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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 …
CBS Miami:
The CBS4 Interview: Trump On Rigged System & The Press  —  MIAMI — CBS4's Jim DeFede interviewed Republican nominee Donald Trump Sunday afternoon at Trump's resort in Doral, Florida.  —  Part of the interview included a discussion about Trump's claim the system is rigged and changes …
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Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Trump explains why the First Amendment has ‘too much protection’ for free speech  —  “Our press is allowed to say whatever they want.”  —  If Donald Trump is president, he'd like to make some changes to the First Amendment.  —  In an interview with WFOR, CBS' Miami affiliate …
Discussion: Boing Boing
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  —  BURLINGTON, Vt. — Sen. Bernie Sanders, a loyal soldier for Hillary Clinton since he conceded the Democratic presidential nomination in July, plans to push liberal legislation with like-minded senators with or without Clinton's support …
Discussion: Political Wire
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
Discussion: Daily Kos and Liberty Unyielding
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.
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Associated Press:
The Latest: Trump Criticizes US Agricultural Regulations
Discussion: ABC News
Michael Finnegan / Los Angeles Times:
Tom Hayden, 1960s radical who became champion of liberal causes, dies at 76  —  Tom Hayden, a 1960s radical who became one of the nation's best-known champions of liberal causes, has died.  He was 76.  —  Tom Hayden, a 1960s radical who was in the vanguard of the movement to stop the Vietnam War …
Discussion: Towleroad, Mashable, The Week and KTLA
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Robert D. McFadden / New York Times:
Tom Hayden, Civil Rights and Antiwar Activist Turned Lawmaker, Dies at 76
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: Mashable, The Hill and AOL
Ben Schreckinger / Politico:
Trump's window is closing  —  With two weeks to go, Donald Trump's path to an election night win is almost entirely closed.  —  Hillary Clinton enters the final 15 days of the race safely ahead in states worth more than 270 electoral votes.  Indeed, the suspense of this final stretch is less …
Discussion: The Hill, NBC News and Associated Press
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 …
Nature:
The brain adapts to dishonesty … Abstract  —  Dishonesty is an integral part of our social world, influencing domains ranging from finance and politics to personal relationships.  Anecdotally, digressions from a moral code are often described as a series of small breaches that grow over time.
Discussion: Vox, Motherboard and The Verge
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.
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: Daily Kos
Media Matters for America:
At His Most Unhinged, NRA's LaPierre Sends “Urgent” Message To Members Describing America As A Hellscape  —  The leader of the National Rifle Association insisted he wasn't “crazy,” “paranoid,” or “nuts” before ranting to NRA members in an “urgent” video message where he made claims at odds with reality …
Discussion: Eschaton
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
It's Trump's Party  —  The presidential campaign is entering its final weeks, and unless the polls are completely off, Donald Trump has very little chance of winning — only 7 percent, according to the Times's Upshot model.  Meanwhile, the candidate continues to say disgusting things …
James Ball / BuzzFeed:
Here's What I Learned About Julian Assange While Working Alongside Him  —  The WikiLeaks founder is out to settle a score with Hillary Clinton and to reassert himself as a player on the world stage, says BuzzFeed News special correspondent James Ball, who worked for Assange at Wikileaks.
Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
Why the Justice Dept. Will Have Far Fewer Watchdogs in Polling Places  —  WASHINGTON — For the first time since the days of poll taxes and literacy tests a half-century ago, the Justice Department will be sharply restricted in how it can deploy some of its most powerful weapons to deter voter intimidation in the presidential election.
Discussion: The Daily Caller and The Week
Juliet Eilperin / Washington Post:
Obama calls 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 Sunday night, calling his recent move to portray himself as an administration ally “shameless” and “the definition of chutzpah.”
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Henry McDonald / Observer:
‘Gay cake’ row: born-again Christian bakers lose court appeal  —  Judges uphold ruling that Ashers Bakery discriminated against gay man by refusing to make cake with pro-gay marriage slogan … A bakery in Northern Ireland owned by evangelical Christians has lost an appeal to overturn …
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Towleroad
Niall Stanage / The Hill:
Could a President Clinton heal a divided nation?  —  If she wins the White House, Hillary Clinton  —  will face the daunting task of healing the national divisions exposed by a vicious campaign season.  —  Whether Clinton could knit the nation back together is an open question.
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
Kurt Schlichter / Townhall.com:
Trump's Right - The System Is Rigged And We Don't Owe It Our Default Acceptance  —  No pearl went unclutched when Trump refused to agree in advance to validate the giant scam that is this election.  Yeah, scam.  In light of all we've seen during this stupidest of years …
Liam Stack / New York Times:
Yes, Trump Really Is Saying ‘Big League,’ Not ‘Bigly,’ Linguists Say  —  Donald J. Trump has said almost too many controversial things to count during the course of his presidential campaign, but over the last few months one turn of phrase has inspired more online curiosity than fervor: the word “bigly.”
Discussion: The Week and Language Log
 
 
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
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Tim Skoczek / CNN:
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Discussion: Politico and Washington Times
Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
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