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10:00 AM ET, September 25, 2022

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New York Times:
Why Iranians Are Protesting Once Again  —  Amid growing repression, a sickly economy and bleak prospects, the death of one young woman was all it took.  —  The 22-year-old woman emerged from the Tehran subway, her dark hair covered with a black head scarf and the lines of her body obscured …
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Karim Sadjadpour / Washington Post:
What the West should learn from the protests in Iran
CBS News:
Full transcript: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on “Face the Nation,” Sept. 25, 2022  —  The following is the full transcript of an interview with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy airing Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, on “Face the Nation.”  —  MARGARET BRENNAN: We turn now to the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky.
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Mary Ilyushina / Washington Post:
Anger flares as Russia mobilization hits minority regions and protesters
Maggie Haberman / The Atlantic:
Three Conversations With Donald Trump  —  “Can you believe these are my customers?”  Donald Trump once asked while surveying the crowd in the Taj Mahal casino's poker room.  “Look at those losers,” he said to his consultant Tom O'Neil, of people spending money on the floor of the Trump Plaza casino.
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
4 charts that show the GOP's 2022 popularity gap  —  A month ago, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said out loud what many Republicans were undoubtedly feeling.  Effectively, the message was: We've got a shot at a good 2022 midterm election, but some of these Trump candidates could screw it all up for us.
Discussion: Vox and Financial Times
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Washington Post:
GOP strategy elevates clashes over crime, race in midterm battlegrounds
Discussion: The Hill and Politico
Washington Post:
Voters divided amid intense fight for control of Congress, poll finds  —  With six weeks to go, Republicans hold a firm lead on the economy, inflation and crime, but Democrats have the advantage on abortion and climate change  —  Heading into the final weeks of the midterm election campaign …
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Gary Langer / ABC News:
Biden struggles, as does his party, as most Democrats look elsewhere for 2024: POLL  —  The economy and inflation are among the top issues heading into the midterms.  —  President Joe Biden attends a performance by British rocker Elton John at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 23, 2022.
Discussion: Fox News, Politico and Bloomberg
CBS News:
Republican lead in House shrinks again as voters see high-stakes contest — CBS News Battleground Tracker  —  The Republicans have a lead.  But it keeps shrinking.  —  While they're still in a very good position to capture a House majority, that majority looks narrower today than it ever has …
Discussion: Associated Press
Anthony Olivieri / ESPN:
Brett Favre pressed for facility funding despite being told legality in question, court filing says  —  NFL Hall of Famer Brett Favre continued to press Mississippi state officials for help in paying for new sports facilities at the University of Southern Mississippi months after being told …
CNN:
Democrats are warming to a Biden 2024 campaign.  They're just not sure if he'll run.  —  Many Democratic leaders, operatives and officials are cautiously warming to the idea of President Joe Biden running for reelection in 2024, dozens of high-ranking Democrats told CNN.
Discussion: Mother Jones and The Hill
Ben Dreyfuss / Calm Down:
It's Somehow Been 6 Years Since I Cracked Up And Went To A Mental Institution  —  Time flies when you're heavily medicated!  —  On September 21st, 2016, I woke up in the Beth Israel psychiatric ward on a suicide hold.  I didn't immediately remember what had happened but I had some vague flashes.
Washington Post:
Ex-staffer's unauthorized book about Jan. 6 committee rankles members  —  Former Rep. Denver Riggleman is set to publish his book Tuesday, just one day before the final public hearing of the Jan. 6 panel.  —  News that a former adviser to the committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 …
NBC News:
Biden says the election is a battle against ‘MAGA Republicans.’ He's been silent about Democrats elevating them.  —  Some Democrats have raised the alarm about the party boosting election-denying Republicans.  Biden and his administration aren't among them.
Maeve Reston / CNN:
Gov. Gavin Newsom calls on Democrats to go on offense  —  California Gov. Gavin Newsom warned members of his party Saturday that the GOP is “winning right now” as that party controls the national conversation - arguing that Democrats' failure to offer a “compelling alternative narrative” …
Michael Powell / New York Times:
Sundance Liked Her Documentary on Terrorism, Until Muslim Critics Didn't  —  The film festival gave Meg Smaker's “Jihad Rehab” a coveted spot in its 2022 lineup, but apologized after an outcry over her race and her approach.  —  Meg Smaker felt exhilarated last November.
Discussion: Althouse
Annie Grayer / CNN:
Liz Cheney says she will not remain a Republican if Donald Trump is GOP nominee in 2024  —  Wyoming GOP Rep. Liz Cheney said at The Texas Tribune festival Saturday that if former President Donald Trump becomes the Republican Party's nominee for president in 2024, she will not remain a Republican.
Josie Huang / LAist:
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Discussion: Los Angeles Times
 
 
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Kate Briquelet / The Daily Beast:
Students Say They Were ‘Duped’ Into Attending Twisted Religious Event
Discussion: WBRZ
Jonathan J. Cooper / Associated Press:
GOP quiet as Arizona Democrats condemn abortion ruling
Steve Benen / MSNBC:
On multiple fronts, House GOP leaders trip over agenda rollout
Patrick Delaney / LifeSite:
FBI raids home of Catholic pro-life speaker, author with guns drawn as his terrified kids watch
Giacomo Tognini / Forbes:
Exclusive: Bill Gates Reveals The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Aims To Run For 25 More Years
Discussion: Insider
Bloomberg:
Powell Says Economy May Be Entering ‘New Normal’ After Pandemic
Discussion: Washington Post and The Hill
Peter Aitken / Fox News:
US border needs ‘record’ funding for ‘advanced’ protection: National Security spokesman
Discussion: Washington Examiner
 Earlier Items: 
New York Times:
How a Hospital Chain Used a Poor Neighborhood to Turn Huge Profits
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
NBC News:
Puerto Ricans from town in ‘terrible destruction’ after Hurricane Fiona despair over town's initial exclusion from aid
Discussion: NPR
Washington Post:
Propaganda newspapers show how Russia promoted annexation in Kharkiv
Discussion: Reuters and The Hill
New York Times:
How Paul LePage, Running to Lead Maine, Benefited From Florida Tax Breaks
Discussion: Bangor Daily News and Raw Story
Washington Post:
Is the pandemic over? Pre-covid activities Americans are (and are not) resuming.
Jon Levine / New York Post:
Hillary Clinton likens Trump supporters to Nazis