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12:15 PM ET, October 24, 2016


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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 …
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
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 …
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.
Caitlin Yilek / The Hill:
Trump in 2012: 'I don't believe in' deporting many illegal immigrants
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
Robert D. McFadden / New York Times:
Tom Hayden, Civil Rights and Antiwar Activist Turned Lawmaker, Dies at 76
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 …
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 …
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.
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 and AOL
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
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
Thomas Grove / Wall Street Journal:
Russians Conduct Nuclear-Bomb Survival Drills as Cold War Heats Up  —  Bomb shelters are upgraded, gas masks tested amid strained relations between Putin and U.S.  —  Cold War-era Soviet Union survival tactics are back in vogue as Russians by the millions participated in emergency drills across the country in early October.
Natalie O'Neill / New York Post:
Residents want to dump Trump's name from high-rise  —  More On:  —  He's a disgrace to their good names!  —  Trump Place residents are petitioning to remove The Donald's name from their tony Upper West Side high-rise complex because it's “embarrassing.”  —  “He's a jerk.  I don't respect him.
Discussion: Forbes, The Daily Caller and Mediaite
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
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
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
Associated Press:
The Latest: Trump Claims Bad Polls Are ‘Phony’  —  The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):  —  Donald Trump is suggesting that Democrats are making up “phony polls” to drive down turnout.  —  Trump tweeted Monday that the polls were created “to suppress” his support.
Discussion: ABC News and Politico
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
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
The collapse of Evan Bayh  —  INDIANAPOLIS — When Evan Bayh launched a startling comeback bid for his Indiana Senate seat this summer, Republicans vowed to make his return to politics miserable.  —  They weren't kidding.  —  In the three months since he got in, Bayh's opponents have unleashed …
Discussion: America Rising
Kurt Schlichter /
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 …
Andrew Restuccia / Politico:
Want a presidential appointment?  Step 1: Oppo research on yourself  —  Only in Washington would powerful people pay lawyers up to $1,000 an hour to comb through every aspect of their lives in search of potential career killers.  —  More than a dozen people who expect — or simply hope …
Numbers / Pew Research Center:
Sampling  —  For most of our national surveys of the general public, we conduct telephone surveys using a random digit sample of landline and cellphone numbers in the continental United States.  Some of our surveys include additional, larger samples of subgroups, such as African Americans or young people …
ABC News:
The Note: Trump, Clinton and the Battle of Gettysburg  —  Donald Trump kicked off a speech in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania about his plan for his first 100 days as president by announcing that he will sue every woman who has accused him of sexual assault.  “Every woman lied when they came forward to hurt my campaign.
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Griff Witte / Washington Post:
Iceland, a land of Vikings, braces for a Pirate Party takeover
Discussion: Hot Air
Dalya Alberge / Guardian:
Christopher Marlowe credited as one of Shakespeare's co-writers
Discussion: Raw Story and The Week
Juliet Eilperin / Washington Post:
Obama calls Issa ‘shameless’ for trying to portray himself as ally
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
It's Trump's Party
Rasmussen Reports:
White House Watch: Still Neck-and-Neck
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
If Trump loses, the news media should break the addiction. But can they?
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Dems brace for immigration battle
Discussion: ABC News and Hot Air
 Earlier Items: 
Greg Miller / Washington Post:
Plans to send heavier weapons to CIA-backed rebels in Syria stall amid White House skepticism
Tim Skoczek / CNN:
Kaine: Clinton as president would seek Congress' input for ISIS fight
Discussion: Politico and Washington Times
Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
During a rare Sunday rally, Trump asks the crowd if he was right to run for president
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Tina Terry / WSOC-TV:
Woman shot, killed while in town for sister-in-law's funeral, police say
Discussion: The Root and Raw Story
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
The Dangers of Hillary Clinton
Joshua Spivak / The Hill:
The Electoral College back in the spotlight?
Peter Schroeder / The Hill:
Trump's growth projections leave economists in disbelief
Discussion: Raw Story
David Edwards / Raw Story:
Busted: Jake Tapper unearths clip of Kellyanne Conway saying Trump ‘whines’ about rigged elections

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