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8:05 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.”
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
Trump's Campaign Is Launching a Nightly News Show on Facebook  —  Welcome to the Donald Trump show!  —  Tonight, the Trump campaign is kicking off a show that will air on the candidate's Facebook page every night at 6:30 pm ET via Facebook Live from the campaign war room at Trump Tower.
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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Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
Clinton's Specter of Illegitimacy
Discussion: Power Line and Raw Story
The Daily Beast:
Bernie Sanders: If My Emails Leaked, There'd Be Mean Things About Hillary
Discussion: Washington Post
Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar / Associated Press:
Obama administration confirms double-digit premium hikes  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday.  That will stoke another “Obamacare” …
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Sarah Kliff / Vox:
Obamacare's double-digit rate hike, explained in 400 words
Discussion: twitchy.com
ASPE:
Health Plan Choice and Premiums in the 2017 Health Insurance Marketplace
Discussion: Politico and Washington Post
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 …
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.
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.
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Sara Murray / CNN:
Anger unleashed: On the trail in Trump's America
Matt Fuller / The Huffington Post:
Republicans Threaten Lawsuits Over TV Ads Linking Them To Donald Trump  —  Saying a candidate supports Trump is basically defamation, they argue.  —  Congressional Reporter, The Huffington Post  —  WASHINGTON Some Republicans are running so far away from their party's nominee …
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.
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: Washington Examiner and RedState
Telegraph:
Pro-Trump fundraisers agree to accept illicit foreign donation  —  Donald Trump's presidential campaign is facing a fundraising scandal after a Telegraph investigation exposed how key supporters were prepared to accept illicit donations from foreign backers.
Discussion: Hot Air, Raw Story and Politicus USA
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 …
Matt Shuham / Talking Points Memo:
Woman Groped At Protest Against Trump's Groping, Police Say  —  A man groped a female protestor at an event meant to highlight Trump's own inappropriate touching outside of Trump Tower ahead of the third presidential debate.  —  One woman who attended the “Pussy Power at Trump Tower” …
Discussion: alan.com and DNAinfo New York
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.”
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 …
Joe Concha / The Hill:
Ex-CIA director calls Hannity a ‘true propagandist’  —  A former director of the CIA under President George W. Bush writes that Fox News host Sean Hannity is a “true propagandist.”  —  Michael Hayden, who led the CIA under Bush from 2006 to 2009, told Brookings Institution senior fellow Benjamin Wittes …
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:
THIS IS BIG=> DONALD TRUMP Continues Lead in Florida Early Voting  —  Florida is a must-win state for Donald Trump to declare victory on election day and the good news is that he's off to a very good start.  —  In fact, his lead in early voting there is a first for Republicans.
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
Warren Henry / The Federalist:
Liberals Adored Trump When He Was Winning The GOP Primary  —  Donald Trump's rise was fueled in part by progressives who cried wolf about Republicans for years.  During the so-called “invisible primary” and early contests in 2016, several liberal pundits entertained the idea that Donald …
Discussion: Washington Post
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 …
CNN:
California Guard vets told to repay millions in enlistment bonuses  — “Our military heroes should not shoulder the burden of military recruiters' faults,” Rep. McCarthy says  —  (CNN)Ten years after the Pentagon enticed soldiers to reenlist by offering hefty bonuses …
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
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.
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: alan.com and Talking Points Memo
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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Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
WikiLeaks Reveals The Generations Of Clinton Power
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Media Matters for America:
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