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8:10 PM ET, September 22, 2017

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mccain.senate.gov:
SENATOR JOHN McCAIN ON HEALTH CARE REFORM  —  Washington, D.C. ­- U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement today on health care reform:  —  “As I have repeatedly stressed, health care reform legislation ought to be the product of regular order in the Senate.
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Joe Lawlorstaff / Press Herald:
Sen. Collins says she's leaning ‘no’ on Graham-Cassidy health care bill  —  The Republican from Maine listed serious deficiences in her party's latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.  —  U.S. Sen. Susan Collins all but said she would vote “no” on an Affordable Care Act repeal bill …
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How will the Graham-Cassidy proposal affect the number of people with health insurance coverage?  —  Editor's Note: … On September 13, Senators Graham and Cassidy, together with two other Republican colleagues, introduced legislation that would repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Republicans to Murkowski: Nice State You Have There.  Shame If Something Should Happen to It.  —  Wall Street Journal writer Kimberley Strassel's column typically channels talking points from congressional Republicans, and today's effort is dedicated to putting the squeeze on Alaska senator Lisa Murkowski.
Discussion: The Federalist
Amber Phillips / Washington Post:
The Cassidy-Graham bill probably won't become law.  And more than half of America is good with that.  —  Republicans' last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare was always a moonshot.  —  A bill proposed by Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) looks like it doesn't have enough support …
Discussion: Political Wire
Politico:
Trump publicly backs healthcare effort, privately harbors doubts  —  While the president appears all in some in the White House wonder about Graham-Cassidy's contents and its chances.  —  In public, President Donald Trump is all-in on the Senate's final chance to repeal Obamacare.
New York Times:
McCain Announces Opposition to Republican Health Bill, Likely Dooming It  —  WASHINGTON — Senator John McCain of Arizona announced on Friday that he would oppose the latest proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act, leaving Republican leaders with little hope of succeeding in their last-ditch attempt to dismantle the health law.
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Behind New Obamacare Repeal Vote: ‘Furious’ G.O.P. Donors25 minutes ago
Discussion: Raw Story and ThinkProgress
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
McCain to vote no on ObamaCare repeal
Alice Ollstein / Talking Points Memo:
Shivving Repeal, McCain Tells Congress To Return To Bipartisan Obamacare Fix
Lauren Fox / CNN:
John McCain won't back Graham-Cassidy bill, likely ending GOP health care push
Joe Uchill / The Hill:
DHS tells 21 states they were Russia hacking targets before 2016 election  —  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) notified 21 states Friday that Russia attempted to hack their election systems before the 2016 election.  —  In the majority of the states, the Department of Homeland Security …
Discussion: Political Wire
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USA Today:
Russians tried to hack election systems of 21 states in 2016, Wisconsin officials say
Discussion: Daily Kos
Wisconsin Elections Commission:
Wisconsin Notified of Unsuccessful Russian Hacking Attempt25 minutes ago
Discussion: IJR
Joseph O'Sullivan / The Seattle Times:
Russian hackers tried to access Washington state's voting systems, officials say
Discussion: Raw Story
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Aaron C. Davis / Washington Post:
How Tom Price decided chartered, private jets were a good use of taxpayer money  —  After Tom Price was sworn in as health and human services secretary, the Georgia Republican faced an inconvenience known to millions of Americans: His flight was delayed, an aide said, and he was forced to spend hours at an airport.
Brian Bennett / Los Angeles Times:
Aides warned Trump not to attack North Korea's leader personally before his fiery U.N. address  —  North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called President Trump “mentally deranged” and said Trump will “pay dearly” for his threat to destroy North Korea.  (STR / AFP/Getty Images)
Discussion: Mediaite
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Phil McCausland / NBC News:
Kim Jong Un Calls President Trump ‘Dotard’ and ‘Frightened Dog’
Rebecca Ballhaus / Wall Street Journal:
GOP Funds Donald Trump's Defense in Russia Probe With Help From a Handful of Wealthy People  —  Payment arrangement is legal, but ethics experts warn that reliance on party and campaign accounts could raise thorny political issues  —  President Donald Trump's attorneys in the probe …
Bob Grip / WALA-TV:
Roy Moore leads Luther Strange in FOX10 News poll  —  If the Alabama GOP Senate runoff election were held today, former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore would defeat incumbent Senator Luther Strange, according to an exclusive, FOX10 News/Strategy Research statewide poll, conducted Wednesday.
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Abby Phillip / Washington Post:
Ben Carson breaks with Trump, endorses Roy Moore in Alabama Senate nomination race
Neal Rothschild / Axios:
Ben Carson breaks with Trump, supports Roy Moore
Discussion: Politico
CNN:
The former FBI director spoke at Howard University.  It did not go well.  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  —  Washington (CNN)Students at Howard University loudly protested former FBI Director James Comey Friday as he delivered a convocation address.  —  As Comey, making a rare public appearance since leaving …
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CNN:
CNN poll: 54% say Russia-backed content on social media moved 2016 election  —  Facebook to hand over Russian ads to Congress  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  — Poll finds nearly 70-point gap in partisan views on the influence of Russia-backed social media content
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Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Trump says this is all a hoax. Mueller, Congress and Facebook disagree.
ED News:
Department of Education Issues New Interim Guidance on Campus Sexual Misconduct  —  New Q&A will serve as interim guide until the conclusion of notice and comment rulemaking  —  Widely criticized 2011, 2014 guidance also withdrawn  —  Contact: Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov
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Nancy Cook / Politico:
Trump aides begin looking for the exits  —  A fast-growing number of White House staffers are starting to look for the exits, even though the one-year mark of President Donald Trump's first term is still months away.  —  Many who joined the administration in January did so with the explicit idea …
Jason Leopold / BuzzFeed:
Sebastian Gorka Gave A Classified “Tirade” About Radical Islam  —  The former Trump aide delivered a two-and-a-half-hour speech to students at a US Army elite special operations center, documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show.  People who were there said it was a fiery speech …
Discussion: Newsweek, New York Magazine and Axios
James Hibberd / EW.com:
Bill Clinton's first novel to become a Showtime TV series in major deal  —  Clinton and James Patterson's upcoming thriller, The President Is Missing, getting series treatment  —  Bill Clinton has landed a major TV series deal.  —  The former president and bestselling author James Patterson …
Travis Gettys / Raw Story:
Trump is ‘prepping his base’ for a constitutional crisis to stop the Russia probe: Dem lawmaker  —  President Donald Trump is preparing his base for the constitutional crisis he'll trigger by firing special counsel Robert Mueller, according to a congressional investigator.
Discussion: Daily Kos
 
 
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Behind New Obamacare Repeal Vote: ‘Furious’ G.O.P. Donors   Find
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Wisconsin Elections Commission:
Wisconsin Notified of Unsuccessful Russian Hacking Attempt   Find
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Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
The mysterious group that's picking Breitbart apart, one tweet at a time   Find
 
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CNN:
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Bloomberg:
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Laura Meckler / Wall Street Journal:
Trump Administration Finalizes New Restrictions to Replace Travel Ban