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5:45 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 …
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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
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  —  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
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 and Slate
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
Trump Finally Fired John Bolton, but Does It Really Matter?  —  The end of the national-security adviser as we know it.  —  President Trump started this week as he has so many in his tenure, distracting from one controversy by plunging headlong into another.
Discussion: CNN, Axios and The Daily Beast
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Eliza Relman / Business Insider:
Meet Charlie Kupperman, Trump's acting national security adviser who advised a group …
Discussion: CNN, Fox News, NBC News and New York Times
Vivian Salama / Wall Street Journal:
Trump Sends Regards to Departed ‘Mr. Tough Guy’ Bolton
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
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 …
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.
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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Philip Bump / Washington Post:   What happened in North Carolina — and what, if anything, it tells us about 2020
Sean Collins / Vox:
Trump is trying to discredit recent polls because he's losing in nearly all of them
Kate Conger / New York Times:
Uber Says It Is Not Subject to California Gig-Worker Law  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Uber pushed back on Wednesday against a newly passed California bill that effectively requires companies to reclassify their contract workers as employees, in a sign of the emerging resistance that the measure is prompting across the gig economy.
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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.
Boston Herald:
Bernie Sanders jumps to the lead in NH: Franklin Pierce-Herald poll shows  —  Former Vice President Joe Biden has lost his lead in New Hampshire with U.S. Sen Bernie Sanders jumping ahead in what is now clearly a three-person race for the Democratic primary, a new Franklin Pierce University-Boston Herald poll shows.
Discussion: Political Wire
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: Fox News and Raw Story
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 …
Discussion: Law & Crime
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 …
Discussion: The Week
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.
 
 
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Associated Press:
On Eve of Netanyahu-Putin Meeting, Russia Joins in Condemning Annexation Plan
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Michael Calderone / Politico:
Democrats decry double standard in fact checking
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 Earlier Items: 
Garrett M. Graff / Wired:
Pagers, Pay Phones, and Dialup: How We Communicated on 9/11
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
Discussion: Splinter
Thomas B. Edsall / New York Times:
No One Should Take Black Voters for Granted
Daniel Byman / Foreign Policy:
It's Hard to Commemorate 9/11 If You Don't Understand It.
Discussion: New York Times