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10:10 AM ET, September 22, 2020

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The Daily Beast:
Dems Balk at Using Their Biggest Weapon in SCOTUS Fight  —  The party is divided on tactics.  But so far, the main play is to make it all about health care.  —  Facing what they acknowledge to be a nearly impossible task of blocking President Donald Trump from filling a Supreme Court vacancy …
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New York Times:
How Ginsburg's Death Has Reshaped the Money Race for Senate Democrats  —  From Alaska to Maine to the Carolinas, Democratic strategists working on Senate campaigns described a spontaneous outpouring of donations the likes of which they had never seen.  A Republican surge is expected as well.
Adam Jentleson / New York Times:
Democrats Need a Plan.  Fast.  —  Here's how they can apply maximum pressure, brand the process as the illegitimate farce it is and lay the groundwork for desperately needed reform.  —  Mr. Jentleson was a deputy chief of staff for Senator Harry Reid of Nevada.
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Here's what's in Boehner's new book  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  WELCOME TO FALL.  —  NEW ... JOHN BOEHNER'S new book has a name, a cover and a release date — and it's all as delicious as you would've hoped.  — “ON THE HOUSE: A Washington Memoir” will be released April 13, 2021.
Eli Yokley / Morning Consult:
Graham Is Weak With GOP Voters.  Strategists Think Another Supreme Court Fight Will Help  —  84% of GOP voters in S.C. back the Senate Judiciary chairman, compared with 93% who back Trump  — Graham is tied with Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison, 46% to 45%, consistent with polling since July.
Ryan Lizza / Politico:
Why Biden is stiff-arming the left on court-packing and the filibuster  —  A year-and-a-half ago, when Pete Buttigieg made expansion of the Supreme Court a key plank of his presidential campaign, the issue was treated as an intellectual curiosity that fascinated reform-minded liberals and op-ed writers.
Sun-Sentinel:
Stand by your word, Sen. Rubio, and against the mad dash for a Supreme Court appointment  —  Mark these words: “I don't think we should be moving forward with a nominee in the last year of this president's term.  I would say that even if it was a Republican president.”
Discussion: Politico, CNN, CBS News and NBC News
New York Times:
Trump Could Be Investigated for Tax Fraud, D.A. Says for First Time  —  The assertion by the Manhattan district attorney is the most detailed disclosure about its effort to obtain eight years of the president's tax returns.  —  The Manhattan district attorney's office …
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Romney supports holding a vote on next Supreme Court nominee
Erwin Chemerinsky / American Prospect:
The Court: How Did We Get Here and What Will It Mean?  —  If Trump's nominee is confirmed …
Discussion: The Atlantic and Fox News
David French / TIME:
The Battle Over Ginsburg's Seat Is Set to Be All About Raw Power. But There's Still a Way to Show Principles Matter
Des Moines Register:
Sen. Chuck Grassley won't oppose holding Supreme Court nomination hearings this year
Matt Vespa / Townhall:   Shove It, Democrats. Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Seat Is Ours...And There's Nothing You Can Do About It
Bret Stephens / New York Times:
An Open Letter to Mitt Romney
Marianne LeVine / Politico:
McConnell fends off accusations of hypocrisy over holding Supreme Court vote
New York Times:
Republican Senators Line Up to Back Trump on Court Fight
Des Moines Register:
Iowa Poll: Donald Trump and Joe Biden are locked in a dead heat six weeks to Election Day  —  It's a dead heat in Iowa as a new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll shows President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden locked in a tie just six weeks to Election Day.
Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
Secret CIA assessment: Putin ‘probably directing’ influence operation to denigrate Biden  —  Russian President Vladimir Putin and his top aides are “probably directing” a Russian foreign influence operation to interfere in the 2020 presidential election against former vice president Joe Biden …
Discussion: Just Security, Raw Story, Mediaite and Vox
Sumantra Maitra / The Federalist:
There's No Downside To Trump Nominating Amy Coney Barrett  —  This election was always going to be about culture.  Treat the election as a referendum on cultural issues and lean in, Mr. President.  —  It is said that when Napoleon was presented with the credentials of a general, he asked, “I know that he is good, but is he lucky?”
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Sohrab Ahmari / New York Post:   Why Amy Coney Barrett is hands-down best pick to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Michael Scherer / Washington Post:
Mike Bloomberg raises $16 million to allow former felons to vote in Florida  —  Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg and his team have raised more than $16 million to pay the court fines and fees of nearly 32,000 Black and Hispanic Florida voters with felony convictions …
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Ursula Perano / Axios:
Bloomberg raises $16.1M to help Florida felons regain voting rights
Discussion: The Daily Caller and The Hill
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
AJC poll: Race for president, Senate contests in Georgia ‘too close to call’  —  Pollster: ‘All three races are in play’  —  A new poll conducted for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution shows the presidential race in Georgia could not be closer, with President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden tied …
Discussion: NBC News, The Hill and Political Wire
Mike Allen / Axios:
13 Nobel Prize-winning economists back Biden  —  Joe Biden's campaign released on Tuesday a letter signed by 13 winners of the Nobel Prize in economics who say that while their views are different, they all think his policies “will result in economic growth that is faster, more robust, and more equitable.”
Discussion: Political Wire
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Edward-Isaac Dovere / The Atlantic:
Is This How Biden Blows It?  —  Last weekend, Philippe Reines walked over to Ron Klain's house in Washington, D.C., to hand off his Donald Trump outfit: the suit, the shoes with the lifts, the shirt, the long red tie, the cufflinks.  Just in case.  When the former Hillary Clinton aide stored …
Detroit Free Press:
In secret recording, trainer for Unlock Michigan advises on unlawful tactics  —  LANSING - A company collecting signatures to strip Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of her emergency powers coached paid petition circulators on giving voters false information, illegally collecting signatures without witnessing them …
Politico:
Rank-and-file union members snub Biden for Trump  —  Joe Biden has pitched himself to voters as a “union man,” a son of Scranton, Pa., who respects the dignity of work and will defend organized labor if he wins the White House.  —  To rank-and-file members in some unions, especially the building trades, it doesn't matter.
Discussion: Fox News, The Hill and Breitbart
Washington Post:
Mueller prosecutor says special counsel ‘could have done more’ to hold Trump accountable  —  A former prosecutor on special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's team writes in a new book that the group failed to fully investigate President Trump's financial ties and should have stated explicitly …
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Cate Cadell / Reuters:
Exclusive: China sharply expands mass labor program in Tibet  —  BEIJING (Reuters) - China is pushing growing numbers of Tibetan rural laborers off the land and into recently built military-style training centers where they are turned into factory workers, mirroring a program …
Discussion: Bloomberg
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Justin Rohrlich / The Daily Beast:
NYPD Officer Spied on Tibetan New Yorkers for Chinese Government: Feds
Barbara Starr / CNN:
Esper and Milley appear to adopt different strategies to deal with Trump as election approaches  —  Washington (CNN)The Pentagon's two most senior figures were so angry about President Donald Trump's unprecedented attack on senior military leadership earlier this month that they got on the phone …
 
 
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