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8:55 PM ET, October 12, 2018

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Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Trump Jr. Boosts Smear Tying Missing Journalist Jamal Khashoggi to Islamic Terrorism  —  The president's son, along with conservative media, are using Jamal Khashoggi's interviews with Osama bin Laden to imply he supported Islamic terror.  —  Donald Trump Jr. on Friday promoted …
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Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Khashoggi intrigue: A text from the Saudi ambassador, then silence  —  On Monday afternoon, I received an unsolicited note on the encrypted messaging service, WhatsApp, from the Saudi ambassador to the United States, Prince Khalid bin Salman.  He is the younger brother of Saudi Crown Prince …
Tom Rogan / Washington Examiner:   Mohammed bin Salman doesn't care about the world's fury
Sam Meredith / CNBC:
Treasury Secretary Mnuchin ‘planning on going’ to Saudi event despite journalist's disappearance
John Brennan / Washington Post:
The U.S. should never turn a blind eye to this sort of inhumanity
Scott Nover / The Atlantic:
Jamal Khashoggi's Friends in Washington Are in Shock
Discussion: Washington Post
Jeanne Whalen / Washington Post:
Western walkout of Saudi ‘Davos in the Desert’ conference over Jamal Khashoggi undermines kingdom's modernization plans
Discussion: Axios, CNN, Middle East Eye and ABC News
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New York Times:
Ted Cruz Leads Beto O'Rourke in Times Poll  —  With strong support from men and older voters, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas held a solid lead over Representative Beto O'Rourke, his Democratic challenger, in a poll completed Thursday night by The New York Times Upshot and Siena College.
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Haley Britzky / Axios:
Beto O'Rourke breaks fundraising record, raises $38 million in 3 months  —  Sen. Ted Cruz's Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke has raised more $38 million in the third quarter, all from individual contributions, he announced on Friday morning.  —  You just raised a record-breaking $38.1 million in three months.
Ed Pilkington / The Guardian:
Beto O'Rourke registers voter after reading about him in the Guardian
Discussion: Off the Kuff and Politico
Lachlan Markay / The Daily Beast:
Avenatti and ‘Skeezy’ Others Try to Make Their Own Money Off Beto O'Rourke
Discussion: Political Wire and HuffPost
Dan Chamberlain / The Cut:
In Praise of Beto O'Rourke, the Sweaty Man
Discussion: KTVQ-TV and CNN
Washington Post:
More Americans disapprove of Kavanaugh's confirmation than support it, new poll shows  —  More Americans disapprove of Brett M. Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court than approve, and a narrow majority says congressional investigation of the new justice should not end with his elevation to the court …
Discussion: Hullabaloo, Political Wire and Axios
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Benny Johnson / The Daily Caller:
Protester Asks GOP Senator To ‘Apologize’ To Her Children — His Response Makes Her Very Angry  —  Anti-Brett Kavanaugh protesters flooded Capitol Hill for weeks before his eventual confirmation to the Supreme Court, walking hallways in protest, holding loud demonstrations and confronting senators in their office buildings.
Gary Langer / ABC News:
Women lead support for further investigation of Kavanaugh (POLL)  —  Led by discontent among women, Americans by a 51-41 percent margin disapprove of Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court — and a majority favors further investigation by Congress that could lead to efforts to remove him from office.
Discussion: Mother Jones
Washington Post:
Trump administration weighs new family separation effort at border  —  The White House is actively considering plans that could again separate parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border, hoping to reverse soaring numbers of families attempting to cross illegally into the United States …
Grace Segers / CBS News:
GOP Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate says he'll “stomp” on opponent's face with golf spikes  —  Scott Wagner, the Republican candidate for governor in Pennsylvania, threatened his opponent, incumbent Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, in a Facebook Live video criticizing the negative ads against him.
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Scott Wagner:
Scott has a blazing message for Tom Wolf — and it has nothing …
Jemele Hill / The Atlantic:
What the Black Men Who Identify With Brett Kavanaugh Are Missing  —  When men of color see themselves in the embattled Supreme Court justice, they're not seeing the bigger picture.  —  On Tuesday night, I was in an auditorium with 100 black men in the city of Baltimore, when the subject pivoted to Brett Kavanaugh.
Discussion: Breitbart
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Kathy Frankovic / YouGov:   Who wins and who loses in America today
David French / National Review:   The Black Men Who Identify with Brett Kavanaugh Understand the Stakes
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
I Listened to All Six Trump Rallies in October.  You Should, Too  —  It's not a reality show.  It's real.  —  From the start of the Trump Presidency, many Beltway wise men, and more than a few of Donald Trump's own advisers, said, Don't pay attention to the tweets; forget the overheated language …
Victoria Bissell Brown / Washington Post:
Thanks for not raping us, all you ‘good men.’ But it's not enough.  —  A flood of rage is rushing through women's brains.  Why can't men organize to change themselves?  —  Victoria Bissell Brown, a retired history professor at Grinnell College, lives in Haverford Township, Pa.
MVBreaking / MAGAVoter:
BREAKING: Hillary Clinton's Security Clearance Officially Revoked  —  New information surfacing on Friday afternoon revealed that Hillary Clinton's security clearance was revoked by the State Department, after she allegedly requested it be withdrawn.  —  Additionally, five of Clinton's top aides …
Discussion: The Hill
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Andrew Sullivan / New York Magazine:
The Danger of Trump's Political Accomplishments  —  If you can think back through the mists of Trump time, before Kanye and Khashoggi and even Kavanaugh — a whole couple of weeks back, even — you might remember what was, for me, one of the most cathartic moments of the Trump presidency.
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
New York Times scrambles to defuse a full-blown staff rebellion … The New York Times is scrambling to quell a staff rebellion at its metro desk after the section's editor, Cliff Levy, unleashed a blistering email to staffers last week, saying the section had “lost its footing” and was in need of “urgent” change.
Guy Rosen / Facebook:
An Update on the Security Issue  —  We have been working around the clock to investigate the security issue we discovered and fixed two weeks ago so we can help people understand what information the attackers may have accessed.  Today, we're sharing details about the attack we've found that exploited this vulnerability.
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Kemp Blasts ‘Outside Agitators’ After Scrutiny Of Policy Blocking 53K From Voting  —  Following intense scrutiny over his policy that blocked 53,000 Georgia residents from registering to vote, Georgia secretary of state and GOP candidate for governor Brian Kemp went after “outside agitators” in a Wednesday statement.
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Jon Ward / Yahoo:
‘Outside agitators,’ a phrase from the civil-rights era, resurfaces in Georgia governor's race
Discussion: CNN, The Atlantic and Feeds
New York Times:
Wilbur Ross Changes Story on Discussions of Citizenship Question for Census  —  WASHINGTON — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has shifted his explanation for adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census, saying he now recalls discussing it with Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump's former chief strategist …
The Daily Beast:
Inside Trump's Pre-Midterm Media Blitzkrieg: He Wants To ‘Flood the Zone’  —  Trump told staff to get him more press, then he picked up the phone.  —  In the middle of September, Donald Trump wanted to make something very clear to his senior staff: He didn't feel like he was talking to enough reporters …
Discussion: CNN, Mediaite, Hullabaloo, Salon and Politico
National Review:
A Party of Stalkers  —  J  —  ames Hodgkinson seems to have slipped down the memory hole.  —  Hodgkinson was the left-wing activist who accused Donald Trump and Mike Pence of treason and — “fueled by rage against Republican legislators,” as the Virginia attorney general put it …
Angelina Chapin / HuffPost:
ICE Is Sending Separated Children Home With No One To Pick Them Up  —  Immigration officials sent a 4-year-old separated child from the U.S. to Guatemala City without telling her family she was coming home.  —  On Tuesday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement sent a 4-year-old separated child …
Discussion: Boing Boing
Aaron Rodriguez / CREW:
CREW Files Hatch Act Complaint Against Sarah Huckabee Sanders  —  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  —  Washington — White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders likely violated the Hatch Act by using her official government Twitter account to tweet a photo of herself with Kanye West …
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and ThinkProgress
Ryan Gallagher / The Intercept:
Google CEO Tells Senators That Censored Chinese Search Engine Could Provide “Broad Benefits”  —  Google CEO Sundar Pichai has refused to answer a list of questions from U.S. lawmakers about the company's secretive plan for a censored search engine in China.  —  In a letter newly obtained …
Discussion: Bloomberg and VICE News
Kristen V Brown / Bloomberg:
‘Everyone Will Be Potentially Identifiable’: Booming DNA Testing Means No Identity Is Hidden on the Web  — Study finds 60% chance of family links to growing pool of data  — Soon ‘everyone will be potentially identifiable,’ says author  —  Consumer DNA testing …
New York Times:
California Today: Devin Nunes vs. The Fresno Bee  —  Good morning.  —  (Want to get California Today by email?  Here's the sign-up.)  —  Representative Devin Nunes and his hometown newspaper, The Fresno Bee, have been locked in battle for several weeks.
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Why is the mob angry?  Because Trump is ripping us apart with bigotry and hatred.  —  President Trump and Republicans have adopted a closing electoral strategy that depicts the Democratic Party and “angry” leftist protests against Trumpian rule as the only real reigning threat to our country's civic fabric and the rule of law.
Star Tribune:
Wardlow says he'd fire Democrats in Minnesota AG's office  —  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Republican Minnesota Attorney General candidate Doug Wardlow told a group of supporters that he would fire “42 Democratic attorneys right off the bat” and replace them with Republicans if he wins in November …
 
 
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Wall Street Journal:
Trump Considers Ambassador to Canada as Next U.N. Envoy
Discussion: CNBC
Brandon Morse / RedState:
The Meme the Gaming Community Created to Label SJW's Is Pretty Brilliant
Discussion: Right Wing Watch
Ina Jaffe / NPR:
GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter, Under Indictment, Launches False Attacks On Opponent
Discussion: IJR
Jerry Iannelli / Miami New Times:
Miami-Dade County Investigating Fraud Claims Against Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart
Lolita C. Baldor / Associated Press:
Pentagon reveals cyber breach of travel records
Discussion: Axios
Carrie Levine / apps.publicintegrity.org:
What stands in the way of Native American voters?
Discussion: New York Times
Justin McCarthy / Gallup:
U.S. Opinion on Pence Remains Divided
Maxwell Tani / The Daily Beast:
Why Is John Kasich Meeting With Top Cable-News Executives?
 Earlier Items: 
Brandon Morse / RedState:
Blue Wave Goodbye: Polls Show Crushing Midterm Defeats for Dems and a Maintained Republican Senate Majority In the Cards
Stuart Rothenberg / Roll Call:
Two Elections: Democrats' Chance of Taking the Senate Fading, House Likely to Flip
Howard Blume / Los Angeles Times:
Teacher who recounted Trump aide eating glue as a child is suspended
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Edges Toward New Cold-War Era With China
Discussion: Washington Post and Breitbart
David Wasserman / The Cook Political Report:
House Rating Changes: Post-Kavanaugh Polls Reveal an Even More Polarized Landscape
Discussion: Bloomberg and Mediaite
Politico:
Trump May Not Be Crazy, But the Rest of Us Are Getting There Fast