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7:50 PM ET, September 20, 2020


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Chris Kahn / Reuters:
Majority of Americans, including many Republicans, say wait for election to replace Ginsburg - Reuters poll  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - A majority of Americans, including many Republicans, want the winner of the November presidential election to name a successor to Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court …
Mike Allen / Axios:
Furious Democrats consider total war if McConnell jams through Supreme Court pick  —  Furious Democrats are considering total war — profound changes to two branches of government, and even adding stars to the flag — if Republicans jam through a Supreme Court nominee, then lose control of the Senate.
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
The Senate's Rural Skew Makes It Very Hard For Democrats To Win The Supreme Court  —  I don't have a particularly strong take on how the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg will affect either the presidential election or the race for control of the U.S. Senate.  And I'd encourage you to avoid putting …
Discussion: The Guardian and HuffPost
John Parkinson / ABC News:
Pelosi won't rule out launching new impeachment inquiry to block Trump SCOTUS nominee  —  Pelosi does not rule out impeachment to block Trump nominee to Supreme Court.  —  Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi paid tribute …
Discussion: Axios, IJR, Townhall, Daily Kos and Mother Jones
Nicky Robertson / CNN:
Pelosi says she will not leverage government shutdown to avoid Senate vote on court seat  —  (CNN)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday said she would not leverage a government shut down in order to slow down Republicans' push to fill the Supreme Court vacancy following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Discussion: Townhall, Reuters, AFP and
Jessica Gresko / Associated Press:
Family, work and opera filled Ginsburg's final summer  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — She was seeing family.  She was exercising.  She was listening to opera.  She was doing the work of the court.  She even officiated at a wedding.  —  That's how Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent the weeks before her death Friday at 87.
Discussion: Bangor Daily News
Dan Pfeiffer / The Message Box:
Making the Case for Court Expansion
Discussion: The Atlantic
Inside Biden's Supreme Court strategy
Christopher Cadelago / Politico:
Biden implores key Republicans: ‘Follow your conscience’ on Ginsburg replacement
Allan Smith / NBC News:
Pelosi won't rule out new impeachment to delay SCOTUS vote if Biden wins
Julie Pace / Associated Press:
Analysis: US to hit 200K dead; Trump sees no need for regret
Discussion: Florida Politics
Colby Itkowitz / Washington Post:
Who is Amy Coney Barrett, the judge at the top of Trump's list to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg?
Alexi McCammond / Axios:
Biden to Senate GOP after RBG passing: “Please follow your conscience”
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Will the Election Turn on R.B.G.?
Discussion: Raw Story and Washington Post
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Justice Ginsburg is gone, but democracy must survive
Jason Leopold / BuzzFeed News:
Deadly Terror Networks And Drug Cartels Use Huge Banks To Finance Their Crimes.  These Secret Documents Show How The Banks Profit.  —  A huge trove of secret government documents reveals for the first time how the giants of Western banking move trillions of dollars in suspicious transactions …
NBC News:
Secret documents show how North Korea launders money through U.S. banks  —  WASHINGTON — North Korea carried out an elaborate money laundering scheme for years using a string of shell companies and help from Chinese firms, moving money through prominent banks in New York, according to confidential bank documents reviewed by NBC News.
Global banks defy U.S. crackdowns by serving oligarchs, criminals and terrorists  —  Secret U.S. government documents reveal that JPMorgan Chase, HSBC and other big banks have defied money laundering crackdowns by moving staggering sums of illicit cash for shadowy characters and criminal networks …
Discussion: Raw Story, Axios and BuzzFeed News
Tom Warren / BuzzFeed News:   Documents Show Deutsche Bank's Top Executives Were Warned It Had A Dirty Money Problem. Then A $10 Billion Scandal Broke.
BuzzFeed News:
We Got Our Hands On Thousands Of Secret Documents. Let's Break Them Down.
CBS News:
Florida race tightens and Trump has edge over Biden in Texas — Battleground Tracker poll  —  Joe Biden still has a small edge in Florida, but the contest has tightened since our last poll in July, from six points down to two now, amid an ebbing — if still sizable — concern about coronavirus …
Harry Enten / CNN:
Why it could be a Biden blowout in November  —  (CNN)Poll of the week: A new ABC News/Washington Post poll from Minnesota finds Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden with a 57% to 41% lead over President Donald Trump among likely voters.  —  Two other Minnesota polls released …
Isaac Chotiner / New Yorker:
Why a Never Trumper Changed Her Mind  —  On Monday, Danielle Pletka, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, published an op-ed in the Washington Post titled “I never considered voting for Trump in 2016.  I may be forced to vote for him this year.”
Redfield & Wilton Strategies:   Latest Georgia and Minnesota Voting Intention (12 - 17 September)
Phillip W. Magness / Quillette:
Down the 1619 Project's Memory Hole  —  The history of the American Revolution isn't the only thing the New York Times is revising through its 1619 Project.  The “paper of record” has also taken to quietly altering the published text of the project itself after one of its claims came under intense criticism.
Discussion: Politico
Mark Murray / NBC News:
After a tumultuous month of news, Biden maintains national lead over Trump  —  WASHINGTON — After a month of political conventions, fresh controversies, more protests and additional deaths from the coronavirus, the 2020 presidential race remains where's it's been for months …
Suzanne Gamboa / NBC News:   Biden holds sizable lead over Trump among Latino voters in NBC/WSJ/Telemundo poll
New York Times:
'There's No There There': What the TikTok Deal Achieved  —  The agreement for the social media app falls short of President Trump's promises.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The saga of TikTok had everything: Ominous threats of surveillance.  A forced fire sale.  Threats of retaliation.
Bronson Stocking / Townhall:
Wait, What?  Biden Just Said Something Absolutely Crazy About COVID Deaths  —  A day after the Biden campaign announced a lid at 8:30 a.m. and took the whole day off, a well-rested Biden stumbled out of his basement to say something that should truly sound the alarm over the state …
Discussion: Fox News
Des Moines Register:
Iowa Poll: All four of state's congressional races close heading into final stretch of campaign  —  All four of Iowa's congressional races are tight contests with Election Day just over six weeks away, according to a new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll.
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Trump campaign goes all in on Pennsylvania
Marc Tracy / New York Times:
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Sheila Kaplan / New York Times:
In ‘Power Grab,’ Health Secretary Azar Asserts Authority Over F.D.A.
Discussion: Axios
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Democrats fear Russia interference could spoil bid to retake Senate
Discussion: Redstate
Josh Gabert-Doyon / Jacobin:
A Portrait of the Breakdown of Hope and Meaning in America
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