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10:50 AM ET, September 25, 2017


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Ryan Hannable / WEEI:
Tom Brady on K&C: ‘I certainly disagree with what [Donald Trump] said’  —  On Friday night, President Donald Trump had some pointed comments towards the NFL when it comes to players protesting during the national anthem.  —  “Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners …
Jacqueline Thomsen / The Hill:
Chiefs QB: Why is Trump condemning football players more harshly than white supremacists?
Discussion: Kansas City Star and Raw Story
Associated Press:
The Latest: More reaction from Trump on NFL players
Mallory Shelbourne / The Hill:
NASCAR owners say they wouldn't tolerate national anthem protests at races
CBS News:
Poll: Most disapprove of Graham-Cassidy health care bill  —  Most Americans — 52 percent — disapprove of the Graham-Cassidy health care bill, according to a CBS News Poll conducted between Sept. 21 and 24.  —  Only 20 percent of those polled said they approved of the Republican legislation aimed …
Discussion: Shareblue, Political Wire, CNN, Politico and CNBC
Jonathan Cohn / HuffPost:
A New Obamacare Repeal Draft Is Out And It Attacks Pre-Existing Protections More Severely  —  It “opens the door to very bare-bones coverage.”  —  Republicans on Sunday evening circulated a new version of their embattled legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Caitlin Owens / Axios:
Here's the new Graham-Cassidy bill  —  Here's a copy of the revised health care bill Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy are set to introduce tomorrow.  A senior GOP aide confirmed its authenticity.  More analysis to come.
Leigh Ann Caldwell / NBC News:
New Version of Graham-Cassidy Health Bill Would Add Sweeteners for Alaska
Discussion: NBC News
New York Times:
Puerto Rico's Agriculture and Farmers Decimated by Maria  —  YABUCOA, P.R. — José A. Rivera, a farmer on the southeast coast of Puerto Rico, stood in the middle of his flattened plantain farm on Sunday and tried to tally how much Hurricane Maria had cost him.  —  “How do you calculate everything?”
Washington Post:
Hot, isolated, and running out of supplies, parts of Puerto Rico near desperation  —  JUNCOS, Puerto Rico — In the heat and humidity here in the central mountains, Meryanne Aldea fanned her bedridden mother with a piece of cardboard Sunday as the ailing woman lay on her side, relieving a large ulcer in her back.
Jose de Cordoba / Wall Street Journal:   Puerto Rico Tallies Up Devastation From Hurricane Maria
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 …
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Mark Zuckerberg Can't Stop You From Reading This Because The Algorithms Have Already Won
Peter Baker / New York Times:
A Divider, Not a Uniter, Trump Widens the Breach  —  WASHINGTON — Over the course of just 17 hours this weekend, President Trump assailed John McCain, Chuck Schumer, Stephen Curry, the National Football League, Roger Goodell, Iran and Kim Jong-un — the “Little Rocket Man.”  And that was on his day off.
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / New York Times:
Is Trump All Talk on North Korea? The Uncertainty Sends a Shiver
Discussion: Washington Post
Asawin Suebsaeng / The Daily Beast:
Team Trump Forced to Defend His ‘Nutty’ NFL Tweets... Again
Discussion: Raw Story
Leada Gore /
Trump calls ‘Rick & Bubba,’ calls Roy Moore ‘Ray’ as he stumps for Strange  —  Gallery: President Trump at Luther Strange for Senate Rally in Huntsville, ALa.  —  A primary win by “Ray” Moore would open Alabama's U.S. Senate seat to Democrats, President Donald Trump told radio-hosts “Rick and Bubba” this morning.
Discussion: Politico
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Strange in trouble in Alabama, White House and GOP fear
Discussion: Axios
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
First look: Alabama poll
Discussion: Political Wire
John Legend / Slate:
The NFL Protests Are Patriotic  —  The kneeling players are asking America to do better on criminal justice.  If I could, I'd take a knee and join them.  —  The president of the United States loves to drape himself in the symbols of patriotism, but fails to respect the ideals at the core of our Constitution and national identity.
Scott Greer / The Daily Caller:
Trump Wins When The NFL Takes A Knee
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 …
The White House:
Presidential Proclamation Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry Into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats  —  ENHANCING VETTING CAPABILITIES AND PROCESSES FOR DETECTING ATTEMPTED ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES BY TERRORISTS OR OTHER PUBLIC-SAFETY THREATS
Fox News:
Deadly Tennessee church shooting: Sudanese immigrant arrested, FBI launches civil rights investigation  —  One woman was killed and seven other people were hurt after a suspect identified as a Sudanese immigrant opened fire at a Tennessee church Sunday, police said, as the FBI confirmed it's launched …
Wall Street Journal:
The Politicization of Everything  —  Everybody loses in the Trump-NFL brawl over the national anthem.
Kurt Schlichter /
Conservative, Inc., Is Being Replaced By Us Militant Normals  —  I guess now we're not supposed to be fighting culture wars anymore - man, it's so hard to keep up with these ever-changing new rules!  I'm old enough to remember way back to 2016, before Trump got nominated …
Lesley Stahl / CBS News:
John McCain fights back  —  You'd never know it but before work, Sen. John McCain starts his day with chemo and radiation.  McCain tells 60 Minutes that he feels more energetic and engaged because of his diagnosis  —  On Friday, John McCain announced that he will once again vote against repeal …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and CBS Boston
Far-right party AfD in disarray a day after historic German election result  —  German far-right leader walks out of presser  —  Berlin (CNN)The leadership of the hardline Alternative for Germany party was in disarray Monday, a day after its historic breakthrough in the German elections delivered …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and Axios
Damian Paletta / Washington Post:
GOP leaders circulating plan that could end up as massive tax cut for the wealthy  —  White House officials and Republican leaders are preparing a set of broad income and corporate tax cuts while also looking for a way to keep their plan from being a massive windfall for the wealthiest Americans, two people familiar with the plan said.
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Noah Gray / CNN:
Police: Man arrested near White House had cache of weapons in car
Discussion: RedState and The Daily Caller
Jack Dolan / Los Angeles Times:
UC is handing out generous pensions, and students are paying the price with higher tuition
Timothy Williams / New York Times:
Violent Crime in U.S. Rises for Second Consecutive Year
Discussion: CityLab
Nina Jankowicz / New York Times:
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James Hohmann / Washington Post:
The Daily 202: Why the divider in chief embraces culture wars
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Thomas J. Donohue / Wall Street Journal:
A Nafta Exit Would Be a Rotten Deal
Discussion: TheStreet
Allison De Jong / ABC News:
Americans back DACA by a huge margin (POLL)
Discussion: Political Wire and Washington Post
Peter King /
Monday Morning QB: Response to President Trump Made Roger Goodell ‘Proud of Our League’
Discussion: Axios, ProFootballTalk and IJR
David Ferguson / Raw Story:
Georgetown University sociology professor Michael Eric Dyson went off …
Discussion: IJR