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3:10 PM ET, September 27, 2023

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New York Times:
Ruling Against Trump Cuts to the Heart of His Identity  —  The finding by a judge in a New York civil case that Donald Trump committed fraud in valuing his real estate properties undermined the narrative of the business career that launched him in politics.  —  Nearly every aspect …
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Philip Bump / Washington Post:
How much would your house be worth if the Trump Organization owned it?  —  A year offering no shortage of bad news for Donald Trump outdid itself Tuesday afternoon, with New York Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron ruling that the former president's namesake business, the Trump Organization …
David Cay Johnston / DCReport.org:
Judge Gives Trump Organization the Corporate Death Penalty  —  Donald Trump is no longer in business.  —  Worse, the self-proclaimed multibillionaire may soon be personally bankrupt as a result, stripped of just about everything because for years he engaged in calculated bank fraud …
Zack Beauchamp / Vox:
The Republican debate is fake  —  With Trump dominating the GOP primary, the debate is a cosplay of a competitive election — and a distraction from an ugly truth.  —  Tonight's Republican primary debate is not a real event.  It is a performance, a show, a pantomime: a shiny object …
CNN:
New York judge finds Donald Trump liable for fraud
Mychael Schnell / The Hill:
McCarthy told conference he won't allow vote on Senate stopgap: GOP lawmakers  —  Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) told members of the House GOP conference Wednesday morning that he will not bring the Senate's bipartisan continuing resolution to the floor for a vote.
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Washington Post:
McCarthy's new shutdown strategy: Shifting the blame  —  Good morning, Early Birds.  The New York Times's Vanessa Friedman says it's “a cliché” to wear a Patagonia fleece vest in the office if you don't work in outdoor recreation — but it's so cold in The Post's newsroom.  What's a man to do?
Amanda Marcotte / Salon:
President Drink Bleach says what?  Trump now claims he beat George W. Bush and Barack Obama  —  The press should cover his decline anyway  —  Donald Trump is skipping another GOP primary debate this week and the theories abound as to why.  Some paint it as a smart strategy …
Discussion: IJR
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Molly Jong-Fast / Vanity Fair:
Let's Not Sleepwalk Into Another Trump Presidency
Discussion: The Hill
Tim Miller / The Triad:   Where Is the Trump Panic?  —  Hi, y'all—Tim here, sitting in for JVL.
Trip Gabriel / New York Times:
Trump Tries to Court Blue-Collar Workers at a Nonunion Factory  —  A day after President Biden appeared on a union picket line, the former president will speak at an auto parts factory, but it's unclear whether any striking workers will be in the crowd.  —  Former President Donald J. Trump …
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Julia Mueller / The Hill:
Biden tops Trump by 5 points in new survey  —  President Biden tops former President Trump by 5 points among registered voters in a 2024 hypothetical matchup, new polling shows.  —  Asked who they'd back if Trump and Biden were their respective party's nominees, 45 percent of registered voters …
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Lisa Chinn Marvashti / University of Mary Washington:
Virginians Closely Divided Over 2023 Legislative Elections in Statewide Survey  —  SEPTEMBER 27, 2023 BY CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP AND MEDIA STUDIES  —  Virginians are nearly evenly divided in their preferences for the upcoming legislative elections, with 40 percent favoring Democratic Party majorities …
Discussion: Political Wire
Ella Lee / The Hill:
Menendez ordered to turn over personal passport at arraignment  —  Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), who pleaded not guilty to federal bribery charges Wednesday, must turn over his personal passport as a condition for his release, multiple reports indicated following the senator's arraignment in Manhattan.
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Luc Cohen / Reuters:
US Senator Bob Menendez pleads not guilty to corruption charges
NBC News:
The FBI is probing whether Egyptian intelligence played a role in Bob Menendez's alleged bribery scheme
Associated Press:
US secures the release of the soldier who crossed into North Korea 2 months ago  —  The U.S. has secured the release of a U.S. soldier who sprinted across a heavily fortified border into North Korea more than two months ago, the White House announced Wednesday.  U.S. ally Sweden and rival China helped with the transfer.
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Choe Sang-Hun / New York Times:
North Korea Says It Will Expel U.S. Soldier Who Fled Over the Border
CNBC:
Target says it will close nine stores in major cities, citing violence and theft  — Target said it will close nine stores across the country after struggling with crime and safety threats at those locations.  — Target, which has nearly 2,000 stores in the U.S., has been outspoken …
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Target Corporate:
Target Closes Select Stores to Prioritize Team Member and Guest Safety
Kayla Gallagher / The Messenger:
Virginia Republican Gov. Youngkin Says He Does Not Plan to Endorse GOP Presidential Candidate  —  Youngkin also voiced his opinions on the issue of age and its impact on the presidency and election  —  A Facebook icon representing an external link to share the article on Facebook …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
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Kayla Gallagher / The Messenger:
Trump Adds Two Attorneys to Criminal Defense Team
Discussion: Political Wire
Martin Pengelly / The Guardian:
Jared Kushner pressured Washington Post to fire editor over Russia, book says  —  Marty Baron says Trump's son-in-law leaned on Post publisher to withdraw support of Russia election interference investigation  —  Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior White House adviser, Jared Kushner …
Suzanne Bates / Deseret News:
Poll: Republicans see Trump as a ‘person of faith’ ... more so than Mitt Romney, Mike Pence and others  —  Sen. Mitt Romney tops the list for independents, while more Democrats say President Biden is a man of faith  —  More than half of Republicans see former President Donald Trump as a person of faith …
Discussion: Mediaite, Insider and Political Wire
Ellen Mitchell / The Hill:
Tuberville says he opposed Joint Chiefs chair over ‘equal opportunity’ push  —  Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R) said he voted against the nomination of the Pentagon's next Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman over the military officer's push to promote “woke policies.”
Discussion: CNBC, Daily Kos and al.com
Julia Shapero / The Hill:
FCC chair proposes reinstating Obama-era net neutrality rules  —  Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said on Tuesday that she plans to put forward a proposal to reinstate net neutrality rules that were repealed under former President Trump.
 
 
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Victoria Prodeline / Monmouth University …:
Public Wants Budget Compromise to Avoid Government Shutdown
Discussion: The Hill
CBS News:
Nearly 9 million Americans have long COVID, CDC says
Discussion: ABC7
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Mike Esterl / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Carter presidential library moves birthday plans amid shutdown threat
Discussion: CNN, Raw Story and The Messenger
Mike Gonzalez / Washington Examiner:
How the Marxist Left captured higher education
Discussion: Heritage Foundation
NBC10 Philadelphia:
At least 20 arrested in night of looting throughout Philly, police say
Josh Christenson / New York Post:
Virginia Dem Susanna Gibson down big in new poll after sex video scandal
United States House Committee on Oversight …:
Comer Reveals Wires from China Have Joe Biden's Wilmington Home as the Beneficiary Address
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
Unraveling what's really happening in Florida school libraries
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Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
The hangover from the Hollywood strikes has lasted longer than anyone anticipated, as studios, networks, and streaming services simply aren't buying as much

Michael Msika / Bloomberg:
PE firm Blackstone offers ~$1.5B to purchase Hipgnosis, about 7% higher than the bid made earlier this week by Concord to which Hipgnosis' board had agreed

John Koblin / New York Times:
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