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12:30 PM ET, January 19, 2020


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Evan Mandery / Politico:
One of Trump's Lawyers Called the Other Dangerous  —  Politics makes strange bedfellows, but perhaps none have ever been stranger than the two celebrity lawyers just announced as part of Donald Trump's impeachment defense team: Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz.
Discussion: The Hill and Raw Story
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 …
Kelly Cannon / ABC News:
Ahead of trial, Sens. Booker, Shelby disagree whether Trump's actions impeachable  —  The two senators will be jurors in the president's impeachment trial.  —  Sens. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., disagreed whether the president's conduct, forming the basis of the charges …
Discussion: Axios
ABC News:
‘This Week’ Transcript 1-19-20: Rep. Adam Schiff, Alan Dershowitz, Sen. Richard Shelby, Sen. Cory Booker
Discussion: NBC News and The Week
Jim Acosta / CNN:
Trump, who wanted a TV legal team, is ‘distracted’ by impeachment trial, source says
Discussion: Raw Story
Ronn Blitzer / Fox News:
Graham calls for swift end to impeachment trial, warns Dems against calling witnesses  —  Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., announced that his initial plan of a pre-trial dismissal of the impeachment case against President Trump is now unlikely to happen, but he is pushing for the trial to begin and end as quickly as possible.
Discussion: The Hill and The Guardian
Mary Clare Jalonick / Associated Press:   No escape: Senators to be quiet, unplugged for Trump trial
Margaret Taylor / Lawfare:   The First Test for Chief Justice Roberts? McConnell's Organizing Resolution for Impeachment
Julie Pace / ABC News:
Facing Senate trial crunch, Dems blitzing Iowa, early states
Hank Davis / Associated Press:
Murkowski on impeachment: “It is important that we have a process that is viewed as fair”
Discussion: Raw Story
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, Political Wire and Raw Story
Washington Post:
Rep. Jayapal, a leading liberal, 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, choosing …
Joseph Simonson / Washington Examiner:
Warren claims she is the only person running with executive experience
Discussion: Althouse and The Gateway Pundit
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 …
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.
Sacramento Bee:
Who is Devin Nunes' aide caught up in Ukraine texts, and will they hurt his boss?  —  Derek Harvey was known as a retired Army colonel and respected military intelligence analyst — a Middle East expert who predicted the growing threat from al Qaeda.  —  He worked tirelessly with retired …
Discussion: Progress Pond and Washington Post
Washington Post:
'Once this is over, we'll be kings': How Lev Parnas worked his way into Trump's world — and now is rattling it
Discussion: emptywheel and Vanity Fair
Ashe Schow / The Daily Wire:   Newly Released Text Messages Between Nunes Aide And Lev Parnas Are A Big Nothingburger
Mary Papenfuss / HuffPost:   New Records Bare Extensive Links Between Devin Nunes Aide And Lev Parnas
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
Trent Spiner / Politico:
Bennet die-hards drawn to awkward, unusual New Hampshire campaign  —  The Colorado senator's supporters hope he can emulate Gary Hart's rise from back of the pack to New Hampshire winner.  —  Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bennet speaks to supporters in New Hampshire.  Scott Eisen/Getty Images
Margaret Talev / Axios:
NSC official on leave pending investigation  —  Andrew Peek, the senior director for European and Russian affairs at the National Security Council, has been placed on administrative leave pending a security-related investigation, people familiar with the situation tell Axios.
Discussion: Raw Story
Trump Loses Another Russia Adviser, Adding to NSC Turnover
Discussion: New York Post and The Hill
Audrey McNamara / CBS News:
Puerto Rico governor fires emergency director after aid is found sitting in warehouse  —  Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced fired the island's emergency management director on Saturday, after a video showing aid sitting unused in a warehouse went viral on social media.
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Two deceptions at the heart of Democrats' impeachment brief  —  In a newly released impeachment brief, Democratic House managers argue that President Trump must be removed “immediately” to protect the integrity of the current presidential race.  “The Senate must use that remedy now to safeguard …
Discussion: Twitchy
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 …
Matt Gertz / Media Matters for America:
STUDY: Trump sent 657 live tweets of Fox programming in 2019 … President Donald Trump tweeted in response to Fox News or Fox Business programs he was watching at least 657 times in 2019 — nearly 10% of his total tweets that year — according to a Media Matters review.
Jeff Greenfield / Politico:
With Biden, Will Democrats Be Both Safe and Sorry?  —  Since the moment he declared he was once again running for president—in fact since well before then—Joe Biden has floated near or at the top of the public opinion polls.  He's the vice president of a very popular previous Democratic president.
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John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Tigers at the White House
Cat Schuknecht / NPR:
After A Fall At Baylor, Ken Starr Became A Fox Regular, And Then, A Trump Defender
Isabella Gomez Sarmiento / NPR:
Women's March Draws A Smaller, But Passionate Crowd
Discussion: Axios and New York Times
Senior Administration Officials / Public Pool:
Background Press Call
Emma Goldberg / New York Times:
Would a 37-Year-Old Woman Be Where Pete Buttigieg Is?
 Earlier Items: 
Anthony Leonardi / Washington Examiner:
Twitter mistakenly suspends and later reinstates Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Anthony Faiola / Washington Post:
Maduro says he's still in control of Venezuela, ready for direct talks with the United States
Discussion: The Week
Wall Street Journal:
Mexican Forces Clash With Migrants at Border With Guatemala
Discussion: Power Line
Fox Business:
Two billion reasons Bloomberg could unseat Trump
Peter Schweizer / New York Post:
How five members of Joe Biden's family got rich through his connections
Discussion: Breitbart
Chesley B. Sullenberger III / New York Times:
Capt. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger: Like Joe Biden, I Once Stuttered, Too. I Dare You to Mock Me.
Discussion: The Hill and New York Post