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10:25 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.
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.
NBC News:
Second woman alleges sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh, this time in college  —  The news comes a few days before the Supreme Court nominee's scheduled testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee in response to a previous allegation of sexual assault.  —  WASHINGTON — A second woman …
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: IJR, Daily Wire, Deadline, KTVQ-TV and Mashable
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 …
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.
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) …
Aidan McLaughlin / Mediaite:
Lindsey Graham Says Ford Testimony Won't Change His Vote  —  Sen. Lindsey Graham said on Fox News Sunday that Christine Ford's testimony will not change his vote on Brett Kavanaugh, “unless there's something more.”  —  Fox News anchor Chris Wallace asked if Graham has “an open mind on this” …
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
The party of men: Kavanaugh fight risks worsening the Trump GOP's gender problem
Discussion: Raw Story, Hullabaloo and Splinter
Ian Kullgren / Politico:
Graham: Ford's testimony won't change my vote
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
NY Times Wants to Know About Your High School Sex Life
Discussion: Instapundit and Althouse
Eliot A. Cohen / The Atlantic:   The Crisis of the American Elites
Dan Levin / New York Times:
What Teenagers Think About the Allegations Against Brett Kavanaugh
Discussion: Splinter
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: AOL, Political Wire and Mediaite
Samuel Chamberlain / Fox News:
Trump points finger at Sessions for Rosenstein controversy
Tom Hamburger / Washington Post:
Lindsey Graham: Appoint special counsel to investigate ‘bureaucratic coup’ against Trump
Discussion: Political Wire
Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
Lindsey Graham: FBI And DOJ Waging ‘Bureaucratic Coup’ Against Trump
Discussion: RedState
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
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Health care boosts Democrats in upcoming midterm elections
Discussion: CBS News
John Harwood / CNBC:
GOP heading for midterm wipeout as ‘blue wave’ scenario gives Democrats a 12-point generic ballot lead: NBC-WSJ poll
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
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
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
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
The Trump administration's secret anti-China plans  —  The Trump administration is planning to launch a major, “administration-wide,” broadside against China, according to two sources briefed on the sensitive internal discussions.  These sources, who weren't authorized to discuss the plans with the media …
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 …
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 …
Sam J. /
Is THIS why Dems won't hand the letter over?!  Even the WAY Ford ‘submitted’ her letter to Feinstein is shady AF  —  Did we mention things just seem to be getting worse and worse for Ford because WHOA NELLY, do they ever.  —  So, about that letter ...  Wait, let's try that again.  —  THAT letter.
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
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