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10:55 PM ET, November 4, 2016


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Nolan D. McCaskill / Politico:
Hillary Clinton sent Chelsea info now deemed classified  —  Hillary Clinton sent her daughter Chelsea an email message that contains information the State Department now deems classified, a new batch of messages released by State Friday shows.  —  The email originated with White House Deputy …
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
The real Clinton email scandal is that a bulls**t story has dominated the campaign  —  If you agree with her on policy, vote with a clear conscience about the server.  —  Some time ago, Hillary Clinton and her advisers decided that the best course of action was to apologize for having used …
Mother Jones:
Exclusive: The Democratic National Committee Has Told the FBI It Found Evidence Its HQ Was Bugged  —  In an episode reminiscent of Watergate, the Democratic Party recently informed the FBI that it had collected evidence suggesting its Washington headquarters had been bugged …
Harry Enten / FiveThirtyEight:
Trump Is Just A Normal Polling Error Behind Clinton  —  Even at the end of a presidential campaign, polls don't perfectly predict the final margin in the election.  Sometimes the final polls are quite accurate.  An average of national polls in the week before the 2008 election had Barack Obama winning by 7.6 percentage points.
Discussion: Scripting News and
German Lopez / Vox:
North Carolina Republicans are using one shameful trick after another to keep Democrats from voting
Ari Berman / The Nation:
There Are 868 Fewer Places to Vote in 2016 Because the Supreme Court Gutted the Voting Rights Act
German Lopez / Vox:
Southern states have closed down at least 868 polling places for the 2016 election
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Election Update: Why Clinton's Position Is Worse Than Obama's
Cassandra Fairbanks / We Are Change:
Spirit Cooking: The Most Disturbing Podesta Email Yet?  (Warning: Graphic Content)  —  In perhaps the most disturbing Wikileaks release to date, Tony Podesta (John Podesta's brother) is invited to a “Spirit Cooking” dinner with performance artist Marina Abramovic.
Abby Ohlheiser / Washington Post:
No, John Podesta didn't drink bodily fluids at a secret Satanist dinner  —  Welcome to the latest edition of What Was Fake on the Internet this Election, a frequently recurring column where we round up the fake and misleading stories on the Internet about the 2016 presidential campaign.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission:
Samsung Recalls Top-Load Washing Machines Due to Risk of Impact Injuries  —  Recall Summary  —  Name of product:  —  Samsung top-load washing machines  —  Hazard:  —  The washing machine top can unexpectedly detach from the washing machine chassis during use, posing a risk of injury from impact.
Gerry Wagschal / ABC News:
Samsung, CPSC Recalling 2.8 Million Top-Loading Washing Machines Due to Risk of Explosion
Discussion: WATE-TV and Boing Boing
CBS News:
Sources: U.S. intel warning of possible al Qaeda attacks in U.S. Monday  —  NEW YORK — CBS News has learned about a potential terror threat for the day before the election.  —  Sources told CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton that U.S. intelligence has alerted joint terrorism task forces …
David Ingram / Reuters:
U.S. authorities warn of al Qaeda threat to election
Wall Street Journal:
National Enquirer Shielded Donald Trump From Playboy Model's Affair Allegation  —  Tabloid owner American Media agreed to pay $150,000 for story from 1998 Playmate of the Year, but hasn't published her account  —  The company that owns the National Enquirer, a backer of Donald Trump …
Discussion: Guardian
Thomas Kaplan / New York Times:
Donald Trump Warns of ‘Constitutional Crisis’ if Hillary Clinton Wins  —  ATKINSON, N.H. — Heading into the final weekend of the campaign, Donald J. Trump portrayed Hillary Clinton on Friday as bogged down in legal troubles while expressing optimism about his standing in a number of battleground states.
Neil W. McCabe / Breitbart:
Exclusive-Breitbart/Gravis New Hampshire Poll: Trump Takes Lead In Granite State
Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
At Trump rally, former N.H. governor jokes about the Clintons' sex life
NBC News:
U.S. Govt. Hackers Ready to Hit Back If Russia Tries to Disrupt Election  —  Exclusive: US Military Hackers Ready if Russia Disrupts US Election 2:25  —  U.S. military hackers have penetrated Russia's electric grid, telecommunications networks and the Kremlin's command systems …
Josh Baugh /
Officials: SA cop fired for attempting to feed fecal sandwich to homeless person  —  An officer from the San Antonio Police Department has been fired for allegedly attempting to feed a fecal sandwich to a homeless person, several sources have confirmed.  —  The City Council was briefed …
Dylan Byers / CNNMoney:
ABC News staged crime-scene shot, photograph shows  —  ABC News correspondent Linsey Davis stood in a field in Woodruff, South Carolina, and relayed the gruesome details of how a 30-year-old woman had been held captive in a storage container allegedly by a registered sex offender.
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Donald Trump has huge ad buy - 2 minutes long  —  Donald Trump is trying something unconventional in the final stretch: a two-minute-long TV ad.  —  The campaign says it is spending $4 million to buy time for the ad in nine battleground states and on nationally televised shows.
Discussion: Hot Air
Masoud Kazemzadeh / The Hill:
Why is the Ayatollah praising Donald Trump?  —  Observing the 37th anniversary of the taking of hostages at the U.S. embassy in Tehran on November 4, 1979, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gave a blistering anti-American speech, Wednesday, with one major exception …
Jim Kasuba / The News-Herald:
Allen Park man charged for allegedly holding kids at gunpoint over damaged Trump lawn sign  —  A 56-year-old Allen Park man has been charged with seven felonies after he allegedly pointed a gun at six children he accused of destroying his Donald Trump lawn sign.
Discussion: Mediaite, The Root, TheBlaze and Law News
New Jersey Online:
Bridgegate verdict: Bill Baroni and Bridget Kelly guilty on all counts  —  NEWARK — Two former Christie administration insiders charged in a bizarre scheme of political retaliation against a mayor who refused to endorse the governor for re-election were found guilty Friday on all counts in the long-running Bridgegate saga.
Kate Zernike / New York Times:
2 Ex-Christie Allies Are Convicted in George Washington Bridge Case
New York Times:
Police Sergeant Fatally Shot in the Bronx; Another Is Injured  —  A New York City police sergeant was killed and another was wounded in a shooting on Friday in the Bronx, according to police investigators.  —  The sergeant who died was shot in the head, according to two people briefed on the situation.
CBS New York:
NYPD Sergeant Shot Dead, Another Wounded In The Bronx After Responding To Home Invasion
Discussion: Daily Wire and WIS-TV
T. Rees Shapiro / Washington Post:
Jury finds reporter, Rolling Stone responsible for defaming U-Va. dean with gang rape story  —  CHARLOTTESVILLE — A federal court jury decided Friday that a Rolling Stone journalist defamed a former University of Virginia associate dean in a 2014 magazine article about sexual assault on campus …
Eric Heisig / Plain Dealer:
Ohio federal judge orders no voter harassment in Democrats' lawsuit against Donald Trump, Republicans  —  A federal judge indicated Friday that he would bar any sort of harassing conduct outside polling places.  (Plain Dealer file photo)  —  CLEVELAND, Ohio — A federal judge on Friday …
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Obama commutes sentences for 72 inmates  —  President Obama on Friday commuted the sentences of 72 inmates, the latest sign he is accelerating his clemency push during his final months in office.  —  It was the second time in the past eight days the White House announced that a large group of people …
Discussion: TalkLeft
Neil Eggleston / Blog Daily Listings RSS:
President Obama Issues a Second Round of Commutations in an Eight-Day Period, Bringing Total to 944
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Associated Press:
Melania Trump modeled in U.S. prior to getting work visa
Scott Wong / The Hill:
Ryan says he'll seek to remain Speaker
Wall Street Journal:
Hard-Line Strain of Islam Gains Ground in Indonesia, World's Largest Muslim Country
Discussion: Instapundit
David Zucchino / New York Times:
A Militia Gets Battle Ready for a ‘Gun-Grabbing’ Clinton Presidency
Discussion: Daily Kos
Miranda Blue / Right Wing Watch:
Tony Perkins: ‘Our Nation Is Hanging By A Thread Over A Raging Fire’ And Only Trump Will Let Christians Save It
Discussion: Towleroad
Ovetta Wiggins / Washington Post:
Hogan, Maryland's popular governor, keeps his distance from state GOP
Discussion: RedState
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Noam Scheiber / New York Times:
At Trader Joe's, Good Cheer May Hide Complaints
Discussion: Gothamist and grubstreet
David Feith / Wall Street Journal:
The Vatican's Illusions About Chinese Communism
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Brandon Vandenburg sentenced to 17 years in Vanderbilt rape case
Discussion: Jezebel, New York Magazine and Law News
Media Matters for America:
Even Bret Baier Has Now Abandoned Bret Baier's Anonymously Sourced FBI Report
New York Post:
Anthony Weiner rides through sex addiction rehab on a horse
Jeet Heer / New Republic:
Stephen Bannon's Long Game