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4:05 AM ET, November 4, 2016


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CBS News:
FBI finds emails related to Hillary Clinton's State Department tenure  —  The FBI has found emails related to Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state on the laptop belonging to the estranged husband of Huma Abedin, Anthony Weiner, according to a U.S. official.
Spencer Ackerman / Guardian:
‘The FBI is Trumpland’: anti-Clinton atmosphere spurred leaks, sources say  —  Highly unfavorable view of Hillary Clinton intensified after James Comey's decision not to recommend an indictment over her use of a private email server  —  Deep antipathy to Hillary Clinton exists within the FBI …
Mark Hosenball / Reuters:
FBI fear of leaks drove decision on emails linked to Clinton: sources  —  FBI Director James Comey was driven in part by a fear of leaks from within his agency when he decided to tell Congress the FBI was investigating newly discovered emails related to Hillary Clinton, law enforcement sources said on Thursday.
Wayne Barrett / The Daily Beast:
Meet Donald Trump's Top FBI Fanboy  —  Two days before FBI director James Comey rocked the world last week, Rudy Giuliani was on Fox, where he volunteered, un-prodded by any question: “I think he's [Donald Trump] got a surprise or two that you're going to hear about in the next few days.
New York Times:   Sorting Through the Clinton Email Case and What the F.B.I.'s Options Are
Callum Borchers / Washington Post:
Melania Trump leaves the media scratching its head — again  —  After Melania Trump delivered a partially-plagiarized speech at the Republican National Convention, journalists wondered whether she would speak on the campaign trail again.  On Thursday, more than three months later …
Daily Mail:
Melania speaks - and tells how she will battle the online bullies from the White House.  Trump's wife makes first campaign speech and reveals her cause will be making social media safe  — Melania Trump spoke to supporters today in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, part of the Philadelphia suburbs that Donald Trump needs to win
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Cruz refuses to say Trump's name as he stumps for him
Discussion: BizPac Review, RedState and The Hill
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Donald Trump has never been closer to the presidency than he is at this moment  —  If the polls closed right at this moment (which they won't) and if the results in each state perfectly mirrored the current RealClearPolitics average of polls in each state (which they won't) …
Charlie Spiering / Breitbart:
Obama: Donald Trump Would Tolerate Klan If Elected President
Eric Bradner / CNN:
6 ways Trump could win 270 electoral votes
Discussion: Hot Air and The Atlantic
Daniel González / Arizona Republic:
Arizona leads nation in early-voting surge by Latinos  —  Vice-presidential candidate Tim Kaine will be trying to sway Hispanic voters, but many have already cast their ballots  —  Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine will deliver a campaign speech entirely in Spanish in Phoenix …
Associated Press:
VP Candidate Kaine Delivers Speech in Spanish in Phoenix
Discussion: Washington Post and ABC News
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Poll: Trump deeply unpopular among Latinos, who favor Clinton by more than 3 to 1
Discussion: Hot Air, Hot Air and Politico
Media refutes baseless Fox News report on FBI Clinton Foundation ‘indictment’  —  Several of the nation's leading news outlets have rebutted a report from Fox News stating that the FBI is pursuing an indictment of the Clinton Foundation.  —  On Thursday, NBC News, ABC News and CNN all reported …
David Edwards / Raw Story:
Oops: Fox anchor retracts claim of ‘likely’ Clinton indictment after conservatives sites go wild
Carla Field / WYFF-TV:
Woman missing since August found ‘chained like a dog,’ sheriff says … A woman reported missing in August along with her boyfriend has been found held captive “chained like a dog” since her disappearance, the sheriff said, and a registered sex offender has been arrested in connection with the investigation.
Stuart Rothenberg / Washington Post:
Is the Clinton cake still baked?  —  I have been in Washington, D.C. for Ronald Reagan's 1980 victory, Bill Clinton's demise and resurrection in the 1992 race, the hanging chads of 2000, the election of the first black president in 2008, and the GOP tsunami of 2010, so I should not be shocked by anything.
Matt Zapotosky / Washington Post:   'He's got to get control of the ship again': How tensions at the FBI will persist after the election
Eric Trump: David Duke ‘deserves a bullet’  — “The guy does deserve a bullet.  I mean, these aren't good people.  These are horrible people,” Eric Trump said.  —  (CNN)Eric Trump said on Thursday that former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke deserves “a bullet.”
Mark Hosenball / Reuters:
FBI examining fake documents targeting Clinton campaign: sources  —  The FBI and U.S. intelligence agencies are examining faked documents aimed at discrediting the Hillary Clinton campaign as part of a broader investigation into what U.S. officials believe has been an attempt by Russia …
Discussion: Balloon Juice, Mother Jones and Reuters
Sharon Churcher / RADAR:
Megyn Kelly Gone Rogue!  Fox News Star Claims Perv Boss Roger Ailes Harassed Her Too!  —  The network's prize anchor drops a bombshell amid contract talks.  Is she ready to go?  —  Fox News star Megyn Kelly has unveiled explosive new charges against the network's founder, Roger Ailes …
Scott Wong / The Hill:
Chatter grows that Ryan could step down  —  Chatter is growing louder on Capitol Hill that Paul Ryan  —  's days as Speaker are numbered.  —  Four House Republicans, including a senior lawmaker close to leadership, told The Hill they expect Ryan to step down after Tuesday's elections …
Discussion: AOL, Raw Story and National Review
How Macedonia Became A Global Hub For Pro-Trump Misinformation  —  BuzzFeed News identified more than 100 pro-Trump websites being run from a single Macedonian town.  —  BuzzFeed Founding Editor, Canada  —  “This is the news of the millennium!” said the story on
Jonathan Swan / The Hill:
Heritage calling for Supreme Court blockade if Clinton wins  —  The conservative group Heritage Action is pushing Republican senators to keep the Supreme Court at eight justices if Democrat Hillary Clinton  —  is elected president.  —  In a Thursday morning briefing at the Heritage …
David Macanally / WALV-TV:
Cubs fan shares World Series with late father at Greenwood cemetery  —  GREENWOOD, Ind. (WTHR) - A North Carolina man drove back home to Indiana to keep a decades-old promise to his father.  —  Wayne Williams drove in for the Game 7 of the World Series.  —  “The gate was open,” he says as he drives in.
Chimamanda Adichie / The Atlantic:
What Hillary Clinton's Fans Love About Her  —  We do not see, often enough, the people who love Hillary Clinton, who support her because of her qualifications rather than because of her unqualified opponent, who empathize with her.  Yet millions of Americans, women and men, love her intelligence …
Mark Murray / NBC News:
Polls: Trump Ahead in Arizona and Texas, Deadlocked in Georgia  —  Donald Trump holds the advantage in the reliably Republican states of Arizona and Texas five days until Election Day, but he's running neck and neck with Hillary Clinton in Georgia, according to a trio of new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls.
Brittney Verner / KRHD-LP:
93-year-old votes for the first time  —  A local veteran has cast his vote for the very first time this year, and he's encouraging others to do the same.  —  Roy Hale, 93, was born and raised in Kempner Texas, and although he's never made the time to vote, this year he felt it was important to change that habit.
Katie Bo Williams / The Hill:
State releases 350 Clinton emails unearthed by FBI  —  The State Department on Thursday released 357 of the 15,000 Hillary Clinton  —  emails uncovered by the FBI during its investigation into the former secretary of State's personal email server.  —  Many of the documents …
Discussion: Heat Street, Mediaite, Politico and RedState
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David Caplan / ABC News:
Donald Trump Tells Veterans He's ‘Financially Brave’
Discussion: New Century Times
Didi Kirsten Tatlow / New York Times:
An 80-Year-Old Model Reshapes China's Views on Aging
Camila Domonoske / NPR:
FBI Investigating Burning Of Black Church Painted With ‘Vote Trump’
Discussion: RedState and Wall Street Journal
Lahav Harkov / Jerusalem Post:
Exclusive: Trump beats Clinton in Israeli absentee-voter exit poll
Discussion: Daily Wire, Infowars and Vox Popoli
Matt Shuham / Talking Points Memo:
Chaffetz Ties Himself In Knots Arguing His Vote For Trump Isn't An Endorsement
Monmouth University:
Monmouth University Polling Institute
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Jillian Kay Melchior / Heat Street:
Princeton Librarian: ‘It Is Our Job To Silence’ Those Skeptical of Microaggressions
Discussion: Instapundit
Joe Pappalardo / Dallas Observer:
The Dallas IRS Office That's Quietly Determining the Fate of the Clinton Foundation
Discussion: Instapundit and America Rising
Nick Kalman / Fox News:
Casting notice goes out for new ‘up-and-coming’ conservative news network