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10:35 AM ET, September 16, 2019

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Jackie Calmes / Los Angeles Times:
New reporting details how FBI limited investigation of Kavanaugh allegations  —  As Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh prepares for his second year on the Supreme Court, new reporting has detailed how the limits ordered by the White House and Senate Republicans last year constrained the FBI investigation …
Discussion: The Guardian
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Seung Min Kim / Washington Post:
Senator told FBI last fall of new information about Kavanaugh  —  A Democratic senator last fall told the FBI of a new allegation of sexual impropriety against then-Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh — a claim that was not investigated at the time but has since become public …
Axios:
The 3 villains of Democrats' 2020 plan  —  Democrats plan to portray President Trump, Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as the three villains defining the three branches of government for the 2020 campaign.  —  Why it matters: Each of these white men …
Alayna Treene / Axios:
Nancy Pelosi's next target: Mitch McConnell
Discussion: Breitbart, Political Wire and Mediaite
Michael McAuliff / New York Daily News:
Jerry Nadler tells Daily News he won't rush to impeach Trump without enough public support
Discussion: Political Wire
Jess Bravin / Wall Street Journal:   Judges Say They Aren't Extensions of Presidents Who Appointed Them
Martha Raddatz / ABC News:
Iran fired cruise missiles in attack on Saudi oil facility: Senior US official  —  Iran launched nearly a dozen cruise missiles and over 20 drones from its territory in the attack on a key Saudi oil facility Saturday, a senior Trump administration official told ABC News Sunday.
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John Wagner / Washington Post:
Trump lashed out at the media for reporting he would meet with Iran with ‘no conditions.’ He's said as much on camera twice.  —  President Trump lashed out Sunday night at the news media for reporting that he would meet with Iranian leaders with “no conditions” — something Trump has said on camera …
New York Times:
Saudi Oil Attack Photos Implicate Iran, U.S. Says; Trump Hints at Military Action
Max Boot / Washington Post:
The Saudi oil attacks are signs of Trump's Mideast fiasco
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 …
Discussion: New Republic and The Crime Report
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 …
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Ella Nilsen / Vox:
Elizabeth Warren's first priority as president: ending government corruption  —  Warren's bold plan to crack down on corruption in Washington, explained.  —  Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) just previewed the first major piece of legislation she'd try to get passed through Congress if elected president …
Amy B Wang / Washington Post:
Warren releases plan to tackle Washington corruption
Discussion: Political Wire
Theodoric Meyer / Politico:
Elizabeth Warren beefs up anti-corruption plan ahead of NYC speech
Discussion: Axios
Christopher Rowland / Washington Post:
Purdue Pharma, drugmaker accused of fueling the opioid epidemic, files for bankruptcy  —  Purdue Pharma, the drug manufacturer accused of triggering the nation's epidemic of opioid addiction through its sale of the profitable but highly addictive painkiller OxyContin, filed for bankruptcy Sunday.
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 …
Janet Hook / Los Angeles Times:
Joe Biden's childhood struggle with a stutter: How he overcame it and how it shaped him  —  One of Joe Biden's proudest childhood accomplishments was a five-minute speech to his all-boys Catholic high school in Delaware.  —  The assignment was routine — a public-speaking requirement for all students.
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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 …
Discussion: Raw Story
Olivia Gazis / CBS News:
Adam Schiff says DNI cited “higher authority” in refusal to turn over whistleblower complaint  —  Congressman Adam Schiff claimed on Sunday that the official who sits atop the intelligence community is rejecting a subpoena to turn over a whistleblower complaint in order to protect …
Neal E. Boudette / New York Times:
G.M. Strike: 50,000 Union Workers Walk Out Over Wages and Idled Plants  —  The United Automobile Workers union went on strike at General Motors, sending nearly 50,000 members at factories across the Midwest and South to picket lines on Monday morning.  —  With the two sides far apart …
Jessica Kegu / CBS News:
Edward Snowden wants to come home: “I'm not asking for a pass.  What I'm asking for is a fair trial”  —  In an exclusive U.S. TV interview, Edward Snowden says he would like to return home but that the U.S. won't agree to a fair trial.  —  “I would like to return to the United States.
Alex Thompson / Politico:
Andrew Yang's campaign says over 450,000 people have entered debate contest  —  Andrew Yang's surprising debate gambit — giving away $120,000 to 10 families over a year to highlight his universal basic income proposal — helped the outsider candidate raise $1 million in the 72 hours since …
Discussion: Axios, The Week and Political Wire
Tia Goldenberg / Associated Press:
Israeli PM vows to annex ‘all the settlements’ in West Bank  —  JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Monday to annex “all the settlements” in the West Bank, including an enclave deep in the heart of the largest Palestinian city, in a last-ditch move that appeared aimed …
Discussion: Politico and Political Wire
Joe Cox / HOPE not hate:
Facebook Admits Conservative Bias Doesn't Exist But Continues to Cave to Republicans Anyway.  —  This was originally from the Ctrl Alt-Right Delete newsletter.  If you're not currently subscribed to Ctrl Alt-Right Delete but you'd like to be, you can sign up to receive it by clicking here.
Discussion: Washington Post
Washington Post:
Most American teens are frightened by climate change, poll finds, and about 1 in 4 are taking action  —  In a coastal town in Washington, climate change has a high school junior worried about the floods that keep deluging his school.  A 17-year-old from Texas says global warming scares him so much he can't even think about it.
Dianne Feinstein / Los Angeles Times:
Dianne Feinstein to Republicans: Ban high-capacity ammunition magazines right now  —  In the early morning hours of Aug. 4, outside a crowded bar in Dayton, Ohio, a gunman fired at least 41 rounds in 32 seconds, striking 26 people.  Nine of those victims died in the shooting.
Stef W. Kight / Axios:
Why Trump is rallying in New Mexico  —  At a Trump rally back in February in El Paso, Texas, the campaign saw an unexpected pattern in the attendee data — a large crowd of New Mexicans crossed the state line to be there.  — “That was our first glimpse into the idea that there might …
Discussion: Politico and Raw Story
 
 
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Burgess Everett / Politico:
Pelosi and Schumer take hard line with Trump on gun background checks
Jonathan Blitzer / New Yorker:
The Fight for the Latino Vote in Florida
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Malachi Barrett / MLive.com:
New Republican rules give Trump an advantage in Michigan primary
Discussion: Political Wire
Victor Davis Hanson / American Greatness:
Trumped Out?  —  The new post-Mueller media narrative is …
Douglas Schoen / The Hill:
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CBS News:
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New York Times:
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Elena Schneider / Politico:
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 Earlier Items: 
Mike Hayes / CNN:
Muslim American mayor says border agents confiscated his phone after he arrived at NY airport
Discussion: Axios
Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
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Colin Packham / Reuters:
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Mollie Hemingway / The Federalist:
New Book: Christine Blasey Ford's Friend Leland Keyser Doesn't Believe Her
Discussion: Power Line
New York Times:
Bernie Sanders Campaign Shakes Up New Hampshire Operation
Discussion: Politico and The Daily Beast
David Wildstein / New Jersey Globe:
Trenton councilman defends McBride, says ‘Jew down’ is just a ‘statement of speech’
Thor Benson / The Daily Beast:
The Climate Crisis Is Poised to Make Huge Swaths of America Totally Uninsurable
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Raw Story