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What the media does not get about Biden

In providing this self-parody, the endorsement raises a serious issue about the media’s perception of Democratic voters. Of Joe Biden, it declared, “Mr. Biden maintains a lead in national polls, but that may be a measure of familiarity as much as voter intention.” It is hard to imagine anything more contemptuous of voters, African American voters specifically, who are deeply attached to Barack Obama’s vice president.

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Here’s how Bloomberg could help himself, Democrats and America

There is something else Bloomberg could be doing right now to lay the groundwork not only for Trump’s defeat but also for Democrats’ fight to take back the majority in the Senate: Spend $50 million or so in the next week on impeachment ads. He can buy blocks of time before the 1 p.m. trial start time and ads throughout the day. He can flip his digital ad campaign to impeachment messaging, focusing on three critical points that the White House desperately wants to obscure.

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Five guidelines for the House impeachment managers

Republicans have to remember that it will look just a tad fishy when this plays out on national TV. Let’s say Democrats try to introduce a critical witness or incriminating documents from Rudolph W. Giuliani’s henchman Lev Parnas, explaining what the information or witness will prove. Republicans expect to leap to their feet demanding we close our eyes and ears to evidence already in the public domain.

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Distinguished person of the week: Lev Parnas

In the interview with The Times, Mr. Parnas said that although he did not speak with Mr. Trump directly about the efforts, he met with the president on several occasions and was told by Mr. Giuliani that Mr. Trump was kept in the loop. Mr. Parnas pointed in particular to text messages, released by the House this week, in which Mr. Giuliani refers to an effort to obtain a visa for a former Ukrainian official who leveled corruption allegations against Mr. Biden.

In the messages, Mr. Giuliani boasted of the effort to secure the visa: “It’s going to work I have no 1 in it.

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For impeachment defense team, Trump recruits from Fox News

The Senate could force Hunter Biden and others to testify or face prosecution for contempt of Congress, said former independent counsel Robert Ray, who was involved in the investigation that led to Clinton’s impeachment.

“The Senate has the power to compel witnesses. So, subpoenas would be enforceable. Contempt of Congress is illegal. I don’t know that they have the votes, as a political question,” Ray told The Daily Signal.

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