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Emma Green / The Atlantic:
The Amy Coney Barrett Hail-Mary Touchdown  —  Senate Republicans were always going to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court.  Conservative voters wanted it, and the party united around the concept.  Republicans “believe voting on this justice is a constitutional duty.
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Mark Joseph Stern / Slate:
Amy Coney Barrett's First Votes Could Throw the Election to Trump  —  A sinister argument from Bush v. Gore returns with a vengeance.  —  Although George W. Bush prevailed in the Bush v. Gore decision, it's often forgotten that the Supreme Court declined to affirm his chief legal argument.
Kate Smith / CBS News:
Mississippi asks Supreme Court again to review its 15-week abortion ban  —  Update: The Supreme Court on Monday announced it would consider Mississippi's petition during a conference on Friday.  In most cases, the court announces its decision whether to take up a case the following Monday, according to the Supreme Court's website.
Discussion: CBS Los Angeles
ABC News:
With Senate poised to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court, WH plans ceremony
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court rejects request to extend Wisconsin's deadline for counting mail-in ballots  —  The Supreme Court on Monday night rejected a pandemic-related request from Democrats and civil rights groups to extend the deadline for counting mail-in ballots received after Election Day in the battleground state of Wisconsin.
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Patrick Marley / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
U.S. Supreme Court declines to change Wisconsin's voting rules, keeps Election Day deadline for mailed ballots  —  MADISON - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld Wisconsin's voting laws Monday, rejecting an effort to require the counting of absentee ballots that are sent back to election officials on or just before Election Day.
Andrew Kaczynski / CNN:
Kayleigh McEnany once praised Biden as a ‘man of the people’ who resonates with “middle class” over ‘tycoon’ Trump  —  (CNN)Prior to becoming a prominent backer of Donald Trump, Kayleigh McEnany praised then-Vice President Joe Biden as “funny and likable” and a “man of the people” who resonates with “middle class voters.”
Matt Wilstein / The Daily Beast:
‘Today’ Show Runs Deceptively Edited Biden Clip Pushed by Team Trump  —  “Frankly, I had higher expectations for NBC News,” commentator Ana Navarro, who was interviewing Biden along with George Lopez, told The Daily Beast.  —  Eight days before the 2020 election, you would think that major media outlets …
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Meg Kelly / Washington Post:
No, Biden did not confuse George W. Bush and Donald Trump  —  “Joe Biden confuses President Trump with George W. Bush: 'because of who I'm running against ... George, ah, George'”  — Republican National Committee rapid response director Steve Guest, in a misleading tweet, on Oct. 25
Alexander Burns / New York Times:
Bloomberg Funds Last-Minute Advertising Blitz for Biden in Texas and Ohio  —  The billionaire former New York City mayor has concentrated largely on Florida in the general election.  But his private polling found President Trump vulnerable in two of the country's biggest red states.
Discussion: Political Wire and Off the Kuff
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Kenneth Garger / New York Post:
Philadelphia cop hit by truck amid protests over police shooting
Ben White / Politico:
As Trump warns of economic disaster, Wall Street grows giddy about Biden  —  Many investors are betting on a Democratic sweep.  But some other scenarios could create an unsettling environment for markets.  —  Pedestrians pass the New York Stock Exchange Oct. 2 on Wall Street in New York.
Discussion: CNN
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New York Times:
Rallies Are the Core of Trump's Campaign, and a Font of Lies and Misinformation  —  A recent rally in Wisconsin was typical.  In 90 minutes, President Trump made 131 false or inaccurate statements.  —  President Trump's speech in Janesville, Wis.  —  Passages highlighted in red are false or inaccurate.
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Pro-Trump voices have Mark Zuckerberg's ear.  Is that why Facebook undermines liberal news sites?  —  When the world's largest social-media platform unveiled its new Facebook News last year, the company emphasized how much it would do to help struggling local news organizations.
Discussion: Vox
David Rothkopf / USA Today:
How do Trump's extraordinary betrayals stand up against history?  He could be the worst.  —  Putting Trump in context is the best way to highlight and understand his betrayals.  History is the highest court, and its verdict can't be appealed.  —  It is not a small thing to call the president of the United States a traitor.
Olivia Nuzzi / New York Magazine:
Enablement The tortured self-justification of one very powerful Trump-loathing anonymous Republican.  —  One afternoon this year, a Washington Republican wove through packs of tourists on the Mall and considered, as he often did, the collapse of America.  How would all of this appear from a distance?
Discussion: The Bulwark and Rolling Stone
Sister Toldjah / redstate.com:
Kamala Harris Tells a Coronavirus Whopper *Twice*, Fact Checkers Nowhere To Be Found  —  I've never run for political office, but a person doesn't have to do so to understand that it's grueling.  —  Day in and day out you're in front of either voters or reporters - sometimes both.
Annie Karni / New York Times:
Kushner, Employing Racist Stereotype, Questions if Black Americans ‘Want to Be Successful’  —  In a “Fox & Friends” interview, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser also criticized protesters as more concerned with what he called “virtue signaling” than in coming up with “solutions.”
Bo Koltnow / WFMZ-TV:
DeSales University-WFMZ poll shows Biden widening lead in 7th District … Follow Bo Koltnow  —  DISCLAIMER FOR COMMENTS: The views expressed by public comments are not those of this company or its affiliated companies.  Please note by clicking on “Post” you acknowledge that you have read …
Financial Times:
All the president's debts: to whom Donald Trump owes money  —  Debts of more than $1bn are tied to the Covid-struck commercial real estate market  —  These are tough times in the real estate market.  The Covid-19 crisis has hit asset values, particularly commercial real estate in cities such as New York.
Laurence Darmiento / Los Angeles Times:
Investor Bill Gross accused of blaring 'Gilligan's Island' song on loop to torment neighbor  —  A dispute between bond king Bill Gross and his next-door neighbor over a $1-million outdoor sculpture has devolved into police calls to their Laguna Beach mansions, multiple legal actions …
Josh Dawsey / Washington Post:
Meadows under fire as Trump chief of staff for handling of pandemic and other crises  —  When touting his chief of staff Mark Meadows onstage in North Carolina this month, President Trump gave an unusual compliment for a risky move.  —  “He follows me,” Trump said of his helicopter ride …
Ronald Brownstein / CNN:
Why the GOP hold on Texas is loosening  —  (CNN)The huge surge of early voting in Texas' rapidly growing cities and inner suburbs likely marks the end of unchallenged Republican dominance in America's second largest state — a seismic shift in the nation's electoral landscape.
Thomas Beaumont / Associated Press:
Worst place, worst time: Trump faces virus spike in Midwest  —  OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Gabe Loiacono is the kind of voter President Donald Trump can ill afford to lose.  He lives in a pivotal county of a swing state that is among a handful that will decide the presidency.
George Conway / Washington Post:
I believe in the president, now more than ever  —  I believe, more than ever, in the president.  —  I believe Sleepy Joe Biden and that “monster” Kamala D. Harris would turn America into a “socialist hellhole,” and we'd all have “to speak Chinese.”  I believe they “want to take out the cows” and “any form of animals.”
Discussion: Raw Story
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
With Weakness Among Hispanic Voters, Biden Trails in Texas  —  Large Democratic gains among white suburbanites suggest risks down the ballot for Republicans in congressional and state House races, our poll shows.  —  President Trump maintains a narrow lead in Texas, according …
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
The Shocking Bias and Incompetence of Our Public Schools  —  With an election impending, the public schools are teaching our children about the issues and the candidates.  One of their primary tools is Scholastic Magazine, which I think is read by millions of school children and is the basis for instruction in countless classrooms.
Brett Kelman / The Tennessean:
Tennessee Sen. Joey Hensley defends prescribing opioids to relatives, lover  —  An attorney for Tennessee Sen. Joey Hensley conceded Monday the politician, a small-town doctor, prescribed opioids to family members and an employee with whom he was in a romantic relationship, in what the state contends is a violation of medical ethics.
Margaret Talev / Axios:
Axios-Ipsos poll: Federal response has only gotten worse  —  Americans believe the federal government's handling of the pandemic has gotten significantly worse over time, according to the latest installment of the Axios/Ipsos Coronavirus Index.  —  Why it matters: Every other institution measured …
Sig Christenson / ExpressNews.com:
Texas Guard: Abbott to order 1,000 troops to Texas cities during election  —  The Texas Army National Guard said Monday it had been ordered to dispatch 1,000 troops to five major cities around the state in conjunction with the Nov. 3 election, including San Antonio.
Aamer Madhani / Associated Press:
Trump eyes hosting election night party at his DC hotel  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has his eye on hosting an election night party at his own hotel in the nation's capital.  —  Over the weekend, the campaign pushed out fundraising emails in the president's name offering donors …
Catherine Rampell / Washington Post:
Biden's ‘gaffe’ is the truth: Oil is history  —  A flub, a gaffe, a red flag for radicalism.  At the final presidential debate last week, Democratic nominee Joe Biden stumbled worse than he has in ages — at least according to Republicans.  —  “I would transition away from the oil industry …
Charlie Nash / Mediaite:
Shepard Smith's CNBC Show Bombs in Ratings, Placing Last in Cable News and Behind Fox Business Repeats  —  Shepard Smith, once a star anchor at Fox News, made headlines last year when he abruptly left the network.  Now, his highly anticipated — and heavily promoted — new show at CNBC …
 
 
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Jason Rantz / MyNorthwest.com:
Rantz: Video shows teacher telling 13 yr old that Trump's comments ‘racist’, immigration policy wrong
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
David Ingram / NBC News:
Twitter launches ‘pre-bunks’ to get ahead of voting misinformation
Ed Silverman / STAT:
‘Where is Rudy?’: Inside Giuliani's checkered track record as a pharma consultant
Kurt Schlichter / Townhall:
All But the Lamest RINOs Are Getting Conserva-Woke Now
Politico:
Medicare and Medicaid to cover early Covid vaccine
Discussion: IJR, The Hill and New York Post
Bloomberg:
Vote-by-Mail Window May Be Closed, Advocates Say, Urging Drop-Offs
 Earlier Items: 
Jeff Charles / redstate.com:
Gov. Whitmer Completely Falls Apart When Asked About Hunter Biden Scandal
CNN:
Homeland Security agencies prepare for civil unrest amid heightened tensions nationwide
Discussion: Raw Story
Jordan Schachtel / The Dossier:
The Impersonator: Eric Feigl-Ding, COVID-19, and an implicit far-left agenda
Brianne Pfannenstiel / Des Moines Register:
Joe Biden will travel to Iowa Friday, underscoring close presidential race
Discussion: The Hill and The National Interest
Tim Alberta / Politico:
Elissa Slotkin Wants to Know Who'll Stand Up to Trump If He Loses