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  • During day five of the impeachment hearings, former White House official Fiona Hill pushed back against Trump and the GOP's attempts to underplay Russian meddling in our elections: "Based on questions and statements I have heard, some of you on this committee appear to believe that Russia and its security services did not conduct a campaign against our country — and that perhaps, somehow, for some reason, Ukraine did," she said. "This is a fictional narrative that has been perpetrated and propagated by the Russian security services themselves."
  • You can also read the opening statements of the other witness, David Holmes, a staffer at the U.S. embassy in Ukraine—and here's what he testified about Rudy Giuliani: "At one point ...someone wondered aloud about why Mr. Giuliani was so active in the media with respect to Ukraine. My recollection is that Ambassador Sondland stated, 'Dammit Rudy. Every time Rudy gets involved he goes and fucks everything up.'"
  • Did you watch last night's Democratic presidential debate? If so, why would you do that to yourself?
  • Trump hosted a previously undisclosed dinner with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook board member Peter Thiel at the White House in October.
  • Are you a horse who wants to swim, or are you a horse who wants to drink, or are you a slightly Irish horse that goes clippity-clop?
  • In September, thousands of people woke up to find their expected direct deposit paychecks had been withdrawn. Businesses across the country were affected, and $26 million went missing. One man was behind it all.
  • Every generation gets the party drug they deserve—and the end of the decade "marks the dawn of the dissociation generation with ketamine."
  • No two letters carry more weight in the modern workplace than "kk."
  • The Ringer wrote a much-deserved ode to Matthew Rhys, the ultimate Sad Daddy.
  • Nick Cave has announced a new illustrated autobiography and exhibition.
  • The Nation ethered the shallow politics of Lauren Duca: "Duca is not wrong when she identifies political alienation as a common feeling among young people today. It is just that she is not interested in anything other than what serves her name and what she can claim."
  • And finally, Willie has a condition which doctors have identified as "the zoomies:"