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10:50 AM ET, September 21, 2020

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National Review:
Replacing Ginsburg  —  Republicans should move now.  —  While we did not agree with many of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's views about the Constitution or the judicial function, we never doubted her industry, dedication, gumption, civility, or patriotism.  We send our condolences to all who mourn her passing.
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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:
Barbara Lagoa, Cuban American judge, rises on Trump's Supreme Court list as allies emphasize Florida campaign edge  —  A broad cross-section of Florida Republicans, from acolytes of President Trump to former top aides to Jeb Bush, lined up over the weekend behind Barbara Lagoa …
Christopher Scalia / Fox News:   My father's relationship with Justice Ginsburg - ‘best of friends’
Ben Gittleson / ABC News:   Trump says Supreme Court pick coming ‘Friday or Saturday’
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
How the G.O.P. Might Get to Yes on Replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Natalie Andrews / Wall Street Journal:
Trump to Make Supreme Court Nomination Friday or Saturday
Discussion: National Review and Politico
Chris Truax / USA Today:
Filling Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat would be a disastrous Republican move
Discussion: The Week and Fox News
Elizabeth Matamoros / Washington Free Beacon:
Klobuchar Struggles to Defend 2016 Position on Filling Supreme Court Vacancy
New York Times:
Abortion Was Back-Burnered in the Presidential Race. Not Anymore.
George Packer / The Atlantic:
The Inside Story of the Mueller Probe's Mistakes  —  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.
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.
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Bill Barrow / Associated Press:
With cash windfall, Biden adds GOP states to campaign map  —  ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Biden is using a campaign cash advantage over President Donald Trump to add Republican-leaning Georgia and Iowa to his paid media footprint, bringing the Democratic challenger's television and digital battleground map to an even dozen states.
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Democrats Viewed as Party Better Able to Handle Top Problem  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — More Americans believe the Democratic Party (47%) than the Republican Party (39%) would do a better job of handling whatever issue they consider to be the most important problem facing the U.S. Americans' preferences …
Discussion: The Hill
Beatrice Peterson / ABC News:
Biden campaign targets Georgia, Black men in new ads
Discussion: The Hill
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U.S. Department of Justice:
Department Of Justice Identifies New York City, Portland And Seattle As Jurisdictions Permitting Violence And Destruction Of Property  —  Identification is Response to Presidential Memorandum Reviewing Federal Funding to State and Local Governments that are Permitting Anarchy, Violence, and Destruction in American Cities
Sabato's Crystal Ball:
Rating Changes: Maine Senate Moves to Leans Democratic  —  ME-2 electoral vote now a Toss-up; South Carolina Senate narrows  —  Dear Readers: On Thursday at 2 p.m. eastern, we'll be devoting our new episode of our Sabato's Crystal Ball: America Votes webinar series to previewing the debates, which start next week.
David Siders / Politico:
'It's a big, big swing': Trump loses ground with white voters  —  Donald Trump is making modest inroads with Latinos.  Polls suggest he's pulling slightly more Black support than in 2016.  —  But Trump is tilting at the margins with those groups.  His bigger problem is the demographic …
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Suzanne Gamboa / NBC News:
Biden holds sizable lead over Trump among Latino voters in NBC/WSJ/Telemundo poll
Discussion: The Hill
NBC News:   Trump's presidential approval rating stays steady: NBC News/Wall Street Journal polls
Bonchie / Redstate:
The Attacks on Amy Coney Barrett Begin, They Are as Dumb as You'd Imagine  —  There are a couple of different answers out there as far as who the front-runner is to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  In the last two days, Barbara Lagoa has been brought to the fore-front.
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Washington Post:
Amy Coney Barrett, potential Supreme Court nominee, wrote influential ruling on campus sexual assault
Discussion: Twitchy
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Warnock rises in polls as allies urge other Democrats to quit Senate race  —  Lieberman and Tarver say they're staying in  —  A few weeks ago, the Rev. Raphael Warnock was struggling to separate himself from other Democrats in the crowded race to challenge U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler.
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Jim Galloway / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Ginsburg's death may give Democrats a reason to consolidate in the Senate race for Kelly Loeffler seat
Discussion: New York Times and Just The News
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 …
Discussion: Political Wire and The Guardian
Ian Millhiser / Vox:
How the Supreme Court revived Jim Crow voter suppression tactics  —  Residents from Alabama stand in line outside the Supreme Court for a chance to hear oral arguments in Shelby County v. Holder, a legal challenge to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Noah Caldwell / NPR:
Gasping For Air: Autopsies Reveal Troubling Effects Of Lethal Injection … Dr. Joel Zivot stared at the autopsy reports.  The language was dry and clinical, in stark contrast to the weight of what they contained — detailed, graphic accounts of the bodies of inmates executed by lethal injection in Georgia.
 
 
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Carol Morello / Washington Post:
U.S. insists ‘snapback’ sanctions against Iran are in force, but most of the world says that's illegal
Discussion: The Week and middleeastmonitor.com
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New York Times:
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Hansi Lo Wang / NPR:
Census Could Look ‘Manipulated’ If Cut Short By Trump Officials, Bureau Warned
Discussion: The Guardian
Scott Lemieux / Lawyers, Guns & Money:
How Republican elites learned to stop worrying and love the Donald
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