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8:05 PM ET, September 22, 2019


 Top Items: 
Renato Mariotti / Politico:
Trump Didn't Bribe Ukraine.  It's Actually Worse Than That.  —  Reports that President Donald Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate the son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has prompted a flurry of speculation Trump, by withholding military aid, has committed bribery or extortion.
Discussion: Slate
Alan Cullison / Wall Street Journal:
Biden's Anticorruption Effort in Ukraine Overlapped With Son's Work in Country  —  Hunter Biden served on board of Ukrainian company  —  KIEV, Ukraine— Joe Biden 's involvement with Ukraine and his son's work in the country, which President Trump has repeatedly said should be investigated …
Discussion: Raw Story, NPR and Rolling Stone
Gregg Re / Fox News:
Amid AOC pressure, Pelosi suggests impeachment back on the table to address ‘grave new chapter of lawlessness’  —  Just hours after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said her party's failure so far to impeach President Trump amounted to a major “national scandal,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared …
Discussion: RedState, Townhall and Breitbart
Beth Baumann / Townhall:
Yikes: Biden Loses His Cool With Fox News Reporter  —  During Saturday's Steak Fry at the Iowa State Fair, former Vice President Joe Biden snapped at Fox News' Peter Doocy for not “asking the right question.”  —  The Fox News reporter asked Biden about a whistleblower's claims …
Will Bunch /
Trump's newest, worst Watergate: Can scared Pelosi, Dems, media finally find their inner 1974?  —  It was near the end of a long hot summer of American scandal.  The nation was already exhausted from two years of shocking, nonstop headlines and the president's angry insistence that he was not a crook …
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
We're passing the tipping point on impeachment
Justine Coleman / The Hill:
Pompeo: 'It wouldn't be appropriate' to release transcript of Trump conversation with Ukrainian president
Discussion: Axios, Occupy Democrats and Fox News
Washington Post:
Ukrainian leaders feel trapped between warring Washington factions
David Edwards / Raw Story:   Trump says he would have ‘no problem’ with Giuliani testifying before Congress
Ursula Perano / Axios:
Pelosi hints at impeachment over Trump-Ukraine whistleblower complaint
James Downie / Washington Post:
Begin impeachment hearings now
Discussion: RedState, Axios and USA Today
Deanna Paul / Washington Post:
The whistleblower complaint has Congress and Trump at an impasse. Here's what the law says.
Discussion: Raw Story
Washington Post:
'We've been very weak': House Democrats decry their oversight of Trump, push Pelosi on impeachment
Discussion: Raw Story
Carrie Dann / NBC News:
NBC/WSJ poll: A record share of voters dislike Trump personally, but Democrats face challenges of their own  —  Voters overall also have doubts about Democrats' most progressive policy proposals.  And many worry Joe Biden isn't up for the job.  —  WASHINGTON — As Democratic candidates compete …
Discussion: Axios
John Harwood / CNBC:
Voters are equally uneasy about Trump and his potential Democratic rivals, NBC/WSJ poll says  — A 58% majority of registered voters express unease about voting for President Trump, but slightly more say the same about Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, while Elizabeth Warren fares only slightly better.
Rachael Bade / Washington Post:
Trump's takeover of GOP forces many House Republicans to head for the exits  —  Republican Rep. Paul Mitchell's surprise retirement began with a President Trump tweet.  —  Moments after Trump's July 14 missive telling four U.S. congresswomen of color to “go back” to their countries of origin …
Haris Alic / Breitbart:
Exclusive — Another New York Times Editor Made Racist, Anti-Semitic Comments  —  Another high level employee of the New York Times made racist, antisemitic, and disparaging comments on social media.  —  Jazmine Hughes, an associate editor of the New York Times Magazine …
Luz Lazo / Washington Post:
The end of an American tradition: The Amtrak dining car  —  Harrison Keely's most fond memories of riding Amtrak all include snapshots of the dining car.  The shiny silverware and white linens.  Enjoying thick slices of French toast covered with powdered sugar and drenched in syrup while taking in the scenery.
Brett Bruen / Business Insider:
Trump has officially blown any chance of putting together a US-North Korea deal  — President Donald Trump has squandered any chance of making a deal with North Korea and Kim Jong Un.  — Trump's meetings with Kim gave North Korea legitimacy while the US gained nothing.
Wall Street Journal:
Some WeWork Board Members Seek to Remove Adam Neumann as CEO  —  SoftBank officials are among those expected to push for Neumann ouster  —  A bloc of WeWork directors is planning to push Adam Neumann to step down as chief executive after a tumultuous week in which his eccentric behavior …
Alayna Treene / Axios:
GOP allies warn vaping ban will sink Trump in 2020  —  Conservative leaders are circulating data to White House staff that claims adults who vape will turn on President Trump if he follows through with his planned ban on flavored e-cigarettes, Axios has learned.
Ruby Cramer / BuzzFeed News:
“Tell The World The Truth”: The Maybe Final Days Of Cory Booker's Campaign  —  Inside a dire, but somehow galvanizing day for a campaign that's struggled to turn a well-known man into a presidential contender.  “We're in this to win it, not just... to be around.”  —  Reporting From
POLITICO Playbook: Impeachment watch: Schiff says ‘we need an answer’
Discussion: New York Times, National Review and Vox
Ayman Odeh / New York Times:
We Are Ending Netanyahu's Grip on Israel  —  The leader of the Arab Joint List explains why it will use its power to help make Benny Gantz prime minister of Israel.  —  Mr. Odeh leads the Joint List, the third-largest bloc in Israel's parliament, the Knesset, and is chairman of the Hadash Party.
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Wall Street Journal:
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Rachel Frazin / The Hill:
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Michael Goodwin / New York Post:
Comey and Baquet — united against Trump — have caused a nonstop feeding frenzy
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
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 Earlier Items: 
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Legal showdown looms over Trump deposition order
Discussion: Raw Story
Bernie Sanders / Houston Chronicle:
As Trump meets with India's Modi, a reminder to put human rights at center of U.S. foreign policy [Opinion]
Discussion: Al Jazeera
Wall Street Journal:
At 10,000 and Counting, This Company Is Flooding the U.S. With Tariff Appeals
Jon Levine / New York Post:
Pressure growing for Bernie Sanders to dump ‘virulent’ Linda Sarsour
Charles Sykes / NBC News:
Trump critic and rising GOP star Ben Sasse is now a Trump apologist. How sadly predictable.