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1:55 AM ET, September 24, 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.
Politico:
Kavanaugh confirmation in renewed peril after second assault claim  —  In a statement the nominee made to The New Yorker and released by the White House, he called the allegation a ‘smear’ that ‘did not happen.’  —  Brett Kavanaugh's prospects of being confirmed Supreme Court suffered another major setback …
Emily Birnbaum / The Hill:
Grassley: Dems ‘withheld information’ on new Kavanaugh allegation  —  A spokesperson for Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Sunday night said the panel will “attempt to evaluate” new allegations of sexual assault regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Discussion: Townhall
Kate Feldman / New York Daily News:
Brett Kavanaugh and pals accused of gang rapes in high school, says lawyer Michael Avenatti  —  Lawyer Michael Avenatti told the Senate Judiciary Committee late Sunday that he has multiple witnesses who can say Brett Kavanaugh participated in gang rapes of drunken women during high school.
Steven Hayward / Power Line:
I Told You So  —  I've been saying all week that you could expect another late hit on Brett Kavanaugh over the weekend, and right on schedule, we have the New Yorker story, which, as Paul and Scott have already noted, is pretty thin gruel.  But it was absolutely necessary for the left to come …
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
Samuel Chamberlain / Fox News:
Kavanaugh denies 2nd accuser's sexual misconduct allegation as Avenatti claims ‘evidence’ of ‘targeting’ women for gang rape  —  Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faced a storm of new sexual misconduct allegations Sunday after attorney Michael Avenatti said he had knowledge that Kavanaugh …
Aidan McLaughlin / Mediaite:   Lindsey Graham Says Ford Testimony Won't Change His Vote
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Record number of voters oppose Kavanaugh nomination
Eliot A. Cohen / The Atlantic:   The Crisis of the American Elites
Julie Pace / Associated Press:   Tenn. Democrat aims for Senate win by edging away from party
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
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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
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 …
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Nahal Toosi / Politico:   Foreign policy bigwigs: Trump risking war with Iran
Kris Schneider / ABC News:
'I've never heard' President Trump's Cabinet members discuss removing him from office: Nikki Haley
Nahal Toosi / Politico:
Bolton returns to a U.N. he made a career of blasting
Discussion: Washington Post
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 …
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 …
Tom Hamburger / Washington Post:
Obama White House counsel Gregory Craig under scrutiny by prosecutors in offshoot of Mueller probe  —  Federal prosecutors have stepped up their investigation of prominent Washington attorney Gregory Craig for work he conducted at his former law firm on behalf of the Ukrainian government in 2012 …
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.
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 …
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
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
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Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Health care boosts Democrats in upcoming midterm elections
Discussion: CBS News
 
 
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Sam J. / twitchy.com:
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