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December 05, 2019
Pod Save America
“A global laughingstock.”

In This Episode

House Democrats prepare to draft articles of impeachment, Trump embarrasses himself and America at NATO, and Kamala Harris ends her presidential campaign. Then Senator Cory Booker talks to Jon about his strategy to make the December debate and build momentum ahead of Iowa.

Show notes


  • NPR: Giuliani, Nunes and ‘-1’: A Look At What The Impeachment Report Phone Records Mean
  • Vox: Democrats’ impeachment report reveals new phone records from Giuliani and others
  • NYT: Key Takeaways From House Intelligence Committee’s Impeachment Report
  • WaPo: 5 takeaways from the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment report on Trump
  • WaPo: Trump dismisses Giuliani calls with White House, OMB
  • CNN: Schiff says lawmakers investigating if mystery person who spoke with Giuliani is Trump
  • NBC News: Giuliani mystery phone calls, texts uncovered by Democrats’ impeachment report
  • NYT: A Mysterious ‘-1’ and Other Call Records Show How Giuliani Pressured Ukraine
  • WaPo: Phone call records show frequent contact between Giuliani and White House
  • WaPo: Devin Nunes sues CNN for $435 million, alleging ‘false hit piece’
  • Roll Call: McCarthy says he has no problem with Nunes’ calls with Giuliani, Parnas
  • CNN: Schiff calls Nunes’ calls ‘concerning’
  • HuffPo: House Intelligence Report: Devin Nunes Was In Contact With Rudy Giuliani, Lev Parnas
  • The Daily Beast: Devin Nunes Tries to Explain Away His Parnas and Giuliani Calls to Hannity
  • Axios: Call records show Devin Nunes in contact with indicted Giuliani associate
  • Daily Beast: Lev Parnas Helped Rep. Devin Nunes’ Investgations
  • Vox: Watch: the House Judiciary Committee’s first impeachment hearing
  • NYT: Key Excerpts From Legal Scholars’ Arguments on Impeachment
  • NBC News: 10 takeaways from the impeachment hearing: Legal scholars in plain English
  • WaPo: 5 takeaways from the Judiciary Committee’s first impeachment hearing
  • NYT: Scholars Call Trump’s Actions on Ukraine an Impeachable Abuse of Power
  • Politico: ‘I’m not going to take any sh–‘: Nadler girds for battle
  • NYT: Do Voters Even Care About the Articles of Impeachment?
  • LA Times: Law professor apologizes after Barron Trump remark draws outrage
  • NBC News: Karlan zings Gaetz after he questions her political donations
  • WaPo: 5 takeaways from the Judiciary Committee’s first impeachment hearing
  • NYT: Who Is Pamela Karlan? Legal Leader Committed to Progressive Causes
  • NYT: Who Is Noah Feldman? Scholar Specializes in Constitutional Law
  • NYT: Who Is Michael J. Gerhardt? Professor Made Impeachment His Specialty
  • The Atlantic: The Democrats’ Missed Opportunity on Impeachment
  • The Hill: Conway says she’ll attend impeachment hearing if Schiff testifies
  • Politico: White House won’t take part in first House Judiciary impeachment hearing
  • NY Mag: In Jonathan Turley, Republicans Find Ideal ‘Impartial’ Witness for Trump
  • NYT: Who Is Jonathan Turley? Republicans’ Lone Expert on Impeachment
  • NBC News: Jonathan Turley: Who is the lone GOP impeachment witness (and what’s this about his dog)?
  • Jonathan Turley.org: Is Mueller Ukrainian Rather Than Russian Collusion?
  • NYT: Trump Blocked Key Impeachment Witnesses. Should Congress Wait?
  • Axios: GOP’s legal scholar suggests Democrats are abusing power with rushed impeachment
  • NBC News: Turley: Impeachment is wrong because it’s being rushed, not because Trump is right
  • NYT: G.O.P. Senators, Defending Trump, Embrace Debunked Ukraine Theory
  • The Guardian: Republicans issue 123-page defense of Trump ahead of Democrats’ impeachment report
  • Politico: Republicans launch impeachment rebuttal ahead of Judiciary hearing

Trump at NATO

  • Al Jazeera: NATO leaders appear to share a laugh over ‘jaw-dropping’ Trump
  • WaPo: As impeachment inquiry rages at home, Trump unsettles the world stage at NATO
  • CBS News: Trump rips French leader Emmanuel Macron for “nasty” remark as NATO summit starts
  • CBS News: Trump says G7 summit will be held at Camp David
  • NYT: In Tense Exchange, Trump and Macron Put Forth Dueling Visions for NATO
  • NYT: Trump Abruptly Exits NATO Gathering After Embarrassing Video Emerges
  • The Guardian: Trump cuts short Nato summit after fellow leaders’ hot-mic video
  • CNN: Trudeau admits to talking about Trump after President calls him ‘two-faced’
  • WaPo: NATO summit ends with Trump calling Trudeau ‘two-faced’ after video of world leaders apparently mocking the president
  • Politico: Boris Johnson holds late-night chat with Donald Trump
  • NYT: For Trump and Europe, a Surprising Role Reversal
  • Gallup: U.S. Position in the World
  • Gallup: “America First?” Rating World Leaders: 2019


  • Medium: I am suspending my campaign today
  • LA Times: Kamala Harris drops out of the presidential race
  • Politico: ‘One of the hardest decisions of my life’: Kamala Harris ends once-promising campaign
  • NYT: Kamala Harris Says She’s Still ‘in This Fight,’ but Out of the 2020 Race
  • WaPo: Kamala Harris roared into the presidential race with an electrifying rally. She didn’t make it to the first vote.
  • Politico: Pro-Kamala Harris super PAC preps Iowa TV blitz
  • The Atlantic: Progressives Have Short Memories
  • AP News: Home-state skepticism of Kamala Harris foretold trouble
  • WaPo: Kamala Harris and the dangers of the Marco Rubio Strategy
  • WaPo: Kamala Harris lacked what was most important of all
  • The Daily Beast: Kamala Harris Quits 2020 Race: ‘She Didn’t Know What She Was About’
  • WaPo: Why Kamala Harris couldn’t succeed
  • New York Magazine: Kamala Harris Dropped Out Because the Party Doesn’t Decide
  • Politico: The spectacular collapse of Kamala Harris
  • FiveThirtyEight: Why Kamala Harris’s Campaign Failed
  • NYT: How Kamala Harris’s Campaign Unraveled
  • WaPo: Presidential candidates join a new race — to court supporters of departed Sen. Kamala D. Harris
  • CNBC: 2020 Democrats are already fighting over Kamala Harris’ biggest fundraisers
  • NJ.com: Kamala Harris just ended her presidential campaign. Here’s what it means for Cory Booker.
  • Morning Consult: Harris’ Exit Is Unlikely to Shake Up the 2020 Democratic Race
  • NY Mag: Kamala Harris Drops Out of Presidential Race
  • Politico: Biden struts as his rivals bite the dust
  • Politico: California up for grabs as Harris exits race
  • ABC News: Bloomberg hires top staffer from Harris’ 2020 campaign
  • WaPo: ‘It’s a shame’: Castro, Booker blast potential all-white Democratic debate lineup after Harris drops out
  • WaPo: The historically diverse Democratic field may soon be represented entirely by white candidates
  • NYT: Why Voters Don’t Seem Interested in Barrier-Breaking Candidates