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10:50 AM ET, September 11, 2019

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Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
Bolton lost the latest Trump administration factional battle, but not the last  —  In every administration — but especially in the Trump administration — personalities are policy and internal factions form assorted alliances to exert influence and maintain power.
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Axios:
Bolton's chaotic White House departure  —  The last time National Security Adviser John Bolton spoke with President Donald Trump was Monday afternoon around 2 p.m. in the Oval Office — offering to resign — about 22 hours before the president's Tuesday tweet suggesting that he had fired Bolton …
John Bolton / LobeLog:
The Catastrophic Tenure of John Bolton
New York Times:
‘Trump Unplugged’: A President as His Own National Security Adviser
Eliana Johnson / Politico:
Inside Trump and Bolton's spectacular split
Associated Press:
Inside Bolton's exit: Mongolia, a mustache, a tweet
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
David Frum / The Atlantic:
Speak Up, John Bolton
Daily Mail:
Ousted National Security advisor John Bolton calls Donald Trump a LIAR for claiming he was fired …
Domenico Montanaro / NPR:
Poll: Democrats Most Like Warren, But Voters Overall Are Lukewarm On Democrats, Trump  —  Toggle more options  —  Elizabeth Warren is on the rise among Democratic voters, but she and other Democrats are less popular with the overall electorate, raising concerns about a bruising primary …
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Washington Post:
President Trump trails potential Democratic challengers in 2020 test  —  President Trump overcame formidable odds and discouraging poll numbers to win the White House in 2016.  More than a year out from the 2020 election, it appears he might have to repeat that performance to win a second term …
Ryan Lizza / Politico:
Biden camp thinks the media just doesn't get it  —  The first thing you notice at a Joe Biden event is the age: Many of the reporters covering him are really young.  Biden is not.  The press corps, or so the Biden campaign sees it, is culturally liberal and highly attuned to modern issues around race and gender and social justice.
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.
Discussion: Washington Post, Raw Story and Splinter
New York Times:
North Carolina Special Election Results: Ninth House District  —  Candidate Party Votes Pct.  —  Dan Bishop  —  Rep.  —  94,984  —  Dan McCready  —  Dem.  —  90,824  —  Lib.  —  Green  —  186,928 votes, 99% reporting (208 of 210 precincts)  —  2018 North Carolina results ›
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Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
Alarm bells should be ringing at Trump HQ after N.C. House scare
Daniel Byman / Foreign Policy:
It's Hard to Commemorate 9/11 If You Don't Understand It.  —  Today's university freshmen were born after the Twin Towers fell.  In the Trump era, lack of historical perspective makes young people susceptible to alarmism and more likely to misread threats.  —  Sept. 11, 2019 marks …
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Morgan Winsor / ABC News:
US marks 18th anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks  —  It's been 18 years since two hijacked passenger jets flew into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, the start of a series of coordinated attacks against the United States by the terrorist group al-Qaida on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
Discussion: National Review
James Barron / New York Times:
Remembering Those Lost 18 Years Ago on 9/11
Discussion: Townhall, Breitbart and twitchy.com
Rick Newman / Yahoo Finance:
Trump's trade war has killed 300,000 jobs  —  winning big time, against China.  " But his trade war is causing measurable damage to the U.S. economy, with the pain likely to worsen.  —  Forecasting firm Moody's Analytics estimates that Trump's trade war with China has already reduced U.S. employment …
Washington Post:
Trump says ‘boneheads’ at Fed should cut interest rates to zero — or even set negative rates  —  President Trump upped his attacks on the Federal Reserve on Wednesday, demanding the central bank slash interest rates to zero, or even push them into negative territory, claiming that he wants …
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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.
Natalie Beach / The Cut:
I Was Caroline Calloway Seven years after I met the infamous Instagram star, I'm ready to tell my side of the story.  —  The author (right) with Caroline Calloway Photo: Courtesy of Natalie Beach  —  When I was a sophomore in college, I took a creative-nonfiction workshop and met a girl who was everything I wasn't.
Washington Post:
Is Trump afraid to face primary competition?  —  REPUBLICAN PARTY officials in four states have decided not to hold presidential primaries or caucuses next year but instead simply to assign their delegates at the 2020 Republican National Convention directly to President Trump.
Discussion: TIME
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Associated Press:
Still on: Iowa, New Hampshire won't nix 2020 GOP contests
Discussion: Political Wire
New York Times:
California Bill Makes App-Based Companies Treat Workers as Employees  —  SACRAMENTO — California legislators approved a landmark bill on Tuesday that requires companies like Uber and Lyft to treat contract workers as employees, a move that could reshape the gig economy and that adds fuel …
Tom Lobianco / Politico:
How Pence's Camp Persuaded Trump to Pick Their Guy as VP  —  It was July 14, 2016, just four days before the Republican National Convention, and Donald Trump was still waffling on who to pick as his running mate.  —  He had just told Indiana Gov. Mike Pence he was his pick, but then …
Discussion: Raw Story
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Sarah Rankin / Associated Press:
Liberty's Falwell says he's target of ‘attempted coup’  —  By SARAH RANKIN and ALAN SUDERMANyesterday  —  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. said Tuesday that he is asking the FBI to investigate what he called a “criminal” smear campaign orchestrated …
Discussion: Political Wire
Ben Shpigel / New York Times:
Antonio Brown Accused of Rape in a Lawsuit  —  The Patriots receiver is accused of three incidents of sexual assault, in 2017 and 2018, against a woman who attended college with him.  —  Antonio Brown of the New England Patriots, the most prominent receiver in the N.F.L. …
Hayley Halpin / TheJournal.ie:
51% of people in Northern Ireland support Irish unification, new poll finds … A NEW POLL has shown just over half of people in Northern Ireland would vote for Irish unification if there were a border poll tomorrow.  —  The poll, published by Lord Ashcroft, shows that 45% of those surveyed …
 
 
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Astead W. Herndon / New York Times:
Can Jon Ossoff Help Turn Georgia Blue?
Benjamin Ryan / The Guardian:
‘Rick Scott had us on lockdown’: how Florida said no to $70m for HIV crisis
Discussion: Splinter and Florida Politics
Josh Kraushaar / National Journal:
How to Lose the Revolution
Discussion: NBC News and ABC News
Cristina Gallardo / Politico:
Scottish judges rule UK parliament suspension ‘unlawful’
Zachary Cohen / CNN:
Senators press Saudi Crown Prince on Jamal Khashoggi murder
 Earlier Items: 
CNN:
California church leaders charged with forced labor of homeless, US attorney says
Discussion: TheBlaze and Raw Story
Texas Monthly:
Announcing Five New Hires, Including Our First Taco Editor!
Discussion: New York Times
Washington Post:
Trump's housing finance plan will make mortgages more expensive, especially for black borrowers, housing groups say
Discussion: Vanity Fair and POLITICUSUSA
Washington Post:
Trump pushing for major crackdown on homeless camps in California, with aides discussing moving …