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8:30 PM ET, September 23, 2018

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New Yorker:
Senate Democrats Investigate a New Allegation of Sexual Misconduct, from Brett Kavanaugh's College Years  —  As Senate Republicans press for a swift vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, Senate Democrats are investigating a new allegation of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh.
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Peter Baker / New York Times:
Kavanaugh to Give Senate Calendars From 1982 to Back Up Denial  —  WASHINGTON — Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh has calendars from the summer of 1982 that he plans to hand over to the Senate Judiciary Committee that do not show a party consistent with the description of his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford …
Tamar Auber / Mediaite:
Drudge Says Ronan Farrow and Jane Meyer Set to Break Report on Kavanaugh: ‘Another Woman?’  —  On Sunday, the Drudge Report ran this blaring headline at the top of their page: “Another Woman?”  —  The “another woman” appears to refer to a potential — yet still unconfirmed — second Kavanaugh accuser.
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Record number of voters oppose Kavanaugh nomination  —  Voter support for Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court is down in the wake of Christine Ford's assault allegations, as more believe her than him.  —  Currently, 40 percent of voters would confirm Kavanaugh …
Alyssa Milano / Vox:
I was sexually assaulted as a teen.  Here's why I didn't report.  —  It took me 30 years to tell anyone.  And I'm far from alone.  —  The courage of survivors will always be stronger than Donald Trump's hate.  The lives of survivors will always be more important than Brett Kavanaugh's career.
Discussion: Daily Wire, Deadline, IJR and Mashable
Hayley Miller / HuffPost:
GOP Rep. Says Brett Kavanaugh Allegations Amount To ‘Character Assassination’  —  “If that's the new standard, no man will ever qualify for the Supreme Court again,” Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said of Christine Blasey Ford's sexual assault claims.  —  Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) …
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Christine Blasey Ford Reaches Deal to Testify at Kavanaugh Hearing  —  The woman who has accused Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers has reached a final agreement with the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify on Thursday, her lawyers said on Sunday.
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
The party of men: Kavanaugh fight risks worsening the Trump GOP's gender problem  —  The Republican Party's fight to save President Trump's embattled Supreme Court nominee amid allegations of sexual assault has surfaced deep anxieties over the hypermasculine mind-set that has come to define the GOP in the nation's roiling gender debate.
Ian Kullgren / Politico:
Graham: Ford's testimony won't change my vote
Eliot A. Cohen / The Atlantic:   The Crisis of the American Elites
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
Kavanaugh Was Supposed to Be a Midterm Boon for G.O.P. Not Anymore.
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
NY Times Wants to Know About Your High School Sex Life
Discussion: Althouse
Dan Levin / New York Times:   What Teenagers Think About the Allegations Against Brett Kavanaugh
Julie Pace / Associated Press:   Tenn. Democrat aims for Senate win by edging away from party
Quint Forgey / Politico:
Hirono: ‘I believe’ Kavanaugh accuser
Discussion: Breitbart, Shareblue Media and ABC News
Mark Murray / NBC News:
NBC News/WSJ poll: Democrats hold the advantage in November's elections  —  But the same poll shows that Republican enthusiasm about the upcoming election has increased, drawing nearly even with Democrats.  —  Poll: Democrats open largest margin-ever over GOP in Congressional preference
Discussion: TheBlaze and Political Wire
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Dana Blanton / Fox News:   Fox News Poll: Health care boosts Democrats in upcoming midterm elections
John Harwood / CNBC:
GOP heading for midterm wipeout as ‘blue wave’ scenario gives Democrats a 12-point generic ballot lead: NBC-WSJ poll
J. Patrick Coolican Star / Star Tribune:   Tough news for GOP in Minnesota Poll
Janet Hook / Wall Street Journal:   More Voters Want Democrats to Control Congress, New Poll Shows
CBS News:   House control edges toward Democrats - CBS News poll
Jonathan Lemire / Associated Press:
Amid furor, Trump pushes pause on deciding Rosenstein's fate  —  BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — As Air Force One streaked across the desert sky and Las Vegas faded in the distance, President Donald Trump began seeking opinions.  —  The TVs on the plane, tuned as always to Fox News …
Discussion: Political Wire, AOL and Mediaite
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Samuel Chamberlain / Fox News:
Trump points finger at Sessions for Rosenstein controversy
Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
Lindsey Graham: FBI And DOJ Waging ‘Bureaucratic Coup’ Against Trump
Discussion: RedState
Tom Hamburger / Washington Post:
Lindsey Graham: Appoint special counsel to investigate ‘bureaucratic coup’ against Trump
Discussion: Political Wire
Eppc / Ethics & Public Policy Center:
Statement from EPPC's Board of Directors  —  The board of the Ethics and Public Policy Center convened a special telephonic meeting on Friday, September 21, 2018.  After the meeting, Edward Whelan, who has led EPPC with integrity and excellence for many years, offered his resignation in light …
Associated Press:
At UN, unrepentant Trump set to rattle foes, friends alike  —  President Donald Trump is poised to redouble his commitment to “America First” on the most global of stages this week.  —  In the sequel to his stormy U.N. debut, Trump will stress his dedication to the primacy of U.S. interests …
Discussion: Axios and Politico
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Kris Schneider / ABC News:
'I've never heard' President Trump's Cabinet members discuss removing him from office: Nikki Haley
Nahal Toosi / Politico:
Foreign policy bigwigs: Trump risking war with Iran
Discussion: The Guardian
Shelby Steele / Wall Street Journal:
Why the Left Is Consumed With Hate  —  Lacking worthy menaces to fight, it is driven to find a replacement for racism.  Failing this, what is left?  —  Even before President Trump's election, hatred had begun to emerge on the American left—counterintuitively, as an assertion of guilelessness and moral superiority.
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Nellie Bowles / New York Times:
News Site to Investigate Big Tech, Helped by Craigslist Founder  —  The Markup, dedicated to investigating technology and its effect on society, will be led by two former ProPublica journalists.  Craig Newmark gave $20 million to help fund the operation.  —  When the investigative journalist …
Hollywood Reporter:
James Woods' Twitter Account Locked  —  The actor posted a tweet in July that included a meme from a hoax campaign that encouraged men not to vote in the midterm elections.  —  Actor James Woods has been locked out of his Twitter account over a tweet that was found to be in violation of its rules.
Owen Gleiberman / Variety:
How Michael Moore Lost His Audience  —  The fabled documentary muckraker keeps doing films with his trademark fusion of snark and liberal warning.  Maybe it's time for him to mix it up.  —  The films of Michael Moore have been faltering at the box office for several years now.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Kushner's mission improbable: Winning over wealthy Trump skeptics  —  The president's son-in-law, once a member of New York City high society, has quietly taken on the role of ambassador to the GOP's moneyed set.  —  Jared Kushner huddled behind closed doors with some of the Republican Party's …
New York Times:
Those Who Can't Forget  —  The rows of white marble headstones at Arlington National Cemetery, on 624 acres beside the Potomac River and the Pentagon, speak to the scale of United States military service across generations — and tell something of its human toll.
 
 
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