ACA Case
Olga Khazan / The Atlantic:
America's Favorite Poison  —  Occasionally, Elizabeth Bruenig unleashes a tweet for which she knows she's sure to get dragged: She admits that she doesn't drink.  —  Bruenig, a columnist at The New York Times with a sizable social-media following, told me that it usually begins …
New York Daily News:
Off-duty Secret Service agent shoots and kills dog on a leash in Brooklyn  —  An off-duty Secret Service agent fatally shot a dog being walked on a leash through a Brooklyn neighborhood Monday night, police sources and witnesses said.  —  The agent, whose name has not been released …
New York Times:
Off-Duty Secret Service Agent Shoots and Kills Dog in Brooklyn
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and CNN
Trump plot to ‘steal’ $7.2B for border wall puts GOP lawmakers in a pickle  —  President Donald Trump has put his Republican comrades in another politically tricky position as they await his latest scheme to snub Congress in shifting billions of dollars toward the border wall.
Discussion: Redstate, Washington Post and Vox
New York Times:
Elizabeth Warren  —  The editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding values.  —  This interview was conducted by the editorial board of The New York Times, which will announce its Democratic primary endorsement on Jan. 19.
Fox News:
Michael Flynn moves to withdraw guilty plea, citing ‘bad faith’ by government  —  Former national security adviser Michael Flynn moved Tuesday to withdraw his guilty plea for lying to the FBI in the Russia probe, citing “bad faith” by the government.  —  The court filing came just days …
Aaron Rupar / Vox:
Trump: Saudi Arabia paid the US $1 billion for more troops.  Pentagon: Eh, not quite.  —  President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump at the College Football Playoff national championship game in New Orleans on Monday.  Alika Jenner/Getty Images  —  Trump seemingly announced …
Discussion: Digby's Hullabaloo
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Rashaan Ayesh / Axios:
Biden: “I would leave troops in the Middle East”
Discussion: Reason and Breitbart
Julie Kelly / American Greatness:
Unequal Fates: A Real Obama Era Whistleblower vs. the Trump ‘Whistleblower’
John Binder / Breitbart:
Exclusive: Iranian National Arrested Near Mar-a-Lago with Machete, Knives Came to U.S. as Refugee
Gabby Orr / Politico:
Trump looks to reward conservative Catholics for their loyalty
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Anna Merlan / VICE:
46% of Americans Are ‘Unsure’ if Vaccines Cause Autism. They Don't
Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Dave Chappelle endorses Andrew Yang in Democratic primary
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
It Was Always About Supporting Trump
 Earlier Items: 
Matt Ford / New Republic:
The Plot to Level the Administrative State
Alyssa Vaughn / Boston Magazine:
John Lewis, Joaquin Castro, and 16 Other Dems Just Endorsed Joe Kennedy
New York Times:
Who Controls Trump's Environmental Policy?
Discussion: Washington Times
Kate Payne / NPR:
Despite Election Security Fears, Iowa Caucuses Will Use New Smartphone App
Discussion: Townhall and The Hill
Charles Sykes / Politico:
Dear Dems, Don't Walk Into Trump's Foreign Policy Trap
Discussion: Breitbart
Ian Millhiser / Vox:
A modest proposal to save American democracy
Discussion: Twitchy