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12:00 PM 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.) …
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Adam Kelsey / ABC News:
Sen. Mike Lee argues Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court confirmation shouldn't hinge on single issue  —  The Utah senator appeared on ABC's “This Week” Sunday.  —  1-on-1 with Utah Sen. Mike Lee  —  Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, is interviewed on “This Week.”  —  A key Republican member …
Discussion: Axios, The Hill and Breitbart
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 …
Timothy P. Carney / Washington Examiner:
Thank God and Chuck Schumer for Amy Coney Barrett: The four Democratic overreaches that got us here  —  If Amy Coney Barrett joins the Supreme Court later this year, conservatives will rightly be thrilled, but maybe Democrats and the Left will question their scorched-earth tactics of the past few years.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, NPR and Reuters
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.
Discussion: Politico, TheBlaze, Townhall and Power Line
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:   Koch network launches campaign to confirm Trump Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett in Senate
Jeffrey Toobin / New Yorker:
There Should Be No Doubt Why Trump Would Nominate Amy Coney Barrett
Discussion: Slate
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
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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, The Hill and Political Wire
CBS News:
Tight races in Georgia and North Carolina, while Supreme Court is another factor — Battleground Tracker  —  Voters say the Supreme Court vacancy has added to the already high stakes of the presidential election.  —  In the battlegrounds of Georgia and North Carolina, most say it makes …
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
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
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ABC News:
Trump targets Biden's mental health in debate lead-up, despite aides' efforts to raise expectations
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
Michael Kranish / Washington Post:
Donald Trump, facing financial ruin, sought control of his elderly father's estate.  The family fight was epic. … Donald Trump was facing financial disaster in 1990 when he came up with an audacious plan to exert control of his father's estate.  —  His creditors threatened to force …
Jeff Schogol / Task & Purpose:
It's been 80 days since DoD leaders promised to release an investigation ‘within days’ into an Army helicopter buzzing protesters  —  ‘I would expect it pretty shortly, like within days, perhaps early next week,’ Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on July 9.
Discussion: Raw Story
Greg Braxton / Los Angeles Times:
A Black reporter recalls racism in the newsroom and finally gets his day of reckoning  —  An uneasy calm had settled over Los Angeles a few weeks after the 1992 riots sparked by the acquittal of four police officers in the brutal beating of motorist Rodney King, but the Los Angeles Times newsroom was still in full adrenaline mode.
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Los Angeles Times:   Our reckoning with racism  —  This year, across America, we've engaged in conversations …
 
 
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Nicholas Kristof / New York Times:
To Beat Trump, Mock Him
Mark Zdechlik / MPR News:
Minnesota Poll: Biden holds on to lead over Trump
Discussion: The Hill
Henry Farrell / Washington Post:
Trump won't commit to respecting the vote: ‘No one knows what will happen in the next few months.’
David Beth / USA Today:
Sheriff from Kenosha County: President Donald Trump was with us when we needed him
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
Maria Cramer / New York Times:
A Man Died After Eating a Bag of Black Licorice Every Day
Ron Kampeas / Jewish Telegraphic Agency:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez considering withdrawal from Americans for Peace Now event memorializing Yitzhak Rabin
Discussion: Breitbart
 Earlier Items: 
Roberto Ferdman / VICE:
New Body-Cam Footage Raises Questions About Breonna Taylor Death Investigation
Discussion: Law & Crime
Gillian McGoldrick / LancasterOnline:
Who's behind Lancaster Patriot? An alt-right podcaster from Texas, investigation shows
Daniella Silva / NBC News:
Proud Boys rally in Portland draws only about 200 after city braced for thousands
Ellen Barry / New York Times:
The Virus Sent Droves to a Small Town. Suddenly, It's Not So Small.
Bruce Vielmetti / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
BRUCE VIELMETTI  —  Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old charged with fatally shooting two people …
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Life In a Blue City
Discussion: The Unz Review
Harry Enten / CNN:
How Biden continues to eat into Trump's base
Discussion: American Greatness and Raw Story