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12:30 PM 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.
Jeet Heer / New Republic:
Stephen Bannon's Long Game  —  How the Breitbart CEO will keep Trumpism alive long after Election Day.  —  Stephen Bannon, the CEO of Donald Trump's presidential team, has kept a low public profile, even if his fingerprints are all over Trump's attacks on Bill Clinton's sex scandals and the Clinton Foundation.
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Presidential Election: Any Surprises Left?  —  The final Friday of the 2016 election cycle caps a frenetic seven-day period since the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, upended the presidential race.  —  A wave of leaks from the vaunted law enforcement agency has followed Mr. Comey's revelation …
Discussion: Political Wire and Althouse
Matt Zapotosky / Washington Post:
'He's got to get control of the ship again': How tensions at the FBI will persist after the election
Discussion: Infowars and Business Insider
New York Times:
Sorting Through the Clinton Email Case and What the F.B.I.'s Options Are
Discussion: The Week
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 …
New York Times:
Donald Trump's Impeachment Threat  —  Donald Trump and other embattled Republican candidates are resorting to a particularly bizarre and dangerous tactic in the closing days of the campaign — warning that they may well seek to impeach Hillary Clinton if she wins, or, short of that …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Who Broke Politics?  —  As far as anyone can tell, Paul Ryan, the speaker of the House — and the leader of what's left of the Republican establishment — isn't racist or authoritarian.  He is, however, doing all he can to make a racist authoritarian the most powerful man in the world.  Why?
Andrew Sullivan / New York Magazine:
America and the Abyss  —  The most frustrating aspect of the last 12 months has been the notion that we have been in a normal, if truly ugly, election cycle, with one extremely colorful and unpredictable figure leading the Republican Party in an otherwise conventional political struggle over policy.
Kurt Eichenwald / Newsweek:
WHY VLADIMIR PUTIN'S RUSSIA IS BACKING DONALD TRUMP  —  THE SCOOP VLADIMIR PUTIN DONALD TRUMP  —  In phone calls, meetings and cables, America's European allies have expressed alarm to one another about Donald Trump's public statements denying Moscow's role in cyberattacks designed to interfere with the U.S. election.
The Daily Beast:
Christie Allies Convicted on All Bridgegate Charges  —  Bridget Anne Kelly and Bill Baroni, Jr. were found guilty on Friday of all charges related to the 2013 orchestrated lane closures on the George Washington Bridge.  Kelly and Baroni were indicted in 2015 on nine counts of conspiracy, fraud, and other charges.
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.
Ryan Hutchins / Politico:
Two former Christie allies found guilty on all counts in Bridgegate trial
Discussion: Vox
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Election Update: Why Clinton's Position Is Worse Than Obama's  —  There's been a potential breach of Hillary Clinton's electoral firewall.  And it's come in New Hampshire, a state that we said a couple of weeks ago could be a good indicator of a Donald Trump comeback because of its large number of swing voters.
Soo Oh / Vox:   Electoral College map 2016: make your election result predictions
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 …
Discussion: True Pundit and The Daily Caller
Gary Langer / ABC News:
Hint of Momentum for Clinton, With Issues a Defining Factor (POLL)  —  A hint of momentum for Hillary Clinton has produced a 3-point race in the latest ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll results, with wide leads for the Democrat in trust to handle the economy and health care among likely voters focused on those two issues.
Discussion: RedState
Scott Clement / Washington Post:
Clinton up 47-44 in Post-ABC Tracking Poll, despite Trump's 9-point edge on dealing with corruption
Tal Kopan / CNN:
Mike Huckabee: Trump a ‘car wreck,’ Clinton a ‘drunk driver’  —  Washington (CNN)A car wreck vs. a drunk, wrong-way driver: That's Mike Huckabee's take on the election just days before final votes are cast.  —  The never-shy former Arkansas governor and Donald Trump supporter tweeted Friday …
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 …
Louis Nelson / Politico:
Pro-Trump former FBI official says he's channeling agents' rage  —  A former top FBI official who has claimed insight into the bureau's rank and file's outrage over the handling of an investigation into Hillary Clinton confirmed Thursday that he has been in touch with active agents after denying …
Deborah Netburn / Los Angeles Times:
Feeling anxious about the election?  Here's how to cope with election stress disorder  —  If the presidential election is stressing you out, you're not alone.  Here's some advice on how to deal with your anxiety.  (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)  —  Are you suffering from election stress disorder?
Steven Shepard / Politico:
Democratic insiders: Clinton's ground game will sink Trump  —  The presidential race may be tightening, but Democrats are convinced they have an Election Day ace-in-the-hole: Hillary Clinton's ground game.  They're confident it will withstand Donald Trump's late surge in key battleground states.
New York Times:
‘The Voter Suppression Trail’  —  Note to viewers: “The Voter Suppression Trail” is the first-ever video game for Op-Docs, and also the final installment of our series of Op-Docs about the 2016 election.  We hope you enjoy playing, and let us know what you think in the comments.  —The Editors
Discussion: The Verge and Mashable
Alice Miranda Ollstein / ThinkProgress:
Trump violates federal labor law, refuses to negotiate with his Vegas workers' union  —  The National Labor Relations Board ruling against Trump comes in the final days of the presidential election.  —  As Donald Trump makes his final pitch to U.S. voters—calling himself “financially brave” …
Discussion: Politico
Dr. Harry Wilson / Roanoke College:
Final RC Poll before election shows Clinton with 7 point lead over Trump in Va.  —  Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton holds a 7 percentage point lead over Republican nominee Donald Trump among likely voters in Virginia (45%-38%), according to the latest Roanoke College Poll.
Nikita Vladimirov / The Hill:
Michael Moore: Giuliani ‘knew something’ before FBI announcement … Filmmaker Michael Moore says he suspects top Donald Trump  —  adviser Rudy Giuliani “knew something” before the FBI revealed last week it found new emails that may be related to its probe into Hillary Clinton
Discussion: Hot Air
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The Employment Situation in October
Discussion: Politicus USA and Hot Air
Jake Sherman / Politico:
Pence to campaign with Ryan and Sen. Johnson in Wisconsin
Matea Gold / Washington Post:
Legal team seeking to undo super PACs files suit to push FEC to act
 Earlier Items: 
Erin Murphy / The Gazette:
Trump clings to small edge in Iowa
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
‘It Really Does Get Into Your Head.’ The Election, Through the Eyes of Teenage Girls.
Discussion: Mother Jones and Althouse
Michelle Jamrisko / Bloomberg:
Payrolls in U.S. Rose by 161,000 in October as Wages Accelerate
Discussion: Politico
How Macedonia Became A Global Hub For Pro-Trump Misinformation
Daily Mail:
Melania speaks - and tells how she will battle the online bullies from the White House.