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6:45 PM ET, September 13, 2017

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NBC News:
Mike Flynn's Son Is Subject of Federal Russia Probe  —  WASHINGTON — Michael G. Flynn, the son of President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, is a subject of the federal investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election and possible collusion between Moscow …
Manu Raju / CNN:
Exclusive: Rice told House investigators why she unmasked senior Trump officials  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  —  Washington (CNN)Former national security adviser Susan Rice privately told House investigators that she unmasked the identities of senior Trump officials to understand why the crown prince …
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Bernie Sanders's Bill Gets America Zero Percent Closer to Single Payer  —  The sight of 15 Senate Democrats, including many of the party's likely presidential contenders, co-sponsoring Bernie Sanders's single-payer health-care bill may look like a momentous step.
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Bernie Sanders / New York Times:
Why We Need Medicare for All  —  This is a pivotal moment in American history.  Do we, as a nation, join the rest of the industrialized world and guarantee comprehensive health care to every person as a human right?  Or do we maintain a system that is enormously expensive, wasteful and bureaucratic …
Elana Schor / Politico:
Sanders' single-payer push splits Democrats
Elizabeth Segran / Fast Company:
Two Ex-Googlers Want To Make Bodegas And Mom-And-Pop Corner Stores Obsolete  —  Called Bodega, this startup installs unmanned pantry boxes in apartments, offices, dorms, and gyms.  It promises convenience, but also represents competition for many mom-and-pop stores.
David Remnick / New Yorker:
Hillary Clinton Looks Back in Anger  —  She talks about Trump, Comey, collusion, “deplorables,” and the power of sexism.  —  Hillary Rodham Clinton, who, as she puts it, won “more votes for President than any white man” in American history, is not the first candidate to capture the popular vote but lose the election.
Discussion: The Week
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Renae Merle / Washington Post:
Martin Shkreli jailed after Facebook post about Hillary Clinton
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and Gothamist
Wall Street Journal:
Flynn Promoted Nuclear-Plant Project While in White House  —  Then-Trump security adviser had his staff meet with those involved in Middle East proposal that once included Russian firms  —  As President Donald Trump's national security adviser, retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn promoted …
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Suzy Khimm / NBC News:
Trump FEMA Nominee Withdraws After NBC Questions on Falsified Records  —  WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's nominee for the No. 2 spot at the Federal Emergency Management Agency withdrew from consideration on Wednesday after NBC News raised questions about a federal investigation that found …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Raw Story
Zack Beauchamp / Vox:
Why Mueller is drilling into Trump's role in drafting Don Jr.'s false Russia statement  —  It could help him get over one of the toughest legal hurdles in proving obstruction.  —  Earlier this year, when reporters were sniffing around Donald Trump Jr.'s now-infamous June 2016 meeting …
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Katie Bo Willliams / The Hill:
Justice blocks FBI officials from Senate interviews on Clinton, Comey
Discussion: RedState
Chris Strohm / Bloomberg:
Mueller Probe Has ‘Red-Hot’ Focus on Social Media, Officials Say  —  Facebook officials likely to face Congress, key lawmaker says  —  Russia still ramping up cyber espionage: intelligence chief  —  Follow @bpolitics for all the latest news, and sign up for our daily Balance of Power newsletter.
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Bloomberg:
Trump Blocks China-Backed Bid for Lattice Over Security Risk
Discussion: Axios and GeekWire, more at Techmeme »
Sophie Tatum / CNN:
Cruz on porn video ‘liked’ on his Twitter account: ‘It was not me’  —  Porn video ‘like’ removed from Cruz's Twitter  —  Washington (CNN)Sen. Ted Cruz denied Wednesday that he was the one who liked a pornographic video from his Twitter account.  —  “It was not me,” Cruz said in an interview …
John Banzhaf / LawNewz:
Judge Considers Defying Trump Over Arpaio Pardon  —  Although President Donald Trump has issued a full pardon to former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, and his lawyers have filed a motion seeking to have his conviction thrown out as a result, District Court Judge Susan Bolton has so far refused …
Discussion: Raw Story and Scripting News
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Carl Hulse / New York Times:
As G.O.P. Moves to Fill Courts, McConnell Takes Aim at an Enduring Hurdle
Discussion: Business Insider
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Teflon Don confounds Democrats  —  Democrats tried attacking Donald Trump as unfit for the presidency.  They've made the case that he's ineffective, pointing to his failure to sign a single major piece of legislation into law after eight months in the job.  They've argued that Trump is using …
CBS News:
Senator Tim Scott says Trump has “obviously reflected” on his Charlottesville comments  —  For more of Nancy Cordes' exclusive interview with Sen. Tim Scott, watch “CBS Evening News” and CBSN  —  Sen. Tim Scott believes President Trump has had a chance to reflect on the controversial comments …
Discussion: Axios
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Phoenix New Times:
Attorneys Suspect Motel 6 Calling ICE on Undocumented Guests … On a hot Wednesday in June, Manuel Rodriguez-Juarez, a 33-year-old landscaper, got into an argument with his live-in girlfriend.  —  While he waited for her to cool down, he decided to check into a $45-a-night room at a nearby Motel 6 …
Washington Post:
U.S. bans use of Kaspersky software in federal agencies amid concerns of Russian espionage … The U.S. government on Wednesday banned the use of a Russian brand of security software by federal agencies amid concerns the company has ties to state-sponsored cyberespionage activities, according to U.S. officials.
hatch.senate.gov:
Hatch Introduces Medical Marijuana Research Bill  —  Washington, D.C.- Today, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) introduced the Marijuana Effective Drug Study Act of 2017, or MEDS Act, to improve the process for conducting scientific research on marijuana as a safe and effective medical treatment.
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Pelosi, Schumer to have dinner with Trump Wednesday  —  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer will dine with President Donald Trump on Wednesday evening at the White House.  —  The discussion will include the DREAM Act — a proposal to provide long-term protection …
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Naomi Jagoda / The Hill:
Senate Dems blast Trump for ‘absurd’ call to repeal estate tax
Discussion: New York Magazine and CNBC
The Guardian:
Bloodstained ice axe used to kill Trotsky emerges after decades in the shadows … n the evening of 20 August 1940, a man known as Frank Jacson called at a large house in the suburbs of Mexico City, and asked to see the ‘Old Man’ - as everyone called its celebrated resident, Leon Trotsky.
Sam Thielman / Talking Points Memo:
Russian Trolls Promoted Trump While Trashing Black Lives Matter On Twitter  —  When a Russian troll farm was fishing for Trump supporters on Twitter, it baited the hook by targeting minority activists and public figures.  —  TPM has reviewed tweets and images from a pro-Trump Twitter account run …
Discussion: Raw Story and Yahoo
Benjamin H. Smith / Oxygen Official Site:
Married GOP Senator Resigns After He's Arrested For Groping, Forcibly Kissing Uber Driver: ‘You Got Nice T**s’  —  This wasn't his first run-in with the law, either.  —  A married senator and father of three has resigned from his position in the Oklahoma Senate following his arrest for sexual battery.
Discussion: Raw Story
Bryan Curtis / The Ringer - All:
Deep Six: Jemele Hill and the Fight for the Future of ESPN  —  The new cohost of ‘SportsCenter’ and her partner, Michael Smith, have been blamed for the network's perceived liberal bias.  Should they embrace debate or block the trolls?  Hill shares her side.
Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
Bill O'Reilly Unrepentant: His Fox News Firing, Trump's Missteps and a Possible TV Return  —  The former king of cable news enters THR's no-spin zone to discuss his exit amid harassment claims, the president's Charlottesville remarks, Megyn Kelly's Putin sit-down and his latest ‘Killing’ book.
Ryan Parker / Hollywood Reporter:
Superman Protects Undocumented Workers From Armed White Supremacist in Latest Comic  —  The moment in the book released Wednesday comes a week after President Trump ended DACA.  —  Perhaps it is just a coincidence, but perhaps not.  —  In the recent issue of Action Comics #987, “The Oz Effect …
Discussion: RedState, Daily Wire and Raw Story
Baltimore Sun:
‘Racist Anthem’ spray painted on 106-year-old Francis Scott Key statue in Baltimore  —  Residents react to the vandalism of a Francis Scott Key monument in Bolton Hill.  (Algerina Perna/Baltimore Sun video)  —  Mayor Catherine E. Pugh was disappointed by the vandalism of the Francis Scott Key Monument …
Linda Blackford / Lexington Herald-Leader:
‘Report this illegal.’ Student seeks help after classmate targets her for deportation.  —  A student at Transylvania University says the school refused to help her after she was targeted on Facebook by a fellow student because of her status under an Obama-era policy that allows the children …
Dean Seal / Daily Progress:
Protesters shroud Jefferson statue, decry UVa response to rallies  —  One month after white nationalists stormed the Rotunda at the University of Virginia, bearing tiki torches and chanting, “You will not replace us,” a smaller but equally vocal crowd of protesters took to the Rotunda on Tuesday night …
TMZ.com:
Frank Vincent — Dead at 78 From Heart Surgery Complications  —  EXCLUSIVE DETAILS  —  Frank Vincent — veteran actor known for his roles on “The Sopranos” and several Martin Scorsese films — died in a New Jersey hospital Wednesday ... TMZ has learned.  —  We're told Vincent suffered …
Amie Tsang / New York Times:
Sewer in London's East End Menaced by Giant Fatberg  —  There is a monster beneath the streets of London, menacing the East End underworld.  —  What has been named the Whitechapel fatberg is a rock-solid agglomeration of fat, disposable wipes, diapers, condoms and tampons.
Discussion: The Guardian
 
 
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Steven Hayward / Power Line:
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David M. Smick / Wall Street Journal:
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Reuters:
Exclusive: U.S. won't issue some visas in four nations in deportation crackdown
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
The voting commission is a fraud itself. Shut it down.
Discussion: The Week
Josh Siegel / Washington Examiner:
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Discussion: The Daily Caller
Michael Hainey / Esquire:
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Bruce Schreiner / Associated Press:
Bevin implores universities to cut programs that don't produce money-making grads
Pew Research Center:
Partisans Differ Widely in Views of Police Officers, College Professors
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