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3:05 PM ET, September 24, 2020

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Ursula Perano / Axios:
Republicans condemn Trump's refusal to commit to peaceful transfer of power  —  A number of prominent Republican lawmakers have condemned President Trump's refusal on Wednesday to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses November's presidential election.
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New York Times:
2020 Election Live Updates: Republicans Insist There Will Be a Peaceful Transfer of Power, but Stop Short of Rebuking Trump
Charlie Nash / Mediaite:   Republican MA Gov. Charlie Baker GOES OFF on Trump's Refusal to Commit to Peaceful Transfer of Power: ‘Appalling and Outrageous!’
NBC News:
Trump is challenging a peaceful transition of power. We should take him at his word
New York Times:
Trump Faces Challenges Even in Red States, Poll Shows, as Women Favor Biden  —  Close races in Georgia, Iowa and Texas show President Trump's vulnerability and suggest that Joseph Biden has assembled a formidable coalition, according to a New York Times/Siena College poll.
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Nate Cohn / New York Times:
No Signs of a Shift in Polls After the Death of Justice Ginsburg
Discussion: Bloomberg
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
For a brief moment, Trump comes face-to-face with political reality
Discussion: The Hill
Alan Feuer / New York Times:
Mary Trump Sues President and Family, Claiming Fraud of Millions  —  Two months after she claimed in a tell-all book that her family cheated her out of her inheritance, Ms. Trump made similar allegations in a civil suit in Manhattan.  —  In her best-selling memoir, Mary L. Trump …
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Larry Neumeister / Associated Press:
Trump niece files suit saying family cheated her of millions  —  President Donald Trump's niece has followed up her best selling tell-all book with a lawsuit alleging that Trump and two of his siblings cheated her out of tens of millions of dollars  —  Trump under fire for peaceful transfer of power comments
Discussion: Fox News, IJR and CNBC
Jamie Smith / HuffPost:
The Death Of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Pushed Me To Join The Satanic Temple  —  “I am a 40-something attorney and mother who lives in a quiet neighborhood with a yard and a garage full of scooters and soccer balls.  I am not the type of person who would normally consider becoming a Satanist, but these are not normal times.”
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Mark Leibovich / New York Times:
A Capital Engulfed by Sadness and Rage
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Are we a banana republic?
Robert J. McCarthy / Buffalo News:
Michael Caputo receives ‘metastatic head and neck cancer’ diagnosis  —  Michael R. Caputo, the East Aurora political consultant at the center of controversy over the Trump administration's Covid-19 messaging, has been diagnosed with cancer.  —  Assemblyman David J. DiPietro, R-East Aurora …
Discussion: Political Wire
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U.S. Department of Justice:
Statement Of U.S. Attorney Freed On Inquiry Into Reports Of Potential Issues With Mail-In Ballots  —  at the request of Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis, the Office of the United States Attorney along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Scranton Resident Office …
Discussion: Breitbart and Washington Examiner
Jenna Grande / CREW:
New Report: President Trump has 3,400 conflicts of interest  —  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  —  Washington — Averaging more than two conflicts of interest per day, President Trump continues to be the most corrupt president in history, engaging in more than 3,400 conflicts of interest since taking office …
Discussion: Political Wire and Raw Story
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CREW:   President Trump's 3,400 conflicts of interest
Politico:
‘This is an illegitimate nomination’: Some Democrats snub Trump's pick  —  President Donald Trump hasn't announced a Supreme Court nominee yet, but some Democrats have already decided there's no point in meeting with her, no matter who it is.  —  These Senate Democrats say it's a no-brainer …
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Bill Hutchinson / ABC News:
Hypocrisy now a bipartisan argument in Supreme Court confirmation debate
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Judges propose making disclosure of their personal details a crime
Discussion: Reason
Lachlan Markay / The Daily Beast:
Trump Ally: Kelly Loeffler Offered Trump $50 Million to Help Get Her Opponent Out of the Race  —  SHOW.  ME.  THE.  MONEY.  —  Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Doug Collins supporter, made the incendiary claim at a recent rally.  A source says it was more nuanced than that.
Discussion: Raw Story
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Orion Rummler / Axios:
Christopher Wray: FBI has not seen evidence of national voter fraud effort by mail  —  FBI Director Christopher Wray responded to a question on the security of mail-in voting to the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Thursday by saying that the agency has “not seen, historically …
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Axios:
Coronavirus cases rise in 22 states  —  The coronavirus is surging once again across the U.S., with cases rising in 22 states over the past week.  —  The big picture: There isn't one big event or sudden occurrence that explains this increase.  We simply have never done a very good job containing the virus …
Discussion: ABC News
Monmouth University Polling Institute:
Trump Maintains Small Lead; Slight Gain for Dem in Senate  —  Dems ahead in statewide House ballot  —  West Long Branch, NJ - There have been small shifts in the presidential and U.S. Senate races in Iowa according to the Monmouth ("Mon-muth") University Poll.
Politico:
'Something's in the water': Florida Republicans see surge in voter registration  —  MIAMI — Republicans have closed the traditional voter registration gap with Democrats to an historically small margin in Florida, triggering a wave of Democratic apprehension in the nation's biggest swing state.
Courier-Journal:
FACT CHECK: Debunking 8 widely shared rumors in the Breonna Taylor police shooting  —  Editor's note: This fact check has been updated to reflect new evidence and theories presented in the case.  As a result, some of our findings have changed to reflect that new information.
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Danielle Wallace / Fox News:
Breonna Taylor protests: Suspect accused of shooting cops ID'd as Louisville sees nearly 100 arrests after grand jury decision  —  One officer was released from the hospital.  The second is out of surgery and is expected to recover.  — Flipboard  —  Louisville police shooting suspect identified
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Axios:
Democrats' mail voting pivot  —  Democrats spent the early months of the coronavirus pandemic urging their base to vote absentee.  But as threats of U.S. Postal Service delays, Team Trump litigation and higher ballot rejection rates become clearer, many are pivoting to promote more in-person voting as well.
Dianne Gallagher / CNN:
The two Republican members of the North Carolina State Board of Elections abruptly resign  —  Washington (CNN)The two Republican members of the North Carolina State Board of Elections abruptly resigned Wednesday, saying in separate letters that they felt misled by the state attorney general's office …
Discussion: Raw Story and Fox News
 
 
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Jayme Deerwester / USA Today:
United Airlines to make COVID-19 rapid tests available to passengers, starting on Hawaii route
Discussion: ABC News, New York Post, abc7NY and The Week
Cameron Joseph / VICE:
Trump Features Steel Plant That Laid Off Hundreds in New Ad About ‘the Best’ Economy
Erik Larson / Bloomberg:
DeJoy Tells Judge Mail-Sorting Machines Can't Be Reassembled
Ari Berman / Washington Post:
A 5-4 Supreme Court threatened voting rights. A 6-3 court could finish them off.
Discussion: Vox
BuzzFeed News:
A Russian Billionaire With Close Ties To Putin Made Suspicious Payments To Nobu
 Earlier Items: 
Ronald Brownstein / The Atlantic:
Democrats' SCOTUS Message Could Really Work in Swing States
Joseph Menn / Reuters:
Software vendor Tyler Technologies tells U.S. local government clients it was hacked
Bernard Condon / Associated Press:
Kenosha shooter's defense portrays him as ‘American patriot’
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Laura Bassett / ELLE:
Nancy Pelosi Is Trump's Nightmare. She Couldn't Care Less.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Paul Sperry / RealClearInvestigations:
Secret Report: How CIA's Brennan Overruled Dissenting Analysts Who Concluded Russia Favored Hillary
Discussion: Real Clear Politics
Brandon Morse / Redstate:
LeBron James Sinks to New Low in the Wake of the Shooting of Two LA Deputies
Discussion: San Bernardino Sun
Donald Ayer / The Atlantic:
The Fanatic  —  Over the past 19 months, we have all heard a lot about Bill Barr's misuse …
Discussion: Raw Story