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7:20 PM ET, September 12, 2017

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John Hudson / BuzzFeed:
Russia Sought A Broad Reset With Trump, Secret Document Shows  —  A Russian proposal obtained by BuzzFeed News reveals Moscow's ambitious plan to break with the past and launch a major rapprochement with the United States.  —  Reporting From Washington, D.C.
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Yahoo:
Russian news agency RT now under scrutiny as foreign agent
Discussion: IJR and RT, more at Mediagazer »
The Seattle Times:
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigns after fifth child sex-abuse allegation  —  Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has resigned hours after a fifth man — a relative — made public allegations Murray molested him when he was a child.  —  Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigned Tuesday, just hours after new allegations …
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The Seattle Times:
Mayor Ed Murray's cousin: He sexually abused me, too  —  Joseph Dyer, a younger cousin of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, says he wants Murray punished, alleging he repeatedly molested him in the 1970s in New York.  “I have had enough ... Something has got to be done.”  Murray denies abusing Dyer, blaming a yearslong family rift.
The Daily Beast:
How Omarosa Became the Most ‘Despised’ Person in the Trump White House … Omarosa Manigault made her name as one of reality TV's most notorious and hated personalities: the breakout star on season one of Donald Trump's NBC series The Apprentice.  —  Thirteen-years later, she is in the White House, not on a makeshift television set.
Discussion: Mediaite and Raw Story
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Alex Pfeiffer / The Daily Caller:   Trump Has Always Backed Amnesty, White House Says
Campaign Legal Center:
FOIA Response Reveals True Partisan Intent of Pence-Kobach Commission  —  WASHINGTON - Today, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) learned through a response to a FOIA Request from Feb. 15, 2017 that an employee with the Heritage Foundation pushed back on naming a single Democrat to the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity.
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Megan R. Wilson / The Hill:
Heritage lamented Dems, moderates on Trump voter fraud commission  —  Allowing Democrats or moderate Republicans to serve on President Trump's voter fraud commission “would guarantee its failure,” a top Heritage Foundation employee wrote to the Justice Department in an email that eventually made its way to Attorney General Jeff Sessions
Discussion: Politico and Heritage Foundation
Dell Cameron / Gizmodo:
Jeff Sessions Was Lobbied to Exclude Democrats From Trump's Election Fraud Panel [Updated]
Discussion: Politico and NPR
Jennifer Senior / New York Times:
Hillary Clinton Opens Up About ‘What Happened,’ With Candor, Defiance and Dark Humor  —  Hillary Clinton has written a book.  Have you heard?  —  Choice quotes have been seeping out for weeks, and I'll admit that I reacted to one of them — “Now I'm letting down my guard” …
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Jon Meacham / New York Times:   ‘What Happened’? They Lost. With Her Memoir, Hillary Clinton Joins a Haunted Club
Clare Foran / The Atlantic:
Women Aren't Responsible for Hillary Clinton's Defeat
Discussion: Vox
Conor Beck / Washington Free Beacon:
Clinton: I Think Democrats Will Continue to Face a ‘Very Difficult Media Environment’
Discussion: NewsBusters and MichelleMalkin.com
Sahil Kapur / Bloomberg:
Conservative Democrat Open to Single-Payer Health System  —  The Senate's most conservative Democrat said Tuesday Congress should consider adopting a single-payer health-care system, a sign of how fast politics are shifting on what was once seen as a fringe issue on the left.
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Associated Press:
Bernie Sanders' health care plan puts Democrats on the spot
Discussion: Vox and New York Times
Kelsey Snell / Washington Post:
Pelosi: Single-payer isn't a litmus test for Democrats
Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
Russia probes pose loyalty test for Team Trump  —  Lawyers representing Donald Trump's current and former aides are giving their clients one simple piece of advice: Don't lie to protect the president.  —  As special counsel Robert Mueller and congressional investigators prepare …
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Louis Nelson / Politico:
White House weighs in on Hillary Clinton's new book: ‘Sad’
Discussion: ABC News
Chauncey DeVega / Salon:
Harvard psychiatrist Lance Dodes: Donald Trump is a “sociopath” and “a very sick individual”  —  Harvard professor and psychoanalyst on the “antiquated” Goldwater rule and our president's “serious mental illness” VIDEO  —  The president of the United States is a global celebrity whose every action …
Discussion: Raw Story, Daily Kos and Campus Reform
David Moye / HuffPost:
No, ‘60 Minutes’ Didn't Purposely Make Steve Bannon Look Like A ‘Bleary-Eyed Drunk’  —  News experts rejected the color-coordinated conspiracy theory.  —  After a Los Angeles-based photographer accused “60 Minutes” of purposely altering the color to make former White House chief strategist Steven Bannon …
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Joe Concha / The Hill:
Bannon to appear at Berkeley ‘Free Speech Week’ with Yiannopoulos, Coulter
Discussion: Politico, Los Angeles Times and IJR
Robert D. McFadden / New York Times:
Edith Windsor, Whose Same-Sex Marriage Fight Led to Landmark Ruling, Dies at 88  —  Edith Windsor, the gay-rights activist whose landmark Supreme Court case struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013 and granted same-sex married couples federal recognition for the first time and rights …
US Census / census.gov:
Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2016  —  SEPT. 12, 2017 — The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that real median household income increased by 3.2 percent between 2015 and 2016, while the official poverty rate decreased 0.8 percentage points.
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Heather Long / Washington Post:   Middle-class income hit highest level on record in 2016, Census Bureau reports
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
There's Blood In The Water In Silicon Valley  —  The bad new politics of big tech.  —  BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief  —  The blinding rise of Donald Trump over the past year has masked another major trend in American politics: the palpable, and perhaps permanent, turn against the tech industry.
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Ted Cruz blames staffer for ‘liking’ porn tweet  —  Sen. Ted Cruz said Tuesday that a staff member of his was responsible for “liking” a pornographic Twitter post with the Texas lawmaker's account, chalking up the social media snafu to a “mistake.”  —  “There are a number of people on the team who have access on the account.
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Washington Post:
After @tedcruz liked a porn tweet, Sen. Ted Cruz blamed ‘a staffing issue’
Ernice Gilbert / viconsortium.com:
Trump To Visit U.S. Virgin Islands In Wake Of Irma; More Police, National Guard, Arrive On St. John  —  President Donald Trump will visit the U.S. Virgin Islands “within the next six or seven days,” Governor Kenneth Mapp said during a press conference at Government House late Monday.
Discussion: Politico and Axios
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Betsy Woodruff / The Daily Beast:
The Trump Campaign Has Begun Turning Over Documents to Mueller … The Trump campaign has begun handing over documents to Bob Mueller as his investigators probe potential interference by Russia in the 2016 election.  —  A team of attorneys at Jones Day, the firm representing the Trump campaign …
Discussion: Raw Story
MSNBC:
An excerpt from Katy Tur's ‘Unbelievable’  —  I'm about to throw up.  —  I'm standing on the press riser at Donald Trump's New York City Election Night headquarters.  Fox News is playing on two big-screen televisions, framing a stage covered with American flags and punctuated by two glass cases …
Discussion: The Daily Caller and IJR
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NewsBusters:
Study: The Liberal Media's Summer of Pummeling Trump  —  The broadcast network evening newscasts remain as hostile as ever towards President Trump and his agenda, although the networks appear to be easing up on their obsessive wall-to-wall coverage of the administration.
Spencer Soper / Bloomberg:
Amazon Weighs Boston in Search for Second Headquarters  —  Company is said to have mulled expansion for several years  —  Last week Amazon invited cities and states to submit proposals  —  Several senior Amazon.com Inc. executives advocate putting a second headquarters in Boston, according to a person briefed on the matter.
Discussion: GeekWire
David Bernstein / Chicago magazine:
His Life in Prison … ABOVE:Our photo of Rod Blagojevich is anything but traditional.  Since Chicago wasn't allowed inside the ex-governor's prison, he rented a camera from the commissary and had it shot himself.  —  Rod Blagojevich's first summer in prison was, he recalls, “quite an awakening.”
 
 
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Paul Sisson / Los Angeles Times:
After 15 die in hepatitis outbreak, San Diego begins sanitary street washing
Discussion: RT and Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion
Dylan Scott / Vox:
Republicans wind up one last Hail Mary to repeal Obamacare
Discussion: New York Magazine
Jim Kiertzner / WXYZ-TV:
Metro Detroit business owner uses N-word in post about anthem protests
Discussion: The Root and Raw Story
Alex Horton / Washington Post:
President Trump just gushed about the Coast Guard. It really needed the boost.
 Earlier Items: 
Brittany Britto / Baltimore Sun:
‘DaddyOFive’ YouTubers sentenced to five years probation for child neglect
The Daily Beast:
Exclusive: Russia Used Facebook Events to Organize Anti-Immigrant Rallies on U.S. Soil