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9:35 AM ET, September 24, 2020

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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Are we a banana republic?  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  WITH 40 DAYS LEFT until Election Day, it seems as though the United States is well on its way to becoming a banana republic.  — THE PRESIDENT WILL NOT COMMIT TO A PEACEFUL TRANSFER OF POWER ... WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT THE WHITE HOUSE …
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Stephen Collinson / CNN:
Trump's comments send a signal to his supporters about how to react if Biden prevails  —  (CNN)President Donald Trump's refusal on Wednesday to guarantee a peaceful transfer of power if he loses to Joe Biden in November is leading America towards a dark place during a year of incendiary political tensions.
Discussion: Washington Post
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Trump: 'Get Rid of the Ballots ... There Won't Be a Transfer' of Power  —  On Wednesday, a reporter asked President Trump a question no reporter would ever have bothered to ask a president before: “Win, lose or draw in this election, will you commit here today for a peaceful transferal of power after the election?”
Discussion: Bloomberg, Vanity Fair, Raw Story and Slate
Joseph Ax / Reuters:
Coronavirus fuels historic legal battle over voting as 2020 U.S. election looms
Discussion: Axios and ABC News
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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Quint Forgey / Politico:
Battleground polls show Trump up in Texas, Biden ahead in Iowa  —  Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is within striking distance of President Donald Trump in Texas, tied with him in Georgia and narrowly ahead in Iowa, according to new surveys of the three Republican-leaning battlegrounds.
Discussion: The Hill
Gabby Orr / Politico:
Trump attempts a fall turnaround: Reclaiming his Catholic base
Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
Nearly 500 former senior military, civilian leaders signal support for Biden  —  Nearly 500 retired senior military officers, as well as former Cabinet secretaries, service chiefs and other officials, have signed an open letter in support of former vice president Joe Biden …
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NBC News:
More than 200 retired generals, admirals endorse Biden, including some who served under Trump  —  WASHINGTON — More than 200 retired generals and admirals endorsed Joe Biden for president in a letter published Thursday, saying he had the character and judgment to serve as commander …
Discussion: Reuters, Axios and NBC4 Washington
Lara Seligman / Politico:
2 retired 4-star officers who served under Trump endorse Biden  —  Two recently retired four-star officers who served under President Donald Trump have joined a group of nearly 500 national security leaders in endorsing Joe Biden and condemning the commander in chief they served.
Discussion: Political Wire
Brenna Parker / Joe Biden for President:
Statement by Vice President Joe Biden on the Events in Louisville, Kentucky  —  Breonna Taylor was a beloved daughter, member of her community, and an essential worker who served as an E.M.T. as COVID-19 began to spread.  But she died, shot in her own home by the police.
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Associated Press:
2 Louisville officers shot amid Breonna Taylor protests
New York Times:
In Politically Charged Inquiry, Durham Sought Details About Scrutiny of Clintons  —  John Durham's team has sought information about the F.B.I.'s handling of the Clinton Foundation investigation, raising questions about the scope of the prosecutor's review.  —  WASHINGTON — From the beginning …
Discussion: Raw Story and Political Wire
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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Tim Darnell / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Mitch McConnell's campaign flagged by FEC for alleged accounting errors
Discussion: The Hill
Politico:
Democratic Senate hopefuls spurn Supreme Court expansion
Washington Post:
Republicans hope Supreme Court fight boosts Trump's reelection bid, helps GOP hold Senate majority
Bill Trott / Reuters:
Sir Harold Evans  —  1928-2020  —  Norman Parkinson/Iconic Images via REUTERS  —  none  —  He set the world's gold standard for journalism in the public interest, exposing deadly corporate secrets and the spy scandal of the century.  His peers reveal his formula: tenacity, cunning …
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Robert D. McFadden / New York Times:
Harold Evans, Crusading Newspaperman With a Second Act, Dies at 92
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.
Discussion: Political Wire
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Axios:
New interactive tool shows Biden's mail voting danger
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.
Discussion: Political Wire and The Guardian
Sam Brodey / The Daily Beast:
GOP's Hunter Biden Probe Digs Up Dirt on Rick Perry's Ties to Ukrainian Gas Deals  —  THREE AMIGOS  —  Instead of surfacing dirt on Hunter Biden's allegedly sketchy business ties in Ukraine, a just finished GOP-led Senate probe ended up producing new revelations about former Energy Secretary …
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Jim VandeHei / Axios:
Only Joe Biden can win the election in a popular and electoral vote landslide  —  Joe Biden or President Trump could win the election narrowly — but only one in a popular and electoral vote blowout.  —  Why it matters: A Biden blowout would mean a Democratic Senate, a bigger Democratic House …
Jonathan V. Last / The Bulwark:
The Strongman Cometh  —  A play in three acts.  —  People seem confused and confounded and disappointed by President Donald Trump tonight.  You know how he is.  He tweets.  He talks.  It's so unhelpful.  So irresponsible.  —  Allow me to present a play, in three acts.  —  PODCAST
Discussion: NBC News, Bulwark+ and Raw Story
GOV.UK:
7-year disqualification for Cambridge Analytica boss  —  Alexander Nix banned from running limited companies for seven years after permitting companies to offer potentially unethical services to prospective clients.  —  From:  —  Alexander James Ashburner Nix (45), from Holland Park …
Carly Ortiz-Lytle / Washington Examiner:
Trays of mail, including absentee ballots, found in a ditch in Wisconsin  —  Police in Greenville, Wisconsin, found three trays of mail, including absentee ballots, in a ditch.  —  The Outagamie County Sheriff's Office discovered the trays in a ditch on Tuesday morning, near Appleton International Airport, according to WLUK.
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 …
Anna Fifield / Washington Post:
China is building vast new detention centers for Muslims in Xinjiang  —  KASHGAR, China — A huge Brutalist entrance gate, topped with the red national flag, stands before archetypal Chinese government buildings.  There is no sign identifying the complex, only an inscription bearing …
Donald Ayer / The Atlantic:
The Fanatic  —  Bill Barr is convinced that the country is betraying its founding—and that it's up to him to stop it.  —  Over the past 19 months, we have all heard a lot about Bill Barr's misuse of the office of attorney general and the resources of the Justice Department to do the personal bidding …
Discussion: Raw Story
KFF:
Sun Belt Voices Project  — SUN BELT VOTERS - THE ACA AND HEALTH CARE - STATE CROSSTABS - METHODOLOGY - APPENDIX  —  These additional findings were released September 23.  —  With the recent news of the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the latest from the Sun Belt Voices Project …
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Carol Morello / Washington Post:
Pompeo urges other countries to join alternative U.S. view on human rights  —  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brought his campaign to redefine and prioritize human rights to the United Nations on Wednesday, declaring that such protections around the world are in “crisis.”
Discussion: Mother Jones and Just Security
Courier-Journal:
LMPD: 2 officers shot in downtown Louisville protest Wednesday night  —  Two Louisville Metro Police officers were shot in downtown Louisville Wednesday night, just eight hours after an indictment was returned in the Breonna Taylor case.  —  Interim LMPD chief Robert Schroeder confirmed …
 
 
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Judges propose making disclosure of their personal details a crime
Martin Pengelly / The Guardian:
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consilium.europa.eu:
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Leana Wen / Washington Post:
We've reached 200,000 deaths. Our response has gotten even worse than it was at 100,000.
Brandon Moseley / Alabama Political Reporter:
Tuberville: Election is about Americanism against anti-Americanism
Steve Beynon / Stars & Stripes:
Sen. Duckworth introduces bill to ban federal law enforcement from wearing camouflage
 Earlier Items: 
Adedayo Akala / NPR:
Cost Of Racism: U.S. Economy Lost $16 Trillion Because Of Discrimination, Bank Says
Discussion: Raw Story
Politico:
‘The hits just keep coming’: Congress stumbles from crisis to crisis
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Adam Schiff's warning: This is ‘how you see democracies come to an end’
Discussion: Daily Kos
Jim DeFede / CBS Miami:
Exclusive: Former South Florida Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Under Federal Investigation
Kurt Erickson / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Parson, his wife both test positive for COVID-19; governor postpones travel, debate
Discussion: Fox News and Mediaite