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2:25 PM ET, October 28, 2016

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NBC News:
FBI Says It Will Investigate New Hillary Clinton Emails  —  The FBI is reviewing a new batch of Hillary Clinton emails, bureau director James Comey said in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday.  —  “In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence …
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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 …
Theodore Schleifer / CNN:
FBI reviewing new emails in Clinton probe  —  (CNN)FBI Director James Comey said Friday the bureau is reviewing new emails related to Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state, according to a letter sent to eight congressional committee chairmen, a surprise development with 11 days until the election.
Everett Rosenfeld / CNBC:
FBI probing new Clinton emails  —  FBI director James Comey sends a letter to Capitol Hill regarding the investigation of new emails of Hillary Clinton.  CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the details.  —  The FBI is probing new emails related to Hillary Clinton, FBI Director James Comey said in a Friday letter.
Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
FBI to conduct new investigation of emails from Clinton's private server
The Cook Political Report:
New Electoral College Ratings: Texas and North Carolina Shift in Clinton's Favor  —  Less than two weeks before the election, Trump continues to struggle to lock down traditionally Republican states — even Texas and Utah — and lags behind Clinton in key battleground states he would need to win.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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Scott Clement / Washington Post:
Clinton lead shrinks, even as nearly 6 in 10 expect her to win, Post-ABC tracking poll finds  —  Donald Trump has gained on Hillary Clinton during the past week, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News tracking poll, solidifying support among core Republican groups as well as political independents.
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Americans are tuning out Trump's ugly lies.  This new poll proves it.  —  THE MORNING PLUM:  —  Donald Trump actually said this on the campaign trail late yesterday: … Whether or not Trump was joking, his supporters greeted that remark with lusty cheers.
Discussion: alan.com and Associated Press
Steven Shepard / Politico:
GOP insiders: Polls don't capture secret Trump vote
Discussion: The Point and The Week
Maxine Bernstein / Oregonian:
Oregon standoff defendants found not guilty in ‘unbelievable, truly astonishing’ verdict  —  A jury Thursday delivered a stunning across-the-board acquittal to the leaders and participants in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation and a remarkable blow to the federal government …
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Kirk Johnson / New York Times:
Bundy Brothers Acquitted in Takeover of Oregon Wildlife Refuge
Maxine Bernstein / Oregonian:
Juror 4: Oregon standoff prosecutors failed to prove ‘intent’ to impede federal workers
Discussion: Elkhorn Media Group and Raw Story
Mother Jones:
Nobody Puts Tammy Duckworth in a Corner  —  Her opponent in her race for Congress, Rep. Joe Walsh, calls Obama a “tyrant” and belittles her military service.  Bring it on.  —  ADAM WEINSTEIN SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2012 ISSUE  —  WHEN I FIRST MEET TAMMY DUCKWORTH in her suburban Chicago campaign office …
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NBC News:
Illinois Senator Draws Fire for Racially Charged Attack on Opponent's Family
MaryAlice Parks / ABC News:
GOP Senator Mark Kirk Under Fire for Jab at Opponent's Asian Heritage
Discussion: The Hill, Politico and New York Times
Rebecca Sinderbrand / Washington Post:
Yes, it was the most cringe-worthy debate moment of the week
Discussion: Daily Kos and WBEZ
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Clinton eyes Biden for secretary of state  —  Joe Biden is at the top of the internal short list Hillary Clinton's transition team is preparing for her pick to be secretary of state, a source familiar with the planning tells POLITICO.  —  This would be the first major Cabinet candidate …
Arjun Kharpal / CNBC:
Trump will win the election and is more popular than Obama in 2008, AI system finds  —  Trump on course to win the election, AI system finds  —  The polls that put Hillary Clinton ahead Donald Trump are wrong... that's according to an AI system that's managed to predict the last three presidential elections correctly.
New York Post:
Bill and Hillary's sleazy road to riches  —  If there were still any doubt, the latest WikiLeaks disclosure makes it undeniable: Everything we've heard about Bill and Hillary Clinton's sleazy drive to enrich themselves is true.  —  In a way, we have daughter Chelsea to thank for the revelation.
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Russell Berman / The Atlantic:
The Man at the Center of ‘Bill Clinton Inc.’
Wall Street Journal:
Donald Trump Adds $10 Million of His Own Money for Advertising  —  Cash infusion to buy $25 million in TV ads in key battleground states  —  Donald Trump, seeking to boost momentum in the last days of the presidential election, wired $10 million of his own money into his presidential campaign Friday morning, two advisers said.
Peter W. Stevenson / Washington Post:
Professor who's predicted 30 years of presidential elections correctly is doubling down on a Trump win  —  Last month, the man who's tried to turn vote prediction into a science predicted a Trump win.  —  Allan J. Lichtman, distinguished professor of history at American University …
Discussion: Mediaite and The Daily Caller
Julia Ioffe / Politico:
‘We Are in for a Pretty Long Civil War’  —  As the country geared up for the third and final presidential debate last week, the fellows of the storied conservative Hoover Institution gathered in Palo Alto to present their research to the think tank's wealthy patrons.
Discussion: New York Magazine and Hullabaloo
Gideon Resnick / The Daily Beast:
Even Trump's Kids Haven't Donated to His Campaign  —  With less than two weeks until the election, Donald Trump has amassed an impressive army of small donors, fueling his bid with individual contributions of $200 or less.  But noticeably absent from the list of contributors is basically anyone …
ProPublica:
Facebook Lets Advertisers Exclude Users by Race  —  Imagine if, during the Jim Crow era, a newspaper offered advertisers the option of placing ads only in copies that went to white readers.  —  That's basically what Facebook is doing nowadays.  —  The ubiquitous social network …
Paul Joseph Watson / Infowars:
Wikileaks Email: Hillary Campaign Struggles to Reach “F**king Dumb” Young People  —  “That's the crap that young people pay attention to”  —  A new email released by Wikileaks as part of the Podesta dump features Hillary ally Wendy Bronfein advising Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta on how to reach “f**king dumb” young people.
The Huffington Post:
Trump's Campaign Might Not be Winning, But His Hotels Sure Are  —  New campaign filings show big payments to Trump properties in New York, Las Vegas and Washington.  —  S.V. Date  —  WASHINGTON Donald Trump's campaign may not be winning the presidential race, but it did a fine job this month of providing business to his hotels.
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Conservative Intellectual Crisis  —  I feel very lucky to have entered the conservative movement when I did, back in the 1980s and 1990s.  I was working at National Review, The Washington Times, The Wall Street Journal's editorial page.  The role models in front of us were people like Bill Buckley …
Discussion: Vox, bradford-delong.com and alicublog
Joe Concha / The Hill:
Levin: Megyn Kelly ‘auditioning’ to leave Fox News  —  Conservative talk show host Mark Levin on Thursday tore into Fox News's Megyn Kelly over her contentious interview this week with Newt Gingrich.  —  Levin, who railed against GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump
Discussion: RedState
Andrew Kaczynski / CNN:
Trump takes aim at Ohio governor John Kasich: He's ‘not gotten over’ his primary defeat  —  Trump takes aim at Ohio governor John Kasich  —  (CNN)With fewer than two weeks until Election Day, Donald Trump is going after John Kasich, criticizing the Ohio governor for not backing him after the Republican presidential primary.
Discussion: Politico
Matt Shuham / Talking Points Memo:
Man Arrested For Wearing ‘Basket Of Deplorables’ Shirt At Texas Polling Place  —  A Texas man was arrested Monday for electioneering after refusing to hide his “Basket of Deplorables” T-shirt.  —  “He wanted to take a stand,” Bulverde Police Chief Gary Haecker told the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung …
Ashley Cullins / Hollywood Reporter:
Hacker Behind Hollywood Nude Photo Leak Sentenced to 18 Months  —  Ryan Collins, 36, agreed to a plea deal earlier this year.  —  The man responsible for the 2014 nude photo leak that put dozens of Hollywood women's most private moments on public display will spend a year and a half in prison.
Andrew McGill / The Atlantic:
The Inevitability of Being Hacked  —  Last week, a massive chain of hacked computers simultaneously dropped what they were doing and blasted terabytes of junk data to a set of key servers, temporarily shutting down access to popular sites in the eastern U.S. and beyond.
Discussion: Boing Boing
 
 
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Brendan O'Brien / Reuters:
Federal judge blocks two abortion laws in Alabama
Discussion: Rewire and alan.com
CBS Chicago:
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John Wagner / Washington Post:
Liberals are preparing blacklists of appointees they want Clinton to avoid
Discussion: Common Dreams
Kira Lerner / ThinkProgress:
Gun store runs ad saying it won't sell to Muslims, Clinton supporters
Discussion: alan.com
John Parkinson / ABC News:
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CNN:
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 Earlier Items: 
Sean Sullivan / Washington Post:
Trump campaign wants ‘no waffling’ and no ‘week knees’ from House GOP
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Daily Kos
Kelsey Sutton / Politico:
NYT executive editor: CNN and Fox News are ‘bad for democracy’
Paul Caron / TaxProf Blog:
The IRS Scandal, Day 1268: Sen. Whitehouse …
Jonathan V. Last / Weekly Standard:
The Strangest of Bedfellows  —  Why did social conservatives hook up with Trump?
Discussion: The Resurgent
Lauren Fox / Talking Points Memo:
Here's What We DON'T Know About That Sketchy Indiana ‘Voter Fraud’ Probe
Discussion: RT
Democracy Now:
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
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