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7:25 PM ET, September 22, 2018

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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 …
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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 …
Discussion: LAW.com and The Daily Caller
Jessica Contrera / Washington Post:
Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford moved 3,000 miles to reinvent her life.  It wasn't far enough.  —  When Donald Trump won his upset presidential victory in 2016, Christine Blasey Ford's thoughts quickly turned to a name most Americans had never heard of but one that had unsettled her for years: Brett M. Kavanaugh.
Wall Street Journal:
The Presumption of Guilt  —  The new liberal standard turns American due process upside down.  —  The Editorial Board  —  “As Judge Kavanaugh stands to gain the lifetime privilege of serving on the country's highest court, he has the burden of persuasion.  And that is only fair.”
Javier E. David / CNBC:
Christine Blasey Ford, accuser of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, agrees to Senate testimony about sexual assault claim  — Christine Blasey Ford, a California professor at the center of a sexual assault accusation against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh …
Bret Stephens / New York Times:
G.O.P. Leaders Can't Even Fake Respect for Christine Blasey Ford  —  They are struggling to pretend they will fairly weigh her accusations against Brett Kavanaugh.  —  The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher.  It is separate from the newsroom and the Op-Ed section.
Washington Post:
Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford say she has accepted Senate Judiciary Committee request to testify against Kavanaugh  —  The Senate Judiciary Committee and lawyers for Ford have been in negotiations for days about whether she would appear before the panel.
Discussion: Political Wire and Daily Kos
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
Trish Turner / ABC News:
Kavanaugh accuser accepts request to testify before Senate committee next week
Discussion: ThinkProgress and CNBC
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Senate's seniority rules raise questions when presidential succession is at stake
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Harry Enten / CNN:
Brett Kavanaugh is the least popular Supreme Court nominee in 30 years
Discussion: The Guardian and The Week
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 …
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.
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Colin Kalmbacher / Law & Crime:
If Rosenstein Is Fired, This Is Who Will Be in Charge of Robert Mueller  —  Solicitor General Noel Francisco is next in line if President Donald Trump decides to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.  Eyebrows were raised on Friday when the New York Times published …
Discussion: Mediaite and Weekly Standard
Politico:
Trumpworld divided on Rosenstein — not whether to fire him, but when  —  The disagreement between his advisers in the West Wing and those on Fox News aren't about whether he should, but about timing and stated justification.  —  Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham, once a top recruit to serve …
Discussion: The Daily Caller and FRONTLINE
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 …
Discussion: Politico
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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 …
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 …
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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Washington Post:
White House distances itself from reports that Trump could target Facebook, Google and Twitter …
Wall Street Journal:
No Sex Please, We're Apple: iPhone Giant Seeks TV Success on Its Own Terms  —  The tech giant wants to make scripted shows for streaming, only without violence, politics and risqué story lines  —  Tim Cook sat down more than a year ago to watch Apple Inc.'s AAPL -1.08% first scripted drama …
 
 
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