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  • A federal judge ruled that former White House counsel Donald McGahn must testify before House impeachment investigators despite Trump’s stonewalling, noting, “Presidents are not kings. They do not have subjects, bound by loyalty or blood, whose destiny they are entitled to control.”
  • National Enquirer company chief David Pecker has reportedly spoken with prosecutors with the New York district attorney's office as part of its investigation into the Trump Organization's hush money payments.
  • Rolling Stone has a great profile of The Who, or what's left of them: "Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend have known each other for 60 years. They tolerate each other."
  • Most accurate headline of the day: "The Perfect Thanksgiving Cocktail Is The Boulevardier."
  • The number one theme of movies in 2019 is class warfare.
  • Disgraced Papa Johns founder John Schnatter said in a sweaty new interview that he's eaten 40 pizzas in the last 30 days and that sounds like a totally normal and healthy thing to do.
  • Vox thinks you should be wary of the feel-good news story: "Begging for sick days and walking 20 miles to work are not tales of inspiration. They are societal failures."
  • On that note, here's a feel-bad story: The Chainsmokers have signed on as executive producers for a new series about an indie rocker who starts writing pop songs KILL IT WITH FIRE.
  • To continue this theme: why is child care so ridiculously expensive?
  • And one more: BuzzFeed's Jonah Peretti reflects on the last decade, The Dress, BuzzFeed's evolution, the politicization of social media platforms, and noted plagiarist Benny Johnson.
  • On the plus side, Trump did something not terrible by signing a bipartisan bill that makes acts of animal cruelty a federal crime punishable with fines and up to seven years in prison.
  • And finally, it's chill out time: