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9:45 AM ET, October 29, 2016


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New York Times:
Emails in Anthony Weiner Inquiry Jolt Hillary Clinton's Campaign  —  WASHINGTON — The presidential campaign was rocked on Friday after federal law enforcement officials said that emails pertinent to the closed investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server were discovered …
Fox News:
EXCLUSIVE: Comey memo to FBI staffers says election, timing required disclosure of renewed probe  —  FBI Director James Comey told his bureau he broke with custom in alerting lawmakers that the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server was being reopened because of its political sensitivity.
Sari Horwitz / Washington Post:
Read the letter Comey sent to FBI employees explaining his controversial decision on the Clinton email investigation  —  On Friday, FBI Director James B. Comey sent a letter to Congress saying the bureau is investigating additional emails that appear relevant to the Hillary Clinton email case.
Benjamin Wittes / Lawfare:
Memo to the Press: What Comey's Letter Does and Doesn't Mean  —  The press is full of “breaking news” stories that FBI Director James Comey has “reopened” the Clinton email investigation.  It's juicy news less than two weeks before the election.  But it's not quite right.  —  Here's the text of Comey's letter:
Jane Mayer / New Yorker:
James Comey Broke with Loretta Lynch and Justice Department Tradition  —  On Friday, James Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, acting independently of Attorney General Loretta Lynch, sent a letter to Congress saying that the F.B.I. had discovered e-mails …
Discussion: Washington Post and New York Times
Sari Horwitz / Washington Post:
FBI Director James B. Comey under fire for his controversial decision on the Clinton email inquiry  —  FBI Director James B. Comey decided to inform Congress that he would look again into Hillary Clinton's handling of emails during her time as secretary of state for two main reasons …
Discussion: Raw Story and Vox
WHY FBI DIRECTOR MADE CLINTON EMAIL ANNOUNCEMENT NOW  —  Why did FBI Director James Comey shock Washington on Friday with an announcement that the FBI “has learned of the existence of emails” related to Hillary Clinton's private email server, and what does it mean?  —  The truth is Comey didn't have a choice.
New York Times:
‘This Changes Everything’: Donald Trump Exults as Hillary Clinton's Team Scrambles  —  Everything was looking up for Hillary Clinton.  She was riding high in the polls, even seeing an improvement on trustworthiness.  She was sitting on $153 million in cash.
Discussion: The Week, Instapundit and The Atlantic
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
What the FBI Director's letter about the Clinton emails really says
Paul Mirengoff / Power Line:   Observations on the FBI's Clinton email “reentry”
The Hill:   Anger, disbelief in Clinton camp
Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
Computer seized in Weiner probe prompts FBI to take new steps in Clinton email inquiry
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Hillary Clinton's campaign sounds pretty angry with the FBI right now
Meghan Keneally / ABC News:
FBI Reopening Clinton Email Investigation
Annie Karni / Politico:
Clinton can no longer coast to the win
Discussion: Washington Post and Scared Monkeys
Washington Post:
The damage Comey's bad timing could do
Discussion: Politico and The Atlantic
NBC News:
FBI Says It Will Investigate New Hillary Clinton Emails
Christine Wang / CNBC:
Hillary Clinton: 'I'm confident' FBI will not find cause to recommend charges
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Daily Wire
Des Moines Register:
Voter fraud suspect arrested in Des Moines  —  A Des Moines woman has been arrested on suspicion of voting twice this month in the general election, police and court records show.  —  Terri Lynn Rote, 55, was booked into the Polk County Jail about 3:40 p.m. Thursday on a first-degree election …
Paulina Firozi / The Hill:   Iowa GOP voter arrested for alleged voter fraud: report
Gary Langer / ABC News:
Shift in the Electorate's Makeup Tightens the Presidential Contest (POLL)  —  It's a tale of two electorates in the ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll, with shifts in intended turnout moving a large advantage for Hillary Clinton a week ago to a far tighter 2016 presidential race today.
Ryan Grim / The Huffington Post:
Video Shows Donald Trump Sexually Humiliating Woman Before Large Audience  —  He decided to take revenge on another former Miss Universe.  —  Washington bureau chief for The Huffington Post  —  Revenge has been a fixture of Donald Trump's corporate speeches for years.
Rebecca Ballhaus / Wall Street Journal:
Donald Trump's Entities, Family Rank High as Vendors to Campaign  —  GOP presidential candidate's airline, hotels, family members and allies listed in FEC report as receiving election spending  —  Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's list of highest-paid campaign vendors is brimming with his own name.
Mike Allen / Politico:
2020: Rematch of Trump vs. Clinton?  —  What if it isn't over?  —  Newt Gingrich, one of Donald Trump's closest confidants and most visible boosters, on Friday raised the novel possibility of a Trump-Clinton rematch in 2020 — a spooky Halloween-weekend notion for the many voters who just want the ugly race to stop.
Bryan Anderson / Raleigh News & Observer:
Accused ‘thug’ escorted out of Trump's Kinston rally says he's actually a supporter  —  KINSTON  —  Nash County resident C.J. Cary arrived at the Kinston Jet Center Wednesday night in eager anticipation of a Donald Trump rally.  —  Cary says he wanted to deliver a note to Trump urging …
Discussion: Raw Story, The Huffington Post and Vox
Leon Neyfakh / Slate:
Oops! Trump Mistook a Black Supporter at His Rally for a Protester and Called Him a “Thug”
Tim Hains / RealClearPolitics:
Bernstein: FBI Would Not Reopen Case Unless New Evidence Was “A Real Bombshell”  —  Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein comments on the FBI's shocking Friday afternoon announcement that they are reopening the investigation into Hilary Clinton's email server because new evidence has come to light.
Discussion: Daily Wire and Scared Monkeys
Ariane de Vogue / CNN:
Supreme Court takes up transgender school bathroom case  —  Washington (CNN)The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to take up a case concerning a transgender high school student in Virginia who is seeking to use the boys' bathroom at school.  —  The case, which should be heard this term …
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court to Rule in Transgender Access Case
Discussion: New York Magazine
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Ammon Bundy's lawyer tackled, Tasered by U.S. Marshals in a surreal ending to the Oregon standoff trial
Alison Vekshin / Bloomberg:
Marijuana Vote in California May Herald End of Prohibition Era
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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