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10:25 PM ET, September 24, 2017


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Josh Dawsey / Politico:
Kushner used private email to conduct White House business  —  Presidential son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner has corresponded with other administration officials about White House matters through a private email account set up during the transition last December …
Caroline Orr / Shareblue:
“How do you sleep at night?”:  Former NFL player schools head of Trump's diversity coalition  —  The head of Donald Trump's “diversity coalition” got righteously schooled Sunday afternoon when he tried to defend Trump's attacks on the First Amendment rights of NFL players.
Henry J. Gomez / BuzzFeed:
Donald Trump's Allies Join His Crusade Against The NFL  —  Brendan Smialowski / AFP / Getty Images  —  A political group with close ties to President Donald Trump is amplifying his attack on professional athletes who kneel during the national anthem as a form of protest.
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
How Trump Bungled the Politics of Football
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Caroline Orr / Shareblue:
“Stupid as a rock”: Dem rep nails Steve Mnuchin for denying NFL players' First Amendment rights
Discussion: ABC News and IJR
Sally Jenkins / Washington Post:   What President Trump doesn't get about the NFL
Julia Manchester / The Hill:
Mnuchin: NFL players ‘can do free speech on their own time’
Caroline Orr / Shareblue:   White House blows off Constitution, declares new limits on free speech for private enterprise
Devlin Barrett / Washington Post:
Trump administration changes travel ban countries  —  The Trump administration announced new restrictions Sunday on visitors from eight countries — an expansion of the pre-existing travel ban that has spurred fierce legal debates over security, immigration and discrimination.
Discussion: Mother Jones
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
New Order Bars Almost All Travel From Seven Countries  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump on Sunday issued a new order banning almost all travel to the United States from seven countries, including most of the nations covered by his original travel ban, citing threats to national security posed by letting their citizens into the country.
Discussion: Political Wire
Douglas E. Schoen / The Hill:   If Hillary truly loves America, she should support President Trump
Ted Hesson / Politico:
Trump to replace travel ban with restrictions on more countries
Discussion: Axios and CNBC
Zoe Tillman / BuzzFeed:
President Trump Signs New Travel Restrictions As The Previous Travel Ban Expires
Discussion: RedState
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:   Edible art: Bakers want Supreme Court to acknowledge there's more to a cake than baking.
Mallory Shelbourne / The Hill:
NASCAR owners say they wouldn't tolerate national anthem protests at races  —  Several NASCAR team owners said Sunday they would not condone racers protesting during the national anthem, amid protests by sports players at football and baseball games.  —  There were no protests reported during …
Discussion: IJR and Daily Wire
New York Times:
After Trump Blasts N.F.L., Players Kneel and Lock Arms in Solidarity  —  N.F.L. players across the country demonstrated during the national anthem on Sunday in a show of solidarity against President Trump, who scolded the league and players on Twitter this weekend.
Associated Press:
The Latest: More reaction from Trump on NFL players
Brant James / USA Today:
NASCAR owners side with Trump, take firm stance against anthem protests
Cindy Boren / Washington Post:
Jaguars owner joins players during anthem protest in first game since Trump's NFL remarks
Washington Post:
GOP health bill in major peril as resistance hardens among key senators  —  The floundering Republican attempt to undo the Affordable Care Act met hardening resistance from key GOP senators Sunday that left it on the verge of collapse even as advocates vowed to keep pushing for a vote this week.
Discussion: Politico and Axios
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Strange in trouble in Alabama, White House and GOP fear  —  BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The White House and senior Republicans are deeply worried about Sen. Luther Strange's chances in Tuesday's GOP runoff here — even after unleashing the full weight of the party machinery to stop his opponent, flame-throwing conservative Roy Moore.
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
First look: Alabama poll  —  The data analytics firm 0ptimus has been running surveys in the lead up to Tuesday's Alabama special election.  Their latest poll — taken on Friday and Saturday — has anti-establishment candidate Roy Moore at 55.4 percent and the Trump/McConnell-backed candidate Luther Strange at 44.6 percent.
Discussion: Political Wire
Ben Jacobs / The Guardian:
Nigel Farage to support controversial judge Roy Moore in Alabama election
Washington Post:
Obama tried to give Zuckerberg a wake-up call over fake news on Facebook  —  Nine days after Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg dismissed as “crazy” the idea that fake news on his company's social network played a key role in the U.S. election, President Barack Obama pulled …
Brian Resnick / Vox:
The entire island of Puerto Rico may be without electricity for months  —  The state of the island: no electricity, no cell service, and a new threat of deadly flooding.  —  It's been less than a week since Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico, bisecting the entire island …
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:   Puerto Rico governor: ‘We still need some more help’ from Washington
Washington Post:
‘If anyone can hear us ... help.’ Puerto Rico's mayors describe widespread devastation from Hurricane Maria
Discussion:, Gizmodo and Common Dreams
Charles Hawley / Spiegel Online:
Merkel Re-Elected as Right Wing Enters Parliament  —  Angela Merkel has won her fourth term as German chancellor, but her coalition partners for the last four years, the Social Democrats, have likely received their worst result since World War II.  The right-wing populist AfD has secured more than 13 percent of the vote.
Cas Mudde / The Guardian:
What the stunning success of AfD means for Germany and Europe
Discussion: National Review
Washington Post:   Merkel heads for another term in Germany, but far right spoils the party
Alison R. Parker / Shareblue:
NBA champion coach whose dad was assassinated by terrorists destroys Trump's fake patriotism  —  Golden State Warriors' coach Steve Kerr dropped the mic in his response to Donald Trump's hateful attacks on athletes exercising their First Amendment rights.  —  Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr
Steve Kerr /
Mr. President: You Represent All of Us. Don't Divide Us. Bring Us Together
Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Sen. Rand Paul lays out demands on health care as talks continue  —  The embattled Republican effort to repeal the nation's health-care law now centers on winning over a hard-line conservative, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who continues to engage with President Trump and Senate leaders …
Discussion: Axios
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Cruz opposes latest Obamacare repeal attempt
Kevin Robillard / Politico:
Graham: 'We're going to get the votes next week'
Discussion: Axios and ABC News
Erica Pandey / Axios:
McCain on 60 Minutes: 6 key quotes  —  Sen. John McCain kicked off 60 Minutes' 50th anniversary season Sunday night with a candid interview about his brain cancer, his career and his relationship with President Trump.  Here are 6 key quotes from the senator:
Discussion: Politico
Mallory Shelbourne / The Hill:
Valerie Plame resigns from Ploughshares Fund after tweeting anti-Semitic article  —  Former CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson on Sunday announced that she has resigned from Ploughshares Fund after she tweeted an article that argued American Jews are pushing for wars in the Middle East.
Discussion: RedState, and Daily Wire
Next Slide  —  Police said Samson is a legal U.S. resident but not a citizen.  He moved to the U.S. in the 1990s, police spokesman Don Aaron said.  —  Church members did not recognize Samson on Sunday because he was masked, but later told police he used to attend church services there.
Discussion: The Daily Caller, Daily Wire and IJR
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Georgetown University sociology professor Michael Eric Dyson went off …
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DeVos Should Want to Educate Men About Rape
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