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10:40 AM ET, October 2, 2016


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New York Times:
Trump Tax Records Obtained by The Times Reveal He Could Have Avoided Paying Taxes for Nearly Two Decades  —  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 …
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: ThinkProgress 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 …
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.
Dean Schabner / ABC News:
Donald Trump Tax Returns Reportedly Show $916 Million Loss in 1995  —  Donald Trump's income tax returns from 1995 reportedly show he declared a $916 million loss, according to the New York Times, which said it received three pages from Trump's filings that year.
Discussion: Politico, Washington Post and Newsalert
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
What we know about Donald Trump's income tax history, by year  —  Late Saturday evening, the New York Times revealed a remarkable story.  Last month, one of their reporters received a letter with a return address of Trump Tower.  Inside, tax documents from the mid-1990s …
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  —  An onlooker interrupted a Fox News live outdoors shot Saturday, repeatedly yelling “Bill Clinton  —  is a rapist” before being removed by security.  —  The incident appeared to be linked to conservative radio host Alex Jones …
Discussion: Mediaite
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 …
Wendi Lane / KMPH:
Fresno veteran says terrorist crashed into him at 100 mph  —  A Fresno man believes he was the victim of a terrorist attack, right here on the roadways in California.  —  Now, he wants the guy who he says attacked him off the streets so he doesn't hurt anyone else.
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Trump has a challenge with white women: ‘You just want to smack him’  —  NASHUA, N.H. — With just five weeks of campaigning left, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are scrambling to win over female voters in America's suburbs as well-educated white women have emerged as perhaps …
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
If Trump thinks debate prep is for chumps, his advisers can't save him from himself  —  Donald Trump has one week to prepare for his next debate with Hillary Clinton.  It is a critical event for him.  Yet everything he's done before and after the first debate sends a loud, clear message: He seems to think debate prep is for chumps.
Discussion: Booman Tribune and Viking Pundit
Trip Gabriel / New York Times:   After Trump-Clinton, Vice-Presidential Debate Isn't Exactly ‘the Return of Elvis’
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Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
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Chris Tomlinson / Breitbart:
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Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Rick Hasen /
Trump's Irresponsible Vote-Rigging Statements Literally Putting Our Democracy at Risk
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Douglas Martin / New York Times:
Oscar Brand, Folk Singer Whose Radio Show Twanged for Decades, Dies at 96
Discussion: Althouse and The Talking Dog
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Ezra Klein / Vox:
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