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12:35 PM ET, October 22, 2016

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Cailey Rizzo / Travel + Leisure:
Trump Hotels Ditching Name For New Hotels  —  Amidst reports that occupancy rates at Trump Hotels have slipped this election season, the company has announced that new brand hotels will no longer bear the Trump name.  —  The newest line of luxury hotels, geared towards millennials, will be called Scion, the company said.
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Tom Boggioni / Raw Story:
Damaged brand: New Trump hotels will no longer bear his name  —  DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  With reports that Trump hotels are seeing occupancy rates plummet faster than the GOP presidential nominee is falling in the polls, the CEO for Trump Hotels announced future travelers …
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Mallory Shelbourne / The Hill:
Reuters projects Clinton to win with 326 electoral votes  —  is on pace for a big win over Donald Trump  —  on Election Day, according to the Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation study released Saturday.  —  The study projects Clinton to win 326 electoral votes to Trump's 212 …
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Maurice Tamman / Reuters:
Half of Republicans would reject election result if Clinton wins: Reuters/Ipsos  —  Donald Trump has repeatedly called this year's presidential election rigged and has coyly said “I will keep you in suspense” on whether he would accept a Hillary Clinton victory, but many Republicans are less circumspect, according to a new poll.
Maurice Tamman / Reuters:
Clinton far ahead in Electoral College race: Reuters/ipsos poll  —  Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton maintained her commanding lead in the race to win the Electoral College and claim the U.S. presidency, according to the latest States of the Nation project results released on Saturday.
Discussion: AOL
Bob Fredericks / New York Post:
Huma on Hillary's $12M Morocco fiasco: ‘She created this mess and she knows it’  —  More On:  —  Hillary Clinton solicited a $12 million donation from a government her State Department considered corrupt, then realized the “mess” it would cause to her presidential run, a newly leaked ­e-mail reveals.
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Brendan Kirby / LifeZette:
WikiLeaks: Clinton Foundation Paid Women Less Than Men  —  The Clinton Foundation in 2011 employed more women than men but paid them less, on average, according to a salary schedule included in an email released Friday by WikiLeaks.  —  A foundation employee emailed the payroll schedule …
David Atkins / Washington Monthly:
How Trump Could Still Mount a Comeback  —  Donald Trump's campaign for president is in freefall.  After a disastrous third debate and a cringe-worthy turn at the Al Smith charity dinner, Trump's prospects of winning the White House are worse than ever.  He currently trails Clinton …
Walter Russell Mead / The American Interest:
As Obama's Clock Winds Down, Revisionist Powers Pounce  —  The Philippine pivot to China is just the latest consequence of Obama's feckless foreign policy.  —  Hillary Clinton has swept her debate series with Donald Trump, and voters seem to like Trump less the harder they look at him.
Discussion: New York Times, CNN, Mediaite and Politico
Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
Donald Trump is in a funk: Bitter, hoarse and pondering, ‘If I lose. . .’  —  FLETCHER, N.C. — As he took the stage here in this mountain town Friday afternoon, Donald Trump was as subdued as the modest crowd that turned out to see him.  He complained about the usual things …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Adrienne Mahsa Varkiani / ThinkProgress:
The Emmett Till memorial in Mississippi is covered in bullet holes  —  “I was very emotional.  I did not expect to see the site, the marker, with bullet holes in it.”  —  The memorial marking the place where 14-year-old Emmett Till's body was found is now covered in bullet holes.
Michael Wines / New York Times:
How Charges of Voter Fraud Became a Political Strategy  —  In asserting that the presidential election has been rigged against him and casting accusations of widespread voter fraud, Donald J. Trump has tapped deep into an increasingly prevalent theme of Republican Party politics: that Democrats try to steal elections, not win them.
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Pippa Norris / Washington Post:
Trump's election-rigging claim will backfire. Here's the evidence.
Discussion: Hot Air
Reuters:
Trump to lay out what he would do in first 100 days if elected president  —  Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will lay out on Saturday what he would do in the first 100 days of his administration should he win the Nov. 8 election.  —  Trump's outline - which he will deliver …
Discussion: The Week
Julia Hahn / Breitbart:
He's With Her: Inside Paul Ryan's Months-Long Campaign to Elect Hillary Clinton President  —  Donald Trump made headlines this week when he questioned whether Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan wanted him to prevail over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.  —  “Maybe not,” Trump told Good Morning America on Tuesday.
New York Times:
Hillary Clinton Makes Pitch for Mandate and a Swing-State Sweep  —  CLEVELAND — Hillary Clinton entered the final phase of her campaign on Friday, working to ensure a victory that is decisive enough to earn a mandate for her presidency and a surge of voters to help Democrats win congressional races.
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NBC News:
Biden Wishes He Could Take Trump ‘Behind the Gym’ … by DAKSHAYANI SHANKAR  —  LATEST POSTS FROM DECISION 2016  —  October 22, 2016  —  Suspicious Substance Sent to Clinton Campaign HQ Deemed ‘Non-Hazardous’  —  Offices of Hillary Clinton's campaign headquarters in New York were evacuated …
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Harper Neidig / The Hill:
Biden blasts Trump: I wish ‘I could take him behind the gym’
Sam Reisman / Mediaite:
Michael Moore Says Anyone Voting for Trump is a ‘Legal Terrorist’  —  Oscar-winning documentarian-provocateur Michael Moore said in an interview with Rolling Stone published Friday that anyone choosing to vote for Trump was effectively a “legal terrorist” because they were participating in an act that would “blow up the system.”
Discussion: Instapundit
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Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Early voting shows upsurge of women  —  For much of his campaign, Donald Trump has done more to repel voting women than he has to win them over.  Now mounting evidence suggests they are already punishing him for it at the ballot box.  —  In three crucial battlegrounds — North Carolina …
Discussion: Opinion Savvy
William Turton / Gizmodo:
Today's Brutal DDoS Attack Is the Beginning of a Bleak Future  —  This morning a ton of websites and services, including Spotify and Twitter, were unreachable because of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Dyn, a major DNS provider.  Details of how the attack happened remain vague, but one thing seems certain.
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Allegra Kirkland / Talking Points Memo:
Bridget Kelly: Christie Knew About GWB Lane Closures A Month Ahead Of Time  —  In bombshell testimony Friday, Bridget Anne Kelly said that she told New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) that access lanes to the George Washington Bridge would be closed for a traffic study a month before the plan actually was carried out in September 2013.
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Ryan Hutchins / Politico:
Tearful Bridgegate defendant says Christie knew about scheme, threw bottle at her
Discussion: The Atlantic
 
 
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Anna Giaritelli / Washington Examiner:
11th Trump accuser to come forward on Saturday
Steven F. Hayward / Weekly Standard:
Crisis of the Conservative House Divided
Discussion: Power Line and American Greatness
New York Daily News:
Bury Trump in a Landslide
BostonGlobe.com:
Hillary Clinton looks to expand political map
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Henry Graff / WVIR-TV:
Rolling Stone Trial: Author of Retracted Article Continues Testimony
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Trump wants everything he's said during the campaign excluded from Trump University trial
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Nancy Cook / Politico:
Clinton's transition team hits the gas pedal
Discussion: Washington Monthly
 

 
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