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12:55 AM ET, October 26, 2016


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Matea Gold / Washington Post:
Trump halts big-money fundraising, cutting off cash to the party  —  Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has effectively shut down his high-dollar fundraising operation for the rest of the campaign, a highly unusual move that deals another serious blow to the GOP's effort to finance …
Eli Stokols / Politico:
Trump bobbles attack on Obamacare  —  DORAL, Fla. — Standing beside his shimmering green golf course, Donald Trump had the political equivalent of a tap-in putt — news that Obamacare premiums are set to shoot up next year.  —  He muffed it.  —  At a campaign event at his Miami-area golf …
Scott Horsley / NPR:
Trump Blasts Obamacare At His Miami Golf Course But Misstates Employees' Coverage
Discussion: Raw Story and Mediaite
Cristiano Lima / Politico:
Gingrich blasts Kelly for Trump coverage: ‘You are fascinated with sex’  —  Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich lashed out at Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly on Tuesday night for her coverage of the sexual assault allegations recently made against Donald Trump.  —  Gingrich, an open supporter …
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Newt Gingrich Lost It and Blew Up at Megyn Kelly: ‘You Are Fascinated with Sex!’
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Colin Powell Says He'll Vote for Hillary Clinton  —  Colin L. Powell, the Republican former secretary of state, said on Tuesday that he planned to vote for Hillary Clinton for president as he condemned her rival, Donald J. Trump, at an event on Long Island.  —  Speaking before the Long …
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Panicking GOP makes major last-minute Senate investment  —  Republicans, on the verge of losing the Senate, are plowing a mammoth $25 million into six races in a last-ditch attempt to stop Donald Trump from dragging the entire GOP down with him.  —  The investment from Senate Leadership Fund …
Michael Barbaro / New York Times:
What Drives Donald Trump?  Fear of Losing Status, Tapes Show  —  By any measure, Arsenio Hall was a Hollywood success: He had starred in popular films, packed houses as a stand-up comic and hosted a hit late-night television show bearing his name.  —  Donald J. Trump saw it differently by the mid-2000s.
Kevin Robillard / Politico:
Top Democrats steamed that party letting Rubio skate  —  Tensions are flaring at the highest rungs of the Democratic Party over its decision to pull out of the Florida Senate race, with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and Florida donors pressing to go all out to unseat Marco Rubio …
Discussion: RedState
Adrian Florido / NPR:
Attempting To Woo Latino Voters, Marco Rubio Gets Booed At Orlando Festival
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Images of New MacBook Pro With Magic Toolbar Leaked in macOS Sierra 10.12.1  —  macOS Sierra 10.12.1, released yesterday, includes hidden Apple Pay images that depict the brand new MacBook Pro with an OLED touch panel that's set to be announced by Apple on Thursday, October 27.
Derek Hawkins / Washington Post:
White high schoolers in Miss. put noose around black student's neck and ‘yanked,’ NAACP says  —  A group of white high school students in Mississippi placed a noose around a black student's neck and “yanked backward,” according to an NAACP leader, who described the incident Monday and demanded …
The Independent:
We probably just heard a message from aliens, scientists say  —  Scientists have heard hugely unusual messages from deep in space that they think are coming from aliens.  A new analysis of strange modulations in a tiny set of stars appears to indicate that it could be coming …
Taeku Lee, Ph.D. / The Huffington Post:
Asian American Voters In The 2016 Election  —  Leader in Latino political opinion research  —  With the debates now in the rear view mirror and less than three weeks ahead before Election Tuesday, Asian American Decisions is excited to report out some fresh new results on where Asian Americans stand on this election.
Discussion: New York Magazine
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Study: 91 percent of coverage on evening newscasts was negative to Donald Trump  —  A whopping 91 percent of news coverage about Donald Trump on the three broadcast nightly newscasts over the past 12 weeks has been ‘hostile’, a new study finds.  —  The study, conducted by the conservative …
ABC News:
Trump Taunts ‘Tough Guy’ Joe Biden Over ‘Behind the Gym’ Comments  —  Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}  —  Coming up next:  —  {{nextVideo.title}}  —  {{nextVideo.description}}  —  Skip to this video now  —  Related Extras Related Videos Video Transcript
Discussion: Politico
Kristin Salaky / Talking Points Memo:
White Woman Waving ‘Blacks For Trump’ Sign Appears Behind Trump At Rally (PHOTOS)  —  The colorful, enthusiastic crowd behind Donald Trump at a rally Tuesday in Sanford, Florida drew some attention from the Republican presidential nominee.  —  “I love those pink signs, ‘Women for Trump.’ I love the signs behind me,” he crowed.
Jeff Greenfield / The Daily Beast:
Can't Wait for It to Be Over?  Don't Kid Yourself  —  It's become just about all anybody can say: “I can't wait for this election to be over.”  It also is very likely to become a textbook case of: “be careful what you wish for.”  If you think this contest has demonstrated fault lines …
Ari Berman / The Nation:
A CITY CLERK OPPOSED AN EARLY-VOTING SITE AT UW-GREEN BAY BECAUSE ‘STUDENTS LEAN MORE TOWARD THE DEMOCRATS’  —  New e-mails released to The Nation reveal ongoing GOP attempts to suppress the vote.  —  By ,  —  Students wait in long lines to register and vote at UW-Eau Claire Davies Center on Tuesday, April 5, 2016.
Emily Flitter / Reuters:
Trump asks team to trim back transition efforts, focus on race: sources  —  Trailing in opinion polls, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has asked his campaign to cut back on work identifying candidates for key jobs in his would-be administration and focus instead on bolstering …
Jennifer Duffy / The Cook Political Report:
Senate Democrats Poised to Pick Up 5-7 Seats  —  Senate Republicans had been doing a pretty solid job of maintaining their distance from GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump by running their own campaign that focused largely on more local issues or those issues that motivate their base.
Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
WikiLeaks reveals fears and frustrations inside Clinton world  —  On the day the news broke that Hillary Clinton had used a private email account as secretary of state, the man who would soon be named to chair her presidential campaign fired off a note of distress, venting frustration about some of Clinton's closest aides.
Discussion: Instapundit
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Donald Trump's campaign has spent more on hats than on polling  —  I don't think there's a data point that better captures the weirdness of this presidential election cycle than the following:  —  According to the Federal Election Commission filings, Donald Trump's presidential campaign …
Dan Lamothe / Washington Post:
Pentagon chief promises to resolve cases for National Guard soldiers ordered to repay bonuses  —  PARIS — Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter promised Tuesday to resolve the cases of thousands of Army National Guard soldiers who were ordered by the Defense Department to repay bonuses they received to enlist in the military.
USA Today:
Self-driving semi-truck makes first trip — a 120-mile beer run  —  SAN FRANCISCO — If you're sipping a Budweiser somewhere in Colorado Springs, you just might have a robot to thank for that thirst-quenching brew.  —  Last week, self-driving truck start-up Otto teamed with Anheuser-Busch …
Discussion: Vox and Mother Jones
Alexandra Alter / New York Times:
Paul Beatty Wins Man Booker Prize With ‘The Sellout’  —  Paul Beatty's novel “The Sellout,” a blistering satire about race in America, won the Man Booker Prize on Tuesday, marking the first time an American writer has won the award.  —  The five Booker judges, who were unanimous in their decision …
Amanda Carpenter / Washington Post:
One GOP woman wonders why the men in her party won't defend her  —  Earlier this month, Eric Trump sent out a fundraising solicitation showing a map of his father overwhelmingly winning the election.  There was only one catch.  The winning map represented a pollster's projection of what would happen if only men voted.
Here are hilarious images from the Trump TV cartoon that never happened  —  Around 2006, Donald Trump was enjoying a run as the namesake of Trump Magazine— a publication that had begun primarily as a marketing vehicle to be distributed at his properties, but had come to be distributed on newsstands nationally.
Shane Bauer / Mother Jones:
I Went Undercover With a Border Militia.  Here's What I Saw.  —  I crawl out of the back of the pickup with my rifle in hand.  “Keep your weapons nice and tight,” Captain Pain orders.  I am traveling light.  Unlike the others, I don't view southern Arizona as a war zone, so I didn't put steel plates in my chest rig.
Discussion: NPR and Daily Kos
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Trump to 2020 prospects: You don't have a chance  —  Donald Trump is the only candidate who can defeat Hillary Clinton, he suggested Tuesday, laughing at Republicans who may be considering mounting a run in 2020.  —  Hailing his campaign as a movement during his rally in Sanford, Florida …
Discussion: ABC News
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Natalie Schreyer / Mother Jones:
The Trump Files: Donald's Words to a Grieving Mother
Discussion: Guardian
National Journal:
For GOP, Time To Worry, Not To Panic
Justin McCarthy / Gallup:
Americans' Respect for Police Surges
Chris Massie / CNN:
Giuliani: When I see Clinton, ‘I see her in an orange jumpsuit’
Discussion: AOL and Washington Times
Scott Bland / Politico:
Complaints allege House Democrats' Trump ads break campaign finance law
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Nikita Vladimirov / The Hill:
Glenn Beck: Trump is a ‘sociopath’
Discussion: RedState
Jim Galloway / Political Insider blog:
Herman Cain and Donald Trump tilt at West Coast windmills
Discussion: Gizmodo, Grist and The Week
Ben Domenech / The Federalist:
The Failure Of American Institutions, Not Of Conservatism, Made Donald Trump Possible
Discussion: Washington Post
Jeet Heer / New Republic:
The Right Is Giving Up on Democracy
Discussion: Forbes and Lawyers, Guns & Money