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8:35 PM ET, September 16, 2019

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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
A book on Kavanaugh has real news.  But it's lost in the furor over a botched New York Times excerpt.  —  If you happened to see the excerpt of a new book on Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh in print, you might have flipped right past it.  —  It was on an inside page …
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Michael Calderone / Politico:
Times' handling of Kavanaugh story draws widespread criticism  —  The New York Times' bungled handling of revelations from a book on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh managed to draw fire from both conservatives who long defended the Supreme Court justice and feminists who fought against his confirmation …
Sarah Jones / New York Magazine:
What We Learned From the New Book on Brett Kavanaugh and His Accusers  —  In 2018, Brett Kavanaugh nearly derailed his own confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court.  Not long after Donald Trump announced Kavanaugh's nomination, the public soon learned that the would-be justice hid a sordid history of youthful, alcohol-soaked behavior.
Brittany Shepherd / Yahoo News:
Conservative group known for hardball tactics leads charge in Kavanaugh defense
Discussion: New York Times, The Atlantic, Vox and WBUR
Heather Caygle / Politico:   ‘Get real’: Senior Democrats shut down Kavanaugh impeachment push
Seung Min Kim / Washington Post:
Senator told FBI last fall of new information about Kavanaugh
Mike DeBonis / Washington Post:
Sen. Susan Collins faces fresh fire after emergence of new Kavanaugh allegation
New York Times:
8 Years of Trump Tax Returns Are Subpoenaed by Manhattan D.A.  —  Investigators demanded the president's personal and corporate tax returns as they examine hush money paid to Stormy Daniels.  —  State prosecutors in Manhattan have subpoenaed President Trump's accounting firm to demand eight years …
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CNN:   Manhattan district attorney subpoenas 8 years of Trump tax returns
NBC News:   Manhattan DA subpoenas Trump's tax returns in probe of hush money payments
Timothy L. O'Brien / Bloomberg:
Trump Is Cornered by the Saudi Drone Attacks  —  The president's inconsistency on Iran and his ties to the Saudis don't bode well for how he will handle a monumental foreign policy challenge.  —  A small squadron of drones — and possibly cruise missiles — penetrated Saudi Arabia's air defenses …
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The Daily Beast:
Team Trump: Saudis See This Attack as Their 9/11  —  “It seems like a trivialization of the tragedy of 9/11, but from a Saudi point of view it is a way of explaining their shock to Americans,” one expert says.  —  A top State Department official told Congress Monday evening that the Saudis view …
Washington Post:
Saudi Arabia says drones used to attack its oil facilities were Iranian  —  ISTANBUL — Yemen's Houthi rebels have threatened additional attacks on Saudi oil installations just days after claiming a crippling assault on facilities in the desert kingdom, the group's al-Masirah TV reported Monday.
Bradford Betz / Fox News:
Tulsi Gabbard accuses Trump of being 'Saudi Arabia's b—' over response to attacks on oil fields
Discussion: Breitbart
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Tells Saudi Arabia Oil Attacks Were Launched From Iran
Astead W. Herndon / New York Times:
Working Families Party Endorses Elizabeth Warren, Here's Why It Matters  —  The progressive group, whose electoral influence has grown since it backed Bernie Sanders four years ago, is now supporting Ms. Warren for the Democratic presidential nomination.  —  The Working Families Party …
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Elizabeth Warren:
End Washington Corruption … In 1958, the National Election Survey first asked Americans a simple question: Do you trust the government to do the right thing most of the time?  That year, 73% of Americans said yes.  —  In 2019, that number is just 17%.  Five out of every six Americans …
New York Times:
Elaine Chao Investigated by House Panel for Possible Conflicts  —  WASHINGTON — The House Oversight and Reform Committee asked Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on Monday to turn over documents related to communication with her family's shipping company as the panel stepped up an investigation …
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Tanya Snyder / Politico:
House Oversight probing whether Chao improperly helped her family's company
Discussion: Axios
Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
Lewandowski Cleared to Testify in House Inquiry, as White House Blocks Others  —  WASHINGTON — The White House on Monday blocked two more former aides to President Trump from testifying in House Democrats' impeachment inquiry, but cleared a third witness, Corey Lewandowski …
Discussion: Axios
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Katherine Faulders / ABC News:
White House blocks former top Trump aides from testifying
Discussion: Axios
Cristina Marcos / The Hill:   Nadler: Trump impeachment needed ‘to vindicate the Constitution’
Marissa J. Lang / Washington Post:
Women's March cutting ties with three original board members accused of anti-Semitism  —  Calls for the co-chairs to resign arose before the 2019 Women's March on Washington.  —  The Women's March is cutting ties with three inaugural board members who have been dogged by accusations of anti-Semitism …
Alberto Nardelli / BuzzFeed News:
Donald Trump Keeps Telling World Leaders The Same Bizarre Story About Kim Jong Un  —  It has become Donald Trump's anecdote of choice for world leaders.  At the last two G7 summit meetings — which bring together the heads of government of Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Canada, the UK and the US …
Discussion: Raw Story, The Week and Mediaite
Yahoo News:
Exclusive: Russia carried out a ‘stunning’ breach of FBI communications system, escalating the spy game on U.S. soil  —  On Dec. 29, 2016, the Obama administration announced that it was giving nearly three dozen Russian diplomats just 72 hours to leave the United States and was seizing …
The Daily Beast:
John Bolton Already Talking With Book Agents: ‘He Has a Lot to Dish’  —  He penned one after leaving the Bush administration.  Now, the president's former top national-security aide is exploring another book.  —  Following his acrimonious departure from the White House …
Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
Hillary Clinton's Zombie Impeachment Memo That Could Help Fell Trump  —  A document Hillary Clinton helped write nearly a half century ago has returned from the dead to threaten the man she couldn't vanquish in 2016.  —  The bizarre, only-in-D.C. twist centers on a congressional report penned …
Discussion: Breitbart
Jeff Stein / Washington Post:
As Trump prepares big push on homelessness, White House floats new role for police  —  White House economists on Monday said the police could be used as part of an intensifying effort to address a recent spike in homelessness, but they declined to offer more specifics as what role the law enforcement might play.
 
 
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