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11:40 AM ET, October 2, 2016


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New York Times:
Donald Trump Tax Records Show He Could Have Avoided Taxes for Nearly Two Decades, The Times Found  —  Donald J. Trump declared a $916 million loss on his 1995 income tax returns, a tax deduction so substantial it could have allowed him to legally avoid paying any federal income taxes for up to 18 years …
Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
As news of Trump's taxes broke, he goes off script at a rally in Pennsylvania  —  MANHEIM, Pa. — Donald Trump's campaign announced Saturday evening that the candidate would soon deliver a nine-sentence critique of comments Hillary Clinton made months ago about many of the millennials supporting her primary rival, Bernie Sanders.
Discussion: The Week and Guardian
NBC News:
Analysis: Trump May Have Had the Worst Week in Presidential Campaign History  —  SEPT. 26: Clinton Lists Reason Why Trump Is Not Releasing Taxes 1:10  —  October didn't wait 24 hours before delivering a surprise.  It came in an envelope delivered to the New York Times containing portions …
ABC News:
‘This Week’ Transcript: Rudy Giuliani and Sen. Bernie Sanders  —  THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT FOR ‘THIS WEEK’ ON October 2, 2016 and it will be updated.  —  ANNOUNCER: Starting right now on THIS WEEK with George Stephanopoulos: Trump's taxes revealed.  After refusing to release his tax returns.
Discussion: Politicus USA
New York Times:
Pages From Donald Trump's 1995 Income Tax Records  —  The tax records obtained by The Times show that Donald J. Trump claimed a $916 million loss that could have allowed him to legally avoid paying federal income taxes for up to 18 years.
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
One year of Trump's tax returns were just revealed.  Now we know why he won't release the rest.  —  Trump's tax gambit, revealed.  —  Someone sent an envelope to the New York Times with the key pages of one year of Trump's tax returns, 1995.  The pages revealed that, that year, Trump claimed over $900 million in losses.
Callum Borchers / Washington Post:
The New York Times risked legal trouble to publish Donald Trump's tax return  —  Dean Baquet wasn't bluffing.  —  The New York Times executive editor said during a visit to Harvard in September that he would risk jail to publish Donald Trump's tax returns.
Philip Bump / Washington Post:   What we know about Donald Trump's income tax history, by year
Dean Schabner / ABC News:
Donald Trump Tax Returns Reportedly Show $916 Million Loss in 1995
Discussion: Politico, Washington Post and Newsalert
Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
Trump wonders if Clinton is ‘crazy,’ loyal to her husband or healthy  —  MANHEIM, Pa. — In a rambling speech on Saturday night, Donald Trump imitated Hillary Clinton stumbling at a memorial service last month, suggested that she might be “crazy” and wondered if she is “loyal” to her husband.
Discussion: Daily Kos
Joe Concha / The Hill:
Onlooker repeatedly yells ‘Bill Clinton is a rapist’ live on Fox News
Discussion: Mediaite
Michael Coleman / Albuquerque Journal:
Clinton, Trump in tight race in New Mexico  —  WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton holds a slight lead over Republican Donald Trump among likely New Mexico voters in a four-way race, while Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson is pulling nearly a quarter of voter support in the state, according to a Journal poll.
Gary Langer / ABC News:
Clinton Trounces in Debate Reactions; Trump's Unfavorability Edges Up (POLL)  —  Americans see Hillary Clinton as the winner of the first presidential debate by a near-record margin in ABC News/Washington Post post-debate polls, with nearly half saying Donald Trump got his facts wrong and one in three saying he outright lied.
Daily Mail:
BBC sacked me for being a white man... even though I work in radio: The Now Show comic was told he was being axed to make way for more women and diversity  —  The BBC was at the centre of a damaging diversity row last night after one of its top radio stars was sacked for being ‘white and male’.
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Trump imitates Clinton stumbling at 9/11 memorial  —  for stumbling during a 9/11 memorial event last month, imitating her fall that doctors chalked up to dehydration.  —  It's a personal attack Republicans have warned Trump to avoid.  But while he has refused to engage on the issue …
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Stephen Castle / New York Times:
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Discussion: Cafe Hayek
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Trump has a challenge with white women: ‘You just want to smack him’
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Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court to begin new term short-handed as its ideological balance hinges on fall vote
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Girl Talk at Trump Tower
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Chris Tomlinson / Breitbart:
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Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Kate Zernike / New York Times:
Bridge Trial Focuses on Christie's Political Tactics
Discussion: Mediaite
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
If Trump thinks debate prep is for chumps, his advisers can't save him from himself
Discussion: Booman Tribune and Viking Pundit
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