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Peter Baker / New York Times:
Trump Ousts John Bolton as National Security Adviser  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump announced on Tuesday that he had fired John R. Bolton, his third national security adviser, amid fundamental disagreements over how to handle major foreign policy challenges like Iran, North Korea and most recently Afghanistan.
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NBC News:
As frustration with Bolton mounted, Trump reached out to ex-adviser McMaster  —  In phone calls to McMaster, Trump told his second national security adviser that he misses him.  —  WASHINGTON — As President Donald Trump began losing confidence in national security adviser John Bolton …
Washington Post:
Trump pushing for major crackdown on homeless camps in California, with aides discussing moving residents to government-backed facilities  —  President Trump has ordered White House officials to conduct a sweeping crackdown on homelessness in California, citing the state's growing crisis …
Discussion: Politico and CBS Los Angeles
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Something is fishy about Trump's John Bolton announcement  —  President Trump announced Tuesday that he had effectively fired national security adviser John Bolton.  But two key details call into question his version of how it went down — including Bolton's own comment.
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 …
Discussion: WayneDupree.com and Fox News
The Daily Beast:
Trumpworld Gloats as Bolton Bolts  —  “I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions,” the president said, claiming he fired the nat-sec adviser.  Bolton, however, disputed that account.  —  Donald Trump on Tuesday announced that he had fired his national security adviser John Bolton …
Axios:
Trump ousts John Bolton as national security adviser
Bloomberg:
Trump Ousts Bolton After Dispute Over Negotiating With Taliban
Jordyn Phelps / ABC News:
Trump says he's fired National Security Adviser John Bolton
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
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 …
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook PM: Bolton out, and we're on the ground in NC-9
Discussion: CNN
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
Discussion: Splinter
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
Astead W. Herndon / New York Times:
With the Faithful at Trump's North Carolina Rally: ‘He Speaks Like Me’  —  Two months after his rally there produced “send her back” chants, the president brought identity politics back to the state.  —  FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Rick Myers traveled from central California — 2,861.9 estimated miles …
Discussion: IJR
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Roll Call:
GOP leadership lowers expectations for North Carolina special election
Discussion: Political Wire
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
Heather Caygle / Politico:
Dems stumble on impeachment messaging  —  Democrats are mired in an impeachment mess of their own making.  —  Conflicting signals from the House's most powerful Democrats have left rank-and-file lawmakers exasperated, unable to say confidently whether the House is, in fact …
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New York Times:
Former FEMA Official Accused of Taking Bribes in Hurricane Maria Recovery  —  MIAMI — A former top administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency was arrested on Tuesday in a major federal corruption investigation that found that the official took bribes from the president of a company …
Discussion: Political Wire
Spencer S. Hsu / Washington Post:
Michael Flynn sentencing set for Dec. 18 in case where he pleaded guilty to lying to FBI  —  A federal judge on Tuesday set sentencing for Dec. 18 for President Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn as prosecutors warned they reserved the option to recommend prison time instead of probation for Flynn.
Discussion: Political Wire
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Fox News:
Flynn lawyer accuses prosecutors of ‘egregious conduct,’ hiding exculpatory evidence
Discussion: Politico
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:
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 …
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.
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 …
Ilya Shapiro / USA Today:
Liberal Supreme Court justices vote in lockstep, not the conservative justices  —  Over the past several sessions, Supreme Court Justices appointed by Democratic presidents voted in unison more than their Republican counterparts.  —  CONNECT  —  Ever since Justice Anthony Kennedy announced …
Alana Goodman / Washington Examiner:
Secret Service arrested El Paso shooting ‘hero’ as he was about to be honored by Trump at White House  —  One of the people President Trump honored for his heroism during a mass shooting in an El Paso Walmart last month was arrested by the Secret Service during his visit to the White House …
Discussion: Political Wire
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.
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 …
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
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,
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 …
 
 
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Laura Barrón-López / Politico:
Poll: Biden, Sanders top Dem field among Latinos
Discussion: Political Wire
Noa Landau / Haaretz:
Netanyahu Says Israel Will Annex Jordan Valley if Reelected
Discussion: Vox
Chris Mills Rodrigo / The Hill:
Paul Ryan joins DC think tank
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Mark Sanford might be Republicans' last chance
Discussion: MSNBC, Wall Street Journal and Politico
Reuters:
Many U.S. farmers fume at Washington, not Trump, over biofuel, trade policies
Discussion: Eschaton
Glenn S. Gerstell / New York Times:
N.S.A. Official: We Need to Prepare for the Future of War
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Alex Spence / BuzzFeed:
Boris Johnson Secretly Asked For A Massive Amount Of User Data To Be Tracked. …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Mother Jones:
GOP Congressional Candidate Has Ties to Far-Right Supporter of the Proud Boys
Jacqueline Alemany / Washington Post:
Power Up: Donald Trump Jr. made a #MeToo joke last night. But pollsters say women aren't laughing
Associated Press:
One America News sues Rachel Maddow for $10 million
Erin Banco / The Daily Beast:
McConnell Said No to Money for Miners, Yes to Russian-Backed Plant
Discussion: Raw Story
Jonathan Bernstein / Bloomberg:
Republicans Actually Do Stand Up to Trump
Discussion: Brookings