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10:50 AM ET, September 14, 2020


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Tim Miller / The Bulwark:
Trump's Reckless, Atrocious, Deceitful Rally  —  The spittle was flying.  So were the lies.  —  President Trump attempted to hold an unmasked, indoor superspreader event in Henderson, Nevada on Sunday night, running afoul of Nevada regulations and his own administration's guidelines.
Debra J. Saunders / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
In exclusive interview, Trump slams Sisolak, defends indoor rally  —  President Donald Trump is interviewed by the Las Vegas Review-Journal outside a campaign rally at Xtreme Manufacturing in Henderson, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020.  (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @rookie__rae
Discussion: The Wrap and Political Wire
Tim Elfrink / Washington Post:
L.A. deputies tackled and arrested a reporter.  Her videos contradict their claims about the incident.  —  As Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies tackled Josie Huang to the street on Saturday night, the reporter for NPR affiliate KPCC screamed repeatedly she was a journalist.
Sarah K. Burris / Raw Story:
Video catches Los Angeles sheriffs in lie about events outside hospital where ambushed cops were recovering  —  The LA County Sheriff's Department has been caught in a series of lies about their arrest of KPCC Josie Huang, who was reporting outside of St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood …
Discussion: Townhall, ABC7, Fox News and LAist
Wall Street Journal:   ‘We Hope They Die’  —  Protesters cheer a shooting ambush of sheriff's deputies in L.A.
LAist Reporter Josie Huang Arrested While Covering Protest
Ben Smith / New York Times:
The Intercept Promised to Reveal Everything.  Then Its Own Scandal Hit.  —  Internal documents show how a source ended up in jail — and the fallout in the newsroom.  —  Where were you when you first heard about the Snowden leak?  —  The huge breach of the National Security Agency's …
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic:
Alexander Vindman: Trump Is Putin's ‘Useful Idiot’  —  Shortly after midnight on June 17, 1972, an unusually attentive security guard named Frank Wills discovered an unlocked door in the garage of the Watergate office complex.  A piece of tape had been placed over the latch.
Discussion: Mediaite
Rebecca Shabad / NBC News:
Woodward: ‘The president of the U.S. possessed specific knowledge that could have saved lives’  —  WASHINGTON — Journalist Bob Woodward said Monday that he was shocked when he learned that President Donald Trump “possessed the specific knowledge that could have saved lives” in January.
New York Times:
Is the Mail Getting Slower?  We're Tracking It  —  In July and August, when a public outcry rose over late mail, there was indeed slower delivery from the United States Postal Service.  —  Since then, on-time delivery of the mail has improved slightly.  But for first-class mail …
Discussion: Blue Virginia
‘This is f—ing crazy’: Florida Latinos swamped by wild conspiracy theories  —  MIAMI — George Soros directs a “Deep State” global conspiracy network.  A Joe Biden win would put America in control of “Jews and Blacks.”  The Democratic nominee has a pedophilia problem.
Discussion: Raw Story
Robert J. Samuelson / Washington Post:
Goodbye, readers, and good luck — you'll need it  —  It's time to quit.  Since coming to Washington in 1969 as a young reporter, I have written, by my crude calculation, about 2 million words, most of them columns for The Post, Newsweek and the National Journal.
Shane Goldmacher / New York Times:
Biden Creates Legal War Room, Preparing for a Big Fight Over Voting  —  With two former solicitors general and hundreds of lawyers, the Biden campaign is bracing for an extended legal battle and hoping to maintain trust in the electoral process.  —  Joseph R. Biden Jr.'s campaign is establishing …
Discussion: The Atlantic, The Hill and The Guardian
Andrew Solender / Forbes:
Trump Says He Will ‘Negotiate’ Third Term Because He's ‘Entitled’ To It  —  President Trump said Saturday that he plans to “negotiate” to run again in 2024 if he wins reelection in November, his latest in a series of comments that have alarmed critics who say he has little regard for constitutional boundaries.
Susan J. Demas / Michigan Advance:
The majority backs Whitmer's pandemic actions.  But it could only take 3% to stop her.  —  If I were governor, most things would still be shut down in Michigan, including outdoor dining, malls and gyms that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has allowed to open with restrictions.
Officials: Iran weighing plot to kill U.S. ambassador to South Africa  —  The Iranian government is weighing an assassination attempt against the American ambassador to South Africa, U.S. intelligence reports say, according to a U.S. government official familiar with the issue and another official who has seen the intelligence.
Eva Hartog / Politico:
Russia's regional elections bring rare win for Navalny  —  MOSCOW — Kremlin critics have been craving some good news since the star of Russia's opposition, Alexei Navalny, was poisoned.  —  Late on Sunday, they got it: For the first time ever, in regional elections this weekend …
Isabelle Khurshudyan / Washington Post:
Putin, Lukashenko discuss ‘integration’ as protests in Belarus continue
Argus Leader:
Noem: Attorney General involved in fatal crash Saturday night  —  Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg was involved in a fatal crash Saturday night, Gov. Kristi Noem said in an unscheduled press conference Sunday evening.  —  The crash occurred at around 10:30 p.m. on Highway 14 in Hyde County just west of Highmore, Noem said.
‘Keep back!’:  How the Biden campaign obsesses over Covid  —  WILMINGTON, Del. — Joe Biden's chartered airplanes and SUVs are meticulously sprayed with disinfectant and scrubbed.  The microphones, lecterns and folders he uses are wiped down in the moments before his arrival.
Amanda Carpenter / The Bulwark:
Breaking Points  —  What led Trump's most prominent former supporters to give up on him.  —  For all the loyalty Donald Trump enjoys from his most sycophantic followers, many prominent figures who famously assisted him have given up on the president altogether.
Discussion: Raw Story
James Downie / Washington Post:
The whiny core of Trumpism  —  Few Trump White House members have survived the administration's tumult as well as Peter Navarro.  The economics professor and failed California political candidate is officially the director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy; unofficially …
Discussion: Fox News, NBC News, CNN and The Hill
Everything You Wanted To Know About Florida, But Were Afraid To Ask - The 2020 Version  —  Pull up a chair friends, and it is time for a little chat about your favorite state - the place, as Congressman Charlie Crist often remarks, with prettiest state with the prettiest name.  That of course is La Florida.
Ella Nilsen / Vox:
The ways Democrats could retake the Senate majority, explained  —  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks during a press conference following the weekly Senate Republican policy luncheon on June 30 in Washington, DC.  Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images  —  The battle for control of the Senate …
Caitlin Owens / Axios:
CDC: Kids can spread coronavirus to their households  —  Children can and do transmit the coronavirus to members of their household, a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms.  —  Why it matters: As the coronavirus spreads through schools across the country …
Georgi Boorman / The Federalist:
Fauci Spills The Beans: A Vaccine Won't End COVID-19 Restrictions  —  Anthony Fauci is always the harbinger of additional suffering to be inflicted by state and local governments.  Count on governors parroting the new expectation.  —  Dr. Anthony Fauci just spilled the beans …
Katharine Gorka / The Federalist:
How The 1960s Riots Foreshadow Today's Communist Weaponization Of Black Pain  —  Many would have us believe that the riots and violence sweeping across America's cities this year are spontaneous.  But history and current evidence tell us otherwise.  —  Leaving the White House grounds recently, I knew I would encounter protestors.
Sarah K. Burris / Raw Story:
'Biden didn't stop the black plague': GOP chair Ronna Romney humiliated trying to blame Biden for Trump's COVID failure  —  COVID-19 is so-named because it first surfaced on the planet in 2019.  It's something that Republicans seem to be struggling to understand.
Discussion: Twitchy
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Sam Stein / The Daily Beast:
The Founders of The Environmental Movement Have a Message: Don't Vote For The Green Party
Discussion: Axios, POLITICUSUSA and The Hill
Nolan Hicks / New York Post:
Manhattan elite may cost NYC billions over incomplete Census forms
Nick Timiraos / Wall Street Journal:
Why Fed Officials Are Pushing for More Stimulus From Lawmakers
Nicholas Riccardi / Associated Press:
Democrats try to streamline mail balloting for their voters
Mariko Paulson / Issues:
PWBM Analysis of the Biden Platform
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg
O. Kay Henderson / Radio Iowa:
Trump says Branstad's leaving China to help president's re-election
USA Today:
Now Trump wants Americans to pay for his defense in a rape-related defamation case
 Earlier Items: 
Amy Harder / Axios:
Why Biden and the Democrats went big on climate change
Berkeley Lovelace Jr / CNBC:
Coronavirus cases are growing in 11 U.S. states as Fauci warns of ‘disturbing’ data
Discussion: NBC Boston
New York Times:
In Visiting a Charred California, Trump Confronts a Scientific Reality He Denies
Discussion: Reuters
Julia Terruso / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
A Pennsylvania town once known as ‘communism on the prairie’ is all about Trump now
Joe Biden: There's a smarter way to be tough on Iran
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Politico
Will Bunch / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
I'm numb to crazy stuff Trump says, but utterly terrified of crazy stuff Americans believe