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2:25 PM ET, October 24, 2020


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Bob Brigham / Raw Story:
Jared and Ivanka threaten to sue the Lincoln Project for ‘enormous’ damages over Times Square billboards on COVID: report  —  Attorneys representing Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are threatening to sue the Lincoln Project over two Times Square billboards criticizing the administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Discussion: Politico, and Law & Crime
Bill Sanderson / New York Daily News:
Ivanka, Jared: Don't blame us on Times Square billboards for Trump administration COVID-19 death toll — we'll sue  —  “The billboards will stay up,” it went on.  “We consider it important that in Times Square, the crossroads of the world, people are continuously reminded of the cruelty …
Kenneth Garger / New York Post:
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump threaten to sue Lincoln Project over Times Square ads … Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are threatening to sue over a pair of giant, side-by-side, pro-Joe Biden campaign billboards in Times Square that blast the couple's response to the coronavirus crisis.
Matthew Chapman / Raw Story:
Trump campaign sending out Ivanka in last-ditch effort to win over suburban women: report  —  On Saturday, The New York Times reported that President Donald Trump's campaign is now relying on first daughter Ivanka Trump to win over some of the suburban women who have broadly rejected the president.
Mark Leibovich / New York Times:
While Her Father Rails Against ‘Idiot’ Scientists, Ivanka Trump Talks Ice Cream
Discussion: Electronics Ward News
Thomas Rid / Washington Post:
Insisting that the Hunter Biden laptop is fake is a trap.  So is insisting that it's real.  —  The lesson of 2016 is to be even more careful with potential disinformation in 2020.  —  “You mean the laptop is now another Russia, Russia, Russia hoax?  You got to be kidding me,” …
Natasha Bertrand / Politico:
Former Giuliani associate raises questions about Hunter Biden's ‘hard drive from hell’
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Tina Nguyen / Politico:
The MAGAverse tries to summon another Clinton-FBI moment
Discussion: Raw Story and USA Today
Davey Alba / New York Times:   Fox News Is Covering Hunter Biden Claims More Than 2016 WikiLeaks Emails
Jonathan Lai / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Pennsylvania GOP again asks U.S. Supreme Court to block mail ballot deadline extension  —  Pennsylvania Republicans asked the U.S. Supreme Court again late Friday to overturn a mail ballot deadline extension ordered by the state's high court, quickly returning to an issue on which the Supreme Court …
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
‘There is a voter-suppression wing’: An ugly American tradition clouds the 2020 presidential race  —  A Memphis, Tenn., poll worker turned away people wearing Black Lives Matter T-shirts, saying they couldn't vote.  Robocalls warned thousands of Michigan residents that mail-in voting could put …
Marisa Schultz / Fox News:
Senate to convene rare Saturday session to debate Amy Coney Barrett nomination
Discussion: Breitbart and Associated Press
Associated Press:
The Latest: Trump voting in Florida; Bon Jovi joining Biden  —  President Donald Trump is casting his ballot Saturday morning, taking advantage of Florida's early voting system.  —  Trump will be voting in West Palm Beach, Florida, near his private Mar-a-Lago club.
Wall Street Journal:
As Biden Eyes Expanded Electoral Map, Memories of 2016 Linger
Discussion: Political Wire, Politico and WKBN-TV
Michael Ellsberg / The Daily Beast:
Meet the Dominatrix Forcing Trump Supporters to Vote Biden  —  PAYBACK'S A B*TCH … Empress Delfina is talking her submissive fans into seeing the error of their ways for the low price of $1.99 a minute.  —  This election season, many people who wouldn't be natural allies …
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
How The Epoch Times Created a Giant Influence Machine  —  Since 2016, the Falun Gong-backed newspaper has used aggressive Facebook tactics and right-wing misinformation to create an anti-China, pro-Trump media empire.  —  For years, The Epoch Times was a small, low-budget newspaper …
Edmund Lee / New York Times:
The White Issue: Has Anna Wintour's Diversity Push Come Too Late?  —  Vogue's September issue celebrated Black culture and contributors.  But some employees say the magazine's powerful editor fostered a workplace that sidelined women of color.  —  Vogue's September issue was different this year.
USA Today:
Trump's campaign made stops nationwide.  Coronavirus cases surged in his wake in at least five places. … As President Donald Trump jetted across the country holding campaign rallies during the past two months, he didn't just defy state orders and federal health guidelines.
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Mediaite
Shawn Boburg / Washington Post:
Trump campaign flouted agreement to follow health guidelines at rally, documents show  —  The start of President Trump's rally was still hours away when it became clear that his campaign would not keep its promise.  —  In the days leading up to the Sept. 30 event in Duluth, Minn. …
Discussion: Raw Story
Jed Graham / Investor's Business Daily:
Trump Vs. Biden Race Tilts Toward Democrat After Last Debate, IBD/TIPP Presidential Poll Shows  —  The latest IBD/TIPP Trump vs. Biden poll finds former Vice President Joe Biden with a wider lead over President Donald Trump.  The tracking poll, which includes five days of polling …
Discussion: Axios and Breitbart
Andrew Solender / Forbes:
Trump Sons Hint At 2024 Runs As President's Polling Looks Dire  —  President Trump's two eldest sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, both of whom have been deeply involved in their father's reelection campaign, broke with the “Keep America Great” message on Saturday to hint at their own runs in 2024 …
Discussion: Raw Story
Washington Post:
Fearful calls flood election offices as Trump attacks mail-in voting, threatening participation in GOP strongholds  —  Weber County, a majority-Republican community of 260,000 on the eastern shores of Utah's Great Salt Lake, held its first by-mail election in 2013.
Elisabeth Egan / New York Times:
Pete Buttigieg Dropped Out of the Presidential Race and Wrote a Best Seller  —  MAYORAL FEAT In April, while the average stir-crazy citizen was binge-watching “Tiger King,” Pete Buttigieg took a different tack: He started writing a book.  First, the former presidential candidate and two-term mayor …
Sam Stein / The Daily Beast:
National Republican Party Formally Backs QAnon Supporter  —  A $5,000 September donation formalizes the GOP's acceptance of Marjorie Taylor Greene's candidacy after top officials in the party had signalled hesitancy in backing her.  —  After weeks of wavering, the national Republican party …
Discussion: Associated Press and The Hill
Alexander Burns / New York Times:
Joe Biden Had Close Ties With Police Leaders.  Will They Help Him Now?  —  His proposed solution to addressing both urgent calls for police reform and animosity from law enforcement toward Democrats is one he's long relied on: He'll just get everyone in the same room.
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Paranoia and finger-pointing in Trumpworld as election approaches  —  President Donald Trump's top advisers have plunged into a bitter round of finger-pointing and blame-shifting ahead of an increasingly likely defeat.  —  Accusations are flying in all directions and about all manner of topics …
Harry Enten / CNN:
How Trump is dragging down fellow Republicans  —  (CNN)President Donald Trump's struggles in the polls have been well documented.  He entered the final debate down about 10 points to former Vice President Joe Biden and trailed in key swing states.  —  Less discussed is that Trump has hurt …
Lest We Forget the Horrors: A Catalog of Trump's Worst Cruelties, Collusions, Corruptions, and Crimes: The Complete Listing (So Far): Atrocities 1- 944  —  To be read before the 2020 Presidential Election.  —  Register to vote, or check to make sure you're registered to vote here.
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 …
Jeffery C. Mays / New York Times:
If A.O.C. Is So Heavily Favored, Why Has Her Race Drawn $30 Million?  —  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is expected to cruise to re-election, yet the race for her congressional seat is the second most expensive House campaign in the nation.  —  All the money in the world is not likely to influence …
Jenny Gross / New York Times:
Far-Right Groups Are Behind Most U.S. Terrorist Attacks, Report Finds  —  White supremacist groups have carried out a majority of “terrorist plots and attacks” this year, according to a report by a think tank, the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Discussion: The Trace
Joseph Wulfsohn / Fox News:
Chelsea Handler explains shaming of Trump-backer 50 Cent: ‘I had to remind him that he was a Black person’  —  'He shouldn't be influencing an entire swath of people who may listen to him because he's worried about his own personal pocketbook,' Handler explained  —  Rappers 50 Cent, Ice Cube receive backlash for backing Trump
Andrew E. Kramer / New York Times:
She Used to Clean City Hall.  Now, She Runs It.  —  In Russia, elections are typically theatrical affairs with the winner and loser preordained.  Sometimes, though, they go off script.  —  POVALIKHINO, Russia — With election day looming, Nikolai Loktev was in a panic …
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Sara Fischer / Axios:
Biden is highest-spending political candidate on TV ads
Discussion: Political Wire and The Wrap
Nearly 1.5 million Pennsylvanians have already cast ballots ahead of election
Discussion: Political Wire and The Hill
Lina al-Hathloul / Washington Post:
My sister sits in a Saudi prison cell as Riyadh hosts a G-20 women's conference
Joanna McClinton / Business Insider:
Joe Biden has promised to tackle systemic racism head on. He can start by appointing diverse judges and cabinet members.
NBC News:
For second straight day, U.S. Covid cases reach new high
Samantha Power / Washington Post:
Two things Facebook still needs to do to reduce the spread of misinformation
 Earlier Items: 
Yvonne Wingett Sanchez / Arizona Republic:
Mark Kelly classmates say report on yearbook photo by right-wing media site is false
Washington Post:
Trump's historic assault on the civil service was four years in the making
Sarah Jones / New York Magazine:
Focus Group Slams Trump for No Empathy in Final Presidential Debate