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4:30 PM ET, October 24, 2016

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Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge:
New Podesta Email Exposes Dem Playbook For Rigging Polls Through “Oversamples”  —  Earlier this morning we wrote about the obvious sampling bias in the latest ABC / Washington Post poll that showed a 12-point national advantage for Hillary.  Like many of the recent polls from Reuters …
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Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Very bad analysis of a 2008 email is Donald Trump's new excuse for why he's losing  —  Earlier Monday morning, Matt Drudge's Drudge Report (which has become a centralized resource of Donald Trump-friendly stories) highlighted a story at the blog ZeroHedge.  A new email released by WikiLeaks …
Numbers / Pew Research Center:
Sampling  —  For most of our national surveys of the general public …
Discussion: Hot Air
John Wagner / Washington Post:
Bernie Sanders: If his staff's email were hacked, there would surely be some unkind things about Clinton  —  BURLINGTON, Vt. — The trove of hacked Democratic emails that have spilled into public view over recent months have included some unkind things about Bernie Sanders.
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John Wagner / Washington Post:   Sanders is prepared to be a liberal thorn in Clinton's side
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Crapo ditches Trump un-endorsement  —  For Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), the third time's the charm for his presidential endorsement.  —  He backed Donald Trump once he became the presumptive Republican nominee in May.  But Crapo then revoked his endorsement earlier this month …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and alan.com
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Ben Schreckinger / Politico:
Trump's window is closing
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Burr Squeezes Trump Tight: 'There's Not A Separation' Between Me And Him
Discussion: Daily Kos and Politico
Juliet Eilperin / Washington Post:
Obama calls GOP Rep. Issa ‘shameless’ for trying to portray himself as ally  —  President Obama launched a scathing attack on Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) at a fundraiser in San Diego on Sunday night, calling his recent move to portray himself as an administration ally “shameless” and “the definition of chutzpah.”
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Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Trump explains why the First Amendment has ‘too much protection’ for free speech
Discussion: Boing Boing and Rewire
James Hohmann / Washington Post:
The Daily 202: How Democrats are dominating early voting in Nevada  —  THE BIG IDEA:  —  LAS VEGAS—Katy Perry's glamor, Tom Steyer's money, Univision's megaphone and organized labor's muscle, along with a late assist from Barack Obama, each helped lubricate Harry Reid's well-oiled political machine over the past 48 hours.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Daily Kos
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Julie Hirschfeld Davis / New York Times:
For Republicans Abandoning Donald Trump, Obama Has a Message: ‘Too Late’
Discussion: Daily Kos and New York Magazine
Devlin Barrett / Wall Street Journal:
Clinton Ally Aided Campaign of FBI Official's Wife  —  Group linked to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe donated nearly half a million dollars to 2015 state Senate candidate  —  The political organization of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, an influential Democrat with longstanding ties to Bill …
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Donald Trump's chances of winning are approaching zero  —  The election is in 15 days.  And the electoral map just keeps looking grimmer and grimmer for Donald Trump.  —  We are making three changes to The Fix map this week, all favoring Hillary Clinton.  —  First, we are moving Nevada …
Monmouth University:
Monmouth University Polling Institute  —  North Carolina  —  Prez, Gov Races Close; GOP Edge for Senate  —  West Long Branch, NJ - The presidential race in North Carolina remains extremely tight with Hillary Clinton holding a negligible one point lead over Donald Trump - virtually unchanged from two months ago.
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
The Alt-Right Has Adopted An Old Nazi Term For Reporters  —  It's become a familiar routine by now: Trump supporters haranguing the press at rallies, booing them and screaming at them.  —  “Tell the truth!” and “CNN sucks!” have become staples at nearly every Trump rally.
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Trump: ‘Too much is being made’ about what I said in the debate  —  President Barack Obama said it's not a joke, Hillary Clinton said it's a threat to democracy, and first lady Michelle Obama said you don't keep American democracy in suspense.  But Donald Trump on Monday said it's being overblown.
Discussion: Associated Press
Project Veritas Action:
Rigging the Election - Video III: Creamer Confirms Hillary Clinton Involvement  —  Project Veritas Action has released the third video in a multi-part series that is sending shockwaves through the DNC and the Clinton campaign.  The first video explained the dark secrets and the hidden connections …
National Enquirer:
Hillary's Mr. Fix It Unmasked!  Clinton Operative Gives TV Tell-All  —  ENQUIRER exposé was only the beginning!  —  Hillary Clinton's shady Mr. Fix It will tell all on TV tonight, just days after his explosive confession in The National ENQUIRER hit the stands.
David Mack / BuzzFeed:
These Latina Sisters Trolled Eric Trump With A Simple T-Shirt  —  Meet sisters Annie and Ceci Cardelle, who live in Salisbury, North Carolina.  —  On Friday, Eric Trump and his wife Lara visited North Carolina to help drum up support for his dad.  —  When the sisters found out the Trumps …
Discussion: The Hill, AOL and Mashable
Business Insider:
The GOP must do something about the conservative media industrial complex if it wants to survive  —  Standing before a Miami audience, sleeves rolled up, President Barack Obama was hard at work campaigning for Hillary Clinton.  —  But, as he sometimes does when he's riffing on the stump, the president took a detour in his speech.
Discussion: RedState and Washington Examiner
T.L. Stanley / Advertising & Branding:
Arnold Schwarzenegger Wishes He Were Running for President This Year  —  If he had his druthers, Arnold Schwarzenegger would continue his 30-year-plus streak of voting Republican in the upcoming presidential election.  —  In his perfect world, he'd be casting a ballot for himself.
Mother Jones:
I Was a Terrorist...Seriously!  —  Ex-jihadist Kamal Saleem tells tales of palling around with Arafat, Qaddafi, and Saddam.  But his story has some big holes in it.  —  TIM MURPHY MARCH/APRIL 2012 ISSUE  —  As Michigan state legislators considered a plan to curb illegal immigration last fall …
Discussion: Right Wing Watch
Rosa Ines Rivera / New York Times:
Struggling to Serve at the Nation's Richest University  —  Cambridge, Mass. — I've been at Harvard University for 17 years, but I've never been in a classroom here.  I'm a cook in the dining halls.  I work in the cafeteria at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where every …
Lauren Fox / Talking Points Memo:
Harry Reid's Parting Shot: Dems Will Nuke The Filibuster For SCOTUS  —  Outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said he is confident that he has laid the groundwork for Democrats to nuke the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees if they win back the Senate in November.
Griff Witte / Washington Post:
Iceland, a land of Vikings, braces for a Pirate Party takeover  —  REYKJAVIK, ICELAND — The party that could be on the cusp of winning Iceland's national elections on Saturday didn't exist four years ago.  —  Its members are a collection of anarchists, hackers, libertarians and Web geeks.
Discussion: Sputnik International and Hot Air
Andrew Kaczynski / CNN:
Trump in 2012 on deporting many undocumented immigrants: 'I don't believe in that'  —  Trump on mass deportation in 2012: 'I don't believe in that'  —  (CNN)Just four years ago, Donald Trump took a drastically different position on what is now his central issue: deporting undocumented immigrants in the United States.
BostonGlobe.com:
In N.H., Maggie Hassan for US Senate  —  FATE DEALT KELLY AYOTTE a tough hand this year: The emergence of Donald J. Trump as the Republican presidential nominee surely would have posed a challenge for any politician in Ayotte's shoes.  But the New Hampshire GOP senator flunked the Trump test …
 
 
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Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
How WikiLeaks Reveals The Generations Of Clinton Power
Michael R. Strain / Washington Post:
It will take conservatives a lot of work to clean up after Trump. We should start now.
Adrian Carrasquillo / BuzzFeed:
Jay Z Set To Hold Ohio Concert For Clinton Aimed At Young Black Voters
Discussion: AOL
Crooks and Liars:
Hannity Gushes Over Previous Black Boogeyman Louis Farrakhan - Now That He Likes Trump
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Presidential Campaigns Haven't Agreed To ‘Acceptable’ Post-Election Press Access
Discussion: Politico and The Week
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Trump concedes he's ‘somewhat behind’ in the polls
Discussion: RedState and ABC News
 Earlier Items: 
Media Matters for America:
At His Most Unhinged, NRA's LaPierre Sends “Urgent” Message To Members Describing America As A Hellscape
Discussion: Eschaton
Timothy B. Lee / Vox:
The productivity paradox: why we're getting more innovation but less growth
Discussion: Marginal REVOLUTION
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
It's Trump's Party
Henry McDonald / Observer:
‘Gay cake’ row: born-again Christian bakers lose court appeal
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Towleroad
Liam Stack / New York Times:
Yes, Trump Really Is Saying ‘Big League,’ Not ‘Bigly,’ Linguists Say
Discussion: Language Log and The Week
Kurt Schlichter / Townhall.com:
Trump's Right - The System Is Rigged And We Don't Owe It Our Default Acceptance
Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
Why the Justice Dept. Will Have Far Fewer Watchdogs in Polling Places
Discussion: The Daily Caller and The Week