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5:30 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 …
Los Angeles Times:
FBI says that emails found in Anthony Weiner's sexting scandal may have links to Clinton probe  —  FBI Director James Comey testifies before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington in July.  (Michael Reynolds / European Pressphoto Agency)
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.
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:
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
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.
Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
Computer seized in Weiner probe prompts FBI to take new steps in Clinton email inquiry … Newly discovered emails found on a computer seized during an investigation of disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner have prompted the FBI to make new inquiries related to Hillary Clinton's private email server …
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:
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
What the FBI Director's letter about the Clinton emails really says  —  It's a good idea to read the letter before you report on it.  —  Oy.  —  As of this writing, all three cable news networks are in a frenzy.  FBI Director James Comey just sent a letter to Republican congressional …
Meghan Keneally / ABC News:
FBI Reopening Clinton Email Investigation  —  FBI Director James Comey released a statement today saying that the FBI is going to continue the previously closed investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails from her time as secretary of state.  —  “In connection with an unrelated case …
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Did Huma Commit Perjury?  —  Today's bombshell news, of course, is that the FBI has found a substantial number of emails from Hillary Clinton to Huma Abedin on the computer (desktop, I assume) that Huma shared with her husband, Anthony Weiner.  The FBI was examining the computer's hard drive …
Paul Mirengoff / Power Line:
Observations on the FBI's Clinton email “reentry”  —  Now this is an October surprise.  Having declared the FBI's investigation into the Clinton email scandal closed, Director Comey has reopened it 11 days before the presidential election.  —  You would think this means that the FBI found something truly significant.
NBC News:
FBI Says It Will Investigate New Hillary Clinton Emails
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Hillary Clinton's campaign sounds pretty angry with the FBI right now
Theodore Schleifer / CNN:
FBI reviewing new emails in Clinton probe
Annie Karni / Politico:
Clinton can no longer coast to the win
Discussion: Washington Post
Christine Wang / CNBC:
Hillary Clinton: 'I'm confident' FBI will not find cause to recommend charges
Discussion: Daily Wire and The Gateway Pundit
Washington Post:
Oct. 28 FBI letter to congressional leaders on Clinton email investigation
Daniel Halper / New York Post:
New Clinton emails found during Anthony Weiner sexting probe
Discussion: Business Insider and Raw Story
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
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.
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 …
Discussion: RedState and Washington Post
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court to Rule in Transgender Access Case
Discussion: New York Magazine
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Supreme Court To Hear Critical Challenge Over Transgender Rights
Discussion: SCOTUSblog, Hit & Run and Mother Jones
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: The Huffington Post, Vox and Raw Story
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: Scared Monkeys and Daily Wire
Edna Gunderson / Telegraph:
World exclusive: Bob Dylan - I'll be at the Nobel Prize ceremony... if I can  —  “Isn't that something...?”  Bob Dylan isn't exactly making a big deal out of being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.  But at least the 1960s trailblazer is finally acknowledging his becoming the first musician …
Maxine Bernstein / Oregonian:
Ammon Bundy's lawyer tackled, Tasered by U.S. Marshals in a surreal ending to the Oregon standoff trial  —  Marcus Mumford, Ammon Bundy's attorney, describes being tased in courtroom  —  Moments after the Oregon standoff defendants' acquittals were announced in court Thursday …
Theodore Schleifer / CNN:
Donald Trump isn't opening his checkbook to save his campaign  —  Trump: I'm ready to go over $100 million in campaign  — With only 11 days remaining, it is likely too late to spend tens of millions of dollars more wisely, experts say  —  (CNN)If Donald Trump were to honor his pledge …
Wall Street Journal:
Donald Trump Adds $10 Million of His Own Money for Advertising
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NBC News:
Dakota Access Pipeline: 141 Activists Arrested in Tense Clash With Police
Discussion: The Root, Daily Wire and WSLS-TV
Alison Vekshin / Bloomberg:
Marijuana Vote in California May Herald End of Prohibition Era
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Biden: No interest in serving in Clinton's Cabinet
Nicole Duran / Washington Examiner:
Obama blames news media for Obamacare's big problems
 Earlier Items: 
Emily Hill / Spectator:
‘The woman is a disaster!’: Camille Paglia on Hillary Clinton
Discussion: Washington Times and Breitbart
Joe Concha / The Hill:
Levin: Megyn Kelly ‘auditioning’ to leave Fox News
Discussion: RedState
Arjun Kharpal / CNBC:
Trump will win the election and is more popular than Obama in 2008, AI system finds