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8:16 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 …
Look at the bias, hatred and rudeness on behalf of 60 Minutes and CBS. Tonight’s anchor, Kristen Welker, is far worse! #MAGA:
Look at the bias, hatred and rudeness on behalf of 60 Minutes and CBS.  Tonight's anchor, Kristen Welker, is far worse!
NBC News:
Inside the campaign to ‘pizzagate’ Hunter Biden … Some of the same people who pushed a false conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton that first emerged in 2016 are now targeting Hunter Biden, Joe Biden's son, with similar falsehoods.  Their online posts are garnering astronomical numbers of shares on social media.
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Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Trumpworld Wraps Up Campaign by Going Full Q
Discussion: Raw Story
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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James Freeman / Wall Street Journal:
Now Corruption Story Is About Joe, Not Hunter  —  How long can the media blackout continue?  —  At this hour many news consumers remain trapped behind the Silicon Curtain.  Nevertheless word continues to spread about the Biden family business, thanks to an underground publication founded by Alexander Hamilton in 1801.
Kimberley A. Strassel / Wall Street Journal:   The Biden ‘Family Legacy’
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Hunter Biden business associate's text messages indicate meeting with Joe Biden
Kelly McBride / NPR:
Michigan militia language
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.
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Nancy Asiamah / WWLP-TV:   Feds arrest North Carolina man who allegedly had plans to assassinate Joe Biden
The Daily Beast:
‘Should I Kill Joe Biden?’: Feds Say Nomad Busted With Car Full of Guns Debated Assassinating Ex-Veep
Discussion: The Hill
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.
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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” …
New York Times:
Russia Poses Greater Election Threat Than Iran, Many U.S. Officials Say
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 …
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 …
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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
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: WHDH-TV and Washington Post
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Nick Arama / redstate.com:
Rasmussen Says Trump Just Hit the ‘Holy Grail’ of Reelection Numbers  —  We're now counting down to the election with just 12 days left.  —  We're seeing all kinds of things exploding off in the Biden scandal as more and more information keeps dropping.  It's clear Joe Biden is going to have serious problems over it.
Tim Miller / The Bulwark:
Madison Cawthorn's Racist Website  —  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.”  —  For real.
Discussion: Political Wire and Raw Story
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.
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) …
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 …
Adam Gabbatt / The Guardian:
Trump's Twitter hacked after Dutch researcher claims he guessed password - report … Donald Trump's Twitter account was hacked last week, after a Dutch researcher correctly guessed the president's password: “maga2020!”, Dutch media reported.  —  Victor Gevers, a security expert …
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 …
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
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
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Trump campaign ad about America's comeback features footage from Russia and Slovenia  — President Donald Trump's campaign used stock footage from Russia and Slovenia in a digital ad intended to convince voters that America is bouncing back from the coronavirus pandemic.
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: New York Times and Raw Story
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
FTC said to huddle privately to discuss Facebook antitrust probe, signaling advanced stage  —  The investigation began after Facebook was fined $5 billion as part of a privacy probe  —  A federal antitrust probe targeting Facebook appears to have entered its late stages …
BuzzFeed:
Listen: Chris Pratt Might Be A Republican, But Should We Care?  —  Welcome to another episode of News O'Clock!  —  Which you can listen to by clicking any of the links below!  —  Listen on the iHeartRadio app  —  Listen on Apple Podcasts  —  Listen on Spotify  —  Listen on Google Podcasts
Discussion: Vox and BuzzFeed News
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.
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
 
 
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Daniel Dale / CNN:
Fact check: Trump falsely claims, again, that Oprah had him on the final week of her show
Jane Coaston / Vox:
Trump's presidential campaign is Too Online
Discussion: Bulwark+ and HotAir
Jason Lange / Reuters:
More than 47 million ballots cast in U.S. election, eclipsing 2016 early turnout
Will Bunch / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
QAnon believers hunting for child kidnappers should start at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Discussion: The Federalist and Axios
Claire Gillespie / Health.com:
Every Resident in a Kansas Nursing Home Has COVID-19—and 10 Have Died
Wall Street Journal:
Declassified Files Reveal a Possible Spy in Poland—Named James Bond
 Earlier Items: 
Meg Kinnard / Associated Press:
Harrison: Record $57M haul in US Senate race has been spent
Discussion: MyNorthwest.com, The Hill and Vox
bellingcat:
Russian Vehicle Registration Leak Reveals Additional GRU Hackers
Julian Borger / The Guardian:
US Ice officers ‘used torture to make Africans sign own deportation orders’
Discussion: Electronics Ward News
Jeremy Barr / Washington Post:
The first debate was a horror. The second was scrapped. Now it's up to Kristen Welker.
Detroit News:
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