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“Ukraine, if you’re listening.”

Trump commits the impeachable offenses he’s accused of on live television, Congress subpoenas the White House and its Cabinet co-conspirators, and our latest PollerCoaster 2020 shows that Arizona is a top-tier battleground state. Then Congressman Jamie Raskin talks to Dan about the Judiciary Committee’s next steps on impeachment, and Dr. Abdul El-Sayed talks to Jon about the new Crooked Media podcast he’s hosting, America Dissected.

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Show notes

Impeachment

  • Politico: Support for impeaching Trump hits new high 
  • FiveThirtyEight: Do Americans Support Impeaching President Trump?
  • WaPo: How support for impeachment is changing 
  • CNN: These are the Republicans who are against Trump and for impeachment
  • CNN: Why Trump’s impeachment inquiry will be more divisive than Nixon/Clinton
  • Politico: Pelosi fiercely defends impeachment inquiry as Trump blows up 
  • CNN: Trump’s private fury over impeachment spills into the public 
  • WaPo: Trump lashes out at impeachment inquiry in fiery news conference 
  • Politico: Trump goes into battle mode on impeachment 
  • NBC News: Trump, Republicans accuse top Dem of orchestrating whistleblower complaint 
  • Mother Jones: Pelosi and Schiff, Simply Appearing on TV, Spark Another Meltdown. That’s a Win for Pro-Impeachers.
  • WaPo: Trump’s anger boils over
  • Axios: Trump refuses to answer what he asked Ukrainian president to do about Bidens 
  • Newsweek – #TRUMPMELTDOWN TRENDS AS AMERICANS MOCK TRUMP’S COMBATIVE PRESS CONFERENCE WITH FINNISH PRESIDENT
  • Esquire: Finland’s President Just Got a Taste of Trump’s Now Daily Meltdowns
  • WaPo: Trump has placed himself above the law. His latest eruption confirms it. 
  • WaPo: The walls are closing in around Trump’s staff 
  • Vox: Trump’s controversial calls to investigate the whistleblower, explained 
  • NYT: ‘We’re Not Fooling Around’: House Democrats Vow to Subpoena White House
  • WaPo: Live updates: Top Democrat warns White House ‘we’re not fooling around’ on impeachment inquiry 
  • Vox: Democrats are preparing to subpoena the White House in the next phase of their impeachment inquiry
  • New Yorker: The Changing Definition of Investigating Donald Trump 
  • NYT: Schiff, House Intel Chairman, Got Early Account of Whistle-Blower’s Accusations
  • NYT: Trump Pressed Australian Leader to Help Barr Investigate Mueller Inquiry’s Origins 
  • WaPo: Barr personally asked foreign officials to aid inquiry into CIA, FBI activities in 2016
  • WaPo: Barr’s probing of Australia, Britain and Italy suggests a conspiracy focus 
  • Daily Beast: Don’t Stop With Donald Trump, Democrats: Impeach Attorney General Bill Barr 
  • WSJ: Tense Relationship Between Barr and Giuliani Complicates Trump Impeachment Defense 
  • Guardian: New reports reveal wider role for Barr and Pompeo in impeachment scandal 
  • New Yorker: The Dangerous Position of William Barr 
  • NY Mag: Is William Barr Going After Trump’s ‘Deep State’ Enemies?
  • NYT: Was There Another Cover-Up In Response to the Whistle-Blower?
  • NYT: Pompeo Confirms He Listened to Trump’s Call to Ukraine President 
  • Vanity Fair – “IT IS EITHER ARROGANCE OR STUPIDITY”: TRUMP FAVORITE MIKE POMPEO STUMBLES INTO IMPEACHMENT BLAST RADIUS
  • WaPo: On Ukraine, Pompeo offered a master class in misleading the public using facts
  • Vox: The Ukraine scandal exposes the Trump crony Pompeo really is 
  • NYT: As Impeachment Fights Begin, Administration and Congress Clash Over Deposition 
  • CNN: House Democrats warn Pompeo to stop ‘intimidating’ witnesses
  • NYT: Echoes of Benghazi Criticism and Anger Confront Pompeo in Ukraine Inquiry
  • WaPo: Read Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s letter to the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee
  • Politico: Watchdog reveals mysterious attempt to smear ex-U.S. ambassador to Ukraine  
  • CNN: State Department inspector general gives Congress bizarre packet of ‘disinformation’
  • Talking Points Memo: State IG Briefing Was About Mysterious, Conspiracy-Laden Ukraine Material Circulating At State
  • WaPo: The inspector general offering ‘urgent’ Ukraine briefing called out politicization of Trump’s State Department this summer 
  • Daily Beast: Pompeo Pushed Out His Own Ukraine Rep to Squash a Growing Scandal
  • WaPo: Trump involved Pence in efforts to pressure Ukraine’s leader, though aides say vice president was unaware of pursuit of dirt on Bidens 

Pollercoaster 2020: Arizona

  • NPR: Bernie Sanders Has Heart Procedure, Cancels Events Until Further Notice 
  • RealClearPolitics: President Trump Job Approval
  • FiveThirtyEight: How unpopular is Donald Trump?
  • WaPo: Trump’s approval is way down in key states — as long as you compare it to that one time he was popular 31 months ago
  • Axios: Trump’s net approval rating sinks in every battleground state
  • ABC15: President Trump job approval rate dropping in Arizona, OHPI poll says
  • NYMag: Trump’s State-by-State Approval Ratings Should Scare the MAGA Out of Him
  • The Hill: Poll shows Biden, Warren tied with Trump in Arizona
  • RealClearPolitics: Arizona General Election Polls
  • NYT: Is Arizona Shifting on Gun Control? Senate Race May Offer an Answer
  • Politico: Democrats see impeachment as landmine for Republican Senate
  • Arizona Central: Did McSally primary opponent Daniel McCarthy compare himself to Jesus in Facebook comment?
  • AP: McSally gets GOP primary challenger in Arizona Senate race
  • KTAR: Kelly overtakes McSally in Arizona Senate race, poll finds
  • RealClearPolitics: Arizona Senate – McSally vs. Kelly
  • HuffPo: The DNC Is Sending Organizers To 8 Battleground States
  • ABCNews: Progressive group to spend $50M boosting Sun Belt turnout
  • Politico: ‘The ground is shifting’: Arizona emerges as a 2020 trouble spot for Trump
  • AZCentral: Arizona has closed hundreds of polling places following Voting Rights Act decision
  • WaPo: The 2020 electoral map could be the smallest in years. Here’s why.
  • Vox: Poll: Latinx voters are leaning Democratic in 2020 battleground states
  • The Hill: Voting rights battle shifts to swing state Arizona
  • Reuters: Young U.S. voter turnout surges, but challenges linger
  • United States Census Bureau: QuickFacts-Arizona
  • United States Census Bureau: QuickFacts- Wisconsin
  • NYT: Arizona Election Results
  • NYT: Wisconsin Election Results
  • Ballotpedia: Almanac of American Politics Arizona state profile 2018
  • Ballotpedia: Almanac of American Politics Wisconsin state profile 2018
  • NYT: Arizona Results
  • NYT: Wisconsin Results