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3:25 PM ET, September 17, 2023

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NBC News:
Full transcript: Read Kristen Welker's interview with Trump  —  NBC's “Meet the Press” moderator Kristen Welker conducted a wide-ranging interview with former President Donald Trump.  —  Full Trump Interview: 'I don't consider us to have much of a democracy right now'
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Jason Lange / Reuters:
Trump says it was his decision to persist with 2020 election challenges  —  Former U.S. President Donald Trump said he dismissed the views of his own lawyers in continuing to challenge his 2020 defeat because he did not respect them, saying in an interview aired on Sunday that he had made up his own mind …
Corbin Bolies / The Daily Beast:
Kristen Welker's ‘Meet the Press’ Debut Derailed by Trump Derangement  —  Her debut turn as “Meet the Press” moderator was doomed from the moment she booked Donald Trump as her first interview.  —  Journalists and commentators for years have wrestled with the question of how to approach Donald Trump …
Jane C. Timm / NBC News:
Fact checking Trump's ‘Meet the Press’ interview  —  At least 11 different points during the interview, former President Trump flubbed numbers, misstated facts or omitted critical context.  —  Full Trump Interview: 'I don't consider us to have much of a democracy right now'
Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
Trump says he doesn't worry about going to jail: 'I don't even think about it'  —  Former President Donald Trump isn't losing sleep over the prospect that he could end up behind bars, he said in an exclusive interview with NBC's “Meet the Press” moderator Kristen Welker.
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Jann Wenner Removed From Rock Hall Board After Times Interview  —  The Rolling Stone co-founder's exit comes a day after The New York Times published an interview in which he made widely criticized comments.  —  Jann Wenner, the co-founder of Rolling Stone magazine, has been removed …
Philip Pullella / Reuters:
Letter shows Pope Pius XII probably knew about Holocaust early on  —  Wartime Pope Pius XII knew details about the Nazi attempt to exterminate Jews in the Holocaust as early as 1942, according to a letter found in the Vatican archives that conflicts with the Holy See's official position …
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Elisabetta Povoledo / New York Times:
Pope Pius XII Likely Knew of Holocaust, Newly Discovered Letter Suggests
Discussion: The Messenger and UPI
New York Times:
Democratic Leaders Are More Optimistic About Biden 2024 Than Voters  —  Party leaders have rallied behind the president's re-election bid, but as one top Democratic strategist put it, “The voters don't want this, and that's in poll after poll after poll.”  —  As President Biden shifts …
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CBS News:
CBS News Biden-Trump poll finds concerns about Biden finishing a second term, and voters' finances also weigh on Biden  —  The summer before an election year is not always kind to first-term Democrats.  —  In August of 1995 Bob Dole led Bill Clinton.  In the summer of 2011, the public's …
Lauren Sforza / The Hill:
Mace on Gaetz's push to oust McCarthy: He should ‘put his money where his mouth is’  —  Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) called on Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) on Sunday to follow through on his vow to introduce a motion to remove Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).  —  “It hasn't happened yet, and I am not going to comment on conjecture here.
Lauren Sforza / The Hill:
House GOP in midst of ‘civil war’ amid shutdown threat, warns Dem leader  —  House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) contended on Sunday that House Republicans are in the middle of a “civil war” that is increasing the chances of a government shutdown.
Kristin Wilson / CNN:
McCarthy says defense spending bill will get a vote this week ‘win or lose’  —  House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said Sunday that the Defense Department appropriations bill that was paused last week before it even made it to the floor for debate will come up for a vote this week “win or lose.”
Discussion: Bloomberg, The Hill and Political Wire
Caitlin Yilek / CBS News:
UAW president Shawn Fain says 21% pay hike offered by Chrysler parent Stellantis is a “no-go”  —  United Auto Workers president Shawn Fain said Sunday that the union is rejecting an offer from one of the Big Three automakers for a 21% wage increase as autoworkers for Ford …
Discussion: Politico and Washington Examiner
Jon Levine / New York Post:
Man groped by Lauren Boebert during frisky ‘Beetlejuice’ date owns gay-friendly bar that hosts drag shows  —  A bar owned by Rep. Lauren Boebert's apparent new beau has staged at least one drag show, according to a review of social media posts.  —  In January, the Hooch Craft Cocktail Bar in Aspen …
 
 
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Caleigh Bartash / ABC News:
'We'll be fine': Top US military officer confident there won't be a Jan. 6 repeat
Discussion: The Hill
Erin Prater / Fortune:
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