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7:55 AM ET, October 2, 2023


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Christopher Cadelago / Politico:
Newsom picks Laphonza Butler as Feinstein replacement  —  California's governor chose a labor leader turned power player to serve in the Senate, and an adviser told POLITICO there were no preconditions about whether she could run in 2024.  —  California Gov. Gavin Newsom …
Playbook: A new senator, and a new showdown  —  Presented by With help from Eli Okun and Garrett Ross  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  MADAME SENATOR — EMILY's List President LAPHONZA BUTLER will be named California's junior senator later today by Gov. GAVIN NEWSOM, Chris Cadelago scooped last night.
Washington Post:
Newsom set to name Emily's List leader to fill Feinstein's Senate seat  —  Three other Democrats in the House are vying to permanently fill Feinstein's seat in November 2024  —  ANAHEIM, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom's office confirmed late Sunday that he plans …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and FOX40
Fox News:
House GOP members seek to expel Gaetz amid renewed threat to vacate House Speaker McCarthy  —  House GOP members are preparing a motion to expel Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., amid his renewed threat to pursue a motion to vacate House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.  —  The House Republican members …
Andrew Solender / Axios:
Gaetz's plan to oust McCarthy meets chilly Dem reception  —  Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) wants to remove House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) for working across the aisle to stop a government shutdown — but some Democrats are not on board. … - McCarthy responded in a CBS News interview that he will …
ABC News:20 minutes ago
Trump expected to attend opening of his civil fraud trial in New York on Monday: Sources  —  Trump has no speaking role on Monday.  —  Former President Donald Trump is expected to attend the opening of his civil fraud trial in New York on Monday, multiple sources familiar with the decision told ABC News.
New York Times:
As His Fraud Trial Begins, Trump Looks to Capitalize on It  —  The former president is making the case to his supporters that he is being wrongfully prosecuted.  And it might bring him more support.  —  Former President Donald J. Trump is expected to attend the opening of the civil trial …
Taiyler S. Mitchell / HuffPost:
Nikki Haley Says Trump's Campaign Sent Her A Birdcage  —  The move came after Trump dubbed her “birdbrain” after she criticized him at the second GOP primary debate.  —  LOADING  —  Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley suggested Sunday that former President Donald Trump's campaign sent …
Jason Wilson / The Guardian:
‘Red Caesarism’ is rightwing code - and some Republicans are listening  —  Argument for a ‘red Caesar’ to rule US may seem esoteric but conservative thinktank behind idea has connections to Trump  —  In June, rightwing academic Kevin Slack published a book-length polemic claiming that ideas …
Tesnim Zekeria / Popular Information:
North Carolina Republicans create “secret police force”  —  North Carolina's new $300 billion state budget contains a provision that gives extraordinary investigative powers to a partisan oversight committee co-chaired by Senate Leader Phil Berger (R) and House Speaker Tim Moore (R).
Jessica Valenti / New York Times:
Abortion Bans by Any Other Name Are Still Abortion Bans  —  In the year since Roe v. Wade was overturned, the Republican Party has tested out constantly changing talking points and messages on abortion in an attempt to make its anti-abortion policies sound less extreme.
Andrew Solender / Axios:
Scoop: Rep. Dean Phillips steps down from Dem leadership  —  Rep. Dean Phillips (D-Minn.) is stepping down from his role in House Democratic leadership after floating a primary challenge to President Biden. … - “I celebrate Leader Jeffries for his remarkable and principled leadership …
CBS News:
Church roof collapses in Mexico, Catholic officials say at least 1 dead  —  The roof of a church collapsed in northern Mexico during a Mass on Sunday, killing an undetermined number of people among approximately 30 parishioners believed trapped in the rubble, authorities said.
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Tesnim Zekeria / Popular Information:
North Carolina Republicans create “secret police force”   Find
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Playbook: A new senator, and a new showdown   Find
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Jessica Valenti / New York Times:
Abortion Bans by Any Other Name Are Still Abortion Bans   Find
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Shawn Hubler / New York Times:
Newsom Names Emily's List President as Feinstein Successor   Find
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NBC News:
Police are searching for 9-year-old girl abducted from a New York campground
 Earlier Items: 
Zachary Leeman / The Messenger:
Joe Manchin On Potential 2024 Third Party Run: ‘Why Not Have Options?’
David French / New York Times:
One Reason the Trump Fever Won't Break
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and Raw Story

From Mediagazer:

Carly Thomas / The Hollywood Reporter:
California Governor Gavin Newsom vetoes a WGA- and SAG-AFTRA-backed bill that would have given unemployment benefits to striking workers like writers and actors

Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
National World, run by ex-Mirror boss David Montgomery, buys Midland News Association, which was UK's largest independent regional publisher before the deal

Dade Hayes / Deadline:
Q&A with YouTube Chief Business Officer Mary Ellen Coe on NFL Sunday Ticket “exceeding expectations”, Multiview interest, the Charter-Disney dispute, and more

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