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9:00 AM ET, October 28, 2016

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Maxine Bernstein / Oregonian:
Oregon standoff: All defendants found not guilty  —  Update at 4:10 p.m.: All defendants found not guilty.  —  Update: The jury reported to the court Thursday afternoon that it has reached consensus on all but one charge.  The jury sent a note to the judge that members have …
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Kirk Johnson / New York Times:
Bundy Brothers Acquitted in Takeover of Oregon Wildlife Refuge  —  PORTLAND, Ore. — Ammon and Ryan Bundy and five of their followers, charged in the armed takeover of a federally owned Oregon wildlife sanctuary in January, were acquitted Thursday of federal conspiracy and weapons charges.
Maxine Bernstein / Oregonian:
Jury finds all Oregon standoff defendants not guilty of federal conspiracy, gun charges  —  A federal jury on Thursday found Ammon Bundy, his brother Ryan Bundy and five co-defendants not guilty of conspiring to prevent federal employees from doing their jobs through intimidation …
KATU-TV:
Ammon Bundy's attorney, Marcus Mumford, in custody after standoff trial verdict  —  Marcus Mumford, Ammon Bundy's lawyer during a press conference outside federal court (KATU News photo)  —  PORTLAND, Ore. - Marcus Mumford, the lawyer for Malheur National Wildlife Standoff leader Ammon Bundy …
Discussion: Hit & Run and Raw Story
Conrad Wilson / OPB:
All Seven Defendants Found Not Guilty In Refuge Occupation Trial
Discussion: Vox
New York Post:
Bill and Hillary's sleazy road to riches  —  If there were still any doubt, the latest WikiLeaks disclosure makes it undeniable: Everything we've heard about Bill and Hillary Clinton's sleazy drive to enrich themselves is true.  —  In a way, we have daughter Chelsea to thank for the revelation.
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Lisa Hagen / The Hill:
Trump seizes on leaked memo to blast ‘corrupt’ Clinton World … Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump  —  on Thursday jumped on a leaked memo revealing the interplay between the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton family's business interests, calling the revelations “outright corrupt.”
Discussion: Instapundit
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Clinton eyes Biden for secretary of state  —  Joe Biden is at the top of the internal short list Hillary Clinton's transition team is preparing for her pick to be secretary of state, a source familiar with the planning tells POLITICO.  —  This would be the first major Cabinet candidate …
Allegra Kirkland / Talking Points Memo:
GOP Sen. Kirk Mocks Mixed-Race Heritage Of Dem Opponent Duckworth (VIDEO)  —  Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) mocked the mixed-race background of Democratic challenger Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) during a Thursday night debate.  —  Duckworth, a U.S. Army veteran who lost both legs in the Iraq war …
Discussion: Slate, New York Magazine and NBC News
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Mike DeBonis / Washington Post:
Sen. Mark Kirk questions opponent's American heritage in Illinois debate
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Scott Clement / Washington Post:
Clinton lead shrinks, even as nearly 6 in 10 expect her to win, Post-ABC tracking poll finds  —  Donald Trump has gained on Hillary Clinton during the past week, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News tracking poll, solidifying support among core Republican groups as well as political independents.
Julia Ioffe / Politico:
‘We Are in for a Pretty Long Civil War’  —  As the country geared up for the third and final presidential debate last week, the fellows of the storied conservative Hoover Institution gathered in Palo Alto to present their research to the think tank's wealthy patrons.
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Another GOPer Says He'll Vote For Trump Despite Calling On Him To Drop Out  —  Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) said on Wednesday that he will vote for Donald Trump despite once comparing the GOP nominee to Benito Mussolini and calling on Trump to drop out of the race following the release of a 2005 tape with vulgar comments from the nominee.
Discussion: St George News
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CNN:
Plane carrying Pence skids off runway  —  (CNN)A plane carrying Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence skidded off a runway Thursday night as it landed at LaGuardia Airport in New York.  —  There were no reported injuries in the rough landing, which occurred on a rainy Thursday evening in the city.
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The Cook Political Report:
New Electoral College Ratings: Texas and North Carolina Shift in Clinton's Favor  —  Less than two weeks before the election, Trump continues to struggle to lock down traditionally Republican states — even Texas and Utah — and lags behind Clinton in key battleground states he would need to win.
Washington Post:
Republicans are already plotting the next war against Hillary Clinton  —  ELECTION DAY is still more than a week away, but for some Republicans it is not too soon to begin plotting the next war against Hillary Clinton if she wins the presidency.  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) raised the prospect …
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Gideon Resnick / The Daily Beast:
Even Trump's Kids Haven't Donated to His Campaign  —  With less than two weeks until the election, Donald Trump has amassed an impressive army of small donors, fueling his bid with individual contributions of $200 or less.  But noticeably absent from the list of contributors is basically anyone …
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Week
CNN:
Marco Rubio won't say if Trump would keep country safe  —  Washington (CNN)Florida Sen. Marco Rubio refused to say Thursday whether Donald Trump would keep the country safe as president and whether the businessman would be a role model for children.  —  Rubio, who is seeking re-election …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and RedState
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S.e. Cupp / New York Times:
The Lonely Life of a Republican Woman
Discussion: The Week
Isaac Arnsdorf / Politico:
Clinton's homestretch cash advantage: $99 million  —  Hillary Clinton's forces had nearly 2 ½ times more cash to burn than Donald Trump's team over the campaign's final three weeks, according to a POLITICO analysis of reports filed Thursday night with the Federal Election Commission.
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Isaac Arnsdorf / Politico:
Trump's direct transfers to RNC in October: $2.2 million
Discussion: The Resurgent
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Obamacare Hits a Pothole  —  For advocates of health reform, the story of the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, has been a wild roller-coaster ride.  —  First there was the legislative drama, with reform seemingly on the edge of collapse right up to the moment of passage.
BBC:
Syria rebels ‘in push to break Aleppo siege’  —  Rebels in Syria have announced a big offensive aimed at breaking the government siege of east Aleppo.  —  A UK-based monitoring group said the rebels had fired “hundreds” of missiles into western Aleppo, killing at least 15 civilians.
Jose A. DelReal / Washington Post:
Facing potential loss, Trump expands the list of conspirators plotting against him  —  Donald Trump's claim that the 2016 presidential election is “rigged” against him has become a central part of his closing argument to voters in the final days of the campaign, as the GOP nominee insists …
Ari Berman / The Nation:
North Carolina Republicans Tried to Disenfranchise a 100-Year-Old African-American Woman  —  With early voting underway in North Carolina, black and Democratic voters are being wrongly purged from the rolls.  —  By ,  —  Just weeks before early voting began in North Carolina …
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
War In Europe?  Ho Hum  —  It seems to be a closely guarded secret, but preparations for war are going on in Europe.  A Russian fleet that includes that country's only aircraft carrier made a point of sailing through the English Channel and along the European coast en route to Syria.
Discussion: Daily Mail
 
 
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