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9:25 PM ET, September 11, 2019

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The Daily Beast:
Trump Flirts With $15 Billion Bailout for Iran, Sources Say  —  Trump says he hates the Obama-era nuclear deal with Iran.  But he's toying with a French proposal to get the Iranians to comply with it: a $15 billion line of credit to Tehran.  —  President Donald Trump has left the impression …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and RedState
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Wall Street Journal:
After Bolton, Pompeo's Role Grows Larger, and Also More Solitary  —  Chief diplomat arrived as the last puzzle piece; now he's the only one left  —  WASHINGTON—When Mike Pompeo was confirmed as secretary of state 16 months ago, he was considered the last puzzle piece to President Trump's overhauled foreign policy team.
CNN:
Administration considers double-tapping Pompeo for national security adviser  —  Washington (CNN)Just one day after President Donald Trump dismissed national security adviser John Bolton, administration officials are discussing the possibility of replacing Bolton with his chief rival, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Discussion: Reason and The Week
Vivian Salama / Wall Street Journal:
Trump Sends Regards to Departed ‘Mr. Tough Guy’ Bolton
New York Times:
Trump Pressed Top Aide to Have Weather Service ‘Clarify’ Forecast That Contradicted Trump  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump, seeking to justify his claim of a hurricane threat to Alabama, pressed aides to intervene with a federal scientific agency, leading to a highly unusual public rebuke …
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Caitlin Oprysko / Politico:
Trump denies asking Mulvaney to pressure federal agency on hurricane claims
Discussion: Raw Story
Raleigh News & Observer:
House overrides budget veto in surprise vote with almost half of lawmakers absent  —  In a surprise move Wednesday morning, the N.C. House of Representatives voted to override Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of the state budget with just over half of the 120 members present to vote.
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Raleigh News & Observer:
NC Republicans' shameless theft of democracy  —  The verdict is now plain.  North Carolina's Republican legislative leaders — not actually leaders, but connivers — are beyond shame.  —  In a stunning display of contempt for democracy, House Speaker Tim Moore, a Cleveland County Republican …
Discussion: Raw Story
Lateshia Beachum / Washington Post:
North Carolina Republicans voted to override a budget veto while Democrats were at a 9/11 ceremony
Discussion: Bleeding Heartland
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court Says Trump Can Bar Asylum Seekers While Legal Fight Continues  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the Trump administration to bar most Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the United States.  The court said the administration may enforce new rules …
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Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
Supreme Court allows broad enforcement of asylum limits  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing nationwide enforcement of a new Trump administration rule that prevents most Central American immigrants from seeking asylum in the United States.  —  The justices' order late Wednesday …
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court says Trump administration can begin denying asylum to migrants while legal fight continues
Pete Williams / NBC News:
Supreme Court allows Trump administration to enforce toughest restriction yet on asylum requests
Discussion: CNN, Law & Crime and Splinter
Washington Post:
'You're a prop in the back': Advisers struggle to obey Trump's Kafkaesque rules  —  In President Trump's renegade orbit, there are unspoken rules he expects his advisers to follow.  He tolerates a modicum of dissent, so long as it remains private; expects advisers to fall in line and defend his decisions …
Discussion: Daily Kos, Bloomberg and The Week
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CNN:
CNN Poll: Biden leads as Warren and Sanders battle for second on eve of debate  —  This number should concern Trump's 2020 campaign  —  WASHINGTON (CNN)Joe Biden leads the Democratic presidential primary but a tight race for second place has formed behind him as Sen. Elizabeth Warren leads …
Discussion: Political Wire and KTLA
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Domenico Montanaro / NPR:
Poll: Democrats Most Like Warren, But Voters Overall Are Lukewarm On Democrats, Trump
Boston Herald:
Bernie Sanders jumps to the lead in NH: Franklin Pierce-Herald poll shows
Discussion: Breitbart and Political Wire
Adam Reiss / NBC News:
Source: Michael Cohen met with prosecutors investigating Trump Organization  —  Prosecutors are looking into whether or not the Trump Organization falsified business records.  —  The former personal attorney for President Donald Trump has entered into an agreement with New York City prosecutors …
Discussion: Raw Story
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Kara Scannell / CNN:
Exclusive: Michael Cohen is interviewed for probe into Trump Organization  —  (CNN)Prosecutors with the New York district attorney's office interviewed Donald Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen in recent weeks as part of their investigation of the Trump Organization's handling …
Cheryl Hall / Dallas Morning News:
T. Boone Pickens, larger-than-life energy tycoon and OSU diehard, dies at 91  —  Pickens had an energy career that went from laborer to tycoon — and the Oklahoma State benefactor was among the few business elites granted “dual citizenship” on both sides of the Red River.
ProPublica:
The Myths of the “Genius” Behind Trump's Reelection Campaign  —  Brad Parscale has said he's taking a relative pittance to run the president's reelection operation.  But as with much of what Parscale has claimed about his work and life, that's not the full story.  This is.
JM Rieger / Washington Post:
The straightforward question House Democrats can't answer  —  Depending on whom you ask, on Thursday morning, the House Judiciary Committee will vote on procedures to investigate whether to open an impeachment inquiry or to continue an already opened impeachment inquiry.  —  Or maybe there is no inquiry at all.
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KCRW:
It's an impeachment *investigation*
Discussion: Popehat
Joe Drape / New York Times:
Justify Failed a Drug Test Before Winning the Triple Crown  —  Bob Baffert guided Justify to the 2018 Triple Crown, but a month before the Kentucky Derby, the horse failed a drug test that could have ended that campaign before it began.  —  On June 9, 2018, a colt named Justify thundered home …
Dan Mangan / CNBC:
Girls who appeared to be 11 to 12 seen with Jeffrey Epstein getting off his plane in 2018 as authorities eyed his travel abroad  —  KEY POINTS  — An air traffic controller saw financier Jeffrey Epstein getting off his private plane in the U.S. Virgin Islands with girls who appeared to be 11 to 12 years old in 2018.
Discussion: New York Post
New York Times:
Confusion and Defiance Follow California's New Contractor Law  —  SAN FRANCISCO — In a sign of the potential confusion and chaos set in motion by a landmark bill that the California Legislature passed on Wednesday to effectively require companies to reclassify their contract workers as employees …
Washington Post:
Trump officials tour unused FAA facility in California in search for place to relocate homeless people  —  A team of Trump administration officials toured a California facility once used by the Federal Aviation Administration this week as they searched for a potential site to relocate homeless people …
Monique O. Madan / Miami Herald:
12-year-old Bahamian girl separated from parents, ends up in Miami home for migrant kids  —  A 12-year-old Bahamian girl was separated from family at a South Florida airport after fleeing the destruction of Hurricane Dorian and was sent by U.S. Customs officials to a Miami Gardens shelter for abused or abandoned children.
Charlie Warzel / New York Times:
The Last Apple Keynote (Let's Hope)  —  The company's product launch pageant has become a parody.  Time to call it quits.  —  Mr. Warzel is an Opinion writer at large.  —  Roughly six minutes into Apple's annual keynote presentation on Tuesday, I watched with grim fascination …
Byline Times:
£8 Billion Bet on No Deal Crash-Out by Boris Johnson's Leave Backers  —  While the Prime Minister defies the law and insists Britain will leave the European Union on 31 October, his backers stand to make billions out of the disaster.  —  Boris Johnson's leadership campaign backers …
Erin Donnelly / Yahoo:
Jerry Springer says Trump ‘took my show and brought it to the White House’  —  Jerry Springer's new daytime show, Judge Jerry, sees the famed talk show host preside over a courtroom where he rules on a range of legal disputes.  To promote the show's Monday premiere, Springer stopped by
Discussion: Washington Times
 
 
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Sam Stein / The Daily Beast:
Donald Trump's Gun Policy Team Includes a Former Gun Lobbyist
Brandon Morse / RedState:
Gun Sales See Spike Despite Democrat Efforts to Slow It Down
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Andrew Higgins / New York Times:
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Marianne LeVine / Politico:
Republicans and Democrats hammer Trump's judicial nominee
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Martyn McLaughlin / Scotsman:
US military fuel deal with Prestwick ‘kicked into long grass’ over Trump investigation
Discussion: Law & Crime
Alex Pareene / New Republic:
ThinkProgress Was Always Doomed
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Thomas B. Edsall / New York Times:
No One Should Take Black Voters for Granted
Kamini Ramdeen / AOL.com:
President Trump sparks anger with ‘never forget’ 9/11 tweet