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9:10 PM ET, October 27, 2016


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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 …
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.
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 …
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
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.
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
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
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
Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
Lawyer Alleges Justice Thomas Groped Her When She Was A Young Scholar  —  A 41-year-old lawyer has accused Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of groping her in 1999 when she was a young foundation fellow in Washington, D.C., National Law Journal reported Thursday.
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.
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Kelli Ward aims to oust Flake in 2018
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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.
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.
Scott Wong / The Hill:
Ryan has little margin for error in Speaker vote  —  Republican lawmakers who voted against Paul Ryan  —  (R-Wis.) for Speaker aren't saying whether they'll vote for him in a new election next year.  —  Nine House Republicans rejected Ryan in the special election to replace Speaker John Boehner
Alexis Levinson / National Review:
NRCC Ad Praises Congressman For Not Backing Trump
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 …
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
Hillary Clinton Leads by 7 Points in Pennsylvania Poll  —  Strongest for Clinton Strongest for Trump  —  Erie  —  Allentown  —  Pittsburgh  —  Philadelphia  —  Erie  —  Allentown  —  Pittsburgh  —  Philadelphia  —  Erie  —  Allentown  —  Pittsburgh  —  Erie  —  Allentown
Siena College:
Clinton Ahead of Trump, 46 - 39%
Discussion: Politico, Towleroad and New York Times
Isaac Arnsdorf / Politico:
Trump raised $0 for RNC in October  —  Donald Trump hasn't raised any money for other Republicans this month, despite his campaign's reliance on the party to supply his ground game.  —  The Republican National Committee's latest report to the Federal Election Commission didn't show any transfers …
Discussion: Political Wire and The Resurgent
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.
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
ABC News:
Donald Trump Dismisses Michelle Obama's Barbs as Part of ‘the Game’  —  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 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.
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, according to reporters on board.  No one was injured, according to early reports.
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
Alex Berezow /
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
Fox News:
Sources: Clinton emails would have been ‘whitelisted’ for Obama BlackBerry  —  President Obama's high-security BlackBerry used a special process known as “whitelisting” that only allowed it to take calls and messages from pre-approved contacts, two former senior intelligence officials …
Alana Goodman / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: Clinton headlined fundraiser for campaign group which gave $500,000 to wife of FBI boss who investigated her emails - and it's closely linked to Hillary's bid for power  — reveals just how closely linked Clinton is to PAC which gave massive donation to Virginia politician married to FBI deputy director
Allegra Kirkland / Talking Points Memo:
5 Points On How Allies Funneled Money To Clinton Foundation  —  A hacked memo published Wednesday by WikiLeaks sheds new light on the previously reported connections between the Clinton Foundation and a corporate consulting firm run by two longtime allies of the Clinton family.
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Arya Roshanian / Variety:
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Discussion: Raw Story, Mediaite and Guardian
Media Matters for America:
James O'Keefe, Roger Stone Appear Together On Alex Jones, Promote Rigged Election Conspiracy
Discussion: Raw Story
Nell Greenfieldboyce / NPR:
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Discussion: Mashable, Vox, Gizmodo and The Week
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Winning in court, losing on the ground: uncertainty clouds U.S. voting rights
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Once again, Donald Trump embraces conspiracy theories to undercut the results of the election
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
What Top Democrats Really Thought About Hillary's Private Server: “F*****g Insane”
Jeremy Turnage / WIS-TV:
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