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7:56 PM ET, September 30, 2020

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Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Chris Wallace Calls Debate ‘a Terrible Missed Opportunity’  —  The veteran anchor conceded he was initially “reluctant” to step in during the Trump-Biden matchup.  “I've never been through anything like this,” he said.  —  “I'm just sad with the way last night turned out.”
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Jeremy Barr / Washington Post:
Nearly 65 million people watched that crazy presidential debate  —  Fox News was the most-watched network for the showdown between President Trump and Joe Biden.  —  It may have been nearly unwatchable as a television program, but a lot of people — 64.7 million, to be exact …
Discussion: TheBlaze, The Hill and Mediaite
Lauren Egan / NBC News:
Debate commission promises changes after chaotic Trump-Biden faceoff
John F. Harris / Politico:
An Epic Moment of National Shame: The Debate Was an Embarrassment for the Ages
Laura Barrón-López / Politico:
Undecided voters call Trump ‘unhinged’ and ‘un-American’ — but are unswayed by debate
Quint Forgey / Politico:
Debates commission says it will add order to Trump and Biden's remaining showdowns
Gabriel Sherman / Vanity Fair:
“The Family Is Worried Brad Will Start Talking”: Trumpworld Panics Over Debate Fiasco as Campaign Turmoil Mounts  —  Over three days, the New York Times dropped a tax bombshell, Florida cops cuffed Brad Parscale, and the president just couldn't help himself onstage.
Discussion: Political Wire
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Lachlan Markay / The Daily Beast:
The Trump Campaign Is Quietly Purging Brad Parscale From Their Website  —  Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale was detained by police last week after his wife reported that he was planning to harm himself.  —  President Donald Trump's campaign still won't clarify the status …
Discussion: Raw Story, Slate and Daily Mail
Politico:   Parscale steps away from Trump campaign as wife denies physical abuse
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
Exclusive poll: Biden won the debate convincingly  —  Photo by Jim Watson, Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images  —  A decisive win, powered mostly by character.  —  A new poll by Data for Progress provided exclusively to Vox shows that viewers thought Democratic nominee Joe Biden decisively won Tuesday's …
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NBC News:
Trump's last best tactic: Burn it all down
Axios:
Trump says he doesn't know who Proud Boys are after telling them to “stand by”  —  President Trump told reporters on Wednesday that he doesn't know who the “Proud Boys” are, after saying at the presidential debate last night that the far-right group should “stand back and stand by” …
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Alayna Treene / Axios:
How Trump advisers feel about his Proud Boy comments at the debate  —  President Trump's advisers feel the president needs to outright condemn far-right extremists and white supremacy during his rally tonight in Minnesota.  —  Why it matters: Trump sent shockwaves during the debate for telling …
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
WATCH: Proud Boys Founder Gavin McInnes Reacts to Trump ‘Stand Back and Stand By’ Order Live in Real Time  —  Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes reacted in real-time to President Donald Trump's controversial debate remarks about the far-right extremists by feigning outrage that Trump would presume to issue orders to the group.
Wall Street Journal:
Intelligence Officials Urged Trump Spy Chief Not to Disclose Unverified Russian Claims About Clinton  —  Officials at CIA, NSA, Office of Director of National Intelligence warned disclosure to Congress would give credibility to Kremlin-backed material  —  WASHINGTON—Senior U.S. officials urged Director …
Discussion: OpsLens
Jamie Lovegrove / Post and Courier:
Unprecedented ad blitz spearheaded by Democrats coming to SC in US Senate race  —  COLUMBIA — If you think you are already being inundated with political ads for South Carolina's U.S. Senate race, just wait until you see the bombardment that's in store for the final month.
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Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
How Trump's ‘Voter Fraud’ Lie Is Disenfranchising Americans  —  On an October morning four years ago, eight young staff members at the Indiana Voter Registration Project in Indianapolis were planning their final steps before a closely contested presidential election.
Discussion: Law & Crime and Washington Post
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David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Tuesday's Debate Made Clear the Gravest Threat to the Election: The President Himself
Discussion: Political Wire
The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Memory sticks used to program Philly's voting machines were stolen from elections warehouse  —  A laptop and several memory sticks used to program Philadelphia's voting machines were stolen from a city warehouse in East Falls, city officials confirmed Wednesday, setting off …
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
The media keeps making these cringeworthy mistakes  —  In the aftermath of President Trump's unhinged, embarrassing and frightful performance Tuesday night, we are told “the debate” was a dumpster fire, “the debate” was a low point in American politics, “the debate” was incoherent.
Discussion: Vox
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Billy Corriher / Governing:
Court Packing? It's Already Happening at the State Level
Discussion: Right Wing Watch
who13.com:
Joe Biden Leads President Trump By Two Points in Nexstar Iowa 2020 RABA Research Poll  —  DES MOINES, IOWA — Former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump by two-percentage points in Iowa with just over one month to go until Election Day, according to the Nexstar Iowa RABA Research Poll released on Wednesday.
FiveThirtyEight:
Who Won The First 2020 Presidential Debate?  —  We partnered with Ipsos to poll voters before and after the candidates took the stage.  —  Illustrations by Anika Orrock, Candidate Portraits by Fabio Buonocore  —  On Tuesday, President Trump and Joe Biden faced off for the first time, in a rocky and, at times, tumultuous debate.
Discussion: ABC News and Political Wire
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Trump's Chances Are Dwindling.  That Could Make Him Dangerous.  —  President Trump's quest to win a second term is not in good shape.  He entered Tuesday night's debate with roughly a 7- or 8-point deficit in national polls, putting him further behind at this stage of the race than any other candidate since Bob Dole in 1996.1
Sheila Kaplan / New York Times:
White House Blocked C.D.C. Order to Keep Cruise Ships Docked  —  The C.D.C. director wanted a “no sail” order extended until February, a policy that would have upset the tourism industry in the crucial swing state of Florida.  —  The White House has blocked a new order from the Centers …
Discussion: The Hill
Mike Giglio / The Atlantic:
A Far-Right Militant Group Has Recruited Thousands of Police, Soldiers, and Veterans  —  Image above: Stewart Rhodes, the founder of the Oath Keepers  —  Stewart Rhodes was living his vision of the future.  On television, American cities were burning, while on the internet …
Discussion: Raw Story
Seaborn Larson / Helena Independent Record:
Former Gov. Marc Racicot to vote for Biden  —  Former Montana governor and Republican National Committee Chair Marc Racicot on Tuesday said he would not vote for President Donald Trump, citing Trump's character as fault enough to vote for Democrat challenger Joe Biden on Nov. 3.
Sarah Mimms / BuzzFeed News:
A Member Of Congress Is Facing Death Threats After QAnon Went After Him  —  The House Republican campaign committee falsely accused Democratic Rep. Tom Malinowski of protecting sexual predators.  “They knew exactly what they were doing,” he said.  —  Reporting From  —  Washington, DC  —  Copy
Alex Yablon / Foreign Policy:
America Is About to Enter Its Years of Lead  —  Trump's calls for political violence are a familiar far-right strategy.  —  “Proud Boys, stand back and stand by,” President Donald Trump told his supporters in the far-right street-fighting group from his podium at the first 2020 presidential debate.
Grace Qi / CBS News:
5,000 pets found dead in boxes at Chinese shipping depot  —  Beijing — At least 5,000 pets were found dead in cardboard shipping boxes last week at a logistics facility in Central China, likely casualties of a miscommunication in the supply chain of China's thriving mass-breeding industry.
Discussion: The Hill
Alex Ward / Vox:
Pope Francis refused to meet with Mike Pompeo so as not to boost Trump  —  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends the launch of a US-Vatican symposium on Faith-Based Organizations, on October 2, 2019, at the Old Synod Hall in the Vatican.  Andreas Solaro/Pool/AFP via Getty Images
 
 
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Harper Neidig / The Hill:
Judge orders DOJ to publish info redacted as privileged from Mueller report
Taryn Luna / Los Angeles Times:
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Discussion: The Hill
Fadel Allassan / Axios:
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 Earlier Items: 
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Biden prepares ad onslaught to overwhelm Trump
Jennifer Epstein / Bloomberg:
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Discussion: Politico and Political Wire
Daniel Lippman / Politico:
6 whistleblowers allege misconduct by government media boss
Sinéad Baker / Business Insider:
People who follow Trump's advice and hang around watching polling places will be prosecuted, Nevada's attorney general says
Discussion: Raw Story
Justin Levitt / electionlawblog.org:
Wisconsin GOP tries to stop Racing Sausages from promoting civic participation
Washington Post:
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Discussion: The Week
Conrad Wilson / opb:
Police arrest far-right protester who pointed gun at Portland rally
Katie Robertson / New York Times:
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