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11:55 AM ET, September 14, 2017


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Jon Levine / Mediaite:
Fox & Friends: Maybe Trump Wall Was ‘Symbolic’  —  Fox & Friends took viewers on a trip down gaslight alley on Thursday, with the show hosts scrambling to make sense of the alleged deal between Donald Trump and “Chuck and Nancy” to save DACA and punt the border wall until later.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
White House: ‘There will be no amnesty’ under Trump
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Raw Story
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
Breitbart labels Trump ‘Amnesty Don’ after Dems claim DACA deal
Discussion: Mediaite and Vox
James Doubek / NPR:
Trump: GOP Leadership ‘On Board’ With Deal Over DACA
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Trump tells lawmakers to move quickly on DACA without linking it to border wall
Discussion: Politico, RedState and TheBlaze
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
No, Trump isn't trying to do bipartisan tax reform
Trump, Dems move closer to deal on DACA
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.
Erica Orden / Wall Street Journal:
Weiner's Lawyers Argue Teenager in Sexting Case Targeted Him
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Benjamin Weiser / New York Times:
Anthony Weiner Says His Actions ‘Crushed the Aspirations of My Wife’
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
Clinton: We need to eliminate Electoral College
Discussion: RedState and CNN
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 Harsanyi / The Federalist:
Reminder: Susan Rice Lied About Her Role In The Obama Admin Unmasking Scandal  —  Susan Rice lied.  Devin Nunes did not.  —  On March 22, Rep. Devin Nunes made his ham-fisted disclosure that the Obama administration had conducted incidental surveillance collection and unmasking of Trump administration officials.
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, The Week and Political Wire
Justin Fishel / ABC News:
Eli Hager / New York Times:
From Prison to Ph.D.: The Redemption and Rejection of Michelle Jones  —  Michelle Jones was released last month after serving more than two decades in an Indiana prison for the murder of her 4-year-old son.  The very next day, she arrived at New York University, a promising Ph.D. candidate in American studies.
John B. Judis / New Republic:
Redoing the Electoral Math  —  I argued that demographics favored the Democrats.  I was wrong.  —  If any force on Earth could be powerful enough to unite the Democratic Party, you'd have thought the words “President Donald Trump” would do the trick.  Instead, Hillary Clinton's defeat …
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.
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.
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.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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 …
Jimmy Kimmel's FULL INTERVIEW with Sean Spicer … Sean talks about Donald Trump's tweeting, his Inauguration crowd size, fake news, Melissa McCarthy's impersonation of him, Anthony Scaramucci and more.  —  Ted Cruz Likes Stepmom Porn  —  Connect with Jimmy Kimmel Live Online:
Discussion: Vox and Gizmodo
Dara Lind / Vox:
Fear itself: Donald Trump's real immigration policy  —  It's not mass deportation.  It's not self-deportation.  It's something cheaper, and more insidious.  —  The president tells immigrants currently protected from deportation by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program not to worry.
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” …
Mike Hirsch / Morning Call:
Updated exclusive: How ‘Game of Thrones’ plans to avoid leaks of season 8's ending  —  “Game of Thrones” producers will shoot multiple versions of the ending of season eight to try to avoid leaks.  That's according to HBO's president of programming.  —  Of The Morning Call
Mikaela Lefrak / The Atlantic:
The David Carr Generation  —  At the time of his death in early 2015, David Carr was a prominent media columnist for The New York Times.  He edited the alt-weekly Washington City Paper in the mid-1990s, where he cultivated some of the great journalistic talent of our day.
Megan McArdle / Bloomberg:
The Latest (Dim, Distant) Hope for Health-Care Reform  —  Three senators probably can't get enough fellow Republicans to support their bill, even though it has some ideas worth attempting.  —  Health-care reform is like one of those ill people in a Victorian novel.
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 …
Kristine Phillips / Washington Post:
Video shows officer telling black man: 'You would be the first one I'd shoot if I had a gun'  —  A British police officer is under investigation after he was captured on video joking about shooting a black man.  —  Authorities said the officer was removed from front-line duties …
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Nicholas K. Geranios / Associated Press:
Officials: Student killed confronting shooter at high school
Discussion: IJR, New York Daily News and CNN
Peter Sullivan / The Hill:
Trump is ‘open’ to ObamaCare fix, lawmakers say
Discussion: RedState
Thomas B. Edsall / New York Times:
Trump Says Jump. His Supporters Ask, How High?
Katrin Bennhold / New York Times:
In Angela Merkel, German Women Find Symbol, but Not Savior
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Vice Is Casting for a D.C.-Based Political Reality Show
Discussion: Washington Post
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Kiran Raj / Washington Post:
Sessions wants a leak investigation rule-change. That could cripple the free press.
Clive Irving / The Daily Beast:
Flying Coach Is So Cramped It Could Be a Death Trap
Discussion: The Verge
Scott Shane / New York Times:
Mystery of Russian Fake on Facebook Solved, by a Brazilian
Discussion: Washington Post and AOL
Michael Kranish / Washington Post:
Kushner's White House role ‘crushed’ efforts to woo investors for NYC tower
Discussion: Raw Story
Reid Wilson / The Hill:
GOP worries as state Dems outperform in special elections
Discussion: IJR and Politicus USA
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Trump Administration Launches Broad New Anti-Leak Program