Expert chastises lawmakers aiming to sow doubt on Russian election interference

With her testimony, President Trump’s former top adviser on Russia is essentially telling the public under oath that his refusal to accept the reality of Moscow’s intervention in 2016 is wrong.
She is the former National Security Council Russia adviser.
He is the counselor for political affairs at the U.S. embassy in Ukraine.
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The Fix

Where is John Bolton? Key takeaways from today’s testimony so far.

Pretty much every witness has been reluctant to craft a narrative or be overly combative with lawmakers — except Fiona Hill.

Fiona Hill tells Devin Nunes to his face that his Ukraine conspiracy theory is ‘harmful’

Her point is that embracing these theories, even insincerely, bolsters a narrative embraced by Russia.
The Fix

Winners and losers from the debate

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Mayor Pete Buttigieg managed the pressure that comes with being a newly minted polling frontrunner, there was pushback against Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax, and former vice president Joe Biden had yet another shaky performance.
Power Up

Women took center stage at Democratic debate. And that was a good thing.

The women — candidates and moderators — outnumbered the men. The first two questions went to female candidates, a first in these debates. And the moderators gave airtime to topics such as parental leave policies, childcare costs, reproductive rights, sexism and double standards.
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A race to stand out before the field thins

Political reporters Michael Scherer, Annie Linskey and Cleve Wootson break down the debate.
Fact Checker

10 claims that caught our attention

Bernie Sanders exaggerated the U.S. homelessness crisis. Andrew Yang’s surprising statistic on paid family leave was spot on.
The Daily 202

Buttigieg won the Democratic debate by emerging unscathed

The South Bend, Ind., mayor’s top rivals chose not to pounce on his vulnerabilities over his level of experience, giving him a reprieve for a key month.
Israel’s attorney general capped almost three years of investigation by handing down a 63-page indictment against the country’s longest-serving prime minister and its center of political gravity for the last decade.
The judge found that the death row inmates are likely to prevail in their lawsuits and should not be executed before they’ve had their day in court.
The legislation extends funding through Dec. 20, setting up a pre-Christmas showdown over border wall funding that could happen in the midst of House votes on articles of impeachment against the president.
The statement is the latest move to block military moves to discipline those in the ranks.
The teen was hospitalized for 47 days with what could be a new type of vaping injury.
“His expressed views are stunningly ignorant,” an Indiana University provost said, “more consistent with someone who lived in the 18th century than the 21st.”

Britain’s Prince Andrew quits public duties after Epstein controversy

The senior royal’s ties to the convicted sex offender have dominated news in Britain.
By The Way

Yelp reviewers are trashing Gordon Sondland’s hotels with one-star reviews

Businesses associated with the Trump ambassador to the E.U. are catching public ire after his impeachment inquiry testimony on Wednesday.
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Tom Hanks just learned he’s related to Mister Rogers, days before his Mister Rogers movie opens

The actor and the late television personality share a great-great-great-great-great grandfather, making the two sixth cousins.
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