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“The greatest defeat in history.”

Democrats win big victories in Virginia and Kentucky, a new Crooked Media/Change PollerCoaster 2020 survey shows majority support for impeachment, and the Medicare for All debate between Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden gets heated. Then Run for Something’s Amanda Litman talks to Dan about all the new candidates who won on Tuesday.

Show notes

Winning! 

  • NYT: Democrats Win Control in Virginia and Claim Narrow Victory in Kentucky Governor’s Race 
  • FiveThirtyEight: Democrats Score Election Victories In Virginia And (Probably) Kentucky
  • Vox: 5 winners and 3 losers from Election Day 2019 
  • CNN: Trump and Republicans have a suburban problem 
  • The Intercept: THE GOP’S FEARMONGERING OVER ABORTION FLOPPED IN KENTUCKY AND VIRGINIA 
  • Reuters: In Trump’s shadow, Republican suburban slide shows little sign of slowing
  • WaPo: Election results reassure House Democrats as they pursue impeachment inquiry of Trump
  • WaPo: Tuesday’s elections highlight the anti-Trump fervor in America’s suburbs
  • WaPo: The Daily 202: Republicans get blown out in the suburbs – again – in off-year elections
  • Pew Trusts: Democrats Corral Suburban Voters to Win Big in Off-Year Elections
  • WaPo: The first elections of the impeachment era brought big wins for Democrats
  • WaPo: The Health 202: Medicaid work requirements were defeated at the ballot box last night
  • CNN: This group of voters could swing the 2020 election
  • NYT: Kentucky and Virginia Democrats Push New Agendas After Election 
  • NYT: The Equal Rights Amendment May Pass Now. It’s Only Been 96 Years. 
  • Mother Jones: The Right to Vote Won Big on Tuesday
  • The Appeal: TUESDAY’S ELECTION BOOSTS VOTING RIGHTS FOR PEOPLE WITH PAST CONVICTIONS 
  • NYT: Virginia Election: Democrats Take Full Control of State Government
  • The Atlantic: The Blue Wave Hasn’t Crested 
  • NYT: Democrats Could Learn a Lot From What Happened In Virginia
  • WaPo: Republicans wake to a blue Virginia
  • Vox: Women candidates helped flip the Virginia legislature. It could be a lesson for 2020. 
  • The Intercept: DEMOCRATIC SWEEP SETS UP CONFRONTATION WITH CORPORATE GIANT THAT HAS LOOMED OVER VIRGINIA POLITICS FOR A CENTURY 
  • NYT: Kentucky Republican Asks for Vote Recanvass As Democrats Claim Mandate 
  • CNN: Bevin campaign formally asks for a recanvass in Kentucky 
  • Courier-Journal: Gov. Matt Bevin campaign requests election recanvass
  • WaPo: Kentucky’s urban-rural split looked like the 2016 presidential race, not the 2015 gubernatorial one
  • WaPo: Kentucky outcome embarrasses Trump and worries many Republicans ahead of 2020 
  • Politico: Why Democrats keep winning on health care 
  • The Atlantic: The Kentucky Governor’s Race Is a Warning to Republicans 
  • Vox: Matt Bevin’s defeat in Kentucky wasn’t just about him 
  • Courier Journal: No Bevin-Beshear recount? These are the possible next steps under Kentucky election law
  • AP: McConnell, Trump joined for 2020, despite Kentucky setback
  • The Hill: Kentucky Democrat: ‘There’s a shot’ McConnell could be vulnerable in 2020 
  • Newsweek: #MOSCOWMITCHISNEXT TRENDS AFTER REPUBLICAN MATT BEVIN LOSES KENTUCKY GOVERNOR’S RACE
  • Daily Beast: Kentuckians Have Finally Had About Enough of Mitch McConnell 
  • Roll Call: Is tight Kentucky governor’s race a sign of trouble awaiting McConnell in 2020? 
  • WaPo: ‘A sea change’ for prosecutors in Northern Virginia as liberal democratic candidates sweep races
  • The Appeal: DEADLOCKED SAN FRANCISCO DISTRICT ATTORNEY RACE SHOWS STRENGTH OF PROGRESSIVE PROSECUTOR MOVEMENT
  • Politico: Trump’s allies downplay his failure to be a closer for Bevin 
  • WaPo: Kentucky outcome embarrasses Trump and worries many Republicans ahead of 2020

Impeachment

  • AP: A ‘refreshed’ memory: Key takeaways from Ukraine testimony
  • NYT: Sondland Updates Impeachment Testimony, Describing Ukraine Quid Pro Quo
  • NYT: Read the Transcript of Gordon Sondland’s Testimony
  • Vox: Gordon Sondland dramatically changes his testimony in impeachment inquiry
  • CNN: Key diplomat changes testimony and admits quid pro quo with Ukraine
  • Politico: Sondland reverses himself on Ukraine, confirming quid pro quo
  • Salon: Conway harps on one word from Sondland’s testimony in attempt to discredit quid pro quo admission
  • WSJ: Diplomat Sondland Told Ukrainians Held-Up Aid Was Tied to Investigations
  • Axios: “I now recall”: Why Sondland’s revised testimony matters
  • WaPo: Sondland’s careful effort to shield Trump — and himself — from culpability in the Ukraine scandal
  • Axios: The GOP’s war over naming the Ukraine whistleblower
  • Vice: Don Jr. and Right-Wing Trolls Are Outing the Whistleblower. His Lawyers Are Begging Them to Stop.
  • NYT: Trump Attacks Whistleblower Anonymity, but Won’t Utter Name
  • Yahoo News: Trump Jr. tweets name of alleged whistleblower
  • NBC News: Trump impeachment inquiry: Live updates and the latest news
  • Vox: Lindsey Graham keeps moving the goalposts to downplay Trump’s Ukraine dealings
  • The Maddow Blog: Lindsey Graham goes from moving the goalposts to eliminating them
  • ABC News 4: Lindsey Graham calls for release of whistleblower identity
  • Politico: Lindsey Graham is in the middle of Trump’s whirlwind
  • Axios: Lindsey Graham says he won’t read House deposition transcripts
  • Daily Beast: Lindsey Graham Says He Won’t Read Impeachment Testimony Transcripts 
  • CBS News: Republicans consider moving Jim Jordan to House Intelligence Committee
  • Politico: House Republicans eye placing Jim Jordan on Intel panel during impeachment inquiry
  • WaPo: House GOP eyes committee shake-up ahead of Trump impeachment hearings
  • USA Today: ‘Whistleblower’ must testify under oath and in person: Rep. Jim Jordan 

2020

  • Medium: I Have Fought for the Democratic Party My Whole Career
  • Politico: ‘Elitist’: Biden steps up attacks on Warren 
  • WSJ: Biden Accuses Warren of Having ‘Elitist Attitude’
  • WaPo: Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren fight over who’s an ‘elitist’ 
  • WaPo: Senate Republicans consider including Bidens in Trump impeachment trial 
  • HuffPo: Joe Biden Tells K Street Fundraiser: GOP Will Have ‘Epiphany’ After Trump
  • Medium: Ending the Stranglehold of Health Care Costs on American Families 
  • Vox: Elizabeth Warren’s plan to pay for Medicare-for-all, explained 
  • The Intercept: Elizabeth Warren’s Plan Is a Massive Win for the Medicare for All Movement 
  • The Atlantic: Can Warren Actually Avoid Taxing the Middle Class? 
  • NYT: Elizabeth Warren Proposes $20.5 Trillion Health Care Plan 
  • WaPo: How Elizabeth Warren’s Medicare-for-all plan would work 
  • New Yorker: Elizabeth Warren Doubles Down on Medicare for All 
  • NYT: Billionaires Only? Warren Errs in Saying Whom Her Health Plan Would Tax 
  • WaPo: Warren wants to be a revolutionary — and electable. Her embrace of new taxes for health care shows the dilemma.
  • NYT: Elizabeth Warren’s ‘Medicare for All’ Math 
  • The Atlantic: Warren Won’t Soak the Middle Class After All 
  • Politico: ‘This is going to cause down-ballot damage’: Warren’s $20 trillion health plan fails to quiet critics 
  • Politico: The issue that Obama alums think could doom Elizabeth Warren 
  • NYT: Joe Biden, Echoing Obama, Pledges to Shore Up the Affordable Care Act
  • Bloomberg: Nancy Pelosi Is Worried 2020 Candidates Are on Wrong Track 
  • Politico: ‘We’re going to be a force in this battle’: Biden super PAC kicks into gear
  • CNN: New poll finds tight four-way race in Iowa 
  • CNN: Monmouth poll shows tight race for Democratic nomination 
  • The Hill: Sanders campaign launches first New Hampshire TV ads
  • The Hill: Sanders team accuses media of ignoring ‘surge’ in polls
  • Vox: Bernie Sanders’s new bet: a climate change message can win him the Iowa caucuses 
  • Vice: Democratic Socialists Had a Pretty Good Election Night
  • WaPo: The Trailer: Buttigieg campaigns on thinking the best of Republicans
  • New Yorker: The Times’ Nate Cohn on Elizabeth Warren’s Odds Against Donald Trump 

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