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6:16 PM ET, October 22, 2020

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Lex Haris / CBS News:
Trump administration violates agreement and releases “60 Minutes” interview ahead of Sunday broadcast  —  President Trump on Thursday violated an agreement with CBS News and released the White House's recording of an interview with “60 Minutes,” three days ahead of the expected Sunday airing on CBS.
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Sara Fischer / Axios:
Trump releases unedited “60 Minutes” interview days early  —  President Trump tweeted on Thursday a link to an unedited 38-minute clip of his interview with Lesley Stahl of CBS' “60 Minutes” — days before its planned Sunday airdate.  —  Why it matters: Trump, who threatened yesterday to release the clip …
New York Times:
Trump Posts ‘60 Minutes’ Interview He Cut Short After Bristling at Questions  —  Republican senators advanced President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, setting up a final vote on Monday.  Joe Biden, pressed to take a stand on court packing, said courts were “getting out of whack” …
Associated Press:
The Latest: Trump seems confident court to end ‘Obamacare’
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Harris, prominent Democrats listed as ‘key contacts’ for Biden family business venture projects  —  Email is unrelated to the laptop or hard drive purportedly belonging to Hunter Biden  —  Hunter Biden's ex-business associate now in fear for his life  —  EXCLUSIVE: A list of …
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Michael Goodwin / New York Post:
Hunter biz partner confirms email, details Joe Biden's push to make millions from China  —  Wait until Scranton hears about this.  —  One of Joe Biden's ways of contrasting himself with President Trump has been to declare the election a battle of Park Avenue values vs. Scranton, Pa., values.
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Byron York's Daily Memo: Joe Biden (sort of) addresses Hunter Biden accusation
Discussion: Townhall, New York Post and TheBlaze
Nick Ochsner / WBTV-TV:
Man arrested in Kannapolis with van full of guns and explosives, researched killing Joe Biden  —  KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (WBTV) - A man was arrested in Kannapolis with a van full of guns and explosives with plans to carry out an act of terrorism, including trying to assassinate Joe Biden.
Discussion: Political Wire and Raw Story
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The Daily Beast:
‘Should I Kill Joe Biden?’: Feds Say Nomad Busted With Car Full of Guns Debated Assassinating Ex-Veep
Discussion: The Hill
Irin Carmon / New York Magazine:
Burn It All Down A growing number of liberal lawyers want more than court-packing.  —  Christopher Kang knows the judicial nominations process as well as anyone — he spent seven years in the Obama White House getting judges through, including two Supreme Court nominations …
Discussion: Hamodia, WHDH-TV and Washington Post
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Burgess Everett / Politico:
After Barrett meeting, Murkowski still opposes election-year confirmation
ABC News:
Senate Republicans move Barrett Supreme Court nomination toward final vote
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us-cert.cisa.gov:
Alert (AA20-296A)  —  Russian State-Sponsored Advanced Persistent Threat Actor Compromises U.S. Government Targets  —  Summary  —  This joint cybersecurity advisory—written by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) …
New York Times:
Trump Campaign Draws Rebuke for Surveilling Philadelphia Voters  —  President Trump's campaign has been videotaping voters at ballot drop boxes, a tactic that could amount to illegal voter intimidation, Pennsylvania's attorney general says.  —  PHILADELPHIA — The Trump campaign …
New York Times:
Trump Holds Small Lead in Conservative Kansas, Poll Shows  —  President Trump won Kansas by more than 20 points, but he leads Joe Biden by only seven in a Times/Siena College poll.  The Republican Senate candidate leads his Democratic rival by an even smaller amount, 46 percent to 42.
Ryan Lizza / Politico:
My Wild 2 Weeks Inside the Trump Campaign Bubble  —  LAS VEGAS — Monday was a day of rage for Donald Trump.  —  He woke up at his Las Vegas hotel, a gold brick of glass on the edge of the Strip next to an abandoned lot, and was already in a foul mood.  The previous day he had seen a TV ad …
Discussion: The Mahablog and Raw Story
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Business Insider:
Jared Kushner floating launch of a new Trump-branded media outlet, GOP sources say.  It's another sign of a looming 2020 defeat. … - Jared Kushner has been talking about starting a Donald Trump-themed news outlet or another media company, perhaps as soon as after the November election …
Discussion: Washington Post
Washington Post:
Senate Republicans fume as Mnuchin gives ground to Pelosi in search of deal  —  Pelosi cites progress in talks with Mnuchin, but Republicans say Mnuchin is capitulating to the Democratic leader  —  Senate Republicans are growing increasingly frustrated with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin …
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Meghan McCarthy / COURIER:
All of the Times Republicans Have Refused to Help Americans During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Politico:
Bernie Sanders makes a play for Biden Labor secretary  —  Sen. Bernie Sanders is hoping to be a part of Joe Biden's potential administration and has expressed a particular interest in becoming Labor secretary, two people familiar with the conversations tell POLITICO.
Discussion: Political Wire and The Week
Reuters:
Exclusive: Trump, U.S. intelligence chief push to declassify document on Russia's 2016 election role: sources  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and his intelligence chief have pushed for quick declassification of a document disputing the 2017 intelligence community finding …
Discussion: The Hill and Raw Story
Mark Joseph Stern / Slate:
Federal Judges Claim It's Unconstitutional for States to Protect Voting Rights  —  The federal judiciary is on the brink of mandating voter suppression—even in states that don't want it.  —  The Supreme Court consistently upholds states' voter suppression schemes—stringent ID laws …
Rod Dreher:
No Families, No Children, No Future  —  Here's a fascinating article from New York magazine on the massive gender gap between Trump and Biden supporters.  It contains this eye-popping claim, buried deep down: … David Shor is one of the best data people the Democratic Party people has.
Discussion: alicublog
Eric Yoder / Washington Post:
Trump issues sweeping order for many career federal employees to lose civil service protections  —  Career federal employees whose work involves making policy would no longer be hired under competitive procedures and would lose some civil service protections from being fired as well as eligibility …
QU Poll:
Biden Holds Stable Double-Digit Lead Over Trump, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Nearly 6 In 10 Say Coronavirus Is Out Of Control  —  With less than two weeks until Election Day, likely voters support former Vice President Joe Biden over President Donald Trump 51 - 41 percent in a Quinnipiac …
Cameron Joseph / VICE:
The US Eliminated Nearly 21,000 Election Day Polling Locations for 2020  —  Exclusive VICE News analysis shows a 20% cut in election locations nationwide, and much deeper cuts in California, Maryland, Kentucky, New Jersey, and North Dakota.  —  CJ  —  RA
The Atlantic:
The Case Against Donald Trump  —  In 1973, a United States Air Force officer, Major Harold Hering, asked a question that the Air Force did not want asked.  Hering, a decorated Vietnam War veteran, was then in training to become a Minuteman-missile crewman.  The question he asked …
Discussion: IJR, The Hill, The Daily Caller and Mediaite
Julian Borger / The Guardian:
US signs anti-abortion declaration with group of largely authoritarian governments  —  Move is part of a campaign by Trump administration to reorient US foreign policy in a more socially conservative direction  —  The US has today signed an anti-abortion declaration with a group …
Discussion: Reuters
Wall Street Journal:
Declassified Files Reveal a Possible Spy in Poland—Named James Bond  —  Discovery creates a new mystery; ‘a totally laid-back person’  —  WARSAW, Poland—A mystery left unsolved by the spies of the Communist era reopened one recent morning, when an archivist found a curious folder sheltered …
U.S. Department of the Treasury:
Treasury Sanctions Iranian Entities for Attempted Election Interference  —  WASHINGTON - Today, the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated five Iranian entities for attempting to influence elections in the United States.
Discussion: NPR
Tim Miller / The Bulwark:
Madison Cawthorn's Racist Website  —  GOP Wunderkind Attacks Opponent's Attempt to “Ruin White Males”  —  A new attack website put up by the Madison Cawthorn campaign includes an explicitly racist broadside against his opponent, Moe Davis (D-NC), for associating himself with people who want to “ruin white males.”
Jeremy Barr / Washington Post:
The first debate was a horror.  The second was scrapped.  Now it's up to Kristen Welker.  —  The NBC News rising star and the youngest of the 2020 debate moderators has her work cut out for her in the final Trump-Biden faceoff.  —  Kristen Welker was handed a daunting enough task …
Kelly McBride / NPR:
Michigan militia language  —  John Vidal writes: I say this with the love of a loyal listener, for the love of god please STOP saying “put her on trial” (and ask your affiliates to stop) in relation to the vigilante kidnappers in Michigan!!  Every time that phrase gets repeated in the media …
Rapid City Journal:
GOV. NOEM: Update on South Dakota's COVID-19 response  —  It has been nearly eight months since COVID-19 first hit our state.  Though there is still much to learn, we are fortunate to have a much better sense of the common enemy we're fighting today than we did back in March.
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
How the Iran news actually undermines one of Trump's biggest lies  —  There's a lot to scrutinize about John Ratcliffe's big announcement about Iran and Russia, but an important piece of news about it is getting lost: Without doing so directly, President Trump's own director …
 
 
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Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
Can Trump Win? Yes. But the Path Is Narrow and Difficult.
Discussion: Associated Press, AFP and FactCheck.org
Arelis Hernández / Washington Post:
America in Line  —  Long before Election Day, voters across the country have been lining up to cast their ballots.
CIS.org:
Immigrant Population Growth Slows
Yashar Ali / Yashar's Newsletter:
Scoop: Fox News Host Melissa Francis Says Network Consultant Told Her To Accept Men Are Paid More Than Women, Sources Say
Discussion: Mediaite
Meg Kinnard / Associated Press:
Harrison: Record $57M haul in US Senate race has been spent
Discussion: The Hill, MyNorthwest.com and Vox
bellingcat:
Russian Vehicle Registration Leak Reveals Additional GRU Hackers
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Trumpworld Wraps Up Campaign by Going Full Q
Discussion: Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
ABC7:
3rd-degree murder charge dismissed against Derek Chauvin, officer seen kneeling on George Floyd's neck
Julian Borger / The Guardian:
US Ice officers ‘used torture to make Africans sign own deportation orders’
Discussion: Electronics Ward News
Detroit News:
Our choice for U.S. Senate
U.S. Department of Justice:
Goldman Sachs Charged in Foreign Bribery Case and Agrees to Pay Over $2.9 Billion
Discussion: UPI and Bloomberg
Stuart Stevens / The Bulwark:
A Message to Democrats from Your New Ally
Discussion: Raw Story
WFLA-TV:
Armed guards at St. Pete early voting site told deputies they were hired by Trump campaign, election officials say