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3:55 PM ET, October 19, 2016

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John McCormick / Bloomberg:
Clinton Has 9-Point Lead as Comeback Obstacles Loom for Trump  —  Ahead of their final debate, the survey “shows movement toward Clinton with all the right groups it takes to win.”  —  McCormickJohn  —  Donald Trump would need to stage a historic comeback to win the White House in 20 days …
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PRRI:
Clinton maintains double-digit (51% vs. 36%) lead over Trump  —  CLINTON MAINTAINS DOUBLE-DIGIT LEAD OVER TRUMP  —  Clinton Maintains Double-digit Lead over Trump  —  With only three weeks remaining in the 2016 campaign, Hillary Clinton maintains a double-digit lead over Donald Trump among likely voters …
Dan Nowicki / Arizona Republic:
Poll: Clinton up 4 points over Trump in Arizona  —  Hillary Clinton is hanging on to a small lead over Donald Trump in Arizona, according to a new Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite News poll released Wednesday. azcentral.com Wochit  —  Hillary Clinton is hanging on to a small but widening lead …
Jonathan Karl / ABC News:
Exclusive: Rubio Won't Talk About WikiLeaks, and Neither Should Donald Trump  —  Sen. Marco Rubio tells ABC News that Republicans are making a mistake by jumping on allegedly hacked emails released by WikiLeaks to criticize Hillary Clinton.  In fact, he says he won't talk about the hacked emails at all.
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Elizabeth Koh / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Obama's half-brothers clash over debate invite from Trump
Discussion: Hit & Run and Right Wing Watch
Emily Jane Fox / Vanity Fair:
Bad Blood?  Donald Trump and Roger Ailes Reportedly No Longer Speak  —  The G.O.P. nominee and former cable news king, longtime friends, have reportedly had a falling out in the midst of the campaign.  —  With less than three weeks until Election Day, Donald Trump is dipping in the polls …
CNNMoney:
Steve Bannon speaks: Donald Trump is “master of the head fake”  —  Trump campaign CEO Steve Bannon says Donald Trump is “the master of the head fake.”  —  According to Bannon, the news that President Obama's Trump-supporting half-brother Malik Obama is attending Wednesday's debate is “just an appetizer.”
Aaron Klein / Breitbart:
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW: New Bill Clinton Sexual Assault Accuser Goes Public for the First Time  —  NEW YORK — Speaking publicly for the first time in a Breitbart News video exclusive interview, a former local television news reporter from Arkansas claims she was sexually assaulted by Bill Clinton on three separate occasions in 1980.
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Peter Sterne / Politico:
Former TV reporter accuses Bill Clinton of sexual assault
Discussion: Raw Story
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Gingrich: Little Trump reacts to criticism ‘almost uncontrollably’  —  One of Donald Trump's top surrogates all but described the Republican presidential nominee as a thin-skinned candidate whose weakness is that he lashes out “almost uncontrollably.”  —  Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich explained …
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Allegra Kirkland / Talking Points Memo:
Newt Gingrich: ‘Little Trump’ Lashes Out ‘Uncontrollably’ When Criticized
Discussion: Mother Jones
The Independent:
The betting pattern that called Brexit has a terrifying prediction about the US election  —  It is news that will strike fear into the hearts of perhaps half of America and large chunks of the world outside of it.  Despite a calamitous week of campaigning, betting markets on the US election …
CNN:
Dem operative ‘stepping back’ after video suggests group incited violence at Trump rallies  — In the past, O'Keefe and his Project Veritas Action have been criticized for strategically editing footage  —  Washington (CNN)A Democratic operative whose organization was helping Hillary …
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David Weigel / Washington Post:
Two Democratic operatives lose jobs after James O'Keefe sting
Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Cruz: Voter fraud a challenge  —  (R-Texas) has sidestepped weighing in on Donald Trump  —  's accusation that the elections are “rigged,” instead saying that the country has previously had issues with voter fraud.  —  “Voter fraud has long been a challenge in America …
Discussion: The Texas Tribune and RedState
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Eugene Scott / CNN:
Trump's campaign manager: ‘No, I do not believe’ there will be widespread voter fraud
Discussion: The Atlantic and Daily Kos
New York Times:
At Previous Debates, Melania Trump and Bill Clinton Shook Hands.  Not Anymore.  —  This intensely antagonistic election has shattered another quaint campaign ritual: the handshakes between opposing candidates' family members before a debate.  —  At previous debates, former President Bill Clinton …
Oliver Darcy / Business Insider:
Trump in 2013: We must ‘leave borders behind’ because future of US ‘depends on a cohesive global economy’  —  Donald Trump, who has championed anti-free-trade and hardline immigration rhetoric on the 2016 presidential campaign trail, had a starkly different tone about globalization in a 2013 op-ed published on CNN's website.
Discussion: Mediaite
John Merline / Investor's Business Daily:
Trump Leads Clinton By 1 Point Going Into Debate — IBD/TIPP Poll  —  After more than a week of blistering attacks from Democrats, celebrities and the press, Donald Trump has managed to pull ahead of Hillary Clinton by 1 percentage point — 41.3% to 40% — in a four-way matchup, according to the new IBD/TIPP poll released today.
Discussion: Rasmussen Reports and Hot Air
miamiherald:
Miami Herald recommends Patrick Murphy for U.S. Senate  —  This newspaper has a long history of supporting U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio's electoral campaigns, going back to his days as a promising political newcomer from West Miami with a strong measure of personal magnetism and a crowd-pleasing message …
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
There's a new “silent majority,” and it's voting for Hillary Clinton  —  Trump voters and Bernie Bros get all the press, but it's Hillary voters who are going to win.  —  In a 1969 speech, then-President Richard Nixon directly addressed the “silent majority” of Americans who he hoped would support his middle path policy on Vietnam.
Discussion: CNBC
Peter Moore / YouGov US Opinion Center News:
Clinton maintains lead before the last debate  —  Clinton has a 4% lead over Donald Trump heading into the last debate, while most Trump voters lack confidence in the integrity of vote counting … Heading into the third and final presidential debate, Democrat Hillary Clinton continues …
Discussion: Vox
Jonathan Mahler / New York Times:
Anti-Semitic Posts, Many From Trump Supporters, Surge on Twitter  —  She had seen her face superimposed on the body of a concentration camp inmate.  She had been called “a slimy Jewess.”  She had been told she “deserved the oven.”  One anonymous individual had electronically harassed her for 19 hours straight.
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
WikiHillary for President  —  Thank God for WikiLeaks.  —  I confess, I was starting to wonder about what the real Hillary Clinton — the one you never get to see behind closed doors — really stood for.  But now that, thanks to WikiLeaks, I've had a chance to peruse her speeches …
Judy Kurtz / The Hill:
Madonna pledges oral sex for Clinton voters … Madonna is pledging to perform oral sex on voters who cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton  —  The pop queen, known for her shocking antics, made the remark Tuesday while opening for comedian Amy Schumer in New York.
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / The Week:
Silicon Valley's shameful purging of Peter Thiel  —  If there are saints in the church of secular progressivism, the Hollywood Ten are surely among them.  These are the individuals who worked in Hollywood and were cited for contempt of Congress for refusing to answer the question …
Discussion: Daily Mail, CNBC and Mediaite
The Atlantic:
Police Fatally Shoot 66-Year-Old Woman in New York City  —  A New York City police officer fatally shot a 66-year-old black woman in her apartment in the Bronx on Tuesday night, authorities said.  The woman, identified as Deborah Danner, lived alone.  —  Several officers responded to a call of an …
Discussion: CNN, New York Post and The Root
Shawn Schossow / Vox:
I'm voting for Jill Stein.  It's a moral choice.  It reflects who I am as a person.  —  Both major party candidates in this election are unusually unpopular.  Young people in particular are unenthusiastic about Trump and Clinton — polling earlier in the election suggested that somewhere between 15 …
Discussion: Jezebel and CNBC
 
 
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Alex Griswold / Mediaite:
Trump's Newest Debate Guest Appears to Support Terrorist Group Hamas, Abolition of Israel
Discussion: Townhall.com and New York Magazine
Brandon Morse / RedState:
Evan McMullin's Recent Q&A Shows That There's Still Someone In the Race Worth Voting For
Yvonne Villarreal / Los Angeles Times:
When truth is stranger than fiction: TV writers weigh in on the presidential campaign
Discussion: New York Magazine and The Week
Uki Goñi / Guardian:
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Mark Schoeff Jr / InvestmentNews:
Trump adviser Anthony Scaramucci promises to ‘repeal’ DOL fiduciary rule
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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Judge reaffirms nationwide ban on Obama transgender school bathroom policy
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Monmouth University Polling Institute
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 Earlier Items: 
Joe Schoffstall / Washington Free Beacon:
Memo: Google's Eric Schmidt Working Directly With the Clinton Campaign
Discussion: RedState and The Daily Caller
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Rubio warns GOP to stay silent on WikiLeaks hack
Discussion: Vox, Daily Wire and RedState
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
New York Times Names A.G. Sulzberger Deputy Publisher