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6:20 PM ET, January 19, 2020


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John Bresnahan / Politico:
Schiff says NSA, CIA withholding Ukraine info due to White House pressure  —  “The intelligence community is beginning to withhold documents from Congress on the issue of Ukraine,” he said.  —  House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff.  Zach Gibson/Getty Images
Ryan Saavedra / The Daily Wire:
McConnell Creates ‘Kill Switch’ To End Impeachment If It Becomes ‘Circus Run By Adam Schiff’  —  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has reportedly created a “kill switch” for President Donald Trump's upcoming Senate impeachment trial that would allow for the president's legal team …
Discussion: The Federalist, Politico and The Hill
Adia Robinson / ABC News:
As Democrats push for witnesses in Senate trial, Alan Dershowitz slams impeachment case  —  The Senate impeachment trial formally began on Thursday.  —  Alan Dershowitz, a Harvard professor emeritus who recently joined President Donald Trump's defense team, made the constitutional case …
Matthew Boyle / Breitbart:
The Impeachment ‘Kill Switch’: McConnell Dismissal Rule Corners Democrats, Blocks Antics as Trial Commences  —  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is as of now including in the U.S. Senate impeachment trial rules a “kill switch” that effectively allows for the president's legal team to seek …
Jacob Knutson / Axios:   Dershowitz claims abuse of power is not an impeachable offense even if proven
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
House Democrats may call new impeachment witnesses if Senate doesn't  —  Key House Democrats pressing the Senate to hear from new witnesses in President Trump's impeachment trial are leaving the door open to another possibility: calling those witnesses themselves if Senate Republicans do not.
Wall Street Journal:   Lev Parnas Paid His Way Into Donald Trump's Orbit
Chandelis Duster / CNN:
Senate Democrat says ‘fine’ if Hunter Biden were to testify in impeachment trial
Discussion: Political Wire
Eleanor Mueller / Politico:
Cornyn: Giuliani ‘not relevant’ to impeachment trial
Discussion: Axios, The Hill and Law & Crime
Andrew O'Reilly / Fox News:   Nadler says Dems unwilling to negotiate Hunter Biden testimony in exchange for other witnesses
Ronn Blitzer / Fox News:
Graham calls for swift end to impeachment trial, warns Dems against calling witnesses
Discussion: The Guardian and The Hill
Chandelis Duster / CNN:   Graham says Trump hopes to have impeachment over by State of the Union address
George Conway / Washington Post:
Why Trump had to hire this legal odd couple  —  This is what happens when you don't pay your legal bills.  —  President Trump, whose businesses and now campaign have left a long trail of unpaid bills behind them, has never discriminated when it comes to stiffing people who work for him.
Discussion: Slate, Mediaite and Raw Story
Washington Post:
Rep. Jayapal, a leading liberal congresswoman, endorses Sanders for president  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. — Rep. Pramila Jayapal, a rising star in the Democratic Party's liberal wing and one of the most prominent women of color in Congress, is endorsing Sen. Bernie Sanders for president …
Kurt Bardella / NBC News:
Trump's MAGA supporters and Twitter Bernie Bros have this ugly tactic in common
Discussion: Associated Press and Daily Kos
Robert Evans / bellingcat:
Richmond Gun Rally: Is A Virginia Cop Giving 4Chan's /pol Board Inside Info?  —  On Monday, January 20, the city of Richmond, Virginia will be host to a massive gathering of militias and individual gun owners, protesting against a series of proposed bills in the state legislature.
Lloyd Green / The Guardian:
A Very Stable Genius review: dysfunction and disaster at the court of King Donald  —  In January 2018, Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury made headlines as it depicted a president out of control and a White House that careened from crisis to crisis.  Donald Trump threatened legal action against author and publisher.
Discussion: HuffPost and Raw Story
Ursula Perano / Axios:
GOP Sen. Shelby on Trump soliciting foreign interference: “Things happen”  —  Pressed on whether it was appropriate for President Trump to solicit foreign interference from Ukraine and China, Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) said on ABC's “This Week” that the president is a “human” and that “things happen.”
Kelly Cannon / ABC News:
Ahead of trial, Sens. Booker, Shelby disagree whether Trump's actions impeachable
Discussion: Law & Crime
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Even C-SPAN Is Piqued: Senate Puts Limits on Trial Coverage  —  The Senate will control the cameras during the impeachment trial, limiting what viewers see, and reporters will be confined to roped-off areas.  —  News coverage of President Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate began last week …
Will Bunch / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Pomp and censorship: Trump impeachment trial already reveals a broken America  —  For a nation forged in bloody revolution against an unjust monarchy, America sure loves the pomp and circumstance of ancient royalty.  That was driven home for the umteenth time on Saturday when I flipped on CNN …
Discussion: New York Times
Quad-City / Quad City Times:
Klobuchar is the one  —  Amy Klobuchar earned our endorsement.  —  She won it from an editorial board that, like much of the electorate just two weeks away from the Iowa caucuses, has struggled with how to assess the large field of candidates vying for the Democrats' 2020 presidential nomination.
Ben Jacobs / New York Magazine:
Steve Bannon Wants to Save Trump — So He's Launched a Podcast  —  It's been two and a half years since Steve Bannon was exiled from the Trump administration, but the former White House chief strategist is still trying to coordinate messaging for the president.
Alexi McCammond / Axios:
Bloomberg: “My story might have turned out very differently if I had been black”  —  TULSA, Okla. — Mike Bloomberg is ready to acknowledge his white privilege, and he's hoping it'll help him with black voters.  —  Why it matters: Bloomberg's courtship of black voters appears an uphill climb …
Sean Murphy / Associated Press:   Bloomberg offers plan to tackle racial economic inequality
New York Times:
How U.S. Firms Helped Africa's Richest Woman Exploit Her Country's Wealth  —  LISBON — It was the party to be seen at during the Cannes Film Festival, where being seen was the whole point.  A Swiss jewelry company had rented out the opulent Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, drawing celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio …
Discussion: Quartz
Mary Clare Jalonick / Associated Press:
No escape: Senators to be quiet, unplugged for Trump trial  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — No cellphones.  No talking.  No escape.  —  That's the reality during the Senate's impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, which will begin each day with a proclamation: “All persons are commanded to keep silence, on pain of imprisonment.”
Windsor Mann / Los Angeles Times:
Op-Ed: If Trump loves America, why does he call our cities ‘disgusting’ and ‘embarrassing’?  —  What's revealing about so many self-described nationalists is their contempt for the nation they claim to love.  When President Trump talks about America, he talks about how people who don't love …
Meridith McGraw / Politico:
‘Pretty nervy of you!’:  Trump's Palm Beach billionaire spat  —  There were certainly other things for President Donald Trump to care about in early December.  He was about to depart for the NATO summit in London.  Impeachment hearings were dominating Washington.
Discussion: Florida Politics and Raw Story
Audra D. S. Burch / New York Times:
How 17 Outsize Portraits Rattled a Small Southern Town  —  Newnan, Ga., decided to use art to help the community celebrate diversity and embrace change.  Not everyone was ready for what they saw.  —  This story took several months to report, including more than a dozen interviews …
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Michael Sainato / American Prospect:
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Wall Street Journal:
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Matt Gertz / Media Matters for America:
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John Hinderaker / Power Line:
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Two deceptions at the heart of Democrats' impeachment brief
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Jeff Greenfield / Politico:
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After A Fall At Baylor, Ken Starr Became A Fox Regular, And Then, A Trump Defender
Isabella Gomez Sarmiento / NPR:
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Discussion: Althouse, Axios and New York Times
Sacramento Bee:
Who is Devin Nunes' aide caught up in Ukraine texts, and will they hurt his boss?
Discussion: Progress Pond