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4:50 PM ET, September 9, 2019


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New York Times:
Commerce Chief Threatened Firings at NOAA After Trump's Hurricane 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 …
Washington Post:
NOAA's chief scientist will investigate why agency backed Trump over its experts on Dorian, email shows  —  National Weather Service Director Louis Uccellini has also broken with NOAA leadership  —  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's acting chief scientist said in an email …
Timothy L. O'Brien / Bloomberg:
On Trump, Sharpiegate, Turnberry, the Taliban and Chaos  —  Good government decays when compromised by a cult of personality.  —  Close to midnight on Saturday, the leader of the free world tweeted a loopy and nearly inscrutable video that included his doctored, Sharpie-enhanced weather map …
Jay Reeves / Associated Press:
NWS chief backs forecasters who contradicted Trump
Discussion: Raw Story
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Trump Has Figured Out How to Corrupt the Entire Government
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Raw Story
Jim Sciutto / CNN:
Exclusive: US extracted top spy from inside Russia in 2017  —  Washington (CNN)In a previously undisclosed secret mission in 2017, the United States successfully extracted from Russia one of its highest-level covert sources inside the Russian government, multiple Trump administration officials with direct knowledge told CNN.
Michelle Theriault Boots / Anchorage Daily News:
Todd Palin files for divorce from former Alaska governor Sarah Palin  —  Todd Palin appears to have filed for divorce from former Alaska governor and one-time vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, his wife of 31 years.  —  In a document filed Friday in Anchorage Superior Court, Todd Palin …
Brandon Ambrosino / Politico:
'Someone's Gotta Tell the Freakin' Truth': Jerry Falwell's Aides Break Their Silence  —  At Liberty University, all anyone can talk about is Jerry Falwell Jr. Just not in public.  —  “When he does stupid stuff, people will mention it to others they consider confidants and not keep it totally secret …
Karoun Demirjian / Washington Post:
Democrats investigate whether Trump, Giuliani pressured Ukraine to aid 2020 reelection bid  —  House Democrats on Monday launched an investigation into whether President Trump and his attorney Rudolph W. Giuliani sought to manipulate the Ukrainian government into helping Trump's reelection campaign.
Patricia Zengerle / Reuters:
U.S. House committees launch probe of Trump, Giuliani and Ukraine
Discussion: Political Wire
Nick Grube / Honolulu Civil Beat:
Why Is Tulsi Gabbard Paying This Obscure Consultant Big Bucks?  —  STEHEKIN, Wash. — Deep in the Washington state wilderness, a highly paid political consultant is raking in hundreds of thousands of dollars from U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard's presidential campaign.
Discussion: Politico and Spectator USA
Terry Spencer / Associated Press:
Trespassing trial of Chinese woman stalls over underwear  —  FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The trial of a Chinese businesswoman charged with lying to a Secret Service agent and trespassing at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club bogged down Monday before jury selection over her lack of underwear …
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
50 U.S. states and territories announce broad antitrust investigation of Google  —  Only California and Alabama have not signed onto the probe  —  Attorneys general for 50 U.S. states and territories on Monday officially announced an antitrust investigation of Google, embarking …
McKay Coppins / The Atlantic:
The Heir  —  The empire begins with a brothel.  It stands, sturdy and square, at the heart of a gold-rush boomtown in northwest British Columbia, a monument to careful branding.  The windows of the Arctic Restaurant have no signs offering access to prostitutes—even in a lawless Yukon outpost in 1899 …
Maxwell Tani / The Daily Beast:
Mark Halperin ‘Threatened’ MSNBC Chief Phil Griffin for Nixing His Comeback  —  Sources said the disgraced political reporter became hostile in a phone chat with his ex-boss after reports emerged that MSNBC brass axed plans for Halperin to return to punditry.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
David Uberti / VICE:
Milo Yiannopoulos Says He's Broke  —  “I can't put food on the table this way.”  —  Silicon Valley appears to have blown up Milo Yiannopoulos's business model.  —  The disgraced right-wing troll is complaining that the major social media companies have effectively cut off his alt-right audience …
Patrick Svitek / The Texas Tribune:
Elizabeth Warren endorses Texas U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar's Democratic primary challenger  —  The Democratic presidential candidate backed Jessica Cisneros, the immigration lawyer running to unseat Cuellar. … Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is wading into one of Texas …
Elena Schneider / Politico:
'It's a deceptive lead': Why Biden's rivals are planning around his big collapse  —  He continues to outdistance the rest of the Democratic primary field in most polls.  And his head-to-head lead over President Donald Trump are stronger than anyone else's.  —  No one should be surprised next year if Joe Biden becomes the nominee.
The Daily Beast:
Trump Privately Tells Confidants That ‘Socialism’ Won't Be ‘So Easy’ to Beat in 2020
William Wan / Washington Post:
White House weighs controversial plan on mental illness and mass shootings  —  The White House is considering a controversial proposal to study whether mass shootings could be prevented by monitoring mentally ill people for small changes that might foretell violence.
Discussion: National Review and Reason
Washington Post:
‘UVA has ruined us’: Health system sues thousands of patients, seizing paychecks and putting liens on homes  —  Heather Waldron and John Hawley are losing their four-bedroom house in the hills above Blacksburg, Va. A teenage daughter, one of their five children, sold her clothes for spending money.
“Undercover” — Valerie Plame for Congress  —  I'm running for Congress because we're going backwards on national security, health care, and women's rights.  We need to turn our country around. https://val...
Peter Wehner / The Atlantic:
Trump Is Not Well  —  During the 2016 campaign, I received a phone call from an influential political journalist and author, who was soliciting my thoughts on Donald Trump.  Trump's rise in the Republican Party was still something of a shock, and he wanted to know the things I felt he should keep …
Discussion: Raw Story
Nicole Narea / Vox:
Bahamian Hurricane Dorian survivors weren't allowed to evacuate to the US  —  People sift through the destruction left by Hurricane Dorian in the Mudd neighborhood of Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, on September 7, 2019.  Carolyn Van Houten/Washington Post via Getty Images
Discussion: Politico, Forbes, Washington Post and CNN
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Trump contradicts CBP head on Bahamian refugees, argues they might have been infiltrated by ‘very bad people’
Discussion: The Root, VICE and Common Dreams
Nick Ochsner / WBTV-TV:
ICE: Nearly 500 undocumented immigrants released from NC jails despite detainer  —  CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Nearly 500 undocumented immigrants have been released from jails across the state in the past ten months despite administrative detainers filed against them by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
New York Times:
How Trump's Plan to Secretly Meet With the Taliban Came Together, and Fell Apart  —  WASHINGTON — On the Friday before Labor Day, President Trump gathered top advisers in the Situation Room to consider what could be among the profound decisions of his presidency — a peace plan with the Taliban …
Aaron David Miller / USA Today:
The Taliban hardly deserve Camp David talks with a president. What was Trump thinking?
Discussion: Slate, Foreign Policy and Power Line
Shane Goldmacher / New York Times:
How Elizabeth Warren Raised Big Money Before She Denounced Big Money  —  Ms. Warren wooed wealthy donors for years, stockpiling money from fund-raisers, and has used $10.4 million from her 2018 Senate race to underwrite her 2020 bid.  —  On the highest floor of the tallest building in Boston …
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Bernie Sanders Went to Canada, and a Dream of ‘Medicare for All’ Flourished  —  The Vermont senator has staked his presidential campaign, and much of his political legacy, on transforming health care in America.  His mother's illness, and a trip he made to study the Canadian system, help explain why.
Matti Friedman / New York Times:
The One Thing No Israeli Wants to Discuss  —  The decisive factor in next week's election — and the reason for Benjamin Netanyahu's durability — is a repressed memory.  —  Mr. Friedman is a contributing opinion writer and the author of “Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel.”
Discussion: Jewish Insider
Astead W. Herndon / New York Times:
‘Trust Me’: Kamala Harris Makes Big Play on Criminal Justice Reform  —  In an interview, Ms. Harris sought to paint her prosecutorial career as a reason voters should rely on her to deliver a criminal justice overhaul.  But her critics say she has been part of the problem.
Quint Forgey / Politico:
Judge restores nationwide block of asylum ban  —  A San Francisco-based federal judge on Monday restored a nationwide injunction against President Donald Trump's move to ban asylum seekers who pass through another country en route to the United States.  —  U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar issued …
Lindsay Wise / Wall Street Journal:
A Michigan Moderate Weighs Future in Trump's GOP  —  Fred Upton is deciding whether to run for an 18th House term on the same ballot as the president he has sometimes defied  —  KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Rep. Fred Upton had plans to crisscross more than 100 miles of his southwest Michigan district …
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Meghan Keneally / ABC News:
Planned Parenthood announces closure of 2 clinics in Ohio
Sarah McCammon / NPR:
European Doctor Who Prescribes Abortion Pills To U.S. Women Online Sues FDA
Discussion: Mother Jones and VICE
The Onion:
MIT Media Lab Agrees To Return All Of Jeffrey Epstein's Donated Girls
New York Post:
Parkland dad uncovers how district enabled deranged student-turned-shooter
Discussion: USA Today and Victory Girls Blog
Benjamin Weinthal / Jerusalem Post:
Violent BDS activists assault Israeli film festival attendees in Berlin
 Earlier Items: 
Andrew Desiderio / Politico:
Adam Schiff lashes Michael Flynn for refusing to cooperate
Discussion: Al Jazeera and Raw Story
The New York Times Company:
Staff Changes in Washington
Elaina Plott / The Atlantic:
Fox News Has the Power Over Trump
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Trump hopes his made-up approval rating will scare potential primary challengers
Richard L. Hasen / Vox:
Michigan has a smart idea for fixing gerrymandering. Conservatives want to crush it.
Shawn Donnan / Bloomberg:
Recession Already Grips Corners of U.S., Menacing Trump's 2020 Bid
Discussion: Raw Story
Natasha Bertrand / Politico:
Air Force leaders order probe of Trump resort stays