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7:15 PM ET, October 19, 2016

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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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Alex Griswold / Mediaite:
Trump's Newest Debate Guest Appears to Support Terrorist Group Hamas, Abolition of Israel  —  In a move apparently intend to troll the president, Donald Trump invited Barack Obama's half-brother Malik Obama to attend Wednesday's night presidential debate.  But Trump might have been unaware …
John Parkinson / ABC News:
White House Baffled by Donald Trump's Debate Invite to Obama's Estranged Brother  —  Why is Donald Trump bringing President Obama's half-brother to the presidential debate in Las Vegas?  —  White House press secretary Josh Earnest says he doesn't understand the intent behind …
Discussion: Associated Press, Politico and Hot Air
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.”
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Jordain Carney / The Hill:
Cruz: Voter fraud a challenge
Discussion: The Texas Tribune and RedState
Eugene Scott / CNN:
Trump's campaign manager: ‘No, I do not believe’ there will be widespread voter fraud
Discussion: The Atlantic and Daily Kos
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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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.
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 …
Arizona Republic:
About the Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite News poll
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 …
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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
Norman Lear / Hollywood Reporter:
Norman Lear on the Final Debate: “I, Donald Trump, vs. We, the People” (Guest Column)  —  The TV legend has been increasingly perturbed by Trump's “ignorance of, if not utter contempt for, the Constitution.”  —  Well, it's as clear as the pomp in his pompadour:
Discussion: Washington Times and Raw Story
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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 …
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: Washington Monthly and CNBC
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Kathy Frankovic / YouGov US Opinion Center News:
Clinton maintains lead before the last debate
Discussion: Vox, New York Magazine and Hot Air
Jordan B Peterson / The Hill:
Canadian gender-neutral pronoun bill is a warning for Americans  —  Two weeks ago I posted three YouTube videos about legislative threats to Canadian freedom of speech.  I singled out Canada's Federal Bill C-16, which adds legal protection for “gender identity” and “gender expression” …
Discussion: The Daily Signal
Andrew Kaczynski / CNN:
Trump in 2008: Hillary Clinton will ‘go down at a minimum as a great senator’  —  (CNN)Donald Trump has attacked Hillary Clinton for her performance as the U.S. Senator from New York, calling her two terms a “disaster” during the second presidential debate.  —  In an 2008 interview …
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: New York Post, RT and The Root
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Joe Schoffstall / Washington Free Beacon:
Complaint Filed Against Clinton's Campaign Following O'Keefe Videos  —  An election integrity group has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission following the release of undercover videos from James O'Keefe's Project Veritas.  —  The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) …
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.
David Mack / BuzzFeed:
BuzzFeed CEO: I Heard Ivanka Trump Talk About “Mulatto Cocks”  —  “Surprised Ivanka would be shocked by lewd language.  I met her once & she casually said: 'I've never seen a mulatto cock, but I'd like to!'”  Peretti tweeted.  —  Ivanka Trump once told a gathering of friends and acquaintances …
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
McMullin tops new poll of Utah voters  —  Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin is leading in Utah, according to an Emerson College Polling Society survey released Wednesday.  —  McMullin is favored by 31 percent of likely voters in the state.  Republican nominee Donald Trump
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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 …
Jason Wells / BuzzFeed:
Ivanka Trump Says Her Father's Lewd Comments Were “A Bit Jarring”  —  Ivanka Trump on Wednesday called her father's comments about women that were caught on a leaked Access Hollywood tape “crude” and “a bit jarring,” but said they were not consistent with the man she knows.
Discussion: CNN and Raw Story
Art Swift / Gallup:
Support for Legal Marijuana Use Up to 60% in U.S.  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — With voters in several states deciding this fall whether to legalize the use of marijuana, public support for making it legal has reached 60% — its highest level in Gallup's 47-year trend.
Discussion: Hot Air, AOL and Hit & Run
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
 
 
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Adam Wren / Politico:
Women Are Wavering in Trump County, USA
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
Local TX GOP Recruits Poll Watchers With Claim Of ‘Voter Fraud’ In Dem Areas
Jon Burkett / WTVR-TV:
Sandston teen shot to death playing Russian Roulette
Discussion: WQAD-TV
 Earlier Items: 
Mark Schoeff Jr / InvestmentNews:
Trump adviser Anthony Scaramucci promises to ‘repeal’ DOL fiduciary rule
Shawn Schossow / Vox:
I'm voting for Jill Stein. It's a moral choice. It reflects who I am as a person.
Discussion: Jezebel and CNBC
New York Times:
At Previous Debates, Melania Trump and Bill Clinton Shook Hands. Not Anymore.