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9:50 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 …
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
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 …   Indicted Giuliani Ally Has Money-Tied Republicans Seeking Cover
New York Times:   Ukrainian Ambassador Was Under Surveillance, Documents Suggest
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.
Amanda Seitz / Associated Press:
Warren, Sanders backers feud after ‘Pocahontas’ text message
Matt Welch / Reason:
The Woke Primary Is Over and Everyone Lost
Discussion: Politico
David Weigel / Washington Post:
The Trailer: The dynamics — including the fights — to watch for in tonight's debate
Eugene Daniels / Politico:
Lack of diversity ‘pressures’ Yang to talk race
Discussion: The Hill, The Week and Breitbart
McConnell courts GOP hard-liners, moderates and Trump as impeachment trial looms  —  The Senate majority leader is weighing strategy with key Republicans and keeping his plans close to the vest.  —  For Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Trump impeachment trial marks …
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Nancy Pelosi may yet have the last laugh
Discussion: Raw Story, Denver Post, CBS News and MSNBC
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
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: Vox and Raw Story
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 …
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
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.
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
Zachary Petrizzo / Mediaite:
Fox News Guest Points Out No One Actually Cares About Vince Vaughn Shaking Trump's Hand  —  Is “cancel culture” real?  —  In the case of Actor Vince Vaughn shaking President Donald Trump's hand, Fox News led viewers to believe that the outrage and “cancel culture” calls were legitimate …
The Daily Beast:
Warren Calls for SEC Probe Into Whether Trump Tipped Off Mar-a-Lago Pals to Soleimani Attack  —  The president told Mar-a-Lago guests to expect a “big” response to Iranian provocation.  The senator wants financial regulators to see if any of those guests traded on that info.
Discussion: Axios, The Hill, Balloon Juice and Mediaite
Matt Shuham / Talking Points Memo:   Did Mar-a-Lago Members Trade On Advance Knowledge Of Soleimani Attack?
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
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 and MSNBC
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Olga Khazan / The Atlantic:
America's Favorite Poison
John Binder / Breitbart:
Exclusive: Iranian National Arrested Near Mar-a-Lago with Machete, Knives Came to U.S. as Refugee
Ryan Goodman / Just Security:
What the State Department Legal Adviser Promised Congress on Iran
Discussion: CNN
Anna Merlan / VICE:
46% of Americans Are ‘Unsure’ if Vaccines Cause Autism. They Don't
U.S. Considers New System for Releasing Key Economic Reports
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
Sudarsan Raghavan / Washington Post:
He thought his U.S. passport and letters to Trump would save him from dying in an Egyptian prison.
Discussion: HuffPost, Fox News, NPR and New York Times
Charles Sykes / Politico:
Dear Dems, Don't Walk Into Trump's Foreign Policy Trap
Ian Millhiser / Vox:
A modest proposal to save American democracy
Discussion: Twitchy