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10:10 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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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: Political Wire and Mediaite
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Pelosi and Schumer take hard line with Trump on gun background checks
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
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.
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 …
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Amy B Wang / Washington Post:   Warren releases plan to tackle Washington corruption
Theodoric Meyer / Politico:
Elizabeth Warren beefs up anti-corruption plan ahead of NYC speech
Discussion: Axios
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
Neal E. Boudette / New York Times:
Autoworkers' Union Goes on Strike Against G.M.  —  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 in the talks …
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.
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
Michael McAuliff / New York Daily News:
Jerry Nadler tells Daily News he won't rush to impeach Trump without enough public support  —  WASHINGTON — Jerry Nadler knows the hopes and fears of millions of Americans are riding on him and his impeachment investigation of President Trump, but the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee is not waking up in cold sweats over it.
Discussion: 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
CBS News:
Most Americans say climate change should be addressed now — CBS News poll  —  A majority of Americans think action needs to be taken right now to address climate change.  Most consider it at least to be a serious problem — including more than a quarter who say it is a crisis.
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Los Angeles Times:   Climate change is already here. 2020 could be your last chance to stop an apocalypse
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
Jonathan Blitzer / New Yorker:
The Fight for the Latino Vote in Florida  —  Immigration, taxes, and health care matter, but a foreign-policy issue has taken center stage.  —  One afternoon last February, Donald Trump stood at a lectern at Florida International University, in Miami, and before a cheering crowd …
Discussion: Florida Politics
 
 
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Olivia Gazis / CBS News:
Adam Schiff says DNI cited “higher authority” in refusal to turn over whistleblower complaint
Alex Thompson / Politico:
Andrew Yang's campaign says over 450,000 people have entered debate contest
Discussion: The Week and Political Wire
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:
Why populism is back in full force
New York Times:
All Was Quiet at the Birmingham Weather Office. Until a Trump Forecast Brought a Storm.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Elena Schneider / Politico:
Amy Klobuchar to embark on tour of ‘blue wall’ states
Mike Hayes / CNN:
Muslim American mayor says border agents confiscated his phone after he arrived at NY airport
Discussion: Axios
 Earlier Items: 
Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
The Most Important Question Facing Americans Today
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
How Kamala Harris Can Make a Comeback
Streiff / RedState:
Babylon Bee Accurately Predicts a Snopes Fact Check Nine Months Before They Do It
Colin Packham / Reuters:
Exclusive: Australia concluded China was behind hack on parliament, political parties - sources   
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