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5:25 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
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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Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Burr Squeezes Trump Tight: 'There's Not A Separation' Between Me And Him
Discussion: Politico and Daily Kos
Ben Schreckinger / Politico:
Trump's window is closing
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 …
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
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
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.
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
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.
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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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
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Trump concedes he's ‘somewhat behind’ in the polls
Discussion: RedState and ABC News
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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
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
Discussion: Marginal REVOLUTION
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