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12:05 PM 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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Chris Truax / USA Today:
Filling Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat would be a disastrous Republican move  —  If Republicans force a Trump nominee onto the Supreme Court and Democrats sweep the election, bygones won't be bygones.  There will be retribution.  —  The year 2020 just keeps on giving.
Discussion: The Week and Fox News
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.
New York Times:
To Conservatives, Barrett Has ‘Perfect Combination’ of Attributes for Supreme Court  —  Judge Amy Coney Barrett is regarded as the leading contender to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  —  Two years ago, after nominating Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, President Trump strongly hinted …
Washington Post:
Barbara Lagoa, Cuban American judge, rises on Trump's Supreme Court list as allies emphasize Florida campaign edge
Bonchie / Redstate:   The Attacks on Amy Coney Barrett Begin; They Are as Dumb as You'd Imagine
New York Times:
Trump and Democrats Brace for Showdown Over Supreme Court Seat
Christopher Scalia / Fox News:   My father's relationship with Justice Ginsburg - ‘best of friends’
Jim Galloway / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Ginsburg's death may give Democrats a reason to consolidate in the Senate race for Kelly Loeffler seat
Discussion: Washington Post and New York Times
Washington Post:
Amy Coney Barrett, potential Supreme Court nominee, wrote influential ruling on campus sexual assault
Discussion: Twitchy
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
How the G.O.P. Might Get to Yes on Replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Elizabeth Matamoros / Washington Free Beacon:
Klobuchar Struggles to Defend 2016 Position on Filling Supreme Court Vacancy
Ben Gittleson / ABC News:
Trump says Supreme Court pick coming ‘Friday or Saturday’
Discussion: National Review and Fox News
Steven Nelson / New York Post:
Justice Dept. brands NYC an ‘anarchist jurisdiction,’ targets federal funds  —  New York City was among three cities labeled “anarchist jurisdictions” by the Justice Department on Sunday and targeted to lose federal money for failing to control protesters and defunding cops, The Post has learned.
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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
NBC New York:
DOJ Designates New York City as an ‘Anarchist Jurisdiction’
Discussion: CBS New York
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.
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.
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Victoria McGrane Globe / The Boston Globe:
Collins trails Gideon in Maine Senate race, according to a new Suffolk/Globe poll  —  Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine is narrowly trailing her Democratic challenger, Sara Gideon, the incumbent's re-election bid hindered by diminished popularity among moderate Democrats …
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
Discussion: The Hill
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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Associated Press:   Trump's Ohio suburb slide signals peril in industrial north
Ashwin Rodrigues / VICE:
Gig Economy Company Launches Uber, But for Evicting People  —  A company called Civvl says evicting people is the “FASTEST GROWING MONEY MAKING GIG DUE TO COVID-19.”  —  Ashwin Rodrigues  —  “SINCE COVID-19 MANY AMERICANS FELL BEHIND IN ALL ASPECTS,” reads the website copy.
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 …
New York Times:
Nancy Pelosi: ‘If The Election Were Held Today, We Would Win It All’  —  The most powerful woman in America plans to prevail in November.  But what are the limits to her influence?  Listen to the premiere of “Sway” with Kara Swisher.  —  [MUSIC PLAYING] When you walk in a room, do you have sway?
Christopher Bucktin / Mirror.co.uk:
All passengers on Epstein's flight logs to be named ‘sparking panic among rich pals’  —  EXCLUSIVE: The Attorney General for the US Virgin Islands, where Epstein had a home, has demanded logs for his four helicopters and three planes, from 1998 to his suicide last year
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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Howard Fineman / Washington Post:
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Discussion: Twitchy, Vox and Politico
Fred Imbert / CNBC:
Stocks extend September sell-off with the Dow plunging 800 points
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The Guardian:
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Discussion: Raw Story
Teo Armus / Washington Post:
Kentucky GOP lawmaker indicted on assault, accused of strangling woman with ethernet cable
Discussion: Raw Story
New York Post:
Massive ‘F-k Cuomo and de Blasio’ mural painted on Brooklyn street
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
New York Times:
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Scott Lemieux / Lawyers, Guns & Money:
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