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6:05 PM ET, October 17, 2016

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Chris Massie / CNN:
John McCain: 'I don't know' if Trump will be better for Supreme Court than Clinton  —  (CNN)Republican Sen. John McCain said on Monday that he wasn't sure if Donald Trump would be a better president for appointing Supreme Court justices than Hillary Clinton.  —  Trump has released lists of 21 potential justices.
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Matt York / Talking Points Memo:
McCain: GOPers Will Unite To Block ‘Any’ Clinton SCOTUS Nominee  —  Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) suggested Monday that the Republican party's months-long refusal to fill a vacant seat on the Supreme Court would extend into the next administration if Hillary Clinton is elected president.
Discussion: alan.com and Balloon Juice
New York Times:
Taunting Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Pushes Into Red States
Discussion: Political Wire
Monmouth University:
Monmouth University Polling Institute  —  Trump Hurt by Misconduct Claims as Clinton Lead Widens  —  Voters divided on whether most guys use same language  —  West Long Branch, NJ - Hillary Clinton is currently ahead of Donald Trump by 12 points among voters likely to cast ballots in November.
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Steven Shepard / Politico:
Poll: 41 percent of voters say election could be ‘stolen’ from Trump  —  The American electorate has turned deeply skeptical about the integrity of the nation's election apparatus, with 41 percent of voters saying November's election could be “stolen” from Donald Trump due to widespread voter fraud.
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Hillary Clinton's email problems just came roaring back  —  For the past few months, Hillary Clinton's decision to exclusively use a private email server while at the State Department has receded as a campaign issue as Donald Trump's comments about women have come to dominate the daily chatter about the 2016 race.
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Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
State Dept. official accused of offering ‘quid pro quo’ in Clinton email scandal  —  A top State Department official allegedly “pressured” the FBI to downgrade the classification of one of Hillary Clinton's emails as part of a “quid pro quo,” according to documents released by the bureau on Monday.
Tal Kopan / CNN:
FBI, State deny ‘quid pro quo’ over Clinton email  — Newly released documents contain a summary of notes related to the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton  —  Washington (CNN)The FBI is denying that any “quid pro quo” was offered in a fight between the bureau and State Department …
Dave Levinthal / Center for Public Integrity:
Journalists shower Hillary Clinton with campaign cash  —  Far fewer making contributions to Donald Trump, analysis shows  —  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to members of the media on her campaign plane in September 2016.  Andrew Harnik/AP  —  likes
Eric Bradner / CNN:
Melania Trump: Donald Trump was ‘egged on’ into ‘boy talk’  —  (CNN)Melania Trump says her husband was “egged on” in the 2005 tape in which he made lewd comments about his own sexually aggressive behavior toward women — remarks she says were “boy talk.”  —  “I said to my husband that, you know, the language was inappropriate.
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Esme Cribb / Talking Points Memo:   Melania Gives First Interviews After Sexual Misconduct Claims Against Trump
Casey Reynolds / The Midnight Sun:
MIDNIGHT SUN EXCLUSIVE: New Poll Shows Trump-Clinton Tied In Alaska  —  New polling numbers provided exclusively to The Midnight Sun by the Alaska Democratic Party show Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in a statistical tie in The Last Frontier.  —  The poll was conducted …
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Reid Wilson / The Hill:
Trump campaign left out of Alaska voter guide
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Office of Media Relations:
New GW Battleground Poll: Clinton Begins to Pull Away from Trump, and Voters Think She'll Win
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Clinton camp wades deeper into Senate fight  —  Hillary Clinton's campaign is moving to pour new money into down-ballot races in an attempt to swing the Senate back to Democrats and claw back seats in the House, hoping to leverage Donald Trump's implosion into renewed Democratic control of Congress.
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Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Clinton goes for the kill in Arizona
Discussion: ABC News
Ryan Grim / The Huffington Post:
Is Shep Smith The Future Of Fox News?  —  “The long look of history is going to be necessary, and I don't think it will reflect well on this time,” Smith says, “or on the voters' ability to decipher what it is they're hearing and seeing.”  —  Washington bureau chief for The Huffington Post
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Lucas Grindley / Advocate:   Shepard Smith Answers Question on Roger Ailes by Coming Out
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Tampa Bay Times:
Trump fans boo, walk out on Amy Schumer show in Tampa  —  TAMPA - About 200 people walked out of Amy Schumer's comedy show at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Sunday when she mocked Donald Trump as, among other things, an “orange, sexual-assaulting, fake- college-starting monster.”  —  7 Months Ago 7 Months Ago 7 Months Ago
Jamie Gregora / The Daily Signal:
This Is the Percentage of Millennials Who Believe George W. Bush Killed More People Than Stalin  —  The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation released its first “Annual Report on U.S. Attitudes Towards Socialism” Monday.  The survey showed a distinct generation gap regarding beliefs …
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
POSTAL WORKER Brags Online About Destroying Trump Ballots (Updated)  —  An Ohio(?) man who describes himself as a postal worker bragged online this weekend about destroying Donald Trump absentee ballots.  —  This was posted by Twitter user Randygdub on Sunday-  —  He actually bragged about it!
Joel B. Pollak / Breitbart:
Exclusive: O'Keefe Video Sting Exposes ‘Bird-Dogging’ — Democrats' Effort to Incite Violence at Trump Rallies  —  Democrats have used trained provocateurs to instigate violence at Republican events nationwide throughout the 2016 election cycle, including at several Donald Trump rallies …
Manu Raju / CNN:
Heck on tape: ‘I really’ want to support Trump but I can't  —  (CNN)Rep. Joe Heck gave his most extensive assessment of his decision to dump Donald Trump at a closed-door fundraiser last week, saying Republicans had “cut a lot of slack” to his party's presidential nominee for months …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Daily Kos
Tom Jackman / Washington Post:
U.S. police chiefs group apologizes for ‘historical mistreatment’ of minorities  —  The president of America's largest police organization on Monday issued a formal apology to the nation's minority population “for the actions of the past and the role that our profession has played …
D.C. McAllister / The Federalist:
I'm A Sexual Assault Victim Who Still Supports Trump  —  This week America was subjected to a tape of Barack Obama flashing his erection to women on a plane.  With a proud smile, he spread his legs, so the ladies could see the solid outline of his penis beneath his khakis.  —  It brought back a memory for me.
Guardian:
Nobel panel gives up knockin' on Dylan's door  —  Days after being awarded the literature prize, Bob Dylan has yet to get in touch with the Swedish Academy, or indicate whether he will attend the celebrations  —  The Swedish Academy says it has given up trying to reach Bob Dylan …
 
 
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Wall Street Journal:
Samsung Self-Tested Batteries in Galaxy Note 7 Phone
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David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
New York attorney general grants Trump Foundation more time to file proper paperwork, comply with state charity laws
Stephanie Busari / CNN:
Tearful scenes as kidnapped Chibok girls reunited with families
Vaughn Hillyard / NBC News:
Donald Trump at Risk of Losing Arizona Despite State Party Support
Discussion: CNN, Hot Air, Politicus USA and NBC News
Adam Boult / Telegraph:
UFO expert Max Spiers' death prompts conspiracy theories
Discussion: Metro.co.uk, Raw Story and WREG-TV
Vann R. Newkirk II / The Atlantic:
The Delayed Gratification of Obamacare
 Earlier Items: 
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
North Carolina GOP leader suffers email breach
Harry Enten / FiveThirtyEight:
Men Are Treating 2016 As A ‘Normal’ Election; Women Aren't
Discussion: Washington Monthly and RedState
Victor Davis Hanson / National Review:
The Case for Trump  —  Conservatives should vote for the Republican nominee.
Discussion: Althouse
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Their Dark Fantasies  —  I'm a baby boomer, which means …
Discussion: Daily Kos