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3:30 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 …
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 …
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Ezra Klein / Vox:
What Hillary Clinton really thinks  —  Hillary Clinton's theory of politics is unfashionable.  But she doesn't care.  —  On page 239 of What Happened, Hillary Clinton reveals that she almost ran a very different campaign in 2016.  Before announcing for president, she read Peter Barnes's book …
David Weigel / Washington Post:
Sanders will introduce universal health care, backed by 15 Democrats  —  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will introduce legislation on Wednesday that would expand Medicare into a universal health insurance program with the backing of at least 15 Democratic senators — a record level of support …
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Bernie Sanders's Bill Gets America Zero Percent Closer to Single Payer
Discussion: Vox, The Hill and Common Dreams
Bill Scher / Politico:
The Single-Payer Insanity  —  The Democrats' presidential contenders …
Shannon Vavra / Axios:
GOP Senators' pitch for block grant health care funding
Discussion: Politico and Political Wire
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 …
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.
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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Wall Street Journal:
Senate Panel Likely to Ask Facebook to Publicly Detail Russian Activity on Platform During Election
Discussion: Mother Jones
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 …
CNN:
Dems to Mueller: Flynn failed to disclose trip to broker Saudi-Russian business deal  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  — It's illegal under federal law to knowingly falsify or conceal relevant information from a security clearance form  —  Washington (CNN)House Democrats sent special counsel Robert Mueller …
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Josh Dawsey / Politico:   Flynn backed for-profit nuclear scheme inside Trump transition
Maureen Callahan / Reuters:
Hillary Clinton's book signing was as insufferable as you'd expect  —  MORE FROM: … Among the enduring criticisms of Hillary Clinton: Her sense of entitlement is limitless.  She's tone-deaf and doesn't understand the average American — nor does she care to.  Her greed is insatiable.
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Veronica Stracqualursi / ABC News:   The Note: Trump losing control over the forces that elected him
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
In book and tour, Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump had media advantage
Discussion: Mediaite
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 …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and IJR
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Katie Bo Willliams / The Hill:
Justice blocks FBI officials from Senate interviews on Clinton, Comey
Discussion: RedState
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 …
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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.
Christina Cauterucci / Slate:
Abortion Access in Missouri Is Getting Easier, Thanks to Planned Parenthood and Satanists  —  Here's a sentence I never thought I'd write: Abortion access in Missouri is booming.  Until this month, the state had only one abortion provider: a Planned Parenthood health center in St. Louis.
Discussion: Breitbart, Daily Wire and LifeNews.com
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According To Matthew:
Satanists And Planned Parenthood Are Making Abortion Much More Accessible In Missouri
Discussion: RedState and The Gateway Pundit
Chris McDaniel / BuzzFeed:
Trump's Personal Lawyer To Meet With Senate Next Week  —  President Donald Trump's personal attorney and confidant, Michael Cohen, is scheduled to speak next week with investigators from the Senate Intelligence Committee in a closed-door meeting.  —  Cohen has been subpoenaed …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and IJR
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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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Ariel Edwards-Levy / HuffPost:
Most Republicans Don't Care That Trump Snubbed Ryan And McConnell
Discussion: Political Wire and Politicus USA
Mike Allen / Axios:
Trump's closed-door rants on Comey and Mueller  —  Behind the scenes in the West Wing, President Trump continues to rant and brood about former FBI Director Jim Comey and the Russia investigation that got him fired.  —  Trump tells aides and visitors that the probe now being run …
Discussion: AOL
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
Another American Massacre Just Went Almost Totally Ignored  —  It's just the price of freedom in this country we've built for ourselves.  —  Here's a story that was missed in all the gales and waves, and probably because, what the hell, it's the price you should be expected to pay for having a Bill of Rights.
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 …
Discussion: ThinkProgress and The Week
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.
Pew Research Center:
Partisans Differ Widely in Views of Police Officers, College Professors  —  Republicans, Democrats view each other more negatively  —  Americans give strongly positive ratings to teachers and members of the military, while ratings of political and ideological groups - Democrats, Republicans …
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.
Tommy Christopher / IJR:
Trump Grabbed and Kissed Katy Tur Without Asking; Watch Trump Brag About It  —  Note: This article contains coarse language that may offend some readers.  —  On Tuesday, NBC News reporter Katy Tur released her big 2016 campaign book, “Unbelievable,” coincidentally the same day that Hillary Clinton's …
Discussion: Mediaite
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Splitting 5-4, Justices Put Texas Redistricting on Hold  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked rulings from a federal court in Texas that had called for revisions to congressional and state legislative districts in the state after the court found that the districts violated the Constitution and the Voting Rights Act.
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Bruce Schreiner / Associated Press:
Bevin implores universities to cut programs that don't produce money-making grads
Tony Romm / Recode:
An anti-sex trafficking bill that Silicon Valley hates could see a hearing in the U.S. Senate next week
Russ Roberts:
The World Turned Upside Down (and what to do about it)
Discussion: RedState
Evan Lambert / WTTG-TV:
College Park to allow non-US citizens the right to vote in local elections
Discussion: RedState and The Gateway Pundit
 Earlier Items: 
Steven Shepard / Politico:
Poll: Majority wants Congress to establish path to citizenship for DACA recipients
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and Daily Kos
Kate Klonick / New York Times:
The Terrifying Power of Internet Censors
PNAS:
Meta-analysis of field experiments shows no change in racial discrimination in hiring over time
Jamelle Bouie / Slate:
Steve Bannon's Intellectual Reputation Is a Charade
Julia Manchester / The Hill:
Dems flip two seats in special state elections
Discussion: The Week
Lesley Messer / ABC News:
‘Hand in Hand’ telethon raises more than $44 million for hurricane survivors
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
RT, Sputnik and Russia's New Theory of War