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11:25 AM ET, November 3, 2016


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Wall Street Journal:
Secret Recordings Fueled FBI Feud in Clinton Probe  —  Agents thought they had enough material to merit aggressively pursuing investigation into Clinton Foundation  —  Secret recordings of a suspect talking about the Clinton Foundation fueled an internal battle between FBI agents who wanted …
Tim Hains / RealClearPolitics:
Bret Baier: FBI Sources Believe Clinton Foundation Case Moving Towards “Likely an Indictment”  —  Fox News Channel's Bret Baier reports the latest news about the Clinton Foundation investigation from two sources inside the FBI.  He reveals five important new pieces of information in these two short clips:
Eli Lake / Bloomberg:
The FBI Wants to Make America Great Again  —  Maybe it's just me, but I think the FBI is trying to send a message about next week's election.  —  It's not just that FBI Director James Comey informed Congress that there may be things on Anthony Weiner's computer pertinent to his investigation of Hillary Clinton's private e-mail server.
Washington Post:
Senior FBI officials were told of new emails in early October but wanted more information before renewing Clinton probe  —  Senior FBI officials were informed about the discovery of new emails potentially relevant to the investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server at least two weeks …
Fox News:
FBI's Clinton Foundation investigation now ‘a very high priority,’ sources say  —  The FBI's investigation into the Clinton Foundation that has been going on for more than a year has now taken a “very high priority,” separate sources with intimate knowledge of the probe tell Fox News.
CBS News:
Five days to go: The presidential race tightens - CBS/NYT poll  —  Where the Race Stands  —  The race for president has tightened since mid-October: Hillary Clinton now leads Donald Trump by three points nationally.  Just over two weeks ago, after the second debate and amid accusations …
Megan Thee-Brenan / New York Times:
Hillary Clinton Still Leads a Tighter Race, Times/CBS News Poll Shows  —  Heading into the final days of the presidential campaign, the race has settled back into a tight contest, with Hillary Clinton holding an edge over Donald J. Trump after a month of tumult.
Shane Goldmacher / Politico:
Trump gives himself advice aloud: ‘Stay on point Donald, stay on point’
Discussion: ABC News and New York Magazine
Caitlin Yilek / The Hill:   Protests turn violent over inclusion of David Duke in La. debate
Heather Miller / WGNO:
Louisiana U.S. Senate candidates trade jabs at heated final debate
Discussion: CNN, The Root and Raw Story
Nick Kalman / Fox News:
Casting notice goes out for new ‘up-and-coming’ conservative news network  —  Donald Trump denies he is interested in launching a new conservative news venture, but somebody sure is.  —  What's being billed as an “up-and-coming conservative media network currently in development” …
Griff Witte / Washington Post:
British court delivers blow to E.U. exit plan, insists Parliament has a say  —  LONDON — A senior British court on Thursday dealt a severe blow to Prime Minister Theresa May's plans to begin the process of exiting the European Union early next year, ruling she must get Parliament's approval before she acts.
Kyle Dropp / Morning Consult:
How We Conducted Our ‘Shy Trumper’ Study  —  Are there “shy Trump” voters?  It's a question that many have asked since Morning Consult released a blockbuster study during the primaries that showed GOP voters were less likely to say they support Donald Trump to a live interviewer than via a self-administered interview online.
Discussion: Politicus USA
Steven Shepard / Politico:
Poll: ‘Shy Trump’ voters are a mirage
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and The Week
Valley school employees criticized following political Halloween costumes  —  STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) — The principal at Robert E. Lee High School in Staunton dressed as Donald Trump, and a school secretary dressed as Hillary Clinton in an inmate's outfit for Halloween.  Trump is the Republican presidential candidate for 2016.
Vernon Freeman Jr / WTVR-TV:
Virginia principal dresses as Trump, secretary as Clinton in prison garb
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Jim Messina / New York Times:
The Election Polls That Matter  —  With just days left in the 2016 presidential election, Americans are wondering if polling is accurate or if we'll see a Brexit-style shock.  —  It's not just voters who ask these types of questions.  On the eve of Election Day in 2012 …
Assange: WikiLeaks did not receive Clinton emails from Russian govt (JOHN PILGER EXCLUSIVE) … In a John Pilger Special, to be exclusively broadcast by RT on Saturday courtesy of Dartmouth Films, whistleblower Julian Assange categorically denied that the troves of US Democratic Party …
Scott Clement / Washington Post:
Clinton inches ahead, with enthusiasm back on par with Trump, Post-ABC Tracking poll finds  —  Hillary Clinton has recovered from a brief dip in enthusiasm this weekend, and now holds a narrow two percentage-point edge over Donald Trump in the latest Washington Post-ABC News Tracking Poll.
Discussion: Guardian
Gary Langer / ABC News:   Beneath a Close Election Contest Lie Deep Rifts Among Groups (POLL)
Anthony Brooks / WBUR:
WBUR Poll: Trump Edges Ahead Of Clinton In N.H.  —  A new WBUR poll of likely voters in New Hampshire finds that Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton are now in a dead heat with just five days to go before Election Day.  —  The survey also finds Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte leading …
Tim Alberta / National Review:
Life on the Inside: Mike Pence's Turbulent Trip with Donald Trump  —  The vice-presidential nominee reflects on a whirlwind campaign in its final days.  —  LaGuardia Airport, N.Y. — We struck the runway with a thud and felt the wheels clawing for traction on the rain-blanketed tarmac, but it hardly seemed an emergency.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Politico
Jonathan V. Last / Weekly Standard:
And Now For Some Comic Relief  —  Presenting...the Clinton IT Department!  —  This has not been an especially ennobling election.  Or a rewarding one.  Or even entertaining.  Pretty much everything about 2016 has been boorish and grotesque.  But finally it is time to laugh.
Discussion: Clayton Cramer
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Trump's tone resonates in strongman-weary Africa  —  's presidential campaign has­­ had surprising resonance in parts of Africa where people are weary of the political establishment and see the real estate mogul as a global force for change.  —  Despite famously pushing an …
Discussion: The Week and alicublog
Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Cruz to hit campaign trail for Trump  —  will appear with Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence  —  at two events Thursday, his first appearance on the campaign trail for Donald Trump  —  Pence's spokesman, Marc Lotter, confirmed reports of the joint appearance on Twitter Thursday afternoon …
Paul Sullivan / Chicago Tribune:
Chicago Cubs win World Series championship with 8-7 victory over Cleveland Indians  —  Photos from Game 7 of the World Series at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio, on Nov. 2, 2016.  —  Chicago Tribune  —  Finally.  —  The most epic drought in sports history is over, and the Cubs are world champions.
Ronald Brownstein / The Atlantic:
How Trump Pushed Millennials Out of the Republican Party  —  MIAMI—Enrique Sepulveda, an ebullient second-year student at the kaleidoscopically diverse Miami Dade College here, usually thinks of himself as a Republican.  But whenever Donald Trump says he plans to “make America great again …
Sabato's Crystal Ball:
Is Clinton Slipping?  —  There are more signs of erosion, but her floodgates appear to be holding  —  Larry J. Sabato, Kyle Kondik, and Geoffrey Skelley, UVA Center for Politics November 3rd, 2016  —  Hillary Clinton has picked an awful time to hit one of the rough patches that has plagued her throughout the campaign.
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Discussion: Hot Air and Washington Free Beacon
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