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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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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.
Emma Green / The Atlantic:
The Amy Coney Barrett Hail-Mary Touchdown  —  Republicans understand that Barrett's confirmation is coming just a week before a potential electoral “bloodbath.”  They don't care.  —  Senate republicans were always going to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court.
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.
Politico:
Supreme Court won't extend Wisconsin ballot deadline  —  The Supreme Court has declined to reinstate a court-ordered extension of the deadline for the receipt of absentee ballots in Wisconsin, siding with Republicans in a pitched battle over election procedures amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Ian Millhiser / Vox:
The radical implications of the Supreme Court's new ruling on Wisconsin mail-in ballots
Barbara Sprunt / NPR:
Amy Coney Barrett Confirmed To Supreme Court, Takes Constitutional Oath
ABC News:
With Senate poised to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court, WH plans ceremony
Kate Smith / CBS News:
Mississippi asks Supreme Court again to review its 15-week abortion ban
Discussion: CBS Chicago and CBS Los Angeles
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
Associated Press:
Biden was speaking to George Lopez in widely shared video
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.”
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: Rolling Stone and The Bulwark
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.”
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John Hinderaker / Power Line:   The Shocking Bias and Incompetence of Our Public Schools
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 …
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
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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The National Pulse:   EXC: Hunter Biden 'Brought Every Single Person To White House, VP's House' That Foreign Business Partner Wanted, Received Resort Villa Stays, Artwork In Exchange
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 …
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.
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
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 …
Jason Rantz / MyNorthwest.com:
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 to agree …
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.
Jordan Schachtel / The Dossier:
The Impersonator: Eric Feigl-Ding, COVID-19, and an implicit far-left agenda  —  How a nutritionist turned politician became a “COVID-19 expert.”  —  4 hr  —  If you're on social media and you follow news related to the coronavirus pandemic, chances are you've stumbled upon …
Kurt Schlichter / Townhall:
All But the Lamest RINOs Are Getting Conserva-Woke Now  —  One of the many glories of Donald Trump is his remarkable ability to clarify the truths than have been hidden, or that weak and stupid people have just preferred not to see.  Our garbage institutions are teetering, victims of age …
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
Sarah Pulliam Bailey / Washington Post:
Seeking power in Jesus' name: Trump sparks a rise of ‘Patriot Churches’  —  KNOXVILLE, TENN. — The new congregation is gathered in a barn in Lenoir City, Tenn., with a roof that has a 60-foot American flag painted on it.  And they are praying for a Trump landslide.
Discussion: Politico
Spencer Ackerman / The Daily Beast:
FBI Sits on Report Detailing White-Supremacist Terror Threat  —  WHITE FLIGHT … In violation of the law, the FBI won't deliver a legally required report on domestic terrorism before an election that many security veterans fear may spark some level of violence.
New York Times:
They Did Not Vote in 2016.  Why They Plan to Skip the Election Again.  —  Between a third and a half of all eligible voters typically stay home during presidential elections.  —  EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. — Like nearly half of all the eligible voters in her county in 2016, Keyana Fedrick did not vote.
Discussion: CNN
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.  —  The Women's March on January 21, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Photo: Brain Allen/Voice of America  —  The story of an awakening must begin …
Discussion: Breitbart and Bookworm Room
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.
Spencer Ackerman / The Daily Beast:
Pompeo Under Investigation for RNC Speech From Jerusalem  —  NO NO  —  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's speech from Jerusalem to the Republican National Convention has landed him under investigation for potentially abusing his office, according to the chairpeople of the House foreign-relations and appropriations committees.
 
 
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