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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.
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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.
Kate Smith / CBS News:
Mississippi asks Supreme Court again to review its 15-week abortion ban
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.
Ian Millhiser / Vox:
The radical implications of the Supreme Court's new ruling on Wisconsin mail-in ballots
Kenneth Garger / New York Post:
Philadelphia cop hit by truck amid protests over police shooting … At least one police officer was run over by a truck in Philadelphia as protesters stormed the streets Monday night in response to a fatal police shooting earlier in the day.  —  The officer who was struck can be seen …
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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
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
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.
Discussion: Washington Times
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 …
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.”
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.
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 …
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 …
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
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
Politico:
Caution and confidence keep Biden close to home in final days  —  The last 10 days of a presidential campaign is typically a frenzied spectacle of barnstorming candidates hitting multiple swing states daily.  —  That is not the type of campaign Joe Biden has been running.  —  On Sunday, he held no campaign events.
Jason Rantz / MyNorthwest.com:
Rantz: Video shows teacher telling 13 yr old that Trump's comments ‘racist’, immigration policy wrong  —  A 13-year-old student recorded his teacher as he tried to convince him to stop supporting President Donald Trump.  —  The teacher spent nearly ten minutes trying to get his student …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
David Ingram / NBC News:
Twitter launches ‘pre-bunks’ to get ahead of voting misinformation  —  Twitter said Monday it would begin placing messages at the top of users' feeds to pre-emptively debunk false information about voting by mail and election results, an escalation of the tech company's battle against misinformation.
Jeff Charles / redstate.com:
Gov. Whitmer Completely Falls Apart When Asked About Hunter Biden Scandal  —  Members of Biden's team are having a tough time dealing with the Hunter Biden scandal.  On Sunday, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer struggled to address questions about the “laptop from hell” and the Biden family's shady ties …
Politico:
Medicare and Medicaid to cover early Covid vaccine  —  The Trump administration this week will announce a plan to cover the out-of-pocket costs of Covid-19 vaccines for millions of Americans who receive Medicare or Medicaid, said four people with knowledge of the pending announcement.
Discussion: The Hill and New York Post
Brianne Pfannenstiel / Des Moines Register:
Joe Biden will travel to Iowa Friday, underscoring close presidential race  —  Former Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Iowa Friday, marking his first in-person visit of the general election cycle.  —  According to his campaign, Biden plans to discuss bringing Americans together to address the crises facing the country.
Discussion: The Hill and The National Interest
 
 
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Rebecca Traister / The Cut:
Wide Awake The past four years have birthed a progressive movement so extraordinary it just might survive the forces that threaten its extinction.
Discussion: Bookworm Room
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
Bloomberg:
Vote-by-Mail Window May Be Closed, Advocates Say, Urging Drop-Offs
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
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Hillel Italie / Associated Press:
Lt. Col. Vindman writing memoir, ‘Here, Right Matters’
Discussion: Axios, The Hill and Associated Press
The New York Times Company:
New Roles for Manny Fernandez and Rick Rojas
Sarah Pulliam Bailey / Washington Post:
Seeking power in Jesus' name: Trump sparks a rise of ‘Patriot Churches’
Discussion: Politico
Nicole Hong / New York Times:
Sex Cult Leader, Facing Life Sentence, Regrets Nothing
Discussion: Vanity Fair
Tim Alberta / Politico:
Elissa Slotkin Wants to Know Who'll Stand Up to Trump If He Loses
New York Times:
They Did Not Vote in 2016. Why They Plan to Skip the Election Again.
Discussion: CNN