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12:15 PM 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 …
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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 …
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
FBI launches internal investigation into its own Twitter account  —  An FBI tweet may have crossed the line.  —  The FBI has launched an internal investigation into one of its own Twitter accounts.  —  The account at issue, @FBIRecordsVault, had been dormant for more than a year.
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 …
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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.
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Caitlin Yilek / The Hill:
Protests turn violent over inclusion of David Duke in La. debate
Discussion: CNN and The Root
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
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Steven Shepard / Politico:
Poll: ‘Shy Trump’ voters are a mirage
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and The Week
Cameron Easley / Morning Consult:
Yes, There Are Shy Trump Voters. No, They Won't Swing the Election.
Discussion: Washington Post
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
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Katie Pavlich / Townhall.com:
After Podesta Said Emails Should Be Dumped, Bleachbit Was Used to Wipe Hillary's Subpoenaed Server
Discussion: Daily Wire
Associated Press:
Hacked Emails Show Clinton Campaign Communicated With State
Discussion: Hot Air and Washington Free Beacon
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 …
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.
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Gary Langer / ABC News:
Beneath a Close Election Contest Lie Deep Rifts Among Groups (POLL)  —  Profound rifts among groups lie beneath the close presidential contest, underscoring the country's fundamental political divisions not only by race, gender and education but also by factors ranging from religious belief to residential area.
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Scott Clement / Washington Post:
Clinton inches ahead, with enthusiasm back on par with Trump, Post-ABC Tracking poll finds
Discussion: Guardian
WHSV-TV:
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.
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Vernon Freeman Jr / WTVR-TV:
Virginia principal dresses as Trump, secretary as Clinton in prison garb
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
RT:
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
Sunny Hostin / ABC News:
These Texas Women Had Plastic Surgery to Look Like Ivanka Trump  —  Tiffany Taylor is a country girl at heart and the 33-year-old mom of three is a Texan through and through, with a surprisingly cosmopolitan role model.  —  For the past year, Taylor, an aspiring socialite who works in the oil …
Discussion: Raw Story and The Week
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
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.
 
 
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