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5:30 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 …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
We're in the Universal Derp Implosion
Discussion: The Week
Numbers / Pew Research Center:
Sampling  —  For most of our national surveys of the general public …
Discussion: Hot Air
Andrew Kaczynski / CNN:
Trump on porn actress who accused him of misconduct: 'Oh, I'm sure she's never been grabbed before'  —  (CNN)Donald Trump on Monday addressed the latest accusations of inappropriate sexual contact made against him, saying of the accuser, an adult film performer, “Oh, I'm sure she's never been grabbed before.”
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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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: Politico and Daily Kos
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.
CNN:
Clinton leads by 5 heading in to final two weeks  —  (CNN)Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 5 points as the presidential campaign heads into its final two weeks, with the Democratic nominee's support just shy of the 50% mark, according to a new CNN/ORC poll.
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 …
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.
Discussion: Daily Kos
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
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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
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.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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
Philly.com:
Despite plea for leniency, Kane gets 10 to 23 months in prison  —  Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane was sentenced Monday to 10 to 23 months in prison for perjury, obstruction and other crimes.  —  KATHLEEN KANE  —  Jury convicts AG Kane, sentencing set for Oct. 24
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
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
Michael R. Strain / Washington Post:
It will take conservatives a lot of work to clean up after Trump.  We should start now.  —  2016 was a massive failure.  —  Conservatives need to be clear-eyed about the enormity of the Failure of 2016.  The Republican Party — the imperfect political vehicle for conservative policy …
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.
 
 
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Andrew Marantz / New Yorker:
Trolls for Trump  —  Meet Mike Cernovich, the meme mastermind of the alt-right.
Brandon Cockerham / Judicial Watch:
Clinton State Department IT Official John Bentel Takes Fifth Amendment During Judicial Watch Deposition
Associated Press:
NAACP: White Students Put Noose Around Neck Of Black Student In Mississippi
Discussion: The Root
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
WikiLeaks Reveals The Generations Of Clinton Power
Mother Jones:
I Was a Terrorist...Seriously!  —  Ex-jihadist Kamal Saleem tells tales …
Discussion: Right Wing Watch
Adrian Carrasquillo / BuzzFeed:
Jay Z Set To Hold Ohio Concert For Clinton Aimed At Young Black Voters
Discussion: AOL and Mashable
 Earlier Items: 
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Trump concedes he's ‘somewhat behind’ in the polls
Discussion: Washington Post, RedState and ABC News
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / New York Times:
For Republicans Abandoning Donald Trump, Obama Has a Message: ‘Too Late’
Discussion: Daily Kos and New York Magazine
Media Matters for America:
At His Most Unhinged, NRA's LaPierre Sends “Urgent” Message To Members Describing America As A Hellscape
Discussion: Eschaton
Griff Witte / Washington Post:
Iceland, a land of Vikings, braces for a Pirate Party takeover
Discussion: Sputnik International and Hot Air
Dalya Alberge / Guardian:
Christopher Marlowe credited as one of Shakespeare's co-writers
Discussion: Mashable, Raw Story and The Week
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
It's Trump's Party
Liam Stack / New York Times:
Yes, Trump Really Is Saying ‘Big League,’ Not ‘Bigly,’ Linguists Say
Discussion: Language Log and The Week