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11:55 AM ET, September 19, 2023


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ABC News:
Trump wrote to-do lists for assistant on White House documents marked classified: Sources  —  Molly Michael told investigators about the documents, according to sources.  —  One of former President Donald Trump's long-time assistants told federal investigators that Trump repeatedly wrote …
New York Times:
Trump to Woo Striking Union Members in Detroit, Skipping 2nd G.O.P. Debate  —  Looking past the Republican primary, Donald Trump and his campaign are already gearing up for a possible rematch with President Biden.  —  Former President Donald J. Trump is planning to travel to Detroit …
Spencer Kimball / CNBC:
UAW president downplays White House involvement in strike talks
House GOP in open warfare over doomed spending plan  —  One Republican summed up the situation neatly as leadership-empowered negotiators faceplanted with days to go before a shutdown: “It's a mess.”  —  As House Republicans began ripping apart their party's latest spending proposal …
Michelle Cottle / New York Times:
Maybe Matt Gaetz Is Right  —  The dysfunctional dance taking place in the House between Speaker Kevin McCarthy and his right flank has driven me to consider something I never imagined possible: that Matt Gaetz is right.  —  A House speaker can be successful only with the confidence …
Tensions flare inside House GOP as moderates explore new plan to avoid shutdown
Discussion: Punchbowl News
Sophia Cai / Axios:
Indicted Trump claims solidarity with Black voters  —  Former President Trump is pushing his mug shot, arrests and criminal charges to try to claim new solidarity with Black voters — a group that has largely shunned him in elections. … - But his team believes he can make inroads …
Washington Post:
Former DOJ attorney acted under Trump's direction, his lawyer says
Spencer Kimball / CNBC:
House Oversight Committee to hold first Biden impeachment inquiry hearing next week  — The House Oversight Committee will hold the first hearing on the impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden on Sept. 28.  — Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy last week directed three committees led …
Federal judge upholds convictions of Oath Keeper associate  —  A federal judge on Tuesday upheld two federal convictions against a Navy veteran and Oath Keeper associate accused of helping the far-right group stash weapons outside Washington, DC, on January 6, 2021.
Rep. Lauren Boebert Says Hookup Theater Guy Won't Get Another Date  —  Rep. Lauren Boebert says it's dunzo between her and the theater groping guy — saying the one-time private moment came and went ... and it sounds like his politics might be at play.  —  The Colorado congresswoman touched …
Zoë Richards / NBC News:
Rudy Giuliani sued by his former lawyers claiming he owes $1.4 million in unpaid legal fees
Emma Colton / Fox News:
Democrat governor first in nation to ban her state government from buying this common item  —  Massachusetts will become the first state to ban the purchase of single-use plastic bottles for state agencies  —  Massachusetts is slated to become the first state in the nation to ban state agencies …
Jake Lahut / The Daily Beast:
The Ultimate Sign of DeSantis' Irrelevance: Trumpworld Is Moving On  —  When Ron DeSantis first announced his candidacy, he was Donald Trump's clearest rival—and a favorite punching bag for his minions.  Now, Trumpworld sees little need to punch down.
O. Kay Henderson / Radio Iowa:
DeSantis says Trump's abortion remarks show ‘the danger’ in reelecting him
Lingling Wei / Wall Street Journal:
China's Former Foreign Minister Ousted After Alleged Affair, Senior Officials Told  —  Qin Gang remains under investigation for possible national security violations, according to people familiar with the matter  —  NEW YORK—Senior Chinese officials were told that an internal Communist …
Caroline Vakil / The Hill:
5 things to know about Pennsylvania's special state House election  —  Voters in Allegheny County, Pa., will head to the polls Tuesday in a special election that will determine which party controls the Pennsylvania state House.  —  Pennsylvanians in the state's 21st House District …
Discussion: PoliticsPA
New York Times:
Canada Ties Hardeep Singh Nijjar Killing to India  —  In a rare and explosive allegation, the Canadian leader said the Indian government was behind the death of a Canadian citizen who advocated turning part of India into an independent Sikh nation.  —  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada …
Globe and Mail:
Trudeau says intelligence shows India was behind slaying of Sikh leader in Surrey, B.C.
Emily Ngo / Politico:
The breakup: Biden and Adams avoid each other in New York  —  The decision by Biden and Adams to avoid each other is a concession to the reality that their relationship is deeply broken, according to several people familiar with the dynamics.  —  NEW YORK — This time last year …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
This is what taking on election deniers really looks like  —  Democrats won a whole lot of elections in 2022, in no small part on their vow to strengthen and defend democracy.  But if they hope to turn the issue into a sustained political winner, they have to deliver on that promise …
Nnamdi Egwuonwu / NBC News:
Tim Scott, asked about auto strikes, praises past firing of striking federal workers  —  The South Carolina senator has been more critical of striking United Auto Workers members than a number of other GOP presidential candidates.  —  Sen. Scott suggests firing striking workers during campaign stop
Discussion: HuffPost, USA Today and Political Wire
Marshall Cohen / CNN:
Dominion's $1.6 billion defamation suit against Newsmax over election lies set for September 2024 trial  —  Dominion Voting Systems' $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Newsmax over the right-wing network's airing of 2020 election lies is scheduled to go to trial in late September 2024, a Delaware judge decided.
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Tim Dickinson / Rolling Stone:
Texas Lawman Linked to Oath Keepers Convicted After Violating Inmate Rights
NBC News:
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Benjamin Mullin / New York Times:
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Josh Kosman / New York Post:
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