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2:00 PM ET, November 4, 2016

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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.
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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.
CNN:
Bridgegate case verdict: Former officials guilty on all counts  —  (CNN)Two former officials linked to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's office were found guilty on all charges Friday in connection with the closure of lanes in 2013 on the George Washington Bridge in an act of alleged political retribution …
Discussion: Hot Air and twitchy.com
New Jersey Online:
Bridgegate verdicts are in, follow live updates
Discussion: Above the Law and Mediaite
Andrew Prokop / Vox:
2 ex-Christie aides were just convicted in Bridgegate.  Christie is still running Trump's transition.
Discussion: Politico
Ryan Hutchins / Politico:
Two former Christie allies found guilty on all counts in Bridgegate trial
Discussion: The Week
Aaron Rupar / ThinkProgress:
Giuliani says he was leaked information about emails days in advance of Comey letter  —  “You're darn right I heard about it.”  —  During an Friday morning appearance on Fox & Friends, Trump surrogate Rudy Giuliani admitted “former FBI agents” leaked information to him about the Bureau's renewed interest …
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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.
Discussion: Washington Post
New York Post:
Anthony Weiner rides through sex addiction rehab on a horse
Matt Zapotosky / Washington Post:
'He's got to get control of the ship again': How tensions at the FBI will persist after the election
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 …
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David Ingram / Reuters:   U.S. authorities warn of al Qaeda threat to election
German Lopez / Vox:
Southern states have closed down at least 868 polling places for the 2016 election  —  The shutdowns follow a Supreme Court decision that limited federal oversight of elections.  —  Next week, Americans will hold the first presidential election in 50 years without the full protections of the Voting Rights Act.
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Meghan Keneally / ABC News:
Multiple Courts Weighing Possible Voter Intimidation
Discussion: Associated Press
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Presidential Election: Any Surprises Left?
Discussion: Althouse and Political Wire
German Lopez / Vox:
North Carolina Republicans are using one shameful trick after another to keep Democrats from voting
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.
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Harry Enten / FiveThirtyEight:   Trump Is Just A Normal Polling Error Behind Clinton
Soo Oh / Vox:   Electoral College map 2016: make your election result predictions
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 …
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Who Broke Politics?  —  As far as anyone can tell, Paul Ryan …
Andrew Sullivan / New York Magazine:   America and the Abyss
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.
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 …
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
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Scott Clement / Washington Post:
Clinton up 47-44 in Post-ABC Tracking Poll, despite Trump's 9-point edge on dealing with corruption
WALV-TV:
EXCLUSIVE WTHR/HPI Poll: Young pulls ahead of Bayh in Senate race  —  INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Republican Todd Young inched ahead of Democrat Evan Bayh in the hotly contested Senate race by 5-points.  —  The WTHR/HPI Indiana Poll has Young with a 46% to 41% lead over Bayh with Libertarian Lucy Brenton with 6% and 7% still undecided.
Discussion: Hot Air
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John Bresnahan / Politico:
Bayh used taxpayer cash for Indianapolis hotel stays
Discussion: WISH-TV and America Rising
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, Law News, Raw Story and TheBlaze
Allegra Kirkland / Talking Points Memo:
Surrogate Mike Huckabee Calls Trump ‘A Car Wreck’  —  Former Arkansas governor and Donald Trump surrogate Mike Huckabee called the Republican nominee a “car wreck” on Friday morning.  —  “Trump may be a car wreck, but at least his car is pointed in right direction,” Huckabee wrote in a tweet.
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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: Heat Street, The Verge and Mashable
Bloomberg:
These Patients Are Covered by Obamacare But Can't Afford Treatment  —  High deductibles keep patients from seeking care for ailments  —  'It hurts, but we don't have that kind of money,' patient says  —  While Obamacare has brought health insurance to millions of people in the U.S. …
Discussion: Infowars
 
 
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Dan Scanlan / Florida Times Union:
Jacksonville man, 18, charged with murder after fight with grandmother over beer
Discussion: Associated Press
Nikita Vladimirov / The Hill:
Michael Moore: Giuliani ‘knew something’ before FBI announcement
Discussion: Hot Air
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Discussion: Politico
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Steven Shepard / Politico:
Democratic insiders: Clinton's ground game will sink Trump