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10:45 AM ET, September 16, 2021

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New York Times:
Durham Is Said to Seek Indictment of Lawyer at Firm With Democratic Ties  —  The lawyer, Michael Sussmann, is accused of lying to the F.B.I. in a 2016 meeting about Trump and Russia.  He denies wrongdoing.  —  WASHINGTON — John H. Durham, the special counsel appointed by the Trump administration …
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Steve Benen / MSNBC:
New reporting casts Pence's Jan. 6 actions in an unflattering light
Discussion: IJR, Fox News and The Wrap
Matthew Walther / New York Post:
Gen. Milley must go for subverting of civilian control of the military
Josiah Lippincott / The American Mind:
Deep State, Deep Trouble
Joint Chiefs of Staff:
Statement by Joint Staff Spokesperson: Chairman's conversations with Chiefs of Defense Across the World
Andrew Feinberg / The Independent:
Gen Milley thought Trump wanted 6 January riot to happen, book claims
Discussion: Washington Times
New York Times:
Portraits of the Lasting Trauma of the Capitol Riot  —  “After I reflected on things, I was angry.  I was really angry.”  —  “That story will always be with us.” “I still close my eyes and see that day again.”  —  WASHINGTON — Three months after supporters of President Donald J. Trump violently stormed …
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Politico:
DHS: Extremists used TikTok to promote Jan. 6 violence
Discussion: Raw Story
Alayna Treene / Axios:
The debt ceiling stare down  —  Congress is fast approaching its deadline to raise the debt ceiling or risk defaulting on the nation's debt, and, as of now, there's no serious plan to stave off what many members are calling the worst-case scenario.  —  Why it matters: The U.S. has never defaulted on its debt.
Discussion: Slow Boring
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Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
As G.O.P. Digs In on Debt Ceiling, Democrats Try Shaming McConnell  —  Senator Mitch McConnell says Republicans will not support raising the federal borrowing limit.  Weeks before a potential default, Democrats do not appear to have a strategy for doing so.
Stef W. Kight / Axios:
Mapped: Afghan refugees headed to 46 states  —  The Biden administration notified governors and mayors on Wednesday of the number of Afghan evacuees their state is expected to receive in the coming weeks, two senior administration officials told Axios.  —  Why it matters: Although …
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Josh Mitchell / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Retail Sales Rose 0.7% in August  —  Retail could recover quickly once Covid-19 surge eases, economists say  —  U.S. retail sales rose 0.7% in August, a sign the economic recovery has resilience despite the Delta variant.  —  U.S. retail sales likely fell for the second straight month in August …
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Lucia Mutikani / Reuters:
Online purchases boost U.S. retail sales; labor market recovering  —  U.S. retail sales unexpectedly increased in August as a surge in online and furniture store purchases offset a continued decline at auto dealerships, which could temper expectations for a sharp slowdown in economic growth in the third quarter.
Gregory A. Smith / Pew Research Center:
More White Americans adopted than shed evangelical label during Trump presidency, especially his supporters  —  Since Donald Trump was elected president in 2016 due in part to strong support from White evangelical Protestants, many observers have wondered what impact this political alliance might …
Discussion: Raw Story
Ken Meyer / Mediaite:
Brian Kilmeade Promotes False Story of White House Staff Cutting Biden's Mic that 'Everyone's Talking About'  —  Fox News' Brian Kilmeade kept the wheels turning for conservative talking points by advancing the false claim that the White House is cutting off President Joe Biden's microphone during press engagements.
Alan Cole / Full Stack Economics:
How a key Biden tax idea got crushed  —  The president was forced to retreat on the key issue of step-up basis  —  President Joe Biden came into office planning to tax intergenerational wealth more heavily.  He had several policy ideas to do this, and the most intellectually defensible …
Reuters:
France says Biden acted like Trump to sink Australia defence deal  —  France accused U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday of stabbing it in the back and acting like his predecessor Donald Trump after Paris was pushed aside from a lucrative defence deal that it had signed with Australia for submarines.
Dan Pfeiffer / The Message Box:
The Political Folly of Siding with Pharma  —  A new poll shows that the three House Dems blocking lower Rx prices are making a historic political error  —  With the narrowest of majorities, a complex set of policy issues, and huge differences between moderates and progressives …
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Daniel Marans / HuffPost:
House Democrats Opposed To Biden Agenda Actually Hail From Safe Seats
Adam Taylor / Washington Post:
Biden's ‘incomprehensible’ travel ban on European visitors widens transatlantic rift  —  You're reading an excerpt from the Today's WorldView newsletter.  Sign up to get the rest free, including news from around the globe, interesting ideas and opinions to know, sent to your inbox every weekday.
Brandon Gillespie / Fox News:
MSNBC's Joy Reid slammed for bizarre rant on Republican ‘love’ for the coronavirus: ‘COVID-loving death cult’  —  ‘Your brilliant little COVID plan is killing your right-wing hosts’  —  Fox News Flash top headlines for September 16  —  MSNBC host Joy Reid became the focus …
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Chronicle of Higher Education:
The Data Is In — Trigger Warnings Don't Work  —  A decade ago, there was little research on their effectiveness.  Now we know.  —  THE REVIEW  —  The original proponents of trigger warnings on campus argued that they would empower students suffering from trauma to delve into difficult material.
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Alex Shephard / New Republic:
How Tucker Carlson Lost It  —  In February 2009, when he took the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Tucker Carlson was in the midst of an identity crisis.  Five years earlier, he had been a victim of what was arguably the first viral takedown of the internet era.
Nancy A. Youssef / Wall Street Journal:
Afghan Refugees on U.S. Military Bases Wait to Begin Their New Lives in America  —  Troops rush to assemble makeshift communities; 'I don't want to be treated like a refugee,' one woman says  —  RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany—In between the threat of Taliban violence and the promise …
Avalon Zoppo / LAW.com:
Appeals Court Cites Reporter's Tweet in Reviving Devin Nunes's Defamation Lawsuit  —  Congressman Devin Nunes' lawsuit against Hearst Magazine Media and one of its journalists can move forward, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled Wednesday, pointing to a tweet the journalist …
Ellen Pao / New York Times:
The Sexism That Led to the Elizabeth Holmes Trial  —  Ms. Pao is a tech investor and chief executive of Project Include, a diversity, equity and inclusion nonprofit.  She is the author of “Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change,” about her lawsuit against a venture capital firm …
Nick Miroff / Washington Post:
Border authorities stopped more than 200,000 migrants in August for second consecutive month, data shows  —  Illegal crossings along the U.S. southern border remained at decades-high levels last month despite the scorching summer heat, as authorities detained 208,887 migrants in August …
Roger Sollenberger / The Daily Beast:
Spike in GOP Small-Dollar Donations Draws Federal Scrutiny  —  Republicans have increasingly been raising money using anonymous, small-dollar donations—and that has the FEC concerned.  —  The campaign for Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) says it received $3.5 million this year …
Discussion: Raw Story
 
 
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