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New York Times:
White House Pressed Agency to Repudiate Weather Forecasters Who Contradicted Trump  —  WASHINGTON — The White House was directly involved in pressing a federal scientific agency to repudiate the weather forecasters who contradicted President Trump's claim that Hurricane Dorian would probably strike Alabama …
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Washington Post:
President Trump ordered staff to correct statement that contradicted his inaccurate Alabama hurricane claim  —  Lawmakers, Commerce Department launch investigations into NOAA's decision to back President Trump over forecasters  —  President Trump told his staff that the National Oceanic …
Caitlin Oprysko / Politico:
Trump denies asking Mulvaney to pressure federal agency on hurricane claims
House Committee on Science, Space and Technology:   Committee Launches Investigation into Commerce Department's Involvement in NOAA Actions Regarding Hurricane Dorian
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 …
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Eliza Relman / Business Insider:
Meet Charlie Kupperman, Trump's acting national security adviser who advised a group that promotes anti-Muslim conspiracy theories  — After President Donald Trump announced that he had fired his national security adviser, John Bolton, the White House named Charles Kupperman …
Discussion: CNN, Fox News, New York Times and NBC News
Vivian Salama / Wall Street Journal:
Trump Sends Regards to Departed ‘Mr. Tough Guy’ Bolton  —  The president wished his ousted national security adviser, John Bolton, well—but only after slamming his views on a range of foreign-policy issues  —  WASHINGTON—President Trump said Wednesday he is looking at five potential candidates …
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
Trump Finally Fired John Bolton, but Does It Really Matter?
Discussion: CNN, Axios and Politico
Steve Holland / Reuters:   Three Bolton aides submit their resignations at White House
Jeff Poor / Breitbart:
FNC's Tucker Carlson: Potential Bolton Replacement Brian Hook 'an Unapologetic Neocon …
Discussion: Politico and The Daily Beast
James Hohmann / Washington Post:
The Daily 202: Ben Sasse scores Trump endorsement after biting his tongue and keeping his head down
Discussion: Townhall and Hot Air
Joseph Cirincione / LobeLog:
The Catastrophic Tenure of John Bolton
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: KTLA
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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 …
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.
Boston Herald:
Bernie Sanders jumps to the lead in NH: Franklin Pierce-Herald poll shows
Discussion: Political Wire
Reid J. Epstein / New York Times:   Amy Klobuchar Is Tired of Debate Questions About Other Candidates
Josh Kraushaar / National Journal:
How to Lose the Revolution
Discussion: NBC News and ABC News
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 …
CBS17.com:
NC House Republicans override Gov. Cooper's budget veto while he's at 9/11 memorial event
Discussion: Mother Jones
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.
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Peter Elkind / Texas Monthly:   From Obscure Web Developer to Trump Campaign Manager: The Inside Story of Brad Parscale's Unlikely Rise
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.
Kamini Ramdeen / AOL.com:
President Trump sparks anger with ‘never forget’ 9/11 tweet  —  President Donald Trump drew ire on Twitter Wednesday morning with the way he marked the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.  —  Trump shared a photograph of himself and first lady Melania Trump …
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James Barron / New York Times:
Remembering Those Lost 18 Years Ago on 9/11
Sister Toldjah / RedState:
“Airplanes Took Aim”: NY Times Shamefully Goes the Ilhan Omar Route in Describing How 9/11 Happened
Discussion: Instapundit and Townhall
Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
Alarm bells should be ringing at Trump HQ after N.C. House scare  —  Analysis: It's always better to win than lose — but Republicans holding onto a GOP seat by a hair is reason for the president to worry heading into 2020.  —  Does a tight win for NC Republican Dan Bishop spell 2020 trouble for Trump?
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Sean Collins / Vox:
Trump is trying to discredit recent polls because he's losing in nearly all of them
Charlie Warzel / New York Times:
The Last Apple Keynote (Hopefully)  —  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 …
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.
Matthew Jacobs / HuffPost:
The Steady Cultural Demise Of ‘American Beauty’  —  How the Best Picture winner, which turns 20 this year, went from esteemed suburban satire to widespread punchline.  —  When “American Beauty” nabbed the Oscar for Best Picture in March 2000, its win seemed forward-thinking.
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 …
Discussion: New York Times
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Marianne LeVine / Politico:
Republicans and Democrats hammer Trump's judicial nominee  —  Republicans and Democrats on Wednesday castigated President Donald Trump's nominee to the powerful Second Circuit Court of Appeals for dodging their questions as well as his prior controversial writings.
Discussion: Raw Story
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Ronn Blitzer / Fox News:   Trump court pick whose family fled persecution blasts racism accusation as ‘hurtful’ during confirmation hearing
Thomas B. Edsall / New York Times:
No One Should Take Black Voters for Granted  —  Recent research shows that a crucial bloc of Democrats is at once more moderate and more radical than its counterparts.  —  Mr. Edsall contributes a weekly column from Washington, D.C. on politics, demographics and inequality.
 
 
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