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What We’re Reading Today: Impeachment Push, Big Google, ‘Milkshaking’ … And More

Some headlines that caught our eye.

Election 2020

Trump Returned to a Much Better PA Than He Saw in 2016 — David Urban, PennLive

Good Feelings On Economy Don’t Help Trump, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Biden Is Only Contender With Positive Score — Quinnipiac Poll

Peter Schweizer: Hunter Biden Was ‘Stuffing His Pockets with Foreign Money’ While Dad Was Vice President — Breitbart

Buttigieg’s ‘Moderate’ Credentials Can’t Survive the Democratic Primaries — Jonathan Tobin, National Review

Support for Pete Buttigieg Dips in the Polls — Breitbart

Impeachment push gains steam in House as prominent Democrats join in —  The Washington Times

Confidential draft IRS tax memo says tax returns must be handed to Congress unless president uses executive privilege: report — Fox News

Real Scandals

Were the Trump-Russia Investigators Corrupt or Inept? — Sharyl Attkisson, The Hill

Cohen Transcripts Further Undermine Key Point In Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theory — Daily Caller

Christopher Steele’s nugget of fool’s gold was easily disproven — but FBI didn’t blink an eye — John Solomon, The Hill

Big Government

Congress nears two-year spending deal, debt increase — The Washington Times

Trump to Democrats: No infrastructure without trade deal — Politico

Big Tech

Republican Google Engineer Writes Open Letter Abut Company’s ‘Outrage Mobs’ and ‘Witch Hunts’ — Daily Caller

Google has secret log of every online purchase you’ve ever made – how to find it — The Daily Mirror

States

Rotting Trash Piles Sky-High in LA, Attracting Rats and Raising Concerns of a New Epidemic — NBC-4LA

California Sues to Protect Its Federal Bullet Train Pork — Reason

California eyes health care for immigrants in US illegally — AP

Blue States Scramble To Hide High Taxes — Kyle Sammin, The Federalist

Washington state legalizes ‘human composting’ — Los Angeles Times

NY Next To Target Evil Walking Texters — Andrew Malcom, Hot Air

International

‘New era’: Far-right populists surge in polls ahead of EU Parliament elections — Washington Times

Brexit: PM under fire over new Brexit plan — BBC News

Trump Administration Could Blacklist China’s Hikvision, a Surveillance Firm — New York Times

Misc

Creative destruction: How a cheap, brutally efficient grocery chain is upending America’s supermarkets — Mark Perry, Carpe Diem

“Milkshaking” is the fun, new progressive protest tactic — Legal Insurrection


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