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John Bresnahan / Politico:
‘Feel free to leak this’: Inside the Pelosi-Nadler impeachment schism  —  In a closed-door meeting last week, Speaker Nancy Pelosi stunned lawmakers and aides with a swipe at Democratic staff on the House Judiciary Committee.  —  Pelosi criticized the panel's handling of impeachment in harsh terms …
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Alexander Nazaryan / Yahoo News:
After hours of questioning Lewandowski, Democrats finally land punches  —  more than five hours of confrontational exchanges, but Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee finally managed to regain the narrative in their questioning of Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump's former campaign manager …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
CNN:
Lewandowski hearing was a disaster  —  In this weekly column “Cross-exam,” Elie Honig, a CNN legal analyst and former federal and state prosecutor, gives his take on the latest legal news.  Post your questions below.  The views expressed in this commentary are his own.  View more opinion articles on CNN.
Discussion: ABC News
Harry Litman / Washington Post:
Corey Lewandowski is the perfect model for a sustained Trumpian legacy  —  Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski took his tough-guy act to Capitol Hill Tuesday, putting on proud display the pro-Trump cowboy image he hopes to ride to a Senate candidacy.
Discussion: CNN, Daily Wire and Daily Kos
Melanie Zanona / Politico:
Inside the Pelosi-Nadler impeachment divide …
Rick Wilson / gen.medium.com:
Corey Lewandowski Just Made the Democrats Look Utterly Bloodless
Zachary Basu / Axios:
Corey Lewandowski: “I have no obligation to be honest with the media”
Discussion: Breitbart, Washington Post and Politico
Berkeley Lovelace Jr / CNBC:
Pelosi to Cramer: There's no need to reinvent health care — just improve Obamacare
Discussion: Axios and Breitbart
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 …
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Ernie Suggs / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Jimmy Carter says Trump re-election would be ‘a disaster’  —  AJC ON THE SCENE: CARTER CENTER September 18, 2019  —  Former President Jimmy Carter took aim at President Donald Trump on Tuesday night, calling him “a disaster.”  —  Carter's wife, Rosalynn, also criticized Trump, saying he has encouraged racism.
John Wagner / Washington Post:   'I hope there's an age limit': Jimmy Carter questions whether he could have handled the presidency at 80
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.
Discussion: Axios
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Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Schiff: Top intel official has refused to turn over ‘urgent’ whistleblower complaint
Kel McClanahan / Just Security:
Q&A on Whistleblower Complaint Being Withheld from Congressional Intelligence Committees
Discussion: Lawfare and Washington Post
NBC News:
NBC/WSJ poll shows both Biden and Warren building formidable coalitions  —  First Read is your briefing from “Meet the Press” and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.  —  WASHINGTON — The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey is a good poll for only two 2020 Democrats.
Discussion: Washington Post
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John Harwood / CNBC:
Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren separate themselves from the 2020 Democratic pack in new NBC/WSJ poll
Discussion: The Last Refuge
Wall Street Journal:   Campaign Wire: 2020 Election
Matt Bruenig / Jacobin:
Bernie Sanders Probably Won the WFP Membership Vote
Discussion: Washington Post and Vanity Fair
Ken Thomas / Wall Street Journal:
Biden, Warren Gain in Latest Poll of Democratic Primary Voters
Discussion: The Resurgent and Political Wire
Luis Martinez / ABC News:
Mike Pompeo heading to Saudi Arabia to ‘coordinate’ response to Saudi oil attack  —  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is heading to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday to discuss the recent attack on Saudi oil facilities that has rattled world markets and left the region on edge.
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Politico:
Trump says he plans to ‘substantially increase’ sanctions on Iran
Discussion: Washington Post, CNN and Fortune
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Trump's Challenge: Can His Word on Iran Be Trusted?
Reuters:   U.S. seeks U.N. action on Saudi attacks despite likely Russian opposition
Los Angeles Times:
Democratic donor Ed Buck charged with operating drug house after 2 men found dead in home  —  Prominent Democratic donor and LGBTQ political activist Ed Buck was arrested Tuesday and charged with operating a drug house, with prosecutors calling him a violent sexual predator who preys on men struggling with addiction and homelessness.
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Marc Caputo / Politico:
‘The ground is shifting’: Arizona emerges as a 2020 trouble spot for Trump  —  Arizona has long been touted as a potential swing state in the presidential election.  Its time may have finally come.  —  Demographic shifts, progressive organizing efforts and President Donald Trump's potential weakness …
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Owen Daugherty / The Hill:
Arizona Democratic Party will hold vote to censure Sinema  —  The Arizona Democratic Party is planning to hold a vote this week to determine whether Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) should be censured.  —  The Arizona Republic reports the censure vote is due to the fact that progressives …
Yvonne Wingett Sanchez / Arizona Republic:
Arizona progressives seek to censure Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema
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.
Noah Rothman / Commentary:
Brett Kavanaugh Breaks the Democrats  —  Rarely does a story implode as spectacularly as the New York Times' latest effort to resurrect the claim that Justice Brett Kavanaugh was a teenage sexual predator.  —  By now, you know the facts: The Times published an excerpt from a forthcoming book alleging …
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Paul Kane / Washington Post:
In whiplash moment, Democrats are now backing away from Kavanaugh allegations
Discussion: twitchy.com
Haley Byrd / CNN:   Pelosi and other Democrats say no to Kavanaugh impeachment
Savannah Behrmann / USA Today:
6 things to know about teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg  —  WASHINGTON — Teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg will be one of the witnesses to testify before a joint hearing of two House committees Wednesday on the “global climate crisis.”
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Karol Markowicz / New York Post:
The ‘Climate Strike’ is a crock that exploits kids  —  This Friday, in advance of the United Nations Climate Summit, students across the country will walk out of their schools as part of a Climate Strike.  In New York City, the Department of Education has given its stamp of approval to the walk …
Discussion: Fox News, Vox and Axios
Aron Heller / Associated Press:
Netanyahu faces uphill battle after repeat election  —  JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's two main political parties were deadlocked Wednesday after an unprecedented repeat election, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing an uphill battle to hold on to his job.
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Natasha Korecki / Politico:
Why it will be hard for Trump to win Wisconsin again  —  They hate Donald Trump's tweets.  They worry about his temperament.  They're still uncomfortable with the name-calling.  —  But many voters in Milwaukee's Republican suburbs like his court appointments.  And they approve of his stewardship of the economy.
Discussion: Raw Story
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 …
 
 
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Alan Rappeport / New York Times:
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Jess Bravin / Wall Street Journal:
Trump Administration Looks to Supreme Court to Rein In Consumer Finance Agency
Elena Schneider / Politico:
Nearly 60 mayors and ex-mayors endorse Buttigieg
Discussion: USA Today and Political Wire
Alison Turkos / Medium:
Why I'm Suing Lyft  —  In the fall of 2017, I got into a Lyft …
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New Mexico Announces Plan for Free College for State Residents
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Lawsuit seeks to remove GOP attorney general nominee Daniel Cameron from KY ballot
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