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10:55 PM ET, September 14, 2019


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New York Times:
Brett Kavanaugh Fit In With the Privileged Kids.  She Did Not.  —  Deborah Ramirez's Yale experience says much about the college's efforts to diversify its student body in the 1980s.  —  Deborah Ramirez had the grades to go to Yale in 1983.  But she wasn't prepared for what she'd find there.
Hanna Rosin / New York Times:
‘The Education of Brett Kavanaugh’ Takes a Hard Look at the Supreme Court Justice and His Accusers  —  THE EDUCATION OF BRETT KAVANAUGH  —  An Investigation  —  Nearly a year after the fateful Supreme Court confirmation hearings, Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh have become martyrs …
Discussion: Washington Post
Audrey McNamara / The Daily Beast:
New Sexual Misconduct Allegation Against Brett Kavanaugh Emerges: NYT  —  A New York Times investigation into Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's time at Yale University has uncovered another allegation of sexual misconduct that was previously unreported.
Discussion: Raw Story
Wall Street Journal:
Saudi Arabia Shuts Down About Half Its Oil Output After Drone Strikes  —  Attack on two Aramco facilities is the latest in a series targeting the kingdom's oil assets  —  Saudi Arabia is shutting down about half of its oil output after apparently coordinated drone strikes hit Saudi production facilities …
Pompeo Blames Iran for Drone Attack on Saudi Oil Industry
Colby Itkowitz / Washington Post:
'I'm going to kill myself:' A veteran tells Sanders he's drowning in medical debt  —  John Weigel, a 58-year-old Navy veteran, was desperate to tell Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) his story.  —  So on Friday afternoon, he folded his $139,000 hospital bill into his pants pocket and took …
Sam Dorman / Fox News:   Biden, Sanders continue sparring on health care after third debate
Caroline Kelly / CNN:
Holder cautions against potentially prosecuting Trump post presidency  —  Holder: Dems should proceed with impeachment inquiry  —  Washington (CNN)Former Attorney General Eric Holder predicted President Donald Trump may be prosecuted after his presidency if he doesn't first face impeachment proceedings …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Campbell Robertson / New York Times:
In Coal Country, the Mines Shut Down, the Women Went to Work and the World Quietly Changed  —  From 2010 to 2017, Letcher County in Kentucky saw a greater shift in the gender balance of its labor force than almost any other county in the United States.  —  FLEMING-NEON, Ky. …
Associated Press:
Fetal remains found on property of former South Bend abortion doctor  —  WILL COUNTY, Ill. (WNDU) Police say 2,246 medically preserved fetal remains were found on the property of Ulrich George Klopfer, a late abortion doctor who used to operate a South Bend clinic.  —  Klopfer died on Sept. 3.
Zachary Stieber /
Doctor Who Had Fetal Remains in Home Performed Abortions on 10-Year-Old, 13-Year-Old
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Bernie Sanders, in Las Vegas, Previews Plan for Affordable Housing  —  Mr. Sanders invoked his own childhood growing up in a rent-controlled apartment, and contrasted it with the privilege of President Trump.  —  LAS VEGAS — Senator Bernie Sanders introduced a $2.5 trillion housing policy plan …
Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
What Happens if Trump Won't Step Down?  —  National security expert Josh Geltzer on why we should be prepared for the worst.  —  In February, Georgetown Law professor Josh Geltzer began to ponder aloud what would happen if President Donald Trump refused to leave office were he to be defeated in 2020.
Discussion: Political Wire
Shane Goldmacher / New York Times:
Planned Parenthood and Fired Former Chief Mired in Escalating Dispute  —  Leana Wen, who was fired in July as Planned Parenthood president after less than a year on the job, is at odds with the group over the terms of her departure and the group's direction.
Discussion: Axios, The Daily Caller and Raw Story
Blake Montgomery / The Daily Beast:
Renowned MIT Scientist Defends Epstein: Victims Were ‘Entirely Willing’  —  MIT bigwig Richard Stallman dismissed Epstein's underage victims in emails and defended child pornography on his blog.  —  While MIT engages in damage control following revelations the university's Media Lab accepted millions …
Discussion: Law & Crime, Fox News and New York Post
Taylor Hatmaker / The Daily Beast:   MIT Students and Alumni Call for President L. Rafael Reif to Step Down Over Epstein
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Most-shared links during debate were pro-Trump tweets pushed by bots  —  More than 1,000 accounts across several different social media platforms with suspicious, bot-like characteristics helped push quote tweets, a tweet that is retweeted but additional text is added, from Donald Trump …
Discussion: Raw Story
Brady Slater /
Suspect arrested in Duluth synagogue fire  —  City officials will meet the media Sunday to discuss the arrest and “the conclusion” of the investigation into the fire that destroyed the synagogue belonging to Adas Israel Congregation.  —  A suspect has been arrested in the fire that destroyed …
Michelle Zilio Parliamentary Affairs / Globe and Mail:
RCMP official charged with breaching official secrets law oversaw Russian money-laundering probe  —  ST-FELIX-DE-VALOIS, QUEBEC FOR SUBSCRIBERS  —  The senior RCMP intelligence official charged with breaching Canada's official secrets law oversaw a money-laundering probe into allegations …
Chris Bumbaca / USA Today:
VP Mike Pence says Triple Crown winner American Pharoah bit him during visit to Kentucky farm  —  American Pharoah has it all these days.  By becoming the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years in 2015, the horse secured a life of pampering and mating at Coolmore's Ashford Stud Farm in Versailles, Kentucky.
Ronna McDaniel / KABE-LP:
The Hispanic community has made historic gains during the Trump Administration  —  “While Democrat candidates remain oblivious and out of touch, Americans - especially in Texas - are taking note of the positive impact that President Trump and Republicans' pro-growth, pro-business policies are having on American families and businesses.”
Discussion: Power Line
Alyssa Milano: I met with Ted Cruz.  This is why  —  Alyssa Milano discusses gun control with Sen. Ted Cruz  —  Alyssa Milano is an actor, activist, producer and host of the podcast, “Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry.”  She is also a co-chair of Health Care Voter, the founder of #NoRA …
Discussion: Breitbart
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Despite Turning Down Inauguration Gig, Elton John Has a Recurring Role in Trump's Presidency  —  The email was cordial, warm and deferential.  —  “Thank you so much for the extremely kind invitation to play at your inauguration,” wrote one of President Trump's favorite musicians, Sir Elton John.
Stephen Wertheim / New York Times:
The Only Way to End ‘Endless War’  —  First, America has to give up its pursuit of global dominance.  —  Dr. Wertheim is a historian who writes about American foreign policy.  —  “We have got to put an end to endless war,” declared Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind. …
Tulsi Gabbard, Ted Cruz Among 60 US Lawmakers To Attend PM Modi's Event  —  Over 60 prominent US lawmakers, including first American-Hindu Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard will attend the “Howdy Modi!” mega diaspora event in Houston to welcome PM Modi.  —  PM Modi will address the Indian diaspora in Houston's …
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Ari Berman / Mother Jones:
Civil Rights Groups Challenge Trump's “Racially Discriminatory Scheme” to Skew Redistricting
Discussion: Townhall and NPR
Katie Rogers / New York Times:
With Markers and Straws, Trump's Campaign Sells Defiance as a Lifestyle
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Mark Landler / New York Times:
Lies, Purging and Prorogation: Two Pivotal Weeks in Brexit
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Justice Dept. releases part of Mueller's conflict-of-interest waiver
Discussion: Washington Post
Don Thompson / Associated Press:
California governor commutes sentences for 21 inmates
Associated Press:
Don't vote? The Trump campaign would like a word with you
Julia Carpenter / Wall Street Journal:
Your Parents' Financial Advice Is (Kind Of) Wrong
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Discussion: Washington Post and Miami Herald
Brad Reed / Raw Story:
Pennsylvania Trump voter shreds president for breaking promises to Rust Belt: ‘He pulled a Houdini on us’
New York Times:
Notre-Dame's Toxic Fallout
Discussion: Althouse
Christopher Flavelle / New York Times:
Trump's Dorian Tweet Whips Up a Fight Over a Science Powerhouse
David Rutz / Washington Free Beacon:
Beto Blows Lid Off ‘No One Wants to Take Your Guns’
Julie Zauzmer / Washington Post:
Trump uttered what many supporters consider blasphemy. Here's why most will probably forgive him.
Kylie Atwood / CNN:
Otto Warmbier's parents will have dinner at the White House
Discussion: New York Post