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3:55 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 …
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
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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Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Obama calls Issa ‘the definition of chutzpah’  —  LA JOLLA, Calif. — Note to Rep. Darrell Issa from President Barack Obama: If you want to call him one of the most corrupt presidents in history, say he should be impeached and question whether he was telling the truth about his birth certificate …
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.”
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Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Trump explains why the First Amendment has ‘too much protection’ for free speech
Discussion: Rewire and Boing Boing
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 …
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 Pledges to Stand With Law Enforcement
Discussion: ABC News and Politico
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: Booman Tribune 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
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.
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.
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
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 …
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
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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
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 …
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.
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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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
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Burr Squeezes Trump Tight: 'There's Not A Separation' Between Me And Him
Discussion: Daily Kos and Politico
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
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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
Natalie O'Neill / New York Post:
Residents want to dump Trump's name from high-rise
Discussion: Forbes, Mediaite and The Daily Caller
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
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