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CNN:
Trump skeptical of using foreign spies to collect intel on hostile countries, sources say  —  US quietly removed top spy from Russia in 2017  —  (CNN)President Donald Trump has privately and repeatedly expressed opposition to the use of foreign intelligence from covert sources …
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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:
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 …
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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 …
BBC:
John Bolton: Trump sacks national security adviser  —  US President Donald Trump has fired his National Security Adviser John Bolton.  —  “I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House,” he wrote.  —  “I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions …
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Peter Baker / New York Times:
Trump Fires John Bolton as National Security Adviser  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump fired John R. Bolton, his third national security adviser, on Tuesday amid fundamental disagreements over how to handle major foreign policy challenges like Iran, North Korea and Afghanistan.
Axios:
Trump ousts John Bolton as national security adviser
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.
Discussion: Political Wire
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.
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.
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
The House impeachment investigation should focus on Trump's corruption  —  While I find the evidence of obstruction more than sufficient to impeach President Trump, I'm beginning to think it's the least important and most problematic aspect of this presidency for the House Judiciary Committee …
Discussion: CNN, Shareblue Media and Raw Story
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New York Times:
Commerce Chief Threatened Firings at NOAA After Trump's Dorian Tweets, Sources Say
Jamie Ross / The Daily Beast:
Immigration Judge Promoted by Trump Threatened 2-Year-Old Migrant Boy With a Dog Attack, Says Report  —  An immigration judge recently promoted by the Trump administration allegedly threatened a 2-year-old Guatemalan boy with an attack dog in an attempt to make the kid be quiet in court, according to a report.
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Noah Lanard / Mother Jones:   Judge Promoted by Trump Administration Threatened a 2-Year-Old With an Attack Dog
Stanley B. Greenberg / New York Times:
The Republican Party Is Doomed  —  This is a transformational moment.  Do the Democrats understand how to take advantage of it?  —  Mr. Greenberg is a Democratic pollster.  —  The 2020 election will be transformative like few in our history.  It will end with the death of the Republican Party …
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
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
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 …
Jeff Hauser / The Daily Beast:
Trump's Going to Manipulate the Government to Stay in Power  —  The president has given us ample signs that he will use the powers of the presidency in ways previously unimaginable.  How come Democrats seem so relaxed about it?  —  BEAST INSIDE  —  The power of an incumbent president …
Discussion: Raw Story
Matt Gertz / Media Matters for America:
Sean Hannity's Hillary Clinton obsession, by the numbers  —  During Trump's presidency, Hannity has mentioned his 2016 opponent on 86% of his episodes  —  Fox News host Sean Hannity called his show “the stop-Hillary express” during the 2016 presidential campaign because of its relentless focus …
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.
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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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 …
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
Mother Jones:
GOP Congressional Candidate Has Ties to Far-Right Supporter of the Proud Boys  —  The campaign of North Carolina Republican congressional candidate Dan Bishop has associated with a far-right activist with a history of bigoted rhetoric who has defended the Proud Boys, a controversial neo-fascist outfit.
Discussion: Vox
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,
Alex Spence / BuzzFeed:
Boris Johnson Secretly Asked For A Massive Amount Of User Data To Be Tracked.  Dominic Cummings Said It's “TOP PRIORITY”.  —  Leaked documents show the prime minister's chief adviser emailed senior officials instructing them: “We must get this stuff finalised ASAP”.
Discussion: Gizmodo
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.
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.
Hillel Halkin / New York Times:
The Persistence of the Oldest Hatred  —  HOW TO FIGHT ANTI-SEMITISM  —  Bari Weiss has written what must be judged a brave book.  That it must be is a badge of shame for the “progressive” America with which she identifies.  —  Should it call for courage for a politically liberal American Jew …
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
Associated Press:
One America News sues Rachel Maddow for $10 million  —  SAN DIEGO (AP) — A conservative television network sued Rachel Maddow for more than $10 million on Monday for calling it “paid Russian propaganda.”  —  One America News filed the federal defamation suit in San Diego.
Fox News:
Flynn lawyer accuses prosecutors of ‘egregious conduct,’ hiding exculpatory evidence  —  Former national security adviser Michael Flynn's legal team indicated in federal court Tuesday they are seeking to have the case against him dismissed, accusing the prosecution of “egregious conduct and suppression” of possibly exculpatory evidence.
Discussion: Politico
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
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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Glenn S. Gerstell / New York Times:
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Fred Barbash / Washington Post:
Federal appeals court orders resentencing of man who assaulted Sen. Rand Paul
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Maggie Severns / Politico:
Ad-makers say Democratic candidates need to stop being boring
Zachary B. Wolf / CNN:
Trump found a new way to stress-test the Constitution
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Viola Gienger / Just Security:
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Nick Corasaniti / New York Times:
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Michelle Ye Hee Lee / Washington Post:
Trump's critics are targeting his donors, sparking fears of a backlash against disclosure
Jon Ward / Yahoo News:
Limbaugh and Hannity are ‘party leaders’ just as much as McConnell, new book argues
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Ben White / Politico:
Trump insists everything is fine as economic anxiety surges
Discussion: The Week and Raw Story
Jim VandeHei / Axios:
The Democratic primary looks like it will come down to 3 70-something senators
Washington Post:
No, Trump isn't Teflon. Scandals lower his approval among Republicans — if they see the news.
Discussion: Raw Story
Jonathan Bernstein / Bloomberg:
Republicans Actually Do Stand Up to Trump
Discussion: Brookings
Seung Min Kim / Washington Post:
Senate Democrats to force one more vote against Trump's border emergency declaration
Discussion: Politico and New York Times
Madeline Peltz / Media Matters for America:
Jeanine Pirro went on C-SPAN. It didn't go well.
Associated Press:
Tennessee Senator calls higher education a ‘liberal breeding ground,’ calls to remove it all together
Discussion: Political Wire and Raw Story