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5:35 PM ET, September 24, 2023

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Washington Post:
Post-ABC poll: Biden faces criticism on economy, immigration and age  —  A finding that shows Trump leading Biden by a wide margin does not match other recent polling, however, suggesting it is an outlier  —  A Washington Post-ABC News poll finds President Biden struggling to gain approval …
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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.
NBC News:
Poll: Overwhelming majorities express concerns about Biden, Trump ahead of 2024 race  —  Trump's lead has expanded in the GOP presidential contest, while Biden and Trump are tied in a hypothetical general election matchup.  —  Majority of Democratic voters express concerns about Biden in NBC News poll
Kierra Frazier / Politico:
Ohio Republican on shutdown scenario: 'I'll bet on Kevin McCarthy any day'  —  But Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters only sees chaos in the GOP.  —  House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is in a very difficult position as Republicans this week are preparing to start debate on four government funding bills …
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Kierra Frazier / Politico:
California Dem calls McCarthy ‘a spectator speaker’
CNN:
McCarthy works through weekend but no progress on short-term fix with just one week until shutdown
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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 …
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Washington Post:
Across GOP, many see Trump as likely nominee — including some rival supporters
Discussion: Raw Story
Jessica Piper / Politico:
Anti-vaxxers are now a modern political force  —  The once-fringe movement is now seeing an influx in cash after the Covid pandemic.  —  This is the final story of a five-part series diving into the rise of the anti-vaccine political movement.  —  For years, groups at the vanguard …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Digby's Hullabaloo
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 …
Bloomberg:
Former Goldman Associate Takes Control of Greek Opposition Party  —  Members of Greece's leftist Syriza party elected Stefanos Kasselakis to head the country's second-largest political party after the resignation of former leader Alexis Tsipras in June following a free fall in support …
Discussion: Reuters
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Dana Perino of Fox News Is About to Face Her Biggest Test as a Journalist  —  The former press secretary in the Bush White House will moderate the next Republican debate.  She's managed to rise at Fox without being a Trump supplicant.  —  Dana Perino can punch and parry with the best of them.
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.
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.
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.
 
 
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