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11:15 AM ET, September 20, 2019

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Washington Post:
Whistleblower complaint about President Trump involves Ukraine, according to two people familiar with the matter  —  A whistleblower complaint about President Trump made by an intelligence official centers on Ukraine, according to two people familiar with the matter, which has set off …
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New York Times:
‘Urgent Concern’ About the President  —  A whistle-blower's report has alarmed the intelligence agencies' watchdog.  Why won't the administration share it with Congress?  —  The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher.  It is separate from the newsroom and the Op-Ed section.
Jonathan Bernstein / Bloomberg:
How Long Will Republicans Tolerate Trump's Lawlessness?  —  There's only so much Democrats can do about the president's increasingly bold misconduct.  —  I was going to write today about how House Democrats are handling the impeachment question.  But the truth is, it's largely irrelevant.
Discussion: Washington Post
Anna Nemtsova / The Daily Beast:
Ukrainian Official: We're Ready to Investigate Biden's Son—if Trump Asks Officially  —  Ukraine officials see no indication Biden or his son broke their laws.  If Trump wants them investigated in Kyiv, his government will need to say why and what for.  —  KYIV—Ukraine is ready to investigate …
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
‘Of course I did’: Giuliani acknowledges asking Ukraine to investigate Biden  —  Rudy Giuliani acknowledged on Thursday that he had asked top Ukrainian officials to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, an admission that comes as Capitol Hill Democrats investigate whether President Donald Trump …
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Hannity: ‘I Was Happy’ That Whistleblower Complaint Is About Ukraine  —  “Maybe they are going to tell us, oh, why they really gave into Joe Biden's pressure basically leveraging a billion of our taxpayer dollars.”  —  At the same time that President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani was on CNN denying …
Discussion: Raw Story
Politico:   POLITICO Playbook: How Trump has handcuffed Washington
Colby Itkowitz / Washington Post:
Giuliani admits to asking Ukraine about Joe Biden after denying it 30 seconds earlier
Mayor Bill de Blasio / NBC News:
Why I'm ending my 2020 presidential campaign — and what I promise to do next  —  My presidential campaign may be over, but I am going to keep fighting for working people — and ensuring that New York City remains the vanguard of progressivism.  —  There is a framed picture hanging …
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Adam Edelman / NBC News:
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio drops 2020 bid
Discussion: CNBC, FOX31 Denver and Florida Politics
Zach Montellaro / Politico:   DNC set to squeeze Dem debate stage again
Brooklyn Eagle:   New York Mayor Bill de Blasio drops 2020 presidential bid
Jeffery C. Mays / New York Times:
De Blasio Quits Presidential Race; Trump Gloats
Discussion: Althouse
Alexandra Svokos / ABC News:
Bill de Blasio ends 2020 presidential campaign
Matthew Continetti / Washington Free Beacon:
Kavanaugh and the Crisis of Legitimacy  —  It is impossible to separate the latest attack on Justice Brett Kavanaugh from the political strategy of the Democratic Party.  On September 16, two days after the New York Times “Sunday Review” section told of another allegation …
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Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
Why They'll Never Stop Targeting Kavanaugh  —  The continuing assault reflects both a fixation and an effort to deprive the court of its legitimacy.  —  Here are the reasons, in no certain order, that the accusations against Justice Brett Kavanaugh will never stop and his foes on the progressive left never let up.
Discussion: twitchy.com
Becket Adams / Washington Examiner:   NYT reporters haven't kept their story straight about Brett Kavanaugh asking them to lie
Astead W. Herndon / New York Times:
Younger Black Voters to Their Parents: Break Up With Joe Biden, I'm Bored  —  An organic effort by black millennials and Gen Z-ers to influence their older family members may be key to overtaking Mr. Biden in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Discussion: Washington Blade
New York Times:
Why Republicans Play Dirty  —  They fear that if they stick to the rules, they will lose everything.  Their behavior is a threat to democratic stability.  —  Mr. Levitsky and Mr. Ziblatt are political scientists and the authors of “How Democracies Die.”  —  The greatest threat …
Washington Post:
HUD Secretary Ben Carson makes dismissive comments about transgender people, angering agency staff  —  Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson expressed concern about “big, hairy men” trying to infiltrate women's homeless shelters during an internal meeting, according to three people present …
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
How Trump's Florida ‘field general’ got kneecapped  —  In the homestretch of the 2018 campaign for Florida governor, Donald Trump walked into the hold room before a big rally, looked GOP nominee Ron DeSantis in the eye and pointed to a nearby political operative.
Discussion: Raw Story
Michael Gold / New York Times:
Trump Lawyers Argue He Cannot Be Criminally Investigated  —  The president's legal team is trying to block a subpoena seeking his tax returns, claiming that any criminal investigation of Mr. Trump is unconstitutional.  —  Lawyers for President Trump argued in a lawsuit filed on Thursday …
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Kareem Fahim / Washington Post:
Twitter suspends account of former top Saudi aide implicated in Khashoggi killing  —  ISTANBUL — Twitter said Friday it has suspended an account belonging to Saud al-Qahtani, a former adviser to Saudi Arabia's royal court who was implicated by Saudi, American and Turkish officials in an operation …
NBC News:
Trump admin ignored its own evidence of climate change's impact on migration from Central America  —  An internal report obtained by NBC News showed migration surged from those areas where climate change is hurting crops and farmers.  —  GUATEMALA CITY — Research compiled one year ago …
New York Times:
For Trump, a Time of Indecision  —  WASHINGTON — Speaking to a Fox News reporter near the Mexican border on Wednesday, President Trump seemed taken aback when asked if the White House were preparing to roll out gun control proposals the next day, a timeline administration officials had suggested was likely.
Discussion: Raw Story
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
“It Won't End Well”: Trump and His Obscure New National-Security Chief  —  Flattery will get you everywhere with Donald Trump.  The President demonstrated this powerfully on Wednesday, when he named the State Department's little-known hostage negotiator, Robert O'Brien …
David Brooks / New York Times:
A Brief History of the Warren Presidency  —  A look back at American politics from the year 2050.  —  A crisis of legitimacy swept across American politics in the second decade of the 21st century.  Many people had the general conviction that the old order was corrupt and incompetent.
Wall Street Journal:
Kamala Harris's Iowa Strategy Is Well-Worn—and Risky  —  Every cycle some presidential candidates focus all their attention on Iowa, to mixed results  —  Kamala Harris 's campaign says she is focusing her efforts on Iowa in the hopes of reviving her struggling campaign.
Discussion: Political Wire
Burgess Everett / Politico:
The Senate surrenders legislating on guns to Trump  —  The Senate is essentially outsourcing its legislative duties to a divided White House and the whims of President Donald Trump, as it makes its first sustained attempt at overhauling gun laws in years.  —  It's a clear reaction from senators …
Discussion: Political Wire
Carl Zimmer / New York Times:
Birds Are Vanishing From North America  —  The number of birds in the United States and Canada has declined by 3 billion, or 29 percent, over the past half-century, scientists find.  —  The skies are emptying out.  —  The number of birds in the United States and Canada has fallen by 29 percent since 1970 …
Alexi McCammond / Axios:
Democrats target over 26,000 local races to unseat Republicans  —  Contest Every Race, a new coalition of Democratic groups, is launching a seven-figure campaign to challenge Republican incumbents in 26,849 down-ballot local races, Axios has learned.  —  Why it matters: 2020 is more than just the presidential election.
Pankaj Mishra / The Guardian:
The west's self-proclaimed custodians of democracy failed to notice it rotting away  —  British and American elites failed to anticipate the triumph of homegrown demagogues - because they imagined the only threats to democracy lurked abroad  —  Anglo-American lamentations about the state …
NBC News:
Pentagon is last holdout as Stephen Miller tries to slash number of refugees allowed in U.S.  —  The Pentagon is the lone voice inside the Trump admin defending the U.S. refugee program.  —  WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is fighting against proposals by White House officials to drastically cut …
Discussion: Political Wire
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / New York Times:
Secret F.B.I. Subpoenas Scoop Up Personal Data From Scores of Companies  —  The F.B.I. has used secret subpoenas to obtain personal data from far more companies than previously disclosed, newly released documents show.  —  The requests, which the F.B.I. says are critical to its counterterrorism efforts …
Discussion: The Crime Report
ProPublica:
MIT Media Lab Kept Regulators in the Dark, Dumped Chemicals in Excess of Legal Limit  —  Documents and interviews show the Media Lab, already under fire for accepting contributions from Jeffrey Epstein, is being investigated for an apparent violation of state environmental regulations.
Reuters:
Two killed, seven wounded in two Washington, DC shootings; police seek suspects: reports  —  (Reuters) - Two shootings in Washington, D.C. left two people dead and seven injured late on Thursday, reports by police and several media outlets said, as authorities on Friday hunted for a pair …
Miami Herald:
U.S. Marine unit wants to hold annual ball at presidential venue: Trump's Mar-a-Lago club  —  At a time when taxpayer and foreign-government spending at Trump Organization properties is fueling political battles, a U.S. Marine Corps reserve unit stationed in South Florida hopes to hold …
 
 
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