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Bill Barrow / Associated Press:
Jimmy Carter says he couldn't have managed presidency at 80  —  ATLANTA (AP) — Weeks shy of his 95th birthday, former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday he doesn't believe he could have managed the most powerful office in the world at 80 years old.  —  Carter, who earlier this year became …
Discussion: Political Wire
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Mark Murray / NBC News:
NBC/WSJ poll: Biden leads Dem 2020 field, Warren's support grows  —  While Biden dominates among more moderate Democrats and black voters, Warren overperforms among whites and liberals.  —  Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., continue to top …
Ken Thomas / Wall Street Journal:
Biden, Warren Gain in Latest Poll of Democratic Primary Voters  —  WSJ/NBC survey shows former vice president with 31% support and Massachusetts senator at 25%  —  WASHINGTON—Former Vice President Joe Biden and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren have gained support since the summer …
Discussion: Political Wire
Trent Spiner / Politico:
Sanders campaign wracked by dissension  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. — Some of Bernie Sanders' fiercest supporters are sounding the alarm that the campaign is bogged down by disorganization, personality clashes and poor communication between state operations and national headquarters.
John Harwood / CNBC:
Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren separate themselves from the 2020 Democratic pack in new NBC/WSJ poll  —  KEY POINTS  — In a new NBC/WSJ poll, Joe Biden draws 31% compared to 25% for Elizabeth Warren.  At 14%, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders trails Warren by a double-digit margin while 15 other candidates receive support of 7% or less.
Discussion: The Last Refuge
CNN:
Elizabeth Warren took selfies for 4 hours after her New York rally. It's part of her plan.
Discussion: Politico
New York Times:
Acting Intelligence Chief Refuses to Testify, Prompting Standoff With Congress  —  WASHINGTON — The acting director of national intelligence will not testify before Congress this week or immediately hand over a whistle-blower complaint to lawmakers, escalating a standoff between Capitol Hill and leaders of the intelligence agencies.
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Kel McClanahan / Just Security:
Q&A on Whistleblower Complaint Being Withheld from Congressional Intelligence Committees  —  On September 13, House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff publicly announced that he had issued a subpoena to Acting Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Joseph Maguire because Maguire …
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Schiff: Top intel official has refused to turn over ‘urgent’ whistleblower complaint  —  The nation's top intelligence official has refused to comply with a House Intelligence Committee subpoena to provide the contents of a whistleblower complaint a government watchdog deemed “urgent” …
Zachary Basu / Axios:
Corey Lewandowski: “I have no obligation to be honest with the media”  —  Under questioning from counsel Barry Berke during the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment hearing on Tuesday, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was forced to defend a video in which he appeared to lie to MSNBC host Ari Melber.
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Olivia Beavers / The Hill:
Nadler considering holding Lewandowski in contempt
Discussion: Townhall, ABC News and POLITICUSUSA
Harry Litman / Washington Post:
Corey Lewandowski is the perfect model for a sustained Trumpian legacy
Discussion: CNN, Daily Wire and Daily Kos
Olivia Beavers / The Hill:
Lewandowski hearing descends into chaos
Karma Allen / ABC News:
Legendary journalist and political commentator Cokie Roberts dies at 75  —  Renowned ABC News journalist and political commentator Cokie Roberts has died at the age of 75.  —  Roberts won countless awards, including three Emmys, throughout her decades-long career.
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Bobby Allyn / NPR:
Cokie Roberts, Pioneering Journalist Who Helped Shape NPR, Dies At 75  —  Toggle more options  —  Veteran journalist Cokie Roberts, who joined an upstart NPR in 1978 and left an indelible imprint on the growing network with her coverage of Washington politics before later going to ABC News, has died.
John Wagner / Washington Post:
Trump on death of Cokie Roberts: ‘She never treated me nicely.  But I would like to wish her family well.’
Nina Totenberg / NPR:   ‘The Personification Of Human Decency’: Nina Totenberg Remembers Cokie Roberts
Gil Hoffman / Jerusalem Post:
NETANYAHU-GANTZ STALEMATE: NO CLEAR WINNER IN SUPER-TIGHT ISRAELI ELECTION  —  Both Channel 12 and Channel 13 exit polls foresee yet another stalemate, granting Blue and White the highest amount of seats.  —  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's efforts to carry on his dynasty with a historic victory …
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New York Times:
In Tight Israeli Election, Netanyahu's Tenure Appears in Peril  —  JERUSALEM — Israel's election was too close to call early Wednesday, with neither Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu nor his chief rival, the former army chief Benny Gantz, a centrist, immediately commanding enough support …
The Times of Israel:
Amended TV exit poll sees Arab alliance surge to 15 seats
Discussion: Breitbart and Balloon Juice
Haaretz:
Israel Election 2019: Netanyahu Fails to Secure Ruling Majority, Gantz in the Lead, Exit Polls Show
Discussion: The Week
Kate Kelly / The Atlantic:
We Spent 10 Months Investigating Kavanaugh.  Here's What We Found.  —  Years ago, when she was practicing her closing arguments at the family dinner table, Martha Kavanaugh often returned to her signature line as a state prosecutor.  “Use your common sense,” she'd say.  “What rings true?
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Melissa Quinn / Washington Examiner:
Silicon Valley heavyweights quietly aided Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford: Book
Discussion: Breitbart
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Don't revisit the Kavanaugh fight. Learn from it.
Discussion: NB Blog, Pollways and Salon
Yvonne Wingett Sanchez / Arizona Republic:
Arizona progressives seek to censure Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema  —  Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is facing a censure vote from the Arizona Democratic Party, brought by progressives who deem her politics too accommodating to President Donald Trump at the expense of Democratic values.
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Owen Daugherty / The Hill:
Arizona Democratic Party will hold vote to censure Sinema
Coral Davenport / New York Times:
Trump to Revoke California's Authority to Set Stricter Auto Emissions Rules  —  WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is expected on Wednesday to formally revoke California's legal authority to set tailpipe pollution rules that are stricter than federal rules, in a move designed by the White House …
Annie Karni / New York Times:
For Sean Spicer, the Revolving Door Led to a Dance Routine in a Lime Green Shirt  —  WASHINGTON — When Sean Spicer, the former White House press secretary, resigned from the Trump administration in 2017, ABC's “Dancing With the Stars” saw a future for him on the show.
Scaachi Koul / BuzzFeed News:
How Did Lauren Duca's Revolution Backfire?  —  The viral writer wants to galvanize young people with her new book, How to Start a Revolution.  But past controversies — and a new complaint filed by her New York University students — threaten to undermine her message.
New York Times:
White House Fires Homeland Security Dept.'s General Counsel  —  WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday fired John Mitnick, the general counsel for the Department of Homeland Security, after months of shake-up at an agency responsible for carrying out President Trump's immigration agenda.
John Cheves / Lexington Herald-Leader:
Lawsuit seeks to remove GOP attorney general nominee Daniel Cameron from KY ballot  —  A new lawsuit seeks to have Republican attorney general nominee Daniel Cameron's name removed from the Nov. 5 election ballot, arguing that he lacks the eight years of experience as a “practicing attorney” …
Discussion: Raw Story and Political Wire
Caitlin Gibson / Washington Post:
‘Do you have white teenage sons?  Listen up.’ How white supremacists are recruiting boys online.  —  At first, it wasn't obvious that anything was amiss.  Kids are naturally curious about the complicated world around them, so Joanna Schroeder wasn't surprised when her 11 …
Cristina Cabrera / Talking Points Memo:
Trump Refuses To Believe Warren's NYC Rally Crowd Size Reached 20,000 People  —  President Donald Trump insisted on Tuesday that 2020 Democratic candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) did not, in fact, have 20,000 people attending her rally in New York City Monday night - and that even if she did, it's not a big deal.
Berkeley Lovelace Jr / CNBC:
Pelosi to Cramer: There's no need to reinvent health care — just improve Obamacare  —  KEY POINTS  — Democrats should focus on making improvements to Obamacare instead of trying to reinvent the wheel with “Medicare for All,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says.
Discussion: Axios and Breitbart
New York Times:
Women Poop.  At Work.  Get Over It.  —  Why must the bathroom continue to be fraught?  —  There once was a woman who walked regularly from her office in Midtown Manhattan to a hotel across the street in order to use the restroom, and that woman may have been one of us.
Discussion: Instapundit, PJ Media Home and RedState
Theodore Schleifer / Vox:
Silicon Valley is throwing Trump a fundraiser.  They'd just rather not talk about it.  —  The president's first trip to the Bay Area since he was elected is shrouded in secrecy.  —  On most days, they are what President Donald Trump calls the “nerds,” the “totally biased,” the …
Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
Trump is expected to tap North Korea envoy for deputy secretary of state  —  President Trump is expected to nominate Stephen Biegun, the State Department's special representative for North Korea, to be the next deputy secretary of state, three administration officials confirmed to me.
Discussion: Al Jazeera and Politico
 
 
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Windsor Mann / The Week:
Happy Constitution Day to King Trump
David Wallace-Wells / New York Magazine:
It's Greta's World But it's still burning. …
Michael Schneider / Variety:
Norman Lear Won't Stop: TV Legend's Sony Deal Renewal Takes Him to Age 100 (EXCLUSIVE)
Discussion: New York Post
 Earlier Items: 
Richard Lardner / Associated Press:
Trump's Cabinet has had more ex-lobbyists than Obama or Bush
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
U.S. Department of Justice:
United States Files Civil Lawsuit Against Edward Snowden
Dan Alexander / Forbes:
Wilbur Ross Still Holds Interest In Shipping Fund He Promised To Divest
The Babylon Bee:
Hypocrisy: Right-Wingers Who Love It When The Babylon Bee Makes Stuff Up Suddenly Get Mad When The NYT Does It
Discussion: Power Line
Washington Post:
Border fence construction could destroy archaeological sites, National Park Service finds
Christine Mai-Duc / Los Angeles Times:
California Republican Rep. Paul Cook to retire from Congress, run for county supervisor seat
Angie Martoccio / Rolling Stone:
Mitch McConnell: The Man Who Sold America