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6:15 AM ET, January 24, 2020

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Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
Kamala Harris Is Said to Be Weighing an Endorsement of Joe Biden  —  The move, which would be unlikely to happen until after the Senate impeachment trial, could enhance her chances of becoming vice president but could also anger liberals in California.  —  Senator Kamala Harris is weighing …
Discussion: JustOneMinute, The Week and The Hill
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Lynn Sweet / Chicago Sun-Times:
Lightfoot presidential endorsement: Likely not Sanders, Warren or Biden  —  Mayor Lori Lightfoot flanked by Illinois Sens. Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin and other Illinois mayors.  Photo courtesy of Sen. Dick Durbin's office  —  On Friday, Chicago's mayor will boycott Trump's White House meeting …
Brie Stimson / Fox News:
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she's unlikely to back Warren, Sanders or Biden: 'They haven't reached out'  —  Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she plans to endorse a Democratic candidate for president before the Illinois primary March — but she's unlikely to back Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden.
Discussion: Politico
Nihar Kabinittal / ABC News:
‘This is no time to take a risk’: Biden ad leans into electability as caucuses approach
Discussion: Politico
Chris Kahn / Reuters:
Biden leads, while others gain momentum in bid for 2020 nomination: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Discussion: The Hill
Jason Wilson / The Guardian:
Revealed: the true identity of the leader of an American neo-Nazi terror group  —  The white supremacist group the Base has been a target of FBI raids and its members accused of planning a race war.  The Guardian can now reveal the identity of its secretive leader
Politico:
Trump's trial may hinge on Lamar Alexander  —  If you want to know how President Donald Trump's impeachment trial could play out, keep your eye on Lamar Alexander.  —  On the most important question of the trial — whether to subpoena witnesses — the 79-year-old Tennessee Republican senator is a wild card.
Discussion: Axios, POLITICUSUSA, ABC News and NBC News
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Burgess Everett / Politico:
Jerry Nadler ‘stunned’ Susan Collins into writing a note to John Roberts  —  Sen. Susan Collins was “stunned” by Rep. Jerry Nadler's late-night diatribe this week against what he deemed a “cover-up” by Senate Republicans for President Donald Trump — so much so that she wrote a note to Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.
Washington Post:
Trump, Democrats keep their distance as GOP moderates face crucial impeachment votes  —  They are the most closely watched senators of President Trump's impeachment trial — the moderate Republicans who might vote with Democrats to call new witnesses and subpoena unseen documents.
New York Times:
Seeing a Bloomberg Ad on Fox News, Trump Takes the Bait  —  The president's advisers have urged him not to pay attention to the low-polling Democratic presidential candidate.  But as Michael Bloomberg poured cash into attack ads, he became harder to ignore.
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Washington Post:
Bloomberg gets under Trump's skin as he ramps up spending on 2020 ads
Discussion: The Bulwark
Spencer Ackerman / The Daily Beast:
Regime Critic Says Saudis Tried to Kidnap Him on U.S. Soil  —  Abdulrahman Almutairi is a Saudi social-media influencer who criticized Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.  If not for the FBI, he says, he might've met Jamal Khashoggi's fate.  —  A suspected agent of the Saudi government attempted …
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Will Bunch / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Saudi Arabia murdered a journalist and blackmailed Jeff Bezos. Trump sent them U.S. troops
Discussion: CNN and Responsible Statecraft
CNN:
Senate GOP uses Trump's executive privilege threat as rallying cry against subpoenas  —  See what GOP senators think about evidence against Trump  —  (CNN)A growing number of Republicans are pointing to President Donald Trump's threat to invoke executive privilege in order to make their case …
Discussion: Slate
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:   ANALYSIS: In witness debate, growing GOP focus on Hunter Biden; some press for whistleblower
ABC News:
Trump impeachment trial live updates: Democrats make ‘abuse of power’ case
David Brennan / Newsweek:
Senator Marsha Blackburn Criticized for Mid-Impeachment Trial Fox News Interview: ‘No One...can Be Treated As Above the Law’  —  Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn has been accused of breaking Senate rules by giving a live television interview while proceedings for President Donald Trump's impeachment trial were still ongoing.
Discussion: The Root and New York Daily News
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Joseph Morton / Omaha World-Herald:
What's at stake for Sens. Sasse, Ernst, both of whom face reelection after impeachment vote
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Raw Story
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
John Roberts comes face to face with the mess he made  —  There is justice in John Roberts being forced to preside silently over the impeachment trial of President Trump, hour after hour, day after tedious day.  —  The chief justice of the United States, as presiding officer, doesn't speak often …
Discussion: Raw Story
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Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
A more assertive John Roberts would be a bad idea
Discussion: Althouse and Above the Law
PBS NewsHour:
From Judy Woodruff: Longtime PBS NewsHour Anchor and Co-Founder Jim Lehrer Has Passed Away  —  Washington, DC (January 23, 2020) — It is with great sadness that I share the news that co-founder and longtime anchor of the PBS NewsHour Jim Lehrer died today, Thursday, January 23, 2020, peacefully in his sleep at home.
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Wall Street Journal:
Cleaning Up After Comey  —  Justice concedes that two warrants on Carter Page were improper.  —  By The Editorial Board  —  Well, what do you know.  The Justice Department now believes that at least two of its four secret surveillance warrants against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page lacked probable cause.
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Matt Zapotosky / Washington Post:
Justice Dept. concedes it had ‘insufficient’ cause to continue monitoring former Trump campaign adviser in Russia probe
Discussion: TheBlaze
Byron Tau / Wall Street Journal:
Justice Department Believes It Should Have Ended Surveillance Earlier of Trump Adviser Page
Discussion: PJ Media Home
Victoria Bekiempis / Vulture:
Annabella Sciorra Testifies That Harvey Weinstein Raped Her: 'I Couldn't Fight Anymore'  —  At 9:48 a.m., Sopranos star Annabella Sciorra entered a packed Manhattan courtroom through a side door, walked toward the witness stand, and sat calmly behind the microphone.
Discussion: Page Six
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Andrew Napolitano / Fox News:
Judge Andrew Napolitano: Trump's Senate impeachment trial — What does it take to remove a president?  —  I don't blame President Trump for his angst and bitterness over his impeachment by the House of Representatives.  In his mind, he has done “nothing wrong” and not acted outside …
CNBC:
George Soros rips Trump and Xi, says the ‘fate of the world’ is at stake in 2020  — Liberal billionaire George Soros slammed Trump and China on Thursday at his annual dinner on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos.  — Soros' fresh criticism of Trump and the Chinese …
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Bloomberg:
George Soros Says Facebook Is Conspiring to Re-Elect Trump
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Catie Edmondson / New York Times:
Senators Battle a Persistent Impeachment Foe: Their Own Restlessness  —  Lawmakers, required to sit through the trial in silence and without their phones, have grown increasingly comfortable testing those rules as the trial wears on.  —  WASHINGTON — As President Trump's Senate impeachment trial stretched …
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David Edwards / Raw Story:
Lindsey Graham screeches at reporters over impeachment: Trump ‘did nothing wrong in his mind’  —  Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), a close ally of President Donald Trump, on Thursday complained that the president's impeachment trial should end quickly because the American people “need a break.”
Discussion: HuffPost Canada and HuffPost
James Crowley / Newsweek:
National debt increased by $3 trillion during Donald Trump's three years as president  —  Nearly four years after then-presidential candidate Donald Trump said he would eliminate the federal debt in eight years, the deficit has since risen by more than 16 percent under his presidency.
Quin Hillyer / Washington Examiner:
Trump's defenders double down on double standards  —  On matters Ukrainian, President Trump's defenders repeatedly make logically contradictory assertions.  Their attempts at spin are dizzying to the point of nausea.  —  For example, they blast the impeachment case for consisting …
Aaron Morrison / The Appeal:
Mississippi Man Given Extreme 12 Year Sentence For Having A Cell Phone In Jail Asks For Rehearing  —  The state Supreme Court erred this month when it failed to invalidate Willie Nash's sentence as cruel and unusual punishment, his attorneys argue.  —  Lawyers for Willie Nash …
Dan Diamond / Politico:
HHS forgets to renew Trump's opioid emergency declaration  —  For nine days, the nation's opioid crisis was no longer considered a “public health emergency” after the Trump administration failed to renew a two-year-old declaration that expired last week.  —  An HHS spokesperson on Thursday night said that the lapse had been corrected.
Miriam Berger / Washington Post:
Trump appears to confuse the Kurds of Syria and Iraq in a meeting with the president of Iraqi Kurdistan  —  President Trump met with Nechirvan Barzani, president of Iraqi Kurdistan, on Wednesday on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
 
 
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Andrea N. Goldstein / New York Times:
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Ryan Saavedra / The Daily Wire:
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Discussion: Redstate and The Post Millennial
Samantha York / WCSH:
Maine activists in D.C. protesting Sen. Collins, claim she isn't listening
Ben Popken / NBC News:
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William Feuer / CNBC:
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Michael R. Pompeo / United States Department of State:
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 Earlier Items: 
Aaron Rupar / Vox:
Republicans complain about the impeachment trial's lack of new evidence while blocking new evidence
Discussion: Vanity Fair and The Wrap
Dan Diamond / Politico:
Trump administration finalizing Medicaid block grant plan targeting Obamacare
Discussion: DCCC and Iowa
Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
Republicans aren't serving the country, or even the president. Just themselves.
Discussion: Raw Story and HuffPost
Ruby Cramer / BuzzFeed News:
Top Cory Booker Supporters Are Accusing Pete Buttigieg Of “Chasing Ambulances”
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Impeachment proceedings have something in common with Fox News
Laura Barrón-López / Politico:
Why Biden's rivals can't break his lock on black voters