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  • Trump’s Lawyers Double Down
    Monday - 01/27/2020 - 06:43 PM

    “President Trump’s team of lawyers did not change their tactics Monday despite bombshell new revelations related to former national security adviser John Bolton’s alleged knowledge about the Ukraine affair at the center of the president’s impeachment trial,” The Hill reports.

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  • Collins Will Challenge Loeffler for Senate
    Monday - 01/27/2020 - 08:07 PM

    Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) will soon announce a challenge to Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), setting up a bitter Republican showdown in November that pits one of President Trump’s most vocal defenders against a wealthy former executive backed by Gov.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Shit Is Fucked Up and Bullshit
    Monday - 01/27/2020 - 11:00 AM

    Out next month: Shit Is Fucked Up And Bullshit: History Since the End of History by Malcolm Harris.
    “A bold rejection of a society in which inequality, student debt, and exploitation have come to define our lives.”

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  • Graham Open to Bolton In Exchange for Biden
    Monday - 01/27/2020 - 11:59 AM

    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told McClatchy that he might be open to calling for John Bolton to testify in President Trump’s impeachment trial, but added that he’ll also push to hear from other witnesses, including Joe and Hunter Biden and the anonymous whistleblower.

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  • Bloomberg Sending Mailers to Super Tuesday Voters
    Monday - 01/27/2020 - 01:17 PM

    Michael Bloomberg’s campaign told ABC News that “it will begin sending out its first mailers — yes, physical paper letters — to 2.5 million registered Democratic voters across every single Super Tuesday state.”
    “The campaign’s move pays unprecedented attention on parts of the country that normally get neglected during the Democratic primary process, especially this early on.”

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  • Murkowski ‘Curious’ About Bolton Testimony
    Monday - 01/27/2020 - 01:35 PM

    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) said she is “curious” to know what John Bolton might have to say about President Trump’s relations with Ukraine but stopped short of saying if she would support calling him to testify in the impeachment trial, The Hill reports.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Angus King Sees Up to 10 Republicans Backing Witnesses
    Monday - 01/27/2020 - 02:12 PM

    Sen. Angus King (I-ME) told NPR that as many as 10 Republican senators would eventually vote in favor of allowing new witnesses during President Trump’s impeachment trial.

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  • Will Warren’s Organization Save Her In Iowa?
    Monday - 01/27/2020 - 03:00 PM

    Washington Post: “That ‘year of organizing’ will have its ultimate test in one week. And it has been almost microscopic. The campaign made a detailed study of almost all of the state’s more than 1,600 precincts to determine how to maximize support.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Extra Bonus Quote of the Day
    Monday - 01/27/2020 - 04:10 PM

    “The defense team’s strategy rests on pretending that news doesn’t exist.”
    — Rep. Justin Amash (I-MI), observing that President Trump’s lawyers are ignoring reports about John Bolton’s book in their impeachment defense.

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  • Trump Begins Election Year In Competitive Position
    Monday - 01/27/2020 - 06:32 AM

    Washington Post-ABC News poll: “With just over nine months until Election Day, Americans see Trump as a slight favorite for reelection, with 49% expecting him to win and 43% predicting that his Democratic challenger will prevail.”

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  • All the President’s Turncoats
    Monday - 01/27/2020 - 06:05 PM

    Windsor Mann: “No one scares President Trump as much as people who used to work for him. They know the truth about him, and some of them tell it. When they do, Trump denies it and smears them.”
    “It’s amazing how many people have turned on Trump in just his first term.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Bolton Was Concerned Trump Did Favors for Autocrats
    Monday - 01/27/2020 - 08:40 PM

    “John Bolton, the former national security adviser, privately told Attorney General William Barr last year that he had concerns that President Trump was effectively granting personal favors to the autocratic leaders of Turkey and China,” the New York Times reports.

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  • National Security Council Says No Other Staffers Saw Book
    Monday - 01/27/2020 - 10:50 AM

    “The National Security Council denied Monday that any White House personnel outside of its purview had seen the manuscript of former national security adviser John Bolton’s book that was submitted to the White House for review,” Axios reports.

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  • What We’ve Learned Since Trump Was Impeached
    Monday - 01/27/2020 - 12:19 PM

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  • Newest Senator Slams Mitt Romney
    Monday - 01/27/2020 - 01:15 PM

    Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), who was sworn in just last month to replace Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA), criticized Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) over his apparent willingness to hear from new witnesses in President Trump’s impeachment trial.

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  • Bloomberg Backs Statehood for Puerto Rico
    Monday - 01/27/2020 - 01:48 PM

    Michael Bloomberg writes in the Orlando Sentinel:
    “I’ll state it clearly: I support statehood for Puerto Rico. And as president, I will work to pass a bill making it a reality, subject to approval by the people of Puerto Rico — who will make the ultimate decision…”

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  • Bolton Revelations Upend Impeachment Trial Strategy
    Monday - 01/27/2020 - 01:59 PM

    Playbook: “After a morning in the Capitol, here’s what we can say for sure: The NYT story about John Bolton’s manuscript has undoubtedly scrambled the impeachment proceedings, leaving the once cocksure Republican Party scratching their collective heads at what comes next.

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  • Trump Targets Iowa to Show Strength
    Monday - 01/27/2020 - 03:31 PM

    Wall Street Journal: “For the Feb. 3 caucuses, the Trump campaign is planning an ambitious show of force around the state, with over 80 surrogates expected to campaign at caucus locations.”
    “The campaign sees the night as an opportunity to test its organizational muscle across the state’s 99 counties.”

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  • Senate Republicans Struggle to Get on Message
    Monday - 01/27/2020 - 04:04 PM

    “Senate Republicans were thrown off-balance Monday by the latest John Bolton revelations, offering a range of convoluted — and at times contradictory — responses to an episode that threatens to upend President Trump’s impeachment trial,” Politico reports.

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  • The Room Where It Happened
    Monday - 01/27/2020 - 06:40 AM

    John Bolton’s bombshell book that leaked last night now has a title: The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir.
    It is scheduled for release on March 17.

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