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10:10 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.
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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
Tucker Higgins / CNBC:
Trump says Justice Brett Kavanaugh should ‘start suing people’ after new report of sexual misconduct  —  KEY POINTS  — President Donald Trump said that Justice Brett Kavanaugh should “start suing people” or the Department of Justice “should come to his rescue” on Sunday.
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA, Mediaite and The Week
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
Hanna Rosin / New York Times:
‘The Education of Brett Kavanaugh’ Takes a Hard Look at the Supreme Court Justice and His Accusers
Discussion: Washington Post
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.”
Amir Vera / CNN:
Minnesota police charge man with arson in connection with fire that destroyed a 119-year-old synagogue  —  (CNN)A man was arrested Friday in connection with a fire that destroyed a 119-year-old synagogue, Minnesota authorities said.  —  Adas Israel Synagogue in Duluth …
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Brady Slater / duluthnewstribune.com:
Suspect arrested in Duluth synagogue fire
Discussion: Politico
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
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 …
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Colby Itkowitz / Washington Post:   'I'm going to kill myself:' A veteran tells Sanders he's drowning in medical debt
Sam Dorman / Fox News:
Biden, Sanders continue sparring on health care after third debate
Discussion: Politico
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.
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 …
Kalina Oroschakoff / Politico:
David Cameron: Boris Johnson 'didn't believe' in Brexit  —  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.  —  In an extract from his forthcoming memoir …
Matt Flegenheimer / New York Times:
Kamala Harris Was Ready to Brawl From the Beginning  —  In her first race, she defied her old boss, a fund-raising pledge — and the implication that she owed her career to her ex-boyfriend.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The rebuttal sounded something like a threat.  That seemed to be Kamala Harris's point.
Discussion: Althouse
Washington Post:
Iran denies carrying out crippling attacks on Saudi oil facilities  —  ISTANBUL — Iran on Sunday rejected U.S. accusations it was responsible for devastating attacks on two oil installations in Saudi Arabia that struck at the heart of the kingdom's oil industry and forced Aramco …
Discussion: The Week
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Bloomberg:
Pompeo Blames Iran for Drone Attack on Saudi Oil Industry
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
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.
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.”
 
 
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Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Let's Debate: Are Democrats Doomed?
Discussion: Althouse and Rolling Stone
Mead Gruver / Associated Press:
Idle mines portend dark days for top US coal region
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Scott Wong / The Hill:
Young insurgents aren't rushing to Kennedy's side in Markey fight
NDTV.com:
Tulsi Gabbard, Ted Cruz Among 60 US Lawmakers To Attend PM Modi's Event
Associated Press:
Fetal remains found on property of former South Bend abortion doctor
CNN:
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Discussion: Washington Examiner
Campbell Robertson / New York Times:
In Coal Country, the Mines Shut Down, the Women Went to Work and the World Quietly Changed
 Earlier Items: 
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
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?
Discussion: Political⚡Charge