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10:35 AM ET, October 26, 2016


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Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Newt Gingrich Lost It and Blew Up at Megyn Kelly: ‘You Are Fascinated with Sex!’  —  Newt Gingrich faced off with Megyn Kelly tonight and completely lost it.  Gingrich, who most frequently appears in Fox primetime with Sean Hannity, seemed to be very, very thrown by actually being challenged on Donald Trump being behind in the polls.
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 …
Chris Sanchez / Business Insider:
Megyn Kelly torches Newt Gingrich in heated interview over Donald Trump  —  Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly squared off Tuesday night in a heated interview about how the media is covering the election.  —  Gingrich, who is an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump …
William Cummings / USA Today:
‘You are fascinated with sex,’ Newt Gingrich tells Megyn Kelly in heated exchange
Discussion: Washington Post, NBC News and Mashable
John McCormick / Bloomberg:
Trump Has 2-Point Edge in Bloomberg Politics Poll of Florida  —  In the U.S. Senate race, Republican incumbent Marco Rubio leads by 10 percentage points.  —  McCormickJohn  —  Donald Trump has a slim advantage in Florida as critical independent voters narrowly break his way in the must …
Rafael Bernal / The Hill:
Hispanic crowd boos Marco Rubio off stage  —  (R-Fla.) took the stage in Orlando at Calle Orange, a Puerto Rican-themed festival, on Sunday when some in the crowd started booing, NPR reported.  —  The jeering got louder as the Cuban-American senator, seeking reelection after dropping …
Megan Cassidy / Arizona Republic:
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio officially charged with criminal contempt … With a federal judge's signature on a proposed order initially submitted by prosecutors Oct. 17, the deal is sealed: Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is criminally charged with federal contempt of court.
Associated Press:
Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio officially charged with criminal contempt  —  PHOENIX — The longtime sheriff of metropolitan Phoenix was formally charged Tuesday with criminal contempt-of-court for ignoring a judge's order in a racial-profiling case.  —  Prosecutors promised two weeks ago that they would prosecute Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Discussion: The Root and ImmigrationProf Blog
Eli Stokols / Politico:
Trump campaign turns infomercial  —  MIAMI — Donald Trump has less than two weeks left in his presidential campaign, but his closing argument sounds as much about his business interests as his electoral ones.  —  As Hillary Clinton and her surrogates fan out across the battleground states …
Discussion: The Week
New York Times:
Brand Promotions Suggest Donald Trump Is Looking Past Election Day
Discussion: Political Wire and The Week
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 …
Kira Lerner / ThinkProgress:
Indiana officials are trying to block almost 45,000 black citizens from voting  —  Police raided the largest voter registration drive in the state with the lowest voter turnout in the country.  —  Roughly 45,000 newly registered voters in Indiana—almost all of whom are black …
Associated Press:
The Latest: Trump Campaign Manager Defends Hotel ‘Pit Stop’  —  The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):  —  Donald Trump's campaign manager is defending his “pit stop” in Washington to preside at the formal opening of his new luxury hotel blocks from the White House.
Discussion: Politico and ABC News
Gary Langer / ABC News:
A Dead Heat for Congress, Despite Clinton's Advantage (POLL)  —  Hillary Clinton's lead in the presidential race is no longer in the double digits in the latest ABC News tracking poll, and there are signs of vote splitting that could help down-ballot Republicans.
Discussion: Political Wire
Adam Kirsch / New York Times:
The Meaning of Bob Dylan's Silence  —  In the summer of 1964, Bob Dylan released his fourth album, “Another Side of Bob Dylan,” which includes the track “It Ain't Me Babe.”  “Go 'way from my window/Leave at your own chosen speed,” it begins.  “I'm not the one you want, babe/I'm not the one you need.”
Christina Wilkie / The Huffington Post:
Trump Loyalists Planned Voter Intimidation Using Fake ID Badges, Fake Exit Polling — Until HuffPost Asked Them About It  —  The “Vote Protectors” are affiliated with Trump adviser Roger Stone.  —  National Political Reporter, The Huffington Post  —  Vote Protectors, the anti-voter-fraud group hosted …
Joe Tacopino / New York Post:
Huma email reveal: Hillary ‘still not perfect in the head’  —  More On:  —  Top aide Huma Abedin warned the Clinton campaign team in a 2015 e-mail that Hillary was “still not perfect in her head” and would have to “stick to notes” during an event.  —  The e-mail is among thousands hacked …
Allegra Kirkland / Talking Points Memo:
‘Blacks For Trump’ Supporter A Former Member Of Charismatic Cult  —  The man who has appeared behind Donald Trump at numerous south Florida rallies bearing a “Blacks for Trump” sign is a former member of the murderous Yahweh ben Yahweh cult and a fixture at Republican campaign events.
NBC News:
‘Not Wanted’: Black Applicants Rejected for Trump Housing Speak Out  —  Fmr Trump rental agent recalls racist policy 12:55  —  In 1973, New York City school teacher Annette Gandy Fortt was looking for a decent place to live.  A listing for an apartment in a building owned by Donald Trump's father …
Michael Goodwin / New York Post:
Richard Nixon could only wish he got Hillary's FBI treatment  —  MORE FROM:  —  After taking the oath of office following Richard Nixon's 1974 resignation over Watergate, President Gerald Ford famously declared, “My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.”
Discussion: Instapundit
Benjamin Morris / FiveThirtyEight:
Polls May Be Underestimating Evan McMullin's Chances In Utah  —  Earlier this month, I wrote a story outlining the extremely narrow but not impossible path that Evan McMullin could take to the White House, and since then, McMullin has become a genuinely hot topic.
Jessie Hellmann / The Hill:
Warren slams GOP Sen. Burr as ‘puppy on a leash’ for backing Trump  —  on Tuesday continued her onslaught against GOP lawmakers backing Donald Trump  —  (R-N.C.) a “puppy on a leash” for supporting the presidential nominee.  —  The Massachusetts senator, continuing her tour of swing states in support of Hillary Clinton
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
New York Times:
Donald Trump Allies Focus Anger on Another Target: G.O.P. Leaders  —  Faced with the demoralizing prospect of a third consecutive loss in a presidential race, conservative Republicans are girding for an extended clash on two fronts in the months ahead: one with a Hillary Clinton administration …
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
Hillary Clinton's Resounding Mandate  —  I hear two observations about the 2016 presidential race so incessantly that they're like hit songs at peak ubiquity.  The lyrics are seared into my brain.  —  One is that the Republican and Democratic nominees leave voters with no real choice.
Discussion: Daily Kos
Scott Adams' Blog:
The Bully Party  —  I've been trying to figure out what common trait binds Clinton supporters together.  As far as I can tell, the most unifying characteristic is a willingness to bully in all its forms.  —  If you have a Trump sign in your lawn, they will steal it.
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Jonathan Swan / The Hill:
Government workers shun Trump, give big money to Clinton  —  Federal government employees are opening their wallets to help Hillary Clinton  —  on Nov. 8.  —  Of the roughly $2 million that federal workers from 14 agencies spent on presidential politics by the end of September …
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 …
Gerrad Hall /
Adele Endorses Hillary Clinton at Miami Concert  —  'Don't vote for him,' the singer tells the audience  —  See also  —  Jay Z supports Hillary Clinton with Ohio concert  —  Katy Perry says she'll vote naked for Hillary  —  Elton John, Katy Perry stand for Hillary Clinton at fundraiser
Exclusive: leaked recording shows what Theresa May really thinks about Brexit  —  Secret audio of Goldman Sachs talk in May shows she feared businesses would leave and wanted the UK to take a lead in Europe … Theresa May privately warned that companies would leave the UK if the country voted …
Discussion: Business Insider
Theodoric Meyer / Politico:
House GOP hopes bleeding has stopped as Democrats expand map  —  House Republicans are increasingly worried that Donald Trump's presidential collapse will cut deep into their 30-seat majority, as races that looked relatively safe months ago have suddenly become battlegrounds in the final weeks of the 2016 election.
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David Folkenflik / NPR:
AT&T Deal For Time Warner Casts Renewed Attention On CNN
Cristiano Lima / Politico:
Hannity offers to pay for Obama to go to Kenya
Discussion: RedState
Dustin Wahl / Washington Post:
Liberty University students: Trump is the antithesis of Christian values
Discussion: The Atlantic
Gary Legum / Salon:
“Nasty Women Vote”: In a sweet rebuke to the GOP and Trump's War on Women, America is poised …
Here are hilarious images from the Trump TV cartoon that never happened
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
 Earlier Items: 
Emily Flitter / Reuters:
Trump asks team to trim back transition efforts, focus on race: sources
Taeku Lee, Ph.D. / The Huffington Post:
Asian American Voters In The 2016 Election
Discussion: New York Magazine
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Trump to 2020 prospects: You don't have a chance
Discussion: RedState, Liberal Values and ABC News
Shane Bauer / Mother Jones:
I Went Undercover With a Border Militia. Here's What I Saw.
Discussion: NPR and Daily Kos
The Independent:
We probably just heard a message from aliens, scientists say