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2:30 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 …
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 …
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
Discussion: Political Wire
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: Rewire and Boing Boing
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.
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.”
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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: Kaine Blasts Rubio for Support of Trump
Discussion: Politico and ABC News
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
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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
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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
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, Mashable and AOL
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.
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 …
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 …
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Trump concedes he's ‘somewhat behind’ in the polls  —  Despite his consistent claims that he's winning, Donald Trump on Monday conceded during a radio interview broadcast to a Charlotte audience that he's trailing in the polls.  —  “I think we're gonna have — whether it's Brexit or beyond Brexit …
Discussion: RedState
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
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Burr Squeezes Trump Tight: 'There's Not A Separation' Between Me And Him  —  During a rally in Gastonia, North Carolina, on Saturday vulnerable Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) tied himself to Donald Trump and defended his decision to continue to support the embattled Republican nominee.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Politico
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 …
 
 
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Michael Koenigs / ABC News:
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
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Henry McDonald / Observer:
‘Gay cake’ row: born-again Christian bakers lose court appeal
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Natalie O'Neill / New York Post:
Residents want to dump Trump's name from high-rise
Discussion: Forbes, Mediaite and The Daily Caller
Rasmussen Reports:
White House Watch: Still Neck-and-Neck
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Seung Min Kim / Politico:
The collapse of Evan Bayh
Liam Stack / New York Times:
Yes, Trump Really Is Saying ‘Big League,’ Not ‘Bigly,’ Linguists Say
Discussion: Language Log and The Week
Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
During a rare Sunday rally, Trump asks the crowd if he was right to run for president
Discussion: AOL, USA Today and Talking Points Memo
Andrew Restuccia / Politico:
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Kurt Schlichter / Townhall.com:
Trump's Right - The System Is Rigged And We Don't Owe It Our Default Acceptance
Niall Stanage / The Hill:
Could a President Clinton heal a divided nation?
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
Why the Justice Dept. Will Have Far Fewer Watchdogs in Polling Places
Discussion: The Daily Caller and The Week