September 26

07:00 PM CT — Wall Street Journal: China Reins In Its Belt and Road Program, $1 Trillion Later

Lingling Wei / Wall Street Journal: China Reins In Its Belt and Road Program, $1 Trillion Later — After loans have gone sour and projects have stalled, Beijing is revamping its troubled initiative — China has spent a trillion dollars to expand its influence across Asia, Africa and Latin America through its Belt and Road infrastructure program.

07:00 PM CT — Politico: White House anxiously watches Meloni's rise to power

Jonathan Lemire / Politico: — The earthquake in Italy has sent tremors that could be felt in the White House. — The victory of Italian far-right leader Giorgia Meloni rattled Europe, furthering fears about a new right-wing shift on the continent …

06:55 PM CT — Politico: Live chat

Natasha Korecki / Politico: — Updates about tonight's races in Iowa — 🌖Our chat has ended, but you can still read it back. — It's such a blow to Iowa Democrats who really believed they were gaining traction in the state. — I think Iowa and Ohio are going to miss being swing states …

06:55 PM CT — NBC News: NASA's DART spacecraft successfully slams into asteroid in historic test of planetary defense

Denise Chow / NBC News: — It was a cosmic smash-up watched around the world. — A NASA spacecraft on Monday intentionally slammed into an asteroid in a historic test of humanity's ability to protect Earth …

06:40 PM CT — Wall Street Journal: Russia's Annexation Moves, Nuclear Threats Raise Stakes in Ukraine

Wall Street Journal: — U.S. has banned use of its weapons against Russian territory but not against the occupied areas of Ukraine Putin now intends to annex — Ukraine Annexation Vote Starts as Russian Reservists Bid Farewell to Families

04:30 PM CT — New York Times: Putin Ally Acknowledges Founding Wagner Mercenary Group

Cora Engelbrecht / New York Times: — Yevgeny V. Prigozhin, a Russian businessman and close associate of President Vladimir V. Putin, acknowledged on Monday that he is the founder of the Wagner Group, a shadowy private military company that has fought on Russia's side in the war in Ukraine.

04:20 PM CT — New York Times: Welfare Scandal in Mississippi May Tarnish Brett Favre's Legacy

Jenny Vrentas / New York Times: — His role in the misappropriation of welfare money has infuriated people in his native Mississippi and prompted some fans to call for his removal from the Hall of Fame. — The website for Brett Favre's foundation, Favre 4 Hope …

04:20 PM CT — Associated Press: 17 dead, 24 wounded in school shooting in Russia

Associated Press: — A gunman opened fire in a school in central Russia on Monday, killing 17 people and wounding 24 others before shooting himself dead, authorities said. The shooting took place in School No. 88 in Izhevsk, a city 960 kilometers (600 miles) east of Moscow in the Udmurtia region.

04:10 PM CT — CNBC: Trump-linked SPAC changes address to UPS Store as investors pull over $130 million

Jack Stebbins / CNBC: Trump-linked SPAC changes address to UPS Store as investors pull over $130 million — DWAC, the blank-check company set to take Trump Media and Technology Group public, changed its address to a Miami UPS Store in a filing Friday. — As of Friday, DWAC had lost $138.5 million of its $1 billion in private financing.

03:40 PM CT — NBC News: Oath Keeper charged in Jan. 6 attack texted with Andrew Giuliani about election

NBC News: — A high-ranking member of the far-right Oath Keepers organization who has been charged in connection with the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot exchanged messages in November 2020 with former Trump White House aide Andrew Giuliani about election issues.

02:50 PM CT — New York Times: Republicans Intensify Attacks on Crime as Democrats Push Back

New York Times: — With images of lawlessness, G.O.P. candidates are pressing the issue in places where worries about public safety are omnipresent. Democrats, on the defensive, are promising to fund the police.

02:50 PM CT — CNBC: Campaigns spend over $6.4 billion on ads for 2022 elections, making race one of the most expensive ever

Brian Schwartz / CNBC: Campaigns spend over $6.4 billion on ads for 2022 elections, making race one of the most expensive ever — Campaigns have spent almost $50 million on midterm ads running on Facebook and Google alone, over the last 30 days, according to data compiled by the companies.

02:15 PM CT — New York Times: An Anti-Muslim Symbol From India Is Paraded on Main Street, New Jersey

Tracey Tully / New York Times: — The bulldozer has become a symbol of oppression in India. Its appearance in a New Jersey parade has exposed fault lines between the region's Hindu and Muslim communities. — EDISON, N.J. — The India Day Parade featured …

01:35 PM CT — New York Times: Top State Judges Make a Rare Plea in a Momentous Supreme Court Election Case

Adam Liptak / New York Times: — In a surprising filing, state chief justices opposed an argument pressed by Republicans — that state legislatures may set federal election rules unconstrained by state constitutions.

01:10 PM CT — New York Times: 'Let's Do It Legit': Drug Arrestees Vie for First New York Pot Licenses

Ashley Southall / New York Times: — People who have been punished for marijuana offenses are applying to open the state's first retail cannabis dispensaries. — Anytime the police approached the street in the Bronx where Hector Bonilla used to hang out …

01:05 PM CT — The Guardian: Pennsylvania school district accused of banning Girls Who Code book series

Lauren Aratani / The Guardian: — Pen America says Central York school district banned the books but officials strongly deny it in statement — A school district in Pennsylvania has banned the Girls Who Code book series for young readers …

01:00 PM CT — Bloomberg: James Florio, Ex-New Jersey Governor Known for Tax Hike, Dies at 85

Bloomberg: — Trenton, N.J. (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. James Florio, who championed a plan that substantially raised the state's sales and income taxes leading to his reelection defeat in 1993, died Sunday. He was 85.

12:25 PM CT — Politico: McConnell works to box out Manchin

Politico: — It's Mitch McConnell versus Joe Manchin yet again. — McConnell is urging Senate Republicans to vote no on advancing Manchin's permitting reform legislation as part of a government funding package, according to three people familiar with the effort.

12:10 PM CT — The Guardian: White House switchboard called phone linked to January 6 rioter after attack

Hugo Lowell / The Guardian: — Claim of call at 4.34pm made in book by former Republican congressman and adviser to House select committee — The White House switchboard dialled a phone associated with a January 6 rioter after it was clear …

11:55 AM CT — Associated Press: Putin grants Russian citizenship to Edward Snowden

Associated Press: — President Vladimir Putin has granted Russian citizenship to former U.S. security contractor Edward Snowden, according to a decree signed by the Russian leader on Monday. Snowden is one of 75 foreign nationals listed by the decree as being granted Russian citizenship.

11:10 AM CT — New York Times: Mastriano's Sputtering Campaign: No TV Ads, Tiny Crowds, Little Money

Reid J. Epstein / New York Times: — As he runs for governor of Pennsylvania, Doug Mastriano is being heavily outspent by his Democratic rival and trails badly in polling. National Republicans show little desire to help him.

11:10 AM CT — Associated Press: White House: New rule will show ‘true cost’ of plane tickets

Seung Min Kim / Associated Press: — President Joe Biden will announce a new initiative Monday that will eventually allow consumers to see a more complete price on airline tickets — including baggage and change fees — before they buy, as the White House continues …

11:00 AM CT — New York Times: Gunman Attacks Draft Office as Kremlin Admits Errors in Call-Ups

New York Times: … A recruitment officer was wounded in the latest attack on a Russian draft office. — A gunman apparently distraught over Russia's chaotic military mobilization opened fire at a draft office in Siberia on Monday …

08:55 AM CT — New York Times: More Trans Teens Are Choosing ‘Top Surgery’

Azeen Ghorayshi / New York Times: — Small studies suggest that breast removal surgery improves transgender teenagers' well-being, but data is sparse. Some state leaders oppose such procedures for minors. — Michael, 17, arrived in the sleek white waiting room …

08:50 AM CT — New York Times: TikTok Seen Moving Toward US Security Deal, but Hurdles Remain

New York Times: — A draft agreement with the Biden administration to keep the Chinese-owned video app operating in the United States is under review. That could mean more wrangling. — The Biden administration and TikTok have drafted …

08:45 AM CT — New York Times: U.S. Warns Russia of ‘Catastrophic Consequences’ if It Uses Nuclear Weapons

New York Times: — The comments by the national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, illustrate how quickly the rhetoric has intensified as Russia has faltered on the battlefield in recent months. — WASHINGTON — President Biden's …

08:15 AM CT — Wall Street Journal: Biden Administration Resists Call to Broaden Plan for Russia Oil-Price Cap

Wall Street Journal: — Officials worry push by lawmakers to threaten sanctions on those that don't comply could derail proposal targeting Moscow — Nord Stream: How Russia Has Turned Its Gas Into a Global Economic Weapon — Created with sketchtool.

07:05 AM CT — Politico: Biden's economic success story could fall flat among people still struggling

Adam Cancryn / Politico: — The White House finally believes it has an economic story worth telling. Now, it's trying to figure out how to get voters to listen. — Emboldened by a string of legislative victories, President Joe Biden …

07:00 AM CT — Politico: GOP readies political heartburn for an FBI it won't defund

Jordain Carney / Politico: — Asked about the House GOP's relationship with the FBI, Rep. Matt Gaetz — the pro-Trump Florida conservative poised to avoid charges in a federal sex trafficking probe — summed it up in only two words: “It's complicated.”

06:30 AM CT — New York Times: Factory Jobs Are Booming Like It's the 1970s

New York Times: — U.S. manufacturing is experiencing a rebound, with companies adding workers amid high consumer demand for products. — WASHINGTON — Ever since American manufacturing entered a long stretch of automation and outsourcing in the late 1970s …

05:35 AM CT — Politico: Pollsters fear they're blowing it again in 2022

Steven Shepard / Politico: — Pollsters know they have a problem. But they aren't sure they've fixed it in time for the November election. — Since Donald Trump's unexpected 2016 victory, pre-election polls have consistently understated support for Republican candidates, compared to the votes ultimately cast.

12:55 AM CT — Bloomberg: UK Market Selloff Slams Gilts, Pound, Piling Pressure on BOE

Bloomberg: — The selloff in UK assets went into overdrive on Monday, sending the pound to an all-time low, slamming government bonds and sparking talk of emergency action by the Bank of England. — The market mayhem extended the damage seen …

September 25

10:25 PM CT — The Guardian: The nuclear threat might change the mood in Russia itself, stoking widespread fear

Peter Pomerantsev / The Guardian: — Putin's propaganda glories in devastation but, like the Nazis, he is sowing the seeds of self-destruction — o you want Total War? " Goebbels demanded of the Nazi faithful as the Second World War went south for Germany in 1943.

10:10 PM CT — New York Times: A third of Italians sat out the election, a steep drop from 2018.

Jason Horowitz / New York Times: — Early results suggest that she could be Italy's next prime minister, the first woman to hold the position, and the first with post-Fascist roots. It will still be weeks before a new government is formed. — Giuseppe Lami/EPA, via Shutterstock

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