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7:20 AM ET, September 28, 2023

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Jamie L. LaReau / Detroit Free Press:
‘Let me be blunt’: UAW VP for GM has strong words about Trump's visit to Michigan  —  The UAW's lead negotiator in contract talks with General Motors on Wednesday issued a scathing assessment of former President Donald Trump hours before Trump was due to speak in Detroit.
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Associated Press:
Judge Chutkan denies Trump's request to recuse herself in federal election subversion case  —  U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan said Wednesday she won't recuse herself from Donald Trump's 2020 election interference case in Washington, rejecting the former president's claims …
Craig Mauger / The Detroit News:
Donald Trump: UAW negotiations 'don't mean as much as you think'  —  Clinton Township — Republican Donald Trump railed against electric vehicles during a campaign stop in suburban Detroit Wednesday night, saying they're too expensive, aren't capable of traveling far enough and would spur job losses for Americans.
Rolling Stone:
Trump Asked His Lawyers for Ways to Suppress His ‘Perfect Call’  —  The former president says his demand to ‘find’ votes in Georgia was absolutely pristine.  Some of his lawyers have a different view  —  IN PUBLIC, DONALD Trump says his conversation with the Georgia secretary of state asking to …
Discussion: CNN, Raw Story and Political Wire
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 …
Alex Gangitano / The Hill:
Biden campaign slams Trump's ‘incoherent’ Michigan speech
Steve Reilly / The Messenger:
Trump's Georgia Prosecutor Fires Back at Efforts to Have RICO Case Charges Dismissed
Discussion: Raw Story
NBC News:
Republican congressman struggles to answer questions about allegations Biden has influenced the DOJ  —  The House Ways and Means Committee chairman was asked to explain how documents provided by his panel showed evidence of wrongdoing or a two-tiered justice system.
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Johnny Rubin / House Committee on Ways and Means:
Bombshell: Ways and Means Releases New Documents Revealing Hunter Biden Selling Access to White House, Investigators Blocked from Pursuing Evidence Related to President Biden  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. - New documents released by the Ways and Means Committee today reveal Joe Biden's connections to his son Hunter Biden's business dealings.
Aliza Chasan / CBS News:
Gen. Milley says he has “appropriate” safety measures after Trump social media threat  —  Outgoing Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley has “appropriate measures” to ensure his safety, he said this week in his first public response to shocking comments made by former President …
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Sanjana Karanth / HuffPost:
Mark Milley Taking ‘Safety Precautions’ After Trump Suggested He Deserves Execution  —  After the ex-president accused him of treason, the outgoing Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman said he “will never turn my back on the Constitution.”  —  LOADING  —  Gen. Mark Milley, the outgoing chairman …
Catie Edmondson / New York Times:
House Votes to Strip Defense Secretary of Salary as Right Wing Flexes Muscles  —  Little more than three days before a government shutdown, the Republican-led House spent the day adding hard-right proposals to a series of doomed spending bills.  —  The Republican-led House voted on Wednesday …
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Washington Post:
Shutdown odds grow as House GOP leaders reject Senate's spending bill
Mary K. Jacob / New York Post:
Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate worth ‘at least’ $300M, not $18M as NY judge cites  —  A New York judge's Tuesday ruling valuing Donald Trump's sprawling, headline-making Florida estate at $18 million has left industry experts perplexed.  —  In his verdict, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice …
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David Cay Johnston / DCReport.org:
Judge Gives Trump Organization the Corporate Death Penalty
Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
At second Republican debate, all eyes are on insurgent Nikki Haley  —  With Donald Trump skipping out again, the rest of the 2024 hopefuls are fighting one another for a shot at his title.  —  Nikki Haley's comet soars or crashes Wednesday night.  —  All anti-Trump Republican eyes …
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Erin Woo / The Information:
Musk's X Cuts Half of Election Integrity Team After Promising to Expand It  —  Elon Musk's X, formerly known as Twitter, is cutting around half of the global team devoted to limiting disinformation and election fraud on the platform, including the head of the group, according to three people familiar with the situation.
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US Department of Justice:
Four-Time Congressional Candidate Charged in Long-Running Misuse of Campaign Funds  —  For Immediate Release  —  U.S. Attorney's Office, Central District of California  —  LOS ANGELES - Federal prosecutors today unsealed a grand jury indictment that accuses a Torrance man who was a candidate …
Mackenzie Mays / Los Angeles Times:
New law allows doctors living in ‘hostile’ red states to get abortion training in California  —  Gov. Gavin Newsom signed another round of reproductive health bills into law on Wednesday, including legislation that allows doctors living under “hostile” laws in states where abortion is banned to receive training in California.
Discussion: Bangor Daily News and ABC7
Mariana Alfaro / Washington Post:
Senate adopts resolution requiring men to wear business attire on chamber floor  —  The Senate on Wednesday adopted a resolution requiring male senators to wear a coat, tie and slacks or other long pants on the chamber's floor following days of upheaval sparked by Senate Majority Leader Charles …
Julia Shapero / The Hill:
Ramaswamy: Kids 16 and under shouldn't use ‘addictive’ social media  —  Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy argued Wednesday night that children under 16 should not be using “addictive” social media platforms.  —  “This isn't a Republican point or a Democrat point,” …
Discussion: Associated Press
New York Times:
The Second G.O.P. Debate  —  2nd Debate a Frenzy of Attacks as Non-Trump Rivals Try to Shake Up Race  —  The candidates repeatedly talked over and interrupted one another on a chaotic stage as each struggled to notch a breakout moment.  —  Hostile hopefuls sought to dent Trump's commanding lead.
Andrew Stiles / Washington Free Beacon:
EXCLUSIVE: Instant Recap from the Second Republican Debate  —  The second Republican primary debate has been underway for several minutes now, which is more than enough time for the Washington Free Beacon to analyze and summarize the candidates' performances.  Enjoy!  —  Ron DeSantis  —  Vivek Ramaswamy
Discussion: HuffPost and Daily Kos
 
 
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Lauren Feiner / The Verge:
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