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8:25 AM ET, September 15, 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.
Carla Herreria / U.S. Political News …:
NYT Reporters Say They Uncovered New Sexual Misconduct Claim Against Kavanaugh  —  Two New York Times reporters said they learned of the unreported claim while investigating Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh for an upcoming book.  —  Two New York Times reporters say they've uncovered …
Discussion: Political Wire and Raw Story
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
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 …
Sydney Ember / New York Times:   Bernie Sanders, in Las Vegas, Previews Plan for Affordable Housing
Sam Dorman / Fox News:   Biden, Sanders continue sparring on health care after third debate
Veronica Stracqualursi / CNN:
Joe Biden commits to releasing medical records before 2020 Iowa caucuses
Kalina Oroschakoff / Politico:
David Cameron: Boris Johnson 'didn't believe' in Brexit  —  Former PM rips into successor and accuses Gove of disloyalty.  —  David Cameron has accused Boris Johnson of not believing in Brexit but backing it anyway during the referendum campaign on Britain's EU membership to advance his political career.
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.
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.
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 …
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
Kevin D. Williamson / National Review:
Resist?  —  Perhaps we should back off from the Third Reich analogies and begin to take our duties as citizens seriously.  —  When Donald Trump was elected president of these United States — or, more properly, president of the federal government of the United States of America …
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
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. …
Robert Reich / The Guardian:
Trump is seriously, frighteningly unstable - the world is in danger  —  It is almost too late for impeachment.  The 25th amendment is untested.  The ballot box offers our only remaining hope  —  In retrospect, what's most disturbing about “Sharpiegate” isn't Trump's clumsy effort to doctor …
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 …
Discussion: Politico
Jim Dwyer / New York Times:
Trust Our Weather Forecasters, Not Trump  —  What if you knew a skyscraper was going to topple in the wind, but no one believed you?  —  All through the summer of 1978, Harold Gibson, the meteorologist in charge of the National Weather Service in New York, would recall, he was “sweating blood.”
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
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Scott Wong / The Hill:
Young insurgents aren't rushing to Kennedy's side in Markey fight
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Discussion: Washington Examiner
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Most-shared links during debate were pro-Trump tweets pushed by bots
Discussion: Raw Story
Ronna McDaniel / KABE-LP:
The Hispanic community has made historic gains during the Trump Administration
Discussion: Power Line
Stephen Wertheim / New York Times:
The Only Way to End ‘Endless War’
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
 Earlier Items: 
Mark Landler / New York Times:
Lies, Purging and Prorogation: Two Pivotal Weeks in Brexit
Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
What Happens if Trump Won't Step Down?
Blake Montgomery / The Daily Beast:
Renowned MIT Scientist Defends Epstein: Victims Were ‘Entirely Willing’
Discussion: Law & Crime, Fox News and New York Post
Michelle Zilio Parliamentary Affairs / Globe and Mail:
RCMP official charged with breaching official secrets law oversaw Russian money-laundering probe
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