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9:30 AM ET, October 17, 2016

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Jim Morrill / The Charlotte Observer:
Pat McCrory: Firebombing ‘an attack on democracy’  —  Gov. Pat McCrory Sunday called the weekend firebombing of a North Carolina Republican headquarters “an attack on our democracy,” while one GOP official called it an act of “political terrorism.”  —  In a tweet, Republican presidential candidate Donald …
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Jim Morrill / Raleigh News & Observer:
Republican headquarters in Orange County firebombed
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 …
John Wagner / Washington Post:
As Trump stumbles, Clinton weighs a striking choice: Expand the map or stick to the plan  —  Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton faces a striking choice in the final three weeks of the campaign: to expand her efforts to states that Democrats haven't won in a generation …
Discussion: NBC News and The Gateway Pundit
Niall Stanage / The Hill:
Republicans fear for party's future  —  The Republican Party is in crisis — and it is going to get worse before it gets better.  —  The forces unleashed by Donald Trump  —  's presidential campaign are unlikely to disappear after the election, party insiders concede, even if Hillary Clinton
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.
Eric Bradner / CNN:
Giuliani on rigged election: ‘Dead people generally vote for Democrats’  —  Washington (CNN)Top Donald Trump adviser Rudy Giuliani claimed Sunday that Democrats could steal a close election by having dead people vote in inner cities, while vice presidential candidate Mike Pence said the ticket will …
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Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Inside Donald Trump's echo chamber of conspiracies, grievances and vitriol  —  He is preaching to the converted.  He is lashing out at anyone who is not completely loyal.  He is detaching himself from and delegitimizing the institutions of American political life.
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Election Update: Where The Race Stands With Three Weeks To Go  —  Breathe deeply.  The election will be over in 23 days.  Well, unless there's a recount.  Or unless one of the candidates refuses to accept the results of the election, provoking a Constitutional crisis and undermining the norms …
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Kristinn Taylor / The Gateway Pundit:
Rigged Poll? WSJ/NBC Poll with 11 Point Clinton Lead Includes 14 Percent More Obama Voters
Discussion: The Week and Wall Street Journal
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
Discussion: New York Magazine
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Obama, Holder to lead post-Trump redistricting campaign  —  As Democrats aim to capitalize on this year's Republican turmoil and start building back their own decimated bench, former Attorney General Eric Holder will chair a new umbrella group focused on redistricting reform …
Juan Williams / The Hill:
Women will doom Trump  —  A recent “Saturday Night Live” featured a “Weekend Update” skit with Tina Fey playing the role of an undecided, middle-aged female voter from a suburban town in Pennsylvania.  —  It was a funny sketch, at one point skewering GOP nominee Donald Trump  —  as “a drunk clown on the street.”
David Ferguson / Raw Story:
Biographer: Trump will get even more dangerous and unhinged as election loss looms on the horizon  —  DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist Michael D'Antonio said on Sunday that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is only going to become …
Vaughn Hillyard / NBC News:
Donald Trump at Risk of Losing Arizona Despite State Party Support  —  Trump refocuses on critical states 5:37  —  Three weeks until Election Day, the Trump campaign and the RNC are at risk of letting historically red Arizona slip away.  —  “I think he's going to lose Arizona,” …
Discussion: Washington Post and NBC News
Forward Progressives / Raw Story:
It's time to tell the truth: Donald Trump isn't running a presidential campaign, he's leading a cult  —  One of the biggest myths of the 2016 election has been that Donald Trump wants to be president - he doesn't.  While it's true he wants to become president, that's entirely different from actually doing the job.
Fox News:
WikiLeaks: Podesta lamented that a Muslim, not a white man, named as killer in 2015 massacre  —  Top Hillary Clinton aides were upset a Muslim man was publicly named as the shooter in a 2015 massacre that left 14 people dead, and a longtime Clinton confidant even expressed regret that the terrorist …
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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
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Conrad Black / National Post:
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Fox News:
FBI asks for public's help to catch suspected serial child abductor
Luis Martinez / ABC News:
Why the Battle for Mosul Is Important
Discussion: Associated Press
Fox News:
Mike Pence responds to allegations against Donald Trump; Tim Kaine on what emails reveal about Clinton campaign
Discussion: Althouse and Politicus USA
Fox News:
New FBI files contain allegations of ‘quid pro quo’ in Clinton's emails
Discussion: NPR and Weekly Standard
 Earlier Items: 
New York Times:
In Somalia, U.S. Escalates a Shadow War
Discussion: Hot Air
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
An unshackled Trump. An unmoored campaign lurching to the finish line.
Discussion: American Prospect
David Goldman / CNNMoney:
Donald Trump thinks SNL is rigging the election and should be canceled
Sarah P / Latest from Crooks and Liars:
Jake Tapper Corrects Trump Surrogate: 'This Is A She Said, She Said, She Said, She Said …
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