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Thursday's News: Confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court continue and both President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden are expected to hold separate live town hall events at the same time Thursday evening after the second presidential debate that was supposed to take place was canceled. 

Barrett grilled at Supreme Court hearing with CBS News' Nancy Cordes

"Judge Amy Coney Barrett seems to be on her way to becoming Justice Barrett after three days of confirmation hearings." https://bit.ly/3j16o6J

Pelosi walks tightrope in stimulus talks amid pressures of election, economy by The Washington Post's Rachael Bade and Erica Werner

"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is taking a gamble in coronavirus relief negotiations, playing hardball in eleventh-hour talks when she thinks she has more leverage over President Trump than ever." https://wapo.st/31c0xW6

Trump and Biden Town Halls: What to Watch For by The New York Times' Annie Karni and Thomas Kaplan

"President Trump and Joseph R. Biden Jr. will appear on Thursday at separate, nationally televised town hall events starting at 8 p.m. Eastern. Mr. Trump and Mr. Biden were originally scheduled to hold a debate on Thursday night, but it was canceled after the president bowed out because it was set to be held virtually." https://nyti.ms/2Ir3tYe

Barrett emerges as the anti-Kavanaugh by POLITICO's Burgess Everett and John Bresnahan

"Amy Coney Barrett’s appointment would shift the ideological balance of the high court for a generation and takes place just weeks before a presidential election. Yet Barrett’s hearings have been remarkably low key. And senators say the process has gone almost exactly as they could have hoped — for both parties." https://politi.co/3nVPV7y

Trump struggles to mount clear closing argument against Biden, careening toward Election Day with disjointed message by The Washington Post's Toluse Olorunnipa and Josh Dawsey

"Less than three weeks before Election Day, President Trump’s lack of a consistent and coherent closing argument is alarming some Republicans, raising fears among his allies that his undisciplined approach to campaigning could render him a one-term president." https://wapo.st/343baMS