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11:40 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 …
Dan Pfeiffer / The Message Box:
Making the Case for Court Expansion
Discussion: The Atlantic
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
The Senate's Rural Skew Makes It Very Hard For Democrats To Win The Supreme Court
Discussion: The Guardian and HuffPost
Mike Allen / Axios:
Furious Democrats consider total war if McConnell jams through Supreme Court pick
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
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  —  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
Colby Itkowitz / Washington Post:
Who is Amy Coney Barrett, the judge at the top of Trump's list to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg?
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.
In General / Lawyers, Guns & Money:
How Republican elites learned to stop worrying and love the Donald  —  I'm asking because he talked about liberating Michigan.  And then what he said about Kyle Rittenhouse.  —  Well, again, Donald Trump's reaction, for example, in the wake of Charlottesville was abhorrent.
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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)
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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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
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: Fox News, Axios, Breitbart and Law & Crime
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NBC News:
Suspect detained for allegedly sending ricin-tainted letter to White House
Discussion: New York Times and New York Post
Evan Perez / CNN:
Woman suspected of sending poisoned letter to Trump arrested
Discussion: Raw Story and Washington Times
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
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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
Marc Elias / Democracy Docket:   The Urgency of Now  —  It is rare to meet a cultural, intellectual and historical icon.
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 …
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.
 
 
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Louis Jacobson / @politifact:
Best practices for journalists covering the 2020 election: A report from the Poynter Institute
Matt Mayer / Spectator USA:
In defense of the Electoral College
Naomi Thomas / CNN:
Updated CDC guidance acknowledges coronavirus can spread through the air
Brian Hiatt / Rolling Stone:
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Discussion: Breitbart
Alayna Treene / Axios:
Trump campaign goes all in on Pennsylvania
Marc Tracy / New York Times:
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Des Moines Register:
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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
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Mark Murray / NBC News:
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