Tuesday’s Debate Made Clear the Gravest Threat to the Election: The President Himself

President Trump’s angry insistence in the last minutes of Tuesday’s debate that there was no way the presidential election could be conducted without fraud amounted to an extraordinary declaration by a sitting American president that he would try to throw any outcome into the courts, Congress or the streets if he was not re-elected.

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Six Takeaways From the First Presidential Debate

Shouting, interruptions and often incoherent cross talk filled the air as Mr. Trump purposefully and repeatedly heckled and blurted over his rival and the moderator alike in a 90-minute melee that showcased the president’s sense of urgency to upend a race in which polls show him trailing.

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Trump’s taxes tell a tale of debt and desperation (opinion)

But beyond the minutiae of tax, the latest Trump data tells a far bigger and more important story. It tells a tale of desperation.
Trump emerges as a man living large, losing large, and constantly staying just one step ahead of his creditors. His businesses lose money. This gives him tax losses but the need for cash to keep living large. He gets lots of money — some $300 million at least — from borrowing. And Trump, the self-proclaimed King of Debt, knows that borrowing is not taxable income.

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How Trump’s billionaire business tycoon image was tarnished by the New York Times report

“Throughout his career, Mr. Trump’s business losses have often accumulated in sums larger than could be used to reduce taxes on other income in a single year,” the Times reported. “But the tax code offers a workaround: With some restrictions, business owners can carry forward leftover losses to reduce taxes in future years.”

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The WH tax scofflaw paid $750 in taxes, owes nearly a billion dollars

The report also reveals the Trump Organization wrote off around $26 million in unexplained “consulting fees” between 2010 and 2018. Some of those tax deductions match consulting fees paid to Ivanka Trump in her financial disclosures.

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Another judge delivers blow to USPS, says changes put election mail ‘at risk’

“Plaintiffs have also demonstrated that the combination of the reduction of late trips, extra trips and reduced sorting capacity puts the timely delivery of election mail at risk,” Judge Emmet Sullivan of the DC District Court wrote on Sunday, in a case brought by a coalition of state governments including New York.

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Democrats intent on making fight over Trump?s Supreme Court pick about threat to Obamacare

The ideological distance between Ginsburg and Barrett is the biggest gap since 1991, when Thurgood Marshall, the civil rights lawyer and historic first Black justice, was replaced by Clarence Thomas, a justice who has spent almost three decades at the far right end of the court.

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