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10:00 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 …
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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 …
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
Dan Pfeiffer / The Message Box:
Making the Case for Court Expansion  —  Adding Justices to the Supreme Court is a political battle we can win  —  Days before the tragic death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell went to the floor of the Senate to try to save his endangered Senate Majority.
Discussion: The Atlantic
Ashley Parker / Washington Post:
Trump brags to Woodward that he has ‘broken every record’ on appointing judges
Discussion: Fox News and Political Wire
Axios:
Inside Biden's Supreme Court strategy
Allan Smith / NBC News:
Pelosi won't rule out new impeachment to delay SCOTUS vote if Biden wins
Christopher Cadelago / Politico:
Biden implores key Republicans: ‘Follow your conscience’ on Ginsburg replacement
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Will the Election Turn on R.B.G.?
Discussion: Raw Story and Washington Post
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 …
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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.
BuzzFeed News:
We Got Our Hands On Thousands Of Secret Documents. Let's Break Them Down.
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.
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 …
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Politico:
Florida Republicans: Nominating Lagoa could clinch state for Trump
Discussion: Washington Post
Colby Itkowitz / Washington Post:
Who is Amy Coney Barrett, the judge at the top of Trump's list to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg?
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.
Discussion: Breitbart
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Evan Perez / CNN:
Woman suspected of sending poisoned letter to Trump arrested
Discussion: Axios, Raw Story and Washington Times
NBC News:
Suspect detained for allegedly sending ricin-tainted letter to White House
Discussion: New York Post
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 …
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Suzanne Gamboa / NBC News:   Biden holds sizable lead over Trump among Latino voters in NBC/WSJ/Telemundo poll
Harry Enten / CNN:
Why it could be a Biden blowout in November
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.
Discussion: Reuters, Political Wire and Raw Story
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.”
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Redfield & Wilton Strategies:   Latest Georgia and Minnesota Voting Intention (12 - 17 September)
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 …
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Spencer Ackerman / The Daily Beast:   H.R. McMaster Tries to Wish Away His Old Boss Donald Trump
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
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.
Naomi Thomas / CNN:
Updated CDC guidance acknowledges coronavirus can spread through the air  —  (CNN)The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated guidance on its website to say coronavirus can commonly spread “through respiratory droplets or small particles, such as those in aerosols,” which are produced even when a person breathes.
 
 
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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
Brian Hiatt / Rolling Stone:
How Bruce Springsteen confronted death, saw Clarence in his dreams, and knocked out a raw and rocking new album with the world's greatest bar band
Discussion: Breitbart
Jessica Gresko / Associated Press:
Family, work and opera filled Ginsburg's final summer
Discussion: Bangor Daily News
Alayna Treene / Axios:
Trump campaign goes all in on Pennsylvania
Marc Tracy / New York Times:
Voting Alone  —  The national bard of community long warned about what isolation would do to us.
Des Moines Register:
Iowa Poll: All four of state's congressional races close heading into final stretch of campaign
 Earlier Items: 
Bronson Stocking / Townhall:
Wait, What? Biden Just Said Something Absolutely Crazy About COVID Deaths
Discussion: Power Line and Fox News
Sheila Kaplan / New York Times:
In ‘Power Grab,’ Health Secretary Azar Asserts Authority Over F.D.A.
Discussion: Axios
Josh Gabert-Doyon / Jacobin:
A Portrait of the Breakdown of Hope and Meaning in America
courthousenews.com:
“The Government Is in on it”: An Insider's Account of the Reza Zarrab Conspiracy
Barak Ravid / Axios:
Scoop: Decisive meeting could lead to Israeli-Sudanese normalization
Mark Murray / NBC News:
After a tumultuous month of news, Biden maintains national lead over Trump