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5:35 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
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.
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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New York Times:
Taunting Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Pushes Into Red States
Discussion: Political Wire
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
North Carolina GOP leader suffers email breach
Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico:
Clinton goes for the kill in Arizona
Discussion: ABC News
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
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
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  —  Alaskans won't find any information about Donald Trump  —  in their voter's guide this year, after the GOP presidential nominee's campaign failed to submit biographical data and a candidate statement.  —  The 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
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 …
Esme Cribb / Talking Points Memo:
Melania Gives First Interviews After Sexual Misconduct Claims Against Trump  —  Melania Trump has given her first interviews to Fox News and CNN in the wake of a flood of sexual misconduct accusations against her husband Donald Trump.  —  Melania Trump sat down on Monday with CNN's Anderson Cooper …
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!
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
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.
Harry Enten / FiveThirtyEight:
Men Are Treating 2016 As A ‘Normal’ Election; Women Aren't  —  We could be looking at the largest gender gap in a presidential election since at least 1952: Men are favoring the Republican nominee, Donald Trump, in typical numbers, but a historically overwhelming share of women say they will vote for the Democrat, Hillary Clinton.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and RedState
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 …
David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
New York attorney general grants Trump Foundation more time to file proper paperwork, comply with state charity laws  —  Monday was supposed to be the deadline for Donald Trump's charitable foundation — which had been soliciting donations without the official registration required by New York state — to comply with state law.
 
 
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