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9:00 PM ET, September 15, 2019


 Top Items: 
John McCormack / National Review:
The New York Times Anti-Kavanaugh Bombshell Is Actually a Dud  —  Maybe Pogrebin and Kelly's book is stronger than their essay, but I'm skeptical.  —  If you opened Twitter on Sunday morning, you were likely greeted with the bombshell headline of the top trending news story …
NBC News:
Democrats call for Kavanaugh impeachment over new sexual misconduct claims  —  Trump defended Kavanaugh after two New York Times reporters revealed new information on the sexual misconduct allegations facing the Supreme Court Justice.  —  A slew of prominent Democrats called on Congress …
Sandra E. Garcia / New York Times:
Calls for Kavanaugh's Impeachment Come Amid New Misconduct Allegations  —  President Trump and other Republicans defended the Supreme Court justice after a New York Times essay described a previously unreported story about him as a student at Yale.  —  Several Democratic presidential candidates called …
Alayna Treene / Axios:
Corey Lewandowski is plotting a run for Senate in New Hampshire as a pro-Trump candidate  —  Watch for Trump's former campaign manager at the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday — and not just because of the prospect of a fiery exchange with Chairman Jerry Nadler.
Discussion: Raw Story
Daniel Politi / Slate:
Elizabeth Warren Joins Harris, Castro in Calling for Kavanaugh's Impeachment  —  Sen. Elizabeth Warren became the most prominent Democratic presidential hopeful to join the calls for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to be impeached following new allegations of sexual misconduct against him.
Mollie Hemingway / The Federalist:
New Book: Christine Blasey Ford's Friend Leland Keyser Doesn't Believe Her  —  “It just didn't make any sense,” lifelong friend Leland Keyser told New York Times reporters about Ford's allegations, adding “I don't have any confidence in the story.”  —  Buried at the end of their new book …
Emily Wax-Thibodeaux / Washington Post:
Democratic candidates demand Kavanaugh impeachment after new allegation in Times piece
Lissette Rodriguez / ABC News:
Sen. Amy Klobuchar says Kavanaugh vetting process ‘was a sham’
The Texas Tribune:
Julián Castro hit Joe Biden over Barack Obama's immigration legacy.  But in 2013, Castro supported Obama's policies.  —  Castro hasn't always been a liberal darling on border issues: In 2013, he gave a full-throated endorsement of the border and immigration policies advocated by Obama …
Kate Sullivan / CNN:
Texas congressman pulls endorsement from Castro to support Biden
Discussion: Breitbart and Axios
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Let's Debate: Are Democrats Doomed?
Discussion: Althouse
Marc Caputo / Politico:   Biden allies attack Warren's electability
David Wildstein / New Jersey Globe:
Trenton councilman defends McBride, says ‘Jew down’ is just a ‘statement of speech’  —  Muschal: 'You know, it's like a car dealer, they wanted $5,000, you Jew ‘em down to $4,000’ … Longtime Trenton City Councilman George Muschal says that will he didn't hear a colleague make an anti-Semitic slur …
Bradford Betz / Fox News:
Trump: US ‘locked and loaded’ against attackers of Saudi oil facility ‘depending on verification’  —  President Trump on Sunday suggested U.S. investigators had “reason to believe” they knew who launched crippling attacks against a key Saudi oil facility, and vowed that America was “locked and loaded depending on verification.”
New York Times:
‘People Actively Hate Us’: Inside the Border Patrol's Morale Crisis  —  Overwhelmed by desperate migrants and criticized for mistreating the people in their care, many agents have grown defensive, insular and bitter.  —  One Border Patrol agent in Tucson said he had been called a “sellout” and a “kid killer.”
Thor Benson / The Daily Beast:
The Climate Crisis Is Poised to Make Huge Swaths of America Totally Uninsurable  —  “People are going to be trapped because once it's uninsurable, good luck selling the house,” one climate expert cautioned.  —  As climate change spurs increasingly destructive wildfires in California …
Discussion: Raw Story
New York Times:
Bernie Sanders Campaign Shakes Up New Hampshire Operation  —  Senator Bernie Sanders has overhauled his New Hampshire state operations five months before the primary, as his campaign fights to maintain support in a state he won by more than 22 percentage points in 2016.
NBC News:
Biden delivers most significant speech yet on race, says silence on hate ‘is complicity’  —  “There can be no realization of the American Dream without grappling with the original sin of slavery,” Biden said.  —  Former Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday made his most expansive speech yet on race …
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 …
Discussion: Althouse
Blake Schuster / Yahoo! Sports:
American Pharoah manager denies horse bit Mike Pence during 2018 visit
Discussion: USA Today
Emily Shugerman / The Daily Beast:
Steven Mnuchin's Mysterious Link to Creepy Epstein Model Scout  —  The treasury secretary's name shows up on official records for a company formed in the 1980s by Jeffrey Epstein's close friend, the model scout Jean-Luc Brunel.  —  In the late 1980s—before he was a member of Donald Trump's Cabinet …
Washington Post:
TikTok's Beijing roots fuel censorship suspicion as it builds a huge U.S. audience  —  Hong Kong unrest features prominently on most social media, but not on TikTok  —  A search for “#hongkong” on Twitter reveals a vast visual patchwork of the city's unavoidable protests, including pro-China agitprop …
Colin Packham / Reuters:
Exclusive: Australia concluded China was behind hack on parliament, political parties - sources     —  SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian intelligence determined China was responsible for a cyber-attack on its national parliament and three largest political parties …
Ronn Blitzer / Fox News:
McCarthy promises accountability as Barr reviews IG's FISA report: 'The closest we've ever seen to a coup'  —  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., promised that guilty parties will be held accountable after Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz releases his report …
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Laura Vozzella / Washington Post:
Virginia's ‘off-off-year’ elections were once sleepy. And then came Trump.
Jacob Knutson / Axios:
Wyoming coal country struggling despite Trump's support
Gwen Aviles / NBC News:
Trans cafe worker fired after kicking out conservative activist
Discussion: The Daily Caller and
Sarah Ferris / Politico:
Moderate Democrats warn Pelosi of impeachment obsession
Discussion: Axios
Lindsay Wise / Wall Street Journal:
Lawmakers Make Long-Shot Bid to Check Presidential Tariff Powers
Discussion: Raw Story
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
In call with Trump, Pelosi and Schumer say any gun bill that doesn't include background checks …
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Politico
Josh Campbell / CNN:
‘No turning back now’: The inside story of James Comey's trip to Trump Tower
 Earlier Items: 
Jonathan Cohn / U.S. Political News …:
Trump's War On Obamacare Is Also A War On Opioid Treatment
Thomas Beaumont / Associated Press:
No millennial bump for Buttigieg, but hints of broad appeal
Kansas City Star:
Kris Kobach sent names of Nebraska residents to ICE while running for Kansas governor
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Politico
David Edwards / Raw Story:
Kellyanne Conway: It's unconstitutional for Democrats to ‘embarrass this president’ with impeachment
Matt Flegenheimer / New York Times:
Kamala Harris Was Ready to Brawl From the Beginning
Discussion: Althouse
Amir Vera / CNN:
Minnesota police charge man with arson in connection with fire that destroyed a 119-year-old synagogue
Discussion: WGN-TV
Kalina Oroschakoff / Politico:
David Cameron: Boris Johnson 'didn't believe' in Brexit