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JUST IN: David Correia, 1 of the 4 people indicted in an alleged scheme to funnel foreign money and violate FEC laws was taken into custody at New York's JFK airport this morning; the case includes Giuliani associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman - @Tom_Winter 

President Trump: "The Kurds are much safer right now. But the Kurds know how to fight. And as I said, they're not angels. They're not angels. If you take a look, you have to go back and take a look."

Former President Carter: We are now witnessing, on a global basis, almost in every area of the world, the very disturbing deterioration of human rights.

#BREAKING: Another defendant in Giuliani associate case taken into custody

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Happy International Pronouns Day! She/Her/Hers. He/Him/His. They/Them/Theirs. Calling people by the correct pronouns matters. #PronounsDay 

Update: all outstanding issues with the exception of VAT are now resolved in the Brexit negotiations, including the consent issue, according to EU source

This morning, I was denied access to any and all classified documents related to impeachment. In my nearly 17 years in Congress, this is the first time that I’ve been unable to review documentation being held at the House Intel Committee. This is completely unacceptable.

Texas GOP speaker says Trump is "killing us in urban and suburban districts" in secret audio

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SCOOP: Pompeo’s senior adviser will tell impeachment inquiry that career diplomats were mistreated during his tenure & had careers sidelined for political reasons, per source. Ouster of Yovanovitch was "too much for him" so he quit. From me & @CMorelloWP 

BREAKING: World's largest dark web child porn marketplace taken down by feds


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Russian mercenaries give video tour of abandoned US base in Northern Syria, laughing at the hasty US retreat, showing unfinished meals on dining tables and heavy military equipment left behind. A Russian propaganda coup.

This is a shocking dynamic that history will not forget. The Kurds say they are facing ethnic cleansing by a NATO country, Turkey, as US forces nearby have NO ORDERS TO HELP, only orders to defend themselves and leave Northern Syria.

That debate was a s***show for the Democrats. Warren is an incredibly weak frontrunner; Biden seems even weaker. There’s a very good reason Democrats seem to be banking on the impeachment pursuit as a sort of break-glass-in-case-of-emergency solution to their political woes.

69 Kurdish civilians, including children, have reportedly been killed since the start of the Turkish assault on October 9

Reporter: "20 years ago, you said not complying with a subpoena was an impeachable offense." Sen. Lindsey Graham: "Nothing's changed."

The White House just nominated 10 more people to lifetime federal judgeships. 4 appeals court, 6 district court. No matter what is going on in D.C., judicial nominations are chugging along in the background.

this isn't a debate, it's a therapy session

Raise your hand if you prefer freedom to Beto's America. #DemDebate  #DemocraticDebate 

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@TulsiGabbard  "Just two days ago the New York Times put out an article saying that I’m a Russian asset and an Assad apologist and all these different smears. This morning a CNN commentator said on national television that I’m an asset of Russia. Completely despicable."

Turkish bank charged in Manhattan federal court for its participation in a multibillion-dollar Iranian sanctions evasion scheme


Scoops of the Week

And this is why House needs to see those Trump tax returns. Trump has green-lit a new Middle Eastern war by a dictator who controls some unknown percent of Trump's global licensing income. We cannot begin to assess US Middle East policy without knowing who's paying what to Trump

One young Hong Kong protester says she’s willing to risk ten years in jail on rioting charges because “I can’t see Hong Kong having a future if the movement fails.”

BREAKING NEWS: The 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel has been awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.” #NobelPrize 

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INCREDIBLE VIDEO: Viewer video from Michael Dalle captures the moment the construction site for the Hard Rock Hotel collapsed on Canal Street Saturday morning. No injuries reported. Stay with WWL-TV for more.

JUST IN: DoD statement on Turkey firing artillery at US troops

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Attorney General Bill Barr: "This is not decay. This is organized destruction. Secularists and their allies have marshaled all the forces of mass communication, popular culture, the entertainment industry, and academia in an unremitting assault on religion & traditional values."

Multiple protesters, including Jane Fonda, arrested on the steps of the Capitol building, where they were demanding action on climate change.

Dutch police discover family locked away for years on farm waiting for the end of time

BREAKING: The Syrian Democratic Forces officially confirm they are letting Assad's troops into their territory in a bid to stop the Turkish onslaught.