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7:15 PM ET, September 11, 2018

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Axios:
Scoop: Gary Cohn takes on Bob Woodward  —  Gary Cohn, former White House economic adviser to President Trump, is taking on Bob Woodward's “Fear” with a statement calling it inaccurate — but is declining to say what specifically Woodward has gotten wrong.  —  What he's saying …
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Tara Palmeri / ABC News:
Trump only trusts ‘much smaller’ group of aides in White House after op-ed, Donald Trump Jr. says  —  Amid explosive allegations that some White House officials are actively working against President Donald Trump's agenda, Donald Trump Jr. told ABC News the number of people in the White House …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Another big Woodward reveal: Trump's bottomless bad faith and nonstop lying  —  Today Bob Woodward's book gets released, and much coverage of it is framed around revelations of President Trump's raging, volatile temperament, his erratic mind-changing, and his startling lack of knowledge …
John W. Schoen / CNBC:
Trump told Gary Cohn to ‘print money’ to lower the national debt, according to Bob Woodward's book
Discussion: Raw Story
David Ignatius / Washington Post:   What a baby  —  Only a man who is deeply worried about his own strength …
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Trump wins dismissal of ‘inciting to riot’ claim over 2016 rally
Steve Benen / MSNBC:
Independent poll asks Americans whether Trump is ‘mentally stable’
Discussion: CNN, HuffPost and POLITICUSUSA
Washington Post:
The GOP finds yet another way to suppress the vote  —  IT WAS 5 p.m. on a Friday, just as Labor Day weekend was starting, when, without warning, faxes arrived at North Carolina's state board of elections and 44 county election boards.  The faxes contained a demand so outlandish …
Discussion: WRAL-TV
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NHC Webmaster / NHC Atlantic Wallet 1:
Summary for Hurricane Florence (AT1/AL062018)  —  A Storm Surge Warning has been issued from South Santee River, South Carolina, to Duck, North Carolina, and the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds, including the Neuse and Pamlico Rivers.  —  A Hurricane Warning has been issued from South Santee River …
Nidhi Prakash / BuzzFeed News:
More Than 2,000 Puerto Ricans Applied For Funeral Assistance After Hurricane Maria.  FEMA Approved Just 75.  —  FEMA approved just 3% of applications for funeral assistance from more than two thousand Puerto Rican families who lost loved ones after Hurricane Maria, according to a letter the agency head wrote to Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Matthew Choi / Politico:
Trump claims his Hurricane Maria response was an ‘incredible unsung success’  —  President Donald Trump on Tuesday claimed that his administration's response to Hurricane Maria, last year's devastating storm that killed nearly 3,000 people in Puerto Rico, was an “incredible unsung success.”
Bloomberg:
Hurricane Risks Include Toxic Sludge and Lagoons of Pig Manure
NBC News:
McConnell says close Senate midterm races like ‘a knife fight in an alley’  —  The Senate Majority Leader listed 9 contests that he described as “dead-even.”  —  WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that the Senate races in this year's midterm elections are going to be …
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Burgess Everett / Politico:
McConnell screws Dems ahead of election with October session
Discussion: The Hill
The State:
Potential 2020 White House hopeful Cory Booker to help SC governor candidate
Discussion: Political Wire
Matt Zapotosky / Washington Post:
On Sept. 11 anniversary, Trump launches fresh attacks on FBI and Justice Department with dubious allegation  —  As politicians and others went on Twitter on Tuesday morning to mark the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, President Trump used the platform to launch …
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Brooke Singman / Fox News:   Judicial Watch sues Justice Dept. for records from Anthony Weiner laptop
Tana Ganeva / Rolling Stone:
This Is the Story of How a Campaign Goes Off the Rails  —  What Julia Salazar's topsy-turvy summer may mean for future insurgent candidates on the far left  —  Exactly one week before the New York state primary, 27-year-old Julia Salazar faced a political candidate's worst nightmare.
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Jillian Jorgensen / New York Daily News:
Citizens Union drops endorsement of Julia Salazar, citing ‘not correct’ information about her academic credentials
Discussion: Hot Air and twitchy.com
CBS San Francisco:
Castro Valley Man Accused Of Switchblade Assault On GOP Congressional Candidate  —  CASTRO VALLEY (CBS SF) - A man was arrested after allegedly attempting to stab a Republican congressional candidate with a switchblade over the weekend at in Castro Valley, according to the Alameda County Sheriff's Office.
Discussion: Mediaite and The Gateway Pundit
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Joe Scarborough / Washington Post:
Trump is harming the dream of America more than any foreign adversary ever could  —  Cataclysmic events often bring with them violent and abrupt endings to settled ages and long-established norms.  Those absorbing the impact of these historical aftershocks rarely grasp the epochal changes in real time.
Reuters:
Exclusive: Trump to target foreign meddling in U.S. elections with sanctions order - sources  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order as soon as Wednesday that will slap sanctions on any foreign companies or people who interfere in U.S. elections …
Discussion: Axios and The Daily Beast
Stef W. Kight / Axios:
U.S. expects to hit $1 trillion deficit earlier than planned  —  The U.S. deficit grew by $222 billion from this time last year — reaching a total of $895 billion, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.  —  Why it matters: This increase was due mostly to the new Republican tax law …
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Joe Quinn / New York Times:
The Real Lesson of Sept. 11  —  I went to war to avenge my brother's death.  But the only person I truly wanted to kill died 17 years ago.  —  Mr. Quinn is a United States Army veteran.  —  It has taken me a while to realize something.  —  Seventeen years ago, I saw a picture of Mohamed Atta …
Erica Orden / CNN:
New York tax investigators to meet with Cohen's attorney, at odds with federal prosecutors' request  —  Cohen seeks to tear up Stormy Daniels deal  —  (CNN)New York state tax department investigators are scheduled to meet Tuesday with an attorney for President Donald Trump's former personal …
Paul Waldman / Washington Post:
Trump's long history of lying about 9/11 and exploiting it for personal gain  —  On Tuesday, President Trump traveled to Shanksville, Pa., where Flight 93 was brought down on Sept. 11, 2001, by a group of passengers who gave their lives to save others.  Given how he has acted at other events …
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Erin Durkin / The Guardian:
September 11: nearly 10,000 people affected by ‘cesspool of cancer’
Discussion: Shakesville
Kevin Doyle / Independent.ie:
US President Donald Trump cancels controversial planned visit to Ireland  —  US President Donald Trump has cancelled his visit to Ireland planned for later this year, Independent.ie understands.  —  Sources say the controversial trip, planned for November 12, will not now go ahead.
Washington Post:
Bezos, Amazon board visiting Washington, but no headquarters announcement planned  —  Billionaire to make high-profile appearances as HQ2 search continues.  —  Amazon.com founder Jeffrey P. Bezos and the company's board of directors are arriving in Washington in advance of a series …
Discussion: BGR
Hunter Woodall / Kansas City Star:
Kansas GOP lawmakers' silence on whether they support Kobach angers some within party  —  TOPEKA  —  Kris Kobach may be the chosen standard-bearer for the Kansas Republican Party, but elected GOP officials are less than unified behind him in his run for governor.
Aída Chávez / The Intercept:
Andrew Cuomo Keeps Hiring Republicans  —  Pressure from Cynthia Nixon's primary challenge has pushed New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to the left on a number of issues ahead of this Thursday's Democratic gubernatorial primary.  Cuomo, though, has struggled to escape criticism for enabling …
 
 
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David French / National Review:
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Illegal immigrants cited in theft of 39 million Social Security numbers
Steven A. Miller / Slate:
Colleges Don't Need 9/11 Memorial Ceremonies
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CBS Los Angeles:
OC Principals Duel Over Alleged Racist Signs At High School Football Game
Discussion: Daily Wire
Reno Gazette-Journal:
Suffolk/RGJ poll: Nevadans split on Senate, governor races — not ready to impeach Trump
vaticannews.va:
Pope Francis at Mass: Bishops must pray to overcome ‘Great Accuser’
Jesse Singal / New York Magazine:
A CUNY Student Was Investigated for Criticizing Israel
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