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7:45 AM ET, September 27, 2020

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USA Today:
After Donald Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett, Senate now must ask these questions  —  Our View: A Supreme Court confirmation fight just 38 days from a presidential election, after denying Merrick Garland hearings in 2016, harms America.  —  To the surprise of virtually no one …
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Associated Press:
How it happened: From law professor to high court in 4 years  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Four years ago, Amy Coney Barrett was a little-known law professor in Indiana.  Within weeks, she is likely to be the newest associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.  —  Barrett's fast-track rise …
Washington Post:
The Senate should ignore Amy Coney Barrett's nomination  —  THIS EDITORIAL is not about Amy Coney Barrett.  No matter whom President Trump had picked to fill the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat, it would be the wrong choice — because it is the wrong time.
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.
Discussion: Slate
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.
Nicole Garnett / USA Today:
I've known Amy Coney Barrett for over 20 years. Her intellect and heart are unrivaled.
Discussion: Townhall and Bloomberg
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:   Koch network launches campaign to confirm Trump Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett in Senate
David Crary / Associated Press:
If Barrett joins, Supreme Court would have six Catholics
Discussion: abc7NY and Florida Politics
Ian Schwartz / RealClearPolitics:
Amy Coney Barrett: Judges Are Not Policymakers, Scalia's “Judicial Philosophy Is Mine Too”
Discussion: Redstate
New York Times:
Voters Believe Winner of Election Should Fill Court Vacancy, Poll Shows  —  A Times/Siena College poll showed that 56 percent said the next president should nominate a Supreme Court justice.  And Joe Biden retained a clear lead over President Trump, 49 to 41 percent.  —  THE NEW YORK TIMES / SIENA COLLEGE POLL
Discussion: Bloomberg and Blue Virginia
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Washington Post:
Post-ABC poll: Biden maintains lead over Trump nationally in stable presidential race  —  After two political conventions, the continuing spread of the novel coronavirus, economic dislocation, more racial upheaval and a coming battle over a Supreme Court vacancy, the race for the White House remains stable …
Harry Enten / CNN:
How Biden continues to eat into Trump's base
Discussion: Raw Story
Daniella Silva / NBC News:
Proud Boys rally in Portland draws only about 200 after city braced for thousands … A rally by the far-right Proud Boys in Portland, Oregon, in support of President Donald Trump and police drew about 200 protesters Saturday afternoon, far fewer than the expected thousands that led the city to brace for potential violence.
Roberto Ferdman / VICE:
New Body-Cam Footage Raises Questions About Breonna Taylor Death Investigation  —  Footage and documents obtained by VICE News depict Louisville police officers apparently violating department policies and cast doubt on the integrity of the crime scene and the investigation.  —  RF  —  BC  —  AU
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 …
Gary Langer / ABC News:
Between the economy and coronavirus pandemic, Biden keeps his advantage nationally: POLL  —  He retains a 10-point national lead in a head-to-head match up with Trump.  —  By the Numbers: Election delays  —  As more states extend their deadlines to receive mail-in ballots …
Ellen Barry / New York Times:
The Virus Sent Droves to a Small Town.  Suddenly, It's Not So Small.  —  The population boomed in Winhall, Vt., as people tried to get away from Covid-19 hot spots.  Bear complaints are up.  Plumbers are booked until Christmas.  And the dump is “sheer pandemonium.”
Maria Cramer / New York Times:
A Man Died After Eating a Bag of Black Licorice Every Day  —  Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital said the unusual case highlighted the risk of consuming too much glycyrrhizic acid, which is found in black licorice.  —  He had no history of heart problems.
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.
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Associated Press:
How Trump, Biden are preparing for first presidential debate
Ron Kampeas / Jewish Telegraphic Agency:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez considering withdrawal from Americans for Peace Now event memorializing Yitzhak Rabin  —  (JTA) — Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, the popular progressive New York congresswoman, is withdrawing from an Americans for Peace Now event memorializing Yitzhak Rabin …
Gillian McGoldrick / LancasterOnline:
Who's behind Lancaster Patriot?  An alt-right podcaster from Texas, investigation shows  —  Norman Asa Garrison III once joked about the Holocaust, saying “nothing is better than throwing some Hebrews on the fire.”  —  He scoffed at films starring Black actors in lead roles …
 
 
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Anna Nemtsova / The Daily Beast:
Kremlin's World War III Propaganda Meltdown Shows Putin Is Cornered
K. Rambo / Oregonian:
Fed intelligence sent to Oregon and Portland indicates right-wing extremists pose biggest lethal threat
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Life In a Blue City
Discussion: The Unz Review and Redstate
Jon Levine / New York Post:
Angry James Dolan cuts check for Malliotakis campaign after Max Rose trash-talk
Becket Adams / Washington Examiner:
The news media's Steele dossier scandal is even worse than you thought
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Hank Stephenson / New York Times:
Arizona: A Donald Trump Jr. event is full of people and conspiracy theories.
Discussion: Raw Story
Jennifer Hansler / CNN:
Pompeo to keynote Florida conservative Christian event, raising ethical and legal questions
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Sealed Docs: FBI Investigating Jacob Wohl Over Roger Stone Trial Leaks
CNN:
White supremacist killed in shootout with California deputies
Emily Shapiro / ABC News:
Man gets 1 year in jail for holding large parties against COVID-19 rules
Discussion: The Hill, CCSAO and Redstate
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Liberal Groups Fear O'Keefe Election Sting
Discussion: Raw Story