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12:45 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
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
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 …
Discussion: ABC News and New York Daily News
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Politico:
McCarthy reverses on Ukraine aid as GOP scrambles on funding bills  —  The backtrack comes as Republicans try to shore up votes to move forward after two setbacks.  —  Speaker Kevin McCarthy is backtracking on his plan to remove Ukraine aid from a massive military spending bill …
CNN:
McCarthy works through weekend but no progress on short-term fix with just one week until shutdown
Discussion: Mediaite
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Was McCarthy distracted from governing by impeachment inquiry?
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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Shan Wu / The Daily Beast:
Clarence Thomas' Koch Party Is Latest Shocking Ethics Breach
Discussion: Raw Story and Twitchy
 
 
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Lauren Irwin / The Hill:
Richard Branson to climate change deniers: 'it's a fact of life'
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Austin Svehla / The Norfolk Daily News:
Norfolk woman who facilitated daughter's illegal abortion sentenced to prison
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Flirts With the Libertarian Party
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