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8:25 PM ET, January 24, 2020

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ABC News:
‘Take her out’: Recording appears to capture Trump at private dinner saying he wants Ukraine ambassador fired  —  Trump apparently heard discussing firing Ukraine ambassador Marie Yovanovitch.  —  A recording reviewed by ABC News appears to capture President Donald Trump telling associates …
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Jason Breslow / NPR:
Pompeo Won't Say Whether He Owes Yovanovitch An Apology.  'I've Done What's Right'  —  With the State Department facing continued questions over the treatment of Marie Yovanovitch before she was recalled as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would not say on Friday whether he owed the career diplomat an apology.
Discussion: NBC News
New York Times:
Lev Parnas Says He Has Tape of Trump Calling for Ambassador's Firing  —  The former associate of Rudolph W. Giuliani said through his lawyer that he had given the tape to the House Intelligence Committee for use in the impeachment inquiry.  —  WASHINGTON — A former associate of Rudolph W. Giuliani …
Politico:
Meet the Snake-Loving Pot Lawyer Beating Trump at His Own Game  —  He's defended narcos, mobsters, hit men and at least one fugitive hedge funder, squaring off against seasoned New York prosecutors for decades.  He's a reptile enthusiast and schedules calls with reporters at 4:20 p.m.—a nod to his work in cannabis law.
Discussion: Raw Story
Betsy Swan / The Daily Beast:
Rudy Pal Igor Fruman Taped Trump Trying to Fire Ukraine Ambassador: Lawyer  —  The tape may contradict Trump's claim that he does not know the two Giuliani associates who worked to have the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine be removed.  —  A recently-indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani taped …
Discussion: emptywheel, Vox, Politico and Axios
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Damning new audio of Trump illuminates the Ukraine scandal's back alleys
Discussion: Raw Story and New York Times
Wall Street Journal:
Prosecutors Have Evidence Bezos' Girlfriend Gave Texts to Brother Who Leaked to National Enquirer  —  Text messages are among materials under review in probe examining whether publisher tried to extort Amazon chief  —  Manhattan federal prosecutors have evidence indicating Jeff Bezos …
Discussion: The Hill and New York Times
George Conway / Washington Post:
There's a critical witness impeachment is missing  —  There is an important missing witness in the impeachment of President Trump, and his last name, for all the fulminations of the president's defenders, isn't Biden.  —  No, that witness is Trump himself — and the best case for calling …
Discussion: Law & Crime and Raw Story
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Lindsey Graham will oppose subpoena of Hunter Biden  —  Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says he will vote against a motion to subpoena Hunter Biden if a majority of colleagues agree next week that additional witnesses and documents need to be summoned for President Trump's impeachment trial.
Washington Post:
Trump's defense team to target Bidens in counterpunch to impeachment charges
Discussion: Vanity Fair and Daily Kos
Robert Burns / Associated Press:
Pentagon: 34 US troops had brain injuries from Iran's strike  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Friday that 34 U.S. troops were diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries suffered in this month's Iranian missile strike on an Iraqi air base, and that half of the troops have returned to their military duties.
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CNN:
34 US service members diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries after Iranian missile strike  —  Washington (CNN)Thirty-four US service members have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries following the Iranian missile attack on US forces in Iraq earlier this month, Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said Friday.
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Week
Paul Szoldra / Task & Purpose:   VFW demands apology after Trump claims traumatic brain injuries are not ‘very serious’
Helene Cooper / New York Times:
34 Troops Have Brain Injuries From Iranian Missile Strike, Pentagon Says
Discussion: Slate, TheBlaze and Mediaite
Gabriel Sherman / Vanity Fair:
“He Really Thinks His Call Was Perfect.  It Wasn't”: Trump at Odds With GOP, Kushner, His Campaign as Impeachment Bites  —  Angry at Kushner for the Time magazine cover and at GOP allies for their lukewarm impeachment defense, the president is veering off his campaign message.  And advisers are worried.
Discussion: Digby's Hullabaloo and Raw Story
Ezra Klein / New York Times:
Why Democrats Still Have to Appeal to the Center, but Republicans Don't  —  Polarization has changed the two parties — just not in the same way.  —  Mr. Klein is the author of “Why We're Polarized.”  —  American politics has been dominated by the Democratic and Republican Parties since the Civil War.
Discussion: Mother Jones
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Mason Walker / Pew Research Center:
U.S. Media Polarization and the 2020 Election: A Nation Divided
Discussion: courthousenews.com
Washington Post:
Trump campaign warns debate commission the president may not participate if process is not ‘fair’  —  Senior Trump campaign officials lobbied the nonpartisan presidential debate commission last month over the makeup of its board of directors and its moderator choices, pushing for a process they deemed as …
Discussion: Associated Press
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Chris Cillizza / CNN:
Joe Biden goes to his secret weapon to close the deal in Iowa  —  In a new ad entitled “Threat” running across Iowa starting Friday, a female narrator makes the stakes of the Democratic primary plain: … On screen a series of polls are shown — all of which show Biden running ahead of Trump.
Discussion: Fox News
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David Brooks / New York Times:   Joe Biden Is Stronger Than You Think
Brian Slodysko / Associated Press:
Top Obama fundraiser backs Biden in 2020 contest
Discussion: The Hill, Politico, Fox News and ABC News
Scott Clement / Washington Post:
Americans still divided on Trump's removal from office, but a strong economy is boosting his approval rating, Post-ABC poll finds  —  President Trump's approval rating has climbed to match the highest of his presidency, boosted by majority approval of his economic stewardship …
Discussion: Althouse and Washington Times
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New York Times:
Coronavirus Live Updates: Death Toll Climbs as Infections Reach Europe  —  Shanghai Disneyland shut down, hospitals pleaded for help, France reported three cases and the youngest victim so far was identified as a 36-year-old man in central China.  —  RIGHT NOW Chinese health authorities reported …
Neil Vigdor / New York Times:
Vice Officers Fired Over Stormy Daniels's 2018 Arrest at Ohio Strip Club  —  The misdemeanor charges of illegal sexually oriented activity were dropped within 24 hours after the pornographic film actress was arrested in 2018.  —  Two vice officers were fired on Thursday by the city of Columbus …
Pranshu Verma / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
‘I will not vote’ for Trump, Jeff Van Drew vowed in a voicemail.  Then he pledged ‘undying support’ for the president.  —  Three weeks before New Jersey Rep. Jeff Van Drew cemented his defection to the Republican Party with a pledge of “undying support” for President Donald Trump, he sent a constituent a very different message.
Discussion: DCCC, Raw Story, The Hill and Mediaite
Richard L. Hasen / Washington Post:
The loser of November's election may not concede.  Their voters won't, either.  —  It's all too easy to imagine scenarios where the results are contested.  —  When the polls closed on Nov. 5, 2019, the initial count showed the governor of Kentucky, Republican Matt Bevins, losing to his Democratic challenger, Andy Beshear.
Discussion: New York Times
Damon Linker / The Week:
Donald Trump and the moral decline of the pro-life movement  —  Donald Trump's decision to become the first president ever to attend the annual March for Life in Washington on Friday is a very big deal for both the Republican Party and the pro-life movement — though not in the way that either of them fully realizes.
Tim Alberta / Politico:
How the Gun Show Became the Trump Show  —  AUTHOR'S NOTE: Late last year, I moved home to Michigan.  I did so primarily for family reasons, but also because I wanted to get back in touch with parts of the country where D.C. journalists often visit but rarely stay for long.
Bill McMorris / Washington Free Beacon:
Twitter Attaches Warning to Trump Campaign's Pro-Life Video  —  Twitter attached a warning reserved for graphic, gory, or violent content to a pro-life video from the Trump campaign, prompting accusations of censorship against the social media giant.  —  Hours before Trump is scheduled …
Michael Tomasky / The Daily Beast:
Adam Schiff Stands Up and Speaks the Truth at Mitch McConnell's Upside-Down Stalinist Show Trial  —  Yes, say Senate Republicans, we know there's evidence that makes Trump's guilt even clearer.  But we will sit as judges to disallow it before we sit as jurors to “exonerate” him.  —  BEAST INSIDE
 
 
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Dartunorro Clark / NBC News:
Trump tweets new Space Force logo. ‘Star Trek’ fans think it looks familiar.
Discussion: Politico, CNN and Townhall
Max Boot / Washington Post:
Trump wants you to think ‘everyone does it.’ No, they don't.
Discussion: Twitchy
Niels Lesniewski / Roll Call:
Executive privilege standoff could roil Trump impeachment trial timeline
Margaret Hedeman / Yale Daily News:
Art History Department to scrap survey course
Discussion: Breitbart
Kevin Fallon / The Daily Beast:
Taylor Swift Finds Her Voice and Dunks on Trump in New Netflix Doc: ‘F*ck That’
Discussion: Netflix and Axios
Nihar Kabinittal / ABC News:
Sen. Elizabeth Warren responds to tense criticism on plan to forgive student loan debt
Discussion: The College Fix and Breitbart
 Earlier Items: 
Aidan McLaughlin / Mediaite:
Exclusive: Trump to Sit Down With Hannity For Super Bowl Interview
Discussion: Variety and The Hill
Tess Owen / VICE:
The Racist ICE Detention Center Captain Was Just Fired.  We Found 132 More Posts by Him on a Neo-Nazi Site.
Laura Meckler / Washington Post:
Betsy DeVos compares choice of abortion to choice of slavery
Washington Post:
Sanders supporters have weaponized Facebook to spread angry memes about his Democratic rivals
Discussion: Reason and Twitchy
NBC News:
Judge sets high bar for former Trump adviser Flynn to withdraw guilty plea
Politico:
Legal chaos descends on Poland
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
The honest Trump defense that is too embarrassing to advance
Discussion: Impeachment dot fyi
Donie O'Sullivan / CNN:
Exclusive: This site pays Americans to write ‘news’ articles. Signs indicate it originates in Iran