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7:40 PM ET, October 2, 2016


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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.
Susanne Craig / New York Times:
The Time I Found Donald Trump's Tax Records in My Mailbox  —  Times Insider delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how news, features and opinion come together at The New York Times.  In this article, Susanne Craig, a Times Metro reporter who covers government and politics, reveals one of the lesser-known benefits of “snail mail.”
Senator Harry Reid:
Reid Statement on Trump Tax Report  —  Washington, D.C. - Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement after the New York Times reported that Donald Trump declared a $916 million loss indicating he may have evaded paying federal income tax for up to 18 years.  —  “As I was saying.
Discussion: Mediaite and Raw Story
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
A Few Notes on the Times Blockbuster  —  As you've no doubt seen, we have a blockbuster story on the Trump tax returns front.  In 1995, Trump declared almost $1 billion in business losses - generally tied to the implosion of his Atlantic City casino empire - and those losses have likely allowed …
Eric Bradner / CNN:
Giuliani claims Trump ‘a genius’ for not paying taxes  — Trump reportedly lost $916 million in 1995, allowing him to avoid federal income taxes for 18 years  —  Washington (CNN)Rudy Giuliani called Donald Trump a “genius” Sunday, in the wake of a New York Times report indicating …
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
7 tweets by Trump about taxes that are very awkward now  —  Memories.  —  A blockbuster New York Times story revealed that Trump probably did not pay federal income taxes for two decades or longer.  —  Trump's lawyers threatened to sue the New York Times if they published the story.
Matthew Boyle / Breitbart:
Trump Unloads in Pennsylvania Speech: Hillary Clinton ‘Should Be in Prison’
Discussion: Sputnik International
Callum Borchers / Washington Post:
The New York Times risked legal trouble to publish Donald Trump's tax return
ABC News:
‘This Week’ Transcript: Rudy Giuliani and Sen. Bernie Sanders
Discussion: Politico and Politicus USA
New York Times:
Donald Trump Tax Records Show He Could Have Avoided Taxes for Nearly Two Decades, The Times Found
NBC News:
Analysis: Trump May Have Had the Worst Week in Presidential Campaign History
Heat Street:
‘October Surprise’ Thwarted?  Wikileaks Cancels Highly Anticipated Tuesday Announcement Due to ‘Security Concerns’  —  Wikileaks has abruptly canceled a much-anticipated announcement on Tuesday, according to NBC News.  The announcement had been expected to be founder Julian Assange's long-promised document dump on Hillary Clinton.
Stephanie McCrummen / Washington Post:
‘Finally.  Someone who thinks like me.’  —  In a living room in western Pennsylvania, the Republican National Convention was on TV, and Melanie Austin was getting impatient.  —  “Who's that guy?” she said, watching some billionaire talk about prosperity and tolerance.  “Prosperity and tolerance?
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Trump's D.C. hotel vandalized  —  Donald Trump's brand-new Washington hotel was vandalized Saturday with messages supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, according to D.C. police.  —  The spray-painted slogans appeared on either side of the entrance to the Trump International Hotel, which opened its doors last month.
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.
Hayes Brown / BuzzFeed:
Senator Says US Should Have Used NATO To Defend Ukraine After Russian Invasion  —  Sen. Johnny Isakson tells a radio station that the US should have invoked NATO's mutual defense clause — but it doesn't apply to non-members and Ukraine isn't part of the alliance.  —  Alex Wong / Getty Images
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.
Scott Clement / Washington Post:   51 percent of people in new WaPo-ABC poll say Hillary Clinton won the debate
Benjamin Gladstone / New York Times:
Anti-Semitism at My University, Hidden in Plain Sight  —  Providence, R.I. — Last semester, a group came to Providence to speak against admitting Syrian refugees to this country.  As the president of the Brown Coalition for Syria, I jumped into action with my peers to stage a counterdemonstration.
Melody Petersen / Los Angeles Times:
Thousands of deaths from hospital superbugs are going unreported, research shows  —  Sharley McMullen caught a superbug infection at Torrance Memorial Medical Center, but it wasn't listed on her death certificate.  “The public should know,” says daughter Shawn Chen, right …
Discussion: KTLA
Brexit: PM to trigger Article 50 by end of March  —  The UK will formally begin the formal Brexit negotiation process by the end of March 2017, Theresa May has said.  —  The timing on triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty means the UK looks set to leave the EU by summer 2019.
Stephen Castle / New York Times:
‘Brexit’ Talks Will Start by End of March, Theresa May Says
Discussion: Guardian and Marginal REVOLUTION
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Tony Messenger / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Incoming Missouri rep accuses St. Louis colleague of rape
Annie Karni / Politico:
Clinton promises ‘end to end’ criminal justice reform in pitch to black voters
Discussion: ABC News
Theodore Schleifer / CNN:
Trump finally hits the big-money jackpot
Lachlan Markay / Washington Free Beacon:
How We Found Hacked Audio Rocking the Clinton Campaign
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
Army Veteran Beaten by Charlotte Mob Screaming “You're in the Danger Zone White Boy”
Federal Register:
AGENCY:  —  Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.  —  ACTION:
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Mashable
 Earlier Items: 
No More Accidental Criminals  —  Why does Hillary get credit …
Discussion: Cafe Hayek
Joe Concha / The Hill:
Onlooker repeatedly yells ‘Bill Clinton is a rapist’ live on Fox News
Discussion: Mediaite
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Trump has a challenge with white women: ‘You just want to smack him’
Daily Mail:
BBC sacked me for being a white man... even though I work in radio: The Now Show comic was told …
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Vox Popoli