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7:15 AM ET, October 20, 2020

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Laura Wagner / VICE:
New Yorker Suspends Jeffrey Toobin for Zoom Dick Incident  —  In a statement to VICE, Jeffrey Toobin apologized for the “embarrassingly stupid mistake.”  —  Laura Wagner  —  The New Yorker has suspended reporter Jeffrey Toobin.  Sources tell VICE it's because he exposed himself during …
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Natasha Bertrand / Politico:
Hunter Biden story is Russian disinfo, dozens of former intel officials say  —  More than 50 former senior intelligence officials have signed on to a letter outlining their belief that the recent disclosure of emails allegedly belonging to Joe Biden's son “has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.”
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The Daily Beast:
Even Parts of Trumpworld Are Like: Rudy, WTF Are You Doing?  —  ‘CRACK AND SEX STUFF’  —  Some Republicans fear that far from aiding the president, Giuliani's attacks on Hunter Biden will backfire.  —  As President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani attempts to alter the course …
Discussion: Raw Story and Fox News
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
EXCLUSIVE: Fox News Passed on Hunter Biden Laptop Story Over Credibility Concerns
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court denies GOP request to stop extended deadline for mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania, a key state for Trump  —  The Supreme Court on Monday night allowed Pennsylvania election officials to count mail-in ballots received up to three days after Election Day, refusing a Republican request …
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Associated Press:
Supreme Court allows 3-day extension for Pennsylvania ballot counting  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will allow Pennsylvania to count ballots received up to three days after the election, rejecting a Republican plea.  —  The justices divided 4-4 Monday, an outcome that upholds …
Richard L. Hasen / Slate:
In a 4-4 Split, the Supreme Court Lets Pennsylvania Make Voting Easier—for Now
Discussion: Mother Jones, CNN and Political Wire
Axios:
Supreme Court denies Pennsylvania GOP request to limit mail-in voting
Discussion: BuzzFeed News
New York Times:
U.S. Diplomats and Spies Battle Trump Administration Over Suspected Attacks  —  American officials in China, Cuba and Russia say U.S. agencies are concealing the true extent of the episodes, leaving colleagues vulnerable to hostile actions abroad.  —  WASHINGTON — The strange sound came at night …
Discussion: Electronics Ward News
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Julia Ioffe / GQ:
The Mystery of the Immaculate Concussion  —  He was a senior CIA official tasked with getting tough on Russia.  Then one night in Moscow, Marc Polymeropoulos's life changed forever.  He says he was hit with a mysterious weapon, joining dozens of American diplomats and spies who believe they've …
William McRaven / Wall Street Journal:
Biden Will Make America Lead Again  —  We need a president with decency and a sense of respect.  —  In their 1998 book, “A World Transformed,” George H.W. Bush and Brent Scowcroft recount the events that fundamentally changed the world during the Bush presidency.
Discussion: Mediaite
Gary Langer / ABC News:
With coronavirus concerns a factor, it's all tied up in North Carolina: Poll  —  It's a dead heat in both the presidential and Senate races in our latest data.  —  Voting in 2020 during COVID-19  —  How coronavirus has made mail-in voting and the general election more complicated in 2020.
Discussion: Washington Post and Political Wire
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Washington Post:
U.S. Senate race in N.C. is tight, with partisan views and Trump outweighing Cunningham scandal, Post-ABC poll finds
Discussion: Reuters
Matt Dixon / Politico:
Florida shatters opening day record for early voting  —  TALLAHASSEE — Florida shattered its opening day record for in-person early voting Monday, with at least 350,000 people casting ballots and election officials continuing to count statewide late into the night.
Yashar Ali / Yashar's Newsletter:
Exclusive: Mayor of Los Angeles Repeatedly Witnessed Top Adviser's Alleged Sexual Misconduct  —  It would mean so much to me if you would subscribe to my newsletter by clicking the button above or the button at the end of this post.  You can subscribe for free, but I would be grateful …
Discussion: Redstate and Breitbart
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Dakota Smith / Los Angeles Times:
Journalist Yashar Ali accuses Garcetti advisor Rick Jacobs of sexual misconduct
Discussion: Fox News
New York Times:
Voters Prefer Biden Over Trump on Almost All Major Issues, Poll Shows  —  THE NEW YORK TIMES / SIENA COLLEGE POLL  —  Joseph R.  —  Biden Jr.  —  Donald J.  —  50%  —  Based on a New York Times/Siena College poll of 987 likely voters  —  from Oct. 15 to 18.  —  THE NEW YORK TIMES / SIENA COLLEGE POLL
Discussion: Political Wire
Tasneem Nashrulla / BuzzFeed News:
A Woman In Her Thirties Died Of COVID-19 On A Plane  —  A woman in her thirties died of COVID-19 while she was on a plane about to take off from Arizona to Texas in July, officials said Sunday.  —  The woman — who was only identified as a resident of Garland, Texas …
Andrew Romano / Yahoo News:
Yahoo News/YouGov poll: The tide turns against Trump as Biden surges to his largest-ever lead among likely voters  —  With only two weeks left until Election Day, Joe Biden's lead over President Trump has widened to 11 percentage points — Biden's biggest margin among likely voters in any Yahoo News/YouGov poll to date.
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Scott Rasmussen / Political IQ:
“Never Trumpers” are key to Biden's Lead in the polls
The American Conservative:
Trump Campaign Feels Cheated From Its Foreign Policy Debate  —  The president's campaign issued a complaint Monday over the last debate's topics.  The closing exchange traditionally focused near exclusively on foreign policy.  —  The Trump campaign is formally protesting the topics …
Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
McMaster says Trump's Taliban deal is Munich-like appeasement  —  President Trump's Afghanistan policy is confusing and unclear, even for his own officials.  His top general and his national security adviser are publicly battling over U.S. troop withdrawals in the country.
Discussion: New York Times and Alternet.org
Politico:
McCarthy locking up support despite fears of GOP losses  —  The minority leader is sealing up support to remain the top House Republican, but others in GOP leadership may not be as safe.  —  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy holds a weekly press conference at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 24, 2020.
Bloomberg:
Trump Fundraisers Spun Wheels, Spending 77 Cents to Bring in $1  — Committee pours money into upping grassroots fundraising  — Outlays in search of more donors leave little for advertising  —  President Donald Trump's campaign found it harder to raise money from small-dollar donors …
Discussion: Political Wire
Jason Clayworth / Des Moines Register:
Auditor: Iowa misallocated at least $21 million in COVID-19 funds  —  Iowa's government misallocated at least $21 million of federal assistance intended for COVID-19 relief and must correct the error by the end of the year or face having to repay the money, State Auditor Rob Sand says.
Sean Lyngaas / CyberScoop:
Industry alert pins state, local government hacking on suspected Russian group  —  Suspected Russian hackers were behind multiple recent intrusions of U.S. state and local computer networks, according to an industry analysis obtained by CyberScoop.  —  The group responsible is known as TEMP.Isotope …
NBC New York:
Anthony Weiner Talks Political Past and Future  —  Anthony Weiner is turning a new leaf and jumping back into professional life.  Andrew Siff shares an exclusive interview with the former congressman.
AJC:
AJC 2020 Survey of American Jewish Opinion  —  Results from AJC's 2020 Survey of American Jewish Opinion, conducted by the research company SSRS, is based on telephone interviews carried out September 9 - October 4, 2020, with a national sample of 1,334 Jews over age 18.
Daniel Dale / CNN:
Fact-checking Trump's dishonest weekend: The President made at least 66 false or misleading claims in three days  —  Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump's dishonesty is getting worse.  —  Trump has been reliably deceptive for his entire presidency, filling his speeches and tweets with lies and other false statements.
Discussion: WHDH-TV
Taryn Luna / Los Angeles Times:
Newsom says California will review FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines before releasing them to public  —  Gov. Gavin Newsom said California will review the safety of all COVID-19 vaccines approved by the Trump administration before allowing them to be released to the public.  —  SACRAMENTO —
Discussion: IJR, WTOP, courthousenews.com, The Hill and Axios
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
How Fox News may be continuing to undermine Trump's reelection hopes  —  If President Trump does end up losing reelection, one big area that will be ripe for an autopsy is the role that Fox News played in making that happen.  —  A mammoth new poll from the Public Religion Research Institute …
Discussion: Raw Story
Sarah Longwell / The Atlantic:
Why People Who Hate Trump Stick With Him  —  President Donald Trump is losing to former Vice President Joe Biden by more than 10 percentage points in both the Real Clear Politics and FiveThirtyEight national polling averages.  This historically large margin suggests that something amazing has happened …
Cristiano Lima / Politico:
Senate panel delays vote to subpoena Twitter, Facebook CEOs as some Republicans waver  —  The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday postponed plans to vote on subpoenas to compel the CEOs of Twitter and Facebook to testify on allegations of anti-conservative bias after some panel Republicans expressed reservation about the maneuver.
Julia Terruso / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
White women are ditching Trump, and it could cost him Pennsylvania  —  “I thought, we need somebody who has a set — we need a tough guy,” said Caruso, 58, who now lives in Northeast Pennsylvania.  “Never in my wildest dreams did I think that thug would turn on us.”
Discussion: Bloomberg, Alternet.org and Raw Story
 
 
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Eric Westervelt / NPR:
Removing Cops From Behavioral Crisis Calls: ‘We Need To Change The Model’
Jacob Bunge / Wall Street Journal:
Farmers Stick With Trump, Despite Trade-War Pain
Discussion: Townhall
Osita Nwanevu / New Republic:
The Constitution Is the Crisis  —  It is an almost entirely foregone conclusion …
Discussion: Alternet.org and National Review
Hayes Brown / MSNBC:
Republicans are ready to remember they hate the deficit again under Joe Biden
Discussion: Alternet.org and Roll Call
Sohrab Ahmari / New York Post:
Facebook workers ‘ashamed’ by tech giant's censorship of Post's Hunter Files reporting
 Earlier Items: 
Associated Press:
Group offers churches $6-a-ballot to help people vote early
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Stephen Battaglio / Los Angeles Times:
Meet Arnon Mishkin, the Fox News analyst who will call the winner of the election
CNN:
Reagan's son: We have grifters in the White House
Discussion: Alternet.org
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Lobbyists begin to prepare for a potential Biden presidency
Politico:
Donald Trump has a problem: White women in Pennsylvania
Alex Zidel / HotNewHipHop.com:
50 Cent Endorses Donald Trump For President
Sakshi Venkatraman / NBC News:
Texas social workers can now turn away LGBTQ, disabled clients
Discussion: The Hill