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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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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.
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 …
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 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 …
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 …
Christopher Ingraham / Washington Post:
How Trump's taxes compare to those of other presidents  —  Jimmy Carter voluntarily paid $6,000 in 1976 despite a zero tax bill, while other recent predecessors typically paid tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars  —  In 1977, President Jimmy Carter had a problem, according to presidential tax historian Joseph Thorndike.
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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Fadel Allassan / Axios:
Pennsylvania GOP asks Supreme Court to halt mail-in ballot extension  —  Republicans in Pennsylvania on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to halt a major state court ruling that extended the deadlines for mail-in ballots to several days after the election, The Morning Call reports.
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
If Race Comes Down to Omaha, Poll Shows Biden Has an Edge
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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’
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’
Discussion: The Guardian
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.
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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.
Brian Flood / Fox News:
Conservative group to argue that Media Matters should have been ineligible for PPP loan  —  Patriots Foundation claims group founded by Clinton ally is political organization ‘as everyone who has ever followed them knows’  —  Fox News Flash top headlines for September 28
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 …
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 …
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.
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
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
Marisa Fernandez / Axios:
Trump announces plan to distribute 150 million rapid coronavirus tests  —  President Trump announced on Monday that the federal government will distribute 150 million rapid, point-of-care coronavirus tests to states over the next few weeks, including to K-12 schools and vulnerable communities …
 
 
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NBC News:
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Mark Niesse / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
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Elise Viebeck / Washington Post:
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Discussion: Fox News, The Gateway Pundit and WTOP
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
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Christopher Cantwell guilty of extortion and threats
Alec MacGillis / New Yorker:
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Washington Post:
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