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7:30 PM ET, January 28, 2020

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Los Angeles Times:
Feinstein leans toward acquitting Trump as his lawyers end their impeachment defense arguments  —  Just after President Trump's defense lawyers ended arguments in their Senate trial Tuesday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California became the first Democrat to suggest that she could vote to acquit …
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Zac Anderson / Sarasota Herald-Tribune:
Former Trump Chief of Staff John Kelly tells Sarasota crowd ‘I believe John Bolton’  —  Asked if Bolton - Trump's former national security adviser - should testify at Trump's impeachment trial, Kelly said he supports calling witnesses.  —  President Donald Trump is denying …
Wall Street Journal:
GOP Leaders Say They Don't Currently Have Enough Votes to Block Witnesses  —  At a meeting of all Republican senators on Tuesday after the White House lawyers wrapped their opening arguments, GOP leaders told their conference they don't have the votes to prevent witnesses from being called …
Chris Casteel / Oklahoman.com:
Lankford says senators should get access to Bolton manuscript  —  Why it Matters: Bolton revelations complicate Trump defense Inhofe, Lankford not persuaded by House impeachment team President Trump impeachment trial: Oklahoma senators see no need for witnesses, White House documents
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
The gaping hole in Trump's impeachment defense  —  Trump's legal team spent very little time actually vouching for his Ukraine conspiracy theories.  Instead, they watered them down.  —  President Trump's defense team on Tuesday ended an extended opening argument in which it laid out that Trump …
Discussion: Breitbart and Raw Story
Wall Street Journal:
Trump Defense Team to Close Arguments Complicated by Bolton Reports  —  Senate majority leader makes remarks in private Republican meeting  —  *McConnell Says GOP Leaders Don't Currently Have Enough Votes to Block Impeachment Witnesses  —  *McConnell Made Remarks in Private Senate GOP Meeting
Wall Street Journal:
Romney Busted With Contraband Chocolate Milk Bottle on Senate Floor  —  Shortly before Tuesday's trial session got underway, Sen. Mitt Romney (R., Utah) got busted by the Senate floor staff for bringing a bottle of chocolate milk into the chamber.  —  Mr. Romney retreated to the Republican cloakroom …
Discussion: Power Line, The Week and Instapundit
Just Security:
Why the White House May Not Dare Fight on Executive Privilege
Discussion: Law & Crime, Raw Story and The Week
QU Poll:
Release Detail  —  January 28, 2020 - 75% Of Voters Say Allow Witnesses In Senate Impeachment Trial, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; 53% Say President Trump Not Telling Truth About Ukraine  —  On week two of the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, registered voters say 75 …
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David Lauter / Los Angeles Times:
Bernie Sanders grabs lead in California presidential primary  —  Sen. Bernie Sanders, consolidating support from voters on the left, has taken a clear lead in the race for California's huge trove of Democratic convention delegates as the presidential campaign moves toward a critical month of primary contests.
Bill Barrow / Associated Press:
Biden won't commit to backing Sanders if he's the nominee  —  MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden stopped short Tuesday of saying he'd support Bernie Sanders if the progressive Vermont senator wins the Democratic presidential nomination.  —  “I'm not going to make judgments now …
Discussion: Politico and The Hill
Dylan Byers / NBC News:
BuzzFeed News editor Ben Smith to join New York Times as media columnist  —  Smith will serve as the writer of the publication's “Media Equation” column, which became a must-read for media industry insiders under David Carr, who died in 2015.  —  Ben Smith, editor in chief of BuzzFeed News …
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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Ben Smith of BuzzFeed News departs the site he built from scratch, heading for the New York Times  —  His name is so closely associated with BuzzFeed News that his Twitter handle is BuzzFeedBen.  —  But Ben Smith — who turned a website widely seen as a clickbait factory …
Mihir Zaveri / New York Times:
Ben Smith of BuzzFeed Named New York Times Media Columnist
Discussion: The Hill and Scripting News
Jonathan Lis / Haaretz:
Netanyahu Officially Indicted in Court After Withdrawing Immunity Bid  —  Netanyahu is charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust in three corruption cases  —  Israel's attorney general on Tuesday filed the indictment against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in three corruption cases …
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New York Times:   Israeli Cabinet Will Vote to Apply Sovereignty to Part of West Bank
Politico:
The Real Goal of Trump's Middle East Plan
Discussion: Fox News, Axios and NBC News
Andrew Dyer / Stars & Stripes:
Eddie Gallagher strikes back at Navy SEALs who testified against him  —  (Tribune News Service) — A retired Navy SEAL whose war crimes trial made international news has launched a video attack on former SEAL teammates who accused him of murder, shooting civilians and who testified against him at his San Diego court-martial in June.
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Running Bernie Sanders Against Trump Would Be an Act of Insanity  —  In the field of political forecasting, almost nothing is a matter of certainty, and almost everything is a matter of probability.  If Democrats nominate Bernie Sanders — who currently leads the field in Iowa and New Hampshire …
Steve Contorno / Tampa Bay Times:
Donald Trump and Lev Parnas discussed Rick Scott in secret recording  —  A spokesman for Scott said the Florida Republican ‘meets a lot of people and has no recollection of meeting Parnas’  —  At the same April 2018 dinner where President Donald Trump ordered the removal of the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Lawyers for indicted Giuliani associates spar over records sent to Congress
Discussion: The Hill and Raw Story
CNN:
Alan Dershowitz called Trump corrupt in 2016 and said he could be corrupt as President  —  (CNN)Law professor Alan Dershowitz, who is a member of President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team, said in 2016 that he believed Trump was more corrupt than Hillary Clinton and more likely to continue being corrupt as president.
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Wall Street Journal:
Harvard's Chemistry Chair Charged on Alleged Undisclosed Ties to China  —  Charles Lieber allegedly lied to Defense Department, National Institutes of Health about Chinese government funding  —  The chair of Harvard University's chemistry department was charged in a criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday …
Discussion: National Review
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U.S. Department of Justice:
Harvard University Professor and Two Chinese Nationals Charged in Three Separate China Related Cases
Discussion: Fox News
The Daily Beast:
The Daily Caller Sued Over ‘Relentless,’ ‘Xenophobic’ House IT ‘Conspiracy Theories’  —  A new lawsuit claims the right-wing outlet “destroyed the reputations and ruined the livelihoods” of a group of Pakistani-Americans who were employed by the House as IT staff.
Barbara Starr / CNN:
First on CNN: 50 US service members diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries after Iranian missile strike  —  Washington (CNN)Fifty US military personnel have now been diagnosed with concussions and traumatic brain injuries following the Iranian missile attack on US forces in Iraq earlier this month …
Discussion: Task & Purpose
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Connor O'Brien / Politico:
White House threatens veto of Democrats' Iran measures
Discussion: Breitbart
Washington Post:
Prince George's officer faces murder charge in shooting of handcuffed suspect, two people familiar with the investigation say  —  Prince George's County police will charge an officer with murder in the shooting of a man who was handcuffed and wearing a seat belt in the front seat of a cruiser, two officials said Tuesday.
Discussion: CBS Baltimore and The Root
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
QAnon-ers' Magic Cure for Coronavirus: Just Drink Bleach!  —  Hucksters swarmed on a fresh opportunity to cash in from a crisis that speaks to paranoid fears on the fringe.  —  As the global death toll from an alarming new coronavirus surged this week, promoters of the pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy theory …
Discussion: Raw Story, DeadState and VICE
Robby Soave / Reason:
Public Schools Are Teaching The 1619 Project in Class, Despite Concerns From Historians  —  The 1619 Project—The New York Times Magazine's much vaunted series of essays about the introduction of African slavery to the Americas—will now be taught in K-12 schools around the country.
Discussion: New York Post
Jeff Stein / Washington Post:
U.S. deficit to eclipse $1 trillion in 2020, CBO says, as fiscal imbalance continues to widen  —  The U.S. government's budget deficit is projected to reach $1.02 trillion in 2020, according to a report released Tuesday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, as the federal government continues …
Discussion: CBO Publications and UPI
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Eliana Johnson / Washington Free Beacon:
New Koch Group Dogged by Charges of Anti-Semitism  —  Asked about the thinkers who have shaped her views of the world, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) pointed to a scholar leading a new Washington, D.C., think tank that aims to lay the groundwork for an American foreign policy based on military retrenchment and restraint.
 
 
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Nihar Kabinittal / ABC News:
Amid impeachment bustle, lawmakers settle into silence in memory of Kobe Bryant
Discussion: The Hill, IJR and FiveThirtyEight
Hannah Bleau / Breitbart:
Joe Biden's Sister Valerie Sent Millions of Joe's Campaign Dollars to Her Own Consulting Firm
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
‘Doubts and questions.’ Collins' Senate bid opens fissure in Georgia GOP
Politico:
Super PAC uses heart attack in ad hitting Bernie Sanders
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GOP's Spanberger challengers turn out in force in Culpeper
Associated Press:
Sanders' Social Security ‘adjustments’ undercut Biden attack
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Sky News:
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 Earlier Items: 
Molly Minta / The Appeal:
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Jessica Piper / Bangor Daily News:
Democrat Sara Gideon reports $7.6M in Senate race, but still trails Susan Collins
Jake Sherman / Politico:
House GOP leaders warn of fundraising crisis ahead of 2020
Discussion: CNN and The Hill
Condoleezza Rice / Stanford News:
Condoleezza Rice to lead Stanford's Hoover Institution
Discussion: CNN
Washington Post:
Trump's impeachment defense: Who is paying the president's lawyers?