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12:40 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: TheBlaze, The Week and Fox News
Washington Post:
Barbara Lagoa, Cuban American judge, rises on Trump's Supreme Court list as allies emphasize Florida campaign edge
Christopher Scalia / Fox News:   My father's relationship with Justice Ginsburg - ‘best of friends’
New York Times:
Trump and Democrats Brace for Showdown Over Supreme Court Seat
Elizabeth Matamoros / Washington Free Beacon:
Klobuchar Struggles to Defend 2016 Position on Filling Supreme Court Vacancy
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
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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.
NBC New York:
DOJ Designates New York City as an ‘Anarchist Jurisdiction’  —  What to Know  — The Justice Department designated NYC, Portland and Seattle as “anarchist jurisdictions” under guidelines issued by President Trump earlier this month  — Trump's Sept. 2 memo directs federal agencies to minimize funding for designated cities
Jake Offenhartz / Gothamist:   Trump's DOJ Threatens To Strip Funds From NYC And Other “Anarchist Cities,” Prompting Cheers From NYPD Unions
New York Post:
Massive ‘F-k Cuomo and de Blasio’ mural painted on Brooklyn street
Tyler Olson / Fox News:
DOJ identifies NYC, other cities as jurisdictions permitting ‘anarchy, violence and destruction’
Discussion: NBC News
Sabato's Crystal Ball:
Rating Changes: Maine Senate Moves to Leans Democratic  —  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.  If you've got questions about the debates …
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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 …
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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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
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: Washington Post and New York Times
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.
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 forefront.
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Washington Post:
Amy Coney Barrett, potential Supreme Court nominee, wrote influential ruling on campus sexual assault
Discussion: Twitchy
Nellie Bowles / New York Times:
Some Protests Against Police Brutality Take a More Confrontational Approach  —  The protests are moving into white residential neighborhoods, where activists demand that people choose a side.  —  PORTLAND, Ore. — Terrance Moses was watching protesters against police brutality march …
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 …
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.
The Guardian:
Revealed: evidence shows huge mail slowdowns after Trump ally took over … The United States Postal Service (USPS) saw a severe decline in the rate of on-time delivery of first-class mail after Louis DeJoy took over as postmaster general, according to new data obtained by the Guardian …
Discussion: The Week and Raw Story
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
 
 
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Eliza Collins / Wall Street Journal:
In Swing State Arizona, McSally Bets on GOP Base—and Trump
Discussion: Just The News
Howard Fineman / Washington Post:
Mitch McConnell is the apex predator of U.S. politics
Discussion: National Review, Twitchy, Vox and Politico
Fred Imbert / CNBC:
Stocks extend September sell-off with the Dow plunging 800 points
Discussion: The Week
Michael Daly / The Daily Beast:
This Superspreader Concert Is Brought to You by a Health-Care Firm
Discussion: Raw Story
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Ian Millhiser / Vox:
How the Supreme Court revived Jim Crow voter suppression tactics
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No Job, Loads of Debt: Covid Upends Middle-Class Family Finances
Teo Armus / Washington Post:
Kentucky GOP lawmaker indicted on assault, accused of strangling woman with ethernet cable
Discussion: Raw Story
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
Scott Pelley / CBS News:
H.R. McMaster on America's enemies and what he saw in the White House