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9:55 PM ET, October 27, 2016

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Bloomberg:
Inside the Trump Bunker, With 12 Days to Go  —  Win or lose, the Republican candidate and his inner circle have built a direct marketing operation that could power a TV network—or finish off the GOP.  —  Subscribe Reprints  —  On Oct. 19, as the third and final presidential debate gets …
Maxine Bernstein / Oregonian:
Oregon standoff: All defendants found not guilty  —  Update at 4:10 p.m.: All defendants found not guilty.  —  Update: The jury reported to the court Thursday afternoon that it has reached consensus on all but one charge.  The jury sent a note to the judge that members have …
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Maxine Bernstein / Oregonian:
Jury finds all Oregon standoff defendants not guilty of federal conspiracy, gun charges  —  A federal jury on Thursday found Ammon Bundy, his brother Ryan Bundy and five co-defendants not guilty of conspiring to prevent federal employees from doing their jobs through intimidation …
Kirk Johnson / New York Times:
Bundy Brothers Acquitted in Takeover of Oregon Wildlife Refuge  —  PORTLAND, Ore. — Ammon and Ryan Bundy and five of their followers, charged in the armed takeover of a federally owned Oregon wildlife sanctuary in January, were acquitted Thursday of federal conspiracy and weapons charges.
Vine:
Important News about Vine  —  Since 2013, millions of people have turned to Vine to laugh at loops and see creativity unfold.  Today, we are sharing the news that in the coming months we'll be discontinuing the mobile app.  —  Nothing is happening to the apps, website or your Vines today.
Telegraph:
Former Miss Finland becomes 12th woman to accuse Trump of sexual assault  —  A former Miss Finland has become the twelfth woman to come forward and accuse Donald Trump of sexual assault, with two weeks to go until the US election.  —  Ninni Laaksonen, now 30, was crowned Miss Finland in 2006.
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Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Ex-Miss Finland: Trump groped me  —  The 2006 Miss Finland says Donald Trump  —  groped her the same year she won the beauty pageant, according to a new report.  —  Ninni Laaksonen, now 30, is the 12th woman to recently accuse the GOP presidential nominee of sexual misconduct before Election Day, The Telegraph said Thursday.
Discussion: RedState
Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Trump: ‘We should just cancel the election and just give it to Trump’  —  Donald Trump suggested canceling the election Thursday and granting himself the presidency.  —  “What a difference.  You know, what a difference this is,” Trump said during a rally in Toledo, Ohio, after comparing his tax plan with Hillary Clinton's.
Discussion: ABC News and Balloon Juice
Rachael Bade / Politico:
Who could replace Paul Ryan?  —  Speaker Paul Ryan's suddenly shaky future as House speaker is already prompting closed-door talk among House Republicans about who'd take over if he steps aside or is spurned by archconservatives.  —  Between his falling out with Donald Trump and his ongoing standoff …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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Scott Wong / The Hill:
Ryan has little margin for error in Speaker vote
Matthew Nussbaum / Politico:
Pence plane skids off runway, passengers OK  —  A plane carrying Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence skidded off the runway Thursday evening after landing at New York's LaGuardia airport.  No one was injured.  —  Pence was traveling with his wife and eldest daughter …
Matt Bai / Yahoo:
Live from Trump Tower, the Ultimate Conspiracy  —  Maybe the wisest bit of cautionary advice I ever heard about the media came from my brother-in-law, Paul, who grew up in rural Virginia.  “Just remember, son,” Paul's Uncle Russell used to tell him, “paper'll lay down and let you write whatever you want on it.”
Discussion: NPR
Yalerecord / The Yale Record:
The Yale Record Does Not Endorse Hillary Clinton  —  In its 144-year history, The Yale Record has never endorsed a Democratic candidate for president.  In fact, we have never endorsed any candidate for president.  This is, in part, due to our strong commitment to being a tax-exempt 501(c) …
Katie Jennings / Politico:
Christie's lieutenant governor goes rogue  —  Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno staked her independence from Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday morning, in a highly public break with the governor who had plucked her from relative obscurity to serve as his running mate.  —  Christie and Guadagno racked …
Discussion: Political Wire
Burgess Everett / Politico:
Republicans at war over Supreme Court  —  Senate Republicans are choosing sides ahead of a brutal conflict over how to handle the lingering Supreme Court vacancy, with Jeff Flake firing back Thursday at a suggestion by Ted Cruz that the party could indefinitely block any nominee from Hillary Clinton.
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Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Kelli Ward aims to oust Flake in 2018
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
S.e. Cupp / New York Times:
The Lonely Life of a Republican Woman  —  As has become typical in an election marked by its often unpleasant surprises, I awoke to a storm of outrage on Twitter on Wednesday morning.  Newt Gingrich had told Fox's Megyn Kelly that she was “fascinated with sex” and didn't “care about public policy.”
Discussion: The Week and Mother Jones
Richard Wolf / USA Today:
Justice Clarence Thomas: Nation's capital is ‘broken’  —  Justice Clarence Thomas said Wednesday that the Supreme Court confirmation process is an example of how the nation's capital is “broken in some ways.”  Thomas reflected on his 25 years as a justice while speaking at the Heritage Foundation.
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Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
Lawyer Alleges Justice Thomas Groped Her When She Was A Young Scholar
Gregory Korte / USA Today:
Obama grants 98 more commutations, setting single-year clemency record  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama granted 98 more commutations to federal inmates Thursday, bringing the total for this year to 688 — the most commutations ever granted by a president in a single year.
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New York Times:
Some Donald Trump Voters Warn of Revolution if Hillary Clinton Wins  —  COLORADO SPRINGS — Big crowds still mob Donald J. Trump when he comes to town, with fans waiting in long lines to attend his rallies, where they eagerly jeer his Democratic rival and holler happily at his message.
Joe Klein / TIME:
The Ultimate Insider Who Could Still Change the Game In the Oval Office  —  There haven't been many exhilarating moments in Hillary Clinton's long slog to the presidency, but this may have been one of them: a gorgeous late-October afternoon in New Hampshire, an outdoor rally amid the falling leaves …
Isaac Arnsdorf / Politico:
Trump's direct transfers to RNC in October: $0  —  Donald Trump's campaign didn't directly transfer any money to the Republican National Committee this month, a decision an RNC spokesman said was made at the committee's discretion.  —  The RNC's latest report to the Federal Election Commission …
Discussion: Political Wire and The Resurgent
Maxwell Tani / Business Insider:
Donald Trump speaks Hindi in unusual new campaign ad aimed at Indian-American voters  —  Donald Trump's campaign is reaching out to Indian-American voters with a series of new television ads using an adaptation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's slogan.
Discussion: Daily Wire and The Week
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Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Trump springs news on Melania that she will give two or three ‘big’ speeches  —  To Melania Trump's apparent surprise, Donald Trump announced Thursday that his wife would be making two or three “big,” “important” speeches.  —  Speaking alongside the Republican presidential nominee during …
Sarah Pulliam Bailey / Washington Post:
Trump blames Clinton for leaked campaign emails appearing to joke about Catholics and evangelicals  —  Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is making his pitch to Catholics, many of whom could serve as important swing voters in states such as Florida and Pennsylvania.
ABC News:
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Discussion: Politico and Vox
USA Today:
Poll: Clinton builds lead in divided nation worried about Election Day violence  —  WASHINGTON — As the most caustic campaign in modern American history nears its close, Hillary Clinton has built a formidable lead over Donald Trump approaching 10 percentage points, a USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds.
Alex Berezow / acsh.org:
Is Modern Feminism Incompatible With Science?  —  Ideology is a double-edged sword.  Dedication to a set of beliefs can be admirable, but when it leads to inflexibility and obstinance in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, it is a dangerous thing.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Kenneth P. Vogel / Politico:
Behind the retreat of the Koch brothers' operation  —  On a drizzly Monday morning in mid-September, about 200 staffers from the Koch brothers' conservative advocacy network were summoned to the fifth floor auditorium of the Charles Koch Institute's Arlington, Virginia, headquarters …
Discussion: New York Magazine, Grist and The Week
CNN:
Dakota Access Pipeline: Authorities start removing protesters  —  (CNN)The monthslong protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline came to a head on Thursday, as authorities and protesters clashed over disputed territory near the pipeline's path.  —  North Dakota authorities started removing …
Discussion: Grist, DeSmogBlog and twitchy.com
Arya Roshanian / Variety:
Mel Gibson on 2006 Anti-Semitic Remarks: 'I've Never Discriminated Against Anyone'  —  Mel Gibson has a thing or two to say about his 2006 DUI charges.  —  On Thursday's episode of Variety's “Playback” podcast, Gibson spoke with Variety Awards Editor Kristopher Tapley about his newest project “Hacksaw Ridge.”
Discussion: Raw Story, Mediaite and Guardian
 
 
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