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Fred Fleitz / Fox News:
Ambassador Bolton, withdraw your book  —  “Tune in to see Fred's exclusive interview with Laura Ingraham on ‘The Ingraham Angle’ at 10 PM ET on Fox News Channel.”  —  It was crushing to read weekend press reports that my friend and former boss John Bolton plans to publish a tell-all book …
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Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Toomey discusses a ‘one-for-one’ witness deal in Trump impeachment amid Bolton revelations, officials say  —  Sen. Patrick J. Toomey (R-Pa.), an influential conservative in the Senate, has spoken with several colleagues in recent days about possibly summoning just two witnesses …
Axios:
Republicans fear “floodgates” if Bolton testifies  —  There may be enough new pressure on Senate Republicans to allow witnesses at President Trump's impeachment trial, after the leak from a forthcoming book by former national security adviser John Bolton that contradicts what the White House has been telling the country.
George Conway / Washington Post:
Bolton's testimony would be devastating.  Not even Republicans could look away.  —  Search the transcript of Saturday's impeachment trial, as President Trump's lawyers began their opening arguments, and you'll see there's a name nowhere to be found: John Bolton, the former national security adviser.
Courier-Journal:
Mitch McConnell is angry at White House over John Bolton manuscript, report says  —  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell did not know that President Donald Trump's administration had a copy of an explosive manuscript by ex-National Security Adviser John Bolton, a spokesman said.
Discussion: Washington Post, Politico and The Hill
New York Times:
John Roberts Can Call Witnesses to Trump's Trial.  Will He?  —  Democratic House managers should ask the chief justice to issue subpoenas for John Bolton and others.  —  Mr. Katyal and Mr. Geltzer are law professors at Georgetown.  Mr. Edwards is a former Republican congressman from Oklahoma.
Juliegrace Brufke / The Hill:
Meadows: Republicans that break with Trump could face political repercussions  —  Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) said he believes Senate Republicans that break with President Trump on impeachment will likely face political backlash during an interview with CBS slated to be aired Monday evening.
Barbara McQuade / Washington Post:
Trump waived executive privilege when he called Bolton a liar  —  If the Senate decides to summon Bolton, Trump won't have much recourse left  —  President Trump refers to himself as a counterpuncher.  This time, he might have punched too hard.  —  In a series of tweets just after midnight Monday …
Patricia Mazzei / New York Times:
Impeachment Live Coverage: Defense Ignores Bolton as It Resumes Arguments
Brad Reed / Raw Story:
Lindsey Graham abruptly cancels planned press conference in wake of John Bolton bombshell
Andrew Prokop / Vox:
John Bolton's impeachment bombshell, explained
Kevin Breuninger / CNBC:
Trump rages after reports that Bolton book claims president tied Ukraine aid to probes
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
The Post's misguided suspension of Felicia Sonmez over Kobe Bryant tweets  —  The Post has suspended reporter Felicia Sonmez following her social-media activity over the death of NBA great Kobe Bryant.  Here's the explanation from Managing Editor Tracy Grant: “National political reporter Felicia Sonmez …
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Rachel Abrams / New York Times:
Washington Post Suspends a Reporter After Her Tweets on Kobe Bryant  —  While social media praised the N.B.A. star after his death, Felicia Sonmez posted a link to an article on the allegations of sexual assault made against him in 2003.  —  The Washington Post suspended one of its reporters …
Ken Meyer / Mediaite:
Read the Kobe Bryant-Related Tweets That Led Washington Post to Suspend Reporter Felicia Sonmez  —  Washington Post national political reporter Felicia Sonmez was suspended by the paper over the weekend over tweets she sent out after the news broke of Kobe Bryant's death.
Discussion: Vanity Fair, The Root, Reason, Raw Story and CNN
Matthew Keys / The Desk:
Washington Post reporter suspended following Kobe Bryant tweet backlash  —  A Washington Post reporter has been suspended after drawing the ire of Twitter users over a post that linked to a Daily Beast story detailing rape allegations made against the late basketball star Kobe Bryant.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Washington Post reporter who tweeted about Kobe Bryant rape allegations placed on administrative leave
The Daily Beast:
Worried Democratic Operatives Scramble to Fund a Network to Take Down Bernie Sanders  —  Those operatives have had early talks about putting together an effort to stop the Vermonter should he break through in Iowa.  But, so far, they've had few bites.  —  A group of loosely affiliated …
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New York Times:   In Iowa, the ‘Not Sanders’ Democrats Find Voters Torn
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Bernie Sanders's Trump-like campaign is a disaster for Democrats
Lee Davidson / Salt Lake Tribune:
Utah Democrats haven't lost their love for Bernie Sanders, who leads the pack in new poll
Discussion: Breitbart
Alex Seitz-Wald / NBC News:   ‘Oh my God, Sanders can win’: Democrats grapple with Bernie surge in Iowa
CNN:
5-4 Supreme Court allows rule to take effect that could reshape legal immigration  —  Washington (CNN)The Supreme Court in a 5-4 vote Monday cleared the way for the Trump administration to make it more difficult for low-income immigrants seeking to come to or trying to remain legally in the United States.
Discussion: National Review
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Pete Williams / NBC News:
In 5-4 ruling, Supreme Court allows Trump plan to deny green cards to those who may need gov't aid
Discussion: The Atlantic and Twitchy
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Collins expected to run for US Senate in Georgia  —  U.S. Rep. Doug Collins will soon announce a challenge to U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, setting up a bitter Republican showdown in November that pits one of President Donald Trump's most vocal defenders against a wealthy former executive backed by Gov. Brian Kemp.
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Fox News Anchor Chris Wallace Tears Into Conservative Pundit: ‘Get Your Facts Straight!’  —  “That's not true, that's not true,” Wallace interrupted Pavlich at one point.  —  Sparks flew Monday on the Fox News set between Fox News anchor Chris Wallace and conservative contributor Katie Pavlich …
Discussion: The Week, The Root, The Hill and Mediaite
Nicole Hong / New York Times:
Prince Andrew Offers ‘Zero Cooperation’ in Epstein Case, F.B.I. Says  —  The United States attorney in Manhattan said the prince had not responded to their requests for an interview.  —  Federal prosecutors and the F.B.I. have sought to interview Prince Andrew about Jeffrey Epstein …
Discussion: The Daily Caller and The Week
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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook PM: Bolton just tore up the impeachment script
Rebecca Shabad / NBC News:
Bondi attacks Bidens on Burisma in presentation  —  Trump defense lawyer Pam Bondi began her presentation Monday afternoon by highlighting what President Donald Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate — former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.  —  Bondi, a former attorney general of Florida …
Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
Bolton Blows Up Trump Team's Foolhardy Quid Pro Quo Defense  —  They advanced an argument they didn't need to make, and now it will cost them.  —  D  —  on't build your fortress on quicksand.  —  That's been my unsolicited advice for President Trump and his legal team.
Discussion: Raw Story
William McGurn / Wall Street Journal:
Mitch Derangement Syndrome  —  Pelosi gets the favorable press, yet McConnell always seems to outfox her.  —  Forget Iowa and New Hampshire.  On the same day President Trump's legal team began its impeachment defense in the Senate, “Saturday Night Live” offered an insight into the Democratic mood …
Alexa Pavliuc / Medium:
Watch six decade-long disinformation operations unfold in six minutes  —  Here's a bird's eye view of six state-backed information operations on Twitter, and how they evolved over the last decade.  This research was funded by the Mozilla Foundation by an Open Source Support Award.
 
 
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Slade Gorton / USA Today:
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Sean Collins / Vox:
Ken Starr lamenting impeachments happening “all too frequently” is the death of irony
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New York Times:
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