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12:30 AM ET, September 23, 2018


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Ariane de Vogue / CNN:
Senate Judiciary Committee contacts Ford's friend about party  —  Kavanaugh accuser accepts request to testify  —  Washington (CNN)As the Senate Judiciary Committee staff negotiates with attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh …
Washington Post:
‘Incredibly frustrated’: Inside the GOP effort to save Kavanaugh amid assault allegation  —  Just as he did several weeks ago to prepare for his confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court, Brett M. Kavanaugh was back inside a room at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building …
Heidi Przybyla / NBC News:
Spokesman for GOP on Kavanaugh nomination resigns; has been accused of harassment in the past  —  An adviser for the Senate Judiciary Committee has resigned amid questions from NBC News about a previous sexual harassment complaint.  —  WASHINGTON — A press adviser helping lead …
Charles C. W. Cooke / National Review:
Third Named Witness Rejects Kavanaugh's Accuser's Allegations  —  In written testimony sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee, a third named witness has rejected the allegations made by Judge Kavanaugh's accuser.  Having been asked by a Senate staffer to comment on the charges advanced against the nominee …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Woman denies attending party where alleged Kavanaugh assault occurred  —  A woman whom Senate GOP investigators believe may have been at the party where Christine Blasey Ford claimed she was sexually assaulted by Brett Kavanaugh is denying that she knows the Supreme Court nominee.
Discussion: HuffPost, Raw Story and Washington Post
John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
Blasey Ford's Female Classmate, Her Last Named Witness, Doesn't Recall Ever Attending Party With Kavanaugh  —  Christine Blasey Ford has claimed that four other people attended a small gathering at which she was allegedly assaulted by Brett Kavanaugh.  Three of those people, PJ Smyth …
Discussion: RedState and Daily Wire
Jessica Contrera / Washington Post:
Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford moved 3,000 miles to reinvent her life.  It wasn't far enough.
Erick Erickson /
BREAKING: Christine Blasey Ford's Female Witness Doesn't Remember Anything
Discussion: The Resurgent and
Paul Sperry / New York Post:
How Feinstein is conspiring to destroy Kavanaugh
Discussion: The Last Tradition
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Senate's seniority rules raise questions when presidential succession is at stake
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Senate Judiciary Committee tentatively agrees to Thursday hearing with Kavanaugh accuser
Discussion: HuffPost
Bret Stephens / New York Times:
This I Believe About Blasey v. Kavanaugh
Deirdre Shesgreen / USA Today:
Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford agrees to testify about sexual assault allegation
Discussion: RedState
Washington Post:
Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford say she has accepted Senate Judiciary Committee request to testify against Kavanaugh
Discussion: Daily Kos and Political Wire
Isaac Chotiner / Slate:
The New York Times Stands By Its Rod Rosenstein Scoop  —  In a blockbuster story in Friday's New York Times, Adam Goldman and Michael S. Schmidt reported that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein suggested covertly recording President Donald Trump's conversations in 2017.
Devlin Barrett / Washington Post:
Trump holds his fire as advisers urge him not to dismiss Rosenstein
Discussion: The Guardian
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Talk of the 25th Amendment Underscores a Volatile Presidency
Discussion: Raw Story, Florida Politics and Axios
Trumpworld divided on Rosenstein — not whether to fire him, but when
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Colin Kalmbacher / Law & Crime:   If Rosenstein Is Fired, This Is Who Will Be in Charge of Robert Mueller
New York Times:
Trump Administration Aims to Sharply Restrict New Green Cards for Those on Public Aid  —  WASHINGTON — Trump administration officials announced Saturday that immigrants who legally use public benefits like food assistance and Section 8 housing vouchers could be denied green cards under …
Julia Ainsley / NBC News:
Trump admin rule would deny visas, green cards to immigrants who took public benefits  —  Proposed disqualifying benefits would also include the Medicare Part D Low Income Subsidy and vouchers for Section 8 Housing.  —  WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced a proposed rule Saturday …
Nick Miroff / Washington Post:
Trump administration seeks to limit access to U.S. for immigrants who use or are likely to use public assistance
Discussion: NPR
Washington Post:
Former top White House official revises statement to special counsel about Flynn's calls with Russian ambassador  —  A former top White House official has revised her statement to investigators about a key event in the probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election, after her initial claim …
Alexandra Hutzler / Newsweek:
Former Trump Aide Jason Miller Accused of Secretly Administering Abortion Pill  —  Former Donald Trump aide Jason Miller has been accused of secretly administering an “abortion pill” to a woman he got pregnant during an affair, new court documents show.  —  The court filing …
Hot Air:
New Cruz Ad: Can You Believe O'Rourke Is Siding With The Guy Who Got Shot By A Cop In His Own Home For No Reason?  —  He's getting creamed for this, justifiably, and not only by liberals.  The best part is the presented-without-comment framing, as though O'Rourke had been caught denying …
David Boddiger / Splinter:
Beto O'Rourke May Become the 1st U.S. Senator to Reference The Clash in a Debate  —  We already knew U.S. Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke was cool because he was in punk bands when he was younger and he jammed with Willie Nelson on some pro-marijuana songs.  —  Now, in a much-anticipated …
Discussion: Raw Story and Friendly Atheist
Michael R. Pompeo / US Department of State:
Interview With Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC  —  Interview  —  Secretary of State Washington, DC  —  QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, thank you very much.  I know your time is very short going into these UN meetings, so thanks for seeing us today.  —  SECRETARY POMPEO: You're most welcome.
Conor Finnegan / ABC News:
What to expect from the UN General Assembly
Brianne Pfannenstiel / Des Moines Register:
Iowa Poll: Democrat Fred Hubbell narrowly leads Republican Kim Reynolds in governor's race  —  Democratic businessman Fred Hubbell edges out Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds in a race for the governor's office that still falls within the margin of error just more than six weeks before Election Day …
Mihir Zaveri / New York Times:
Six Siblings of a Republican Congressman Endorse His Opponent in Campaign Ads  —  It might seem like family dysfunction or a very bad case of sibling rivalry.  —  Six of nine brothers and sisters of Representative Paul Gosar, Republican of Arizona, publicly endorsed his Democratic opponent …
Eli Rosenberg / Washington Post:
These six — yes, six — siblings of a Republican congressman just endorsed his opponent
Ben Brody / BloombergQuint:
White House Considers Draft Order to Look Into Google, Facebook  —  (Bloomberg) — The White House is considering a draft executive order for President Donald Trump that would instruct federal antitrust and law enforcement agencies to open probes into the practices of Alphabet Inc.'s Google …
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Jeff Burlew / USA Today:
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Discussion: ThinkProgress
Julia Manchester / The Hill:
Clinton would beat Trump in landslide in 2016 re-run, says Hill.TV poll
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and The Daily Caller