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7:15 PM ET, September 23, 2019

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Jonah Goldberg / Los Angeles Times:
Column: The most noxious part of Ukraine-Biden whistleblower affair is Team Trump thinks we're all idiots  —  What offends me most about the whistleblower-Ukraine-Biden story isn't the obvious corruption of it all.  It's the way members of Team Trump assume we're all idiots who won't notice they've abruptly shifted their narrative.
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David Vance / Common Cause:
DOJ & FEC Complaints Filed Against President Trump, Rudy Giuliani and Others for Illegal Solicitation of Contribution from Ukrainian President … Today, Common Cause filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Election Commission (FEC) alleging that President Donald Trump …
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Trump Blurts Out to Reporters That He Pressured Ukraine to Smear Biden  —  Over the past two days, President Trump has drained most of the remaining mystery from the world's least mysterious crime drama.  In a series of comments to the media, the president casually revealed that yes …
Discussion: NPR, The Week and Axios
Quint Forgey / Politico:
Graham urges Trump to release more details of call with Ukrainian president  —  Sen. Lindsey Graham on Monday repeatedly encouraged President Donald Trump to release further details of his July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, during which Trump reportedly pressured …
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
How the Media Helped Trump Carry Out His Ukraine Smear  —  On May 1, the New York Times published a story that contained the most important facets of the Ukraine story.  The Times reported that President Trump, through his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, was pressing Ukraine's government to investigate Joe Biden.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Pence Gave Ukraine the Message Too
John Wagner / Washington Post:
GOP rival Bill Weld says Trump has committed ‘treason, pure and simple’
Caitlin Webber / Bloomberg:
Giuliani Says He Can't Guarantee That Trump Didn't Threaten Ukraine Aid
Discussion: Mother Jones
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
How we'll know if the impeachment dam starts to break  —  Politico reports that the latest revelations about President Trump, Ukraine and the whistleblower are so bad that even House Democrats in difficult districts are now seriously thinking about backing an impeachment inquiry:
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Michelle Goldberg / New York Times:
Nancy Pelosi's Failure to Launch  —  The House speaker's hesitation on impeachment empowers a lawless president.  —  Elizabeth Warren on Friday evening sent out a series of tweets that, in addition to calling out Donald Trump for his criminality, rebuked Congress for enabling him.
Jonathan V. Last / The Bulwark:
Republicans Have Four Options on Trump and Ukraine.  They're All Bad.  —  If you want hot Ukrainian content, you should go read Bill Kristol on how Congress can start working and Charlie Sykes on the stress test this is creating for our system  —  I want to look at something else: How are Republicans going to deal with Trump on this?
Discussion: Raw Story
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Trump just poured rocket fuel on the impeachment fire
Rex Huppke / Chicago Tribune:   Column: Trump pulls ‘reverse-Nixon’ over Ukraine call: ‘I AM A CROOK!’
Julie Pace / Associated Press:   Analysis: Trump's tactics leave Dems looking for answers
John Howard / Capitol Weekly:
Warren takes California lead in new CA120 tracking poll  —  The latest monthly tracking poll for California's March 2020 Democratic primary election shows Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren increasing her share of the vote, for the first time pushing former Vice President Joe Biden down to third place among likely voters.
Discussion: Political Wire
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Jill Lawrence / USA Today:
Elizabeth Warren's choice: ‘Medicare for All’ purity or a path to beating Donald Trump?
Discussion: DemCast and Iowa Starting Line
Sahil Kapur / Bloomberg:
Biden-Linked Firm Tests Messages to Undercut ‘Medicare for All’
Discussion: Politico and Common Dreams
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:   Democrats are stuck in a doom loop of premature polling
Mike Levine / ABC News:
FBI arrests Army soldier who allegedly discussed plans to bomb major American news network  —  The FBI has arrested a U.S. soldier who allegedly discussed plans to bomb a major American news network, planned to travel to Ukraine to fight with violent far-right group Azov Battalion …
Alex M. Azar II / HHS.gov:
Remarks on Universal Health Coverage  —  U.N. General Assembly Press  —  We commend the United Nations and the Member States on the significant work done on the Universal Health Coverage Political Declaration, and for the high priority placed on expanding access to health care.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo, CNN, who.int and NPR
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Zach Montellaro / Politico:
DNC raises threshold to make November debate stage  —  The Democratic National Committee has slightly raised the bar to qualify for the November primary debate in a move unlikely to significantly reduce the number of participating candidates.  —  Candidates will need to clear 3 percent …
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Benjamin Mueller / New York Times:
Boris Johnson Faces a New Scandal, and ‘People See Blood in the Water’  —  LONDON — On Prime Minister Boris Johnson's turbulent path to Downing Street, serial philandering and ethical sloppiness became part of his schtick, blots on a career so chaotic and beguiling that the British public always seemed to forgive the mistakes.
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Ursula Perano / Axios:
Boris Johnson: Trump is the “one guy” to broker new Iran nuclear deal
Michael E. Miller / Washington Post:
Immigrant kids fill this town's schools.  Their bus driver is leading the backlash.  —  WORTHINGTON, Minn. — It was the first day of school, so Don Brink was behind the wheel of his bus, its yellow paint glistening in the drizzling dawn.  Wearing jeans and a John Deere cap …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Andrew Beaujon / Washingtonian:
Richard Cohen Leaves the Washington Post  —  Seriously, this is the whole thing: … Cohen joined the Post in 1968 and became an opinion writer in 1984.  He helped get the redesigned Post magazine off to an extremely rocky start only two years later with a piece that sympathized …
Osita Nwanevu / New Republic:
The “Cancel Culture” Con  —  On April 1, 1964, Herbert Ruhe, an ex-CIA agent formerly stationed in Vietnam, submitted a surveillance report to the office of the Manhattan District Attorney about a person of interest to city officials.  On the basis of the material Ruhe had gathered the previous night …
John Wagner / Washington Post:
Trump says he is worthy of a Nobel Prize ‘for a lot of things’ — but isn't treated fairly  —  President Trump claimed Monday that he deserves a Nobel Prize for “a lot of things” but complained that the committee that hands out the awards does so unfairly.  —  The comment came during …
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Caitlin Oprysko / Politico:   Trump claims Nobel Peace Prize is rigged against him
Daniel Lippman / Politico:
The intelligence watchdog at the center of Ukraine firestorm  —  The intelligence community's chief watchdog, Michael Atkinson, is known to his peers and colleagues as a highly cautious “straight shooter” who tends to keep his head down.  —  So when he sounded the alarm to Congress earlier …
Discussion: CNN and U.S. Political News …
Ben Jacobs / Jewish Insider:
Pete Buttigieg: College football is ‘problematic’  —  The Notre Dame fan and presidential hopeful thinks the amateur model 'isn't fair anymore'  —  ELKADER, IOWA — Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg said he had moral qualms about being a college football fan and found it “problematic” on Monday.
 
 
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
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Trump slams world leaders for religious freedom hypocrisy, commits $25M to the cause at UN summit
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Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Republican National Committee paid over $160,000 to law firm defending Corey Lewandowski a month …
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