Watched PBS NewsHour West Live Episode, Nov. 20, 2019 from PBS | YouTube
Wednesday on the NewsHour, the U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland shares explosive testimony during the fourth day of the impeachment inquiry’s public hearings. Plus: Counselor to President Trump Kellyanne Conway and Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., respond to Sondland’s claims and a preview of the Wednesday night debate among 2020 Democrats.

I’m still not sure why any reputable news agency still gives Kellyanne Conway airtime, much less this much.

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Watched The Trump Impeachment Hearings - Day 2 - PBS NewsHour Special from YouTube
Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine who was ousted from her position, is scheduled to testify Friday, Nov. 15, in a public hearing as part of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. The hearing comes the same week that two other diplomats-- George Kent and William Taylor, testified that they believed Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, tried to dig up dirt on former vice president and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. Kent testified that Giuliani also orchestrated a smear campaign against Yovanovitch in an attempt to force her out. The impeachment probe has entered a new, public phase and centers on Trump’s dealings with Ukraine—particularly a July phone call in which he asked Ukraine’s president to investigate the Bidens. Watch Yovanovitch’s full testimony here.

📺 November 13, 2019 – PBS NewsHour full episode | PBS NewsHour

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Wednesday on the NewsHour, a historic day in Washington with the first public hearing in the impeachment inquiry of President Trump, featuring witnesses William Taylor and George Kent. Plus: Reaction to the diplomats' testimonies from House members as well as legal and foreign policy experts, and why Turkish President Erdogan was welcomed at the White House despite U.S.-Turkey tensions over Syria.

The impeachment hearings begin.

I love how so many Republicans are saying there’s no there there or the one from Georgia here who says, “We’ve learned nothing new today.” Of course he hadn’t because he saw it all in the past several weeks. This still doesn’t mean that nothing untoward has happened. The double standard they’re all holding is just crazy. It’s as if throwing Trump overboard means they’d lose everything, when, in fact, the system is specifically built to continue on with the Vice President or some other leader in his place.

👓 In private speech, Bolton suggested some of Trump's policy decisions are guided by personal interest | NBC News

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The former national security director was especially critical of the president's handling of Turkey, according to multiple sources present for his remarks.

👓 Broadcast, cable news networks to preempt regular programming for Trump impeachment coverage | The Hill

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ABC, CBS, NBC and PBS on Wednesday will preempt their regularly scheduled programming for live coverage of the House Intelligence Committee's open impeachment hearings of President Trump.

👓 In Seeking to Join Suit Over Subpoena Power, Mulvaney Goes Up Against the President | New York Times

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In effect, the acting chief of staff hopes the court will tell him whether to listen to his own boss, who wants him to remain silent, or to comply with a subpoena from the House, which wants his testimony.

👓 Trump's Allies Have Been Attacking The Person They Say Is The Whistleblower Since 2017 | BuzzFeed News

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He's been accused of being “pro-Ukraine and anti-Russia.”

👓 Why a Government Lawyer Argued Against Giving Immigrant Kids Toothbrushes | The Atlantic

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The sheer effrontery of the government’s argument may be explained, but not excused, by its long backstory.

We certainly have a lot of things we need to fix in this country, but knowing a bit of the history of how we got here may also help to fix the problem. 

👓 New Policy: Do Not Post In Support of Trump or his Administration | Ravelry

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We are banning support of Donald Trump and his administration on Ravelry. This includes support in the form of forum posts, projects, patterns, profiles, and all other content. Note that your project data will never be deleted. We will never delete your Ravelry project data for any reason and if a project needs to be removed from the site, we will make sure that you have access to your data. If you are permanently banned from Ravelry, you will still be able to access any patterns that you purchased. Also, we will make sure that you receive a copy of your data.

This is going to be the signal that starts the beginning of the end.

👓 Donald Trump Assaulted Me, But He’s Not Alone on My List of Hideous Men | The Cut

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“I made a list of hideous men in my life. It includes the president — who assaulted me in the dressing room of Bergdorf Goodman 23 years ago.”

👓 The cheater in the Oval Office should be banished from the tribe | LA Times

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Think Trump didn't know he was getting a shady assist at the ballot box. Read the Mueller report.