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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.
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: Politico, The Hill and Washington Post
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.
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.
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 …
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Republican senators privately complain they were blindsided by Bolton.  —  President Trump's legal team's second day of oral arguments in the Senate impeachment trial opens with fresh uncertainty on Monday, after The New York Times reported that the White House has for weeks had an unpublished manuscript …
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.
Discussion: NBC News, The Week, Raw Story and Daily Kos
Andrew Prokop / Vox:
John Bolton's impeachment bombshell, explained
Brad Reed / Raw Story:
Lindsey Graham abruptly cancels planned press conference in wake of John Bolton bombshell
Kevin Breuninger / CNBC:
Trump rages after reports that Bolton book claims president tied Ukraine aid to probes
Emily Singer / The American Independent:
GOP senators angry new leaked details support case against Trump
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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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
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 …
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 suspends reporter who tweeted about Kobe Bryant rape allegations following his death
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
Alex Seitz-Wald / NBC News:   ‘Oh my God, Sanders can win’: Democrats grapple with Bernie surge in Iowa
Lee Davidson / Salt Lake Tribune:   Utah Democrats haven't lost their love for Bernie Sanders, who leads the pack in new poll
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.
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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
Zachary Evans / National Review:   Supreme Court Allows Trump Admin to Implement ‘Public Charge’ Test for Immigrants
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
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 Root, The Week, The Hill and Mediaite
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
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 …
Fenit Nirappil / Washington Post:
Jack Evans to run for D.C. Council after resigning seat amid ethics scandal  —  Jack Evans is mounting a political comeback for his old seat on the D.C. Council, after resigning this month before his colleagues could expel him from office over repeated ethics violations.
 
 
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