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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 …
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.
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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.
Lachlan Markay / Axios:
Pence seeks $18 million war chest
Discussion: The Hill
Quint Forgey / Politico:
Newsom: Recall win shows Dems should ‘stiffen our spines’ on Covid action  —  California Gov. Gavin Newsom told CBS News his win meant “that we need to stiffen our spines and lean in to keeping people safe and healthy.”  —  California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks to reporters on election …
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CBS News:
Governor Gavin Newsom to national Democrats: “Don't be timid” on COVID-19 response
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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Nancy A. Youssef / Wall Street Journal:
Afghan Refugees on U.S. Military Bases Wait to Begin Their New Lives in America
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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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Jay Willis / Balls and Strikes:
Legal Journalism Is Broken  —  The conservative takeover of the Court is putting traditional legal media to the test.  The results are not encouraging.  —  The end of the most recent Supreme Court term kicked off what has quickly become a cherished tradition for America's legal journalists …
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.
Discussion: HuffPost
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 …
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Foreign Affairs:
How China Exports Authoritarianism … In a speech to senior Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials in July, Chinese leader Xi Jinping declared that China must do more to share the “story” of the party's success with the rest of the world.  In order to enhance the international influence …
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Wenxin Fan / Wall Street Journal:
China's Biggest Movie Star Was Erased From the Internet, and the Mystery Is Why
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.
Joseph Marks / Washington Post:
The latest partisan audit is risking voters' personal data  —  Welcome to The Cybersecurity 202!  Please join me in congratulating Associate Editor Bob Woodward on 50 remarkable years at The Post.  —  Below: The Republican Governors Association was hit with a data breach and Germany's election office was targeted in a cyberattack.
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Noah Smith / Bloomberg:
New York City Has Once Again Defied the Doomsayers.  Here's Why.  —  By far the most densely populated metropolis in the country, Gotham offers a kind of urban living no other U.S. city has been able to replicate.  —  New York City is emerging as one of the world's most resilient big cities in the wake of the pandemic.
Claire Goforth / The Daily Dot:
How an Oath Keeper brought QAnon to the masses  —  On Dec. 21, 2020, QAlerts, an aggregator of drops from the anonymous poster known as Q, called on his tens of thousands of followers on Gab to head to Washington, D.C. to protest the 2020 election.  —  “When the President of The United States requests …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
The right-wing media is helping Trump destroy democracy.  A new poll shows how.  —  When future historians seek to explain the United States' perilous slide toward authoritarianism in the 21st century, they will grapple with the role played in all these events by Fox News and the right-wing media.
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
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 …
Zusha Elinson / Wall Street Journal:
Women Are Nearly Half of New Gun Buyers, Study Finds  —  As gun sales reach a high during Covid-19 pandemic, groups form to teach women how to handle their new firearms  —  SAN DIEGO—Close to half of all new U.S. gun buyers since the beginning of 2019 have been women …
Discussion: The Hill
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.
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 …
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.
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.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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 …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
 
 
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Bente Birkeland / NPR:
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis' Wedding Marks 1st Same-Sex Marriage Of Sitting Governor
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The abortion rights protest at Justice Kavanaugh's home crossed the line
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Discussion: Raw Story
Hannah Critchfield / Tampa Bay Times:
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Chronicle of Higher Education:
The Data Is In — Trigger Warnings Don't Work
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Avalon Zoppo / LAW.com:
Appeals Court Cites Reporter's Tweet in Reviving Devin Nunes's Defamation Lawsuit
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