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12:20 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
Discussion: The Hill, Mother Jones, Mediaite and Twitchy
Rema Rahman / The Hill:
Biden disapproval rating hits highest mark of presidency: poll  —  President Biden's disapproval rating hit the highest mark of his presidency in a new poll also showing support by essential voting blocs is slipping.  —  Biden's disapproval rating ticked up to 56 percent with 41 percent saying they approve.
Washington Post:
Across GOP, many see Trump as likely nominee — including some rival supporters  —  Even some of his critics are moving toward that conclusion for 2024, as the former president continues to dominate the Republican presidential race  —  Republican Sen. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota is backing …
Discussion: Raw Story
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CNN:
McCarthy works through weekend but no progress on short-term fix with just one week until shutdown
Discussion: Mediaite
Slate:
Clarence Thomas' Latest Pay-to-Play Scandal Finally Connects All the Dots  —  ProPublica released a new report on Friday detailing Justice Clarence Thomas' close relationship with the Koch brothers with previously undisclosed and extraordinarily damning new details.
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Shan Wu / The Daily Beast:
Clarence Thomas' Koch Party Is Latest Shocking Ethics Breach
Discussion: Raw Story and Twitchy
Nick Robertson / The Hill:
New Jersey rep. announces challenge to unseat Menendez following indictment  —  Rep. Andy Kim (D-N.J.) announced Saturday that he will primary Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) after the senator was indicted on corruption charges Friday.  —  “After calls to resign, Senator Menendez said 'I am …
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Mia McCarthy / Politico:
Fetterman calls for Menendez to resign
Tim Murphy / Mother Jones:
Joe Biden Is About to Go Where No President Has Gone Before  —  A picket line.  —  On September 15, the United Auto Workers began a targeted strike against Ford, GM, and Stellantis (the conglomerate that includes Chrysler) in an effort to secure higher wages, a four-day work week, and other protections in the union's next contract.
Alice Faye Duncan / The Hill:
Local libraries can save democracy, one reader at a time  —  September is “Library Card Sign-Up Month.”  It is not widely known or celebrated, but it should be.  The tenor of our times requires those of us who understand the power of books to get involved.  The children of today need our help.
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 …
Washington Post:
Misinformation research is buckling under GOP legal attacks  —  An escalating campaign, led by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and other Republicans, has cast a pall over programs that study political disinformation and the quality of medical information online  —  Academics, universities …
Eva Surovell / The Messenger:
Burchett Says He Would Consider Ousting McCarthy, Should He Work With Democrats To Pass Funding  —  Burchett noted he is opposed to passing a short-term stopgap measure  —  A Facebook icon representing an external link to share the article on Facebook.A Twitter icon representing an external link …
New York Times:
U.S. Provided Canada With Intelligence on Killing of Sikh Leader  —  American intelligence gave assistance, but communications intercepted by Canada were more definitive in linking India to the killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar.  —  American spy agencies provided information to Ottawa …
 
 
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