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7:30 AM ET, September 21, 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 …
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Ronald Brownstein / CNN:
Fight over Ginsburg succession poses stark question: Can majority rule survive in US?  —  (CNN)A Republican vote to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the next presidential inauguration could deepen the pressure on majority rule that is already threatening …
Mary Ziegler / The Atlantic:
A Dangerous Moment for the Court  —  The Supreme Court seems strangely immune to the bitterness that plagues our politics.  Even now, when Americans can no longer agree on basic facts, the Court's relative popularity has endured.  Following Donald Trump's 2016 election …
New York Times:
Trump and Democrats Brace for Showdown Over Supreme Court Seat  —  The president's determination to confirm a replacement for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the election set lawmakers on a collision course as Congress deals with other major issues.  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump …
Washington Post:
Biden warns that a quick replacement of Ginsburg would “plunge us deeper into the abyss”
New York Times:
Abortion Was Back-Burnered in the Presidential Race. Not Anymore.
Discussion: Public Discourse and Denver Post
Axios:
Inside Biden's Supreme Court strategy
Discussion: New York Times and Vanity Fair
Dan Pfeiffer / The Message Box:
Making the Case for Court Expansion
Discussion: The Atlantic
Allan Smith / NBC News:
Pelosi won't rule out new impeachment to delay SCOTUS vote if Biden wins
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:   The Senate's Rural Skew Makes It Very Hard For Democrats To Win The Supreme Court
Christopher Cadelago / Politico:
Biden implores key Republicans: ‘Follow your conscience’ on Ginsburg replacement
Julie Pace / Associated Press:
Analysis: US to hit 200K dead; Trump sees no need for regret
Discussion: New York Times
Suzanne Gamboa / NBC News:
Biden holds sizable lead over Trump among Latino voters in NBC/WSJ/Telemundo poll  —  Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump 62 percent to 26 percent among Latino registered voters nationally, but his lead trails Hillary Clinton's advantage with this voting bloc at this same stage in 2016 …
Discussion: The Hill
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David Siders / Politico:
'It's a big, big swing': Trump loses ground with white voters  —  The president is running well behind his 2016 pace with the demographic that sent him to the White House.  —  White voters have not proved immune to the damage inflicted on President Donald Trump by the coronavirus …
Discussion: Bloomberg and CNN
Ben Smith / New York Times:
Jeff Zucker Helped Create Donald Trump.  That Show May Be Ending.  —  The coziness between the TV executive and Mr. Trump is a Frankenstein story for the cable news era.  But then the monster got away.  —  In December 2015, after the demagoguery of Donald Trump's presidential campaign became clear …
Associated Press:
AP sources: Woman accused of sending ricin letter arrested  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman suspected of sending an envelope containing the poison ricin, which was addressed to White House, has been arrested at New York-Canada border, three law enforcement officials told The Associated Press on Sunday.
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Evan Perez / CNN:
Woman suspected of sending poisoned letter to Trump arrested
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.
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Ashton Pittman / Mississippi Free Press:
Mike Espy Breaks Fundraising Record After Ginsburg's Death as Hyde-Smith Backs Trump
Discussion: IJR and Mississippi Today
Politico:
Florida Republicans: Nominating Lagoa could clinch state for Trump  —  MIAMI — Leading Florida Republican politicians are launching an all-out effort to convince President Donald Trump to nominate federal Judge Barbara Lagoa to the U.S. Supreme Court — a move they say would boost his reelection chances in the must-win swing state.
Discussion: Washington Post
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Scott Pelley / CBS News:
H.R. McMaster on America's enemies and what he saw in the White House  —  The former national security adviser speaks with Scott Pelley about China, Russia, his decision to serve under President Trump and a host of other topics in a wide-ranging interview.  —  H.R. Mcmaster was an eyewitness …
George Packer / The Atlantic:
The Inside Story of Why Mueller Failed  —  ndrew Weissmann was one of Robert Mueller's top deputies in the special counsel's investigation of the 2016 election, and he's about to publish the first insider account, called Where Law Ends: Inside the Mueller Investigation.
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Washington Post:
Amy Coney Barrett, potential Supreme Court nominee, wrote influential ruling on campus sexual assault  —  Amy Coney Barrett, a leading contender for the Supreme Court seat held by the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, wrote an influential appellate decision last year that made it easier for students accused …
Shane Goldmacher / New York Times:
Biden Has $466 Million in Bank, and a Huge Financial Edge on Trump  —  The former vice president and the Democrats were $187 million behind President Trump and the Republicans this spring.  Now they are entering the final stretch of the campaign with a $141 million advantage.
NBC News:
Secret documents show how North Korea launders money through U.S. banks  —  North Korea carried out an elaborate money laundering scheme for years using a string of shell companies and help from Chinese companies, moving money through prominent banks in New York, according to confidential bank documents reviewed by NBC News.
Discussion: Japan Times and ICIJ
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Scott Lemieux / Lawyers, Guns & Money:
How Republican elites learned to stop worrying and love the Donald  —  Dan linked to it below but Chotiner's interview of Danielle Pletka is an amazing document of how Republican elites have with very few exceptions gone all-in for Trump.  There are too many intelligence-insulting whataboutisms to count …
Jason Easley / POLITICUSUSA:
Nearly 70% Of Americans Want Nothing To Do With Trump's Coronavirus Vaccine  —  69% of Americans in a new poll said that they had no confidence in Trump to confirm a safe coronavirus vaccine.  —  A new ABC News/Ipsos poll found: … The lack of trust and confidence in Trump translates …
Discussion: Slate, Raw Story and ABC News
 
 
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