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10:20 AM ET, January 18, 2020

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Rebecca Ballhaus / Wall Street Journal:
Coordinated Posts Defend Connecticut Man Who Exchanged Ukraine Texts  —  Some of the pages describe themselves as representing groups of supporters of President Trump from different states  —  WASHINGTON—A network of several dozen Facebook pages is coordinating posts defending Robert F. Hyde …
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Washington Post:
Nunes aide communicated with Parnas about Ukraine campaign, messages show  —  House Democrats released new documents Friday evening showing extensive contact between an associate of President Trump's personal attorney and an aide to the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee regarding …
Discussion: The Week
Betsy Swan / The Daily Beast:
Lev Parnas Dishes On Kushner, Maduro, and Soros  —  In an interview from his lawyer's office, the ex-Giuliani ally talked cannabis, conspiracies, and one very weird meeting with the lawyers of an indicted Ukrainian oligarch.  —  A dinner with Jared and Ivanka about cannabis …
Discussion: The Atlantic, Raw Story and emptywheel
Politico:
House releases new impeachment evidence linking Nunes aide to Parnas  —  House impeachment investigators sought Friday to pull Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, deeper into the Ukraine scandal at the center of President Donald Trump's upcoming impeachment trial.
Bob Brigham / Raw Story:
Why was Lev Parnas wearing a ‘Presidential Service Badge’ awarded to troops who serve in the White House?  —  Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman posted a fascinating update about a photo of impeachment figure Lev Parnas.  —  The photo shows Igor Fruman — who …
CNN:
Barr dropped into Giuliani meeting at Justice Department in previously undisclosed encounter  —  Lev Parnas describes multiple quid pro quos with Ukraine  —  (CNN)Attorney General William Barr briefly attended a meeting at the Justice Department last fall between top criminal prosecutors …
NBC News:
Texts suggest Robert Hyde passed along details about Yovanovitch movements  —  They include screenshots of messages about the U.S. ambassador's movements that appear to have been sent to Hyde, who forwarded thems to Lev Parnas.  —  New text messages released by House Democrats …
Jordain Carney / The Hill:   Parnas pressure grows on Senate GOP
Jesse Byrnes / The Hill:
House Democrats release second batch of Parnas materials
Discussion: HuffPost and Bloomberg
Byron York / Washington Examiner:   Can Democrats produce a daily impeachment show?
Orion Rummler / Axios:   New Lev Parnas records detail Ukraine surveillance efforts, contact with Devin Nunes aide
Joe Heim / Washington Post:
National Archives exhibit blurs images critical of President Trump  —  The large color photograph that greets visitors to a National Archives exhibit celebrating the centennial of women's suffrage shows a massive crowd filling Pennsylvania Avenue NW for the Women's March on Jan. 21, 2017, the day after President Trump's inauguration.
Discussion: Slate, Althouse, HuffPost, Mediaite and Raw Story
Ryan Grim / The Intercept:
The Sanders Campaign Researched Whether Warren Could Be Both Vice President and Treasury Secretary at Once  —  The presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders has researched the question of whether the same person can serve as both vice president and treasury secretary, according to three sources on the campaign.
Discussion: Mediaite and Breitbart
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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
The Sanders-Warren ‘feud’ and Ukraine revelations are nowhere near equal in importance.  Try telling the media that.  —  If you asked a casual news consumer what the big Washington story was over the past few days, there's a decent chance you would hear about a supposed feud between …
Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
Trump's impeachment, starring Bill Clinton  —  President Donald Trump may be the one fighting in the Senate to keep his job, but on Capitol Hill and across the country, it can feel like someone else is still on trial: Bill Clinton.  —  Clinton's own impeachment trial, once a fading cultural artifact …
Discussion: Associated Press, UPI and VICE
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NBC News:
Meet Trump's legal team for the impeachment trial
Discussion: The Daily Beast and Breitbart
Bloomberg Law:
Senate Judiciary Pauses Nominations for Impeachment Trial
Discussion: Redstate
Associated Press:
3 more linked to neo-Nazi group arrested in Georgia  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Three men linked to a violent white supremacist group known as The Base were charged with conspiring to kill members of a militant anti-fascist group, police in Georgia announced Friday, a day after three other members …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo, HuffPost and VICE
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Molly Olmstead / Slate:
Neo-Nazis Allegedly Discussed Opening Fire at Virginia's Pro-Gun Rally Slated for Monday
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Rod Rosenstein says he made call to release Strzok-Page texts  —  Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein authorized the release to the media of text messages between two highly placed FBI employees who exchanged criticism of then-candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign …
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Jason Leopold / BuzzFeed News:   Mueller Memos Part 4: FBI Documents That Congress Had To Fight To Get
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
In Oval Office Meeting, Trump Expresses Regret on Vaping Policy  —  The president interrupted a meeting with campaign advisers to scold his health and human services secretary about the administration's ban on most flavored e-cigarettes.  —  President Trump upbraided the health …
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Tom Winter / NBC News:
Former N.Y. Rep. Christopher Collins sentenced to federal prison for insider trading  —  He pleaded guilty to the charges of conspiracy to commit insider trading and lying to the FBI in October.  —  Former New York Congressman Christopher Collins was sentenced Friday to 26 months in federal prison …
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Jerry Zremski / The Buffalo News:
An anguished Chris Collins faces 26 months in prison
Paul Blumenthal / HuffPost:
Chris Collins, First U.S. Lawmaker To Endorse Trump, Gets 26-Month Prison Sentence
Discussion: CNBC
Kevin Liptak / CNN:
Trump recounts minute-by-minute details of Soleimani strike to donors at Mar-a-Lago  —  (CNN)President Trump recounted minute-by-minute details of the US strike that killed Iran's top military commander during remarks to high-dollar Republican donors at his South Florida estate, according to audio obtained by CNN.
Discussion: The Hill
Elizabeth Vaughn / Redstate:
Pro Level Trolling: Trump Admin Rolls Back Michelle Obama Lunch Rules On Her Birthday  —  Sometimes you think something that happens is a coincidence but then you really think about and you wonder maybe...... Nahhhhhhhh  —  The Trump administration announced today that they were ending …
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Steve Vockrodt / Kansas City Star:
Kansas City radio station agrees to broadcast Russian-owned ‘propaganda’ program  —  A Kansas City area radio station can broadcast Russian state-owned media programming, the type that U.S. intelligence called a “propaganda machine,” for six hours a day through a lease agreement struck by a local radio operator.
Discussion: The Hill
Kashmir Hill / New York Times:
The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It  —  A little-known start-up helps law enforcement match photos of unknown people to their online images — and “might lead to a dystopian future or something,” a backer says.  —  Until recently, Hoan Ton-That's greatest hits included …
J.E. Dyer / The Lid:
‘Trump Effect’ Takes Over Iran As Regime Starts Covering Country With American And Israeli Flags  —  Avoiding The Flags Has Become Symbol Of Protest  —  Probably the most overlooked aspect of the “flags on the sidewalk” phenomenon in Iran is that, as the regime paints those flags everywhere …
BuzzFeed News:
“Why Are We Not Winning Them?”:  Pete Buttigieg's White Supporters Are Baffled By His Lack Of Black Support  —  DES MOINES — The white voters who come to Pete Buttigieg's rallies just don't understand.  —  Many of them fell for the 37-year-old former mayor of South Bend, Indiana …
Discussion: Daily Kos, Washington Post and CNN
Pete Williams / NBC News:
‘Faithless elector’: Supreme Court will hear case that could change how presidents are chosen  —  A ruling could come in the spring — just as the 2020 presidential race is heating up.  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to take up an issue that could change a key element …
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Noah Berlatsky / NBC News:
Trump voters motivated by racism may be violating the Constitution. Can they be stopped?
Discussion: Twitchy
 
 
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Associated Press:
Amid hacking fears, key caucus states to use app for results
Discussion: Axios
Spectator USA:
Tyranny of the minority … De mortuis nil nisi bonum …
Donie O'Sullivan / CNN:
Top Democrats go to war with Facebook and Zuckerberg
USA Today:
Senate impeachment trial: Weigh Trump's repeated obstruction offenses to protect himself
Lisa Lerer / New York Times:
They ‘Would Love to See a Woman in Office,’ but It's Not Priority No. 1
Discussion: FiveThirtyEight
New York Times:
Indian General Talks of ‘Deradicalization Camps’ for Kashmiris
Eleni Courea / Politico:
UK to celebrate Brexit with flags and ‘light display’
Nick Arama / Redstate:
Sounds Like Biden Thinks Beto Is Latino
Discussion: Townhall and Twitchy
 Earlier Items: 
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Facebook is ordered to hand over data about thousands of apps that may have violated user privacy
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
The Grisham Watch: What's the White House press secretary up to?
Discussion: HuffPost, The Hill and VICE
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
Cambridge Analytica email chain with Facebook sheds new light on data misuse scandal
Soo Rin Kim / ABC News:
Trump associates who have been sent to prison or faced criminal charges
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Mike Bloomberg is assembling a team of fundraising experts to recruit wealthy donors - but not to take their money
Kansas City Star:
Trump tried to call Kris Kobach during his meeting with Roger Marshall, sources say
Martin Indyk / Wall Street Journal:
The Middle East Isn't Worth It Anymore