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3:05 PM ET, September 28, 2020

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Timothy L. O'Brien / Bloomberg:
Trump's Taxes Show He's a National Security Threat  —  What trade-offs would a president with this level of indebtedness be willing to make to save face?  —  In a tour de force of hard won reporting, the New York Times has put numerical clothing on what we've known about President Donald Trump …
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Andrew Kaczynski / CNN:
Trump in 2011 said lower-income Americans should have to pay taxes to ‘be a part of the game’ and said he paid ‘a lot’  —  (CNN)Donald Trump in a 2011 interview said even Americans who don't earn much should have to pay something in taxes to be “part of the game.”
Discussion: Raw Story and FOX News Radio
Dan Alexander / Forbes:
Yes, Donald Trump Is Still A Billionaire.  That Makes His $750 Tax Payment Even More Scandalous.  —  Senior editor at Forbes, covering Donald Trump's business.  —  “Is Donald Trump really a billionaire?” everyone seemed to be asking Sunday night, after The New York Times dropped …
Zach Montellaro / Politico:
Nearly 1 million Americans have already voted
Discussion: WTOP and The Hill
New York Times:
LONG-CONCEALED RECORDS SHOW TRUMP'S CHRONIC LOSSES AND YEARS OF TAX AVOIDANCE
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
18 Revelations From a Trove of Trump Tax Records
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 …
Discussion: New York Post and Raw Story
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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 …
Michelle Solomon / WPLG-TV:
Former Trump campaign manager, Brad Parscale, armed, barricades self in Fort Lauderdale home, police called
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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Andrew Restuccia / Wall Street Journal:
Cindy McCain Joins Biden Transition Team Advisory Board  —  Wife of late GOP Sen. John McCain endorsed Biden's presidential bid last week  —  WASHINGTON—Cindy McCain, the wife of the late GOP Sen. John McCain of Arizona, is joining the board of Joe Biden's presidential transition team …
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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Washington Post:   CDC's credibility is eroded by internal blunders and external attacks as coronavirus vaccine campaigns loom
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.
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Meredith College:
Meredith Poll Provides Snapshot of N.C. Voter Opinions as Election 2020 Approaches
Discussion: The Hill
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 …
Washington Post:
Trump suggested naming his daughter Ivanka as his running mate in 2016, according to new book by Rick Gates  —  As Donald Trump's top campaign aides began a discussion in June 2016 about who the presumptive Republican presidential nominee should select as his running mate, the candidate piped up with an idea.
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
If Race Comes Down to Omaha, Poll Shows Biden Has an Edge  —  Nebraska's Second Congressional District could play a decisive role in a very close election.  —  In a close race, the presidential election could be decided by an unlikely spot: Nebraska's Second Congressional District, including Omaha and most of its suburbs.
Discussion: Fox News
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.
Alec MacGillis / New Yorker:
The Students Left Behind by Remote Learning  —  The desire to protect children may put their long-term well-being at stake.  —  This article is a collaboration between The New Yorker and ProPublica.  —  Shemar, a twelve-year-old from East Baltimore, is good at math, and Karen Ngosso …
Billy House / Bloomberg:
Pelosi Says White House Has to Offer More on Stimulus for a Deal  — Speaker set to have more talks with Mnuchin on a package  — Two sides remain about $1 trillion apart on any relief plan  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the White House will have to agree to “much more” …
Discussion: Political Wire
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Politico:
Pelosi begins mustering Democrats for possible House decision on presidency
Joy Pullmann / The Federalist:
The Left Hates Amy Coney Barrett Because She Disproves All Their Lies About Women  —  Her very existence repudiates the left's binary thinking about womanhood, that women have to deny what makes women different from men to achieve professionally.  And that's why they hate her.
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Shannon Watts / USA Today:
Trump Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett puts years of gun safety progress at risk
Hilary Sargent / The Informant:
Christopher Cantwell guilty of extortion and threats  —  After a four-day trial, the neo-Nazi podcaster was found guilty on two charges.  He now faces a maximum sentence of 22 years.  —  CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE — Christopher Cantwell, the neo-Nazi podcaster charged by federal prosecutors …
USA Today:
Trump wants to run on his record.  We hope he does.  It's been a disaster for America.  —  Trump's historically, mind-bogglingly bad record is on the ballot.  He has destroyed lives and livelihoods, weakened America and risked our democracy.  —  At some point during the debates …
Seung Min Kim / Washington Post:
Democratic super PAC jumps into South Carolina race against Lindsey Graham  —  The main super PAC supporting the election of Democrats to the Senate is preparing to invest millions in South Carolina — a fresh signal that Democrats see the race against Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) as winnable.
Discussion: The Hill
 
 
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Eric Lichtblau / TIME:
Exclusive: As States Prepared Mail-in Ballots, Postal Service Failed to Update at Least 1.8 Million Addresses
Discussion: Forbes
IC3.gov News:
False Claims of Hacked Voter Information Likely Intended to Cast Doubt on Legitimacy of U.S. Elections
Nicholas Florko / STAT:
New document reveals scope and structure of Operation Warp Speed and underscores vast military involvement
Yuichiro Kakutani / Washington Free Beacon:
For Mark Kelly, Attending Forum Hosted by CCP Was the Beginning of Lucrative Relationship with China
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Jon Ralston / The Nevada Independent:
Poll: Biden up 5 in Nevada
Juan Williams / The Hill:
Trump's Supreme Court power grab
Discussion: The Week, CNN and POLITICUSUSA
Politico:
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Wall Street Journal:
TikTok Download Ban Is Blocked by Judge
Sharyn Alfonsi / CBS News:
Why a private section of the border wall is allegedly failing
Discussion: Law & Crime