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Washington Post:
GOP senators' report calls Hunter Biden's board position with Ukraine firm ‘problematic,’ but fails to show how it changed U.S. policy  —  A pair of Senate Republican committee chairmen released a report Wednesday arguing that Hunter Biden's board position with a Ukrainian energy company was …
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Washington Post:
The GOP's own star witness just blew up Trump's ‘Hunterghazi’ smear  —  President Trump has spent over a year trying to “prove” that Joe Biden's activities in Ukraine were corrupt.  He and lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani schemed over this for many months, with Trump ultimately trying to strong-arm …
Discussion: Forbes and Washington Times
James Freeman / Wall Street Journal:   Hunter Biden, Andrew Cuomo and the Russian Billionaire
Emily Jacobs / New York Post:   Hunter Biden received $3.5M wire transfer from Russian billionaire: Senate report
Josh Kovensky / Talking Points Memo:
Wyden: RonJohn Stumbled Upon Evidence Of Trump Corruption In Ukraine Probe
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
Republican Inquiry Finds No Evidence of Wrongdoing by Biden
John F. Harris / Politico:
McConnell Is on the Losing Side of History — And He Knows It  —  Mitch McConnell may be driving American politics to the brink of insanity, but let's assume that the majority leader himself is entirely sane.  —  There are two possible reasons why it would be rational for him to act …
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Josh Wingrove / Bloomberg:
Trump Talks Up Need for Full Court as He Casts Doubt on Election  — Trump says mail voting could lead to legal fight over election  — Trump says Senate doesn't need to hold hearings but will  —  President Donald Trump predicted that the U.S. Supreme Court will decide the outcome …
Shayna Jacobs / Washington Post:
Judge orders Eric Trump to meet with N.Y. attorney general's investigators by Oct. 7  —  NEW YORK — A state judge on Wednesday ordered Eric Trump to be deposed no later than Oct. 7 in the New York attorney general's examination of the Trump Organization's financial practices …
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Quint Forgey / Politico:
Telemundo anchor rebuts misleading tweet posted by Eric Trump  —  Telemundo anchor José Díaz-Balart on Wednesday refuted an allegation by one of President Donald Trump's sons that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden relied on a teleprompter in a recent interview.
Courier-Journal:
Louisville grand jury indicts 1 of 3 officers in fatal Breonna Taylor police shooting  —  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Jefferson County grand jury has indicted one of three Louisville officers in the March 13 fatal police shooting of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor.  —  It was announced Wednesday:
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Barton Gellman / The Atlantic:
The Election That Could Break America  —  Illustrations by Guillem Casasús / Renderings by Borja Alegre  —  There is a cohort of close observers of our presidential elections, scholars and lawyers and political strategists, who find themselves in the uneasy position of intelligence analysts in the months before 9/11.
QU Poll:
Release Detail  —  September 23, 2020 - Biden Keeps Above 50 Percent Mark With Steady Lead Over Trump, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; 63% Don't Expect To Know Winner Of 2020 Race On Election Night  —  In the race for the White House, former Vice President Joe Biden leads President …
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Vicky Prodeline / Polls:
Countervailing Shifts in a Stable Race  —  Democrat makes gains in special Senate election  —  West Long Branch, NJ - Donald Trump and Joe Biden remain locked in a tight race for Georgia's electoral votes according to the Monmouth ("Mon-muth") University Poll.
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Greg Miller / Washington Post:
Allegations of racism have marked Trump's presidency and become key issue as election nears  —  In unguarded moments with senior aides, President Trump has maintained that Black Americans have mainly themselves to blame in their struggle for equality, hindered more by lack of initiative …
Kurt Erickson / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Parson, his wife both test positive for COVID-19; governor postpones travel, debate  —  JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Mike Parson postponed an event in St. Louis Wednesday and a debate on Friday after First Lady Teresa Parson tested positive for COVID-19.  —  Later Wednesday, in a brief statement …
Discussion: Political Wire, Mediaite and The Hill
Politico:
CIA clamps down on flow of Russia intelligence to White House  —  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Gina Haspel and President Donald Trump attend the swearing-in ceremony for Haspel as CIA director May 21, 2018, in Langley, Va. |  The CIA has made it harder for intelligence about Russia to reach …
John Hudson / Washington Post:
Israel's Netanyahu brings his dirty laundry to Washington.  Literally.  —  Most politicians go to great lengths to conceal their dirty laundry.  —  And then there's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  —  Over the years, the Israeli leader has developed a reputation among the staff …
Nancy Benac / Associated Press:
Dear Donald, Dear Mr. President: A Trump-Nixon '80s tale  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — They were two men in Manhattan who craved the same thing: validation.  One was a brash, young real estate developer looking to put his stamp on New York, the other a disgraced elder statesman bent on repairing his reputation.
Discussion: Axios
Adam B. Schiff / Los Angeles Times:
Op-Ed: Adam Schiff: Why my colleagues and I are introducing the first major democracy reforms since Watergate  —  Having wrested hard-won independence from a monarch, the founders of our nation sought to form a new union where executive power was constrained by other branches of government.
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Karoun Demirjian / Washington Post:
House Democrats unveil reforms to ‘prevent future presidential abuses’
Nicole Via y Rada / NBC News:
Florida AG calls for investigation into Bloomberg-backed felon voting rights effort  —  Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody on Wednesday called for an investigation into an effort backed by Mike Bloomberg to help restore the voting rights of thousands of felons ahead of the November election.
Thomas B. Edsall / New York Times:
Five Things Biden and His Allies Should Be Worried About  —  Interestingly, the suburban vote may not be one of them.  —  Mr. Edsall contributes a weekly column from Washington, D.C. on politics, demographics and inequality.  —  There are at least five reasons Joe Biden's consistent lead …
Julia Ainsley / NBC News:
DHS awarded $6 million in contracts to firm where Acting Secretary Wolf's wife is executive … WASHINGTON — The consulting firm where the wife of acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf is an executive has been awarded more than $6 million in contracts from the Department …
Patrick Svitek / The Texas Tribune:
Texas Republicans sue to stop Gov. Greg Abbott's extension of early voting period during the pandemic  —  State party chairman Allen West, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and members of the Texas Legislature were among those who filed the suit against Abbott.  —  Copy link
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
The Daily Beast:
Trump's Justice Department and Personal Lawyer Threatened Melania's BFF Over Tell-All, Documents Show  —  The Department of Justice and lawyers acting on behalf of Melania Trump attempted to block an explosive tell-all book, according to documents reviewed by The Daily Beast.
Discussion: Raw Story
Mark Sullivan / Fast Company:
Facebook will let Trump run ads on election night prematurely claiming victory  —  Facebook banned political ads a week before the election, but it's the period after the election that it should be worried about.  Here's why.  —  At 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time on election night …
Noga Tarnopolsky / The Daily Beast:
Is State Department Lying to Congress on Israel Embassy Sale?  —  Congressional staffers have heard State Dept. representatives say the government has yet to close on the sale—but documents reveal that State is misleading Congress.  —  Congressional staffers have heard State Department representatives …
Discussion: Globes Online
 
 
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John McCormack / National Review:
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Journalists Are Leaving the Noisy Internet for Your Email Inbox
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Discussion: Gothamist
The Guardian:
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Michael S. Schmidt / NBC News:
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New York Times:
White House Accused of Improperly Politicizing Review of John Bolton's Book
Washington Post:
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