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12:45 PM ET, October 19, 2020

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Katie Robertson / New York Times:
New York Post Published Hunter Biden Report Amid Newsroom Doubts  —  Some reporters withheld their bylines and questioned the credibility of an article that made the tabloid's front page on Wednesday.  —  The New York Post's front-page article about Hunter Biden on Wednesday was written mostly …
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Colby Hall / Mediaite:
EXCLUSIVE: Fox News Passed on Hunter Biden Laptop Story Over Credibility Concerns  —  Mediaite has learned that Fox News was first approached by Rudy Giuliani to report on a tranche of files alleged to have come from Hunter Biden's unclaimed laptop left at a Delaware computer repair shop …
Matthew Boyle / Breitbart:
Exclusive — Peter Schweizer: Hunter Biden's Flipped Business Partner Provided 26,000 Emails
Associated Press:
2016 sequel?  Trump's old attacks failing to land on Biden  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump stood before a crowd in a state that had once been firmly in his grasp.  There were fewer than three weeks left in the campaign, one reshaped by a virus that has killed more than 215,000 Americans …
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David Siders / Politico:
The hidden factors that could produce a surprise Trump victory  —  By almost every measure that political operatives, academics and handicappers use to forecast elections, the likely outcome is that Joe Biden will win the White House.  —  Yet two weeks before Election Day …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
The latest outbreak of GOP panic about Trump contains a key tell
Discussion: New York Times, Vanity Fair and Axios
Politico:
Biden would revamp fraying intel community  —  President Donald Trump was in the middle of receiving a highly classified briefing on Afghanistan at his New Jersey golf club when he suddenly craved a malted milkshake.  —  “Does anyone want a malt?” he asked the senior defense …
Discussion: CNN, Breitbart and Political Wire
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Washington Post:
Trump's den of dissent: Inside the White House task force as coronavirus surges  —  As summer faded into autumn and the novel coronavirus continued to ravage the nation unabated, Scott Atlas, a neuroradiologist whose commentary on Fox News led President Trump to recruit him to the White House …
New York Times:
Surprising Results in Initial Virus Testing in N.Y.C. Schools  —  The absence of outbreaks, if it holds, suggests that the city's efforts to return children to classrooms could serve as an influential model for the nation.  —  For months, as New York City struggled to start part-time …
Discussion: The Hill
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court to review Trump's border wall funding and ‘remain-in-Mexico’ program  —  The Supreme Court on Monday said it would take up two challenges to President Trump's immigration initiatives, his diversion of military funds to pay for construction of the southern border wall …
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Jonathan LaPook / CBS News:
Fauci admits administration has restricted his media appearances, says he's not surprised Trump got COVID  —  In a wide-ranging 60 Minutes interview, Dr. Anthony Fauci expresses his frustration with a Trump campaign ad; explains why, early in the pandemic, masks were largely recommended …
Aris Folley / The Hill:
Rolling Stone endorses Biden, calls Trump ‘categorically unfit to be president’  —  Rolling Stone magazine is endorsing Democratic nominee Joe Biden, saying in a piece on Monday that America has lived “under a man categorically unfit to be president” for the last four years.
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Steven Pearl / Rolling Stone:
Joe Biden for President
Jill Lawrence / USA Today:
Conservatives voting Joe Biden over Donald Trump are patriots.  Thanks for the inspiration.  —  Conservatives are setting aside policy priorities to vote for Biden and other Democrats.  Would I be this honorable if our situations were reversed?  —  | USA TODAY
Discussion: Bloomberg
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Issues & Insights:
5 Other Things We'll Learn About Biden After The Election
Discussion: Associated Press
Sahil Kapur / NBC News:
Trump aide Meadows unsure Senate GOP will approve a $1.8 trillion coronavirus stimulus  —  WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's top aide Monday cast doubt on whether Senate Republicans would back a deal for coronavirus aid before the election that the administration is negotiating with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
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Mother Jones:
A Long List of Shady Financial Mysteries Trump Still Refuses to Explain  —  If Trump is going to ask Biden to reveal info about his family...  For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.
Discussion: CNN and Raw Story
Tom Phillips / The Guardian:
Bolivia election: exit polls suggest thumping win for Evo Morales's party  —  Presidential election win for Luis Arce would mark stunning leftwing political comeback  —  Exit polls suggest Evo Morales's leftwing party has pulled off a stunning political comeback in Bolivia's presidential election …
Discussion: Foreign Policy and UPI
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Josh Dzieza / The Verge:
Inside the empty promises and empty buildings of Wisconn Valley.  —  THE 8TH WONDER OF THE WORLD*  —  *wonder not guaranteed  —  HOPES WERE HIGH  —  among the employees who joined Foxconn's Wisconsin project in the summer of 2018.  In June, President Donald Trump had broken ground …
Discussion: Political Wire
Charlotte Graham-McLay / The Guardian:
Why New Zealand rejected populist ideas other nations have embraced … Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand's Labour prime minister who was returned to power for a second term with a commanding majority, has often been hailed internationally as a foil to global surges in right-wing movements and the rise …
Discussion: spiked
Rich Lowry / National Review:
The Pollster Who Thinks Trump Is Ahead  —  NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he polling aggregator on the website RealClearPolitics shows the margin in polls led by Joe Biden in a blue font and the ones led by Donald Trump in red.  For a while, the battleground states have tended to be uniformly blue …
Discussion: Washington Post
The Dworkin Report:
Meet the journalist who asked Trump if he “regrets all the lying” to the American people  —  Scott talks to S.V. Daté the world traveler who is now White House Correspondent for HuffPost.  Daté is the author of a new book entitled, “The Useful Idiot: How Donald Trump Killed …
Claire Galofaro / Associated Press:
‘Our house is on fire’: Suburban women lead a Trump revolt  —  TROY, Mich. (AP) — She walks with the determination of a person who believes the very fate of democracy might depend on the next door she knocks on, head down, shoulders forward.  She wears nothing fussy, the battle fatigues of her troupe: yoga pants and sneakers.
Discussion: Raw Story
ABC News:
Trump heads into final campaign stretch forced to play defense against Biden  —  The president's team is growing concerned over key battleground states.  —  Trump, Biden campaign in swing states as early voting hits record high  —  With 15 days until Election Day, 28.1 million Americans …
Keith Bradsher / New York Times:
With Covid-19 Under Control, China's Economy Surges Ahead  —  Exports jumped and local governments engaged in a binge of debt-fueled construction projects.  Even consumer spending is finally recovering.  —  BEIJING — As most of the world still struggles with the coronavirus pandemic …
FiveThirtyEight:
Trump Is Losing Ground With White Voters But Gaining Among Black And Hispanic Americans  —  There's a well-known truth in politics: No one group swings an election.  —  But that doesn't mean that the demographic trends bubbling beneath the surface can't have an outsized effect.  Take 2016.
American Greatness:
The Unapologetic Bias of the American Left  —  Today's Left sees their efforts bending in a preordained historical arc that ends with ultimate progressive justice—and retributions. … An avuncular Walter Cronkite, John Chancellor, Jim Lehrer, or Abe Rosenthal at least went through the motions …
Yalman Onaran / Bloomberg:
Black Homeowners Pay $13,464 More on Their Mortgages, Study Says  — The ‘Black tax’ persists because of risk-based loan pricing  — Policy makers can reverse the negative impact, co-author says  —  Black borrowers pay $13,464 more over the life of a home loan, with interest …
Reuters:
Time's up: After a reprieve, a wave of evictions expected across U.S.  —  (Reuters) - On Sept. 1, U.S. health officials announced they would suspend evictions across the United States to help stem further spread of the novel coronavirus.  —  That was three days too late for Latrise Bean.
New York Times:
How Prepared Are These 7 Battlegrounds for the Election?  A Readiness Report  —  Short on money and under enormous pressure, many swing states are still trying to shore up a democratic process challenged daily by court cases, new laws and surges in the coronavirus.
 
 
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WTVG:
High school student told to remove Trump flag from wall during virtual class
Discussion: The Daily Caller and The Hill
Chris Galdieri / Mischiefs of Faction:
Can this New Yorker Become Pennsylvania's Next U.S. Senator?
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Endangered Senate Republicans can't win without Trump. Can they win with him?
Discussion: The Guardian, Vox and The Hill
Ezra Klein / Vox:
It's the most important election in our lifetime, and it always will be
Victoria Colliver / Politico:
California's $100M dialysis battle comes with ancillary benefits for labor union
Dan Alexander / Forbes:
Trump Will Have $900 Million Of Loans Coming Due In His Second Term If He's Reelected
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
 Earlier Items: 
Ellen L. Weintraub / New York Times:
Justice Kavanaugh Unlocked Ways to Fight Foreign Interference
The Federalist:
We Gamed Out The 2020 Election And Found Our Constitution Can Handle The Madness
Discussion: Instapundit
New York Times:
Has Trump Drawn the Water for a ‘Republican Blood Bath’?
Discussion: Althouse
Nancy Cook / Politico:
Trump launches a frenzied effort to save his brand
Discussion: Raw Story
Spencer Hsu / Washington Post:
Federal judge strikes down Trump plan to slash food stamps for 700,000 unemployed Americans
Discussion: CNN, Raw Story, The Week and Axios
Ilya Somin / Reason:
Do Originalists Ignore the Reconstruction Amendments?
Ben Smith / New York Times:
Donald Trump Is Losing His Touch. So Is the TV Producer Who Shaped His Image.