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8:05 AM ET, October 26, 2020

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Wall Street Journal:
The Press of Conformity  —  A case study in how the media stigmatize opposing views.  —  By The Editorial Board  —  Some institutions are responding better than others to the stress of political polarization, and one of the worst performers has been the press.
Andrew Osborn / Reuters:
Putin rejects Donald Trump's criticism of Biden family business  —  MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that he saw nothing criminal in Hunter Biden's past business ties with Ukraine or Russia, marking out his disagreement with one of Donald Trump's attack lines in the U.S. presidential election.
New York Times:   Questions and Answers About the Bidens and a Deal in China
Lesley Stahl / CBS News:
The 60 Minutes interview that President Trump cut short  —  In an interview that's made headlines this week, Lesley Stahl presses President Trump on once-again rising coronavirus cases and what his priorities would be if re-elected.  Stahl also speaks with Mr. Trump's running mate, Vice President Mike Pence.
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Daniel Dale / CNN:
Fact check: Trump makes at least 16 false or misleading claims to ‘60 Minutes’  —  President Trump abruptly ends interview with ‘60 Minutes’  —  Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump continued his dishonesty blitz in an interview with Lesley Stahl of “60 Minutes.”
Discussion: Raw Story
New York Times:
Infection of Pence Aides Raises New Questions About Trump's Virus Response  —  From the beginning, the president has turned mask wearing and other preventive measures into a loyalty test.  He and his aides have taken the same approach inside the White House.  —  WASHINGTON — “Covid, Covid.
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Washington Post:
White House signals defeat in pandemic as coronavirus outbreak roils Pence's office  —  The presidential campaign was roiled this weekend by a fresh outbreak of the novel coronavirus at the White House that infected at least five aides or advisers to Vice President Pence that President Trump's …
Discussion: CNN
Associated Press:
Halloween goes on at the White House with a few twists
Discussion: Breitbart and The Daily Beast
Russell Falcon / KXAN-TV:
Biden has 3-point lead over Trump in Texas, poll shows  —  Signs point to it being a possibility: former Vice President Joe Biden is currently leading Pres. Donald Trump by three points in the Lone Star State, according to the latest poll from the Dallas Morning News and UT Tyler.
Discussion: The Week and MyNorthwest.com
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NBC News:
Harris to campaign in Texas, but Trump won't visit before election
Discussion: Off the Kuff, Vox, UPI and Slate
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
The big Trump rallies you don't see  —  WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania — “I can't believe there aren't any newspeople here,” said Linda of Greene County, Pennsylvania, as she stood among hundreds of cars and pickup trucks idling in long parallel lines in a vast big-box-store parking lot Saturday …
Discussion: Power Line
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Washington Post:
Biden's debate-night stumble on oil highlights the delicate tightrope he must walk on climate change
Will Bunch / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Trump, TV pundits don't have a fracking clue about Pennsylvania and fossil fuels
Discussion: Associated Press and Fox News
Erin Alberty / Salt Lake Tribune:
Utah's hospitals prepare to ration care as a record number of coronavirus patients flood their ICUs … Editor's note: The Salt Lake Tribune is providing free access to critical stories about the coronavirus.  Sign up for our Top Stories newsletter, sent to your inbox every weekday morning.
Discussion: New York Times and The Hill
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
AJC poll shows deadlocked races for president, Senate seats in Georgia  —  'It's a real barnburner'  —  The race for president in Georgia is deadlocked in the final week of the campaign, with President Donald Trump and Joe Biden in a statistical tie in a state that hasn't voted Democratic for president since 1992.
Discussion: Bloomberg and Political Wire
Charlie Warzel / New York Times:
How to Talk to Friends and Family Who Share Conspiracy Theories  —  Fringe movements will persist long after Election Day.  Here's how to help.  —  Opinion writer at large.  —  Increasingly, friends, colleagues and readers share the same story with me: Online, somebody they know and love …
New York Times:
Fights Erupt During ‘Jews for Trump’ Rally in Manhattan  —  Seven people were arrested, and protesters screamed at Rudy Giuliani.  Separately, a police officer was suspended for voicing support for the president on the job.  —  Political tensions over the upcoming presidential election escalated …
Barack Obama / New Yorker:
A President Looks Back on His Toughest Fight  —  The story behind the Obama Administration's most enduring—and most contested—legacy: reforming American health care.  —  Our first spring in the White House arrived early.  As the weather warmed, the South Lawn became almost like a private park to explore.
Discussion: Washington Post and Political Wire
Associated Press:
GOP slowly gaining as early vote total surpasses 2016  —  With nine days before Election Day, more people already have cast ballots in this year's presidential election than voted early or absentee in the 2016 race as the start of in-person early voting in big states led to a surge in turnout in recent days.
Trish Turner / ABC News:
Senate Republicans poised to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court  —  Democrats warn Judge Barrett is a threat to health care, civil rights, and more  —  Senate Judiciary Committee advances Amy Coney Barrett's SCOTUS nomination  —  With Democrats boycotting in protest …
Politico:
Biden flips script on Trump in campaign's final week  —  Donald Trump is chasing every possible opening across the electoral map.  Joe Biden is sitting on his lead, carefully surveying the landscape for states that might serve as insurance policies.  —  It's a jarring flip of the script …
Topeka Capital-Journal:
Our vote is going to Joe Biden  —  By The Editorial Advisory Board  —  Joe Biden should be the next president of the United States.  —  He should be the next president of the United States because he is caring, trustworthy and experienced.  He should be the next president of the United States …
Rich Lowry / National Review:
The Only Middle Finger Available  —  The Barrett Vote: There's Not a Good Reason for Mike Pence to Preside Over It  —  Homeowners with Trump Yard Signs Receive Ominous Warning  —  A President Biden Would Be Disastrous on Energy  —  If Trump wins, it will be as a gigantic rude gesture to the cultural Left.
Discussion: Al Jazeera and The Week
Yascha Mounk / The Atlantic:
Hate Wokeness?  Vote Biden.  —  A number of influential commentators who firmly opposed Donald Trump in 2016 recently announced their intention to vote for him in 2020.  Nearly all of them, including James Lindsay, Danielle Pletka, and Ben Shapiro, blamed illiberalism on the left.
Dan Diamond / Politico:
Staffers flee HHS amid growing fears of a post-election exodus  —  At least 27 political appointees have exited the embattled Health and Human Services department since the start of the Covid-19 crisis in February, according to a POLITICO review, and senior leaders are bracing for dozens …
Discussion: Political Wire
Politico:
Pelosi holds firm grip on power as Dems dream of a sweep  —  Nancy Pelosi may be the most powerful congressional leader in modern U.S. history.  —  In the 22 months since she's returned to the speaker's chair — an enormous achievement in itself — Pelosi has centralized power in an unprecedented way.
 
 
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