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Reuters PoliticsDec 08, 2019
Democrats zoom in on Trump impeachment charges this week
Democratic lawmakers could vote this week on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, the House Judiciary Committee chairman said on Sunday as lawmakers sharpened their focus on charges of wrongdoing in his dealings with Ukraine.

Trump and Democrats Turn Impeachment Into a Partisan Brawl (Politics - U.S. House)
YOU'RE NO GOOD! Linda Ronstadt Jabs Pompeo to his face for 'Enabling Trump'... (Drudge Report)

New York Times PoliticsDec 08, 2019
Deepening Divide Turns Impeachment Into Another Partisan Brawl
The White House is refusing to engage and Democrats have abandoned all but a semblance of comity as the House races ahead, rendering a historic undertaking little more than a foregone conclusion.

Drudge ReportDec 08, 2019
Britain Gears Up for Most Divisive Election in Decades...

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Boris Johnson promises lower immigration if he wins...

General Election 2019: Johnson insists no NI-GB goods checks after Brexit (BBC Politics)

Washington Post PoliticsDec 08, 2019
Gaetz says Giuliani's trip to Ukraine is ‘weird'
The trip comes as House Democrats are working to draft articles of impeachment against Trump that it could vote on as soon as this week.

Rep. Mark Meadows Denies Trump Asked Ukraine About Biden: ‘He Didn't Do That' (The Daily Beast)
The Worst Thing About Rudy Giuliani's Trip to Ukraine (The Daily Beast)

Washington Post PoliticsDec 08, 2019
Democrats call them public servants. Republicans say they're ‘unelected bureaucrats.'
In the House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing, Democrats and Republicans are likely to reveal starkly different views of federal employees.

Drudge ReportDec 08, 2019
Biden, 'THE IRISHMAN' and enduring power of aging white men...

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Analysis: Biden, 'The Irishman' and the enduring power of aging white men (CNN Politics)

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Trump impeachment gains momentum as vote on charges possible this week (Reuters Politics)
Nadler says vote 'possible' on Trump articles of impeachment this week (Reuters Politics)

CNN PoliticsDec 08, 2019
For Iowa Democrats, the caucuses come down to Trump
Here are the stories our panel of top political reporters will be watching for in the week ahead, in this week's "Inside Politics" forecast.

The Daily BeastDec 08, 2019
FBI Treating Pensacola Navy Shooting as Terrorism
via REUTERSThe FBI said Sunday that it is treating the mass shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola as an act of terrorism so it can amass more resources to investigate whether the Saudi gunman was spurred by an "ideology."

Special Agent in Charge Rachel Rojas said authorities have not yet pinpointed shooter Mohammed Alshamrani's motive for Friday's ambush, which killed three and wounded eight.

"I can tell you that we are looking very hard at uncovering his motive and I would ask for patience so we can get this right," Rojas said at an afternoon press briefing.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

Drudge ReportDec 08, 2019
Release of President's Banking Records Delayed by Ruth Bader Ginsburg...

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'Go after your enemies': Trump's 21-year-old playbook...
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Drudge ReportDec 08, 2019
Medicare chief asked taxpayers to cover stolen jewelry...

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Warren Targets After Slipping in Polls...

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Dems battle for Hollywood cash...

CNN PoliticsDec 08, 2019
Bernie Sanders is breaking barriers with young Latinos. Now he just needs them to vote
The first time Bernie Sanders came on her radar, back in 2015, she was working as a waitress in downtown Manhattan, uninsured and trying to get by on "less than a living wage."

PoliticoDec 08, 2019
How the Cool Kids of the Left Turned on Elizabeth Warren
The socialists of Jacobin magazine used to treat her like a promising alternative to Bernie Sanders. Now they write as if she's almost as bad as Joe Biden. What gives?

Fox PoliticsDec 08, 2019
Bernie Sanders campaign staffer departs after anti-Semitic, other offensive tweets surface: reports
A newly hired community organizer for the Bernie Sanders campaign has left just days after taking the job - reportedly because some of his past tweets contained anti-Semitic and homophobic statements, as well as derogatory remarks about women and Asians.

Reuters PoliticsDec 08, 2019
As poll numbers slide, Warren wrestles with Medicare for All dilemma
With support for Elizabeth Warren's White House bid sliding since the release last month of a divisive plan to overhaul healthcare, the Democratic presidential contender has made an effort to refocus her campaign in early-voting Iowa on her signature anti-corruption message.

CNN PoliticsDec 08, 2019
For Elizabeth Warren, government can fix society's problems
Sen. Elizabeth Warren has big plans for America.

CNN PoliticsDec 08, 2019
Analysis: Trump says his 2016 campaign was spied on. The DOJ's watchdog is about to offer its official report
There's a hotly anticipated new report expected to be released Monday from the Department of Justice Inspector General's office about whether, as President Donald Trump has repeatedly alleged, the FBI spied on his presidential campaign in 2016.

Fox PoliticsDec 08, 2019
Carter Page, on eve of DOJ IG report, says findings will only tell 'part' of the story
Former Trump adviser Carter Page told Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures" that the Department of Justice Inspector General (IG) report on alleged FBI surveillance abuses, set to be released on Monday, will only tell "part of the story."

BBC PoliticsDec 08, 2019
Brandon Lewis: 'We are not going to have a border down the Irish sea'
Security minister Brandon Lewis says some checks on some goods leaving Great Britain and the UK will be required.

Drudge ReportDec 07, 2019
At Trump White House, that elusive China trade deal is always 'close'...

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Kudlow claims Dec 15 'important date'...

House Judiciary Committee releases report outlining grounds for impeachment ahead of hearing (Fox Politics)

New York Times PoliticsDec 07, 2019
Trump Can't Resist Campaigning for Governors. But They Can Resist Him.
The president appears to love nothing more than injecting himself into governor's races, though once in office, the governors don't seem to feel they owe him much.

New York Times PoliticsDec 07, 2019
Judiciary Committee Report Offers Legal Rationale for Impeaching Trump
The report, which echoes one released in 1974 as the House debated impeaching President Richard M. Nixon, comes two days before the committee will formally receive the evidence against President Trump.

New York Times PoliticsDec 07, 2019
Buttigieg Struggles to Square Transparency With Nondisclosure Agreement
Mr. Buttigieg says he has no choice but to honor the agreement he signed while working for McKinsey & Company. Critics say it undermines his image of transparency.

Drudge ReportDec 07, 2019
Judiciary panel releases report defining offenses...

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Comey blasts Mattis for silence...

Fox PoliticsDec 07, 2019
Pete Buttigieg releases summary of consultancy work, calls on company to release him from NDA
Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg is calling on a consulting firm he used to work for to release a list of clients he was assigned, and to release him from his nondisclosure agreement -- while releasing a summary of his work there, amid concerns about potential conflicts of interest if he were elected president.

Washington Post PoliticsDec 07, 2019
Trump: Giuliani will report to Justice Department, Congress on his investigations in Ukraine
The president said his personal lawyer "has found plenty."

Trump: Giuliani 'wants to go before Congress' about Ukraine trip (Politico)

The Daily BeastDec 07, 2019
The Year of Billie Eilish. Also, Who Is Billie Eilish?
Danny Moloshok/ReutersThis is a preview of our pop culture newsletter The Daily Beast's Obsessed, written by senior entertainment reporter Kevin Fallon. To receive the full newsletter in your inbox each week, sign up for it here.

This week:

It's been an incredible year for 17-year-old recording artist Billie Eilish. 

Read more at The Daily Beast.

Drudge ReportDec 07, 2019
Dems spend weekend drafting charges...

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Drudge ReportDec 07, 2019
Hosted party to watch mass shooting videos...

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Fox PoliticsDec 07, 2019
Bernie Sanders' sweeping broadband plan dubs high-speed internet a 'basic human right'
"The internet in this country costs too damn much," according to Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who released a plan on Friday to spend $150 billion on high-speed, universal internet service.

Fox PoliticsDec 07, 2019
Trump names Secret Service official Anthony Ornato as new deputy chief of staff for operations
President Trump named U.S. Secret Service Deputy Assistant Director Anthony Ornato as his new Deputy Chief of Staff of Operations on Saturday. 

CNN PoliticsDec 07, 2019
Cory Booker sees surge in campaign donations after calling out lack of diversity in 2020 Democratic field
Since Sen. Cory Booker issued a call this week for maintaining a diverse field of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, grassroots donors have answered in a big way.

BBC PoliticsDec 07, 2019
PM: We must find source of UK-US trade document leak
Labour says the documents show the NHS would be "for sale" under a post-Brexit trade deal with the US.

Fox PoliticsDec 07, 2019
Ruth Bader Ginsburg temporarily blocks release of Trump's financial records
Ruth Bader Ginsburg came to the rescue of President Trump Friday and allowed his financial records to remain secret from House Democrats - for now.

Politics - U.S. HouseDec 07, 2019
Amid Rancor in House, It's Quiet in the Halls of the Senate. Too Quiet.
Senators, temporarily relegated to the sidelines as the House begins impeachment proceedings against President Trump, lament inaction as legislation languishes.

New York Times PoliticsDec 07, 2019
The Bowhunting Influencer of Iowa Democrats
Rob Sand figured out how to win statewide office as a Democrat in Iowa, and now the presidential contenders are seeking his counsel — that is, when he isn't deer hunting with bow and arrow.

CNN PoliticsDec 07, 2019
Analysis: Why the next 100 days are critical for Trump
The next 100 days will be critical to understanding whether President Donald Trump will win a second term in office. His approval rating has been consistently low during his first term. Yet his supporters could always point out that approval ratings before an election year have not historically been correlated with reelection success.

Politics - U.S. HouseDec 06, 2019
Release of Trump's Banking Records Delayed by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The stay came three days after a lower court had ordered Deutsche Bank and Capital One to turn over President Trump's financial records to Congress.

The Daily BeastDec 06, 2019
Biden's Plan to Take Down Warren: Have Mayor Pete Do It
Saul Loeb/GettySince launching his presidential bid, former Vice President Joe Biden has largely settled on a primary strategy common among frontrunners: Only attack when attacked, stay above the conflict, and let the other candidates squabble among themselves so they can eventually take one another out. 

That last tactic is why Biden hasn't been going after Pete Buttigieg. He doesn't think the South Bend mayor can hurt him, but he does think Buttigieg can hurt someone else who could—Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Biden's campaign declined to comment on the record about its strategy. But multiple veteran pollsters and operatives said there's sound logic behind the notion that the vice president's team might view Buttigieg as a useful way to help blunt Warren's momentum, particularly with white college-educated voters. The more Buttigieg rises in states like Iowa and New Hampshire, the thinking goes, the more Warren slips in some polls. 

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CNN PoliticsDec 06, 2019
Analysis: Trump hates the courts, but they could help him fight impeachment
President Donald Trump has made his contempt for judges known. But when it comes to his fights with the Democratic members of Congress, the courts and the unhurried wheels of justice have been his ally.

Fox PoliticsDec 05, 2019
Pelosi suggests amid Trump impeachment, 'the arts' will help heal America
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., suggested Thursday night that "the arts" will help unite the country as House Democrats pursue impeachment against President Trump.

Reuters PoliticsDec 05, 2019
Support for Elizabeth Warren drops to lowest since August in White House race: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Support for U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren dropped nationally to its lowest level in four months, and nearly one in three potential Democratic primary voters say they do not know which candidate to pick with the first nominating contests less than two months away, according to a Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll.

Democracy NowNov 20, 2019
Unusual. Improper. Inappropriate. Wrong: Officials Decry Trump's Pressure on Ukraine to Probe Bidens
"I couldn't believe what I was hearing." Those were the words of Army Lieutenant Colonel Alex Vindman during Tuesday's House impeachment inquiry hearings, describing his reaction to a July phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. During the call, Trump pressured Zelensky to investigate his political rival Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who served on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas company, Burisma. Vindman, who is the director for European affairs at the National Security Council, testified along with Jennifer Williams, a Russia adviser for Vice President Pence, in the first of two hearings on Tuesday. Former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker and Tim Morrison, former senior director for European and Russian affairs on the National Security Council, also testified. Republican lawmakers repeatedly criticized the impeachment process, while Democrats defended it. From Washington, D.C., we speak to Andy Kroll, D.C. bureau chief for Rolling Stone.

NYT Homeland Press ReleasesJun 28, 2019
McAleenan Says Arrests of Migrants on Border Expected to Decline by 25 Percent in June
He attributed the drop to Mexico cracking down on undocumented immigrants crossing the border and the expansion of a policy that forces migrants to wait in Mexico while their asylum cases are processed.
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