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“Lights, camera, impeachment!”

Democrats and Republicans telegraph their strategies for the first public impeachment hearings, and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg prepares to enter the Democratic primary. Then veterans’ advocate Paul Rieckhoff talks to Tommy about veterans policy and how America treats those who serve.

Show notes

The Impeachment Eagle Has Landed 

  • Bloomberg: Public Impeachment Hearings Will Start With a Bang
  • Politico: Democrats unveil 3 questions to guide public impeachment hearings
  • WaPo: Ambassador’s testimony offers window into impeachment inquiry’s first public hearing
  • WaPo: 4 big takeaways from Bill Taylor’s full transcript
  • NBC News: First public hearings in Trump impeachment inquiry to begin next week
  • CNN: Impeachment investigators announce first public hearings next week
  • WSJ: First Public Hearings in Impeachment Inquiry to Begin Next Week
  • Politico: First public impeachment hearings will take place next week
  • Axios: Inside Democrats’ preparations for the public impeachment battle
  • WaPo: Democrats engineer multiple chances to make the case for Trump’s impeachment
  • CNN: How Democrats are prepping for public impeachment hearings
  • Reuters: Explainer: What to expect from the televised Trump impeachment hearings next week
  • NYT: Inside Adam Schiff’s Impeachment Game Plan
  • NYT: In Seeking to Join Suit Over Subpoena Power, Mulvaney Goes Up Against the President
  • Politico: The unsolved mystery of frozen Ukraine aid
  • Politico: Mulvaney moves for ruling on House impeachment probe subpoena
  • WaPo: Lawyer for John Bolton insists on court ruling before impeachment-related testimony
  • NYT: Bolton Said to Know of ‘Many Relevant Meetings’ on Ukraine, but Will Not Testify
  • NYT: Democrats pulled their subpoena for Charles Kupperman, one of Trump’s former top national security officials.
  • FiveThirtyEight: Why Democrats Are Moving Quickly With Impeachment
  • WaPo: Lawmakers spar over impeachment witnesses as probe enters public phase
  • Axios: Inside Republicans’ defense strategy for impeachment
  • AP: Was Trump call with Ukraine ‘perfect’? GOP has many answers
  • Axios: House vs. Senate Republicans on impeachment
  • NBC News: To weather impeachment hearings, White House looks to put witnesses on trial
  • NYT: Republicans Argue Impeachment Case Falls Short of Proving Trump Misconduct
  • Axios: Schiff rebuffs call for Bidens, whistleblower to testify in impeachment probe
  • WaPo: House GOP asks for Hunter Biden and whistleblower to testify in impeachment probe
  • NBC News: GOP wants Hunter Biden, whistleblower to testify at impeachment hearing
  • CNN: House Republicans ask for Hunter Biden and whistleblower to testify in impeachment probe
  • Vox: House Republicans release their impeachment inquiry witness wish list
  • Vice: Hey Look, Mick Mulvaney’s Now Caught in Trump’s Ukraine Shitstorm
  • Mother Jones: Republicans Want to Throw Giuliani and Sondland Under the Bus. Their Plan Is Ridiculous.
  • Mother Jones: Top NSC Official Says Mick Mulvaney Was Key Player in Trump-Ukraine Quid Pro Quo
  • WaPo: Republicans are throwing Giuliani under the bus. But there’s a problem.
  • WaPo: House GOP looks to protect Trump by raising doubts about motives of his deputies
  • CNN: Schiff says whistleblower testimony is ‘redundant and unnecessary’
  • LA Times: Republican moderate breaks with party over identifying whistleblower
  • CNN: This is what the whistleblower’s attorney told House Republicans who asked client to testify in impeachment inquiry
  • NPR: The Whistleblower Complaint Has Largely Been Corroborated. Here’s How.
  • Reuters: Why are Republicans hell-bent on exposing Trump whistleblower?
  • Roll Call: Republicans push for whistleblower’s identity, but not naming names — yet

2020 

  • NYT: Michael Bloomberg Actively Prepares to Enter 2020 Presidential Race
  • CNN: ‘You have to earn votes and not buy them’: Some 2020 Dems wary of Michael Bloomberg’s potential bid
  • Slate: Sanders Couldn’t Stop Laughing at Report of Bezos Asking Bloomberg About Presidential Run
  • The Atlantic: A Bloomberg Presidential Run Comes Down to One Question
  • NYT: As Bloomberg’s New York Prospered, Inequality Flourished Too
  • Vox: A Michael Bloomberg presidential run is unlikely to help moderate Democrats’ cause
  • NYT: Where Michael Bloomberg Stands on the Issues
  • Axios: Exclusive: Mike Bloomberg will “spend whatever it takes” in 2020
  • WaPo: Hey, Michael Bloomberg, no one wants you to run for president
  • NPR: Former New York Mayor Bloomberg Reopens Door To 2020 Presidential Run
  • WaPo: Can Bloomberg’s unconventional strategy win a Democratic nomination?
  • NYT: Sanders Rebukes Bloomberg: ‘Sorry, You Ain’t Going to Buy This Election’ 
  • WaPo: Bloomberg to pass on Iowa, NH, focus on Super Tuesday states
  • NYT: Bloomberg Takes Steps Into 2020 Race and Signals an Unconventional Campaign Strategy
  • FiveThirtyEight: How Much Do Iowa And New Hampshire Really Matter For 2020?
  • Vox: Michael Bloomberg has changed his mind on running for president yet again
  • Politico: What is Michael Bloomberg thinking?
  • BBC: How Michael Bloomberg could shake up 2020 race
  • WaPo: Billionaire and ex-New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is taking steps to run for president
  • Axios: Why Bloomberg might not run
  • Politico: Poll: Bloomberg’s potential run is a flop with voters so far
  • Vox: Democrats aren’t sure Bloomberg should run for president. A new poll suggests voters aren’t either.
  • NYT: ‘I’d Consider Anybody’: Democrats Like Their 2020 Candidates, and Yet …
  • The New Yorker: A Bloomberg Presidential Campaign Would Likely Be a Costly Folly
  • FiveThirtyEight: How Seriously Should We Take Michael Bloomberg’s Potential 2020 Run?
  • WaPo: Democrats debate presidential field on news of Michael Bloomberg’s potential candidacy
  • FiveThirtyEight: Do You Buy That … Democratic Voters Want A New 2020 Candidate?
  • Politico: Bloomberg News has no idea how it will cover Bloomberg candidacy

 

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