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7:55 PM ET, September 26, 2020

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Noah Feldman / Bloomberg:
Amy Coney Barrett Deserves to Be on the Supreme Court  —  I disagree with Trump's judicial nominee on almost everything.  But I still think she's brilliant.  —  LISTEN TO ARTICLE  —  4:58  —  Share  —  Tweet  —  Email  —  Like many other liberals, I'm devastated …
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Brenna Parker / Joe Biden for President:
The U.S. Supreme Court - Statement by Vice President Joe Biden  —  Election Day is just weeks away, and millions of Americans are already voting because the stakes in this election could not be higher.  They feel the urgency of this choice - an urgency made all the more acute by what's at stake at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Jeffrey Toobin / New Yorker:
There Should Be No Doubt Why Trump Would Nominate Amy Coney Barrett  —  Amy Coney Barrett, whom President Trump will reportedly nominate to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, was born in 1972, so she can expect to spend several decades shaping both American law and American life.
Wall Street Journal:
What Trump Pick Amy Coney Barrett Could Mean for Future of the Supreme Court  —  Judge's legal approach is to look at what constitutional language meant when adopted and zero in on the text of legislation, rather than interpret lawmakers' purpose  —  If confirmed to the Supreme Court …
Discussion: Raw Story and New York Times
Sarah Jones / New York Magazine:
Amy Coney Barrett and the Triumph of Phyllis Schlafly  —  Consider her out of context, and Amy Coney Barrett looks like a personal and professional success.  A wife, a mother of seven, and now maybe a Supreme Court justice, Donald Trump's new nominee seemingly has it all.
Discussion: The Guardian, The Nation and Slate
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:   Koch network launches campaign to confirm Trump Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett in Senate
Nicole Garnett / USA Today:
I've known Amy Coney Barrett for over 20 years. Her intellect and heart are unrivaled.
Ian Schwartz / RealClearPolitics:
Amy Coney Barrett: Judges Are Not Policymakers, Scalia's “Judicial Philosophy Is Mine Too”
Discussion: Redstate and New York Times
John Garvey / Washington Post:
I taught and worked with Amy Coney Barrett. Here's what people get wrong about her faith.
Ed Morrissey / Hotair:
NYT: Maybe A Little Anti-Catholicism Is A Good Thing When It Comes To Barrett
New York Times:
2020 Live Updates: Trump Introduces Amy Coney Barrett as Supreme Court Nominee
Washington Post:
Shifting from a 5-4 to a 6-3 Supreme Court majority could be seismic
Discussion: BuzzFeed News, Raw Story and NPR
Michael Tarm / Associated Press:
Amy Coney Barrett, likely high court pick, is Scalia's heir
Discussion: Breitbart, Slate and abc7NY
ABC News:
President Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court seat
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
No handshakes, limited audience: Covid shapes final Trump-Biden debate talks  —  Representatives for President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden have hammered out the final details for Tuesday's debate, a showdown that will be heavily shaped by the coronavirus pandemic.
Discussion: Reuters, New York Post and Breitbart
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Associated Press:
How Trump, Biden are preparing for first presidential debate  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Ahead of the first debate-stage matchup between President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden, each campaign is promising a stark contrast in policy, personality and preparation.
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Sealed Docs: FBI Investigating Jacob Wohl Over Roger Stone Trial Leaks  —  The hapless operative and his sidekick are being probed for potential witness harassment, criminal contempt, and obstruction of justice, according to a sealed filing.  —  The FBI is investigating blundering conservative …
Alex Thompson / Politico:
Why the right-wing has a massive advantage on Facebook  —  Throughout 2020, Democrats have denounced Facebook with growing ferocity as a “right-wing echo chamber” with a “conservative bias” that's giving an edge to Donald Trump in November.  —  But Facebook says there's a reason why right-wing figures are driving more engagement.
Harry Enten / CNN:
How Biden continues to eat into Trump's base  —  (CNN)President Donald Trump heads into the debate trailing former Vice President Joe Biden.  Trump is the first incumbent to be losing in the polls at this point since George H.W. Bush in 1992.  —  Trump's obvious goal for the debate is to try …
Bruce Vielmetti / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
BRUCE VIELMETTI  —  Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old charged with fatally shooting two people and injuring a third during unrest last month in Kenosha, has become a cause célèbre among conservatives and some gun-rights groups.  —  On Thursday night, his mother and lawyer got …
Discussion: TheBlaze
Jill Colvin / Associated Press:
It's ‘now or never’ for ex-Trump aides weighing speaking out  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Neumann wrestled with the decision for weeks.  She worried about the backlash, the impact it would have on her career, potential threats to her family.  —  But the former Department of Homeland Security official …
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Liberal Groups Fear O'Keefe Election Sting  —  This summer, a mystery man named James Fortune began approaching voting rights groups in North Carolina. … The election is less than 40 days away.  Donald Trump is refusing to commit to a peaceful transfer of power.
Discussion: Raw Story
Jon Levine / New York Post:
Angry James Dolan cuts check for Malliotakis campaign after Max Rose trash-talk  —  Hell hath no fury like James Dolan scorned.  —  The controversial Knicks boss is pouring cash into the effort to help GOP Congressional candidate Nicole Malliotakis beat incumbent Democratic Staten Island Rep. Max Rose …
Jennifer Hansler / CNN:
Pompeo to keynote Florida conservative Christian event, raising ethical and legal questions  —  (CNN)Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is slated to keynote a gala event for a conservative Christian organization in Florida — an appearance that comes a month before Election Day and may violate legal and ethical guidelines.
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Inside eBay's Cockroach Cult: The Ghastly Story of a Stalking Scandal  —  “People are basically good” was eBay's founding principle.  But in the deranged summer of 2019, prosecutors say, a campaign to terrorize a blogger crawled out of a dark place in the corporate soul.  —  1. Dad stabs a chair
Emily Shapiro / ABC News:
Man gets 1 year in jail for holding large parties against COVID-19 rules  —  Shawn Myers, 42, held two large parties within one week, prosecutors say.  —  Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.  —  Charles County Sheriff's Office  —  A Maryland man has been sentenced …
Discussion: CCSAO and The Hill
Molly Jong-Fast / Vogue:
The Mendacity of Mitch McConnell  —  Democrat Amy McGrath, a former Marine fighter pilot, has raised $46,921,518 for her Kentucky Senate race.  In August alone she raised $8.7 million, with the average donation said to be $48.  Conventional wisdom states this seat is a long shot for Dems …
 
 
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