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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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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
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
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
Zachary Basu / Axios:
Corey Lewandowski: “I have no obligation to be honest with the media”
Discussion: Breitbart, Washington Post and Politico
Rick Wilson / gen.medium.com:
Corey Lewandowski Just Made the Democrats Look Utterly Bloodless
Discussion: The Hill and The Gateway Pundit
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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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 …
Discussion: Lawfare and Washington Post
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Schiff: Top intel official has refused to turn over ‘urgent’ whistleblower complaint
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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.
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 …
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 …
Yvonne Wingett Sanchez / Arizona Republic:
Arizona progressives seek to censure Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema
Wall Street Journal:
Campaign Wire: 2020 Election  —  Follow the latest from the campaign trail, as Democratic hopefuls compete for the right to face President Trump in 2020.  —  Updates  —  HIGHLIGHTS  —  Biden, Sanders Pitch Health Plans to Union Workers  —  Republican Kobach Trails Democat Grissom …
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Ken Thomas / Wall Street Journal:
Biden, Warren Gain in Latest Poll of Democratic Primary Voters
Discussion: The Resurgent and Political Wire
Matt Bruenig / Jacobin:
Bernie Sanders Probably Won the WFP Membership Vote
Discussion: Washington Post and Vanity Fair
John Harwood / CNBC:
Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren separate themselves from the 2020 Democratic pack in new NBC/WSJ poll
Discussion: The Last Refuge
Alene Tchekmedyian / Los Angeles Times:
Democratic donor Ed Buck arrested and charged with operating drug house  —  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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Kabc / ABC7:
Democratic donor Ed Buck arrested on drug charges after new overdose at his West Hollywood home  —  LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Democratic donor Ed Buck, who has been subject to protests and calls for prosecution in the overdose deaths of two men at his West Hollywood home, was arrested Tuesday in connection with a third overdose, police say.
Discussion: New York Post, ABC7, Townhall and Daily Wire
Steve Ganey / KTLA:
Dem Donor Ed Buck Arrested After 3rd Man's Overdose, Charged With Operating West Hollywood Drug House
Brett Bruen / NBC News:
Even if Iran attacked Saudi Arabia's oil field, Trump's responsible for the fallout  —  The dangerous downward spiral in the Middle East stems from the U.S. scrapping the Iran nuclear deal without a strategy in place.  —  Congratulations, Mr. President.  It took an extraordinary effort …
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Luis Martinez / ABC News:
Mike Pompeo heading to Saudi Arabia to ‘coordinate’ response to Saudi oil attack
Discussion: NBC News, New York Times and Vox
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
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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Haley Byrd / CNN:   Pelosi and other Democrats say no to Kavanaugh impeachment
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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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.”
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:
U.S. Outlines Plans to Scrutinize Chinese and Other Foreign Investment
Discussion: Washington Post
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 …
Discussion: WTVR-TV and Splinter
Natasha Korecki / Politico:
'He's not going to have Hillary Clinton sitting on her hands': Trump's uphill battle to hold Wisconsin
New York Times:
New Mexico Announces Plan for Free College for State Residents
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 Earlier Items: 
Matthew Smith / YouGov:
Despite difficulties in Parliament, Boris has grown in popularity since becoming PM
Roberta Rampton / Reuters:
Exclusive: Pence rebuffs Solomon Islands PM after nation cuts ties with Taiwan
Theodore Schleifer / Vox:
Silicon Valley is throwing Trump a fundraiser. They'd just rather not talk about it.
Berkeley Lovelace Jr / CNBC:
Pelosi to Cramer: There's no need to reinvent health care — just improve Obamacare
Discussion: Axios and Breitbart
John Cheves / Lexington Herald-Leader:
Lawsuit seeks to remove GOP attorney general nominee Daniel Cameron from KY ballot
Discussion: Raw Story
Caitlin Gibson / Washington Post:
‘Do you have white teenage sons? Listen up.’ How white supremacists are recruiting boys online.