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New York Times:
2020 Election Live Updates: Report on Trump's $750 Income Tax Payments Reverberates on Eve of Debate  —  Republicans mostly greeted revelations about Mr. Trump's tax avoidance with silence, but he will inevitably face questions about it when he debates Joe Biden.  New polls showed Mr. Biden leading in Wisconsin and Michigan.
Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
Trump tax records show duplicity.  That's devastating for his campaign. … WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump told the tax man he was the country's biggest loser, according to Internal Revenue Service filings obtained by The New York Times, and that will make it harder for him to win re-election.
Timothy P. Carney / Washington Examiner:
Trump's millions from Turkey and the Philippines are corrupt  —  When President Trump speaks glowingly of brutal strongmen atop the governments in Turkey and the Philippines, remember that he's making millions of dollars in these countries with the tacit approval of these authoritarian governments.
Discussion: Vox, Vanity Fair, The Guardian and IJR
Dylan Matthews / Vox:
Here's how much you had to make in 2017 to pay more income tax than Donald Trump  —  Trump hawks his book How to Get Rich in 2004.  Ramin Talaie/Corbis via Getty Images  —  A single adult without kids making $18,000 would have paid more.  —  On Sunday night, the New York Times revealed …
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
CNN Anchor Shuts Down Trump Spox for Attacking NYT Reporters on Tax Story  —  “It's not okay to accuse them, with no facts, of coordinating with the Democratic Party.  Please stop doing that or this interview will end,” Harlow exclaimed.  —  CNN anchor Poppy Harlow finally hit her limit …
Timothy L. O'Brien / Bloomberg:
Trump's Taxes Show He's a National Security Threat
Ryan Ellis / The Federalist:
New York Times' Trump Tax Return ‘Bombshell’ Is A Joke
Dan Alexander / Forbes:
Yes, Donald Trump Is Still A Billionaire. That Makes His $750 Tax Payment Even More Scandalous
New York Times:
Supreme Court Vacancy Hasn't Boosted Trump in Pennsylvania, Poll Shows  —  President Trump had counted on his court nomination over the weekend to shift the election dynamic away from his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.  But it has not reset the race in the key battleground state.
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Matthew Segal / The Appeal:
Yes, Pack The Court - Pack It With Public Interest Lawyers
Discussion: The Sun and Washington Post
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
If Race Comes Down to Omaha, Poll Shows Biden Has an Edge
Discussion: Fox News
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:   How the ‘minority rule’ problem could get much worse
Mario Ariza / Sun-Sentinel:
Ex-Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale was drunk and agitated in standoff, police say.  Then his cop friend showed up.  —  FORT LAUDERDALE — Bradley Parscale, former campaign manager to president Donald Trump, was in the middle of an armed standoff with police at his Fort Lauderdale home …
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Channel 4 News:
Revealed: Trump campaign strategy to deter millions of Black Americans from voting in 2016  —  Channel 4 News has exclusively obtained a vast cache of data used by Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign on almost 200 million American voters.  —  It reveals that 3.5 million Black Americans …
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DW.COM:   US: Religious data platform ‘targets mentally ill, vulnerable people’
New York Times:
Behind the White House Effort to Pressure the C.D.C. on School Openings  —  Documents and interviews show how senior officials sought to play down the risks of sending children back to the classroom, alarming public health experts.  —  WASHINGTON — Top White House officials pressured …
Discussion: Political Wire
Washington Post:
Joe Biden for president  —  In order to expel the worst president of modern times, many voters might be willing to vote for almost anybody.  —  Fortunately, to oust President Trump in 2020, voters do not have to lower their standards.  The Democratic nominee, former vice president Joe Biden …
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Monica Alba / NBC News:
Redfield voices alarm over influence of Trump's new coronavirus task force adviser  —  WASHINGTON — The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has grown increasingly concerned that President Donald Trump, pushed by a new member of his coronavirus task force …
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Brooke Singman / Fox News:   Trump coronavirus adviser Atlas fires back against Redfield criticisms, says advice based on ‘current science’
Dave Lawler / Axios:
Global coronavirus death toll crosses 1 million  —  The global toll of confirmed deaths from COVID-19 crossed 1 million on Monday, according to data from Johns Hopkins.  —  By the numbers: More than half of those deaths have come in four countries: the U.S. (204,762), Brazil (141,741), India (95,542) and Mexico (76,430).
Discussion: NPR
Tessa Duvall / Courier-Journal:
TESSA DUVALL , DARCY COSTELLO |  Louisville Courier Journal  —  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — An unidentified grand juror in the Breonna Taylor case is asking the courts to release the grand jury transcript and records and for fellow jurors to be free to speak about the case, according to a new court filing.
Discussion: Associated Press and The Guardian
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Emma Austin / Courier-Journal:
EMMA AUSTIN  —  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The sole Louisville police officer charged in connection …
Discussion: Axios, The Hill and Washington Post
Christina Johnsen / Polls:
Voters Split on Filling SCOTUS Seat  —  Some bothered by Trump position on transfer of power;  —  Few expect first debate will change their minds  —  West Long Branch, NJ - There has been a slight narrowing in the presidential race in the latest national Monmouth ("Mon-muth") University Poll.
Natasha Bertrand / Politico:
Trump sought deals with Moscow mayor  —  In a meandering press conference on Sunday, President Donald Trump repeatedly accused his Democratic opponent's son, Hunter Biden, of receiving millions of dollars from the wife of Moscow's late mayor Yury Luzhkov, asking why “nobody even has any question about it.”
Discussion: Fox News and Raw Story
Vanessa Handy / Washington Square News:
We're Resigning from WSN.  Here's Why.  —  We, the undersigned WSN Fall 2020 Editorial Staff, have collectively decided to resign from Washington Square News, effective immediately.  This was extensively deliberated in collaboration with 43 staff editors, and it was not a decision we enjoyed making.
Zachary Petrizzo / The Daily Dot:
This voter fraud insider touted by Trump runs a non-existent organization  —  Project Veritas, the right-wing undercover operation headed up by James O'Keefe, released a 16-minute long video Monday depicting alleged “ballot harvesting” in Minnesota.  —  The video put out by the huckster …
Eric Lichtblau / TIME:
Exclusive: As States Prepared Mail-in Ballots, Postal Service Failed to Update at Least 1.8 Million Addresses  —  For three weeks in August, as election officials across the country were preparing to send out mail-in ballots to tens of millions of voters, the U.S. Postal Service stopped fully updating …
Discussion: Forbes and Law & Crime
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Coronavirus Deaths Pass One Million Worldwide  —  Over the past 10 months, the virus has taken more lives than H.I.V., malaria, influenza and cholera.  And as it sows destruction in daily life around the globe, it is still growing quickly.  —  More than H.I.V. More than dysentery.
Discussion: Political Wire
Ryan Parry West / Daily Mail:
Former New Mexico Democratic Governor Bill Richardson is accused of raking in hundreds of thousands in bribes and kickbacks to fund debauched lifestyle including ‘sexual services and favors’  — Bill Richardson has been accused of running a scheme in which he raked in over $100k of dollars in bribes while in office
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: ‘Throw him out of MY building.’ Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski tells how the rivalry between him and John Kelly exploded when the White House chief of staff threw him against a wall outside the Oval Office in new book  — Corey Lewandowski and John Kelly nearly came …
Discussion: Amazon.com
Steve Peoples / Associated Press:
Pandemic overwhelms Trump's message in critical N. Carolina  —  WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump is fighting to fill a Supreme Court vacancy, howling with unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud and warning that violent mobs are infiltrating the suburbs.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Subject of NYT ‘Caliphate’ podcast series charged with perpetrating a hoax  —  The subject of an award-winning New York Times podcast has been charged in Canada for allegedly fabricating tales about his experiences as an Islamic State fighter.  The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) announced the charge on Friday in a release:
 
 
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NBC News:
Voter interest surges after Ginsburg death and National Voter Registration Day, group says
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Mark Niesse / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Judge orders emergency paper backups of voter records in Georgia
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USA Today:
Florida schools reopened en masse, but a surge in coronavirus didn't follow, a USA TODAY analysis finds
Discussion: TheBlaze
Elise Viebeck / Washington Post:
Courts view GOP fraud claims skeptically as Democrats score key legal victories over mail voting
Discussion: Fox News, The Gateway Pundit and WTOP
Marisa Fernandez / Axios:
Trump announces plan to distribute 150 million rapid coronavirus tests
Nicholas Florko / STAT:
New document reveals scope and structure of Operation Warp Speed and underscores vast military involvement
USA Today:
Trump wants to run on his record. We hope he does. It's been a disaster for America.
Hilary Sargent / The Informant:
Christopher Cantwell guilty of extortion and threats
Alec MacGillis / New Yorker:
The Students Left Behind by Remote Learning