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6:15 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  —  Donald Trump is giving a raging, rambling speech with accusations against everyone and everything.  But there's one thing he flagged that everyone needs to understand the details about.  —  Here's what he said ...
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.”
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.
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.
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
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.
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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
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 …
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.
Dan Zak / Washington Post:
Forget Trump and Clinton.  ‘Black Jeopardy’ is SNL's best political sketch this year.  —  Just before midnight Saturday, Tom Hanks put on a denim shirt, a goatee and a red “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN” hat, and in six minutes pulled off the best political sketch of the year …
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
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: Daily Kos and Associated Press
Associated Press:
NAACP: White Students Put Noose Around Neck Of Black Student In Mississippi  —  JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — White students at a south Mississippi high school put a noose around the neck of a black student and “yanked backward,” the state NAACP said Monday.  —  Ayana Kinnel, spokeswoman …
Discussion: The Root
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
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 …
John Bresnahan / Politico:
Bayh lunched with bank lobbyists on day of '08 bailout vote  —  Former Indiana senator and longtime Banking Committee member Evan Bayh held a series of private meetings with financial services industry executives and lobbyists throughout 2008 — just as Wall Street was collapsing and big banks …
Discussion: America Rising
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 …
Alex Napoliello / New Jersey Online:
Ceremony honoring police before HS game sends ‘frightening message,’ ACLU says  —  MIDDLETOWN — A ceremony honoring law enforcement, military and first responders before a high school football game Friday night drew criticism from the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey because of an underlying “frightening message.”
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.
Andrew Marantz / New Yorker:
Trolls for Trump  —  Meet Mike Cernovich, the meme mastermind of the alt-right.  —  In late August, Hillary Clinton announced that she would soon give a speech, in Reno, Nevada, linking Donald J. Trump to what has become known as the alt-right—a loose online affiliation of white nationalists …
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 …
Associated Press:
Clinton, Warren Join Forces in Campaign's Final Stretch  —  Joining forces in the presidential campaign's final stretch, Hillary Clinton and Sen. Elizabeth Warren pounded Donald Trump on Monday for disrespecting women and denigrating U.S. troops assisting Iraqis in their push to retake the city of Mosul.
Discussion: Politico
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.
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 …
 
 
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Andy Ostroy / New York Times:
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Jonah Engel Bromwich / New York Times:
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Brandon Cockerham / Judicial Watch:
Clinton State Department IT Official John Bentel Takes Fifth Amendment During Judicial Watch Deposition
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
Josh Haskell / ABC News:
Sen. Elizabeth Warren Fires Back at Donald Trump, Saying ‘Nasty Women Vote’
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Adrian Carrasquillo / BuzzFeed:
Jay Z Set To Hold Ohio Concert For Clinton Aimed At Young Black Voters
Discussion: AOL and Mashable
 Earlier Items: 
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
Rosa Ines Rivera / New York Times:
Struggling to Serve at the Nation's Richest University
Liam Stack / New York Times:
Yes, Trump Really Is Saying ‘Big League,’ Not ‘Bigly,’ Linguists Say
Discussion: Language Log and The Week
David Mack / BuzzFeed:
These Latina Sisters Trolled Eric Trump With A Simple T-Shirt
Discussion: The Hill, AOL and Mashable