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2:25 AM ET, November 5, 2016


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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 …
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 …
Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
Hillary Deleted Email Showing She Forwarded Classified Information To Her Daughter  —  Hillary Clinton deleted a 2009 email in which she forwarded classified information to her daughter, Chelsea.  —  The email was released on Friday by the State Department.
Paul Mirengoff / Power Line:   Hillary sent classified information to Chelsea
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 …
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.
Associated Press:
The Latest: Ohio order blocks activities from both campaigns  —  CLEVELAND — The Latest on legal arguments over allegations Republican volunteers are engaging in voter intimidation in the guise of preventing voter fraud (all times local):  —  A written order from a federal judge in Ohio seeks …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Associated Press:
Melania Trump modeled in U.S. prior to getting work visa  —  WASHINGTON — Melania Trump was paid for 10 modeling jobs in the United States worth $20,056 that occurred in the seven weeks before she had legal permission to work in the country, according to detailed accounting ledgers …
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 …
The Woman Who Accused Trump of Raping Her at 13 Just Dropped Her Lawsuit  —  A woman who accused Donald Trump of raping her at a party when she was just 13 years old has voluntarily dismissed her lawsuit, according to court records.  The woman, who has gone by the pseudonyms Jane Doe and Katie Johnson …
Discussion: New York Magazine, Raw Story and Vox
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
Gary Langer / ABC News:
Clinton Rebounds on Enthusiasm; Trump Slips in a Still-Tight Race (POLL)  —  Support for Donald Trump has slipped to its lowest in 10 days and enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton has recovered from its apparent damage by the latest FBI email investigation.  Yet the race between them remains close …
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.
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 …
Neil Eggleston / Blog Daily Listings RSS:
President Obama Issues a Second Round of Commutations in an Eight-Day Period, Bringing Total to 944
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, TheBlaze, The Root and Law News
Travis Gettys / Raw Story:
Michigan man grills kids at gunpoint over damaged Trump sign — until cops show up and arrest him
Discussion: Occupy Democrats and Joe.My.God.
Ari Berman / The Nation:
There Are 868 Fewer Places to Vote in 2016 Because the Supreme Court Gutted the Voting Rights Act  —  Nearly half of counties that previously approved voting changes with the federal government have cut polling places this election.  —  By ,  —  When Aracely Calderon …
German Lopez / Vox:
North Carolina Republicans are using one shameful trick after another to keep Democrats from voting
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
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.
Kate Zernike / New York Times:
2 Ex-Christie Allies Are Convicted in George Washington Bridge Case  —  NEWARK — A federal jury convicted two former aides to Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey on Friday over a bizarre scheme to close access lanes to the George Washington Bridge as punishment against a mayor who declined to endorse the governor's re-election.
New Jersey Online:
Bridgegate verdict: Bill Baroni and Bridget Kelly guilty on all counts
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
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
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Lauren Fox / Talking Points Memo:
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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
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Neil W. McCabe / Breitbart:
Exclusive-Breitbart/Gravis New Hampshire Poll: Trump Takes Lead In Granite State
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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
Harry Enten / FiveThirtyEight:
Trump Is Just A Normal Polling Error Behind Clinton
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New York Post:
Anthony Weiner rides through sex addiction rehab on a horse
Jeet Heer / New Republic:
Stephen Bannon's Long Game