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2:20 PM ET, September 11, 2019


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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 …
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 …
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 …
Steve Holland / Reuters:   Three Bolton aides submit their resignations at White House
Joseph Cirincione / LobeLog:
The Catastrophic Tenure of John Bolton
Discussion: Bloomberg, The Guardian and The Week
Eliza Relman / Business Insider:
Meet Charlie Kupperman, Trump's acting national security adviser who advised a group …
Discussion: CNN, Fox News and New York Times
Caitlin Oprysko / Politico:
Top Bolton aide out at White House
Discussion: Axios and The Daily Beast
Eliana Johnson / Politico:
Inside Trump and Bolton's spectacular split
Jeff Poor / Breitbart:   FNC's Tucker Carlson: Potential Bolton Replacement Brian Hook 'an Unapologetic Neocon …
Trump Discussed Easing Iran Sanctions, Prompting Bolton Pushback
Discussion: Hot Air and Washington Post
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.
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?   NC House Republicans override Gov. Cooper's budget veto while he's at 9/11 memorial event
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.
Reid J. Epstein / New York Times:
Amy Klobuchar Is Tired of Debate Questions About Other Candidates  —  The Minnesota senator has been frustrated by debate moderators' tactic asking her to attack policies by her progressive rivals in the Democratic presidential primary.  —  WASHINGTON — Senator Amy Klobuchar keeps having …
Josh Kraushaar / National Journal:
How to Lose the Revolution
Discussion: NBC News and ABC News
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.
Peter Elkind / Texas Monthly:   From Obscure Web Developer to Trump Campaign Manager: The Inside Story of Brad Parscale's Unlikely Rise
Kamini Ramdeen /
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 …
Daniel Byman / Foreign Policy:
It's Hard to Commemorate 9/11 If You Don't Understand It.
Discussion: New York Times
James Barron / New York Times:
Live Updates: Remembering Those Lost 18 Years Ago on 9/11
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.
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.
Quint Forgey / Politico:
Trashing Fed ‘Boneheads,’ Trump calls for central bank to cut interest rates to ‘ZERO’  —  President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on the Federal Reserve to slash U.S. interest rates “down to ZERO,” admonishing chairman Jerome Powell and other leaders of the U.S. central bank as “Boneheads.”
Washington Post:   Trump says ‘boneheads’ at Fed should cut interest rates to zero — or even set negative rates
Zamira Rahim / The Independent:
India builds detention camps for up to 1.9m people ‘stripped of citizenship’ in Assam  —  Ten centres ‘planned’ across northeastern state after national register published  —  The Indian government is building mass detention camps after almost two million people were told they could be effectively stripped of citizenship.
Washington Post:
Dangerous new hot zones are spreading around the world  —  LA CORONILLA, Uruguay — The day the yellow clams turned black is seared in Ramón Agüero's memory.  —  It was the summer of 1994.  A few days earlier, he had collected a generous haul, 20 buckets of the thin-shelled …
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 …
Alex Pareene / New Republic:
ThinkProgress Was Always Doomed  —  The site ThinkProgress, long a stalwart among left-leaning news organizations, was shuttered last week by its owner, the Center for American Progress (CAP), who laid off the remaining members of the staff that hadn't been absorbed into the larger company.
Michael Marot / Associated Press:
NCAA urges California governor not to sign ‘fair pay’ bill  —  INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA Board of Governors wants California Gov. Gavin Newsom to reject a new attempt to pay college athletes.  —  And it is prepared to take the fight to court if necessary.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Martyn McLaughlin / Scotsman:
US military fuel deal with Prestwick ‘kicked into long grass’ over Trump investigation  —  A US Defence Department agency has postponed a lucrative new military aircraft refuelling deal with Glasgow Prestwick Airport amid multiple investigations and growing political scrutiny on both sides …
Karl Etters / Tallahassee Democrat:
Tallahassee police identify suspect in stabbing that injured five at Dyke Industries  —  The man who allegedly stabbed several people this morning at a west-side Tallahassee business has been identified as Antwann D. Brown, a current employee at Dyke Industries.
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Garrett M. Graff / Wired:
Pagers, Pay Phones, and Dialup: How We Communicated on 9/11
Angelica LaVito / CNBC:
Trump administration readies ban on flavored e-cigarettes amid outbreak of vaping-related deaths
Matthew Jacobs / HuffPost:
The Steady Cultural Demise Of ‘American Beauty’
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Democrats' leftward shift on third-trimester abortion
Discussion: Washington Examiner and RedState
Kyle Mantyla / Right Wing Watch:
Trump Faith Adviser Paula White Dedicates White House as ‘Holy Ground’ Sanctified by ‘The Superior Blood of Jesus’
Discussion: Friendly Atheist and Raw Story
Thomas B. Edsall / New York Times:
No One Should Take Black Voters for Granted
Discussion: Politico and YouGov
Wall Street Journal:
Warren's Assault on Retiree Wealth
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 Earlier Items: 
Olivia B. Waxman / TIME:
9/11 Is History Now. Here's How American Kids Are Learning About It in Class
Discussion: Daily Wire
Hayley Halpin /
51% of people in Northern Ireland support Irish unification, new poll finds
Tom Lobianco / Politico:
How Pence's Camp Persuaded Trump to Pick Their Guy as VP
Discussion: Raw Story
Sarah Rankin / Associated Press:
Liberty's Falwell says he's target of ‘attempted coup’
Discussion: PJ Media Home and Political Wire
Rick Newman / Yahoo Finance:
Trump's trade war has killed 300,000 jobs
Natalie Beach / The Cut:
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