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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 …
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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 …
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.
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.
John Solomon / The Hill:
Two names who would give Trump an all-star security team after Bolton
Discussion: Breitbart
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:   Going Anti-Trump Would Cost Bolton His Access to the World of Rightwing Grift
Steven Nelson / Washington Examiner:
Pompeo could ‘pull a Kissinger’ and replace Bolton while remaining secretary of state: Sources
Discussion: Foreign Policy
Ed Rendell / Washington Post:
I like Elizabeth Warren.  Too bad she's a hypocrite.  —  Ed Rendell, a Democrat, is the former governor of Pennsylvania.  —  I like Elizabeth Warren.  I like her a lot.  Too bad she's a hypocrite.  —  I think Warren (D-Mass.) has been a great senator, and her work in setting …
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Andrew Prokop / Vox:
Elizabeth Warren leads Joe Biden in ranked-choice poll
Discussion: Political Wire
Edward-Isaac Dovere / The Atlantic:   Why Beto O'Rourke Argues He Has a New Case to Make to Voters
Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
‘Simply Unacceptable’: 145 Executives Demand Senate Action on Gun Violence  —  “Doing nothing about America's gun violence crisis is simply unacceptable,” the corporate chiefs urged senators in a letter.  —  In a direct and urgent call to address gun violence in America …
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Rachel Siegel / Washington Post:
145 business leaders implore Senate to act on gun violence, saying doing nothing is ‘simply unacceptable’  —  The chief executives of 145 U.S. companies pressed Senate leaders to expand background checks to all firearms sales and implement stronger “red flag” laws, marking the latest push …
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Divided Democrats Step Back From Assault Weapons Ban
Discussion: Politico and VICE
John Wagner / Washington Post:
Ahead of Democratic debate, Warren calls for raising Social Security benefits, O'Rourke urges banks to help curb gun violence.  —  Ahead of Thursday night's Democratic presidential debate in Houston, two contenders — Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and former congressman Beto O'Rourke (Tex.) …
Discussion: Politico and New York Times
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Neal Rothschild / Axios:
Elizabeth Warren has been the only big winner in polling after 2 debates
Discussion: Breitbart
New York Times:
Elizabeth Warren's Social Security Plan: Raise Benefits by $200 a Month
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Elizabeth Warren / Medium:
Expanding Social Security
Daniel Lippman / Politico:
Israel accused of planting mysterious spy devices near the White House  —  The U.S. government concluded within the last two years that Israel was most likely behind the placement of cell-phone surveillance devices that were found near the White House and other sensitive locations around Washington …
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
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court says Trump administration can begin denying asylum to migrants while legal fight continues
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 …
Melanie Zanona / Politico:
Ominous signs could sink Republicans' chances of retaking the House  —  A parade of Republican retirements.  Red flags about the economy.  President Donald Trump's approval ratings under water.  A nail-biter race in a GOP stronghold.  —  House Republicans are grappling with a string …
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Coral Davenport / New York Times:
Trump Administration to Finalize Rollback of Clean Water Protections  —  WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Thursday is expected to complete the legal repeal of a major Obama-era clean water regulation, which had placed limits on polluting chemicals that could be used near streams, wetlands and water bodies.
Allan Smith / NBC News:
Pence's Doonbeg detour cost nearly $600K in ground transportation fees  —  Pence's stay at Trump's Irish golf resort has reinvigorated the debate about whether the president is using his position to enrich himself.  —  Ground transportation for Vice President Mike Pence's stay …
Discussion: PinkNews and Raw Story
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
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 …
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Kara Scannell / CNN:
Exclusive: Michael Cohen is interviewed for probe into Trump Organization
Rachael Bade / Washington Post:
Judiciary Committee Democrats privately map out possible impeachment articles against Trump  —  A group of Judiciary Committee Democrats has begun privately mapping a list of possible charges against President Trump, sketching out the contours of potential articles of impeachment …
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Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:   Is It an Impeachment Inquiry or Not? Democrats Can't Seem to Agree
Reed Richardson / Mediaite:
Lou Dobbs Ominously Warns of George Soros' Financial ‘Tentacles’ Spreading Around the World  —  Fox Business' Lou Dobbs bemoaned the “pervasive” funding efforts of George Soros and warned that the “tentacles” of the Jewish billionaire “work against sovereignty, work against our laws.”
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Daniel Gordis / Bloomberg:
The Netanyahu Show Is Finally Fizzling Out  —  A rocket attack.  John Bolton is fired.  A surveillance law fails.  Sheldon Adelson calls his wife “crazy.”  And next week could be even worse.  —  By Daniel Gordis  —  LISTEN TO ARTICLE  —  5:05  —  SHARE THIS ARTICLE  —  Share  —  Tweet
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Jacob Kornbluh / Jewish Insider:   Jason Greenblatt teases that he may stay on at White House
Gordon Witkin / Center for Public Integrity:
You donated to kids with cancer.  This Vegas telemarketer cashed in.  —  Inside his machine that turns charitable and political contributions into paydays.  —  TAMPA, Fla. — The telemarketer asked Eric Thomas a question: Would he consider donating money to the Children's Leukemia Support Network?
New York Times:
At the Pentagon, Trump Remembers 9/11 in His Own Way  —  WASHINGTON — On the morning of the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, President Trump began his day by tweeting about his poll numbers and attacking the news media.  —  At 8:12 a.m., around the same …
 
 
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Discussion: Common Dreams
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Here's what the Israeli public thinks about Netanyahu's campaign promise to annex parts of the West Bank.
Philippe Reines / Politico:
Why Only a Woman Can Win a Debate Against Trump
Discussion: USA Today
Valerie Strauss / Washington Post:
Education Department threatens to suspend employee who provided The Post with budget data
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Poland's parliament suspended until after next month's election
Jake Sherman / Politico:
DCCC taps new executive director after summer staff upheaval
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