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6:55 AM ET, September 25, 2023


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Katie Kilkenny / Hollywood Reporter:
Writers Guild Reaches Tentative Agreement With Studios and Streamers, Union Says  —  In a significant development that could bring an end to a historic writers' strike, the union and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers announced a provisional deal on Sunday.
NBC News:
Hollywood screenwriters and studios reach tentative deal to resolve strike  —  The writers walkout started nearly 150 days ago, bringing the film and television industry to a standstill.  —  The Writers Guild of America and Hollywood's top media companies reached a tentative agreement Sunday …
Washington Post:
Trump Trials: The Waiting Game  —  Welcome back to The Trump Trials, our weekly effort to keep readers up to date on the many criminal cases the 45th president is fighting in federal and state courts.  —  Let's dig in:  —  What's ahead  —  Donald Trump's lawyers have until Monday …
Discussion: New York Magazine and The Guardian
Doyle McManus / Los Angeles Times:
Trump has a second-term agenda, and it's more terrifying than ever  —  Former President Trump is on the campaign trail again, and most of the attention he's getting is for bare-knuckled attacks on his chief opponents, President Biden (whom he derides as “Crooked Joe") and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis …
Discussion: Insider, The Hill and Political Wire
New York Times:
As Trump Prosecutions Move Forward, Threats and Concerns Increase  —  As criminal cases proceed against the former president, heated rhetoric and anger among his supporters have authorities worried about the risk of political dissent becoming deadly.  —  At the federal courthouse in Washington …
Kurt Zindulka / Breitbart:
Zelensky and Trudeau Give Soldier Who Reportedly Fought for Nazi Germany a Standing Ovation  —  The Canadian parliament, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky have been reported to have given a standing ovation to a reported former member of a Nazi military division.
Kierra Frazier / Politico:
California Dem calls McCarthy ‘a spectator speaker’  —  “He may have the title, but Donald Trump and Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz, they all share the job,” Eric Swalwell said.  —  Kevin McCarthy may have the title of House speaker but there are other Republicans holding the reins …
David Wildstein / New Jersey Globe:
Menendez will hold press conference on Monday  —  U.S. Senator Bob Menendez will hold a press conference on Monday morning in Hudson County, where he grew up and where he launched his political career as a 20-year-old school board member, making his first public comments since his indictment on federal corruption charges on Friday.
Chaya Tong / The Daily Beast:
Marjorie Taylor Greene Tweets Hanukkah Menorah Image for Yom Kippur  —  WRONG HOLIDAY!  —  Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is getting roasted on Twitter (now known as X) after posting a Yom Kippur message featuring an image of a Hanukkah menorah.  She swiftly deleted the post without …
Discussion: HuffPost, Political Wire and Raw Story
Chaya Tong / The Daily Beast:
GOP Rep Who Pushes ‘Traditional Values’ Is Accused of Affair With Lobbyist  —  SPLITSVILLE  —  Melody Duncan, wife of Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC), filed for a divorce on Friday, citing her husband's multiple alleged affairs and a particular mistress she identified as Liz Williams …
A.R. Moxon / The Reframe:
You've Persuaded Us Already  —  When it comes to the idea that conservatism has embraced fascism and supremacy, nobody is more persuasive than conservatives themselves.  An essay on bullies and the margins of permission in the USA.  —  In Missouri, a state Senator who's running for governor …
Michael E. Mann / Los Angeles Times:
Yes, there was global warming in prehistoric times.  But nothing in millions of years compares with what we see today  —  “The climate is always changing!”  So goes a popular refrain from climate deniers who continue to claim that there's nothing special about this particular moment.
Discussion: New York Times
Brittany Shammas / Washington Post:
After Florida restricts Black history, churches step up to teach it  —  MIAMI — They filed into the pews one after the other on a sweltering Wednesday night, clutching Bibles and notepads, ready to learn at church what they no longer trusted would be taught at school.
Discussion: The Hill
Washington Post:
Gen. Mark Milley, polarizing Joint Chiefs chairman, exits center stage  —  Admirers say he helped save American democracy.  Critics contend he dragged the military deeper into the country's toxic political fray.  —  As the war in Ukraine approached its first anniversary, the Pentagon's top officer …
U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar, D.D.S.:
This Week with Gosar  —  BREAKING NEWS: 232,972 Illegals Crossed the Border in August  —  Late Friday Biden quietly announced that nearly 233,000 illegal aliens crossed the southern border last month.  He didn't want you to know that's why he waited until the last minute to release the latest data.
Gary Langer / ABC News:
Troubles for Biden not just his age in reelection campaign: POLL  —  The president's job approval rating is 19 points underwater.  —  President Joe Biden's job approval rating is 19 points underwater, his ratings for handling the economy and immigration are at career lows.
Rema Rahman / The Hill:
Biden disapproval rating hits highest mark of presidency: poll
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