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10:40 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 …
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 …
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
Kavanaugh Was Supposed to Be a Midterm Boon for G.O.P. Not Anymore.  —  SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — No Republican Senate candidate has been as aggressive in using the Supreme Court nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh as a political weapon as Josh Hawley, the Missouri attorney general who is in an intensely tight race …
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 …
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: Political Wire
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Health care boosts Democrats in upcoming midterm elections  —  There is a deluge of bad news for Republicans in the latest Fox News poll.  —  Most voters are unhappy with the direction the country is taking.  Majorities disagree with President Trump on the border wall, and extra tax-cut cash is nowhere to be seen.
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Sick to Your Stomach?  #MeToo  —  WASHINGTON — The Capitol is covered in mud.  —  Again.  —  Somewhere in the dim recesses of my mind, I can recall a time when the sight of that white dome thrilled me.  As a teenager, working for a New York congressman, I felt privileged to walk …
Discussion: Mother Jones and Balloon Juice
Paul Sperry / New York Post:
How Feinstein is conspiring to destroy Kavanaugh  —  Democrat leaders and their liberal aides, along with professional agitators, are all intermingled and conspiring together to achieve the same objective — in this case, to spike the confirmation of President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.
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 …
Janet Hook / Wall Street Journal:
More Voters Want Democrats to Control Congress, New Poll Shows  —  Support grows among women, suburbanites for change in direction from Trump ahead of midterm election  —  The Democratic Party's political advantage has grown in the home stretch of the midterm campaign …
Charles C. W. Cooke / National Review:
Third Named Witness Rejects Kavanaugh's Accuser's Allegations
Discussion: Townhall and The Gateway Pundit
Erick Erickson /
BREAKING: Christine Blasey Ford's Female Witness Doesn't Remember Anything
Discussion: The Resurgent, and Townhall
New York Times:
Tentative Deal Reached for Kavanaugh Accuser to Testify on Thursday
Seung Min Kim / Washington Post:
Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford say she has accepted Senate Judiciary Committee's request to testify against Kavanaugh
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.
Mark Penn / The Hill:   Donald Trump's Rosenstein dilemma
Michael Goodwin / New York Post:
The ‘deep state’ leaves Trump with no good options
Discussion: Politico
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: American Greatness
Trumpworld divided on Rosenstein — not whether to fire him, but when
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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: Conservative News Today and NPR
Julia Ainsley / NBC News:   Trump admin rule would deny visas, green cards to immigrants who took public benefits
Washington Post:
For Nikki Haley, a lower profile as Trump heads back to the U.N.  —  U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley quickly became one of the administration's most visible faces and the leading advocate of a worldview in which President Trump's “America First” slogan did not mean “America alone.”
Michael R. Pompeo / US Department of State:
Interview With Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC
Conor Finnegan / ABC News:
What to expect from the UN General Assembly
Republicans boot their headaches until after midterms  —  But if the House or Senate flip, Washington won't be focused on the GOP agenda.  —  Congressional Republicans have found a solution to all their internal problems that plague their party: Delay them until after the midterms.
James Randerson / Politico:
Jeremy Corbyn: I will listen to members on second Brexit vote  —  U.K. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn pledged to back a second Brexit referendum if members vote for one at his party conference which begins Sunday — although he said his preferred option is still to hold a general election.
Grant Woods / Arizona Republic:
Why John McCain's death may convince me to run for Senate (just not as a Republican)  —  Opinion: Is a U.S. Senate run the best way to honor John McCain's legacy?  Grant Woods explains why his answer isn't as easy as you'd think.  —  CONNECT  —  It was only three weeks ago that we walked behind …
John Harwood / CNBC:
GOP heading for midterm wipeout as ‘blue wave’ scenario gives Democrats a 12-point generic ballot lead: NBC-WSJ poll  — The new NBC News-Wall Street Journal survey, taken six weeks before Americans head to the polls, shows Democrats leading Republicans by 52 percent to 40 percent for control of Congress.
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 …
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Why women's rage is healthy, rational and necessary for America
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Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
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Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
America's Jews are watching Israel in horror
Paul A. Eisenstein / NBC News:
Tariffs could mean a 2M drop in car sales and cost 715,000 jobs, warns auto industry group
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Natasha Singer / New York Times:
Just Don't Call It Privacy  —  Amazon, Google and Twitter executives …
Trump lawyer Giuliani says Iran's government will be overthrown
Discussion: Mediaite
Brianne Pfannenstiel / Des Moines Register:
Iowa Poll: Democrat Fred Hubbell narrowly leads Republican Kim Reynolds in governor's race
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