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7:30 PM ET, September 16, 2023

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The Sunday Times:
Russell Brand accused of rape, sexual assaults and abuse  —  Four women, including one who was just 16, make allegations after an investigation by The Sunday Times, The Times and Channel 4 Dispatches  —  The comedian and actor Russell Brand has been accused of rape, sexual assaults …
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Kate Sullivan / CNN:
Trump's indictments — and mug shot — are deepening his supporters' anger and revving up their support  —  Phil Jensen wore a bright red T-shirt with Donald Trump's mug shot and “NEVER SURRENDER!” printed on it to the former president's rally in Rapid City, South Dakota, last week.
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Steven Shepard / Politico:
Trump's become a runaway train in the GOP primary.  Here's why.  —  A POLITICO analysis shows Trump's supporters are more conservative and more assured in their candidate than voters backing other Republican candidates.  —  They're more conservative than other Republicans.  More likely to be men.
Jose Pagliery / The Daily Beast:
Inside Trump's Gambit to Get Rid of a Judge by Suing Him
Discussion: Raw Story and Daily Kos
Inyoung Choi / NBC News:
Trump says he likes ‘the concept’ of a female VP pick
Politico:
Florida Republicans reject DeSantis for Trump in loyalty pledge fight
Jane C. Timm / NBC News:
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton acquitted in impeachment trial  —  Paxton was impeached for allegedly taking bribes, but ultimately members of his party chose not to vote for his conviction and removal from office.  —  Impeached Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was acquitted …
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Josh Fiallo / The Daily Beast:
Texas AG Ken Paxton Survives Fiery Impeachment Trial  —  Ken Paxton was accused of using his job as the state's top prosecutor to dish out favors to a big-donor friend.  —  The embattled Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton avoided an impeachment conviction on Saturday with Texas' Republican …
Discussion: Associated Press
Nick Robertson / The Hill:
Obama on UAW strike: Time to ‘do right’ by workers that keep companies ‘on their feet’  —  Former President Obama backed the United Auto Workers strike on Saturday, telling automakers that it's time to “do right” by workers.  —  “Fourteen years ago, when the big three automakers were struggling …
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Jack Ewing / New York Times:
Battle Over Electric Vehicles Is Central to Auto Strike
Martin Pengelly / The Guardian:
Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis turns on ‘malignant narcissist’ ex-president  —  Ellis, one of 18 Trump associates charged in Georgia election subversion case, says she 'simply can't support him' again  —  Jenna Ellis - the Donald Trump lawyer who like the former president faces criminal charges …
Giselle Ruhiyyih Ewing / Politico:
Boebert, caught on video, apologizes for inappropriate behavior at ‘Beetlejuice’ show  —  The congressmember had denied acting inappropriately until surveillance video surfaced showing her disrupting the performance.  —  Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert apologized after she and a male companion …
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Politico:
California goes on offense against Big Oil  —  California is one of the country's top oil and gas producers, and Chevron, one of the defendants, is headquartered in the state.  —  Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a lawsuit Saturday against five major oil companies and their subsidiaries …
Brianne Pfannenstiel / Des Moines Register:
Iowa Democrats vote to approve Jan. 15 in-person caucus date — mail-in dates unresolved  —  The Iowa Democratic Party voted Saturday to hold the in-person portion of its 2024 presidential caucuses on Jan. 15 — the same day Iowa Republicans plan to caucus.  —  That will be when Democrats …
Aria Bendix / NBC News:
Sore throat, then congestion: Common Covid symptoms follow a pattern now, doctors say  —  Doctors who treat Covid describe the ways the illness has gotten milder and shifted over time to mostly affect the upper respiratory tract.  —  How Covid symptoms have evolved since the pandemic
Lauren Irwin / The Hill:
GOP senators ask Biden to provide Ukraine with missiles needed to win war  —  A group of Republican senators on Saturday sent a letter to President Biden urging him to “immediately” provide the missiles Ukraine needs to win its war against Russia.  —  Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) …
Discussion: Bloomberg and The Atlantic
 
 
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Selcan Hacaoglu / Bloomberg:
Erdogan to Attend UN General Assembly Amid Tensions With US
Discussion: Reuters and Fortune
Olivia Alafriz / Politico:
Armed man arrested at RFK Jr. campaign event in Los Angeles
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Trumpworld is still figuring out the Hunter Biden indictment conspiracy
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The Economist:
The hard right is getting closer to power all over Europe
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
ABC News:
Special counsel seeks ‘narrowly tailored’ gag order against Trump, citing ‘disparaging and inflammatory attacks’
Myah Ward / Politico:
Ramaswamy wants to end the H-1B visa program he used 29 times
 

 
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Lauren Feiner / The Verge:
The House passes a TikTok divestiture bill with a longer sale deadline as part of a package of Ukraine/Israel aid bills, pressuring the Senate to vote on TikTok

Gaby Del Valle / The Verge:
President Biden signs the bill reauthorizing FISA's Section 702, extending the controversial warrantless surveillance program through 2026

Julie Jargon / Wall Street Journal:
How some parents, seeking the ability to reach their kids at all times, have become unexpected but forceful opponents of schools' attempts to ban phones

 
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