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10:45 PM ET, September 28, 2020

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Mike McIntire / New York Times:
HOW REALITY-TV FAME HANDED TRUMP A $427 MILLION LIFELINE  —  Tax records show that “The Apprentice” rescued Donald J. Trump, bringing him new sources of cash and a myth that would propel him to the White House.  —  From the back seat of a stretch limousine heading to meet the first contestants …
Discussion: Raw Story
Daniel Shaviro / Just Security:
Ten Quick Takeaways from the New York Times' Bombshell Article on Trump's Tax Returns  —  Sunday night's New York Times article on Donald Trump's taxes has a great deal of content that will take time (and additional supporting detail) to digest fully.  What's more, this article is apparently …
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Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
Trump tax records show duplicity. That's devastating for his campaign.
Dylan Matthews / Vox:
Here's how much you had to make in 2017 to pay more income tax than Donald Trump
Ryan Ellis / The Federalist:
New York Times' Trump Tax Return ‘Bombshell’ Is A Joke
Timothy P. Carney / Washington Examiner:
Trump's millions from Turkey and the Philippines are corrupt
Timothy L. O'Brien / Bloomberg:
Trump's Taxes Show He's a National Security Threat
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 and Raw Story
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
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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Dan Sabbagh / The Guardian:   Trump 2016 campaign ‘targeted 3.5m black Americans to deter them from voting’
DW.COM:   US: Religious data platform ‘targets mentally ill, vulnerable people’
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
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Dave Lawler / Axios:
Global coronavirus death toll crosses 1 million
Discussion: NPR
Patrick Howley / National File:
Biden's Texas Political Director Accused of Illegal Ballot Harvesting At Texas Supreme Court  —  Major Scandal Has Implications for the Biden Campaign  —  The Joe Biden campaign's Texas Political Director has been formally accused of helping to run an illegal ballot harvesting operation …
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Emma Platoff / The Texas Tribune:
Houston Republicans sue to limit in-person and absentee voting options in Harris County
Discussion: Law & Crime
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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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: The Hill 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
The Daily Beast:
Fox News Lobotomizes Its ‘Brain Room,’ Cuts Fact-Based Journalism  —  ‘NOT INTERESTED IN FACTS’ … Staffers said the recent layoffs gutting Fox News' fact-checking team were a victory for the network's right-wing opinion shows and further cemented its status as “state media.”
Discussion: Raw Story
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.
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.
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
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: Raw Story and Fox News
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
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 …
Brigid Bergin / Gothamist:
Brooklyn Voters Receive Absentee Ballot Envelopes With Wrong Voter Names And Addresses  —  The New York City Board of Elections has mailed out nearly half a million absentee ballots ahead of Election Day this November, as many New Yorkers are opting to vote by mail during the pandemic.
Discussion: New York Post, The Hill and TheBlaze
Nick Givas / Fox News:
Sen. Rick Scott introduces bill requiring mail-in ballots be counted within 24 hours of Election Day  —  Legislation would ‘ensure voters decide the outcomes of elections - not the courts’  —  Fox News Flash top headlines for September 28  —  Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla. …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and OpsLens
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.
Mark Niesse / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Judge orders emergency paper backups of voter records in Georgia  —  A federal judge on Monday required paper backups of voter registration and absentee voting information at every Georgia polling place, a safeguard to allow voters to continue casting ballots if computers fail on Election Day.
Discussion: Associated Press
USA Today:
Florida schools reopened en masse, but a surge in coronavirus didn't follow, a USA TODAY analysis finds … Many teachers and families feared a spike in COVID-19 cases when Florida made the controversial push to reopen schools in August with in-person instruction.
Discussion: TheBlaze
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
How ‘Save the Children’ Is Keeping QAnon Alive  —  Last year, QAnon was on the ropes.  —  The pro-Trump conspiracy theory had been left homeless by the disappearance of 8chan, the message board where “Q,” its pseudonymous central figure, posted cryptic clues about a cabal of child-eating Satanic pedophiles.
 
 
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Reed Richardson / Mediaite:
Dr. Fauci Calls Out ‘Outlandish’ Reporting on Fox News, Dr. Scott Atlas' ‘Outlier’ Views Over Misleading Pandemic Info
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Fadel Allassan / Axios:
House Democrats unveil new $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief proposal
Discussion: Fox News
Matthew Impelli / Newsweek:
Trump Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize by Australian Law Professors for Doctrine Against Endless Wars
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Townhall
Felipe De La Hoz / The Baffler:
Horror Stories  —  The sensationalist turn in liberal immigration discourse
Discussion: National Memo
Sam Mintz / Politico:
Thousands of aviation layoffs loom amid a dysfunctional Congress
Dominick Mastrangelo / The Hill:
NYT editorial board presses for plan if Trump tweets he won election
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Subject of NYT ‘Caliphate’ podcast series charged with perpetrating a hoax
Brian Flood / Fox News:
Conservative group to argue that Media Matters should have been ineligible for PPP loan
 Earlier Items: 
Politico:
Trump administration orders assessment on bolstering nuclear warheads as talks with Russia stall
Discussion: Raw Story
NBC News:
Voter interest surges after Ginsburg death and National Voter Registration Day, group says
Discussion: New York Times and The Hill
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 …
Discussion: Amazon.com
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
If Race Comes Down to Omaha, Poll Shows Biden Has an Edge
Discussion: Fox News
Monica Alba / NBC News:
Redfield voices alarm over influence of Trump's new coronavirus task force adviser