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9:50 AM ET, September 14, 2017


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John Binder / Breitbart:
Report: Trump Caves on DACA, Wants ‘Quick’ Amnesty for 800K Illegal Aliens  —  In a meeting with establishment politicians from the Problem Solvers Caucus and the Blue Dog Coalition, President Trump signaled a full-fledged cave on the issue of giving amnesty to nearly 800,000 illegal aliens currently protected …
Washington Post:
Trump, top Democrats agree to work on deal to save ‘dreamers’ from deportation  —  President Trump and top Democratic leaders late Wednesday agreed to work out an agreement that would protect the nation's “dreamers” from deportation and enact border security measures that don't include building …
Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Trump's diehard supporters are fuming after an apparent about-face on ‘dreamers’  —  Staunch conservative allies of President Trump erupted in anger and incredulity late Wednesday after Democrats announced the president had agreed to pursue a legislative deal that would protect thousands …
Trump: “The wall will come later”  —  Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer issued a joint statement responding to President Trump's morning tweets surrounding DACA, agreeing that there was “no final deal” but rather general agreement on the following terms:  — Trump will encourage the House …
Associated Press:
Democrats say they have deal with Trump on young immigrants  — 08d5c77ae253  —  Link copied!  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The top House and Senate Democrats said Wednesday they had reached agreement with President Donald Trump to protect thousands …
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Trump tells lawmakers to move quickly on DACA without linking it to border wall
Discussion: RedState and TheBlaze
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Ryan rules out DACA replacement without border security measures
Discussion: ABC News and RedState
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 …
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.
Dan Merica / CNN:
Clinton: It's time to abolish the Electoral College  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  —  New York (CNN)Hillary Clinton told CNN on Wednesday that it is time to abolish the Electoral College, part of a sweeping interview where the former Democratic nominee sought to explain why she lost the 2016 election.
Discussion: Fox News Insider
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
Clinton: We need to eliminate Electoral College
Discussion: RedState
New Yorker:
If Hillary Clinton Had Won: The New Yorker Cover
Discussion: Mother Jones and The Week
Dan Merica / CNN:
Clinton won't forgive people who regret not voting in 2016
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Justin Fishel / ABC News:
Justin Fishel / ABC News:   Treasury Secretary Mnuchin requested government jet for European honeymoon
UVA Center / Sabato's Crystal Ball:
New Poll: Some Americans Express Troubling Racial Attitudes Even as Majority Oppose White Supremacists  —  Survey conducted by Reuters/Ipsos in conjunction with UVA Center for Politics measures racial sentiments in aftermath of August neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville
Discussion: The Root, Political Wire and The Week
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” …
Clay Travis / Outkick the Coverage:
ESPN Suspended Linda Cohn, Let Jemele Hill Slide  —  Update: White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has weighed in on Jemele Hill's Tweets. … Last night Outkick broke the news that Linda Cohn, one of the most respected women to ever work at ESPN and the person who has hosted …
Kelly Swanson / Vox:
An ESPN commentator criticized Trump. The White House wants her fired.
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.
Erica Orden / Wall Street Journal:
Weiner's Lawyers Argue Teenager in Sexting Case Targeted Him  —  Memo submitted ahead of his sentencing for trading sexually explicit texts with minor; prosecutors seeking between 21 months and 27 months  —  Lawyers for former Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner described his “operatic self-destruction” …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Benjamin Weiser / New York Times:
Anthony Weiner Says His Actions ‘Crushed the Aspirations of My Wife’
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
FBI reveals broader use of grand jury subpoenas in Clinton email probe
Discussion: The Daily Caller and ThinkProgress
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
As G.O.P. Moves to Fill Courts, McConnell Takes Aim at an Enduring Hurdle  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump is eager to put his conservative imprint on the federal judiciary, but an impediment remains.  —  Though the Senate has virtually eliminated the ability of the minority party …
John Banzhaf / LawNewz:
Judge Considers Defying Trump Over Arpaio Pardon
Discussion: Raw Story and Scripting News
Cameron Joseph / Talking Points Memo:
House GOP Worries About ‘Mass Exodus’ Of Frustrated Members  —  Following a rash of retirements, House Republican leaders are scrambling to get something done legislatively to convince other frustrated members not to toss in the towel in a tough political environment.
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 …
Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
Trump ethics watchdog moves to allow anonymous gifts to legal defense funds  —  The U.S. Office of Government Ethics has quietly reversed its own internal policy prohibiting anonymous donations from lobbyists to White House staffers who have legal defense funds.
Joe Biden / New York Times:
Reclaiming America's Values  —  In over 45 years of working in global affairs, I've observed a simple truth: America's ability to lead the world depends not just on the example of our power, but on the power of our example.  —  American democracy is rooted in the belief that every man …
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Trump Administration Launches Broad New Anti-Leak Program  —  The top US national security official has directed government departments and agencies to warn employees across the entire federal government next week about the dangers and consequences of leaking even unclassified information.
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Sessions wants a leak investigation rule-change. That could cripple the free press.
Clive Irving / The Daily Beast:
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Eva Moskowitz / National Review:
How a Democratic New York City Councilwoman Became a Crusader for School Choice
Discussion: Chalkbeat
Scott Shane / New York Times:
Mystery of Russian Fake on Facebook Solved, by a Brazilian
Veronica Rocha / Los Angeles Times:
McDonald's employee gives birth and tries to flush infant down toilet, D.A. says
Discussion: Daily Wire and KFOR-TV
Eli Hager / New York Times:
From Prison to Ph.D.: The Redemption and Rejection of Michelle Jones
Discussion: The Marshall Project
Michael Kranish / Washington Post:
Kushner's White House role ‘crushed’ efforts to woo investors for NYC tower
Discussion: Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
Reid Wilson / The Hill:
GOP worries as state Dems outperform in special elections
Discussion: Politicus USA
Deanna Boyd / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Racist rants, threats preceded Labor Day killing of black man, police say
Discussion: The Root and Raw Story
Steven Hayward / Power Line:
Have Colleges Completely Lost Their Minds?
Suzy Khimm / NBC News:
Trump FEMA Nominee Withdraws After NBC Questions on Falsified Records