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1:55 PM ET, September 25, 2020

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Politico:
‘Everyone sees the train wreck coming’: Trump reveals his November endgame  —  Following his defeat in the 2016 Iowa caucus, Donald Trump accused Ted Cruz of cheating and said the results should be nullified.  —  After winning the presidency that fall, Trump insisted, without evidence …
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Axios:
The apocalypse scenario  —  Democratic lawyers are preparing to challenge any effort by President Trump to swap electors chosen by voters with electors selected by Republican-controlled legislatures.  One state of particular concern: Pennsylvania, where the GOP controls the state house.
Jill Lawrence / USA Today:
Ignore the strongman fantasies.  If Trump loses the election, he'll lose his job.  Period.  —  Trump's not-so-veiled threats to overstay his Oval Office welcome are signs of weakness, not strength.  The presidency is his shield against prosecution.  —  | USA TODAY
Discussion: The Hill
New York Daily News:
Say it plainly: The president is a psychopath
Discussion: Raw Story
Dan Froomkin / Salon:
Alarms are ringing everywhere about Trump's election plot — except in our top newsrooms
Discussion: Breitbart, New York Times and Axios
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Trump dumbfounds GOP with latest unforced error  —  Senate Republicans were left dumbfounded Thursday by President Trump's latest self-engineered controversy, a suggestion there might not be a peaceful transition of power after Election Day, which left his GOP allies on Capitol Hill scrambling for political cover.
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Burgess Everett / Politico:
Republicans prep lightning-quick Supreme Court confirmation  —  The Senate is taking America for one last turbulent ride before the election.  —  President Donald Trump's Saturday announcement of his Supreme Court pick will spark a lightning-quick confirmation attempt by Senate Republicans …
Sarah Longwell / The Bulwark:
Scenes from a Supreme Court Focus Group
Discussion: Fox News and Louder With Crowder
Quin Hillyer / Washington Examiner:
Leftist SCOTUS plotter: “I manipulate the media better than anyone else on this phone call”
U.S. Department of Justice:
Revised 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 …
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Alexander Mallin / ABC News:   Barr briefed Trump on investigation into discarded Pennsylvania ballots
Zach Montellaro / Politico:
DOJ announcement on Pennsylvania ballot investigation baffles election experts
Washington Post:
Mueller prosecutor's testimony about Roger Stone disputed by supervisors  —  Three career supervisors in the D.C. U.S. attorney's office have disputed the sworn congressional testimony given by a former prosecutor on Robert S. Mueller III's team, telling Justice Department officials they believe …
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The Daily Beast:
Trump Got a ‘Kick Out of’ the Election Fears He's Stoked.  Inside the DOJ, There's Some Panic.  —  Justice Department prosecutors expect ABill Barr to join election lawsuits benefitting Trump, who thinks it's funny not to promise a peaceful transition of power.
New York Times:
At Pentagon, Fears Grow That Trump Will Pull Military Into Election Unrest  —  Defense Department officials said top generals could resign if Mr. Trump ordered the active-duty military into the streets to quell election protests.  —  WASHINGTON — Senior Pentagon leaders have a lot to worry about …
John Hudson / Washington Post:
Trump administration rescinded ‘Courage Award’ for woman who criticized Trump, then gave false explanation for its decision, watchdog finds  —  The Trump administration rescinded an award recognizing the work of a journalist from Finland last year after discovering she had criticized President Trump …
Virginia Governor / Virginia Governor Ralph Northam:
Governor and First Lady Northam Test Positive for COVID-19  —  RICHMOND—On Wednesday evening, Governor Ralph Northam and First Lady Pamela Northam were notified that a member of the Governor's official residence staff, who works closely within the couple's living quarters …
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Jeremy Stahl / Slate:
Republican Senator Proposes Bill That Would Make It Illegal to Count Votes  —  Last week, President Donald Trump said he was “counting on the federal court system to make it so” that whatever preliminary tally is complete on Election Day will be validated as the final vote count …
Discussion: Raw Story
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USA Today:
Counting absentee ballots shouldn't wait until Election Day
Discussion: New York Times and Vox
Wall Street Journal:
Actually, We Will Know a Lot on Election Night
Wall Street Journal:
Trump Stokes the Transition Panic  —  His election remarks feed the left's fantasy of a post-election coup.  —  By The Editorial Board  —  President Trump's insistence on saying the opposite of whatever the press demands is a source of more than a little of his political success as well as many self-defeating blunders.
Alex Yablon / Slate:
COVID Didn't Destroy New York.  Austerity Just Might.  —  New Yorkers are perennially putting up with cheap '70s nostalgia: In the public eye, our city is forever associated with the music, movies, fashion, drugs, and other hallmarks of that gritty decade.  But even now, when no one is going …
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Matt Troutman / New York City, NY Patch:   NYC Outdoor Dining Will Be Permanent, Year-Round: De Blasio
Robert Cardillo / Denver Post:
Guest Commentary: I served under six presidents — four Republicans, two Democrats — only one has failed to serve U.S. national security interests  —  As a Commander in Chief, President Trump comes up tragically short  —  I spent over 300 mornings in the Oval Office briefing the president and his senior staff.
Gray Rohrer / Orlando Sentinel:
Florida reopens: DeSantis lifts remaining coronavirus restrictions  —  TALLAHASSEE - Bars and restaurants are no longer required to operate at less than full capacity, as Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order Friday removing all remaining restrictions on businesses because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Ursula Perano / Axios:
Meadows on Wray's voter fraud dismissal: “He has a hard time finding emails in his own FBI”  —  White House chief of staff Mark Meadows dismissed FBI Director Chris Wray's testimony that the U.S. has never historically seen evidence of widespread voter fraud, including by mail, during an appearance on “CBS This Morning” on Friday.
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Kimberly Dozier / TIME:
'You Bet Your Ass I've Got Regrets.' As Election Day Nears, More of Trump's Former Officials Are Speaking Out Against Him  —  Never in recent history have so many senior former U.S. officials publicly attacked the commander in chief they served, or the decisions he's made …
CNN:
Trump has lost patience with CDC head after series of mixed messages  —  (CNN)President Donald Trump has lost patience with the head of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Robert Redfield, as well as with the other public health experts on his coronavirus team …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Scoop: Google to block election ads after Election Day  —  Google informed its advertisers Friday that it will broadly block election ads after polls close Nov. 3, according to an email obtained by Axios.  —  Why it matters: Big Tech platforms have been under pressure to address …
Matt Egan / CNN:
Wall Street is shunning Trump.  Campaign donations to Biden are five times larger  —  New York (CNN Business)President Trump is promising four more years of low taxes, light regulation and a laser-focus on the stock market.  Yet professionals on Wall Street are shunning Trump and funneling staggering amounts of money to his opponent.
Discussion: Raw Story
Jamie Ross / The Daily Beast:
Terror Investigation Launched After Knife Attack at Charlie Hebdo's Old Offices Injures Two  —  A major trial over the Charlie Hebdo terror attacks in 2015 is being held in Paris—but it's not known if Friday morning's violence is linked.  —  Two people have been hurt in a knife attack close …
Samantha Power / New York Times:
The Incredible Influence of James A. Baker III … THE MAN WHO RAN WASHINGTON  —  The Life and Times of James A. Baker III  —  Seven years ago, when the husband-and-wife reporting team of Peter Baker and Susan Glasser began working on their enthralling, comprehensive biography of James A. Baker III …
Jon Ralston / The Nevada Independent:
New Democratic poll shows Biden up 4 in Nevada  —  In-person voting in Clark County on June 9, 2020.  Photo by Jeff Scheid.  —  It's that time of year when presidential race surveys start appearing on a regular basis, and my biennial caveat applies: Not all polls are created equal.
Discussion: Fox News, The Week and The Hill
 
 
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