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1:55 PM ET, September 26, 2017


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Natasha Bertrand / Business Insider:
Jared Kushner's lawyer, fooled by ‘email prankster,’ offers window into private email controversy  —  Abbe Lowell, a top Washington lawyer, exchanged emails on Monday with a prankster posing as his client Jared Kushner, at one point telling the prankster he needed to see “all emails” …
New York Times:
At Least 6 White House Advisers Used Private Email Accounts  —  WASHINGTON — At least six of President Trump's closest advisers occasionally used private email addresses to discuss White House matters, current and former officials said on Monday.  —  The disclosures came a day after news surfaced …
Nick Visser / HuffPost:
Hillary Clinton Calls Kushner Email Revelations ‘The Height Of Hypocrisy’  —  Her comments came just hours before reports that at least six Trump officials had used private emails.  —  Hillary Clinton slammed the administration of President Donald Trump for its “rank hypocrisy” …
James Hohmann / Washington Post:
The Daily 202: Trump's plutocracy problem complicates push for tax cuts
Josh Dawsey / Politico:
Priebus made attempt to halt personal email use in West Wing
Discussion: ABC News, CNBC and The Daily Caller
Nick Visser / HuffPost:
Hillary Clinton: I'm Not Sure Trump Knows Puerto Ricans Are Americans  —  “He doesn't think that has any political relevance and it's certainly not personally important,” she added.  —  Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday launched a blistering attack against President Donald Trump …
New York Times:
Nearly Half of Americans Don't Know Puerto Ricans Are Fellow Citizens  —  More than three million Americans in Puerto Rico are struggling to meet basic needs after a devastating strike from Hurricane Maria, but their plight seems to be attracting far less public or political attention …
Charles C. W. Cooke / National Review:
The White House Is Not Ignoring Puerto Rico  —  We are seeing the beginning of a concerted attempt to turn the crisis in Puerto Rico into “Trump's Katrina.”  And, as T. Becket Adams points out, those responsible aren't even being subtle about it.  All of a sudden, we hav new talking points: Trump is ignoring Puerto Rico!
Susanne Ramirez de Arellano / The Guardian:
Puerto Rico is on the brink of a humanitarian crisis.  Where is the media?  —  The destruction in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria has received relatively little attention.  Are our disasters not important enough?  —  Hurricane Maria - the most powerful hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in 89 years …
New York Times:
In Battered Puerto Rico, Governor Warns of a Humanitarian Crisis
CBS Pittsburgh:
Fire Chief ‘Embarrassed,’ ‘Regrets’ Using Racial Slur Against Mike Tomlin  —  PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The fallout continues after the Pittsburgh Steelers game on Sunday and the team's decision to stay in the tunnel at Chicago's Soldier Field during the national anthem.
Discussion: CBS Denver, The Root and Deadspin
Brad Reed / Raw Story:
Pennsylvania fire chief calls Steelers coach Mike Tomlin a ‘no-good n*gger’ over NFL protests  —  A fire chief from Pennsylvania has apologized for calling Steelers coach Mike Tomlin a “no-good n*gger” after his team did not come out onto the field for the national anthem during this Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears.
Greg Norman / Fox News:
NFL national anthem flap sees Steelers coach Mike Tomlin rap Alejandro Villanueva, while his jersey sales soar
Rebecca Ballhaus / Wall Street Journal:
Trump Again Criticizes Jeff Sessions Over Russia Probe  —  At White House dinner Trump knocks attorney general and said his NFL feud ‘has really taken off,’ guests say  —  WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump on Monday again indicated he was dissatisfied with his attorney general …
Discussion: Politico and Axios
Zoe Tillman / BuzzFeed:   Law Professors Plan To Take A Knee To Protest Jeff Sessions' Speech On Campus Free Speech
Susan Svrluga / Washington Post:
Some Georgetown Law students and faculty plan to protest speech by Attorney General Jeff Sessions
Discussion: Slate and Daily Kos
Jeff Stein / Vox:
Alabama Senate GOP frontrunner: Constitution was written to “foster Christianity”  —  HOMEWOOD, Alabama — Judge Roy Moore, the leading candidate in an Alabama Senate Republican primary held on Tuesday, pulled a laminated copy of Joseph Story's 1833 Commentaries on the Constitution out of his dusty maroon briefcase.
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Bannon to Alabama: 'They think you're a pack of morons'
New York Times:   In Alabama Senate Runoff, Pence and Bannon Take Opposing Sides
Andrew Prokop / Vox:
The GOP can't quit Obamacare repeal because of their donors  —  Graham-Cassidy has gained steam because many Republican senators care primarily about pleasing their donors.  —  Senate Republicans are trying yet again to repeal Obamacare, despite seemingly having all the political and substantive reasons in the world not to.
Catherine Rampell / Washington Post:   ‘Reasonable’ Republicans are betraying us, too
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Republicans agree to raise bottom tax rate, double standard deduction  —  Top White House and GOP leaders have agreed to raise the lowest individual tax rate from 10 to 12 percent, paired with doubling the standard deduction, 5 senior Republicans tell us.  —  Why this matters …
Sahil Kapur / Bloomberg:
Trump's State-Tax Plan Could Cause Headaches for 52 Republican Lawmakers
Discussion: Axios and Politicus USA
Christianna Silva / Newsweek:
Ivanka Trump and Donald Jr. tried to ‘bump’ Tiffany out of her inheritance, according to newly released recordings  —  Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. were embroiled in a battle to take away inheritance money from their sister, Tiffany Trump, according to a new archive of the conversations Donald Trump …
Discussion: RedState and AOL
Donald Trump Jr.'s Secret Service detail restored, sources say
Anna Fifield / Washington Post:
North Korea seeks help from Republican analysts: 'What's up with Trump?'  —  BERN, Switzerland — North Korean government officials have been quietly trying to arrange talks with Republican-linked analysts in Washington, in an apparent attempt to make sense of President Trump and his confusing messages to Kim Jong Un's regime.
Matthew Daly / Associated Press:
Zinke: One-third of Interior employees not loyal to Trump  — d45a2c55c359  —  Link copied!  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Monday that nearly one-third of employees at his department are not loyal to him and President Donald Trump …
Scholars Strategy Network:
KEY  —  WHAT ELECTION CAMPAIGNS NEED TO LEARN TO PERSUADE VOTERS ABOUT CANDIDATES AND BALLOT MEASURES  —  David Broockman, Stanford University, Joshua Kalla, University of California, Berkeley  —  The 2016 presidential campaigns supporting Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton …
Abstract  —  Significant theories of democratic accountability hinge …
Discussion: Washington Post
Brian Stelter / CNN:
Pat Tillman widow: Don't ‘politicize’ husband's service in way ‘that divides us’  —  (CNN)President Trump's tweets have consequences.  Look no further than Marie Tillman, the widow of Pat Tillman, who was killed in a friendly fire incident in Afghanistan in 2004.
Adolfo Flores / BuzzFeed:
People Are Worried About DHS Plans To Gather Social Media Info  —  “There's a growing trend at the Department of Homeland Security to be snooping on the social media of immigrants.”  —  Reporting From Washington, DC  —  WASHINGTON - Federal officials are planning to collect social media information …
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David Brooks / New York Times:
The Abbie Hoffman of the Right: Donald Trump
Elana Schor / Politico:
Senate Judiciary tells CIA to hand over information related to Russian meddling
Tim Hains / RealClearPolitics:
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Kneels On House Floor In Support Of NFL Players
Elon Musk's Plan to Girdle Earth With Satellites Hits Turbulence
Discussion: Instapundit and Daily Mail
Rachel M. Cohen / The Atlantic:
Education Isn't the Key to a Good Income
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Benjamin Weiser / New York Times:
Dean Skelos's 2015 Corruption Conviction Is Overturned
Discussion: New York Magazine and The Week
 Earlier Items: 
Matt Arco / New Jersey Online:
More bad news for Guadagno (and Christie) in new governor's race poll
Discussion: Political Wire
Katherine Rosenberg-Douglas / Chicago Tribune:
Chicago police officers to be reprimanded after kneeling in Instagram post
Discussion: The Daily Caller, TheBlaze and The Root
Caitlin Dickerson / New York Times:
How Fake News Turned a Small Town Upside Down
John Ziegler / Mediaite:
So, Was the Old Megyn Kelly a Fraud, or is this New Version the Phony?
Salena Zito / New York Post:
NFL anthem protests leave Pittsburgh fans conflicted about game they love
Olivia Nuzzi / New York Magazine:
Chatting With a Very Relaxed Roger Stone, on the Eve of His House Russia-Probe Testimony
Discussion: ABC News
Michelle Goldberg / New York Times:
Tyranny of the Minority  —  This is Michelle Goldberg's debut column.
John Kelly is not pleased with Trump's NFL culture war, but ‘appalled’ by players' lack of respect