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10:50 PM ET, December 9, 2018

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Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Scoop: Trump considering Mark Meadows for chief of staff  —  Over the past 24 hours, President Trump has been privately asking many people who they think should be his new chief of staff, according to three sources with direct knowledge.  —  What's happening: Trump has asked confidants …
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Michael C. Bender / Wall Street Journal:
Pence Chief of Staff Nick Ayers Won't Be Next White House Staff Chief  —  President Trump, Pence's chief of staff unable to agree on time frame for job  —  WASHINGTON—Nick Ayers, a top Trump campaign consultant and administration staffer, won't be the next White House chief of staff …
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Nick Ayers, Aide to Pence, Declines Offer to Be Trump's Chief of Staff  —  Nick Ayers, President Trump's top choice to replace John F. Kelly as chief of staff, has declined to take the job, according to three people familiar with the talks.  —  Mr. Ayers, 36, the chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence …
Discussion: HuffPost, Townhall and CNBC
Bloomberg:
Trump Seeks New Chief After Ayers Roils Kelly Succession Plan  — Aide to Pence was viewed as frontrunner to replace Kelly  — Meadows, Lighthizer, Mulvaney, Whitaker said among contenders  —  President Donald Trump said he's interviewing candidates to replace outgoing chief of staff John Kelly …
Mehdi Hasan / The Intercept:
John Kelly Was a Bully, Bigot, and Liar for Trump.  Goodbye and Good Riddance.  —  Photo: Oliver Contreras, Pool/Getty Images  —  Goodbye, John Kelly.  —  The president's chief of staff is heading for the White House exit.  “John Kelly will be leaving,” Donald Trump confirmed to reporters on Saturday.
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:   Steven Mnuchin is under consideration to become Trump's next chief of staff, but he has indicated …
Washington Post:   Nick Ayers, Trump's once-likely replacement for chief of staff John Kelly, won't take the job
Mike Allen / Axios:   Axios AM  —  Subscribe  —  I am off to the beach for a few days.
New York Times:
Done With Michael Cohen, Federal Prosecutors Shift Focus to Trump Family Business  —  When federal prosecutors recommended a substantial prison term for President Trump's former lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, they linked Mr. Trump to the crimes Mr. Cohen had committed in connection with the 2016 presidential campaign.
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Andrew McCarthy / Fox News:
Why Trump is likely to be indicted by Manhattan US Attorney  —  The major takeaway from the 40-page sentencing memorandum filed by federal prosecutors Friday for Michael Cohen, President Trump's former personal attorney, is this: The president is very likely to be indicted on a charge of violating federal campaign finance laws.
Sophie Tatum / CNN:
Former Nixon WH lawyer: Congress will have ‘little choice’ but to begin impeachment proceedings
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Nic Robertson / CNN:
'I can't breathe.' Jamal Khashoggi's last words disclosed in transcript, source says  —  Khashoggi messages reveal sharp criticism of MBS  —  (CNN)"I can't breathe."  These were the final words uttered by Jamal Khashoggi after he was set upon by a Saudi hit squad at the country's consulate in Istanbul …
Washington Post:
Russians interacted with at least 14 Trump associates during the campaign and transition  —  The Russian ambassador.  A deputy prime minister.  A pop star, a weightlifter, a lawyer, a Soviet army veteran with alleged intelligence ties.  —  Again and again and again, over the course …
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Adam Davidson / New Yorker:
The Ineptitude of Donald Trump's Co-Conspirators
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Daily Kos
Gregory Krieg / CNN:NEW!
Comey calls on Americans to ‘use every breath we have’ to oust Trump in 2020  —  New York (CNN)Former FBI Director James Comey asked American voters Sunday night to end Donald Trump's presidency with a “landslide” victory for his opponent in 2020.  —  “All of us should use every breath …
Discussion: Joe.My.God., POLITICUSUSA and Raw Story
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Andrew Kragie / The Atlantic:
A Close Reading of the 235-Page Comey Transcript
Discussion: Vox and AOL
Wall Street Journal:
Comey Tells House Panel He Suspected Giuliani Was Leaking FBI Information to Media
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
WDSU-TV:
CDC issues warning: Say no to raw cookie dough  —  CNN  —  This holiday season, you might find yourself whipping up a batch of delicious cookies in the kitchen, but you may want to think twice before reaching for a taste of that raw dough.  —  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …
Discussion: WGN-TV
New York Daily News:
Homophobic Queens straphanger sucker-punches woman, breaks her spine: cops  —  A homophobic straphanger sucker-punched a woman on a train, sending her to the hospital with a broken spine - all because he thought she was a lesbian, cops said Saturday.  —  The man became incensed …
Wesley Morgan / Politico:
Trump reverses course, tells Pentagon to boost budget request to $750 billion  —  President Donald Trump has told Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to submit a $750 billion budget proposal for fiscal 2020, in a reversal from his pledge to trim defense spending, two people familiar with the budget negotiations have told POLITICO.
Discussion: CNN and Task & Purpose
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Scott Gleeson / USA Today:
Old homophobic tweets from Kyler Murray's Twitter account surface after he wins Heisman  —  Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray had a Saturday to remember.  But the Oklahoma quarterback's memorable night also helped resurface social media's memory of several homophobic tweets more than six years old.
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Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
At NPR, an army of temps faces a workplace of anxiety and insecurity  —  Julia Botero was happy to catch on, and determined to stay on, at NPR.  After completing an internship at the public broadcasting organization in Washington in 2013, she began a year-long stint as a temporary employee …
Washington Post:
Trump administration resists global climate efforts at home and overseas  —  The United States joined a controversial proposal by Saudi Arabia and Russia this weekend to weaken a reference to a key report on the severity of global warming, sharpening battle lines at the global climate summit …
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Jon Gabriel / USA Today:
The U.S. may not ‘believe’ in climate change. But we're the only one doing something about it
Discussion: Instapundit
Andrew O'Hehir / Salon:
First wave of 2020 panic: Is Biden vs. Bernie really the best Democrats can do?  —  After the sweeping, female-fueled victories of the midterms, a battle of old white dudes could spell disaster  —  In case you thought the Democrats' big win in the midterms — a pickup of 40 House seats …
 
 
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Jackson Diehl / Washington Post:
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The Times & The Sunday Times:
Skripal police revisit ‘suicide’ of Scot Young, tycoon who crossed Russians
Nona Willis Aronowitz / New York Times:
Hate Amazon? Try Living Without It
Jamiles Lartey / The Guardian:
2018 is worst year on record for gun violence in schools, data shows
Discussion: Axios
Alex Rogers / CNN:
Senators push to establish new human rights commission honoring McCain
Discussion: Axios
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
How Gun Ownership Saves Lives
Virginia Heffernan / Los Angeles Times:
Early on, Trump-Russia obsessives were marginalized; they're prophets now
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Carl M. Cannon / Orange County Register:
A look back at the Willie Horton ad
Alex Daugherty / miamiherald:
Miami's ‘big bad she-wolf’ finishes a 29-year run in Congress
Adam Grant / New York Times:
What Straight-A Students Get Wrong
Washington Post:
Domestic slayings: Brutal and foreseeable
Discussion: Hullabaloo
New York Times:
Beto O'Rourke Emerges as the Wild Card of the 2020 Campaign-in-Waiting
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Kevin D. Williamson / National Review:
We'll Always Have . . . Fort Worth?