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8:40 PM ET, September 21, 2017


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Haley Byrd / IJR:
Republicans Attempt to Buy Murkowski's Vote in New Draft of Health Care Bill  —  A Republican Senate aide told Independent Journal Review Thursday that Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) are attempting to buy Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski's support through new changes …
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation:
State-by-State Estimates of Changes in Federal Spending on Health Care Under the Graham-Cassidy Bill  —  A new health care bill recently introduced by a number of senators led by Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy would repeal major elements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) …
Jennifer Haberkorn / Politico:
Alaska could get relief from Senate repeal bill's Medicaid cuts  —  The Senate's Obamacare repeal bill may protect Alaska and up to four other sparsely populated states from major cuts to Medicaid through 2026, a potential boon to the home of pivotal GOP swing vote Sen. Lisa Murkowski.
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Cassidy-Graham could still blow up in the GOP's face. Here's how.
Associated Press:
Kim Jong Un: ‘Deranged’ Trump will ‘pay dearly’ for threat  —  UNITED NATIONS — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called President Donald Trump “deranged” and said, in a statement carried by the state news agency, that the U.S. president will “pay dearly” for his threats.
Discussion: Axios and IJR
John Cassidy / New Yorker:
There is No Trump Doctrine, Only Contradictions and Bluster  —  The things our President says.  At a lunch with African leaders on Wednesday, Donald Trump praised the continent's business potential by noting that many of his friends were “going to your countries to get rich.”
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
North Korea likens Trump's UN speech to sound of a ‘dog barking’
Discussion: IJR and USA Today
David Nakamura / Washington Post:
Trump imposes new sanctions on North Korea, administration seeks to rally support for confronting Pyongyang
Joshua Berlinger / CNN:
North Korea: Trump's UN speech amounted to ‘the sound of a dog barking’
Discussion: WTVR-TV, KTLA and The Week
Kim Hjelmgaard / USA Today:   North Korea says Trump's U.N. speech sounded like ‘dog barking’
Colin Stretch / Facebook:
Facebook to Provide Congress With Ads Linked to Internet Research Agency
Jessica Guynn / USA Today:
Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook will give ads linked to Russian government to Congress
Discussion: IJR
Washington Post:   Facebook to give Congress copies of 3,000 political ads bought through Russian accounts, reversing previous decision
Josh Dawsey / Politico:
Mueller requested phone records about Air Force One statement  —  The special counsel has also recently made requests for documents concerning a statement made by Sean Spicer in the days preceding James Comey's firing as FBI director.  —  Special counsel Robert Mueller has sought phone records concerning …
Mike Allen / Axios:
Another potential Mueller honey pot: Spicer's notebooks  —  The Watergate resonance of the Bob Mueller probe rose this week with a CNN report that the special counsel has details of wiretaps of “former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the election.”
Maria Danilova / Associated Press:
On work trips, DeVos flies on her plane at own expense
The Unz Review:
America's Jews Are Driving America's Wars  —  Shouldn't they recuse themselves when dealing with the Middle East?  —  I spoke recently at a conference on America's war party where afterwards an elderly gentleman came up to me and asked, “Why doesn't anyone ever speak honestly about the six-hundred-pound gorilla in the room?
Maxwell Tani / Business Insider:
Former CIA officer Valerie Plame Wilson offers epic apology after tweeting anti-Semitic story …
Discussion: and Instapundit
Jonathan Capriel / Tampa Bay Times:
Tampa girl, 4, dies of gunshot reaching for candy  —  TAMPA — One day last week, 4-year-old Yanelly Zoller reached into her grandmother's purse looking for candy, her father says.  —  Instead, she found a gun.  She accidently pulled the trigger and was shot in the chest.
Ken Belson / New York Times:
Aaron Hernandez Found to Have Severe C.T.E.  —  Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots tight end who committed suicide in April while serving a life sentence for murder, was found to have a severe form of C.T.E., the degenerative brain disease linked to repeated head trauma …
Travis Gettys / Raw Story:
Manafort planning to leave US — as Mueller's team prepares to indict him in Russia probe  —  Paul Manafort is planning to leave the country soon, after he was reportedly notified that he will be indicted by federal prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller.
Noor Al-Sibai / Raw Story:
Ex-CIA chief stuns Nicole Wallace: It's ‘absolutely’ possible Russia ‘dispatched Manafort to the Trump campaign’
Senate candidate Roy Moore in 2005: ‘Homosexual conduct should be illegal’  —  STORY HIGHLIGHTS  —  (CNN)Roy Moore, a Republican US Senate candidate in Alabama, said in a 2005 interview that he believes “homosexual conduct” should be illegal.  —  Moore, a hardline conservative Christian …
Ryan Broderick / BuzzFeed:
Trump Supporters Quietly Built A Massive List With The Personal Information Of Thousands Of People  —  The list began traveling the dark corners of the internet around April as a scattered collection of names, addresses, phone numbers and social media accounts.  It's now a massive organized database of thousands of people.
Discussion: Raw Story
New York Times:
Skadden, Big New York Law Firm, Faces Questions on Work With Manafort  —  The Justice Department wants information about Skadden's work on behalf of a Russia-aligned former president of Ukraine.  —  September 21, 2017  —  Mueller Seeks White House Documents Related to Trump's Actions as President
Sam Levin / The Guardian:
Instagram uses ‘I will rape you’ post as Facebook ad in latest algorithm mishap  —  Then the Facebook-owned company made it an ad … Instagram used a user's image which included the text “I will rape you before I kill you, you filthy whore!” to advertise its service on Facebook …
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Brian Flood / Fox News:
Shannon Bream to host new ‘Fox News @ Night’ prime-time show
Discussion: IJR and The Daily Caller
Kurt Schlichter /
Unleashing the Power of Mockery on Annoying Social Justice Warriors
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
James Hibberd /
Rick and Morty co-creator slams trolls attacking their female writers
Discussion: IndieWire
Amanda Holpuch / The Guardian:
Puerto Rico battered by Hurricane Maria: 'Devastation - it's everywhere'
Discussion: Shakesville
Richard Winton / Los Angeles Times:
Former Brat Pack star Anthony Michael Hall convicted of assaulting neighbor
Discussion: The Daily Caller
 Earlier Items: 
Matthew Karnitschnig / Politico:
Why labor loves robots
Discussion: Axios
Ben Strauss / Politico:
Jim Acosta Is the White House's Favorite Reporter
Discussion: The Daily Caller, Mediaite and IJR
Julia Horowitz / CNNMoney:
Bill Gates: Sorry about Control-Alt-Delete
Discussion: AOL
Daily Oklahoman:
Neighbor of disabled man shot and killed by police says family will hire attorney
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Behind the Senate GOP's high-stakes health-care gamble: Unrelenting criticism back home