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5:45 PM ET, October 20, 2020

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Dean Obeidallah / The Daily Beast:
There's Already a Corrupt Presidential Kid.  It's Ivanka.  —  As the right races manically to pin whatever it can on Joe Biden's son, let's not forget who's actually made millions while in the White House.  —  BEAST INSIDE … The closing arguments of the 2020 campaign can be summed up as …
Discussion: Raw Story and Breitbart
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Mike Thompson / USA Today:
Elect Joe Biden.  Reject Donald Trump.  —  Our View: In 2016, we broke tradition in urging you not to vote for Trump.  Now we're making our first presidential endorsement.  We hope it's our last.  —  The Editorial Board, USA TODAY  —  Show caption Hide caption
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Trump begs William Barr to save him, revealing weakness and panic  —  It's a perverse paradox of the 2020 election.  On one front after another, President Trump has been extraordinarily brazen about his efforts to corrupt the election on his own behalf.  And it's precisely because of this shamelessness …
Natasha Bertrand / Politico:
Hunter Biden story is Russian disinfo, dozens of former intel officials say
Washington Post:
McConnell warns White House against making stimulus deal before election, sources say  —  Suggests Pelosi is not negotiating in good faith and could disrupt Supreme Court nomination  —  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told Senate Republicans on Tuesday that he has warned …
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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
New York Times:
McConnell advises White House not to strike pre-election stimulus deal with Pelosi.  —  Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky and the majority leader, told Republican senators privately on Tuesday that he has advised the White House not to strike a deal with Speaker Nancy Pelosi …
James Arkin / Politico:
Party-switcher puts Kansas Senate seat in play for Democrats
Discussion: The Hill, Raw Story and The 19th
Associated Press:
How Trump plowed through $1 billion, losing cash advantage  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's sprawling political operation has raised well over $1 billion since he took the White House in 2017 — and set a lot of it on fire.  —  Trump bought a $10 million Super Bowl ad when he didn't yet have a challenger.
New York Times:
U.S. Accuses Google of Illegally Protecting Monopoly  —  A victory for the government could remake one of America's most recognizable companies and the internet economy that it has helped define.  —  WASHINGTON — The Justice Department accused Google of maintaining an illegal monopoly …
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Wall Street Journal:
Justice Department to File Long-Awaited Antitrust Suit Against Google
Kent Walker / The Keyword:
A deeply flawed lawsuit that would do nothing to help consumers
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
Democrats Gain in Georgia Senate Races as Presidential Race Remains Tied  —  Our latest survey shows a shift toward Biden among college-educated white voters, but surprising Trump gains among nonwhite voters.  —  A shift against President Trump among white college-educated voters in Georgia …
Discussion: The Week and The Hill
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Theodore Schleifer / Vox:
Silicon Valley megadonors unleash a last-minute, $100 million barrage of ads against Trump  —  Billionaire Dustin Moskovitz is making his biggest political play of the cycle.  Asana  —  Facebook billionaire co-founder Dustin Moskovitz has put more than $20 million into a little-known Democratic super PAC that is spending big.
Discussion: Political Wire
Megan Brenan / Gallup:
51% in U.S. Want Amy Coney Barrett Seated on Supreme Court  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — A slim 51% majority of Americans support federal judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the U.S. Supreme Court seat left vacant by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death last month.  At the same time …
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Joyce Vance / MSNBC:
We may never recover from the damage Trump has done to the Supreme Court
Discussion: Alternet.org, Raw Story and The Hill
Scaachi Koul / BuzzFeed News:
Jeffrey Toobin Can't Be The Only Person Masturbating On Work Zoom Calls  —  I mean, who among us, you know?  —  Yesterday was a fun day on Media Twitter, routinely the worst of all Twitter subcultures.  (Except, maybe, leg-washing Twitter, which I have decided we shall never speak of again after the end of this sentence.)
Axios:
NY Post story goes massive on social media despite crackdowns  —  Facebook and Twitter's frantic attempts to stop the spread of the New York Post's Hunter Biden story didn't prevent the article from becoming the top story about the election on those platforms last week, according to data from NewsWhip.
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CNN:
Trump abruptly ends ‘60 Minutes’ interview before taping joint appearance with Pence  —  (CNN)President Donald Trump abruptly ended a solo interview with CBS News' “60 Minutes” Tuesday and did not return for an appearance he was supposed to tape with Vice President Mike Pence, according to multiple sources familiar with what happened.
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Lenny Bernstein / Washington Post:
The coronavirus pandemic has caused nearly 300,000 more deaths than expected in a typical year  —  The coronavirus pandemic has left about 285,000 more people dead in the United States than would be expected in a typical year, two-thirds of them from covid-19 itself and the rest from other causes …
Sabato's Crystal Ball:
The Senate: Iowa to Leans Democratic  —  Dear Readers: Join us Thursday at 2 p.m., just hours before the final presidential debate, for the latest edition of Sabato's Crystal Ball: America Votes.  —  If you have questions you would like us to answer about the closing days of the campaign, email us at goodpolitics@virginia.edu.
Politico:
Biden eyes GOP candidates for Cabinet slots  —  Joe Biden's transition team is vetting a handful of Republicans for potential Cabinet positions — despite doubts it will win him new support from the right and the risk it will enrage the left.  —  Reaching across the aisle to pick senior members …
The Dworkin Report:
Mary L. Trump blames her Uncle's “criminal” coronavirus response for 200,000+ American deaths  —  Scott talks with Mary L. Trump in this fascinating and wide-ranging interview.  Mary told us about the details of her NY Times #1 bestselling book “Too Much and Never Enough …
Kate Bennett / CNN:
Melania Trump cancels plans to attend Tuesday rally citing Covid recovery  —  (CNN)Melania Trump is canceling her first campaign appearance in months because she is not feeling well as she continues to recover from Covid-19.  —  She had been set to join President Donald Trump's rally …
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Monica Alba / NBC News:
Melania Trump to skip Pennsylvania rally due to cough
Steve Benen / MSNBC:
Admiral from bin Laden raid endorses Biden in dramatic fashion … To a degree without modern precedent, an astonishing number of retired American military leaders have stepped up in recent months to denounce Donald Trump, endorse Joe Biden, or both.  The list includes four former chairmen …
Kyle Mantyla / Right Wing Watch:
Pat Robertson Prophesies That Trump Will Win Reelection, Then the End Times Will Begin  —  Televangelist Pat Robertson reported on “The 700 Club” today that he had been told by God that President Donald Trump will be reelected ... and his reelection will bring about start of the End Times.
Discussion: Political Wire and Mediaite
Associated Press:
Protest arrests show regular Americans, not urban antifa  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump portrays the hundreds of people arrested nationwide in protests against racial injustice as violent urban left-wing radicals.  But an Associated Press review of thousands of pages of court documents tell a different story.
Discussion: Axios, The Hill and Florida Politics
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
As Biden and Trump battle for White voters, district-level polls are revealing  —  In the final stretch of 2016, some analysts were able to detect loud, clanging alarms ringing for Hillary Clinton beneath the surface that most of us could not.  They had access to polling conducted …
Oriana Gonzalez / Axios:
Meadows confirms Trump's tweets “declassifying” Russia documents were false  —  White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows confirmed in court on Tuesday that President Trump's tweets authorizing the disclosure of documents related to the Russia investigation and Hillary Clinton's emails …
Samer Kalaf / Defector:
Even Joe Buck And Troy Aikman Find Pregame Flyovers To Be A Little Much These Days  —  Like many people, Fox Sports broadcasters Joe Buck and Troy Aikman seem to see pregame military flyovers as wasteful and obnoxious.  Here's a clip from Sunday's Packers-Buccaneers broadcast, sent in by a tipster:
Renée DiResta / The Atlantic:
The Right's Disinformation Machine Is Getting Ready for Trump to Lose  —  Whether President Donald Trump wins or loses, some version of QAnon is going to survive the election.  On the day of the vice-presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris, the individual or group known as “Q” sent out a flurry of posts.
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 …
Alice Roberts / New Jersey Online:
My husband died of COVID-19 and I have just one plea to make of you  —  After catching COVID-19 that required a brief stay in the hospital, President Trump blithely said, “Don't let it take over your lives.”  —  It's much too late for that, of course.  For my family and me, it took over our lives when it took my husband, Rob.
Michael Steele / NBC News:
I'm a Republican voting for Joe Biden over Trump.  Because I'm an American first.  —  I am an American, a conservative and a Republican, in that order.  And I am voting for Joe Biden on November 3.  —  Why?  —  I was, and am, convinced that conservative principles are the most effective means …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo, Forbes and IJR
Andrew Feinberg / The Independent:
Trump's ‘Stephen Miller acolytes’ in the civil service could destroy a Biden administration from within, insiders say  —  ‘We have to figure out how to identify those people’  —  If former Vice President Joe Biden takes office on January 20, current and former federal workers say one of the toughest …
John Vandiver / Stars & Stripes:
Marine Corps general under investigation for using racial slur is relieved of command  —  STUTTGART, Germany — Maj. Gen. Stephen Neary has been relieved of command of U.S. Marines in Europe and Africa while the service investigates allegations he used a racial slur that denigrates Black people, the Corps said Tuesday.
Discussion: ABC News, CNN, UPI and Task & Purpose
 
 
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Elie Mystal / The Nation:
We're Going to Need a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to Recover From Trump
Discussion: Raw Story and Alternet.org
Washington Post:
Jamal Khashoggi's fiancee and pro-democracy group he founded sue Saudi crown prince in his slaying
Paul Steinhauser / Fox News:
Obama to hit trail for Biden, takes to airwaves for Senate Democrats
Discussion: The Hill and Detroit News
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Twitter is temporarily changing how you retweet
Washington Post:
Trump critics who embraced Hogan are baffled by his vote for long-dead Reagan
Discussion: Baltimore Sun
Salena Zito / Washington Examiner:
If Joe Biden lies and the media ignore it, does he make a sound?
 Earlier Items: 
Stephanie Lai / Los Angeles Times:
How California will deal with voters who refuse to wear a mask on Election Day
Discussion: Fox News
Chris Cillizza / CNN:
The new debate rules will make it very hard for Donald Trump to be Donald Trump
Discussion: The Daily Caller and ABC7
CNN:
A timeline of Trump's claims that Covid-19 will vanish
Discussion: Raw Story
Michael Balsamo / Associated Press:
AP Exclusive: 1,500 arrests in DEA violent crime initiative
Discussion: The Daily Caller, TheBlaze and The Hill
Michelangelo Signorile / The Signorile Report:
Trump is a threat to democracy — even if he loses
Discussion: Alternet.org
Joe Sneve / Argus Leader:
S.D. House Speaker battles COVID-19: 'It's been the most devastating stuff I've ever had'