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11:41 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.) …
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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
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.
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.
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, Political Wire and The Hill
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
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
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
New York Times:
By Lowering the Debate Bar for Biden, Has Trump Set a Trap for Himself?  —  President Trump has worked overtime to persuade followers that Joe Biden is addled and incoherent.  That could backfire if Mr. Biden doesn't fit the caricature.  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump has framed …
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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
Los Angeles Times:
Our reckoning with racism  —  This year, across America, we've engaged in conversations about race and discrimination that have been candid, direct and consequential.  They are happening among friends and co-workers, through protests and political debates, at athletic events and in pop culture.
 
 
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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
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
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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