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New York Times:
LONG-CONCEALED RECORDS SHOW TRUMP'S CHRONIC LOSSES AND YEARS OF TAX AVOIDANCE  —  The Times obtained Donald Trump's tax information extending over more than two decades, revealing struggling properties, vast write-offs, an audit battle and hundreds of millions in debt coming due.
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David Leonhardt / New York Times:
18 Revelations From a Trove of Trump Tax Records  —  Times reporters have obtained decades of tax information the president has hidden from public view.  Here are some of the key findings.  —  The New York Times has obtained tax-return data for President Trump and his companies that covers more than two decades.
Dean Baquet / New York Times:
An Editor's Note on the Trump Tax Investigation  —  The New York Times has examined decades of President Trump's financial records, assembling the most comprehensive picture yet of his business dealings.  —  Today we are publishing the results of an examination of decades of personal …
Jennifer Starks / AOL.com:
NY Times: Trump paid $750 in U.S. income taxes in 2016, 2017
Discussion: Bloomberg
New York Times:
Charting an Empire: A Timeline of Trump's Finances
Discussion: The Week and Raw Story
Brett Clarkson / Sun-Sentinel:
Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale hospitalized after he was armed and threatening to harm himself, Fort Lauderdale police say  —  FORT LAUDERDALE — A tense situation unfolded at a home owned by Brad Parscale, the former campaign manager for President Donald Trump's reelection campaign …
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Michelle Solomon / WPLG-TV:
Former Trump campaign manager, Brad Parscale, armed, barricades self in Fort Lauderdale home, police called  —  FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Former campaign manager for Donald Trump, Brad Parscale, who was replaced by the President less than four month until November's vote was reportedly armed …
New York Times:
Brad Parscale, Ex-Campaign Manager for Trump, Is Hospitalized in Florida  —  The Fort Lauderdale police said that Mr. Parscale's wife called the authorities to their home because he was armed and threatening to hurt himself.  —  MIAMI — President Trump's former campaign manager, Brad Parscale …
Discussion: Bloomberg
Josh Dawsey / Washington Post:
Former Trump campaign manager taken to hospital after report of suicide threat, police say  —  A former campaign manager of President Trump's was taken to a hospital on Sunday after authorities received a call that he was threatening suicide at his Florida home, the Fort Lauderdale Police Department said in a statement.
Discussion: ABC News, Associated Press and Deadline
Brooke Seipel / The Hill:   Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale hospitalized after threatening self-harm: report
Marc Caputo / Politico:
Biden camp clapback: Trump's best debate case ‘made in urine’  —  The 2020 campaign for the White House has reached the bizarre stage where the president wants his opponent drug tested before they debate — and his rival's campaign responds with a potty joke.
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Danielle Wallace / Fox News:
Trump calls for Biden to take a drug test before upcoming presidential debate
Project Veritas:
Ilhan Omar Connected Cash-For-Ballots Voter Fraud Scheme Corrupts Elections: 'There Here Are All Absentee Ballots...Look...My Car Is Full..." ‘Money Is The King Of Everything’  — Ballot Harvester Liban Mohamed: “Money is Everything.  Money is the King in this World.  If You Got No Money, You Should Not Be Here, Period.
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Miranda Devine / New York Post:
Project Veritas uncovers ‘ballot harvesting fraud’ in Minnesota  —  A ballot-harvesting racket in Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar's Minneapolis district — where paid workers illegally gather absentee ballots from elderly Somali immigrants — has been busted by undercover news organization Project Veritas.
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 …
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New York Times:
Voters Believe Winner of Election Should Fill Court Vacancy, Poll Shows
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Republicans clear the way for a rapid confirmation, while Democrats make their case to voters.
Andrew Wolfson / Courier-Journal:
Ballistics don't support AG Cameron's claim Breonna Taylor's boyfriend shot officer  —  | Louisville Courier Journal Show Caption Hide Caption … LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Kentucky State Police ballistics report does not support Attorney General Daniel Cameron's assertion that Breonna Taylor's boyfriend …
Discussion: ABC News, The Hill and New York Post
Ben Smith / New York Times:
Trump Wants to Discredit the Election.  This Nerd Could Stop Him.  —  Fox News, the president's favored network, will face enormous pressure to call the election for Mr. Trump.  The outcome rests on a little-known 65-year-old wonk who will declare the winner.
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 has his caucus on board …
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Andrew Solender / Forbes:
Polls Show Lindsey Graham In Deep Trouble Amid Supreme Court Battle
Discussion: Raw Story and Axios
Timothy P. Carney / Washington Examiner:
Thank God and Chuck Schumer for Amy Coney Barrett: The four Democratic overreaches that got us here
Discussion: NBC News and The Daily Signal
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 …
Discussion: Raw Story
Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
The Contempt of “Notorious ACB”  —  One thing Justice Ginsburg used to say is how much she hated making a suggestion only to have a man suggest the same thing 10 minutes later and get the credit.  It was an act of erasure that affronted her.  And as much as she minded being erased herself …
Politico:
Pelosi begins mustering Democrats for possible House decision on presidency  —  Speaker Nancy Pelosi has begun mobilizing Democrats for the possibility that neither Joe Biden nor President Donald Trump will win an outright Electoral College victory, a once-in-a-century phenomenon that would send …
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.
USA Today:
Amy Coney Barrett was our professor.  She'll serve America as well as she served her students.  —  While we vary about how to best interpret statutes and the Constitution, we agree on this: The nation could not ask for a more qualified candidate. … President Donald Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett …
Discussion: Raw Story
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Erika Bachiochi / Politico:
Amy Coney Barrett: A New Feminist Icon
David Bauder / Associated Press:
Nearly a year after sudden exit, Shepard Smith returns to TV  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Two weeks shy of a year after abruptly quitting Fox News Channel with a declaration that “truth will always matter,” Shepard Smith returns to television this week at his unexpected new home.
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Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:   Shepard Smith, Fox News Apostate, Is Starting Over at CNBC
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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Associated Press:
Military suicides up as much as 20% in COVID era
Discussion: Fox News and New York Post
Will Bunch / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Yes, the Reichstag IS on fire, but the American people have water to put it out
Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
‘All in’ for Trump: These White men, the strongest Trump supporters, say they can't be swayed
Harry Enten / CNN:
How Trump's base appeals have backfired
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Raw Story
Ben Jacobs / New York Magazine:
‘Classic Authoritarian’: How Historians Rate Trump's Danger to Democracy
Discussion: Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
Molly Nagle / ABC News:
Biden preps for personal attacks from Trump ahead of Tuesday's debate
Discussion: NBC News, abc7NY and Althouse
Washington Post:
U.S. tells Iraq it's planning to pull out of Baghdad embassy
New Yorker:
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