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8:35 AM ET, September 24, 2017


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David Remnick / New Yorker:
The Racial Demagoguery of Trump's Assaults on Colin Kaepernick and Steph Curry  —  Every day, and in countless and unexpected ways, Donald Trump, the President of the United States, finds new ways to divide and demoralize his country and undermine the national interest.
Chris Cillizza / CNN:
The dark racial sentiment in Trump's NBA and NFL criticism  —  Washington (CNN)In the last 24 hours, President Donald Trump has criticized NFL players who refuse to stand for the national anthem and NBA superstar Steph Curry for expressing ambivalence about whether or not to attend …
Abby Phillip / Washington Post:
Trump demands NFL teams ‘fire or suspend’ players or risk fan boycott  —  SOMERSET, N.J. — President Trump on Sunday morning renewed his demand that NFL owners fire or suspend players who kneel during the national anthem in protest, again urging that fans should boycott the sport to force change.
Jacqueline Thomsen / The Hill:
Steph Curry: It's ‘beneath’ Trump's position to target me … Steph Curry fired back at President Trump for disinviting him from the White House earlier Saturday, saying it was “beneath” his position to publicly attack him.  —  The Golden State Warriors star said it was “surreal” …
New York Times:
Trump Attacks Warriors' Curry.  LeBron James's Retort: ‘U Bum.’  —  President Trump took aim at two of the world's most powerful sports leagues and some of their most popular athletes, directly inserting himself into an already fiery debate over race, social justice and the role athletes have played in highlighting those issues.
Washington Post:
Trump turns sports into a political battleground with comments on NFL and Steph Curry
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
With ‘son of a bitch’ comments, Trump tried to divide NFL and its players
Miranda Green / CNN:
NFL commissioner, LeBron James blast Trump for tweets against athletes
Lindsey Adler / Deadspin:
Teresa Kaepernick On Trump Calling Injustice Protesters Sons Of Bitches: “It's What Most Of Us Have Come To Expect From Him”  —  President Donald Trump has made something of a hobby out of attacking private citizens, Colin Kaepernick among them.  During a rally held in Alabama last night …
Discussion: Raw Story and IJR
Lee Moran / HuffPost:   NFL Stars Erupt In Anger Over Donald Trump's ‘Son Of A Bitch’ Speech
Scott Clement / Washington Post:
Poll: Far more trust generals than Trump on N. Korea, while two-thirds oppose preemptive strike  —  President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally for Sen. Luther Strange in Huntsville, Ala. (Evan Vucci/AP)  —  Two-thirds of Americans oppose launching a preemptive military strike against North Korea …
Associated Press:
The Latest: US showing North Korea its military might
Discussion: Axios and Politico
Clark Mindock / The Independent:
‘Inevitable’ that North Korean missiles will hit US mainland after Donald Trump's insults …
Discussion: IJR and Political Wire
Exclusive: Trump, GOP to cut top rate to 35 percent  —  President Trump and Republican leaders plan to cut the top tax rate for the wealthiest Americans to 35 percent and dramatically reduce taxes on big and small businesses, according to details leaked to Axios.
Discussion: Political Wire and Washington Post
Jacob J. Lew / New York Times:
Four Rules for the Coming Tax Reform Debate
Discussion: Washington Post
Nellie Bowles / New York Times:
Push for Gender Equality in Tech?  Some Men Say It's Gone Too Far  —  After revelations of harassment and bias in Silicon Valley, a backlash is growing against the women in tech movement.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Their complaints flow on Reddit forums, on video game message boards, on private Facebook pages and across Twitter.
Dan Diamond / Politico:
Tom Price to halt taxpayer-funded travel on private jets  —  Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price told Fox News on Saturday that he'll stop his taxpayer-funded travel on private jets, pending a formal review by his department's inspector general.  —  “We've heard the criticism.
Discussion: New York Times and Axios
Fox News:
HHS Secretary Price will stop using private planes until internal review is completed
Discussion: Politico
Julia Manchester / The Hill:
Clinton: Some women ‘disrespected themselves’ at Trump campaign rallies … said Saturday that some women are “publicly disrespecting themselves” in their support of President Trump.  —  “When I see women doing that, I think why are they publicly disrespecting themselves?
Julia Manchester / The Hill:
Clinton: Trump has ‘been even worse than I thought he would be’
Brooke Seipel / The Hill:
Oakland A's catcher becomes first MLB player to kneel for national anthem  —  Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell became the first Major League Baseball player to kneel during the national anthem Saturday, after President Trump criticized athletes for the form of protest.
CBS Miami:
Nursing Home Voicemail to Governor Deleted  —  Hollywood - The voicemail messages left on Gov. Rick Scott's personal cellphone by a Hollywood nursing home where at least 11 people have died following Hurricane Irma, were deleted, according to the governor's office.
Discussion: Raw Story
John Bowden / The Hill:   Florida governor under fire over nursing home voicemails left during hurricane
New York Times:
At Alabama Rally, Trump Toggles Between Republican Loyalists  —  HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — President Trump on Friday implored Alabama voters to support Senator Luther Strange in a close Republican primary, putting his personal political clout on the line in a break with his anti-establishment supporters …
Discussion: RedState and Washington Post
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Republicans continue Obamacare repeal work despite opposition
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Phil Galewitz / CNNMoney:
Plan to shut Obamacare site during open enrollment draws critics
Discussion: The Hill and Political Wire
Corey Lewandowski appears to be working with another lobbying firm