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12:00 AM ET, September 13, 2019

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Alex Thompson / Politico:
Andrew Yang announces $120,000 giveaway during debate  —  Presidential candidate Andrew Yang announced at Thursday night's debate that his campaign will randomly select 10 families and give them a total of $120,000 over the next year as part of a pilot program for his universal basic income plan.
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Kendall Karson / ABC News:
Democratic debate live updates: Candidates take their messages to the spin room  —  The 10 highest-polling candidates appeared for a single night of debate in Houston hosted by ABC News and Univision — the smallest roster yet in the third matchup of Democratic National Committee-sanctioned primary debates …
CBS News:
Democrats trade barbs on health care and immigration in third debate  —  The 10 leading Democratic candidates focused heavily on health care and gun control Thursday in the first debate where they have all been on the same stage.  —  There were also a few sharp jabs exchanged by candidates …
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
ABC Tells Democrats to Keep Debate Clean.  Looking at You, Beto.  —  There will be no delay on the broadcast so no chance to censor any obscenities, should a candidate let loose.  —  There was a time in American history when candidates for president did not need to be reminded …
Nigel Chiwaya / NBC News:
Who's on the attack in the third Democratic debate?  Live tracker  —  Follow our live-updating graphic showing which candidates are attacking other candidates, and which are attacking President Trump.  —  Vice President Joe Biden had a target on his back at the second presidential debate in July.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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Marc Caputo / Politico:
Rendell lights pre-debate stink bomb  —  Former Democratic National Committee chairman and Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell sparked a firestorm on social media by escalating attacks on Elizabeth Warren ahead of Thursday's closely watched debate, assailing her as a “hypocrite” in an op-ed.
Holly Otterbein / Politico:
Here's what each Democrat needs to do to win Thursday's debate
Discussion: Axios, Washington Post and Breitbart
Ursula Perano / Axios:
Debate night: Biden, Warren, Sanders and the fight for frontrunner
Discussion: Breitbart
Dylan Scott / Vox:
What we learned from the Biden-Sanders-Warren debate fight over Medicare-for-all
Jeff Greenfield / Politico:
Why Can't Joe Biden Win a Debate?
Discussion: Vox, Breitbart and National Review
Sean Trende / Real Clear Politics:   Buy, Sell, Hold (September Edition)
Marisa Fernandez / Axios:
Biden gets pressed on Obama era record deportations
Discussion: Vox, Breitbart and Fox News
PBS NewsHour:
Man Trump once called ‘my African American’ leaves Republican Party  —  Gregory Cheadle, the black man President Donald Trump once described at a rally as “my African American,” is fed up.  —  After two years of frustration with the president's rhetoric on race and the lack of diversity …
Jake Gibson / Fox News:
US attorney recommends proceeding with charges against McCabe, as DOJ rejects last-ditch appeal  —  U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu has recommended moving forward with charges against Andrew McCabe, Fox News has learned, as the Justice Department rejects a last-ditch appeal from the former top FBI official.
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DeRay Mckesson / Medium:
On Shaun King  —  Integrity.  —  A movement is only as strong as its integrity.  Part of our collective work is to protect this integrity, even when, or especially when, doing so is uncomfortable or hard.  It is in this spirit that I write, to address a lapse in integrity within …
Discussion: The Daily Dot, Daily Wire and Breitbart
New York Times:
For Military Personnel, Trump's Turnberry Hotel Is ‘Better Than a Tent’  —  TURNBERRY, Scotland — The middle-aged golfers had finished their last single-malt whiskeys late one night this July, and the bartenders were closing up.  —  Then a bus pulled up to the Trump Turnberry hotel …
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Paul Steinhauser / Fox News:
O'Rourke's debate-stage vow: 'Hell yes, we're going to take your AR-15'  —  Arguing for a mandatory buyback of assault weapons, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke declared during Thursday night's presidential debate, “Hell yes, we are going to take your AR-15, AK-47.”
Discussion: Axios and Breitbart
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Jack Crowe / National Review:   Beto O'Rourke Vows to Pursue Gun Confiscation: 'Hell Yes, We're Going to Take Your AR-15'
Media Matters for America:
Sebastian Gorka and Michelle Malkin warn that “Soros-allied organizations” are working toward “demographic conquest”  —  Trump administration hopes to catch media flat-footed in pushing far-right lawyer toward lifetime judgeship  —  Wash. Post pushes Trump's spin as he makes America's waterways dirtier
Linda Feldmann / Christian Science Monitor:
Ted Cruz eyes the White House: ‘I hope to run again’  —  When the Texas Republican ran in 2016, it was 'the most fun I've ever had in my life,' he said.  At Thursday's Monitor Breakfast, the senator also talked guns and the ‘purpling’ of Texas.  —  Loading...  WASHINGTON
Discussion: CNN
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Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
‘Simply Unacceptable’: Executives Demand Senate Action on Gun Violence
Kate Davidson / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Deficit Tops $1 Trillion in First 11 Months of Fiscal Year, Treasury Says  —  The deficit, up 19% compared with a year ago, has exceeded $1 trillion for the first time since 2012  —  WASHINGTON—The U.S. budget gap widened to more than $1 trillion in the first 11 months of the fiscal year …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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Sarah McGregor / Bloomberg:
U.S. Posts $1 Trillion Budget Gap; Full-Year May Be Lower
Discussion: The Hill
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Where are we on impeachment?  —  CNN reports on the House Judiciary Committee's vote on impeachment rules, “Thursday's vote, which does not need to be approved by the full House, gives Nadler the ability to deem committee hearings as impeachment hearings.  It allows staff to question witnesses …
Discussion: CNN, Hot Air and Townhall
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Daniel Lippman / Politico:
Israel accused of planting mysterious spy devices near the White House  —  The U.S. government concluded within the past two years that Israel was most likely behind the placement of cellphone surveillance devices that were found near the White House and other sensitive locations around Washington …
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Robert Kagan / Washington Post:   The liberal world order helped Israel flourish. Now, the state is pushing back.
The Federalist:
Christine Blasey Ford's Father Supported Brett Kavanaugh's Confirmation  —  After Christine Blasey Ford publicly alleged that Brett Kavanaugh tried to rape her, her father repeatedly communicated to Kavanaugh's father that he supported Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court.
Amy Walter / The Cook Political Report:
The Suburban Vote Isn't as Blue as It Looks  —  My colleague, David Wasserman wrote a (typically) insightful analysis on GOP state Sen. Dan Bishop's narrow win in Thursday's special election in North Carolina's 9th district.  His main conclusion was that the special election continued …
Reuters:
Exclusive: Falwell blasted Liberty student as ‘retarded,’ police chief as ‘half-wit’ in emails  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In emails to his colleagues over the years, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr has denigrated students and staff at the Christian university he runs …
FIREHOUSE Strategies:
EXCLUSIVE SURVEY: Democrats Lead Trump in Key Swing States  —  Firehouse/0ptimus September General Election Poll: Slight Majority Say Trump's Deception on Hurricane Dorian “A big deal”  —  Each quarter this year, we have surveyed 2020 general election voters to gauge public opinion heading into 2020.
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Political Wire
Manu Raju / CNN:
Mitt Romney says he doesn't plan to endorse anyone in 2020  —  (CNN)Republican Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah said Thursday that he's planning to withhold his endorsement in the 2020 race both in the primary and in the general election, underscoring the uneasy relationship between …
Blake Montgomery / The Daily Beast:
MIT President: Oh Yeah, We DID Cover Up Epstein's Donations  —  In fact, he wrote an Epstein a thank you note for one gift.  Even if he doesn't remember it.  —  The president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is admitting that not only did the school hide donations from Jeffrey Epstein …
Lexington Herald-Leader:
Jury convicts dad of Alison Lundergan Grimes for giving illegally to Senate campaign  —  A federal jury found two longtime Democratic operatives guilty Thursday of funneling illegal corporate campaign contributions into Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes' 2014 U.S. Senate campaign …
 
 
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Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Peter Thiel, Ann Coulter to star at Kris Kobach Senate fundraiser
Anita Kumar / Politico:
Trump counter-programs Dem debate with his greatest hits
Discussion: Breitbart and Outside the Beltway
Ronn Blitzer / Fox News:
Gabbard warns that DNC debate qualifications could make voters think ‘the fix is already in’
Darwin BondGraham / The Guardian:
California bans private prisons - including Ice detention centers
Discussion: VICE
Baltimore Sun:
U.S. Secret Service, protesters descend on Baltimore ahead of Trump's visit Thursday
Jeffery C. Mays / New York Times:
New York City Is Ending a Ban on Gay Conversion Therapy. Here's Why.
New York Times:
Trump Administration to Roll Back Clean Water Protections
Discussion: Axios and The Week
Adam Behsudi / Politico:
Trump team rushes to find escape hatch for China tariffs
Discussion: Shareblue Media
 Earlier Items: 
Politico:
Ted Cruz will oppose Trump's judicial nominee
Discussion: Fox News and Washington Times
SSRN:
Abstract  —  The U.S. economy exhibits high inequality …
Kyle Clark / KUSA-TV:
Record-fundraiser Dan Baer drops US Senate bid, supports Hickenlooper in 2020
Bill Scher / Politico:
The Buttigieg Money Pit
Discussion: National Review
David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
A nonprofit paid to rent Trump's D.C. hotel ballrooms. Its headliners: Pence and Pompeo
Discussion: Raw Story
Steve Contorno / Tampa Bay Times:
Ron DeSantis' political team planned $25K golf games, $250K ‘intimate gatherings,’ memos say
Discussion: Orlando Sentinel