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11:45 AM ET, September 25, 2018


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New York Times:
Kavanaugh's Yearbook Page Is ‘Horrible, Hurtful’ to a Woman It Named  —  Brett Kavanaugh's page in his high school yearbook offers a glimpse of the teenage years of the man who is now President Trump's Supreme Court nominee: lots of football, plenty of drinking, parties at the beach.
Gabriel Pogrund / Washington Post:
'How'd you find me?':  Mark Judge has been holed up in a beach house in Delaware amid a media firestorm  —  Bethany Beach, Del. — Mark Judge has been conspicuously absent for more than a week: Named as the only witness to an alleged sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh …
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's Yale roommate says he believes second accuser  —  Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's roommate from Yale says he believes the second woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.  —  James Roche says he was Kavanaugh's roommate in the Fall of 1983.
Mollie Hemingway / The Federalist:
New York Times Hid Multiple Key Facts In Kavanaugh Yearbook Hit  —  A New York Times article scrutinizing inside jokes in the 1983 yearbook of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's Georgetown Preparatory School hid multiple problems with its claims.  —  A New York Times article scrutinizing …
Devan Cole / CNN:
Ted Cruz forced from restaurant amid Kavanaugh drama  —  Washington (CNN)Sen. Ted Cruz was forced to leave a Washington restaurant Monday after left-wing activists swarmed the senator, heckling him with chants and demanding to know his position on embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Caitlin Flanagan / The Atlantic:
The Abandoned World of 1982  —  We are invited now to consider the late adolescence and early young manhood of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.  It seems to be a trajectory that follows a classic pattern, familiar to us from literature as well as from its pale reflection, life.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Kavanaugh's fate rests with Sen. Collins  —  Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), a prominent moderate voice and one of the Senate's most conscientious members, is poised to make or break Brett Kavanaugh's chance at becoming a Supreme Court justice.  —  A big reason for that is several Senate colleagues …
Rebecca Traister / The Cut:   When the Muzzle Comes Off
Lara Bazelon / New York Times:
Man Up, Grassley. Question Blasey Ford Yourself.
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Supreme Court Fight Goes Prime Time With Kavanaugh's Fox News Interview
White House, GOP point to Democratic ‘resistance’ behind Kavanaugh ‘smear’
Samuel Chamberlain / Fox News:
Kavanaugh denies sexual misconduct in Fox News exclusive: 'I know I'm telling the truth'
Associated Press:   Republicans are digging in on Kavanaugh. Here's why.
USA Today:
Third Kavanaugh accuser, a former US Mint employee, ‘100 percent credible,’ Avenatti says
Wall Street Journal:   The Politics of Destruction  —  A second Kavanaugh accuser betrays …
Annie Karni / Politico:
Kavanaugh's wife tests standing by your man in the #MeToo era
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
John Wagner / Washington Post:
White House open to public testimony from second Kavanaugh accuser, Sanders says
Discussion: Politico
Politico:   Democrats believe Ramirez but stiff-arm Avenatti
Jeff Greenfield / Politico:
Kavanaugh Just Played ‘Checkers’ on Fox
Emily Birnbaum / The Hill:
Avenatti: New client will go public with Kavanaugh accusations by Wednesday
Anne Gearan / Washington Post:
Trump says he has ‘no plans’ to meet with Iranian leader at the U.N.  —  NEW YORK — President Trump said Tuesday that he has “no plans” to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani while both leaders are attending the annual U.N. General Assembly this week.
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Scoop: The DOJ's full Rod Rosenstein exit statement  —  The full text of the Rod Rosenstein exit statement, drafted by Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores and sent to the White House Monday morning, has been reviewed by Axios.  —  Its veracity has been confirmed by three sources close …
Jordyn Phelps / ABC News:
Sarah Sanders won't offer assurances for future of Mueller probe if Rod Rosenstein goes  —  White House press secretary Sarah Sanders would not offer any assurances that President Trump will allow the special counsel investigation to continue without delay if Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein exits …
Discussion: Politico, Mediaite and Raw Story
Carrie Dann / NBC News:
NBC News poll: It's neck-and-neck in the Arizona Senate race  —  Among likely voters, Kyrsten Sinema has 48 percent support compared with 45 percent for Martha McSally, within the poll's margin of error.  —  WASHINGTON — Arizona's closely watched Senate race is a statistical tie …
Ben Steverman / BloombergQuint:
Millennials Are Causing the U.S. Divorce Rate to Plummet  —  (Bloomberg) — Americans under the age of 45 have found a novel way to rebel against their elders: They're staying married.  —  New data show younger couples are approaching relationships very differently from baby boomers, who married young, divorced, remarried and so on.
Ronald Brownstein / CNN:
There's a suburban tsunami driving 2018  —  (CNN)Converging crises are compounding the risk that Republicans could suffer historic 2018 losses in suburban communities that could harden a starkly polarized alignment in American politics.  —  Precisely as sexual abuse allegations …
Discussion: New York Times
Jessie Van Berkel / Star Tribune:
Star Tribune sues to unseal Ellison's divorce records  —  Ellison, Democratic candidate for attorney general accused by ex-girlfriend of abuse, was divorced in 2012.  —  TEXT SIZE  —  The Star Tribune has joined a legal effort to unseal the divorce records of U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, the Democratic candidate for attorney general.
Laura Kipnis / New York Times:
What Ian Buruma's Departure Will Cost Us  —  The editor's exit from The New York Review of Books threatens to inhibit our intellectual culture.  —  Ms. Kipnis is the author of a book about campus sexual harassment policies.  —  When Robert B. Silvers, the founding editor of The New York Review of Books …
Discussion: Spectator USA and The Guardian
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Instagram's Co-Founders Said to Step Down From Company  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, the co-founders of the photo-sharing app Instagram, have resigned and plan to leave the company in coming weeks, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter.
Lisa Ryan / The Cut:
How I Get It Done: Taffy Brodesser-Akner of the New York Times  —  Journalist Taffy Brodesser-Akner is perhaps best known for her profiles, but last year, she was also briefly known as a “mystery brunette” after a picture of her leaving an interview with Tom Hiddleston — mid-Taylor Swift heartbreak — was published in the tabloids.
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