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8:05 PM ET, September 13, 2017

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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 …
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 …
Renae Merle / Washington Post:
Martin Shkreli jailed after Facebook post about Hillary Clinton  —  NEW YORK — A federal judge on Wednesday revoked the $5 million bail of Martin Shkreli, the infamous former hedge fund manager convicted of defrauding investors, after prosecutors complained that his out-of-court antics posed a danger to the community.
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Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Martin Shkreli to Be Jailed for Seeking a Hair From Hillary Clinton
Discussion: Political Wire
Andrew Keshner / New York Daily News:
Martin Shkreli bound for jail after judge revokes his $5M bail following Hillary Clinton threat
Discussion: Joe.My.God.
Emily Saul / New York Post:
Pharma Bro jailed after judge declares him a ‘danger to society’
Discussion: New York Magazine
Justin Fishel / ABC News:
Treasury Secretary Mnuchin requested government jet for European honeymoon  —  Secretary Steven Mnuchin requested use of a government jet to take him and his wife on their honeymoon in Scotland, France and Italy earlier this summer, sparking an “inquiry” by The Treasury Department's Office of Inspector General, sources tell ABC News.
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.
Alice Ollstein / Talking Points Memo:
Obamacare Stabilization Talks Go Awry As GOPers Demand Benefits Rollbacks
Elana Schor / Politico:
Sanders' single-payer push splits Democrats
New York Times:
After Charlottesville, Black Republican Gives Trump a Lecture on Racism  —  WASHINGTON — Tim Scott, the lone black Republican in the Senate, delivered a pointed lecture on America's 300-year legacy of racism to President Trump on Wednesday in response to what he called Mr. Trump's “sterile” …
Discussion: Political Wire
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Kelly Swanson / Vox:
An ESPN commentator criticized Trump.  The White House wants her fired.  —  Jemele Hill tweeted that Trump is a white supremacist, which press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says is “a fireable offense”  —  White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that ESPN commentator …
CBS News:
Senator Tim Scott says Trump has “obviously reflected” on his Charlottesville comments
Discussion: Axios
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.
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New Yorker:
If Hillary Clinton Had Won: The New Yorker Cover
Discussion: Mother Jones
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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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.
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
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 …
Manu Raju / CNN:
Exclusive: Justice Department declines Senate request to interview FBI officials over Comey firing  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  —  (CNN)The Justice Department is preventing Senate investigators from interviewing two top FBI officials who could provide first-hand testimony over the firing …
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Zack Beauchamp / Vox:   Why Mueller is drilling into Trump's role in drafting Don Jr.'s false Russia statement
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.
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.
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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 …
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 …
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 …
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
Steven Hayward / Power Line:
Have Colleges Completely Lost Their Minds?  —  The college meltdown continues.  The sharp decline in applications and new student enrollments that have taken place at the University of Missouri and Evergreen State College has spread to Oberlin College, which also saw the administration cater to radical students and deranged faculty.
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
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
 
 
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Morgan Chalfant / The Hill:
Lawmaker fears self-driving trucks could be leveraged by ‘out-of-state actors’
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Shannon O'Brien / FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV:
Sign advertising ‘Slaves 4 Sale’ rocks Liberty neighborhood
Discussion: Raw Story and WTVR-TV
David M. Smick / Wall Street Journal:
The Republican Tax Plan Better Be Audacious
Amie Tsang / New York Times:
Sewer in London's East End Menaced by Giant Fatberg
Discussion: The Guardian
Chanyaporn Chanjaroen / Bloomberg:
Pandit Says 30% of Bank Jobs May Disappear in Next Five Years
Discussion: AOL
Reuters:
Exclusive: U.S. won't issue some visas in four nations in deportation crackdown
Discussion: The Daily Caller
 Earlier Items: 
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
The voting commission is a fraud itself. Shut it down.
Discussion: The Week
Connor O'Brien / Politico:
Senate scuttles Rand Paul's war powers repeal
Discussion: Washington Post
Michael Hainey / Esquire:
ROBERT REDFORD ON TRUMP: 'HE'S OUR FAULT'
Bryan Curtis / The Ringer - All:
Deep Six: Jemele Hill and the Fight for the Future of ESPN
Tommy Christopher / IJR:
Trump Grabbed and Kissed Katy Tur Without Asking; Watch Trump Brag About It
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Mediaite