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11:10 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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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
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
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
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Blake Schuster / Yahoo! Sports:
American Pharoah manager denies horse bit Mike Pence during 2018 visit  —  Either Mike Pence has besmirched Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, or the champion horse bruised the Vice President of the United States.  In any case, the two have found themselves in the strangest of political scandals.
Chris Bumbaca / USA Today:
VP Mike Pence says Triple Crown winner American Pharoah bit him during visit to Kentucky farm
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
Jon Gambrell / Associated Press:
Attack on Saudi oil sites raises risks amid US-Iran tension  —  DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A weekend drone attack on Saudi Arabia that cut into global energy supplies and halved the kingdom's oil production threatened Sunday to fuel regional tensions, as Iran denied U.S. allegations …
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Washington Post:
Iran denies carrying out crippling attacks on Saudi oil facilities
Discussion: The Week
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.
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 …
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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
Discussion: Politico
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 …
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
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Let's Debate: Are Democrats Doomed?  —  Trump changed the game forever.  —  WASHINGTON — He's in our heads.  —  Even more than we knew.  —  It isn't just that he hovered over the Democratic debate on Thursday night: Should the candidates attack him or leave him to self-destruct?
Discussion: Althouse and Rolling Stone
David Edwards / Raw Story:
Kellyanne Conway: It's unconstitutional for Democrats to ‘embarrass this president’ with impeachment  —  White House aide Kellyanne Conway on Sunday insisted that Democrats do not have a “constitutional basis” to embarrass President Donald Trump by conducting an impeachment inquiry.
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 …
San Francisco Chronicle:
Democrats are and should be conducting an impeachment inquiry  —  From the moment Democrats became a majority in a divided Congress under a compromised presidency, the foremost question facing them has been whether to impeach the president.  So what's their answer?  —  Don't ask them.
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Marc Caputo / Politico:
Biden allies attack Warren's electability
Washington Post:
A Uighur professor vanished and may be executed. Yet China expects respect.
Mead Gruver / Associated Press:
Idle mines portend dark days for top US coal region
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Jim Dwyer / New York Times:
Trust Our Weather Forecasters, Not Trump
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
 Earlier Items: 
Associated Press:
Fetal remains found on property of former South Bend abortion doctor
CNN:
Alyssa Milano: I met with Ted Cruz. This is why
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
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’