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10:35 AM ET, September 27, 2020

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Andrew Desiderio / Politico:
Senate Dems ready tactics to muck up Supreme Court confirmation  —  Senate Democrats can't stop Mitch McConnell from confirming a new Supreme Court justice, but they are already planning to make it as painful as possible.  —  Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) …
Discussion: Axios, HuffPost, Slate, NPR, Raw Story, IJR and CNN
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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 …
Barbara McQuade / New York Magazine:
Amy Coney Barrett Is Even More Extreme Than Antonin Scalia  —  Until now, one way to describe extreme conservatives was to call them “right of Attila the Hun.”  Amy Coney Barrett is even further along that spectrum — she is right of Antonin Scalia.  —  Barrett, President Donald Trump's nominee …
Associated Press:   How it happened: From law professor to high court in 4 years
Nicole Garnett / USA Today:
I've known Amy Coney Barrett for over 20 years. Her intellect and heart are unrivaled.
Jeffrey Toobin / New Yorker:
There Should Be No Doubt Why Trump Would Nominate Amy Coney Barrett
Discussion: Slate
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:   Koch network launches campaign to confirm Trump Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett in Senate
ABC News:
President Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court seat
Ian Schwartz / RealClearPolitics:
Amy Coney Barrett: Judges Are Not Policymakers, Scalia's “Judicial Philosophy Is Mine Too”
Discussion: Redstate
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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 …
Mark Murray / NBC News:
Majorities in Michigan, Wisconsin say 2020 winner should get to fill Supreme Court seat  —  WASHINGTON — Majorities of likely voters in Michigan and Wisconsin say the winner of the 2020 presidential election should get to fill the U.S. Supreme Court seat left vacant after the death …
Discussion: Politico
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 …
Discussion: The Hill
Harry Enten / CNN:
How Biden continues to eat into Trump's base
Discussion: Raw Story
Tom Ridge / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
I was a Republican governor of Pa. I'm voting for Joe Biden.  —  I will cast my vote for Joe Biden on Nov. 3.  It will be my first vote for a Democratic candidate for president of the United States.  But it is not the first time I have said “no” to Donald Trump.  I urge my fellow Pennsylvanians to join me.
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Anita Kumar / Politico:
Trump readies thousands of attorneys for election fight  —  A year before President Donald Trump alarmed Americans with talk of disputing elections last week, his team started building a massive legal network to do just that.  —  Dozens of lawyers from three major law firms have been hired.
Discussion: CNN and Raw Story
Axios:
Former GOP governor of Pennsylvania Tom Ridge endorses Joe Biden  —  Tom Ridge, the former Republican governor of Pennsylvania, will vote for Joe Biden, he announced in a Philadelphia Inquirer op-ed on Sunday.  —  Why it matters: Ridge, who also served as the first Secretary …
New Yorker:
The Private Trump Angst of a Republican Icon  —  James Baker thinks Trump is “nuts,” but he voted for him once—and may soon do so again.  —  Over lunch a few blocks from the White House on a bright, sunny day in the summer of 2019, one of the architects of the modern Republican Party admitted he was thinking the unthinkable.
Discussion: Fox News
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Associated Press:
How Trump, Biden are preparing for first presidential debate
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 …
David Beth / USA Today:
Sheriff from Kenosha County: President Donald Trump was with us when we needed him  —  Trump supported us law officers when it counted and we needed it most and I am proud to endorse him as a leader who will uphold law and order.  —  On the first of the month, I had the honor of meeting …
Discussion: Breitbart and The Hill
Salena Zito / Washington Examiner:
Top Republican in Pennsylvania Senate shoots down ‘false’ theory that legislature would rig Electoral College for Trump  —  This week, a lengthy article appearing in The Atlantic insinuated that President Trump's campaign was working with Republican legislators and state parties in battleground states …
 
 
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Mark Zdechlik / MPR News:
Minnesota Poll: Biden holds on to lead over Trump
Henry Farrell / Washington Post:
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Kremlin's World War III Propaganda Meltdown Shows Putin Is Cornered
Ron Kampeas / Jewish Telegraphic Agency:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez considering withdrawal from Americans for Peace Now event memorializing Yitzhak Rabin
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Daniella Silva / NBC News:
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The Virus Sent Droves to a Small Town. Suddenly, It's Not So Small.
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
Jon Levine / New York Post:
Angry James Dolan cuts check for Malliotakis campaign after Max Rose trash-talk
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Sealed Docs: FBI Investigating Jacob Wohl Over Roger Stone Trial Leaks