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9:50 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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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: HuffPost, NPR, Raw Story, IJR and CNN
Associated Press:   How it happened: From law professor to high court in 4 years
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
Nicole Garnett / USA Today:
I've known Amy Coney Barrett for over 20 years. Her intellect and heart are unrivaled.
Discussion: Politico, Townhall and Power Line
David Crary / Associated Press:
If Barrett joins, Supreme Court would have six Catholics
Discussion: abc7NY and Florida Politics
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 …
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
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 …
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
Axios:   Former GOP governor of Pennsylvania Tom Ridge endorses Joe Biden
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Ashley Thomas / Associated Press:
Reagan's age, Mitt's binders: Presidential debate highlights  —  President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are set to meet next week for their first debate, a highly anticipated event in a highly unusual election year  —  Trump rallies his base as Biden preps for debate
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 …
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.
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
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
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.
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: The Hill
 
 
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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.’
Salena Zito / Washington Examiner:
Top Republican in Pennsylvania Senate shoots down ‘false’ theory that legislature would rig Electoral College for Trump
Anna Nemtsova / The Daily Beast:
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
Gillian McGoldrick / LancasterOnline:
Who's behind Lancaster Patriot? An alt-right podcaster from Texas, investigation shows
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Ellen Barry / New York Times:
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
Hank Stephenson / New York Times:
Arizona: A Donald Trump Jr. event is full of people and conspiracy theories.
Discussion: Raw Story
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