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8:55 PM ET, October 23, 2020

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New York Times:
Trump's Philanthropy: Big Tax Write-Offs and Claims That Don't Always Add Up  —  Hidden financial records cast doubt on a number of his charitable commitments and show that most of his giving came from land deals that offset his income.  —  In President Trump's telling …
Andy Mannix / Star Tribune:
Charges: Boogaloo Bois fired on Minneapolis police precinct, shouted ‘Justice for Floyd’  —  Feds say Ivan Harrison Hunter helped burn and loot the Third Precinct building as part of a coordinated attack from the far-right group trying to ignite an American civil war.  —  TEXT SIZE  —  MORE
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Patrick Howley / National File:
EXCLUSIVE: Democrat Senate Candidate Mark Kelly's Yearbook Shows Him Dressed As Hitler  —  The post EXCLUSIVE: Democrat Senate Candidate Mark Kelly's Yearbook Shows Him Dressed As Hitler appeared first on National File.  Visit NationalFile.com for more hard-hitting investigative journalism.
Discussion: Twitchy
Ryan Lizza / Politico:
Trump's sideshow fizzles out  —  The president tried to turn debate day into a trial of the Biden family's allegedly shady business dealings.  It didn't go smoothly.  —  President Donald Trump leaves the podium at the conclusion of a press conference.  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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New York Times:
Trump Family Ally Is Arrested on Cyberstalking Charge  —  Ken Kurson, a close friend of the president's son-in-law Jared Kushner, was arrested in connection with incidents stemming from his divorce.  —  Ken Kurson, a close friend of President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner …
Carl Zimmer / New York Times:
The Trump Administration Shut a Vaccine Safety Office Last Year.  What's the Plan Now?  —  The office was dedicated to the long-term safety of vaccines.  Experts say plans to track coronavirus vaccines are fragmented and “behind the eight ball.”  —  As the first coronavirus vaccines arrive …
Discussion: The Week, Breitbart and Mother Jones
Zach Montellaro / Politico:
Pennsylvania Supreme Court says ballots can't be rejected based on signature comparisons  —  The Pennsylvania state Supreme Court ruled Friday that ballots in the state cannot be rejected because of signature comparisons, backing up guidance issued by the state's chief elections officer heading …
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Bloomberg:
Trump Sees Reason for Hope in Voter Signups That Polls May Miss
Discussion: Fox News and Political Wire
Seung Min Kim / Washington Post:
Senators engage in bitter floor feud over Barrett nomination to Supreme Court  —  Senate Republicans and Democrats engaged in a bitter feud Friday over the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took steps to finalize her installation to the Supreme Court by Monday evening.
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James Arkin / Politico:
Big GOP donors step up to help fight Democratic Senate tsunami
Discussion: Associated Press and Raw Story
Jeff Horwitz / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook Seeks Shutdown of NYU Research Project Into Political Ad Targeting  —  In letter this month, Facebook says the project violates provisions in its terms of service that prohibit bulk data collection  —  Facebook Inc. is demanding that a New York University research project cease collecting data …
Anne Applebaum / The Atlantic:
You're Not Supposed to Understand the Rumors About Biden  —  On Tuesday, Fox News' Laura Ingraham broke some news: An “investigative journalist” named Matthew Tyrmand had uncovered a cache of 26,000 emails belonging to Hunter Biden's disgraced business partner Bevan Cooney, who is now in jail.
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Clifford Krauss / New York Times:
Oil Industry Expresses Concern, Not Alarm, About Biden Comments
Discussion: Axios and Electronics Ward News
NBC News:
Coronavirus case increase sets new U.S. record, rising to over 77K in one day … The U.S. set a record Thursday as the number of new coronavirus cases rose to over 77,000, topping the previous record in July.  —  Nationwide, 77,640 new cases were reported for the day …
BuzzFeed News:
A Leaked Internal Report Reveals The Wall Street Journal Is Struggling With Aging Readers And Covering Race  —  A brutal internal Wall Street Journal report obtained by BuzzFeed News reveals how the 130-year-old broadsheet is struggling mightily in the current digital and cultural age …
New York Times:
As Governor Resists Mask Mandate, Iowans Sour on the G.O.P.  —  Gov. Kim Reynolds has adopted President Trump's defiant attitude toward public health guidance on the coronavirus.  But while she isn't on the ballot, her leadership may be dragging down Republicans who are.
Hamed Aleaziz / BuzzFeed News:
Detention Facilities For Immigrants Fast-Tracked For Deportation Were Rife With Problems, Inspectors Find  —  Two controversial pilot programs that sought to quickly deport Mexican and Central American asylum-seekers at the southern border were rife with issues, including migrant families forced …
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Caitlin Dickerson / New York Times:   Inside the Refugee Camp on America's Doorstep
Religion News Service:
EXCLUSIVE: Trump, confirmed a Presbyterian, now identifies as ‘non-denominational Christian’  —  Flip  —  WASHINGTON (RNS) — In an exclusive interview with Religion News Service, President Trump said in a written statement that he no longer identifies as a Presbyterian and now sees himself as a non-denominational Christian.
Nature:
Modeling COVID-19 scenarios for the United States  —  Nature Medicine (2020) Cite this article  —  Abstract  —  We use COVID-19 case and mortality data from 1 February 2020 to 21 September 2020 and a deterministic SEIR (susceptible, exposed, infectious and recovered) …
Sarah Jones / New York Magazine:
Focus Group Slams Trump for No Empathy in Final Presidential Debate  —  Analysts and pundits are praising President Trump for turning in a more “restrained” performance at this year's final presidential debate.  Though it's true the president presented a calmer façade …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
63 million people watched final presidential debate  —  63 million viewers tuned into the final debate between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday evening, according to Nielsen ratings.  That's over 13% fewer viewers than the first presidential debate in late September.
Discussion: Politico and Associated Press
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Washington Post:
America is poised to enter into its worst stretch yet of the pandemic  —  The nation nears a record-breaking daily number of coronavirus cases.  —  America is poised to enter the worst stretch ever of the coronavirus pandemic, with cases spiking and the country on the precipice of shattering …
Discussion: The Guardian and ABC News
Ashley Parker / Washington Post:
Spin, hyperbole and deception: How Trump claimed credit for an Obama veterans achievement … Play Video  —  The first time President Trump claimed false credit for the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act — which President Barack Obama signed into law in 2014 — was on June 6, 2018.
Discussion: Raw Story
Emily Stewart / Vox:
Donald Trump's issue with windmills might not be about birds  —  President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump return to the White House after the final presidential debate on October 23.  Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images  —  If the president were really worried about birds …
Discussion: Breitbart
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Kate Duffy / Business Insider:
More than 700 leading economists, including 7 Nobel winners, urge US voters to reject Trump, a ‘selfish and reckless’ president
Discussion: New York Times, IJR and Forbes
Hanna Trudo / The Daily Beast:
Biden Trolls Trump With New COVID Website  —  404 ERROR … Joe Biden wants the very online crowd to know that Donald Trump does not have a pandemic plan.  —  At least, that's the pitch the Democratic nominee's campaign is making through a gag website, TrumpCovidPlan.com …
Discussion: The Hill
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Trump's Plan to Make Biden Look Senile Disappeared Without a Trace  —  In the cold light of day, the most important development from the final presidential debate may be something that did not happen at all: Joe Biden embarrassing himself in a fit of mental disintegration.
Discussion: Raw Story and The Week
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Judge orders Justice Department to verify its filings in Flynn case  —  The federal judge presiding over the criminal case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn has ordered the Justice Department to conduct an unusual review of its filings in the case and certify by Monday whether any have been manipulated.
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Kristen Welker asked the candidates about The Talk.  That moment proved the value of newsroom diversity.  —  Any debate moderator could have asked the candidates the question about The Talk — the terrible conversation that parents must have with their children of color to warn them about the hazards …
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Nick Niedzwiadek / Politico:
Trump campaign spokesperson says parents of separated children don't want them back  —  The Trump campaign's communications director asserted on Friday that the reason some migrant families separated by the administration at the U.S. border have not been reunited is because the parents do not want their children back.
Discussion: Reuters, Breitbart, Portland Mercury and IJR
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Mitchell Airport denied Trump campaign request to hold rally, forcing move to Waukesha  —  When President Donald Trump comes to Waukesha County Airport on Saturday night, it will mark an unusual place to have a large campaign event.  —  And it turns out there's a reason why he'll be at that smaller space.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Wisconsin Republicans have been facing an outbreak among lawmakers and aides.  But they don't want to talk about it.  —  Wisconsin Republican lawmakers and top GOP aides have been facing a coronavirus outbreak in recent weeks following a series of in-person events, including a retirement party …
Riley Snyder / The Nevada Independent:
Judge denies temporary restraining order request by Trump campaign, Nevada Republicans to stop Clark County mail vote counting  —  The same day the Trump campaign and Nevada Republican Party filed a lawsuit seeking to halt mail ballot counting in Clark County, a judge denied their request for a temporary restraining order.
Nate Cohn / New York Times:
Democrat Trails Narrowly in Key Montana Senate Race  —  Democrats, including Biden, are competitive in a red state, and Bullock is three points behind in the contest the party cares about most.  —  Republicans hold a narrow lead up and down the ballot in Montana, according …
New York Times:
U.S. Sets Coronavirus Case Record Amid New Surge  —  More than 79,000 new cases of the virus were reported across the country on Friday, shattering an earlier single-day record and stirring new fears about the months ahead.  —  The United States is in the midst of one of the most severe surges …
 
 
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David Shepardson / Reuters:
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Wall Street Journal:
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Discussion: Mediaite and OutKick
Columbia Journalism Review:
How the press covered the last four years of Trump
Lawfare:
Foreign Influence Operations and the 2020 Election: Framing the Debate
Discussion: The Iran Primer
 Earlier Items: 
Washington Post:
Loan payments loom as Trump fights for his political future - and the future of his business
The White House:
First Lady Melania Trump Announces Halloween at the White House
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Raw Story
P. Michael McKinley / The Atlantic:
The Politicization of the State Department Is Almost Complete
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Russia's Clandestine Chemical Weapons Programme and the GRU's Unit 29155
Christopher Ingraham / Washington Post:
A powerful argument for wearing a mask, in visual form
Discussion: MinnPost and CNN
Politico:
‘Warning flare’: New swing-state data shows massive Democratic early-vote lead