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11:05 AM ET, September 10, 2019

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New York Times:
C.I.A. Informant Extracted From Russia Had Sent Secrets to U.S. for Decades  —  WASHINGTON — Decades ago, the C.I.A. recruited and carefully cultivated a midlevel Russian official who began rapidly advancing through the governmental ranks.  Eventually, American spies struck gold …
Ken Dilanian / NBC News:
Possible Russian spy for CIA now living in Washington area  —  The former Russian government official, who had a job with access to secrets, was living openly under his true name.  —  A former senior Russian official is living in the Washington area under U.S. government protection …
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: What tonight could tell us about 2020
Washington Post:
U.S. got key asset out of Russia following election hacking
Discussion: Washington Times and RedState
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
BREAKING: Ossoff to run for US Senate in Georgia  —  Former congressional candidate Jon Ossoff said he will challenge Republican U.S. Sen. David Perdue and “mount a ruthless assault on corruption in our political system” that's prevented Congress from addressing urgent issues.
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Maggie Astor / New York Times:
Jon Ossoff Will Run for Senate in Georgia
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Politico:
Republicans face crunch time on guns as Trump wavers
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Abrams memo: It's ‘malpractice’ for Democrats not to compete in Georgia in 2020
Discussion: Hullabaloo and The Resurgent
Washington Post:
Six in 10 Americans expect a recession and higher prices as Trump's approval rating slips, Washington Post-ABC News poll finds  —  President Trump is ending a tumultuous summer with his approval rating slipping back from a July high as Americans express widespread concern about the trade war …
Discussion: The Bulwark, CNN and Bloomberg
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Gary Langer / ABC News:
Trump approval drops by 6 points, majority say recession likely: POLL  —  Six in 10 Americans say a recession is likely in the next year and as many are concerned about higher prices because of the trade war with China, helping to knock 6 points off President Donald Trump's job approval rating …
Discussion: The Week and Washington Times
Eric Lipton / New York Times:
Trump Had Deal With Scotland Airport That Sent Flight Crews to His Resort  —  WASHINGTON — Back in 2014, soon after acquiring a golf resort in Scotland, Donald J. Trump entered a partnership with a struggling local airport there to increase air traffic and boost tourism in the region.
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Aaron Rupar / Vox:
Trump makes unfounded voter fraud claim — while campaigning for seat opened by GOP cheating  —  The height of irony in Fayetteville.  —  On Monday night, President Donald Trump was in North Carolina to stump for Dan Bishop, a Republican who is competing with Democrat Dan McCready …
Discussion: Washington Post, CNN and Progress Pond
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Mother Jones:
GOP Congressional Candidate Has Ties to Far-Right Supporter of the Proud Boys
Discussion: Vox
Amisa Ratliff / Issue One:
Outside money plays major role in hotly contested North Carolina special election: Here are 7 numbers …
Nate Cohn / New York Times:   Moderate Democrats Fared Best in 2018. One Gets Another Chance Today.
Gregory Krieg / CNN:   What to watch for in Tuesday's North Carolina special elections
New York Times:
Commerce Chief Threatened Firings at NOAA After Trump's Dorian Tweets, Sources Say  —  WASHINGTON — The Secretary of Commerce threatened to fire top employees at NOAA on Friday after the agency's Birmingham office contradicted President Trump's claim that Hurricane Dorian might hit Alabama …
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US Census / News Releases, Press Releases …:
Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2018  —  SEPT. 10, 2019 — The U.S. Census Bureau announced today the median household income was not statistically different from the 2017 median, and the official poverty rate decreased 0.5 percentage points from 2017.
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New York Times:
Share of Americans With Health Insurance Declined in 2018  —  The drop, despite a strong economy, was the first since 2014 and at least partly caused by efforts to weaken the Affordable Care Act.  —  The share of Americans with health insurance fell last year, despite a strong economy that lifted families out of poverty.
John Harwood / CNBC:
These are the three biggest warning signs for Trump's reelection bid  —  KEY POINTS  — Vegas oddsmakers, shrugging off the House Democrats' midterm election triumph, favor President Trump to win a second term in 2020.  So do Wall Street insiders.  — It's easy to understand why they would consider 2018 a temporary setback.
Discussion: The Week
Philip Gefter / New York Times:
Robert Frank, Pivotal Figure in Documentary Photography, Is Dead at 94  —  Mr. Frank's visually raw and personally expressive style made him one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century.  —  Robert Frank, one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century …
Discussion: The Week and Meduza.io
Gideon Resnick / The Daily Beast:
ThinkProgress to Be Archived After Union Threatens ‘Legal Options’ Against CAP  —  The recently closed progressive news site will no longer exist as a sounding board for think tank scholars after union complaints.  —  The union that has represented workers at the site ThinkProgress …
Kamara Daughtry / ABC News:
Dad posts adorable video of toddler ‘besties’ running toward each other in NYC  —  Two toddlers in New York City are warming hearts all over Facebook after one dad posted a video of these two “besties.”  —  Maxwell and Finnegan are inseparable, Michael Cisneros, Maxwell's father, told ABC News.
Discussion: TheBlaze and New York Post
Robin Wright / New Yorker:
Trump's Stunt with the Taliban Was Not About Negotiating Peace  —  Eighteen years ago, after hijacked planes dive-bombed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, it would have been considered delusional to imagine an American President sitting down with the jihadis tied …
Discussion: Common Dreams, Mediaite and Roll Call
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Nick Corasaniti / New York Times:
To Push Gun Control, New Jersey Will Pressure Retailers and Banks  —  The state also plans to wield its buying power to force gun makers to adopt policies like background checks.  —  MORRISTOWN, N.J. — New Jersey intends to stop doing business with gun manufacturers and retailers that fail …
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Michael Corkery / New York Times:   Stores Could Just Ban Guns, but Open-Carry Foes Back Requests as a Step
Amy Russo / U.S. Political News, Opinion and Analysis:
Trump Claims Those Fleeing Bahamas Could Be ‘Very Bad People’  —  The president asserted without evidence that drug dealers and gang members could be trying to enter the U.S. in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.  —  President Donald Trump on Monday urged caution in admitting people into the U.S …
Alex Roarty / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Biden is labeled a moderate.  But his agenda is far more liberal than Hillary Clinton's.  —  Many Democrats see Joe Biden as a voice of ideological restraint in a party rapidly moving to the left.  —  But the 2020 Democratic frontrunner's emerging policy agenda is anything but moderate …
Discussion: Political Wire and Common Dreams
Jessica Contrera / Washington Post:
A controversial dog park that divided Chevy Chase will be dismantled  —  More than 100 people packed into a public hearing in Chevy Chase Village Monday to debate what one board member called “the most contentious and emotionally-charged issue” in the community's history: the barking of dogs.
Erin Banco / The Daily Beast:
McConnell Said No to Money for Miners, Yes to Russian-Backed Plant  —  The Senate majority leader worked to keep money out of Kentucky coal miners' hands—even as he maneuvered to steer federal cash to an aluminum plant connected to a Putin ally.  —  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell …
Discussion: Raw Story
Madeline Peltz / Media Matters for America:
Jeanine Pirro went on C-SPAN.  It didn't go well.  —  A September 8 appearance Fox News host Jeanine Pirro made on C-SPAN's Washington Week to promote her new book backfired after callers confronted her over various controversies she's generated.  —  The session began with host Steve Scully asking Pirro …
Meredith Shiner / The Daily Beast:
For House Republicans, a Baby Born at 23 Weeks Is a Political Prop.  For Me, It Was Life.  —  Just short of 23 weeks, I awoke to find I was having contractions.  This was nightmare enough.  A Republican bill would compound the nightmare for every woman in my position.  —  Dear Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy,
Jacqueline Alemany / Washington Post:
Power Up: Donald Trump Jr. made a #MeToo joke last night.  But pollsters say women aren't laughing  —  Good morning & welcome back 🌞 Tips, comments, recipes, strange NOAA directives from Wilbur Ross?  Reach out and sign up.  Thanks for waking up with us.  —  The Campaign
BuzzFeed News:
In 2011, Jeffrey Epstein Was A Known Sex Offender.  The Founders Of Amazon, Google, And Tesla Dined With Him Anyway  —  After pleading guilty to charges of soliciting prostitution from an underage girl, Jeffrey Epstein spent part of 2011 reintroducing himself to elite society.
Jon Ward / Yahoo News:
Limbaugh and Hannity are ‘party leaders’ just as much as McConnell, new book argues  —  To many Republican voters, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is an establishment hack who can't be trusted, while Fox News' Sean Hannity is a straight talker who keeps the GOP honest.
Viola Gienger / Just Security:
Trump and Giuliani's Quest for Fake Ukraine “Dirt” on Biden: An Explainer  —  Vice President Mike Pence was about to finish a routine joint press conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda in Warsaw last week, when he got two astutely specific questions about his meeting the previous day with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy:
Discussion: New York Times, Raw Story and Salon
Jeff Stein / Washington Post:
As billions flow to farmers, Trump administration faces internal concerns over unprecedented bailout  —  Senior government officials, including some in the White House, privately expressed concern that the Trump administration's nearly $30 billion bailout for farmers needed stronger legal backing …
Discussion: Shareblue Media and Daily Kos
 
 
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Jeff Hauser / The Daily Beast:
Trump's Going to Manipulate the Government to Stay in Power
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Trump's critics are targeting his donors, sparking fears of a backlash against disclosure
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Ben White / Politico:
Trump insists everything is fine as economic anxiety surges
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Jim VandeHei / Axios:
The Democratic primary looks like it will come down to 3 70-something senators
Associated Press:
One America News sues Rachel Maddow for $10 million
Washington Post:
No, Trump isn't Teflon. Scandals lower his approval among Republicans — if they see the news.
Discussion: Raw Story and Vox
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Jonathan Bernstein / Bloomberg:
Republicans Actually Do Stand Up to Trump
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Seung Min Kim / Washington Post:
Senate Democrats to force one more vote against Trump's border emergency declaration
Discussion: New York Times and Political Wire
Jennifer Bendery / HuffPost:
Controversial Trump Court Pick Gets Expedited Senate Confirmation Hearing
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Rebecca Falconer / Axios:
Federal budget deficit tops $1 trillion: CBO
Discussion: TheBlaze and CBO Publications
Associated Press:
Tennessee Senator calls higher education a ‘liberal breeding ground,’ calls to remove it all together
Discussion: Political Wire and Raw Story
Michelle Theriault Boots / Anchorage Daily News:
Todd Palin files for divorce from former Alaska governor Sarah Palin