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9:50 AM ET, January 27, 2020

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New York Times:
Trump Tied Ukraine Aid to Inquiries He Sought, Bolton Book Says  —  Drafts of the book outline the potential testimony of the former national security adviser if he were called as a witness in the president's impeachment trial.  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump told his national security adviser …
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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.
Discussion: Politico and Just Security
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.
John Bolton / Amazon.com:
The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir  —  Kindle Edition  —  See the Best Books of the Month  —  Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month?  Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
Discussion: The Hill and Political Wire
Washington Post:
Democrats call for Bolton to testify in Trump impeachment trial after new report on aid to Ukraine  —  Congressional Democrats called for former national security adviser John Bolton to testify in President Trump's impeachment trial following a new report that the president told Bolton …
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: What Bolton means for impeachment  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  MAGGIE HABERMAN and MIKE SCHMIDT'S monster scoop in the NYT on Sunday night — that JOHN BOLTON has written in a draft of his book that President DONALD TRUMP ordered aid to Ukraine held until it investigated the Bidens …
Noah Weiland / New York Times:
5 Takeaways on Trump and Ukraine From John Bolton's Book  —  New revelations from the former White House national security adviser could complicate President Trump's impeachment trial.  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump directly tied the withholding of almost $400 million in American security aid …
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Bolton alleges in book that Trump tied Ukraine aid to investigations
Sarah K. Burris / Raw Story:
John Bolton went to Bill Barr with concerns about Giuliani's ‘shadow foreign policy’ in Ukraine: report
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
John Bolton's bombshell gives the GOP a glimpse of its nightmare scenario
Discussion: The Hill, Political Wire and Mediaite
Nancy Cook / Politico:   Trump plots a flashy series finale for impeachment
Breitbart:   Source: Alexander Vindman's Brother, Yevgeny, Clears Publications by NSC Officials
Sarah K. Burris / Raw Story:
John Bolton's manuscript confirms Trump's bribery of Ukraine: report
Discussion: CNN, Washington Post and Fox News
TMZ.com:
Kobe Bryant & Daughter Die in Helicopter Crash, Photos from Her Last Game  —  KOBE BRYANT, DAUGHTER GIGI DIE IN HELICOPTER CRASH ... Pics From Her Last Game  —  KOBE AND GIANNA  —  5:55 PM PT — TMZ Sports has obtained some of the last photos taken of Kobe Bryant with his daughter, Gianna …
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Los Angeles Times:
Kobe Bryant, daughter Gianna among 9 dead in helicopter crash in Calabasas  —  Kobe Bryant, 41, the legendary basketball star who spent 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers, was killed when the helicopter he was traveling in crashed and burst into flames Sunday morning amid foggy conditions …
Associated Press:
Kobe Bryant and daughter among those killed in chopper crash  —  CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — Kobe Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday.
Ruby Cramer / BuzzFeed News:
“Things Are Gonna Get Crazy”: Bernie Sanders' Camp Is Warning Supporters About A Backlash  —  ANKENY, Iowa — Across the room, sheets of paper taped to the wall reminded volunteers to organize with respect: “When you are tempted to make a statement,” one read, “ask a question.”
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Politico:
How record-high turnout in Iowa could upend the 2020 race
David Leonhardt / New York Times:   Iowa Should Never Go First Again
Nate Cohn / New York Times:   Biden's Iowa Problem: Our Poll Suggests His Voters Aren't the Caucusing Type
William B. Taylor / New York Times:
Yes, Secretary Pompeo, Americans Should Care About Ukraine  —  A former ambassador tells the secretary of state just why.  —  Mr. Taylor is a former United States ambassador to Ukraine.  —  As Secretary of State Mike Pompeo prepares to meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv later this week …
Discussion: CNN and HuffPost
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Emails support NPR host after Pompeo calls her a liar in setting up contentious interview  —  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says an NPR host lied in setting up an interview with him on Friday, but email records support the journalist's account of how the contentious exchange came to be.
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Shay Khatiri / The Bulwark:
Mike Pompeo Is The Worst
Discussion: Washington Post
Ariel Zilber / Daily Mail:
Journalist who linked to story about Kobe Bryant rape case suspended  —  Felicia Sonmez (right), who covers national politics for The Washington Post, posted a link to a story about the Kobe Bryant rape case from 2003 on Sunday - hours after he died.
Mark Hemingway / RealClearInvestigations:
Iran-Linked Lobby Behind Obama Nuclear Deal Is Back in Action  —  A lobbying group with alleged ties to the Islamic Republic of Iran is exerting its influence in Congress amid heightened U.S.-Iranian tensions over recent deadly episodes, including the American drone killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
Discussion: Real Clear Politics
Scott Bourque / KJZZ:
Sen. McSally Addresses Arizona GOP Committee  —  Since Sen. Martha McSally is currently in Washington, D.C., for the Senate impeachment trial, she addressed the Mandatory Meeting of the State Committee of the Republican Party of Arizona in a pre-recorded video.  A transcript of her speech follows.
Kurt Schlichter / Townhall:
Will Democrats Take Up Arms To Remove ‘Dictator’ Trump Or Are They All Talk?  —  I want to know why you Democrats are such cowards that you have not yet launched another civil war to free America of the totalitarian nightmare of President Donald J. Trump.  I mean, if he's truly Hitler 2 …
 
 
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Mollie Hemingway / The Federalist:
Trump Is Right. Adam Schiff Has Not Paid For Damaging The Country With Years Of Lies
Discussion: Vox, Raw Story and The Hill
Suzanne Gamboa / NBC News:
Meet the Latina hoping to do in Texas what Beto O'Rourke failed to do
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This Is How Trump Would Destroy Bernie Sanders
Tyler Olson / Fox News:
Pro-life Dem clashes with Buttigieg at town hall: 'We don't belong'
Discussion: Breitbart
Elizabeth Warren / The Atlantic:
We Can End Our Endless Wars
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Discussion: New York Times
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Ben Kesling / Wall Street Journal:
Rep. Seth Moulton Endorses Joe Biden for President
Discussion: The Hill
Sarah Ellison / Washington Post:
New media outlet covering the intersection of women and politics launches as 2020 election kicks off
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Clarkston's ‘millennial mayor’ drops out of Georgia Senate race
Discussion: Associated Press
Laurenz Gehrke / Politico:
Irish PM: EU will have ‘strong hand’ in Brexit trade talks
Discussion: BBC and One America News Network
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Trump administration set to release details of Jared Kushner's Middle East peace plan
SFGATE:
After Trump's spiritual adviser calls for ‘all satanic pregnancies to miscarry,’ she says it was a metaphor
Discussion: The Hill, DeadState and Balloon Juice
Maureen Lee Lenker / EW.com:
Michelle Obama adds Grammy winner to her list of accomplishments
Discussion: PJ Media Home