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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 …
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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
New York Times:
Bolton Was Concerned That Trump Did Favors for Autocratic Leaders, Book Says  —  The former national security adviser shared his unease with the attorney general, who cited his own worries about the president's conversations with the leaders of Turkey and China.
Erin Banco / The Daily Beast:
Top Ukraine Official: I Trusted Bolton More Than Anyone  —  Oleksandr Danylyuk says the requests to investigate the Bidens “rattled” Zelensky's team and the one person in the administration he trusted was Bolton.  —  When Volodymyr Zelensky won Ukraine's presidential election in April 2019 …
Wall Street Journal:
Romney Busted With Contraband Chocolate Milk Bottle on Senate Floor
Discussion: The Week and The Hill
Just Security:
Why the White House May Not Dare Fight on Executive Privilege
Discussion: The Week, KFOR-TV and Mother Jones
Washington Post:
Bolton book roils Washington as onetime allies turn on Trump's former national security adviser
Discussion: Vanity Fair and Fox News
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
GOP senator: John Bolton should go public with what he knows
ABC News:
Senate impeachment trial live updates: Trump legal team takes on Bolton allegations
Discussion: Breitbart
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:
Trump Outlines Mideast Peace Plan That Strongly Favors Israel  —  President Trump called the plan, which would discard the longtime goal of granting the Palestinians a full-fledged state, a “win-win” for both sides.  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump unveiled his long-awaited Middle East peace plan …
Brian Flood / Fox News:
Trump praises Pompeo over spat with NPR reporter: ‘That was very impressive’
Discussion: Politico
Zachary Halaschak / Washington Examiner:
Trump proposes Palestinian state with capital in east Jerusalem
Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman / Jerusalem Post:
Trump peace plan: Palestinian state, Jewish control of settlements
Discussion: Jihad Watch
Dave Lawler / Axios:
Trump calls Middle East peace plan “realistic two-state solution”
Jeff Cox / CNBC:
US budget deficit to break $1 trillion in fiscal 2020, CBO says  —  By Jeff Cox@JEFF.COX.7528@JEFFCOXCNBCCOM  — The U.S. budget deficit is on track to break $1 trillion in 2020, the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday.  — That estimate is a slight increase from the August 2019 projection …
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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 …
Andrew Taylor / Associated Press:
Budget deficit to break $1 trillion despite strong economy  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — An annual congressional report says the U.S. budget deficit is likely to burst through the symbolic $1 trillion barrier this year despite a healthy economy.  —  The Congressional Budget Office report follows …
Richard Rubin / Wall Street Journal:   U.S. National Debt Will Rise to 98% of GDP by 2030, CBO Projects
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 …
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.
Reid J. Epstein / New York Times:
How People of Color Inside the Buttigieg Campaign Sought to Be Heard  —  As the candidate courted nonwhite voters, employees of color were voicing their frustrations, according to interviews, documents and a recording.  The campaign said it worked to foster a progressive workplace.
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Wall Street Journal:   Buttigieg Campaign Faces Personnel Issues as Iowa Caucuses Approach
David Rothkopf / USA Today:
Even if the Senate does not remove Donald Trump, this impeachment is far from a mistake  —  The judgment of the court of public opinion will matter more to history and the 2020 elections than the verdict in the Senate impeachment trial.  —  There was more uncertainty about the outcome …
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Axios:
New spending group Fix Our Senate launches to get Mitch McConnell out of office
Discussion: Raw Story and The Hill
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
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.
Peter Hasson / The Daily Caller:
It Took This CNN Panel Just 80 Seconds To Show What They Really Think Of Trump Voters  —  Eighty seconds.  That's how long it took for a CNN panel to show just what they think of President Donald Trump's supporters.  —  CNN anchor Don Lemon, frequent CNN guest Rick Wilson …
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Emily Jashinsky / The Federalist:   'Ya'll Elitists Are Dumb': CNN Creates Yet Another Unintended Ad For Trump
Washington Post:
Trump's impeachment defense: Who is paying the president's lawyers?  —  As President Trump faces mounting legal bills from his impeachment trial, he is drawing on national party coffers flush with donations from energized supporters — unlike the last president to be impeached who left the White House “dead broke.”
Ben Schreckinger / Politico:
Lobbyist bought tropical land from Biden's brother  —  In 2005, Joe Biden's brother bought an acre of land with excellent ocean views on a remote island in the Caribbean for $150,000.  He divided it into three parcels, and the next year a lobbyist close to the Delaware senator bought …
Discussion: Redstate and National Review
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.
Jake Sherman / Politico:
House GOP leaders warn of fundraising crisis ahead of 2020  —  House Republican leaders privately conceded in a closed meeting Tuesday morning that they are in the midst of a full-blown fundraising crisis, which would imperil any chance they have at regaining their majority in 2020.
Discussion: The Hill
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Sanders allies in new uproar over DNC convention appointments  —  Some Democratic National Committee (DNC) members and supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) are venting frustration at DNC chairman Tom Perez over his initial appointments to the committees that will oversee the rules …
 
 
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